PokerNews Week in Review: Doug Polk Takes Aim at Top Poker Professional

On the latest special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway break down the latest stories and winners, including Doug Polk throwing shade at a CNN article about Maria Konnikova, WPT500 champ David Afework being disqualified and losing $160K, a new poker room opening in Vegas, and Niklas Astedt taking down the GGPoker WSOP Circuit Main Event.

They also recap Harlen Miller winning the MPST Venetian for $367,801 and go over early results from the 2021 US Poker Open including wins by Jake Daniels, Sam Soverel, Joe McKeehen, John Riordan, and Joey Weissman.

In addition, Jeff Platt chats with guest Maria Konnikova, whose book he Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win is being released in paperback form.

02:00 | Doug Polk causes Konnikova drama

11:25 | Elite Chip Care

12:00 | --WPT500 champ disqualified

21:15 I Niklas Astedt best online player ever? Wins WSOPC for $758K

25:00 | GGPoker ad

26:00 | Resorts World slated to open June 24

30:15 | Maria Konnikova Joins the Show

51:30 | Harlen Miller wins MSPT Venetian

54:00 | US Poker Open
Joey Weissman -

John Riordan -

Joe McKeehen -

Sam Soverel -

Jake Daniels -

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