Today on our poker radio show, The Final Table, we (Dennis Phillips, Joe “The Poker Coach” McGowan and I) are in Las Vegas for the NAPT Main Event at The Venetian. All three of us played in this tournament, with 872 players and a prize pool of over $4,000,000, but unfortunately, we’re not in it anymore.
We talked about our experience, some of the pros and celebrities we’ve played against, plus my one-on-one interview with Kathy Liebert, who I shared a table with for several hours. She was quite candid about why she thinks that, despite being the winningest female tournament player of all time, no online site has offered her a sponsorship. Kathy also had some harsh comments about Phil Hellmuth, who showed up late as always and sat down at our table. I’ll also tell you about Hellmuth’s vow to drop the Poker Brat image, and about Daniel Negreanu coming over to set the line for a bet between them about WSOP bracelets this summer.
Also on today’s show:
- Dennis has the remarkable numbers from PokerStars’ Sunday Millions tournament;
- Joe analyzes the effect younger hot shots had on this tournament;
- my quick chat with comedian Brad Garrett, who played with Dennis (and Mark Wahlberg, Jason Alexander, Tony Hawk, Orel Hershiser, and many more) in a celebrity charity event the other night;
On future shows, you’ll hear interviews we recorded here with Joe Hachem, Vanessa Rousso, Joe Cada, Tom McEvoy, and Greg Raymer.