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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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Mar 2, 2017

Bryn Kenney has $14.2 million in live tournament earnings alone, after getting his start in poker grinding numerous years online. Kenney's a self-made man, taking pride in having had most of his own action throughout his career, and recovering from losing millions more than once.

On this podcast - for the first time ever - Kenney opens up about his volatile career filled with massive swings. From $40,000 to $3.5 million to having to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars to get back in the game? Kenney has done it, and built his own roll up to comfortably play Super High Roller on a consistent basis. 

Kenney will be participating in the Super High Roller Bowl in May, and every big buy-in event until then. Here's his story.

Feb 28, 2017

On the seventh episode of the Poker Central Podcast, your host Remko Rinkema is joined by both Brent Hanks and Will O'Connor to talk about the American Poker Awards, the World Poker Tour's California Swing and much more. 

The first guest on the show today is World Series of Poker bracelet winner and the current No. 8 on Canada's all-time money list, Mike Leah who won recently completed his third victory in the WPT Fallsview $1k event. Leah now has three victories in this event over a four-year span.

Darren Elias joins the show towards the end to discuss his record-tying third World Poker Tour victory at Fallsview that puts him in elite company with Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, Anthony Zinno and Chino Rheem. 

Feb 24, 2017

Igor Kurganov is one of the most successful live tournament players of the last five years, and with more than $12 million in tournament earnings he ranks 1st on the Russian all-time money list. Spending the majority of his life in Germany, the now London resident would be placed second on the same list in his second home country.

On this podcast Kurganov opens up for the very first time about "The Germans" on the Super High Roller scene, backing, staking and swapping, and the different approaches to becoming successful in poker. 

Aside from poker, Kurganov dives deep into philosophy, and shares highly interesting takes with us on how he views the world. 

Feb 22, 2017

On this week's episode of the Poker Central Podcast your host Remko Rinkema is joined by Will O'Connor to discuss the announcement of the 20 players chosen by ARIA to participate in the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl. The guys go in-depth on every single player chosen, followed by their American Poker Award winner predictions. 

Feb 16, 2017

On the fifth episode of the Poker Central Podcast, Remko Rinkema and Brent Hanks are joined by none other than Igor Kurganov and Jeff Gross. Kurganov discusses his recent joining of Team PokerStars Pro, the latest of REG Charity and his 2017 schedule, while Gross dives into his recent success on Twitch, and how to stay on top of the game. 

Aside from the two guests, the ARIA Super High Roller Bowl expansion's being discussed, with 56 players now entering the $300,000 tournament. The Super High Roller Bowl now has a first-place prize of $6,000,000, and ARIA's expected to announce the player names next week.

Feb 9, 2017

He's one of online poker's most successful players, predominantly as a heads-up cash game specialist, and today he joins Remko on the podcast. Doug Polk has amassed millions of dollars in online earnings, on top of winnings two World Series of Poker bracelets and starting his own poker training website. 

On this episode Doug dives into the current high stakes online poker climate, his business ventures, and the road he traveled to make it to become king of the hill in his favorite poker format. 

Feb 7, 2017

For the first time in Poker Central Podcast history, we have a three-way situation! Remko and Brent are joined by Will OC in studio to discuss the Super High Roller Bowl registration, ARIA High Rollers and the absence of Phil Ivey from the tournament circuit. Oh, and there's also room for some Super Bowl talk. 

Interviews on the show can be heard with poker super stars Bryn Kenney, Tom Marchese, Matt Berkey, and Scott Seiver, all of which are playing in the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at the ARIA from May 27-31. 

Feb 2, 2017

Dan Smith's one of the most successful tournament players in the world with more than $15 million in live tournament earnings. This past December, Smith hosted a charity drive in which he matched donations up to $175,000. The drive turned out to be a huge success, and some of Daily Fantasy Sports most successful players - Martin and Tom Crowley - donated over a million dollars to his causes.

On this week's show Smith goes in-depth on why he choose certain charities, he discussed wagering North of six-figures on a single weekend of DFS action, and we get into the inner-workings of the high-stakes tournament world. 

Jan 31, 2017

Doug Polk joins the podcast to give his takes on the Brain vs. AI battle, he puts Fedor Holz's epic run into perspective and explains how the Dan Bilzerian video he put out got picked up by mainstream media. 

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Jan 26, 2017

On the first ever episode of Heads Up with Remko it's none other than Daniel Negreanu who takes a seat.

Negreanu talks about celebrity poker players in the Bahamas including Kevin Hart, Aaron Paul and Richard Seymour, high stakes private cash games, playing in Bobby's Room, his legacy, and a big feud with Mike Matusow over a big loan. 

Jan 23, 2017

Every Monday, Remko Rinkema and Brent Hanks bring you all the latest from the world of poker. 

This week the crew discusses the following headlines:

  • Aussie Millions
  • Fedor Holz at it again
  • Doug Polk vs. Dan Bilzerian
  • Will the Durrrr Challenge ever happen?
  • Daniel Negreanu's home game for charity
  • Vanessa Rousso releases song
  • MGM National Harbor opens poker room
  • Jason Somerville back on Twitch
  • Eric Danis discusses changes to the GPI formula

This show contains an interview with Jason Somerville on his 2017 outlook and an in-depth conversation with GPI's Head of Poker Content Eric Danis. 

Get in touch with the show using #PokerCentralPod or e-mail us on podcast@pokercentral.com

Jan 19, 2017

On the first ever Poker Central Podcast, Remko Rinkema and Brent Hanks discuss the announcement of the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl and all the poker action from the PokerStars Championship Bahamas.

Included in this show are Interviews with Main Event winner Christian Harder and High Roller winner Luc Greenwood. Hanks' crazy stories with Uncle Ron betting the NFL playoff match-ups, and some crazy talk about Bryn Kenney's epic love-love relationship with the Caribbean. 

Please get in touch with us via podcast@pokercentral.com, #PokerCentralPod or through @PokerCentral, @RemkoMedia and @Bhanks11 on Twitter. 

The Poker Central Podcast will be released every Monday going forward. 

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