Mike McDonald burst onto the scene when he was just 18-years old, winning the EPT Dortmund stop for $1.3 million and flash forward nine years and he's amassed more than 10 times that amount in live tournaments alone. Nowadays McDonald does not grind the circuit like he once did, as a startup business called Poker Shares takes up most of his time.
McDonald dives deep into the inner workings of his business and also shares candid stories about the selling and buying of action he's partaking in over the years. The man is known as "Timex" elaborates on an especially startling story in which he cashed for nearly $2,000,000 only to profit a mere $12,000 on the entire event.
Aside from all of that McDonald gives his thoughts on who's worth the most in the WSOP Main Event from the following six superstars: Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, Fedor Holz, Dan Colman and Dan Smith. Lastly, former Lamborghini owner also speaks some strong words about Tom 'Durrrr' Dwan, the defunct Epic Poker League, and Ultimate Bet.
On the 15th episode of the Poker Central Podcast, all women with massive scores in 2017 are being discussed. And we even forgot to mention Xuan Liu, winning the $2k at Fallsview for $232,000.
Maria Lampropulos won the massive partypoker Million at Dusk Till Dawn for £1,000,000 and with that, she jumps up the rankings on plenty of leaderboards. Lampropulos now has the eighth biggest cash by a woman ever, sits in fifth on the Argentinian all-time money list and is now 16th on the women all-time money list. Interestingly enough, Lampropulos' boyfriend is Ivan Luca who's cashed for more than $4 million since bursting onto the scene in 2015.
On top of all of this, the guys run through the latest ARIA High Roller results, jumps made by Bryn Kenney and Brian Rast on the all-time money list, the dumpster fire that was Poker Night in America and the upcoming PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo. (Fashion advice included by your hosts, Remko and Will)
Isaac 'Ike' Haxton is commonly referred to as one of the best poker players in the world, having been at the top for almost a decade. Haxton boasts $13 million in live tournament earnings on top of all the millions he managed to rake in through both online and live cash games.
Today on the show, Haxton shares his thoughts on a plethora of topics that all have to do with the high stakes poker scene. Poker in Macau, the traveling life of a Super High Roller player, the adrenaline rush of the game, swapping and selling pieces for the biggest events, the demise of online poker, and travels stories are all discussed on the 12th episode of Heads Up with Remko.
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The $25,000 Mixed Game High Roller took place on both Monday and Tuesday of this week, and on this show, we recap all the action. If the walls could talk, Bobby's Room would have the best poker stories in the world, and we dive deep into the ones we know or have heard of.
Other big questions such as: Will mixed games ever grow in popularity? What needs to be done to grow mixed games? And many others are being answered by your hosts.
Will O'Connor also tells a great Andrew Robl story, Remko gets into his first trip to Bobby's Room in 2009, and Brent Hanks can't get enough of Richard Simmons! All in all, it's another classic episode of the Poker Central Podcast.
Brian Rast's one of the most successful players of the last decade, with more than $20 million in live tournaments earnings, but cash games are his mainstay. Rast plays the highest cash games in the world, competes against the best, and doesn't back down for any stakes.
Today on the podcast, Rast tells us all the ins and outs of the Las Vegas high stakes cash game scene, goes through the Bobby's Room lineups, and shares details on how he's managed to improve his game even more over these last few months.
On the 13th episode of the Poker Central Podcast, the guys are joined by staff writer Paul Oresteen to talk about the World Poker Tour finale in Florida, and Nikolay Yakovenko to talk about the University of Alberta's poker AI.
The big topics on today's show also include Jason Mercier, Ryan Riess and Daniel Weinman coming up with massive wins. Sergio Garcia's Masters win's being discussed, there's room for some awful travel stories in light of Dan Smith being denied entry onto a plane in Macau, and much new from Asia's gambling capital as the PokerStars Championship Macau wrapped up.
Ben Sulsky's one of the most successful high-stakes online cash game players, and he shared the story of his life in poker.
On this podcast, Sulsky tells the story of his rise through the ranks of poker and battling at the high stakes versus anyone willing to face him. Over the years the action on the highest stakes has dried up significantly, and Sulsky dives into the current state of high-stakes online poker.
During the heyday of online poker, Sulsky also took shots at the now infamous Rail Heaven, and he recalls one specific hand where Phil Galfond crushed both his bankroll and his spirit.
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The crew is back at it, this time discussing the epic results of Steve O'Dwyer and Fedor Holz in Macau, Dietrich Fast and Adrian Mateos chopping up a big one in Florida and much more.
The World Poker Tour festivities in Florida get a close inspection from the guys, as Wil shares some hot takes on the Tournament of Champions format, shows love for the WPT 500, and a very special guest makes an appearance on the show.
Other topics discussed on the podcast include the NBC Sports deal Poker Central agreed upon, the Jaime Staples weight loss bet and the place of Zynga poker in the poker universe.