PokerNews Podcast: Amnon Filippi Talks Return to Poker After Years in Prison

Chad Holloway @ChadAHolloway
Amnon Filippi

Chad Holloway joins Jeff Platt as co-host for the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast.

This week they welcome guest Amnon Filippi, the longtime poker pro who spent several years in prison after federal marijuana legal troubles. Filippi talks about what happened, what it was like in the inside, and getting back to playing poker.

Jeff & Chad also discuss Phil Galfond returning to the "Galfond Challenge," the Coronavirus, dogs being allowed in poker rooms, and recap both the WPT LAPC Main Event and the WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond stop.

This week's sponsors: Natural8, GG Poker, Oddschecker US, and Run It Once (Click link for special PN Pod rakeback deal).

Time Stamps

00:24Welcome to the show
00:38Update on Chad’s visit to WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond
03:30Teasing guest Amnon Filippi
03:47Sponsor: GG Poker w/ Daniel Negreanu
04:42A look at the 2020 WPT LAPC
09:49Kristin Bicknell wins Remington
10:04Dog Debate – should they be allowed at the table?
15:05Sponsor: Run It Once; Phil Galfond is coming back
16:41King’s Casino closes doors to Italian poker players
18:35Will Coronavirus result in WSOP’s cancellation?
23:51WSOP reveals daily deepstacks schedule – new events added
26:50Recapping the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond
29:28Sponsor: Spin your fortune at Natural8
30:51Guest Amnon Filippi joins the show
32:17Cashing eight times at the 2019 WSOP
33:52Legal troubles and three-year prison stint
42:46Playing poker in prison?
48:48Thoughts on the return of High Stakes Poker
52:45partypoker MILLIONS heads to Sochi
54:11Sponsor: Oddschecker

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