Pokercast 446 - Story Time with Remko Rinkema, Aussie Millions, Brains vs A.I. & Mailbag
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: Terrence is at the Aussie Millions and Adam is back from the Bahamas and we’re suited up and ready to bring you another jam packed episode. Firstly, Terrence narrowly avoided a brutal random act of violence upon arriving to Melbourne, we talk about his close call before we get on the line with Remko. Remko Rinkema is our guest this week... you should recognize him from just about every form of poker media across various different outlets, but now he has found a home at Poker Central! Remko chats with us about his new gig and we play Match Game. Since Remko is a veteran of the industry at this point we naturally get a few of his favourite Degen Stories from over the years at the world series. In the news this week: A wild story from NVG, a poker player not paid after running up a huge win in a private game turned blackjack game. Brains vs AI update (spoiler: not looking great for us brains), Gus Hansen returns to the online poker tables yet again and more. We’ve got 140 or less and some amazing emails including one from potentially our first Winter Olympic skeleton competitor/listener, and Ross has made a comeback to the felt. We review some interesting live hands in the Rossco Report to cap it off.
Remko is from the Netherlands, he started playing poker in highschool in the small city of Leeuwarden. He covered his first poker tournament in 2008 in Amsterdam. Since then Remko has travelled and covered poker tournaments all over the world. He then became a part of the PokerNews live reporting team for the WSOP in Vegas. In 2012 Remko became a freelancer and has covered all poker festivals such as the: APPT, ACOP, ANZPT, EPT and Aussie Millions events for PokerNews. Besides reporting on over 250 poker tournaments, He has made quite a name for himself interviewing some of the biggest stars in the game, appearing on numerous podcasts, in videos and covering WPT, WSOP Circuit, Unibet Open, CPPT, BPS and Venetian Deepstack tournaments. Catch Remko at the next big event you attend! Learn more about Remko Rinkema