Cracking Aces

By Barstool Nate

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Cracking Aces is the newest podcast tackling all things poker, hosted by Nate from Barstool and professional poker player Jake Toole. It will feature the fun side of the poker world and exclusive interviews with the top players. Buckle up and enjoy!

Episode Date
Ep 15 - Top 3 OG Online Players, Million Dollar Swings, Interviews With Jamie Kerstetter and Jessica Dawley (Ft Kate from ZBT)
01:41:46

This week we start off by going down memory lane and talking about our top 3 online OGs (4:30). We go down memory lane about Rail Heaven, the Durrr Challenge, Lil Holdem, Isildur, and more. We then talk to poker pro and media mogul Jamie Kerstetter about broadcasting the WSOP, quitting her job to play poker, and remaining positive in a world of negativity (30:20). Finally Nate and Kate from the military podcast talk with Jessica Dawley (1:04.00) about her time in the Air Force, her transition to poker, and winning $200k with $300 in her bank account. Enjoy!

 
Aug 22, 2019
Ep 14 - Barstool Unionizing Drama, The 3 Most Annoying Things People Say At The Poker Table, and Recapping The Big 4 In Florida
57:27

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by recapping the "Big 4" in Florida and the players who won them. We then discuss the whole unionizing at Barstool situation and Scott Seiver's idiotic tweet about it. Finally, the boys break down the 3 most annoying things people can say at the poker table. And we cannot stress this enough, DON'T BE A CREEP TO DEALERS. It's a fast paced power hour of an episode, enjoy!

Aug 15, 2019
Ep 13 - Million Dollar Tournaments, Bottom 3 Feelings At The Poker Table, And An Awesome Interview With Galen Hall
01:38:05

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by talking about a live tournament Nate played over the weekend and an old man at the table running an angle, albeit a hilarious one. That leads into a convo about the worst feelings at the poker table, what's up getting set over set! We then talk about Bryn Kenney being a badass in the million dollar tournament, plus the future of super high rollers, including a debate about if a poker player can ever out-earn a professional athlete. Finally we are joined by tournament crusher Galen Hall who gives incredible insight into his game, an absolutely awesome interview.

Aug 08, 2019
Episode 12 - Poker 101: How To Get Better At Poker
53:31

This week on Cracking Aces we spend the entire time answering the age old question- "how do I get better at poker?". Nate and Jake talk for nearly an hour about how to improve your game, from what resources to use, how to study, and how to close leaks that stop you from being as good as the pros.

Poker ain't easy, but hopefully this podcast helps you realize what tools you need to get to the next level and get rich.

 
Aug 01, 2019
Ep 11 - WSOP Dick Bandit Is (Allegedly) On Crack, Randall Emmett's Antics, Folding KK Preflop, And An Interview With Garry Gates
01:08:07

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by talking about our trip to AC and Jake folding KK preflop. We talk about the difference between playing wild amateurs and extremely good pros. We then talk about Randall Emmett and his antics at the table...not a fan. And then we discuss the "Dick Bandit" who got thrown out of the Main Event and how he might be on crack. Finally, the 4th place finisher in the Main Event and all around great guy Garry Gates joined us to talk about his legendary run. He was a delight. Thanks for listening and enjoy!

Jul 25, 2019
Ep 10 - INTERVIEW WITH FEDOR HOLZ and Main Event Final Table Chatter
01:10:46

Fedor F'ing Holz. We talk to Fedor for 34 minutes and need to do 3,400 more. He's the GOAT. We also talk about the Main Event final table, especially the tanking from Maahs and Livingston's QQ fold. Enjoy!

Jul 17, 2019
Episode 9 - Ivey And Dwan Are Legends, Tag Team Poker Is Awesome, And Tournament Boss Jake Schwartz Talks Poker And Crypto Bad Beats
01:19:41

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by talking about Phil Ivey who is chipleading at the WSOP. We then talk about the legend of Tom Dwan and how awesome it is to see him playing at the WSOP. Nate talks about playing a $1500 WSOP with $2k to his name and also how much he loves tag team poker. The guys then talk to poker boss Jake Schwartz while he's eating lunch by himself. Jake is going deep in everything this year and offers great insight on the game. They also swap crypto bad beat stories. Finally, we answer your DMs and emails and get psyched for going to Vegas! Enjoy!

Jun 27, 2019
Episode 8 - Phil Kessel & Jeopardy James Are At The WSOP, Plus An Interview With Tournament Crusher MARIA HO
01:06:31

This week on Cracking Aces we start off by talking about the impacts NHL player Phil Kessel and Jeopardy James are having on the WSOP by being there. We then discuss a ridiculous pocket kings lay down in the ladies event, and then we're joined by one of the best tournament players in the world right now, Maria Ho. She talks about how she got started in poker, the prestige of winning a WSOP bracelet and if there are too many events now, her future aspirations in poker, and much more. She was AWESOME. Enjoy!

 
Jun 25, 2019
Episode 7 - Phil Ivey Stories, Black Friday (Bad) Memories, Brent Hanks From PokerGO, And Answering Your Emails
01:02:51

We start out this week by talking about what's going on in the WSOP, including Phil Ivey stories and speculate why he's playing $800 NLHE events. We also talk about how wild Black Friday was...I mean, it still blows our minds how that all went down. We have a chit chat with pro poker player and PokerGO personality Brent Hanks about what's going on out in Vegas, and end the show by answering your poker-related emails. Enjoy!

Jun 21, 2019
Episode 6 - Jake Won A Main Event Seat And Hoodie Allen Talks All Things Poker
01:20:16

This week on Cracking Aces we are joined by musician and poker player Hoodie Allen. While most known for his Billboard hits, Hoodie also crushes poker in his spare time. We talk to him about shaking the Main Event nerves, how to get better at live poker, being the fish at the table, and much more. If you're a recreational player, you'll love hearing from a guy who just loves the game as much as you do. Enjoy!

 
Jun 18, 2019
Episode 5 - 2012 MAIN EVENT Champ and Player Of The Year Greg Merson
01:04:15

This week on Cracking Aces we are joined by the 2012 Main Event champion and Player of the Year, Greg Merson. He talks about coming back from 2.5 bbs to win the Main Event, his most memorable hand of all time, playing high stakes in Macau, his thoughts on the current live and online landscapes, and much more. It's a great hour of insight from a high stakes crusher, enjoy!

Jun 14, 2019
Episode 4 - BIG 50 Recap and 2017 MAIN EVENT Winner Scott Blumstein
01:12:41

This week on Cracking Aces, Nate talks about his deep-ish run in the 28,000 person BIG 50 at the WSOP, the boys talk to the 2017 Main Event winner Scott Blumstein about his life since winning 8 million dollars, and we answer YOUR email questions. Thanks for listening and enjoy!

 
Jun 11, 2019
Episode 3 WSOP PREVIEW Ft 2013 Main Event Winner Ryan Riess
56:50

This week on Cracking Aces we break down the 2019 WSOP! We talk about what's new at the World Series, what and who to watch for, and we are joined by the 2013 Main Event champion and current high stakes tournament crusher Ryan Riess. He talks about his desire to stay on top of the game, his plans for the summer, and how he continues improving his game and making more money. Enjoy!

 
May 30, 2019
Episode 2 Ft. Chris Moneymaker
01:00:56

This week on Cracking Aces we are joined by the one and only Chris Moneymaker. He talks about winning the 2003 Main Event, the very early days of Poker Stars, and how nervous he was to go on David Letterman. Jake and Nate also talk about playing underground games, where to play online these days, and Jake tells the best story ever. Enjoy!

May 23, 2019
Cracking Aces Episode 1 Ft. Daniel Negreanu
01:19:23

Cracking Aces is the newest podcast tackling all things poker, hosted by Nate from Barstool. It will feature the fun side of the poker world and exclusive interviews with the top players. Episode 1 introduces the show, co-host and professional poker player Jake Toole, and an interview with Kid Poker himself, Daniel Negreanu. Not a bad first guest, eh? We also break down Ryan Riess' 10 high call, Jake's 10th time playing the WSOP, and Nate going from the chipleader of the Main Event to punting it all away. Buckle up and enjoy!

May 13, 2019