With COVID cases on the rise around the U.S., BIG Dave & the two Joes talk about the huge challenges lying ahead for the WSOP and the critical decisions that will need to be made before the world’s largest poker event gets underway. Also, the guys review the early events of the SHRPO and the drama still to come.
David Litvin, Director of Poker at the Big Easy Poker Room in Hallandale Beach, joins the show to talk about his long career in South Florida poker along with his new novel, “Frum God: The Mostly True Adventures of a Modern Day Messiah”.
“Who’s #1?” is a favorite question on the minds of sports fans, so BIG Dave & Joe talk about current and past players who have held the top spot - from past superstars like Jason Mercier (pre-fatherhood) & Erik Seidel to current champs like Alex Foxen & Stephen Chidwick. Also, updates from the PokerGO Cup & the WSOP Online Series, advice on how to advance your poker career, and the disturbing trend of vanishing poker rooms in Vegas complete an ...
Recent events in South Florida have shaken the entire community, but poker continues to thrive and the guys discuss how to keep players excited about the game. Updates on the online series for the WSOP, plus a discussion about the importance of tournaments going hand-in-hand with cash games round out the show.
BIG Dave talks about his early days working in a poker room and the guys discuss the need to consult surveillance to help solve disagreements. Also, some burning questions are answered regarding the WSOP and Joe analyzes a couple of hands from the High Stakes Duel II., won by Phil Hellmuth in 3 straight matches
The decision not to appeal the lower court ruling that the Wire Act does not applied to online poker could now open the door to more states getting into the game. Joe expresses his doubts that online poker will move forward because of greed issues, while BIG Dave feels that companies and states can work together to get the ball rolling. The guys also discuss the blowback in Florida to the Seminole Compact, and pass along the latest action from ...
The complete schedule for the WSOP is out, with 88 bracelet events slated for September 30 - November 23. BIG Dave & Joe discuss the return of the series, along with an interesting policy exclusive to Vegas that allows poker dealers to play at the felt in the room that employs them. Also, results from the U.S. Poker Open, the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa and the Palm Beach Summer Classic are revealed.
The guys open the show with a discussion on the pros & cons of working as a dealer at the WSOP in Vegas - great experience to be garnered, but the treatment by the series’ management can be less than stellar. Also, BIG Dave updates the action at the U.S. Poker Open and Joe analyzes a situation on a hand before the flop where a call is the worst choice.
The decision not to bring poker back at Gulfstream Park is discussed, especially since tournament play is beginning to return to normal around South Florida. Also, the good news that Connecticut will become the 7th State in the U.S. to launch online poker has been announced.
Now that the Florida legislature has ratified a new Seminole compact, sports betting appears to be on the fast track for the Sunshine State - as for online poker, not so much. BIG Dave & Joe discuss the effect on South Florida, and the guys discuss possible guarantees for dealers this year at the WSOP.
BIG Dave & Joe discuss the reaction of players and poker room employees to the rollback of Covid restrictions in Vegas and elsewhere. Also, results from two long-delayed WPT final tables are revealed as the finish of South Florida’s big tourneys were set to get underway.
The guys start the show with a discussion about a re-emerging Las Vegas scene and what is still to come regarding the WSOP. They also have some fun with the amazing call by a player in the Lone Star Poker Series who correctly predicted the entire runout board for a hand on the live stream. A quick look at some of the hands from the Hellmuth/Negreanu High Stakes Duel adds to the program.
BIG Dave runs down the scene at a very successful WPT event at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, including the largest turnout in World Poker Tour history for a main event. The guys start the show with a discussion of the recent agreement between Florida’s governor and the Seminole Tribe on a long-awaited gambling compact, and how it could affect sports betting and online poker in the future.
BIG Dave & Joe discuss the early days after Black Friday as the disruption of online poker passes it’s 10th anniversary milestone. The guys also talk about the great turnouts at the Seminole Hard Rock’s 10th anniversary edition of the WPT Summer Showdown, including a record number of entrants in the senior’s event. The recovery of Vegas action, the move of the WSOP television coverage to CBS, and the release of an Online Series schedule for the WSOP are also ...
BIG Dave has a lengthy conversation with Bernard Lee about the publication of his new book, “Poker Satellite Success”, available this month from D&B Poker Publishing. The info could prove helpful with the numerous satellites set to run this week at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood.
BIG Dave talks about the move of the 2021 WSOP to the fall and the subsequent reaction from the poker world. A few details were released but more will come in the next month or so. Also, Joe then joins the show and the guys talk about the High Stakes Duel between Phil Hellmuth & Daniel Negreanu and it’s shocking turnaround.
The guys talk about how the easing of restrictions is leading to another poker boom, with formerly reluctant states like Texas and New poised to jump on the bandwagon. A postponement of the Hellmuth vs. Negreanu matchup, and the angry response to GG Poker’ hiring of Dan Bilzerian as an ambassador are also on the agenda.
Big week ahead for tournaments in Florida, including the Palm Beach Poker Classic and BestBet’s Spring Series going head-to-head from March 18-28. The guys also talk strategy, including a discussion of instances when a continuous bet should be avoided. Finally, the Sands Corporation is sold and the WPT announces the rescheduling of several final tables postponed by the pandemic.
Tournaments continue to expand in South Florida and elsewhere around the U.S., and turnouts are as large as ever. Joe discusses his visits to several area rooms as things start to get back to normal. Also, with the elimination of the Full Tilt brand, the guys discuss their early interactions with the site.
The guys embark on a zany show to celebrate National Margarita Day, starting with some poker rooms reopening in S. Florida, the return of some favorite tourneys and the zingers on social media between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk’s business partner. Also, a brief discussion of poker’s most misunderstood rule, plus the crazy possibilities of a casino in downtown NYC and a crazy suggestion of allowing recreational marijuana at the felt in Atlantic City.
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