The GPI Global Poker Award Winning Podcast, sponsored by Unibet Poker, presented by David Lappin and Dara O'Kearney
The Chip Race - Season 21 - Episode 2 - Jordan Drummond Chris Read Faraz Jaka Donal MacAonghusa
This week, we welcome poker coach, staker and twitcher Jordan Drummond. We are also joined by poker player, WPA advocate and YouTuber Chris Read. For strategy, we talk to Faraz Jaka about a hand from his recent final table in the Harrah’s Main Event. Donal MacAonghusa stops by to discuss the role of the Tournament Director. Plus, Barry Carter is at the news desk.
The Lock-In 78 - Kat Arnsby
This week, we are locked in and spaced out with Kat Arnsby as we discuss media/social media platforms and the marketing of poker.
Dara breaks down his recent article on envy in all its forms in poker.
David takes credit for five years of consistent growth at Unibet Poker.
The lads also ambush Kat into giving them a Unibet Open Bucharest package worth €2000 which they plan to give away to one lucky player via a ‘bad beat story’ competition.
The Chip Race - Season 21 - Episode 1 - Terrence Chan Andy Black Leo Worthington-Leese
For the first episode of our 21st season on the air, we are joined by WSOP bracelet winner, Limit Holdem maestro Terrence Chan. We also welcome back Irish poker tour ambassador Andy Black. For strategy, Dara will help David analyse a hand that he played on Day 2 of the WSOP Main Event. Leo Worthington-Lees discusses exploitative poker. Plus, Barry Carter takes a sartorial look at the news!
The Lock-In 77 - Ari Engel
This week, we are locked in with Ari Engel, a man who has more rings than he does fingers.
Dara gives his best health advice while Ari talks about his struggle to maintain good eating habits on the road (bust out ice-cream and celebratory ice-cream).
There is a brief chat on the Spanish tax worries as they pertain to EPT Barcelona which segues to more advice-giving - this time on how best to weather live downswings.
The lads discuss the upcoming three-way clash between WPT, EPT and WSOP. David and Dara wax lyrical on their preference for the Wynn while Ari admits to never planning more than two days ahead ever.
The conversation ends with a very modest Ari talking about his back-to-back nights 14th and 15th circuit ring wins. In light of all the fanfare that came with these results, he discusses the value of having invested in a crack marketing team.
Before he signs off, David reminds the audience about the extensive list of upcoming live events that are sponsored by Unibet Poker and can be qualified for on the online client right now.
The Chip Race - Season 20 - Episode 7 - Josh Arieh Georgina James Bo Jin
For our 20th season finale, we are joined by 6-time WSOP bracelet winner and WSOP player of the year, Josh Arieh. We’ve also got poker player, twitch streamer and ambassador Georgina James. For strategy, Dara and David look at a hand played by Dara at the WSOP in which he deviated to an exploitative line with the flopped nuts. Bo Jin stops by to discuss poker in Asia. Plus, Barry Carter takes a funny look at the week's news!
The Lock-In - Merit Western Series 2023
This week, we are locked into the commentary booth at the Merit Poker Retro Series in North Cyprus.
Dara and David analyse the action in the $2200 Warm-Up and $5300 Highroller events as well as two wild high-stakes cash games.
The big topic under discussion is the Spanish tax situation and the way that it may affect EPT/Estrellas Barcelona. There are a few reasons to believe that overseas players may not be chased for tax on winnings but no clear cut assurances either so David and Dara explain the logic behind their decision to just play Estrellas week and forgo the higher buy-in tournaments.
There is also a discussion of the upcoming week-long Unibet Summer Knockout Festival (Aug 27-Sep 3) which spins into a chat about how the games on Unibet Poker are noticeably bigger than ever before. Obviously, David claims that it is because of his raw sex appeal but, sensibly, Dara offers other reasons.
I can recommend this Podcast to anyone. There's a lots of good things with not so serious approuch. This Podcast will cheer you up no matter where you are. Maybe not in funerals, if you're the one who's going down under.