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Mar 15, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema come at you with a whole bunch of stuff including the weekly Power Rankings, the Effing Five, recaps of all three WPT final tables and much more! 

  • 00:20 – Paying tribute to the sudden passing of Mickey Craft.
  • 03:20 – The Super High Roller Cash Game is back! Brent Hanks runs through the lineup and gets us hyped up.
  • 06:00 – New kid on the block Oscar Ng is getting a lot of attention from poker fans and players, Brent and Remko preview this new character who’ll be making his PokerGO Studio debut in this massive $200/$400 game.
  • 9:30 – The Week 10 Poker Central Power Rankings start with an apology to Stephen Chidwick from Brent Hanks.
  • 11:10 – Running through the Power Rankings from the top down, highlighted by David ‘ODB’ Baker and Frank ‘Chicken Wing’ Stepuchin jumping into the Top 3!
  • 17:00 – The Magic of Darren Elias.
  • 19:30 – Dan Bilzerian dealing out a burn to Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates! Relevancy? Stupid? Funny?
  • 21:45 – Much love for Timothy Adams, one of the most underrated players in the game right now.
  • 25:00 – Recapping three nights of World Poker Tour action on PokerGO, starting with the L.A. Poker Classic won by David ‘ODB’ Baker. Is ODB on his way to the Poker Hall of Fame?
  • 29:25 – A new legend emerged at the final table of the WPT Gardens Poker Championship: Frank ‘Chicken Wing’ Stepuchin!
  • 31:00 – Shannon Shorr: Is he the best player in the world without a major title?
  • 33:47 – Viny Lima wins the Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship.
  • 36:00 – Recapping the massive Triton Super High Roller Series where Jason Koon absolutely smashed people!
  • 39:00 – The all-time money list is changing faster than we can track of, who will be in the Top 10 by the end of the year?
  • 43:55 – The Effing Five! Here’s the new list, listen to find out the reasons why!
    • – The All-Time Money List Shuffle
    • Phil Galfond launches Run it Once Poker
    • Daniel Negreanu gives terminally ill poker fan an unforgettable experience
    • Dan Bilzerian drops the hammer on Jungleman on Twitter
    • GoFundMe campaign organized by Josh Arieh for Gavin Smith’s sons
  • 48:33 – Brent Hanks speculation! Ladies??!?!!
  • 51:32 – A big shout out to all our listeners!

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Mar 5, 2019

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this lengthy conversation with U.S. Poker Open champion and the current No. 5 on poker’s all-time money list, David Peters. After the interview, Brent and Remko dive into the Power Rankings as well as the Effing Five.

  • 1:00 – We are joined by David Peters on the Poker Central Podcast! Did he do any celebrating after taking the U.S. Poker Open down? Disco David, Dizzle, and some good party stories!
  • 5:25 – David Peters in college and seeing the world because of poker prior to the age of 21.
  • 9:30 – Work ethic, dedication and all the other things that are in the mix and related to the success of David Peters.
  • 13:30 – What was the turning point for David Peters, going from an average pro to a highly successful high roller?
  • 16:55 – Studying: How does David Peters do it? Why does he not join study groups, how is it possible that he does it all on his own?
  • 27:00 – The variety in opponents while playing on the high roller circuit and what makes that challenge so exciting?
  • 28:15 – Being backed, getting deep into makeup, and then getting out of it in 2013 and never looking back.
  • 36:40 – Winning big while having a small piece of your own action, swapping pieces, the ethics of it all and whether or not it has an effect on the play at the tables?
  • 40:00 – Trying to explain how the Poker Central Power Rankings work to David Peters, and Brent Hanks making the case for Dan Bilzerian.
  • 49:35 – David Peters: His style of play, his quiet demeanor and what the reason behind it all is?
  • 59:00 – Brent and Remko recap the conversation with David Peters and dive straight into the Poker Central Power Rankings with David Peters leading the way!
  • 1:05:35 – The Effing Five, Brent and Remko shake things up!

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Feb 28, 2019

Today, on this very special episode of the Poker Central Podcast we bring you the AT&T Sportsnet team of Brad May and Nick Gismondi who visited us at the PokerGO Studio. Daniel Negreanu also joined the show to talk some hockey and poker. 

  • 1:58 – The start of the conversation with the Vegas Golden Knights broadcast team Nick Gismondi and Brad May as well as Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu.
  • 4:06 – Daniel Negreanu on how the Golden Knights immediately became an integral part of the Las Vegas community.
  • 5:14 – Brad May and Nick Gismondi on the knowledge that Daniel Negreanu has on hockey, and how he called certain things that ended out coming true.
  • 9:00 – Hockey analytics versus analytics in other sports. Is hockey evolving as quickly as the other sports are?
  • 11:40 – Brad May and Nick Gismondi on why analytics aren’t the end all be all of the National Hockey League.
  • 13:50 – What does the Mark Stone trade tell us about the Vegas Golden Knights approach and how general manager George McPhee sees the future?
  • 19:20 – Brad May got schooled by Daniel Negreanu at the poker table! And the story of him qualifying for the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event and playing in the biggest event of the year.
  • 23:57 – Stories from Brad May on playing poker and other card games during his 19-year career in the NHL.
  • 26:40 – The best and favorite NHL players that Brad May played with and against.
  • 28:28 – Does Las Vegas have an added home advantage because of the entertainment available in the city?
  • 32:00 – The team atmosphere between Brad and Nick doing the AT&T Sportsnet broadcast.
  • 33:00 – Daniel Negreanu, Brad May, and Nick Gismondi share their Vegas Golden Knights rest of the season predictions and a Stanley Cup hot take.

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Feb 22, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema get you all caught up with all that went down at the U.S. Poker Open inside the PokerGO Studio. The guys recap all the events, speak to all the winner and give you an updated list of Power Rankings as well as some moves on the Effing Five. 

  • 2:55 – Recapping Event #3 of the U.S. Poker Open – Lauren Roberts wins the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em.
  • 6:21 – The interview with Lauren Roberts after she took down the first tournament of her career and became the first female winner of the High Roller of the Year event.
  • 11:30 – Recapping Event #4 of the U.S. Poker Open – Sean Winter wins the $10,000 Short Deck event on his fourth final table of the series.
  • 13:40 – The interview with Sean Winter after his win in the Short Deck event.
  • 17:25 – Recapping Event #5 of the U.S. Poker Open – Ali Imsirovic wins the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em.
  • 20:40 – The interview with Ali Imsirovic after taking down the $25k at the U.S. Poker Open.
  • 22:57 – Recapping Event #6 of the U.S. Poker Open – Stephen Chidwick wins the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha.
  • 25:41 – The interview with Stephen Chidwick after winning the $25k PLO.
  • 29:39 – Recapping Event #6 of the U.S. Poker Open – Bryn Kenney wins the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em.
  • 32:00 – Recapping Event #7 of the U.S. Poker Open – Nick Schulman wins the $25,000 Mixed Game event.
  • 36:11 – The interview with Nick Schulman after winning the Mixed Game Championship, his first outright mixed game win and his first win as a father.
  • 41:00 – Going over the U.S. Poker Open Championship standings with Stephen Chidwick in the lead and both Sean Winter and Nick Schulman in strong contention.
  • 45:27 – The Effing Five! Brent and Remko spice things up and make some changes on the list.
  • 48:59 – The Week 7 Poker Central Power Rankings featuring Maria Ho who’s not happy she is not in the Top 10! Dan Bilzerian stays in the Top 10, and we have our first unanimous Top 2.

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Feb 17, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema sit down to get you caught up on all the latest of the U.S. Poker Open as Stephen Chidwick is once again putting on a show. Sean Winter is also in strong contention along with Jordan Cristos, winner of the PLO tournament.

The guys also revisit the Effing Five and things get heated while reviewing the highly controversial Week 6 Power Rankings that features a very odd name! 

  • 2:25 – Recapping Event #1 - $10,000 No Limit Hold’em- of the 2019 U.S. Poker Open – won by Stephen Chidwick.
  • 6:45 – The interview with Event #1 winner Stephen Chidwick.
  • 12:22 – Recapping Event #2 - $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha won by Jordan Cristos.
  • 15:50 – The interview with Event #2 winner Jordan Cristos.
  • 21:35 – Salivating over the Event #3 final table lineup that features Stephen Chidwick and Sean Winter who went heads up in Event #1.
  • 27:00 – Short Deck! Today Event #4 gets underway, what can we expect?
  • 28:10 – The Effing Five! What are Remko and Brent up to this week? Will they make some big moves?
  • 31:50 – The Week 6 Poker Central Power Rankings! Stephen Chidwick takes the No.1 spot.
  • 34:00 – Dan Bilzerian! How did he make his way into the top of the Power Rankings?
  • 37:00 – The rest of the rankings! Teddy Monroe! Lazaro Hernandez! 

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Feb 11, 2019

Listen to Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema as they have made their picks in a U.S. Poker Open Fantasy Draft, they preview the action in all 10 events, and they let you know how to follow all the action from the PokerGO Studio.

  • 0:56 – Brent and Remko go over their 2019 U.S. Poker Open Fantasy Draft lineups. Check out their teams right here!
  • 3:11 – Previewing the U.S. Poker Open schedule and content for both players and fans who are ready to watch all the action on PokerGO.
  • 6:00 – The High Roller of the Year for 2019 kicks off with the U.S. Poker Open!
  • 7:47 – Brent’s excitement for the U.S. Poker Open, which players do we look forward to seeing in action and what will the numbers be like?
  • 10:00 – The effect the $100,000 added for the overall U.S. Poker Open Championship.
  • 12:35 – Running through the U.S. Poker Open Fantasy Draft lineups and picking our favorite players from each team.
  • 15:45 – All the ways to follow U.S. Poker Open through Poker Central and PokerGO.

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Feb 8, 2019

This week on the Poker Central Podcast we discuss everything that’s exciting in the world of poker. Brent and Remko roll through the new Poker Central Power Rankings, the Effing Five sees two major changes and they tackle the latest news on Phil Galfond’s Run it Once Poker launch, Bryn Kenney’s Aussie Millions win, Phil Ivey’s legal troubles and the glorious Mike Gorodinsky mustache on Dolly’s Game.

  • 0:54 – This week on the Poker Central Podcast
  • 1:25 – The Week 5 Poker Central Power Rankings where Chino Rheem loses his No. 1 spot!
  • 4:23 – Bryn Kenney or Phil Galfond, who deserves to be the No. 1 this week?
  • 5:24 – Remko is annoyed over Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu being ranked high this week.
  • 8:30 – Rounding out the Top 10, as Toby Lewis, Rainer Kempe, Kitty Kuo, and Doyle Brunson remains on the list.
  • 12:55 – Bryn Kenney wins the Aussie Millions Main Event!
  • 17:40 – Phil Ivey gets even deeper into trouble! His Nevada assets, allegedly worth $100,000,000, are now up for grabs in the Borgata edge sorting lawsuit.
  • 24:54 – Previewing the U.S. Poker Open!
  • 30:45 – Recapping the Dolly’s Game action featuring Eli Elezra, youngster Dan Zack and the thick mustache of Mike Gorodinsky.
  • 36:33 – An interview with Mike Gorodinsky about his mustache and his friendly banter with Doyle Brunson!
  • 44:22 – Remko and Brent almost get kicked out of the conference room and dive straight into the Effing Five!
  • The New Effing Five!
    • Phil Galfond launches Run it Once Poker
    • All the recent Poker Twitter drama!
    • Negreanu gives a terminally ill poker fan experience to never forget.
    • Steve Albini Stories from the Felt featured on Rolling Stone and Pitchfork
    • Josh Arieh’s GO Fund Me account for Gavin Smith’s sons ($72K raised)

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Jan 25, 2019

This week on the Poker Central Podcast, Brent and Remko debut their own Poker Rankings lead by non-other than the man of the year so far, Chino Rheem! Also on the show, Brent tells a crazy Gavin Smith story, we look back on Poker After Dark’s The Escalator, look ahead at the upcoming WPT action on PokerGO and the latest changes to The Effing Five.

  • 1:10 – This week on the show!
  • 2:58 – Brent Hanks tells a crazy Gavin Smith story about getting a slice of pizza slapped onto his head.
  • 8:15 – Looking back on $25,000 The Escalator on Poker After Dark with Matt Berkey, Sean Winter, Chris Hunichen, Justin Young, Anthony Alberto, and Ralph Wong.
  • 16:19 – The Aussie Millions is underway, here’s all you need to know!
  • 19:20 – The Department of Justice is messing with online gaming again, is it time to panic?
  • 22:55 – The Effing Five! Brent and Remko submit their changes to the list.
  • 28:29 – Social Media is on fire lately! Brent gets us caught up on all the drama.
  • 31:35 – The outstanding loans Brent Hanks will never see repaid, who’s fault is it?
  • 34:50 – The first ever Poker Central Power Rankings!
  • 43:55 – What to look forward to next week!

The January 25 Effing Five: 

  1. Chino Rheem – Fifth million dollar score by winning the PCA
  2. Good Boy Joe Ingram hustles his way into a Platinum Pass worth $30k for the ultimate poker fan Jeremy Hilsercop.
  3. Platinum Pass winner Ramon Colillas wins the PSPC for $5.1 million
  4. The best fold of the year? Thi Nguyen folds AQ vs the AA of Athanasios Polychronopoulos on a board that showed AQQ.
  5. Josh Arieh’s GoFundMe raised more than $72K for Gavin Smith’s boys

The Week 3 Poker Central Power Rankings Top 10:

1          Chino Rheem
2          Daniel Negreanu
3          Stephen Chidwick
4          Phil Hellmuth
5          Kitty Kuo
6          Matt Berkey
7          Justin Bonomo
8          Doyle Brunson
9          Rainer Kempe
10        Alex Foxen

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Jan 17, 2019

Brent and Remko think back of the epic poker career and life of Gavin Smith, they talk through Steve Albini’s Stories from the Felt episode that made it into Rolling Stone, and recap all things from the Bahamas.

  • Starting the show with the sad news of the unexpected passing of Gavin Smith. Intro clip courtesy of Poker Road's The Poker Mind with Amanda Leatherman. Full clip here.
  • 01:26 – Brent Hanks shares Gavin Smith stories.
  • 05:12 – Going through the accomplishments of Gavin Smith and his character
  • 07:49 – Stories from the Felt Season 2: Now on PokerGO highlighted by Steve Albini’s episode that was featured on Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and VICE.
  • 11:00 – Remko’s excitement for The Mirage episode of Stories from the Felt.
  • 14:50 – Norm & Lon on Stories from the Felt, Bonologic and much more!
  • 20:15 – Recapping the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship that was won by Platinum Pass winner Ramon Colillas.
  • 22:45 – Brent Hanks eating his words on there being “no fucking chance” a Platinum Pass winner to make the final table.
  • 25:30 – Other notables that made deep runs including Farrid Jattin, Talal Shakerchi, Kristen Bicknell and Dan O’Brien.
  • 30:40 – Brent gushes over Chino Rheem’s PCA Main Event win.
  • 32:49 – Remko takes issue with Brent comparing Chino Rheem to Stu Ungar. It gets heated!
  • 39:30 – The PCA Main Event recap: Daniel Strelitz finishes second.
  • 42:00 – The legend: Scott Wellenbach, who will give the entire $670,240 cash from the PCA Main Event to charity.
  • 43:50 – Sam Greenwood wins the PCA Super High Roller for $1.7 million by beating Henrik Hecklen heads up.
  • 46:00 – Recapping the other high roller events at the PCA with plenty of dollars for Justin Bonomo, Stephen Chidwick, Michael Dyer, Timothy Adams, David Peters and Sean Winter.
  • 50:25 – The F*cking Five! Brent goes over the current Top 5.
  • 51:45 – The nominations for The F*cking Five list!
  • 56:25 – Brent Hanks selects a new moment for the F*cking Five followed by Remko’s selection.
  • 59:40 – What to look forward to? The USPO, Poker After Dark, and how to join the show with your suggestions for the F*cking Five!

The January 17 F*cking Five:

  1. The best fold of the year? Thi Nguyen folds AQ vs the AA of Athanasios Polychronopoulos on a board that showed AQQ.
  2. Good Boy Joe Ingram hustles his way into a Platinum Pass worth $30k for the ultimate poker fan Jeremy Hilsercop.
  3. Platinum Pass winner Ramon Colillas wins the PCPC for $5.1 million
  4. Chino Rheem – Fifth million dollar score by winning the PCA
  5. PokerStars giving away 300 Platinum passes and adding $1 million to first place. 

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Jan 9, 2019

Brent and Remko dive into the debut of Dolly’s Game with special guest Doyle Brunson! The guys also run through the headlines of the $25,000 PokerStars No Limit Hold’em Players Championship in the Bahamas and a new segment makes its debut: The F*cking Five, an ongoing weekly ranking of the best poker moments from 2019.

  • 2:00 – Today's topics on the podcast.
  • 3:25 – Dolly’s Game made its debut on PokerGO with a $400/$800 2-7 No Limit Single Draw game, Brent Hanks shares all the juiciest details and behind the scenes info.
  • 5:30 – The interview with Doyle Brunson about Dolly’s Game, the stakes he wants to play, the games, and the players he wants to invite into the PokerGO Studio.
  • 17:59 – Recapping the Dolly’s Game action and looking forward at the mixed games that will be featured in the future.
  • 21:40 – The PokerStars No Limit Hold’em Players Championship!
  • 24:00 – The unfortunate elimination of our very own Sam Simmons just short of the money.
  • 26:00 – Recapping the action so far as the biggest $25,000 tournament in history is deep into the money.
  • 28:00 – Brent Hanks shares a hilarious story about smoking weed in the Bahamas.
  • 31:07 – The Platinum Pass winners, how did they do??
  • 34:30 – The biggest fold of the year! Thi Nguyen folds the third nuts versus the absolute nuts of Athanasios Polychronopoulos!
  • 37:50 – PokerStars and the UFC have made a deal, how does Brent feel about this?
  • 42:15 – Drama Alert! Mike McDonald vs Farid Jattin.
  • 45:35 – NEW ON THE SHOW: The F*cking Five! Brent and Remko keep a running tally on the Top 5 poker moments from 2019, replacing two moments on the list every single week.

The F*cking Five – January 9th Edition

  1. The best fold of the year? Thi Nguyen folds AQ vs the AA of Athanasios Polychronopoulos on a board that showed AQQ.
  2. Good Boy Joe Ingram hustles his way into a Platinum Pass worth $30k for the ultimate poker fan Jeremy Hilsercop.
  3. Daniel Negreanu and Amanda Leatherman’s romance rekindled leading to their engagement on December 31st.
  4. Justin Bonomo’s 2018 – and taking No. 1 all-time
  5. PokerStars giving away 300 Platinum passes and adding $1 million to first place.

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Jan 4, 2019

The Poker Central Podcast is back! Get the full story of Daniel Negreanu's proposal to Amanda Leatherman as Brent Hanks was on the scene. Also, Brent receives the Dolly's Game lineup, which will be shared towards the end of the show.

  • 2:00 – Brent Hanks story time: An epic Golden Knights game, drunk poker playing, and getting home at 8am in the morning.
  • 10:25 – Brent Hanks story time part 2: Daniel Negreanu proposes to Amanda Leatherman, and Brent has front row seats.
  • 20:13 – Recapping Super High Roller Bowl V and the domination of Isaac Haxton.
  • 27:20 – Previewing the PCA and the craziness surrounding the Platinum Pass bonanza: Joe Ingram plays it smart!
  • 46:06 – 2019 hot takes and predictions!
  • 53:50 – Breaking news! Brent Hanks comes in hot with the lineup for next week’s game first session of Dolly’s Game.

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