PokerNews Podcast 499: Dutch Boyd, 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
|0:10||Intro: Sarah still in Colorado, Jeff still wandering the hallways of the Rio|
|1:30||Not (effectively) ending the World Series of Poker with the Main Event: good or bad decision? Time will tell.|
|4:50||LFG Podcast Night, June 26 at Treasure Island Poker Room|
|6:30||Selling pieces of WSOP packages|
|8:10||Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship|
|13:40||Eric Baldwin Wins Second WSOP Bracelet, Dedicates Win to His Dad|
|14:30||Sarah 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|
|16:25||Fahrintaj Bonyadi Wins Super Seniors Event: First Mother-Son Duo to Win WSOP Gold|
|18:00||Enjoyable atmospheres at Seniors, Super Seniors events|
|20:00||Scott Bohlman Wins His First WSOP Bracelet|
|22:30||Dutch Boyd jumps on the podcast|
|23:00||How 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."|
|25:00||How 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."|
|27:20||On 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 money....it's cool, it doesn't suck having people recognize you as an expert in your field. It's kind of a special time."|
|29:30||Old School: Perry Green Celebrates Decades of Poker With Big Bet Cash|
|30:10||Jeff tells his Perry Green story....sharing a table with him at dinner break during the 2017 WSOP Main Event|
|34:50||Jason Somerville, PokerStars Announce Partnership in Twitch Studios|
|38:00||The correlation between eSports and poker|
|41:00||Jeff 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)|
|42:10||How 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."|
|42:50||Dealing 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."|
|43:40||Can 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."|
|44:05||On 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."|
|44:35||Joining 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."|
|45:40||Bringing 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."|
|46:45||How 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."|
|48:00||Jeff's (slightly-altered) summer schedule: who he'll be playing the Tag Team event with!|
|51:20||Coming up: PokerNews Podcast Episode 500!!|
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