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The Chip Race - 100th Episode Special - Doug Polk Annette O'Carroll Apestyles

For our 100th anniversary, we’ve got a very special episode in store. We are joined by heads-up poker specialist, one drop winner, upswing poker founder and YouTuber Doug Polk. We welcome our great friend, 2-time West Of Ireland Open Champion, Irish poker veteran Annette O’Carroll. For strategy, we have a real treat in store as we talk to Jonathan Apestyles Van Fleet about a very cool online hand replete with ICM nuggets. Our hosts Dara O’Kearney and David Lappin answer ...

The Lock-In - Andrew Brokos

This week, Andrew Brokos is locked in and lashing out at fellow Game theory book author Michael Acevedo (you hate to see it!) It's a jam-packed show this week as David, Dara and Andrew rattle through a whole host of topical subjects. They kick off with a chat about the Irish Poker Open Online and the broader subject of live brands taking themselves to the virtual felt this past year. The conversation then shifts to the recent feuds between high ...

The Chip Race - Season 14 Episode 7 - Tony Dunst Bahman Zarghami Jack Hardcastle Giada Fang

It’s time for the Season 14 finale and our 99th episode! We are joined by WPT’s very own Tony Dunst. We’ve got mindset coach Bahman Zarghami. For strategy, we welcome WPT champion Jack Hardcastle. Giada Fang talks poker translations. Plus, Ian has all the news and results.

The Lock-In - Vanessa Kade

This week, Vanessa Kade is locked in and outlasting 69,876 opponents on her way to a life-changing $1.5 million score. We discuss Vanessa’s rollercoaster few months, culminating in an extraordinary $1.5 Million result. We also talk about her recent signing for ACR and the responsibilities of a poker ambassador. Vanessa describes the changes that she made to her lifestyle in the last few months. Dara wonders if this past year has changed human habits for good. David talks about the ...

The Lock-In - Dan Smith

This week, Dan Smith (holla!) is locked in and pigging out with our hosts Dara O'Kearney and David Lappin. The trio explore a number of subjects in both the poker and non-poker world, including the recent developments in the Mike Postle saga, the prevalence of bots in online poker and the recent Bitcoin rally to $60,000. The conversation then segues to the Gamestop Story and how Dan got burned in his own attempt to short the stock. David asks Dara ...

The Chip Race - Season 14 Episode 6 - Kevin Martin Frank Op De Woerd Ben Wilinofsky Franke Von Zweibergk

This week, we’ve got a beast of a show. We are joined by poker pro, reality star and Twitcher Kevin Martin. We’ve got former Pokernews head of content, Casino News’s Frank op de woerd. For strategy, we welcome EPT champ Ben Wilinofsky. Franke Von Zweibergk joins us to talk about the return of live poker. Plus, Ian has all the news.

The Lock-In - Kat Arnsby II

This week, Kat Arnsby is locked in and skipping out on work during International Women's Day. The trio discuss Dara's recent blog on the subject of 'Poker Sponsorships' in the age of the content creator. They also analyse the implications of Doug Polk's recent suggestion that the Fedor Holz vs Wiktor 'Limitless' Malinowski heads-up match is staged. The conversation then turns to International Women's Day, what poker sites are doing to promote diversity and inclusion and FLIP founder Daiva Byrne's ...

The Lock-In - Marty Mathis

This week, Marty Mathis is locked-in and spreading his action out across all the sites while he patiently waits for the return of live poker. Dara and David sit down with the MILLION Rio champion to discuss satellites and two new-to-the market poker products - Run It Once's 'PADS' video series by Patrick Leonard and 'DTO Pre-flop'. They chat about the idea of scared money and Dara reveals a painful investment story. The conversation segues to the upcoming heads-up Duel ...

The Chip Race - Season 14 Episode 5 - Vanessa Kade Landon Tice Sam Bevington

This week, we have a fantastic show featuring poker pro and Twitcher Vanessa Kade and breakout poker star Landon Tice. We talk to Sam Bevington about GG’s partnership with the Fantastic Ladies of Poker Facebook group and hiring of former Chip Race Strategy contributor Daiva Byrne. Ahead of the 11th Edition of the Unibet Online Series, we analyse a sick hand from David’s Unibet Open Final Table back in December. Plus, Ian has all the big news and results.

The Lock-In - Doug Polk

This week, Doug Polk is locked-in after being paid out handsomely on his Grudge Match victory over Daniel Negreanu. Dara and David discuss the Twitter feud between Terrence Chan and Mike McDonald following a wager places with Pokershares on the upcoming Bill Perkins/Landon Tice heads-up duel. The pair then preview the upcoming Unibet Online Series and Unibet Open before welcoming Doug for some honest post-match reflections. The trio chat about the decisive nature of the win and how that deprived ...

The Chip Race - Season 14 Episode 4 - Ana Marquez Ryan Fee Martin Jacobson Roland Boothby

What a show we have for you this week as we welcome high stakes crusher and Upswing Poker founder Ryan Fee. We sit down with one of Spain’s greatest ever players, online and live beast Ana Marquez. We’ve got strategy with a WSOP MAIN EVENT champion as Martin Jacobson talks is through his most controversial ever spot, a hand versus Doug Polk from the 'One Drop' final table. Roland Boothby is here to discuss the GPI/THM's new podcast network, including ...

The Lock-In - Shane Schleger

This week, Shane Schleger is locked-in and balancing out the strong views held by our hosts Dara O’Kearney and David Lappin. The lads kick off by pointing to some patented ‘Chip Race Run Good’ as their last guest Jack Hardcastle just took down the WPT Montreal. They talk at length about the high profile heads-up duels - the Galfond Challenge and the Polk/Negreanu Grudge Match, the latter of which took some rollercoaster twists and turns of late. The conversation then ...

The Chip Race - Season 14 Episode 3 - Mustapha Kanit Katie Swift Soheb Porbandarwala Paul Seaton

Our first episode of 2021 stars Italian high stakes crusher Mustapha Kanit. We welcome Grosvenor pro Katie Swift. In strategy corner, we welcome back our good friend and newly crowned WPT champion Soheb Porbandarwala. Paul Seaton joins us to talk about 'Poker On Screen'. We've got guest news-lady Kat Arnsby with all the news and results!

The Lock-In - Jack Hardcastle

This week, Jack Hardcastle is locked in and hiding out in what looks like a church for this controversial episode of 'The Lock-In'. Joining our hosts Dara and David, Jack fires lots of shots, not least in the direction of Unibet Ambassador and 'The Chip Race' newsman Ian Simpson. Of course, that’s right after the fresh-faced assassin does a little bit of bragging about his recent $270,000 score in the Blowout Series. (Ambassador material, Unibet?) The trio say goodbye to ...

The Lock-In - Ian Simpson

This week, Ian Simpson is locked in and breaking out his old blackboard for the first episode of 2021. Joining our hosts Dara and David, Ian weighs in on this year's farcical WSOP Main Event rebooted. Ahead of the upcoming Unibet PKO Series, the trio of ambassadors give their thoughts on why this format is so popular. The lads then talk about celebrity signings as part of a poker marketing strategy. The conversation turns to the ongoing high profile Heads-Up ...

The Lock-In - Neil Channing

This week, Neil Channing is locked in and doling out the Christmas cheer on a special holiday season episode. Joining our hosts Dara and David, Neil explains why poker’s premiere raconteur doesn’t have a podcast of his own. He reminisces about Christmases past when he used to play poker with the other Vic regulars and tells the lads a hilarious story about some bohemian shoplifting. Dara and David remember some of their own Christmas parties from back when they had ...

The Chip Race - Season 14 Episode 2 - Norman Chad Olivier Busquet Sam Greenwood Wil Shillibier

For our last show of 2020, we have put together one of our all time greatest episodes, starring WSOP commentating legend Norman Chad and featuring Part 2 of our in depth interview with heads-up maestro Olivier Busquet. We’ve got high level strategy from a million pound tournament with one of the games great players Sam Greenwood. There's a 2020 round-up with our good pal, Pokernews Editor-in-Chief Will Shillibier. Plus, we have news and results from last weekend’s Unibet Open with ...

The Chip Race - Season 14 Episode 1 - Olivier Busquet Gillian Epp Padraig O'Neill Zachary Elwood

Buckle up for our Season 14 curtain raiser as David and Dara are joined by heads-up Adonis Olivier Busquet and Twitch streaming hustler Gillian Epp. There's also a strategy segment from Unibet Open champion Padraig ‘Smidge’ O’Neill, a discussion on reading people with author and podcaster Zachary Elwood and news from Ian Simpson.

The Lock-In - Matt Berkey

This week, Matt Berkey is locked in and dishing out some excellent advice and thoughtful takes on the hot topics in poker. Joining our hosts Dara and David, Matt weighs in on the bizarre decision by WSOP to hold an online/live hybrid Main Event in December, despite the raging pandemic. The conversation then switches to the recent squabble between Polk and Dnegs over manually note-taking during their heads-up match and Bill Perkins tweets on the subject. After that, there is ...

The Chip Race - Season 13 Episode 7 - Chance Kornuth Bertey Bayley Marty Mathis Ciaran Cooney

For our Season 13 Finale, we have assembled a barnstorming mix of poker notables. High-Stakes Pro, Chip Leader Coaching founder and Galfond challenger, we welcome the great and good Chance Kornuth. We also sit down with online SNG specialist turned cash game beast Bertey ‘bigstealer’ Bayley. Joining us to analyse a key hand from his Venom chop is the ever popular Marty Mathis. We chat to the newly crowned Unibet Poker IPO champion Ciaran ‘Underraiser’ Cooney. There’s also a news ...

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