Today on my Final Table poker show, Dennis Phillips and I talked with Jeff Roper, the St. Louisan who won the Main Event at last week’s World Series Of Poker Circuit Event. Jeff, who is well known in the poker rooms around town, explained how he used his aggression and a big stack of chips to defeat all of his opponents — and explained the strategy behind some two big hands towards the end.

We also welcomed back Joe “The Poker Coach” McGowan. After a two-week hiatus, Joe shared tips for cash game regulars who want to start playing tournaments but don’t know the difference in strategies.

As we dug into this week’s poker news, we discussed:

  • the get-up that Phil Hellmuth is planning to wear for his WSOP entrance this summer — and the reaction from Daniel Negreanu
  • the documentary about Joe Cada’s run to the 2009 WSOP Main Event title that recently showed up on YouTube
  • the big-name pro who lasted exactly one hand at this week’s $25,000 buy-in WPT Championship at the Bellagio
  • the top 20 vote-getters so far for the WSOP Tournament of Champions

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