PN Pod: $20K Mistake, Negreanu Beats Polk, NAPT Returns, & Guest Tom Orpaz EPT Barcelona Heater

Chad Holloway @ChadAHollowayConnor Richards @CRichards1995Matt Hansen @MattyBet
Tom Orpaz

On the latest PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen catch you up to speed on what's been happening at EPT Barcelona, Daniel Negreanu defeating Doug Polk on High Stakes Duel, and the return of PokerStars' North American Poker Tour (NAPT).

They also delve into the Global Poker US Poker Open (USPO), tell you about the first winner from the the PokerStars Summer Series, cover two big hands involving pocket queens from the past week, and debate arguably the hottest topic of the week — would you pay back $20K after a player grossly misread his hand and called off on the river (which actually happened on Hustler Casino Live)?

As for a guest, Connor and Matt were at EPT Barcelona and caught up with Tom Orpaz, a high-stakes real estate entrepreneur who in his spare time can be found grinding the EPT High Roller circuit. Orpaz, who made headlines in 2020 for purchasing the most expensive apartment in the world, went on a tear at EPT Barcelona that saw him winning €25,000 No-Limit Hold'em and €50,000 Super High Roller Second Chance for two trophies and over $1 million in winnings, proving he can hold his own among the top pros. PokerNews caught up with Orpaz, who has proven to be one of the most entertaining and talkative players on the typically reserved High Roller Circuit.

Listen to those stories and more on the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast!

Time Stamps

00:27Welcome to the show
01:15The North American Poker Tour (NAPT) is back!
06:30PokerStars Summer Series in Philadelphia crowns first winner
08:50Daniel Negreanu defeats Doug Polk on High Stakes Duel
12:30Sponsor: Global Poker
13:48What’s been happening at the EPT Barcelona?
17:46Guest Tom Orpaz joins the show
19:45Recreational poker player, professional entrepreneur
22:15Being chatty at the table
23:00Knocking off the rust in Barcelona
26:48What are your goals in poker?
27:38What do you like best about the EPTs?
29:50"naoseiquemeusou" Speeds Off with PartyPoker McLaren Turbo Series Main Event Title
30:45Weixiao Liao wins GUKPT London Main Event (£75,501)
31:55Pocket queens the hand of the week – JRB’s questionable fold, Phil Nagy’s cooler
36:30Would you pay back $20K after someone made a clear mistake?
42:07More EPT Barcelona to come

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  • PokerNews Podcast: Tom Orpaz joins as the guest this week to talk about his #EPTBarcelona heater!

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