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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: March, 2020
Mar 25, 2020

Poker champ and science expert Liv Boeree joins the podcast to help Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema through these trying times. 

  • 00:50 - How has Liv Boeree been holding up during the quarantine?
  • 03:10 - How COVID-19 increased or decreased Liv Boeree's confidence in humanity?
  • 05:25 - Liv made a video on the 7 worst takes regarding the coronavirus, was this fun or painful having to make this?
  • 07:10 - What is Liv most concerned about regarding the global pandemic?
  • 13:00 - Brent Hanks shares his experience with his youngest son falling ill during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 17:00 - GIMME THE ODDS: A game where Liv Boeree gives us the odds on five hot topics! Does Liv Boeree think the 2020 WSOP will happen? Are we living in a simulation? Is Igor Kurganov actually a very intelligent robot?
  • 30:55 - Liv Boeree is officially retired from poker!
  • 34:34 - 555 Questions for Liv Boeree!
  • 43:20 - Snap-Call! A game of word association with Liv Boeree.
  • 48:05 - Some questions from the chat and viewers to wrap up the show including some talk about psychedelics. 

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Mar 11, 2020

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema break down the cancellation of major events due to the coronavirus and the impact it could have on the World Series of Poker and other major events. The guys also review the Global Poker Awards and discuss who’s on their Mt. Rushmore of Poker!

  • 01:35 – How will the spread of the coronavirus impact live poker tournaments and most importantly the World Series of Poker?
  • 06:40 – Cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus in the world of poker.
  • 12:20 – Is the coronavirus strangely going to have a positive impact on the state of online poker in the USA?
  • 16:11 – High Stakes Poker is back, and we relive the epic hand of Sammy Farha vs Barry Greenstein from Season 1.
  • 23:35 – Brent and Remko break down the epic aces vs kings hand, how different this hand would’ve played out in 2020, and what has Barry Greenstein been up to?
  • 28:20 – A game of “YES OR NO” with Brent Hanks who’s subjected to five strong statements he will agree or disagree with.
  • 30:00 – The Global Poker Awards, where were the poker players?
  • 34:10 – The Mount Rushmore of Poker! Who belongs on there? Johnny Chan? Erik Seidel? Let us know in the comments who you think belongs.
  • 45:15 – Are reserved games ruining live poker in Las Vegas?
  • 52:00 – The high roller action in Sochi where the partypoker MILLIONS Super High Roller Series has brought out all the big names including Phil Ivey!

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Mar 4, 2020

Antonio Esfandiari and Bill Perkins join Brent and Remko on the Poker Central Podcast to talk about High Stakes Poker, Die With Zero, and did Stu Ungar cheat to win the 1997 WSOP Main Event?

  • 00:40 – Today on the show, breaking down all topics.
  • 01:50 – Is Brent Hanks okay? Has the Corona Virus entered the Hanks household?
  • 04:30 – Watch a full hand of High Stakes Poker Season 1 featuring Antonio Esfandiari and Daniel Negreanu laying it all on the line!
  • 11:26 – Antonio Esfandiari breaks down the big pot from Season 1 of High Stakes Poker vs Daniel Negreanu.
  • 13:28 – Was $100,000 a big loss for Antonio Esfandiari on High Stakes Poker, and will The Magician return on Season 8?
  • 15:35 – We speculate on what the future of High Stakes Poker will look like!
  • 19:30 – Antonio Esfandiari tells the story of “stealing” the watch of his boss and getting his start in magic!
  • 23:40 – Bill Perkins joins the show! Will he Die With Zero?
  • 27:50 – A Bill Perkins Thirst Lounge Update, is it still in progress?
  • 29:40 – Putting Brent Hanks on the spot! YES OR NO! This segment is highly controversial.
  • 31:30 – Brent Hanks screwed up during his poker career, he explains.
  • 32:50 – Did Stu Ungar cheat to win the 1997 World Series of Poker Main Event?
  • 36:30 – Will the Corona Virus bring the 2020 World Series of Poker to a halt?
  • 41:00 – The Poker Player Death Pool!
  • 45:15 – SNAP CALL! A game of Word Association with Brent Hanks.
  • 47:15 – Breaking down the upcoming high stakes action on PokerGO including Super High Roller Bowl Russia.
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