A few weeks ago, Dylan Linde took down the massive World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic for $1.6 million. This win eclipsed Linde’s biggest score ever by a huge margin and he joins the podcast to talk about the long road he traveled to finally get what he wanted so-so badly.
- 3:49 – The start of the conversation with Dylan Linde, winner of the World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic for $1.6 million. Has it sunk in yet?
- 6:20 – Firing five bullets worth $10,000 a piece versus playing the $50,000 Poker Players Championship once. Will we see Dylan in the $50k in 2019?
- 8:47 – Selling action for tournaments, how to pick and choose which high stakes cash games to play, and what was the pressure like going deep in the WPT Five Diamond?
- 11:46 – What changed for Dylan that he closed out this event versus his long list of close calls in the past, and an in-depth walk through the biggest bluff of his life, heads up for the title.
- 18:00 – Dylan Linde’s poker dream coming true, and the long journey he traveled to finally get there that included some very emotional low points.
- 22:45 – Has Dylan ever considered quitting poker because the big scores weren’t coming in?
- 25:22 – Dylan’s best friend Kevin MacPhee wins EPT Berlin and he doesn’t have a piece of the action. (And Remko tells his story of the EPT Berlin robbery)
- 28:10 – Sharpening his skills online, why the results online didn’t translate into live poker, and where does his love for mixed games come from?
- 31:40 – Grinding live cash games in Las Vegas: No Limit Hold’em of Mixed Games?
- 34:08 – The mixed game environment during the World Series of Poker.
- 35:50 – Dylan’s foray into $150/$300 live games and $400/$800 online, and who are his favorite minds to talk poker strategy with?
- 39:01 – Board games, other competitive ventures that Dylan enjoys, and being a world-class Street Fighter player.
- 45:01 – Magic The Gathering, Dylan’s first competitive card game.
- 47:55 – Becoming a professional poker player in college, winning more than what he would make as a teacher in just a few weeks, and becoming a world class online player after Black Friday.
- 51:35 – Relocating after Black Friday and living the poker nomad lifestyle.
- 54:00 – The confidence boost of winning a huge WPT event and what that means for 2019?
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