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The Chip Race - Season 16 Episode 1 - Xuan Liu Josh Hoesel Paul Seaton

The lads open the curtain on their 16th season of the show by welcoming live and online tournament and cash game player Xuan Liu. They also sit down with SNG Wizard Josh Hoesel aka SlayerV1fan. For strategy, they look at a key hand of David’s from the 2009 Full Tilt Espana Series. Paul Seaton stops by to discuss staking. Plus, Ian’s got all the news and results!

The Lock-In - Nick O'Hara

This week, we are locked in and hammering out all the rules with TD extraordinaire Nick O’Hara. The trio kick things off with a lengthy discussion on the return of live poker in Ireland as Nick announces his IPO festival and the precautions being taken by the organisers. Unibet Poker are the sponsors once again and there will be satellite qualifiers starting this Sunday and every Sunday until the festival that runs from October 20-25. The conversation then turns to ...

The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 7- Nick Petrangelo Melissa Schubert Matt Vaughan Paul Seaton

For our Season 15 finale, Dara and David are joined by high stakes tournament and cash game player Nick Petrangelo. They also welcome poker player, streamer and singer/songwriter Melissa Schubert. For strategy, they are re-joined by YouTuber Matt Vaughan, this time for a very entertaining strategy segment featuring a hand he played in the WSOP Closer versus Dara. Paul Seaton stop by to talk about selling action. Plus Ian has the news and results!

The Lock-In - Zach Elwood

This week we are locked in and figuring out tells with Zachary Elwood. The episode begins with a look back at Dara’s appearance on Zach’s show ‘People Who Read People’ when the pair broke down lots of useful poker tells. This chat segued nicely into an analysis of Phil Hellmuth’s tells (and likely fake tells), deployed in his defeat at the hands of Tom Dwan on High Stakes Duel. From there, the trio discussed Erik Seidel’s ninth bracelet win and ...

The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 6 - Elena Stover Matt Vaughan Parker Talbot Ike Haxton

This week, Dara and David are joined by professor turned poker nomad Elena ‘The Groupie’ Stover. They also welcome poker vlogger Matt Vaughan. For strategy, they are joined by twitch streamer Parker ‘TonkaaaaP’ Talbot to discuss a hand he played versus former guest Olivier Busquet on ‘King Of The Hill’. With a little help from Isaac Haxton, the lads discuss poker paradigms. Plus, Ian’s got the news!

The Lock-In - Barny Boatman

This week, Barny Boatman is locked-in and lashing out at the creators of online poker 'throwables'. It's a wonderfully heterogeneous show this week as David and Dara are joined by their great friend Barny to talk about everything from ageism in poker to responsible gambling, from Communism to Full Tilt, from economic bubbles to near-death experiences, from online poker tools to cacky bog roll. The lads also own up to the fact that this episode was pre-recorded in June and ...

The Lock-In - Kevmath

This week, we are locked in and out wringing out Kevin Mathers for all his inside information! It is with great pleasure that Dara and David sit down with Kevmath to discuss the stories of the week. The lads start off with a tribute to Layne Flack before talking about Phil Hellmuth’s 7th consecutive victory on High Stakes Duel. Using Phil Galfond’s viral Twitter thread as a leaping off point, there is a deep dive on the possible origins of ...

The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 5 - Toby Lewis Padraig Parkinson KL Cleeton

This week, we are joined by EPT champion, Aussie Millions champion and Wynn Millions chopper Toby Lewis. We also welcome the 1999 WSOP main event 3rd place finisher Padraig Parkinson. For strategy, Dara and David take a look at one of Dara’s hands, an interesting heads up spot from an online MTT. KL Cleeton stops by to talk about carer legislation, stripper poles and Dara’s new satellite strategy masterclass on Learn Pro Poker. Plus, Ian’s got news and results.

The Lock-In - Carlos Welch

This week, Carlos Welch is locked in and blinging out proceedings with his brand new WSOP bracelet! Carlos joins David and Dara as the trio discuss the news, gossip and scandals of the day. First in the news is of course Carlos's victory in the $888 Crazy Eights WSOP Events few days ago for $125,000. Carlos summarises the key points of the tournament before telling the lads about his rags to riches story. The topic then begrudgingly switches to the ...

The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 4 - Jesse Sylvia Christian Zetzsche Barny Boatman Jason Su

This week, we are joined by WPT champion and WSOP Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia. We also welcome the hardest working man in poker Christian Zetsche. For strategy, we’ve got a very special segment with Barny Boatman looking back on a hand he played versus Vicky Coren in the EPT. Jason Su joins us to talk about ‘Poker with Presence’. Plus Ian’s got all the news and results.

The Lock-In - Thomas Keeling

This week, Dara and David are locked in and hanging out with the seriously serious Thomas Keeling. The lads kick things off by sharing some memories about the 1999 WSOP Main Event champion Noel Furlong who passed away this week. The conversation then turns to the recent PokerKing WPT Heads-Up event, won by Phil Ivey. Thomas gives his behind-the-scenes perspective and insights into why the event worked so well. The lads then segue to another Thomas Keeling production - the ...

The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 3 - Henry Kilbane Brad Wilson Matt Berkey Paul Seaton

This week, our hosts Dara and David are joined by their great friend, poker player and commentator Henry Kilbane. They also welcome poker player, coach and Chasing Poker Greatness host Brad Wilson. For strategy, they’ve got high-stakes beast and ‘Solve for Why’ founder Matt Berkey. Paul Seaton returns for the second half of our feature on his ‘Poker On Screen’ series. Plus, Ian has all the news.

The Lock-In - Parker Talbot

This week, Parker Talbot is locked in and out-shilling the hosts! David and Dara kick things off without the man some call 'TonkaaaaP' as they discuss Gamble Online and Paul Seaton's excellent recent piece about poker player/embezzler Dennis Blieden. The pair then talk about David Peters' dominating performance at the US Poker Open. There is a lengthy conversation on Phil Nagy's indecent comments towards Twitch streamer 'WeePro83' and the aftermath of that incident which has seen a repentant Nagy plead ...

The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 2 - John Duthie Mike Brady Andy Wilson Bryan Paris

This week, Dara and David are joined by Poker Millions Champion, the creator of the EPT and the president of Partypoker live John Duthie. They’ve also got Upswing Poker Vice President Mike Brady. For strategy, they welcome British online poker pro and DTO streamer Andy Wilson. Bryan Paris stops by to talk about running good. Plus, Ian delivers news and results.

The Lock-In - Maria Konnikova

This week we are locked in and blurting out wrong names with Maria Konnikova. Maria brings her wealth of psychological insights to the table for a discussion on ‘Get Rich Quick’ schemes, short-term thinking, negative experiences at the poker tables, con artistry, control and poker players being their own bosses. We also talk about Anna Khait’s alleged participation in a plot to spy on FBI agents and Alex O’Brien’s BBC article 'How a $10k poker win changed how I think’. ...

The Chip Race - Season 15 Episode 1 - Rainer Kempe Josh Heinzl Anton Wigg Alex O'Brien

David and Dara are back from hiatus with a great show, starring Super Highroller Bowl champion Rainer Kempe. They are also joined by toy shop mogul turned heads up poker pro Josh Heinzl. Science writer Alex O’Brien stops by to discuss her BBC article ‘How a $10k poker win changed how I think’. For strategy, the lads welcome EPT champ Anton Wigg. Plus, Ian will have all the news.

The Lock-In - Isaac Haxton

This week, poker legend Isaac Haxton is locked in and working out the chances of a player losing 13 heads-ups in a row. Ike joins David and Dara for a wide-ranging conversation encompassing everything from scams to vaccines to prop bets. The chat begins with the scamming allegation made by Dan Colman last week before moving to Hellmuth’s ‘hilarious’ victory over Daniel Negreanu which makes it a staggering 13 consecutive losses for ‘The Kid Poker’. There is discussion of the ...

The Lock-In - Rob Campbell

This week WSOP POY Rob Campbell is locked in and making Dara and David laugh out loud as the stand-up comic turned mixed game Aussie pro regaled them with his funny and sometimes not so funny tales. The meandering conversation occasionally gets on track to discuss Patrick Leonard’s superb bit of sportsmanship when he prompted Pokerstars to double-check their SCOOP Leaderboard standings. This story actually develops in real time as David gets an update and a direct quote from Pads ...

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 ...

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