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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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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 13, 2019

The World Series of Poker is rapidly headed towards the end and we managed to get Nick Schulman on the podcast to talk about his summer, winning another bracelet, the Poker Hall of Fame much more. 

  • 00:45 – Nick Schulman joins the Poker Central Podcast to talk about his summer and winning the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better Championship for $463,670.
  • 02:50 – Nick Schulman’s history with the World Series of Poker Main Event.
  • 04:12 – What’s wrong with Brent Hanks?
  • 05:07 – Drugs in poker, is it smart to smoke up while playing?
  • 08:20 – Where do Nick Schulman’s interests lay when it comes to players at feature and final tables?
  • 12:20 – The Poker Hall of Fame: Nick Schulman’s takes.
  • 17:50 – Who intimidated Nick Schulman when he first arrived on the scene at the highest stakes?
  • 18:43 – Too Many Questions for Nick Schulman.

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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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May 17, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema recap the Triton Super High Roller Series, Super High Roller Cash Game, look at the Week 18 Power Rankings and talk at length to Antonio Esfandiari about his massive boxing match vs. Kevin Hart. 

  • 2:13 – Recapping all the massive Triton Super High Roller Series action from Montenegro!
  • 2:35 – Bryn Kenney wins back-to-back Triton events to bring his total for the year to $9.1 million.
  • 6:20 – Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates has picked up a new habit: Smoking cigarettes! Is Brent Hanks concerned? Which drinks would fit Jungleman’s persona best?
  • 10:55 – The interview with Antonio Esfandiari starts off with him trying to explain what it’s like to get punched in the face!
  • 11:45 – “This was one of the greatest moments of my life!”
  • 13:15 – Antonio Esfandiari is his training with Olympic Gold super-heavyweight boxer Audley Harrison and the intense preparation for this fight.
  • 15:00 – Getting offered 35:1, was there a point during his preparation where he knew he was going to be the favorite?
  • 17:00 – Smack talking!
  • 18:45 – Trying to avoid getting a big adrenaline rush and to stay calm prior to the fight.
  • 21:05 – Did Kevin Hart prepare well enough for this fight? Did he underestimate Antonio?
  • 26:00 – Talks of a rematch?
  • 27:30 – How exciting was winning this match compared to his biggest wins in poker?
  • 30:10 – How much money did Antonio Esfandiari win in this fight?
  • 34:10 – Brent Hanks called Antonio “Mushy” before preparing for this fight, true or false?
  • 36:30 – The pain of preparing for a boxing match: Countless bloody noses and bruised ribs.
  • 38:20 – Will we see Antonio Esfandiari at the World Series of Poker or at least back inside the PokerGO Studio anytime soon?
  • 40:32 – Antonio Esfandiari’s takes on organized games in Las Vegas casinos.
  • 45:29 – 555 Questions for Antonio Esfandiari.
  • 52:10 – Diving into the Week 18 Poker Central Power Rankings lead by Bryn Kenney and Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates once again!
  • 56:20 – Brent Hanks grades this week’s rankings and looks ahead at the Daniel Negreanu & Amanda Leatherman wedding!
  • 58:20 – The Super High Roller Cash Game inside the PokerGO Studio featuring Brandon Adams.
  • 1:01:30 – What else to expect from PokerGO prior to the World Series of Poker?

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May 10, 2019

Rolling without a guest this week, Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema get you caught up to speed with all that’s good in the world of poker. Was the Jungleman video out of line? Does poker need more Jungleman? We break down the 2019 WSOP POY contenders, look ahead at the upcoming Super High Roller Cash Game and Poker After Dark shows and give you a breakdown of the Triton Super High Roller Series.

  • 02:00 – Jungle Talk! Was his video out of line? What’s good, what’s bad?
  • 08:00 – Do we need more craziness in poker that players such as Dan Bilzerian and Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates bring to the table?
  • 10:20 – Breaking down the top contenders for the World Series of Poker 2019 Player of the Year: Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, and Chris Ferguson.
  • 15:40 – Recapping the action at the Triton Super High Roller Series with wins for Steve O’Dwyer, Bryn Kenney, and Winfred Yu!
  • 20:20 – The Week 18 Poker Central Power Rankings: Bryn Kenney leads the way followed by Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates and Manig Loeser.
  • 29:00 – The upcoming Super High Roller Cash Game, Miami edition headlined by Brandon Adams! Don’t miss this $100/$200 Pot Limit Omaha game with a $1k big blind ante.
  • 32:40 – The upcoming 888poker Poker After Dark week featuring Randall Emmett and Jennifer Tilly!

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May 3, 2019

This week the guys discuss the most recent Dolly’s Game action, Daniel Negreanu vs. Shaun Deeb, Tom Dwan vs. Jungleman, Antonio Esfandiari vs. Kevin Hart, Randall Emmett vs 50 Cent, and a brand new edition of the Poker Central Power Rankings!

  • 3:35 – Looking back at Dolly’s Game sans Daniel Negreanu, but with some takes on Kane Kalas’ game!
  • 6:40 – How Mixed Games came to be, Daniel Negreanu talks about the origins of Mixed Games at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
  • 8:40 –Daniel Negreanu tells the entire story of his feud with Shaun Deeb.
  • 13:19 – Is it still worth it for Daniel Negreanu to engage with the haters on social media, Shaun Deeb missing the birth of his child for online poker, and how they dealt with this back in the 70s.
  • 17:25 – Daniel Negreanu’s four packages! The poolside one as well as the low, medium and high stakes WSOP packages that will be up for sale. Mark-up debate!
  • 25:15 – What is Daniel Negreanu most excited about with regards to the 2019 World Series of Poker?
  • 27:50 – Memories of Brent Hanks and Daniel Negreanu’s first time at the World Series of Poker.
  • 32:30 – First-timer tips for the WSOP from Daniel Negreanu and memories of his first ever WSOP event which he managed to win!
  • 35:00 – Are we going to miss the Rio is the World Series of Poker moves elsewhere?
  • 37:00 – The Doyle Brunson vs Kane Kalas WSOP Main Event prop bet.
  • 39:55 - $25k Fantasy for the 2019 World Series of Poker.
  • 44:12 – The fight between Kevin Hart and Antonio Esfandiari!
  • 50:18 – Randall Emmett vs Fofty Cent!
  • 54:00 – Tom Dwan vs. Jungleman: The Next Chapter
  • 57:42 – Daniel Negreanu’s Top 5 Poker Players of All Time.
  • 1:02:30 – 555 Questions for Daniel Negreanu
  • 1:08:15 – Will there be meat at Daniel Negreanu and Amanda Leatherman’s wedding?
  • 1:10:00 – The High Roller of the Year standings and upcoming events.
  • 1:11:00 – The Week 17 Poker Central Power Rankings.

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Apr 26, 2019

Brent Hanks is back in the studio after a disappointing vacation as Remko Rinkema tries to keep things together as Randall Emmett tells us some hilarious stories. 

  • 00:30 – Brent Hanks talks about his family trip to Philadelphia, a cricket infestation and a zoo visit.
  • 04:45 – Brief news items: Poker After Dark, ARIA High Rollers, and much more.
  • 06:08 – The start of the interview with Randall Emmett
  • 07:00 – Power Rankings talk with Randall
  • 10:00 – The response outside the poker world to Randall Emmett’s recognition in poker.
  • 15:00 – Dan Bilzerian talk, stories from Randall Emmett and Brent Hanks.
  • 17:30 – Randall Emmett’s Top 5 poker players in the world.
  • 20:18 – 555 Questions for Randall Emmett!
  • 28:10 – End of interview with Randall Emmett
  • 30:05 – The Week 16 Poker Central Power Rankings lead by Maria Ho and Ali Imsirovic.
  • 38:00 – Did you miss some amazing content on Poker Central? Find out here.
  • 47:30 – The Effing Five! Here’s the updated list.
    1. Ben Lamb, Jonathan Depa, John Cynn gambling marathon in Uruguay!
    2. Daniel Negreanu gives terminally ill poker fan an unforgettable experience
    3. The Randall Emmett Experience
    4. Maria Ho’s exciting 2019 campaign to date!
    5. GoFundMe campaign organized by Josh Arieh for Gavin Smith’s son.
  • 50:00 – Dolly’s Game! A five-game mix that includes Doyle Brunson and Shaun Deeb.

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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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Apr 15, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema are joined in the PokerGO Studio to talk to Phil Galfond, recap the Run it Once Week action on Poker After Dark, dive into the potential new locations for the World Series of Poker, and take a look at the Global Poker Awards.

  • 00:45 – Brent Hanks decided who’s cool and who’s totally not cool in the world of poker!
  • 03:11 – Run it Once Week on Poker After Dark and the Randall Emmett Experience!
  • 06:40 – Live, live, live and how there’s more poker content available than ever before.
  • 08:50 – Will there be more Randall Emmett type characters on Poker After Dark in the future?
  • 13:20 – Do we need more heroes and villains in poker?
  • 16:35 – The interview with Phil Galfond about the launch of Run it Once Poker, Poker After Dark, the lack of access to high stakes cash games, Farah’s high stakes play, and the difference between Tom Dwan and himself.
  • 38:00 – End of interview with Phil Galfond.
  • 39:54 – What if poker wasn’t part of the UIGEA, would Black Friday have even happened?
  • 46:19 – Results & Recap of the Bellagio High Roller events won by Seth Davies and Ali Imsirovic.
  • 47:36 – What if the World Series of Poker leaves the Rio behind? Where will poker’s biggest annual festival go?
  • 55:18 – Recapping the Global Poker Awards with some takes on certain categories.
  • 1:03:23 – What’s happening next week?

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Apr 5, 2019

The Poker Central Podcast this week spent the majority of the time off the rails! Recent WPT Venetian winner Ben Palmer and WSOP bracelet winner Jared Jaffee join the show for more than an hour of banter and shenanigans that brings a lot of untold stories to the surface.

On top of that, Brent and Remko make their way through the Week 13 Power Rankings as well as the Effing Five and some juicy info on the upcoming Poker After Dark Pot Limit Omaha action.

  • 03:19 - The start of the interview with Jared Jaffee and Ben Palmer.
  • 08:00 - The worst jobs Ben Palmer and Jared Jaffee ever had.
  • 11:00 - A weird story about Jaffee's family and a poor joke.
  • 13:00 - Athletic prowess, does Jaffee have it?
  • 15:00 - What's the story between Jaffee and Palmer, how did this bromance start?
  • 18:00 - Ben Palmer and his love for The Venetian.
  • 21:30 - How did Jaffee go broke? (Hint: Betting against the Patriots in the Super Bowl)
  • 26:00 - High rollers, Palmer won't play them and Jaffee is retiring from them.
  • 30:00 - Healthy living, slob life and Ben's approach to the game of poker.
  • 35:10 - The most degen nights of Ben and Jared.
  • 45:00 - Dating life and Massey stories.
  • 50:00 - Comedy.
  • 1:25:00 - The Week 13 Poker Central Power Rankings
  • 1:35:00 - 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. 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 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 15, 2019

Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema come at you with a whole bunch of stuff including the weekly Power Rankings, the Effing Five, recaps of all three WPT final tables and much more! 

  • 00:20 – Paying tribute to the sudden passing of Mickey Craft.
  • 03:20 – The Super High Roller Cash Game is back! Brent Hanks runs through the lineup and gets us hyped up.
  • 06:00 – New kid on the block Oscar Ng is getting a lot of attention from poker fans and players, Brent and Remko preview this new character who’ll be making his PokerGO Studio debut in this massive $200/$400 game.
  • 9:30 – The Week 10 Poker Central Power Rankings start with an apology to Stephen Chidwick from Brent Hanks.
  • 11:10 – Running through the Power Rankings from the top down, highlighted by David ‘ODB’ Baker and Frank ‘Chicken Wing’ Stepuchin jumping into the Top 3!
  • 17:00 – The Magic of Darren Elias.
  • 19:30 – Dan Bilzerian dealing out a burn to Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates! Relevancy? Stupid? Funny?
  • 21:45 – Much love for Timothy Adams, one of the most underrated players in the game right now.
  • 25:00 – Recapping three nights of World Poker Tour action on PokerGO, starting with the L.A. Poker Classic won by David ‘ODB’ Baker. Is ODB on his way to the Poker Hall of Fame?
  • 29:25 – A new legend emerged at the final table of the WPT Gardens Poker Championship: Frank ‘Chicken Wing’ Stepuchin!
  • 31:00 – Shannon Shorr: Is he the best player in the world without a major title?
  • 33:47 – Viny Lima wins the Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship.
  • 36:00 – Recapping the massive Triton Super High Roller Series where Jason Koon absolutely smashed people!
  • 39:00 – The all-time money list is changing faster than we can track of, who will be in the Top 10 by the end of the year?
  • 43:55 – The Effing Five! Here’s the new list, listen to find out the reasons why!
    • – The All-Time Money List Shuffle
    • Phil Galfond launches Run it Once Poker
    • Daniel Negreanu gives terminally ill poker fan an unforgettable experience
    • Dan Bilzerian drops the hammer on Jungleman on Twitter
    • GoFundMe campaign organized by Josh Arieh for Gavin Smith’s sons
  • 48:33 – Brent Hanks speculation! Ladies??!?!!
  • 51:32 – A big shout out to all our listeners!

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