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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 ...

The Lock-In - Bryan Paris

This week Bryan Paris is locked in and dishing out some strong opinions with our hosts Dara O’Kearney and David Lappin. On this episode, the lads discuss the use of VPNs, the upcoming grudge match between Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu and the growth in popularity and marketing potential of these types of heads-up duels. The conversation then segues to that other upcoming grudge match between Joe Biden and Donald Trump before ending with a discussion on 'Lockdown' poker and ...

The Chip Race - Season 13 Episode 6 - Melissa Burr Max Silver Daniel Dvoress Ludo Geilich

The lads are back from hiatus with a BANG! Perhaps the toughest 4-person SNG they have assembled to date, they are joined by high-stakes mixed-game beast Melissa Burr, Unibet Open, WSOP and 2-time UKIPT champion Max Silver, WSOP champion and Run It Once Elite Coach Daniel Dvoress and UKIPT and MILLIONS champion Ludo Geilich. There is also news and results from the recent Unibet Open and IPO, both played on Unibet Poker.

The Lock-In - Dominik Nitsche

On this week's show, the lads are locked in and figuring out all the issues in poker with highroller Dominik Nitsche. In a wide-ranging discussion, the trio tackle the latest development in PostleWorld, before having their 'mettle' tested by the Midway Poker Tour Scandal. The conversation then moves to the hot topic of RTAs, a subject in which Dominik has particular interest as they segue to an exclusive about the latest features on the DTO app. There's just enough time ...

The Lock-In - Tom Hall

This week, Tom 'Jabracada' Hall is locked in and dishing out some strong opinions on RTAs and the ongoing Mike Postle saga. The lads also discuss Charlie's Godwin's extraordinary parlay, bankroll management and the prospect of an Autumn of Overlay, before things are brought to a sudden end because David fears that Tom is moving in on his and Dara's turf as a Unibet Ambassador.

The Lock-In - Kat Arnsby

(Originally aired on Youtube on September 11th 2020) This week, Dara O’Kearney and David Lappin are locked in with their great friend and Unibet Poker colleague Kat Arnsby who pulls no punches when joining them in a conversation on a whole host of controversial subjects. They talk about the problem of dream-machines (Real-Time Assistants) in poker, the risks posed by unregulated app-based poker and the agent system it produces, ACR becoming the second site to ban Jonathan Little, finishing off ...

The Lock-In - Joe Ingram

(Originally aired on Youtube on August 25th) This week, PLO icon and poker's #1 hype-machine Joe Ingram is locked in and hanging out with our hosts Dara O'Kearney and David Lappin. The conversation flows as they take on a wide variety of topics. The lads give their opinions on the hugely anticipated Polk/Negreanu Challenge and the problem of poker in the USA before sinking their teeth into a trio of GG controversies.

The Chip Race - Season 13 Episode 5 - Phil Nagy Josh Abady Girafganger Callum Hamilton

This week’s show is a fire-cracker of opinion and hot topics as Winning Poker Network and ACR CEO Phil Nagy joins Dara and David in the wake of a controversial week in which he took out his ban hammer. Poker player turned app creator, the hilarious Josh Abady stops by for the first of a potentially recurring segment on life after poker. Online highstakes beast Girafganger is back, this time for some high level strategy. Poker player and writer Callum ...

The Lock-In - Henry Kilbane

(Originally aired on August 8th 2010) This week, Dara and David are locked in with GTO Commentator Henry Kilbane, a young man that they plucked from obscurity and the mean streets of Bratislava, taking him to the glitz and glamour of the Unibet Open. There's loads of banter as this trio contemplate the possibility that Henry has been 'the Covid19 super-spreader' and that Phil Galfond is a paragon of the gorilla mindset. Dara gives us the cliff notes of his ...

The Lock-In - Jamie Kerstetter

(Originally aired on Youtube on July 10th) This week, it's Jamie Kerstetter's turn to be locked in with our hosts David Lappin and Dara O'Kearney and wow does this year's 'Poker Twitter Personality Of The Year' bring some fire! The gloves are off as she discusses the possibility of VPNing on GG during the WSOP Online events. Dara calls out for an explicit statement from GG on this subject so players are not exposed to a negative freeroll. There is ...

The Lock-In - Luke Vrabel

(Originally aired on Youtube on July 25th 2020) This week, Luke Vrabel AKA ‘Slaydog’ is locked in and laughing out loud with our hosts Dara O’Kearney and David Lappin. The trio riff on a wide range of subjects including Luke’s infamous shower tweets, The parking lot bracelet win for Ryan DePaulo, America’s COVID-19 catastrophe, the sustainability of poker’s eco-system and the big series overlays being eaten by the major poker sites right now. Luke also makes the case that $10 ...

The Lock-In - Barry Carter

(Originally aired on Youtube on June 22nd 2020) In the latest installment of our indeterminate run web-series, David and Dara are locked in with author and pokerstrategy.com editor Barry Carter. The topics vary from the recently dismissed Mike Postle case, Mike Matusow's 'soapy handjob' interview with Postle, the return of live poker, the life of a blogger covering other people winning HUGE sums of money, Andrew Feldman's open Betfair account and the upcoming book 'Poker PKO Strategy', written by Dara ...

The Lock-In - Jack Sinclair

(Originally aired on Youtube on June 10th 2020) The lads are locked in for a feature length affair as they welcome WSOP (Europe) Main Event Champion Jack Sinclair. The discussion is varied as they shoot the breeze on cheating scandals, braggadocious screennames, the never-ending online grind, leveling, how to best use solvers, intuition vs cognitive bias, the lack of a real WSOP 2020, finishing up with a pair of very Gallic and very funny angle-shooting stories.

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