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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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Dec 28, 2018

A few weeks ago, Dylan Linde took down the massive World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic for $1.6 million. This win eclipsed Linde’s biggest score ever by a huge margin and he joins the podcast to talk about the long road he traveled to finally get what he wanted so-so badly.

  • 3:49 – The start of the conversation with Dylan Linde, winner of the World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic for $1.6 million. Has it sunk in yet?
  • 6:20 – Firing five bullets worth $10,000 a piece versus playing the $50,000 Poker Players Championship once. Will we see Dylan in the $50k in 2019?
  • 8:47 – Selling action for tournaments, how to pick and choose which high stakes cash games to play, and what was the pressure like going deep in the WPT Five Diamond?
  • 11:46 – What changed for Dylan that he closed out this event versus his long list of close calls in the past, and an in-depth walk through the biggest bluff of his life, heads up for the title.
  • 18:00 – Dylan Linde’s poker dream coming true, and the long journey he traveled to finally get there that included some very emotional low points.
  • 22:45 – Has Dylan ever considered quitting poker because the big scores weren’t coming in?
  • 25:22 – Dylan’s best friend Kevin MacPhee wins EPT Berlin and he doesn’t have a piece of the action. (And Remko tells his story of the EPT Berlin robbery)
  • 28:10 – Sharpening his skills online, why the results online didn’t translate into live poker, and where does his love for mixed games come from?
  • 31:40 – Grinding live cash games in Las Vegas: No Limit Hold’em of Mixed Games?
  • 34:08 – The mixed game environment during the World Series of Poker.
  • 35:50 – Dylan’s foray into $150/$300 live games and $400/$800 online, and who are his favorite minds to talk poker strategy with?
  • 39:01 – Board games, other competitive ventures that Dylan enjoys, and being a world-class Street Fighter player.
  • 45:01 – Magic The Gathering, Dylan’s first competitive card game.
  • 47:55 – Becoming a professional poker player in college, winning more than what he would make as a teacher in just a few weeks, and becoming a world class online player after Black Friday.
  • 51:35 – Relocating after Black Friday and living the poker nomad lifestyle.
  • 54:00 – The confidence boost of winning a huge WPT event and what that means for 2019?

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Dec 21, 2018

On this episode of the Poker Central Podcast, we take you through the entire day of action from the PokerGO Studio. First, Brent and Remko make their predictions for the final table before bringing Ali Imsirovic, Igor Kurganov and champion Isaac Haxton on the show.

  • 2:00 – Previewing the SHRB V final table along with some spicy hot takes provided by Brent Hanks.
  • 3:59 – ARIA tournament director Paul Campbell jumps on the podcast to give his predictions.
  • 5:50 – The chances of Stephen Chidwick, who’s set to become a father in 2019, as well as a rundown of the other contenders: Alex Foxen, Igor Kurganov, Talal Shakerchi, Adrian Mateos, and Ali Imsirovic.
  • 21:14 – An interview with Ali Imsirovic after finishing in seventh place.
  • 24:50 – The introduction of the conversation with Igor Kurganov, as he went very deep into a hand he played versus Alex Foxen.
  • 28:10 – The interview with Igor Kurganov about his Super High Roller Bowl V experience.
  • 51:58 – The interview with Super High Roller Bowl V winner Isaac Haxton.
  • 57:29 – Recapping the action and looking forward at what’s to come in 2019.

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Dec 18, 2018

There’s not much to be said other than Phil Galfond is on the podcast! Buckle in, because this is a great show in which we tough on Run it Once Poker, his training site, his own career, his thoughts on high stakes online poker and whether or not he can still beat the biggest games.

  • 01:10 – Remko recaps the Day 1 action of Super High Roller Bowl V, going over the bustouts and big stacks heading into Day 2.
  • 03:32 – The start of the interview with Phil Galfond.
  • 4:20 – How does Phil Galfond balance all the things he has going on in his life right now? Does he miss playing, and can he still keep up?
  • 7:43 – Can Phil Galfond still measure himself against the best in the world if he put his mind to it, and is GTO play making poker not only harder to beat but also less interesting to watch?
  • 13:03 – What does Phil Galfond think that needs to happen in order for online poker to flourish again and for Run it Once Poker to be a success?
  • 17:45 – Can Run It Once Poker save high stakes online cash games?
  • 22:00 – Phil Galfond shares his thoughts on the influence of training videos on the online poker landscape.
  • 26:32 – Phil Galfond’s rise through the ranks and how different things were back when he started playing, and who had the most influence on his game?
  • 29:20 – Tom Dwan: The most creative player Phil has ever played against and talked to.
  • 32:55 – What was the X-factor that turned Phil Galfond into one of the best players in the world?
  • 36:02 – When did Phil Galfond reach his peak versus the rest of the field and what it was like playing the biggest stakes in live games?
  • 39:40 – Was live poker intimidating at the same big stakes he was playing online?
  • 42:30 – Phil Galfond’s first WSOP bracelet win: Was it a big deal to one of the best online cash game players?
  • 44:30 – How did Phil’s family deal with their son choosing poker as a profession, and what was it like to have money at an early age?
  • 47:30 – Phil Galfond on Mixed Games.
  • 53:55 – The landscape of live mixed games, the big bet mix, Bobby’s Room and why it has lots of room to grow.
  • 1:01:30 – Poker is gaining popularity again lately, what’s Phil Galfond’s take on it and how will he reach a large audience?
  • 1:06:30 – Phil Galfond’s outlook on 2019.

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Dec 15, 2018

The time has come! Remko managed to get a fourth mic installed to have both Amanda Leatherman and Daniel Negreanu to join the podcast along with Brent Hanks for some R-rated conversations. Oh, and there might be a little Super High Roller Bowl preview in there somewhere as well.

  • 1:30 – Has Amanda moved in officially into Daniel Negreanu’s place and what’s the status of their relationship?
  • 3:35 – How did Daniel and Amanda reconnect after years of being apart?
  • 5:15 – What was the role Brent Hanks played in this romance, and how he got him to dress in tights and do acrobatics for PokerGO’s Major Wager.
  • 8:35 – Amanda Leatherman’s journey back to Las Vegas and her influence on Daniel.
  • 11:30 – Adopting Eddy Sabat, vegan jokes and will we still see Daniel still play as much poker now that he’s in love? (Fun fact: He didn’t study for the Super High Roller Bowl)
  • 16:03 – Amanda’s take on how the top tier of poker has changed after she interviewed all the top pros for many years back in the day?
  • 18:30 – The Negreanu family is about to get started? Have they settled on a name yet?
  • 20:00 – Jeff Platt: Professional singer and hangover specialist.
  • 22:30 – Toronto Raptors, hockey sports betting talk and Daniel’s biggest bet.
  • 27:04 – Californication, Hank Moody, gold diggers, the return of Jeff Platt and karaoke preferences.
  • 30:55 – Super High Roller Bowl V preview and losing the No. 1 spot on poker’s all-time money list.
  • 35:25 – Daniel Negreanu’s outlook for 2019.

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Dec 13, 2018

Poker Hall of Fame Member Mori Eskandani joins the show to talk about two exciting nights of Super High Roller Cash Game action that featured Garrett Adelstein, Gus Hansen, Doyle Brunson, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Andrew Robl and many more! 

  • 2:30 – Mori Eskandani talks about the biggest limit game ever live streamed from the PokerGO Studio.
  • 5:30 – Mori Eskandani shares insights on the legendary Lyle Berman, who’s been mixing it up at the highest stakes for nearly four decades.
  • 9:30 – The networking and managing of personalities that’s involved with putting together high stakes lineups inside the PokerGO Studio.
  • 11:30 – Looking back on the first night of Super High Roller Cash Game action as Brent Hanks shares his highlights of this $200/$400 game.
  • 13:15 – An interview with Ryan Tosoc who crushed the game by tripling his buy-in in just a few hours.
  • 18:40 – The legend of Matt Berkey, who can’t seem to book a win on a televised cash game as he went from winning nearly $200,000 to losing $30,000 in the final hour of the night.
  • 22:13 – An interview with Garrett Adelstein on his excitement to play in big televised games and his humble approach to being a regular in the high stakes world.
  • 30:22 – Brent Hanks’ feud with Ali Nejad!
  • 32:30 – Tis the season! Remko brought a gift for Brent.
  • 34:21 – Previewing the upcoming Super High Roller Bowl that starts on Monday.
  • 38:35 – Daniel Negreanu and Amanda Leatherman are having sex (according to Brent Hanks)
  • 41:28 – Friday Night Poker Preview: Poker Central executive assistant Delphine Szwarc “wins” her way into the lineup at the PokerGO Studio at the One Step Closer - All-In for CP Event while Remko is invited to be on the Preview show.

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Dec 6, 2018

This week on the Poker Central Podcast, Remko flies solo and is joined by Mike Sexton to talk about the passing of poker legend Thor Hansen. In addition to that, Remko runs down the major news items of this past week. 

  • 1:06 – The sad news of the passing of Thor Hansen at age 71.
  • 6:06 - An interview with Mike Sexton of Hansen’s passing, including stories and memories of the Norwegian Godfather of Poker.
  • 19:47 – The exciting announcement of the first 34 players that have been confirmed for Super High Roller Bowl V, December 17-19 at the PokerGO Studio.
  • 22:50 – The Super High Roller Cash Game is back featuring Gus Hansen and Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates.
  • 24:33 – Teasing the lineup for Friday Night Poker on Stadium’s Facebook Watch page on December 7th.
  • 25:30 – The biggest guarantee in online poker history was smashed by partypoker this past week, we run down the payouts and laud them for drawing more than 4,000 players for this $5,000 event.
  • 31:52 – Phil Hellmuth was victorious in a tennis prop bet!
  • 33:26 – Dan Smith’s charity drive is back for a fifth straight year after raising $4.5 million in 2017! More here if you want to participate.

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Nov 21, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, Brent and Remko give their comedic yet relevant takes on who should be pardoned out of all the turkeys we saw during the 2018 poker calendar. Got some to add? Reach out to us on podcast@pokercentral.com . 

  • 00:30 – Brent Hanks gets Remko caught up on all there is to know about this American tradition.
  • 02:00 – This week on the show, Brent and Remko will pick their ‘Turkey of the Year’ with the ultimate goal of pardoning one and giving some thanks!
  • 04:40 - Turkey nomination No.1: Gordon Vayo
  • 07:00 - Turkey nomination No.2 – William Kassouf
  • 07:43 - Turkey nomination No.3 & 4: Justin Bonomo and Nikita Badziakouski
  • 09:50 - Turkey nomination No.5 Chad Holloway
  • 11:15 - Turkey nomination No.6 Phil Ivey
  • 12:30 - Turkey nomination No.7 PokerNews
  • 14:00 - Turkey nomination No.8 Jason Mercier
  • 16:00 - Turkey nomination No. 9 Randall Emmett
  • 16:35 - Turkey nomination No.10 Germany
  • 18:13 - Turkey nomination No.11 Cryptocurrency
  • 19:00 - Turkey nomination No.12 – Remko’s assorted nominations including Jake Cody, the Big One for One Drop, Armenian Mike, Heartland Poker Tour, and the all-time money list.
  • 23:10 - Turkey nomination No.13 – Phil Hellmuth!
  • 27:30 – Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema give thanks on this Thanksgiving special!

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Nov 16, 2018

On this episode of the Poker Central Podcast, Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema are joined by WSOP bracelet winner and 2017 Main Event finalist Bryan Piccioli. Brent and Bryan share a long history filled with funny stories and tell them on the show as well as tackling some serious topics such the big guarantees on live events and whether or not unlimited re-entries are bad for the game.

  • 1:02- How often does Bryan Piccioli think back of that eight on the river that changed his life, and what does it mean to him now more than a year later?
  • 4:08 – The experience of the WSOP Main Event final table, having his friends and family come out to support him and the overall rush of the biggest tournament of the year.
  • 7:50 – How does a poker professional move on and get back to the grind after making the final table of the Main Event?
  • 10:00 – Do players and fans approach him in a different way after gaining fame through his play on the ESPN and PokerGO broadcast?
  • 11:50 – Brent Hanks and Bryan Piccioli go way back, as Brent was at Bryan’ high school graduation party and pulled him into a life and career as a poker professional. Here’s the story of Piccioli made his way up the ranks and quit college to play poker.
  • 17:40 – How did Bryan’s family view his choice to become a poker pro?
  • 24:40 – How does Bryan view his life and career as a poker player in the future as the game keeps evolving?
  • 27:29 – Bryan’s thoughts on the partypoker Bahamas events and whether or not their big guarantees are good for the game.
  • 31:50 – Unlimited re-entries, are they killing the poker economy?
  • 36:11 – Has the live tournament scene reached its cap when it comes to field sizes?
  • 39:40 – The online $20 million guaranteed partypoker event, will it succeed?
  • 44:00 – Bryan Piccioli on Friday Night Poker as Bob Ross and his enjoyment of televised cash games.
  • 48:24 – Bryan’s take on Antonio Esfandiari’s ability to create a game and action at high stakes.
  • 52:20 – Facts, figures, and a Super High Roller Bowl V update as well as the latest on Friday Night Poker!

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Nov 9, 2018

Jennifer Tilly joins the Poker Central Podcast right off the bat and talks about her love for the PokerGO Studio and her upcoming appearance on Friday Night Poker.

  • 1:30 – Does Jennifer Tilly like to drink during a game of poker?
  • 3:05 – How does Jennifer handle and adjust playing across a variety of stakes and both tournaments and cash games over the years? Are low stakes just as enjoyable as high stakes?
  • 6:47 – The fun and excitement of Friday Night Poker, a game at lower stakes with an emphasis on making everyone have a good time and for fans to engage with the players through the chat on Facebook.
  • 9:55 – The story of how Jennifer Tilly got into poker, learning the game from her father and the WSOP bracelet win back in 2005.
  • 15:40 – Is Jennifer Tilly now a famous poker player or still mostly known as an actress?
  • 18:00 – Who are Jennifer Tilly’s favorite players to play with if she got to pick them?
  • 23:35 – Has Jennifer been able to bring poker to the movie sets in Hollywood?
  • 27:05 – Celebrities in poker, according to Jennifer Tilly. Do they really play high stakes?
  • 31:25 – Jennifer Tilly has a short story featured in the book “He Played for His Wife and Other Stories”. Here’s all you need to know about this collection of short stories that also includes Anthony Holden. Neil Pearson and an intro from Al Alvarez.
  • 35:20 – Jennifer Tilly tells some Phil Laak stories.
  • 40:25 – Jennifer Tilly’s plans for the rest of 2018!

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Oct 31, 2018

This week on the Poker Central Podcast we have a very special guest who goes by the name of Gus Hansen! In addition to that, Brent and Remko discuss the Super High Roller Bowl V announcement, they recap the “Godfather” week action on Poker After Dark and preview the upcoming Poker After Dark and Friday Night Poker action.

  • 02:15 – The exciting announcement of Super High Roller Bowl V, running from December 17-19 at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.
  • 09:00 – Recapping the excitement and action and side action during “Godfather” week headlined by Doyle Brunson and Gus Hansen.
  • 12:35 – An exclusive interview with Gus Hansen by Brent Hanks about all things ranging from his traveling style, Doyle Brunson stories, Phil Ivey at his peak is the best player ever and some seedy anecdotes!
  • 31:20 – Recapping the Gus Hansen interview as Remko shares his thoughts.
  • 34:00 – 888poker week on Poker After Dark featuring Chris Moorman, Jennifer Tilly, Kelly Minkin, Bill Klein, Eli Elezra, Mario Ho, and an 888poker qualifier! All the details about an enormous overlay right here!
  • 37:00 – The Friday Night Poker action on Stadium’s Facebook Watch page this week! Don’t miss the action as Frank Kassela, Jon Turner, Dan Shak, Hish Salama, Chris Moorman, Randall Emmett, and Marle Cordeiro square off.

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Oct 19, 2018

This Friday, on the fifth week of action, Barstool Smitty joins an exciting Friday Night Poker lineup with Jennifer Tilly, Uncle Ron, Sam Simmons, Jordan Young, and The Manz. Smitty was kind enough to join us for the entire podcast, so let’s dive right into the action! 

  • 0:30 – Diving right into it with Philadelphia’s favorite Barstool blogger Smitty!
  • 2:55 – Philadelphia sports talk with Smitty and Brent, once again, brings up his beloved Buffalo Bills.
  • 11:20 – Barstool Smitty makes his Friday Night Poker debut on Stadium’s Facebook Watch page, we talk lineup, buy-in, and the expected crazy action!
  • 15:30 – Uncle Ron vs Barstool Smitty, what to expect? Watermelons? Costumes? Rubbing of the upper thigh? And some Smitty bankroll talk.
  • 19:55 – The adrenaline of poker, and whether or not Smitty still feels those competitive juices flowing!
  • 22:05 – Smitty gives the full story on the Barstool fued with Michael Rappaport!
  • 28:30 – NATE TALK. (And the potential of a Nate vs Smitty heads-up grudge match.)
  • 32:15 – Get hyped for “Godfather” week on Poker After Dark featuring Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen and Jungleman!
  • 39:16 – Beyond the Rail is now available on PokerGO! Learn more about this exclusive behind the scenes show that takes you through the 2018 World Series of Poker.

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Oct 11, 2018

Oh boy! Things are about to get real interesting with Nick Schulman! Boxing, UFC, wrecking a gas station pump, becoming a father, New York sports, heckling Jermaine O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, and much more on this edition of the Poker Central Podcast! 

  • 1:15 – Nick Schulman is becoming a father! Is he ready? Nick drops the name of his daughter to be and speculates on how his life will change.
  • 4:40 – Nick features on “Power Play” night on Poker After Dark and recaps the action, but he admits to not feeling too sharp about his game.
  • 8:14 – What’s harder? Stay at the top skill wise or finding the right games to play in?
  • 10:30 – Late night sessions with Nick Schulman, gambling all night in the pool halls and the poker tables.
  • 12:40 – Dropping out of high school at 14-years old: How much money did Nick Schulman manage to build up as a pool hustler before the age of 18?
  • 15:22 – Driving off from a gas station with the nozzle still in his car and Nick’s weed habits.
  • 20:10 – Drugs in poker.
  • 24:05 – Where does Nick Schulman’s passion for boxing and the UFC come from?
  • 28:30 – Schulman’s connection with the Golovkin camp.
  • 32:50 – Comparing Conor McGregor to Floyd Mayweather, and how some players are real badass while others pretend.
  • 39:30 – What’s next for the UFC that we should be looking forward to?
  • 43:45 – Nick’s thoughts on the Antonio Esfandiari vs Kevin Hart boxing match, and his personal take on prop betting.
  • 46:30 – R.I.P. New York City sports. (And a Brent Hanks Buffalo sports story)
  • 49:00 – The Badgering Bantering and Very Vocally Aggressive Sports Fan: Nick Schulman clashes with Jermaine O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.
  • 1:00:50 – Playing poker with shady characters, trash talking and some uncomfortable moments.

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Oct 4, 2018

She’s back! Having worked for almost every outlet in poker during the pre-Black Friday era, Amanda Leatherman was a staple in poker videos and on TV. Leatherman now hosts Friday Night Poker on Stadium’s Facebook Watch page, together with Brent Hanks and Jeff Platt, and she joins the podcast to talk about her crazy life! 

  • 01:15 – Amanda Leatherman had a wild night prior to jumping on the Poker Central Podcast, as her inner party girl was unlocked by jumping back into the poker world.
  • 4:14 – Why and how did Amanda Leatherman jump back into poker, and what was she up to since leaving The Big Game?
  • 6:30 – How Black Friday messed with Amanda Leatherman’s career and what the gravy train was like in the years before that!
  • 8:58 – Amanda Leatherman tells the story of getting her first job in poker with PokerWire and the PokerRoad era with Joe Sebok, Scott Huff, and Joe Stapleton.
  • 11:22 – Remembering PokerRoad Radio, traveling the tournament circuit and living in Barry Greenstein’s house.
  • 14:30 – Does Amanda Leatherman have a Phil Ivey story? Remko certainly does! And an update on Phil Ivey’s continuing legal trouble with the Borgata.
  • 21:16 – What were Amanda’s favorite jobs in poker, her biggest vices and Remko tells a story of a very drunk Amanda at the PCA.
  • 24:40 – The Daniel Negreanu – Amanda Leatherman connection. Wait? What? There’s a ring!
  • 26:56 – What was it like hosting Friday Night Poker after a few years being away from the spotlights?
  • 28:40 – Prop betting! Danielle Andersen and Lily Killeto square off in a bench press prop bet, and Amanda tells a story on Joe Stapleton’s crazy spray-tan bet.
  • 31:45 – Brent Hanks works out, you have to hear it to believe it.
  • 34:59 – Amanda’s lifestyle advice! (And how she got a bleeding ulcer from partying and drinking too much)
  • 37:00 – Making fun of Brent Hanks’ lack of travel experience.
  • 40:11 – Getting into this week’s Friday Night Poker lineup and a preview of the exciting Poker After Dark action. Don’t miss this segment if you want to know who’s on the upcoming nights of live action. 

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Sep 28, 2018

Friday Night Poker host Jeff Platt joins the show to talk about his career as a broadcaster for the San Antonio Spurs and transitioning into poker. Brent Hanks is there as always to talk about the Friday Night Poker action, Poker After Dark, the future of Short Deck and whether or not re-entry tournaments should continue to exist!

  • 1:45 – NBA talk with Friday Night Poker host Jeff Platt, who previously covered the San Antonio Spurs on TV, and the story of his Greg Popovich interview.
  • 7:50 – Jeff Platt talks about the difference between covering the NBA and the high stakes poker scene.
  • 14:10 – Friday Night Poker! Looking back on the crazy hand between Matt Berkey and Mike Matusow from Week 1, and looking ahead at Week 2 with Bryn Kenney.
  • 20:55 – The fan interaction on Facebook Watch and how it makes watching poker more exciting with regards to Friday Night Poker.
  • 24:00 – “Big Three” week on Poker After Dark featuring Ryan Tosoc and Isaac Haxton! Brent, Jeff, Remko look back on the action.
  • 31:30 – Why is that the biggest names in the game such as Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth are still the biggest names in the game? Will anyone ever overtake them as the biggest names?
  • 34:00 – What’s the future of Short Deck, will it grow? Will we see it at the World Series of Poker?
  • 39:00 – Real Talk: Are re-entries good or bad for the tournament poker economy?
  • 45:49 – Remko’s car is about to get towed. Yes, this is not a joke, and Brent and Jeff take over to talk about the variety of guests on Real Talk and Matt Berkey’s crazy career.
  • 54:26 – Remko rejoins the show and tells the story of his car almost being towed!

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