The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/21/20): Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo

By Bernard Lee
July 24, 2020

Ryan Depaulo

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo. He captured Event #12, The Big 500, earning $159,563 over a field of 1,624 entries, all while sitting in his car in a mall parking lot, just outside of a Whole Foods. In addition to playing poker, Ryan as is a very active YouTube vlogger with over 50,000 subscribers to his channel. After his win, Ryan posted several videos of his celebration and being named King of all Degenerates by Bryan Micon and Norman Chad.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo.
1:14GGPoker awarded its first bracelet on Sunday in its $525 Super Turbo Bounty 6-handed. Shoma “pp_syon” Ishikawa from Japan became the first GGPoker WSOP bracelet winner. Unfortunately, due to a critical bug in the system, the two other events were postponed until next Sunday.
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4:12Bernard welcomes 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ryan Depaulo.
5:26Ryan joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
6:46Ryan talks about how he got started playing poker.
10:22Ryan discusses how he took poker seriously and improved his poker game.
12:45Ryan discusses live vs. online poker.
17:04Ryan describes being a successful YouTube vlogger under Ryan Depaulo: Degenerate Gambler with over 50,000 subscribers.
18:14Ryan explains how important winning a WSOP bracelet was to him.
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25:06Bernard continues his interview with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ryan Depaulo.
25:46Ryan explains his online screen name, “JoeyIsAMush”.
28:59Ryan explains why he played in a parking lot and initially didn’t focus on the event.
34:36Ryan talks about his incredible run and his social media posts.
38:20Ryan discusses making the money and final table during these online events, including some key hands.
43:22Ryan recalls the final hand of his bracelet win.
45:55Ryan enjoys the post-win banter on Twitter between him and Bryan Micon and Norman Chad about being King of Degenerate Gamblers. He also discusses a bet that if he wins a bracelet, he would have to take someone to Jets home season opener.
49:09Ryan discusses about possibly playing more WSOP events on GGPoker overseas.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]