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PN Podcast: Sam Grafton Wins $5.5M; Guest Antonio Esfandiari on Where He's Been

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Hosts:
Sarah Herring @auntychardonnayChad Holloway @ChadAHolloway
Guests:
Antonio Esfandiari

In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway discuss Sam Grafton's victory in the $200K Coin Rivet Invitational for $5.5 Million, as well as Ebony Kenney's impressive finish that was nearly a poker record! Toss in some noteworthy Phil Ivey hands and it turned out to be one of the game's most exciting stops as of late.

Other topics discussed include Sergio Aido and Benny Glaser winning PokerStars WCOOP titles, a look at the Gulf Coast Poker Award nominees, and Josh Reichard becoming the 10th player inducted into the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Hall of Fame.

Finally, Chad chats with the legendary Antonio Esfandiari about Burning Man, life, and leaving the busy poker lifestyle behind to become a devoted family man.

Don't forget to call the PokerNews Bad Beat Hotline at (+1 702-625-0166) to share your bad beats, which may be featured on a future episode of the show.

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

Time Stamps

TimeTopic
00:30Welcome to the show
00:42Teasing guest Antonio Esfandiari
03:00Sam Grafton Wins $200K Coin Rivet Invitational for $5.5 Million
05:20Big Triton hands from Phil Ivey and more!
08:00If you were a businessman who would you invite?
10:13Ebony Kenney narrowly missed a major poker record
12:42Sponsor: Natural 8
14:00Guest Antonio Esfandiari joins the show
15:10Burning Man experience
18:45Have any poker friends ever joined you at Burning Man?
20:00Becoming a family man
21:10Out of the poker spotlight – Not chasing the glory
23:55What’s the latest poker gossip?
25:02Best memories from your early days in poker
26:45Are your kids aware of your poker game?
27:55How is Papa Esfandiari doing?
30:40Any chance of an autobiography?
35:06Josh Reichard becomes 10th member inducted into MSPT Hall of Fame
36:15Sponsor: PokerStars
36:33Sergio Aido claims WCOOP title
37:00Benny Glaser nabs 6th WCOOP title; just misses out on No. 7
39:15Early WSOP.com bracelet winners
40:50Sponsor: GGPoker
41:42Call the PokerNews Bad Beat Hotline at (702) 625-0166
42:21Gulf Coast Poker Award nominees announced
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