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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, 2022

In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway discuss Sam Grafton's victory in the $200K Coin Rivet Invitational for $5.5 Million, as well as Ebony Kenney's impressive finish that was nearly a poker record! Toss in some noteworthy Phil Ivey hands and it turned out to be one of the game's most exciting stops as of late.

Other topics discussed include Sergio Aido and Benny Glaser winning PokerStars WCOOP titles, a look at the Gulf Coast Poker Award nominees, and Josh Reichard becoming the 10th player inducted into the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Hall of Fame.

Finally, Chad chats with the legendary Antonio Esfandiari about Burning Man, life, and leaving the busy poker lifestyle behind to become a devoted family man.

Don't forget to call the PokerNews Bad Beat Hotline at (+1 702-625-0166) to share your bad beats, which may be featured on a future episode of the show.

Time Stamps
00:30 | Welcome to the show
00:42 | Teasing guest Antonio Esfandiari
03:00 | Sam Grafton Wins $200K Coin Rivet Invitational for $5.5 Million
05:20 | Big Triton hands from Phil Ivey and more!
08:00 | If you were a businessman who would you invite?
10:13 | Ebony Kenney narrowly missed a major poker record
12:42 | Sponsor: Natural 8
14:00 | Guest Antonio Esfandiari joins the show
15:10 | Burning Man experience
18:45 | Have any poker friends ever joined you at Burning Man?
20:00 | Becoming a family man
21:10 | Out of the poker spotlight – Not chasing the glory
23:55 | What’s the latest poker gossip?
25:02 | Best memories from your early days in poker
26:45 | Are your kids aware of your poker game?
27:55 | How is Papa Esfandiari doing?
30:40 | Any chance of an autobiography?
35:06 | Josh Reichard becomes 10th member inducted into MSPT Hall of Fame
36:15 | Sponsor: PokerStars
36:33 | Sergio Aido claims WCOOP title
37:00 | Benny Glaser nabs 6th WCOOP title; just misses out on No. 7
39:15 | Early bracelet winners
40:50 | Sponsor: GGPoker
41:42 | Call the PokerNews Bad Beat Hotline at (702) 625-0166 
42:21 | Gulf Coast Poker Award nominees announced