A complete wrap up of the outstanding Seminole Hard Poker Series including interviews with Main Event Champion Brandon Eisen and renowned tournament director Matt Savage. BIG Dave also talks with female POY Kristen Bicknell about her breakout year and the controversy surrounding this Summer's tourney at the Venetian.
BIG Dave and Joe take a look at the early action of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and the Main Event of the WPT Choctaw, along with the effect of the WSOP on Vegas card rooms. The guys also have an in-depth discussion on the double KO hand from the Big One, was it an angle shot by Rick Salomon?
BIG Dave interviews Ken Lambert, Poker Director of the Isle Poker Room, as they conclude the Florida State Poker Championship Series in Pompano Beach. We also replay an interview with Mark Anton of Atlantic West Management Group as Place Your Chips Caribbean, a game combining poker and an international lottery, is set to launch.
BIG Dave and Joe bring you Part 2 of their Main Event wrap-up and talk about the Big One for One Drop. The guys discuss two pivotal hands from the Main Event and from the Big One and look at some local action from the Florida State Poker Championship at the Isle.
BIG Dave and Joe go all-in on the WSOP Main Event focusing on the Aces vs Kings vs Kings hand that led to the final table and a critical hand that damaged the hopes of chip leader Michael Dyer. The guys also talk HoF and take a quick look at the Big One for One Drop.
BIG Dave and Joe have an extensive discussion on the Phil Hellmuth outburst in 3-handed play which led to the elimination of a Massachusetts firefighter. The pros weigh in on Phil's history of influencing hands and the guys discuss whether Phil's offer to buy-in the player next year was sufficient.
BIG Dave and Joe welcome writer Sheree Bykofsky back to the show to delve deeper into her book "The Kaizen of Poker". They discuss how women can be successful at the game, often because they are underestimated by men at the tables. The guys also talk about the latest WSOP results including wins by Chance Kornuth, Jean-Robert Bellande, and South Florida's Jessica Dawley in the Ladies Event.
BIG Dave and Joe talk about the latest result from Las Vegas, including the 3rd title for The Grinder in the Poker Player's Championship and a dramatic win by a familiar name in the Super Seniors. They also discuss a late chop between William Foxen and Kristin Bicknell at the Venetian which was closely scrutinized because of their off-felt relationship.
BIG Dave and Joe discuss the bizarre angle-shooting attempt by an Armenian Player at "Live at the Bike" in Los Angeles. The guys also talk WSOP results including Doyle Brunson's valiant attempt to win a bracelet in his final tourney and The Grinder's deep run in the Poker Player's Championship.
BIG Dave and Joe run down some WSOP results and talk about the reduced turnout for The Colossus. They also keep an eye on a deep run by Doyle Brunson in the Deuce-7 Lowball event and discuss the WPT decision to delay their final tables for several weeks this year.
Sheree Bykofsky author of the new book "The Kaizen of Poker" joins the show and talks about how to continuously improve your poker game. BIG Dave and Joe run down the early results from the WSOP and briefly discuss Justin Bonomo's heater after winning $5 million in the Super High Roller Bowl.
BIG Dave interviews Chris Bolek following his win in the $1,650 Deepest Stack Tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood. The guys discuss the victory by Matt Waxman in the WPT Tournament of Champions, update the Super High Roller Bowl, and look at the early schedule of the World Series of Poker.
Johnny Kampis, author of "Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Poker Pros" joins BIG Dave and Joe. Kampis, a journalist and avid player, returns to the WSOP after a 10 year absence to raise a family and tells the story of how much the game has changed.
BIG Dave and Joe talk extensively about the Supreme Court ruling overturning PASPA and what effects the legalization of sports betting will have on the poker world. The guys also look ahead to the busy schedule in Vegas this summer and make a few predictions on what to expect at the WSOP.
BIG Dave and Joe discuss numerous topics including the selection of Lupe Soto and Maria Ho for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame, the upcoming field for the Super High Roller Bowl, and recent results from the EPT Monte Carlo, Party Poker Millions in Canada, and WSOP Circuit. The guys also talk about a crazy bluff in the Monte Carlo event and a great Doug Polk article regarding 5 steps to improving your poker skills.
Steve Blay, founder of AdvancedPokerTraining.com and co-author of Qui Nguyen's autobiographical account of his WSOP Championship in 2016, joins BIG Dave an informative discussion. We also hear from Tony Burns, the Tournament Director at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood.
Robbie Strazynski, founder of the Cardplayer Liefstyle website and blog, talks with BIG Dave about his career covering poker from his home in Israel. They discuss his occasional TV work at the WSOP, his weekly podcast on Poker News and recent interviews with John Hesp, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Hellmuth. They clost the show with a conversation about "Molly's Game" and their similar interview with the film's poker consultant.
BIG Dave and Joe look at the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Series as it winds down to the Main Event final table. They discuss a major hand that propelled Brian Hastings to the chip lead. BIG Dave also interviews Michael Newman and Nadya Magnus.
BIG Dave takes an extended look at the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Series and interviews poker couple Tim and Ness Reilly. He also talk with veteran player Ken Aldridge and takes a long look ahead to a busy weekend with the Main Event getting underway.
BIG Dave and Joe wrap up the Ben Zamani's win at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and look ahead to the Seminole Hard Rick Showdown Series. The guys also discuss Dominique Nitsche's article about bluffing strategy from a big tournament in China and this year's nominees for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.
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