PN Pod: Cancer Scammer, Cardroom Raid, and Guests Vladas Tamasauskas & Ren Lin from Poker Masters
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen delve into big winners from the Poker Masters including Darren Elias, Andrew Lichtenberger, Chino Rheem, and Vladas Tamasauskas, a Lithuanian player who jumped out to an early lead winning two titles in the first three events!
The high roller newcomer is one of two guests on the show alongside Ren Lin, who has also been tearing it up at PokerGO Studio. Find out what they had to say about their early Poker Masters success. Plus, hear about poker player Rob Mercer, who lied about having colon cancer to scam the poker community so he could play in the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, a story that has since hit the mainstream.
Other stories talked about are the cardroom raid in Atlanta, Global Poker's new Celebrity Campaign kicking off with Paul George, winners from PokerStars' WCOOP and NACOOP, and the "Four-Time Bracelet Club' welcoming Yuri Dzivielevski, Kristen Foxen, and Calvin Anderson.
Finally, the crew offer their picks on who they'd like to see featured in the upcoming Lead Trading Card poker set, and who they'd like to see join Phil Ivey in the WPT $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop.
Listen to those stories and more on the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast.
|00:23||Welcome to the show|
|00:37||Teasing guests Vladas Tamasauskas & Ren Lin|
|01:45||Rob Mercer fakes cancer diagnosis to play WSOP Main Event|
|05:30||Should the WSOP and others ban Mercer?|
|07:28||Cardroom raided in Atlanta; 18 people charged w/ illegal gambling|
|13:14||Sponsor: Global Poker Celebrity Challenge kicks off w/ Paul George|
|14:40||Winners from Poker Masters include Darren Elias, Chino Rheem & Andrew Lichtenberger|
|15:40||Change his name to Andrew Dripenberger “because he’s got a lot of drip”|
|17:25||Guest Vladas Tamasauskas joins the show to talk pair of Poker Masters victories|
|20:41||Guest Ren Lin joins the show from Poker Masters|
|28:17||PokerStars WCOOP and NACOOP in full swing|
|30:12||David Kaye claims USCOOP title|
|31:09||Yuri Dzivielevski, Kristen Foxen, and Calvin Anderson become 4-time bracelet winners|
|34:28||Poker Leaf Trading Cards – Who would you like to see?|
|38:10||Phil Ivey first confirmed for $1M WPT Big One for One Drop – who else would you like to see play?|
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.