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Fresh off his third WSOP bracelet win, Tony Dunst tweets his thoughts on how to improve next year’s online series - BIG Dave & Joe discuss. The guys also take a look at the lack of mixed games in the series, courtesy of open letter by pro Melissa Burr to the WSOP.
Daniel Negreanu is in the spotlight again for his second temper meltdown online this month. Plus, BIG Dave & the 2 Joes take a look at the effects of the pandemic on our favorite sports and how that relates to the poker world.
Online website crash delays 2 WSOP tourneys to next weekend and poker players are not happy. We discuss the disaster for GG Poker and whether they’ll survive it. Also, the “Naked Bandit” gets his punishment for dropping his pants at last year’s WSOP.
Interesting stories abound from the WSOP Online series including a frustrated Daniel Negreanu and his spotty internet connection, a 70-year-old bracelet winner in his first online tourney and a happy champion who captured the title in a Whole Foods parking lot.
With the WSOP Online series underway, the guys look at some of the early action, including a blow-up by Mike “The Mouth” Matusow. BIG Dave closes the show by bringing on producer Joe Castello to talk about the weekend passing of former Neil Rogers producer Jorge Rodriguez - the two reminisce about their early days in South Florida radio.
Howard Mash, reigning Seniors Champ from the 2019 WSOP, and South Florida pro Michael Tait join the show to talk about their poker lives during the pandemic. Howard discusses the strange experience of his upcoming title defense in the online series and Michael talks about adjustments in the live Local scene.
BIG Dave & Joe talk about the adjustments all of the South Florida rooms have made to adjust to the age of Covid-19. Vegas continues to bounce back slowly while several states in the Northeast are taking things a bit slower. The guys also have an in-depth discussion on short-handed betting.
BIG Dave & Joe discuss the newly-announced World Series of Poker Online Series, whether it will replace the Rio event or just supplement the current waiting period. They also talk about the dismissal of the lawsuit against Mike Postle and the Stones Gambling Hall and Joe reveals why he was not shocked at the decision. Finally, the latest news on casino openings in Vegas and Florida and the early reviews on the small number of poker room reopenings.
Tony Burns, Poker Marketing Director of Seminole Gaming, spends time with BIG Dave & Joe to talk about the recent reopening of the SHR Tampa Poker, along with the effect the coronavirus pandemic on the other Seminole properties.
Noah Carbone, Director of Poker at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, recaps the room’s reopening on May 22nd. Noah describes the huge turnout, along with his facility’s extensive efforts to keep players safe.
Poker rooms are opening in areas experiencing a lesser effect of Covid-19. BIG Dave & Joe discuss the BIG question. Whether players will put up with the “new normal” requirements: tables limited to 4 players, plexiglass screens, and a requirement to wears masks & gloves. Some will find it easier to stay home and play online.
BIG Dave & Joe react to the news that planned poker room openings in Florida & Michigan were postponed at the last minute, while three facilities in the Czech Republic got underway successfully. The latest news out of Las Vegas - including a possible recall of the city’s mayor- is discussed as well.
With a few scattered poker rooms set to open soon, BIG Dave & Joe talk about how the inevitable changes will be accepted - will rooms survive with 6-handed, or even 4-handed, tables? They also talk about the future of tournament play and whether the growth of online poker attention will continue. Finally, they pay tribute to South Florida football legend Don Shula.
The WSOP will have to be restructured once new dates are determined. It will have less events and certainly a shorter duration. BIG Dave and Joe discuss several possibilities on tonight’s show, and a simple resumption of regular business must be tested out this summer.
The World Series of Poker has finally been postponed. BIG Dave and Joe discuss how the attendance and the number of events could be affected with the possible move to the fall. The guys also talk about how the bet-sizing of bluffs against certain players can induce a much needed fold.
BIG Dave and Joe talk about the All-In for Feeding America Charity Poker Tournament that featured top pros and avid poker players from the industry, the tourney raised nearly $2 million for Feeding America. The guys also discuss the fact that two of poker's great historical figures were not nice guys and treated poker dealers horribly.
Sandra Mohr, Director of the documentary film "Poker Queens", joins BIG Dave to discuss the process of putting together an impressive document highlighting the top female players in poker. They also talk about how she demonstrated the different treatment that men and women receive at the felt by actually disguising herself as a man.
BIG Dave and Joe report that all major casinos and poker rooms are now closed and that has left an opportunity for online poker to explode. The guys also run down some great poker movies you may have missed as everyone is home looking for something to help pass the time.
BIG Dave and Joe discuss ways to keep your poker game sharp during the coronavirus shutdown of the majority of poker rooms in the U.S. They also discuss the discipline needed to fold a big hand when you are raised by more than one opponent.
CORONAVIRUS - What else is there to talk about right now? BIG Dave and Joe discuss how the pandemic is affecting the poker world.
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