PokerNews Podcast: USPO Update, WPT DQ & Guest "Top Poker Player" Maria Konnikova

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On the latest special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway break down the latest stories and winners, including Doug Polk throwing shade at a CNN article about Maria Konnikova, WPT500 champ David Afework being disqualified and losing $160K, a new poker room opening in Vegas, and Niklas Astedt taking down the GGPoker WSOP Circuit Main Event.

They also recap Harlen Miller winning the MPST Venetian for $367,801 and go over early results from the 2021 US Poker Open including wins by Jake Daniels, Sam Soverel, Joe McKeehen, John Riordan, and Joey Weissman.

In addition, Jeff Platt chats with guest Maria Konnikova, whose book he Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win is being released in paperback form.

Big thanks to the special sponsor this week in Elite Chip Care.

Time Stamps *Time|Topic* 00:24 | Welcome to the show 00:35 | Where is Jeff Platt? 02:17 | Doug Polk stirs the “Top Poker Player” pot 05:18 | Maria Konnikova responds 08:34 | What constitutes being a poker pro? 11:43 | Sponsor: Elite Chip Care 12:42 | WPT500 champ David Afework disqualified and loses $160K 14:30 | What happened? 21:38 | Niklas Astedt wins GGPoker WSOP Circuit Main Event 25:23 | Sponsor: GGPoker 26:16 | Resorts World Las Vegas slated to open on The Strip this month 30:40 | Maria Konnikova joins the show 32:44 | How the pandemic impacted the book’s release 34:57 | Any book plans for the 2021 WSOP? 35:45 | Return to live poker 38:19 | Remaining 2021 poker plans 39:13 | Thoughts on being an ambassador for the game 40:12 | What needs to change to welcome more women to the felt? 43:40 | Thoughts on Ladies Events 47:45 | Whose reaction to the book meant the most? 50:10 | Paperback launch details 51:50 | Harlen Miller Wins MPST Venetian for $367,801 54:25 | Early winners from the 2021 US Poker Open 58:55 | Big names coming to the PokerNews Podcast

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