RecPoker | Episode 485 – David K. Lappin

By Jim Reid
May 29, 2023

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview David K. Lappin about his life as the co-host of the popular Chip Race and Lock-In podcasts, and the author of various op-ed and strategy articles on poker. They also discuss his work as a commentator, an active player, and a sponsored ambassador in events all over the world. It’s quite a list, so this is one of our longest interviews ever! David shares stories about various aspects of the poker industry, some concerns about the direction of grey-market poker sites, and the tension involved in reporting on your own industry. He also comments on the virtues of a study of philosophy, and offers some of the things he enjoys most about the world of poker. Plus – Jim’s mom makes an appearance! And, as always, we give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us LIVE on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real time, and you can win too!

David is active on Twitter as @‌dklappin

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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Time Stamps

03:02 Welcome & Introduction
05:31 Introduction to David K. Lappin
06:47 David describes his many roles in the poker world
10:37 Unibet ambassadorship: was it the obvious next step for David?
17:03 David on the logistics of compensation across different organizations
18:43 Obligations that different organizations hold for David
26:26 Things that have surprised David over his years in poker
38:18 Seeing the poker industry grow with recreational players
41:42 Things about poker that David loves the most
01:10:09 How studying philosophy has helped David in poker and life
01:21:2 David shares his current ambition in the poker world
01:39:16 John: Home Game Result updates




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Jim Reid is the host of the RecPoker Podcast and one of the leaders of the free poker learning community at www.rec.poker where you can find an amazing array of training resources and social community activities to help you develop and share your love of this great game we call poker! Learn more about Jim […]

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