Pokercast 416 - Ryan Laplante & Monster Stack Champ Mitch Towner
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: We’ve got a double dose of bracelet winners from 2016, One of them is playing everything and the other only played one tournament. First, Adam and Ross are in Chicago at Podcast Movement and loving Uber Pool while Terrence is still in Vegas with updates from the WSOP. This week in the news: Lots of great stories from the World Series, big names winning more tournaments while unknowns play insane hands to take down their first. More talk about Chris Ferguson and a scathing article about an interaction with him this year surfaces. Pokerstars leaves 2 markets and thinks about eliminating the micro-micro stakes, and the sad news of a poker player found dead at the Rio. We get into your mail and voicemails as well before we get to our guests.
Our first guest is a long time friend of the show but this is his first interview. Ryan Laplante talks about his great summer, his first bracelet and the bittersweet events surrounding his bracelet. Our second guest is Mitchell Towner, Mitch won the Monster Stack this year and it only took him one try! He tells us the story of coming to Vegas to play only one event and binking. He is also a finance professor at University of Arizona, and talks about the “black swan” effect when betting in the poker marketplace.
Hot Flash Heat Wave - Gutter Girl (2015),
Shook - Remember (2016)
Ryan "Protential" LaPlante is a professional poker player who has played over 27,000 scheduled poker tournaments and cashed for over $1,700,000 USD. At only 24 years of age he has 3 WSOP Final Tables. Ryan also provides private coaching, with over 1500 hours experience, to players who want to take their game to the next level. Ryan won his first bracelet besting the largest field to ever play a PLO tournament at the 2016 WSOP's $565 Omaha event . Learn more about Ryan "Protential" Laplante
Mitchell Towner is from Texas and is a Professor of Finance at the University of Arizona. Mitch is a relative poker newbie, but unquestionably has a good mind for games with a background in Magic, Bridge, Chess and more. This knowledge got Mitch to the final table of the Monster Stack at the 2016 WSOP, where he won it for over $1.2M. Learn more about Mitchell Towner