PokerNews Podcast: WSOP Kicks Off, WPT Wraps Up


The World Series of Poker is in full swing! Sarah Herring and [Removed:139] break down what happened in the first couple days of what's already been an action-packed WSOP.  

Sarah is still in Barcelona, she takes a look at Martin Jacobson's run in the 888poker LIVE Main Event

Jeff was a part of the broadcast for the $10k Super Turbo Bounty final table, which featured an appearance from Daniel Negreanu

And it's an absolutely massive turnout for the Big Fifty, which sets an attendance record. 

Jeff attended a World Poker Tour press conference, and spoke with President/CEO Adam Pliska, Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael, and Executive Tour Director Matt Savage

Show Time Stamps

0:20Intro: Starting the WSOP grind! Three podcasts a week!
2:10Sarah chats with Kara Scott in Barcelona
4:20Martin Jacobson's run in the Main Event in Barcelona
6:40The first final table of the summer for Phil Hellmuth
7:30Brian Green Wins First Bracelet of the 2019 World Series of Poker
9:30Nicholas Haynes Wins Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event
10:30The incredible turnout for the Big Fifty
14:40Sponsor: Oddschecker
16:00$50k High Roller pre-final table summary
18:10Derek McMaster Wins 2019 WSOP Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $228,228
20:00James Carroll Wins Second WPT Title in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
20:30Maria Ho finishes third, the viewing experience at the HyperX eSports Arena
22:20Craig Varnell Gets a Title for his Birthday, Wins WPT Choctaw for $380K
24:20Sarah's interview with Varnell last year after he won a WSOP bracelet
26:00Jeff attends the World Poker Tour press conference, shares thoughts on their announcements
28:10Jeff chats with WPT President/CEO Adam Pliska, VP of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael, and Executive Tour Director Matt Savage
46:20The push for Savage to make the Poker Hall of Fame
50:20The relationship between the WSOP and the WPT
53:30Coming up: Two more episodes this week!

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