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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.
With the 10th Anniversary of the show approaching, BIG Dave turns back the clock to the 5th Anniversary Show from March 2015, the guys remember the early days of the program and discuss many people that have contributed to the show over the years, including dozens of outstanding guests and the movers and shakers of the poker world.
BIG Dave and Joe discuss enhancements put in place at this summer's WSOP in Las Vegas to lessen the wait times for both buy-ins and payouts, they also analyze a winning hand at the Rock N' Roll Poker Open and later, they continue to find ways to encourage women to play the game.
BIG Dave and Joe discuss an interesting article that talks about the pervasive anger and sad atmosphere associated with poker rooms, and things management can do to reverse it. The guys also reveal the TV broadcast schedule for this summer's World Series Main Event and talk about the exciting comeback win of Canadian Eric Afriat at Fallsview.
BIG Dave and Joe wrap up the WSOP Circuit Series in Tampa and preview the Global Poker Awards coming up in March. The guys also take a deep dive into an article by Matthew Rochman on how to play pocket aces.
BIG Dave and Joe take a look at the early events of the Circuit series at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa. The guys also look at the complete WSOP schedule for the summer and discuss a survey of women which reveals nearly half of all women poker players continue to be intimidated at the tables by obnoxious men.
Tony Burns, Seminole Gaming Executive, joins the show to discuss his new position, the recent Lucky Hearts Tourney, the upcoming Circuit Event at SHR Tampa, and the fabulous Guitar Hotel, which was the center of attention during Super Bowl week.
BIG Dave and Joe congratulate the winners of several world-wide tournaments and play interviews, from the finish of the Lucky Hearts, with Melisa Singh and David Prociak, and Timothy Banks. The guys also discuss the new events added to the schedule of the WSOP, including a very intriguing "Mystery Bounty" tourney.
BIG Dave and Joe share their excitement at the announcement by the WSOP that the series will have 25 events this summer with buy-ins of $1000 or less. They also follow the progress of main events from the Lucky Hearts. the WSOP Circuit at Thunder Valley, and the Aussie Millions.
BIG Dave and Joe look at major results across the country including, the WPT in California and Florida, the WSOP in Oklahoma, plus worldwide action at the Aussie Millions. The guys also discuss advances in online poker in 2019, a return to pre-Black Friday levels in live play, and what's just around the corner in 2020.
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