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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: October, 2019
Oct 25, 2019

This week Brent Hanks is in major trouble with the law and couldn't make it onto the podcast! Remko Rinkema flies solo and gets you caught up with a brief podcast on all the latest topics in poker. 

  • 00:20 - An update about Brent Hanks being in trouble with the law.
  • 02:05 - This week on the show!
  • 02:30 - Send all questions, requests and notes to podcast@pokercentral.com.
  • 03:35 - Shoutout to Run it Up Reno! Looking back at the big names that took down events there.
  • 05:00 - Showbound on Poker After Dark presented by PokerGO featuring two qualifiers from the RUNGOOD Poker Series, Norm Macdonald, Maria Ho and many others!
  • 08:00 - Recapping all the action from Rozvadov as World Series of Poker Europe is still going strong with Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey grabbing headlines.
  • 10:00 - Phil Hellmuth denied his 16th WSOP gold bracelet!
  • 12:10 - Phil Ivey is back!
  • 14:15 - What else is happening on PokerGO!? Don't miss World Series of Poker Europe and Poker Masters on PokerGO.

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Oct 18, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema come at you with an audio only podcast on which they cover World Series of Poker Europe, the use of randomizers at the highest stakes, Daniel Negreanu’s freezeout tournament series, the return of Phil Ivey, and Phil Hellmuth’s quest for WSOP Bracelet No. 16.

  • 00:28 – Brent Hanks gambling and fantasy football struggles.
  • 02:04 – Recapping the €250,000 Super High Roller at World Series of Poker Europe with lots of love for Christoph Vogelsang and Tony G.
  • 04:01 – The stupid conversation of “Who is the best player in the world?”
  • 05:10 – Views and takes on James Chen and Chin Wei Lim who went heads up in Rozvadov for €2.8 million.
  • 06:30 – Randomizing! James Chen used his watch to make decisions during the final table to balance his ranges, but what’s the method to this madness?
  • 11:00 - Brent Hanks is out on studying poker but in on the game as a whole!
  • 12:28 – Can Brent Hanks still beat the high stakes? Is he better than Cary Katz? Paul Phua? Richard Yong? Tony G?
  • 15:00 – Next up on PokerGO: Short Deck, PLO, and a 100k High Roller.
  • 17:00 – THE FANS! Reach out to us on podcast@pokercentral.com
  • 19:16 – Analyzing Daniel Negreanu’s idea of a freezeout tournament series with lots of non-Hold’em action. Can it work? Will players show up?
  • 23:10 – PHIL IVEY IS BACK.
  • 25:16 – Phil Hellmuth is on his way to WSOP bracelet No. 16 at World Series of Poker Europe.
  • 27:10 – Allen Bari is mad, lashing out to Bryn Kenney who chirps back at him right away.

Catch the podcast on your favorite podcasting apps right now as well. Watch the Poker Central Podcast on PokerGO every week on Friday. New to PokerGO? Subscribe right now.

Oct 11, 2019

This week on the show Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema dive deep into the recent Postle Gate developments and are joined by Jason Somerville to talk about his sports betting prowess as well as broadcasting Thursday Night Football on his Twitch channel.

  • 00:37 – Today on the show: Postle Gate, Jason Somerville’s sports betting prowess, recapping the Run it Up week action on Poker After Dark.
  • 01:05 – Diving deep into the recent developments regarding the most controversial story in poker: Postle Gate. The people love scandals!
  • 02:53 – How is Postle Gate being perceived outside of poker? The Ringer, ESPN, and many other outlets pay attention to the game as a negative light is shining upon it.
  • 04:15 – Poker reaches mainstream news and media for a story that reflects negatively upon it, but could negative attention to the game be good for the game?
  • 06:15 – Does poker need to focus on its griminess and ties to gambling in order for the game to be seen as thrilling compared to its buttoned-up math and almost chess-like vibes?
  • 07:28 – A $10,000,000 lawsuit has now been filed in the Mike Postle situation, what do Brent and Remko think about the numbers and lawsuit?
  • 09:07 – What’s the future of Mike Postle in the world of poker? Will we ever see him again?
  • 10:44 – Which “Mike Postle Theory” do the guys think is the most likely?
  • 13:03 – Mike Matusow has taken Mike Postle’s side, what does Brent think of the podcast he did with Postle?
  • 15:45 – What’s next in the Mike Postle situation? Will this die down now as we wait for the lawsuit to develop?
  • 17:44 – We want to hear from you guys, the fans, the listeners! Hit us up on podcast@pokercentral.com with your poker hand questions, home game stories, and everything else poker related.
  • 19:30 – Jason Somerville jumped on the show to talk about his sports betting and broadcasting Thursday Night Football games on his Twitch channel later this season.
  • 21:22 – Jason Somerville talks about getting into sports betting via the UFC into the NFL.
  • 26:05 – Will Brent Hanks become the next Booger McFarland, and how will sports betting be tied into live sports broadcasts?
  • 28:40 – Looking back on Run it Up Week on Poker After Dark.
  • 29:50 – Johnnie Vibes vs. Jared Jaffee, a social media spat.
  • 34:00 – What’s next on PokerGO?

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Oct 4, 2019

This week on the Poker Central Podcast, your trusted hosts are tackling a variety of topics with three special guests that were all part of Dolly's Game on PokerGO: Matt Glantz, Brian Rast, and Anthony Alberto. 

Brent and Remko tackle the hottest topic in poker, the alleged cheating my Mike Postle at Stones Gambling Hall in Northern California, and get the opinion of Matt Glantz who's experienced in what it takes to put together a poker live stream.

With Glantz, the guys also discuss his recent weight loss, the worst game in poker, and how he got started in poker. 

Brian Rast, the commentator on Dolly's Game alongside Ali Nejad, joins the show to talk about his Top 5 favorite degenerate players who have no regard for money and are always ready to kick up the stakes. 

The third and final guest on the show, high stakes poker player and sports bettor Anthony Alberto, talks about his worst bad beats in sports betting as well as high stakes fantasy leagues in which he's betting hundreds of thousands of dollars on the side. 

Lastly, Brent breaks down the Power Rankings which has some eye-brow raising names as well as a clearcut Top 2.

Watch the Poker Central Podcast on PokerGO every week on Friday. New to PokerGO? Subscribe right now.

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