Poker Central Podcast Episode 25 Gimmick or No Gimmick at the WSOP
Adrian Mateos with his friends after winning a record-breaking third WSOP gold bracelet at age 22.
Adrian Mateos with his friends after winning a record-breaking third WSOP gold bracelet at age 22. Copyright: PokerPhotoArchive

Ep. 25 Gimmick or No Gimmick at the WSOP

Bracelets, Hot Takes, And Much More on the Poker Central Podcast!

Posted June 12, 2017 by Poker Central Staff Adrian Mateos with his friends after winning a record-breaking third WSOP gold bracelet at age 22.
Adrian Mateos with his friends after winning a record-breaking third WSOP gold bracelet at age 22. Copyright: PokerPhotoArchive

Afer a weekend filled with winners at the World Series of Poker, Remko and Will look back on everything that went down at the Rio. Adrian Mateos made history, becoming the youngest player ever to win three WSOP bracelets, David Singer won his second bracelet while John Racener finally got his first.

Here's an overview of the events discussed on the podcast and their winners:

Event #14: $1500 HORSE: David Singer
Event #15: $10k Heads Up: Adrian Mateos
Event #16: $1500 NLHE 6-Max: Anthony Marquez
Event #17: $10k Dealer’s Choice: John Racener
Event #18: $565 PLO: Tyler Smith

The guys also get into some of the "gimmick events" at the WSOP and discuss whether or not they should be on the schedule going forward, or what tweaks are needed to make them more interesting. Please share with us your takes on these events using #PokerCentralPod on Twitter, or e-mail us on podcast@pokercentral.com.

Gimmick or No Gimmick?

  • $1,500 Millionaire Maker
  • $365 The GIANT
  • $2,620 THE MARATHON
  • Super Turbo Bounty $1,000 ($300 bounty/20 minute levels)
  • $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and Limit Omaha Hi/Lo mixed event
  • $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event (NLHE/PLO/2-7NL/NL 5 Card Draw/BIG O/ PLO HI/LO/ 2-7 PL Triple Draw)
  • Crazy Eights (8 handed $888 buy-in)

Last but not least, Will picks a "German of the Week" and both guys have hot takes on pets being brought into the Rio. 

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