Ryan Laplante Becomes a CardsChat Brand AmbassadorNovember 27, 2017 1:28 pm
Ryan Laplante has just agreed to become a CardsChat brand ambassador, with the poker pro expressing excitement over his new partnership deal with the popular poker forum and news site.
Part of those duties will include imparting his knowledge of the game via various strategy forums, and interacting with the community by creating original threads for discussion. Commenting on his ambassadorial role with the site, Laplante explained:
“I look forward to helping other CardsChat members achieve the same knowledge and passion for the game that I have.”
The 27-year-old American pro has plenty of expertise to impart, too, with the tournament specialist having carved out a lucrative career for himself both in the live and online arena. In fact, Laplante has amassed an impressive $1,782,192 online playing under the screen name Protential, with his biggest score being a 3rd place finish at the 2014 SCOOP $2,100 PL Omaha Hi/Lo event for $39,715.
Laplante has also notched up a further $1,454,450 playing live tournaments, with his biggest score ever having been secured after capturing a WSOP bracelet last year at the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha event for $190,328. Some of his other WSOP accolades include finishing runner-up at the 2017 WSOP $1,500 NLHE/PLO 8-Handed event for $165,983, and 5th at the 2014 WSOP $3,000 NLHE event for $113,796.
Ryan Laplante’s talents are not just reserved for playing poker at the tables, though, and over the years the player has also proved himself to be an effective coach, having spent time teaching at training sites such as CardRunners, RunItOnce, and FloatTheTurn. Furthermore, Laplante spent time engaging with the poker community at this summer’s WSOP in Vegas by providing commentary via the WSOP live stream.
Laplante will now be using his online playing handle “Protential” to interact with poker enthusiasts on CardsChat, and commenting upon the site, the pro stated:
“I’ve always found CardsChat to be a welcoming community, which these days is a rarity in poker.”