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Poker Central Podcast

The Poker Central Podcast, hosted by Remko Rinkema and Brent Hanks, includes the hottest storylines in the game of poker as well as the latest gossip, drama, excitement, winners, and losers. Every week, a high-profile guest from the world of poker joins the hosts to talk about some of the craziest and funniest stories of their career while also giving their input on everything trending across the poker world. This show is also available as a video on PokerGO.
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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 30, 2019

The boys are back in their man cave! Listen to the show now as they break down GOAT Week on Poker After Dark, Randall Emmett’s intervention, Tom Dwan’s takes on the high stakes poker economy, as well as brand new Power Rankings.

  • 01:20 – Today on the show!
  • 03:00 – Previewing the British Poker Open & Super High Roller Bowl at Aspers Casino in London and streamed live on PokerGO with commentary by Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks.
  • 07:01 – Recapping GOAT Week on Poker After Dark featuring Paul Pierce, Alan Keating, Rob Yong, Jennifer Tilly, Randall Emmett, Tom Dwan, Brandon Cantu & Mike Sexton. Brent and Remko break down the biggest pots of the night.
  • 14:25 – The interview, or intervention if you will, with Randall Emmett during GOAT Week!
  • 18:28 – Randall Emmett’s pride of turning his energy down a few notches which, in his mind, created the best night of poker action in his life on GOAT Week.
  • 22:34 – The social media comments were far more positive on Randall Emmett, and how Mike Matusow was far worse back in the day!
  • 27:40 – Breaking down Randall’s antics with Brent Hanks and how the table was split between four massive stacks and three smaller stacks.
  • 32:21 – Tom Dwan joins the podcast to talk about Triton Super High Rollers, Phil Hellmuth, and his future plans.
  • 35:50 – Tom Dwan’s take on the future of super high stakes poker action.
  • 37:45 – The way players and fans sweat the action in Asia and how Tom Dwan’s sweater gave away some tells by walking away mid-hand.
  • 40:00 – The biggest pot Tom Dwan has ever seen.
  • 42:40 – How did Tom Dwan end up playing on High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark?
  • 44:56 – What is needed for poker not to become like chess? Brent and Remko break down Tom Dwan’s vision.
  • 50:30 – Addressing the Poker Central Power Rankings controversy!
  • 51:25 – Starting with Ali Imsirovic in 10th place on the Power Rankings, Brent Hanks breaks down all the big names!
  • 58:58 – Viva Espana! Brent Hanks loves himself some Gerard Pique, Sergi Reixach, and Juan Pardo!

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Aug 23, 2019

No less than three guests join us on the show this week! Paul Pierce, Phil Hellmuth, and Alan Keating talk about playing on GOAT Week on Poker After Dark as well as a long list of other topics that include the upcoming NBA season, big private games, and hanging out with Michael Jordan in the Triple VIP room!

  • 01:09 – GOAT Week on Poker After Dark, catch it all on PokerGO in case you missed it! What did it take to get Paul Pierce onto the show? Brent Hanks explains.
  • 02:27 – Previewing the British Poker Open & Poker Masters on PokerGO.
  • 06:08 – Running through the current standing on the High Roller of the Year standings lead by defending champion Sam Soverel.
  • 07:35 – We are joined by Phil Hellmuth for GOAT Week, jump straight to his interview right here.
  • 08:15 – TRIPLE VIP with Michael Jordan, Johnny Chan, and Paul Pierce!
  • 11:08 – The masters of the universe, coming to Poker After Dark in September.
  • 12:50 – Looking at the GOAT Week action with Phil Hellmuth.
  • 15:25 – Basketball prop bets!
  • 16:52 – We are joined by Paul Pierce, who’s very excited to be on the show! Pierce talks about the origins of his nick name ‘The Truth’ and how sharp his poker game is these days.
  • 20:01 – How his relationship developed with Shaq after he gave him ‘The Truth’ as his nick name.
  • 21:55 – Playing poker during his NBA career and the comparison between high level poker players and basketball players.
  • 27:30 – The relationship between Paul Pierce and the Toronto Raptors and his role as a villain.
  • 29:45 – Paul Pierce’s take on the 2019-2020 NBA season.
  • 32:45 – Alan Keating joins the podcast and talks about the big hands he got involved in.
  • 36:35 – Winning big and targeting Phil Hellmuth!
  • 43:00 – Playing with a-list celebrities and athletes.
  • 45:20 – How does Alan handle being the glue guy between a slew of big personalities want to play for big money?
  • 47:00 – Getting his parents involved and watching their son play on PokerGO.
  • 49:22 – The Poker Central Power Rankings featuring the hottest takes from Brent Hanks. 

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Aug 16, 2019

This week on the Poker Central Podcast, Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema make a home visit to professional sports bettor Anthony Alberto! Alberto has played on Poker After Dark and the Super High Roller Cash Game as well as Dolly's Game, and on this show you get to learn everything there is to know about this die-hard Philadelphia Phillies fan.

  • 1:45 - Anthony Alberto abandoned a stack in a World Series of Poker event, but why? 
  • 3:48 - The story of Anthony Alberto and how he became a successful sports bettor. 
  • 5:45 - What role does poker play in Anthony's life, what kind of games is he looking for, and how Phil Hellmuth turned him down for a big game on PokerGO!
  • 8:57 - Getting into big games, giving action, and having fun at high stakes. AND $100K FLIPS!
  • 13:00 - The life of a sports bettor and not betting against his Philadelphia Phillies!
  • 17:50 - Anthony Alberto's most exciting live sports experience.
  • 21:00 - Anthony visited the Triton Super High Roller Series in London and shares his takes on the highest stakes week of the year.
  • 23:30 - What's the future of the Triton Series, will we ever see a $1,000,000 tournament with 100 players, and is the business-pro format the future of high rollers?
  • 30:00 - Losing his mind watching the games he bets on.
  • 32:15 - The mark-up police! What side is Anthony Alberto on?
  • 34:14 - The $25k Fantasy league, the sweat of following along with the World Series of Poker, and the future of betting on poker.
  • 38:20 - The best and worst kinds of bets, NFL action, teasers, parlays, and much more.
  • 44:30 - Betting on the NFL.
  • 47:15 - The Week 32 Poker Central Power Rankings with some great takes from Anthony Alberto.

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Aug 9, 2019

After a brief post-WSOP hiatus, the Poker Central Podcast is back with a tremendous guest! Joined by army vet and both EPT and WSOP champ Brandon Schaefer, Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema deliver yet another classic episode of your favorite poker podcast!

  • 02:10 - How the Triton Million feels like another planet compared to other high stakes games.
  • 03:30 - Brandon Schaefer's return to the highest stakes.
  • 05:00 - Winning EPT Deauville back in 2005 and nearly winning his second EPT in Monte Carlo at the Grand Final.
  • 09:02 - Addicted to travel and sleeping at a hostel and playing a £10,000 tournament in London.
  • 11:00 - Did Brandon Schaefer see the rise of the EPT coming when he was playing Season 1?
  • 14:05 - When, how, and why did Brandon Schaefer decide to quit poker?
  • 17:05 - How did Brandon Schaefer become a Black Hawk helicopter pilot flying medivac on a mission in Afghanistan?
  • 20:40 - The adrenaline of flying a helicopter on the battlefield. 
  • 24:05 - Getting a better understanding of going on a mission to Afghanistan and how hard it was to adjust back to normal life.
  • 29:30 - Was there any poker in Afghanistan on the army base?
  • 31:44 - Going from having a clear purpose and being in the army to getting medically retired and looking for a new path in life.
  • 35:13 - How did Brandon Schaefer end up on Poker After Dark and his return to poker.
  • 40:33 - The Triton Millon - Bryn Kenney takes the No. 1 spot on the all-time money list - and recapping all the other side events that handed out millions of dollars!
  • 48:43 - What?! Mike 'Timex' McDonald thinks the biggest earner in sports history will be a poker player in just a few decades.
  • 54:00 - The Poker Central Power Rankings!

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