"Pass the sugar!" became known all over the world when Joe Hachem willed his way to the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event crown. The Aussie won the biggest Main Event to date and became an instant celebrity in his home country and throughout the world of poker.
Today, on Heads Up with Remko, Hachem tells his life story, what's he's currently working on and how he looks back on some of the pivotal moments of his Main Event run.
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The Poker Central Podcast looks back in 2017 and throws out some contrasting takes on what they think was the most interesting story of the year. Guess what, the guys don't agree on what's being referenced to as "The John Hesp Experience!"
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This week on the Heads Up with Remko podcast: Top tournament player Nick Petrangelo.
Nick finished in the top 10 of the Global Poker Index Player of the Year rankings for the third straight year in 2017, finishing 4th, 8th and 8th again. We spoke with Nick about everything that goes on in the high stakes world, as well as uncovering his road to success.
After two quiet weeks, the Poker Central Podcast is back in action with some attention paid to the following storylines:
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This week on the show Sam Trickett joins Remko to talk about the massive ups and downs of his poker career.
Trickett gained worldwide fame when he finished runner-up in the 2012 Big One for One Drop for $10,000,000, and for the first time he tells the entire story of how this changed his life, and how the deal he had in place to play the tournament changed just days before it started.
After a few years away from the game, Trickett is now back in action and eager to crush the high stakes once again.
On this episode, the U.S. Poker Open announcement gets dissected, takes from Brian Rast and Daniel Negreanu are shared on the format, Brent Hanks talks about taking over as lead commentator for Ali Nejad on Poker After Dark, and Will O'Connor dives down the rabbit hole that is the feud between a group of poker players and acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli.
This week on Heads Up with Remko, Germany's hottest player Steffen Sontheimer tells the story of his crazy year and the path that lead to his success.
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Poker Central Podcast Episode 60 is here! Brent Hanks, Will O'Connor and Remko Rinkema are back to talk about the hottest trending topics in the world of poker, with a big serving of shenanigans on the side.
On little sleep, Brent gets carried away in all sorts of directions, while Will celebrates life as he's joined the crypto bandwagon after a life-altering result at The Venetian.
Here's the rundown of this week's topics:
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This week on the Poker Central Podcast:
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On this episode of Heads Up with Remko: Everything you want to know about Chris Moneymaker.
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This week on the Poker Central Podcast:
On this very special edition of Heads Up with Remko you'll get to learn all about the life and career of former UFC fighter Martin Kampmann. Kampmann has played poker since before the poker boom, and walks us through both his career in the UFC and his passion for the game of poker.
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Here's a rundown of the topics on this week's podcast:
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This week on Heads Up with Remko, one of the UK's finest professionals of the last three years joins the show in what turned out to be quite the eye-opening conversation.
Charlie Carrel has nearly $6 million in live tournament earnings and his online results include a Sunday Million and SCOOP Main Event win. The latter which he took down for $1.2 million at a Starbucks in Mexico after a serious internet outage at this apartment. And yes, he tells this story in full on the podcast.
Additionally, Carrel talks about what makes him successful at the game, and he opens up about his unconventional style and how GTO isn't the only road to success. Carrel sides with Bryn Kenney on what he thinks will bring him the most success, in a discussion that was started two weeks ago on the podcast with Kenney.
The colorful character of Carrel shines through in the conversation, as the young Brit opens up about unconventional topics including experimenting with different kinds of drugs, and the perception of success and money outside the poker world.
On this week's episode of the Poker Central Podcast featuring Daniel Negreanu and Joey Ingram:
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For the better part of a decade, 27-year old Germany's Dominik Nitsche has been among the world's best tournament players.
Let that sink in.
Just barely 18 years old back in 2009, Nitsche won a huge Latin American Poker Tour event followed by his first World Series of Poker bracelet and World Poker Tour title at age 21.
On this week's Head Up with Remko Podcast, Nitsche talks in-depth about his rise to the top, and his dedication to stay there.
With $7 million in live tournament earnings Nitsche is near the top of Germany's all-time money list, and he explains how studying the game, learning how to use solvers and using a GTO approach has helped him to stay ahead of the curve.
If you want to get caught up with what the Germans are up to these days, and how they perceive the rest of the high roller scene, well then you can't miss this podcast. Lastly, find out why Nitsche thinks that everyone in the high roller events across the world will play "like robots" as early as 2019.
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This week on the Poker Central Podcast the guys ask themselves three big questions:
So, while you mull over your own answers to those questions, let us remind you of the following:
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There's no doubt about 2017 being the year of Bryn Kenney. The New York native leads in nearly every statistical category and is making a run at becoming the all-time money earner without a cash larger than $2,000,000, which has not been done before in the modern history of the game.
On this podcast Kenney opens up about making some bad decisions that lead him to being broke in late 2016, and the spectacular way in which he managed to turn things around.
Starting in November of 2016, Kenney went on a run of a lifetime of which the end doesn't seem to be in sight just yet. In the last 12 months Kenney has cashed for $8.7 million, $7.3 of which was recorded in this calendar year.
Kenney also leads the 2017 POY standings, and overall GPI standings, and with still nearly three months of poker left to be played it looks as though he has both of those places locked up.
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Brandon Adams has been in poker for a very long time, but this is his first podcast appearance in which he tells his life story.
Adams recently resurfaced for the observing poker fan, winning a High Roller event in Florida, followed by Event #4 of the Poker Masters in Las Vegas. Adams, however, was never gone from the poker scene as he never missed a summer in Las Vegas.
With cash games being the primary focus of the Harvard graduate and teacher, Adams spent the majority of his years playing out of the spotlights making the stories of big games in Las Vegas that much more compelling.
On this podcast, Adams opens up about the biggest games he played with the likes of Bobby Baldwin, Kenny Tran, Brian Townsend, a heads-up challenge versus Sammy Farha, underground games at Harvard, prop betting with Patrik Antonius, Daily Fantasy Sports, and the countless other things that keep his mind busy.
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The Poker Masters concluded last week with Steffen Sontheimer as the start of the show, winning two events and making no less than four official final tables.
(3:50) - Poker Masters
Interviews on this show will be played featuring Brandon Adams (28:20), winner of Event #4, and Sontheimer (41:36) himself after he won the $100k Championship event, claiming the Purple Jacket and a total of $2.7 million.
Brent, Will and Remko then review the Poker Masters as a whole and discuss the following big topics. Make sure to chime in by giving us your thoughts using #PokerCentralPod on Twitter or e-mail us on email@example.com.
(59:00) Poker After Dark
And then, of course, there is this week's exciting Poker After Dark lineup! Tom Dwan joins the likes of Phil Galfond, Brandon Adams, Ben Lamb, Brian Rast and Isaac Haxton to battle it out for three straight nights.
The guys share hot takes on the upcoming action, who the best player of the bunch might be, and whether we can expect some juicy table talk.
The name of the game is Pot Limit Omaha, and with a $100,000 minimum buy-in and $300/$600 binds this show will be a feast for poker fans. Don't miss any of the action, as it kicks off at 5:00pm PT/8:00 pm ET on Tuesday, September 26.
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On this episode of the Poker Central Podcast, we recap the action from the Event #2 final table, won by Steffen Sontheimer.
Sontheimer is now the overall Purple Jacket leader, edging out Nick Schulman who took down the first event. Sontheimer beat Fedor Holz heads up, as the Germans were once again very well represented at the final table.
On this show, you can listen to interviews with Sontheimer, Holz and both Koray Aldemir and Bryn Kenney who are in a neck and neck race for the 2017 Player of the Year title.
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Coming at you from the 2017 Poker Masters, this Poker Central Podcast is jam-packed with interviews!
Remko flies solo and recaps the first event of this epic high roller tournament series, and he spoke to none other than Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz, Phil Hellmuth, Rainer Kempe, Adrian Mateos and Nick Schulman.
The latter took down the first event of the Poker Masters, defeating a field of 51 entries to take home $918,000 and a big headstart in the chase for the Purple Jacket™. Schulman spoke about the highs and lows of his career, alluding to having lost $20 million in one day once, and how this win felt special due to all the work he's put in to get to the top.
Negreanu opens up about the beauty of a high roller series such as this one, and all the prop betting that's involved. Hellmuth does what Hellmuth does, and talks about being the greatest, while Fedor Holz can barely contain himself with excitement for this stretch of events.
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Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates is the featured name on this week's Poker After Dark shows, which are live and exclusively available on PokerGO.
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With Cates on the show we discuss the poker apps that players are playing on, largely based out of China, the high stakes climate in Macau, some 6+ Hold'em talk, and of course a small update on the Durrrr Challenge. All of that a much more on this week's Heads Up with Remko!
This week on Heads Up with Remko: Joey Ingram, podcaster extraordinaire, poker pro and now the host of Major Wager on PokerGO.
Major Wager is the latest PokerGO exclusive to launch on September 5th. The show is a reality prop betting show featuring Samantha Abernathy, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Brian Rast and Jeff Gross. Sign up now for PokerGO, and take off $10 from the annual subscription by using the promo code "remko".
In this podcast, we get into Ingram's experience filming Major Wager in Las Vegas, and what went on during the shooting of the show! Ingram also gets into his own personal prop betting, which has brought him to write a book - available on Amazon - and is now teaching him how to swim.
We also touch upon the return of Tom Dwan on Poker After Dark, the legend that is 'Durrrrr' and whether his aura will ever wear off if he's staying in the public eye.
Last but not least, we discuss the high stakes poker landscape, online poker in the United States, and his own future.
Another three exciting episodes of Poker After Dark are in the books, Phil Hellmuth is the 'King of the Hill' and Barcelona made a lot of players a lot of money! All of this and much more on this week's episode of Poker After Dark.
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Poker After Dark - Voices Carry
In the first winner-take-all Sit and Go of the return of Poker After Dark it was clear that Mike Matusow had to be a part of it. Matusow was a feature in the early years of the show as one of the most talkative and confrontational players, but he met his match on PokerGO battling with William Kassouf.
Kassouf talked everyone's ear off, that of Jean-Robert Bellande in particular. Matt Berkey, however, wasn't phased as he owned the night by taking home $150,000. Rewatch this entire episode by clicking the link.
On the second night of play, one of the toughest lineup in the show's history was assembled as more than $75 million in career live tournament earnings collided. Ben Lamb came out on top, defeating Nick Schulman, Jason Koon, Brian Rast, Scott Seiver, and Matt Berkey. Rewatch the entire show here.
The third and final night of $25k SNG action was one for the ages with plenty of tequila shots being taken, banter being had and top notch all-in clashes. Hollywood producer Randall Emmett drove the action, while poker's power couple Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov got tangled up, all while Jason Koon, Greg Mueller and Eric Worre looked for ways to chip up. Rewatch that entire show right here.
Phil Hellmuth - King of the Hill
On Poker Night in America, Phil Hellmuth went to town versus Daniel Cates in this four player $50,000 winner-take-all heads-up battle. Cates quickly busted Frank Kassela, while Hellmuth took care of heads-up specialist Doug Polk before meeting in the final. The boys on the show have some hot takes on Hellmuth's play, but even more so a fold made by Jungleman.
PokerStars Championship Barcelona
And then there was a ton of action in Barcelona! We review all the big winner including Ronny Kaiser, Sebastian Sorensson, Stephen Chidwick, Sander van Wesemael and Pedro Caiat. Oh, and both Bryn Kenney and Benjamin Pollak are now even richer.
To cap off the show, Brent Hanks gives some fantasy football hot takes, and we go over the Mayweather vs McGregor fight that played out last Saturday.