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PokerNews Podcast: Vaccination Required for WSOP, Guest Zach Franzi on Poker After Dark

Hosts:
Jeff Platt @jeffplattChad Holloway @ChadAHolloway
Guests:
Zach Franzi

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.

Time Stamps

TimeTopic
00:24Welcome to the show
00:56Teasing guest Zach Franzi
01:542021 WSOP requiring proof of vaccination
05:00WSOP staff incentivized to be vaccinated but no required
07:30How to sign up for Clear App to prove vaccination for WSOP
10:20Mixed reactions on social media; unanswered questions
14:00How will the numbers be for the 2021 WSOP?
15:24PN Podcast plan for the WSOP
16:28Sponsor: Elite Chip Care
18:10Wiktor “limitless” Malinwoski wins Super High Roller Bowl Europe
19:20Other SHRB Europe winners
21:25Guest Zach Franzi joins the show
23:13Who is Zach Franzi?
24:28What inspired you to play on Poker After Dark?
25:40Playing the high-stakes private cash games
26:27How David “Devilfish” Ulliott got scammed
28:00Competing against Ben Lamb
32:30Warming up to the poker spotlight
33:23Skipping Day 2 of a tournament
34:02What’s the biggest pot you’ve won in a high-stakes cash game?
35:15Learning poker from poker legend Billy Baxter
37:46Getting over COVID
40:30Depaulo, Mandavia & Lewis among WSOP Online Rio Circuit winners
42:14Alexandros Theologis wins GGPoker WSOP $25K Super High Roller
42:49Armando D’Avanzo turns $400 buy-in into $409K payday in Colossus
43:15Eduardo Rodrigues takes down GGPoker WSOP Monster Stack
45:40Join Club PokerNews on ClubGG
47:06Sponsor: GGPoker
48:04Andras Nemeth leads Day 1A of $5,300 buy-in, $5M GTD WPT World Online Championships on partypoker
49:01Recent winners in the PokerStars WCOOP 2021
50:40Recapping the RGPS Seminole Coconut Creek
51:26Raminder Singh a South Florida beats; TK Miles one of the best
53:28PokerNews’ plan for the upcoming WSOP

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