6 Burst results for "Ryan Apollo"
"ryan apollo" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"You said you pretty much have been focusing on it for the last four years. Where were you doing prior to that were you working full time? What were we doing? Yes. I was actually working full time up until just a couple months ago pretty much actually the week before the I went to Vegas. The first one I went was the millionaire maker. I went there to play that specifically. I was just transitioning I have a family business and me and my brother, my parents were involved they were tired now. So I've been doing that full time up until that point. Obviously the millionaire major win help kind of expedite that process a little bit. But I was working full time and just I just kind of was doing a ton of poker studying playing in the after hours and on the weekends and working 11 hour days running a business. So from 20 anthropology to about 27, that was my main focus. And then over the last four years, still the business would be like mainly a priority. But I love playing bogus so much and learning the game that I was able to balance and not get burnt out working all day and playing and learning all night. So just kind of four years of 12 hour workdays, 6 hours or 8 hours in the evenings playing kind of and now finally I've been relaxing a little bit for the last couple months. Do you play it on still doing the family business? Being that as a family business, obviously I would assume that there's a little bit more leniency if needed or will you do it like kind of part time or help out? I mean I still have I'm here to help if they need but it wasn't totally fair to my brother with my head not being fully in it. Poker just as the years went on and I saw more and more success program was really all I care about. So it's all I wanted to do talk about. And so forth, I started working on some other projects that personal businesses outside of that business that enjoy doing. So I think I'm kind of leaving it to my brother now and I'm just going to kind of pursue this new full-time poker career. Regards to poker, you said you really liked the game theory. So were you always into kind of games and strategy games growing up? Not so much. I just very I'm known for going through phases of almost like an obsession. I like anything I learn. I want to become absolutely the best at. Whether it was video games or if I was going to play chess, it wasn't just playing chess with my friends for fun. It was I needed to learn the best strategies and I would go to for until I got bored and move on. So poker was just like a natural fit of even that this point of my career and studying hours and hours every single week for the last two and a half years I started taking it more serious. I still am so far from learning. I feel like I know nothing still. So it kind of it's hard to get bored of because you're always trying to get better. So it's a natural fit and a great focus of mind to kind of fill that obsession of needing to learn something. I want you and also the other thing is once you start learning it, once you get it, then the game changes again with the other new hot topic out there or the new strategy or whatever. And then you try to do that and they're combating that already. So it's definitely one of those things that you can always nonstop learning. You can never master it and eventually, as you get older and older, you're going to start as many poker players, you're going to move over to golf, because it's going to be the same damn thing. You know, you can just go through my I went through my golf obsession page. That was like 22 to 26. But yeah, I mean, with poker, the game is always changing. And that's the other thing that I'm just a competitive person naturally. And I love the idea, the idea that in the simplest form, as long as you work a little bit harder than everyone else, you should be able to stay ahead of the curve. And that kind of just drives my passion my mentality for just knowing that if I'm not doing something to get better this week that I'm going to start falling behind. And I just try to keep you motivated to keep learning. So you're based out of New York, Long Island specifically, did you do most of your learning and improving online? Obviously, New Jersey is literally right across the bridge. So you can play legally there in the U.S. is that where you've been working primarily for last four years? Yeah, it's all been in New York mostly up until WSOP had the World Series in 2020. I never actually went to play. It was the first time playing on the site was a World Series event on W sub dot com. So otherwise it was all unregulated. The normal American sites. But lots and lots of games on there and tournaments for the last four years. And it was Anthony rind Apollo back in it was actually right before his colossus run back in 20 19. Is when I started really taking the game more serious and started studying a lot more. And just like pick up the volume and then because of that, that opened the door to play some more live events and COVID happened so then the WSOP online and the main event online in 2020 and kind of parlayed into 2021. Right, right. And to Paula one that the famous whole foods parking lot thing in 2020, obviously the scenario right there. For those of you who know about that and want to hear about that, we have our interview with Ryan, of course, on our podcast. Let's go back and watch that and listen to that. But talk a little bit about that with regards to Ryan Apollo. He is definitely someone who really kind of came into his own, everyone knows he does a lot of vlogging on YouTube, but his breakthrough win at the 2020 WSOP that was online for those of you who don't know. I'm not joking. He really did play in a whole foods parking lot. And won his bracelets. And then really kind of has broken out from there, you know, with his vlogging, et cetera. How did you kind of meet up with him and what influence has he had on your career? So in 2019, I had.
"ryan apollo" Discussed on The PokerNews Podcast
"Pops we wanna learn more When a guy in a big time tournament pops up like this young stud this wizard out ron jong. We wanna learn more about him. So i think it's better for the overall game in its landscape if we continue to develop this this this cast of characters. Well you heard in the interview that zak ramsey does not play online. We did not see him. In the recently completed world series of poker circuit online rio. This was four players in new jersey in nevada awarded a dozen gold rings. I've got some of the highlights here so over the course of the series it awarded more than one point seven million dollars some of the ring winners included in steinman call. Yeah he's a he's a crush. W sofi dot com. He took down a ring. Stephanie hubbard ryan. Apollo ray slit winter popular vlogger. I can't wait to watch that blog. He took down the plo big five hundred for almost seventeen thousand bucks so now he has a ring to go along with the bracelet. That is very exciting on cushman. Daba took down a high roller two thousand dollars for fifty thousand bucks. In the main event you had jared shipley taken down the five twenty five main event got six hundred seventy nine runners for fifty four thousand dollars. Toby lewis who we know. Finish third in the wind. Millions back in july here he was taking down a ring and twenty one thousand bucks and then rudy. Cadenas closed it out yesterday. Last night there was a final one thousand dollar. No limit holdem high roller than he won that for thirty eight thousand dollars so more ring winners. There's more stops coming up this year and poconos will of course be covering those with a total recap confined poconos dot com. You can also find live updates right now for other. Wpa advance including the online bracelets being held on g g poker. Jeff tell us a little bit about what's been happening in that on. Yeah let's go to the super high roller championship. Twenty five thousand dollars was the by a five million dollar guarantee that was shattered. Two hundred vanities approachable will a more than six point. Two million dollars in alexandra's theologist gets done for greece. Wins more than one point. Two million dollars beating kilburn had up Fueled south finished in fourth adrian. Mateos out in eight so again. One point two million dollars up top champ at twenty five k. Is nice of course but i feel like you. You're more a man of the people for the colossus a four hundred dollar by give us give us the details. Yes sarah would love this one. You know how she likes to take a small buying into a huge payday. Event number twenty two four hundred dollar colossus knowing hold him three million dollars guaranteed was smashed over four million almost four point one million after ten thousand nine hundred and three entrance competed that set up a first place. Rise of four hundred thousand nine thousand dollars. It was a good final table. Kenny smearing. Who is a longtime us-based pro. He finished in fourth for one hundred. Seventy two thousand dollars. It was another familiar name. Twenty twenty world series of poker main event champion damien solace on. He was definitely the headliner but he bowed out pretty early. Eva took ninth four forty one thousand dollars in alternate title came down to italy's armando they avanzado and japan's kazuki taj. And it was the italian coming out on top for like i said four hundred nine thousand bucks a huge return on investment there plus the bracelet and speaking of italians all eyes on dario san martino in the fifteen hundred monster stacked up with the number twenty entered day to in second one thousand eighty entries feel the price of one point five million dollars. He was also close. He finished the tournament in second. Losing heads..
"ryan apollo" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"In bags i was. I was in dead last place. Twentieth or twenty with like three. Big blinds are remember specifically the first hand. I had jack six of hearts in the small with like you know decent chunk of my stack in the button min raise some like right with the overlay. I was like all right. You know it's a good spot to try and get it in here in triple up. The guy actually had a six six of diamonds and i ended up runner so i'm like dominated worse right right right. I've runner runner a flush the next hand suck out again. Ace jack to queens hidden ace on the river then very next hand. I had nyons in the cutoff with leg. Fourteen blinds in just shoved and then Katie lindsey your katie. Mormon mormons wife right right. You wanna flip so. I go from three hundred k. To three and a half million hits break hits. I'm in second with fourteen left. I got shot windows thing. So all right which over and i'm just sitting in this front passenger sea here and i played all final table out in the passenger seat and and up winning the bracelet in my car in the wind parking garage. Well story all these great stories of Ryan apollo winning it at a whole foods and i had similar reaction..
"ryan apollo" Discussed on The PokerNews Podcast
"No limit holdem eight max. It attracted eleven hundred twenty entry field so this was a big one and after eleven hours of play it was just in alaska aka lappy poker. He's pretty well known in. The industry is a vibrant streamer. Does the online grind in here. He was at a final table that included chance corner through ultimately finished in fourth place. It also had yuki dottie who goes by oops my bad. He finished runner up to louca and it pretty good heads up match. He took almost forty seven thousand dollars but it was lasca coming out on top for seventy five k. And the brace that. This is one of those that i'm pretty excited about. We had a logger win a race. Last year in in ryan apollo. You also had ethan yao win a bracelet last year A streamer much like justin lavaka. So seeing lapd get one here. I just i. It's one of those where i think it's good for for the game overall. Because he's gonna continue to do is tweet streaming thing. And now he's just bolstered by being wwl bristle. Yes i think so too. And he's a guy who's made just a bunch of deep runs. It seems like over these last couple of weeks. It's interesting chad looking in the in the notables obviously the stack field will bring assed acquiesce to notables jeremiah. Williams ran lang tony. Johnston zeno jesse soviets et cetera. Chad i finished fifty second in this event. So if you could just tell. Whoever wrote this article channel holloway. Wrote this article. Yeah i mean i could maybe receive a mention. It's so rare that Cash event if you mentioned in the notables that sound it next time next it is good. It is good to see. Jesse platt back at this table. Thank you very much all right. Let us move on to number eight. Twenty twenty one world series of poker and that would be the inaugural north american. Open a lot of history behind this event of. I don't know it's kinda the same. But i like it. You you name events yet you give them different. Titles this was a one k. It drew. Just fantastic turnout. Which of course it's going to on a sunday. Seven hundred fifty six entries price almost seven hundred thousand dollars. End is james gilbert. He goes by dan friel online. He wins his first world series of poker bracelet. You wins more than.
"ryan apollo" Discussed on The PokerNews Podcast
"And then i realized justin selena is a guy. I work with by email quite often because he helps jonathan little with his poker coaching dot com. He helps facilitate some of the communication in contents. That poker does does with jonathan. And so i'm like. Oh shit i for you know. That's where i know this name from. And he actually came up introduced himself in person during the wind millions and then here he is should be in this high roller title so actually reached out and i said hey Congratulations this is great. We were just chatting. I said let's do an interview for poker news so we did one. It's going to be an article form now. Becoming up on poconos dot com. So they'll get a chance to really get to know justin saliba w bracelet winner high roller champion and really just who he is. Because he's going to be around the poker for awhile and i'm excited about that one. Yes leaving keith. Popping up on the scene we saw that. Us poker open a couple of months ago and then poke robocop and kind of like. Here's like wait a minute. This guy i played with him and like the you know the four hundreds and hundreds of venetian areas in the ten twenty is really comfortable and confident in his game and has just been putting in the work in say. And it's really corneas really cliche. That hard work pays off at. Hey when you see the score of a quarter million dollars. It's hard argue that so congrats saliba for winning event number. Fifteen number sixteen. How about a six hundred zero eight six max and that was one by alan chang. His second give. Eso perry said he won his first last year in the one k. Freeze out as a couple hundred thousand dollars in career live tournament earnings defeated edwin roman heads. Brian stoker finished in third lucky. Chew we made the final table finished in six. Some of the others who cashed included ryan apollo Hall david williams. Nathan gamble rich zoo. Somebody who did. Not cash. Chad norman chat and he was eliminated fairly early on in this tournament. It's good to see norman there. Grinding on online there was number seventeen. This was a four hundred dollar no limit holdem eight max. It attracted eleven hundred.
"ryan apollo" Discussed on Poker Action Line
"To happen again. It really is and you know I don't see going back dave. You know it's just going to. I think we're just going to pick up right where we were before the pandemic you know and Maybe some new players have been able to save some money. Do whatever other players that may have been on the cusp of You know of hitting the rails Maybe have some time to relax. You know when Get themselves centered again and save up some money so We saw down here. With the seminal hard rock also just a little while ago six seven weeks ago and You know this is. This is something that's gonna continue in my opinion. Dave yeah i think it is too and We'll see what happens with the world series moving to the fall world series starts on. September the thirtieth. And we'll be following all that of course but right now to fill the void is the wpa online event. That i mentioned. And i just wanted to touch on a few things. One of the most interesting things i've found From this whole tournament was The since it's being played online you know. Obviously the players have their names. And i think some of the names that the players use have been pretty funny and you know informative really about their personalities. A little bit Kathy lee gifford has been playing very well She recently followed us on twitter. are tweets on twitter so That was interesting to me and a lot of big name players doing very well Winning the The one of the monster stack which was one of the first. Big events was manny gloser and Just a couple of names. I just wanted to pass along. was ryan apollo who Who was the guy who won the The online tournament from the parking lot at a whole foods. I think it was up in new jersey. New york came into new jersey or something right right. Joey is a mush. That's his name online Nick schulman bubble this tournament but his his online name is cash. Us clay cassius. Clay and i thought was pretty good and then of course you got A bunch of other guys Andrew lichtenberger doesn't play as lucky chewy. Places watch guy forty two Kathy lee bird's name is lucky gal and You know you learn a little bit about some of these people with some of these tournaments but That was a win for manic. Loeser in that one Jeremiah williams won the thousand dollar buying eight max event Matt stout played very well in that tournament. He ended up finishing in sixth place. Was it No fourth place wanting forty one thousand jeremiah. Williams was a winner. One hundred thirty six and The whole Basically the whole scene online is really kind of Brought people out. And i thought it's it's it's done pretty well. Listen like we said before. I think people would just jonesing to get out there and do all of this so I think we'll be talking about a lot of these tournaments getting bigger and bigger and you know as as we keep going on In the very near future on our show some of the players just use another Another player's name. There's one guy who uses. His nickname is still ivy online. Which probably scares the hell. Out of some people you got Scott davies who plays his miami kane and Jamie kerr steadier uses. Dan bills area is her as her screen. Name that's amazing way. I'm having fun. They can have fun with that. That's one of the great things another question. Anyway that goes on thirty three tournaments in the schedule and they'll be playing Let's see until november right over while november is the is the main this live event anyway. i don't i don't have the couple of well here. It is august first through august. First event thirty three is the final event. There they're still a high roller for thirty two hundred dollars. Buy in but most of these are in the range of four hundred to six hundred dollars. So pretty affordable When people play on waso p dot com commingled pools there with the different groups. Yep it's gonna be fun. It's going to be definitely fun. And hopefully that'll help online poker. Go to a lot of different states so culpable pools like you said so. It'll happen sooner than later day. One other thing. I wanted to mention And we'll get. I guess we'll have to get to that other situation next week. But There's a story coming out of germany that There's been harsh restrictions put on a lot of the players over there so a lot of players have moved out of germany to other you locations. Here's some of the things that have happened there. They have created a tax five point three percent turnover tax so this is in addition to the regulations that they put in place last fall when they wouldn't allow german citizens to play more than four tables deposit more than a thousand euros per month on a site or select their own seats. A cash game tables so Players are just fed up and have gone elsewhere. There's the government getting involved against as a result poker stars raising their rake. They've eliminated a lot of the high stakes offerings from german players and You know it's it's it's basically you know they're cutting their own throat. Basically with these decisions. I think well listen Once the government gets involved in these things for the most part. It's it's never a good thing for the players. So yeah they said in No limit and pot limit games with blinds of one dollar to dollar and also limit games with three and six. The rake has been increased to thirty five percent. God that'll kill the game quickly. So i guess part of it is whether where you're from too because they said if there's a split pot between a german and a non-german player. The german player will pay more warren. Rake than the other.