PN Podcast: A Record Bad Beat Jackpot Hits; Guest is 2023 WSOP Player of the Year Ian Matakis
On the latest PokerNews Podcast episode, Chad Holloway, Jesse Fullen, and Connor Richards are back together to discuss the biggest stories of the week including the record-breaking Bad Beat Jackpot that recently hit at Canada's Playground Poker Club. They also highlight winners from the Triton Poker London stop such as Fedor Holz and Jason Koon, Phil Ivey cracking pocket aces with the "Dirty Diaper," and Tyler Patterson winning the RGPS Checkpoint Season Finale for $200K. Finally, they take a look at the recently-concluded PokerStars USA Sunset Series which was a hit in the NJ/MI merged and Pennsylvania segregated markets.
Chad then sits down with 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Player of the Year Ian Matakis to talk about his incredible summer and winning one of poker's most prestigious awards, without playing mixed games nonetheless. They also dive into the poker origin story of Matakis, how he got along with Shaun Deeb, and what the future may hold for him.
Listen to those stories and more on the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast!
|00:27||Welcome to the show|
|00:35||Jesse is back|
|02:03||Sponsor: Global Poker|
|02:35||The biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in poker history hits!|
|05:35||Have you ever been a part of a BBJ?|
|07:45||Jason Koon & Espen Jorstad among Triton Poker London winners|
|08:15||Phil Ivey cracks pocket aces with the “Dirty Diaper”|
|12:50||Guest – 2023 WSOP Player of the Year Ian Matakis|
|14:33||Who is Ian Matakis?|
|15:07||How and when did you start taking poker seriously?|
|16:30||22 cashes (9 online, 13 live) during the 2023 WSOP|
|17:40||What was it like to win your first WSOP gold bracelet?|
|19:20||When did you first start going for POY?|
|19:58||Winning it without playing mixed games|
|20:37||Playing in his first $50K|
|21:20||When did you feel comfortable that you were going to win it?|
|22:10||Becoming friendly with Shaun Deeb|
|22:57||Learning mixed games is next|
|23:30||Does winning the WSOP POY change anything for you?|
|24:09||How has the Minnesota poker community reacted to your victory?|
|25:30||Justin Liberto wins big at 2023 SHRPO|
|26:15||Honoring Dan Heimiller|
|28:13||Tyler Patterson wins RGPS Checkpoint Season Finale for $200K|
|29:35||Sponsor: WPT Global|
|30:28||PokerStars USA Sunset Series highlights from NJ/MI & PA markets|
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.