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The GPI Global Poker Award Winning Podcast, sponsored by Unibet Poker, presented by David Lappin and Dara O'Kearney

The Chip Race David K Lappin & Dara O'Kearney

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The GPI Global Poker Award Winning Podcast, sponsored by Unibet Poker, presented by David Lappin and Dara O'Kearney

    The Chip Race - Season 17 - Episode 6 - Kyna England Bill Chen Chris Moorman Fergal Nealon

    The Chip Race - Season 17 - Episode 6 - Kyna England Bill Chen Chris Moorman Fergal Nealon

    This week, David and Dara welcome reigning MSPT player of the year Kyna England. They are also joined by 2-time WSOP winner and poker author, Bill Chen. For strategy, they’ve got the online legend that is Chris Moorman as he faces off against Ali Imsirovic. Fergal Nealon stops by to discuss ‘Rapid Response Ukraine’. Plus, Barry Carter has all the latest news.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Lock-In - Dublin Poker Festival 2022

    The Lock-In - Dublin Poker Festival 2022

    This week, we are locked in and cranking out a show in the tiny gap between live events.

    Dara and David are back from the Dublin Poker Festival which came right on the heels of the Malta Poker Festival which came right on the heels of umpteen other live festivals. To say the lads are exhausted after months of live poker would be an understatement but that doesn’t mean any relent from their content output.

    The pair chat about the unique deep-stack and extra levels in the structure of the European Deepstacks. They tip their caps to Willow Connolly, Triona Sheeran and Annette O’Carroll who enjoyed big results at the festival.

    The conversation then switches to the question of how to attract more women to the game and why The Malta Poker Festival succeeds in getting a big female turnout.

    With the WSOP on the horizon, Dara talks about his preparation and the lads discuss the thorny subject of mark-ups, before the episode wraps up with the announcement of the Unibet Open’s return to Malta in September.


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    • 40 min
    The Chip Race - Season 17 - Episode 5 - Steve O'Dwyer Dan Wilson Ivonne Montealegre

    The Chip Race - Season 17 - Episode 5 - Steve O'Dwyer Dan Wilson Ivonne Montealegre

    This week’s show has an Irish Poker Open theme as we are joined by not one champion, but two. Steve O’Dwyer is here to talk about his victory and more. We’ve also got 2016 champ Dan Wilson who short stack ninja’d his was to fifth this year. Dan is also be the focus of our strategy segment as we analyse the most talked about hand of the tournament. Ivonne Montealegre stops by to discuss the Malta Poker Festival. Plus, Barry has got the latest news.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Lock-In - Irish Open 2022

    The Lock-In - Irish Open 2022

    This week, we are locked-in and closing out a week of coverage of The Irish Poker Open with a special 50th episode.

    David and Dara wanted to record from the plush Irish Open studio but instead they are back at their desks two days after the festival.

    The lads discuss Steve O’Dwyer’s dominating performance on a Main Event final table in which he knocked out every single player. They also analyse some of the other great performances on show including those of Dan Wilson, Rus Mircea and runner-up Kyle Maguire.

    There is some chat about David’s new poker nemesis Alex Kulev who won an online $5K Mystery Bounty tournament whilst playing Day 2 of the Main.

    There is also Dara’s take on David’s interview and subsequent article in which he elaborated on his feelings about playing with sticky-palmed chatterbox William Kassouf.

    The episode wraps up with some plugs for the upcoming Unibet Online Series and a duo of Unibet powered live festivals - The Malta Poker Festival and The Dublin Poker Festival - with David almost leaking news of a third live event that is about to be announced.

    • 35 min
    The Lock-In - PAPC Tallinn

    The Lock-In - PAPC Tallinn

    This week we are locked in and hanging out in the beautiful Estonian capital of Tallinn.

    After Dara finally finishes his hot chocolate, the lads take refuge in David’s room at the Park Hilton, the venue for the Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge.

    Dara and David have been in the commentary booth, covering some special events from the festival including the ‘Challenge Patrik’ heads-up championship, the First Land Of Poker (FLOP) Meet-Up Game (MUG) and a big cash game featuring Patrik Antonius, Kim Hultman and Juha Helppi.

    The lads also discuss their recent articles for VSO News - David’s piece on poker pariah turned ‘decision scientist’ Annie Duke and Dara’s tribute to his late friend, poker player Mark Dalimore.

    Before they wrap-up, Dara gives his top satellite tip as they plug the upcoming satellites for the Malta Poker Festival and Dublin Poker Festival.


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    • 27 min
    The Chip Race - Season 17 - Episode 4 - Jack Sinclair Jon Kyte Isaac Haxton

    The Chip Race - Season 17 - Episode 4 - Jack Sinclair Jon Kyte Isaac Haxton

    This week, we welcome back to the show our good friend, WSOPE Main Event champion Jack Sinclair. We are also joined by Nordic Poker Champion Jon Kyte. For strategy, Isaac Haxton stops by to discuss a hand he played versus Brian Rast. We do a deep dive into the thorny subject of poker scammers. Plus, our brand new newsman Barry Carter has got news and results.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Mr_Maestro ,

Professional, Direct, Honest and Informative

Dara O'Kearney and David K Lappin are two great speakers and also two great professional poker players. They have a wide array of guests on the show and talk about the real nitty gritty stuff that a lot of people won't speak about. It's an honest approach to some of the bad things happening in our community. It's informative, smart and actually brilliant. Give it a listen, I'm hooked

Poker88761 ,

Top notch

Dedication and hard work pays off, love this show!

Anaela11:11 ,

Sharpest pair in poker

Not only does this podcast offer a high calibre of regular guests, but it also delivers excellent content and relevant debate. The hosts smoothly carry the show with their trademark of lively wit, genuine camaraderie and depth of poker knowledge.

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