After a brief post-WSOP hiatus, the Poker Central Podcast is back with a tremendous guest! Joined by army vet and both EPT and WSOP champ Brandon Schaefer, Brent Hanks and Remko Rinkema deliver yet another classic episode of your favorite poker podcast!

  • 02:10 – How the Triton Million feels like another planet compared to other high stakes games.
  • 03:30 – Brandon Schaefer’s return to the highest stakes.
  • 05:00 – Winning EPT Deauville back in 2005 and nearly winning his second EPT in Monte Carlo at the Grand Final.
  • 09:02 – Addicted to travel and sleeping at a hostel and playing a £10,000 tournament in London.
  • 11:00 – Did Brandon Schaefer see the rise of the EPT coming when he was playing Season 1?
  • 14:05 – When, how, and why did Brandon Schaefer decide to quit poker?
  • 17:05 – How did Brandon Schaefer become a Black Hawk helicopter pilot flying medivac on a mission in Afghanistan?
  • 20:40 – The adrenaline of flying a helicopter on the battlefield.
  • 24:05 – Getting a better understanding of going on a mission to Afghanistan and how hard it was to adjust back to normal life.
  • 29:30 – Was there any poker in Afghanistan on the army base?
  • 31:44 – Going from having a clear purpose and being in the army to getting medically retired and looking for a new path in life.
  • 35:13 – How did Brandon Schaefer end up on Poker After Dark and his return to poker.
  • 40:33 – The Triton Millon – Bryn Kenney takes the No. 1 spot on the all-time money list – and recapping all the other side events that handed out millions of dollars!
  • 48:43 – What?! Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald thinks the biggest earner in sports history will be a poker player in just a few decades.
  • 54:00 – The Poker Central Power Rankings!

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