Poker Central Podcast
Poker Central Podcast
Poker Central
The Poker Central Network brings you all the latest news, gossip, analysis and stories from the world of poker every single week with the Poker Central Podcast, and Heads Up with Remko. The former being a news show, and the latter a one-on-one interview with the biggest names in the game!
Ep. 187 The Voice of Poker - Norman Chad
Poker commentary legend Norman Chad joins the Poker Central Podcast to talk about his life during the quarantine, owing money to a Ukrainian bag man, pizza choices, and stories from the past regarding the World Series of Poker and his own life as a gambler and poker player. 01:23 - What has Norman Chad been up to during the quarantine? 06:05 - The story of Norman Chad's last ever sports bet back in 1984 when he nearly bankrupted himself betting on various different sports in a one-week stretch. 08:55 - How Norman Chad, allegedly, got scammed playing online poker resulting in a $5,600 loss in a single week?! 19:13 - When did Norman Chad first come to Las Vegas and became aware of the World Series of Poker? 22:20 - "Tournament Player" Norman Chad become the voice of the World Series of Poker but how did that happen? 30:30 - Norman Chad's Twitter game, fact, or fiction? 41:40 - Norman Chad's relationship with Phil Ivey. 49:22 - 555 Questions for Norman Chad with some tremendous answers! 1:04:30 - A game of word association with Norman Chad featuring some great pizza talk. Want to catch the action live and ask your burning questions to our guest? Tune in live every Tuesday at noon PST.
Apr 22
1 hr 13 min
Ep. 186 The Richest Poker Player - Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney joins the Poker Central Podcast to talk about the millions he's won playing poker and how he's looking to become a business mogul now!
Apr 17
1 hr 16 min
Ep.185 Can Barstool Nate Save Poker?
From the confines of his New York City apartment, Barstool Nate joins the podcast to talk a whole bunch of poker and controversy! 01:00 – How is Barstool Nate holding up during the quarantine in New York City and did he already have the coronavirus? 06:15 – The rise and fall of Barstool Nate’s short-lived online poker twitch streamer career and how much money he’s losing so far! 14:15 – How is Barstool Sports surviving the quarantine and coronavirus pandemic and is Nate getting involved on the dating apps during these strange times? 24:00 – Is the 2020 World Series of Poker still happening? Will Nate make an appearance no matter what? Is he going to risk getting the virus? 35:44 – Controversy! Would Phil Ivey winning the 2003 WSOP Main Event have sparked a bigger poker boom than Chris Moneymaker winning? 57:05 – 555 Questions with Barstool Nate 1:07:30 – A game of word association with your favorite Barstool Sports personalities. 1:12:50 – Barstool Nate’s Quarantine Life Tips. New to the podcast? Tune in live every Tuesday at 12:00pm PT/3:00 pm ET on our YouTube channel. 
Apr 1
1 hr 23 min
Ep. 184 Poker & Science with Liv Boeree
Poker champ and science expert Liv Boeree joins the podcast to help Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema through these trying times.  00:50 - How has Liv Boeree been holding up during the quarantine? 03:10 - How COVID-19 increased or decreased Liv Boeree's confidence in humanity? 05:25 - Liv made a video on the 7 worst takes regarding the coronavirus, was this fun or painful having to make this? 07:10 - What is Liv most concerned about regarding the global pandemic? 13:00 - Brent Hanks shares his experience with his youngest son falling ill during the coronavirus pandemic. 17:00 - GIMME THE ODDS: A game where Liv Boeree gives us the odds on five hot topics! Does Liv Boeree think the 2020 WSOP will happen? Are we living in a simulation? Is Igor Kurganov actually a very intelligent robot? 30:55 - Liv Boeree is officially retired from poker! 34:34 - 555 Questions for Liv Boeree! 43:20 - Snap-Call! A game of word association with Liv Boeree. 48:05 - Some questions from the chat and viewers to wrap up the show including some talk about psychedelics.  Catch the Poker Central Podcast live on YouTube every week at noon PST/3pm ET. New to PokerGO and ready for some live action? Watch right now. Use promo code WATCHPARTY for 30 days free - valid until April 30.
Mar 25
58 min
Ep. 183 The Impact of the Coronavirus on Poker
Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema break down the cancellation of major events due to the coronavirus and the impact it could have on the World Series of Poker and other major events. The guys also review the Global Poker Awards and discuss who’s on their Mt. Rushmore of Poker! 01:35 – How will the spread of the coronavirus impact live poker tournaments and most importantly the World Series of Poker? 06:40 – Cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus in the world of poker. 12:20 – Is the coronavirus strangely going to have a positive impact on the state of online poker in the USA? 16:11 – High Stakes Poker is back, and we relive the epic hand of Sammy Farha vs Barry Greenstein from Season 1. 23:35 – Brent and Remko break down the epic aces vs kings hand, how different this hand would’ve played out in 2020, and what has Barry Greenstein been up to? 28:20 – A game of “YES OR NO” with Brent Hanks who’s subjected to five strong statements he will agree or disagree with. 30:00 – The Global Poker Awards, where were the poker players? 34:10 – The Mount Rushmore of Poker! Who belongs on there? Johnny Chan? Erik Seidel? Let us know in the comments who you think belongs. 45:15 – Are reserved games ruining live poker in Las Vegas? 52:00 – The high roller action in Sochi where the partypoker MILLIONS Super High Roller Series has brought out all the big names including Phil Ivey! New to the podcast? Subscribe right now via your favorite podcasting app or catch us live on YouTube at 12pm PT/3pm ET/9pm CET every Tuesday!
Mar 10
56 min
Ep. 183 A Perky Life & Antonio's Affliction
Antonio Esfandiari and Bill Perkins join Brent and Remko on the Poker Central Podcast to talk about High Stakes Poker, Die With Zero, and did Stu Ungar cheat to win the 1997 WSOP Main Event? 00:40 – Today on the show, breaking down all topics. 01:50 – Is Brent Hanks okay? Has the Corona Virus entered the Hanks household? 04:30 – Watch a full hand of High Stakes Poker Season 1 featuring Antonio Esfandiari and Daniel Negreanu laying it all on the line! 11:26 – Antonio Esfandiari breaks down the big pot from Season 1 of High Stakes Poker vs Daniel Negreanu. 13:28 – Was $100,000 a big loss for Antonio Esfandiari on High Stakes Poker, and will The Magician return on Season 8? 15:35 – We speculate on what the future of High Stakes Poker will look like! 19:30 – Antonio Esfandiari tells the story of “stealing” the watch of his boss and getting his start in magic! 23:40 – Bill Perkins joins the show! Will he Die With Zero? 27:50 – A Bill Perkins Thirst Lounge Update, is it still in progress? 29:40 – Putting Brent Hanks on the spot! YES OR NO! This segment is highly controversial. 31:30 – Brent Hanks screwed up during his poker career, he explains. 32:50 – Did Stu Ungar cheat to win the 1997 World Series of Poker Main Event? 36:30 – Will the Corona Virus bring the 2020 World Series of Poker to a halt? 41:00 – The Poker Player Death Pool! 45:15 – SNAP CALL! A game of Word Association with Brent Hanks. 47:15 – Breaking down the upcoming high stakes action on PokerGO including Super High Roller Bowl Russia.
Mar 4
51 min
Ep. 182 Huge Wins & Losses with Matt Berkey
Remko Rinkema is joined by Matt Berkey to talk about Solve For Why, Poker Out Loud, his play at the highest stakes, million-dollar swings, and going through a tough time where a family tragedy went hand in hand with his biggest downswing. 00:20 – Celebrating the fact that Brent Hanks is NOT on this podcast and Matt Berkey makes us aware of some of the silliness of your favorite co-host. 01:20 – How did “Poker Out Loud” become a thing on Solve For Why? 05:00 – The first time “Poker Out Loud” was organized, how did it play out in real life and what were the biggest takeaways? 09:25 – How did Solve For Why start and where does it sit in the current climate of poker coaching and teaching? 12:18 – How does Matt Berkey marry his playing style and through process with teaching beginning players how to approach a game of poker? 15:45 – Does Matt Berkey’s style make him a winning online poker player? 18:45 – A businessman was banned from playing a huge poker game because he was winning too much! Berkey explains. 21:45 – How did Berkey play the highest stakes? Did he have a backer? 24:00 – The longest and most painful walk to his car after a massive session at ARIA where he has the biggest swings of his life in a single session. 26:50 – What is the state of the poker coaching industry? 32:00 – How much money could Matt Berkey win if he focused solely on playing poker? 35:13 – What would the Matt Berkey Challenge look like if he were to do something like Phil Galfond, and his takes on the Galfond Challenge. 38:15 – A life-changing moment for Matt Berkey during his biggest downswing his mother passed away and his grandma was diagnosed terminally ill. 40:40 - Disconnecting from the game of poker when the traveled back home to be with his family. 42:20 – How much of Matt Berkey’s success is because of talent and how much is hard work and dedication? 48:00 – Questions from the fans and some banter! 50:15 – Matt Berkey’s Phil Ivey story from the World Series of Poker. 52:30 – A game of word association with Matt Berkey! 58:02 – Matt Berkey is heading to the LAPC to play the Main Event, what makes that series and event so good? 1:00:15 – The Solve For Why Academy, everything you need to know. 1:04:00 – A Solve For Why Meet-Up Game in Austin, Texas! Don’t miss it! New to the podcast? Check out us live on YouTube weekly at 12pm PT/3pm ET/9pm CET or subscribe to the podcast feed! 
Feb 26
1 hr 6 min
Ep. 181 The Poker World According to Joey Ingram
Joey Ingram joins Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema to talk about the Galfond Challenge, the state of online poker, private games in Las Vegas, a potential Poker All-Stars Game, Zillion Beers, and some YouTube drama.
Feb 19
57 min
Ep. 180 The Highest Stakes with Jason Koon
High Stakes legend Jason Koon joins Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema on the Poker Central Podcast to talk about his dedication to the game, the highest stakes he’s ever played, and some of the craziest stuff he’s encountered over the course of his career. 01:07 – What has Jason Koon has been up to lately? 05:55 – Jason Koon’s travel tips and connecting with his friends up in Vancouver such as Ben Tollerene. 08:30 – Would Jason Koon have the upper hand over his best friends, Isaac Haxton, Ben Tollerene, and David Benefield at No Limit Hold’em these days? 10:45 – Jason Koon battled Phil Ivey for many days in a row at heads-up No Limit Hold’em and his insights are incredible! 17:40 – Massive Short Deck action at the Triton High Roller Series versus Phil Ivey and what are the biggest stakes Jason has ever seen? 21:00 – The difference between the highest stakes tournaments and cash games. 23:20 – High Stakes Poker is poker entertainment, so how do these shows come together and does Jason Koon qualify? 27:18 – Jason Koon’s take on the Galfond Challenge, going through massive losing streaks, and how he thinks Phil is handling this tough situation being stuck a lot of money. 33:00 – What’s involved to bring High Stakes Poker back, and if he’s involved, how much is Jason Koon sitting down with? 36:40 – Speaking of High Stakes Poker legends, what happened to Brad Booth? Jason Koon has a tremendous story. 37:45 – Jason Koon gives us a unique insight into the world of the Triton High Rollers, Paul Phua, Richard Yong, Triton Player of the Year, and all that goes along with it. 43:30 – Jason Koon’s first Macau trip with David Benefield, playing high stakes and learning on the job. 44:55 – Jason Koon’s upcoming action including the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Sochi series including the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Russia event. 51:00 – The brightest minds in poker according to Jason Koon. New to PokerGO? Subscribe right now and never miss another day of thrilling poker action.
Feb 11
53 min
Ep. 179 HIGH STAKES POKER IS BACK!
Brent and Remko break down the return of High Stakes Poker, their dream lineups, a lot of Super Bowl gambling talk, and the health and safety of the Galfond family. 00:30 – Brent & Remko break down the return of High Stakes Poker on PokerGO. 03:01 – Brent Hanks gives his dream High Stakes Poker lineup which doesn’t include Phil Ivey but he wants Jason Koon & Bryn Kenney to be front and center! 06:30 – Remko Rinkema breaks down his dream High Stakes Poker lineup that features Nick Schulman, Rick Salomon, and Maria Ho. 11:30 – How would a top tournament pro like Stephen Chidwick fare on High Stakes Poker? 13:14 – High Stakes Poker, should it be live on televised TV shows like in the old days? 15:25 – Brent and Remko go over their Super Bowl Sunday bets, food, and drinks. 21:10 – Poker legend Doyle Brunson has bet at least $20,000 on the Super Bowl every year since the first one in 1970! 25:30 – Why it’s great for poker that Barstool Sports was sold to Penn Gaming. 28:00 – Uncle Ron’s big day at the Super Bowl. 30:30 – Looking back on Super High Roller Bowl Australia and the Australian Poker Open. 36:45 – Brent and Remko are entering a sports depression, what will they occupy their gambling minds with until the next big sporting event rolls around? 40:05 – Is Farah Galfond going to be okay? The Galfond Challenge is still fully off the rails! New to PokerGO? Subscribe right now and never miss another day of thrilling poker action.
Feb 5
46 min
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