The Poker Life and HSPLO Podcasts
About this podcast
In these podcasts I have conversations with the best Online and Live poker players in the world about mindset and lifestyle!
About this podcast
In these podcasts I have conversations with the best Online and Live poker players in the world about mindset and lifestyle!
The Poker Life and HSPLO Podcasts
Doug Polk Talks $1.2MM WIN OVER DANIEL NEGREANU...
NEW PLO Launchpad training course: http://bit.ly/PLOLaunchpad (Dylan on the show Weds to discuss) DOUG POLK AKA THE SUPREME LEADER AKA DOUGLAS K POLK AKA DEBATABLY THE BEST HUNL PLAYER IN THE WORLD AKA THE MAN THE MYTH THE LEGEND is BACK on the Poker Life podcast today. We are talking all about the epic HU challenge vs Daniel Negreanu and how Doug came out victorious for $1,200,000. Doug has spent the last 3 months battling Daniel at a $200/$400 high stakes HU battle. Doug was the big favorite coming into the match and the pressure was on him to deliver a victory vs Daniel. The match was pretty anti-climactic in terms of who would win as Doug was the odds on favorite to win and wasn't in much danger of losing. At one point later in the match, Daniel had a massive near $400,000 victory over the course of a few hours that forced Doug to rethink his strategy. Doug came out using a limping strategy which caused Daniel to start tanking which caused a major controversy as Phil Galfond needed to step in to mediate the dispute. In the end, Doug came out with the victory in the match and in the side bets worth millions of dollars. Today we discuss more on it! NEW GTO NEWSLETTER: https://joeingram1.substack.com/ REDLINE KING MERCH (PRE-OFFICIAL RELEASE): https://teespring.com/stores/red-line...
Guest Anthony Pompliano aka Pomp (Bitcoin | Investing | Business)
MY PODCAST HAS RETURNED!!! Sorry about taking so much time off from the podcast, have been focusing on the Daniel vs Doug event the past few months!!! Wanted to try to crush that! My podcast will be returning with a mix of poker and non-poker world people I find interesting and want to learn more about! POMP YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevXpeL8cNyAnww-NqJ4m2w My guest today is Anthony Pompliano aka THE POMP. I started following him earlier this year during the LOCKDOWN when I was researching the history of money, currency and the federal reserve! Pomp is a massive BITCOIN advocate like many people in the poker world have been for quite some time - his Twitter is filled with Bitcoin related content and he has over 500k followers on that platform. He brings a nice mix of value - knowledge, humor, hype, family, positivity. Pomp also puts out a new podcast just about every single day and has turned that into one of the most popular podcast in his world. He has a wide variety of guests on from all different parts of the finance, content, investing, and business world. I'm very excited and interested to learn more about his background and how he came to be in this position that he is in now!
Ryan Depaulo (YouTuber/WSOP Bracelet Winner) Part 2
(Timestamps below) Ryan Depaulo is back after we had some technical issues our last time around!!! Ryan recently won a WSOP.com bracelet for $160,000 playing from a parking lot of a Whole Foods (he is known for doing random type of things like this.) Ryan is a poker player here on YouTube who makes VLOGS and plays online poker. Ryan has a very hardcore fanbase who enjoy following his degenerate adventures around the USA as he plays poker and gamblers on other types of games. His girlfriend and friends are often apart of the adventure as well. TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Guest introduction, skateboarding while playing a WSOP event, software glitches while playing final table 15:21 Going pro, punting, GTO in poker, RDP relationship with his gf and poker, RDP vlogging career progress 30:42 RDP broadway job, parkour running joke, the degen lifestyle, lifestyle change for the better 57:35 Answering chat questions, ACR problems/improvements, ghosting in poker, changes in poker popularity between MTT/cashgames 1:30:22 Marketing in poker, security issues in poker, interacting with chat, Doug Polk story 1:49:36 Doug Polk confrontation story, Dnegs marketing strats, RDP future goals and more
Ryan Depaulo WSOP Parking Lot Bracelet Story
Making his debut on the Poker Life podcast today is fellow poker YouTuber Ryan Depaulo. Ryan has been making videos here on YouTube for a couple years now specializing in the VLOG format where he travels around to different casinos to degen it up in all different ways. His videos are hilarious and his fans love him. He just took down a WSOP Bracelet and $160,000 in a fucking Whole Foods parking lot in New Jersey. Excited to have him on.
Adam Pliska (World Poker Tour President)
Adam Pliska is the World Poker Tour President and he joins me today on the Poker Life Podcast. Adam has been with the WPT since 2002 (That is a LONG time) graduate of University of Southern California’s Film School and University of California Berkeley’s Law School, Boalt Hall, Adam has been with the World Poker Tour since 2003. As President, Adam oversees the entire WPT, from live events to online services to the televised broadcasts, and was named the American Poker Awards Industry Person of the Year for 2014. TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 0:06 Guest introduction and how he became and why he is the current WPT president 9:35 WPT events complications because of Covid19, how WPT runs as a business 27:11 Positive changes in the poker world, poker content and its evolution 38:05 Systems about how to become expert at anything, how to balance your life around systems that improve it 47:05 Poker and traveling around the world with WPT, WPT organization management quality, poker companies and their business strategies and more
Fedor Holz (High Stakes Legend)
Fedor Holz is my guest today on the Poker Life Podcast. The first time Fedor was on was WAY back in 2014 after winning the WCOOP Main Event. Fedor is back sponsored by GGPoker and will be playing the upcoming WSOP event on their website. We will talk to Fedor about what life has been like back in the high stakes online poker tournament world and see if he considers himself still one of the top players. 0:02 Intro 0:05 Fedor introduction, future guests and plans for the podcast, Fedor acomplishments/plans for the future 2:55 Both of them talking about how they met, their first podcast, where Fedor is living atm what he has been doing and what's going with his return to poker 6:33 Fedor talks why he stopped and started again to play poker, what poker meant to him what he likes and dislikes 11:46 Other revenue streams besides poker why you need them, why Fedor chose to work with GGpoker 20:28 Fedor consluting GGpoker about rake and rakeback related systems, GGpoker what is all about 28:20 Why GGpoker does much better than other sites, the poker player experience and what should change to make it more enjoyable 43:00 Predatory aspect of poker pros and why they ruin the game, how the game should change for the better 57:25 WSOP/MTTS formats discussion, rakeback system structure/rules on GGpoker, shouting out chat after Fedor disconnects 1:22:08 Fedor reconnects after technical problems, GGpoker rakeback system positives/negatives 1:29:01 Sponsors and the value they bring, Fedor talks about being back in poker, studying poker, DTO and what is next 1:38:55 Poker project called "The Academy" focused on MTTs, 500 to 5k challenge discussion, Fedor Twitter phase, discipline in poker and more Show less
Rob Yong (Casino Owner/High Stakes Poker Player)
High stakes poker player, casino owner, and Partypoker partner Rob Yong joins me again on the Poker Life podcast today to talk about the state of the online poker world, where to look for opportunity in the poker world, his adventures at the very highest stakes cash games in the world, his adventures at the high stakes tournaments on PartyPoker, the upcoming World Poker Tour Championships on PartyPoker and more. It will be a fun show 0:01 Joey shout-outs his plans for his next future poker content 1:05 Joey introduces Rob Young and they start talking about what's been going on with Rob's life and history how he got into the poker business 5:24 Joey and Rob talk about MTT suggestions that Rob shared on his twitter how to better the MTT experience for the regs and recs 16:20 Joey and Rob talk about the WSOP and how to make it more authentic experience 23:20 Joey and Rob talk about the competition between the poker clients like PartyPoker, Pokerstars, GGPoker 34:12 Joey and Rob talk about possible plans for PartyPoker in America and their competitors plans and business strats 43:55 Joey and Rob talk about the possible future for poker with bitcoin and innovations and how poker should grow 57:25 Joey and Rob talk about PokerBros and how the app functions, poker regulations and Rob's accomplishments n the poker industry 1:14:15 Joey and Rob talk about Jungleman and Bill Perkins cheating incident and why it is bad for the poker community 1:24:25 Joey and Rob talk about GGPoker uncapped rake games and why rake should be reasonable and beatable 1:32:15 Joey and Rob talk about PartyPoker and GVC regulations, rules and other poker problems around regulations 1:44:55 Joey and Rob answer twitter/chat questions and they talk about the BBJ $350k incident, the poker industry risks/rewards/models/series/practices 2:17:35 Joey and Rob talk about stables and how they function, game assistance, ACR intentions, rating poker companies from best to worst for the poker players 2:31:33 Joey and Rob talk about why poker companies should do right about poker players and not exploiting them 2:38:00 Joey and Rob do shout-outs, answer more questions and pick giveaway winner for the $1k 5mil GTD WPT
Phil Galfond Talks $900,000 Comeback!
Phil Galfond is doing the Galfond Challenge right now and came back from being down $900,000 a few weeks ago to take a brief lead in today's session against Veni Vedi. They are playing a 25,000 hand challenge and are about 20,000 hands in so far. We talked more about the challenge.
Mike Mcdonald aka Timex - He Bet The World Series Of Poker Would Be Cancelled...
Mike Mcdonald aka Timex joins me on the podcast. Mike operates the betting website Poker Sharers which allows you to bet on players for poker tournaments and cash games. Mike has been actively following the current pandemic taking place and was one of the first people to list odds to bet against the WSOP taking place. This should be a great conversation.
Great Conversation W/ Rob Yong (High Stakes/PartyPoker)
Rob Yong joins me again on the podcast today. Rob is a regular high stakes poker player in some of the biggest games around the world - I did commentary on his week for Poker After Dark in December that had JRB and Rick Solomon playing. It was wild. He is also one of the powers that be over at Party Poker and doing his part to try to provide a great place for poker players around the world to play. Rob recently closed down his poker room in the UK and we will talk about that + his recent high roller poker series in Sochi, Russia that was derailed because of the pandemic.
Ultimate Vegas Experience Giveaway + New PLO Course
The new Upswing Poker PLO Mastery course is out now: http://bit.ly/UpswingPLOCourse… If you sign up this week you get the Live PLO Dominance course as well. Will be choosing at least one person who signs up through my link for an Ultimate Vegas Experience during this years WSOP. Dylan & Chris have been working on this course for the past 6 months. Chris is one of the top PLO players on http://WSOP.com & has a VERY solver based style. Dylan plays live/online high stakes here in Vegas and is one of the best teachers that I've worked with.
Brad Owen (Top Poker YouTube Vlogger)
I really enjoyed this one guys. Brad Owen joins me on the Poker Life podcast today. Brad is one of the top YouTube poker vloggers in the world right now with over 180,000 subscribers and millions of views on his videos. Brad has been a professional poker player since 2015 in the Las Vegas area playing $2/$5-$5/$10 on a regular basis. He also host Meet Up Games w/ Andrew Neeme all around the world on a regular basis. TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 3:10 How do you feel where your career has gone? 5:10 Poker audience about women 6:50 Dealing with mean comments 10:30 How Brad started & why are vlogs popular 15:05 Hoodie and Hat vs Suit Jacket 19:29 Why I think Brad is successful 20:00 Brad's old career vs playing poker professionally 22:00 Brad's poker career and having to quit 32:00 Are winning players competitive? 32:40 Meet Up Games question 38:00 GTO MANIFESTATION 40:30 Brad & family importance 42:00 Farrah Galfond & Phil Galfond 44:50 VLOG TITLES & WINNING SESSIONS 52:30 How do you handle meeting fans? 56:30 Global Poker Awards 1:00:00 YT poker taking videos down 1:05:00 International MeetUp Games 1:18:00 ACR Talk 1:22:00 Instagram Poker World 1:26:00 Brad's Cat Rap 1:28:40 1st round of shots 1:31:00 Promotional Modeling & My High Stakes 1:39:00 PLO more popular outside of the USA 1:41:50 Future of Poker VLOGS & MeetUpGames 1:45:50 How does it feel to be so viewed? 1:51:00 YouTube Poker Content 1:55:00 Selling candy in middle school 1:58:30 2nd round of SHOTS 2:00:30 Bart Hanson 2:04:40 Doug Polk 2:07:40 Ryan DePaulo vs Doug Polk 2:14:30 Spraggy 2:15:11 Is Spraggy scared of Brad? 2:19:00 Bar Poker Open & Support 2:23:00 Is Twitch better than YouTube 2:36:00 Brad $100k year 2:41:00 Catholic Schools 2:44:50 Car getting broke into 2:50 More shots and chaos
Phil Galfond Talks Challenge & Being Down $900,000
Phil Galfond joins the podcast today to talk being down $900k in Match 1 of the Galfond Challenge against Veni Vedi on Run It Once Poker. We will ask Phil all the questions that so many of you out there want to know about. TIMESTAMPS 0:00 3:30 How does Phil feel about the challenge?? 5:12 Why not end the first match?? 7:30 Will time off make a difference in the results?? 8:30 Does Phil think he has an edge?? 11:53 At what point does Phil quit the match?? 15:24 If I think he is better, I will quit.... 22:52 What has made the match so tough?? (Pattern Recognition) 27:00 Why did Phil choose Veni as first opponent?? 32:50 Has Run It Once Poker traffic grown?? 34:20 Free $10 on RIO Poker now 37:50 When will RIO Poker make money? 39:00 Possible bankroll challenge for myself on RIO Poker 42:20 Do you think Veni is cheating? 47:00 Luke Schwartz comments 51:30 Thoughts being down $400,000 53:00 How has Phil's wife Farah handled challenge? 58:53 Adam Levitan question on God Mode... 59:30 Downswing piece of advice 1:04:40 When will challenge resume? 1:09:00 Dealing with criticism 1:11:30 Does Phil have all his own action?? 1:13:30 When will MTTs be on RIO Poker? 1:18:00 Aussie Matt story 1:21:00 RIO NEW PLO Product Vision
Mike McDonald Weighs In On Vibes/Polk/Deeb CONTROVERSY, Poker Staking & More
TIMESTAMPS. Mike McDonald aka Timex joins me today. Ever wonder what happens after one has become one of the best poker players in the world, where can you go from there? After Mike had poker success, he went on to start a very successful poker related business called PokerShares (Knowledge he gained from being an expert in Markup) and is now expanding to other areas. The man most definitely has many valuable poker/life lessons to share. . . Timestamps 0:00 Intro 2:35 Life After Poker 8:00 Chess and Checkers BOTS?! 11:45 Starting up Pokershares 13:00 Mike McDonald on Markup Prices 23:00 Investing in yourself through Pokershares (“Good Buys”) 31:30 BB/100 in TOURNAMENTS? (How to Price that in Relation to Markup) 35:00 Tournament vs Cash Players 38:25 The “Messages” 40:10 Mike McDonald and Kitty Kuo POWER COUPLE! (Party Poker Contest) 42:55 Incentivized to play GG Poker Series 46:00 Pokerstars Sponsorship Deals Back in the Day 49:00 “Negative Content” 51:00 Reactionary Comments in Sports Content 53:30 BTC and Crypto 1:06:00 FIRED UP PAPI 1:07:30 Poker and Timex 1:09:30 SHOUTOUT TO PLP 1:11:00 Poker Content Styles 1:15:00 - 1:17:20 Disparity between Poker vs Other Games 1:19:30 Life Skills and Poker 1:33:00 “Unique Bettors on Pokershares” 1:40:20 Story Time w/ Timex! 1:47:45 Shoutout to JOEY 1:50:00 Biggest sports bets! 1:52:00 Mike’s Hobbies and Improving Your Daily Life 1:59:30: “Comparison” 2:03:00: Lambo Thoughts 2:06:00: HDB STORY 2:08:00 Diet and Transferring Knowledge 2:17:00 Mike on Being Older and the “Jamie Gold Hand” 2:21:00 Bad Players Winning 2:31:00 SHOUTOUTS 2:37:00 Luke Schwartz Story 2:41:00 Jungleman Timebank Tower! (Great Clips from Livestream) + Jungleman Review! 2:46:00 Will Mike be the NEW Jungleman 2:50:00 Life Advice 3:00:00 Marblelympics 3:07:00 Outro
Matt Berkey Is Back On The Podcast
TIMESTAMPS BELOW. Matt Berkey is BACK on the Poker Life Podcast to talk about how he is preparing to play a full 2019 World Series Of Poker Schedule. TIMESTAMPS 1:45 ALPHA REG NICKNAME 3:00 Live at the Bike and Poker After Dark 4:45 SOLVERS 6:28 Giving Back to Recs 7:10 Shoutout to Israeli Ron 8:00 Negreanu’s Masterclass 10:30 Chip Tells 11:35 Matt’s Tournament Schedule 12:30-13:04 Money in the WSOP 13:30 Berkey vs Foxen 15:45 Meeting Kristen Bicknell in 2003 17:30 Berkey’s Thoughts in the Poker World (Tournaments and Cash Games) 20:50 Berkey’s bracelet thoughts 24:30 Bonomo Mixing it Up 26:30 Power of Twitter (Strawberry vs Grape) Opinions 49:00 Lack of Coordination in Poker Media 57:00 Combatting Narratives 1:00:00 Calling out People Elegantly 1:07:30 Poker Police on Twitter 1:14:05 Authority Figures 1:16:00 Berkey SHOUTOUTS 1:19:30 Vertucci vs Berkey 1:24:00 The Martin vs Garrett Hand 1:40:00 Content for Clicks (Vlogs) included 1:54:00 “Tryhards” 1:55:30 Million Dollar Cash Game 2:00:00 “The Grind” More Shoutouts 2:04:00 Barry and Attractive Women 2:08:00 Berkey’s Take on Pornography and Being Disciplined (2:08:00) 2:14:00 Supporting Friends 2:18:00 WSOP Prep 2:26:00 Tournament Mistakes 2:28:00 Cash Game Mistakes 2:30:30 Berkey/Negreanu/Jungleman OOL? 2:34:00 Christian Soto Review (and Dressing well) 2:38:00 Rio Parking 2:42:00 6 Max DREAM SCENARIO 2:46:00 Midstakes vs High Stakes Grinders 2:48:00 The folding full house hand 2:51:30 Poker and Life 2:52:45 Christian Soto Graph 2:54:00 Lowest and Highest Tournament Berkey has Played 2:55:00 Being backed and bankroll 2:58:30 Markup 3:05:00 Actionable Advice