BIG Dave and Joe wrap up the Big 4 at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and tell a few stories about the event. BIG Dave talks to Chris Klodnicki about the disturbing trend of slow play in the game. The struggling summer of the Global Poker League is also on the agenda, along with the continued growth of the PPC Tour.
BIG Dave and Joe talk about things that players do, inadvertently or on purpose, to irritate poker dealers. The guys also discuss the upcoming Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open which kicks off with the CSOP's Charity Event, hosted by actor/comedian Brad Garrett.
Interviews with Chris Moneymaker, Fatima Moreira de Melo, and Steve Wolansky highlight the show. BIG Dave and Joe also discuss Jason Mercier's appearance on ESPN's Dan Le Batard Show, the sad conclusion to the Borgata counterfeit chip fiasco of 2014, and a recent ruling by a Florida judge regarding 3-card poker that is currently being played around the State.
Stacy Matuson, CEO of the WSOP Dealer Academy, is in studio to talk about her deep run in the WSOP Main Event. She was involved in several interesting hands, including one in which her opponent was penalized from the event for one orbit. BIG Dave and Joe also find out how Stacy's career as a dealer and instructor has influenced her success as a player.
Poker professional Michael Tate joins BIG Dave to talk about his summer experience at the WSOP focusing on cash games. They discuss several of the interesting stories that came out of the summer and look ahead to the November 9 and other South Florida events.
BIG Dave checks in from Las Vegas at the WSOP. Guests include Fedor Holz, Dan Smith, Andrew Lichtenberger, Jason Mercier, Courtney Kennedy, Doug Polk, Ryan Fee, Tony Dunst, Lizzy Harrison, and Jason Somerville.
WSOP results are coming in fast and furious, with two women taking down bracelets in open events and Brian Rast mounting a huge comeback in the $50k Players Championship. BIG Dave and Joe cover it all and have an interesting discussion about how poker dealers are compensated at the series.
The Mississippi Straddle and 'Running it Twice' two aspects of poker that are being expanded in some local rooms. Is it the right move for you? Also, the interesting story of a college professor who cashed for the first time in a poker tourney at the WSOP, taking home the victory, a gold bracelet and over a million dollars in the Monster Stack.
BIG Dave and Joe continue to update the WSOP results as the series nears the halfway point including Jason Mercier's incredible run with 2 bracelets and 2 other final tables. The guys also discuss important preparations for the grueling main event and take a quick look at the disappointments regarding online poker legislation in New York and California.
BIG Dave and Joe continue to recap the action in Las Vegas, including the interesting Twitter discussion regarding Jason Mercier's side bets with Vanessa Selbst and others. The guys follow the current tournaments including Mercier's final table in the Razz Event and finally talk about the return of Howard Lederer and Jesus Ferguson to the WSOP felt.