As part of a series of special podcast episodes, we look back on the World Series of Poker Main Events from 2016 through 2011. The ESPN broadcasts of these years are being released on PokerGO®, and you can watch 2016 and 2015 right now, with the earlier years following in the coming weeks.
This week, we look back on 2015 with Daniel Negreanu in a special podcast that goes in-depth into some of the hands he played, the big moments and memories of that adrenaline-filled deep run.
- 2:38 – The start of the interview with Daniel Negreanu.
- 4:45 – The fan support during his deep run in the 2015 WSOP Main Event, and the gravity of the moment.
- 6:30 – What was the bigger WSOP Main Event moment? Phil Ivey in 2003, Phil Ivey in 2009 or Daniel Negreanu in 2015?
- 10:01 – Comparing the November Nine era, with its three-month final table build up, versus the live-streamed era with PokerGO and ESPN coverage of the WSOP Main Event.
- 12:40 – The other time Daniel finished 11th in the WSOP Main Event, back in 2001.
- 15:01 – The hand that ended his tournament in the 2001 WSOP Main Event, the regret that came along with it, and tossing $60,000 into a garbage can.
- 18:23 – The experience of being on the feature table during the 2015 WSOP Main Event for three consecutive days, and whether it was an advantage or disadvantage.
- 21:50 – The research and preparation before Day 7 of the 2015 WSOP Main Event, Daniel’s playing style, GTO, hybrid and exploitative approaches.
- 26:04 – Calling the clock on Upeshka da Silva in a massive hand against Fedor Holz at the feature table.
- 28:14 – Running through the action of the tournament after it got down to the final 18 players: Joe McKeehen, Justin Schwartz, Federico Butteroni and other thoughts on big hands that were played.
- 37:47 – The crucial hand of Day 7: Justin Schwartz vs Joe McKeehen, set over set.
- 41:20 – Doubling up through McKeehen with 12 players left in the tournament, the emotions and adrenaline and hope of keeping the run alive.
- 44:05 – The elimination in 11th place, the hand, all that came along with it, the fall to the ground, and dealing with the disappointment.
- 51:04 – The 2015 Main Event champion, Joe McKeehen, and the difference between his on-tv persona during the Main Event versus his social media presence and interviews. Does poker need heroes and villains?
- 54:40 – Does winning the WSOP Main Event come with a role as poker ambassador?
- 58:25 – Is there an ideal winner of the WSOP Main Event for the growth of poker?
- 1:01:43 – Daniel schedule for the 2018 World Series of Poker, his goals, intentions and content plans.
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