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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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Apr 1, 2020

From the confines of his New York City apartment, Barstool Nate joins the podcast to talk a whole bunch of poker and controversy!

  • 01:00 – How is Barstool Nate holding up during the quarantine in New York City and did he already have the coronavirus?
  • 06:15 – The rise and fall of Barstool Nate’s short-lived online poker twitch streamer career and how much money he’s losing so far!
  • 14:15 – How is Barstool Sports surviving the quarantine and coronavirus pandemic and is Nate getting involved on the dating apps during these strange times?
  • 24:00 – Is the 2020 World Series of Poker still happening? Will Nate make an appearance no matter what? Is he going to risk getting the virus?
  • 35:44 – Controversy! Would Phil Ivey winning the 2003 WSOP Main Event have sparked a bigger poker boom than Chris Moneymaker winning?
  • 57:05 – 555 Questions with Barstool Nate
  • 1:07:30 – A game of word association with your favorite Barstool Sports personalities.
  • 1:12:50 – Barstool Nate’s Quarantine Life Tips.

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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 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.
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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