PokerNews Podcast: Best Stories from 2021 WSOP Main Event; Guest 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.
|00:24||Welcome to the show|
|00:32||Welcome guest host Jesse Fullen|
|01:14||Sponsor: Elite Chip Care|
|01:50||2021 WSOP Main Event registration closes with 6,650 players|
|04:00||Big names still in on Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event|
|04:40||2003 champ Chris Moneymaker makes a deep run|
|07:50||Poker community responds after hearing the story of Michael Graydon|
|10:00||Michael Graydon talks to PokerNews about his Main Event experience|
|17:30||Pennsylvania math teacher John Coyle gets into WSOP Main Event for just $5|
|19:20||ClubGG qualifiers take WSOP Main Event by storm|
|19:50||Crazy quads-over-quads hand caught on live stream near money bubble|
|22:17||Aces cracked leaves Kevin Campbell as the 2021 WSOP Main Event Bubble Boy|
|24:50||2022 WSOP date announcement coming next week|
|26:13||The lull before the storm – 2021 WSOP enters home stretch|
|27:18||Josh Arieh & Cole Ferraro top respective Player of the Year leaderboards|
|30:37||Jeff Platt busy doing tableside interviews during WSOP Main Event|
|31:02||RGPS $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!
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.