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Poker Central Podcast

The Poker Central Podcast, hosted by Remko Rinkema and Brent Hanks, includes the hottest storylines in the game of poker as well as the latest gossip, drama, excitement, winners, and losers. Every week, a high-profile guest from the world of poker joins the hosts to talk about some of the craziest and funniest stories of their career while also giving their input on everything trending across the poker world. This show is also available as a video on PokerGO.
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Mar 29, 2019

For the first time in quite some time we have two guests on the Poker Central Podcast! During Femme Fatale II Week on Poker After Dark, Farah Galfond and Denise Pratt were kind enough to join us to some great conversation!

Brent and Remko also dive into big wins by Marty Mathis, Sandeep Pulusani, and Ben Palmer as well as an updated Power Ranking and two new moments in the Effing Five.

  • 04:02 - Femme Fatale week recap: Kym Lim surges, Kitty Kuo vs. Denise Pratt confrontation?
  • 10:13 - Guest: Denise Pratt talks about the video that made her famous, her talkative ways and how she’ll never back down from anyone!
  • 34:52 - Guest: Farah Galfond talks about her rise through the ranks, motherhood as a poker pro and learning from her husband Phil.
  • 54:48 - Previewing the Global Poker Awards on PokerGO, hosted by Ali Nejad & Drea Renee on April 5th at 8:00 pm ET.
  • 59:09 - Breakout win! Marty Mathis wins $873k in Rio De Janeiro, Matas Cimbolas continues impressive year with third place after getting second at L.A. Poker Classic.
  • 1:02:00 - WPT Venetian – Ben Palmer gets the bigget win of his career for $431,000 after beating Tony Gargano heads up.
  • 1:04:34 - Bay 101 Shooting Star – While no longer a WPT this event had a stacked final table with Sandeep Pulusani getting the win for $354k, Ryan Tosoc, Dan Shak, Loni Harwood, and John Andress fall just short of the win.
  • 1:07:39 - Power Rankings: The women dominate during Femme Fatale II Week, Farah Galfond becomes the first woman at the top while nine new names enter the Top 10 this week including the degen of the hour, Ben Lamb.
  • 1:16:07 - The Effing Five gets two new moments added!
    1. The All-Time Money List Shuffle
    2. Ben Lamb, Jonathan Depa, John Cynn gambling marathon in Uruguay!
    3. Daniel Negreanu gives terminally ill poker fan an unforgettable experience
    4. Marty Mathis – breakout win after a decade in the game for $873k in Rio de Janeiro
    5. GoFundMe campaign organized by Josh Arieh for Gavin Smith’s sons

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Mar 22, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema get you caught up with all the latest gossip, news and excitement that’s going on in the world of poker. On this episode, they recap the Super High Roller Cash Game, preview Poker After Dark Femme Fatale II, look at the Global Poker Awards nominees and go through the Week 11 Power Rankings and an updated version of the Effing Five! 

  • 00:25 – Brent Hanks kicks things off with a rant about how much he loves March Madness.
  • 02:38 – Recapping two nights of Super High Roller Cash Game action highlighted by the volatile play of Oscar Ng, Matt Berkey, Daniel Negreanu and Justin Young.
  • 07:20 – Daniel Negreanu’s winning session as well as speculation on whether he’ll play a full schedule during the World Series of Poker.
  • 12:23 – Previewing the action and lineup as Femme Fatale returns to Poker After Dark next week featuring Maria Ho, Farah Galfond, Marle Cordeiro, Kitty Kuo, Denise Pratt and many more!
  • 16:20 – What if Phil Ivey hated casinos and only played poker? Brent and Remko speculate on how Ivey’s legacy would’ve changed if he had always focused on playing poker over his gambling exploits.
  • 21:02 – Running through the Global Poker Awards that will be live on PokerGO at April 5th from the PokerGO Studio, and this very podcast is nominated!
  • 38:35 – The Week 11 Poker Central Power Rankings are topped by Matt Berkey, Daniel Negreanu and Oscar Ng!
  • 47:30 – The Effing Five! Here’s the updated list of favorite 2019 poker moments as picked by Brent and Remko.
    1. The All-Time Money List Shuffle
    2. Matt Berkey books back-to-back-to-back televised cash game wins.
    3. Daniel Negreanu gives terminally ill poker fan an unforgettable experience
    4. The Oscar Ng experience, putting on a show with creative play on the Super High Roller Cash Game.
    5. GoFundMe campaign organized by Josh Arieh for Gavin Smith’s sons 

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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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