PokerNews Podcast: Guest Johnny Chan Talks Poker in Texas, Hellmuth Rematch?

Chad Holloway @ChadAHolloway
Johnny Chan Ryan Feldman Nick Vertucci

On the latest special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway highlight more bracelet winners from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Events including Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka, Justin Saliba, and Martin Zamani, just to name a few.

They also talk about the unexpected passing of six-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne Flack at age 52, GGPoker announcing their 33-bracelet-event schedule, and partypoker MILLIONS returning to Cyprus in September.

This week features a special guest in Poker Hall of Famer Johnny Chan, who chats with PokerNews about his new poker room in Houston Texas — Johnny Chan's 88 Social — and the upcoming Johnny Chan’s Master Classic running August 11-23. Chan hints that he may fire some high rollers in the future, and opens the door to possibly facing off against Phil Hellmuth in a future High Stakes Duel. Hear was the 10-time bracelet winner has to say in a rare chat.

Finally, Chad touches base with Nick Vertucci and Ryan Feldman about the upcoming August 3 debut of Hustler Casino Live. He first spoke with them back in November here on PokerNews, and Sarah subsequently followed up with Hustler Casino's Shaun Yaple, and now after many months the show is ready to go!

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
00:35Teasing guests Johnny Chan, Ryan Feldman, and Nick Vertucci
01:416-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne “Back-to-Back” Flack passes away
05:30Swapping Layne Flack stories
07:36A Poker Hall of Fame-worthy career
11:30Sponsor: Elite Chip Care
12:15Justin Saliba wins $5,300 High Roller bracelet
15:24Allan Chang snags second WSOP Online bracelet
16:07Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka take down WSOP $400 NLH 8-Max
17:55James Gilbert beats Landon Tice to win WSOP $1,000 North American Open
19:00Martin Zamani nabs $2,200 High Roller bracelet
21:07Sang “youngkoi” Lee captures bracelet in Event #20: $3,200 High Roller
22:33Any chance the 2021 WSOP Fall series is canceled due to COVID?
25:40Johnny Chan’s Master Classic coming up August 11-23
27:37Talking about poker rooms in Texas
28:50What inspired him to open Johnny Chan’s 88 Social poker club?
29:40A chance to play against Johnny Chan
32:00Vegas and the High Roller scene
32:45How about a High Stakes Duel against Phil Hellmuth?
33:15Who would you like to see in the Poker Hall of Fame?
36:22GGPoker announces WSOP online bracelet schedule
40:00Join Club PokerNews on ClubGG
41:15Sponsor: GGPoker
42:15Nick Vertucci & Ryan Feldman talk Hustler Casino Live debut on August 3
1:05:20Sponsor: partypoker Legend of the Week & Community Poker Knockout
1:06:28partypoker MILLIONS will return in Cyprus in September

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  • PokerNews Podcast: Poker Hall of Famer Johnny Chan talks poker in Texas, future plans, and Hellmuth.

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