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Episode #129

Gareth is a professional poker player, coach, author, and fellow podcaster. On this show we’ll talk about his career as a player as well as his multiple other poker pursuits – in particular his latest book, The Final Table – as well as get to know him better in general.

Episode #128

Max is a successful longtime professional poker player with four World Series of Poker bracelets and two WSOP Circuit Rings in his trophy cabinet. Winning his bracelets in No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, Razz and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, Max has been proficient in all forms of the game to the tune of almost $5 million in live tournament earnings alone. Not only that, but his last name translates as ‘The Fisherman’ in his native tongue and he’s also known by his nickname ‘The Italian Pirate’. On today’s show we’ll get to know him a little better.

Episode #127

Anish is the author of poker’s first ever graphic novel, a project he began working on 14 years ago, after watching the 2008 WSOP Main Event Final Table. The project eventually ended up being called The Final 9 and after boatloads of time, effort, and resources invested, has finally become a reality. On today’s show, we’ll get to know Anish a little better, learn about his passion project, and more about how driven this man is to have created such a unique piece of work.

Episode #126

Maureen Bloechlinger is one of the poker industry’s most active advocates for increasing women’s involvement in the game. Based in Switzerland, she is perhaps best known for her running of two prominent Facebook groups: Globetrotting Poker and Globetrotting Poker Women – which combined boast close to 2,000 members. Maureen always has her finger on the pulse of where in the world Ladies events are being held, and spreading the word about them, and she’s of course an avid poker player herself. On this show, we get to know her a little better.

  • The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Paradise series got underway late last week and, as well as some fun in the Bahamian sun, two players have turned small buy-ins into big wins. WSOP Paradise kicked off on December 3 with a $1,500 Mystery Millions event. The prospect of a $5 […]
  • Stephen Song started November with three World Series of Poker Circuit rings and nearly a year without winning a tournament. That all changed in a three-week span that saw the 27-year-old double his ring collection and push his lifetime tournament poker winnings tally to nearly $6 million. Song, who is […]
  • Jesse Lonis is having such a great year at the poker table, his local newspaper noticed. As a former local newspaper man, it’s always fun for me to see how community papers handle interviewing professional poker players who sprouted from their small towns and got rich and poker famous. Denise […]
  • Phil Ivey led a parade of poker stars who hit the poker room at the Wynn for the World Poker Tour Premiere Meet-Up Game on Friday. Hosted by WPT Ambassadors Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme, the event attracted a couple hundred players who couldn’t resist the chance to play some low-stakes […]

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