LFG Podcast #24: Mark "P0ker H0" Kroon Remembers Gavin Smith & "Wisco" Murray


In the 24th episode of the LFG Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jamie Kerstetter discuss Tony Miles trying out for American Ninja Warrior, Vlogging in poker rooms, and Matt Leecy winning the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic.

They also welcome guest Mark "P0ker H0" Kroon, who shares stories about his friend Phil Hellmuth and the late Gavin Smith and Mike "Wisco" Murray.

Follow Mark Kroon on Twitter at @pokerhoub.

Get to know Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon...

  • Old-school online pro for UB
  • $568K in live earnings
  • 2012 WSOPC Circuit Ring Winner
  • Friends with Phil Hellmuth
  • Owns Players Bar in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Has been chip leader early in Main Event more than once

Finally, they wrap up the episode by talking with Dara O’Kearney, author of the new poker book Poker Satellite Strategy: How to qualify for the main events of high stakes live and online poker tournaments.

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Show Time Stamps

00:30Welcome to the show
01:05Teasing guest Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon
01:57Tony Miles American Ninja Warrior Challenge
06:30Debate: Vlogging in poker rooms
11:53Unexpected death of Mike “Wisco” Murray at age 37
15:42Seminole Hard Rock Poker Ad
16:32Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon joins the podcast
18:45Kroon makes a cowboy cry in WSOP Main Event
21:20Being old friends with Phil Hellmuth
25:00First time meeting Gavin Smith
27:30Pretending to be Dan Marino
29:15Life in the Fast Lane
30:45Gavin at the Hooker Bar
32:45Living for his kids
37:00Remembering Mike “Wisco” Murray
44:38One-Two Punch w/ Jamie & Chad
52:15PokerNews Family of Podcasts Ad
54:10Matt Leecy wins Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
56:00Kevin Ho wins Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood $250 Escalator Event
57:2572-year-old retired dentist wins WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond
59:03VerStandig Law Firm Ad
1:00:02Teasing Episode #25 guest Cory Waaland
1:00:40Dara O’Kearney’s new poker book
1:02:00Interview with Dara O’Kearney

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  • Listen to @JamieKerstetter & @ChadAHolloway chat w/ @pokerhoub on the latest episode of #LFGPodcast.

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