But this is no ordinary podcast. At least not to begin with. The stand out moments in this podcast have nothing to do with poker. At least not directly.
In the most honest of exchanges between the pair (who are good friends IRL), Ingram opens up about some personal struggles he has been facing over the past few months. In a raw unscripted moment that at times seems to take Polk off guard, Ingram bares himself to his audience as he tries to make sense of his recent feelings of discontent.
Whilst watching the exchange, which seems so personal, I almost felt like a voyeur, I can’t stop thinking about the author of Reasons To Stay Alive, by Matt Haig and what he says about men and the importance of being able to express their emotions.
Polk actively listened and gave some really insightful thoughts as to why Ingram might be feeling such things—in a really compassionate manner—in what can’t have been an easy conversation for either of them.
The podcast should serve as inspiration to many people. It has to me. Whether you can relate to the topics being discussed, or whether you are just seeing two people talk about their fears and insecurities without judgement and now think you can do the same thing too—either way the podcast has done something remarkable.
Do yourself a favor and watch below as I leave another Matt Haig quote for you to ponder.
The promotion is called 35/35 and the end result is 70% rakeback for players on Run It Once Poker.
Starting today at 12:00 CEST, the poker site that is the brainchild of poker pro Phil Galfond, is offering players a chance to earn 35% rakeback via Splash the Pot and an additional 35% through direct rakeback.
Although the amount returned via Splash the Pot will be slightly reduced during the promotion, players will get rewarded more with an additional 35% rakeback deposited player’s accounts within five days of the end of the promotion.
The offer expires 11:59 CEST on Friday, September 20th so get yours while you can!
Social media sensation and multi-millionaire, Dan Bilzerian has arrived in India for his maiden visit and will be making a special appearance at the India Poker Championship (IPC) live tournament series set to take place at luxurious Big Daddy Casino in Goa, India.
The IPC is considered to be India’s most prestigious live tournament brand, returning to Goa after a break of three years. Usually held at Deltin Royale Casino, this year’s IPC edition will move to Big Daddy Casino, Asia’s largest offshore Gaming & Entertainment Destination.
The tournament brand is founded by the same owners that run The Spartan Poker, one of country’s leading online poker sites.
“We are very excited and overwhelmed to have Big Daddy of Poker, Dan Bilzerian at Big Daddy Casino, Goa. Dan’s visit to our casino for the poker event will certainly intensify the excitement among poker players and increase the game,” said Lakhram Goyal, casino director.
There’s a tried-and-true process for starting a band. First, you think of a name. Then, you talk about what you’re going to do. And then, if things go really well, you put the band’s name onto something you can wear. bq. Lee Jones and I have complied with that tradition. We have a name for our new video series — PokerSimple. We have some sense of what we’re doing. And we’ve got hats! bq. And, our first gig is today. It’s free, on YouTube. As all our videos will be. Every Wednesday.
Just like the name, this PR keeps it short and sample. Free videos. On Youtube. Every Wednesday. Why, you might ask?
Lee and I have been friends for 20 years. Talking about poker is something we always look forward to. Then all of a sudden the river of life plopped us ten minutes apart, in Oakland. Lee was like, “Let’s make videos!” And I was like, “Do you have a camera?” bq. So now Lee comes over a couple days a week and we “work” in my dining room. I overheard my wife telling someone on the phone about the PokerSimple project. She said, “I don’t know what they’re doing in there, but they sure do laugh a lot.”
There you have it. Its pitched at a very different audience to the Phil Galfond high stakes PLO stuff. Between the two I’m sure most people will find something to learn. Subscribe to them on YouTube to get notified to more.
Whether you’re interested in his online poker room venture or not, one thing is for sure: This guy knows how to play PLO. And promote his new online poker room, he is now streaming his own real money poker play on the site.
And that means you get some absolutely top-tier strategy advice, free of charge, as he pimps it out over on Twitch. Here’s a fantastic 20 minute highlights reel from a long heads-up battle he had at the €5/€10 PLO tables. Its not just great action, Galfond talks through his decision making process in a clear, easy-to-understand way that is a real treat for any four-card fans.
If you don’t already have an account on Run It Once Poker, sign up through us to get up to €600 FREE with qualifying deposits.
Interested in knowing more?
Two days ago, Phil published another candid blog post on the company website about progress on the project so far.
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.
It was during day 2 of the history-in-making $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship when a Vietnamese lady by the name of Thi Xua Nguyen stunned everybody by making this incredible laydown versus Athanasios Polychronopoulos, a Greek-American professional poker player with two WSOP bracelets.
Short Deck Hold’em, AKA 6+ Hold’em, is one of the hottest poker variants being played today, and courtesy of these highlights from the HKD 500k ($64k USD) buy-in Short Deck Event at the Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2018 series, you can learn from one of poker’s all-time masters, Phil Ivey.
OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.
Unibet has announced that the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, who’s “Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game“ will be their special guest!
This story still has the poker community talking. Real life poker couple Kristen Bicknell (who is signed by partypoker) and Alex Foxen made the final table of a tournament at The Venetian in Las Vegas last month. Their alleged soft-play and collusion has the poker community riled up with the likes of Doug Polk and Justin Bonomo still talking about it long after play finished up.