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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.


Jan 5, 2022

In the first PokerNews Podcast episode of the New Year, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway talk about Doug Polk, Andrew Neeme & Brad Owen getting into the Texas card room game down in Austin, Polk's chat with the controversial Dan Bilzerian, and Mike McDonald and Phil Galfond closing up shop on PokerShares and Run It Once (RIO) respectively.

They also recap Kyna England winning MSPT Season 12 Player of the Year, Masashi Oya winning the MSPT Venetian for $161,780, and the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) kicking off their latest stop at Northern California's Thunder Valley Casino.

Finally, they welcome guest Maria Ho to the show to talk about the new season of The Amazing Race, being best friends with Tiffany Michelle, her goals for 2022, and whether or not she'll be attending this year's Global Poker Awards.

Time Stamps
00:24 | Welcome to the show
00:55 | Chad comes down with a case of COVID
03:48 | Doug Polk, Andrew Neeme & Brad Owen get into the Texas card room game
07:23 | Doug Polk chats with Dan Bilzerian
14:30 | New season of The Amazing Race premieres tonight!
16:15 | Guest Maria Ho joins the show
17:50 | Bonding over The Amazing Race
22:10 | Best friends with Tiffany Michelle
23:30 | How her family relates to her poker success
27:43 | Maria Ho’s 2022 poker goals
31:05 | What can we do to make poker more attractive to new players?
35:08 | What’s it like women playing against other women?
39:06 | Are you going to February’s Global Poker Awards?
40:54 | Sponsor: partypoker
41:40 | Mike McDonald shutters PokerShares
44:55 | Phil Galfond ending Run It Once international operations; to focus on US market
48:30 | Kyna England wins MSPT Season 12 Player of the Year
51:11 | Masashi Oya wins MSPT Venetian for $161,780
51:43 | RGPS Thunder Valley kicks off in Northern California
56:40 | Sponsor: GGPoker