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We are a podcast that provides exclusive poker news, gossip, analysis, and banter. The channel will have two shows per week, a news show every Monday and a one-on-one interview show on Thursday.




Ep. 53 German Domination at the Poker Masters

On this episode of the Poker Central Podcast, we recap the action from the Event #2 final table, won by Steffen Sontheimer. Sontheimer is now the overall Purple Jacket leader, edging out Nick Schulman who took down the first event. Sontheimer beat Fedor Holz heads up, as the Germans were once again very well represented at the final table. On this show, you can listen to interviews with Sontheimer, Holz and both Koray Aldemir and Bryn Kenney who are in a neck and neck race for the 2017...

Duration: 00:30:53

Ep. 52 Schulman Crushes First Poker Masters Event

Coming at you from the 2017 Poker Masters, this Poker Central Podcast is jam-packed with interviews! Remko flies solo and recaps the first event of this epic high roller tournament series, and he spoke to none other than Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz, Phil Hellmuth, Rainer Kempe, Adrian Mateos and Nick Schulman. The latter took down the first event of the Poker Masters, defeating a field of 51 entries to take home $918,000 and a big headstart in the chase for the Purple Jacket™. Schulman...

Duration: 00:38:33

Heads Up with Remko - Jungleman

Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates is the featured name on this week's Poker After Dark shows, which are live and exclusively available on PokerGO. The shows start at 5pm PT/8pm ET, but don't worry if you can't make it! Within 24 hours of the show finishing, full replays and recaps will be available on PokerGO. Sign up for PokerGO using the promo code 'remko' for $10 off the annual subscription. With Cates on the show we discuss the poker apps that players are playing on, largely based out of...

Duration: 01:09:00

Heads Up with Remko ft Joey Ingram

This week on Heads Up with Remko: Joey Ingram, podcaster extraordinaire, poker pro and now the host of Major Wager on PokerGO. Major Wager is the latest PokerGO exclusive to launch on September 5th. The show is a reality prop betting show featuring Samantha Abernathy, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Brian Rast and Jeff Gross. Sign up now for PokerGO, and take off $10 from the annual subscription by using the promo code "remko". In this podcast, we get into Ingram's experience...

Duration: 01:26:50

Ep. 51 White Magic Remains Undefeated

Another three exciting episodes of Poker After Dark are in the books, Phil Hellmuth is the 'King of the Hill' and Barcelona made a lot of players a lot of money! All of this and much more on this week's episode of Poker After Dark. The following introduction included Poker After Dark spoilers. Watch all shows without spoilers by signing up now. Use the promo code "remko" for $10 off the annual subscription. Poker After Dark - Voices Carry In the first winner-take-all Sit and Go of the...

Duration: 01:04:43

Heads Up with Remko ft Jean-Robert Bellande

On this week's episode of Heads Up with Remko, Jean-Robert Bellande joins the show to talk about everything high stakes. Last week, Bellande appeared on the return of Poker After Dark alongside Tom Dwan, Andrew Robl, Lauren Roberts, Bill Klein, Aussie Matt, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari. We spoke with Bellande about his play on the shows, the stakes, and the crazy straddles. Bellande also opened up about some of the highest stakes he's ever seen, and the biggest...

Duration: 00:32:55

Ep. 50 Aussie Matt Flashbacks and Fantasy Drafts After Dark

Poker After Dark is back on PokerGO, and Brent, Will, and Remko are back for the 50th episode of the Poker Central Podcast! First off, a big thank you to all listeners for sticking with us! Secondly, let's get into this week's action. On this podcast, the lineups of this week's Poker After Dark action are being discussed. The following players will participate in the action this week, which are all $25,000 winner-take-all Sit & Gos. TuesdayWednesdayThursday The guys also briefly look...

Duration: 01:07:31


This week on the Poker Central Podcast it's time for all the Poker After Dark and Tom Dwan talk that you can handle! Poker After Dark had its glorious return on Monday night with a $200/$400 cash game that quickly got out of hand. Tom Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Bill Klein, Lauren Roberts and Jean-Robert Bellande all bought in for way more than the $100,000 minimum, culminating in the hand of the night between Esfandiari and Dwan. Dwan's aces held up in a $700,000 pot...

Duration: 01:03:10

Heads Up with Remko ft Jared Tendler

During the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event we spoke to one of poker's well-known poker coaches Jared Tendler, and he sat down with us to talk about the mental game of poker. Tendler started out as a mental coach for professional golfers, moving to poker after learning about the game and its intricacies through meeting Dusty Schmidt, an avid golfer and even more successful poker player. Over the years Tendler has coached many poker players, most notably Jorryt van Hoof during this...

Duration: 00:52:34

Ep. 48 Is Poker Still Fun?

Welcome to the glorious return of Will OC on the Poker Central Podcast, and together with Brent Hanks and your host Remko Rinkema, this week's show gets out of hand rather quickly. Among the more serious topics being discussed, with plenty of hot takes to go around, you can expect to hear about the following: And we dive into some new PokerGO programming announcements and storylines that you might have not heard before! If you're new to the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe to...

Duration: 01:08:00

Heads Up with Remko ft Scott Blumstein

Scott Blumstein became a millionaire and household poker name overnight when he took down the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8,150,000, and today he's on Heads Up with Remko to talk all about his life-changing win. Blumstein talked about all the big hands at the final table that brought him fame and fortune, going over the big bluff versus Dan Ott, the massive pot against John Hesp and the easily forgotten big call he made against Jack Sinclair on the final table bubble. The youngster from...

Duration: 01:11:14

Ep. 47 Poker After Dark Hype Show ft Negreanu and Hellmuth

This week on the Poker Central Podcast: Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth discuss the return of Poker After Dark on PokerGO. Negreanu and Hellmuth - two of the most colorful characters to appear on Poker After Dark - dive back into their memory bank about the old shows, but also look forward at what's to come. Poker After Dark returns on Monday, August 14, live on PokerGO. Also on the show, Brent Hanks discusses the return of Brent Hanks on the Poker Central Podcast. After more than two...

Duration: 00:54:46

Heads Up with Remko ft Jonathan Little

Welcome to the return of Heads Up with Remko, this week featuring one of the most successful poker pros of the last 10 years: Jonathan Little. Jonathan Little is featured on PokerGO with his very own Pokerography, in which the story of the man with two WPT titles is told from baby beauty pageants through Magic the Gathering to becoming one of the biggest winners in live tournaments. Playing the game is not the only way Little makes his living, as he's also a renowned poker author and...

Duration: 01:07:14

Ep. 46 Recapping the WSOP Main Event Final Table

The 2017 World Series of Poker is a wrap! Scott Blumstein is the Main Event champion and he'll add $8,150,000 to his poker resume, on top of an amazing shiny bracelet and life-long fame in the game of poker. On this podcast we run through the entire final table from start to finish, from Ben Lamb to the deuce on the river that took away Dan Ott's chances of making an epic comeback. The podcast will now return to its weekly slot, with releases early in the week. If you haven't yet...

Duration: 01:45:15

Ep. 45 And Then There Were Just 9

After a two-day hiatus to sleep, recover and get amped up for the WSOP Main Event final table, the Poker Central Podcast is back with a big preview show! Aside from the WSOP Main Event, we are also hyped up about the Poker Masters, Poker After Dark and global streaming on PokerGO of said Main Event in non-ESPN regions. To read along while listening, here is the final table line up in seat order: Read how you can watch the Main Event final table here, and use the promo code "remko" for...

Duration: 01:10:26

Ep. 44 WSOP Main Event Final 27 Preview

The WSOP Main Event is down to its final 27 players, and here is what the final three tables look like. Listen to the podcast for a full recap of the action, and a preview of tomorrow's action. The live action starts at 12:30 PM PST/3:30 PM ET/9:30 PM CET on PokerGO. Player - Country - Chip Count John Hesp - United Kingdom - 20,880,000 Robin Hegele - Germany - 11,150,000 Scott Stewart - United States - 6,230,000 Damian Salas - Argentina - 7,800,000 Michael Ruane - United States -...

Duration: 00:55:32

Ep 43. Euro Stars Shine in Vegas

The World Series of Poker Main Event is down to just 85 players, and we spoke to no less than seven players still in the event. Charlie Carrel headlined the PokerGO stream, and we spoke to him about the joy of going deep in the Main Event. Unfortunately, shortly after recording the podcast, Carrel was eliminated in 88th place cashing for $72,514. Just two more players hit the rail before the night ended, and the following players that joined us on the podcast bagged up chips. Scott...

Duration: 00:59:51

Ep. 42 Main Event Mayhem ft Luske, Ramos, Lamb and Lovgren

On this action-packed show, no less than nine guests join us, as we take you through Day 4 of the World Series of Poker Main Event. The day started with 1,084 players, and in the end, just 297 put chips in the bag for Day 5. Sofia Lovgren, Danielle 'dmoongirl' Andersen, Felipe Ramos, and Vivian Saliba all joined us on the podcast, but unfortunately, they did not manage to make it into Day 5. The players that kept their runs going include Mickey Craft, Ben Lamb, Michael Ruane, Marcel...

Duration: 01:02:54

Ep. 41 Negreanu's Summer Recap

Daniel Negreanu was one of the last players to get knocked out on Day 2c, and we spoke to him for a lengthy wrap-up of his summer. Negreanu talks about what he called "his strongest summer ever" and the close calls in big bracelet events. Joe Hachem played on the PokerGO feature table, and he talked about returning to Las Vegas and the memories of winning the Main Event back in 2005. Hachem also has praise for the new streaming and ESPN broadcasting of the Main Event, and he's in strong...

Duration: 00:50:32

Ep 40. #GoNateGo, Cheong and Josephy on Day 2c

Day 2c of the World Series of Poker has concluded, and Barstool Nate is among the players returning for Day 3. Nate bagged up 255,300 chips, putting him in a great position to make the money in his first ever Main Event appearance. The same can't be said for his buddy, Smitty. In the last level of the day, Smitty got knocked out after an entire day of hanging around 90,000 chips. Both Joseph Cheong and Cliff Josephy know what it feels like to finish third in the WSOP Main Event, and they...

Duration: 00:58:20

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