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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.


May 17, 2024

In the 830th episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which is sponsored by 888poker, Chad Holloway, Mike Holtz, and Kyna England are at Level 9 Studio in Las Vegas to talk about Chris Moneymaker winning the Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro Event #1: $25,000 NLH for a huge $903K score. 

They then show and talk about Arden Cho getting felted four times in five hands on Hustler Casino Live (HCL) and Phil Hellmuth celebrating his 60th birthday two months early in Las Vegas with his "Billionaire Bestie Bash". Several big names made appearances including NBA star Draymond Green and world conqueror Elon Musk. Hellmuth shares various clips from his birthday festivities, which you can watch in this new episode.

From there, the crew talk about a jam-packed weekend of tournament action that may have been too busy resulting in two massive overlays at The Lodge in Texas and Borgata in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Maurice Hawkins returns as a controversial topic on the PokerNews Podcast as he shipped the WSOP Circuit Harrah's Cherokee Main Event for $259K and his 16th gold ring. Is this in opportunity for the vilified Hawkins to do right and settle the court judgment against him? 

Other winners highlighted included Jonathan Wang taking down the RGPS Graton for $86K, and Lex Veldhuis winning his first-ever COOP title when he won SCOOP 41-H: $5,200 NLHE Titans for $140K. What's more, he did it while streaming the action. See his moment of victory here. Finally, May 14 marked the first anniversary of Doyle Brunson's passing. Chad shares some stories about "Texas Dolly," including the time he played beer pong, and then reviews the audiobook version of Brunson's autobiography The Godfather of Poker.

Oh, and you'll have a chance to win a copy of that audiobook simply by listening/watching the podcast on YouTube and leaving a comment. We'll randomly select a winner before next week's show.

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Time Stamps
*Time | Topic*
00:06 | Welcome to the show
00:18 | Chris Moneymaker wins Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro Event #1: $25K for $903K
04:41 | Triton Poker clip of Moneymaker’s winning hand
06:55 | Brian Kim a super stud
07:28 | Actress Arden Cho good for poker
10:53 | Arden Cho felted four times in five hands on Hustler Casino Live
14:50 | Phil Hellmuth celebrates 60th birthday two months early
16:32 | Mike’s gripe with Hellmuth
19:30 | Clips from Hellmuth’s “Billionaire Besties Birthday Bash”
24:03 | Sponsor: 888poker – XL Spring Series underway
24:40 | The Lodge & Borgata miss big guarantees on busy weekend
25:58 | Did Mother’s Day make a difference?
28:30 | Borgata Spring Poker Open misses by $250K
29:22 | Doug Polk takes it in stride
32:35 | The feeling of winning Player of the Year
34:56 | Maurice Hawkins wins 16th WSOP Circuit ring – opportunity to do right?
41:20 | Lex Velduis wins first COOP title for $140K
42:06 | Video of Lex Veldhuis winning his SCOOP title on stream
43:00 | Christina Gollins wins $600 NLH event at WSOPC Commerce for $105K
45:24 | Jonathan Wang wins RGPS Graton Casino for $86K
47:00 | Debating different price points
49:31 | One year anniversary of Doyle Brunson’s passing
50:24 | “The Godfather of Poker” audiobook
51:18 | Chad’s first time meeting Doyle Brunson, who played beer pong
52:57 | Kyna played with Doyle in her first WSOP Main Event
54:22 | Win an audiobook copy of Doyle Brunson’s “The Godfather of Poker”
55:00 | The WSOP is upon us
55:49 | Two shows of the PokerNews Podcast per week during the WSOP
56:23 | Get well wishes to Clyde Gaskins, Kevmath, and Bob Smith