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We catch up with actor, comedian, and of course, poker player Norm Macdonald at the 2018 World Series of Poker. Macdonald busted the Monster Stack event in the morning, but, as he tells Jeff Platt, sit-and-gos are more his area of expertise. The Saturday Night Live alum gives us some insight into Hollywood home games, and even offers a sneak peek into his upcoming comedy show in Las Vegas. Macdonald will perform at the South Point Showroom from June 29-July 1.

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Posted: June 25, 2018, 12:25 am

It's an absolutely massive weekend at the World Series of Poker. Jeff Platt presents "What 2 Watch 4", brought to you by Global Poker.

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Posted: June 24, 2018, 10:48 pm

In his very first stand-alone deuce-to-seven triple draw tournament, Nick Seiken conquered a stacked field to win his first World Series of Poker bracelet. He takes the spotlight in our 888 Poker Winner's Circle.

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Posted: June 24, 2018, 8:30 pm

Every four years the World Cup coincides with the World Series of Poker. Sasha Salinger heads to the Hofbrauhaus with poker players Marvin Rettenmaier, Niall Ferrell, Steven Chu, Ankush Mandavia, Rainer Kempe, Jeremy Menard and others! What is the atmosphere like in an authentic German beer hall? Who is getting drunk and taking shots?

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Posted: June 23, 2018, 10:46 pm

Big O is a fun variant of poker. It is similar to Omaha, except instead of getting 4 hole cards, players get 5 hole cards. The rules remain the same in that you must play two cards in your hand and 3 on the board. While Big O doesn't have its own tournament at the World Series of Poker at the Rio Las Vegas, Big O is an optional game in Dealer's Choice. There is also a mixed Omaha event where Big O is played. Sasha Salinger gets 3 time WSOP Bracelet Winner Brian Hastings to explain the basic strategy of the game and if there are ever opportunities to bluff.

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Posted: June 23, 2018, 10:04 pm

Two time WSOP bracelet winner Nipun Java is on the bubble of the $1K Turbo World Series of Poker Event. Does he like going on break during hand for hand or prefer to play it out into the money? Java won the $1K WSOP online bracelet event last year. Why isn't he playing the $565 online PLO WSOP bracelet event? Which is softer the $10K or $25K PLO WSOP tournament? Watch the find out!

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Posted: June 23, 2018, 2:21 am

Lupe Soto, founder of the Women in Poker Hall of Fames, has an exciting announcement about her upcoming Ladies International Poker Series in Vegas. The high roller poker tournament fields generally lack female faces. PokerStars is giving LIPS one platinum pass to give away during their upcoming Vegas poker tournament series. Lupe discusses how she managed to work out a deal for the coveted pass and how one lucky woman will be able to win the $30K platinum pass.

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Posted: June 22, 2018, 11:40 pm

In January 2018, Vanessa Selbst announced her retirement from being a full time poker player. Her retirement was met with some skepticism and criticism from the poker community, despite her proclamation that should would never quit playing poker. Six months later, Selbst has entered her first poker tournament at the World Series of Poker. Sasha Salinger asks what brought her to the World Series of Poker, how many tournaments Vanessa Selbst will play over the Series, and what life is like post-full time poker.

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Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:13 am

Poker player Eli Elezra recently lost heads up to Paul Volpe in the World Series of Poker $10K Omaha Hi/Lo Eight or Better Championship. Although Elezra took home $258,297, he did not take home the coveted WSOP bracelet. Sasha Salinger asks how that 2nd place finish has shaped his summer. Elezra has played the $50K Poker Players Championship for over 10 years and has the utmost respect for John "Johnnie World" Hennigan and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi. Who does he think are the next generation of high level mixed game poker players?

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Posted: June 22, 2018, 3:37 am

Eric Baldwin won the $1500 No Limit World Series of Poker tournament #41 for his second WSOP bracelet. The final table lasted an extra day with both Eric Baldwin and Ian Steinman returning for heads up play. Baldwin was able to keep his massive chip lead during heads up play and finally knock out Steinman for the $319,580 first place prize. He tells Sasha Salinger of PokerNews that today is his wife, Mary's, birthday and now they have an extra reason to celebrate!

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Posted: June 22, 2018, 12:36 am

Robert "Bobby" Peacock beat out 855 to win the World Series of Poker $1K Double Stack event. The cash game professional took home his first World Series of Poker bracelet. The boisterous rail cheered him on for the two day final table. Danielle Anderson, Justin Oliver, and Jesse Sylvia were just some of the notable professional poker players on Peacock's rail. In addition to his bracelet, Bobby Peacock takes home $644,244, quite a big first place prize for a $1000 buy in poker tournament.

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Posted: June 21, 2018, 9:55 pm

2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein chats with Jeff Platt about busting another Ott (Dillon), his approach to this year's World Series, and interacting with fans in Vegas.

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Posted: June 21, 2018, 3:21 am
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Posted: June 5, 2016, 8:23 pm
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Posted: June 5, 2016, 8:23 pm
Donnie is joined by JASON SOMERVILLE (!!!) in the Biggest Little City in the World for Run it Up Reno. 
Posted: May 29, 2016, 4:42 pm
Donnie is joined by JASON SOMERVILLE (!!!) in the Biggest Little City in the World for Run it Up Reno. 
Posted: May 29, 2016, 4:42 pm
The TOPDOLLARMAN himself, Paul Newey joins Remko at WPT Amsterdam. 
Posted: May 27, 2016, 8:59 pm
Howard Lederer dropped a bomb on Thursday, so naturally, Rich and Donnie discuss. They also try to meet Chicago Joey’s 10-voicemail challenge, to get an Isildur1 interview. 
Posted: May 20, 2016, 4:36 am
Remko, a faux Canadian, sits down with actual Canadian Max Greenwood to talk about his poker journey, his fellow poker-playing brothers, and more. 
Posted: May 19, 2016, 4:33 pm
Jason Mercier joins Remko to talk about prop betting at the World Series of Poker, his three-bracelet bet against Vanessa Selbst, and some of the high-stakes cash games he’s dabbling in. 
Posted: May 11, 2016, 4:01 pm

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