The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/30/21): Ethan “RamagePoker” Yau

By Bernard Lee
April 01, 2021

Ethan Yau

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ethan “Ramage Poker” Yau. He captured Event #26, earning $164,494 over a field of 2,502 entries, all while streaming online on his YouTube channel, RampagePoker. Ethan discusses how he got started in poker and how he records his sessions for his YouTube channel, which has over 60,000 subscribers. Primarily a cash game player, Ethan explains how streaming may have helped him win his bracelet. He also provides an insight into the history of his YouTube page.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Ethan “RamagePoker” Yau.
1:40MSPT Riverside, which was held at Riverside Casino in Riverside, Iowa, broke the record for the largest field in Iowa with 862 entries. In the end, Daniel Sepiol captured the title, earning $162,750.
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4:14Bernard welcomes 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Ethan Yau.
5:07Ethan joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
6:37Ethan talks about how he got started playing poker.
10:20Ethan discusses how he videotapes his poker sessions at the casinos and why some casinos do and others do not allow him to record.
18:08Ethan discusses creating the videos for his YouTube page, RampagePoker and how he makes money on YouTube and how it has improved his game.
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28:53Bernard continues his interview with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Ethan Yau.
30:10Ethan describes how he had to confess to his mother that he went to New Jersey to play in the 2020 WSOP, when he initially lied saying he was going to Cape Cod.
32:19Ethan discusses his focus on cash games, not tournaments, but explains he took a shot at playing in the 2020 WSOP online for YouTube content.
33:35Ethan talks about his incredible run including the streaming in his 2020 WSOP win.
37:28Ethan discusses the moment that he no longer focused on the money and began to focus on winning the bracelet.
42:11Bernard and Ethan recall the final hand of his bracelet win.
46:22Ethan discusses travelling out west to play more cash games and record his games for his YouTube page.
48:34Ethan recalls the beginning of his YouTube channel and how it has progressed over the years, especially after the win.
51:13Ethan discusses his future poker and YouTube channel plans.

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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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