PokerNews Podcast: Vaccination Required for WSOP, Guest Zach Franzi on Poker After Dark
On the latest special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway highlight more bracelet winners from the GGPoker World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online, discuss the WSOP COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and highlight recent winners from the Super High Roller Bowl Europe.
They also give updates on the WPT World Online Championships on partypoker, the 2021 WCOOP on PokerStars, WSOP Online Rio Circuit, and Raminder Singh winning big in the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) Seminole Coconut Creek.
They also welcome guest Zach Franzi, who steps out of the private high-stakes cash game shadows to talk about his recent appearances on the Poker After Dark, learning the game from poker legend Billy Baxter, and getting over COVID. He also shares a fun pot-limit Omaha (PLO) story involving David "Devilfish" Ulliott and reveals the biggest pot he's ever won (hint: it was seven figures)!
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|
|00:56||Teasing guest Zach Franzi|
|01:54||2021 WSOP requiring proof of vaccination|
|05:00||WSOP staff incentivized to be vaccinated but no required|
|07:30||How to sign up for Clear App to prove vaccination for WSOP|
|10:20||Mixed reactions on social media; unanswered questions|
|14:00||How will the numbers be for the 2021 WSOP?|
|15:24||PN Podcast plan for the WSOP|
|16:28||Sponsor: Elite Chip Care|
|18:10||Wiktor “limitless” Malinwoski wins Super High Roller Bowl Europe|
|19:20||Other SHRB Europe winners|
|21:25||Guest Zach Franzi joins the show|
|23:13||Who is Zach Franzi?|
|24:28||What inspired you to play on Poker After Dark?|
|25:40||Playing the high-stakes private cash games|
|26:27||How David “Devilfish” Ulliott got scammed|
|28:00||Competing against Ben Lamb|
|32:30||Warming up to the poker spotlight|
|33:23||Skipping Day 2 of a tournament|
|34:02||What’s the biggest pot you’ve won in a high-stakes cash game?|
|35:15||Learning poker from poker legend Billy Baxter|
|37:46||Getting over COVID|
|40:30||Depaulo, Mandavia & Lewis among WSOP Online Rio Circuit winners|
|42:14||Alexandros Theologis wins GGPoker WSOP $25K Super High Roller|
|42:49||Armando D’Avanzo turns $400 buy-in into $409K payday in Colossus|
|43:15||Eduardo Rodrigues takes down GGPoker WSOP Monster Stack|
|45:40||Join Club PokerNews on ClubGG|
|48:04||Andras Nemeth leads Day 1A of $5,300 buy-in, $5M GTD WPT World Online Championships on partypoker|
|49:01||Recent winners in the PokerStars WCOOP 2021|
|50:40||Recapping the RGPS Seminole Coconut Creek|
|51:26||Raminder Singh a South Florida beats; TK Miles one of the best|
|53:28||PokerNews’ plan for the upcoming WSOP|
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*Lead photo courtesy of PokerGO.