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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.


Sep 16, 2021

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway discuss the upcoming 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) including the announcement that masks will not be required when playing, the PokerGO live stream schedule, and what events they might play!

They also recap recent winners from various major online events, talk about The Card Counter film starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish, and remember comedian Norm Macdonald, who passed away this week after a private battle with cancer.

Finally, Chad chats with Tara Windsor-Smith of the Women's Poker Association (WPA) and Erin Lydon of Poker Power about the “Raise It Up” Movement, which is their global challenge to support a zero-tolerance of abuse policy in
the industry. To sustain and expand the player base, the culture and environment in poker rooms need to elevate. Together, poker players, industry partners, and poker rooms become the driving force for growth in poker. Learn more about it in this week's episode of the PokerNews Podcast.

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

Time Stamps
00:24 | Welcome to the show
00:41 | Chad’s Alaskan vacation
02:35 | WSOP right around the corner
03:25 | Three episodes of PN Podcast each week during WSOP
03:50 | Players DO NOT need to wear masks while playing WSOP
05:53 | How to sign up for Clear App to prove vaccination for WSOP
08:40 | Will WCW’s Disco Inferno be Chad’s tag team partner?
10:10 | WSOP live stream schedule on PokerGO
11:53 | PokerNews’ 2021 WSOP Hub
13:30 | Sponsor: Elite Chip Care
14:23 | Vandyshev wins WSOP Online Main Event
15:41 | Join Club PokerNews on ClubGG
16:52 | Gostisa beats Peters to win WPT Online Main
19:05 | WCOOP Main close to final table
22:10 | Erin Lydon & Tara Windsor-Smith join the show
23:06 | What is Poker Power?
26:00 | What is the Women’s Poker Association (WPA)?
30:30 | Women in the “early” days of poker
31:00 | What is the “Raise It Up” movement all about?
36:30 | Raise It Up Day coming October 1
37:54 | Men can support by becoming a Purple Tie Guy
44:05 | Recapping Poker Masters winners
47:00 | Miguel Cardenas wins RunGood Main Event in San Diego
48:00 | How was The Card Counter movie?
53:13 | Remembering Norm Macdonald
58:18| Sponsor: GGPoker

Plan for the WSOP

Remember, during the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP), which runs Thursday, September 30 through Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, we'll be bringing you three episodes of the PokerNews Podcast each week!

New episodes are slated to be released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday bringing you all the latest from the 2021 WSOP along with interviews straight from the tournament floor!

Check out our 2021 WSOP Hub here!