PokerNews Podcast: USPO Update, WPT DQ & Guest "Top Poker Player" 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.
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||Where is Jeff Platt?|
|02:17||Doug Polk stirs the “Top Poker Player” pot|
|05:18||Maria Konnikova responds|
|08:34||What constitutes being a poker pro?|
|11:43||Sponsor: Elite Chip Care|
|12:42||WPT500 champ David Afework disqualified and loses $160K|
|21:38||Niklas Astedt wins GGPoker WSOP Circuit Main Event|
|26:16||Resorts World Las Vegas slated to open on The Strip this month|
|30:40||Maria Konnikova joins the show|
|32:44||How the pandemic impacted the book’s release|
|34:57||Any book plans for the 2021 WSOP?|
|35:45||Return to live poker|
|38:19||Remaining 2021 poker plans|
|39:13||Thoughts on being an ambassador for the game|
|40:12||What needs to change to welcome more women to the felt?|
|43:40||Thoughts on Ladies Events|
|47:45||Whose reaction to the book meant the most?|
|50:10||Paperback launch details|
|51:50||Harlen Miller Wins MPST Venetian for $367,801|
|54:25||Early winners from the 2021 US Poker Open|
|58:55||Big names coming to the PokerNews Podcast|
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.