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06-25-2023 , 08:28 PM
Bold & Untold Stories Off The Felt! The Two Fish at the Table #59: Seniors Livestream/Stories

This episode we discuss more buried content on Pokergo in the form of “Stories from the Felt”, as well as discuss the latest poker news from the 2023 WSOP. Ben also blindsides Sam with the news that he played in a NL holdem cash game and walked away with a profit. This entire podcast is recorded while Ben/Sam watch the day 4 action of the 1k 2023 Seniors Event.

Topics discussed:
-Seasons 1 and 2 of “Stories from the Felt”; a mixed bag of poker history and poker personalities (Begins at 2:20)
-Chase the Dream season 1 finale reviewed; an ok coda after a lengthy hiatus (Begins at 23:05)
-2023 WSOP poker news: who belongs in the Poker Hall of Fame? Martin Kabrhiel; fair or foul play? (Begins at 32:33)
-Ben’s cash game adventure; 6 key hands broken down (Begins at 50:09)
-2023 WSOP Seniors event; some of the tightest play ever on display.

As always, comment below with your opinions on the above topics, and let us know if you want to join us in a future episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCVL...ature=youtu.be

All shown Pokergo content belongs to PokerGo, this video is meant for entertainment purposes only.
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07-12-2023 , 04:59 PM
Vegas Trip 2: The Rise of the Past Main Event Champions! Two Fish at the Table Podcast #60: 2023 Main Event Las Vegas Trip Part 1

Our long anticipated vacation to Las Vegas has come and gone; we enjoyed a poker-filled trip and are now here to discuss the first half of everything that went down. We discuss meeting Daniel Negreanu, showing up on camera during pokergo streams, and supporting our poker friend Adam Grossack in the 2023 WSOP Main Event. We also detail the amazing lunch/conversation with one of our favorite players; Michael Niwinski. We conclude this episode on the cliffhanger of the dividing point of our trip; when Sam leaves just before Adam is about to begin his Day 2D. Sam shows off lots of the photos he took on the trip, throughout the podcast.

Topics Discussed:
-Sam arriving in Las Vegas (begins at 2:25)
-Getting Daniel Negreanu’s autograph! (Begins at 17:50)
-Day 1D: Adam’s day 1 run, lunch with Mike Niwinski, Hellmuth’s grand entrance (Starts at 22:00)
-Most awkward table complaint ever (starts at 35:45)
-2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1-2ABC broadcast general discussion (starts at 51:05)

As always, comment below with your thoughts, let us know if you want to join us for a future podcast, and let us know if you can spot us in the Pokergo coverage of the Main Event!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTySCJ_AOr4
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07-14-2023 , 04:48 PM
Las Vegas Trip Part 2: The Rise of Rigby! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #61: 2023 WSOP Main Event Part 2

We conclude our discussions of our trip to Las Vegas as Ben recalls his stories and interactions with the poker world from Day 2D onwards. Additionally, we discuss the overall narratives and stories specific to the 2023 WSOP Main Event; the final 15 entering day 8, Rigby’s rise and fall, and the Jeff Platt Curse

Topics Discussed:
-Meeting Dr. Magner, Joe Hachem, and Dan Heimiller! (Starts at 4:10)
-Adam’s poker journey on Day 2D and onwards. (starts at 7:44)
-Ben on camera for the Pokergo Stream during the collision between Hellmuth and Rigby! (starts at 13:00)
-Who’s nicer: Hossein Ensan or Joe Mckeehen? (Starts at 20:56)
-Ben watches the bubble burst…or not (Starts at 26:50)
-General Discussion of the 2023 WSOP; Main Event and side events (Starts at 30:29)

As per usual, comment below with your opinion on the Main Event action thus far, let us know what you want us to discuss next, and let us know if you want to join us for a future episode.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyYK...ature=youtu.be
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07-28-2023 , 05:12 PM
The 12 Million Dollar Men! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #62: 2023 Main Event + Poker on Twitch

This episode we discuss the final 3 days of the 2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table; the fates of the surviving 15 players aiming for 12.1 million dollars. Additionally, Sam discusses his favorite player; Jamie Gold, and the pros and cons of the “Go For Gold” Twitch poker streams sponsored by WSOP.com. Lastly, we show off a long-overdue surprise that marks a new chapter of the podcast.

Topics Discussed:
-The buildup to the final table of the 2023 Main Event; the power of 5 big blinds. (Starts at 1:15)
-Why the final table was a bit of a letdown despite the shock of the blowups at the final 4 onwards. (Starts at 9:15)
-The difference between rooting for and rooting against; for poker viewers. (discussed throughout)
-Why Jamie Gold is Sam’s favorite poker player of all time (Starts at 22:15)
-Go for Gold #1-4: Why not all poker players belong on Twitch (Starts at 27:39)
-The long awaited new logo for the Two Fish at the Table Podcast; provided by the talented Twitch-streamer/artist Aiuner. (starts at 50:20)

You can check out Aiuner’s Twitch channel here: https://www.twitch.tv/aiuner
-Part 1 of logo creation stream: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1872084939
-Part 2 of logo creation stream: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1873811855

As always, tell us your thoughts in the comments, and let us know if you want to join us for a future episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vir...ature=youtu.be
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08-06-2023 , 06:17 PM
Across the Four Corners of the Internet! The Two Fish at the Table Episode #63: Poker Vlogs


This week we turn our attention to the some of the best and well known poker YouTube content creators in world; poker vloggers! We discuss Mike Matusow, Daniel Negreanu, Brad Owen, and Doug Polk’s various YouTube channels; comparing how they have evolved over time and what they have to offer to the average viewer.

Topics Discussed:
-Mike Matusow: comparing 2019 to 2023, the power of “positive” thinking, and being the Poker Gregory House.
-Daniel Negreanu: The transition from lifestyle/travel vlog into a well produced poker blog hallmark.
-Brad Owen: The highs and low of a developing poker player and content creator
-Doug Polk: Poker news mixed with a bit of snark and Polk attitude.

As always share your opinions on these poker icons in the comments, and let us know if you want to join us for a future podcast!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMPB...ature=youtu.be
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08-30-2023 , 06:19 PM
Poker Returns! Let’s Watch Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu! Episode #64: High Stakes Duel 4 Round 2.

We return from our end of summer hiatus with a “Let’s Watch” of High Stakes Duel 4 Round 2 between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk. Along the way we talk about various poker news and other random stuff that comes to mind.

Tell us in the comments if there is any poker-related content you want us to explore in future episodes, or if you want to join us for an episode as a guest!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb5L...ature=youtu.be
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09-08-2023 , 05:04 PM
20 Years of Poker: A Trip Down Memory Lane: The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #65: Youtube Poker Moments

This episode we each picked 5 of our favorite moments in poker history as delivered through the power of YouTube; covering tournaments, league poker, cash games from the past 20 years. We break down why these moments are so influential to us as poker fans, not to mention why they are so darn entertaining to re-watch year after year.

Topics Discussed:
-Phil Hellmuth, Jamie Gold, Mattias Anderson, Scott Lazar, Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer, Eric Molina, Sam Farha
-WSOP Main Event, Poker Premiere League, High Stakes Poker, WSOP, Pokerstars, Pokergo, Run It Back

As always, comment below with your thoughts on our selections, and share what poker videos hold a special place in your memories. Let us know if you want to join us for a future episode as our special guest!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vqw...ature=youtu.be
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09-29-2023 , 07:36 PM
The Highs and Lows of Poker! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #66: Super High Roller Bowl VIII

For this episode, we watch the day 2 PokerGo live stream of the 2023 Super High Roller Bowl; providing out analysis of the poker action while also discussing various poker/podcast related topics throughout,

Topics discussed:
-Rob Mercer's poker cancer scam
-Our opinions of the 2023 Poker Masters
-Broken glass doors on Hustler Live Streams?!
-Can D-Neg repeat as SHRB champion?
-Reading viewer comments

As always, share your thoughts in the comments section, and let us know if you want to join us for a future collaboration or episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_Dk1egXogY
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10-20-2023 , 05:06 PM
The Big Game Returns! WSOP Bahamas: Paradise or Rip Off? The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #67: Poker News

This episode Ben and Sam discuss recent poker happenings; updates, controversies, stories, etc. Ben compiled a list of talking points and Sam gives his raw opinions on latest poker current events in response. At the end, we tease our next episode’s topic.

Topics Discussed:
-2023 WSOP Paradise Schedule detailed (begins at 0:58)
-Is the 2023 WSOP Bahamas a scam? (Begins at 7:38)
-YouTube comment and 2023 Big One for One Drop retweet (Begins at 11:10)
-The value of a WSOP ring compared to a WSOP bracelet (Begins at 13:14)
-Pokerstars VR; is it really necessary? (Begins at 16: 14)
-Mucked cards retrieval-gate (Begins at 18:58)
-PokerGo PLO; PokerGo Tour series + the Super High Roller Bowl PLO 100k event discussed (Begins at 22:37)
-Trashtalk in poker; yay or nay? (Begins at 27:39)
-The Big Game season 3 announced! (Begins at 30:25)
-How would we improve PokerStars? (Begins at 33:03)
-Teasing our next episode….Mike Postle discussion. (Begins at 36:30)

As always, share your opinions on these poker stories in the comments, and let us know if you want to be a guest in a future episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMx0wHz5qs
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11-10-2023 , 05:33 PM
The Mike Postle Problem! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #68: JoeIngram1 & Trailer Reactions

This episode we discuss one of the darker chapters in poker history; the allegations of cheating by Mike Postle as shown via youtube videos from Joe Ingram. We discuss the merits and shortcomings of both sides of the argument for whether or not there was sufficient evidence. Additionally we do a live viewing/reaction to two poker teaser trailers; the Mike Matusow documentary and official trailer for the brand new poker show Game of Gold.

Topics discussed:
-Joe Ingram’s first 5 hour reaction video to Mike Postle Streams (Starts at 1:40)
-Comparing the Robbi Lew controversy to Mike Postle’s story
-“Matusow” trailer discussed: Our nervous predictions on the film (starts at 26:20)
-“Game of Gold” trailer discussed: The Next Great Reality Show? (starts at 31:35)
-Future podcast plans

As always, share your thoughts in the comments below, and let us know if you wish to join us for a future episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJlu...ature=youtu.be
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11-14-2023 , 07:20 PM
Behold the Game of Gold! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #69: Game of Gold Ep ˝ recap

This episode we discuss the incredibly entertaining new poker show: Game of Gold presented by GGpoker. This brand new poker survival reality game show appeals to both poker fans and reality show junkies with its great energy and editing. We discuss what works, our predictions, and analyze the structure of this new television experiment.

Topics Discussed:
-Cheesy comedic introduction with “Charlie Carrel (Starts at 0:01)
-Our reality show fandom origins (Starts at 2:16)
-The elements that make Game of Gold a success; the cast, the structure, the editing, the energy
-Recapping episodes 1 and 2 of Game of Gold
-Cotton Snuffer’s return to live poker (Starts at 1:01:45)
-WSOP Paradise promotions; sign of desperation? (Starts at 1:02:11)

As always, comment below with your thoughts on Game of Gold, if you agree with our takes, and let us know if you want to join us for a future podcast episode.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrvnDHDmoe8
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11-22-2023 , 05:52 PM
This episode we discuss the latest 4 episodes of Game of Gold; which concludes round 1, gives us some high level heads up poker in round 2, along with some intriguing social situations. We also discuss the structure of Game of Gold; missteps by the editing, what we would have done differently in the game design, and the inflation of the gold coins as the game has progressed. We give each episode a score out of 10, from an entertainment point of view.

Topics Discussed:
-Recap of Game of Gold thus far
-Episode 3: Daniel Negreanu backed against the wall (starts at 2:47)
-Episode 4: The deflating fall of Team Clubs and the limits of the game’s structure (starts at 10:47)
-Episode 5: Schoolyard team drafts, and bulldozer named Yoh Viral (starts at 18:55)
-Episode 6: Jungleman’s outbursts and one of the craziest hands yet (starts at 45:00)
-Youtube comments, potential future podcast guests/topics (Starts at 59:55)

As always, comment below with your thoughts; do you like Game of Gold as much as we do? Would you change anything in the structure? Let us know if you want to be our special guest in a future episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0_CHlWW7p4
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12-01-2023 , 12:55 AM
FYI, PokerGO recently swapped out the 2022 WSOP Main Event live stream archive for edited highlight episodes.

Time to do a 2022 review!
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12-01-2023 , 01:53 PM
Dogface, you my friend will officially get credit as the inspiration for an upcoming episode of the podcast.

We will most certainly review 2022 next, after our coverage of Game of Gold.
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12-04-2023 , 06:49 PM
12-6 Cloud? Game of Gold! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #71: Game of Gold Ep. 7-11

This week we catch up on the latest poker action on GGpoker’s Game of Gold with the conclusion of round 2 and 3. The surviving 12 players whittled down to 6; as the final table looms near. We discuss some of the poker action, the show’s overall structure, our predictions for the winner, and other various poker news/social media updates.

Topics Discussed:
-Episode 7: The winners and losers brackets finalized after a reckless David Williams play with A4 (starts at 2:03)
-Episode 8: Maria Ho rules the world (Starts at 13:45)
-Episode 9: Can Team Nikita overcome the “odds”? (starts at 20:30)
-Episode 10: Nikita Luther puts on a bluff clinic vs David Williams (Starts at 29:45)
-Episode 11: Indian Poker curveball; out of place or a great changeup? (starts at 34:30)
-Poker news: WSOP in Paradise begins, poker Twitter news, fan comments, PokerGo decisions, and future podcast plans (starts at 53:55)

As always, share your thoughts in the comments about Game of Gold, if you disagree with our takes, and let us know if you want to be a guest in a future episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pElk...ature=youtu.be
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12-09-2023 , 02:47 PM
The Maria Ho Power Hour! The Two Fish at the Table #72: Game of Gold Finale

We finish our coverage of GGPoker’s Game of Gold with a live reaction watch of the Game of Gold Finale. The final table of 6 players is sandwiched by the two ladies at the top and bottom of the chip counts, but with 50 minute levels, anything is possible! Afterwards, we conclude with our overall review of Game of Gold Season 1; what we would change, our favorite elements, and how we would like season 2 onwards to look.

Topics Discussed:
-Final Table of Game of Gold (Begins at 0:59)
-Our overall thoughts on Game of Gold (Begins at 1:02:49)
-Poker fans vs non-poker fans; who will enjoy Game of Gold? (Begins at 1:12:30)
-Next episode topic previewed (begins at 1:15:00)

As always, comment below with your thoughts on Game of Gold, if you agree or disagree with our opinions, and let us know if you want to be a guest in a future episode.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ7V...ature=youtu.be
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12-25-2023 , 05:00 PM
The 20 Minute Long Tank Heard Around The World! Two Fish at the Table #73: 2022 WSOP Main Event

This episode we discuss the recently uploaded 2022 WSOP Main Event 15 episode coverage on PokerGo. We discuss the biggest stories and players captured on camera that year, as well as why this season suffers in comparison to the benchmarks set my previous years. Additionally, we discuss the success of the 2023 WSOP in Paradise and the disappointing 2023 WPT Big One for One Drop.

Topics Discussed:
-Our initial expectations of the 2022 WSOP season (Begins at 1:15)
-Episode recap/breakdown (Begins at 8:45))
-Where the 2022 WSOP Main Event ranks overall (Begins at 1:26:21)
-The aftermath of the WSOP in Paradise experiment (Begins at 1:29:45)
-The steady decline of the Big One for One Drop (Begins at 1:33:43)

As always, comment with your take on these poker tournaments, let us know if you want to join us for a future episode as a special guest, and share any poker content you want us to cover next!

Special thanks to “DogFace” on TwoPlusTwo.com for inspiring this episode.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWTBJ-6Igxo
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01-12-2024 , 06:57 PM
Big Time Phil and The Magician go bet-crazy! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #74: I Bet You

This week we discuss the energetic, fast paced show “I Bet You” starring Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak. We talk about the laughs and cringes found within the 24 episode collection that can be viewed for free on YouTube; and how the show compares to some of our favorites reality shows like Kenny vs Spenny, Impractical Jokers, and Jackass.

Topics Discussed:
-Overall thoughts on I Bet You (starts at 1:08)
-Episode by episode breakdown (Starts at 11:05)
-Daniel Negreanu’s 2 million dollar hole and our thoughts on the convoluted structure of PokerGo Tour (Starts at 1:05:58)
-Teasing future podcast content (Starts at 1:08:13)
-Mind Sport Olympiad 2024 Preview (Starts at 1:08:35)


Share your thoughts on I Bet You in the comments, and let us know if you want to be a part of a future podcast episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8296BCh0qM
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01-28-2024 , 06:11 PM
Risking Everything or Nothing! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #75: Gambling Movies

This episode we discuss two of the biggest movies about gambling in the history of Hollywood; 21 and Casino Royale. Besides the quality of the acting, writing and plot, we break down the realism of the blackjack and poker on display in each movie.

Topics Discussed:
-21: how not to impress in an interview for Harvard Medical School (Begins at 4:00)
-What few components of 21 managed to impress Ben?
-Casino Royale; Daniel Craig reinvents the character for the 21st century (Begins at 1:12:52)
-Who are Ben and Sam’s favorite James Bonds?
-What made Sam cringe, watching these movies?
Share your thoughts in the comments below and let us know if you want to join us for a future podcast episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CryWerzAk9g
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02-14-2024 , 06:29 PM
A 9 Dollar Finder’s Fee? Unlucky us! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #76: More Poker Films

This week we discuss the first roster of events for the 2024 Mind Sport Olympiad; the ups and downs of 5-Card Draw, Razz, and Omaha. Afterwards, we discuss two poker films that were completely new to us prior to viewing; Finder’s Fee directed/written by Jeff Probst of Survivor fame, and Lucky You; a drama film containing the most realistic poker ever created by Hollywood.

Topics Discussed:
-Sam’s favorite intro yet (starts at 0:01)
-The First 4 events of the MSO; Ben and Sam each make a final table! (Starts at 0:36)
-Finder’s Fee: A surprise gem of a film from Survivor’s Jeff Probst; greatly aided by a fantastic performance by James Earl Jones (starts at 28:48)
-Lucky You: Turns out it is possible for a poker movie to have too much poker (Starts at 1:11:00)
-Previewing the rest of 2024 (Starts at 1:37:40)

As always share your thoughts in the comments and let us know if you want to be a contributor to a future episode!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLmD5Q_me2E
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02-26-2024 , 02:03 PM
Live with the Live Poker Guide! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #77: Andreas Wagner Interview

This special episode we had the privilege to talk with Andreas Wagner; writer of the London Poker Guide and creator of the Live Poker Guide channel. We discuss what it means to be a poker player, an author, and a content creator, as well as what tricks he has learned over decades of playing poker to be a successful live low stakes poker player.
Topics discussed:
-Andreas' run in 2019 WSOP Main Event
-The current state of live and online poker in London/Europe
-The origin of the Live Poker Guide YouTube Channel
-The power of meditation in poker
-Coaching poker
-And much much more!

You can see dozens of videos from the Live Poker Guide here: https://www.youtube.com/@LivePokerGuide
You can purchase the London Poker Guide here: https://www.amazon.com/London-Poker-.../dp/B0C633GJJ8

Comment below with your thoughts on Andreas' content and advice, and let us know if you want to a future guest on our podcast!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNZ8jXuebFM
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03-09-2024 , 04:58 PM
Poker has award shows? The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #78: 2024 Global Poker Awards

This episode we watch the 2024 Global Poker Awards to see if the poker community can provide a fresh take on the award ceremony scene. Additionally, we break down our performances in the latest Mind Sport Olympiad action.

Topics Discussed:
-Aftermath of our interview with Andreas Wagner (Starts at 1:20)
-Our opinions on award shows overall (Starts at 2:12)
-Watching the 2024 Global Poker Awards presented by PokerGo (starts at 10:08)
-Can we win the "Best Podcast" award? ( starts at32:22)
-Final thoughts on the ceremony (starts at 1:01:05)
-2024 Mind Sport Olympiad Events 5-11 discussed: Final tables and a medal won! (Starts at 1:05:18)

Let us know in the comments your thoughts on the winners for each category, if you felt the same about the quality of the program, or if you want to join us for a future podcast episode as our special guest!

watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w45ki_ZNaLE
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04-02-2024 , 04:50 PM
We can't believe this happened! The Two Fish at the Table Podcast #79: Encore, Science, Hustler, MSO

In our most unbelievable episode yet, we discuss recent poker news, a scientific analysis of poker, the conclusion of the 2024 Mind Sport Olympiad, and the aftermath of our last episode; including the chain of events that dragged out of our recording studio to the middle of some wild poker action across the country!

Topics discussed:
-Cotton Snuffer’s poker resurgence (Starts at 1:00)
-The passing of Lou Gossett Jr (starts at 1:25)
-Reviewing “Inside of the Mind of the Poker Player”; a french poker documentary using MRIs to study poker brains (starts at 2:40)
-The final 2 events of the 2024 MSO discussed; and our concluding thoughts on the series (starts at 14:06)
-Birthday celebration that allowed us to meet April; play at Boston Encore, and win some money (Starts at 28:02)
-How our last episode earned Ben a spot on a Hustler Poker Live table; fooling Nik Airball at the table! (starts at 44:19)
-Several days of Sam gaining important poker contacts for future projects! (starts at 53:10)

As always, share your thoughts in the comments and let us know if you want to be a guest in a future episode!


Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHtcPPR91Y
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