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PokerNews Podcast

Do you love poker? Interested in hearing from best and biggest names in the game like Daniel Negreanu, Doug Polk, Andrew Neeme?  Every week Sarah Herring, who has been nominated for several American Poker Awards, and Jeff Platt who has been covering sports & poker for a decade, bring you news, gossip & interviews from the world of poker.


Aug 6, 2023

On the latest PokerNews Podcast episode, Chad Holloway, Jesse Fullen, and Connor Richards are back together to discuss the biggest stories of the week including the record-breaking Bad Beat Jackpot that recently hit at Canada's Playground Poker Club. They also highlight winners from the Triton Poker London stop such as Fedor Holz and Jason Koon, Phil Ivey cracking pocket aces with the "Dirty Diaper," and Tyler Patterson winning the RGPS Checkpoint Season Finale for $200K. Finally, they take a look at the recently-concluded PokerStars USA Sunset Series which was a hit in the NJ/MI merged and Pennsylvania segregated markets.

Chad then sits down with 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Player of the Year Ian Matakis to talk about his incredible summer and winning one of poker's most prestigious awards, without playing mixed games nonetheless. They also dive into the poker origin story of Matakis, how he got along with Shaun Deeb, and what the future may hold for him.

Listen to those stories and more on the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast!

Time Stamps
*Time | Topic*
00:27 | Welcome to the show
00:35 | Jesse is back
02:03 | Sponsor: Global Poker
02:35 | The biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in poker history hits!
05:35 | Have you ever been a part of a BBJ?
07:45 | Jason Koon & Espen Jorstad among Triton Poker London winners
08:15 | Phil Ivey cracks pocket aces with the “Dirty Diaper”
11:24 | Sponsor: 888poker
12:50 | Guest – 2023 WSOP Player of the Year Ian Matakis
14:33 | Who is Ian Matakis?
15:07 | How and when did you start taking poker seriously?
16:30 | 22 cashes (9 online, 13 live) during the 2023 WSOP
17:40 | What was it like to win your first WSOP gold bracelet?
19:20 | When did you first start going for POY?
19:58 | Winning it without playing mixed games
20:37 | Playing in his first $50K
21:20 | When did you feel comfortable that you were going to win it?
22:10 | Becoming friendly with Shaun Deeb
22:57 | Learning mixed games is next
23:30 | Does winning the WSOP POY change anything for you?
24:09 | How has the Minnesota poker community reacted to your victory?
25:30 | Justin Liberto wins big at 2023 SHRPO
26:15 | Honoring Dan Heimiller
28:13 | Tyler Patterson wins RGPS Checkpoint Season Finale for $200K
29:35 | Sponsor: WPT Global
30:28 | PokerStars USA Sunset Series highlights from NJ/MI & PA markets