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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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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.

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Sep 20, 2019
On this special edition of the podcast with Remko out of town, Brent Hanks and Joey Ingram dive into recent tournament results, upcoming content, the poker world at large and many many more exciting topics!
 
Want to get in touch with the show? Hit us up on podcast@Pokercentral.com.
 
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Sep 17, 2019

The Poker Central Podcast recaps the British Poker Open as well as Super High Roller Bowl London.

This week, Brent and Remko are joined by British Poker Open champ Sam Soverel as well as event winners Mikita Badziakouski, Sergi Reixach, and Ben Tollerene. As well as talking about his victory for £840,000, Tollerene also discussed looking to retire from poker but finding the adrenaline of the game pulling him back in.

Lastly, Bryn Kenney joins the show to talk about his Triton Million win, celebrating it, flying private, living the high life and claiming he will never go broke again!

All of this and much more on this week's Poker Central Podcast as Brent Hanks also gives some exciting teasers about the upcoming Poker After Dark and Dolly's Game's lineups featuring Phil Hellmuth, former Golden State Warriors player David Lee and a plethora of mixed games stars.

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Sep 6, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema recap the early action at the British Poker Open, break down the Week 36 Power Rankings, and play interviews with Sam Greenwood, Luc Greenwood, George Wolff, Paul Newey, and Ali Imsirovic on the show. 

  • 00:24 – The Mixer caught fire, Brent Hanks needs a drink at 11am in Las Vegas, and Remko Rinkema is on raging tilt in London.
  • 04:20 – Recapping the British Poker Open starting with Event #1 won by Luc Greenwood.
  • 7:55 – The interview with Event #1 winner Luc Greenwood who’s been on a nice heater in 2019.
  • 14:30 – Recapping Event #2 the £10,000 Pot Limit Omaha won by high stakes cash game player George Wolff and the guys pot some thoughts into the idea of a $1,000,000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament.
  • 20:05 – The interview with Event #2 winner George Wollf who’s a gamer in every sense of the word.
  • 24:27 – Recapping Event #3, the £10,000 No Limit Hold’em event won by Paul Newey.
  • 26:18 – The interview with Event #3 winner Paul Newey who was over the moon about his first ever live tournament win.
  • 30:34 – Recapping the Event #4 £10,000 Short Deck and some takes from Remko and Brent on the intricacies of the game.
  • 34:45 – The interview with Short Deck winner Sam Greenwood and a little look back on his year so far which will go down as his most successful in tournament poker history.
  • 43:30 – The Week 36 Poker Central Power Rankings broken down by Brent Hanks!
  • 56:46 – Catching up with Ali Imsirovic who’s looking at massive schedule of big buy-ins to close out 2019.
  • 1:02:00 – Who does Brent Hanks think will win the High Roller of the Year race?
  • 1:03:18 – A message for the die-hard listeners! Send us your questions for the upcoming shows!

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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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Jul 28, 2019
Legendary comic Norm Macdonald makes another Poker Central Podcast appearance. Macdonald has Remko and Brent laughing out loud from the start with impressions, summer stories, songs, and more. 

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Jul 19, 2019

Enjoying a well-deserved beverage, Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema recap the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, the $25k Fantasy League, WSOP Player of the Year, and the exciting announcement of some new high stakes action on PokerGO.

  • 00:53 – The excitement of the end of the World Series of Poker.
  • 01:35 – Recapping the World Series of Poker Main Event final table highlighted by crazy rails and exciting play!
  • 12:02 – The terrible bubble finish in the $25k,000 Fantasy League. Thanks Bart!
  • 15:20 – The five-way race in the chase for World Series of Poker Player of the Year glory between Robert Campbell, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, Dan Zack, and Phil Hui.
  • 19:00 – New and exciting events on PokerGO including the partypoker MILLIONS, British Poker Open, and Super High Roller Bowl London and Bahamas.
  • 24:45 – Poker After Dark returns to the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas and Brent has all the latest updates. 

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Jul 7, 2019

Live from the 2019 World Series of Poker, Phil Hui joins the podcast crew to talk about his epic $50,000 Poker Players Championship win and choosing pro poker over pro golf. 

  • 00:45 – Is the $50,000 Poker Players Championship the hardest tournament of the year and why are Jason Mercier and Phil Ivey so hard to play against?
  • 3:34 – Phil Hui’s experience in the $50k, practicing, studying and learning from his girlfriend Loni Harwood.
  • 5:22 – The golf story! How close did Phil Hui get to making the PGA Tour?
  • 7:33 – The story behind the decision to choose poker over golf.
  • 9:23 – Phil Hui’s ascension up the poker ranks.
  • 11:50 – The disaster summer of 2018: Phil and Loni both had big losing summers.
  • 14:00 – Learning from his girlfriend, No Limit Hold’em crusher Loni Harwood.
  • 17:00 – Allen Bari shout out! (and how Phil Hui got better at mixed games)
  • 19:40 – The legend of Jungleman and other mixed pros.
  • 26:15 – A WSOP Player of the Year update and Phil Hui’s motivation to take down that leader board.
  • 29:30 – The life of Loni and Phil.
  • 31:30 – The best five poker players Phil Hui has ever faced.
  • 35:25 – Too Many Questions ft. Phil Hui.

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Jun 28, 2019

With Brent Hanks having caught the “Rio flu,” it’s up to Remko Rinkema to get you caught up on all that’s good at the 2019 World Series of Poker! While there’s no guest on the show, Remko has interviews for you featuring recent bracelet winner John Hennigan and Stephen Chidwick as well as an update from Daniel Negreanu and Kevin Roster who’s only got weeks to live and makes the absolute most out of it by living his poker dreams.

  • 1:23 – This week on the Poker Central Podcast.
  • 5:00 – Stephen Chidwick wins his first WSOP bracelet in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller. Listen to the interview with him here.
  • 13:35 – The $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship saw John Hennigan defeat Daniel Negreanu heads up, Remko recaps the action and speaks to both players at the completion of the tournament in this segment.
  • 24:45 – Running through all the WSOP winners, big name results and much more.
  • 30:30 – A conversation with Kevin Roster who’s battling sarcoma and has only weeks to live and decided to cross as many bucket list items off his list as possible.
  • 37:30 – Bojang wins his first bracelet, Ausmus falls short of a second bracelet in $10k PLO, Team Poker Central doing work in $25k Fantasy, and Ben Underwood’s unbelievable results in big field No Limit Hold’em tournaments.
  • 44:55 – A brief $50,000 Poker Players Championship recap and a funny interview with Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates to close out the show.

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Jun 21, 2019

Prahlad Friedman joins the show to talk about an array of topics that include the full story of his legendary online poker run, getting cheated out of millions of dollars, going broke and rebuilding, as well as his family life and rap career.

NEW: Watch this podcast weekly as a video show on PokerGO. Check the “originals” tab on the site to dig into the three most recent episodes with Phil Hellmuth, Shannon Shorr, and Prahlad Friedman. 

  • 2:30 – Brent Hanks challenges Prahlad Friedman to a free throw shooting competition, followed by the stories of NBA dreams, college steeplechase, and relentless workouts.
  • 6:55 – Family life: Prahlad on raising his daughter vegan and how Brent Hanks’ kids could not be raised any different as he just got a meat smoker for Father’s day!
  • 9:22 – Prahlad Friedman discovers poker through his father, playing underage in California casinos, and quickly making his way up the ranks in online poker.
  • 13:40 – Is Prahlad Friedman the most talented poker player of all time, and what made him into the legend that he became online?
  • 17:30 – What is Prahlad Friedman’s best game. why is No Limit 2-7 Single Draw so much fun to watch and play, and how did he call down Darren Elias with a pair in this game?
  • 24:15 – Legendary online poker stories, being the ‘King of the Hill’ and ultimately getting cheated out of more than $3,000,000 and losing his entire bankroll.
  • 28:20 – How did Prahlad Friedman rebuild his poker career after getting cheated, signing with Ultimate Bet, getting refunded, and losing more money.
  • 35:40 – Did Prahlad Friedman ever consider leaving the game of poker behind, his career as a rapper, and the future of his music career under the name Pragress.
  • 40:15 – Prahlad Friedman the poker rapper and his history at the 2006 Main Event.
  • 46:00 – That high life.
  • 49:00 – Los Angeles home games, GTO play, live reads, and much more.
  • 57:00 – Bracelet winners at the 2019 World Series of Poker.
  • 1:02:00 – Tilt, smashing mice, and a very heated confrontation at the poker table that almost resulted in an altercation.
  • 1:08:21 – The 2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year rankings.
  • 1:11:00 – The five best players Prahlad Friedman has ever played against.
  • 1:17:30 – Too Many Questions with Prahlad Friedman!
  • 1:26:00 – Looking ahead at what’s to come with Prahlad this summer.

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Jun 14, 2019

The second edition of the Poker Central Podcast on PokerGO features Shannon Shorr. Listen to the episode now or check our video version out on PokerGO. 

  • 1:15 – The lack of big wins on Shannon Shorr’s resume and the why and how of how that happened and why things are different now.
  • 5:00 – Finishing second in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em bracelet event versus Daniel Strelitz, was that a good result or a tough loss?
  • 7:30 – Shannon Shorr’s amazing 2019 to date, cashing for more than a million dollars already.
  • 10:00 – In 2011 Shannon Shorr cashed 2 events while he entered 41 total tournaments, what was that like and how did he handle the success early in his career prior to that?
  • 14:40 – Studying the game, improving the mental side and what beginning players need to focus on?
  • 17:48 – Are High Roller players truly the best in the world, and what makes them so good?
  • 20:00 – Who’s the best player in the world according to Shannon Shorr?
  • 23:00 – Shannon Shorr’s take on the ‘gimmicks’ at the World Series of Poker and how does he handle the busy summer schedule?
  • 28:35 – Does it matter to Shannon Shorr which event he will ultimately win and how sharp are his player of the year skills?
  • 30:00 – Shannon Shorr’s travel stories: Drugs, hiking Kilimanjaro, and a lot more!
  • 35:00 - Mushrooms!! The what, how, why, and when of Shannon’s experiences.
  • 37:40 – Recapping the 2019 World Series of Poker to date, getting you caught up on all the winners including Eli Elezra!
  • 42:30 – Recapping the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw featuring Prahlad Friedman and Jean-Robert Bellande.
  • 47:00 – A World Series of Poker Player of the Year update and Brent Hanks runs us through the Poker Central Power Rankings and the $25k Fantasy League.
  • 1:00:00 – Does Shannon Shorr even pay attention to the Player of the Year and $25k Fantasy League updates?
  • 1:022:34 – The best five players Shannon Shorr has ever played against.
  • 1:05:55 – 555 Questions for Shannon Shorr.

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Jun 12, 2019

For the very first time, the Poker Central Podcast has made its debut on video on PokerGO! Check out this full show with video on PokerGO right now or listen through your favorite podcasting app. The podcast isn’t going anywhere but from now on you can enjoy this show as a video broadcast as well.

  • 01:00 – Phil Hellmuth sings Swedish House Mafia, recaps Daniel Negreanu’s wedding, and a Steve Aoki appearance.
  • 4:50 – What year is it??? Phil Hellmuth makes the final table of the WSOP Online bracelet event after years of not playing online and relives the action for us.
  • 10:50 – The impressive stats Phil Hellmuth has racked up at the World Series of Poker but how does he do it?
  • 15:00 – Ben Heath wins the $50,000 High Roller WSOP event, Phil Hellmuth shares his thoughts on his win and overcoming anxiety.
  • 18:36 – Barstool Nate goes deep in the Big 50 and Brent Hanks recaps the action while Hellmuth shares his excitement for the 28,000 players that participated in this event.
  • 22:20 – The Sam Soverel incident with Phil Hellmuth’s takes on the situation.
  • 27:10 – Randall Emmett runs deep in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em and Phil Hellmuth talks about recreational players doing well in the big field WSOP events.
  • 33:35 – Recapping the World Poker Tour action at the Hyper X Esports Arena in Las Vegas.
  • 36:30 – An update on the $25k Fantasy League, where Team Poker Central Podcast is in the hunt for the big money!
  • 41:25 – The Poker Central Power Rankings featuring a Phil Hellmuth take on every single player.
  • 54:00 – Phil Hellmuth on signing autographs and taking pictures with fans at the World Series of Poker.
  • 1:00:30 – 555 Questions for Phil Hellmuth.
  • 1:06:40 – The Great Mayonnaise Debate Rages On!
  • 1:09:00 – The five best poker players Phil Hellmuth has ever faced.

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Jun 3, 2019

The 2019 World Series of Poker is in full swing and Barstool Nate is in town to give the Big 50 a chance. Nate bagged up chips after his Day 1 flight and he joins us on the podcast to talk about his adventures in Las Vegas so far while the boys also run through the Power Rankings and the $25k Fantasy League. 

  • 00:30 – Poker addict Barstool Nate joins the show and tells us all about his second bullet in the Big 50, gathering a pile of chips heading into Day 2 of the biggest live tournament in the history of poker.
  • 03:55 – Brent Hanks’ terrible dinner experience in Las Vegas, paying full price plus tip for no food at all.
  • 06:00 – Food tips from Brent and Nate: In N Out, Chic-Fil-A, or McDonald's after busting out a tournament?
  • 08:30 – Barstool Nate’s Las Vegas adventure to date: Gambling, day drinking, a bit of sun, and a bag of chips.
  • 13:10 – Poker fan Nate gushes over the insanity at the Rio: Long lines, massive events, and a ton of positive energy!
  • 19:10 – Daniel Negreanu: Power Rankings, takes, vlogs, results, selling action, Brent, Nate, and Remko run through all that he’s involved in.
  • 23:30 – The rest of the Power Rankings and a World Poker Tour overview, highlighted by James Carroll, Maria Ho, Ali Imsirovic, Phil Hellmuth, Brian Green, Bryn Kenney, Jungleman, Craig Varnell, and Igor Kurganov.
  • 31:00 – Food talk ft. Brent’s hot dogs and Remko’s love and passion for mayonnaise.
  • 34:30 - $25k Fantasy League! Brent and Remko are hyped up over Dan Zack’s hot start, Jon Turner’s Day 3, and some extra motivation for Chidwick and Mizrachi!
  • 39:00 – Random WSOP nonsense, musings, and projections for the rest of the summer.
  • 44:00 – Don’t miss this! The $50k No Limit Hold’em final table as well as the Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions on PokerGO. 

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May 31, 2019

 

  • 0:15 – Remko and Brent can barely contain their excitement for the start of the 2019 World Series of Poker.
  • 02:00 – What’s on the show today? Recapping the first action at the 2019 WSOP, recapping the $25k Fantasy Draft and much more.
  • 4:40 – Brian Green wins the first bracelet of the 2019 WSOP after beating Ali Imsirovic heads up, and Brent Hanks has a funny story about the champ.
  • 07:00 – An interview with runner-up Ali Imsirovic.
  • 10:00 – Daniel Negreanu’s sixth place, missing out on him in the draft, and all that’s going on with him this summer.
  • 12:30 - The $25k Fantasy Draft, Brent and Remko recap their picks and show a lot of confidence!
  • 25:06 – All that is going happening on PokerGO! Don’t miss all the WPT action as well a the WSOP schedule.

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Apr 19, 2019

With Brent Hanks on vacation, Remko Rinkema flies solo for a podcast with reduced banter but increased guests as both Maria Ho and Ali Imsirovic join the show. Ho is fresh off making the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown final table while we spoke to Ali Imsirovic at the ARIA High Roller event at the PokerGO Studio about his summer plans and much more. 

  • 01:50 – Short poker news items including the legal online poker in Philadelphia!
  • 03:50 – Maria Ho headlines the final table of the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown!
  • 06:10 – Start of the interview with Maria Ho.
  • 08:45 – What kind of expectations does Maria Ho have going into this final table second in chips?
  • 09:52 – What would winning a World Poker Tour event mean to Maria Ho?
  • 11:05 – How does Maria strike a balance between broadcasting and playing?
  • 12:48 – What has Maria learned from prior deep runs in big events at the World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour?
  • 16:15 – What will Maria Ho’s preparation look like for this final table at the end of May?
  • 19:45 – Sharing her accomplishments with her family and having them in attendance during the final table in May.
  • 23:45 – Exciting things on Poker Central and PokerGO!
  • 24:50 – Catching up with Ali Imsirovic about his summer plans, his motivation for the Poker Central High Roller of the Year leaderboard, and some fun random shenanigans!
  • 34:47 – Remko runs through the Week 15 Poker Central Power Rankings!
  • 39:40 – Closing things out with The Effing Five!
    1. Ben Lamb, Jonathan Depa, John Cynn gambling marathon in Uruguay!
    2. Daniel Negreanu gives terminally ill poker fan an unforgettable experience
    3. The All-Time Money List Shuffle
    4. Maria Ho’s exciting 2019 campaign to date!
    5. GoFundMe campaign organized by Josh Arieh for Gavin Smith’s son.

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Mar 29, 2019

For the first time in quite some time we have two guests on the Poker Central Podcast! During Femme Fatale II Week on Poker After Dark, Farah Galfond and Denise Pratt were kind enough to join us to some great conversation!

Brent and Remko also dive into big wins by Marty Mathis, Sandeep Pulusani, and Ben Palmer as well as an updated Power Ranking and two new moments in the Effing Five.

  • 04:02 - Femme Fatale week recap: Kym Lim surges, Kitty Kuo vs. Denise Pratt confrontation?
  • 10:13 - Guest: Denise Pratt talks about the video that made her famous, her talkative ways and how she’ll never back down from anyone!
  • 34:52 - Guest: Farah Galfond talks about her rise through the ranks, motherhood as a poker pro and learning from her husband Phil.
  • 54:48 - Previewing the Global Poker Awards on PokerGO, hosted by Ali Nejad & Drea Renee on April 5th at 8:00 pm ET.
  • 59:09 - Breakout win! Marty Mathis wins $873k in Rio De Janeiro, Matas Cimbolas continues impressive year with third place after getting second at L.A. Poker Classic.
  • 1:02:00 - WPT Venetian – Ben Palmer gets the bigget win of his career for $431,000 after beating Tony Gargano heads up.
  • 1:04:34 - Bay 101 Shooting Star – While no longer a WPT this event had a stacked final table with Sandeep Pulusani getting the win for $354k, Ryan Tosoc, Dan Shak, Loni Harwood, and John Andress fall just short of the win.
  • 1:07:39 - Power Rankings: The women dominate during Femme Fatale II Week, Farah Galfond becomes the first woman at the top while nine new names enter the Top 10 this week including the degen of the hour, Ben Lamb.
  • 1:16:07 - The Effing Five gets two new moments added!
    1. The All-Time Money List Shuffle
    2. Ben Lamb, Jonathan Depa, John Cynn gambling marathon in Uruguay!
    3. Daniel Negreanu gives terminally ill poker fan an unforgettable experience
    4. Marty Mathis – breakout win after a decade in the game for $873k in Rio de Janeiro
    5. GoFundMe campaign organized by Josh Arieh for Gavin Smith’s sons

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Mar 22, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema get you caught up with all the latest gossip, news and excitement that’s going on in the world of poker. On this episode, they recap the Super High Roller Cash Game, preview Poker After Dark Femme Fatale II, look at the Global Poker Awards nominees and go through the Week 11 Power Rankings and an updated version of the Effing Five! 

  • 00:25 – Brent Hanks kicks things off with a rant about how much he loves March Madness.
  • 02:38 – Recapping two nights of Super High Roller Cash Game action highlighted by the volatile play of Oscar Ng, Matt Berkey, Daniel Negreanu and Justin Young.
  • 07:20 – Daniel Negreanu’s winning session as well as speculation on whether he’ll play a full schedule during the World Series of Poker.
  • 12:23 – Previewing the action and lineup as Femme Fatale returns to Poker After Dark next week featuring Maria Ho, Farah Galfond, Marle Cordeiro, Kitty Kuo, Denise Pratt and many more!
  • 16:20 – What if Phil Ivey hated casinos and only played poker? Brent and Remko speculate on how Ivey’s legacy would’ve changed if he had always focused on playing poker over his gambling exploits.
  • 21:02 – Running through the Global Poker Awards that will be live on PokerGO at April 5th from the PokerGO Studio, and this very podcast is nominated!
  • 38:35 – The Week 11 Poker Central Power Rankings are topped by Matt Berkey, Daniel Negreanu and Oscar Ng!
  • 47:30 – The Effing Five! Here’s the updated list of favorite 2019 poker moments as picked by Brent and Remko.
    1. The All-Time Money List Shuffle
    2. Matt Berkey books back-to-back-to-back televised cash game wins.
    3. Daniel Negreanu gives terminally ill poker fan an unforgettable experience
    4. The Oscar Ng experience, putting on a show with creative play on the Super High Roller Cash Game.
    5. GoFundMe campaign organized by Josh Arieh for Gavin Smith’s sons 

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Mar 5, 2019

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this lengthy conversation with U.S. Poker Open champion and the current No. 5 on poker’s all-time money list, David Peters. After the interview, Brent and Remko dive into the Power Rankings as well as the Effing Five.

  • 1:00 – We are joined by David Peters on the Poker Central Podcast! Did he do any celebrating after taking the U.S. Poker Open down? Disco David, Dizzle, and some good party stories!
  • 5:25 – David Peters in college and seeing the world because of poker prior to the age of 21.
  • 9:30 – Work ethic, dedication and all the other things that are in the mix and related to the success of David Peters.
  • 13:30 – What was the turning point for David Peters, going from an average pro to a highly successful high roller?
  • 16:55 – Studying: How does David Peters do it? Why does he not join study groups, how is it possible that he does it all on his own?
  • 27:00 – The variety in opponents while playing on the high roller circuit and what makes that challenge so exciting?
  • 28:15 – Being backed, getting deep into makeup, and then getting out of it in 2013 and never looking back.
  • 36:40 – Winning big while having a small piece of your own action, swapping pieces, the ethics of it all and whether or not it has an effect on the play at the tables?
  • 40:00 – Trying to explain how the Poker Central Power Rankings work to David Peters, and Brent Hanks making the case for Dan Bilzerian.
  • 49:35 – David Peters: His style of play, his quiet demeanor and what the reason behind it all is?
  • 59:00 – Brent and Remko recap the conversation with David Peters and dive straight into the Poker Central Power Rankings with David Peters leading the way!
  • 1:05:35 – The Effing Five, Brent and Remko shake things up!

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Feb 22, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema get you all caught up with all that went down at the U.S. Poker Open inside the PokerGO Studio. The guys recap all the events, speak to all the winner and give you an updated list of Power Rankings as well as some moves on the Effing Five. 

  • 2:55 – Recapping Event #3 of the U.S. Poker Open – Lauren Roberts wins the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em.
  • 6:21 – The interview with Lauren Roberts after she took down the first tournament of her career and became the first female winner of the High Roller of the Year event.
  • 11:30 – Recapping Event #4 of the U.S. Poker Open – Sean Winter wins the $10,000 Short Deck event on his fourth final table of the series.
  • 13:40 – The interview with Sean Winter after his win in the Short Deck event.
  • 17:25 – Recapping Event #5 of the U.S. Poker Open – Ali Imsirovic wins the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em.
  • 20:40 – The interview with Ali Imsirovic after taking down the $25k at the U.S. Poker Open.
  • 22:57 – Recapping Event #6 of the U.S. Poker Open – Stephen Chidwick wins the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha.
  • 25:41 – The interview with Stephen Chidwick after winning the $25k PLO.
  • 29:39 – Recapping Event #6 of the U.S. Poker Open – Bryn Kenney wins the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em.
  • 32:00 – Recapping Event #7 of the U.S. Poker Open – Nick Schulman wins the $25,000 Mixed Game event.
  • 36:11 – The interview with Nick Schulman after winning the Mixed Game Championship, his first outright mixed game win and his first win as a father.
  • 41:00 – Going over the U.S. Poker Open Championship standings with Stephen Chidwick in the lead and both Sean Winter and Nick Schulman in strong contention.
  • 45:27 – The Effing Five! Brent and Remko spice things up and make some changes on the list.
  • 48:59 – The Week 7 Poker Central Power Rankings featuring Maria Ho who’s not happy she is not in the Top 10! Dan Bilzerian stays in the Top 10, and we have our first unanimous Top 2.

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Feb 17, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema sit down to get you caught up on all the latest of the U.S. Poker Open as Stephen Chidwick is once again putting on a show. Sean Winter is also in strong contention along with Jordan Cristos, winner of the PLO tournament.

The guys also revisit the Effing Five and things get heated while reviewing the highly controversial Week 6 Power Rankings that features a very odd name! 

  • 2:25 – Recapping Event #1 - $10,000 No Limit Hold’em- of the 2019 U.S. Poker Open – won by Stephen Chidwick.
  • 6:45 – The interview with Event #1 winner Stephen Chidwick.
  • 12:22 – Recapping Event #2 - $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha won by Jordan Cristos.
  • 15:50 – The interview with Event #2 winner Jordan Cristos.
  • 21:35 – Salivating over the Event #3 final table lineup that features Stephen Chidwick and Sean Winter who went heads up in Event #1.
  • 27:00 – Short Deck! Today Event #4 gets underway, what can we expect?
  • 28:10 – The Effing Five! What are Remko and Brent up to this week? Will they make some big moves?
  • 31:50 – The Week 6 Poker Central Power Rankings! Stephen Chidwick takes the No.1 spot.
  • 34:00 – Dan Bilzerian! How did he make his way into the top of the Power Rankings?
  • 37:00 – The rest of the rankings! Teddy Monroe! Lazaro Hernandez! 

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Jan 25, 2019

This week on the Poker Central Podcast, Brent and Remko debut their own Poker Rankings lead by non-other than the man of the year so far, Chino Rheem! Also on the show, Brent tells a crazy Gavin Smith story, we look back on Poker After Dark’s The Escalator, look ahead at the upcoming WPT action on PokerGO and the latest changes to The Effing Five.

  • 1:10 – This week on the show!
  • 2:58 – Brent Hanks tells a crazy Gavin Smith story about getting a slice of pizza slapped onto his head.
  • 8:15 – Looking back on $25,000 The Escalator on Poker After Dark with Matt Berkey, Sean Winter, Chris Hunichen, Justin Young, Anthony Alberto, and Ralph Wong.
  • 16:19 – The Aussie Millions is underway, here’s all you need to know!
  • 19:20 – The Department of Justice is messing with online gaming again, is it time to panic?
  • 22:55 – The Effing Five! Brent and Remko submit their changes to the list.
  • 28:29 – Social Media is on fire lately! Brent gets us caught up on all the drama.
  • 31:35 – The outstanding loans Brent Hanks will never see repaid, who’s fault is it?
  • 34:50 – The first ever Poker Central Power Rankings!
  • 43:55 – What to look forward to next week!

The January 25 Effing Five: 

  1. Chino Rheem – Fifth million dollar score by winning the PCA
  2. Good Boy Joe Ingram hustles his way into a Platinum Pass worth $30k for the ultimate poker fan Jeremy Hilsercop.
  3. Platinum Pass winner Ramon Colillas wins the PSPC for $5.1 million
  4. The best fold of the year? Thi Nguyen folds AQ vs the AA of Athanasios Polychronopoulos on a board that showed AQQ.
  5. Josh Arieh’s GoFundMe raised more than $72K for Gavin Smith’s boys

The Week 3 Poker Central Power Rankings Top 10:

1          Chino Rheem
2          Daniel Negreanu
3          Stephen Chidwick
4          Phil Hellmuth
5          Kitty Kuo
6          Matt Berkey
7          Justin Bonomo
8          Doyle Brunson
9          Rainer Kempe
10        Alex Foxen

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Jan 17, 2019

Brent and Remko think back of the epic poker career and life of Gavin Smith, they talk through Steve Albini’s Stories from the Felt episode that made it into Rolling Stone, and recap all things from the Bahamas.

  • Starting the show with the sad news of the unexpected passing of Gavin Smith. Intro clip courtesy of Poker Road's The Poker Mind with Amanda Leatherman. Full clip here.
  • 01:26 – Brent Hanks shares Gavin Smith stories.
  • 05:12 – Going through the accomplishments of Gavin Smith and his character
  • 07:49 – Stories from the Felt Season 2: Now on PokerGO highlighted by Steve Albini’s episode that was featured on Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and VICE.
  • 11:00 – Remko’s excitement for The Mirage episode of Stories from the Felt.
  • 14:50 – Norm & Lon on Stories from the Felt, Bonologic and much more!
  • 20:15 – Recapping the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship that was won by Platinum Pass winner Ramon Colillas.
  • 22:45 – Brent Hanks eating his words on there being “no fucking chance” a Platinum Pass winner to make the final table.
  • 25:30 – Other notables that made deep runs including Farrid Jattin, Talal Shakerchi, Kristen Bicknell and Dan O’Brien.
  • 30:40 – Brent gushes over Chino Rheem’s PCA Main Event win.
  • 32:49 – Remko takes issue with Brent comparing Chino Rheem to Stu Ungar. It gets heated!
  • 39:30 – The PCA Main Event recap: Daniel Strelitz finishes second.
  • 42:00 – The legend: Scott Wellenbach, who will give the entire $670,240 cash from the PCA Main Event to charity.
  • 43:50 – Sam Greenwood wins the PCA Super High Roller for $1.7 million by beating Henrik Hecklen heads up.
  • 46:00 – Recapping the other high roller events at the PCA with plenty of dollars for Justin Bonomo, Stephen Chidwick, Michael Dyer, Timothy Adams, David Peters and Sean Winter.
  • 50:25 – The F*cking Five! Brent goes over the current Top 5.
  • 51:45 – The nominations for The F*cking Five list!
  • 56:25 – Brent Hanks selects a new moment for the F*cking Five followed by Remko’s selection.
  • 59:40 – What to look forward to? The USPO, Poker After Dark, and how to join the show with your suggestions for the F*cking Five!

The January 17 F*cking Five:

  1. The best fold of the year? Thi Nguyen folds AQ vs the AA of Athanasios Polychronopoulos on a board that showed AQQ.
  2. Good Boy Joe Ingram hustles his way into a Platinum Pass worth $30k for the ultimate poker fan Jeremy Hilsercop.
  3. Platinum Pass winner Ramon Colillas wins the PCPC for $5.1 million
  4. Chino Rheem – Fifth million dollar score by winning the PCA
  5. PokerStars giving away 300 Platinum passes and adding $1 million to first place. 

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