Interviews with Chad Elie and Ben Sulsky: This Week in Poker Podcasts Interviews with Chad Elie and Ben Sulsky: This Week in Poker Podcasts

In what had looked like it was going to be a slow week for poker podcasts—most likely due to the long holiday break in the US—it turned out to be another excellent week of content.

One show that had originally decided to cancel its show this week, showed up later in the week with a real gem. Poker Fraud Alert released a special Black Friday on Black Friday episode. On the popular US shopping day Todd “Dan Druff” Witteles sat down to interview Black Friday payment processor Chad Elie.

The interview touches on a lot of the material already covered here on the fuse by Haley Hintze and in the interview with Diamond Flush. But, listening to the information as delivered by Elie himself is valuable. His candor and additional details make this interview a must listen.

Elie discusses his conversations with the DOJ prior to Black Friday and provides his opinion on what really caused Black Friday to happen.

During this conversation-style interview Elie also reveals that his mother is a professional poker-playing low-stakes grinder, he talks openly about how US-facing online poker rooms are likely able to continue processing poker transactions in a post-Black Friday environment and that he plans to pursue a career playing poker once he is released from prison.

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The hottest online player this year Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky joins Mike and Adam on the 2+2 PokerCast. Sulsky talks about his approach to staking, his recent upswing and he even discloses some of his Pot-Limit Omaha strategy. The guys are also joined by Nick DiVella to discuss his petition to have Howard Lederer banned from the Aria poker room.

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2GuysTalkingPoker have a new show in the directory this week. Vic and Andy work their way through all their regular segments which include Jared Tendler’s The Mental Game of Poker and the announcement of a new poker tournament series in St. Louis that will replace the WSOP circuit event.

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That’s all for this week. As usual, feel free to leave your own reviews, rip on mine, or suggest other poker podcasts for my listening pleasure.