PokerNews Podcast 521: WSOP Europe Main Event Recap


It's episode 521 of the PokerNews Podcast! PokerNews Live Reporting Manager Yori Epskamp fills in for Sarah Herring, as she's on her way to the Bahamas for the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party!

Yori and [Removed:139] wrap up the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event. They rave about the year the champion Jack Sinclair has had, and also give some major props to fourth-place finisher Ryan Riess. You'll hear Sarah's interviews with both players from King's Casino.

Plus, what a win for Patrick Serda at WPT Montreal after making an incredible hero call in heads-up play against Ema Zajmovic.

Jeff and Yori also take a look at the aggressive guarantees partypoker has placed on some of their tournaments at the Caribbean Poker Party, and speak highly of Jaime Staples after the popular streamer shared an honest update on how poorly his "Ultimate Sweat 2" prop bet is going.

Then, Global Poker streamer Brian Frenzel, "The Golden Blazer", joins Jeff for a quick chat about his Twitch broadcast!

This week's sponsor: Global Poker.

Show Time Stamps

0:30Intro: Yori filling in for Sarah, who is off to the Bahamas!
1:30What Yori does for PokerNews in his role as Live Reporting Manager
2:30Don't underestimate Yori's poker skills!
3:50Jeff got to fill in for Ali Nejad to host Poker After Dark!
4:40"888 Poker Week" on Poker After Dark, a qualifier had his $10,000 SNG buyin paid for after winning a $1 tournament!
5:00And what a tournament it was for that qualifier, Peter Martin
7:30Jack Sinclair Wins 2018 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event
9:20Sarah chats with Jack Sinclair after he wins the WSOPE Main
12:50Ryan Riess finishes in fourth place, what a year it's been for him
15:10Riess talks with Sarah after he's eliminated from the WSOPE Main
19:00You want WSOPE bloopers, featuring Sarah Herring? You got 'em
21:00The Caribbean Poker Party Starts This Friday
23:30How in the world Yori figures out which reporters get to go to the Bahamas
24:30Shoutout to Mo Nuwwarah for crushing the poker scene, both playing and reporting
25:30Patrick Serda Bests Ema Zajmovic Heads Up to Win WPT Montreal Title for $668K
26:30Serda's sick hero call to win the tournament
30:20Matt Affleck Wins Coast 2 Coast Classic Tournament
31:30The future of online poker in the United States
32:30Ultimate Sweat Challenge 2.0 Not Going As Planned For Jamie Staples
36:30Friday Night Poker talk! Some drama between Frank Kassela and Randall Emmett!
40:45Brian "The Golden Blazer" Frenzel joins Jeff to chat about his Global Poker streaming
41:00What made him want to start broadcasting on Twitch? "I started broadcasting back in February, at the time there weren't really any players streaming on Global Poker...I kinda liked the idea of 'here's what I'm doing, if you guys want to watch, feel free' start to build a community."
42:30His connection with the audience: "It's really cool, there are a bunch of people that hang out."
43:30Is his broadcast different today than when he started? "Absolutely, when I started back in February, I just had no idea what I was doing."
44:10Moments from the stream that stand out to Frenzel
45:30His poker background: "I think you're going to see an evolution moving forward. I'm one of not that many post-Black Friday players."
47:30Next week: Sarah and Jeff reunited (we think), Sarah will talk with some players at the Caribbean Poker Party!

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  • LISTEN: What Ryan Riess and Jack Sinclair had to say after their WSOP Europe Main Event runs

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