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THE FINAL SHOW!

FEB. 18 POKERCAST RECAP: Well, this is it. After nearly 17 years straight, we have recorded our final Ante Up PokerCast. This epic episode clocks in at more than 2.5 hours as we revisit some of our greatest memories, interviews, characters, fans and guffaws. We will always be indebted to our listeners as they not only gave us validation but provided so much content and created this fantastic community known as the Ante Up Nation. Thanks for all that you've ...

Our penultimate show

FEB. 11 POKERCAST RECAP: It's our penultimate episode and the final one with our standard structure. We discuss a player getting banned from Hustler Casino for peeking at someone's cards on a livestream; Encore Boston Harbor reopens its poker room but players aren't happy with the scenario, and Chris "Fox" Wallace opines that cash-game TV shows might not be what they represent. We also have the final O'Mally's Move and Phil N. has our last Hand of the Week. He ...

Poker table flips, GGPoker bets on flops

FEB. 4 POKERCAST RECAP: Someone tries to flip a table and fails in Japan; GGPoker offers sidebets and we only have two episodes left! We have O'Mally's final Move and Paul Garritson has the Hand of the Week.

A bittersweet day

JAN. 28 POKERCAST RECAP: It's a bittersweet day as we announce the upcoming end to our poker show. After 16-plus years, we have decided Feb. 18 will be our last PokerCast. We may return for a special episode, so don't delete us, but for now, the weekly version is coming to an end. We complete an O'Mally's Move and Jerry Hanes is back with another Hand of the Week.

Global Poker Awards nominees

JAN. 21 POKERCAST RECAP: Global Poker Awards nominees announced and we also discuss who we think is Personality of the Year. PokerNews announced its five American players to watch in 2022 and a security guard foils a robbery at a Texas poker room. We have a new O'Mally's Move and Todd McGee has the Hand of the Week with K-8.

Poker predictions for 2022 and Covid protocols

JAN. 14 POKERCAST RECAP: Poker predictions for 2022 and what to do about players who test positive for Covid during a tournament are just a couple of the topics we discuss on this week's show. We also complete an O'Mally's Move and Mike Buck has 4-4 for our Hand of the Week.

Global Poker Awards return; PokerShares shuts down

JAN. 7 POKERCAST RECAP: The Global Poker Awards are returning; PokerShares is shutting down; Doug Polk is a poker club owner and Alex Jacob does a good deed. We also have a new O'Mally's Move and Vincent Ferrigno has the Hand of the Week. It's a Big O hand!

Chris plays poker again!

DEC. 31 POKERCAST RECAP: Chris plays poker again! Also, Johnny Chan's club in Houston has a new owner, and poker giants Harry Reid and Henry Orenstein died this past week. We complete an O'Mally's Move and Vic G. has the Hand of the Week with Q-Q.

Poker tips, Farha the fighter and Poker Paint troubles

DEC. 17 POKERCAST RECAP: We take a look at an Ashley Adams column that helps players stay focused on what's important; Sammy Farha gets into a fight at a Houston poker club, and the Poker Paint guy is back into more controversy. We also have a new O'Mally's Move, a Call the Floor and Vic G. has the Hand of the Week with A-4. Also, just a heads-up, there will be no show next week. We will return with the ...

Poker players upset around the world

DEC. 10 POKERCAST RECAP: Encore Boston Harbor is in hot water with local poker players; Johnny Chan's club in Texas closed abruptly and it's not good news, and online poker pro Dusty Schmidt is dead at the age of 40. We complete an O'Mally's Move and Matt Hayward has the Hand of the Week, a PLO situation.

Variable change, plus Negreanu’s WSOP financials

DEC. 3 POKERCAST RECAP: Variable change, Negreanu's World Series of Poker financials, and mainstream poker are just a few of the topics on this week's show. We also have a new O'Mally's Move to consider and Michael Paul has the Hand of the Week with Q-10.

World Series of Poker comes to a close

NOV. 26 POKERCAST RECAP: We spend our Turkey Day morning recapping the end of the World Series of Poker, completing an O'Mally's Move and evaluating Rich Bodner's Q-Q Situation of the Week.

Aldemir is the 2021 WSOP champ; Elezra is Hall-bound

NOV. 19 POKERCAST RECAP: Koray Aldemir of Germany is the World Series of Poker Main Event champ, earning $8M. Also, Eli Elezra is headed to the Poker Hall of Fame. We have a new O'Mally's Move and Vic G. is back with the Hand of the Week.

World Series of Poker is winding down

NOV. 12 POKERCAST RECAP: The World Series of Poker is winding down and we have yet another recap as it looks like quite a few of our predictions are coming true. Also, a poker session world record has been set; we gave O'Mally the week off, and Jon Urban's fourth and final Hand of the Week is 4-4 on the button.

A Doyle Brunson sighting at World Series of Poker

NOV. 5 POKERCAST RECAP: We continue to update you on the World Series of Poker results, including a Doyle Brunson sighting and a Phil Hellmuth rant; Phil Ivey is selling NFTs again; we complete an O'Mally's Move, and Jon Urban has the third of his four Hands of the Week, this time he has Ac-3c in a $1-$3 NLHE game.

WSOP, WSOPC and Virginia poker updates

OCT. 29 POKERCAST RECAP: We chat about some more of the interesting stories coming out of this year's World Series of Poker, plus the new WSOPC schedule is out. We also have a new O'Mally's Move and another Hand of the Week from Jon Urban.

More WSOP recaps and HOF nominees

OCT. 22 POKERCAST RECAP: In one of our longer shows in recent memory, we recap the most recent World Series of Poker results, discuss this year's nominees for the Poker Hall of Fame, chat about a new way to teach Hold'em, complete an O'Mally's Move and analyze Jon Urban's Hand of the Week.

World Series of Poker recap

OCT. 15 POKERCAST RECAP: We take a look back at some of the interesting stories out of the early events at the World Series of Poker, plus Scott has some thoughts on how much luck plays into the new season of Survivor and compares it to poker. We also have a new O'Mally's Move and Paul Phillips has the Hand of the Week with Kd-8d.

World Series of Poker begins

OCT. 1 POKERCAST RECAP: With the World Series of Poker beginning today, we follow PokerNews' lead and discuss some predictions for how the series will go. And are there too many trophies and awards up for grabs in poker these days? We weigh in. We also complete an O'Mally's Move and Don Hannam has the Hand of the Week with A-10 in a six-max NLHE cash game.

More WSOP online events and Stars settles

SEPT. 24 POKERCAST RECAP: The World Series of Poker has added even more WSOP online events to its series that kicks off next week; PokerStars settles its suit with Kentucky, and a British casino owner pledges $1.2M to help with poker lobbying worldwide. We also have some more poker room reopenings, a new O'Mally's Move and Michael Paul has the second of his two Hands of the Week, this time he has K-Q.