PokerNews Podcast: Guest Johnny Chan Talks Poker in Texas, Hellmuth Rematch?
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.
|00:24||Welcome to the show|
|00:35||Teasing guests Johnny Chan, Ryan Feldman, and Nick Vertucci|
|01:41||6-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne “Back-to-Back” Flack passes away|
|05:30||Swapping Layne Flack stories|
|07:36||A Poker Hall of Fame-worthy career|
|11:30||Sponsor: Elite Chip Care|
|12:15||Justin Saliba wins $5,300 High Roller bracelet|
|15:24||Allan Chang snags second WSOP Online bracelet|
|16:07||Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka take down WSOP $400 NLH 8-Max|
|17:55||James Gilbert beats Landon Tice to win WSOP $1,000 North American Open|
|19:00||Martin Zamani nabs $2,200 High Roller bracelet|
|21:07||Sang “youngkoi” Lee captures bracelet in Event #20: $3,200 High Roller|
|22:33||Any chance the 2021 WSOP Fall series is canceled due to COVID?|
|25:40||Johnny Chan’s Master Classic coming up August 11-23|
|27:37||Talking about poker rooms in Texas|
|28:50||What inspired him to open Johnny Chan’s 88 Social poker club?|
|29:40||A chance to play against Johnny Chan|
|32:00||Vegas and the High Roller scene|
|32:45||How about a High Stakes Duel against Phil Hellmuth?|
|33:15||Who would you like to see in the Poker Hall of Fame?|
|36:22||GGPoker announces WSOP online bracelet schedule|
|40:00||Join Club PokerNews on ClubGG|
|42:15||Nick Vertucci & Ryan Feldman talk Hustler Casino Live debut on August 3|
|1:05:20||Sponsor: partypoker Legend of the Week & Community Poker Knockout|
|1:06:28||partypoker MILLIONS will return in Cyprus in September|
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*Lead photo courtesy of WPT.