WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker Cash Game Festival London

Raw and Unedited With 888poker Ambassador Parker "Tonkaaaa" Talbot

  • .@tonkaaaap talks about Chris Ferguson and doesn't hold back

  • How important is the luck factor in tournaments? Parker Talbot shares his thoughts on various topics

Facebook Live is great. Here at PokerNews, it gives our interviewer and players an opportunity to speak freely about pretty much anything. There's no restrictions, no edits, and if you've seen Sarah Herring's videos in the past, you know this holds true.

This time is no different. PokerNews presenter Julia Lee had the chance to meet with Parker "Tonkaaaa" Talbot and Peter Skog for a Facebook Live during a break on Day 2 of the WSOP Europe Main Event.

The first few minutes were spent trying to get situated, but then the conversation was open. Both players discussed some interesting topics for almost thirty minutes.

They shared their opinions on Phil Hellmuth, and Talbot talked about tilting Hellmuth last month on Poker Night in America. "I played him heads up and it was the dream you know, you got Hellmuth standing up, walking around and steaming out … it was perfection."

The players had also time to discuss the future of poker in the next 10 years. "I am very curious; people have been saying that poker is going to die for about ten years now."

Talbot also talked about his approach to the 'shot clock' that has been added to several tournaments around the world. "If there is a shot clock and you still manage to take the full time amount every single hand […] I think if you take 20 to 25 seconds, even 30 seconds, I think it is super unreasonable, terrible for the game and everybody else."

You can watch the full video above, but warning: some parts are NSFW. Plus, here's a look at the time stamp for you to jump straight to certain talking points.

4:20: How great was it to get Phil Hellmuth steaming

5:40: Best solid piece of advice for a MTT early levels

7:05: How important is the luck factor?

9:55: What is better: tournaments or cash games?

13:00: Honest thoughts of Chris Ferguson

13:45: Opinion on PLO solver

14:25: Tanking and the shot clock

17:50: Freezeouts for High Rollers tournaments?

24:50: Where do you see poker going in the next 10 years?

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