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PokerNews Podcast 475: PCA is Back and an Interview with Alex Foxen

  • The PCA is back! Sarah and Brent talk about the PCA, the PokerStars Exodus, and catch up with Alex Foxen.

On this week's episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah and Brent talk about all the return of the PCA. Friend of the podcast Maria Konnikova wins the PCA National Championship! Steve O'Dwyer wins another high roller and Jason Mercier parts ways with PokerStars. All that and Brent interviews Alex Foxen, who made a run at WSOP Player of the Year and had a huge year, earning over $2 million in tournament winnings. You can follow Alex on twitter @WAFoxen.

Show Time Stamps

0:12 - Intro

0:35 - PCA and the EPT are back! PokerStars has some other changes on the way as well.

6:55 - Alex Foxen interview tease.

8:30 - Cary Katz wins the PCA $100,000 High Roller.

10:50 - Friend of the podcast Maria Konnikova wins the PCA National Championship!

14:47 - Steve O'Dwyer wins another High Roller; takes down the $50,000 PCA High Roller.

18:40 - Jason Mercier and other PokerStars Pros parting ways with the site. Mercier isn't retiring, but looking to spend some time at home for now.

24:00 - Vanessa Selbst's moving into the hedge fund world.

28:50 - Alex Foxen Interview

30:15 - Alex moved on from the professional world and into online poker quickly after college. He recently started making the live tournament rounds.

34:15 - Focusing more on live poker tournaments.

35:30 - Working with Chip Leader Coaching for the past year.

36:15 - Alex on his second-place finish at the WPT Five Diamond.

42:20 - Alex on his WSOP Player of the Year run, deciding to make the trip to WSOPE and trying to catch eventual winner Chris Ferguson.

47:20 - How much did the WSOP POY race influence his summer schedule?

48:30 - Favorite non-Hold'em game?

55:50 - Can learning other games improve your Hold'em game?

58:50 - Traveling and picking tournaments.

1:02:00 - Having a good mentality.

1:06:42 - Dealing with losing.

1:10:00 - Approaching the WPT Five Diamond final table.

1:15:00 - The importance of coaching and having a support system.

1:20:10 - Femme Fatale week on Poker After Dark

1:22:10 - Upswing Poker looking for a new PLO coach as JNandez moves on.

1:23:35 - Outro: We have some iTunes reviews!

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