PokerNews Podcast 496: From the World Series of Poker
It's Episode 496 of the PokerNews Podcast coming to you from the World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino! PokerNews Head of Content Frank Op de Woerd joins Sarah Herring and Jeff Platt to break down the hottest stories from the first week of the WSOP.
The crew has all eyes on Phil Ivey this summer, and they also go over the WSOP Player of the Year Race. Plus, how in the world did Kane Kalas knock off the legend that is John Smith in the $10k Heads-Up Championship event?
Jeff wandered the hallways of the Rio throughout the last week, and he grabbed interviews with bracelet winners Johannes Becker and Jordan Hufty, who both have great stories to tell. Jeff also spoke with Anthony Zinno about just how much fun he was having in his Heads-Up Championship Round One match versus Kristen Bicknell.
This week's sponsor: Global Poker.
Show Time Stamps
|0:10||Intro: Head of Content Frank Op de Woerd joins Sarah and Jeff for this episode!|
|1:45||Jeff is on dinner break of the $1500 Six-Max event with some chips!! (He did not make day 2, very sad)|
|2:40||Jeff discusses the vlog he's working on: trying to give viewers an idea of what it's like to play a World Series of Poker event (Episode One comes next week!)|
|5:00||Phil Ivey played the Colossus?! Frank tells the story of the PokerNews crew spotting him in the field.|
|6:25||Shaun Deeb running back and forth between two events, deep in both, trying to make poker history|
|9:00||Paul Volpe Wins Third WSOP Bracelet|
|10:25||How in the world did Kane Kalas beat John Smith?!|
|13:00||All the love for heads-up legend John Smith!|
|15:00||The $10k Heads-Up Championship Event, why that's one of the highlights of the WSOP schedule|
|17:25||Jeff chats with Anthony Zinno after he beats Kristen Bicknell in Round One of the $10k Heads-Up Event|
|18:00||Playing this event: "It's still so fun and so awesome to play this thing, I look forward to it every year."|
|19:00||Facing off against his friend, Kristen Bicknell: "I'm not going to do any Hollywooding, whether I have it or not, I'm going to bet within five seconds....so we can still talk and have fun and still play."|
|20:10||Anthony's plans for the summer: "I look forward now to the summer more than I ever did in the past because I've been playing more and more mixed games, and they're so fun in tournament formats."|
|21:45||What event he looks forward to the most: "The $50k Poker Players Championship, I can't wait. The whole tournament is six-max, so it makes everything much better...that tournament is awesome."|
|22:30||Joe Cada Wins $3k Shootout|
|24:35||The WSOP Player of the Year race: Elio Fox takes a commanding lead early on|
|27:40||Sarah talks about the crazy heads-up match she witnessed at the 888 event in Barcelona|
|28:30||High-stakes players playing for the love of the game, and the love of the bracelets|
|31:36||Jeff talks to Casino Employees Event Winner Jordan Hufty|
|32:25||What the bracelet means to him: "I don't even have words to describe how much it means to me. I've thought about winning a bracelet pretty much every single day since I was 13 years old."|
|33:15||What the winning moment was like: "I was overwhelmed with emotion, I knew I would be...it's a lot of money and the bracelet, it's priceless."|
|33:30||Jordan's background: "I'm currently dealing and flooring at Aria, and from the playing side of it...online six-max cash is predominantly where all my experience comes from."|
|34:30||Plans on what to do with the winnings: "I've got plenty of other events to punt these winnings off."|
|36:00||Frank brings up one of his stranger bracelet winner interviews|
|39:20||Jeff catches up with the winner of the $2500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball event, Johannes Becker|
|39:40||What the bracelet means to him: "I'm very happy that I won it, maybe that it's a little more meaningful because I felt the tournament (featured) my strongest games."|
|40:10||On almost not playing this event: "I was playing the $100k No-Limit event, and I busted in 21st place...and I was kinda on the fence...but I decided to give it a shot anyways because I was looking forward to this specific tournament for months, and it worked out great."|
|41:00||Dealing with such a stacked final table: "Hang around there with below average stack...until three-handed. Then I just started catching cards, had an amazing run."|
|42:10||How finishing 2nd in the $50k last year helped his tournament game: "It gave me more experience playing live mixed-games tournaments."|
|42:55||What the staking/backing process is like: "Very swingy, but in general it has been a good experience for me. Lots of friendships have evolved through staking."|
|43:30||On the German poker community: "Sometimes it looks like Germans on the one side, and Americans on the other sides, but I try not to take sides, and be friends with both crews."|
|44:30||The PokerNews Podcast Network is available on audioBoom.|
|47:55||Greg Raymer calls NL 2-7 "poker in its purest form"...Frank disagrees|
|49:00||William Reymond Wins WSOP Online Event|
|51:50||Plans for the next week at the WSOP!|
|52:10||LFG Podcast Night, June 26 at Treasure Island Poker Room|
We'll be coming to you often from the World Series of Poker throughout the next month and a half.
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