Ep. 132 Agree to Disagree

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Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema don’t agree on a single thing on this podcast, providing all the more entertainment for the listener! This week on the show, the guys touch on the record-breaking Aussie Millions Main Event, PokerStars continuing to appease their players, the Effing Five, the Week 4 Power Rankings, and they’ll take questions from Instagram on a variety of topics.

  • 5:12 – A record-breaking field in the Aussie Millions Main Event, 822 players in the $10,000 freeze out, is this any indication of what’s to be expected for the WSOP Main Event?
  • 8:22 – PokerStars continues to make smart moves, banning seating scripts.
  • 12:00 – Twitter talk: Charlie Carrel comes to the defense of Daniel Negreanu, and Brent makes the case that we should give Dnegs more credit.
  • 17:00 – The Effing Five! Brent and Remko put two new moments into the Top 5 of best poker moments of 2019. Here’s the new list, so let us know how you feel about these!
    1. Chino Rheem captures PCA title and his 5th 7-figure payday.
    2. Joey Ingram hustles and bustles a Platinum Pass for himself and Jeremy Hilsercop
    3. Daniel Negreanu makes the dream of playing poker with him come true for terminally ill Zachary Butler.
    4. Steve Albini being featured in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Vice for telling the story of his WSOP bracelet win on Stories from the Felt.
    5. Josh Arieh’s GO Fund Me account for Gavin Smith’s sons ($72K raised)
  • 22:55 – Brent and Remko are mad. Brent defends Chino Rheem, Remko questions celebrating him as much as we recently have.
  • 25:15 – The Week 4 Poker Central Power Rankings!
  • 27:14 – Brent Hanks shares thoughts on his Week 4 rankings and why Chino Rheem remains on top for him, and how Phil Hellmuth is deserving of a top spot.
  • 34:00 – Brent and Remko take your questions that came in through the Poker Central Instagram account. Get your questions in next week!
  • 34:30 – Eli Elezra finds himself in hot water, what’s the latest?
  • 38:30 – Is the Las Vegas high stakes live cash game scene being ruined by private games and vultures that poach away to fun players?
  • 45:15 – Bankroll advice from Brent Hanks and what would happen with Billy Baxter on the podcast?
  • 48:00 – Looking forward at the U.S. Poker Open and many more fun things on the horizon such as Dolly’s Game!


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