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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.

The Chip Race - Season 13 Episode 4 - Shane Schleger Luciana Manolea Patrick Leonard Simon Sanchez

On this week’s show, Dara and David are joined by blast from the past, the charismatic Shane Schleger. They also sit down with the enchanting online beast, Luciana Manolea. The always astute Patrick Leonard takes them through a sick hand he played versus WPT champion Nick Petrangelo. French poker player and Youtuber Simon Sanchez stops by. Plus, there is a news and results round-up from Ian Simpson.

The Lock-In - Gareth Chantler

(Originally aired on Youtube May 29th) Dara and David are joined by poker pro and award-winning journalist Gareth Chantler. Gareth kicks things off with a story about the kidnapping of former Chip Race guest Carlos Welch. David admits to panic-buying and stockpiling premium coffee for the pandemic. Gareth explains the difference between globe-trotting and being homeless. Dara and Gareth get a free sex-show by the side of the motorway in Prague. Gareth talks about opening his chests of nothing before ...

The Lock-In - Jen Shahade

Delighted that they made it to Episode 4 without getting cancelled, Dara and David welcome poker beast, chess bitch and award winning podcaster Jen Shahade to the show. (Originally aired on Youtube May 15th 2020) After Dara and Jen mercilessly wave their trophies in David's face, the trio get into a deeper discussion about what makes for a good poker podcast. They discuss a recent tweet by Irish poker ambassador Louise Butler in which she gives tips to live poker ...

The Lock-In - Niall Farrell

(Originally aired on Youtube May 1st 2020) In a shameless attempt to revive their flagging viewer numbers, Dara and David welcome to the show their first ever guest, a man who is no stranger to a Lock-In - Live Triple Crown winner, Niall 'Firaldo' Farrell! The lads take a closer look at some of Niall's recent tweets. David explains how a week of toilet training his son has made for some grim games of 'Hide & Seek'. Dara makes a ...

The Lock-In - Part 2

(Originally aired on Youtube April 1st 2020) Our hosts Dara O'Kearney and David Lappin are locked in and letting it all out in there new limited run spin-off show! In Part 2, they talk about how they are both running and how far Dara has been actually running. David leaks the news of the €1,000,000 in guarantees between the Unibet Online Series and the Unibet Open Online in May. He also brags about being the best Dad ever and jokes ...

The Lock-In - Part 1

(Originally aired on Youtube April 1st 2020) Our hosts Dara O'Kearney and David Lappin are locked in and letting it all out in this new uncut video series brought to you by 'The Chip Race' and their sponsors 'Unibet Poker'. In this first installment, they talk about the coronavirus, its impact on their respective lives, its impact on poker and the massive demand for private games online.

The Chip Race - Season 13 Episode 3 - Mason Malmuth Lynn Gilmartin Marle Cordeiro Daniel Dvoress

This week we have an eclectic quartet from poker's A-list. Player, author and 2+2 owner Mason Malmuth joins us to discuss his new book 'The History of The World from A Gambler's Perspective'. Poker presenter, producer, anchor and business woman Lynn Gilmartin stops by to talk about the WPT WOC and more. We've got strategy with poker pro, Youtuber and Twitcher Marle Cordeiro. We discuss poker's past, present and future with bracelet winner Daniel Dvoress. We've also got a news ...

The Chip Race - Season 13 Episode 2 - Isaac Haxton Ben Farrell Postflopmalone Patrick Leonard

On this week's show, David and Dara welcome poker phenom Isaac Haxton to the show. They also sit down with online and live crusher Ben Farrell. They examine a fascinating deep-stack strategy spot with 'Postflopmalone'. The current Pocketfives #2 ranked player Patrick Leonard joins the lads to discuss the subject of poker unions and poker stables. Plus, Ian casts his eye over the 'shit-sandwich' of news in the poker world.

The Chip Race - Season 13 Episode 1 - Lon McEachern Chris Da Silva Dan Smith George Devine

We are back for Season (hopefully not unlucky) 13! Joining us for our curtain raiser is ‘the voice of poker’ Lon McEachern and Battle of Malta Highroller champion and Hippodrome ambassador Chris Da Silva. We’ve also got strategy from Dan Smith who takes us through a HUGE river bluff versus Fedor Holz heads-up at the 2016 One Drop. Our good pal George Devine stops by to chat about poker and his #LockdownLookback at all 12 seasons of The Chip Race. ...

The Chip Race - Season 12 Episode 7 - Apestyles Alex Scott Fedor Holz

For our a Season 12 curtain closer, we are joined by arguably the greatest ever online poker player - Jonathon ‘Apestyles’ Van Fleet. We have a fascinating deep dive into the industry with the former Managing Director of Poker for MPN, Alex Scott. Our strategy hand is a nasty one from David’s final table of the Unibet Poker Supernova. We give our views on poker retirement with the help of poker legend Fedor Holz. Plus, Ian has some news, controversy ...

The Chip Race - Season 12 Episode 2 - Maria Konnikova BENCB Andrew Brokos Barry Carter

This week we’ve got a star-studded list of poker content creators. We welcome poker player and best-selling author Maria Konnikova to talk about her new book ‘The Biggest Bluff’ and more. We’ve got the much anticipated Part 2 of that BENCB interview. Poker player, podcaster and 'Playing Optimal Poker' author Andrew ‘Thinking Poker’ Brokos joins us for a brilliant cash game strategy hand. Barry Carter stops by to talk his new book, another collaboration with host Dara O’Kearney entitled ‘Poker ...

The Chip Race - Season 12 Episode 5 - Anton Wigg BENCB Jason Tompkins Tom Victor

This week, we have got a incredible show starring EPT champion Anton Wigg and highstakes pro, coach and ‘Raise You Edge’ founder BENCB. We are joined by our great friend Jason Tompkins in strategy corner. Journalist and author Tom Victor stops by to discuss poker and left-wing politics. Ian has the latest news and results from the online felt. Plus, we've got a music world exclusive as poker player and rapper Adam Neal aka LNC makes us all 'Go Insane'!

The Chip Race - Season 12 Episode 4 - Matt Savage KL Cleeton Krissy Bicknell JP McCann

The lads are back after hiatus with a show featuring WPT executive tour director Matt Savage and poker pro and app developer KL Cleeton. Krissy Bicknell discusses a sick hand she played versus Dara. Irish event organiser and tournament director JP McCann stops by to chat about live poker in the age of COVID19. Plus, Ian has the news and all the results from the big online series including Unibet poker’s UOS!

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