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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 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 ...