The GPI Global Poker Award Winning Podcast, sponsored by Unibet Poker, presented by David Lappin and Dara O'Kearney
The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 2 - John Duthie Mike Brady Andy Wilson Bryan Paris
This week, Dara and David are joined by Poker Millions Champion, the creator of the EPT and the president of Partypoker live John Duthie. They’ve also got Upswing Poker Vice President Mike Brady. For strategy, they welcome British online poker pro and DTO streamer Andy Wilson. Bryan Paris stops by to talk about running good. Plus, Ian delivers news and results.
The Lock-In - Maria Konnikova
This week we are locked in and blurting out wrong names with Maria Konnikova.
Maria brings her wealth of psychological insights to the table for a discussion on ‘Get Rich Quick’ schemes, short-term thinking, negative experiences at the poker tables, con artistry, control and poker players being their own bosses.
We also talk about Anna Khait’s alleged participation in a plot to spy on FBI agents and Alex O’Brien’s BBC article 'How a $10k poker win changed how I think’.
Fittingly, Dara’s strategy nugget has a psychology bent as it is a neat trick to help players who take their beats badly.
The show ends by us previewing Maria’s upcoming paperback release of ‘The Biggest Bluff’ which goes on sale June 8th!
The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 1 - Rainer Kempe Josh Heinzl Anton Wigg Alex O'Brien
David and Dara are back from hiatus with a great show, starring Super Highroller Bowl champion Rainer Kempe. They are also joined by toy shop mogul turned heads up poker pro Josh Heinzl. Science writer Alex O’Brien stops by to discuss her BBC article ‘How a $10k poker win changed how I think’. For strategy, the lads welcome EPT champ Anton Wigg. Plus, Ian will have all the news.
The Lock-In - Isaac Haxton
This week, poker legend Isaac Haxton is locked in and working out the chances of a player losing 13 heads-ups in a row.
Ike joins David and Dara for a wide-ranging conversation encompassing everything from scams to vaccines to prop bets.
The chat begins with the scamming allegation made by Dan Colman last week before moving to Hellmuth’s ‘hilarious’ victory over Daniel Negreanu which makes it a staggering 13 consecutive losses for ‘The Kid Poker’.
There is discussion of the vaccine rollouts in the US, Europe and in the rest of the world and its implication for poker and specifically the scheduled WSOP. Then there's a conversation on Bitcoin mining and its energy implications.
The lads take a look at the motion being put forward by Pokernews for their upcoming debate, namely 'Do Ambassadors Have Moral Responsibility When Representing Unregulated Sites'. There is some talk and banter on the proposed Jason Koon sprinting prop bet.
The episode rounds out with Dara's strategy nugget on check-raising backdoors and why you might be doing it too frequently!
The Lock-In - Rob Campbell
This week WSOP POY Rob Campbell is locked in and making Dara and David laugh out loud as the stand-up comic turned mixed game Aussie pro regaled them with his funny and sometimes not so funny tales.
The meandering conversation occasionally gets on track to discuss Patrick Leonard’s superb bit of sportsmanship when he prompted Pokerstars to double-check their SCOOP Leaderboard standings. This story actually develops in real time as David gets an update and a direct quote from Pads while the show is recording. Rob is the perfect person to interpret this bizarre situation from every angle as the man who won the WSOP POY after it was similarly discovered that the points had been calculated incorrectly.
The chat then switches to another man of the moment, Irish Twitch star Fintan Hand who took down his second SCOOP title. The lads discuss Fintan’s rise up the echelons of the game while Rob tells us about how he ‘chat-pro’ trolled Fintan while he was playing the final table.
There is discussion on ‘Series-Fatigue’ as we come to the end of a grueling period for online poker while Rob talks about the opportunity for introspection and learning in lockdown. He also chats about ‘The Podker Podcast’.
The show concludes with lots of the banter as the trio joke about Rob’s upcoming boxing match, lots of wisdom from Dara and his strategy nugget and lots of blatant advertising as David plugs the upcoming €250 buy-in monthly game on Unibet Poker called ‘The SuperMoon’.
The Chip Race - 100th Episode Special - Doug Polk Annette O'Carroll Apestyles
For our 100th anniversary, we’ve got a very special episode in store. We are joined by heads-up poker specialist, one drop winner, upswing poker founder and YouTuber Doug Polk. We welcome our great friend, 2-time West Of Ireland Open Champion, Irish poker veteran Annette O’Carroll. For strategy, we have a real treat in store as we talk to Jonathan Apestyles Van Fleet about a very cool online hand replete with ICM nuggets. Our hosts Dara O’Kearney and David Lappin answer 15 questions from other poker podcasters. Plus, Ian Simpson, Kat Arnsby and Daragh Davey deliver a joint news piece.