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Aug 31, 2017

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. 

Aug 29, 2017

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.

The following introduction included Poker After Dark spoilers. Watch all shows without spoilers by signing up now. Use the promo code "remko" for $10 off the annual subscription. 

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. 

Aug 24, 2017

On this week's episode of Heads Up with Remko, Jean-Robert Bellande joins the show to talk about everything high stakes. 

Last week, Bellande appeared on the return of Poker After Dark alongside Tom Dwan, Andrew Robl, Lauren Roberts, Bill Klein, Aussie Matt, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari. We spoke with Bellande about his play on the shows, the stakes, and the crazy straddles. 

Bellande also opened up about some of the highest stakes he's ever seen, and the biggest pot he's ever played. Oh, and that big pot turned out to be for his entire net worth with aces versus kings with $3.2 million in the middle. 

Get caught up with the Poker After Dark action so far on PokerGO, as all the shows are available in the archive, or tune in live on Thursday, August 24th to watch Jason Koon give it another shot versus Igor Kurganov, Liv Boeree, Greg Mueller, Hollywood producer Randall Emmett and Eric Worre.

Use the promo code "se the promo code "remko" for $10 off the annual PokerGO subscription. 

Aug 22, 2017

Poker After Dark is back on PokerGO, and Brent, Will, and Remko are back for the 50th episode of the Poker Central Podcast! First off, a big thank you to all listeners for sticking with us! Secondly, let's get into this week's action.

On this podcast, the lineups of this week's Poker After Dark action are being discussed. The following players will participate in the action this week, which are all $25,000 winner-take-all Sit & Gos.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Mike Matusow Jason Koon Igor Kurganov
William Kassouf Scott Seiver Liv Boeree
Jean-Robert Bellande Brian Rast David Williams
David Williams Matt Berkey Bruce Buffer
Matt Berkey Nick Schulman Jason Koon
Nick Schulman Ben Lamb Randall Emmett

The guys also briefly look back on the insanity that took place last week, with the Aussie Matt vs Tom Dwan night of cash games capping off three days of blistering poker action.

Last but not least, we touch upon all the tournament that played out in Florida, with winning roles for podcast favorites Nick Schulman and Mike Leah. 

Tune into the Poker After Dark action on PokerGO at 5pm PT/8pm ET on all three nights, and use the promo code "remko" for $10 off the annual subscription. 

Aug 16, 2017

This week on the Poker Central Podcast it's time for all the Poker After Dark and Tom Dwan talk that you can handle! 

Poker After Dark had its glorious return on Monday night with a $200/$400 cash game that quickly got out of hand. Tom Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Bill Klein, Lauren Roberts and Jean-Robert Bellande all bought in for way more than the $100,000 minimum, culminating in the hand of the night between Esfandiari and Dwan. Dwan's aces held up in a $700,000 pot between him and Esfandiari, leaving fans and players gasping for air. 

On the second night of play, it was once again Dwan who dealt out the biggest blow. This time it was JRB who took the beating, running set over set into Dwan for a pot of $565,000. 

All in all, plenty of action to discuss on the podcast, and you can watch all the action and more exclusively on PokerGO.

All Poker After Dark episodes are available as archived episodes within 24 hours of the end of the broadcast, and you can use the promo code "remko" for $10 the annual subscription. Poker After Dark is live at 5pm PST/8pm ET on Wednesday August 17th, and then against on Tuesday August 22nd.

Aug 11, 2017

During the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event we spoke to one of poker's well-known poker coaches Jared Tendler, and he sat down with us to talk about the mental game of poker. 

Tendler started out as a mental coach for professional golfers, moving to poker after learning about the game and its intricacies through meeting Dusty Schmidt, an avid golfer and even more successful poker player.

Over the years Tendler has coached many poker players, most notably Jorryt van Hoof during this 2014 WSOP Main Event run that culminated in a third place finish. With Tendler we dive back into that experience, and how writing books about his experience have helped him become a better coach. 

Aug 9, 2017

Welcome to the glorious return of Will OC on the Poker Central Podcast, and together with Brent Hanks and your host Remko Rinkema, this week's show gets out of hand rather quickly. 

Among the more serious topics being discussed, with plenty of hot takes to go around, you can expect to hear about the following:

  • What's up with the Poker is Fun Tour?
  • Nipun Java continues blistering hot 2017 in Florida
  • Doug Polk's PokerStars deal
  • Sam Grafton's winning ways
  • Kenny Hallaert is the new Fedor Holz
  • Aussie Millions releases 2018 schedule

And we dive into some new PokerGO programming announcements and storylines that you might have not heard before!

  • Chris Moneymaker Pokerography released
  • Deep Issues interview series with Kevin Hart, Daniel Negreanu, Jackie Cruz and Antonio Esfandiari released
  • Phil Laak's used to be a repo man?
  • Poker After Dark Live gossip and lineup thoughts

If you're new to the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe to support the show! If you're new to PokerGO, please click this link to sign up. Use promo code 'remko' for $10 off the annual subscription. 

Aug 3, 2017

Scott Blumstein became a millionaire and household poker name overnight when he took down the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8,150,000, and today he's on Heads Up with Remko to talk all about his life-changing win. 

Blumstein talked about all the big hands at the final table that brought him fame and fortune, going over the big bluff versus Dan Ott, the massive pot against John Hesp and the easily forgotten big call he made against Jack Sinclair on the final table bubble. 

The youngster from New Jersey also touched upon how life changing this money and poker fame might be, but that in the end of the day he'll maintain to be a "professional liver". 

If you've missed any of Blumstein's big hands, go to PokerGO right now and relive every day of the Main Event up until the final table. The Main Event final table replays on PokerGO are available for customers in non-ESPN affiliated regions only. Blackouts apply. Subscribe to PokerGO using the promo code 'remko' for $10 off the annual subscription. Follow Scott on Twitter by clicking this link.

Aug 1, 2017

This week on the Poker Central Podcast: Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth discuss the return of Poker After Dark on PokerGO.

Negreanu and Hellmuth - two of the most colorful characters to appear on Poker After Dark - dive back into their memory bank about the old shows, but also look forward at what's to come. Poker After Dark returns on Monday, August 14, live on PokerGO.

Also on the show, Brent Hanks discusses the return of Brent Hanks on the Poker Central Podcast. After more than two months, Hanks makes his first appearance to talk about his excitement for Poker After Dark, his own World Series of Poker success and lack there of and sweating his good friend Bryan Piccioli in the Main Event. 

Piccioli's story is one that goes far beyond poker, as a tragic accident left his dead a quadriplegic last summer. The Buffalo News wrote a big feature story about his father and how he watched his son play, and you can read that piece right here

If you have not yet subscribed to PokerGO, you can do so by clicking the link and using the promo code "remko" for $10 off the annual subscription.  

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