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Really solid episode breaking down the 2010 WSOP November NineTM and start of the new WPT season. We’re joined by ESPN’s Andrew Feldman, poker pro Joe Sebok, N9’er Joe “subiime” Cheong, and WPT co-host Vince Van Patten. Watch the episode above or go to the official This Week In Poker page here.
3:01 – The discussion on the November Nine begins with Joe Sebok and Andrew Feldman sharing their thoughts on where this final table stacks up to year’s past.
4:06 – Could Soi Nguyen, the sole amateur and oldest player at the table, be the Jerry Yang of this year’s November Nine? Also, you may or may not be surprised who is one of Nguyen’s good friends.
7:01 – As someone who went deep in last year’s WSOP Main Event and has made a name (“Seventhbok”) out of bubbling TV final tables, Sebok talks about how much it must sting for 10th place finisher Brandon Steven.
8:44 – The panel discusses Matt Affleck’s brutal beat that saw him eliminated in 15th place and how both he and the media reacted to it.
12:55 – We break down the good and bad of the November Nine concept.
18:22 – We discuss the opportunity ESPN missed last year with Phil Ivey, and Chops may have called Ivey an ass.
22:35 – The discussion turns to Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi including where his WSOP performance so far ranks in poker history.
25:25 – We talk about the ESPN3.com live streaming broadcasts of final tables this year and ask Feldman whether more will be done next year.
26:24 – More talk about the Grinder including his recent financial troubles and his marketing potential with a mainstream audience. Also, we break down more of the November Niners including John Dolan and the crazy Italian Filippo Candio.
34:09 – November Niner Joe “subiime” Cheong joins us via skype.
49:29 – The remainder of the show is our interview with World Poker Tour co-host Vince Van Patten. Among the topics include what’s in store for Season IX, Kimberly Lansing and the Royal Flush Girls, beating John McEnroe in tennis, how he survived as a child actor, his legendary Hollywood home games, sneaking into LA casinos as a teen to play poker and his solid run at this year’s WSOP Main Event.
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