The US Poker Open is set to start on Thursday, with live action on PokerGO commencing on Friday afternoon. This week the podcast previews the action, and much more!
- 4:30 – NBC Sports and Poker Central expand and extend broadcasting partnership, as the Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters and US Poker Open will now be broadcasted through 2020 on this marquee US sports channel. What does this mean for the exposure poker gets, and what does it say about the appetite in the USA for the game?
- 11:15 – Comparing poker broadcasts from the era during which the game first got mainstream attention versus the current-day offerings of live and on-demand poker action.
- 17:00 – Previewing the US Poker Open! What numbers will the events get? Who’s doing commentary? What about the mixed games?
- 21:34 – Daniel Negreanu offered a must-win $50,000 bet to all takers for the US Poker Open, but he upped the ante for Phil Hellmuth, offering him up to $250,000 of money to be bet on himself for the win. Which bets will go down? Find out in this segment.
- 25:33 – The US Poker Open fantasy draft! Brent, Will and Remko pick their five-player teams from players they think are likely to put in a big grind in Las Vegas. Join in on the fun by letting us know which players you think are going to crush! Send your team to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 34:14 – Finally! Recapping the PokerStars Carribean Adventure during which Cary Katz, Bryn Kenney, Adrian Mateos (Are you even a real person?), Maria Lampropoulos, Steve O’Dwyer, Jason Koon and Chris Kruk made headlines in the big events.
- 58:08 – The Aussie Millions hosts its biggest Main Event ever, and what does that tell us about the WSOP Main Event?
- 1:02:10 – More on the “value of team pros” for online poker sites, PokerStars letting go of ElkY and partypoker signing Philipp Gruissem.
- 1:08:50 – It’s all nonsense from here on out!
Join the guys in their fantasy draft - with an autographed hat by all US Poker Open champions for the winner, by selecting your five-player team. Pick one player from each of the rounds the guys drafted in, and send your team to email@example.com before 3pm PT/6pm ET or midnight CET on Thursday.
Pick one player from each of the following five rounds of the draft.
Round 1: Bryn Kenney, Stephen Chidwick, Daniel Negreanu
Round 2: Phil Hellmuth, Brian Rast, Nick Schulman
Round 3: Justin Bonomo, Adrian Mateos, Isaac Haxton
Round 4: David Peters, Jason Koon, Tom Marchese
Round 5: Rainer Kempe, Benjamin Pollak, Cary Katz