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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.


Apr 15, 2021

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway take a look back on the 10th Anniversary of Black Friday, offer highlights from the GGPoker Spring Festival, reflect on the passing of David “Beast” Valdez, and recap Niklas Astedt winning SCOOP and GG Super MILLION$ titles.

Additionally, they chat with Reno-based poker vlogger Ben Deach, who shares his experience creating content while juggling responsibilities as both a news anchor and new father.

Finally, they reveal the winners of the D&B Publishing book giveaway for a copy of Poker Satellite Success by Bernard Lee, last week's guest.

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

Time Stamps
00:24 | Welcome to the show
01:00 | Jeff headed to Lone Star Poker Series at Champions Poker Club
03:00 | Teasing guest Ben Deach
03:45 | Sarah a local news girl?
05:30 | 10th Anniversary of Black Friday
08:15 | Online poker boomed during pandemic
10:45 | Topic for the next PokerNews Debate
11:40 | Elite Chip Care
12:30 | 3-time WSOPC ring winner David “Beast” Valdez passes away at age 29
16:50 | GGPoker Spring Festival – Fedor Holz wins a title
17:58 | Sponsor: GGPoker
19:05 | Sam Trickett steps away from poker for family
22:27 | Guest Ben Deach joins the show
23:31 | Ben’s poker origin story
24:38 | Lots of OMCs in Reno
28:13 | Process of creating and releasing a poker Vlog
30:00 | What’s it like juggling poker and vlogging w/ a young son?
31:09 | Ben’s take on the 49ers/Dolphins blockbuster trade
33:00 | Traveling the country to play poker
34:50 | What is the Octo-Crab?
37:19 | Niklas Astedt wins SCOOP and GG Super MILLION$ titles
39:40 | Bernard Lee books winners… Twitter -- @_JeremyJudd & Review – JB901in LA
43:00 | Apply to become a PokerNews reporter or videographer
45:51 | What does Sarah say at the end of the show?
47:33 | Sponsor: Run It Once