"The Crew" is a group of poker-playing professionals and friends which has included Scott Fischman, Dutch Boyd, David Smyth, Joe Bartholdi Jr., Tony Lazar, and Brett Jungblut
Dutch Boyd founded the Crew just after the 2003 World Series of Poker. Bartholdi had met Dutch Boyd at the 2002 World Series of Poker and, in 2004, Boyd recruited Scott Fischman. Boyd staked part of his winnings to establish a group bankroll and to cover the rent on the headquarters he set up in California. After assembling players to join the group, he claimed that The Crew was going to take over the poker world.
Most of the members of The Crew learned to play poker online, and that's where they spent most of their time improving their game. They played all day for months at a time, while also teaching each other and debating hand histories and strategy.
The Crew was one of the biggest stories at the 2004 World Series of Poker. They received a lot of face time with the ESPN cameras. But The Crew also proved that they had real talent when they won three tournaments and close to $1 million.
The Crew seemed to have gradually flamed out. Some of the members reportedly had a falling out due to Dutch's erratic behavior, while others, Jungblut and Bartholdi, officially left the group. Although it was generally recognized that The Crew broke up around 2004-2005 and the members admitted that they no longer share a bankroll or live together. In 2006, Dutch Boyd announced on his blog that he had plans to get The Crew back together for a reality show centered around their lives, but nothing came of it.
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