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Joining us this week are 3-time WSOP bracelet winner David Baker and WSOP and WPT champion James Dempsey. For strategy, Andy ‘BowieEffect’ Wilson analyses a key hand from his Estrellas Barcelona deep run. Natalie Bromley stops by to discuss The Hearts Of Queens Project. Plus, Barry Carter has all the news. This episode is dedicated to our friend Ja…
 
This week, the lads are locked in with poker podcaster extraordinaire Joe Ingram. (Joey arrives at the 19 minute mark) David ‘kicks’ things off by describing the comedy of errors that lead him to break three toes in three separate incidents last week, after which the conversation turns to the subject of grassroots poker. With the online festivals i…
 
This week, we welcome 5-time WSOP bracelet winner and former WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb. We are also joined by two time Unibet Open champion Matteusz Moolhuizen. For strategy, we analyse a funky spot of Dara’s from the recent EPT Barcelona. Kat Arnsby stops by to talk about The Chip Race Mystery Bounty. Plus, Barry Carter has got all the la…
 
This week, the lads are locked in and shouting out about the upcoming Unibet Online Series - Lightning! They also welcome back to the show their great friend Henry Kilbane. David kick things off by asking Henry about his recent upswing before delving into the horror story that was the night he lost 80% of his net worth. The conversation then turns …
 
This week, we welcome WSOP and MSPT finalist Angela Jordison. We’ve got the second half of our Brian Rast interview. For strategy, we analyse a bubble spot with top Australian online pro Jesse ‘On The Mac’ McKenzie. Jim Reid stops by to discuss the recreational poker experience. Plus, Barry Carter is here with the news!…
 
This week, we are locked in and eating out in the beautiful Catalan capital. Dara and David turn on the cameras in their hotel suite to discuss the Estrellas week of the EPT Barcelona festival. The conversation begins with some chat about David’s 26th place finish in the record-breaking 6313 runner main event. The lads discuss two of David’s more i…
 
This week, we are locked in and zenned out with Luke ‘Slay’ Vrabel. The conversation between the lads is a wild ride that starts with the story behind the un-banning of Vrabel from the WSOP and his subsequent cash in the Main Event. David brings up Dan Zack winning WSOP player of the Year and Shaun Deeb’s unofficial ‘player of the decade’ title bef…
 
On this week’s show, we welcome 5-time WSOP bracelet winner and super high roller bowl champion, Brian Rast. We will also be joined by poker pro, commentator, streamer and vlogger Gary Blackwood. We’ve got a strategy segment with a twist - a hand of Dara’s from the European Deepstack Highroller. David Peters (sort of) joins us to discuss the topic …
 
This week we are locked in and turfed out of our hotel with Irish poker pro Turlough McHugh. The show has a WSOP wrap-up theme but the lads kick things off by asking Turlough to tell the story of his nightmare experience when he tested positive for Covid whilst staying in Ballys. The topic then switches to the positives and negatives of the WSOP’s …
 
For our 18th season curtain raiser, we have got a banger of a show. We welcome 2-time WSOP circuit winner Katie Stone. We are be joined by poker pro and newly crowned GUKPT Luton champion Tom Hall. For strategy, we’ve got Finnish poker legend Patrik Antonius, here to discuss that high stakes poker hand he played against Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ive…
 
In this wide-ranging discussion ahead of the WSOP Main Event, we talk about time-banking and late registration. We also make some bold predictions. Dara previews the much anticipated Mystery Bounty event, Kara weighs in on the topic of diversity and there is a deep dive into Kara’s excellent GPI award-nominated podcast ‘The Heart Of Poker’. Before …
 
This week we are locked in and sorting out the issue of inclusivity (in two minutes) with our good friend, poker player, writer and possible alien Alex O’Brien. There is loads of great conversation on this episode as Alex describes her poker trips to Malta and Dublin and Dara dispenses great advice to players coming into the live arena for the firs…
 
What a show we’ve got in store this week! We welcome poker pro and ‘Bet, Raise, Fold’ star Danielle Andersen. We will be joined by the GOAP Kevin O’Donnell - that GOAP or the greatest old age pensioner, as Dara likes to call him. For strategy, we’ve got Steve O’Dwyer who helps us break down an interesting hand from his Irish poker Open victory. Lyl…
 
This week, we are locked in and worn out after a mammoth spell of live poker as David and Dara are joined by former guest Niall Farrell on the heels of his UKIPT Dublin victory. The trio discuss the results from Dublin, whilst also giving their takes on what live poker brands need to get right for the players to be successful in the coming year. Th…
 
This week, David and Dara welcome reigning MSPT player of the year Kyna England. They are also joined by 2-time WSOP winner and poker author, Bill Chen. For strategy, they’ve got the online legend that is Chris Moorman as he faces off against Ali Imsirovic. Fergal Nealon stops by to discuss ‘Rapid Response Ukraine’. Plus, Barry Carter has all the l…
 
This week, we are locked in and cranking out a show in the tiny gap between live events. Dara and David are back from the Dublin Poker Festival which came right on the heels of the Malta Poker Festival which came right on the heels of umpteen other live festivals. To say the lads are exhausted after months of live poker would be an understatement b…
 
This week’s show has an Irish Poker Open theme as we are joined by not one champion, but two. Steve O’Dwyer is here to talk about his victory and more. We’ve also got 2016 champ Dan Wilson who short stack ninja’d his was to fifth this year. Dan is also be the focus of our strategy segment as we analyse the most talked about hand of the tournament. …
 
This week, we are locked-in and closing out a week of coverage of The Irish Poker Open with a special 50th episode. David and Dara wanted to record from the plush Irish Open studio but instead they are back at their desks two days after the festival. The lads discuss Steve O’Dwyer’s dominating performance on a Main Event final table in which he kno…
 
This week we are locked in and hanging out in the beautiful Estonian capital of Tallinn. After Dara finally finishes his hot chocolate, the lads take refuge in David’s room at the Park Hilton, the venue for the Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge. Dara and David have been in the commentary booth, covering some special events from the festival including…
 
This week, we welcome back to the show our good friend, WSOPE Main Event champion Jack Sinclair. We are also joined by Nordic Poker Champion Jon Kyte. For strategy, Isaac Haxton stops by to discuss a hand he played versus Brian Rast. We do a deep dive into the thorny subject of poker scammers. Plus, our brand new newsman Barry Carter has got news a…
 
This week we are locked-in and hatching out a plan to become reality TV stars with Big Brother Canada winner turned poker twitch sensation Kevin Martin. Dara and David take a deep dive into three of Kevin's recent tweets, one of which probes his belief in copying from the best and the other two which illustrate his excellent understanding of what m…
 
This week, we welcome mixed game beast and 2-time WSOP bracelet winner Brandon Shack Harris. We will also be joined by popular UK pro and twitch streamer Jamie Nixon. For strategy, we’ve got poker star, the one and only Vanessa Kade. With a little help from Mason Malmuth, we chat about tilt. Plus, Ian… yes still Ian… will have the news and results!…
 
This week, we are locked in and caking out in Prague. On location in the Czech capital, Dara and David discuss their cashes in the Main Event and Highroller respectively. Dara talks about a particularly dicey hand on the exact bubble when he woke up with pocket aces. The Chip Race's former graphic-artist and animator Willie Elliot is applauded for …
 
This week, we are delighted to welcome to the show 3-time WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Leng. We also have the incomparable Niall Farrell. For strategy, there’s a hand with Andy ‘dawhiteninja’ Wool. Des Duffy stops by to discuss all things APAT. Plus, Ian’s got the news and results...
 
This week we are locked in and eating out with math teacher turned poker player turned start-up wizard Josh Abady. Josh tell us all about his exciting new food app ‘manna’ before we tuck into the latest poker news, gossip and scandal. The lads discuss the recent heads-up duel between Hellmuth and Dwan, pondering how the structure means a 7-figure m…
 
This is our 17th season curtain raiser and we are delighted to welcome as our very special guest Rounders screenwriter, Billions creator and host of ‘The Moment’ podcast Brian Koppelman. We will also have the second part of that fantastic Faraz Jaka interview. For strategy, Dara and David take a closer look at a crucial spot from David’s WSOP Main …
 
On the week when we received our second nomination for GPI Global Poker Award Best Podcast, we welcome poker pro and entrepreneur Faraz Jaka. We sit down with Irish streamer Conor O’Driscoll. For strategy, we’ve got poker legend Ike Haxton looking at a mind-blowing hand he played against Patrik Antonius over eight years ago. Our great friend Jen Sh…
 
This week, we are locked in and busting out the champagne after our second nomination for Best Podcast at the GPI Global Poker Awards. Who better to help us celebrate but our trusted newsman Ian Simpson who is also celebrating his very profitable return to the live felt. Ian made two final tables in London last week on his first poker outing in ove…
 
For the first show of 2022, we welcome poker pro and ‘Run It Once’ coach Kevin Rabichow. We sit down with Ireland’s GPI #1 Alex Kulev. For strategy, we’ve got GUKPT champion David Docherty. Mike Wasserman and Bryan Paris stop by to discuss ‘Mastering Mid-Stakes’ Plus, Ian’s got all the news and results.…
 
This week, we are locked in and giving shout-outs with GPI President Eric Danis. For the first show of 2022, Dara and David discuss the closure (for now) of Run It Once’s poker site and PokerShares betting platform. David also gives his thoughts on Doug Polk’s interview with Dan Bilzerian. Eric Danis then shows up for a lengthy discussion on all th…
 
This week we are locked in and lucking out with poker and Hollywood royalty Jennifer Tilly. Jennifer graced ‘The Chip Race’ with her presence all the way back in Season 3, returned for the 50th Episode Special and now she makes her debut on a special end of year episode of ‘The Lock-In’ to discuss some of the big stories of 2021. The conversation i…
 
For our final show of 2021, we welcome WSOP bracelet winner Leo Margets. We also sit down with another bracelet winner, top pro Michael Wang. For strategy, Bertie ‘Bigstealer’ Bayley is here to discuss a fascinating hand from the 500 Zoom cash game streets. Paul Seaton stops to ask Dara and David about being poker ambassadors. Plus, Ian’s got news …
 
This week, Clayton Fletcher is locked in and freaking Dara and David out as he appears to join them from the afterlife. An almost translucent Fletcher is in top form as he discusses the stories of the week as well as reminiscing about his good pal Norm MacDonald. The lads cover Dara's WSOP final table, the latest developments in the PokerPaint saga…
 
We are back from our WSOP hiatus with a fantastic show featuring statistician, author and poker player Nate Silver. We will also be sitting down with poker pro and twitch streamer Andy 'dawhiteninja’ Wool. For strategy, we’ve got Daniel Dvoress here to discuss a sick hand he played versus Jason Koon. Tournament Director Glenn Doyle stops by to disc…
 
This week, we are locked in and still hanging out in our Gold Coast hotel room for a bonus episode from Las Vegas. The lads discuss David’s deep runs in several tournaments, including the Main Event. (Dara made the final table of his final event the next day so check out the next episode for a breakdown of that!) Dara tells a hilarious story from T…
 
This week, Dara and David are locked in to their offices in Dublin and Malta and later in their hotel room at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas! Unsurprisingly, this is a WSOP-centric episode with the lads covering all the stories from Las Vegas from both sides of the Atlantic. There are lots of matters to discuss, including ‘Foreigner-Gate’, ‘Late-Reg-G…
 
On the week when the 2021 WSOP Main Event begins, we welcome to the show the reigning live Main Event champion Hossein Ensan. We also sit down with poker pro and WSOP commentator Jamie Kerstetter. For strategy, we’ve got an interesting DTO spot courtesy of online MTT beast Bryan Paris. Poker dealer and Podcaster Ross Gaff joins us for some straight…
 
This week, we are locked in and happy out with the newest GUKPT champion David Docherty!David joins us to discuss his crossbar crammed career and his appreciation of a long overdue live success. Michael Addamo's purple-patch is put under the microscope, as is Phil Hellmuth's streak of final tables and Adam Friedman extraordinary three-peat. The Pok…
 
This week, David and Dara welcome one of the games greatest players David Peters. They also sit down with Irish poker player and up and coming twitcher Sven McDermott. For strategy, they examine a hand of Dara’s from the online streets in which he pulls the trigger on a big river bluff. Daniel Dvoress stops by to discuss ultra-running and what it h…
 
This week we are locked in and selling out with Barry Carter. Our great friend and Dara’s co-author Barry joins us to discuss the stories of the week, including Jason Koon going to GG to help with game integrity and security, PokerPaint receiving a cease and desist letter and what’s been happening at the WSOP!The episode kicks off though with some …
 
This week, Jared Tendler is locked in and cranking out the top drawer content as is our host Dara O'Kearney.Two book releases take centre stage on this week's show - Jared's 'The Mental Game of Trading' and Dara's 'Endgame Poker Strategy' - but not before the lads discuss the stories of the week.First up is a chat about the Unibet Online Series and…
 
The lads open the curtain on their 16th season of the show by welcoming live and online tournament and cash game player Xuan Liu. They also sit down with SNG Wizard Josh Hoesel aka SlayerV1fan. For strategy, they look at a key hand of David’s from the 2009 Full Tilt Espana Series. Paul Seaton stops by to discuss staking. Plus, Ian’s got all the new…
 
This week, we are locked in and hammering out all the rules with TD extraordinaire Nick O’Hara. The trio kick things off with a lengthy discussion on the return of live poker in Ireland as Nick announces his IPO festival and the precautions being taken by the organisers. Unibet Poker are the sponsors once again and there will be satellite qualifier…
 
For our Season 15 finale, Dara and David are joined by high stakes tournament and cash game player Nick Petrangelo. They also welcome poker player, streamer and singer/songwriter Melissa Schubert. For strategy, they are re-joined by YouTuber Matt Vaughan, this time for a very entertaining strategy segment featuring a hand he played in the WSOP Clos…
 
This week, Barny Boatman is locked-in and lashing out at the creators of online poker 'throwables'.It's a wonderfully heterogeneous show this week as David and Dara are joined by their great friend Barny to talk about everything from ageism in poker to responsible gambling, from Communism to Full Tilt, from economic bubbles to near-death experience…
 
This week, Dara and David are joined by professor turned poker nomad Elena ‘The Groupie’ Stover. They also welcome poker vlogger Matt Vaughan. For strategy, they are joined by twitch streamer Parker ‘TonkaaaaP’ Talbot to discuss a hand he played versus former guest Olivier Busquet on ‘King Of The Hill’. With a little help from Isaac Haxton, the lad…
 
This week, we are locked in and out wringing out Kevin Mathers for all his inside information! It is with great pleasure that Dara and David sit down with Kevmath to discuss the stories of the week. The lads start off with a tribute to Layne Flack before talking about Phil Hellmuth’s 7th consecutive victory on High Stakes Duel.Using Phil Galfond’s …
 
This week, we are joined by EPT champion, Aussie Millions champion and Wynn Millions chopper Toby Lewis. We also welcome the 1999 WSOP main event 3rd place finisher Padraig Parkinson. For strategy, Dara and David take a look at one of Dara’s hands, an interesting heads up spot from an online MTT. KL Cleeton stops by to talk about carer legislation,…
 
This week, Carlos Welch is locked in and blinging out proceedings with his brand new WSOP bracelet!Carlos joins David and Dara as the trio discuss the news, gossip and scandals of the day. First in the news is of course Carlos's victory in the $888 Crazy Eights WSOP Events few days ago for $125,000. Carlos summarises the key points of the tournamen…
 
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