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.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo.
1:14 GGPoker 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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4:12 Bernard welcomes 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ryan Depaulo.
5:26 Ryan joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
6:46 Ryan talks about how he got started playing poker.
10:22 Ryan discusses how he took poker seriously and improved his poker game.
12:45 Ryan discusses live vs. online poker.
17:04 Ryan describes being a successful YouTube vlogger under Ryan Depaulo: Degenerate Gambler with over 50,000 subscribers.
18:14 Ryan explains how important winning a WSOP bracelet was to him.
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25:06 Bernard continues his interview with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ryan Depaulo.
25:46 Ryan explains his online screen name, “JoeyIsAMush”.
28:59 Ryan explains why he played in a parking lot and initially didn’t focus on the event.
34:36 Ryan talks about his incredible run and his social media posts.
38:20 Ryan discusses making the money and final table during these online events, including some key hands.
43:22 Ryan recalls the final hand of his bracelet win.
45:55 Ryan 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.
49:09 Ryan 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 […]

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