PokerNews Podcast: Best Stories from 2021 WSOP Main Event; Guest Michael Graydon

Chad Holloway @ChadAHolloway
Michael Graydon

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On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jesse Fullen and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

Registration on the 2021 WSOP $10,000 Main Event closed with 6,550 players! Find out how things stacked up during Day 4 play including a deep run by Chris Moneymaker. They also talk about Pennsylvania math teacher John Coyle, who qualified for the WSOP Main Event for just $5, as well as a pair of big hands — quads-over-quads on the live stream and the cracked aces money bubble hand suffered by Kevin Campbell.

They also welcome special guest Michael Graydon from Birmingham, Alabama, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer seven months ago. The poker community stepped up to support the 40-year-old husband & father of two. A number of players came together to fund Graydon's trip to the WSOP this year including an entry to the Main Event. Lára Neacy met with him just before he took his seat for Day 1D to hear his story & new perspective on life.

Finally, get an update on the current Player of the Year standings as the WSOP enters its home stretch.

Big thanks to the special sponsor this week in Elite Chip Care, which you can learn more about here.

Time Stamps

00:24Welcome to the show
00:32Welcome guest host Jesse Fullen
01:14Sponsor: Elite Chip Care
01:502021 WSOP Main Event registration closes with 6,650 players
04:00Big names still in on Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event
04:402003 champ Chris Moneymaker makes a deep run
07:50Poker community responds after hearing the story of Michael Graydon
10:00Michael Graydon talks to PokerNews about his Main Event experience
17:30Pennsylvania math teacher John Coyle gets into WSOP Main Event for just $5
19:20ClubGG qualifiers take WSOP Main Event by storm
19:50Crazy quads-over-quads hand caught on live stream near money bubble
22:17Aces cracked leaves Kevin Campbell as the 2021 WSOP Main Event Bubble Boy
24:502022 WSOP date announcement coming next week
25:28Sponsor: partypoker
26:13The lull before the storm – 2021 WSOP enters home stretch
27:18Josh Arieh & Cole Ferraro top respective Player of the Year leaderboards
30:37Jeff Platt busy doing tableside interviews during WSOP Main Event
31:02RGPS $420 Main Event kicks off at Horseshoe Council Bluffs

Plan for the WSOP

Remember, during the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP), which runs Thursday, September 30 through Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, we'll be bringing you three episodes of the PokerNews Podcast each week!

New episodes are slated to be released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday bringing you all the latest from the 2021 WSOP along with interviews straight from the tournament floor!

Check out our 2021 WSOP Hub here!

Tell us who you want to hear from. Let us know what you think of the show — tweet about the podcast using #PNPod, and be sure to follow Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway on Twitter.

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