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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 10, 2021

On the latest special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway break down the latest stories and winners, including Doug Polk throwing shade at a CNN article about Maria Konnikova, WPT500 champ David Afework being disqualified and losing $160K, a new poker room opening in Vegas, and Niklas Astedt taking down the GGPoker WSOP Circuit Main Event.

They also recap Harlen Miller winning the MPST Venetian for $367,801 and go over early results from the 2021 US Poker Open including wins by Jake Daniels, Sam Soverel, Joe McKeehen, John Riordan, and Joey Weissman.

In addition, Jeff Platt chats with guest Maria Konnikova, whose book he Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win is being released in paperback form.

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

Time Stamps
00:24 | Welcome to the show
00:35 | Where is Jeff Platt?
02:17 | Doug Polk stirs the “Top Poker Player” pot
05:18 | Maria Konnikova responds
08:34 | What constitutes being a poker pro?
11:43 | Sponsor: Elite Chip Care
12:42 | WPT500 champ David Afework disqualified and loses $160K
14:30 | What happened?
21:38 | Niklas Astedt wins GGPoker WSOP Circuit Main Event
25:23 | Sponsor: GGPoker
26:16 | Resorts World Las Vegas slated to open on The Strip this month
30:40 | Maria Konnikova joins the show
32:44 | How the pandemic impacted the book’s release
34:57 | Any book plans for the 2021 WSOP?
35:45 | Return to live poker
38:19 | Remaining 2021 poker plans
39:13 | Thoughts on being an ambassador for the game
40:12 | What needs to change to welcome more women to the felt?
43:40 | Thoughts on Ladies Events
47:45 | Whose reaction to the book meant the most?
50:10 | Paperback launch details
51:50 | Harlen Miller Wins MPST Venetian for $367,801
54:25 | Early winners from the 2021 US Poker Open
58:55 | Big names coming to the PokerNews Podcast