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PokerNews Podcast 499: Dutch Boyd, Ryan Laplante

  • The WSOP's top headlines, and interviews with Dutch Boyd and Ryan Laplante.

The World Series of Poker is in full swing, Sarah Herring and Jeff Platt take you through the summer's top headlines in this episode of the PokerNews Podcast. They lead off with Michael Mizrachi's historic win in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.

Plus, Eric Baldwin grabs his second WSOP bracelet, and dedicates the title to his dad. Farhintaj Bonyadi becomes the first woman to win an event in this year's World Series of Poker, and Scott Bohlman snags his first gold bracelet.

Then, Jeff roams the hallways of the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino to catch up with Dutch Boyd and Ryan Laplante, to check in on how their summers are going, and how they deal with the emotional ups and downs of tournament poker.

This week's sponsor: Global Poker.

Show Time Stamps

0:10Intro: Sarah still in Colorado, Jeff still wandering the hallways of the Rio
1:30Not (effectively) ending the World Series of Poker with the Main Event: good or bad decision? Time will tell.
4:50LFG Podcast Night, June 26 at Treasure Island Poker Room
6:30Selling pieces of WSOP packages
8:10Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship
13:40Eric Baldwin Wins Second WSOP Bracelet, Dedicates Win to His Dad
14:30Sarah spoke with Baldwin's dad back in 2013, when he was on the rail for Eric's epic heads-up battle with Matthew Waxman. Check out the video here
16:25Fahrintaj Bonyadi Wins Super Seniors Event: First Mother-Son Duo to Win WSOP Gold
18:00Enjoyable atmospheres at Seniors, Super Seniors events
20:00Scott Bohlman Wins His First WSOP Bracelet
22:30Dutch Boyd jumps on the podcast
23:00How his summer has gone so far: "You can't ever really complain if you start the Series with a final table, but I'm going to complain anyway."
25:00How to deal with the emotional highs and lows of tournament poker: "If I could answer that, I'd write a book. I don't really have a good answer for that, you just have to take it on the chin...I don't have to guess whether I can beat the game. If I had to guess, I don't know if I could do it."
27:20On interacting with fans: "I always appreciate it in the halls, it's a little annoying at the tables here because they're trying to take my's cool, it doesn't suck having people recognize you as an expert in your field. It's kind of a special time."
29:30Old School: Perry Green Celebrates Decades of Poker With Big Bet Cash
30:10Jeff tells his Perry Green story....sharing a table with him at dinner break during the 2017 WSOP Main Event
34:50Jason Somerville, PokerStars Announce Partnership in Twitch Studios
38:00The correlation between eSports and poker
41:00Jeff catches up with Ryan Laplante in the hallways of the Rio in the World Series of Poker (prior to his sixth-place finish in a $2500 event)
42:10How his summer had gone so far: "I would classify it as a very typical summer. I've had a couple deep runs...I'm down money but that's an average summer for most players."
42:50Dealing with emotional highs and lows: "I don't really feel it that much. I get to do for a living something that's incredibly awesome, that's a lot of fun."
43:40Can deep runs enhance confidence? "Not really, pretty even-keeled for the most part...the last thing I need is a further confidence boost. I'm very confident with where my game is at."
44:05On coaching: "(Coaching) helps solidify my game a lot more. Seeing my students this summer perform so well has been really inspiring, too, and really keeps me on the grind."
44:35Joining Chip Leader Coaching: "CLC is a great program. What Chance and John are doing are really building a strong sense of community, all the players in it are all working so hard to get better together."
45:40Bringing in more and more amateurs to the WSOP: "Try to be friendly, ask them questions, be nice to them, when you ask them a question, pay attention and reply."
46:45How much he is enjoying the summer: "I'm having a ton of fun...I just had a wonderful day today, most people when they take 16th in something would say they didn't, that their day was bad, but I had a great day."
48:00Jeff's (slightly-altered) summer schedule: who he'll be playing the Tag Team event with!
51:20Coming up: PokerNews Podcast Episode 500!!

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