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Jul 7, 2018

On this very special episode of Heads Up with Remko, Norm MacDonald joins the show to talk about his struggle with gambling and his love for poker.

  • 3:15 - The start of the interview with Norm MacDonald, setting the scene for a conversation that dives deep into gambling, poker, and golf.
  • 4:52 - The relationship between Norm MacDonald and Las Vegas, and his time playing 20 tables of online poker at the same time.
  • 6:00 - Getting into poker as a kid in New York City and playing in the Mayfair club with the characters that were the inspiration for Rounders.
  • 8:25 - To Norm's surprise No Limit Hold'em became the most popular poker game, and how poorly poker is usually portrayed in Hollywood movies. 
  • 10:40 - The first time Norm MacDonald went to Las Vegas, and how he lost a few thousand dollars before he was even checked-in to the hotel.
  • 11:45 - How Norm won more than $100,000 playing craps at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. 
  • 14:35 - Norm opens up about going broke three different times due to gambling.
  • 15:55 - How gambling is only fun when it hurts and why Norm played so much online poker and was he actually a good player?
  • 18:50 - How to combine a busy lifestyle in entertainment with gambling, and how he got really deep into sports betting. 
  • 20:52 - The rush of adrenaline that comes with going on stage, and how it compares to gambling.
  • 23:30 - What can go wrong when going on stage, and the vices of Norm's colleagues in the entertainment business.
  • 25:50 - The motivation behind Norm's creative process, and the lack of evolution in stand-up comedy.
  • 28:20 - The challenges in stand-up comedy, and how to get a laugh.
  • 30:58 - Doing commentary on High Stakes Poker, and how there's little room for comedy in poker commentary.
  • 33:05 - Following Scott Blumstein's 2017 WSOP Main Event run through social media, and why Norm prefers playing Single Table Satellites over the bigger events.
  • 36:05 - What makes poker so exciting?
  • 37:36 - Playing in the Super High Roller Celebrity Poker Shootout with Hank Azaria, James Alexander, Kevin Pollak and Brad Garrett.
  • 39:15 - Playing small stakes poker with friends, and high stakes home games in Hollywood. 
  • 43:05 - The fun and joy of playing live poker and having interesting conversations.
  • 44:45 - Retiring jokes, upcoming shows, and the Main Event.

Watch Norm MacDonald play poker on PokerGO in the Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout now. Subscribe right now and enjoy more than 100 days of live poker action every single year, as well as an extensive on-demand library.

Jul 6, 2018

Day 2AB of the 2018 WSOP Main Event was an epic one, but this podcast might even be more exciting as we have a plethora of guests and storylines on the show!

Remko is joined by Barstool Smitty, Barstool Nate, co-host Brent Hanks, Hollywood stars Ray Romano and Kevin Pollak as well as Michael Mizrachi and his brothers Eric and Donny. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

  • 0:30 - Barstool Smitty joins the show to talk about his Day 2 action, and the excitement of being amidst a journey that might lead to a massive payday!
  • 12:10 – Barstool Nate and Brent Hanks join the show to talk about their Day 1 WSOP Main Event action, the biggest life bad beats, their rooting interests and plenty more shenanigans.
  • 45:00 – Randal Emmett talks about his marching band on Day 1 and buying 1,500 ice cream bars on Day 2 for all the players in the Amazon room.
  • 47:50 – Hollywood star Kevin Pollak was eliminated on Day 2, he joins the show to explain where it all went wrong.
  • 51:30 – Hollywood star Ray Romano talks us through his Day 2 action, his dreams of making the money and the excitement of playing in the WSOP Main Event.
  • 57:45 – Playing at the main feature table on Day 2, Michael Mizrachi dominated the action. We spoke to him and his two brothers Eric and Donny about his volatile style and the chances of all three brothers of making a deep run.
  • 1:04:20 – Recapping the Day 2AB action: Chip leaders, big names and bustouts.

If you’re new to the show, please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast by searching for it on your phone’s podcast app. To stay up to date with all the latest from the 2018 WSOP Main Event, subscribe to PokerGO right now.

Jul 5, 2018

 

The 2018 WSOP Main Event turned out to be the second largest in its 49-year history, creating a prize pool north of $474 million as 7,874 players entered the event. Among those, defending champion Scott Blumstein and Barstool Nate, who both joined us on the podcast today. Also checking in is Sarah Herring, who talks about her Main Event memories and shares some party tips for Las Vegas.

  • 2:27 – The interview with Barstool Nate, looking back on his 2017 run, the drama, and why things aren’t going his way just yet in the 2018 Main Event.
  • 11:18 – Sarah Herring joins the podcast to talk about her WSOP Main Event memories, drinking tips for Las Vegas and how she’s gotten kicked out of casinos back in the day.
  • 26:33 – Reigning WSOP Main Event champion Scott Blumstein joins the show to talk about his elimination on Day 1A, and how different things are this year compared to last year.
  • 34:41 – Chip leaders, big eliminations, the prize pool, payouts and much more on this segment as we get you caught up with all the action from Day 1C. 

Tune in for more coverage of the WSOP Main Event on PokerGO and ESPN every single day until a winner is crowned on July 15th. Subscribe right now to PokerGO and enjoy more than 100 days of live poker action every single day, as well as an extensive on-demand library that includes every WSOP Main Event broadcast from 2011 through 2017.

Jul 4, 2018

PocketFives Editor-in-Chief Lance Bradley joins the Poker Central Podcast on Day 1B of the WSOP Main Event to recap both Day 1A and 1B. Also on this show: Interviews with PokerGO sweepstakes winner Seth Weintraub, Ali Nejad, Jack Effel and Kenny Hallaert.

  • 0:35 – Going back in time with Lance Bradley, who wore the same shirt for a year straight, winning a prop bet versus Antonio Esfandiari.
  • 4:47 – Looking back on Day 1A with Lance Bradley: Chip leaders, early eliminations and big storylines from the first day of the 2018 WSOP Main Event.
  • 13:30 – The story of how NBA star Dwight Howard bought an enormous mansion in Lance Bradley’s neighborhood, and whether it’s important for the Main Event to have big names to make the final days.
  • 18:50 – The amazing stories, people and players in the WSOP Main Event.
  • 24:45 – An interview with PokerGO Sweepstakes winner Seth Weintraub, playing his first ever WSOP Main Event.
  • 30:00 – Lance and Remko talk about playing at the World Series of Poker. Will they ever make it into this event?
  • 35:00 – Strong numbers for Day 1B and high hopes for day 1C, is this year going to be bigger than 2017?
  • 42:00 – Kenny Hallaert busted the 2018 WSOP Main Event early on Day 1A, where did it go wrong? We spoke to the Belgian pro who made the November Nine in 2016.
  • 56:00 – There are bracelet events ongoing during the WSOP Main Event? How do we feel about that?
  • 58:00 – Lance Bradley’s first visit to the WSOP Main Event in 2005, the sponsorship craze, and the start of the November Nine.
  • 1:10:00 – The big man behind the World Series of Poker, Jack Effel, speaks about his excitement for Day 1B and 1C.
  • 1:17:10 – A conversation with Ali Nejad, one of the lead commentators for the ESPN and PokerGO WSOP Main Event coverage.
  • 1:25:45 – Lance Bradley talks about the book he released earlier this summer titled ‘The Pursuit of Poker Success’.

To stay up to date with all the latest from the 2018 WSOP Main Event, subscribe to PokerGO right now.

Jul 2, 2018

 

Today on the show, Remko is joined by one of the biggest names in esports, Alan 'Hotted89' Widmann. The world-class World of Warcraft player has made quite the name for himself on Twitch and YouTube, but he's also venturing deeper and deeper into the game of poker.  

  • 2:40 – The start of the interview with Alan Widmann, how he almost cashed the WSOP Main Event on his first try in 2017, and how much time he’s putting into his poker game.
  • 5:40 – The learning curve of poker, watching it as a kid and getting a chance to play through a Unibet sponsorship.
  • 8:56 – The fast-paced action of esports versus the slow burn of live poker, and comparing practicing for poker versus esports.
  • 13:20 – How did Alan become a famous esports player and streamer?
  • 20:00 – Can you make a living playing video games? How hard is it? And stories of Alan doing private coaching for World of Warcraft.
  • 25:20 – Why do people watch live streams? Is the purely because of the high level of skill the streamer has, or can it also just be for pure entertainment?
  • 28:08 – Which game should you play to become a famous streamer, and where is the most money at?
  • 34:08 – Alan’s goals as a poker player, or will always primarily be an esports player?
  • 37:08 – Born in Venezuela, Alan talks about his childhood and how unsafe it is in one of the poorest countries in South America.
  • 46:24 – Alan’s current lifestyle: Streaming, practicing, poker and much more.
  • 50:15 – Is there too much competition on Twitch to ever become a big-time streamer if you’re starting from 0 right now? Alan shares advice for beginning streamers.
  • 56:05 – Alan shares his thoughts on the future of esports, his future and his goals for 2018.

Watch the 2018 WSOP Main Event right now on PokerGO, as Alan Widmann along with thousands of other players will look to capture that first prize of more than $8 million!

Jun 30, 2018

Frank Op de Woerd and Poker Central's own Remko Rinkema traveled the international poker circuit together for many years, and today they dive into the memory bank for some good stories before previewing the 2018 WSOP Main Event. 

  • 0:55 - PokerNews' Head of Content Frank Op de Woerd looks back on the 2018 WSOP up until this point.
  • 02:51 - Frank sets the story straight on a wild night of partying in 2009, a story previously told by Remko on a previous episode.
  • 04:09 - Frank's favorite memories of Las Vegas and looking back on his early years at the World Series of Poker starting in 2008.
  • 07:43 - Frank tells a story of losing his phone, and finding it the next day at the food court in The Palms, as well as losing his phone, wallet, and passport right before having to fly back to the Netherlands. 
  • 11:39 - Frank's first WSOP in 2008, and the memories of visiting Vegas as a massive poker fan. 
  • 15:30 - Las Vegas tips from Frank. 
  • 20:00 - Live reporting, the tricks of the trade and why certain mistakes are hard to avoid. 
  • 22:50 - The first years of reporting on the WSOP, and how things have changed over time. 
  • 27:33 - Main Event memories.
  • 30:35 - Looking back on the November Nine era and the change to live action in the summer until a winner is crowned. 
  • 35:40 - Storylines such as John Hesp in the Main Event, do true poker fans prefer this over high-level play?
  • 37:50 - Heroes and villains in the WSOP Main Event. 
  • 40:25 - Frank's predictions for the 2018 WSOP Main Event.
  • 44:25 - The future prospects for the WSOP with casinos in Las Vegas offering more and more big events in the summer.
  • 46:20 - Frank's thoughts on the future of the game of poker.

Enjoy the WSOP Main Event on PokerGO starting on Monday, July 2nd by subscribing right now. PokerGO provides over 100 days of live poker action every year, on top of an on-demand library that includes every single WSOP broadcast from 2011 through 2017.

Jun 28, 2018

Jared Tendler is one of poker’s most prolific mental coaches. Over the course of the last decade, Tendler has written The Mental Game of Poker 1 and 2, and coached more than 500 poker players, day traders, golfers and esports players.

Today on this podcast, Tendler gives us new insights into the mental game of esports and provides you with the ultimate mental game primer for the WSOP Main Event. 

  • 2:20 – Jared Tendler diving into Esports, providing mental coaching to Team Nazgul.
  • 4:40 – Team Nazgul won The International, collecting nearly $12 million for the team.
  • 08:03 – The financials of winning in Esports, and the room for growth in mental coaching for Esports players.
  • 12:05 – Comparing Esports to poker from a mental game perspective, and how team construction and coaching apply to Esports.
  • 17:00 – Esports live events, prize pools, comparing it to the WSOP Main Event, and looking at the future of Esports.
  • 23:02 – Pivoting to the World Series of Poker Main Event: How do the changes of the Main Event format affect the mental game, mental coaching and approach?
  • 28:45 – Why is it so common for Main Event chip leaders to blow up on Day 7, as the final table is in sight? Jared provides a mental game analysis, and how to notice that you’re approaching a blow-up?
  • 33:26 – What are trigger warnings that can lead to a blow up in big poker tournaments, and how to stay calm throughout? Jared shares crucial tips to maintain focus during the event.
  • 37:36 – Jared Tendler’s Top 3 tips for mental focus and strength during a big tournament.
  • 41:04 – How to deal with a player that’s belligerent, aggressive and trying to throw you off your game during a big event such as the Main Event?
  • 43:40 – How to practice getting better at focusing at the table for extended periods of time? How to put your phone down, lock in and think about what matters at your table.
  • 48:22 – Starting your day strong in the WSOP Main Event: What’s the best approach?
  • 53:22 – Jared Tendler gives you the tools to refocus and get over the hump after taking a bad beat, losing half your stack or playing a hand poorly, and why you shouldn’t get discouraged or frustrated when this happens.
  • 57:26 – Dinner break! How to approach this in the Main Event, when you have a lot of important hours left to play upon returning. Jared shares some quick tips on staying focused and not relaxing too much.
  • 1:01:09 – Goal setting in the WSOP Main Event.
  • 1:04:55 – How to deal with fatigue in the later stages of the day or the tournament?
  • 1:07:30 – Jared Tendler’s tips for final table preparation.
  • 1:13:15 – How does poker’s evolution towards GTO play affect the importance of mental coaching?
  • 1:15:12 – The finishing touches: What to focus on in the days leading up to a big event.
  • 1:17:00 – Jared Tendler’s new course about focus, and other things he’s working on.

Watch the World Series of Poker Main Event on PokerGO and ESPN starting on Monday, July 2nd. Subscribe right now to PokerGO and never miss another big showdown. PokerGO provides more than 100 days of live poker every year, on top of an extensive on-demand library that includes the WSOP Main Event from 2011 through 2017, and every Poker After Dark episode every published.

Jun 27, 2018

Eric ‘Basebaldy’ Baldwin is one of the most consistent and dedicated poker pros out there, and last week he won his second career gold bracelet. Baldwin joins the show to talk about his family life, the passing of his father, the ups and downs of being a pro, and why the average skill level in live poker is heavily overstated.

  • 2:18 – What sticks out to Eric Baldwin about winning his second career WSOP bracelet, and Brent Hanks missing his best friend’s wedding.
  • 5:50 – Reliving Baldwin’s bracelet win, how it compares to other wins and how it fits into his career as a professional?
  • 9:25 – Baldwin wanted to square up a $10,000 fantasy sports debt, and somehow turned it into a six-figure win? How did he pull that off?
  • 11:48 – The California Story: Brent Hanks and Eric Baldwin road-tripping their way into a big score and lots of drinks.
  • 14:50 – Degen stories from Brent Hanks and Eric Baldwin.
  • 21:55 – Is Remko going to party with Post Malone?
  • 27:50 – High stakes fantasy sports!
  • 34:45 – Eric Baldwin’s professional approach, risk-averse style and how that’s changing.
  • 44:45 – The family life, and how he combines it with professional poker.
  • 48:56 – The lowest point of Baldwin’s career, how to grow past it and how the memory of his father lives on, and how he came up in the game and how he parents supported him throughout of it.
  • 57:00 – Is the growth of the average skill in poker overstated, and how much value is there still in being a live-poker grinder?
  • 1:04:50 – The style of play that makes Eric Baldwin into a top player that has consistently won for many years.
  • 1:09:15 – Paying attention at the table, picking up on little things, and how every player sees every situation differently, making poker the most fascinating games in the world.
  • 1:13:45 – Using and absorbing the information gathered in live events, and how even the best online players struggle to adjust to the live game.

Watch Eric Baldwin and other top players play live on PokerGO more than 100 days of the year. Subscribe right now and get ready for unrivaled coverage of the 2018 WSOP Main Event. In addition to that, PokerGO offers an extensive on-demand library that includes every single episode of Poker After Dark, the Super High Roller Bowl, and Poker Masters.

Jun 22, 2018

Felipe Ramos is one of the most exciting players and personalities in the game today, traveling the international circuit and taking his friends and followers along for the ride through his popular Instagram page.

During the 2018 WSOP, we caught up with the Brazilian pro for an in-depth conversation that took us from his childhood in Sao Paulo, working in finance and discovering poker to traveling the world, playing high stakes and plenty of insights into Brazilian culture, music, food and much more, capped off by some guitar play and singing from Ramos himself. 

  • 01:01 – Felipe Ramos and his love for Las Vegas, visiting for the first time in 2008, and his life as a financial advisor.
  • 5:22 – The social media lifestyle, supporting Brazilian players at the WSOP, and interacting with his fans every single day.
  • 19:43 – The early days of Felipe Ramos, finding inspiration and learning from his father how to live life, and convincing his father that this was a good career choice.
  • 33:20 – Discovering the game of poker, and transitioning from working an office job to being a poker professional.
  • 48:50 – Breaking out into the higher stakes, traveling to Europe for his first EPT after securing a sponsorship with a Brazilian poker website.
  • 58:05 – Cashing in his first EPT ever, the “luck” of not winning a lot of money early on in his career, progressing as a player and seeing the popularity of poker grow in Brazil.
  • 1:21:58 – The evolution of poker in Brazil, learning mixed games, becoming a famous player in his home country, and connecting with celebrities such as Neymar and Ronaldo.
  • 1:45:19 – Soccer talk with Felipe, the Brazil national team, relationships with the players and looking back on the big wins and losses and how it affected the country.
  • 2:00:40 – Looking into the future of Felipe’s poker career and beyond, travel tips, tips for visiting Brazil, Brazilian food, music culture and closing out with some guitar and singing from Felipe himself.

Watch Felipe Ramos play on PokerGO by subscribing right now, along with every other top player. PokerGO provides more than 100 days of live poker action every single year as well as an extensive on-demand library of content.

Jun 19, 2018

Poker Hall of Fame member and winner of 10 WSOP bracelets, Doyle Brunson, recently announced his retirement from poker. On this podcast, you can listen to his peers and friends discussing whether this is the last we’ve seen of Texas Dolly, and how he should be remembered. 

  • Starting with an introduction, this podcast is fully focused on Doyle Brunson’s last ever event at the World Series of Poker.
  • 2:55 – Painting the picture of Doyle’s final two days inside the Amazon Room, competing for his eleventh WSOP bracelet, and an introduction to the players interviewed for this show.
  • 6:09 – The interview with Doyle Brunson that sparked a flurry of articles on his retirement. Read the Poker Central article right here.
  • 12:21 – Phil Ivey speaks on the iconic status of Doyle Brunson in the game of poker.
  • 14:05 – Poker agent Brian Ballsbaugh speaks on a standing lunch he has with Doyle and Jack Binion, as well as talking on the phone with his wife Louise.
  • 16:03 – Head of the production at PokerGO, and a poker legend in his own right, Mori Eskandani, speaks on meeting Doyle for the very first time in Lake Tahoe, and the gravity of the moment as Doyle was on his way to make the final table in the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw event.
  • 19:36 – Paul Volpe and Dario Sammartino, two young and very successful players, spoke on the unique experience of playing against Doyle in his last ever WSOP event.
  • 22:28 – At the end of Day 2 of the tournament, Brian Rast spoke on playing against Doyle in Bobby’s Room, and the sad reality of Doyle also departing from the high stakes cash games at the end of the summer.
  • 26:36 – Another conversation with Doyle about playing on the final day of the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw tournament, and the responses he’s gotten since announcing his retirement.
  • 29:37 – Phil Galfond talks about playing against Doyle Brunson in high stakes mixed games, and how good he must’ve been in his heyday.
  • 31:44 – Brian Rast wins the final tournament at the WSOP Doyle Brunson entered, and he speaks on the importance of this moment, Doyle’s legacy and the respect he has for his game and his person.
  • 37:06 – Long-time friend and rival, Eli Elezra, talks about playing with Doyle in the biggest cash games in the world, playing Chinese poker against him, and whether or not he believes that he will actually retire.
  • 43:04 – Poker Hall of Fame member Mike Sexton talks about betting big with Doyle on the golf course, his legendary status, and not believing that this is the last we’ve seen of the Godfather of Poker.

Want to watch more of Doyle Brunson in action? Subscribe right now to PokerGO and enjoy more than 100 days of live poker action, as well as more than 50 hours of Brunson playing in some of the highest stakes games.

Jun 15, 2018

One of Barstool Sport’s finest degenerates is joining the show, as Remko Rinkema and Brent Hanks get the best stories out of Smitty. The podcast is also excited to announce a new sponsor, Keeps.com! Check them out on Keeps.com/PokerGO.

  • 3:48 - Smitty’s debut in the Las Vegas mixed game scene, winning all the money, and a recap of the rest of his night featuring Scott Blumstein.
  • 07:55 – The unsuccessful World Series of Poker event played by Smitty on this short Las Vegas Smitty trip.
  • 9:48 – Brent Hanks: Joe McKeehen is a young Phil Hellmuth.
  • 10:14 – The Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win; Smitty explains where the Philly attitude and chip on their shoulder comes from.
  • 12:48 – Why does Smitty hate New York City, including some seedy stories.
  • 13:08 – Diving into the Barstool brand, why Brent’s a big fan, why it’s been so successful, and looking back on the 2017 WSOP Main Event drama with El Prez and Nate.
  • 22:08 – Smitty’s best Las Vegas story, winning $70,000 in an online poker tournament and taking a big trip with his friends.
  • 25:56 – Remko dives into the archives and tells his most painful Las Vegas story from 2009.
  • 35:18 – Does Brent Hanks have a good Las Vegas story?
  • 37:18 – Smitty gives us his perfect night out in Philadelphia, and a variety of sports betting advice.
  • 40:05 – The boxing match between Smitty and the 20 Dollar Chef, and how he was supposed to fight Barstool Nate while on his knees.
  • 44:05 – Poker players owing money: Should they be outed more often to prevent future problems?
  • 47:30 – The Gambling Olympics. What is it? What’s going on?
  • 52:08 – How Smitty was once was turned down to become a video editor for porn.
  • 53:35 – Smitty’s most viral story on Barstool, which oddly enough was the story of his poker career and a massive upswing.
  • 58:05 – How Brent Hanks turned down being backed by Erick Lindgren.

Looking to watch more poker? Subscribe to PokerGO right now and enjoy more than 100 days of live poker action as well as an extensive on-demand library

Jun 13, 2018

Remko and Brent link up for some podcast magic from the Amazon Room, jumping on some fancy new equipment to deliver you all the latest from the 2018 World Series of Poker.  

  • 1:30 – Brent Hanks reviews his play over the last few weeks: Two cashes but down about $10,000 to this point!
  • 4:22 – An extensive update of the GO Barstool GO $25k fantasy team, and some cheating from Brent Hanks who’s rooting for Jon Turner for his own personal benefit in the $500 ODB Fantasy League.
  • 12:05 – Getting ready for the Milly Maker final table featuring Joe McKeehen, Justin Liberto, Barny Boatman and Sam Razavi.
  • 16:10 – The legend, Doyle Brunson, played his last event at the World Series of Poker. We look back on the day, and share some memories of Doyle.
  • 20:40 – Is Brian Rast on his way to the Poker Hall of Fame after winning his fourth WSOP bracelet?
  • 24:05 – A Doyle Brunson and Phil Ivey story from Brent, and the excitement of being in the middle of the action at the World Series of Poker.
  • 37:45 – Money talks. Memories of Black Friday and selling Full Tilt Poker funds to stay in the game.
  • 42:00 – The $10k HORSE on PokerGO has a stacked field and many more players than last year. Brent and Remko analyze the field and praise the play of Brian Rast.
  • 46:30 – Barstool talk: Smitty is in town, where is Nate? Brent hangs out with PFT and shows him around town.

New to PokerGO? Subscribe right now and enjoy over 100 days of live poker action on top of an extensive on-demand library that includes everything you ever wanted as a poker fan.

Jun 8, 2018

After a four-day hiatus at the World Series of Poker, the Poker Central Podcast is back! Remko jumps deep into all the latest winners at the Rio, and delivers interviews with Eli Elezra, Scott Seiver, Nick Petrangelo and Daniel Negreanu to get you caught up on all the latest from the biggest poker spectacle of the year. 

  • 1:40 – On the show today!
  • 2:22 – Recapping the latest events, starting with Paul Volpe winning the $10,000 Omaha Eight-or-Better Hi-Lo event.
  • 5:36 – Catching up with Eli Elezra, who missed the 2017 World Series of Poker, is eager to get a win this year and has dropped down in stakes a bit with regards to the cash games.
  • 13:35 – Recapping the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice, the Colossus.
  • 20:14 – An interview with Scott Seiver, who only expected to play a select few events at the 2018 World Series of Poker.
  • 23:10 – Johannes Becker wins his first bracelet in the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw event.
  • 24:45 – Nick Petrangelo wins the $100,000 High Roller WSOP event.
  • 25:47 – An interview with Nick Petrangelo on the biggest win of his live tournament career.
  • 32:48 – Providing context to Petrangelo’s great results, and looking at the Player of the Year standings lead by Elio Fox.
  • 35:22 – What to watch on PokerGO and Twitch! The $10k Heads Up and much more for your entertainment.
  • 38:26 – An extended interview with Daniel Negreanu from his trailer at the Rio. Negreanu talks about Phil Ivey at the WSOP and Phil Hellmuth’s statement of winning 24 bracelets during his career.
  • 47:58 – What’s next on Poker Central? Brent Hanks? Will he make his big return?

New to PokerGO? Subscribe right now and enjoy more than 100 days of live poker action every single year. Relive the $100,000 WSOP High Roller as well as the $10,000 Omaha Eight-or-Better and don’t miss the upcoming live action. Get in touch with the podcast on podcast@pokercentral.com.

Jun 4, 2018

Today on the show: Get caught up with all the latest from the World Series of Poker! We cover all the latest winners, get you caught up on what’s streaming today on Twitch and PokerGO, and we break down the entire $25,000 fantasy league.

  • 1:00 – Elio Fox! He’s already going for his second bracelet of 2018 at the final table of the $100,000 High Roller. Watch it live on PokerGO, here’s your final table preview that includes Nick Petrangelo, Bryn Kenney, Andreas Eiler, Aymon Hata and Stephen Chidwick.
  • 7:55 – The $10,000 Omaha Eight or Better Split event comes to Twitch today and PokerGO tomorrow. Phil Hellmuth is at the feature table, and here’s an overview of the top chip counts and everything else you need to know about this event.
  • 10:32 – Winner winner, chicken dinner! A rundown of the other winners at the World Series of Poker.
  • 14:35 – Day 2 action! Phil Ivey advanced in the Colossus, what’s going on the GIANT and PLO GIANT, as well as the Mixed Triple Draw that’s down to 12 players of which six are bracelet winners.
  • 19:10 – The full $25,000 Fantasy League breakdown! Reviewing every player on Team GO Barstool GO as well as the highest value players in this year’s draft.
  • 36:15 – Banter and fantasy analysis with Brent Hanks and Barstool Nate about our $25k Fantasy team.
  • 42:50 – In case you missed it: Wrapping things up with some final notes!

Sign up to PokerGO right now and never miss another World Series of Poker final table stream! On top of the live action, PokerGO provides an extensive on-demand library that includes replays of all live events and high-quality original content such as Pokerography, INSIDERS, and the Super High Roller Club.

Jun 2, 2018

The $100,000 High Roller at the World Series of Poker is underway and we spoke to Jason Mercier and Adrian Mateos! Mercier returns to poker after nearly a year off while Mateos looks to continue crushing things after his 2017 POY campaign.

  • 01:10 – The action of the day at the 2018 World Series of Poker! Joe McKeehen and Joe Cada square off on PokerGO to win the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em shootout for their third bracelet, while Mike Leah is in contention for the win on Twitch in the $1,500 Omaha Eight-or-Better event.
  • 5:38 – Short news from the Rio: The first flight of The GIANT, the $25k Fantasy league, and what you might’ve missed on Poker Central, the Cards for Kicks charity event.
  • 9:33 – Starting today: The Colossus, the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw.
  • 10:45 – Day 1 recap of the $100,000 High Roller event at the World Series of Poker.
  • 12:45 – An interview with Adrian Mateos: Was he a good value pick in the $25k Fantasy league? What’s his schedule like? How does he prepare and stay sharp during this intense stretch of high stakes action?
  • 16:12 – An interview with Jason Mercier: Is he still as sharp as last year after having not played much poker in the last 12 months?
  • 18:25 – An update on Jason Mercier’s last year, and the lack of poker’s he’s played during that stretch.
  • 20:57 – What is Jason Mercier looking forward to the most, and dabbling in a $2k/$4k game to shake off the rust.
  • 23:40 – What and when to watch on PokerGO and Twitch?

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May 31, 2018

That’s a wrap! The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl concluded last night with an epic final table that saw no less than four players hold the chip lead at various stages of the night. On this show, Justin Koon, Justin Bonomo, and Daniel Negreanu tell their story of the day, and we rundown all the important action of the most prestigious tournament of the year.

  • 1:10 – Running down the early eliminations from the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl final table.
  • 3:40 – Justin Bonomo coolers Jason Koon, followed by his elimination in third place. Jason Koon joins the show for an interview to look back on his final table play.
  • 6:45 – An interview with Daniel Negreanu before the start of the heads-up battle with Justin Bonomo.
  • 8:44 – An interview with Daniel Negreanu about finishing second in the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.
  • 13:58 – The interview with the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl champion Justin Bonomo.
  • 15:20 – Justin Bonomo on the meaning of winning of more $15 million in just six months.
  • 16:00 – Justin Bonomo calls winning the Super High Roller Bowl a “career-defining” win.
  • 17:15 – Justin Bonomo talks about the support of his family, and his mom flying in to watch him play at the final table.
  • 19:55 – Wrapping up the Super High Roller Bowl and getting hyped up for the World Series of Poker. The first live stream on PokerGO kicks off on Saturday June 2nd with the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout.

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May 30, 2018

The Poker Central Podcast is the number one place to follow all the thrilling poker action from the around the globe! The Super High Roller Bowl final table is set, and on this podcast, we preview the players at the final table and play an interview with Justin Bonomo. 

The final table is let by Belorussian pro Mikitia ‘Fish2013’ Badziakouski who looks to continue his hot start of the year after winning nearly $3 million in 2018 so far. The final table seating order and chip counts are as follows.

Seat     Player  Country            Chip Count       Big Blinds

1          Justin Bonomo            USA                 3,965,000        159

2          Christoph Vogelsang   Germany         445,000           18

3          Mikita Badziakouski    Belarus            4,205,000        168

4          Daniel Negreanu         Canada            4,000,000        160

5          Nick Petrangelo          USA                 600,000           24

6          Jason Koon                  USA                 1,185,000        47

In the interview with Bonomo on this short preview podcast, he talks about the big hand versus Fedor Holz that put him in the chip lead, the support of his family, and his impressive run over the last six months that grossed him nearly $10 million.

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May 29, 2018

The Poker Central Podcast will keep you up to date with all the latest from the Super High Roller Bowl and World Series of Poker this summer! On this episode, we look at Day 2 of the Super High Roller Bowl and speak to Daniel Negreanu about his Las Vegas Golden Knights.

 Phil Hellmuth also joins the show and he talks about the disappointment of busting this event on Day 1 and his aspirations to win a total of 24 bracelets at the World Series of Poker when it’s all said and done.

  • 2:41 – Talking with Daniel Negreanu about the Las Vegas Golden Knights and his run in the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.
  • 4:55 – Putting the Las Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup Final run into perspective with regards to Daniel Negreanu’s sports fandom.
  • 6:13 – Daniel Negreanu on his underdog position in the Super High Roller Bowl, and comparing it to the Las Vegas Golden Knight’s underdog run to the Stanley Cup Final.
  • 6:44 – The Day 3 chip counts of the Super High Roller Bowl.
  • 10:31 – The things Phill Hellmuth said after busting the Super High Roller Bowl.
  • 11:59 – Looking forward to the World Series of Poker with Phil Hellmuth.
  • 13:52 – Why the WSOP bracelets still matter the most to Phil Hellmuth.
  • 15:25 – The ultimate goal: Phill Hellmuth wants 24 total WSOP bracelets when it’s all said and done.
  • 17:59 – How to follow and watch Day 3 of the Super High Roller Bowl as we are getting closer and closer to the final table!

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May 27, 2018

The Poker Central Podcast comes at you from Las Vegas as the Super High Roller Bowl is about to kick off, the World Series of Poker is just around the corner and the World Poker Tour is amidst a week of high stakes festivities!  

  • 2:35 – Super High Roller Bowl Day 1 kicks off today! Remko talks about the PokerGO Studio, and all the times and numbers you need to know before the action gets underway.
  • 4:36 – Analyzing the Super High Roller Bowl table draw featuring an epic clash between Daniel Negreanu, Doug Polk and Fedor Holz along with Phil Helmuth squaring off against Steffen Sontheimer.
  • 9:04 – An interview with Mori Eskandani on the PokerGO Studio dream becoming reality for the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.
  • 12:58 – Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald joins the show to talk about the Poker Shares odds on the Super High Roller Bowl, with special attention for late entrants Phil Ivey and Steffen Sontheimer. Do they move the lines?
  • 17:08 – Mike McDonald talks about how Steffen Sontheimer and Phil Ivey moves the lines, and why Sontheimer has a far bigger impact than Ivey.
  • 20:03 – Some historic perspective on the value of Phil Ivey in high stakes tournaments provided by Mike McDonald.
  • 22:30 – A thought experiment: What would Steffen Sontheimer be worth in a 2007 Super High Roller tournament?
  • 23:58 – Comparing the value of Sontheimer and Ivey in the WSOP Main Event.
  • 27:31 – The epic week of World Poker Tour action featuring the Bobby Baldwin Classic, the Tournament of Champions and much more!
  • 28:45 – An interview with Matt Savage about the new eSports Arena, and a look ahead at the upcoming World Poker Tour season.
  • 35:29 – An interview with Donnie Peters about the eSports Arena and a recap of the exciting week of WPT action in Las Vegas.
  • 46:53 – An interview with WPT CEO Adam Pliska about the climate and the state of poker, and why it’s possible in 2018 for the eSports Arena at the Luxor and the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

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May 24, 2018

Brandon Adams is back on the Heads Up with Remko podcast! After first appearing on the show during the inaugural Poker Masters, Adams returns to talk about the personal advancements he’s made since, studying and applying game theory to poker, learning from Patrik Antonius, the history of game theory concepts and his appearance on the new PokerGO Original series INSIDERS, in which he’s followed during his preparation for his first participation in the Super High Roller Bowl.

  • 1:53 – How poker taken up a larger role in Brandon’s life over the last couple of months since winning at the Poker Masters and preparing for the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl, and how he views the current state of the live tournament game.
  • 5:35 – When and how did Brandon Adams decide to play in the Super High Roller Bowl? Will he sell action?
  • 10:12 – INSIDERS on PokerGO featuring Brandon Adams is now available for your viewing pleasures. Brandon talks about the excitement of being part of the show. the involvement of Patrik Antonius and what he can learn from him?
  • 15:30 – Talking strategy with his good friend Patrik Antonius.
  • 20:12 – Teaching game theory at Harvard, and why wasn’t Brandon Adams the one to first apply game theory at the highest level of poker?
  • 25:52 – Does it take a Harvard level brain to become good at poker these days? How will the future of skill in poker evolve?
  • 30:51 – Does the top level of skilled players increasing at the highest level affect the players at the bottom of this pyramid to become motivated to be good at poker?
  • 33:01 – Is poker becoming a worse and worse choice as a hobby?
  • 35:50 – How does Brandon Adams view his own skill in poker 10 years ago, 5 years ago and versus the current opposition?
  • 38:18 – Enjoying the process of getting better at poker, why he’ll never play another hand of online poker, and what motivates him to be at the top?
  • 41:25 – The mental aspect of poker, and why the preparation for the Super High Roller Bowl is far different than for other events.
  • 42:59 – Who should you fear in the game of poker?
  • 45:37 – Live tells: Do they still matter and what does Brandon Adams look for?
  • 51:55 – Brandon visualizes the final 24 hours before the Super High Roller Bowl kicks off, and the excitement of the newly opened PokerGO Studio.

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May 22, 2018

This week on Poker Central Podcast, Brent Hanks, Will O’Connor and Remko Rinkema dive into all the hottest news in the world of poker. The PokerGO Studio was officially opened with “Open House Week” on Poker After Dark, The Triton Super High Roller Series brought out all the big guns to Montenegro, and the High Roller of the Year competition was announced. 

  • 1:30 – The Flop: Analyzing the biggest topics in all of poker.
  • 3:01 – Open House on Poker After Dark kicks off the action from the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino. What was the action like? Highlights? Low lights?
  • 5:30 – The second night of Open House action, featuring a big verbal clash between Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari!
  • 14:49 – Recapping the Triton Super High Roller Series in Montenegro, which included the biggest pot in the history of televised cash games between Jason Koon and Kane Kalas and Tom Dwan on the commentary.
  • 23:20 – High Stakes Short Deck poker! What’s the future of this game, and will we see a lot of it in the future?
  • 27:30 – The High Roller of the Year announcement. How does it work? Running the numbers for the past 12 months, who would’ve won if this was started last year?
  • 34:44: - The Turn: The biggest results and updated statistics! Richard Yong wins a side event in Montenegro, Jason Koon jumps up the all-time money list and Stephen Chidwick remains on top of the POY standings.
  • 36:40 – Recapping the SCOOP and POWERfest results during the biggest month of the year for online tournament play.
  • 40:06 – New on PokerGO this week: Multiple episodes of the new PokerGO Original: INSIDERS, and the 2012 and 2011 WSOP Main Event.
  • 41:29 – Live events on PokerGO: The World Poker Tour Bobby Baldwin Final Table, the WPT Tournament of Champions Final Table and four days of Super High Roller Bowl coverage starting on Sunday May 27th.
  • 43:58 – The River: Brent Hanks and Will O’Connor dive into the letdown that was Barstool Nate, the PokerGO Studio opening and the spectacular Las Vegas Golden Knights!

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May 17, 2018

This is the second and final part of Heads Up with Remko featuring Patrik Antonius. On the first part, Antonius talked about how he discovered the game and quickly became one of the best in the world.

From 2000 through 2006, Antonius arguably played the most hands of poker of anyone on the planet and became a legend among poker fans with appearances on High Stakes Poker, Poker After Dark and many other TV shows.

This week on the show:

  • 2:31 – The clash with Sammy Farha on High Stakes Poker, and other memories of the most famous televised cash game of all time.
  • 6:30 – Comparing Poker After Dark to High Stakes Poker, and why Patrik always did very well in televised games.
  • 9:16 – The younger pros joining the biggest games at the heyday of poker: Tom Dwan, Phil Galfond and Viktor Blom.
  • 11:45 – The peak of online poker, did Patrik think it was going to last and how does he look back on that era?
  • 16:39 – What were Patrik’s swings like in live and online poker?
  • 19:20 – What makes Patrik the proudest, when looking back on his career as a poker pro to date?
  • 21:50 – What are the most important factors and characteristics needed to be an elite poker player?
  • 25:01 – The best players Patrik has ever played against, and why he’s fine admitting having been outplayed many times.
  • 27:40 – The positive things in poker what drew Patrik back into the game, and what made him want to be more involved in the game after a few very quiet years.
  • 34:47 – Patrik’s ideal televised game to expose the game to a main stream audience.
  • 37:45 – Is the game of poker entertaining enough on its own to make it grow, or are there other things needed to pull in a new audience?
  • 41:00 – What will 2018 look like for Patrik?

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Want to reach out to the podcast? E-mail us on podcast@pokercentral.com.

 

May 16, 2018

PokerGO is releasing the classic WSOP Main Event episodes from 2016 through 2011, and we’ve arrived at 2012 for this special edition of the podcast featuring Jeremy Ausmus. As the fifth-place finisher in 2012 Ausmus collected $2.1 million and became a household name in the game.

Ausmus is a regular in big buy-in events and the highest regular running cash games in Las Vegas, and recently he’s provided live commentary of the US Poker Open and ARIA High Roller Series events on PokerGO. Here’s an overview of the topics discussed with Jeremy on this podcast.

  • 2:45 – Starting the interview with Jeremy Ausmus, family life, the fun of being a poker pro and the freedom it allows.
  • 6:04 – The motivation behind wanting to be a poker pro, the freedom, the money and what Jeremy’s life looks like.
  • 10:06 – Coffee! Jeremy gives his best coffee drinking advice, and relives some memories of being stuck eating bread in Monte Carlo.
  • 14:03 – The start of Jeremy’s poker career, moving to Las Vegas with just a few thousand to his name, making his way up the ranks and the steady everyday grind.
  • 18:44 – Looking back on when Jeremy was at the peak of his powers compared to his opposition, becoming an online cash cap game specialist on Full Tilt, being the biggest winner in the Bellagio $10/$20 and hitting a peak in his confidence around his November Nine run.
  • 23:08 – What is it like to be a live cash game grinder at the high stakes? Being the biggest winner, what goes into starting bigger games, and where does the huge drop-off come from comparing Bobby’s Room with the rest of high stakes in Las Vegas.
  • 28:15 – Playing in Bobby’s Room with Michael Phelps and Jennifer Tilly, and a private game with Dan Bilzerian.
  • 34:04 – Explaining to his kids, ages 5 and 7, that their father is a poker player, and what that conversation will be like in the future.
  • 37:23 – How does Ausmus remember the 2012 Main Event where he finished in fifth place, wanting to watch the footage with his kids in the future, and reliving the big moments from Day 5 and 6 of the tournament.
  • 43:06 – The awareness of the gravity of the moment as it’s happening: Going deep in the Main Event, and the support of friends and family during the tournament.
  • 48:17 – Andras Koroknai and Rob Salaburu, their personalities in the tournament and Jeremy’s favorite moment from the tournament.
  • 52:30 – Coming into the final table, Jeremy’s expectations, his comfort level and seeing Steve Gee and Andras Koroknai blow up.
  • 56:11 – Reliving and analyzing Jeremy’s bust out hand, and how he would’ve done things differently with his current knowledge and understanding of the game.
  • 1:01:15 – Cashing for $2.1 million in the Main Event, is Jeremy happy with his result in the tournament and does he have any regrets?
  • 1:04:20 – Jeremy’s bracelet win at the 2012 WSOP Europe, and how does he view this accomplishment versus other scores that were not wins?
  • 1:08:14 – What’s a stronger memory, the Andras Koroknai blow-up or busting the Main Event himself, and what it was like being on TV and having friends and family outside the game watching him perform.
  • 1:11:01 – Doing PokerGO commentary for the US Poker Open and the ARIA High Roller Series events.
  • 1:13:38 – Comparing the November Nine era versus the current PokerGO and ESPN partnership that brings the event live from start to finish, and why Jeremy would’ve preferred to have played his final table right away.
  • 1:16:44 – Does removing the break allow for more mistakes and crazy plays because of the fatigue level of the players?
  • 1:18:40 – Jeremy’s summer schedule for 2018, his tournament aspirations and why the $10k 6-max is the one he looks forward to the most.

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May 14, 2018

Brent Hanks, Will O'Connor and Remko Rinkema tackle the latest big news in poker including Gordon Vayo's PokerStars lawsuit, INSIDERS on PokerGO and the opening of the PokerGO Studio this week. 

The guest on the show today is Matt Berkey. The guys visit Berkey at this residence and talk about the status of his bankroll, why he's not playing the Super High Roller Bowl and whether or not he can prepare a nice serving of scrambled eggs. 

  • 1:30 – The Flop! Brent Hanks, Will O’Connor and Remko Rinkema reconnect before diving into the big topics of the week.
  • 4:05 – INSIDERS is now available on PokerGO. This PokerGO Original series follows Daniel Negreanu, Brandon Adams and Seth Davies on their quest for success in the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.
  • 6:15 – What is the show like? What can viewers expect? Will O’Connor dives into it and compares it to Hard Knocks and All Access.
  • 8:50 – Is there franchise potential for INSIDERS, and running this show for the coming years and for more than just the Super High Roller Bowl.
  • 10:06 – What does Will prefer on this show? Old school legends, defending champions or rookies?
  • 12:44 – The PokerGO Studio is set to open with two nights of Poker After Dark action featuring Daniel Negrenau, Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari and Maria Ho. Brent Hanks dives into the lineup and how it came together.
  • 16:58 – How the PokerGO Studio will draw all the big names to Las Vegas!
  • 22:45 – Gordon Vayo sues PokerStars over refusing to him out the $692k he won in the 2017 SCOOP.
  • 27:15 – How common is it for players to attempt to play on PokerStars from the USA, Brent Hanks shares some insights.
  • 34:50 – The Turn! Remko Rinkema dives into all the big results of the week, starting with Phil Ivey winning a 6-max Short Deck event in Montenegro.
  • 37:25 – The partypoker LIVE Montreal Millions wrap up.
  • 40:00 – An update of the GPI Player of the Year standings as Stephen Chidwick remains at the top, followed by an overview of all the online poker action, most notably the SCOOP and PowerFest results.
  • 44:00 – What to watch on PokerGO right now, a preview of the Heads Up with Remko podcast featuring Patrik Antonius and Reliving the 2012 WSOP Main Event with Jeremy Ausmus.
  • 48:20 – The River! Brent and Will traveled to Matt Berkey’s residence for a face-to-face interview with some revealing stories, and looks forward at appearing on Poker After Dark this week.
  • 54:15 – Is Matt Berkey broke? Why is he not playing the Super High Roller Bowl, and what went into the preparation when he did play in the last two years?
  • 1:03:40 – Matt Berkey prepared his famous scrambled eggs, and Brent and Will give it a shot!
  • 1:08:00 – For a shot of Siracha hot sauce, Brent, Will and Matt Berkey gamble it up to close out the show!

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May 11, 2018

This week on the Heads Up with Remko Podcast we are joined by Patrik Antonius, winner of more than $11 million in live tournaments but above all else one of the best cash game players in the history of the game. 

On this show Antonius opens up about getting his start in the game, playing in Bobby's Room for the first time, a PLO pot worth $2.4 million and much more.

This is the first part of two, stay tuned for more Antonius talk next week. 

  • 3:30 – The start of the interview with Patrik Antonius, a rundown of the topics we’ll be discussing, what the famous Fin has been up to, and why he’s been so active on social media recently?
  • 08:16 – Doing more media appearances, constant Instagram posts and what changed from being a very private person early on in his career, and whether or not his tough table image has influenced the way people look at him.
  • 11:32 – The early years of Patrik Antonius: Discovering the game of poker, the military, high-level tennis, finding online poker and playing more poker hands than any player in the world from 2000 until 2006.
  • 20:14 – Memories of playing online poker in the early days, getting better at the game, winning the Sunday Million, and building up a bankroll using a hyper-aggressive style.
  • 23:58 – Adjusting to the new playing style of current-day top pros that focus on GTO, and which strengths in Patrik’s game keep him at the top.
  • 26:33 – Traveling for poker tournaments, winning an EPT, becoming famous and playing huge stakes online.
  • 29:03 – Why tournament results don’t matter at all when you have million-dollar swings in the cash games, and some high stakes cash game stories.
  • 34:28 – Playing in Las Vegas, Bobby’s Room, the peak of high stakes action in 2009, and selling action to Phil Ivey for $4k/$8k mixed.
  • 37:24 – The other legends of the game, and what was it like to play against Phil Ivey at the peak of his powers.
  • 42:25 – Prop betting in poker, why it’s bad for the game if the mainstream audience sees this type of gambling, and winning a crazy tennis bet versus Brandon Adams.
  • 51:23 – High Stakes Poker, an introduction into Part 2 of this podcast.

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