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
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|Welcome & Introduction
|Introduction to David K. Lappin
|David describes his many roles in the poker world
|Unibet ambassadorship: was it the obvious next step for David?
|David on the logistics of compensation across different organizations
|Obligations that different organizations hold for David
|Things that have surprised David over his years in poker
|Seeing the poker industry grow with recreational players
|Things about poker that David loves the most
|How studying philosophy has helped David in poker and life
|David shares his current ambition in the poker world
|John: Home Game Result updates