On this episode of the Poker Central Podcast, Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema are joined by WSOP bracelet winner and 2017 Main Event finalist Bryan Piccioli. Brent and Bryan share a long history filled with funny stories and tell them on the show as well as tackling some serious topics such the big guarantees on live events and whether or not unlimited re-entries are bad for the game.

  • 1:02- How often does Bryan Piccioli think back of that eight on the river that changed his life, and what does it mean to him now more than a year later?
  • 4:08 – The experience of the WSOP Main Event final table, having his friends and family come out to support him and the overall rush of the biggest tournament of the year.
  • 7:50 – How does a poker professional move on and get back to the grind after making the final table of the Main Event?
  • 10:00 – Do players and fans approach him in a different way after gaining fame through his play on the ESPN and PokerGO broadcast?
  • 11:50 – Brent Hanks and Bryan Piccioli go way back, as Brent was at Bryan’ high school graduation party and pulled him into a life and career as a poker professional. Here’s the story of Piccioli made his way up the ranks and quit college to play poker.
  • 17:40 – How did Bryan’s family view his choice to become a poker pro?
  • 24:40 – How does Bryan view his life and career as a poker player into the future as the game keeps evolving?
  • 27:29 – Bryan’s thoughts on the partypoker Bahamas events and whether or not their big guarantees are good for the game.
  • 31:50 – Unlimited re-entries, are they killing the poker economy?
  • 36:11 – Has the live tournament scene reached its cap when it comes to field sizes?
  • 39:40 – The online $20 million guaranteed partypoker event, will it succeed?
  • 44:00 – Bryan Piccioli on Friday Night Poker as Bob Ross and his enjoyment of televised cash games.
  • 48:24 – Bryan’s take on Antonio Esfandiari’s ability to create a game and action at high stakes.
  • 52:20 – Facts, figures and a Super High Roller Bowl V update as well as the latest on Friday Night Poker!

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Brent Hanks, Bryan Piccioli, 2017 WSOP Main Event, Hand Histories