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PokerNews Podcast 481: Chad McVean and the American Poker Awards

  • Sarah and Brent talk American Poker Awards and guest Chad McVean chimes in about the awards and his poker experiences.

This is the week of the American Poker Awards. We're up for Podcast of the Year and it's pretty great to be recognized among three other great podcasts. This week Sarah and Brent talk about their thoughts on some of the awards and guest Chad McVean and Sarah go over the rest. Chad is a lover of poker and hockey from the great white north. Follow him on Twitter if you want to find out what he's up to.

Show Time Stamps

4:00Preview of this episode's guest Chad McVean
5:10Mike Leah chop wrap up. Mike released a statement and Brent changes his stance a little bit.
10:57American Poker Awards - Poker Podcast of the year. Who's going win?
15:01Poker Influencer - Cary Katz should probably win, but lots of strong worthy nominations.
22:30Poker Content of the Year - Dead Money seems to be the consensus pick from Sarah and Brent.
26:48Chad McVean Interview Segment
27:52Who is Chad McVean?
29:30Finding the right seat. Chad knows which room has the best action and when.
31:00How does Chad's wife feel about poker?
35:00Chad's crushing lately looking for the top spot and a seat in some WPTs.
39:00Trying to win versus having fun.
40:45American Poker Awards - Poker Journalist of the Year. Chad's pick is Lance Bradley.
43:00Breakout Performance - Foxen seems to be the frontrunner.
44:50Tournament Performance of the Year - How can this not be WSOP Main Event Winner Scott Blumstein?
48:54Event of the Year - There's only one Main Event. Super High Roller Bowl better for TV.
50:50Moment of the Year - JOHN SMITH!
53:35What about John Hesp?
56:20Poker Streamer of the Year - Jeff Gross is Chad's pick.
58:50Poker Broadcaster of the Year - Give it to Joe cause he don't want it. Nick Schulman seems to be a lot of people's picks.
1:01:08Vlogger of the Year - Where is Johnnie Vibes? Andrew Neeme has to be the favorite?
1:03:33Positive content helps grow poker.
1:07:14Outro - People's Choice/Poker Personality of the Year - All great nominees. Andrew? Jonathan? Will winning escalate the Daniel v Doug Drama?
1:15:50Sarah is sad she can't go to the Poker Awards and plans to harass Brent Friday morning, but Brent has to get back to Sacramento to host Chris Moneymaker playing a $1,000 Sit and Go at Stones.
1:18:50Honorable Mentions for the Poker Awards. Drea Renee, David Tuchman and Sarah Herring (maybe you've heard of her).
1:20:00Thanks to GPI and PokerStars for throwing the awards.

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