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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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