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Dec 28, 2017

"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. 

Among the things keeping Hachem busy, as mentioned on the podcast, are a couple of very successful restaurants in the Melbourne area. Please check out Mama Manoush, Lorca and Kaikey's Lane

Timestamps:

  • 4:50 - The start of the interview with Joe Hachem, his current daily routines, family life and running restaurants.
  • 11:57 - Raising kids as the WSOP Main Event champion, being in casinos almost 24/7.
  • 16:38 - Joe's life before winning the Main Event, arriving in Australia as an immigrant and building up his career.
  • 21:20 - Turning a $30,000 bankroll into a WSOP Main Event title and millions of dollars on his first trip to Las Vegas.
  • 29:13 - Pass the sugar!! And the story of the Australia flag at the Main Event final table.
  • 35:02 - How Joe's life changed forever with the turn of a card, newfound fame, and lifestyle. 
  • 43:08 - Joe's competitive spirit and motivations throughout his poker career.
  • 48:35 - Reflecting and looking at Joe's own poker game, and talking about the current day pros.
  • 55:50 - Joe's love for poker, the rush of going deep in a big event, and playing mixed games and PLO.
  • 59:40 - The ambassadorship that the honor of Main Event champions brings with it, and the state of the game.
  • 1:06:15 - Joe's current poker play, and the lack of action in Australia. 

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Dec 20, 2017

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!"

  • 2:47 - The best storylines in poker of 2017!
  • 9:17 - John Hesp controversy!
  • 13:25 - This week on PokerGO: Holidays with Hellmuth
  • 26:25 - Brent Hanks shares literally nothing of note on the US Poker Open! Or does he?
  • 28:10 - Brent Hanks emergency!
  • 29:30 - Jason Wheeler's verbal aggression during the PokerStars Championship in Prague.
  • 36:36 - Discussing the big PokerStars announcement, and how big will this $25,000 event with 300 seats added really be in 2019? 
  • 51:41 - Remko and Will share their fantasy football agony and retire for good. (Until next season)
  • 57:33 - A Poker Central fantasy poker league? Holiday shout outs and lots of love for the fans!

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Dec 15, 2017

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.

  • 3:30 - The start of the conversation with Nick Petrangelo, who talks about being on a little break after Macau and WSOP-E, his poker calendar and financial pressure per event.
  • 10:20 - Swapping and selling action in high roller events and how money gets moved around in poker.
  • 18:00 - The frequency of super high stakes events and their impact on the poker economy.
  • 26:15 - The Big One for One Drop in 2018, to which Nick has already made his deposit, and Leon Tsoukernik's reputation.
  • 37:24 - Looking back on the first ever Big One for One Drop in 2012 and the status of Nick's career during that time.
  • 41:20 - The rise to the top and the 2015 breakout year.
  • 46:15 - How Black Friday helped launch Nick's career in high stakes poker.
  • 49:50 - Being known as the best tournament player in the world.
  • 55:15 - A fun hypothetical: How long does it take to lose your profit margin in high roller events if you stop working on your game?
  • 1:04:10 - Consistency over the last three years and longevity in poker.

 

Dec 13, 2017

After two quiet weeks, the Poker Central Podcast is back in action with some attention paid to the following storylines:

  • 3:33 - 2018 World Series of Poker schedule announcement and lots of hot takes and deep dives into what's on tap for the upcoming summer.
  • 23:25 - Looking back on "Leave it to Seiver", "Moon Magic," and the ongoing "Games of our Lives," Poker After Dark shows of recent weeks! 
  • 31:00 - World Poker Tour Five Diamond recap, Bellagio registration problems and the crazy winner story!
  • 37:40 - New on PokerGO: Stories from the Felt: A unique behind the scenes look into some of your favorite and most interesting storylines in the game.
  • 44:01 - Quick news items including: The PokerStars Championship in Prague, Brent's anger towards Ray Bitar and Will's epic Fantasy Football victory over Matt Berkey. 

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Nov 30, 2017

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.

  • 3:16 - Start of the interview with Sam, what he's up to right now and how his love for the game got rejuvenated.
  • 9:06 - Returning to the game after a long break, how it affected his game and confidence.
  • 11:17 - The best and worst day of his life during 2014 Big One for One Drop.
  • 14:57 - Did Sam think he had left the game behind for good in 2014?
  • 16:54 - Sam's youth, passion for soccer and missing out on a pro career with Sheffield United.
  • 20:08 - Life decisions, or indecisions and how he became a gas fitter.
  • 23:06 - Discovering the game of poker, pub games and the craving for material things.
  • 25:40 - The first big win, thousands felt like millions, spending big and hitting rock bottom by losing it all.
  • 31:43 - Rebounding from losing it all, moving to Cape Town to teach poker and finding a staking deal for the 2010 World Series of Poker.
  • 37:50 - Turning a small staking deal into playing the $250k and $100k at the Aussie Millions just months later and taking over the poker world.
  • 45:26 - Nosebleed cash games in Australia and Macau, and getting into the biggest cash games with Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey.
  • 50:33 - The 2012 Big One for One Drop.
  • 57:22 - Winning $10 Million dollars, the deal, the profit and how it all changed last minute.
  • 1:00:18 - The life-changing impact the Big One for One Drop had on Sam's life. (And a story on The Hangover-esque scenes the night after the final table.)
  • 1:08:48 - Partying with Phil Ivey.
  • 1:15:30 - Buying a house for his sister, gifting himself a Ferrari and wasting money on a diamond-encrusted watch.
Nov 21, 2017

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. 

 

Nov 17, 2017

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.

  • 3:04 - Start of the interview
  • 5:40 - How does Steffen's family follow along and view his life in poker?
  • 8:05 - How does the general public in Germany feel about poker, and do they know their fellow countrymen are crushing the game?
  • 14:00 - Career longevity and the life of a live pro.
  • 16:20 - Transitioning from online to live pro
  • 19:04 - Bankroll management, losing big and selling pieces for high roller tournaments
  • 25:30 - The best value high roller events of 2017, deciding on your ROI and markup and the impact of Bitcoin on the high roller scene
  • 36:25 - How many players worldwide would be +ev in the Super High Roller Bowl?
  • 41:05 - Steffen's views on Negreanu, Juanda, and Seidel
  • 47:00 - The Purple Jacket, the Poker Masters and the 2018 Big One for One Drop
  • 55:45 - The first generation of German poker superstars: Reinkemeier, Quoss and Gruissem.
  • 1:01:50 - The atmosphere in high roller events, and the problem with excessive tanking
  • 1:09:30 - Live tells in the game, and adjusting to being a live pro
  • 1:14:25 - Steffen weighs in on the Dominik Nitsche vs Bryn Kenney discussion on GTO vs exploitative play
  • 1:20:27 - Are recreational players getting scared to play big buy-in events because the pros are getting too good?
  • 1:23:30 - It's easier to become a top pro now than it was a few years ago.

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Nov 14, 2017

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:

  • 1:12 - The second take of the intro.
  • 5:00 - This week on the Poker Central Podcast.
  • 5:58 - Will O'Connor's 2017 POY chase, and his massive upswing.
  • 9:10 - The start of the actual podcast! Leon Tsoukernik vs Aussie Matt.
  • 20:45 - Brent and Remko talk about getting kicked out of Las Vegas casinos. (But they didn't sue)
  • 26:08 - Maria Ho final table run in the WSOP-E Main Event, its unknown winner and will the WSOP Main Event ever be a re-entry?
  • 40:00 - Sammy Farha!! Is he back? Is he coming to Poker After Dark? 
  • 44:08 - Getting nostalgic, watching throwback Poker After Dark shows with Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius and Ilari 'ziigmund' Sahamies.
  • 46:10 - Deep Issues hits PokerGO with Fedor Holz, Liv Boeree, Mori 
  • 47:40 - WPT Montreal - live on PokerGO this Thursday - predictions and much love for David Peters, Justin Liberto and Curt Kohlberg.
  • 52:44 - Next week's Poker After Dark rumors! 

If you want to interact with the show, drop us a line on podcast@pokercentral.com or find us on Twitter. Try out PokerGO for free for seven days right now and watch the WPT Montreal final table, as well as the upcoming Poker After Dark live shows on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 of November. 

Nov 7, 2017

This week on the Poker Central Podcast: 

  • Brent Hanks is absent for a very good reason: This past Friday his wife Liz gave birth to their second son!
  • Will O'Connor takes on daddy duties, giving him many insights on his own personal life. 
  • The Big One for One Drop returns to Las Vegas with a $1,000,000 buy-in.
  • Dominik Nitsche wins the High Roller for One Drop, adding a staggering $4 million to his bankroll.
  • Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson wins the World Series of Poker Player of the Year race.
  • Niall Farrell became the latest entrant into poker's Triple Crown club, and the guys discuss whether it's time some new rules of entry to this club.

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Nov 2, 2017

On this episode of Heads Up with Remko: Everything you want to know about Chris Moneymaker. 

  • 2:12 - New cultures, new adventures and continuing to meet fans all over the world.
  • 5:25 - Poker player or poker ambassador?
  • 6:55 - The status of Chris' poker game.
  • 10:16 - Rewatching the 2003 WSOP Main Event
  • 12:43 - The perception of poker before playing in the 2003 Main Event.
  • 15:00 - The days before the 2003 Main Event started.
  • 17:00 - The pitfalls of sports betting and problem gambling.
  • 25:12 - Going back to work in the restaurant business after winning the 2003 WSOP Main Event, and talking on the phone with Isai Scheinberg.
  • 28:29 - Asking for 5% of PokerStars back when it had 12 employees
  • 31:45 - The most difficult choice Chris ever made and being broke again in 2004.
  • 35:31 - The lack of results in poker tournaments after winning the WSOP Main Event.
  • 40:15 - Playing in celebrity poker games with Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, and winning the biggest pot of his life off Ben Affleck.
  • 45:23 - A drunk heads-up battle versus Binions casino owner Nick Behnen in 2004, and how nine dealers got fired in one night.
  • 50:50 - Black Friday and the unclear future of online poker in the USA.
  • 53:20 - The state of the game and the changes at PokerStars.
  • 1:00:30 - Getting online poker back in the USA.
  • 1:09:15 - The meaning of the WSOP Main Event now. 

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Oct 31, 2017

This week on the Poker Central Podcast:

  • Brent Hanks wins big in the ARIA High Roller Series on PokerGO
  • Scott Seiver and Tom Marchese actually win the ARIA High Roller Series events
  • All things poker in Macau: John Juanda is the best ever
  • Adrian Mateos has arrived as a poker superstar. Who is Carlos Mortensen anyway?
  • WSOP Europe hands out bracelets like candy, but is it the exciting sweet candy or those sour ones you don't want?
  • Will O'Connor is moving to Pennsylvania for online poker, or is he?
  • Crockfords Casino pulls off the biggest freeroll of all time, beating Phil Ivey in court over $10.1 million he won playing Baccarat with rules the casino allowed.
  • Is this the end of Phil Ivey as a poker player? 
Oct 26, 2017

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. 

  • 5:15 – Interview start with Martin Kampmann
  • 6:45 – The life of a retired UFC fighter
  • 9:45 – Concussions leading to UFC retirement
  • 13:13 – Sparring with Forrest Griffin, Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort.
  • 15:59 – Not maximizing his potential and training habits
  • 18:39 – MMA workout tips: Quality over quantity
  • 24:45 – UFC 2017 Preview: The return of GSP and Dillashaw vs Garbrandt
  • 30:45 – McGregor vs Mayweather
  • 34:40 – Martin’s favorite fights
  • 42:20 – How to get rich in the UFC. Or not?
  • 45:35 – Starting a career post-UFC
  • 47:48 – Discovering the game of poker and winning Run it Up Reno
  • 52:42 – The adrenaline of poker and playing the WSOP Main Event

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Oct 24, 2017

Here's a rundown of the topics on this week's podcast:

  • 3:10 - Did "Perks of the Trade" live up to the hype? Brent Hanks shares his thoughts. 
  • 8:50 - Will O'Connor dives into his Poker After Dark Power Rankings, and his love for newcomer Aaron Zang.
  • 14:33 - The ARIA High Rollers are coming to PokerGO this weekend, the guys get you caught up with all you need to know!
  • 19:24 - The poker action is popping off in Macau, and we find out that Brent Hanks is barely able to leave the USA, but that he also never would.
  • 21:15 - Macau food vs Las Vegas food
  • 23:20 - How special is Bryn Kenney's 2017? He adds another $400k in Macau.
  • 26:50 - Is Dietrich Fast the new favorite German of Brent Hanks, and why did he borrow cigarettes from Steve O'Dwyer?
  • 35:30 - What's your poker Dream Table? The guys give their thoughts, and are looking for yours!
  • 44:22 - Charlie Carrel joined the Heads Up with Remko Podcast last week and opened up about experimenting with drugs. This week Brent Hanks thinks that Adderall is the same thing as Speed.
  • 52:12 - Daniel Negreanu calls out Phil Hellmuth for ducking out of a game that features the two big guns versus four German pros. According to Brent, Hellmuth is letting America down!

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Oct 20, 2017

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. 

Oct 17, 2017

On this week's episode of the Poker Central Podcast featuring Daniel Negreanu and Joey Ingram:

  • 3:00 Looking back at the debut of the hybrid format on Poker After Dark during "High Stakes Hybrid" week. 
  • 12:28 An in-depth look at the "Perks of the Trade" lineup, this week on Poker After Dark. 
  • 27:28 Do we lean towards Dominik Nitsche' GTO approach, or is there more merit to Bryn Kenney's experience and confidence? The guys give their takes on it.
  • 32:32 Joey Ingram joins the show to discuss his prop bet in which he has one year to learn Mandarin, risking $7,500 to win $45,000.
  • 43:11 Daniel Negreanu joins the show to talk about the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the impact the team has had in the city after the tragic events from earlier this month, the promise of the team and its roster, and some early Stanley Cup talk. 

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Oct 12, 2017

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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Oct 9, 2017

This week on the Poker Central Podcast the guys ask themselves three big questions:

  • Was Pot Limit Omaha on Poker After Dark a success?
  • What's up with this new "Hybrid" format that's on Poker After Dark this week?
  • Is Bryn Kenney the best poker player in the world?

So, while you mull over your own answers to those questions, let us remind you of the following:

If you want to get in touch with the podcast, please do so by e-mailing us on podcast@pokercentral.com for all your burning questions, hot takes, and other remarks. If you see this text and haven't subscribed to the podcast, please do so by searching for "poker central" in your podcasting feed.

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Oct 5, 2017

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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Sep 28, 2017

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. 

Rewatch all Poker Masters final tables right now on PokerGO, and use the promo code REMKO for $10 off your annual subscription. Send your questions and remarks for the podcast to podcast@pokercentral.com.

Sep 26, 2017

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 podcast@pokercentral.com.

  • What was the moment of the week?
  • How was the Poker Masters received by the players?
  • What can be changed and improved for next year?
  • Is Steffen Sontheimer on the 'Fedor Holz level' of poker stardom?
  • Is German domination in the high rollers good for poker?
  • Where are the young American pros?

(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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Sep 16, 2017

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. 

Subscribe now to PokerGO using the promo code REMKO to get $10 off your annual subscription, and don't miss a single minute of the Poker Masters action. 

Sep 15, 2017

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. 

Follow all the Poker Masters coverage live on PokerGO, as final tables kick off daily at 12:30pm PT/3:30pm ET. The full broadcast schedule can be found here. Sign up now for PokerGO and get $10 off the annual subscription using the promo code REMKO.

Sep 6, 2017

Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates is the featured name on this week's Poker After Dark shows, which are live and exclusively available on PokerGO.

The shows start at 5pm PT/8pm ET, but don't worry if you can't make it! Within 24 hours of the show finishing, full replays and recaps will be available on PokerGO. Sign up for PokerGO using the promo code 'remko' for $10 off the annual subscription. 

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!

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.

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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. 

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