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Hear from all your favorite pros as they guest on the PokerNews Podcast. Listen to Doug Polk talk about reaching into the crypto space, Daniel Negreanu on pursuing his passion, and Phil Hellmuth tells you exactly what makes him the greatest. Plus Sarah Herring and Jeff Platt bring you up to speed on all the latest news and gossip from the poker community.
Follow Sarah's Twitter @AuntyChardonnay and Jeff Platt @JeffPlatt Tweet about the podcast at #PNPod
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Hear from all your favorite pros as they guest on the PokerNews Podcast. Listen to Doug Polk talk about reaching into the crypto space, Daniel Negreanu on pursuing his passion, and Phil Hellmuth tells you exactly what makes him the greatest. Plus Sarah Herring and Jeff Platt bring you up to speed on all the latest news and gossip from the poker community.
Follow Sarah's Twitter @AuntyChardonnay and Jeff Platt @JeffPlatt Tweet about the podcast at #PNPod
Or PokerNews Twitter @PokerNews for more!

    PokerNews Cup, Hellmuth Wins, & Bekavac Talks Midway Poker Payout Debacle

    PokerNews Cup, Hellmuth Wins, & Bekavac Talks Midway Poker Payout Debacle

    In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen discuss Phil Hellmuth's victory over Scott Seiver in Round 4 of High Stakes Duel III, announce the upcoming PokerNews Cup June 24-28 at Golden Nugget Las Vegas, and preview the WPT Choctaw final table, which includes Chance Kornuth.
    Speaking of Kornuth, he pledged 1% of his winnings to Randy Gordon, a poker dealer battling cancer, and he is also selling Las Vegas mansion for $3.5 million, two stories also discussed in this episode. Chad and Jesse then talk about Jaret Villarreal winning a WSOP Main Event seat on ClubGG for the second year in a row, remember noted poker author and columnist Bob Ciaffone, and preview this weekend's CSOP St. Jude “Against All Odds” charity event. 
    Finally, Chad sits down with Midway Poker Tour co-founder Dan Bekavac, who 19 months after a controversial payout debacle made affected players whole. Bekavac, a controversial figure himself who recently captured a record fourth MSPT title, talks openly about the situation for the first time. 
    Listen to those stories and more on the latest PokerNews Podcast!
    Time Stamps
    *Time|Topic*
    00:30 | Welcome to the show
    00:45 | Two guys talking about poker
    01:28 | Teasing guest Dan Bekavac – here’s the plan
    06:30 | PokerNews Cup coming to Golden Nugget June 24-28
    10:56 | Phil Hellmuth defeats Scott Seiver in High Stakes Duel III Round 4
    15:00 | Sponsor: 888poker
    16:13 | Midway Poker Tour players made whole
    19:33 | Dan Bekavac joins the show
    21:00 | Genesis of the Midway Poker Tour
    23:20 | What was the payout situation?
    24:40 | Marked-up silver
    25:44 | Was it a scam from the get go?
    27:20 | Operating during the pandemic
    29:05 | Where was Bekavac when things went south?
    31:00 | The charity – 4 KIDS Sake, Inc.
    32:35 | Who is Jason Trezak?
    34:07 | Have you had any contact with the charity?
    35:40 | Were the hotels and dealers paid?
    36:48 | We’re you going to pay back players from PokerBros proceeds?
    38:06 | Showing up to play – what were you thinking?
    48:23 | Not being on-site was not a good look
    40:54 | What would you do differently?
    41:44 | Where did the tournament fees go?
    42:45 | Changing your social media to distance yourself from Midway Poker Tour
    43:40 | Issuing a statement after the debacle
    44:44 | Are you a degenerate? 
    45:30 | Dealing with the stigma
    46:39 | Repayment timeline
    47:58 | Repayment details
    50:02 | Winning a 4th MSPT title
    51:45 | Is MSPT Player of the Year on your mind?
    52:25 | How do you want the poker world to regard you?
    54:05 | Did the state or any authority look into the Midway Poker Tour debacle?
    56:36 | Previewing the WPT Choctaw final table
    58:43 | Beloved dealer Randy Gordon wins free seat before impending cancer battle
    1:00:27 | Chance Kornuth selling Las Vegas mansion for $3.5 million
    1:02:43 | Jaret Villarreal wins WSOP Main Event seat on ClubGG for 2nd year in a row
    1:05:30 | Sponsor: GGPoker
    1:06:10 | Noted poker author & columnist Bob Ciaffone passes away
    1:07:05 | Chad & Jesse headed to St. Jude “Against All Odds”

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Hawkins Pissed, Dwan Drama & Justin "Boosted J" Smith Talks Doyle Brunson Movie

    Hawkins Pissed, Dwan Drama & Justin "Boosted J" Smith Talks Doyle Brunson Movie

    In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway discuss Tom Dwan backing out of High Stakes Duel III against Phil Hellmuth (and who a potential replacement might be), why 14-time ring winner Maurice Hawkins is upset with both Chad and PokerNews, and a preview of the upcoming St. Jude "Against All Odds" Charity Event in Las Vegas May 20-21.
    They also highlight winners from the Lodge Championship Series, MSPT JACK Cleveland, 888poker Knockout Series, and GGPoker Super MILLION$, which included Artur Martirosian winning it for a record-tying fifth time.
    Finally, Chad sits down with former poker pro turned Hollywood producer Justin "Boosted J" Smith to talk about his life after poker and what it's like to be both writing and producing a movie based on the life of the legendary Doyle Brunson.
    Listen to those stories and more on the latest PokerNews Podcast!
    Time Stamps
    *Time|Topic*
    00:30 | Welcome to the show
    00:54 | Jesse celebrating 40th “birthday”
    01:30 | Teasing guest Justin “Boosted J” Smith
    03:15 | Maurice Hawkins upset with Chad and PokerNews
    09:10 | Tom Dwan backs out of High Stakes Duel III Rd 4
    15:50 | Guest Justin “Boosted J” Smith joins the show
    17:50 | Transitioning from poker to life in Hollywood
    19:50 | Getting Doyle Brunson on board with a movie about his life
    21:57 | A Phil Ivey movie?
    27:30 | Boosted J’s poker experience gives him inside knowledge
    30:46 | Is a Queen’s Gambit possible for poker?
    33:57 | Check out Guardians of Justice on Netflix
    3450 | What’s a realistic timeline?
    35:15 | Sponsor: 888poker
    36:48 | Winners from the Lodge Championship Series
    39:00 | Artur Martirosian wins 5th Super MILLION$ title on GGPoker
    41:20 | Sponsor: GGPoker
    47:04 | MSPT FireKeepers kicks off
    42:48 | Highlights from MSPT JACK Cleveland
    43:40 | Winner interview w/ MSPT Ohio State Champion John Dennehey
    47:17 | Chad will play the WSOP Employee Event
    47:48 | 7th Annual St. Jude “Against All Odds” Charity Poker Event May 20-21
    50:35 | Are you ready for the 2022 WSOP?

    • 53 min
    Hellmuth Controversy, Doyle Brunson Movie & Guest Dara O’Kearney

    Hellmuth Controversy, Doyle Brunson Movie & Guest Dara O’Kearney

    In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Chad Holloway, and Jesse Fullen talk about the recent Hustler Casino Live (HCL) stream featuring heavy influences and a couple of poker pros. One of those pros, Phil Hellmuth, caused quite a stir after finding himself in a controversial spot. Find out what happened, as well as the big winner and losers from the game, in this episode.
    Plus, you can hear about Southern poker pro Moe Moenini's tragic murder in Biloxi, tennis legend and former poker ambassador Boris Becker's jail sentence, and a movie being made about Doyle Brunson's life, which will be written and produced by Justin "Boosted J" Smith. The crew also highlight winners from the MSPT Sycuan, RGPS Seminole Coconut Creek, bestbet Jacksonville Spring Series, and EPT Monte Carlo. 
    Finally, Sarah chats with Unibet Ambassador Dara O’Kearney about a plethora of topics including his various books, how he found his way into poker, and transitioning from playing to incorporating coaching.
    Listen to those stories and more on the PokerNews Podcast!
    Time Stamps
    *Time|Topic*
    00:30 | Welcome to the show
    00:35 | May the 4th be with you!
    01:43 | Teasing guest Dara O’Kearney 
    02:30 | Recapping the Hustler Casino Live Influencer Stream
    04:44 | Phil Hellmuth stirs up controversy on HCL stream
    10:08 | Alan Keating loses $1M+; highlighting biggest winners
    12:00 | Doyle Brunson’s life to be made into a movie 
    16:25 | Who would you like to see play Doyle Brunson?
    18:30 | Tennis legends & former poker ambassador Boris Becker hit w/ a 2-year sentence
    20:50 | Beloved Biloxi poker player Moe Moeini murdered
    24:45 | Sponsor: Unibet
    24:53 | Guest Dara O’Kearney joins the show
    27:06 | How did your life change during the pandemic?
    32:15 | Game integrity and security
    36:20 | Stables in poker
    37:13 | What inspired you to get into poker at an older age?
    40:00 | Transitioning from playing to coaching
    43:42 | How much non-poker stuff do you make part of your coaching?
    47:27 | Writing poker books
    53:30 | Tournament players get lack of short-handed experience
    56:53 | From the Irish Poker Open to the WSOP
    1:00:00 | Who all is on Team Unibet?
    1:06:14 | Recapping winners from the bestbet Jacksonville 2022 Spring Series 
    1:07:31 | Sebastin Kolman wins MSPT Sycuan
    1:08:36 | RGPS Seminole Coconut Creek winners
    1:10:44 | EPT Monte Carlo is in full swing – Mateos & Dzivielevski among early winners
    1:18:28 | Sponsor: WPT Global
    1:19:19 | WPT Choctaw coming May 13-16
    1:20:20 | MSPT Jack Cleveland and The Lodge Championship Series
    1:21:35 | Are you ready for the 2022 WSOP?

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Sarah Responds to Bryn Kenney Criticism, Mean Tweets & Ivey's Weed Situation

    Sarah Responds to Bryn Kenney Criticism, Mean Tweets & Ivey's Weed Situation

    In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring responds to criticisms surrounding her interview with Bryn Kenney, which includes a segment of reading some mean tweets. Learn her thoughts on the whole matter and learn behind-the-scenes details on how it all came together.
    Sarah is also joined by Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen to discuss Chino Rheem winning the PokerGO Tour $25K Showdown Series, previewing the High Stakes Duel Phil Hellmuth vs. Tom Dwan match coming up on May 12, and Ruth Hall taking down the Nevada State Ladies Poker Championship for the second time. 
    They also discuss Brad Owen being brought on as WPT Ambassador, and an update on Phil Ivey's weed business venture, which doesn't have a happy ending.
    Listen to those stories and more on the PokerNews Podcast!
    Time Stamps
    *Time|Topic*
    00:24 | Welcome to the show
    00:44 | Sarah responds to Bryn Kenney interview criticisms
    08:26 | How did the interview come about?
    15:12 | Sarah reads mean tweets
    31:10 | Chino Rheem wins PokerGO Tour $25K Heads-Up Showdown
    35:07 | New High Stakes Duel between Phil Hellmuth & Tom Dwan announced
    38:33 | Brad Owen brought on as WPT Ambassador
    40:50 | Mary Darnell wins bestbet Jacksonville Spring Series Opener
    41:25 | Ruth Hall wins Nevada State Ladies Poker Championship for 2nd time
    44:08 | Phil Ivey involved in marijuana dispensary bankruptcy case
    48:30 | RGPS Coconut Creek, MSPT Sycuan & EPT Monte Carlo are happening now!
    49:30 | Teasing next week’s guest – Dara O’Kearney

    • 51 min
    PokerNews Podcast Special Edition: Bryn Kenney Addresses Cheating Allegations

    PokerNews Podcast Special Edition: Bryn Kenney Addresses Cheating Allegations

    In a special edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring is joined by poker's all-time money winner Bryn Kenney, who addresses recent cheating allegations leveled by Martin Zamani. 
    Time Stamps
    *Time|Topic*
    00:24 | Welcome to the show
    01:11 | Disclaimer: Sarah & Bryn have prior friendship
    02:20 | Bryn Kenney joins the show
    03:55 | What does it mean to have a stable?
    06:15 | How did you choose people for your stable? How did you manage it?
    11:20 | Relationship with Martin Zamani – what went wrong?
    17:00 | What led to falling out with Zamani
    19:10 | Horses colluding in satellites?
    28:18 | Could you see Zamani’s screen?
    26:43 | Why does an image of your screen show Team Viewer and Nord VPN?
    28:58 | No time to coach; would connect potential students with others
    29:25 | Relationship with Sergi Reixach
    31:20 | Was Sergi ghosting for Zamani
    34:15 | Have you ever witness Zamani, Reixach or anyone using RTA?
    35:45 | What was your reaction to Reixach being banned from GGPoker?
    37:02 | Getting into the Lauren Roberts stuff
    42:44 | What happened with Lauren? Why the falling out?
    52:00 | Horses helped start satellites but not instructed to do anything nefarious
    52:23 | Relationship with GGPoker
    54:20 | Have you ever ghosted on Lauren Roberts or anyone else’s account?
    55:26 | Why did you leave GGPoker?
    56:40 | Is it true people would be dropped down in stakes if they didn’t do what you said?
    57:55 | What the hell is up with the frog poison situation?
    59:20 | Was there a romantic element with Lauren Roberts?
    59:53 | Why do you have Team Viewer on your laptop?
    1:00:50 | Why continue to invest in Lauren if she was a losing player?
    1:02:08 | Why did Lauren end up owing you money as you claim?
    1:03:08 | Kenney denies ever playing on or ghosting Lauren’s account
    1:04:30 | Tell us about your shaman
    1:05:25 | Why continue the friendship with Lauren for so long?
    1:06:11 | Can you elaborate on your relationship with GGPoker?
    1:08:50 | Is there bad blood between you and Doug Polk?
    1:11:20 | If you could go back what, if anything, would you do differently?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Cheating, Murder & Guest Wesley Flan Talks Big Hustler Casino Live Win

    Cheating, Murder & Guest Wesley Flan Talks Big Hustler Casino Live Win

    In the latest PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Chad Holloway, and Jesse Fullen talk about cheating and murder in the poker world. Regarding the former, Alex Foxen shook the community by leveling cheating allegations against Ali Imsirovic, and for the latter, well a former poker pro is in hot water facing third-degree murder charges in Minnesota.
    They also talk about Phil Ivey and Jake Schindler victories at Super High Roller Bowl Europe, remember the Ante Up Poker Cast and All-American Dave, preview upcoming stops, and offer predictions for the $25K PokerGO Tour Heads-Up Showdown.
    Finally, Chad talks with crypto enthusiast Wesley Flan, who took up poker just four months ago but is already making headlines on Hustler Casino Live, including one session where he spun up his $10,000 starting stack up to $190,000 thanks in no small part to a set-over-set hand against Garrett Adelstein.
    Time Stamps
    *Time|Topic*
    00:24 | Welcome to the show
    00:45 | Teasing guest Wesley Flan from Hustler Casino Live 
    02:00 | Sponsor: Unibet
    03:15 | Alex Foxen calls out Ali Imsirovic; alleges cheating
    10:00 | Jesse’s first bad movie analogy
    13:40 | Jesse’s second bad movie analogy
    14:27 | Wade Woelfel charged w/ 3rd Degree Murder
    21:40 | Wesley Flan fireworks on Hustler Casino Live
    24:16 | Guest Wesley Flan joins the show
    25:15 | Discovering poker 4 months ago at Oaks Poker Room
    27:20 | Getting a chance to play on Hustler Casino Live
    29:40 | Buying in for $10K and cashing out for $190K
    30:30 | Flopping set-over-set against Garrett Adelstein
    31:08 | Is High Stakes Poker on PokerGO next?
    34:50 | Follow Wesley Flan at @CryptoApprenti1
    37:42 | Jake Schindler wins Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event
    38:33 | Phil Ivey tops points leaderboard for $25,000 prize
    40:00 | All-American Dave closes food truck; won’t be at 2022 WSOP
    50:20 | Long-running Ante Up Poker Cast comes to an end
    55:03 | WPT Global launches online operations
    56:00 | The Lodge Championship Series coming up
    57:33 | bestbet Jacksonville Spring Series running April 21-May 1
    57:58 | MSPT Showdown Series upcoming at San Diego’s Sycuan Casino
    1:00:00 | $25K PokerGO Tour Heads-Up Showdown predictions

    • 1 hr 5 min

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