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Poker Interviews, Johnny Moss a Grump & a New Online Poker Site

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Did you hear? There’s a new online poker site for non-U.S. citizens playing in legal jurisdictions worldwide. We introduce you to www.ppipoker.net, ‘where players rule.’ Yesterday, we spoke to Randall Kasper, co-founder of Poker Players International, about the company’s latest gaming venture, a new online poker site called PPI Poker. “The time is right for our brand,” he says.

Poker Players International www.ppipoker.net

Randall Kasper, PPI

We have interviewed Kasper, and two of his companies poker ‘ambassadors’ Casey ‘Big Dog’ Jarzabek & Danny(N13) Noseworthy, both epic online players with millions in tournament earnings. For all three interviews visit HERE

Have you ever used a HUD? Heads-up displays are becoming the norm on poker sites around the world. In 2016, we spoke to Ivar Ketilsson, a community manager at Jivaro, about his companies new technology:

Plus, we also dug a tremendous interview out of our audio archive. We were saddened to learn that one of our very first guests, Johnny Hughes, author of three books, including Famous Gamblers, Poker History & Texas Stories, passed away back in November. Hughes was a PhD, road gambler, expert ‘Bird Dog’ (a guy who catches cheats, poker player & author and was a treasure to have on the show. You like old time gambling? You a poker junkie? You will absolutely LOVE this discussion. The audio is not the best, from 2012 and by phone, but the content is stellar. RIP Johnny!

Also…the NFL playoffs are underway…are you a sports fan who wagers on games? Here’s a few clips from Brian Tuohy, author of The Fix Is In & the world’s leading sports conspiracy theorist, on how professional sports can be fixed!

We also have a clip here from 2007 WSOP ‘Player of the Year’ Tom Schneider, who’s won 4 bracelets at the World Series of Poker and is one of the best players on the planet. He talks about that year, ’07, and running good:

Plus…it’s a $1,000 poker book…but “it’s not for everybody,” says Reid Young of www.pokersrpout.com, a professional poker player who is so good he skipped medical school because he was making too much money:

Also, Roy Cooke, poker pro, author & columnist for Card Player magazine, talks about his lengthy career in poker. Did you know he’s been beating the game for more than 40 years, and still going strong. The licensed Las Vegas real estate agent, www.roycookepokerlv.com, talks about the impact of Chris Moneymaker’s win in 2003, Johnny Moss and how grumpy he was, Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and other legends, plus his long running column at Card Player and his 7 books.

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Padraig Parkinson Q&A, Ultimate Slow Roll, Poker Funnies & the HRR T-Shirt

Hey High Rollers, great interview with Irish legend Padraig Parkinson today, well actually at midnight last night our time, 6 a.m. his time in Paris, but edited today and on the website now at www.highrollerradio.net (give it a few minutes to load.) Padraig was 3rd at the 1999 main event, won Late Night Poker across the pond, which made him a household name in the UK, and he’s got a new book out, Rebel Without a Pause, and believe me you’ll want to pick yourself up a copy. He is a funny guy and dynamic storyteller; we spoke about the passing of Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot, the Irish Open and that classic slow roll gone wrong. What was the German thinking? Slow rolling the Grandfather of Irish Poker Donnacha O’Dea, at the final table no less. He got what he deserved.  If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the commentators reaction, obviously Irish and fans of O’Dea:

Crazy! “Justice is done! Justice is done.!” Padraig has heard one possible reason for the slow roll, but you have to listen to the interview, Part 2, at www.highrollerradio.net

Luck of the Irish?

Stable boy turned millionaire.  In March 2012, 29-year-old Irishman Conor Murphy placed the luckiest bet of his life at Cheltenham.  He wagered $75 on all five of his boss’s horses to win and, guess what, they did.  Murphy scooped a stunning pot of $1.5 million in the accumulator.

This guy's a High Roller!

This guy’s a High Roller!

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Longest of Longshots

The 1913 Kentucky Derby produced the longest long-shots in the history of the race when 91-to-1 outsider Donerail claimed victory.   One hundred years ago, those putting $2 on Donerail would have collected $184.90.

Jockey

Incredible!  Jockey Frankie Dettori left bookmakers with their jaws dropped in 1996 when he won all seven races at the Ascot Festival in the United Kingdom at odds of 25,000-to-1.  Darren Yeats placed a £59 ($89) accumulator bet on all of Dettori’s races and it paid off, big time.  Yeats took home £550,000 ($830,000) richer.

Scotty Nguyen Baby! (Pronounced ‘winn’)

•  5 WSOP bracelets
•  1998 World Champ
•  1 World Poker Tour title
•  8 final tables on the WPT

Did you know?

Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow, one of the best players on the planet, wrote in his book, Check Raising the Devil, that a few days before the 1998 Main Event had a dream, which vividly depicted Scotty Nguyen as the Champion.  Despite his friends and mother’s objection, Matusow decided to opt out of the tournament and instead give his entry fee to Scotty for 33 per cent of any prize money.  One week later, Nguyen became World Champion and ‘The Mouth’ was $333,333 richer – his share of the $1 million payday.

Tidbit:  One day after the 1998 World Championship, Scotty Nguyen’s brother was killed in a car accident back home in Vietnam.  To this day, Nguyen does not wear his Main Event gold bracelet.

A Putt for his Life?

Once, during a discussion about golf, Doyle Brunson said that if he had to pick one guy to make a 10-foot putt for his life it would be Puggy Pearson.  Wow.  Not Nicklaus, nor Palmer, nor Watson.  Puggy Pearson! “He’s the greatest pressure putter I’ve ever seen,” Brunson said.

Akio Kashiwagi

Biggest Gambler in the World? At one time, in 1992, yes he was! This Japanese property developer liked to play baccarat and holds the world record for the biggest loss EVER playing that game – a whopping $10 million in one session at the Trump Casino.  Soon afterwards, he was stabbed to death outside his home.

Lori Kolstad wearing the High Roller Radio t-shirt. Look, feel & play like a High Roller baby, get yours today!

Lori Kolstad wearing the High Roller Radio t-shirt. Look, feel & play like a High Roller baby, get yours today. 


Until next time, may the cards be kind and thre poker gods with you.  Follow us on Facebook and twitter @highrollerradio and visit the site www.highrollerradio.net 

 

Explosive!!! Johnny Hughes on High Roller Radio

Hey High Rollers,

What a thrill!  Yesterday, I got to speak to Johnny Hughes, author of Famous Gamblers, Poker History and Texas stories, who is now a two-time guest of High Roller Radio.  Again, he does not disappoint.  Explosive suggestions that legendary gamblers Archie Karas, Phil Ivey and Stu Ungar may have cheated their way to the top!  Wow.

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Here is a quote from our Q&A:

“Yes, it ruins his (Archie Karas) legacy!  To me he was not a great gambler at all, he was just a dang sucker who lost all his money.  Stu Ungar was one of the greatest suckers of all time and ended dead of drugs, I mean how can you say he was great at anything.  And, by the way, I suspect when he made some of those thin calls he knew one of his opponents hole cards.”

Johnny also provides tales about Amarillo Slim, Benny Binion, Johnny Moss and his mentor Curly Cavitt, who he calls one of the greatest of all-time.  “Doyle Brunson told me that Curly was the consummate gambler; he had NO leaks.”

What about cell phones at the table?  “They need to go,” Hughes says, “there are so many ways to cheat with cell phones.”

This is a great interview!  If you love poker history, gambling anecdotes and quips about some of he great cheats and their methods.  Plain and simple, Johnny Hughes is our kind of guy; from the Old School, he’s entertaining, well spoken and a guy who can talk your ear off about the old-time gambler, about the old time west, about cheaters.  Important to note; Johnny does not advocate cheating and stresses it is extremely rare.  “The casinos won’t cheat you, they have too much to lose,” he says.  He also explains what to do should you spot cheating in the poker room, “Do NOT confront the cheater, they may be crazy and try to harm you.  Quit the game and rub your thumb on the floor person’s back.  That let’s them know there is cheating or something fishy going on at the table.”

In our first interview we spoke a lot about his book; including a great quote about Buddy Holly and his poker playing about, “He was terrible,” he says.  “He was very KIND,” he jokes.

Thank-you Johnny Dynamite Chat.  Can’t wait to have you back on.

You can find Johnny at www.johnnyhughes.com and on facebook.  You can buy his book on all amazons.

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The daughter of a legend.

The daughter of a legend.

Pamela Brunson interview this afternoon.  WOW!  One of our favorites here at High Roller Radio.  The daughter of a legend today on HRR!  🙂

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