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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.


Jun 17, 2021

On the latest special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt, and Chad Holloway break down the recently-revealed 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule. They touch on some of the biggest changes and additions, highlight premier events, and get excited about Doyle Brunson saying he might play select tournaments.

They then recap the US Poker Open, which was won by David Peters for the second year in a row, complete with sideline interviews with Peters and Jordan Cristos. Jeff also breakdowns his bizarre "Sports Cards" interview with Jared Bleznick.

Other stories covered are Chance Kornuth winning the MSPT Venetian, Armando Mesina taking down the RGPS Jamul Casino, and the special one-year anniversary edition of the GGPoker Super Million$. Toss in a pair of "juicy drama" stories in WPT champ Dennis Blieden getting sentenced for his embezzlement crimes and a provocative ACR live-stream causing controversy, and it's an episode not to be missed.

Finally, they welcome guest Tony Miles, who finished runner-up in the 2018 WSOP. Miles is in a well-publicized prop bet with Shaun Deeb where he's bet $5,000 at 20:1 that he can complete a course on American Ninja Warrior. He'll get his shot as he'll appear on the next episode on Monday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET / p.m. CT. Get all the details on what to expect here.

Big thanks to the special sponsor this week in Elite Chip Care.

Time Stamps
00:24 | Welcome to the show
01:10 | Teasing guest Tony Miles & prop bet against Shaun Deeb
02:30 | Sarah’s baby will be here soon
04:03 | Sponsor: Elite Chip Care
04:45 | 2021 World Series of Poker schedule revealed
10:25 | Ty Stewart answers lingering WSOP questions
12:09 | Where is the Mystery Bounty tournament?
13:40 | Doyle Brunson likely to play some WSOP tournaments
16:25 | David Peters wins US Poker Open for second year in a row
18:00 | Interview w/ USPO champ David Peters
20:24 | Interview w/ Jordan Cristos
22:15 | Jeff’s awkward “Sports Card” winner interview w/ Jared Bleznick
30:10 | Sean Winter claims final USPO title
34:25 | Guest Tony Miles joins the show
35:42 | Genesis of prop bet w/ Shaun Deeb
37:04 | What went wrong on the first try?
39:20 | Pandemic delays original plans
41:00 | Suffering a serious injury setback
45:15 | Built a little different than other people
46:00 | Having to apply again
47:23 | Will a third try be necessary?
49:15 | What happens if you complete a course and win the bet?
52:30 | Chance Kornuth wins MSPT Venetian
54:00 | Why Chad thinks Kornuth’s win was “poetic” and “symbolic”
55:50 | Armando Mesina wins RGPS Jamul after 9-way deal
57:20 | One-Year Anniversary Edition of GGPoker Super Million$
59:25 | Sponsor: GGPoker
1:00:34 | Juicy Drama #1: Explicit ACR stream cause controversy
1:08:50 | Juicy Drama #2: WPT champ Dennis Blieden sentenced for crimes
1:18:13 | National Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-522-4700
1:22:55 | Ad: Run It Once