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PokerNews Podcast 488: Big Brother Canada Season 5 Champ Kevin Martin

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  • Kevin Martin talks about studying harder than ever and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Hello PN Pod fans! Hope you're having a great week. On this week's episode, the lovely Kevin Martin joins Sarah and Brent to talk about his Big Brother Canada win and studying his ass off to make it happen. Streaming is going well and he's taking his stream on the road for a weekend at Stones Casino in Sacramento, CA where he will be joined by PokerNews' own Brent Harrington and Valerie Cross. He's crushing this year in poker and recently got involved in a hit-and-run mystery!

Tony Burns stops by the show to talk about what's going on at the Seminole Hard Rock and how he found his way into the poker world (Thanks Chris Moneymaker). All this and more on a jam-packed episode of the PokerNews Podcast.

Thanks once again to this week's sponsors: Playground Poker Club, hims, Global Poker and eHarmony.

Show Time Stamps

0:13Intro
0:30Preview of this week's guests: Kevin Martin and Tony Burns
1:17Sponsor: Playground Poker Club Don't miss the $10,000,000 Guarantee North American Millions!
3:19HPT and Westgate Under Fire Sarah and Brent dive in to everything that happened in regards to the $500,000 Guarantee HPT Event at Westgate.
15:45Tony Burns and the Seminole Hard Rock are crushing the Florida poker scene and gaining even more national attention.
16:55Sponsor: Global Poker
17:43Interview with Seminole Hard Rock Tournament Director Tony Burns.
18:58Where did Tony come from and how did he find his way to poker?
21:45The evolution of poker in Florida.
25:12Always paying your guarantees, Seminole Hard Rock Paid a $2.5-million overlay!!
27:20Being nominated for Industry Person of the Year and stepping up the suit game every year.
31:50Davidi Kitai, Expecting Father and High Roller Winner
33:59Sponsor: eHarmony Will Brent find love? Will you? Get a free month using the code: PokerNews
37:20Railbird Report: Gus Hansen Wins Huge PLO Pot Against "Lucky" Leon.
39:585 Traits of a Successful Poker Player? Brent names his five and we compare it to the article published by Keith Woernle in the article.
47:00Sponsor: hims Get your $5 trial here.
49:44Interview with Kevin Martin sponsored by Playground Poker Club.
51:00Kevin's history with Big Brother Canada.
55:54Kevin becomes a villian during his second stint on Big Brother Canada.
1:00:26Big Brother study plan.
1:04:05Kevin's graph and how healthy living and study has tangible results.
1:07:10Kevin's crushing and continued to crush at Run It Up Reno.
1:10:15The hit and run and the ensuing invegstigation. Someone hit Kevin's car and left, but a stranger saw it all and came to the rescue. This played out during one of Kevin's Twitch streams.
1:16:09Kevin's heading to Sacramento and will be streaming with Brent and PokerNews Editor Valerie Cross this weekend from Stones Casino — you can follow the stream here.
1:18:45Thoughts on the big blind ante and shot clock.
1:20:56Interview Segment with Kevin Martin sponsored by Playground Poker Club. Follow Kevin on Twitter.
1:21:12Sponsor: Global Poker
1:21:57Robie Davies, Former PokerNews CEO Passes Away
1:23:42Upcoming guests and ideas? What do you guys think?
1:24:35Outro - What do you guys think are the most important traits of a successful poker player?
1:26:40Deuces.

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