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PokerNews Podcast

The PokerNews Podcast, the longest-running news show in the poker world with over 800 episodes, releases new episodes every Friday! Each episode includes the latest news, stories, debates, and gossip from the community. From Poker Hall of Famers to World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champions, the PokerNews Podcast has welcomed the biggest guests in the industry. WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway hosts alongside Game of Gold star and 2021 MSPT Player of the Year Kyna England & two-time WSOP.com Online Player of the Year and bracelet winner Mike "Brock Lesnar" Holtz. Tweet about the podcast at #PNPod and follow PokerNews on X at @PokerNews for more!

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Chris Moneymaker Binks, Phil Hellmuth Turns 60 & Missed Overlays
In the 830th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by 888poker, Chad Holloway, Mike Holtz, and Kyna England are at Level 9 Studio in Las Vegas to talk about Chris Moneymaker winning the Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro Event #1: $25,000 NLH for a huge $903K score.  They then show and talk about Arden Cho getting felted four times in five hands on Hustler Casino Live (HCL) and Phil Hellmuth celebrating his 60th birthday two months early in Las Vegas with his "Billionaire Bestie Bash". Several big names made appearances including NBA star Draymond Green and world conqueror Elon Musk. Hellmuth shares various clips from his birthday festivities, which you can watch in this new episode. From there, the crew talk about a jam-packed weekend of tournament action that may have been too busy resulting in two massive overlays at The Lodge in Texas and Borgata in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Maurice Hawkins returns as a controversial topic on the PokerNews Podcast as he shipped the WSOP Circuit Harrah's Cherokee Main Event for $259K and his 16th gold ring. Is this in opportunity for the vilified Hawkins to do right and settle the court judgment against him?  Other winners highlighted included Jonathan Wang taking down the RGPS Graton for $86K, and Lex Veldhuis winning his first-ever COOP title when he won SCOOP 41-H: $5,200 NLHE Titans for $140K. What's more, he did it while streaming the action. See his moment of victory here. Finally, May 14 marked the first anniversary of Doyle Brunson's passing. Chad shares some stories about "Texas Dolly," including the time he played beer pong, and then reviews the audiobook version of Brunson's autobiography The Godfather of Poker. Oh, and you'll have a chance to win a copy of that audiobook simply by listening/watching the podcast on YouTube and leaving a comment. We'll randomly select a winner before next week's show. A new PokerNews Podcast drops every Friday at 8a PT / 11a ET / 4p UK time. Make sure to subscribe so you do not miss an episode! Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:06 | Welcome to the show 00:18 | Chris Moneymaker wins Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro Event #1: $25K for $903K 04:41 | Triton Poker clip of Moneymaker’s winning hand 06:55 | Brian Kim a super stud 07:28 | Actress Arden Cho good for poker 10:53 | Arden Cho felted four times in five hands on Hustler Casino Live 14:50 | Phil Hellmuth celebrates 60th birthday two months early 16:32 | Mike’s gripe with Hellmuth 19:30 | Clips from Hellmuth’s “Billionaire Besties Birthday Bash” 24:03 | Sponsor: 888poker – XL Spring Series underway 24:40 | The Lodge & Borgata miss big guarantees on busy weekend 25:58 | Did Mother’s Day make a difference? 28:30 | Borgata Spring Poker Open misses by $250K 29:22 | Doug Polk takes it in stride 32:35 | The feeling of winning Player of the Year 34:56 | Maurice Hawkins wins 16th WSOP Circuit ring – opportunity to do right? 41:20 | Lex Velduis wins first COOP title for $140K 42:06 | Video of Lex Veldhuis winning his SCOOP title on stream 43:00 | Christina Gollins wins $600 NLH event at WSOPC Commerce for $105K 45:24 | Jonathan Wang wins RGPS Graton Casino for $86K 47:00 | Debating different price points 49:31 | One year anniversary of Doyle Brunson’s passing 50:24 | “The Godfather of Poker” audiobook 51:18 | Chad’s first time meeting Doyle Brunson, who played beer pong 52:57 | Kyna played with Doyle in her first WSOP Main Event 54:22 | Win an audiobook copy of Doyle Brunson’s “The Godfather of Poker” 55:00 | The WSOP is upon us 55:49 | Two shows of the PokerNews Podcast per week during the WSOP 56:23 | Get well wishes to Clyde Gaskins, Kevmath, and Bob Smith
59:21 5/17/24
Doug Polk Denied in Texas; Ethan "Rampage" Yau Exits $1,000,000 Cash Game
In the 829th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by PokerStars, Chad Holloway, Mike Holtz, and Kyna England are back at Level 9 Studio in Las Vegas to talk about Doug Polk being denied a new poker room in Texas. Check out some highlights and clips from a city council meeting in which Polk went to the podium to plead his case. While some respected what he had to say, some poker players like Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen and Matt Waxman were critical of his motives. Speaking of Polk, he indicated he might be available to participate in Hustler Casino Live's (HCL) $1,000,000 Cash Game at the end of the month after Ethan "Rampage" Yau dropped out. The latter, who has been on a downswing and recently admitted to shedding tears over a $550K loss, caught some flack for pulling out after asking fans to buy pieces and was the subject of a negative video released by Alex Duvall. Find out what the crew thinks about Rampage's current predicament, including a World Series of Poker (WSOP) challenge issued by Holtz. Also, learn about Sofie Dossi contorting herself at the Celebrity Poker Tour Invitational III, which was won by Katie Thurston for $20,000, as well as hearing from PokerNews Ambassadors Keith Becker (Pennsylvania) and Kyle Anderson (Ontario). Finally, the crew remembers two-time bracelet winner & music icon Steve Albini, who unexpectedly passed away earlier this week. A new PokerNews Podcast drops every Friday at 8a PT / 11a ET / 4p UK time. Make sure to subscribe to not miss an episode! Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:49 | Welcome to Episode #829 01:01 | Kyna is back! 01:09 | Doug Polk denied new poker room in Texas 02:15 | Other parties against poker expansion 02:53 | Farmer’s Branch Council votes down request 4-1 03:20 | Doug Polk talks to PokerNews before the vote 05:24 | Kyna’s thoughts on the city council meeting 06:58 | Is sports betting legal in Texas? 08:08 | Texas still the wild west; no regulations & scandals 10:10 | Disparity on how Texas poker rooms are run 11:45 | “No Card Room” sign at meeting 14:00 | Doug Polk speaks at the meeting 16:20 | What’s next for Polk’s Texas efforts 16:55 | Big Huni, Matt Waxman & other call out Polk 19:45 | Doug Polk read for the Million Dollar Cash Game? 20:00 | Ethan “Rampage” Yau backs out of HCL Million Dollar Cash Game 21:35 | Rampage on a downswing 23:48 | Rampage admits he cried after $550K loss 25:32 | Alex Duvall releases inflammatory video about Rampage 29:00 | Has Rampage lost perspective? 32:30 | Do young players in the game know/respect history of the game? 34:47 | Rampage offers WSOP prop bet 35:19 | Mike Holtz challenges Rampage to WSOP bet 36:35 | Rampage feeling the heat 39:03 | Sofie Dossi contorts herself at Celebrity Poker Tour Invitational III  44:28 | How do you feel about celebrity events? 44:53 | Do you love or hate Vegas Matt? 48:48 | Katie Thurston wins Celebrity Poker Tour Invitational III for $20,000 49:45 | Sponsor: PokerStars – 2024 SCOOP is happening now! 51:41 | Get to know PokerNews Pennsylvania Ambassador Keith Becker 52:26 | Get to know PokerNews Ontario Ambassador Kyle Anderson 53:40 | Two-time bracelet winner & music icon Steve Albini passes away
56:27 5/10/24
Is Andrew Robl the Best Poker Player of All Time & a First-Ballot Hall of Famer?
In the 828th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by 888poker, Chad Holloway is back at Level 9 Studio in Las Vegas alongside regular co-host Mike Holtz, and for the second week in a row, Lindsey Kludt filled in for Kyna England, who does make a camera appearance from the RGPS Reno alongside ring winner Liam Gannon. The crew then talked “Texas” Mike Moncek winning $200K on Hustler Casino Live (HCL) with an 89% VPIP while showing an entertaining $201,000 pot from the game. That led to a discussion on chopped pots, which in turn led to talk of High Stakes Poker and Andrew Robl. Is he possibly the best poker player of all time? Is he a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Those questions are answered in this episode. Other stories covered include Nick Yunis abandoning his stack to make the birth of his first child, Chile's all-time money list, and why Lindsey has never set foot in Florida and Mike hasn't been there in 20 years. Hint -- it involves alligators! From there, Chad hosts the second edition of "Which Phil Is It?" in which Mike and Lindsey take turns answering trivia questions involving six Phils from poker -- Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Phil Laak, Phil Galfond, Phil Gordon, and Philipp Gruissem Finally, you'll learn about the brand new emoji options in the PokerNews live reporting updates and a new documentary featuring Lukas "Robin Poker" Robinson from the WPT Voyage. A new PokerNews Podcast drops every Friday at 8a PT / 11a ET / 4p UK time. Make sure to subscribe to not miss an episode! Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:18 | Welcome to the show 00:29 | Lindsey Kludt once again filling in for Kyna England 02:20 | Touching base with Kyna at the RGPS Reno 03:43 | “Texas” Mike Moncek wins $200K on HCL with 89% VPIP 08:39 | $201K pot on Hustler Casino Live 12:20 | Making too big a deal out of chopped pots 14:32 | Andrew Robl for Poker Hall of Fame 16:13 | Sponsor: 888poker 17:11 | Let’s play “Which Phil Is It?” 25:40 | How much lifetime earnings do the six Phil’s account for? 27:45 | Nick Yunis abandons stack for unexpected birth of first child 30:29 | A look at Chile’s all-time money list 33:09 | Lindsey has never set foot in Florida & alligator fascination 34:50 | [URL="https://www.pokernews.com/news/2024/04/lukas-robinson-poker-on-a-boat-the-wpt-voyage-experience-45852.htm"]Lukas “Robin Poker” Robinson’s WPT Voyage documentary[/URL] 38:46 | [I]PokerNews[/I] launches emojis for Live Reporting Updates[/TABLE]
41:33 5/3/24
Neymar Did What at a Kid’s Birthday Party?!? Remember Poker Hall of Famer Crandell Addington
In the 876th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by Global Poker, Chad Holloway is back at Level 9 Studio in Las Vegas alongside regular co-host Mike Holtz. However, Kyna England is up in Reno for the RunGood Poker Series, so her Team Hotdog compatriot Lindsey Kludt fills in. The triumvirate discusses football/soccer superstar Neymar making headlines for playing online poker during a child's birthday party, for which he received a good amount of criticism. But was it warranted? Chad then pays homage to Poker Hall of Famer Crandell Addington, who recently passed away. The Texan was there for the very first World Series of Poker (WSOP), and in this episode you'll get to hear the seven-time Main Event final tablist talk about the old days via an interview he did with PokerNews back in 2020. Finally, you'll learn about the brand new emoji options in the PokerNews live reporting updates and a new documentary featuring Lukas "Robin Poker" Robinson from the WPT Voyage. Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:38 | Welcome to the show 00:47 | Lindsey Kludt filling in for Kyna England 01:34 | Mike Holtz showing off WSOP.com Online POY rings 03:14 | Does Lindsey play online poker? 04:07 | Kyna checking in from the RGPS Reno 05:35 | Neymar making poker headlines for better or worse 07:34 | Should Neymar be playing poker during kid’s birthday party? 10:35 | Chad’s picture with David Costabile 11:20 | Who is the most famous person you met thanks to poker? 12:13 | Lindsey talks Paws of Hope charity  15:20 | Sponsor: Global Poker 15:54 | Poker legend Crandell Addington passes away 17:30 | Being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame & other accomplishments 23:15 | Crandell Addington talks about the origin of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 29:21 | PokerNews debuts emojis  33:30 | Would Lindsey do Game of Gold? Mike wants on! 34:45 | Lukas “Robin Poker” Robinson’s WPT Voyage documentary
39:26 4/26/24
Tyler Patterson Plays "Which Phil Is It?" -- Hellmuth, Ivey or Laak -- on the WPT Voyage
In the 826th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by WPT Global, World Poker Tour (WPT) champ Tyler Patterson joins Chad Holloway as special co-host while on the WPT Voyage. The duo talks about WPT Voyage activities, such as Matt Savage's golf tournament, and Patterson's deep run in the $5,000 Main Event. Chad then plays the first-ever edition of "Which Phil Is It?" and asks Patterson to answer trivia questions by choosing between Phil Laak, Phil Hellmuth, and Phil Ivey. Finally, the two talk about Mikki Mase, who is known for his play on Hustler Casino Live and was recently detained by L.A. police after a report of gunshots A new PokerNews Podcast drops every Friday at 8a PT / 11a ET / 4p UK time. Make sure to subscribe to not miss an episode! Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:10 | Welcome to Episode #826 00:22 | Welcome special cohost Tyler Patterson to the show 01:11 | Playing in Matt Savage’s golf tournament 02:37 | WPT Voyage Main Event a success 04:21| Matt Savage’s Annual Golf Event 06:08 | Sponsor: WPT Global 06:45 | Which Phil Is It? – Phil Laak, Phil Ivey & Phil Hellmuth 11:00 | Mikki Mase known for HCL play was detained by L.A. police after report of gunshots 13:05 | WPT announces dates for WPT World Championship at Wynn 16:20 | Tyler’s deep run in the WPT Voyage Main Event
18:35 4/19/24
PokerNews Podcast: RobinPoker Talks Game of Gold, WPT Voyage Experience
In the 825th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by WPTGlobal, Chad Holloway and Lukas "RobinPoker" Robinson come to you from the WPT Voyage in the Bahamas to discuss the latest poker news, stories, and gossip. That includes talking about their experiences on the WPT Voyage, battling against reigning WPT World Champion Dan Sepiol, playing tennis with Tony Dunst and Robinson's breakout casting on GGPoker's Game of Gold. The two also talked about Robinson making a mini-documentary while on board the WPT Voyage and who he would like to see on the second season of Game of Gold.
27:46 4/12/24
Mike Matusow Talks Smack, Phil Laak is Back & 2024 WSOP is Close!
In the 824th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by PokerStars, Chad Holloway, Mike Holtz & Kyna England come to you from Level 9 Studios in Las Vegas to discuss the latest poker news, stories, and gossip.  That includes diving into old-school legends Mike Matusow and Phil Laak being back in the poker spotlight, the former having crushed on Hustler Casino Live (HCL) -- including being a part of a big set-over-set hand -- and the latter returning to High Stakes Poker. That opened up a discussion on the Poker Hall of Fame, and whether or not either of those players deserve to be in.  From there, the crew discusses chopping in poker, which was spurred by poker pro Nick Pupillo negotiating a kind chop in the WPT Rolling Thunder Mystery Bounty Event. Hear their thoughts on chopping in general, as well as some fun chop stories. Kyna then gives props to her Game of Gold costar Olga Iermolcheva, who was recently featured on a magazine cover, explains the meaning behind her Team Hotdog hoodie, and reveals she'll be attending the upcoming RGPS Reno. Finally, the crew wraps things up by looking ahead to the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) by sharing what events they're most excited about. Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:20 | Phil Hellmuth April Fool’s Day Mask Prank 01:00 | Sponsor: PokerStars 01:23 | Of which old school players were you a fan? 04:00 | Mike Matusow plays on Hustler Casino Live 05:31 | Set-over-set hand on HCL 09:00 | Poker Hall of Fame backlog – Should Matusow be in? 17:19 | Phil Laak back in the poker spotlight 21:13 | A look at the upcoming PokerStars UKIPT 22:50 | Nick Pupillo negotiates himself a nice chop 23:38 | What do you think of chops in general? 25:00 | Do you have any interesting chop stories? 26:01 | Chad’s WSOP bracelet chop story 29:00 | Olga Iermolcheva from Game of Gold makes a magazine cover 33:03 | The 2024 WSOP is right around the corner 33:34 | What events are you most excited about? 34:37 | PokerNews DeepStack Championship 38:23 | Team Hotdog 39:21 | Kyna headed north for the RGPS Reno
42:47 4/5/24
Daniel Negreanu vs. Alexandra Botez; Robbi Jade Lew Wins Tournament
In the 823rd episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by Global Poker, Chad Holloway, Mike Holtz & Kyna England come to you from Level 9 Studios in Las Vegas to discuss the latest poker news, stories, and gossip.  That includes a look at Jason Koon's exuberant entrance at Triton Poker, Daniel Negreanu winning his second major tournament of the year, and Alexandra Botez becoming the latest GGPoker Ambassador. Also, see Negreanu sit down with Botez while playing heads-up poker and discussing her new role. The crew also talk about the PLO festival currently taking place at PokerGO Studio, why Mike is unhappy with the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Las Vegas, and Robbi Jade Lew winning a side event at the recently-completed World Poker Tour (WPT) Rolling Thunder. Finally, get a taste of PokerNews' new podcast show Life Outside Poker hosted by Connor Richards, who welcomed Farah Galfond as the show's first guest. Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 01:00 | Jason Koon’s grand entrance at Triton Poker 02:54 | November Niner entrance music 03:23 | Sponsor: Global Poker 03:42 | Daniel Negreanu wins second tournament in 2024 05:35 | PLO Series at PokerGO Studio 07:00 | Mike not happy with WSOP Circuit operation 12:22 | Alexandra Botez becomes GGPoker Ambassador 14:06 | Daniel Negreanu vs. Alexandra Botez 20:48 | Robbi Jade Lew wins side event at WPT Rolling Thunder 26:40 | WPT Voyage is upon us 29:30 | PokerNews’ Connor Richard debuts Life Outside Poker podcast 33:40 | Mystery Bounty Fever
36:49 3/29/24
Nik Airball 20-Minute Tank, Pet Peeves & Corey Eyring's Quest for $1,000,000
In the 822nd episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Mike Holtz & Kyna England come to you from Level 9 Studios in Las Vegas to discuss the latest poker news, stories, and gossip.  That includes Nik Airball's 20-minute tank in a big hand on The Lodge Poker Live Stream, which prompted Doug Polk to take action. That led into a discussion on pet peeves at the table, and in Mike's case, the pet part is quite literal. The crew also plays the first edition of PokerNews Plinko, discusses Chad's poker thrift store "Tweet of the Week," and talks about the current state of poker given Bitcoin is at an all-time high. From there, they dive into the wild journey of poker vlogger Corey Eyring, who is risking his entire net worth in an attempt to win $500,000 by the end of the year. Whatever amount he ends up with, the plan is to place it all on a single roulette bet of either red or black. Chad chatted with Eyring about his crazy quest and highlights various clips throughout the episode. Finally, the crew once again touches on Kevin Martin's 24/7 stream while attempting to win $5,000 playing online, which came to an unceremonius end. Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:21 | Welcome to Episode #822 00:49 | Nik Airball has been in the house 05:53 | Nik Airball tanks for 20 minutes 10:01 | Sponsor: WPT Global 11:00 | When do you call the clock? 13:24 | Would Nik Airball be good for Game of Gold? 14:40 | What are your pet peeves at the table 15:58 | Fake service dogs at the poker table 17:38 | Kyna hates guys who put chips in a certain way 18:48 | Yoh Viral with all the swagger 21:08 | Kyna mad at a dealer 21:41 | Kyna a little bit of a Karen at the table 26:20 | PokerNews Plinko 30:13 | Who is Corey Eyring? 31:13 | Hoping to put $500,000 on red or black 33:19 | Preview of Corey Eyring’s poker vlog 36:35 | Degen-ing 38:39 | Corey’s degen & grandma stories 40:06 | Mike & Chad play against Corey on Poker Night in America 41:06 | Giggle fits 42:00 | Poker Thrift Store Tweet of the Week 46:37 | Bitcoin at an all-time high = good for poker 47:01 | Big Huni ahead of the Bitcoin curve 47:40 | Kevin Martin calls it quits after 500 hours of 24/7 streaming 48:19 | What is Team Hot Dog?
54:10 3/22/24
Dwan Drama, Women in Poker, Boston Rob & Brantzen on Reality TV
In the 821st episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Mike Holtz & Kyna England come to you from Level 9 Studios in Las Vegas to discuss the latest poker news, stories, and gossip. That includes the recent drama surrounding Tom "durrrr" Dwan, who recently talked to PokerNews in a 45-minute in-depth conversation about debt allegations recently leveled against him by Peter Jetten and Haralabos Voulgaris.  Suffice it to say Dwan didn't give very clear answers. Some say he spouted a word salad to most of the questions, and our crew took a look at some clips and offered their thoughts. We also asked Dwan point blank if he's ever been kidnapped by the Triads, an urban legend of sorts in the poker world. Mike and Kyna then talked about their respective tournament successes since the last show, which led to a larger talk about women in poker and how the industry sometimes struggles to market to such a large segment of the population. From there, it was on to a discussion about the recent uptick of poker-related names venturing into the reality TV space including Boston Rob Mariano, Brantzen Poker, and Athena Jett. Finally, the crew touched on Kevin Martin's 24/7 stream while attempting to win $5,000 playing online and close it out by offering their thoughts on the often-critical Allen Kessler.  Did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to Episode #821 00:53 | Tom Dwan in the headlines 05:07 | First Tom Dwan clip – Do you want the Peter Jetten stuff resolved? 06:56 | Second Tom Dwan clip – Do you owe Peter Jetten $226K? 12:48 | Backing & Make Up debate 13:36 | Third Tom Dwan clip – In your mind do you owe Peter Jetten money? 16:17 | LARPing in poker 17:41 | Fourth Tom Dwan clip – Do you consider yourself honest & with integrity? 19:02 | Dwan & Jetten headed to arbitration 22:08 | Fifth Tom Dwan clip – Did the Triads kidnap Dwan? 24:01 | Sixth Tom Dwan clip – Will we see you at the WSOP this year? 26:23 | Sponsor: 888poker 27:15 | Kyna England finishes runner-up in WSOPC Ladies Event 30:40 | Mike Holtz finishes 4th in Wynn Millions event for 2nd-largest live score 33:29 | Discussion on women in poker 42:00 | How do you feel about the “Last Woman Standing”? 46:05 | Poker names back in the reality TV world 46:23 | Athena Jett to be on American Idol 48:23 | Boston Rob & Brantzen Poker on Deal or No Deal Island 51:57 | What reality TV show would you want to be on? 54:43 | Kevin Martin streaming 330+ hours thus far 55:36 | Allen Kessler – love him or hate him? 57:48 | Corey Eyring coming up next week
59:48 3/15/24
Tom Dwan Gives In-Depth Interview on Debt Accusations
In the 820th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway sat down with Tom "durrrr" Dwan for a 45-minute in-depth conversation about the debt allegations recently level against him by Peter Jetten and Haralabos Voulgaris.  Jetten, who has over $9.3 million in The Hendon Mob cashes, was first to bring forth allegations against Dwan for failing to pay off debts. He did so on Feb. 18 when he wrote: "Would caution against doing business with Tom Dwan. He's owed me 226k for 4 years and continues to use delay tactics to avoid payment." Find out what Dwan had to say about the whole situation. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 - Introduction 00:33 - Dwan laughs at “JMo” ripping Chad’s interview 01:51 - Durrrr thinks people on social media go for “gotcha” stuff 02:38 - Jetten says Dwan owes him $226k 04:19 - Explains why he doesn’t feel Jetten is right 06:18 - Denies owing Jetten full amount 11:13 - Discussing the possibility of arbitration with Jetten 16:08 - Dwan doesn’t want to talk about Haralabos yet 18:03 - Says Jetten isn’t acting in good faith 18:34 - Claims Jetten owes him money 21:13 - Briefly addresses issues with Jungleman 24:43 - Starts talking about Haralabos Voulgaris 30:41 - Denies owing $350k to Voulgaris 36:57 - Admits there were times he mishandled Jungleman dispute 41:23 - Dwan says cheating in poker is a problem 42:53 - Discussing Dwan’s ACR Poker signing
46:34 3/12/24
Welcome New Co-Hosts Kyna England & Mike Holtz; Maurice Hawkins Clap Back & More
In the 819th episode of the PokerNews Podcast sponsored by sponsored by PokerStars, Chad Holloway welcomes two new co-hosts to the show in poker players Kyna England and Mike "Brock Lesnar" Holtz. The new PN Pod crew dives into the latest news, gossip, and stories from the poker industry.  That includes Chad sharing why Maurice Hawkins, who made headlines after cashing for six figures only to have his past backing situations resurface, is pissed at both him and PokerNews; why poker is being banned in the world's largest retirement community down in Florida; and who they all like in the cross book bet between Jeremy Becker & Daniel Negreanu and Landon Tice & Matt Berkey. Plus, hear about Kyna England's experience on the hit show Game of Gold, the crew's experiences with Uber Eats ghost kitchens, and learn who won the signed copy of Lexy Gavin-Mather's new poker book Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Tournaments. Oh, and did you know the PokerNews Podcast is no longer just audio? That's right, we've added a video show as well that you can view on the PokerNews YouTube Channel. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to Show #819 00:38 | Introducing our new hosts 00:56 | Sponsor: PokerStars 01:26 | Get to know new co-hosts Mike Holtz & Kyna England 04:11 | Spraggy hoodies 06:10 | Controversy involving Maurice Hawkins 21:15 | Poker game banned in retirement community 26:00 | Berkey/Tice vs Negreanu/Becker 38:46 | Game of Gold reflection 48:34 | Ghost Kitchens & Uber Eats 51:35 | Book Giveaway Winner
54:03 3/8/24
Tice vs Becker, Goodbye Matt & Connor, and Maurice Hawkins Fumes
In the No. 818 episode of the PokerNews Podcast sponsored by Global Poker, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen dive into the latest news, gossip, and results from the poker industry.  That includes talking about the earlier leader in the cross-book bet between Landon Tice & Jeremy Becker, Mori Eskandani and John Hennigan taking down PGT Mixed Game Series titles, Joey Ingram rejoining the poker podcast ranks by interviewing Doug Polk, and Kevin Martin streaming 24/7 in a unique bankroll challenge. Also, Matt talks about his adventures at the recently-completed RGPS Tunica, while Chad shares why Maurice Hawkins, who made headlines last week after cashing for six figures only to have his past backing situations resurface, is pissed at both him and PokerNews! Finally, learn about why Connor and Matt will no longer be regular co-hosts of the PokerNews Podcast, which is set to change in a big way soon! Not only that but there are big plans in the works that'll ensure you haven't heard the last from Connor Richards and Matt Hansen! Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:22 | Welcome to Show #818 01:04 | Sponsor: Global Poker 01:45 | Landon Tice vs. Jeremy Becker – Who’s out to an early lead? 03:40 | Wynn Millions happening now 04:06 | Mori Eskandani & John Hennigan take down PGT Mixed Game Series titles 07:18 | Matt returns from RGPS Tunica 09:25 | Kevin Martin streaming life 24/7 in bankroll challenge 12:30 | Joey Ingram back in podcasting streets with Doug Polk as first guest 14:40 | New plans for the PokerNews Podcast; Connor & Matt departing 18:40 | Maurice Hawkins back in the news – calls out PokerNews & Chad Holloway 26:10 | Goodbye, Connor & Matt! 26:42 | “Bitch-Ass Chad Holloway”
28:21 3/6/24
Postle Appearance, Controversial Negreanu Tweet & Guest Lexy Gavin-Mather's New Book
In the No. 817 episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen dive into the latest news, gossip, and results from the poker industry. That includes announcing the winner of our WPT Voyage cabin giveaway! Chad then discusses his controversial tweet about Daniel Negreanu, Connor and Matt offer their thoughts on Mike Postle’s unexpected appearance on an X Space, and then all three talk highlights from last weekend’s Global Poker Awards.  Other stories covered include Ari Engel and Daniel Lowery each adding gold rings to their WSOP Circuit résumés, Mintzy under fire at Barstool over his deep tournament run, Barny Boatman and other big winners from EPT Paris, the cross-book bet between Landon Tice & Jeremy Becker, and Venetian’s new upcoming poker room.  Finally, Chad sits down with Lexy Gavin-Mather to talk about her new book by D&B Publishing, Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Tournaments. As a special treat, you’ll have a chance to win a signed copy of the book, which will release in late March but is available now for preorder. Time Stamps00:01 | Welcome to Show #81700:56 | Sponsor: WPT Global01:50 | Teasing guest Lexy Gavin-Mather03:45 | Chad’s controversial Daniel Negreanu tweet08:30 | Win a signed copy of Lexy Gavin-Mather’s book08:55 | Mark Olivo wins the WPT Voyage giveaway10:00 | Mike Postle makes unexpected appearance on X Space14:27 | Highlights from the Global Poker Awards18:16 | Ari Engel & Dan Lowery capture WSOPC rings20:21 | Paul Pierce & Mintzy employment under fire because of poker25:05 | Guest Lexy Gavin-Mather joins the show26:25 | Writing “Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Tournaments”27:27 | What sort of subject matter do you cover?28:52 | Any special plans involving the book during the WSOP?29:16 | Vlogging every day of the WSOP30:03 | How was your experience at the EPT Paris?31:45 | Are you excited to record the audio version of the book?32:20 | The story behind Lexy’s dad going viral for a basketball video36:00 | Barny Boatman among big winners from EPT Paris38:30 | Cross-book bet between Landon Tice & Jeremy Becker42:15 | Venetian’s new upcoming poker room
49:19 2/29/24
Shaun Deeb Talks $800K Body Fat Prop Buyout; 2024 WSOP Schedule
On this special episode of the PokerNews Podcast sponsored by 888poker, Chad Holloway goes one-on-one with Shaun Deeb, who accepted a $800,000 buyout in his $1 million body fat prop bet against Bill Perkins. Nearly 11 months ago, the poker players agreed to a 14-month wager on Deeb's ability to bring his body fat composition down significantly. The bet had essentially no stipulations -- either get to 17% body fat by the start of the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP), or lose $100,000.  Last month, Deeb gave his X followers an update on his progress, and it was certainly positive in his favor. A January 25 Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan showed his body fat had dropped to 23.9% with still four months to go. That caused Perkins to begin proposing potential buyout possibilities on X, although nothing had been officially agreed upon. On Friday, he went in for another DEXA scan, and he was in even better shape -- 22.0% body fat composition. Then, on Saturday, the future Poker Hall of Famer informed his social media followers that Perkins had bought out of the bet for $800,000 just over three months from the start of the 2024 WSOP. Deeb shared all the details of his journey, why he opted to accept the buyout, and where he plans to go from here. Plus, hear his thoughts on the 2024 WSOP schedule. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* Time Stamps 00:01 | Welcome to the show 00:40 | Sponsor: 888poker 01:34 | Shaun Deeb joins the show 02:38 | Still going for 17% 04:00 | Is the beard going? 04:45 | Publicizing the buyout 05:55 | How did you do it?  10:55 | What was the most challenging thing you faced? 11:34 | How Chad met Deeb’s wife 13:48 | A lot of people didn’t think you could do it 17:45 | Do you have a celebration in mind once you hit your goal? 18:00 | The story of Ted’s Fish Fry 19:37 | Thoughts on the 2024 WSOP schedule 23:29 | Who is Charlie? 25:32 | When do you turn 40 and become eligible for Poker Hall of Fame? 25:54 | Thinking of family 27:58 | Aiming for abs 28:42 | How much side action is there on this bet?
31:55 2/19/24
2024 WSOP Schedule is Out, Perry Loses $1M & Guest Jonathan Little
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast sponsored by PokerStars, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen dive into the recently announced schedule for the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Hear about new events -- including the new PokerNews $600 DeepStack Championship -- along with what's missing. If you're looking for a breakdown of the 2024 WSOP schedule, you've come to the right place. The crew also discuss the controversial Sean Perry losing $1 million in a Super Bowl bet, the PokerStars EPT Paris kicking off, and welcome guest Jonathan Little, who is fresh off crushing the PokerGO Cup. Little, a contributor to the PokerNews Strategy section, talks about his hot start to 2024, his successful poker coaching business, and what he thought about Matt Berkey stirring the pot. Finally, remember there is one week left for the PokerNews Podcast WPT Voyage giveaway where one lucky winner will win a $4,000 cruise package. All you need to do is like, subscribe, and leave us a review. Then, share a screenshot on our social media posts and you'll be entered to win! Be sure to listen for details on how to enter, and be sure to review the Terms & Conditions of the competition. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 01:02 | Sponsor: PokerStars 01:17 | 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule is out! 03:35 | New events on the schedule 06:00 | Double Board Bomb Pot 09:00 | Where is the $1,000,000 Tournament of Champions? 11:58 | First Event is the Champions Reunion – Win a Main Event seat! 13:55 | 2024 WSOP Main Event to run July3-17 16:45 | $3,000 Mid-Stakes Championship 17:42 | The PokerNews $600 Deepstack Championship bracelet event 18:02 | Taking over the Daily Deepstacks! 20:56 | PokerNews Podcast WPT Voyage Giveaway! 23:45 | Connor is excited for next week’s Global Poker Awards 24:27 | Guest Jonathan Little joins the show 26:09 | Off to a hot start in 2024 27:25 | Is coaching still a passion for you? 28:00 | How do you choose hands for your PokerNews Strategy columns? 30:25 | Success at the PokerGO Studio 33:00 | Matt Berkey’s controversial comments – what are your thoughts? 34:42 | What’s new at PokerCoaching.com? 36:15 | Any new books coming down the pipeline? 37:03 | What are your poker plans for 2024 and the WSOP? 38:20 | May try to play some Triton Poker Events 40:53 | Sean Perry loses $1 million in Super Bowl bet 44:48 | The PokerStars EPT Paris is underway 46:40 | One more week to enter the PokerNews Podcast WPT Voyage giveaway
48:45 2/16/24
WPT Voyage Giveaway, Zinno Allegations, Negreanu vs. Berkey & Guest Leon Wheeler
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast sponsored by Global Poker, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen announce a very special giveaway in which one lucky listener of the show will win a cruise package for the upcoming WPT Voyage, one of the most anticipated poker events of the year! Be sure to listen for details on how to enter, and be sure to review the Terms & Conditions of the competition. They then talk about the theft allegations against Anthony Zinno, Phil Hellmuth calling out Ike Haxton for wearing a mask, and Daniel Negreanu and Matt Berkey arguing about Jonathan Little, who went about his business and crushed the PokerGO Cup! Additionally, Jason Koon has departed GGPoker, Hermann Schweiger won the Hendon Mob Winter Championships Main Event, and Phil Laak is returning for Season 12 of High Stakes Poker! Oh, and Connor caught up with Leon Wheeler, the Director of Poker Operations at Resorts World, which is gearing up to host some big poker series in 2024! Finally, the crew take a look ahead to both the Celebrity Poker Tour Invitational II and CSOP "All in for Epilepsy" on Feb. 8, as well as Leigh Steinberg's 37th Annual Super Bowl Party, which PokerNews will attend. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:55 | Sponsor: Global Poker 02:00 | PN Pod Giveaway – Win a WPT Voyage Cruise! 05:51 | Corel Theuma accuses Anthony Zinno of taking bag w/ $20K 09:30 | Connor finds a $500 chip 10:40 | Phil Hellmuth Wants Ike Haxton to Take Off the Facemask 15:40 | Jonathan Little crushes PokerGO Cup; Berkey & Negreanu square off 19:05 | Jason Koon parts ways with GGPoker 20:47 | Has the Poker Integrity Council been a letdown?  22:32 | Connor plays on Bally’s Live in action-packed Industry Game 25:24 | Interview w/ Resorts World Director of Poker Operations Leon Wheeler 26:30 | What’s coming up for poker at Resorts World? 27:28 | The state of live poker in Las Vegas 28:36 | Hermann Schweiger stages incredible comeback in the Hendon Mob Winter Championships Main Event 29:25 | Season 12 of High Stakes Poker – Phil Laak to return! 31:49 | Get 25% Discount on WPT Voyage Package Through Valentine's Flash Sale 32:49 | What’s coming up for Super Bowl Weekend in Las Vegas 33:06 | Celebrity Poker Tour at PokerGO Studio 33:53 | The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) at the Palms 35:00 | Leigh Steinberg's 37th Annual Super Bowl Party
38:39 2/9/24
Cody Daniels Final Table; High Stakes Talk w/ Cates, Watson, Weisman & DeStefano
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast sponsored by WPT Global, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen recap the recently-completed Borgata Winter Open, acknowledge the Anthony Zinno allegations, and dive into the PokerGO Cup. It was there that Connor chatted with Cody Daniels, who despite severe health issues ventured to Las Vegas to live his dream of playing a high-stakes tournament. Not only did he play, but he made the final table! The crew then ventured across the street to a Bally's Live high-stakes cash game where we grabbed interviews with Daniel Cates, Mike Watson, Dylan Weisman, and Dylan DeStefano. Other stories include Shaun Deeb closing in on a $1 million body fat prop bet, former PokerNews reporter Mo Nuwwarah winning an MSPT title and remembering Perry Friedman, who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer. Finally, they take a look ahead to both the Celebrity Poker Tour Invitational II and CSOP "All in for Epilepsy" on Feb. 8, as well as Leigh Steinberg's 37th Annual Super Bowl Party, which PokerNews will attend. Hear the crew's Super Bowl picks, and find out where you might be able to cross paths with one of the teams after the big game. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:55 | Sponsor: WPT Global 01:53 | Borgata Winter Open wraps up  02:33 | Acknowledging the Anthony Zinno allegations 03:57 | Chad’s Howard Lederer story 06:31 | PokerGO Cup is happening now 08:02 | Interview with Cody Daniels 12:26 | Early winners from the PokerGO Cup 13:33 | Bally’s Live interview with Dylan DeStefano & Dylan Weisman 15:15 | Bally’s Live interviews with Daniel Cates & Mike Watson 20:15 | Shaun Deeb closing in on $1 million in body fat prop bet 22:20 | Former PokerNews reporter Mo Nuwwarah wins MSPT Bally's Black Hawk for $155,189 25:30 | Remembering Perry Friedman 27:33 | What’s coming up? 28:07 | Celebrity Poker Tour Invitational II on Feb. 8 31:11 | Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) “All in for Epilepsy” also on Feb. 8 32:05 | PokerNews headed to Leigh Steinberg's 37th Annual Super Bowl Party 35:20 | Super Bowl picks – San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs 37:50 | Where to find a Super Bowl after-party with one of the teams
40:32 2/2/24
Breaking Down Global Poker Award Nominees & Guest Jason Somerville Talks PNIA
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast sponsored by 888poker, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen break down the recently-revealed Global Poker Award nominees, which included one of their very own! Who do they like to win? Who do they think got snubbed? Find out here. Plus, Chad talks about his experience playing on Poker Night in America (PNIA) last week, which is where Connor and Matt caught up with this week's guest, Jason Somerville, who shared what he's been up to lately and reminisced on his days co-hosting this very podcast. The crew then discusses the hot start to 2024 for both Kristen & Alex Foxen, former 'American Idol' contestant William Hung's interview about losing his wife over a gambling addiction, and the Arkansas high school teacher who won $73K at the first RunGood Poker Series stop of the season. Finally, take a look at the 2024 Wynn Millions schedule, which offers more than $8M in guarantees! Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 01:37 | Connor Richards nominated for a Global Poker Award! 03:02 | Breaking down the Global Poker Award nominations 03:17 | Toughest Opponent 04:28 | Best Final Table Performance 06:00 | Breakout Player of the Year 06:55 | Best Twitter/X Personality 07:45 | Best Streamer 08:44 | Best Vlogger 10:00 | Best Short Form Content Creator 11:00 | Industry Person of the Year 12:31 | Tournament Director of the Year 14:26 | Event of the Year 15:30 | Best Mid-Major Circuit/Tour 16:44 | Best Standalone Event 17:37 | Best Commentator 18:12 | Best Poker Podcast 19:21 | Best Media Content – Written 21:29 | Best Media Content – Video 22:42 | Best Media Content – Photo 26:27 | Fan Choice Categories 30:44 | Chad plays on Poker Night in America 8 years after first appearance 35:39 | Hanging out at Studio 52 w/ Jason Somerville  36:15 | Interview w/ Jason Somerville 36:52 | How did your partnership w/ PNIA come together? 40:44 | What’s exciting you about poker content nowadays? 43:09 | Remembering his time w/ the PokerNews Podcast 44:27 | Sponsor: 888poker 45:29 | Kristen & Alex Foxen off to a hot start in 2024 46:42 | Infamous 'American Idol' contestant William Hung lost wife over poker, gambling addiction 48:00 | Arkansas high school teacher wins $73K as RunGood Poker Series kicks off 2024 season 49:39 | Wynn Millions schedule released; more than $8M in guarantees
54:03 1/24/24
Intoxicated Player, Matusow at CSOP, and Guests Arden Cho & Samuel Laskowitz
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast sponsored by PokerStars, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen talk about going to see comedian Kevin Nealon and shenanigans at the latest Charity Series of Poker (CSOP), which saw Mike "The Mouth" Matusow contend for the trophy! They then chat about the PokerGO Tour (PGT) Championship, which had to contend with a seemingly intoxicated qualifier. It was at that event that Connor caught up with both Arden Cho and Samuel Laskowitz. The former would go on to make a deep run, while the latter was the last player to qualify for the tournament. Plus, hear who actually won the tournament for $500,000! Other topics discussed include new online gaming efforts in New York, the THM Winter Championship taking place in the Alps Jan. 29-Feb. 5, Mike Holtz and Zach Gruneberg winning WSOP.com Player of the Year honors, and Brantzen & Boston Rob to be on Deal or No Deal Island. Finally, Chad reveals that he's slated to play on Poker Night in America.  Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:32 | Episode sponsored by PokerStars – Check out the US Winter Series here! 01:07 | Tease guests Arden Cho & Samuel Laskowitz 02:05 | Checking out comedian Kevin Nealon 04:54 | Seemingly intoxicated poker player on PGT Championship stream puts viewers on tilt 08:20 | Dream Seat qualifier Arden Cho has a deep run 08:40 | Daniel Smiljkovic wins PGT Championship title for $500,000 10:45 | Interview w/ Arden Cho 15:03 | Interview w/ Samuel Laskowitz 18:40 | Does New York stand a chance of passing online poker legislation this year? 24:27 | THM Winter Championship Taking Place in the Alps Jan. 29-Feb. 5 25:35 | The 2nd Annual Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) Awards and tournament 27:27 | Mike “The Mouth” Matusow makes a deep run 30:08 | Winner interview w/ CSOP champ Hunter Glass 31:55 | Mike Holtz Wins WSOP.com NV/NJ Player of the Year; Zach Gruneberg Takes PA Title  32:30 | Brantzen & Boston Rob to be on Deal or No Deal Island 35:40 | Chad to compete on Poker Night in America against Neeme, Konnikova & more
39:56 1/18/24
Bots, Negreanu's Losses, MI Player Kidnap Update & Guest Clemen Deng
On the first episode of the New Year for the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen discuss poker bots on ACR, the risk of playing on unregulated sites, and offer an update on the Michigan poker player who was found zip-tied on the side of the road after allegedly being kidnapped. They then dive into Daniel Negreanu's poker tournament losses from 2023, his early win in 2024, and what's happening down at PokerGO Studio. There, Richards caught up with this week's guest, Clemen Deng, who has been a rising star in the high-roller streets. Finally, they wrap up by paying respect to Kara Scott, who parted ways with 888poker after eight years as an ambassador, reveal results for various Player of the Year (POY) races, and debate whether or not Jon Letzkus, the suspect in Las Vegas Strip area shooting, should be labeled as a poker player. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:50 | Sponsor: Global Poker 01:43 | Are bots ruining online poker? 05:42 | The risks of playing on unregulated sites 09:30 | Update on Michigan poker player found zip-tied and apparently kidnapped 13:30 | Daniel Negreanu releases losses for 2023 19:12 | Interview w/ Clemen Deng 21:25 | Kara Scott leaves after 8 years at 888poker Ambassador 22:10 | Results from various Player of the Year (POY) races 25:05 | Poker player Jon Letzkus suspected in Las Vegas Strip area shooting 30:10 | What’s coming up for the crew?
33:34 1/9/24
MI Player Kidnapped & Zip-Tied & Dan Sepiol Talks Winning WPT World Championship
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen bring you the last show of 2023!  The chat about the MSPT & WSOP champion that was found zip-tied and allegedly held captive for 35 days in Michigan, poker player Sean Perry being eliminated from the Circa Survivor NFL contest, and highlighting the Top 10 Stories of 2023. They also wrap up the 2023 World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship, which concluded last week at Wynn Las Vegas. That included a Ren Lin win in the $50k WPT Alpha8 for $1,045,781; Daniel Lowery capping off a career year with a WPT Seniors win just weeks after his 50th birthday; and Mikita Badziakouski shipping the $1,000,000 WPT Big One for One Drop for $7.1 Million.  Plus, they offer a winner interview with Dan Sepiol, who etched his name in poker history by winning the WPT World Championship for $5.3 million after an impressive final table performance.  Time Stamps*Time | Topic*00:23 | Welcome to the show01:05 | MSPT & WSOP Champion Found Zip-Tied, Allegedly Held Captive For 35 Days06:15 | Sean Perry eliminated from Circa Survivor12:48 | Wrapping up the WPT World Championship13:05 | Ren Lin wins $50k WPT Alpha8 for $1,045,781; Jason Koon Runner-Up13:43 | Daniel Lowery caps off a career year with WPT Seniors win just weeks after his 50th15:00 | Mikita Badziakouski ships $1,000,000 WPT Big One for One Drop ($7.1 Million)16:06 | Dan Sepiol wins WPT World Championship for$5.3 million20:37 | Winner interview w/ Dan Sepiol23:16 | PokerNews’ Top 10 Stories of 202329:00 | The loss of Doyle Brunson is still being felt31:45 | What are you looking forward to in 2024?
35:46 12/29/23
Guest Neil Patrick Harris Talks WPT World Championship; WSOP Paradise Dealer Error
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen come to you from both the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas where they chatted with Hollywood actor Neil Patrick Harris! NPH was in town to participate in a WPT celebrity charity event, and you get to hear from him right after he was on the wrong end of a cooler!  Plus, hear from Calvin Anderson, winner of the $1,100 WPT Prime Championship for nearly $1.4 million. The crew then gets you up to speed on all things WPT World Championship Festival, including the missed $40 million GTD, Garrett Adelstein’s return to livestreamed poker, and the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop.  They then wrap up the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Paradise, including a dealer error controversy at the final table that may’ve cost Daniel Neilson dearly, and a winner interview with Stanislav Zegal, who took down the Main Event for $2 million. Plus, hear the dates for the 2024 WSOP in Las Vegas, current leaders in the GPI Player of the Year races, and how Padraig O'Neill turned 12 bb into €1,030,000 en route to a 2023 EPT Prague Main Event victory. Listen to those stories and more on the latest episode of the [I]PokerNews[/I] Podcast.  Time Stamps*Time | Topic*00:23 | Welcome to the show00:50 | Recovering from WSOP Paradise03:00 | Dates announced for the 2024 WSOP04:26 | Big winners from the WSOP Paradise06:50 | Online Qualifier Stanislav Zegal Wins First WSOP Paradise Main Event ($2,000,000)07:20 | WSOP Paradise proved to be a success w/ impressive numbers08:52 | Winner interview w/ Stanislav Zegal12:20 | Final table error negatively impacts Daniel Neilson 19:48 | Sponsor: Global Poker20:49 | Garrett Adelstein returns to livestreamed cash games25:00 | WPT World Championship misses $40 million guarantee29:16 | WPT World Championship winner picks31:01 | Update on the $1,000,000 WPT Big One for One Drop33:50 | Winner picks for the WPT Big One for One Drop35:46 | What could make the Big One for One Drop a bigger success?37:05 | Calvin Anderson wins record WPT Prime Championship for $1.4 million40:10 | Winner interview w/ Calvin Anderson43:52 | Neil Patrick Harris attends WPT Celebrity Charity Event45:41 | Interview w/ Neil Patrick Harris50:40 | Update on GPI Player of the Year races53:30 | Padraig O'Neill turns 12 bb into €1,030,000 en route to 2023 EPT Prague victory
58:38 12/21/23
Erik Seidel Talks Winning 10th Bracelet at WSOP Paradise; Maria Ho Chats Game of Gold
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen come to you from both the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Paradise in The Bahamas! Before they jump into all things WSOP Paradise, the crew gets listeners up to speed on the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, which has crowed a slew of side event winners, including Lisa Costello’s victory in the Ladies Event. Plus, the $1,100 WPT Prime drew a massive field and is set to award a seven-figure top prize. In regards to the WSOP Paradise, the crew talks about the surprise appearance of 2022 EPT Prague champ Jordan Saccucci, who was a week removed from being arrested in Canada on home robbery charges. His stay didn’t last long in the Main Event as casino officials removed him from contention. Find out what happened here. They then discuss Phil Hellmuth’s grand entrance as Poseidon flocked by 17 mermaids and a Bahamian marching band, highlight bracelet winners from the series thus far, and Erik Seidel capturing his 10th gold bracelet, becoming just the fifth player in history to do so. Connor even grabbed a winner interview with the Poker Hall of Famer. Finally, the crew discuss the finale of GGPoker’s Poker After Dark Game of Gold complete with an interview with Season 1 champ Maria Ho! Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:39 | How are you guys enjoying Atlantis Paradise Island? 01:37 | Teasing guest Erik Seidel 02:40 | Side event winners from the WPT World Championship 05:00 | Lisa Costello wins WPT World Championship Ladies Event 05:45 | WPT Prime draws massive field 08:16 | Sponsor: Global Poker 09:15 | WSOP Paradise surpasses $15 million GTD 10:36 | The new WSOP+ app 11:45 | One week after arrest Jordan Saccucci makes appearance at WSOPP 17:38 | Bracelet winners thus far from the WSOP Paradise 18:57 | Erik Seidel captures 10th WSOP gold bracelet 21:10 | Guest Erik Seidel joins the show 24:45 | What did you think of Phil Hellmuth’s entrance in the WSOP Paradise 28:58 | Maria Ho wins GGPoker’s Game of Gold Season 1 33:56 | Interview w/ Maria Ho  [/TABLE]
38:00 12/13/23
High-Stakes Cheating Scandal + Guest Wolfgang Poker Hits 1M Subscribers!
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen come to you from both the WPT World Championship and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Paradise!  Chad talks about his experience playing a celebrity poker charity event in L.A. – which saw him fall one spot shy of a WSOP Main Event seat – and then the crew offers highlights from Hustler Casino Live (HCL) High Stakes Week & 24-Hour Stream. They also discuss Nik Airball’s accusations that Tony Mars cheated in a private high-stakes poker game, how one EPT champ who won nearly $1 million is wanted in Canada for home robberies, and Jonathan Van Fleet joining WPT Global.  Finally, they recap Istvan Briski winning the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open for $647,300 and offer an update on the hit poker reality show ‘Game of Gold’ by GGPoker. As for this week's guest, PokerNews' Calum Grant chatted with Alexander Wolfgang Seibt (AKA Wolfgang Poker) about becoming the first poker vlogger to hit 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube! Learn more about the phenom and how he rocketed to the poker content stratosphere. Time Stamps*Time | Topic*00:23 | Welcome to the show00:50 | Connor & Matt in the Bahamas for the WSOP Paradise04:44 | WPT World Championship kicks off at the Wynn Las Vegas07:00 | Chad competes in L.A. celebrity-filled charity event08:53 | Highlights from Hustler Casino Live (HCL) High Stakes Week & 24-Hour Stream12:15 | Cheating allegations in a private high-stakes poker game19:08 | Sponsor: Global Poker20:07 | Former EPT champ wanted for robbery in Canada24:28 | Guest Wolfgang Poker joins the show26:57 | Prank gone right!28:18 | Who are your inspirations?30:50 | Friendship with Rampage Poker33:38 | Shorts & Reels40:30 | How do you choose which hands to use?44:23 | What are your poker goals?47:43 | Plans for WSOP Paradise48:30 | What do you do for fun off the felt?53:56 | Istvan Briski wins WPT RRPO for $647,30055:35 | Jonathan Van Fleet joins WPT Global56:52 | Update on Game of Gold
65:43 12/6/23
PN Pod Special Edition: Phil Ivey & Gus Hansen at 2023 WPT World Championship; What to Expect
On a special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen talk all things World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship, a festival that is currently underway. Hear about highlights from the Premier Meet-Up Game (MUG), including appearances by Gus Hansen and Phil Ivey. While there, Connor also caught up with WPT Hostess Lynn Gilmartin and Wynn Director of Poker Operations Ryan Beauregard for behind-the-scenes chats on what is happening. Chad also chats with WPT President Adam Pliska about all the hard work that went into the WPT World Championship, thoughts on offering the $40 million guarantee, and what poker players can expect. The crew then offer their thoughts on whether or not the guarantee will be hit, what field size they think the championship event will get, and make a trio of bold predictions. Finally, Chad sat down with last year’s champion, Eliot Hudon, to ask whether or not he’ll attempt a title defense, how last year’s $4-million win changed his life, and what tips he has for poker players looking to follow in his footsteps. Listen to those stories and more on the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:22 | Welcome to the show 01:15 | Highlights from the Premier Meet-Up Game (MUG) 02:50 | Gus Hansen makes an appearance! 03:40 | What to expect from the WPT World Championship 06:02 | Guest WPT President Adam Pliska joins the show 20:42 | Guest Lynn Gilmartin joins the show 23:14 | The WPT Ladies Championship 24:22 | Guest Ryan Beauregard joins the show 29:40 | Will the guarantee be hit? 33:02 | Field size predictions 36:49 | Guest Eliot Hudon joins the show 45:00 | Tips on winning the WPT World Championship 46:25 | Bold predictions for the WPT World Championship
51:34 12/4/23
A Bracelet Winner Cheat, Win $100K, & Guest WPT Champ Frederic Normand
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen share what they did for Thanksgiving, discuss the Brazilian poker player who was suspended for adding chips at BSOP Millions, and give their thoughts on the Formula 1 Grand Prix and their experiences with PokerStars and Oracle Red Bull Racing. They then dive into Josh Reichard and Stephen Song winning rings at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Grand Victoria stop, Ian Auvil emerging victorious in the Bar Poker Open World Championship and Doug Polk & Company’s $100,000 promotion at The Lodge in Texas. Plus, the crew share which poker pros and celebrities are slated to attend the upcoming WSOP Paradise in the Bahamas Dec. 3-14. Finally, while down at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open, Matt chatted with guest Frederic Normand, who was fresh off winning the WPT bestbet Scramble for $350k. Hear what the Canadian player had to say about his victory and plans for the future. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:31 | Happy Thanksgiving! 02:31 | Side event winners from the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 04:16 | Sponsor: Global Poker 05:10 | Brazilian poker player suspended for adding chips at BSOP Millions 09:39 | Should cheaters be stripped of titles? 18:20 | Sponsor: partypoker 19:19 | Guest Frederic Normand joins the show 21:00 | What are your upcoming poker plans? 21:40 | How did you get into poker? 23:19 | What led to the upturn in success? 26:17 | What do you do outside of poker? 27:22 | Josh Reichard & Stephen Song win rings at WSOPC Grand Victoria 30:23 | Ian Auvil wins Bar Poker Open World Championship 32:35 | What is “Between the Sheets”? 36:06 | Sponsor: 888poker 37:03 | The Lodge’s $100,000 promotion the “biggest in Texas poker history” 39:30 | Celebs and poker pros set to attend WSOP Paradise in the Bahamas Dec. 3-14
45:33 11/25/23
Formula 1 Vegas Highlights, NAPT Champ Sami Bechahed & Game of Gold Review
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen come at you from Las Vegas at the start of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. PokerStars and Oracle Red Bull Racing have been hosting some cool events, though the actual racing got off to a rough start.  Hear about Chad’s private jet adventure, HCL Wesley’s $400K/night F1 suite, and how you can win an exclusive PokerStars Oracle Red Bull Racing Las Vegas Wheel Cover. Plus, the Global Poker Grand Prix Turbo Series Las Vegas Edition is underway. The crew also recap both the PokerStars NAPT – including a winner interview w/ Sami Bechahed – and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe – hear from champ Max Neugebauer. Other stories covered are West Virginia becoming the fifth to join the Multi-State Online Poker Compact, Canadian Frederic Normand winning the WPT bestbet Scramble for $350k, Jason Koon and four others confirmed for $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop, and thoughts on GGPoker’s Poker After Dark ‘Game of Gold.’ Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:40 | Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix off to a rough start 02:22 | Chad’s private jet adventure 03:34 | Connor & Matt in the F1 Grand Stand 06:30 | Checking out HCL Wesley’s $400K/night F1 suite 08:30 | Poker activities during F1 10:11 | PokerNews Giving Out Exclusive PokerStars Oracle Red Bull Racing LV Wheel Cover 11:43 | Sponsor: Global Poker 13:12 | NAPT a big success + side event winners 16:58 | Sami Bechahed wins NAPT Main Event 18:11 | Winner interview w/ Sami Bechahed 23:09 | West Virginia Becomes 5th State joins Multi-State Online Poker Compact 26:16 | Winners from WSOP Europe 27:51 | Winner interview w/ WSOPE champ Max Neugebauer 31:50 | Canadian Frederic Normand Wins WPT bestbet Scramble for $350k 33:00 | Jason Koon + 4 others confirmed for $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop 34:35 | Thoughts on GGPoker’s Poker After Dark ‘Game of Gold’ 37:13 | Favorite moments thus far – Kyna England, Robin Poker & More 
44:16 11/18/23
Jesse Lonis, Scotty Nguyen & Parker Talbot from the 2023 PokerStars NAPT
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen come at you from the PokerStars 2023 North American Poker Tour (NAPT) at Resorts World Las Vegas. They recap some of the early side event winners, fill you in on the Main Event, and dive into the return of the Big Game featuring two new loose cannons. Connor then chats with Jesse Lonis, who won the NAPT Super High Roller, while Chad catches up with Poker Hall of Famer Scotty Nguyen, who made his way to Vegas for the NAPT. Finally, Matt interviewed PokerStars Ambassador Parker "Tonkaaaa" Talbot, who bagged up a big stack in the $1,650 Main Event. Additionally, the crew recap winners from the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe, which is currently taking place at King's Casino in Rozvadov, as well as their decision to have a leprechaun emcee their mystery bounty event. Toss in a discussion on Shawn Sheikhan receiving a four-year prison sentence, and it's a show not to be missed. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:40 | How’s the PokerStars NAPT going? 02:30 | Kyna England, Anthony Askey & Kfir Nahum win NAPT side events 03:30 | Jesse Lonis wins NAPT High Roller 04:53 | Winner interview w/ Jesse Lonis 07:18 | How do you stay competitive? 08:00 | Playing as a family man 09:22 | NAPT interview w/ Scotty Nguyen 11:22 | The Big Game returns at NAPT – Two ‘Loose Cannons’ selected 16:15 | Interview w/ PokerStars Ambassador Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot 19:00 | WSOP Europe gold bracelet winners 20:42 | A leprechaun during the Mystery Bounty event 24:34 | WSOP Paradise less than a month away 25:44 | Shawn Sheikhan sentenced to 4 years in prison 30:00 | Making winner picks for the NAPT
33:27 11/9/23
Halloween Costumes, Matthew Perry, & Guest K.L. Cleeton Talks RangeTrainerPro
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen talk about what they did for Halloween, DJ Khaled’s Celebrity Challenge on Global Poker, GGPoker’s new Poker After Dark ‘Game of Gold’ show, and the difference between WPT at Sea vs. WPT Voyage. They also remember actor Matthew Perry, who passed away unexpectedly, and the mark he left on the TV show Celebrity Poker Showdown; recap Blake Bohn’s record 5th MSPT title win; take a look at Yiannis Liperis winning 888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event; and highlight winners from both the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) and Triton Poker. Chad then sits down for a chat with K.L. Cleeton, the co-founder of RangeTrainerPro. He talks about living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), how poker is a great equalizer for his competitive spirit, and new developments at RangeTrainerPro and how his unique perspective has shaped the innovative tool. Time Stamps *Time | Topic* 00:23 | Welcome to the show 00:35 | What did you do for Halloween 02:50 | Sponsor: Global Poker 03:49 | GGPoker’s Poker After Dark ‘Game of Gold’ 07:10 | Remembering Matthew Perry on Celebrity Poker Showdown 12:40 | What’s the difference between WPT at Sea vs. WPT Voyage 14:38 | Sponsor: WPT Global 17:20 | Guest K.L. Cleeton joins the show 38:08 | Blake Bohn captures record 5th MSPT title 40:00 | RGPS crowns two winners in a single weekend 41:00 | Yiannis Liperis wins 888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event 41:58 | Dan Smith & Christoph Vogelsang capture Triton Poker titles 44:40 | NAPT & Formula 1 are finally here!
47:41 11/3/23

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