Broke Two-Time World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner Dutch Boyd Kickstarts His Greatest Poker Comeback
Orlando, FL, March 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- After winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2006 (source wsop.com), poker celebrity Dutch Boyd said, “Now if I go broke, I can always write a book.” Six years later, after both the UIGEA and Black Friday wrecked the poker economy, Dutch Boyd is broke.
Looking to return to the game, Boyd has created a campaign on Kickstarter.com to help fund the publishing of a new book titled Poker Tilt. Boyd’s new book uniquely combines tell-all and strategy. Poker Tilt will be published and released in association with Broadstone Media.
Many have asked how Boyd became financially derailed and why he needs the financial help of Kickstarter users. Funding a self-published book is no easy task for Boyd, who has watched his two million dollars in poker earnings rapidly dissipate. With today’s poker tournaments commanding hefty five-figure entry fees and the cost of travel that accompanies attending, this equaled financial unsustainability. Boyd added, "Coupled with poor bankroll management, my path followed that of countless other professional poker players. My finances were completely depleted leaving me unable to cover the most basic of monthly expenses."
Whilst in Las Vegas, Boyd met published author Laurence Samuels, who suggested the two team up to write a book documenting Boyd’s life. Months later, the book titled Poker Tilt began to take shape by candidly portraying Boyd’s incredible rags-to-riches-to-rags story beginning with the early days honing his skills at the lowest stakes poker games, to the winning stage of Las Vegas’ infamous World Series of Poker where the bright lights of ESPN followed Boyd’s every check, raise, and fold.
Poker Tilt also contains Boyd’s closely guarded poker strategy tips and secrets, the same tips that have propelled him to so many tournament final tables. One such tip, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Brandon Cantu said, “That's the greatest poker tip I have ever received.”
Boyd continues to warn other poker players about poor money management and plans to use Poker Tilt as a vehicle to spread his message to the poker community worldwide.
Author Dutch Boyd is willing to appear and read a passage from his book. To read the first two of chapters of the Poker Tilt book and view Dutch Boyd’s Kickstarter campaign, visit http://www.pokertilt.com.