Jason Mercier's one of the most successful poker players in the world, having no less than five World Series of Poker bracelets, and EPT title and countless online wins. With $17 million in live tournament earnings, Mercier ranks 13th on the all-time money list, 7th on the EPT all-time money list and 1st on the WSOP Omaha all-time money list.
Mercier burst onto the scene with a massive win in the EPT Season 3 San Remo stop, when he took home $1.4 million after crushing his opponents at one of the fastest final tables in poker history. While that tournament meant financial independence, arguably the worst night of his life followed that life-changing win. Mercier was stabbed in the back with a broken bottle after a bar fight, one inch removed from it being a fatal injury. On this podcast he tells the entire story.
Mercier's story, however, didn't start with live poker, as he was among the first Supernovas on PokerStars in 2006, and the 16th ever to become Supernova Elite in 2007.
On this podcast, Mercier talks about the battle for the acceptance of his lifestyle with his family, and making big choices with big consequences.
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On the 11th episode of the Poker Central Podcast, we tackle a big question: Is Bryn Kenny a real person?
Obviously, he's not, since Kenney's already raked in almost $3 million in live tournament earnings in 2017 alone. Kenney's cashed in 13 tournaments, of which six were Top 3 finishes.
This week's show also includes an interview with staff writer Paul Oresteen, who wrote a brilliant two-part feature interview with poker's most respected producer Mori Eskandani.
We also go over the latest results in ARIA High Rollers, discuss the status of satellites in live poker tournaments, and much, much more including the to-be-released Mercier baby.
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Dan Colman's one of the most successful tournament poker players of the last three years, winning the Big One for One Drop in 2014 for $15 million after beating Daniel Negreanu heads up. In total Colman has almost $28 million in earnings, putting him third on the all-time money list behind only the aforementioned Negreanu, and Erik Seidel.
Colman started his poker career gambling for small money, but through a serious dose of natural talent, hard work and dedication, he managed to become one of the most feared heads-up no limit holde'm players in the world.
After crushing online for well over a year, Colman turned his attention to live poker, bursting onto the scene by winning the Monte Carlo Super High Roller in 2014 for roughly $2.1 million. Just two months later Colman won the second ever million-dollar buy-in tournament, putting his name on the map for good.
On this podcast Colman tells his entire life story, the decisions he made in not talking to the media after his big win, and how he stance his changed since.
After months of waiting, the grudge match between Cate Hall and Mike Dentale was finally there. This past Sunday, Poker Night in America played host to the heads-up battle that saw Hall beat Dentale 2-0 in a best-of-three.
Hall collected $30,000 for her efforts, and we spoke to Matt Glantz about the lead up to this battle happening, the money that was at stake and how he looks back on the overall production and social media response.
Aside from the battle, Tom Dawn notches up his first HendonMob result in more than three years, Ben Tollerene' scores big in Panama, and we analyze Tom Marchese's thought on whether there are too many high roller events.
Lastly, the boys get into a fair bit of banter towards the end, with a very special guest crashing the party.
The music on today's show's provided by Leroy Townes. Their song Hurricane Express is featured in both the intro and the outro. For more on them, check out their website at www.leroytownesband.com.
This week on Heads Up with Remko, Tom Marchese joins the show to talk about all things high stakes! Marchese's currently ranked 15th on poker's all-time money list for tournaments, but his poker story goes far beyond that.
Marchese talks about the ARIA high stakes tournament, the Super High Roller Bowl, playing on the famous Rail Heaven online tables and much more.
On the ninth episode of the Poker Central Podcast, Remko Rinkema and Will O'Connor are joined by both most recent World Poker Tour millionaires.
Daniel Strelitz took down the LAPC for a cool million while Sam Panzica collected $1.3 million for winning the Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event. Both players talked about the experience of winning the biggest tournament of their careers and notching up their first ever seven-figure score.
Aside from the poker news, Remko and Will dive into some banter about the Cate Hall vs. Mike Dentale heads-up match, and some March Madness action!
Bill Perkins is among the most successful hedge fund managers in the United States, focussing on venture capital and energy markets, while at the same time being a very passionate poker player, Twitch streamer, karaoke singer and father of two.
On this week's episode of Heads Up with Remko, Perkins opens up about his personal life, taking us on a journey from growing up in Jersey City to living a jet-setting life in the Caribbean.
The road to success wasn't a clear-cut one for Perkins, who started at the bottom as "the assistant to the assistant of the assistant," working his way up to owning his investment firm. Back in 1997, Perkins founded Small Ventures USA, and he later joined Centaurus Energy in 2002.
Currently, Perkins managed the Houston-based energy hedge fund Skylar Capital, while at the same time traveling to player poker and explore the world.
On the eighth episode of the Poker Central Podcast, your host Remko Rinkema's joined by his best friends Will O'Connor and Brent Hanks for another weekly dose of shenanigans.
The gentlemen dive deep into this past weekend's ARIA High Roller tournaments, at which Will spoke to superstar players Dan Colman, Jason Koon, and Ankush Mandavia. Colman notched up two big victories in this young year, and he shares his excitement about recent results and participation in the Super High Roller Bowl.
Koon and Mandavia are also looking forward to participating in the Super High Roller Bowl, and they also share their thoughts on their focus, preparation, and excitement.
Lastly, Brent goes off the deep end on a tangent like no other, PokerStars Championship events in both Panama and Sochi are being discussed.
Bryn Kenney has $14.2 million in live tournament earnings alone, after getting his start in poker grinding numerous years online. Kenney's a self-made man, taking pride in having had most of his own action throughout his career, and recovering from losing millions more than once.
On this podcast - for the first time ever - Kenney opens up about his volatile career filled with massive swings. From $40,000 to $3.5 million to having to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars to get back in the game? Kenney has done it, and built his own roll up to comfortably play Super High Roller on a consistent basis.
Kenney will be participating in the Super High Roller Bowl in May, and every big buy-in event until then. Here's his story.