PokerNews Podcast: USPO Update, WPT DQ & Guest "Top Poker Player" Maria Konnikova

Chad Holloway @ChadAHolloway
Maria Konnikova

On the latest special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway break down the latest stories and winners, including Doug Polk throwing shade at a CNN article about Maria Konnikova, WPT500 champ David Afework being disqualified and losing $160K, a new poker room opening in Vegas, and Niklas Astedt taking down the GGPoker WSOP Circuit Main Event.

They also recap Harlen Miller winning the MPST Venetian for $367,801 and go over early results from the 2021 US Poker Open including wins by Jake Daniels, Sam Soverel, Joe McKeehen, John Riordan, and Joey Weissman.

In addition, Jeff Platt chats with guest Maria Konnikova, whose book he Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win is being released in paperback form.

Read the PokerNews Book review of Biggest Bluff here

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
00:35Where is Jeff Platt?
02:17Doug Polk stirs the “Top Poker Player” pot
05:18Maria Konnikova responds
08:34What constitutes being a poker pro?
11:43Sponsor: Elite Chip Care
12:42WPT500 champ David Afework disqualified and loses $160K
14:30What happened?
21:38Niklas Astedt wins GGPoker WSOP Circuit Main Event
25:23Sponsor: GGPoker
26:16Resorts World Las Vegas slated to open on The Strip this month
30:40Maria Konnikova joins the show
32:44How the pandemic impacted the book’s release
34:57Any book plans for the 2021 WSOP?
35:45Return to live poker
38:19Remaining 2021 poker plans
39:13Thoughts on being an ambassador for the game
40:12What needs to change to welcome more women to the felt?
43:40Thoughts on Ladies Events
47:45Whose reaction to the book meant the most?
50:10Paperback launch details
51:50Harlen Miller Wins MPST Venetian for $367,801
54:25Early winners from the 2021 US Poker Open
58:55Big names coming to the PokerNews Podcast

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