The Poker Life and HSPLO Podcasts
Mike Mcdonald aka Timex - He Bet The World Series Of Poker Would Be  Cancelled…

Mike Mcdonald aka Timex - He Bet The World Series Of Poker Would Be Cancelled…

March 20, 2020

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.

Great Conversation W/ Rob Yong (High Stakes/PartyPoker)

Great Conversation W/ Rob Yong (High Stakes/PartyPoker)

March 20, 2020

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.

Doug Polk Says GOODBYE TO POKER & Fires Parting Shots…
Bill Perkins (CoronaVirus, Markets, GTO Wisdom)

Bill Perkins (CoronaVirus, Markets, GTO Wisdom)

March 17, 2020

This  was a great conversation related to the CoronaVirus, how to think about it, the markets, its impact on poker/world and much more. Love having Bill on, he is a fucking legend. 

Ultimate Vegas Experience Giveaway + New PLO Course

Ultimate Vegas Experience Giveaway + New PLO Course

March 2, 2020

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.

Brad Owen (Top Poker YouTube Vlogger)

Brad Owen (Top Poker YouTube Vlogger)

February 22, 2020

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 Talks Challenge & Being Down $900,000

Phil Galfond Talks Challenge & Being Down $900,000

February 20, 2020

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. 

TIMESTAMPS 0:00
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 

Mike McDonald Weighs In On Vibes/Polk/Deeb CONTROVERSY, Poker Staking & More

Mike McDonald Weighs In On Vibes/Polk/Deeb CONTROVERSY, Poker Staking & More

May 19, 2019

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.

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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

Matt Berkey Is Back On The Podcast

Matt Berkey Is Back On The Podcast

May 16, 2019

TIMESTAMPS BELOW. Matt Berkey is BACK on the Poker Life Podcast to talk about how he is preparing to play a full 2019 World Series Of Poker Schedule.

TIMESTAMPS
1:45 ALPHA REG NICKNAME

3:00 Live at the Bike and Poker After Dark

4:45 SOLVERS

6:28 Giving Back to Recs

7:10 Shoutout to Israeli Ron

8:00 Negreanu’s Masterclass

10:30 Chip Tells

11:35 Matt’s Tournament Schedule

12:30-13:04 Money in the WSOP

13:30 Berkey vs Foxen

15:45 Meeting Kristen Bicknell in 2003

17:30 Berkey’s Thoughts in the Poker World (Tournaments and Cash Games)

20:50 Berkey’s bracelet thoughts

24:30 Bonomo Mixing it Up

26:30 Power of Twitter (Strawberry vs Grape) Opinions

49:00 Lack of Coordination in Poker Media

57:00 Combatting Narratives

1:00:00 Calling out People Elegantly

1:07:30 Poker Police on Twitter

1:14:05 Authority Figures

1:16:00 Berkey SHOUTOUTS
1:19:30 Vertucci vs Berkey

1:24:00 The Martin vs Garrett Hand

1:40:00 Content for Clicks (Vlogs) included

1:54:00 “Tryhards”

1:55:30 Million Dollar Cash Game

2:00:00 “The Grind”

More Shoutouts

2:04:00 Barry and Attractive Women

2:08:00 Berkey’s Take on Pornography and Being Disciplined (2:08:00)

2:14:00 Supporting Friends

2:18:00 WSOP Prep

2:26:00 Tournament Mistakes

2:28:00 Cash Game Mistakes

2:30:30 Berkey/Negreanu/Jungleman OOL?

2:34:00 Christian Soto Review (and Dressing well)

2:38:00 Rio Parking

2:42:00 6 Max DREAM SCENARIO

2:46:00 Midstakes vs High Stakes Grinders

2:48:00 The folding full house hand

2:51:30 Poker and Life

2:52:45 Christian Soto Graph

2:54:00 Lowest and Highest Tournament Berkey has Played
2:55:00 Being backed and bankroll

2:58:30 Markup

3:05:00 Actionable Advice

(Legendary) Barry Greenstein DROPS WISDOM On Poker & Life

(Legendary) Barry Greenstein DROPS WISDOM On Poker & Life

May 14, 2019

This is another legendary episode w/ Barry Greenstein on the Poker Life Podcast.

 

TIMESTAMPS (THANKS LANDON) 1:58: Getting Back into the Podcast Grind 3:25: Poker Relationships! 12:25: “Getting mad at dealers” 17:45: Barry’s Recent Life (Home Game Experiences) 28:20: Markup Situation (Backing Tournament Players) and Staking in General 43:54: Phil Ivey’s Whereabouts 46:26: Patrik Antonius on making poker fun again 49:35: Jamie vs Sammy Hand (sidebar) 56:25: Barry and Pokerstars 1:04:00 Barry in China (BUSINESS DEAL?) 1:23:50: Poker becoming a “no-win game” 1:33:00 Alex and Sports! 1:35:35: Barry blowing money 1:37:00: BARRY AND WOMEN! 1:42:30: Jungleman Review 1:47:30: College Barry 1:50:00 Sex Life Barry 1:54:18: Why Barry looks “much older” now then when he was on TV a decade ago 1:56:57: Last time Barry didn’t have a moustache 1:57:56: THE LEGENDARY PHOTO 1:59:50: Negreanu Package Photo Review 2:02:58: Daniel Negreanu Social Media/ Poker Stars Ambassador Review 2:08:20: SHOUTOUTS! 2:10:25: Monetizing Your Passions (Hustler Brand Owner Larry Flynt sidebar) 2:18:33: Barry Playing Props at GUNPOINT 2:25:38: Rake in Texas Games (Redman's Club) 2:32:00: Barry’s Gunpoint Experience (Police Robbery?) 2:36:30: Barry’s Life Now (WSOP Schedule) 2:40:15: “Stealing Tournaments” 2:45:06: Tournament Mistakes 2:54:00: Long Tournament Day Prep 2:59:10: Stu Ungar Stories 3:05:46: Why Tournament Players and Cash Game Players Differ 3:07:00: People coming up to Barry for Knowledge 3:08:55: PLO tournament advice 3:11:55: JOEY PLAYS THE MAIN EVENT???? 3:13:40: Barry’s TOUGHEST Opponents 3:19:23: THE HAND (KK vs AA) vs. SAMMY FARHA 3:26:25: Bringing BACK High Stakes Poker 3:32:00: Supporting Poker Stars 3:35:25: ACR Legality Sidebar 3:36:00: College Barry vs. FBI (Home Game Story) 3:44:35: Vietnam War Draft 3:48:00: Keeping Focused in Tournaments 3:59:55: “Getting it in Good” Principle 4:04:00: Midstakes Games vs the games Barry Plays in 4:07:20: Barry on LIVE at THE BIKE? 4:15:00: Poker After Dark 500K Buyin Cash Game! 4:18:15: Barry’s Reputation 4:29:50: STOP AND SAY HI TO BARRY AND ASK HIM YOUR QUESTIONS AT THE WSOP! 4:32:25: Superstar Barry and Phil Hellmuth during the peak of popularity! (Foxwoods Prank) 4:34:50: Outro