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Ep 23 - Poker Cheater's Lawyer Is An Idiot, Did You Know WSOP Europe is Happening?, Annoying Things People Ask You About Poker, And Superstar Jeff Platt

We start the show with an update on Mike P the Poker Cheater. He hired a lawyer and boy, things aren't looking great for him. We then destroy the WSOP Europe for how poorly it's being run and marketed...did you even know it was happening? We then talk about annoying/frustrating questions people ask when they find out you play poker, and then finally we are joined by Jeff Platt from PokerGO to talk about a bunch of everything. A very ...

Ep 22 - Phil Galfond Interview, Mike P's DMs With Us, and How To Stay Focused At Low Stakes

Today's episode is a dandy. First we follow up with Mike P the poker cheater, going through our DMs with him where he pleaded his innocence. We break down each of his DMs and spoiler alert: He's a sociopath. We are then joined by the legend Phil Galfond who talks about running his own poker website, playing high stakes poker tournaments, and his thoughts on the cheater scandal. Finally, we answer a DM about how to play low stakes when ...

Ep 21 - THE LIVE POKER CHEATING SCANDAL Ft. Joey Ingram

This episode is all about the biggest scandal to hit poker in YEARS, Mike P cheating on stream for a year at the Stones Gambling Hall. We dive into how he cheated, why it's 100% FOR SURE that he cheated, and run through theories on why he would do this. We are also joined by Joey Ingram who had a huge part in uncovering this whole thing and knows more about it than anyone. It's a story you would barely ...

Ep 20 - ROUNDERS 2?!, Draymond Green Gets Owned, The Best WSOP Runs Of All Time, And Losing All Our Money In Crypto

We start today's show by talking about the possibility of ROUNDERS 2 happening after the writer of Rounders put out a very promising tweet. We then talk about our top 3 favorite WSOP Main Event runs including Jamie Gold and reflect on some past final tables. We then talk about how to stay focused when you're completely card dead and how to deal with that. Next we talk about Draymond Green on Poker After Dark and how Maria Ho stuffed ...

Ep 19 - Survivor 39 Contestant Ronnie Bardah and Survivor Superfan Tommy Smokes

On this episode of Cracking Aces we talk SURVIVOR. We are joined by season 39 contestant Ronnie Bardah to talk about his preparation for the island, his strategy, and how poker and Survivor overlap. We are also joined by the legend Tommy Smokes who is a Survivor savant. Ronnie and Tommy are incredible, enjoy!

Ep 18 - Is Phil Ivey Broke??? Plus Twitch King Jaime Staples, Listener DMs, And Online Nostalgia

On today's episode we talk about some poker world drama- is Linus Loeliger a cheater and why was Phil Ivey backed for a $50k? We get emotional talking about Ivey and how awesome he is and how sad we'd be if he's actually broke. We then tackle listener DMs- how not to be "scared money" and Jake's path to being a successful poker pro. After some online nostalgia, we are joined by Twitch Gawd and prop bet master Jaime Staples. ...

Ep 17 - Flopping A Set Of Aces, Tennis vs Poker, Buying and Selling Pieces, High Rollers in London, and BHanks

We start today's Cracking Aces with a little US Open tennis talk, and the similarities and differences between the skill edge in both. We then tackle a DM from a listener who flopped top set with a pair of aces. We tackle the hand both simply and in depth and show how complicated poker can be. We then answer another DM about rake back and mark up and talk about how they work. Finally, BHanks from PokerGo joins us to ...

Ep 16 - Jeff Gross, Gerard Piqué, Our Top 3 Athletes Who Play Poker, And The 25k Platinum Pass

This week we start off with the news PokerStars is running their 25k Platinum Pass promotion again, giving $25k freerolls to poker players around the world. We then talk about EPT Barcelona and Gerard Piqué finishing 2nd in the high roller. That transitions into our Top 3 lists of favorite athletes who play poker. Nate's #1 is the best. We are then joined by poker player/mogul/Michael Phelps' best friend Jeff Gross to talk all about the Twitch life, Burning Man, ...

Ep 15 - Top 3 OG Online Players, Million Dollar Swings, Interviews With Jamie Kerstetter and Jessica Dawley (Ft Kate from ZBT)

This week we start off by going down memory lane and talking about our top 3 online OGs (4:30). We go down memory lane about Rail Heaven, the Durrr Challenge, Lil Holdem, Isildur, and more. We then talk to poker pro and media mogul Jamie Kerstetter about broadcasting the WSOP, quitting her job to play poker, and remaining positive in a world of negativity (30:20). Finally Nate and Kate from the military podcast talk with Jessica Dawley (1:04.00) about her ...

Ep 14 - Barstool Unionizing Drama, The 3 Most Annoying Things People Say At The Poker Table, and Recapping The Big 4 In Florida

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by recapping the "Big 4" in Florida and the players who won them. We then discuss the whole unionizing at Barstool situation and Scott Seiver's idiotic tweet about it. Finally, the boys break down the 3 most annoying things people can say at the poker table. And we cannot stress this enough, DON'T BE A CREEP TO DEALERS. It's a fast paced power hour of an episode, enjoy!

Ep 13 - Million Dollar Tournaments, Bottom 3 Feelings At The Poker Table, And An Awesome Interview With Galen Hall

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by talking about a live tournament Nate played over the weekend and an old man at the table running an angle, albeit a hilarious one. That leads into a convo about the worst feelings at the poker table, what's up getting set over set! We then talk about Bryn Kenney being a badass in the million dollar tournament, plus the future of super high rollers, including a debate about if a poker ...

Episode 12 - Poker 101: How To Get Better At Poker

This week on Cracking Aces we spend the entire time answering the age old question- "how do I get better at poker?". Nate and Jake talk for nearly an hour about how to improve your game, from what resources to use, how to study, and how to close leaks that stop you from being as good as the pros. Poker ain't easy, but hopefully this podcast helps you realize what tools you need to get to the next level and ...

Ep 11 - WSOP Dick Bandit Is (Allegedly) On Crack, Randall Emmett's Antics, Folding KK Preflop, And An Interview With Garry Gates

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by talking about our trip to AC and Jake folding KK preflop. We talk about the difference between playing wild amateurs and extremely good pros. We then talk about Randall Emmett and his antics at the table...not a fan. And then we discuss the "Dick Bandit" who got thrown out of the Main Event and how he might be on crack. Finally, the 4th place finisher in the Main Event and all ...

Ep 10 - INTERVIEW WITH FEDOR HOLZ and Main Event Final Table Chatter

Fedor F'ing Holz. We talk to Fedor for 34 minutes and need to do 3,400 more. He's the GOAT. We also talk about the Main Event final table, especially the tanking from Maahs and Livingston's QQ fold. Enjoy!

Episode 9 - Ivey And Dwan Are Legends, Tag Team Poker Is Awesome, And Tournament Boss Jake Schwartz Talks Poker And Crypto Bad Beats

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by talking about Phil Ivey who is chipleading at the WSOP. We then talk about the legend of Tom Dwan and how awesome it is to see him playing at the WSOP. Nate talks about playing a $1500 WSOP with $2k to his name and also how much he loves tag team poker. The guys then talk to poker boss Jake Schwartz while he's eating lunch by himself. Jake is going deep ...

Episode 8 - Phil Kessel & Jeopardy James Are At The WSOP, Plus An Interview With Tournament Crusher MARIA HO

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by talking about the impacts NHL player Phil Kessel and Jeopardy James are having on the WSOP by being there. We then discuss a ridiculous pocket kings lay down in the ladies event, and then we're joined by one of the best tournament players in the world right now, Maria Ho. She talks about how she got started in poker, the prestige of winning a WSOP bracelet and if there are too ...

Episode 7 - Phil Ivey Stories, Black Friday (Bad) Memories, Brent Hanks From PokerGO, And Answering Your Emails

We start out this week by talking about what's going on in the WSOP, including Phil Ivey stories and speculate why he's playing $800 NLHE events. We also talk about how wild Black Friday was...I mean, it still blows our minds how that all went down. We have a chit chat with pro poker player and PokerGO personality Brent Hanks about what's going on out in Vegas, and end the show by answering your poker-related emails. Enjoy!

Episode 6 - Jake Won A Main Event Seat And Hoodie Allen Talks All Things Poker

This week on Cracking Aces we are joined by musician and poker player Hoodie Allen. While most known for his Billboard hits, Hoodie also crushes poker in his spare time. We talk to him about shaking the Main Event nerves, how to get better at live poker, being the fish at the table, and much more. If you're a recreational player, you'll love hearing from a guy who just loves the game as much as you do. Enjoy!

Episode 5 - 2012 MAIN EVENT Champ and Player Of The Year Greg Merson

This week on Cracking Aces we are joined by the 2012 Main Event champion and Player of the Year, Greg Merson. He talks about coming back from 2.5 bbs to win the Main Event, his most memorable hand of all time, playing high stakes in Macau, his thoughts on the current live and online landscapes, and much more. It's a great hour of insight from a high stakes crusher, enjoy!

Episode 4 - BIG 50 Recap and 2017 MAIN EVENT Winner Scott Blumstein

This week on Cracking Aces, Nate talks about his deep-ish run in the 28,000 person BIG 50 at the WSOP, the boys talk to the 2017 Main Event winner Scott Blumstein about his life since winning 8 million dollars, and we answer YOUR email questions. Thanks for listening and enjoy!

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After being cleared of all allegations in its 45-minute investigation of Stones Live Poker steams, Mike Postle has immediately been inducted into the 2020 Poker Hall of Fame, leapfrogging over the formalities of the… — read more »
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