Episode 234 – 09/12/2021 – The Big 20 (Part 4) with Erik Seidel


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James and Joe conclude their mini-series of episodes celebrating 20 years of PokerStars by talking to one of the most successful players of all time. Erik Seidel makes his first ever appearance on a poker podcast, discussing his origin story, the boom years, his dislike of playing Hold'em on TV, his depiction in 'Rounders', his pivotal role in Maria Konnikova's poker career, his cameo appearance in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', and how he stays competitive in an ever-evolving game. Meanwhile, the boys draw a line under the various activities that have accompanied #TheBig20, including the Rewind series, the $5m guaranteed Finale and the Players Awards. Finally, Chad McVean from Canada makes a return appearance, competing in 'Superfan vs Stapes' for the second time. It's a very special edition of this contest – themed around PokerStars history – with a very special prize. #PITE returns in January 2022. Please don't forget to subscribe, and please join the conversation on Discord (psta.rs/Discord).

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