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Jeff Gross - The Flow Show

English, Hobbies, 1 season, 203 episodes, 6 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes
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Join Jeff Gross in his conversations with the best poker players and industry leaders to learn what sets them apart from the rest.
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Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger / Professional Poker Player

In this episode, Jeff and Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger discussed Octopi Poker, a platform for collaborative learning in poker. From platform origins to challenges faced, he highlighted the importance of statistics in poker and balancing gameplay with business. Andrew shared personal routines like meditation and cold plunging. The conversation touched on burnout in poker, strategic elements of high-stakes games, and the role of intuition and adaptability at the table. Deal-making dynamics, humility, and the future of poker collaborations were also discussed.   Watch this episode on YouTube now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfegfvFk57o   Follow Andrew on social media: https://luckychewyblog.com/author/luckychewyblog/ https://www.instagram.com/octopipoker https://x.com/luckychewy   Chapters: 0:00 Octopi Poker: Revolutionizing Poker Learning 9:03 Balancing Act: Playing Poker and Running a Business 17:45 State of Poker: Challenges in the Industry 22:34 Lifestyle and Philosophy: Zen Mentality in Poker 27:08 Cold Plunging and Morning Routine 27:59 Meditation Practice and Recommendations 29:23 Benefits of Meditation and Dalai Lama Quote 30:09 Vipassana Retreat Experience 33:55 Poker as a Vehicle for Self-Improvement 35:22 Relaxation Activities: Rock Climbing and Reading 45:11 High Stakes Tournament Dynamics and Approaches 48:43 Memory Usage and GTO vs. Exploitative Play 53:12 Randomizing in Poker Strategy 54:12 Building Blocks of Understanding 1:04:31 The World of Poker Earnings 1:10:12 Being a Poker Ambassador
6/12/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nick Wright / American Sports Television Personality / Sports Podcaster

In this episode we dive into the journey of sports media personality Nick Wright, tracing his rise from local radio to national television. Nick shares pivotal moments in his career, emphasizing perseverance and risk-taking. The conversation extends to poker, drawing parallels between strategic decision-making in media and the complexities of the game. We discuss Nick's transition to national radio and television, his branding agreement with Fox, and his passion for poker and New York City's food scene. We also explore his involvement with Octopi Poker, reflections on early gambling experiences, and preferences in poker variations. Additionally, we touch on the impact of NIL on college sports, coaching abilities in football, and the evolving landscape of sports betting.  Chapters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_--AIy-5vM   Follow Nick on social media: https://x.com/getnickwright https://www.youtube.com/c/WhatsWrightShow https://www.instagram.com/getnickwright/  
6/4/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jeff Platt / Poker Broadcaster / Player / Sideline Reporter / Commentator

Jeff Platt, a prominent figure in poker broadcasting. We cover his diverse roles in poker, from commentary to Twitch streaming during the pandemic. Our discussion includes insights on the American poker market's growth, the significance of WSOP bracelets, and challenges faced in the Texas poker scene. We touch on memorable poker moments, technological advancements, and the upcoming World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Excitement mounts as we anticipate collaborations and engaging content for poker enthusiasts in the future.   Watch this episode on YouTube now: https://youtu.be/-K_MckpSqqk?si=QVEN16W3bITcpqGP   Chapters: 0:00 Catching Up with Jeff Platt 2:21 Starting a Twitch Journey 4:17 Surprised by Twitch Engagement 8:12 Evolution of Poker Content Creation 10:35 Optimism for the Future of Online Poker 13:24 Growth of American Poker Market 16:03 The Quest for a World Series of Poker Bracelet 20:07 Balancing Work and Play in Poker 23:09 Ever-Changing Nature of Poker Strategy 25:10 Early Broadcasting Career 27:23 Poker Expansion in Texas 30:03 Overcoming Hurdles in Poker Legislation 31:34 Health of Poker Industry 32:07 Tribute to Chris Moneymaker 32:33 Moneymaker's Name Evolution 37:27 Fantasy 25K Team Building 41:41 Staking in Poker Industry 43:42 Revolutionizing Tournament Registration 47:12 WSOP Plans and Broadcasting Schedule 53:44 No Gamble, No Future Viewing Options 56:30 Fun Incentives in High-Stakes Cash Games 1:01:21 The Impact of Cary Katz in PokerGO   Follow Jeff on social media: https://x.com/jeffplatt https://www.instagram.com/jeffplatt1
5/25/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sean Kelly / Digital Social Hour Podcast Host

Sean Kelly, the creator of Digital Social Hour, shares his journey from starting a podcast to becoming a top name in the industry. He discusses his strategies for high-volume podcasting, the role of AI in guest research, the importance of networking, and balancing life with business. Sean also touches on his experiences in crypto, his future goals, and offers insights for aspiring podcasters.   Watch this episode on YouTube now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwYVuGWeP84   Timestamps: 0:00 Welcome to the Flow Show 2:49 Podcasting and Inspiration 6:15 Celebrity Poker Tour Involvement 8:03 Scaling Podcast Studios 10:32 Learning from Top Podcasts 13:22 Gaming and Recreational Activities 15:05 Managing Overwhelming Schedule 16:22 Family Influence on Education 16:57 Las Vegas and Business Networking 18:47 Crypto Investments and Risk Management 19:17 The World of Memes 20:12 Finding Joy in Business Ventures 20:56 Riding the Rollercoaster of Sports Cards 21:28 Setting Goals and Planning for the Future 23:48 Choosing a City to Plant Roots 34:14 Exploring New Content Frontiers 37:06 Balancing Work and Relaxation 38:32 Scaling Success in Podcasting   Follow Sean on social media: https://x.com/seankelly25 https://www.instagram.com/seanmikekelly https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9PesyMmm3KWmIzsE4zkxA  
5/25/202439 minutes, 35 seconds
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Richard Tyler "NINJA" Blevins / STREAMER / YOUTUBER / PROFESSIONAL GAMER

In this 200th episode, Ninja (Tyler Blevins) is our special guest. Tyler shares his journey from the early days of streaming to becoming a gaming sensation. He discusses his parents' initial confusion about his gaming career, his wife Jessica's pivotal role as both life partner and manager, and the evolving landscape of streaming business. Tyler shares anecdotes of his love for poker, interactions with renowned players, and his ambitions for poker content creation. We also delve into topics such as mental health in the gaming industry, work-life balance, and Tyler’s aspirations for future collaborations and ventures, offering a multifaceted look into his life and career as a prominent figure in the gaming and streaming world.   Watch this episode on YouTube now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9A0KHTMlJk&t=68s   Chapters: 0:00 Ninja 0:28 Tyler's Poker Journey and Streaming Beginnings 13:03 Meeting Jessica and Intro to Poker 22:44 Poker Connections and Favorite Players 33:07 Navigating the Streaming Vortex 43:36 Family Feud Victory and Memories 50:32 The Focus on Community and Mental Health 52:39 Michigan Roots   Follow Ninja: - X: https://twitter.com/ninja - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninja
5/11/202457 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ramin Hajiyev / Entrepreneur / Poker player

Ramin Hajiyev is an Azerbaijani poker player who has made a name for himself in the world of high-stakes poker tournaments. His skills at the table have brought him into the spotlight, especially with his significant victories in competitive events. One of his most notable achievements includes winning the $200,000 Luxon Invitational at the Triton Cyprus event, his biggest live cash totalling $4,122,554.   Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE__bmb_JQM    Follow Ramin on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhajiyev/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ramin_h
4/24/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pedro Alonso Martínez Satrustegui / Professional Padel Player

Pedro Alonso Martínez Satrustegui, commonly known as Pedro Alonso in the padel community, is a professional padel player born on July 2, 1999, in Toledo, Spain. Pedro is recognised as one of the best padel players at the moment.   Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxZ3uE6XvNI   Follow Pedro on social media: https://www.instagram.com/peteralonsomar
4/11/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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Barstool Mintzy / Host of the Wake Up Mintzy Podcast

Barstool Mintzy (Ben Mintz) joins Jeff on the podcast today. Barstool Mintzy is the host of the Wake Up Mintzy podcast and works with Barstool Sports (for a second time!). Mintzy’s career is full of interesting stories, from being fired by Barstool Sports to being re-hired by Dave Portnoy himself. Listen in to hear Mintzy and Jeff cover multiple topics from sports betting and analysis, to his work for Barstool Sports. Don’t forget that you can watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G6yLyQgKmk Connect with Barstool Mintzy: X, stoolmintzy: https://twitter.com/StoolMintzy X, wake_up_mintzy: https://twitter.com/wake_up_mintzy Instagram, stoolmintzy: https://www.instagram.com/stoolmintzy Instagram, wakeupmintzy: https://www.instagram.com/wakeupmintzy
4/1/202455 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ken Goldin / Founder & CEO of Goldin Auctions / Star of Netflix’s King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch

Ken Goldin is a prominent figure in memorabilia and trading cards, recognized for his extensive expertise and significant contributions to the industry. As the founder of Goldin Auctions, he has played a crucial role in elevating the status and value of sports memorabilia and trading cards, turning what was once a niche hobby into a multi-million dollar industry. Ken is the recent start of the Netflix show ‘King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch. Don’t forget that you can watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JeffGrossPodcast/videos   Connect with Ken: X: https://twitter.com/KenGoldin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kengoldin/?hl=en
2/22/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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Darren Rovell / Sports Business Reporter / Founder of Kickstand Cocktails

Darren Rovell is a sports business reporter who has made a name for himself through his extensive coverage of the business aspects of sports. Over the years, he has worked for major networks such as ESPN and CNBC. In addition to his career in sports journalism, Darren Rovell is the Founder & CEO of KickStand Cocktails. In this episode, Jeff and Darren discuss the world of sports reporting, both past and present and also Darren’s current business ventures in the world of KickStand Cocktails. Don’t forget that you can watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UCsaMHABtIo?si=O7VnIr5KrBS-Ft2d Connect with Darren: X: https://twitter.com/darrenrovell Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darrenrovell
1/31/202436 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ben Heath / Professional Poker Player

Ben Heath is a professional poker player from England. He has accumulated numerous cashes and several high-profile wins in major poker events, including events on the European Poker Tour (EPT), World Poker Tour (WPT), and at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). One of his most notable achievements came in 2019 when he won a WSOP gold bracelet in the $50,000 High Roller event. Jeff and Ben discuss how he was introduced to poker and how early challenges led him to rethink his strategy. Don’t forget that you can watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S6qCeQoQedI?si=HT5CTGTFuFYOUjKf Connect with Ben: X: https://twitter.com/benheath48 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben___heath
1/31/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bert ’girafganger7’ Stevens / Professional Poker Player

Bert 'girafganger7' Stevens, a globally recognized poker player and Twitch streamer celebrated for his unconventional playing style is today’s guest. Bert shares insights from his journey from a hobbyist to a professional, highlighting his recent $2.7 million win at the WSOP Online Main Event, which is the biggest win ever for that tournament. Among other topics, he discusses his veganism inspired by animal love, the unrecognized potential of online poker, and the role of luck in poker success. He also stresses his fast pattern recognition skills as key to his poker victories, his affinity for X/Twitter as an information source, and dismisses traditional success markers. Don’t forget that you can watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_Q9gAOQRcI Connect with Bert: X: https://twitter.com/Girafganger7 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girafganger7 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/girafganger7 Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 00:26 Bert's Poker Journey: Big Win, Early Career, Challenges, Success, Highs and Lows, Online Poker State, Sponsorship and Ambassadorship 20:28 Bert's Personal Insights: Game of Gold Thoughts, Vegan Lifestyle, Views on Money and Success, Family Support 30:44 Bert's Brand and Online Presence: Origin of 'Giraffe Ganger', Streaming Experience on Twitch, Reddit Perceptions and Participation, Internet's Power 56:04 Poker Strategy and Career Insights: Staking, Strategy, Journey, Motivation, Execution Importance 01:07:32 Personal Stories and Future Goals: Failed Rip Shirt Story, Tournament Wins, Love for Animals, Future Plans, Real-Life Impact of Poker, Time and Chance Importance in Poker
12/9/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mario Mosböck / Professional Poker Player

Former professional football player turned poker pro, Mario Mosböck, shares his journey from the sports field to the poker table. Mosböck, an Austrian native born on May 7, 1996, talks about his transition from not finding fulfillment in his football career, where he played for SKN St. Pölten, to becoming a successful poker player. He discusses his aggressive style of play, rigorous practice regimen, and extensive study of the game, which have led to significant wins in both online and live poker events, including a career-defining victory at the SCOOP-M-92: $1,050 NLHE Main Event at PokerStars, where he won $838,909. Mosböck goes on to talk about his experiences at Triton events, his favorite places to play poker, and the importance of maintaining a work-life balance as a professional poker player. He also provides insights into the future of poker, comments on the promising future of American football, and extends an open invitation for a poker face-off in the Bahamas. Don’t forget that you can watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IwaY4ODbGBc?si=DRx75dHfPVC5ufm4 Connect with Mario: X: https://twitter.com/mariomosboeck Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariomosboeck Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction and Background of Mario Mosböck 01:15 Mario's Poker Career and Experiences 06:08 Specific Poker Experiences and Programs 10:08 Mario's Future, Tournament Play and Emotional Dynamics 50:08 Strategies and Mental Aspects of Poker 58:06 Poker Tournaments and Evolution of the Game
12/1/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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Nikita Luther / Pro Poker Player / WSOP Bracelet Winner / Natural8 India Ambassador

Nikita Luther is a prominent professional poker player from India, known for her significant achievements in international poker tournaments. She gained notable recognition after winning a gold bracelet at the World Series of Poker in 2018, marking a milestone in her career and elevating her status in the global poker community. Don’t forget that you can watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5zk8Xfi2EAM?si=9e6I0h5Zb2bqndgO Follow Nikita: X: https://twitter.com/nikitaluther Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikitaluther
11/27/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 47 seconds
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Napat Chokejindachai / Actor under GTH, MC & Host at Play Channel

Napat Chokejindachai is an actor, commonly known as Top or Toptap. In this episode, we discuss Napat's introduction to poker, his recent successes in tournaments, his acting career, and the popularity of local and international shows in Thailand. Jeff and Napat also compare the highs and lows of acting and poker.   Don’t forget that you can watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_4S5W7Xsemc?si=fnss6EBL5yzA6STN   Follow Napat: X: https://twitter.com/toptapp_nc
10/28/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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Michael Soyza / Professional Poker Player

Michael Soyza, a Malaysian pro poker player, boasts an impressive record of $14 million in live earnings, ranking 70th on the all-time money list. In 2023, he's had a stellar year, scoring back-to-back 2nd and 1st place finishes in Vietnam and Cyprus, raking in over $4 million in prize money. This conversation was recorded during the current Asian Poker Tour in Incheon, South Korea. Jeff will be playing and commentating at this tournament, and you can catch all of the live action here: https://www.theasianpokertour.com/results Don’t forget that you can watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw46FSurCtM Follow Michael: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelsoyza X: https://twitter.com/michaelsoyza  
9/2/202337 minutes, 25 seconds
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Robbi Jade Lew / Entrepreneur / Poker Player

Robbie Jade Lew is an American Poker Player and Winner of “Best Hand” at the Global Poker Awards in 2022. Alongside her love of Poker, Robbi is an entrepreneur, investor, and 6-time Diamond Award winning bio-pharmaceutical executive. Since 2021 Robbi has cashed in over $120,000 in live earnings. Robbi came to prominence through being accused of cheating by Garrett Adelstein. Ever since she has been outspoken on the topic of women in Poker and how she perceives how women are treated when playing the game. Jeff and Robbi discuss all this and much more in this latest episode. Don’t forget that you can watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZzwuTk2XB0 Follow Robbi: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbijadelew/ X: https://twitter.com/RobbiJadeLew Website: https://www.robbijadelew.com/
8/30/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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Spencer Owen / Founder & CEO of (C)Hashtag United / Content Creator

Spencer Owen is a British YouTuber, presenter, and entrepreneur who is best known as the founder and captain of Hashtag United, a semi-professional football club based in Essex, England. Owen started his career as a YouTuber in 2013 and has since gained a large following for his FIFA gaming content, as well as for his vlogs and football-related videos. In 2016, Owen founded Hashtag United, which began as a YouTube channel featuring a group of amateur footballers playing friendly matches against other YouTube teams. Since then, the team has grown into a semi-professional club and has gained a significant following both online and in the non-league football community. You can watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYuB2GpDciA Follow Spencer and Hashtag United: https://twitter.com/SpencerOwen https://www.instagram.com/spenfc https://twitter.com/HashtagUtd https://www.youtube.com/spencerfc
5/4/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Jeff Boski / Professional Poker Player / ACR Ambassador

Jeff Boski is a professional poker player and YouTube personality. Jeff has been playing poker professionally since the mid-2000s and has achieved significant success in the industry, with more than $1.1 million in live earnings.   Jeff has a popular YouTube channel, which features videos of him playing high-stakes poker, vlogs about his travels to various poker tournaments around the world, and interviews with other professional poker players.   You can watch this interview on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQTH7pOVWuk   Jeff Boski’s Stats:   https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player_online_results/jeff_sluzinski_101781   Connect with Jeff Boski:   Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICuRaRook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffboskipoker YouTube: https://youtube.com/JeffBoski Twitch: https://Twitch.tv/JeffBoski Website: http://jeffboski.com/
4/24/20231 hour, 5 minutes
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Chris Moorman / Professional Poker Player / ACR Team Pro

Chris Moorman is widely regarded as one of the most successful online poker players of all time, having amassed over $21 million in online tournament winnings. He’s also a prolific live tournament player, having earned more than $6.6 million in live tournaments, including a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2017. During this episode, Chris shares some insights into his playing style, and how it's helped him achieve consistent success in a wide range of poker formats. He also shares some memorable moments from his poker career, both online and live. You can watch this episode on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbPD6fT8-r4 Follow Chris: https://twitter.com/Moorman1 https://www.instagram.com/moorman1 https://www.chrismoorman.com/
4/3/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 6 seconds
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Philipp Gruissem / Pro Poker Player / Winning $800,000+ from $150 on GGpoker!

Philipp Gruissem is widely regarded as one of the best tournament players of his generation, with over $11 million in live tournament winnings. Jeff and Philipp discuss, among other things, his recent winning of $800,000+ from $150 on GGpoker! Gruissem started playing poker in his early twenties and quickly became a successful online player. He later transitioned to live tournaments, where he achieved notable success, including winning several major titles such as the High Roller event in Monte Carlo in 2011. Gruissem is also known for his philanthropic work and is a co-founder of the charity organization Raising for Effective Giving (REG), which aims to promote effective giving in the poker community and beyond.    Follow Philipp: https://www.instagram.com/therealphil... https://twitter.com/TheRealPhilbort
3/26/202356 minutes, 1 second
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Andrew Henderson / 5 X World Champion Freestyle Football

Today's guest on this episode of The Jeff Gross Podcast, is Andrew Henderson, the current and five-time world champion of football freestyling. Based in London, Andrew has also been the UK Freestyle football champion for an impressive eight years in a row. By the age of 19, he won his first world championship title and now holds a total of 5 World Championship titles making him the greatest freestyle footballer of all time. Join Jeff as he talks to Andrew about his journey, his impressive accomplishments, and how he's working to make freestyle football a global sport.
1/23/202338 minutes, 50 seconds
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Vasek Pospisil / Canadian Professional Tennis Player

On this episode of The Jeff Gross Podcast, we have Vasek Pospisil on the show. Vasek is a Canadian professional tennis player, with a career-high world singles ranking of No. 25 and No. 4 in doubles. He has won the Wimbledon Championships and the Indian Wells Masters men's doubles titles with his partner, Jack Sock. He's also reached the quarterfinals in singles at the Wimbledon Championships.  
1/23/20231 hour, 35 seconds
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Uniikki / Finnish Hip Hop Artist / Promotion Manager

Today's guest is Dan Ahti Tolppanen, better known as Uniikki, who gained fame as a member of the Finnish band Kapasiteettiyksikkö and then as a solo act. In this episode, we'll be discussing Uniikki's work in the music industry including his work co-founding Rähinä Records, as well as his experiences playing poker, including at the World Series of Poker in 2022.
1/5/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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Devon Larratt / Canadian professional armwrestler / YouTuber

Today, we are joined by Devon Larratt, a Canadian professional armwrestler and YouTuber. Devon has made a name for himself in the world of armwrestling, winning numerous titles and competing at the highest level. He is also a popular personality on YouTube, where he shares his armwrestling journey with his fans and offers tips and tricks for those looking to get into the sport.    Follow Devon on social media: https://www.instagram.com/devlarratt https://www.youtube.com/@devlarratt
12/19/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 2 seconds
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Bryce Vine / American Rapper and Singer

Bryce Vine is an American singer and rapper from New York City. He is known for his hit songs "Drew Barrymore" and "La La Land," as well as his collaborations with other artists. In recent years, Vine has become a popular touring artist and has performed at many music festivals and concerts around the country. Follow Bryce on social media: https://twitter.com/brycevine https://www.instagram.com/brycevine https://www.facebook.com/brycevine https://www.youtube.com/BryceVine https://www.tiktok.com/@brycevine https://www.brycevine.com/
12/9/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 34 seconds
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Krishan Arora / Founder & CEO of The Arora Project

Follow Krishan on social media: https://twitter.com/Krishan499 https://instagram.com/Krishan499 https://www.aroraproject.co/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/krishan-a...
12/4/202235 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ryan ”Beriuzy” Chamas / GGPoker Team Canada Content Creator / Streamer

// ClubGG - Play poker with me and your friends // Club Flow ID: 363128 https://www.clubgg.net/   Follow Beriuzy on social media: https://twitter.com/beriuzy https://www.twitch.tv/beriuzy https://www.youtube.com/c/Beriuzy https://www.instagram.com/beriuzy/
11/18/202241 minutes, 26 seconds
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Robert de Wolff / Co-Founder & CEO at SEQL (Sports EQuaLity)

11/10/202227 minutes, 28 seconds
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Michael Loncar / Professional Poker Player / Streamer

// ClubGG - Play poker with me and your friends // Club Flow ID: 363128 https://www.clubgg.net/ Follow Jose on social media: https://twitter.com/Michael_Loncar https://www.twitch.tv/LoncarPoker https://www.instagram.com/Michael_Loncar https://www.youtube.com/LoncarPoker https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/play... // Social media // https://linktr.ee/jeffgrosss // Affiliation // https://linktr.ee/jeffgrossaff // My Live Poker Results // http://bit.ly/JeffHendonMob // Raise Your Edge - Take your poker game to the next level! // $150 OFF Master Class use code: FLOWEXP $200 OFF Bounty class: FLOWBOUNTY $80 OFF Apprentice Class use code: FLOW $100 OFF UnChained Class use code: FLOWMIND $50 OFF Mastering Live Cash use code: FLOWCASH http://bit.ly/raiseyouredge // Personal website // http://jeffgrosspoker.com // Store // http://bit.ly/JeffGrossPokerStore // Stay updated on Social Media // Twitch Channel: http://jeffgrosspoker.tv Twitch 24/7 Channel: http://twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker247 YouTube: https://youtube.com/jeffgrosspoker Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffgrosspoker Twitter (for live chip counts): https://twitter.com/pokerflowshow Twitter (podcast): https://twitter.com/jgrosspodcast Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Ej4PacT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffgrosspoker SnapChat: http://www.snapchat.com/add/jeffgross... Instagram: https://instagram.com/JeffGrossPoker Instagram: https://instagram.com/PokerFlowShow Instagram: https://instagram.com/JeffGrossPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-gros... Listen to the podcasts on: iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesJeffGross Spotify: http://bit.ly/SpotifyJeffGross Google Play: http://bit.ly/GooglePlayJeffGross Pocketcasts: http://bit.ly/PocketcastsJeffGross Stitcher: http://bit.ly/StitcherJeffGross Podbean: http://bit.ly/PodbeanJeffGross TuneIn: http://bit.ly/TuneInJeffGross
10/20/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jose Ignacio Barbero / Professional Poker Player / Entrepreneur

Follow Jose on social media: https://twitter.com/nacho_barbero https://www.instagram.com/nach__b https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/play...
10/6/20221 hour, 35 seconds
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Espen Uhlen Jørstad / 2022 WSOP Main Event Champion

8/14/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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Carlo Meucci / Mexican Singer & Musician

5/6/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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Koray Aldemir / 2021 WSOP Main Event Champion / $20,000,000+ Live Tournament Earnings

5/6/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 37 seconds
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Greg Merson / 2012 WSOP Main Event Champ / Stay at home Dad

5/6/20221 hour, 33 minutes
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Chad Holloway / PokerNews Executive Editor USA / WSOP Bracelet Winner

4/2/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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DJ Skee / DashRadio / SkeeSports

4/2/20221 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Patrick ”Aches” Price / former Professional eSports player / 2x Call of Duty Champion

2/22/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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Andrew Bogut / NBA Champion 2015 (Warriors) / 2005 1st Round 1st Pick

2/10/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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Lon McEachern / American sports commentator ”The voice of poker”

2/10/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mario Chalmers / 2x NBA Champion (Miami Heat) / NCAA Champion (Kansas)

2/5/202237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rob ”BostonRob” Mariano / Survivor: Redemption Island WINNER

2/5/202259 minutes, 40 seconds
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Coach Bahman / High-Performance Coach for Mental Game Professionals

2/5/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 11 seconds
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Partha Unnava / Founder & CEO of Lasso - The #1 performance sock / Forbes 30 Under 30

1/22/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 25 seconds
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Will Harris / American football safety for the Detroit Lions of the NFL

1/22/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 6 seconds
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Anton Ferdinand / English former footballer in the Premiere League (Centre Back)

1/22/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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Matt Kalish / Co-Founder & President, DraftKings North America

1/1/202253 minutes, 59 seconds
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Yuri Martins Dzivielevski / 2x WSOP Bracelet / $14M+ earnings / partypoker ambassador

1/1/20221 hour, 1 minute
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Scott Ball / CEO of EndGameTalent / 2x WSOP Bracelet Winner / 2021 WSOP NL POY Winner

1/1/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jeremy Ausmus / Pro Poker Player / 3x WSOP Bracelet Winner / $10,000,000+ Career

1/1/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 1 second
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Jon Pardy / Former Big Brother Champion / Team Pro with ACR / Twitch Streamer

1/1/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 13 seconds
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Justin Bonomo / Pro poker player / #1 All-time money list / $57,175,262 live earnings

1/1/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 46 seconds
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Skywee / Professional Gamer and International Streamer

11/5/20211 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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Adam Wexler / PrizePicks CEO

11/5/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Brad Lea / Founder & CEO of LightSpeed VT & Dropping Bombs

10/24/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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Manig Loeser / Professional Poker Player / $11,000,000+ poker tournament earnings

10/24/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 52 seconds
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Elias ”ZerosPoker” Gutierrez / Youtube Creator / Twitch Streamer / Pro poker player

10/24/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Charles Hook / High Stakes Cash Game Player

9/28/20212 hours, 59 seconds
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Darren Elias / Record 4X WPT CHAMPION / $8,667,051 Career Poker Tournament Earnings

9/28/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 6 seconds
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Adrian Mateos / $21M+ Career Tournament Earnings / 3x WSOP Winner / Winamax Ambassador

9/28/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 17 seconds
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Vince Van Patten / Actor / WPT commentator / Loves Poker

9/10/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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Anatol Korel / Co-Founder of Kickbase Fantasy Manager

9/10/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 23 seconds
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2crazy / Revolutionary NFT eSports Platform

9/10/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 45 seconds
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Bengt Sonnert / PLO Crusher / TheGamblingCabin / $2,100 WPT Omaha Championship Winner

9/10/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tom Lewis / Been ranked top 50 in the World / 4 Pro Wins / European & PGA Tour Player

8/31/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 13 seconds
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Patrick Leonard / Formerly #1 online player / partypoker Ambassador / $13M+ earnings

8/31/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 54 seconds
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David Peters | 3x WSOP Bracelet Winner | $34.8M earnings | 7th all time money list

8/2/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 33 seconds
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Matt Jarvis / CashLivePoker Founder & CEO / WSOP Bracelet Winner / November 9er

6/18/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jaime Staples / Poker Player / Twitch streamer / Content creator

5/20/20212 hours, 36 minutes, 43 seconds
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Phil Hellmuth / Professional Poker Player / 15 WSOP Bracelets / $24,417,333

Phil Hellmuth is back once again! This time Phil and Jeff will discuss how they are currently managing their business dealings whilst still crushing it in the world of Poker. Phil shares how poker has led to several opportunities and how he balances his poker, businesses, friendships and family. Also, make sure you tune in to hear some stories about Stephen Curry, Tiger Woods and Steve Martin.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Phil Hellmuth in this episode:    Phil’s heads up competition with Daniel Negreanu How Phil manages the balance between playing poker and being an ambassador The business deals Phil and Jeff are making What is the current landscape of poker coming out of COVID-19 The potential of a docuseries made about Phil Stephen Curry’s poker chops Tiger Woods & Steve Martin stories   Timestamps:   0:00 – Introduction 1:00 – Recap of Heads Up with Daniel & Antonio 7:20 – How to balance playing poker vs endorsing poker 13:25 – Focussing on family whilst crushing it in business 18:00 – Would Phil ever coach poker? 21:20 – Fallout with other poker players 25:30 – The current landscape of poker 29:00 – Playing WSOP Summer 32:00 – TV series made about Phil 35:40 – Knockout tournaments 40:00 – Stephen Curry playing poker 44:35 – Olympics opening ceremony 46:45 – Memories blending together 47:35 – Positives from the pandemic 50:00 – Opportunities made from poker 55:00 – Secrets to success 1:02:40 – Maximizing life chapters and giving to family 1:04:45 – Competition and final thoughts   Episode Resources:   Phil’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philhellmuthpositivity/?hl=en Phil’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Phil_Hellmuth Phil’s Poker Stats: https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=117   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker  
5/20/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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Matthew Staples / partypoker Team Online / Twitch Streamer / Content Creator

Matthew Staples is back on the podcast! In this episode, Matthew discusses how he has grown his Twitch and how his life and poker game have changed with his Twitch success. You’ll hear all about his weight loss bet with Jaime Staples and how it helped him improve his mental clarity for playing poker on long streams. Also, you’ll hear how to create a strategy for avoiding burnout whilst growing your Twitch and YouTube audience.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Matthew in this episode:    How Matthew’s Twitch streaming started to boom Why Matt is studying harder than ever to play high stakes poker The weight loss bet and journey, how eating less energised Matthew’s streaming How to ride the Twitch grind and avoiding burnout Advice on making a unique stream and how to play multiple tables Ideas to grow a poker-based YouTube channel   Timestamps:   0:00 – Introduction 0:15 – Welcoming Matthew to the episode 1:15 – The good and bad of 2020 6:00 – Poker game evolution 8:45 – WPT & Largest Twitch Score 10:45 – How Matthew grew his streaming career 14:05 – Weight loss bet with Jaime Staples 26:30 – Being Twitch “famous” and planning for the future 31:15 – Avoiding Twitch burnout and taking breaks 34:30 – Discussing Phil Hellmuth’s success and exploring opportunities 42:05 – How Matt makes a unique stream & playing multiple tables 50:00 – Having Jaime Staples as a brother 51:40 – Poker State of the Union 53:40 – YouTube strategy 59:30 – Hitting 100k on Twitch 1:02:00 – Prop bets 1:03:50 – Favourite win 1:05:00 – Gap between playing poker and streaming 1:08:50 – Being sponsored 1:10:00 – Poker idols 1:12:00 – Aliases and partypoker changes 1:19:15 – Favourite movies 1:20:50 – Long term plans 1:24:20 – Playing against Jaime Staples 1:28:00 – Discovering why you’re playing bad 1:30:20 – Bankroll strategy, Influence and Favourite Tournaments 1:34:00 – Dating life and lining up stream schedules 1:41:00 – Final thoughts and wrapping up the stream   Episode Resources:   Matthew Staples Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthew_stapless/ Matthew Staples Twitter: https://twitter.com/MattStaplesPKR Matthew Staples Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mattstaples/ Matthew Staples YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbGNlQJQxhjod8BN7DQdi_A   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
5/20/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 32 seconds
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Patrik Antonius / Pro Poker Player / $12,013,263 in live tournament earnings

Patrik Antonius joins the show today to discuss his new venture ‘flop’ (First Lane of Poker). Listen in as Jeff and Patrik discuss life in Dubai and why it may become the new Las Vegas. You’ll hear how Patrik got into poker and how he has transformed his game over the years, covering big wins and tactics to iteratively improve his game. Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Patrik in this episode:  Why Dubai may be the new Las Vegas What flop is: First Lane of Poker How Patrik got into poker and what his upbringing was The state of online poker in the late 90’s and early 00’s How Patirk learned how to play Poker in the early days of the online platforms Why poker still has negative connotations and the work that’s being done to change the public perception of poker How poker can be innovated to attract bigger audiences to online and live tournaments Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 0:16 – Welcoming Patrik to the show 0:40 – Living in Dubai and gambling in the UAE 5:00 – How COVID-19 has impacted Patrik and his life in Monaco 7:00 – Plans for WSOP 7:40 – First Lane of Poker: flop 12:00 – Pricing of flop 14:00 – Live Events: What is the plan for future flop events? 19:00 – Current flop membership and partnerships 22:45 – How did Patrik get into poker and what’s his story? 26:30 – St. Martin, 2003 Poker Tournament & Online Poker 31:10 – 24 Hour Poker in 1999 34:20 – How Patrik learned the theory of Poker 39:15 – Patrik’s family reaction to playing Poker 44:30 – The perception of poker and negative connotations 51:30 – Patrik’s poker stats and achievements 55:00 – Motivation and “dialling in” 59:00 – Playing tournaments after a $1M score 1:02:00 – Experience at Full Tilt 1:07:00 – How Black Friday impacted Patrik 1:14:30 – What skill set has poker helped Patrik develop 1:19:00 – Dealing with swings 1:26:20 – Playing televised high-stakes poker 1:32:50 – Twitter Questions: Favourite Place to Travel1:34:45 – What would you do if you didn’t play poker 1:36:30 – Is Moneymaker the best looking poker player? 1:37:30 – Favourite online games 1:39:20 – What tactic do you wish you always had? 1:42:30 – The story of Patrik and Phil Ivey 1:45:50 – Favourite sports 1:49:00 – Favourite starting hand 1:52:30 – PLO Tournaments 1:57:25 – Bluffing strategy 2:00:30 – Most memorable hand/win 2:13:20 – Reading Russian questions 2:15:00 – Discussing hands 2:18:30 – Joining Twitch 2:22:50 – How did you become professional? 2:26:30 – Using solvers 2:30:00 – Playing bad hands and getting out of poor runs 2:32:45 – Giveaway 2:34:10 – What percent of your life do you play poker? 2:35:30 – Where you can find Patrik and flop Episode Resources:  Patrik’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patrik_antonius_official/ Patrik’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/patrik_antonius Patrik’s Stats: https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=23225 flop (First Land of Poker): https://firstlandofpoker.com/en/  Podcast Links:  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
4/25/20212 hours, 38 minutes, 46 seconds
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Anna Rudolf / Chess Grandmaster / Former Olympian / Twitch Streamer

Anna Rudolf joins Jeff to discuss the world of Chess and how her time playing has taken her to the Olympics. Anna is known as a Chess Grandmaster… don’t worry, you’ll learn all about Chess rankings and titles in this episode. Listen in to hear how Anna bridged the gap between Chess & Poker, by playing ‘Choker;’ and hear how she was accused of cheating because of the lipstick she was wearing.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Anna in this episode:    Why Chess is booming currently and the effect of The Queens Gambit How money and sponsorships work in Chess What ‘Choker’ – Chess & Poker is How Anna became an Olympian How to balance competition and entertainment The work behind Professional Chess, Twitch & Chess Why Anna was accused of cheating for wearing lipstick How Chess rankings and titles work Looking back on the Soviet Union dominance of Chess   Timestamps:   0:00 – Introduction 1:20 – The Queens Gambit effect on Chess 3:35 – Growing up in Hungary 5:00 – Money in Chess 10:50 – Events to teach and learn Chess 15:00 – The Champions Story 17:25 – Choker: Chess & Poker 20:20 – The Olympics 27:10 – Hexagonal Chess 30:30 – Parents thoughts on Anna’s success 36:00 – Competition vs Entertainment 40:10 – Hobbies: Balancing Chess 43:05 - Call Me Kevin 48:20 – Twitch & YouTube success 51:00 – Anna’s Team 54:18 – Lipstick cheating accusations   59:30 – Cheating in Chess 1:03:00 – The Queens Gambit & Chess Titles 1:08:45 – Being “Chess Famous” 1:12:30 – Chess platforms and sponsorships 1:15:00 – Twitter Questions:Greatest fear Closest Chess players Favourite opening Weirdest place to play Chess Greatest Chess countries COVID-19 impact on Chess streaming/popularity Would a male player be accused of cheating in the Lipstick saga? 1:28:00 – How to relax: Piano, Just Dance, Family 1:30:30 – Avoiding burnout 1:32:55 – Favourite place in the world 1:33:45 – Goals in and outside of Chess 1:37:00 – Closing Thoughts and Competition   Episode Resources:   Anna Rudolf Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annarudolf_chess/ Anna Rudolf Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anna_Chess Anna Rudolf Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/Anna_Chess Call Me Kevin: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdoPCztTOW7BJUPk2h5ttXA Chessable Courses: https://www.chessable.com/profile/Anna_Chess/   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
3/27/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jennifer Shahade / Author / 2x US Women's Chess Champion / Pokerstars Pro

Jennifer Shahade joins Jeff to discuss her time playing Chess and Poker professionally. Jennifer is a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion and PokerStars Ambassador. Listen in to hear the similarities between Chess and Poker and how you can bridge the gap between the two. You’ll also hear how The Queens Gambit has impacted Jennifer’s game and popularity.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Jennifer in this episode:    The rising impact of women in chess The popularity of chess since The Queens Gambit How cheating is impacting online chess How chess compares to poker How the chess rating system works The bridge between Chess and Poker NFT’s and Intellectual Property in Chess   Timestamps:   0:00 – Introduction and learning chess 1:00 – Who is Jennifer Shahade? 3:40 – Women in Chess 9:30 – Rising popularity in Chess & the most watched event 14:30 – Money in chess (compared to poker) 16:25 – Chess ratings 17:30 – AlphaGo 18:05 – The Queens Gambit 21:35 – How Jennifer got into Poker 24:35 – Online vs Live 27:00 – Bluffing in Chess? 29:30 – Education and path to Pro-Chess 31:35 – Signing with PokerStars 33:35 – Future Chess and Poker predictions 36:20 – the GRID & Podcasting 42:50 – US Women in Chess Initiative 47:50 – Twitch Questions: Magnus Carlsen weakness Benefits of Chess on the brain Weirdest places to play Chess Favourite Poker player to play Chess Drinking whilst playing Chess/Poker Favourite Chess movie Tough Poker decisions (Ace/Queen Hand) Strong female competitors 59:00 – NFT’s and Cryptocurrency in Chess 1:02:40 – Jennifer Shahade and Anya Taylor-Joy 1:05:25 – Conclusion and Giveaway   Episode Resources:   Jennifer’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenshahade Jennifer’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenShahade Jennifer’s Website: https://jennifershahade.com/ The GRID: https://thepokergrid.com/ Women in Chess Initiative: https://new.uschess.org/give/women-chess-initiative#:~:text=At%20US%20Chess%20Women%2C%20we,the%20board%20and%20building%20community   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker  
3/26/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dominik Nitsche / 4x WSOP Bracelets / 888Poker Amabassador / $18.6mm MTT Earnings

Dominik Nitsche joins the show to discuss DTO and how training impacts player performance. Dominik is the founder of DTO, alongside Markus Prinz. They aim to provide the easiest way to study GTO poker. Listen in to hear how Dominik became the youngest player to 3 bracelets, how he trains his own game and why you should always be looking to improve your tactics and strategies.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Dominik in this episode:    Becoming the youngest player to win 3 bracelets Why sticking to the basics could be the key to success How DTO was founded and what it brings to players games Winning the High Roller for One Drop Event Why you shouldn’t beat yourself up when missing out on the bubble What makes DTO stand out from other training sites? Becoming a poker ambassador   Timestamps:   0:00 – Introduction 0:15 – Current Life During Lockdown 5:05 – 2009: LAPT, Winning the Event 9:08 – What was the recipe for early success? 12:15 – Learning and sticking to the basics 14:55 – Family and Friends: Reactions to early wins 17:25 – DTO: The Foundation of Personal Poker Coaching 23:20 – “Letting Go”: How to give freedom to your ideas 25:25 – Who is a good fit for DTO? 30:45 – Winning the High Roller for One Drop Event 32:40 – Defining “Crushing It” 35:50 – How to take advantage of a situation 39:30 – Playing bubbles: Don’t beat yourself up 42:00 – How poker sites should handle cheating 47:45 – The competition in online poker sites 50:30 – Standout moments 54:25 – WSOP: Going bracelet to bracelet 1:00:30 – Using a supercomputer for DTO 1:02:08 – What makes DTO different? 1:10:05 – Issues with coaching pricing models 1:14:40 – The roadmap of building DTO 1:17:05 – Becoming a poker ambassador 1:19:05 – Streaming Poker: Balance of streaming and keeping secrets 1:25:20 – Structuring poker education 1:32:00 – Why aren’t some “high-rollers” improving their game? 1:38:40 – Differences in learning styles 1:40:20 – Twitch Questions The costs of computation during COVID-19 Clearing your head after poker Relationships Weirdest tournament location Alcohol whilst playing Japan What is beginners’ luck? Difference between pro poker players and pro athletes Daniel vs Hellmuth DTO Pricing How has DTO helped Dominik’s game? What is Dominik’s motivation Living in Edinburgh 2:08:30 – Improving over time 2:11:10 – How did Dominik get into poker and how did he learn? 2:16:00 – Rivalries 2:22:00 – How to be the best & keeping up with the game 2:28:58 – Deviating from the book & fun hands 2:31:00 – Investing in Bitcoin and NFT’s 2:34:00 – Playing Poker in the age of COVID & plans for the future 2:44:00 – Why should you use DTO? 2:47:00 – Where you can find Dominik and DTO 2:56:00 – Recap and conclusion   Episode Resources:   Dominik’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dominiknitsche Dominik’s Stats: https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=125675 DTO Poker Trainer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DTOPoker DTO YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMLXYPZ_cKeZFFXQ5D32Qig   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
3/26/20212 hours, 57 minutes, 36 seconds
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Joe Pompliano / Founder of Huddle Up

Joe Pompliano joins Jeff to discuss the business and money behind sports. Joe is the creator of Huddle Up, which documents the business deals, entrepreneurial ventures and off the field success of teams and players. Listen in to hear Joe’s thoughts on sport as a business, how you can invest in the success of your favourite teams and stories Huddle Up has documented, such as how an NBA player turned his $350K salary into a net worth of $600M.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Joe in this episode:    The business and money behind sports How Huddle Up came into existence If NFT’s are a short or a long game How an NBA player turned his $350,000 salary into a net worth of $600M Who the most impressive athletes are, in terms of business An ETF for investing in professional sport teams How can clubs and players profit from NFTs The potential of sport cards The difference in influence between US & European sport stars How sport effects and creates popular culture   Timestamps:   0:15 – Introduction 0:45 – Who is Joe Pompliano? 3:26 – How Joe learned how to monetize 7:15 – Joe’s time at Octagon 8:15 – NFT’s 12:00 – How Joe works with his brothers 14:06 – Junior Bridgeman: $350,000 into $600M 18:20 – eSports 20:15 – Long term aspirations 22:20 – What is Huddle Up? 25:00 – Huddle Up Logistics / Team / Plan 28:35 – The most impressive athletes (in terms of business) 35:15 – ETF for Professional Sport Teams 39:24 – Franchises, teams & players, who owns the NFT? 48:15 – Sport Cards 58:52 – Teams hiring private investigators 1:00:00 – How to consume sport news content 1:01:30 – Favourite sport 1:02:00 – Poker as a sport / how sport differs per region 1:09:15 – Match fixing 1:11:40 – Cryptocurrency 1:13:10 – COVID long term effects on sport 1:15:10 – How to fit into the corporate finance world 1:18:32 – Sports effect on popular culture 1:22:00 – DFS prediction 1:25:45 – Best Huddle Up articles 1:28:25 - Conclusion   Episode Resources:   Joe Pompliano’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoePompliano Huddle Up: https://huddleup.substack.com/   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
3/20/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 55 seconds
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Eugene Katchalov / Co-Founder Qlash / WPT Champion / WSOP Champion / $9M+ MTT Earnings

Eugene Katchalov is a WPT & WSOP Champion with over $9M in earnings, who has transitioned his poker career into an Esports career. Listen in as Eugene discusses his Soviet Union background, his rise in Poker (including a $2.4M cash), and how he has co-founded and grown the Esports team ‘Qlash.’   Visit Jeff Gross -The Flow Show or find us on Apple Podcasts to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Eugene in this episode:    How Eugene chose poker over trading in the early days Leaving the Soviet Union as a child to grow up in America The foundation of Qlash Eugene’s approach to learning & training poker Cashing $2.4M at the Doyle Brunson Classic How Eugene signed with PokerStars (just before Black Friday) How Qlash is different to Esport teams Will NFTs find their way into poker and Qlash? Qlash’s partnership with AC Milan Poker vs Esports: Market size   Timestamps:   0:00 – Introduction 0:15 – How Eugene Got into Poker 3:30 – Leaving the Soviet Union 6:20 – Gaming, Trading & Watching WSOP 11:55 – How Qlash was formed 18:55 – Las Vegas & Online Poker Cashes 21:30 – What Eugene Does to Train 27:05 – Cashing $2.4M 32:00 – PokerStars Sponsorship 36:20 – Eugene’s Poker Style: Preparation & Strategy 41:25 – Transitioning From Poker to Qlash: Current Plans 45:48 – The Foundations of Qlash 50:00 – The Scope of Qlash 56:30 – How does Esports Grow? 1:00:05 – The Qlash Team 1:03:00 – Sponsorships in Esports 1:05:42 – Favourite Poker Players to Battle With 1:08:10 – Deal with AC Milan 1:10:40 – Structure of PokerStars Deal 1:12:10 – Favourite Style of Poker Tournaments & Hands 1:15:15 – Eugene’s Family Reaction to Poker 1:16:45 – Summary of Poker Career: Advice to Younger Self 1:18:40 – Difference between Poker and Esports 1:22:10 – NFTs and Cryptocurrencies in Esports 1:24:10 – Video Games on the Rise 1:26:25 – Team Structure of Qlash & Fundraising 1:28:05 – How to Invest in Esports / Qlash Exit Strategy 1:33:18 – Building a Bankroll 1:38:15 – Handling Downswings 1:40:55 – Most Embarrassing Poker Moment 1:43:00 – Biggest Goal in Life 1:46:10 – Competition & Conclusion   Episode Resources:   Eugene’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ekatchalov Eugene’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/EugeneKatchalov Eugene’s Stats: https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/play... Team Qlash Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeamQLASH​ Team Qlash Website: https://qlash.gg/   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
3/19/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 46 seconds
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Peter "CSURAM88" Jennings / Co-Founder Fantasy Labs / DFS Legend

Peter “CSURAM88” Jennings joins Jeff to discuss Daily Fantasy Sports, NFTs & Fantasy Labs. Listen in as Peter describes how he co-founded Fantasy Labs, which includes a story of how he got an investment from Mark Cuban and played a round of golf with Tiger Woods. You’ll hear Peter’s thoughts on NFTs, the current state of sports betting and how Fantasy Labs plans to grow.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on Apple Podcasts to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Peter in this episode:    What DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) is How Poker led Peter to Fantasy Labs NFTs, Bitcoin, Investments: How to be there at the right time The current state of sports betting How Fantasy Labs works How Mark Cuban Helped Fantasy Labs How Poker led Peter to Tiger Woods and Mark Cuban Sweating with millions of dollars on golf Winning with a Single Homerun What Peter’s parents’ reactions were to him working in the betting industry What it’s like winning $1M How 2020 Impacted Peter’s Industry   Timestamps:   0:15 – Introduction 0:45 – How Poker Led Peter to Fantasy Labs 4:30 – Draft Kings, How Jeff Missed Out on an Investment 7:20 – NFTs, Bitcoin, Investments: Being there at the right time 9:00 – Managing Emotions 11:30 – Becoming a Father 13:25 – NFTs 18:20 – The Mount Rushmore of Sports Betting 20:50 – Betting/Sport Card Industry 25:20 – Fantasy Labs: Foundation/How it Works 33:30 – Meeting Tiger Woods and Mark Cuban 36:30 – Getting into DFS 43:30 – Selling Action 47:00 – David Kaplen 49:00 – The Concept of a Deal in DFS / The Betting Industry 59:55 - $1M on the Redsox 1:02:00 – Parents Reaction to Peter Working in the Betting Industry 1:08:22 – Winning $1M at a Live Final 1:11:30 – How 2020 Impacted Peter’s Game 1:16:20 – Working Together in DFS 1:23:15 – Looking at DFS Statistics 1:31:00 – Playing Golf 1:33:40 – Investments in Fantasy Labs 1:36:50 – Gary Vaynerchuk / Different NFTs / Being Bullish 1:41:50 – Playing Charity Poker 1:43:52 – Twitch Questions 1:48:20 – Giveaway and Conclusion   Episode Resources:   Peter "CSURAM88" Jennings Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSURAM88 Fantasy Labs Twitter: https://twitter.com/fantasylabs Fantasy Labs Website: https://www.fantasylabs.com/ NBA Top Shot: https://www.nbatopshot.com/   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
3/13/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 22 seconds
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HeyMonia / Twitch streamer / partypoker Team Online

HeyMonia (Monika Agnieszka Zukowicz) joins Jeff to discuss the state of poker in Europe, how she got into poker and how she went from a socially shy person to a recognizable player. Listen in as Jeff and HeyMonia discuss her upbringing in Poland and how the online poker ban has affected playing in Europe. You’ll also hear the story of how HeyMonia’s apartment caught on fire during a live stream, along with how she had to drive an old broken down car cross country due to losing a poker challenge.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on Apple Podcasts to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Summary Bullets:   Here’s a glance at what you’ll hear from Monika (HeyMonia) in this episode:    How Monika got into poker. Burning your apartment down on live stream! Convincing friends and family that poker is a legit route to go down. How to break through social anxiety and perform in public. How HeyMonia & Poland is dealing with the online poker ban. What Europe is like for playing Poker. What Monika is doing to improve her poker game. How women are represented in Poker and is there a need for forced diversity? The journey from a socially shy person to a recognizable poker player. Getting over the stigma of poker players before playing poker.   Timestamps:   0:00 – Introduction 0:15 – Moving Apartments 1:05 – Who is HeyMonia? 2:30 – Getting into Poker 12:10 – First Commentating Experience 14:45 – Starting Twitch & YouTube 16:20 – Online Poker in Poland 20:15 – What Poland is like 23:30 – Becoming a Scientist 26:30 – HeyMonia’s Relationship 29:50 – Craziest Poker Challenge 33:10 – Being a Professional Player 37:00 – Popularity of Poker in Europe 40:05 – Judo 43:20 – COVID-19 47:40 – Streaming with partypoker 49:45 – Improving Poker Skills 51:30 – Women In Poker 58:20 – Future Goals 1:02:09 – Learning PLO, Stigma & Languages 1:07:45 – Dream Place to Live & Advice to Start Playing Poker 1:10:30 – Dealing with Twitch Transparency 1:12:20 – Overcoming Obstacles 1:16:25 – The Best Part of Being with partypoker 1:20:10 – Hobbies Outside of Poker 1:23:05 – Coping with Moving 1:24:30 – Mentors in Poker 1:27:52 – Favourite Sports 1:30:45 – Favourite Tournament 1:32:55 – Episode Competition 1:33:20 - Conclusion   Episode Resources:   HeyMonia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heymonia/ HeyMonia Twitter: https://twitter.com/heymonia HeyMonia Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/heymonia HeyMonia Stats: https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=264420   Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
3/11/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 55 seconds
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Daniel Negreanu / GG Ambassador / 6 WSOP Bracelets / $42M Total Live Earnings

Daniel Negreanu, known as ‘Kid Poker,’ joins us today to discuss his feuds, upcoming battles and his thoughts on the current state of poker. Listen in as Daniel discusses his recent feud with Phil Hellmuth and what his plan and strategy is going into the High Stakes Duel. You’ll also hear Daniel discuss his work with Masterclass, how the “big players” still work on their game, and how poker can innovate itself to create a new boom. Daniel Negreanu has $42M in total live earnings, 6 WSOP Bracelets and is currently the GGPoker Ambassador.   Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Daniel Negreanu in this episode:  The feud between Daniel and Phil Hellmuth. Daniel’s approach to poker over the last five years. How to resolve feuds on the table and stay friendly outside of poker. Getting into your stride at the start of a tournament instead of halfway through. Daniel’s thoughts on the current state of poker and how people can’t access online poker. What Daniel’s experience has been in switching sponsors. The experience of creating the Masterclass course. Do the “big players” still work on their game? Why Daniel signed with GGPoker. What the fondest moment of Daniel’s career was.   Timestamps: 0:00 – Introduction 0:20 – COVID-19 & 2020 1:48 – Phil Hellmuth Feud 10:05 – How Daniel Changed His Game 15:45 – Doug Polk Challenge / Jason Mercier Feud 22:00 – Betting Action on Phil vs Daniel 27:30 – The Current State of Poker 31:05 – Switching Sponsors 40:40 – Masterclass 43:45 – Do “Big Players” Work on Their Game? 48:30 – NFT’s & Crypto 50:45 – Connor McDavid & Sport Card Collecting 56:50 – A New Poker Boom? Ideas to Grow Poker Twitch Questions:1:07:30 – Choosing GGPoker 1:12:58 – Women & Diversity in Poker 1:18:36 – Battle with Doug Polk, enjoyable? 1:22:30 – Managing a Tournament 1:24:28 – Reaching the Top of the All Time Money List 1:29:20 – Fondest Moment of Daniel’s Career 1:33:22 – $100 Competition & Ticket Giveaway 1:34:20 – Conclusion    Episode Resources:   Daniel Negreanu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dnegspoker Daniel Negreanu Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealKidPoker Daniel Negreanu Stats: https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/play... Phil Hellmuth vs Daniel Negreanu | High Stakes Duel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj0DINo2qB4&ab_channel=PokerGO Daniel Negreanu Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com/classes/daniel-negreanu-teaches-poker    Podcast Links:   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jeffgrosspoker/ partypoker: https://www.partypoker.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jeff-gross-the-flow-show/id1463609319 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Yp1jHCaqvYsLtS7lNCGAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffgrosspoker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGrossPoker
3/11/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 39 seconds
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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Learn to Play Poker! With Jeff Gross and Shane Neman of Neman Ventures

Shane Neman, the founder of Neman Ventures and an investor, shares why every entrepreneur should learn to play poker. He talks about his businesses and what poker taught him about entrepreneurship, and he shares his best recommendations for young investors. Tune in to hear Shane share the importance of resilience, emotional intelligence, and maintaining momentum – and learn what people do in business and poker so they don’t lose their minds under pressure. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 17:30 – Introducing Shane, his businesses and what they do, the investments he makes, the power of text messaging, and what they did with email campaigns. 17:30 – 26:30 – Poker as the best analog to real life, poker versus chess, his experience investing and with investors, and what he recommends to young investors. 26:30 – 36:00 – Investing vs. poker, having discipline and setting systems, his first start-up attempt, and what poker has taught him about entrepreneurship, resilience, and EQ. 36:00 – 56:00 – Ways to not go crazy, staying results-oriented, his experience with COVID, breathing and Wim Hof, the role of luck, preventing over-confidence, and Jeff’s motto. 56:00 – 01:03:30 – Constant progress, taking the first step, how odds and outcomes apply in business, what happened when he sold his business, and what he learned. 01:03:30 – Bitcoin, trading, the journey of starting a business, and Shane’s outside-the-box advice for anyone wanting to start a business.   3 Key Points Poker is the best analog to life. Resilience and emotional intelligence are key to success in poker and life. Take the first step! Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Shane’s Twitter EZTexting’s Twitter JoonBug’s Twitter
3/5/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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Phil Galfond II / Founder of Run It Once / PLO Legend / $3M career tournament earnings

Phil Galfond, the founder of Run It Once and a PLO legend with $3M career tournament earnings, shares the inside scoop on his challenge against VeniVidi and how he kept his head on straight during his big downswing. He talks about Run It Once training, how to approach studying with videos, and his predictions of the future of online poker. Tune in to hear Phil break down how he stays motivated and focused, his favorite poker tools, and where he slips when it comes to work-life balance – and learn what’s happening on the ground in Vegas.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 26:00 – The inside scoop on the challenge with VeniVidi, what he did during the challenge, how it felt, and his thoughts on other players. 26:00 – 39:00 - Phil’s workday structure, work-life balance, the Jungle Man and Bill Perkins challenges, and what he thinks of the poker content that’s out there. 39:00 – 45:00 – Information about Run It Once training, what he loves about Elliot Roe’s course and other big courses, and how to approach video studying. 45:00 – 57:30 – Run It Once, the world of online poker, news and updates, how it works to try and enter the US, and his predictions of the future of live poker. 57:30 – 01:14:00 – Phil’s invitation to play, site promotions and personal brands in challenges, Vegas and Vancouver, and how he stays motivated and focused for downswings. 01:14:00 – 01:36:30 – Investing, education, the tools that are out there to improve your game, the purest form of poker, and what’s happening in Vegas. 01:36:30 – 01:54:30 – Accountability, the area where he can slip and wants to improve, why he doesn’t have an official system, and other players that he admires.   3 Key Points Think on your feet. Hold yourself accountable. Recognize where you can do better and work on it!   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Phil’s Twitter Phil’s Instagram Phil’s HendonMob Run It Once
2/26/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 24 seconds
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Kahle Burns / High Roller Poker Player / $10M+ in career tournament earnings

Kahle Burns, a High Roller Poker Player with $10M+ in career tournament earnings, shares how he got into poker, what he has done to improve his game, and how it felt to make the final table. He talks about tournaments and cash games, his winning streaks, and the different playing styles he observes in different countries. Tune in to hear Kahle break down what he did to improve his game, how his studying evolved over time, and what he prioritizes when goal-setting – and learn what he thinks is really behind the restrictions around online poker.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 25:00 – His experience with COVID, his poker successes, how he got into poker, what he has done to improve his game, and how it felt to make the final table. 25:00 – 45:00 – Poker in Australia and Asia, moving from tournaments to cash games, and his thoughts on PLO and No-Limit Hold ‘Em. 45:00 – 01:03:00 – Reviewing his big wins, playing international tournaments, his concentrated playing, what he thinks about late registering, and what he loves to play. 01:03:00 – 01:28:00 – On studying the best players, his studying process, who he studies, how he gains edges on people, solvers, why he raised money, and his poker breaks. 01:28:00 – 01:48:00 – Other fun games, online poker, his comfort with tournaments, his favorite hands, the difference in betting and playing style based on country, and restrictions in Australia. 01:48:00 – 02:08:00 – The number of tables he likes to play, what he thinks of HUDs, why he prioritizes things he enjoys that move him closer to his goals, and what he thinks of his game.   3 Key Points Draw macro-lessons from what you see when you study hands. Take breaks when you need it! Do things you enjoy that also move you closer to your goals.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Kahle’s Twitter Kahle’s HendonMob
2/22/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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Finks / Agent / London Cohen / MOF

Mark Finks, an agent and founder of London Cohen, shares his background, how he became an agent, and the biggest lessons he’s learned on his journey. He talks about regret, the markets, and commercial real estate in California and New York, and reveals what’s trending in real estate and entertainment. Tune in to hear Finks break down why he thinks there’s something not right in the world right now, and learn how he thinks we should be handling COVID.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 17:00 – On winning his first hand, his background, becoming an agent, who he represents, and the biggest lessons he’s learned on his journey. 17:00 – 24:00 – His thoughts on regret, commercial real estate in California versus New York, what he thinks about the markets, and some talk about sports cards. 24:00 – 32:00 – What he’s excited about, what’s trending in real estate and entertainment, what he think is going to happen in the future, and his thoughts about New York and Miami. 32:00 – 46:00 – COVID and mental health, exercise, why the times are scary right now, Men of Finks, why there’s something not right with what’s happening, and what he’s excited about. 46:00 – 59:00 – London Cohen, the nightlife and restaurant business, how he thinks we should handle COVID precautions, and his political views. 59:00 – 01:06:00 – On his cursing, being a fish, being a real estate agent, Men of Finks, hurdles of today, and his relationship with his kid.   3 Key Points Don’t waste time. People are going through a lot right now. Be yourself.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch  
2/13/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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Convolk / Artist / Producer

Convolk, an artist and producer, shares his dreams and uncertainties about the future, what inspires him to create music, and how to tap into the soul or spirit in music. He reveals how the music industry has changed over the years, his inspiration, and why he loves the process of making music. Tune in to hear Alex explain the similarities between poker and music, how to start recording from home, and the biggest lesson he’s learned about discipline – and learn why honesty is his superpower. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 18:00 – How the music industry has changed, his connection to poker, his channel and fanbase, his inspiration, how the music is made, and his origin story. 18:00 – 34:00 – The process, what he thinks about his future, mental health, the pressures of always improving, the origin of his name, his genre of music, and why it’s unique. 34:00 – 52:00 – Stories of special fans, how he feels onstage, his superpower, how to start recording music, and his biggest lesson learned about grinding and laziness. 52:00 – 01:11:00 – Balancing what you want in life, turning problems into power, the connection between success and discipline, and his poker plans and goals. 01:11:00 – 01:27:00 – Poker exploitations, creative play, discipline, being open to being wrong, listening to input, and how he structures his poker play. 01:27:00 – 01:39:00 – His favorite hands, where he likes to play live, streaming, where you can find his music, the talent he sees in the industry, and how you can keep in touch. 3 Key Points Do what you love. Always come back to the table. Be honest. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Convolk’s Twitter Convolk’s Instagram Convolk’s SoundCloud
2/11/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 21 seconds
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Chris Moneymaker / 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion / ACR Ambassador

Chris Moneymaker, an ACR ambassador and the 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion, shares some career highlights, the dangers of early success, and what he does to boost his game. He recalls past hands, biggest bluffs, and big scores and shares his daily mantra when he won the WSOP. Tune in to hear what Chris does to control his emotions and learn how the game has evolved over nearly two decades.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 30:00 – Why he left PokerStars, his experience with them, why he’s happy to be with ACR, tournament reminiscing, and some hand highlights. 30:00 – 45:00 – Final tabling, how he instinctually played, his daily mantra, hand histories, how he used to play, and his big bluff. 45:00 – 01:03:00 – What he wishes he could’ve done differently, how he got sponsored, why he joined ACR, his biggest score, and his marriage. 01:03:00 – 01:26:00 – Recounting his past big plays, what he thinks about early success, why he got complacent, and what he does to improve his game. 01:26:00 – 01:41:00 – Staying at home, being with his kids, what his schedule will be like, why there’s more money in sports betting, and sports cards. 01:41:00 – 02:10:00 – On having the button, having fun, skill, luck, when he plays and cashes in, controlling emotions, what he thinks of HUDs, and his favorite food.   3 Key Points Don’t get complacent. Study! Early success doesn’t guarantee continued success.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Chris’ Twitter Chris’ Instagram Chris’ HendonMob
2/6/20212 hours, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ludwig / Twitch Streamer / YouTube Personality / Actor

Ludwig Ahgren, a Twitch streamer, YouTube personality, and actor, reveals how he built up his stream, his streaming superpowers, and what he hopes for the future of online poker. He shares his strategy for going live, why he had to set a boundary when it comes to collaborations, and what people can expect from his stream. Tune in to hear what Ludwig does to avoid burnout, how he strategizes to take time off, and the keys to livestreaming – and learn the investment it takes to start your own stream.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 12:30 – His streaming career, his schooling, his background, his hopes for poker, delays when streaming poker, and how his channel has grown. 12:30 – 24:00 – Multi-streaming, memes, his 5-year plan, saying no to collaborations, the strategy he uses to go live, and what people can expect from his stream. 24:00 – 36:00 – His streaming superpowers, Twitch jeopardy, his relationship, charity streams, how he protects against burnout, finds time to disconnect, and takes time off. 36:00 – 50:00 – His interests in poker, how COVID helped streamers, his first stream, acting, the keys to livestreaming and content creation, and the investment needed to go live. 50:00 – 01:02:00 – His worst win story, his travels, his biggest win, information about his average streams, and how he calls out subs. 01:02:00 – 01:12:00 – How he handles responses on YouTube and Twitch, what he would do if he wasn’t streaming, what he thinks about Burning Man, and his thoughts on esports.   3 Key Points The big get bigger. Go live with purpose. Take strategic time off.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Ludwig’s Twitter Ludwig’s Twitch Ludwig’s Instagram Ludwig’s YouTube
2/4/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 53 seconds
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Matt Waxman / WPT Champion / WSOP Bracelet winner / 4M+ in live MTT Earnings

Matt Waxman, a WPT champion and WSOP bracelet winner with $4M+ in live MTT earnings, reveals all the juicy details about his new company, POKERithm. He shares why poker is a game of skill, how rankings and promotions work on the site, and why competitive play will be rewarded. Tune in to hear what Matt does to bring his A-game to the table, how to study differently for live versus online poker, and the importance of game theory – and discover how he cultivated his own unique poker style.       Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 15:00 – About POKERithm and how it works, why it’s good for people who are just starting out, and why it’s a great way to bring people into poker. 15:00 – 29:00 – Poker being a game of skill, how he gets people organized and to commit, how they come up with the hands, rankings and promotions, and what they want people to do. 29:00 – 57:00 – His most exciting win, his results and poker history, some poker highlights, what it’s like to play in Europe, and his poker career. 57:00 – 01:00:30 – On bringing his A-game, his winning strategy, the role of luck, playing instinctually versus mathematically, and how he learned important poker concepts. 01:00:30 – 01:11:30 – How he’s improved his poker game, how he cultivated his own style, how game theory will make you great at poker, and the difference between live and online. 01:11:30 – 01:23:30 – Recommendations for new players, why he can’t win because of masks at live tournaments, and the winning snack combo that Jeff uses is revealed!   3 Key Points Play poker on POKERithm to get better without losing money. Think about your own game and style. Get that practice in!   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch POKERithm Matt’s Twitter Matt’s HendonMob
1/30/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 42 seconds
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Froste / Twitch streamer / The Mob & 100 Thieves member

Erind “Froste” Puka, a Twitch streamer and member of The Mob and 100 Thieves, is learning how to prioritize his mental health and follow his passions. He shares how he got into streaming, how he got partnered, and his thoughts on gaming consoles. Tune in to hear Froste’s thoughts on the streamer lifestyle – and learn what he’s up to in the poker world.       Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 29:00 – On turning 21 during a pandemic, what he thinks about mental health and streaming, how he got into streaming, his origin story, and the leagues. 29:00 – 51:30 – Poker streaming, what has helped him improve his game, his streaming plans, what he thinks about delays, gamer pay, and funny moments. 51:30 – 01:18:30 – His favorite stream of all time, how people get partnered, how to get better in games, his style of streaming, the “fun factor,” and his thoughts on gaming consoles. 01:18:30 – 01:46:30 – His favorite food, his tech setup, his name, how Call of Duty got big in esports, the streamer lifestyle, and why passion is so important. 01:46:30 – 02:07:00 – On mental health, balance, what it’s like to live in LA as a content creator, why he feels drained, and why he wants a normal life. 02:07:00 – 02:30:00 – How he improved his poker game, what he’s still figuring out about his poker game, variance, the role of luck in life and poker, and Twitter drama.   3 Key Points Have fun! Everything loses its “fun factor” after a while. Do what you’re passionate about.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Froste’s Twitter Froste’s Instagram Froste’s Twitch
1/23/20212 hours, 32 minutes, 21 seconds
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Carl Froch / 4x Super-Middleweight World Champion / partypoker ambassador

Carl Froch, 4x Super-Middleweight World Champion and partypoker ambassador, knows what separates good poker players from exceptional ones. He shares his winning mindset, the similarities between boxing and poker, why he retired from the sport, and how he prepared for the ring. Tune in to hear Carl’s take on lockdowns and mainstream media – and learn what he recommends people do to get a balanced view on the world.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 17:00 – How Carl got into boxing, his amateur and professional boxing careers, his fight history, fight stories, wins, and controversies. 17:00 – 32:00 - Why he retired, his “signing-off fight,” why so many fighters don’t know when to quit, what he thinks about the Rocky movies, and how he got into poker. 32:00 – 40:00 - How he prepares to play poker, the kind of poker he likes to play, what he misses about live poker, the similarities between poker and boxing, and studying. 40:00 – 01:03:30 – What separates good players from exceptional players, his winning mindset, his podcast Froch on Fighting, his thoughts on fighting, and his least favorite hand. 01:03:30 – 01:19:00 – On other sports, his team, the sponsorships and commercial side in his career and after, and how he prepared for the ring. 01:19:00 – 01:29:30 – On COVID-19’s impact on boxing, why boxing needs a crowd, the opportunities boxers have to make money, and his thoughts on lockdowns and mainstream media.   3 Key Points Social media has changed the game for many industries. There’s an adrenaline rush in both poker and boxing. Know when to fold.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Carl’s Twitter Carl’s Instagram Carl’s Website
1/15/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ryan Riess / 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion / WPT Champion / $15M Live MTT Earnings

Ryan Reiss, the 2013 WSOP Main Event champion and WPT champion with $15M in live MTT earnings, knows the line between confident and cocky. He shares why confidence is important for success, how he stays focused when the stakes are high, and how he balances poker and family life. Tune in to hear Ryan’s thoughts on goal setting and studying – and hear why he believes your skill level and results won’t always correlate.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 19:00 – Ryan’s thoughts on recent tournaments, the benefits of bitcoin for poker players, his poker background, and the story of his first ever recorded win. 19:00 – 35:30 – How Ryan spent his winnings, reminiscing on past wins and challenges, his secrets to success and staying focused, and the line between confidence and cocky. 35:30 – 53:00 – On skill level, results, variance, HUDs, real names, bans, limiting re-buys, online events, his thoughts on the main event, his favorite cities, and reflecting on big wins. 53:00 – 01:10:30 – The best attributes to have as a player, how he considers tournaments, how he maintains balance between poker and life, sponsorships, and 2021 thoughts. 01:10:30 – 01:25:00 – On keeping a level head in the WSOP, studying, a big picture view of the upcoming WSOP, and selling action. 01:25:00 – On being a gamer, Ryan’s poker goals, how he thinks about goal setting, poker and tournaments as a stream of income, and staking.   3 Key Points You have to have confidence. Always consider variance. Skill and results don’t always correlate.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Ryan’s Twitter Ryan’s Hendon Mob
1/2/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 44 seconds
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Audley Harrison / Olympic Gold Medalist / 2010 European Heavyweight Champion

Audley Harrison, an Olympic gold medalist and 2010 European heavyweight champion, changed the future of boxing forever. He shares his boxing success, how he stayed focus on his purpose, and what he did to change careers. Tune in to hear Audley’s winning mindset philosophy, how he got into poker, and what will “break your soul” at the table – and hear what strategy is the same whether you’re in the ring or on the felt.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 14:00 - Audley’s experience during the pandemic, his childhood, how he discovered boxing, his boxing successes, his schooling, and how he put boxing on the map in the U.K. 14:00 – 27:30 - His thoughts on finances and investing, promoting, his accomplishments, what did and didn’t work, and how he pivoted and kept control of his career. 27:30 – 40:00 - Online poker, living in Vegas, his “WHY”, his purpose, how everything opened up doors for other things, and his wins and losses. 40:00 – 01:04:00 - On joining the system, how he got into a winning mindset, how he changed the future of boxing, and his poker journey. 01:04:00 – 01:11:00 - On the science of boxing, the Antonio vs. Kevin fight, fighting while he’s injured, and how his conviction plays out on the poker table. 01:11:00 – On breaking your soul in poker, being the gambler or the house, holding your position, and his training diet.   3 Key Points Be proud of your accomplishments. Everything happens for a reason if you don’t quit. Play with conviction.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Audley’s Instagram Audley’s Twitter
12/17/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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Steve Dannenmann / CPA / 2005 WSOP Main Event Runner-Up / $4.8M Live MTT Earnings

Steve Dannenmann, a CPA, 2005 WSOP Main Event Runner-Up, and poker pro with $4.8M of live MTT earnings, says he’s the luckiest guy in the world. He shares how luck was involved in poker back in the day versus now, how he’s gotten lucky on the golf course, and how he played his luck in the WSOP. Tune in to hear Steve’s poker philosophy, why he thought the WSOP was boring, and what he bought with his winnings – and learn why he believes we’re all salespeople who need to play life full-out.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 15:00 – Steve’s poker background, playing in the WSOP, the role of luck in poker then and now, keeping his day job, and poker for making money.   15:00 – 28:00 – On being lucky, what happened at the WSOP, how he chose to play, his book story, why you pick on the weak, and how to find opportunities. 28:00 – 39:30 – On playing high and low stakes, separating work and play, poker memories and distractions, and what he thinks of online poker. 39:30 – 55:00 – Poker stories, more tournament wins, what he bought with his winnings, how his style has changed, how poker has progressed, his philosophy, and why the WSOP was boring. 55:00 – 01:05:30 – On taking some money off the table, his $8,000 refrigerator for beer, his boat, not working much, and what he enjoys doing with his daughters. 01:05:30 – 01:17:30 – On balance, enjoying time with his kids while they’re young, everything involving sales and marketing, playing full out in life, and trust-building as an accountant.   3 Key Points Find opportunities. Luck plays a role, but back it up with skill. Have a balanced life.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch  
12/17/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Christian Harder / Pro poker player / $4.5M+ Earnings / PokerStars Championship Champ

Christian Harder, a pro poker player with $4.5M+ in earnings winner of the PokerStars Championship, has withstood the test of time and is still crushing it in poker. He shares how he got good with the help of his friends, his superpower and advantages, how he handles swings, and what it took to figure out his edge. Tune in to hear Christian’s thoughts on the main event, how he handled winning and losing years, why adaptability will always be an X-factor – and hear his stories that involve a few other poker legends.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 13:30 – His COVID experience, playing online PLO, his poker journey, his best year in online poker, how the game changed, swings, and how he got good. 13:30 – 27:00 – On figuring out the balance and his edge, online tournaments, getting bored and losing the fire for the grind, what differentiates him from the rest, sports, and live vs. online. 27:00 – 48:00 – Poker table drama, sports during COVID, having peer support to improve your game, what he enjoys outside of poker, and his superpower. 48:00 – 59:00 – His thoughts on the main event, online poker security, exciting things happening in poker, his hopes for the future of poker, and his thoughts on HUDs. 59:00 – 01:08:30 – Election betting, politics, conspiracies, his losing years, his favorite starting hand, how he met Michael Phelps, personal development and growth stuff. 01:08:30 – 01:30:30 – On being adaptable and withstanding the test of time, how he first got into poker, poker legend stories, sports, and poker legalities.   3 Key Points Make poker friends and push each other to get better. Change your style and don’t be predictable. Adapt and evolve.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch
12/17/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tom Marchese / Pro Poker Player / $19M+ MTT earnings / partypoker Millions Champion

Tom Marchese, a pro poker player with over $19M in MTT earnings and the partypoker Millions champion, is such a big fan of sports cards, he got his own store in Las Vegas. He shares his insights on card values, trends, card grading, and pricing, and he shares how he’s had to adapt during the pandemic. Tune in to hear Tom share the recipe for getting better at non-high stakes, what sets a foundation for true poker skill, and his greatest poker strengths – and hear which players he mistakenly underestimated on the felt.     Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 20:00 – His background with sports cards, what it’s like to own a sports card store, insights on card values and trends, and his prized possessions. 20:00 – 35:00 – How card prices and values are driven up, obstacles and solutions, grading, on poker, grinding, his big win and how he strategized and studied to win. 35:00 – 54:00 – On having a foundational skill level, the recipe to get better at non-high stakes, why he left college, his parent support, when he got to the next level, and running well. 54:00 – 01:22:00 – On what drives him, why he plays poker, comparing results, his future stops, online vs. live, small vs. high-stakes play, and what he thinks about cryptocurrency. 01:22:00 – 01:36:00 – Prop bets, variance, business investing, days off, his greatest poker strengths, social media, and what happened to Big Cheese Poker on Twitter. 01:36:00 – 01:57:00 – Online orders, pandemic store rules, the stress of running a store right now, the players he learned from, and what he thinks of HUDs.   3 Key Points Invest in sealed boxes. Getting lucky early-on is important. You can’t substitute experience.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Legacy Sports Cards Legacy Sports Cards Instagram
12/17/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tyson Apostol / Reality TV personality / Winner of Survior / Former Pro Cyclist

Tyson Apostol, reality TV personality, winner of Survivor, and former pro cyclist, is ready to reveal what really happens behind-the-scenes. He shares how he was allowed to prepare for the show, what they look for when they select competitors, and what set him apart from the competition. Tune in to hear Tyson share his thoughts on drugs in cycling, what he would’ve done differently in the past, and what he was told about showing personality on a show – and hear what he has learned about himself through athletics, competition, and poker.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 29:30 – Tyson’s life story and Mormon background, how he got on Survivor, his natural abilities, his cycling background, and his take on drugs in the sport. 29:30 – 48:30 – On Survivor, Marriage Bootcamp, show behind-the-scenes, how he had to think about his role, and how the payout structure works. 48:30 – 01:02:00 – How he’s allowed to prepare for Survivor, how they cast people, when he knew when to re-evaluate his direction on the show, and what he would’ve done differently. 01:02:00 – 01:28:00 – On what drives and motivates him, how adrenaline helps, what sets him apart, game vs. real life, how they check your health, and mindset. 01:28:00 – 01:50:30 – Having the crew around you on the show, what it’s like to be in the top three, and the importance of raw, open, and honest personality on the show. 01:50:30 – 02:10:00 – What they look for on the show, what he misses about cycling, what he thinks about his own athletic abilities, and what he appreciates about the team environment.   3 Key Points Be who you are. See what other people do then assess your own direction. Know your natural abilities and cultivate the rest.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch
12/4/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds
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Kelly Minkin / Professional Poker Player / $1.5M Career Live Tournament Earnings

Kelly Minkin, a professional poker player with $1.5M in career live tournament earnings, is an attorney, professional poker player, and works to support the charity 0 to 100 Challenge. She shares how women and men play differently on the felt, the role of emotions in poker, and how it feels to find her groove in deep runs. Tune in to hear Kelly share how she spends her tournament winnings, why her mindset is unique, and why she believes live play will always drive poker’s popularity – and learn what this poker pro uses behind-the-scenes to improve her game.      Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 30:30 – On living in Cypress, the 0 to 100 Challenge, the work it takes to stream, what it takes to build a charity, the benefits of having a following, and online support. 30:30 –51:00 – On building her lifestyle, streaming burnout, how she started playing poker, her tournament play, what she did with her tournament winnings, and grinding. 51:00 – 01:12:00 – On getting better, losing money, her big win, the “groove” of going deep, wild runs, her family’s interest, her career outside of poker, and why her mindset is unique. 01:12:00 – 01:38:30 – Recalling past hands, her take on poker as a female, the differences between male and female decision-making, playing live versus online, and the future of poker. 01:38:30 – 01:59:00 – Her poker career, Eric Afriat’s subtle angles and speech-play, why the book Sophie’s World changed the way she thinks, and her schooling and appeals process. 01:59:00 – 02:28:00 – On studying, what programs she uses, what she thinks about solvers, leveraging emotions in live play, other hobbies, investing, and the balance of luck and skill.   3 Key Points You’re either built for streaming or you’re not. Be conscious of mental fatigue. Humans play with emotion, which will always create variance.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch 0 to 100 Challenge Kelly’s Instagram Kelly’s Twitter
11/28/20202 hours, 27 minutes, 35 seconds
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DNP3 / Founder of @GridTeam / CEO of giveaways / Twich Streamer / YouTube Creator

Austin AKA DNP3, the founder of @gridteam, CEO of Giveaways, Twitch streamer, and YouTube creator, has cracked the code on how to create community through his channel. He shares his philosophy around giveaways, how they’ve created an incredible “Wolfpack” community, and how he manages to give away so much. Tune in to hear Austin reveal how his channel evolved into a business, how he manages it all, and how he deals with toxicity in the chat – and discover his best tips for building engagement and a rock-solid following.     Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 36:00 – How Austin started, why he started doing giveaways, how his business and community has grown, what he aims for, and how he uses data. 36:00 – 53:00 - What he thinks about grinding, networking, toxicity in streams, the structure and system he uses to keep up with everything, and tips for better engagement. 53:00 – 01:17:00 – Poker talk, his first streamer and moderator, information about The Grid and his Stream Team, how he manages everything, and creative giveaway ideas. 01:17:00 – 01:54:00 – His personal life, how they’ve been managing everything with COVID, politics and division, how he manages to travel and stay connected. 01:54:00 – 02:17:00 – How the community has evolved, bitcoin, how winners are picked, APIs, and tips for people who want to up their chances of winning over Twitter. 02:17:00 – 02:40:00 – On banning toxic people, poker, his favorite streamers, good strategies for engagement and giveaways, and the giveaway.   3 Key Points Hook people with the first line of your Tweet. Be a part of a cool community. Engage your community with giveaways.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Website – DNP3 DNP3’s Twitter DNP3’s Twitch DNP3’s YouTube
11/28/20202 hours, 40 minutes, 51 seconds
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Alexandra Botez / Chess Player / Twitch Streamer / BotezLive YouTube

Alexandra Botez, a chess player, Twitch streamer, and YouTube sister-duo of BotezLive, gives her honest opinion about how poker is portrayed in The Queen’s Gambit. She shares why she started a channel with her younger sister, breaks down how players are rated in chess, and explains how things are different for women in the game. Tune in to hear Alexandra debunk some common misconceptions about chess, and hear why it’s never too late to focus, zone in, and work your mental muscles with chess.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 14:30 – How COVID has impacted viewership, what she thinks about The Queen’s Gambit, females in the game, and the long-term vision for their stream. 14:30 – 25:00 – On variance, choker (chess + poker), gambling and betting, chess tournaments and the money that can be won, coaching and what she’s doing to improve what she does. 25:00 – 39:30 - On getting into Stanford, working with her sister, her chess goals, the most important attributes and skills in chess, her poker experience, and how players are rated. 39:30 – 57:30 – Strong chess countries, cheating in chess vs. in poker, blindfolded chess, how she feels about family and kids, and her recent business endeavor. 57:30 – 01:05:00 – On wanting to bootstrap a business, when an investment makes sense, the languages she speaks, and chess as a mental sport. 01:05:00 – 01:20:00 – Women in the highest levels of chess, changing the culture of chess, her favorite streamer, common chess misconceptions, and life lessons through chess.   3 Key Points Chess is gaining interest and experiencing a spike. Quality over quantity. People don’t play chess for the money.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch BotezLive YouTube BotezLive Twitch Alexandra’s Twitter Alexandra’s Instagram
11/28/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ryan Depaulo / WSOP Bracelet Winner / Streamer / Vlogger / ACR Team Pro

Ryan Depaulo, a WSOP bracelet winner, streamer, vlogger, and ACR Team pro, tells the story of how he won his bracelet in a parking lot. He shares his playing style, why he’s not good at table-talk, how he handles trolls in the chat, and who he’d love to play someday. Tune in to hear what Ryan thinks is the biggest challenge in the poker world today and discover why he thinks you could be creating a bad feedback loop if you think you’re unlucky.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 21:30 - Ryan’s WSOP win, he recalls games that he played and the locations where he played the tournament, and how his channels fuel each other. 21:30 – 37:30 - On stealth-mode peeing, glitching technology, reflecting on past hands, documenting hands, his game and style, and his school of study. 37:30 – 01:06:00 - On his support, his past work, his ACR (America’s Card Room) sponsorship, endorsements, Twitch, Twitch chats and trolls, vlogging, and his community. 01:06:00 – 01:34:00 - The Doug Polk tiff, his fiancée’s take on COVID as a nurse, he might have COVID, his prediction on the future of poker, and how he won in a parking lot. 01:34:00 – 01:48:00 - On cashing in, his friend’s unlucky feedback loop, blowing table talk, the old, edited WSOP, and his favorite streamers. 01:48:00 – 02:09:00 - Who he wants to play, the biggest challenge in poker being RTA (Real Time Assisting), how he might have COVID, and his last message to the poker community.   3 Key Points Winning the final table is a big deal in big tournaments. We need open collaboration and communication in the poker industry. People are attracted to people who are genuine.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Ryan’s Twitter Ryan’s Twitch Ryan’s Instagram Ryan’s YouTube
11/28/20202 hours, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jonathan Van Fleet / Pro Poker Player & Streamer / $16,683,350 Online MTT Earnings

Jonathan Van Fleet, a poker player and streamer with $16,683,350 in online MTT earnings, opens up about his journey with addiction and how recovery actually made his game even better. He shares how the game has gotten tougher over time, how he calculates someone’s worth in staking, and what people struggle to understand about poker strategy. Tune in to hear Jonathan’s thoughts on studying and playing against the best in the world – and get an insider’s look at what it’s like at BBZ.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 21:00 – How he has handled COVID, his poker beginnings, how the game has gotten tougher, and the mistakes he sees players make, and his online poker predictions. 21:00 – 41:00 – What he thinks about Twitch, staking, mark-ups, determining what someone is worth, his best and worst runs, and the role of luck in winning. 41:00 – 01:00:00 – On the bundle he created, tournament wins, engaging with YouTube comments, what he thinks of solvers, what people don’t understand, and his struggles in life. 01:00:00 – 01:33:00 – How recovery helped his poker game, games that bring out the ego, why MTTs work for him, his first big win, and upcoming tournaments. 01:33:00 – 01:52:00 – How the metagame has changed, why he hates working with technology, what the math revealed about how most were playing, and what to study. 01:52:00 – 01:03:30 – His favorite starting hand, his ranges, expanding systematically, what it’s like working at BBZ, and why he can compete with the best in the world.   3 Key Points Keep up with the evolution of the game. Train your mind to help control your emotions. Study, and know what others study to gain an edge.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Jonathan’s Twitter Jonathan’s Instagram Jonathan’s HendonMob
11/17/20202 hours, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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Lee Davy / Founder 1000 Days Sober & Freelance Writer

Lee Davy, the founder of 1000 Days Sober and a freelance writer, shares his journey with addition and how he became a writer. He explains what he learned about his “wounded self” on his journey and the role vulnerability plays when conducting a successful interview. Tune in to hear Lee’s thoughts on disappointing questions, building trust, and why he’s all about the “why” – and learn why he believes everyone is an addict.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 21:00 – Lee’s background, his journey with addictions, what he discovered about education, his poker plan, his writing, and his inspiration. 21:00 – 35:30 – On getting trained, how he got into live reporting, how freelancing works, and interview lessons. 35:30 – 50:30 – His interview series plan, what he saw in other interviews, why vulnerability is important, “wounded self” behaviors, and what he’s learned about himself. 50:30 – 01:18:00 - On being all about the “why,” mentorship questions, trust, confidence, why everyone is an addict, and why he started the 1000 Days Sober podcast. 01:18:00 – 01:29:00 - How poker can be used to curb alcohol addiction, how we’ve silenced our cognitive dissonance, what he thinks about the media, and people in poker that he admires. 01:29:00 – What he loved to write about, what he liked about Mike Sexton, his interests outside of work, his favorite movie, and what he loves about poker.   3 Key Points Build trust and confidence by being vulnerable. Everyone’s an addict. Education is important.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Lee’s Twitter 1000 Days Sober Instagram 1000 Days Sober Website 1000 Days Sober Information
11/12/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 29 seconds
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Phil Hellmuth / Professional Poker Player / 15 WSOP Bracelets / $24,117,333 earnings

Phil Hellmuth, a professional poker player with 15 WSOP bracelets and $24,117,333 in earnings, reveals why some poker players will never be the greatest. He shares why he plays tight, breaks down some of his biggest hands, and explains why some formats just seem to work. Tune in to hear Phil’s thoughts on politics, entrepreneurship, solvers, and GTO – and learn the ONE element every poker strategy must include.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 25:00 - The epic battle with Antonio, how people come across in interviews, reminiscing on past games, and the importance of reads. 25:00 – 53:00 - On being tight, having competitors, laughing at himself, game breakdowns, and formats that work 53:00 – 01:13:00 - Beef in the poker world, what he thought about the election, Trump’s harpoon moment and what he did, and why Phil sees himself as “reasonable” politically. 01:13:00 – 01:41:00 - On Trump being pro-poker, legalizing online poker, how to support poker, his businesses and opportunities, and what he recommends in regards to online vs. live. 01:41:00 – 02:00:00 - On tilts, Phil’s progression, business deals, owning companies with Jeff, investments, and some big players in the game. 02:00:00 – 02:16:30 - On going to the Olympics, what he thinks about solvers, why he believes GTO has flaws, and why every strategy must include an element on reading people.   3 Key Points Be reasonable. Great readability makes great poker players. Play with patience.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Phil’s Website Phil’s Twitter Phil’s Instagram
11/9/20202 hours, 16 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bob Menery / Sportscaster / Comedian / Podcast Host

Bob Menery, a Sportscaster, comedian, and podcast host, won’t hesitate to interrupt a date to run out and record R-rated commentary in the back of an Uber. He shares why his ADHD keeps him constantly on the move, reminisces about some of his favorite podcast interviews, talks up his beer pong game, and even reveals what he’s like in bed. Tune in to hear why his content is so wildly popular – and find out why he stopped caring about stuff he can’t control.      Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 12:00 – On UFC Fight Island, Bob’s journey and how he started, information about his R-rated sports commentating, his voice, how he went viral, and his team. 12:00 – 23:30 – On fear, confidence, being a comedian, the Zapped podcast, his friend and partner in crime Timmy, how they monetize the show, COVID, projects, and sponsors. 23:30 – 37:00 – Twitch, his style, one of his ultimate goals, how he decides what clip to commentate and how he does it on the fly, and his favorite guest and gameshow. 37:00 – 01:00:00 – Poker talk, ADHD, sports cards, podcast stories, funny actors, when he’s recognized, goals, games he has lost, and his love for travel. 01:00:00 – 01:04:00 – On beer pong, being lazy in bed, blasting IG models, code words and slogans, and doing what he wants. 01:04:00 – 01:12:30 – On saying “no”, what he has coming up, where to find his content, what he’s most passionate about, caring about his people, and one of his favorite clips.   3 Key Points Take advantage of it of you go viral! You need a great team to expand your business. Do what you want.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Bob’s Website Bob’s Twitter Bob’s Instagram Zapped Podcast
11/3/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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Josh Luber / Co-Founder StockX / Entrepreneur / Sneaker Collector

Josh Luber, an entrepreneur, the co-founder of StockX, and an avid sneaker collector, has had an entrepreneurial spirit since he started selling gum at school in the sixth grade. He shares how his entrepreneurial journey continued, how StockX was started, and the leaps he took to skyrocket the business to the next level. Tune in to hear how Josh thinks about investments – and hear his advice for making smart purchase decisions.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 30:00 – Josh’s origin story, his first business, his education and entrepreneurial journey, how StockX was started, some sneaker industry history, and how he got his foot in the door. 30:00 – 42:00 – His travels, sports teams, championship wins, wife’s support, neighborhood, and business growth. 42:00 – 55:00 – The StockX growth, how his brother joined the team, data on the resale market, and what else is on StockX besides sneakers. 55:00 – 01:13:00 – Trading cards and shoes as assets and investments, the difference between collectibles and memorabilia vs. assets, and what to think about as a consumer. 01:13:00 – 01:37:00 – On looking for opportunities for involvement in the industry, how products are sold on the site, brick and mortar card spots, and why the industry is blowing up. 01:37:00 – 01:48:30 – On making smart purchasing decisions, bitcoin, how to think about your investments, and why investing in trading cards makes sense.   3 Key Points Get your foot in the door! Make smart investments. Capitalize on opportunities.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Josh’s Twitter Josh’s Instagram StockX Website StockX Instagram StockX Twitter
11/3/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 28 seconds
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Adam "adam22" Grandmaison / Host of No Jumper Podcast / Journalist / BMX Rider

Adam "adam22" Grandmaison, the host of the No Jumper podcast, journalist and BMX rider, has been leveraging different platforms to share his content with the world. He shares how he got into podcasting, some crazy interview stories, and what goes on behind-the-scenes at the No Jumper studio. Tune in to hear about Adam’s challenge with moderation and balance when it comes to poker or sports – and hear what he recommends new podcasters do to get their message heard.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 21:30 – His ties to poker, why he picked it back up again, how he got into blogging and social media, his content and inspiration, and what streaming taught him. 21:30 – 39:30 – What he wants to get better at, his freedom and family time, what he plans to do when he has a baby, positivity in the poker world, and his connection to the porn industry. 39:30 – 51:00 – When he started No Jumper, horrible interview stories, what goes into the No Jumper production and the team, how he handles business, and how he judges himself. 51:00 – 01:32:00 – The Kendama, interview updates, COVID in his studio, leveraging different platforms, tattoos, selfies, a traumatic moment, meditation, and some favorite interviews. 01:32:00 – 01:48:00 – New challenges this year, Adam’s workouts, his challenge with moderation, the content he has available, and advice for people wanting to start podcasts.   3 Key Points Be honest with your audience. Bring positivity wherever you go. Moderation is key.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Adam’s Twitter Adam’s Instagram No Jumper YouTube No Jumper Instagram  
11/3/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 55 seconds
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Salvador "Kickstradomis" Amezcua / Artist & Shoe Designer / Youtuber / Twitch Streamer

Salvador "Kickstradomis" Amezcua, an artist and shoe designer, YouTuber, and Twitch streamer, has opened the door to big opportunities by simply being genuine and honest. He shares how he got connected to NBA players, how he plans to grow his Twitch following, and what motivates him to go hard every day. Tune in to hear Salvador’s biggest challenges and most important lessons – and learn why he sees trading cards like stocks.      Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 21:00 – His journey through COVID, the obstacles he faced, his art and business journey, cards, and how he combined art and his love for cards. 21:00 – 33:00 – His process and team, how he got involved with shoes, how his business has grown, why lost followers, and what happened when he was genuine and honest. 33:00 – 51:00 – On having loyalty, how he makes money, the Amazon reach-out, being partially color-blind as an artist, his family life, and his early beginnings. 51:00 – 01:11:00 – On vlogging and streaming, his streaming plans, the economics behind “breaking” a card box, what he’s juggling, and his son as his main motivator. 01:11:00 – 01:22:30 – The biggest risk to the sport card industry, seeing cards as stock, and why he wants to show his day-to-day life. 01:22:30 – 01:37:00 – On artists doing Twitch live, how to watch him online, why he wants to leverage Twitch, and why it’s been hard to drive traffic to Twitch.   3 Key Points Be genuine and honest. It’s not how many followers you have that matters, it’s how many are truly loyal. Know what motivates you and use it as your driving force to be and do better.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Kickstradomis Website Kickstradomis Twitter Kickstradomis Instagram Kickstradomis Twitch  
11/3/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 58 seconds
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Valdemar Kwaysser / Founder of Check Decide / WSOP Bracelet Winner

Valdemar Kwaysser, a WSOP bracelet winner and founder of Check Decide, isn’t afraid to admit that he’s made some big mistakes on his journey to success. He shares the hard lessons he has learned, the four stages of learning, and the best ways he keeps a creative mindset on and off the felt. Tune in to hear Valdemar’s best coaching tips and craziest poker stories – and hear why he believes a key strategy for improvement is to stop focusing on yourself.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 38:00 – Valdemar’s poker journey, origins, tournament memories, big mistakes and lessons along the way, tips, and better ways to learn and improve your poker game. 38:00 – 01:07:00 – Check Decide features, benefits, perks, and upcoming improvements, details about his coaching, and the four stages for learning anything new. 01:07:00 – 01:21:30 – On keeping a creative mindset, making disciplined folds, signs of low self-confidence, and thinking of your opponents instead of yourself to recognize opportunity. 01:21:30 – 02:00:00 – How poker expedites life lessons, lessons learned when starting a business, challenges of being a poker player, and the tricky balance to maintain as a pro. 02:00:00 – 02:24:00 – Focusing on solutions, what he thinks about poker sites, more information about Check Decide, a crazy poker story, and how COVID has impacted him. 02:24:00 – 02:50:00 – On improving in Heads-Up poker, languages, sports, non-poker interests, and his best advice for people looking to get into poker and wanting to get better.   3 Key Points Focus outside of yourself and focus on your opponents. Poker can expedite valuable life lessons. Don’t put emotion in your evaluations.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Check Decide Valdemar’s Twitter
10/21/20202 hours, 49 minutes, 56 seconds
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Felipe Mojave / GG Ambassador / Pro Poker Player / $2.6M Live MTT Earnings / Streamer

Felipe Mojave, a GG ambassador, streamer, and pro poker player with $2.6M in live MTT earnings, wasn’t mentally ready to win big when he was younger. He shares his biggest lessons about bankroll management, accountability, and hard work, and reveals the strategic moves he made as he built his career in poker. Tune in to hear Felipe explain the changes he’s making to keep his family healthy during the pandemic, and learn why he’s much more intentional about what he connects with on social media.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 35:00 – Felipe’s family updates, his recent big score, his streaming growth, his wife’s poker journey, his best memories, and how to succeed on Twitch. 35:00 – 01:02:00 – The competition, when he plays in online events, who he admires, and opportunities he received and what he had to do. 01:02:00 – 01:19:30 – His biggest lessons, why he wasn’t prepared to win life-changing money in the past, and moves he made as he grew in his poker career. 01:19:30 – 01:51:00 – COVID Brazil updates, what Felipe thinks about health, things that he’s changing for himself and his family, and his streaming schedule. 01:51:00 – 02:22:00 – On having a working plan, accountability, passions, why he chose to focus on poker, advice about tournament investments, and live vs. online play. 02:22:00 – 03:04:00 – On getting what you deserve, being resilient, getting results, surrounding yourself with positive people and messages, and his group coaching project.   3 Key Points Engage with your audience on Twitch. Improve a little every day. You’ll get what you deserve.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Felipe’s Twitch Felipe’s Twitter Felipe’s Instagram Poker Lifestyle Natalie’s Twitter
10/21/20203 hours, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jared Jaffe / Pro Poker Player / WSOP Champion / WPT Champion

Jared Jaffe, a pro poker player and WSOP/WPT champion, has a crazy story that involves faking a heart attack in jail to make it back in time for a tournament. He shares how he’s learned to turn weaknesses into strengths, why self-awareness has improved his game, and why consistency is the best marker for success. Tune in to hear Jared predict the future of poker, reveal his best tips for new players, and explain what he’s learned through poker about himself and relationships.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 18:30 – Jared’s crazy WSOP story, why he faked a heart attack, how he’s been handling all the changes due to COVID, how he lost his bankroll and how he redeemed himself. 18:30 – 44:30 – What he thinks of himself as a player, what he thinks of the poker world, why consistency is more impressive than a one-off win, and measures of success. 44:30 – 58:00 – On turning weaknesses into strengths, being self-aware, his take on live and online poker in the future, and what he thinks of HUDs. 58:00 – 01:25:30 – His thoughts on re-entries, his prediction of the future and how he will approach it, where he likes playing and traveling, and how to get in the best positions. 01:25:30 – 01:34:00 – What he wants to improve upon, what he’s learned through poker, his best poker advice, and what consideration he makes when it comes to coaching. 01:34:00 – On sports in Vegas, his poker heroes, how he manages nerves, how people vote, and his future podcast/vlog plans.   3 Key Points Consistent success in poker is the most impressive marker of success. Success takes hard work. Choose a coach wisely.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Jared’s Twitter
10/11/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 30 seconds
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João "Naza114" Vieira /Pro Poker Player /Winamax Ambassador/Over $3.8M in MTT earnings

João "Naza114" Vieira, a pro poker player and Winamax ambassador with over $3.8M in MTT earnings, reveals the mindset shift that led to his success. He shares his inspirations, the motto he plays by, and why he believes poker is a reflection of real life. Tune in to hear João give his best tips for crushing it on the felt and learn the best lesson poker has taught him so far.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 21:00 – His poker origin story, professional basketball background, big wins, online successes, what he’s most proud of, and how he prepares to play online. 21:00 – 36:30 – How he felt in tournaments, how he keeps focused, the mentality that changed his game and brought success, and what he does to improve his game. 36:30 – 52:30 – His motivations, some strategy, what he thinks top players have in common, what he thinks about the current online landscape, and his thoughts on real names. 52:30 – 01:20:00 – How it works to play in Portugal, his upcoming schedule, who he’d want to connect with, his inspirations, and what music he listens to when he grinds. 01:20:00 – 01:33:00 – Why he prefers live poker, what he believes is a measure of success, and why he recommends people keep it basic and treat every day like the first day. 01:33:00 – 01:40:00 – On his love for poker, what he’s learned, why poker is a reflection of life, and one of the best things that poker teaches you.   3 Key Points Have fun. Stay focused. Be consistent.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch João’s Twitter
10/11/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 12 seconds
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Brad Guzan / Soccer player / Goalkeeper Atlanta United FC and USA national team

Brad Guzan, the goalkeeper for Atlanta United FC and the USA national team, shares his origin story and why he’s so passionate about soccer. He explains what it’s like to be an American player in Europe, why goalkeepers band together, and how he handles mistakes and challenges on the field. Tune in to hear Brad’s take on what it takes to truly succeed and learn how he keeps an even head in the toughest spots.    Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 16:30 – Brad’s origin story, his soccer journey, his experience getting drafted into the MLS, and why he wanted to experience European soccer. 16:30 – 26:00 – What it’s like to play in Europe, how he fits in with European players, the comradery amongst goalkeepers, and how to handle mistakes and challenges. 26:00 – 37:00 – How it feels to represent the U.S., reflecting on the way the U.S. has played, how young players are raising the bar, and his appreciation for fans. 37:00 – 55:00 – His future plans, his appetite for poker, what it takes to succeed in whatever you do, his inspirations, and who is the hardest to play against. 55:00 – 01:01:00 – Some big names he has played, how he sees the best players, the upcoming World Cup, and another American goalkeeper he’s inspired by. 01:01:00 – 01:06:30 – The best thing about being a pro soccer player, what has impacted him the most about his profession, and what he’s grateful for.   3 Key Points Professional sports can put a strain on families. Keep an even head in competition. Work hard and persevere.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch  
10/11/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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Michael Watson / Professional Poker Player / $12,118,595 in live MTT earnings

Michael Watson, a pro poker player with $12,118,595 in live MTT earnings, has been crushing it online during the pandemic. He shares how he manages downswings, how his studying has evolved over the years, and how he finds his edge in the ever-evolving sport of poker. Tune in to hear how Michael deals with bad beats and what he loves about being a poker pro – and hear his advice for new players wanting to get their foot in the door.      Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 23:00 – Michael’s playing routine during the pandemic, how he crushes online, the games he usually plays, his priorities, and what his parents think of his path. 23:00 – 45:30 – His predictions for live poker, what he’s interested in playing, what he thinks of live vs. online poker, what he enjoys about travel, and his big tournament win. 45:30 – 01:05:30 – How he dealt with his success, how he processed his big win, how he manages downswings, and how he keeps the faith that “he’ll be back”. 01:05:30 – 01:17:30 – His study/play ratio, what he does to improve his game, how his studying has changed over the years, and how he motivates himself to find his edges. 01:17:30 – 01:41:00 – His nickname, his biggest online score, what he likes about live tournaments, his advice for how to improve, and some lessons about dealing with bad beats. 01:41:00 – 01:59:30 – Who he admires in poker, why he has stayed in poker for so long, what he loves about being a poker pro, and what he thinks about online poker content.   3 Key Points Downswings are normal. Have faith in yourself. The game is ever-changing. Change the way you study, too. Poker can be a bridge to freedom and independence.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Michael’s Twitter  
10/11/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 31 seconds
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Andy Milonakis / American actor / Writer / Rapper / Comedian / Streamer

Andy Milonakis, an American actor, writer, rapper, comedian, and streamer, likes to take the approach of asking for forgiveness rather than permission. He shares how he landed his show, why he got in trouble for one of his videos, and what inspired him to get a tattoo of a desk and a quote that takes up the length of his arm. Tune in to hear how Andy got into poker, what he’s up to next, and his best piece of advice for content creators and consumers alike.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 14:00 – How Andy got into poker, some of his biggest wins, why he likes tournaments and takes them more seriously, and what he’s currently doing in poker. 14:00 – 41:00 – The best way to stream, how he got into streaming, how he organizes his life, how he balances everything, and advice he has for creators. 41:00 – 57:00 – Work that he’s done in the past, the journey of his show, the story behind his tattoos, and what he thinks about crazy people. 57:00 – 01:21:00 – His videos, asking for forgiveness instead of permission, how they create songs, when he’s interested in sports, and how COVID has impacted his life. 01:21:00 – 01:35:00 – On his poker skill level, his biggest cash game pot, his best piece of advice for content creators and for everyone in general, and his take on streamer’s mental health. 01:35:00 – 01:51:00 – Why he isn’t interested in stand-up, why he likes improv, his 3rd liked Tweet of all time, his favorite movie, and how his parents have supported him.   3 Key Points Make content that will grip people. Play your skill level. Don’t let people get under your skin.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch
9/12/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kevin Hart / Comedian / Actor / Author / Producer / partypoker Ambasssdor

Kevin Hart, celebrity, comedian, actor, author, producer, and partypoker ambassador, is pro-fun, pro-people, and always puts family first – even with his crazy schedule. He knows what it takes to balance work and family life and is clear on what makes him happy, healthy, and spirited. Tune in to hear why Kevin loves poker and what he’s doing to infuse more fun back into the game.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 8:00 – Kevin’s thoughts on COVID-19 and its impact, why he’s “pro-people”, his background in poker, and why he loves playing poker. 08:00 – 12:30 – On being able to say “no”, relying on his team, never giving up, making it out of Philadelphia and New York, and taking the plunge with stand-up. 12:30 – 18:30 – On his first TV show, the struggle in comedy, having a young spirit, what makes him happy, and how he defines his ceiling. 18:30 – 32:30 – On balancing family life and his professional life, tips to maximize family time, how he manages publicity, and why he believes fun needs to be priority in poker. 32:30 – 36:30 – Kevin’s hobbies, why he loves watches and cars, where he finds happiness, and the project he has in the works.   3 Key Points Family first. Find what makes you happy. Don’t be afraid to say no.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch
9/12/202036 minutes, 42 seconds
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Justin Escalona / Founder of 1340Collective / YouTube Vlogger / Rec Poker Player

Justin Escalona, the founder of Founder of 1340 Collective, YouTube Vlogger, and recreational poker player, isn’t afraid to share the truth about what it takes to be a successful YouTube vlogger. He reveals why it’s not just about views or subscribers and stresses the importance of consistency so you can build a loyal fanbase. Tune in to hear Justin’s best advice for improving your poker game, making branded designs, and getting inspired – on the felt or off.     Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 13:00 – Justin’s background, how he got into vlogging and poker, what he does to improve his game, and what he has learned about successful vlogging. 13:00 – 31:30 – How YouTube has changed, collecting cards, the story of how he got into painting, and his collaboration with Fedor Holz. 31:30 – 40:00 – On going to Vegas, playing high-stakes Baccarat, not playing in tournaments, his upcoming plans, what a typical day in his life looks like, and designing. 40:00 – 54:00 – What he has made off of one design, how often he was dropping collections, on sports and getting great seats for a Cubs game, and what his parents think about his playing. 54:00 – 01:01:30 – Justin’s motivations, his inspirations, a tilt story, some of the craziest things he has seen in poker, and what’s in the pipeline for the future. 01:01:30 – 01:12:15 – On sponsorship, this year’s challenges and goals, why he moved to LA, and a creative way to make money that most people are hesitant about.   3 Key Points It’s not all about likes and subscribers. Study by watching videos and collaborating with other players. The value of your art/work is exactly how much you think it is.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Justin’s YouTube Channel 1340 Collective
9/12/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 7 seconds
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Johnnie Vibes / Professional Poker Player / YouTube Vlogger

Johnnie Vibes, a pro poker player and YouTube Vlogger, isn’t holding anything back when it comes to the truth about creating content online. He shares the lessons he has learned, the considerations you must make if you want to crush it, and why the essence of poker will never change. Tune in to hear what Johnnie has to say about technology, growth tips, and the future of live poker – and hear his secret to telling stories in a way that captivates an audience.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – Johnnie’s background, the story behind his name, his creative inspirations, how things materialized for him, and his thoughts on drama. 20:00 – 45:00 – On “scamming”, influential people in poker, lessons he has learned, why he doesn’t play a lot of tournaments, and the things you must consider to crush it in poker. 45:00 – 01:02:00 – How his growth occurred, vlogging tips, the truth about how most people create content, and how he helps people and makes a living. 01:02:00 – 01:24:00 – On how technology is hurting the game of poker, what you can never duplicate, what poker is at its core, and the future of poker. 01:24:00 – 01:45:00 – Johnnie’s wins, what it’s like to run deep in a tournament vs, play cash games, how to visually tell a story that captures attention, and his end goal in poker. 01:45:00 – 02:03:30 – Why he loves challenges on his channel, why you shouldn’t get caught up on Hendon Mob numbers, and why awareness is the biggest factor when creating content.   3 Key Points Nothing will replace live poker. Poker is the ultimate social game. Be aware and alert.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Johnnie’s YouTube Johnnie’s Twitter  
9/12/20202 hours, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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Antonio Esfandiari / Magician / Pro Poker Player / $27.8M Career Live MTT Earnings

Antonio Esfandiari, a magician, pro poker player with $27.8 million in career live MTT earnings, and boxer knows the importance of training to put up a good fight. He explains why he’s happy about the way he has lived his life, shares what he’s grateful for, and shares why attending Burning Man is a non-negotiable. Tune in to hear what Antonio wants to be known for and why he believes keeping your word is critical – and find out when he thinks people should mind their own business.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – Antonio’s background, how he was impacted by COVID, his home dynamic, and why he needs to train mentally and physically. 20:00 – 31:30 – Reminiscing on tournaments and cash games, pockets in Antonio’s life, why he has no regrets, how he resets, and lessons he has learned along the way. 31:30 – 47:30 – On panhandling in Venice Beach, traveling, winning a tournament, getting staked for the One Drop, and how he felt he stacked up to his competition. 47:30 – 01:00:00 – On how he operates now with kids, what makes him happy, his career in magic, and what he’d do if he couldn’t play poker. 01:00:00 – 01:16:00 - On being a grinder, a book he recommends, keeping your word, his titles, bracelets, and wins, and why he won’t share how much he makes. 01:16:00 – 01:23:00 – On what he wants to be known for, rudeness at the table, the most positive thing that shifted the way he thinks, and his thoughts on competition.   3 Key Points Life changes are natural. Welcome them! Find a way to reset every once in a while. People don’t have to know everything about you.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Antonio’s Twitter Antonio’s Instagram
9/12/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Matt Berkey / Founder of Solve for Why Poker / Streamer / High Stakes Cash Game Player

Matt Berkey, the founder of Solve for Why Poker, streamer, and high-stakes cash game player isn’t afraid to share the methodology behind his strategy and analysis at the table. He shares his biggest cash game pots, what he thinks about the layers of developing strategy, and how his company supports poker players. Tune in to hear the traits that Matt believes are critical for high stakes success and get the inside scoop on the unsaid agreements made at the biggest tables.      Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 23:00 – What Matt has been up to, the games he prefers to play, what he loves and hates about streaming, some of his recent wins, and his background. 23:00 – 54:00 - Launch plans, the methodology behind his strategy and analysis, how he thinks about the poker industry in the past and now, and his thoughts on online poker formats. 54:00 – 01:19:00 - On gentlemen’s agreements on the table, his biggest cash game pot he has won and lost, and what he looks for in an ambassador. 01:19:00 – 01:55:30 - On first-principle knowledge, the layers of developing strategies, the live element of their business, and how they support players. 01:55:00 – 02:16:30 - On what he does outside of poker, when he’s at his worst and could use sessions with Elliot, and the traits necessary to rise the ranks in high stakes. 02:16:30 – 02:26:30 – On bankroll and time bankroll, who he enjoys playing against, his recollection of a game played, and a recap of everything Matt has done for the poker world.   3 Key Points Recognize mistakes that you can take advantage of. Balance your poker with healthy outdoor activities. Take active steps to correct negative behaviors.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Solve for Why Poker Matt’s Instagram  
9/6/20202 hours, 26 minutes, 48 seconds
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Johan "YoH ViraL" Guilbert / Professional Poker Player / Twitch Streamer / Youtuber

Johan "YoH ViraL" Guilbert, a professional poker player, Twitch streamer, and YouTuber, didn’t always play on six screens. He shares valuable advice for new players wanting to get into the game and gives tips to veterans who are looking to up their game by multiplying their number of tables online. Tune in to hear why Johan thinks that money does, indeed, help buy happiness and discover what he believes is the missing link connecting the two.    Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 26:00 – Johan’s background, how he got into poker, players he looks up to, the games he prefers to play, and his final table experience. 26:00 – 44:00 - YouTube vs. Twitch, why he prefers YouTube, being the first player to play on six screens, some tips for playing on multiple screens, and his sponsorships. 44:00 – 01:00:00 - On cheating, things that he finds unfair about the game, how he believes players should use software and be honest, and how he is experiencing COVID. 01:00:00 – 01:15:00 - His favorite thing about poker, his thoughts on the relationship between money, freedom, and happiness, and his advice for new players. 01:15:00 – 01:40:00 - On where he’d like to live, reflecting on his past hands, why we’re all “slaves of the state”, and what he’d do if he didn’t play poker. 01:40:00 – 01:52:00 – On parenthood and being a father later in life, thinking about quality time with his future kids, his choice not to be monogamous, and players he admires.   3 Key Points Be honest. Money buys freedom which supports happiness. Think about your stages in life in terms of free time when you have kids.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Johan’s YouTube Johan’s Twitch
9/6/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 13 seconds
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Melika Razavi / Poker Player / Miss Global Iran 2016, Power Woman World 2017/ Magician

Melika Razavi, a poker player, magician, and motivational speaker, as well as Miss Global Iran 2016, Miss Power Woman 2017, and Miss Global Fitness 2016, shares what it’s like to be a woman in the poker industry. She also gives us a glimpse into the world of magic and shares what it was like to work as a magician, how she got into it, and why she still always has a deck of cards handy. Tune in to hear how Melika overcomes big challenges and stands up for what she believes – even when it isn’t easy. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 23:30 - Melika’s background, how she got into poker, what she likes to play, the struggle for women in Iran, her book, and what it’s like to be a woman in poker. 23:30 – 39:00 - On her magic skills, her desire to play in the WSOP, her beliefs about government and humanity, her competition wins, and scam experience. 39:00 – 48:30 - The poker stops she’d like to attend, what she’s up to right now, how she got into magic, why she doesn’t get nervous when she speaks, and her big wins. 48:30 – 01:14:00 - Who she admires in poker, the sports she enjoys, what she thinks about the future of poker, traveling, her goals, and a guest appearance from Antonio Esfandiari. 01:14:00 – 01:27:30 - Some problematic things about Iran, the kindness of Iranian people, the positives she has pulled from the pandemic, and what she thinks about true beauty. 01:27:30 – 01:44:00 - Her favorite magicians, the growth of magic’s popularity, her poetry writing, and how she overcomes big challenges. 3 Key Points Believe in yourself and meditate. Love and support each other. Find your purpose. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Melika’s Instagram
8/14/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 47 seconds
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Maria Konnikova / Psychologist / Pro Poker Player / Author - The Biggest Bluff

Maria Konnikova, psychologist, professional poker player and author of The Biggest Bluff, drops some wisdom about managing emotional energy and being psychologically resilient in poker. She has analyzed the biggest mistakes most poker players make and reveals the number one thing to observe when trying to figure out if someone is lying. Tune in to hear Maria reveal her greatest edge and biggest lessons – and learn the advice she’d give as a mentor. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – Maria’s background, how she got into poker, her thoughts on skill and chance, working with Erik Seidel, and how she got into game theory and poker. 20:00 – 36:30 - The value of understanding variance, and how to spend your emotional energy wisely, have psychological resilience, and analyze mistakes. 36:30 – 58:30 - The process of publishing a book, her study of con-artists and cheaters, why you can’t multi-task, common mistakes players make, and her greatest edge. 58:30 – 01:22:00 - On not having control, her book, her experience in the tournament, what her family thinks about her poker playing, and what she’d advise as a mentor. 01:22:00 – 01:34:30 - On tells, reading deception, what she loves and would change about the poker community, her favorite place to play, and why she likes to play live. 01:34:30 – Her favorite book and movie, more about the art on her site, her blog, another Erik story, and some poker lessons. 3 Key Points Understand variance and read players, not just hands. Read people’s hands, not their eyes. Don’t give unnecessary time and energy to bad beat stories. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Maria’s Website The Biggest Bluff – find it at your local independent bookstore Maria’s Instagram
8/14/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 50 seconds
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Adam Pliska / President of the World Poker Tour

Adam Pliska, the President of the World Poker Tour, knows that poker is more than just a game. He sees poker as a community, and he knows that all the different pillars of poker – whether live or online – are complimentary and elevate the game as a whole. Tune in to hear Adam break down how Club WPT works, how champions will be recognized online, and how being a part of the WPT family has changed players’ lives.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 22:30 – What’s been going on with the WPT and partypoker, the importance of community, his background, how he came to the WPT, and how it has evolved. 22:30 – 37:00 - The role of the media in poker, the creation of environments around poker, Club WPT information, and the importance of having fun with in game. 37:00 – 54:30 - On treating amateurs with respect, how Club WPT works, and the empirical data behind the different pillars of the poker industry. 54:30 – 01:25:00 - On regulations, the future of live poker, poker legends, the Champion’s Club how winners will be recognized online, and how they’ve preserved the WPT brand. 01:25:00 – 01:37:00 - Adam’s team, his daily routine, his management style, the other things he does outside the WPT, the key parts of his role at the WPT, and his favorite stop. 01:37:00 – 01:53:00 – How COVID has impacted the WPT, how he ranks his poker game, what he things about Tony Dunst, and what he has seen come as a result of having a WPT family. 3 Key Points Community is important. Treat everyone with respect. A WPT champion is a WPT champion, live or online. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch World Poker Tour
8/14/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pouya / Rapper & Songwriter

Pouya, a rapper and songwriter, never thought rapping was in his future when he dropped out of school. He’s also a big poker fan and recalls his biggest win ever and what it felt like to put big money on the line. Tune in to hear Pouya’s advice for aspiring artists, what he would’ve done differently along the way, and why he admires rappers who do more than just rap. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 11:20 – Pouya’s background, his journey, how he became a rapper, his inspirations, his albums, and what he thinks about his music playing on Twitch. 11:20 – 22:30 - How he got into poker, why he loves it, how the music industry has changed, who he works with, what he loves about what he does, and his IG posting strategy. 22:30 – 37:00 - On what makes a successful show, the biggest poker hand he has won, making friendships in poker, and comparing live performance with poker. 37:00 – 52:00 - On how COVID has impacted his tour plans, his future plans, what he likes about being stuck at home, and how music videos help music get streamed and downloaded. 52:00 – 57:30 - The story behind one of his most streamed music videos, why people like his videos, his favorite stop on your, and what he does with his free time. 57:30 – 01:08:00 – Advice for aspiring artists, what he would’ve done differently, how rappers get rich, and why he looks up to musicians that are strategic with their money. 3 Key Points Don’t jump on the first deal you’re offered. Be smart with your money. Be yourself. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Pouya’s Website
8/14/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bill Perkins / Business man / Die With Zero Book Author / ThirstLounge / Poker Player

Bill Perkins, a businessman, poker player, brain behind The Thirst Lounge Twitch channel, and author of Die With Zero, shares how to maximize each life stage though memorable experiences. He challenges you to go out there, get what you want out of life, and stop running on autopilot. Tune in to hear why Bill believes a cultural shift is critical for a better future and learn the secrets to success that have helped him get to the top. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 21:30 – Bill’s philosophy behind his book Die With Zero, what he would’ve done differently in life, and the relationship between health and quality experiences. 21:30 – 37:00 - On optimizing life at every phase, the Life-Cycle hypothesis, his inspiration for writing his book, and how he plans to implement what he teaches. 37:00 – 47:30 - Poker memories playing a million pound buy-in, how his mindset shifts when he has investors, and his thoughts on variance, luck, and balance in the game and in trading. 47:30 – 01:28:00 - “The Coin Flip Trip”, his thoughts on COVID-19, crazy bets, the most important traits for success, and his take on the future. 01:28:00 – 01:42:00 – Live versus online poker, his 50th birthday celebration, projects on the horizon, and the impact he hopes to make though his book. 3 Key Points Be stoic and be kind. Die with zero! You are your experiences. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Die With Zero Bill’s Twitter
8/14/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 2 seconds
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Patrick Leonard / #2 online poker player / partypoker Ambassador / $13M+ MTT earnings

Patrick Leonard, the #2 ranked online poker player in the world and a partypoker ambassador, shares why his definition of success considers the long-haul, not just one-time wins. He reflects on his biggest wins, his biggest regret, and why he wouldn’t recommend poker as a career choice for everyone. Tune in to hear how he operates with his team at bitB Staking, what he loves about partypoker, and how he manages personal and business relationships – and learn what he does to pump up his mental game.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:30 – Patrick’s poker journey, the similarities between soccer and poker, how he approaches poker exploits, and his tournament and cash game history. 20:30 – 46:00 – How the ranking system works, what success means to him, his biggest regret, when he wouldn’t recommend poker, and reflections on his past wins. 46:00 – 01:00:00 – On poker variance, swapping action, his role at partypoker and why he chose partypoker over the competition. 01:00:00 – 01:20:00 – On changing names, juggling friendships and work relationships, information about bitB Staking, and how he operates with his team. 01:20:00 – 01:41:00 – His playing plans, what he thinks about the WPT during COVID times, what he loves about partypoker, and what he wants to share in his videos. 01:41:00 – 01:58:30 – His projects, goals, club creation goals, poker play insights, how he pumped up his mental game, and what he thinks about streaming poker.   3 Key Points Don’t put yourself in a position where you’re putting it all on the line when you can’t. Adapt and evolve quickly. There’s always a positive in a negative.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch bitB Staking Patrick’s Hendon Mob Patrick’s Instagram Patrick’s Twitter  
7/27/20201 hour, 58 minutes, 29 seconds
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Joni Jouhkimainen / partypoker sponsored pro / PLO specialist / $4M Live MTT Earnings

Joni Jouhkimainen, a partypoker sponsored pro and PLO specialist with $4 million in live MTT earnings, breaks down his best advice for succeeding in PLO. He talks about the psychology of the game, how it differs from no-limit hold ‘em, and what makes for a beast of a PLO player. Tune in to hear what he thinks about live vs. online buy-ins, why he’s excited for the future of PLO, and how he adjusts to different game sizes and types – and learn what he says new PLO players should avoid.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 18:00 – Joni’s background, where he’s from, how he got into poker, his thoughts on why some people are good at PLO, and details about his coaching, studying, and playing. 18:00 – 36:00 - On his attitude towards studying, the upcoming WPT series, being sponsored by partypoker, his big wins, his thoughts on live poker, and what he thinks of HUDs. 36:00 – 55:00 - Why he’s successful at PLO, advice for PLO beginners, how he manages his playing schedule, the best players, and what he’s tracking for the future. 55:00 – 01:10:00 - His big tournament wins, the psychology behind his game, PLO-specific playing advice, and what excites him about the partypoker schedule. 01:10:00 – 01:23:00 - Live vs. online buy-ins, why it’s good times ahead for high-stakes PLO, what PLO beginners should avoid, partypoker improvements, and his sleep schedule. 01:23:00 – 01:47:00 – Adjusting to different game sizes and types, being bad at bankroll management, his take on staking, and his favorite stops.   3 Key Points PLO can be more action-packed and fun. People react in unpredictable ways in poker. Be careful with good-looking hands in PLO...they may not be as good as they seem.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Beasts of Poker Website Joni’s Twitter
7/19/20201 hour, 46 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dan Fleyshman / Youngest founder of public Company / Angel investor / Author

Dan Fleyshman, the youngest founder of a public company, angel investor, and author, knows what it takes to balance and manage multiple investments at once. He talks about his entrepreneurial journey, what he looks for when he invests, and the valuable lessons he learned throughout his career. Tune in to hear what truly matters to Dan and the legacy he wants to leave behind – and hear his advice for anyone wanting to capitalize on incredible business opportunities available right now.     Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 23:00 – How Dan balances and manages projects, his secret weapon, his advice to diversify your platforms, who he works with, and his card trading hobby. 23:00 – 44:00 - How Dan grew up, how he got into poker, how he became the youngest founder of a publicly traded company, why he started Victory Poker, and his Black Friday story. 44:00 – 55:00 - On poker and business, the profitability of Victory Poker, getting hooked on tournaments, and his wins. 55:00 – 01:15:00 - How he and his partner met, information about Model Citizen Fund, details about the $100 Million Academy and Victory CEO, and his other investments. 01:15:00 – 01:31:00 - The difficulties of investing and the chances of success, his podcast plans, and what he thinks about betting and poker regulations. 01:31:00 – 01:42:30 - Dan’s goals, the legacy he wants to leave behind, his advice for entrepreneurs during this time, and how to leverage new opportunities.   3 Key Points Sometimes the worst things reshape you in the best way. Know your chances with investments. Surround yourself with great people that push you to do better.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch The 100 Million Academy How to Set Up Your Business for Under $1,000 book Model Citizen Fund Learn Personal Branding Dan’s Twitter Victory CEO
7/18/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 14 seconds
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Liv Boeree / WSOP Bracelet Winner / YouTuber / $3.85M career tournament earnings

Liv Boeree, a WSOP winner and YouTuber with $3.85M in career tournament earnings, is a poker champion with a background in astrophysics. She talks about her experience doing a Ted Talk, what inspired her to co-found a non-profit called Raising for Effective Giving, and shares her thoughts on applying game theory in life’s biggest decisions. Tune in to hear why Liv believes that thinking probabilistically, with nuance, and in grayscale – not black and white – will help us come out stronger on the other side of this crisis.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.   Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 22:00 – How Liv started playing poker, her sponsorship, familial support, thoughts on luck, poker-playing breakdown, and some of her big win stories. 22:00 – 44:00 - On being a female poker player, winning her WSOP bracelet, her upcoming poker plans, her thoughts on streaming, and information about her YouTube channel. 44:00 – 01:05:00 - Her thoughts on near misses and risk, electing people with game theoretic mentalities, and her opinion on COVID-19. 01:05:00 – 01:20:00 - Information about REG (Raising for Effective Giving), Liv’s view on giving and making the largest impact possible, investing, motivation, and poker as a zero sum game. 01:20:00 – On speaking, meeting new people, going to space, her Burning Man experience, her thoughts on having kids, and cooperation and game theory as a message. 01:54:00 – On stereotyping women, advantages of being a woman in the industry, takeaways from poker, and advice for poker players during this time in history.   3 Key Points Luck plays a role in poker, especially at the beginning. Streaming and playing takes up a lot of cognitive power! Everybody has a strong opinion.   Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Liv’s Website Liv’s Instagram  
7/18/20202 hours, 14 minutes, 44 seconds
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J.J. Reed / Entrepreneur / Mentor / Life Coach / Peopleoligist / Marketing Guru

J.J. Reed, a “peopleologist”, entrepreneur, mentor, life coach, and marketing guru, beliefs in the power of the ripple effect. He shares the story of how he ended up on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, gives his opinion on current events, and explains why it’s so important to treat others with respect. Tune in to hear J.J.’s advice for winning at the game of life – and hear some crazy stories you won’t believe are true. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 21:00 – J.J.’s COVID testing strategy, how he has become a student of life, his philosophy on treating everyone well and the ripple effect, and his career journey with the Maloofs. 21:00 – 43:00 – On the reality show, getting followed for a story for 3 months, being on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and getting called to solve big problems. 43:00 – 01:00:00 – Why it’s about who you know and who believes in you, a story about hockey bag money, and his opinion on current events like the fight against racism and police brutality. 01:00:00 – 01:26:00 – On moving from expectation to appreciation, the protests, people getting along, the game of life, racial encounters, agendas, and stories from when he lived at The Palms. 01:26:00 – 01:40:40 – His family life, kids and technology, hockey in Las Vegas, the power of relationships, and the driving force and mentality that makes the Maloofs so successful. 01:40:00 – 02:04:00 – On being a connector and a peopleologist, an exercise in appreciation, a reminder that everyone has problems, how he plays poker, and a crazy story. 3 Key Points It’s not what you know, it’s who you know and who believes in you. Be a student of life. No one has all the answers.  Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch J.’s Instagram
7/9/20202 hours, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Chance Kornuth / Founder of Chip Leader Coaching / 2X WSOP Bracelet Winner

Chance Kornuth, the founder of Chip Leader Coaching and a two-time WSOP bracelet winner, has a unique tip for getting better at poker that requires knowing how to properly speak the language with other players. He shares why refining your mental game is so important, what it’s like to get cheated on the felt, and breaks down some of his favorite strategies. Tune in to hear about the Chip Leader Coaching program – and listen as Chance reveals his top tip for reading live tells. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 22:00 – What Chance has been up to these past few months, information about the Chip Leader Coaching program, PLO vs no-limit, and how he met his wife. 22:00 – 46:30 – On his struggle to balance family and work, his decision-making ability and how it would impact streaming, what he does to study, and how Chip Leader Coaching got started. 46:30 – 01:04:30 – On his own learning and growth, what he thinks about online poker, what he’s excited for in the future, the series he’s planning on playing, and his workout challenge. 01:04:30 – 01:23:00 - On his superpower, his success, his prediction for poker in the U.S., how frequently he plays and where, and getting better through proper communication. 01:23:00 – 01:51:00 – His thoughts on sociopaths in poker, getting cheated, how he overcomes a loss, solvers, his favorite stops, how he learned, and his best tip for reading live tells. 01:51:00 – 02:18:00 – What inspires Chance, the importance of refining your mental game, some strategies he deploys in tournaments, his favorite hand, and how the program works. 3 Key Points You need to know how to properly speak poker to get better. Know yourself and if your decision-making abilities are hindered. Read live tells better by establishing your opponent’s baseline. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Chip Leader Coaching
7/9/20202 hours, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mike Sexton / Chariman of partypoker / WPT Champion / WSOP Bracelet Winner

Mike Sexton, a professional poker player, commentator, member of the poker Hall of Fame, and partypoker chairman, has some crazy poker stories from his decades in the game. He gives valuable advice to new players, shares his inspiration for going pro, and reminisces on the greatest players he’s seen play over time. Tune in to hear Mike’s thoughts on the future of poker – and find out what he learned the hard way so you can avoid costly mistakes yourself.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 43:00 – Mike’s poker journey, his big wins and WPT title, his thoughts on bringing partypoker to the states, and who he believes is the greatest player of all time. 43:00 – 01:10:30 – How fatherhood impacted his career, what he says to new players, his dancing background, how became a commentator for the WPT, and his thoughts on HUDs. 01:10:30 – 01:33:30 – The state of live and online poker because of the pandemic, the tricky considerations for the Bahamas event, and the thing about televised poker. 01:33:30 – 02:15:00 – His inspiration to become a pro, the craziest thing he’s seen, some stories of playing back in the day, a record he holds, and his thoughts on the Mike Postle scandal. 02:15:00 – 02:31:30 – On respecting poker old-timers, reminiscing on poker scandals, making games fair, why it’s fun to set up different handicaps, and his recent golf game. 02:31:30 – On his book, exciting things up ahead, who he respects in poker, the exciting thing about the WPT online, some common struggles, and a warning about money management. 3 Key Points Poker can provide freedom. You have to put in the work to succeed. Respect poker old-timers! Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Mike’s Book – Life’s a Gamble
7/9/20203 hours, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic / Pro poker player / Streamer / partypoker Team Online

Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic, a professional party poker, streamer, and member of partypoker Team Online, has two main things that make him happy: regular sleep and regular studying. He reveals the best investment you can make as a poker player, the morning routine that sets him up for success, and his philosophy about quality study time. Tune in to learn all about Pav’s streaming journey – and hear what he has to say about trolls in his chat. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 17:00 – How he got into poker, why he’s not looking for a relationship, his main goal in poker, his streaming schedule, why he likes PLO, and what has changed because of COVID-19. 17:00 – 33:30 – On joining the partypoker team, what he thinks about HUDs and real names, poker in Australia and New Zealand, his recent move, and the best investment you can make. 33:30 – 47:00 – Live poker, his journey on YouTube and Twitch, his network, what his parents thought about his career choice, and how partypoker has helped his career. 47:00 – 01:07:30 – What he’s looking forward to, what makes him happy, his philosophy about studying, the field of competition, his wins and losses, and his possible plans after streaming. 01:07:30 – 01:21:00 – What he thinks about staking, his morning routine, what he has to say about saltiness and bans in his chat, time zone challenges, and what he thinks about Brazilians. 01:21:00 – 01:38:00 – Live vs. online play, good ways to study, how many hours he streams monthly, what he thinks about podcasts, and a parting comment about poker. 3 Key Points Work hard and take risks while you’re young. With bigger prize pools come bigger come bigger fields come more fish. If you put the work in, you’ll be a good player. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch ALLinPav’s Twitch ALLinPav’s YouTube ALLinPav’s Twitter ALLinPav’s Instagram
6/23/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 1 second
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Tony Dunst / WPT Host / WPT Champion / WSOP Bracelet Winner

Tony Dunst, a WSOP bracelet-holder, WPT host, and WPT champion, has no fear of losing. He shares how managing fear and variance in poker relates to the financial industry, what his family thinks of his career and how the coronavirus has impacted his professional life. Tune in to hear Tony’s warning about solvers – and learn the three things he does to improve his poker game.    Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – Tony’s quarantine experience, his life journey, how he got into poker, what he thinks about poker players, sports betting, and his work now compared to online streaming. 20:00 – 41:00 – On the WPT adjustments, his first live event, why he chose to focus on tournaments, what he doesn’t recommend, and the three things he does to improve his game. 41:00 – 57:00 – On making the final table, high-stakes games, having no fear of losing, his financial and online playing strategy, and what his family thinks about his career. 57:00 – 01:17:00 – On what poker teaches you about finances, his experiences in China, some of his biggest wins, and how coronavirus has affected his professional life. 01:17:00 – 01:30:00 – On “the Vanna White of poker”, people he looks up to in poker, what he does on Twitch, the challenges of being a host, and his routine before playing live poker. 01:30:00 – 01:48:30 – Where he goes to discuss strategy online, the top players in the game, some staking financial information, and some current events that impact the poker industry. 3 Key Points Poker players tend to be honest straight-shooters. Don’t go overboard on the solver studying. Poker players are accustomed to the variance and losing that’s a reality in the finance world.  Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Tony’s Instagram Tony’s Twitter The WPT GTO Trainer
6/23/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jordan Drummond / Twitch Streamer / Team partypoker Online / BBZ Poker CEO

Jordan Drummond, the founder and CEO of BBZ Poker, Twitch streamer, and member of Team partypoker Online, knows the tools that can bring financial security through poker. He gives his best pieces of wisdom for new players, shares why he keeps his mind and body strong, and reflects on the evolution of the game. Tune in to find out why Jordan says it’s okay to copy, cheat, and steal in poker – and learn why he invested in a $10,000 computer.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – Jordan’s background, how he got into poker, what he invested in to get better, how BBZ Poker got started, his schedule, and when he performs best. 20:00 – 40:00 – Why Jordan started streaming, why and when he randomizes, how he uses streaming as a tool, and advice for finding financial stability through poker. 40:00 – 59:00 – Advice Jordan would give to new players, the structural differences in the game today, when you should copy, cheat and steal in poker, and when he takes vacations. 59:00 – 01:09:00 – How Jordan met his wife, how to avoid being “shitty dad”, and what he does to keep his mind, body, and personal relationships strong. 01:09:00 – 01:23:00 – Jordan’s work history, why he stopped playing for years, why he has a $10,000 computer, his biggest scores, and why he chose partypoker. 01:23:00 – 01:45:00 – On his stream giveaways, who he thinks are the best players, who has shaped his career, his favorite stops, and what he thinks about the future of poker. 3 Key Points Streaming is an extremely valuable tool. Learn by watching the pros. Get access to content to improve your game.  Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch BBZ Staking The BBZ Twitch
6/14/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bryan Paris / Pro Poker Player / Over $12M Online MTT cashes / Twitch Streamer

Bryan Paris, a professional poker player and Twitch streamer with over $12 million in online MTT cashes, is riding high on a recent big win. He shares how he’s seen the professionalism of poker increase over the years, explains how the games have changed, and breaks down the new selection opportunities available. Tune in to learn Bryan’s four adjustments for bounty builders, why he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the future, and how he manages his bankroll – and listen closely to his golden tip for aspiring professionals.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 - Bryan’s recent wins, his online tournament results, his history of getting 10th, how he manages multiple table play, streaming, and what games he plays. 20:00 – 42:00 - The professionalization of poker, the way the games have changed, the new selection opportunities, why he’s “cautiously optimistic” and his journey to poker. 42:00 – 52:30 - The worst day of his poker life, his thoughts on re-entries and freeze-outs, why he lives in Amsterdam, what he likes and dislikes about live poker. 52:30 – 01:16:00 - Bryan’s typical daily routine, how to set yourself up to make money playing poker, his recommended study resources, how he improves his game, and on being sponsored. 01:16:00 – 01:28:30 - On his big score, how he’s managing his bankroll, his biggest a-ha moment, and his golden tip for beginner players who want to take poker seriously. 01:28:30 – 01:44:00 - On his playing schedule, recommended book, the four adjustments for bounty builders, and content that he watches. 3 Key Points Live poker takes a longer time to see results. Stay fit and study – even if you’re stuck at home. Get person-to-person support when learning how to play poker. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Bryan’s Twitter Bryan’s Twitch
5/15/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jamie Kerstetter / Professional Poker Player / Commentator / Animal lover

Jamie Kerstetter, a professional poker player, commentator, and animal lover, shares the charity work she’s doing and why it’s so important to her. She explains why her improvement stalled for a while and what she’s doing now to ramp up her skills and crush it online. Tune in to learn how Jamie made peace with her nontraditional life path, how her family reacted to her career switch from law to poker, and how the live and online poker world is different for female players. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 24:00 – Pandemic updates from Las Vegas, her writing, background, poker journey, and what it’s like being a female poker player. 24:00 – 39:00 - Her parent’s reaction, how commentary helped her family accept her profession, the charity work she’s doing and why, and her passion for animals and especially pit bulls. 39:00 – 52:00 - When she started playing online, the emotional swings in tournaments, dealing with variance, why her improvement stalled, and what she’s doing to study now. 52:00 – 01:20:00 - On winning the 2019 Global Poker Awards Twitter Personality of the Year, her most meaningful tournament run, and what she thinks about Twitch. 01:20:00 – 01:31:00 - What made her an animal lover, who she enjoys commentating with, her favorite female players, and her nontraditional life path. 01:31:00 – 01:49:30 - Her love for soccer, what she hopes for the future, the importance of content, some of her favorite players, and who she’d kill, marry, and “snog” in poker. 3 Key Points There are huge swings in tournaments. You can create your own path. Think for yourself.  Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Jamie’s Instagram Jamie’s Twitter
5/15/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 19 seconds
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Matas Cimbolas / Pro Poker Player / $3,899,625 Career MTT Earnings / WPT Champion

Matas Cimbolas, a professional poker player and WPT champion with $3,899,625 in MTT earnings, shares what it was like to become a young WPT champion. He talks about his mental game, what he attributes to his success, and when his wins began attracting attention. Tune in to learn how Matas prepared for that fateful final table, the resources he uses to study, and what he does to survive bad beats – and discover his best strategies for staying calm and controlled under pressure.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 07:00 – On his first-ever WPT win, how Lithuania has held up through the pandemic, how he used to be a huge grinder, and how he played and made connections at the WPT. 07:00 – 17:00 – What he attributes to his success, his travels, when his success began attracting attention, what he thinks of online vs. live poker, and his current routine. 17:00 – 32:00 – His mental game, his biggest online and live scores, how he started from the bottom by asking his brother for $5, and where he travels. 32:00 – 56:00 – His favorite series, thoughts on rebuys, his wedding plans, how he prepared for the final table, his thoughts on solvers and studying, and his normal routine. 56:00 – 57:30 – Strategies to stay calm, relax, and control yourself in pivotal spots, how to survive bad beats, and when he takes breaks. 57:30 – 01:00:00 – The sports he enjoys, his favorite hands, the worst and best hand he can remember, and reminiscing on past games and hands. 3 Key Points Take a break if you need to. $5 can change your life! Solvers are great study tools. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Matas’ Twitter Matas’ HendonMob
5/15/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Brian Rast / Professional Poker Player with total live earnings of $21,562,431 / Part 2

Brian Rast, a professional poker player with total live earnings of $21,562,431, shares what he’s been up to during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. He talks about his inspiration for getting into music, what he thinks about cryptocurrency, and how he’s seen the game change with the introduction of solvers. Tune in to learn how to “turn it on” at the table, enjoy good runs, and problem-solve – and learn how to balance yourself as a player to crush the game and enjoy the journey. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – What Brian’s been doing during the pandemic, what he thinks about it, what he hopes will happen, and why he has gotten into DJing and music. 20:00 – 36:00 – Brian and Jeff’s experience at Burning Man, his beliefs and how he sees the world, and what he’s doing to continue learning. 36:00 – 01:06:00 – His poker winning streak, what solvers did to change the game, how he got into poker, his Counterstrike playing, and what he thinks about cryptocurrency. 01:06:00 – 01:24:00 – The games he loves, how he likes to play, his strengths, when he “turns it on”, and reflecting on Michael Jordan’s documentary and story. 01:24:00 – 01:37:30 – The YouTube channels he watches, breaking down his past big wins, the challenges of tournament playing, and the mindset balance needed to enjoy good runs. 01:37:30 – 02:10:00 – The things he realizes he needs to live a fulfilling life in and outside of poker, the balance you need to succeed, “problem-solving mystique”, and his Brazil travels.  3 Key Points Enjoy the good runs! Have a balance between being confident and being honest with yourself. Give yourself a change to discover exploits before just clicking buttons. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Brian’s Website Brian’s Soundcloud Brian’s Twitter
5/15/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brad Owen / Professional Poker Player / YouTube Super Star Poker Vlogger

Brad Owen, a professional poker player and superstar YouTube poker vlogger, shares how his YouTube channel blew up and what he thinks about negative comments on his videos. He explains how YouTube advertising has changed because of COVID-19 and what his plans are for upcoming content. Tune in to learn what he’s learned about poker, the advice he has for people wanting to become professional players, and why he believes poker is not a sport.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 33:00 – Brad’s journey, inspiration, events, how they partnered with casinos and hotels, his style, what he thinks of negative comments, and how his channel blew up. 33:00 – 49:00 - On how YouTube advertising has changed because of COVID-19, his past and upcoming content, and what he thinks about the coronavirus pandemic. 49:00 – 01:10:00 - A missing link in poker content, his online playing, gaming laws, his love of sports, and his strategy for putting out vlogs and why it works. 01:10:00 – 01:34:00 - On being in a Little Caesar’s commercial, having kids, his parents support, making people aware of the risk, and the lessons he’s learned from poker and sports. 01:34:00 – 01:48:00 - On staying humble, never getting too high or too low, why he believes poker is not a sport, why it’s important to stay current, and advice for players. 01:48:00 – 02:23:00 – On hitting bad beats, relating with viewers, losing the biggest pot in his life, what he thinks about competition, and his future predictions and goals.  3 Key Points Be smart with your money. Be aware of what you sign up for. Collaborate, don’t compete with fellow content creators.  Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Brad’s Facebook Community Brad’s YouTube
5/4/20202 hours, 22 minutes, 39 seconds
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Daniel "Jungleman" Cates / One of the biggest winners online ever / Part 2

Daniel "Jungleman" Cates, one of the biggest online winners ever, is back to share his journey of personal development and spirituality. He explains how the online scene has changed and reveals the shifts he’s seeing in the game due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in to hear Jungleman’s advice for improving and evaluating your poker game – and learn why he’d rather be the richest player, not the best.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 - On COVID-19, the games online, the things he does and likes outside of poker like mediation, blogging and journaling, and his challenge with Phil Galfond. 20:00 – 37:30 - On his personal development and spiritual journey, his travels, what enlightenment means to him, and how his personal work has impacted his game. 37:30 – 45:30 - Where he plays online, what he discovered about GG Poker, what he thinks about his tournament game, and his advice for someone diving into poker. 45:30 – 59:00 - On evaluating your game, improving your cash game, why live is easier than online, what he thinks about real names, and some more about Mr. Falcons and VeniVidi. 59:00 – 01:05:00 - His exercise routine, his prediction for live poker events, and who he thinks is the best player in no limit and PLO. 01:05:00 – 01:22:00 - His thoughts on the different types of games, how he got his nickname, the difference between being the best and being the richest, and the most tables he’s played. 3 Key Points Enlightenment is hard to reach but worth trying! Analyze all your decisions. There’s a difference between being the best and being the richest. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jungleman’s Instagram
5/4/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 50 seconds
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Charlie Carrel / Professional Poker Player / LIVE MTT earnings $9,571,775

Charlie Carrel, a professional poker player with $9,571,775 of live MTT earnings, shares what he’s got going on behind the scenes on the felt and off. He reveals what he does to focus, avoid distraction, and keep the game fun – and expresses how positivity and an improved mindset has changed his life for the better. Tune in to hear how Charlie beats his fear and anxiety of losing, and find out the advice he gives Jeff to “unleash the beast”.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 40:00 - Introducing Charlie, his thoughts on positivity, getting down on Twitch, his poker journey, his routine, people becoming professionals, and the future of poker. 40:00 – 01:11:00 - On the shift in attitude in high stakes, distractions, the importance of content, who he loves and respects, and the unique things about online influencers and their power. 01:11:00 – 01:32:10 - On giving up his edge, what he’s got going on behind the scenes, what he appreciates from fans, building a family, and his philanthropic goals. 01:32:10 – 02:02:00 - On being an ex-compulsive liar, how he got out of the lying cycle, why he’s not looking for a sponsor, and his COVID-19 Twitch schedule. 02:02:00 – 02:23:00 - On live vs. online poker, why some games have become less fun, what he does to focus, his thoughts on the WSOP, and what happens when he talks at the table. 02:23:00 – 03:02:00 – His initial poker wins, what he loves to do outside of poker, how he met his girlfriend, his advice for Jeff to “unleash the beast”, and what he does to beat fear.  3 Key Points It’s not about what happens, it’s about how you respond to what happens. Content matters. It’s in your best interest to tell the truth as best you can. Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Charlie’s Instagram Charlie’s YouTube Charlie’s Twitch
5/4/20203 hours, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Barry Baker / Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners / Former President of USA Networks

4/24/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 41 seconds
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Moestafa El Kabir / Professional Footballer / Recreational Poker Player (PLO)

4/24/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mitch Garber / Chariman Cirque du Soleil / Former CEO Caesars/WSOP/PartyGaming

4/24/20202 hours, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dario Sammartino / WSOP Main Event Runner Up / Total Live Earnings $14,573,846

Dario Sammartino, the WSOP main event runner-up with $14,573,846 in total live earnings, reveals his “mad” poker style and how he balances real life with poker life. He shares the importance of knowing your limits, playing quality over quantity, and using all the study tools that are available today. Tune in to hear how Dario changed his mentality after the 2019 WSOP main event – and listen in as he describes the aspects of the game that you can’t see unless you know where to look.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 21:30 – Introducing Dario, some updates from Italy during the coronavirus, how he got into poker, what his family thought of his playing, and why he doesn’t play in casinos anymore. 21:30 – 37:30 - How and what he plays online, a breakout moment for him, the story behind his IG handle, his poker style, and how he balances real life with poker life. 37:30 – 48:00 - On having a good time, playing high-stakes, knowing your limits, limiting your number of tables online, and what he learned from the WSOP main event. 48:00 – 01:15:00 - His WSOP prep, how he played while sick, dealing with controversy, and his breakdown of what happened at the WSOP. 01:15:00 – 01:30:00 - On studying, what you need to succeed in poker, what you can’t see in poker, the three fundraisers Dario supports, and his rationale behind some WSOP moves. 01:30:00 – 01:55:00 - On remembering that poker is a game, changing his mentality about being runner-up, the other sports he plays, and his favorite hand. 3 Key Points We need to help and take care of each other during this historic time. Change your style. Balance real life and poker life. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Dario’s Hendon Mob Dario’s Instagram
4/13/20201 hour, 54 minutes, 54 seconds
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Alec Torelli / Pro Poker Player / $1.5M Live MTT Earnings / Founder of ConsciousPoker

Alec Torelli, a poker pro with $1.5 million in live MTT earnings and the founder of ConsciousPoker, reveals what it’s been like at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy. He shares how he separates the facts from the noise in his content and how he has learned to trust his intuition and maintain balance in life. Tune in to hear Alec’s advice for young players and how he helps his students – and find out the big lessons he learned from his million dollar downswing. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 22:00 – Introducing Alec, his predictions for the future, how he got into poker, and when he decided to create content. 22:00 – 43:00 - On separating the facts from the noise, the polarity of his videos, balance, trusting his intuition, discovering what you value, his early successes, and his parent’s support. 43:00 – 01:06:30 - On making money as an affiliate, bankroll management, advice for young players, and his tournament and cash game highlights. 01:06:30 – 01:24:30 - On the future of online poker, what he focuses his content on, why he moved to Italy, and information about his coaching and ConsciousPoker. 01:24:30 – 01:42:00 - On his success, travels, back-and-forth from Macau to play cash games, and how cash games in Macau became known. 01:42:00 – 02:01:00 - His million dollar downswing, the lessons he learned from it, his favorite places to travel, and what’s to come in the future. 3 Key Points Separate the facts from the noise. Trust your intuition. Even the most successful poker players can go broke. Manage your bankroll well. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker ConsciousPoker Alec’s Twitter
4/13/20202 hours, 57 seconds
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Bar Stool Nate / Barstool Sports Blogger / Host of Cracking Aces / Poker Player

Barstool Nate, a blogger for Barstool Sports and the Cracking Aces podcast host, shares how coronavirus has allowed the team at Barstool Sports more creative freedom. He shares how the company has evolved, what has changed, and what it’s like at the office. Tune in to hear how coronavirus messed up his upcoming poker plans, what he does in lockdown, and why he defends billionaires who donate money. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 17:30 – Introducing Barstool Nate, his podcast, online poker vs live poker, and how the quarantine has helped support creativity within Barstool Sports. 17:30 – 39:00 - On the success of Barstool Sports, how it evolved, what has changed, what it’s like at the office, and the extent of his studying. 39:00 – 53:00 - On not leveraging the resources he has access to, how coronavirus impacted his poker plans, and getting his stream shut down. 53:00 – 01:11:50 - On betting on basketball, coronavirus and sports, how he would support his kid, and where he loves and hates to play. 01:11:50 – 01:25:30 - On working in his bed, what he wants to change about his daily routine, why he loves blogging, what he writes about, and when he recommends blogging. 01:25:30 – 01:41:00 - Why he loves poker, his opinion on donating money and shaming billionaires, why he likes Bill Gates, and how the world is changing.  3 Key Points See the positive in the negative. Leverage the resources you have! Poker is a game of smarts – and the smartest gets paid. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Barstool Nate’s Instagram Barstool Nate’s Twitter Barstool Sports
4/13/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 58 seconds
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Scott Ball / Creator of Twitch Poker / President of End Game Talent

Scott Ball, the creator of Twitch Poker and president of End Game Talent, shares his journey with epilepsy and how it has impacted his life. He shares the process of getting poker on Twitch and how it has revolutionized the poker industry as a whole. Tune in to learn how Scott’s business has been impacted by coronavirus, what he does to improve his own game, and why streaming is tough – and find out why he believes poker sites need Twitch to succeed. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 26:30 – Introducing Scott Ball, his athletic career, how epilepsy has impacted his life, how he started playing poker, Twitch, and how he helped get poker on Twitch. 26:30 – 43:40 - How poker is changing over time, why being a streamer is tough, the early days of poker on Twitch, and how Twitch has revolutionized the poker industry. 43:30 – 01:08:30 - On becoming a poker player, the role of streamers who help grow poker, the deal with bid wars on streaming platforms, some Twitch financials and sponsorships. 01:08:30 – 01:25:30 - On his hopes for poker, a hint about cool things going on in Twitch, his biggest online win, and how business has been impacted by coronavirus. 01:25:30 – 01:34:00 - Scott’s favorite casinos, the origin of his nickname “Rumcake”, on poker sites needing to be on Twitch to succeed, and the people in poker Scott admires. 01:34:00 – 01:49:30 - On what inspires Scott, marketing, what he thinks about squads, his favorite thing learned from Twitch, and how he improves his own game. 3 Key Points Twitch is all about hanging out with the streamer and other viewers. Content creators and influencers can generate super-fans through Twitch. Experiment to decide. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker End Game Talent Twitch
4/8/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mathias “CasinoDaddy” Joelsson / Business Man / Streamer / Rec Poker Player

Mathias “CasinoDaddy” Joelsson, a businessman, streamer, and recreational poker player, shares how he and his two brothers began their streaming empire. He talks about what it’s like doing business with family, how the industry has changed,  and gets into the latest on Swedish gaming legislation. Tune in to get the scoop on how he supports the game and his community – and learn his two top tips for becoming a successful poker player. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 12:00 – Introducing Mathias, how he and his brothers started and continue their streaming empire, how he manages bonuses and affiliates, his viewership, and some big wins. 12:00 – 26:30 – How he got into poker, what it’s like doing business and playing with family, the latest on Sweden gaming legislation, and how the industry has changed. 26:30 – 45:00 – On playing live events, his dream to play in the U.S., his future business plans, his favorite casino, what he thought of the show Tiger King. 45:00 – 01:00:00 – On respecting the game, having limits, caring about the community, how COVID-19 has impacted his businesses, and why they started their IT company. 01:00:00 – 01:12:00 – On how much poker he’d like to play, how to avoid addiction, two tips for becoming a successful poker player, and poker vs. slots. 01:12:00 – 01:25:00 – His favorite part about business, the truth about “free money”, why some content is filtered only by wins, and the difference between predatory and honest streaming. 3 Key Points Don’t think that you can’t improve because you always can. Play the tournaments that your bankroll can afford. There’s no such thing as “free money”. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker CasinoDaddy - Twitch
4/3/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mike Matusow / Professional Poker Player / LIVE MTT Earnings $9,750,072

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, a poker pro with $9,750,072 in live MTT earnings, shares the crazy twists and turns of his poker journey. He talks about his hiatus, money-loaning philosophy, and debilitating injury – and speaks up about his thoughts on re-entries and re-buys. Tune in to hear Mike’s experience with drugs, how he ended up in jail, and what he thinks about the coronavirus situation – and learn how he tries to stay positive through it all.       Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 31:00 – Introducing Mike, what he’s been up to, how his podcast came to be, how much poker he’s playing nowadays, his long-time poker journey, and how he learned he was good. 31:00 – 01:02:30 – What Mike thinks about re-entries and re-buys, some back-in-the-day stories, why he took a hiatus, his injury, and his money-loaning philosophy. 01:02:30 – 01:32:00 – Mike’s relationship with Phil Helmuth, how he ended up with Full Tilt, what happened, some historical moments in his career, and why he doesn’t play high rollers. 01:32:00 – 02:00:00 – On his communications with Mike Postle, who he wants to “destroy”, his thoughts on politics, his experience with drugs, and his book Check Raising the Devil. 02:00:00 – 02:30:00 – On being cheated, what he’s been through, being in jail, crazy comps, staying positive, and some more politics. 02:30:00 – 03:13:00 – Coronavirus, the new normal, quarantine, who we need to care about what he thinks about Twitch, and the recipe for disaster in California. 3 Key Points Never forget where you come from. Don’t make debts public. You can’t teach talent. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Mike’s Twitter Mike’s Hendon Mob Mike’s YouTube Channel – The Mouthpiece Mike’s Podcast – The Mouthpiece
3/31/20203 hours, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mustapha Kanit / Pro Poker Player / Winamax Ambassador / LIVE MTT Earnings $11,566,695

Mustapha Kanit, an Italian poker pro with $11,566,695 in live earnings and Winamax ambassador, shares how he’s handling the coronavirus in the U.K. He dives into his outlook on life and what he’s learned through poker – the good and bad. Tune in to learn about Mustapha’s commitment to excellence, why he treats poker like a business, and how he stays consistent – and hear his advice to maximize your time to leverage every opportunity that comes your way.       Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 23:00 – Introducing Mustapha, what the coronavirus situation is like in the U.K. and Europe, his poker journey, and his friendship with Dario. 23:00 – 47:00 – His outlook on life, lessons from poker, breaking laptops, and studying – and why he sees professional poker players as entrepreneurs with all the same stressors. 47:00 – 54:00 - On being consistent, delivering excellence, improving his game, and how he plans to maintain his health and stay young. 54:00 – 01:04:00 - On how people become the best, why he invests and is always learning, and his biggest achievements live and online. 01:04:00 – 01:26:00 - His worst poker memory, why the reason you play poker matters, his thoughts on live reads, and more on his journey and wins. 01:26:00 – 01:42:00 - His poker and non-poker goals, the story of his moustache, and what he’s recommends people do with their time to leverage opportunities. 01:42:00 – 02:04:30 – More on the coronavirus, healthcare differences between the U.S. and Europe, cultural differences, his love for lasagna, and information about Winamax. 3 Key Points Become the best by constantly improving yourself. Be open-minded. Treat poker like a business.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Mustapha’s Instagram Winamax - Website
3/22/20202 hours, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bill Perkins Discussing the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bill Perkins knows the power of exponentials. That’s why he’s on the show to spread awareness about the coronavirus, how cases are exponentially growing, and why it’s critical that we take it seriously. He shares what he’s personally doing to change his behavior at this time and what he predicts will happen depending on how we respond as a nation. Tune in to learn about Bill’s philosophy behind his book “Die with Zero” – and hear why Bill’s so passionate about maximizing every stage of life to the fullest.    Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 15:00 – Bill talks about coronavirus, exponentials, action that needs to be taken, and why we desperately need to take it more seriously and change our behavior. 15:00 – 29:30 - The issue with testing, details about being an asymptomatic carrier of the virus, the respirator problem, how’s its impacted events, and his plans for his kid’s school. 29:30 – 42:00 - Bill’s number predictions, how he’s integrating new behaviors into his lifestyle, and some information about his new book “Die with Zero”. 42:00 – 55:30 - On taking advantage of the seasons of life, living your life off autopilot, and being able to look back and appreciate a life well-spent. 55:30 – 01:06:30 - On inheritances, understanding your peak, the scary secondary and tertiary affects, and the rollouts of the National Guard. 01:06:30 – 01:15:00 - On cancelling his trip to New York, the cancellation of big events, and a reiteration of how we must change our behavior to see positive results. 3 Key Points Wash your hands. Don’t live your life on autopilot. Coronavirus isn’t just the flu. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Bill’s Instagram Bill’s Hendon Mob
3/22/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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Eric Afriat / Businessman / 3x WPT Champion / Total Live MTT Earnings $3,419,157

Eric Afriat, a businessman and 3x WPT champ with $3,802,696 in live earnings, shares how he’s managed to dominate the tables despite having a busy life off the felt. He shares his philosophy on winning and attributes his success to the mental toughness he’s been able to cultivate over the years. Tune in to find out Eric’s thoughts on playing defensively, positioning, and implementing a strategy that isn’t based on luck – and learn the powerful mindset that takes him to final tables.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 08:00 – Introducing Eric, his entrepreneurial journey, how he got into poker, and some of his big tournament wins. 08:00 – 20:00 - On winning and improving, how he’s at a disadvantage in poker, training to be mentally tough, positioning, strategy and his opinion on the best way to play. 20:00 – 30:00 - On playing defense, having confidence, playing “position poker”, and understanding that poker is strategy, not luck. 30:00 – 42:00 - How it felt to win, the importance of a powerful and supportive wife, how his attitude has helped him win, and when he chooses not to take the risk. 42:00 – 51:00 – On playing with better players, improving his game, playing golf, frustrations at the table, and leaving it at the table. 51:00 – On playing poker as a kid, poker being taboo in his life, taking time off, healing, and his favorite hand.  3 Key Points Have a powerful and supportive partner. Poker is strategy. Have a winning mindset. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Eric’s Hendon Mob Eric’s Twitter s
3/17/20201 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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Danny Tang / Pro Poker Player / Natural 8 Ambassador / Live MTT Earnings $8,400,000

Danny Tang, a poker pro and Natural 8 ambassador with $8,400,000 in MTT earnings, gives some tips for mastering the short-deck game. He shares study/play ratio recommendations for beginners and opens up about how he builds mental strength and manages bad beats. Tune in to find out how Danny came up in the ranks and killed it in his most recent tournaments – and hear what the best players do that no one else does. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 21:00 – Introducing Danny, his background, how he got into poker, his game preferences, study/play ratio recommendation for beginners, and a short-deck trick. 21:00 – 39:30 - On his travels, Coronavirus, having people that push him, and how he prepares for the mental side of the game. 39:00 – 51:00 - Being a Natural 8 ambassador, the best way to get to higher stakes, and how he leveled-up quickly and won big in his most recent tournaments. 51:00 – 01:03:00 - Talking about other great players, a little hint about a possible new stop, his micro-stakes downswing and why he starts complaining just on bad beats. 01:03:00 – 01:15:30 - What top pros do that others don’t, how his rankings and their importance to him have shifted, and what he did to come up in the ranks that he doesn’t do now. 01:15:30 – 01:33:00 - On being hooked on short-deck, his routine before tournaments, favorite place to visit, and how he handles bad beats in tournaments. 01:33:00 – 01:39:30 - Getting out there, giving and taking, doing things with heart and purpose, keeping community, and reminiscing on the guys that have supported him from the beginning. 3 Key Points Always keep learning. It’s not always about skill; opportunity also plays a big role in moving up to higher stakes games. Bad beats are normal – how you handle them is what makes the difference. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Daniel’s Hendon Mob
3/6/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 38 seconds
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Matt Savage / Executive WPT Tour director

Matt Savage, the American Poker Tournament Director and Executive Tour Director of the World Poker Tour, reveals what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Poker Tournament Director’s Association. He shares his opinion on table-talk, collusion, re-entries, and disclosing your hand, and explains the role of cash games in tournaments. Tune in to find out how the Coronavirus may impact future poker events and hear Matt’s crazy stories about what he’s seen at the table and the rulings he has made. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 22:00 – Introducing Matt, his price-pool explanation, what happens when guarantees are missed, and more about what happened behind-the-scenes in a bizarre situation. 22:00 – 32:00 - Matt’s thoughts on disclosing the contents of your hand, collusion, table-talk, live poker, how the rules around re-entries were structured, and the role of cash games. 32:00 – 47:00 - What they do at the Poker Tournament Director’s Association (TDA), big-blind ante, how Coronavirus impacted their event, and the risk for future events. 47:00 – 01:05:00 - On the WPT partnering with partypoker, the status of the Bay 101 and Shooting Star events, and how Matt finds the time for family and other hobbies. 01:05:00 – 01:22:00 - His poker Hall of Fame nominations, thoughts on other players who are crushing it, favorite tournaments, and appreciation for poker. 01:22:00 – 01:46:00 - The wildest thing Matt has seen, his craziest ruling, a story of when Robert Duvall put him in his place, and his opinion on the latest poker industry news.  3 Key Points Be fearless in the pursuit of your goals. Be patient with changes and improvements in the industry. Wild and crazy things always happen in poker. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Matt’s Twitter Matt’s Hendon Mob
3/4/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 50 seconds
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Joe Hachem / Professional Poker Player / Total Live MTT Earnings $12,672,387

Joe Hachem, a professional poker player with $12,672,387 in total live MTT earnings, shares openly about the tough phase he had early in his poker career. He dives into his thoughts on the different poker sites that are out there, reminisces on how things have changed over the years, and reveals some of the investments he has made. Tune in to learn Joe’s biggest tip for live players – and hear what he means when he talks about “chip ownership”. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 21:00 – Joe’s journey and his biggest losses. 21:00 – 37:00 - Joe’s big win, his family, and what he thinks about different poker companies. 37:00 – 52:30 - His WPT win, investments, and advice on chip ownership. 52:30 – 01:10:00 - On his upcoming travels, games, crazy hands, and tips for live game players. 01:10:00 – 01:18:00 - On his other hobbies, alternative dream job, and poker sites. 01:18:00 – 01:39:00 - What ruins games for him, books he has read, and a cool story. 3 Key Points Don’t look at your earnings as if they are “play money”! Not every sport has to be bet on to enjoy watching it. Keep your head up through tough times. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Joe’s Twitter
2/27/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 40 seconds
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Luke Schwartz / Professional Poker Player / WSOP Bracelet Winner / UK Poker GOAT

In this episode, Luke Schwartz, a professional poker player, WSOP bracelet winner, and UK Poker GOAT, shares the surprising way he used to get money as a teen. He talks about the challenge that catalyzed a turning point in his career and what he believes are the most critical parts of the game. Luke also breaks down the mindset struggles he faces and confesses that he doesn’t study. Tune in to learn why Luke doesn’t recommend playing poker as a career and hear how playing high-stakes has affected his daily life.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 27:30 - Luke’s poker journey and how he got into college with no credentials. 27:30 – 50:00 - A turning point in Luke’s career and the most critical parts of the game. 50:00 – 01:07:40 – His favorite sites, tournaments, health, wins, and Vegas trips. 01:07:40 – 01:27:00 - Luke’s WSOP win and what he sees as the good and bad of poker. 01:27:00 – 01:50:00 – On sports, hot clubs in the UK, traveling, and high-stakes. 01:50:00 – 02:15:00 - On forums, funny prop bets, drugs, and predictions. 3 Key Points Not everyone who gets far studies – but it’s still recommended. Even the pros still work through mindset challenges. Poker isn’t easy money.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker
2/9/20202 hours, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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Shannon Shorr / Professional Poker Player / Total Live MTT Earnings $8,063,036

In this episode, Shannon Shorr, a professional poker player with over $8 million in earnings, tells the story of how he started playing poker as a small-town kid in Kentucky. He shares the journey from playing underground and online games to travelling internationally for massive tournaments – and reveals an interesting strategy that worked at his first big game. Shannon also explains how practicing mindfulness, meditation, and yoga has revolutionized the way he sees the world. Tune in to learn some tips for staying focused, boosting productivity, and continuing your personal growth through poker. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 13:30 – Shannon’s personal and professional journey. 13:30 – 32:00 - On handling downswings, practicing mindfulness and getting results. 32:00 – 46:30 - The downsides of poker, importance of having a crew, and state of poker. 46:30 – 01:01:30 - On his love for the outdoors, productivity, and thoughts on digital. 01:01:30 – 01:08:00 - On living in Vegas and how he has evolved over the course of his career. 01:08:00 – 01:28:00 - Shannon’s new car, 2020 goals, thoughts on crypto, and poker reflections. 01:28:00 – 01:39:00 - On sports, studying, being an “old timer” and the novelty in poker. 3 Key Points Poker provides the opportunity to grow personally. Mindfulness and meditation can improve your game and reduce tilts. Reducing your use of technology can boost productivity and keep you focused.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport Shannon’s Twitter
1/28/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 40 seconds
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Kristy Arnett / Poker Player / Content Creator / Writer

In this episode, Kristy Arnett, a poker player, content creator, and writer, shares how she met her husband and played poker with him on their very first date. She also talks about when she felt stagnant in her career and almost got a divorce – and what she did to get out of her rut. Kristy reveals the personal work she’s done over the years to get aligned with her purpose and vision - and has turned her focus on what makes her happy. Tune in to learn how Kristy makes sound decisions, grounds herself, and stays present in the game– and how you can, too. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 17:30 - Kristy’s beginnings, journey, risks, recent games, and wins. 17:30 – 34:00 - On quitting Poker News, personal development, and managing her content. 34:00 – 01:00:00 - What makes her happy, gives her purpose, and propels her forward. 01:00:00 – 01:30:00 - On mindset, routines, memorable interviews, and future plans. 01:30:00 – 01:50:00 - Her 2020 goals, the opportunities poker has given her, and how she chills. 01:50:00 – 02:06:00 - On her YouTube channel and favorite vloggers. 02:06:00 – 02:18:00 – On poker strategy, the issue with narrow teaching styles, and Party Poker. 3 Key Points Good is the enemy of great. Do what makes you happy! Poker gives you massive opportunities to up-level yourself.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Website – Kristy’s Site Kristy’s Poker Pro Guide
1/22/20202 hours, 17 minutes, 41 seconds
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Phil Galfond - Founder of Run It Once - $2,966,023 in LIVE MTT Earnings - PLO Legend

In this episode, Phil Galfond, PLO legend and founder of Run It Once, reflects on when he accelerated his game the most. He talks about the evolution of poker and how he was affected by both positive and negative changes in the poker world. He tells the story of how Run It Once was born and shares the missing links he saw in other poker sites that inspired him to create something better. Tune in to learn why Phil keeps a consistent schedule, how positivity led to his biggest win, and what challenges are up ahead.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 19:00 - Introducing Phil and his poker journey. 19:00 – 39:00 - On playing multiple games, bad habits, and the beginnings of Run It Once.   39:00 – 57:00 - Black Friday, Phil’s Twitter love, and positivity. 57:00 – 01:06:30 - On how he keeps a consistent schedule and why he started a poker site. 01:06:30 – 01:23:30 - On opponents, creating an ecosystem, and challenges. 01:23:30 – 01:47:00 - A book recommendation, HUDs, and what makes his site different. 01:47:00 – 02:05:00 - Big wins and losses, playing multiple tables, and his favorite hands. 3 Key Points Be aware of the habits you pick up when you play certain games. Positivity is attractive! If you see something you want changed, be proactive and change it.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker
1/17/20202 hours, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Lynn Gilmartin / Anchor of World Poker Tour

In this episode, Lynn Gilmartin, the anchor of the World Poker Tour on Fox Sports Networks, shares how she got into the industry and what attracted her to poker. She talks about her Poker Players for Australian Wildlife campaign and why she’s so passionate about protecting the animals in her country. With all her travels – and long-term, long-distance relationship – she’s got tricks up her sleeve for beating jetlag, maintaining work-life balance, and still having time for new passions. Tune in to learn Lynn’s favorite poker player and learn the strategies she uses to keep improving her game. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 - Introducing Lynn and her journey, attraction to poker, romantic partner, and philanthropy work to preserve Australian wildlife. 20:00 – 41:30 – On work-life balance, how she beats jetlag, and how she learned poker. 41:30 – 01:02:30 – Her big win, having kids someday, and generosity in the poker world. 01:02:30 – 01:19:00 – Her favorite poker player, her own playing, and what’s on the horizon. 01:19:00 – 01:40:00 – Why she loves poker and how we can make a positive impact on the planet. 01:40:00 – 02:00:00 – On how she improves her game and punishes men at the table – and some tips for getting into the poker world and avoiding spiders. 3 Key Points Make small changes to your lifestyle to make a big impact on the planet. Donate to important causes – like Lynn’s Poker Players for Australian Wildlife campaign. Don’t be shy and put your consistent, quality content out there! Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Lynn’s Instagram
1/11/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jonathan Little / PokerCoaching.com Owner / 2x WPT Champion with $7,000,000 in Cashes

In this episode, Jonathan Little, the owner of PokerCoaching.com, 2-time WPT Champion with $7,000,000 in tournament cashes, and 15-time author, shares how to make sure your life never feels like a grind. He explains the inspiration for his books, why he always seeks to learn and study from people who are better, and why it’s important to know the fundamentals before you move away from them. Tune in to hear the keystone habits that Jonathan implements in his life, the strategies he’d teach his younger self, and how he keeps his cool regardless of who’s at the table. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – Introducing Jonathan, his journey, his coaching site, and his projects. 20:00 – 43:00 – His book, adjusting away from fundamentals, and his past wins. 43:00 – 59:00 – On meeting his wife, breaking rules, and learning from others. 00:59:00 – 01:19:30 – Keystone habits, studying, and the three kinds of people who play. 01:19:30 – 01:37:30 – His work schedule, how he fits in poker, and some stories. 01:37:30 – 02:00:30 – Dealing with downswings, creating content, and his favorite hands. 02:00:30 – 02:20:00 – A PLO strategy, why he prefers soft games, and how the scene has changed. 3 Key Points Hire a coach to save time and money. Do what you love! Stay level-headed regardless of who’s at the table.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Poker Coaching Website
1/11/20202 hours, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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Brenden Tieger / Serial Business Owner

In this episode, Brenden Tieger,  a serial entrepreneur and recreational poker player, shares how he made millions through social media, e-commerce, and network marketing. He explains how influencers increase their following using giveaways and shares why Dropshipperz is the best solution for building an online business that works for you. Tune in to learn Brenden’s thoughts on upcoming trends – and hear what he has to say about business, poker, and the similarities between the two. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 10:45 - Introducing Brenden, a 26-year-old entrepreneur who blew it up on the social media, e-commerce, and network marketing space who plays poker recreationally. 10:45 – 24:00 - Brenden’s business and strategies. 24:00 – 40:30 - Information about Giveaway Gurus and an explanation of how it works. 40:30 – 47:30 - A breakdown of Dropshipperz and his thoughts on upcoming trends. 47:30 – 51:00 - On the similarities and differences between business and poker. 51:00 – 01:02:30 - On how he became an entrepreneur and some poker stories. 01:02:30 – 01:13:30 - On staking, tattoos, resolutions, losses, and bad reactions. 3 Key Points Brenden recommends giveaways to anyone who wants to grow a following. Business and poker both have a competitive edge. Collaboration is key!  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Brenden’s Website – brendentieger.com Brenden’s Business – E-Level Partner at Giveaway Gurus Co-Founder at Dropshipperz
1/11/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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John Lee / Businessman / Co-Chief Executive Officer at Wealth Dragons

In this episode, John Lee, a speaker, entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO at Wealth Dragons, shares why it’s critical to change your mindset if you want to change your results. He reveals why he never wants to be the smartest guy in the room and explains the importance of building up your digital assets. Tune in to learn some business hacks, investment strategies, and money management tips – and learn what to never lose track of on your journey to the top. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 13:30 - Introducing John, his journey, and his Facebook strategy. 13:30 – 21:30 - On his event, Wealth Mastery Live, and some investment strategies. 21:30 – 26:00 - Business hacks, building up digital assets, and the importance of social proof. 26:00 – 34:00 - His biggest lessons learned in 2019 and how to never go broke again. 34:00 – 45:30 - Information about Wealth Dragons. 45:30 – 55:00 - Some poker and life questions - and his biggest challenges of 2019. 55:00 – 01:05:00 - On having an integrated life, prioritizing, and filling your calendar. 01:05:00 – 01:20:00 – On finding opportunities in chaos and life.  3 Key Points Don’t underestimate the value of social proof. See your competitors as collaborators and your success will skyrocket. There’s opportunity in chaos.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Website - Wealth Dragons Event Website – Wealth Mastery Live
1/6/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kristen Bicknell PartyPoker Ambassador - Pro Poker Player - $4,777,107 in Live Earnings

In this episode, Kristen Bicknell, a Party Poker ambassador and professional poker player with $4,777,107 in live earnings, shares what it’s like to play in high-stakes tournaments. She reflect on how people’s attitudes change as you move up and explains why tournaments can actually feel relaxing. She sees the need for a healthy level of confidence and ego to attract stakeholders and has also cracked the code on how she learns best. Tune in to learn Kristen’s opinion on re-entries and the current state of poker, and learn the strategies she implements to keep improving her game.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 12:00 - Introducing Kristen, her journey, and her wins. 12:00 – 22:00 – On respect, credibility, people’s reaction and being a Party Poker ambassador. 22:00 – 34:00 - On how she learns, her 2020 goals, and what tournaments she plays. 34:00 – 45:30 - On the high-stakes atmosphere and the ego and confidence involved in poker. 45:30 – 56:30 - Kristen’s opinion on re-entries and the current state of poker. 56:30 – 01:09:00 - On when she fell in love with poker and where/when she likes to play. 01:09:00 – 01:31:00 - Her New Year’s resolutions and when she plays best. 3 Key Points Communicating with other players about the worst hand’s you’d play in a situation can improve your came. A healthy ego and level of confidence is important if you want to be staked. Be sure to balance your life with other things besides poker.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker
1/2/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ben "bencb789" Rolle / Professional Poker Player / Founder and Head Coach at RYE

In this episode, Ben Rolle, the founder and head coach at Raise Your Edge and professional poker player reveals what he believes is seriously lacking in the poker world. He shares his future playing and business plans, and explains the software launch that’s coming soon. He’s got a strong opinion on aggressive strategies, guarantees, and re-entries – and has some marketing ideas to give poker more exposure. Tune in to learn the strategies and tools used by the best to up your game and raise your edge.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 08:00 – Introducing Ben and what he thinks poker is lacking. 08:00 – 24:00 – Ben’s future plans, vison for Raise Your Edge, courses, and software launch. 24:00 – 37:30 – On guarantees, aggressive strategies, re-entries, HUDs, and marketing in poker. 37:30 – 42:00 – Exploring different industries, learning from mistakes, and why he revealed himself. 42:00 – 00:59:00 – Tips, tricks, strategies, and settings for players. 00:59:00 – 01:15:00 – Ben’s daily routine, streaming plans, and favorite tools. 3 Key Points There are no tricks. Just study! There’s a great opportunity to cross-market with other industries to expand poker’s reach. Take your time to analyze spots and draw your own conclusions without apps. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker
12/18/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 16 seconds
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Anatoly Filatov / Professional Poker Player / PartyPoker Ambassador / $5,080,810

12/1/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier / Team PartyPoker / Live Poker Earnings of $13,958,247

In this episode, Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, a player for team PartyPoker who has $13,958,247 of live poker earnings, shares his career highlights and reflects on winning the Triple Crown. He explains why he doesn’t like to eat when he plays, how he’s managed to balance his personal life and Twitch streaming – and when it’s rude to leave the table. Tune in to hear study tips, mindset hacks, and strategy breakdowns from a long-time French pro. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – Bertrand’s background, journey, gaming history, and poker wins. 20:00 – 34:00 – Reflections on his wins this past year and his thoughts on online poker. 34:00 – 47:00 – On competitive players, Team Liquid, life balance, and fasting. 47:00 – 00:55:00 – The most special moments in his career. 00:55:00 – 01:18:00 – Twitch streaming, big losses, table etiquette, and takeaways from gaming. 01:18:00 – 01:30:00 – Live vs. online, bitcoin, diet, and media distortions. 01:30:00 – 01:45:00 – How Bertrand studies and the origin of his name “ElkY”. 01:45:00 – 02:00:00 - Bertrand’s book Raiser’s Edge, game strategies, how he deals with downswings. 3 Key Points Fasting can make you sharper and more focused at the table. Listen to your body as it’s not for everyone. Adaptation is the most important thing in poker. Exercise regularly and know when it’s time to take a break. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker ElkY’s Website – ElkY
11/27/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Future of Mobile Poker w/PartyPoker Managing Director Tom Waters

In this episode, Tom Waters, the PartyPoker Managing Director, discusses the future of mobile poker. He reveals PartyPoker’s best features, why they anonymize hand histories, and how players can customize their experience. He shares the evolution of their mobile experience and what they’ve done to even the playing field among PartyPoker players. Tune in to hear about their challenges, promotions, and games – and learn how you can maximize your playing potential. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 15:30 – Tom’s professional journey and the inside scoop on PP’s software. 15:30 – 30:00 – The mega-sets coming up, their buy-ins, and what you can do on fast-forward. 30:00 – 45:00 – On HUDs, unfair advantages, and what PP is doing to even the field. 45:00 – 01:00:00 – The processes and protection PP deploys for their players. 01:15:00 – 01:30:00 – Promotions for players, competition in the industry, and challenges. 01:30:00 – 01:40:00 – Details on PP features, Tom’s favorite hand, and where they see player support. 3 Key Points The poker world is always evolving. The playing field should be as even as possible. PartyPoker works hard to give players the best experience possible.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker
11/27/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sam Trickett / Partypoker Global Ambassador / Live Poker Earnings of $21,347,558

In this episode, Sam Trickett, a Party Poker global ambassador with $21,347,558 of live poker earnings, reflects on the mistakes he made in his poker career. He shares poker lessons that translate to life, how to separate emotions from poker, and why it’s important to take care of your body if you want to perform at your best. Tune in to hear about the happiest day in Sam’s life – and learn what drove him to be successful. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 25:00 – Sam’s wins, background, and poker journey. 25:00 – 40:00 – Reflecting on his losses and how poker lessons translate to life. 40:00 – 01:00:00 – The games Sam prefers to play and why. 01:00:00 – 01:20:00 – On his career, always believing in himself, and his other passions. 01:20:00 – 01:40:00 – Health, fitness, and the happiest day in Sam’s life. 3 Key Points Poker teaches you how to better handle life’s tough spots. Always believe in yourself – even when others don’t. Take care of your body so you can perform at your best.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker
11/17/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 39 seconds
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Matthew Staples - PartyPoker Team Online / Twitch Poker Streamer

In this episode, Matthew Staples, professional poker player for Party Poker and a Twitch streamer, reflects on how he never thought he’d take poker and Twitch seriously. He talks about the weight bet with his brother Jamie and Bill Perkins, how he got into poker by accident, and tells the story of his first stream ever. Jeff and Matthew reveal some tips for streamers and Matt shares his newfound obsession with Chess. Tune in to hear Matthew’s favorite content and studying resources – and hear what he thinks every poker player should learn. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 20:00 – On his streaming and poker journey, goals, and process.  20:00 – 33:00 – The weight prop bet, his biggest scores, and his future plans.  33:00 – 44:00 – Advice and tips for streamers and his new love for chess. 44:00 – 01:00:00 – On his work ethic and biggest games.   01:00:00 – 01:20:00 – His biggest result live, favorite YouTube channel, and way to manage tilts.  01:20:00 – 01:40:00 – On his big Twitch moments, favorite content, and study schedule.  01:40:00 – 02:00:00 – On keeping his private life private and his favorite place to play.  3 Key Points Learn by teaching! Results come from being determined to get better.  Study! Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Study Resource - Raise Your Edge
10/9/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 33 seconds
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Darren Elias - Record 4X WPT Champion with $7,245,312 in Earnings

In this episode, Darren Elias, 4-time World Poker Tour champion, looks back on when he played online card games as a kid. He shares about how he prepares for games and balances family life. Jeff and Darren discuss how his motivators have evolved over the years – and he reveals the recipe for success at the top. Tune in to hear Darren reflect on his strategy – and hear what he has to say about players who try to shortcut learning the fundamentals of the game. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – 10:00 –How he got into poker, moved from online to live, and dominated the game. 10:00 – 25:00 – His playing, preparation, family life, and break-in scare. 25:00 – 40:00 – On his goals, how he plays live and online, and what matters most to him. 40:00 – 01:00:00 – What he thinks of the game and its players. 01:00:00 – 01:20:00 – Reflecting on his losses and how he developed the fundamentals. 01:20:00 – 01:40:00 – Answering some questions from the audience. 3 Key Points If you don’t have the fundamentals down, you won’t succeed long-term. Rest is an important part of preparing for the game. Naturally good and intuitive players who study are the ones who succeed. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website - Jeff Gross Poker
9/16/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 48 seconds
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Antanas "Tony G" Guoga - $6,360,041 in Live MTT Earnings

8/17/20191 hour, 23 seconds
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Bryn Kenney - #1 All Time Money List w/ $55,505,630

8/12/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jason Koon - Live Earnings $28,915,360

8/12/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fedor Holz - Launching His Poker Course, Pokercode

8/12/20191 hour, 37 minutes
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Dan Smith - Professional Poker Player w/ $27,707,080 Earnings / Philanthropist

8/12/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rob Yong - Cash Games & Ecology on PartyPoker

8/12/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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Maria Ho - Professional Poker Player & 2019 GPI Broadcaster of the Year

8/12/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 42 seconds
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Daniel Negreanu - Earnings $39,830,194

6/20/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 16 seconds
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Joe Cada - WSOP Main Event Champion / Earnings $13,662,042

6/20/20191 hour, 51 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jason Koonce - Top Sports Memorabilia Broker in the World

6/20/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 44 seconds
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Elliot Roe - Mind Coach & Hypnotherapist

6/20/201958 minutes, 42 seconds
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Benz Antoine - Overwatch Actor for Baptiste

6/20/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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Alan 'Hotted89' Widmann - Poker Player & Streamer

6/20/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 49 seconds
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Antonio Park - Chef, Entrepreneur & Restaurant Owner

6/20/201957 minutes, 36 seconds
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Kevin Martin - Pro Poker Player & Streamer

6/20/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sean Kelly - Founder of @JerseyChamps

6/20/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 53 seconds
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Andre Akkari - Pro Poker Player with $2M+ in Live Earnings

5/27/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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Phil Hellmuth - 15 WSOP Bracelets

5/27/20192 hours, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates - All Time Biggest Online Poker Cash Game Winner

5/27/20192 hours, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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Rob Yong - Dusk Till Dawn Owner & High Stakes Poker Player

5/27/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jaime Staples - Poker Player & Twitch Streamer

5/27/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ari Meisel - Founder of Less Doing

5/27/201958 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bill Perkins - Founder of ThirstLounge

5/27/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds
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Antonio Esfandiari - $27,710,942 in Live Earnings Professional Poker Player

5/27/201950 minutes, 30 seconds
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Brian Rast - $21,562,431 in Live Earnings

In this episode, Brian Rast, professional poker player, scientist, cycler, and philosopher, talks about how he got into poker while attending Stanford College. Jeff and Brian discuss his biggest wins, favorite games, and how solvers have changed the landscape in poker. Listen in to hear Brian share his thoughts on bitcoin, Burning Man, and meeting his Brazilian wife – and listen in as he gives Jeff some pro tips.   Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:00 – Introducing Brian, a tournament and cash game pro, and his background 02:00 – He went to Stanford and started playing poker there; he was a math major but dropped out 03:15 – He played poker for 2 years in college and has played ever since for the last 15 years; he started as a cash game player and started tournaments 5-6 years ago 04:40 – His parents wanted him to finish school and graduate; his dad started learning poker and his mom was less accepting of poker at the beginning 07:00 – The most he played was when he dropped out of school; he was playing 80-100 hours a week 07:45 – He plays every day during the WSOP and less for the other 10 months out of the year; he has great endurance, his longest is about 50-52 hours 09:00 – Poker in Macau 09:30 – In the U.S. people gamble in passing, on their way to something else; in Macau people arrive at 10am with tea and hit it for 24 hours straight 10:02 – In Macau he would regularly play 24-40 hour sessions 10:30 – The bicycle ride; he has detailed information about the bike bets on his blog 11:55 – He had no cycling experience and had to complete the ride from Vegas to LA in 48 hours without drafting or a recumbent bike; he went into 25mph winds at one point 14:15 – Brian’s biggest wins; He’s made over $20 million in lifetime earnings and is number one all-time in California 14:35 – He’s won the Player’s Championship $50,000 twice; he probably won’t play many more tournaments where he can win as much as he has 16:00 – He’s been playing poker since 2003 and has traveled little for poker; he didn’t have many results until 2011 18:00 – Playing tournaments and cash games gave him a ton of experience; people’s ability to study solvers has changed the no-limit hold ‘em game at the top 20:00 -He’s used solvers off and on but isn’t putting in the same work as the other guys; he likes the mixed game and understands that everyone makes mistakes 22:00 – The games Brian loves 22:50 – He loves no-limit hold ‘em; he got into mixed games because he liked learning and wanted to be in on the action near home in Vegas 24:30 – He’s more of a cash player, he’s not a tournament player anymore; he’s never liked travelling for tournaments 26:38 – Tournaments are more exciting even if cash games profit more; he hasn’t burnt out on poker and still loves it 28:00 – He loves the pressure and competition in poker; it’s what keeps him coming back 31:50 – The best session he played was in Macau; he played with super-rich guys and heavy-hitters in the poker world and the pot winner would show their hand 34:24 – He played hot, bluffed a lot, and everything worked; he was known as the guy that got white people kicked out of Macau 37:30 – There are many cash players who are great and unknown because they don’t play tournaments 38:30 – Brian’s thoughts on crypto-currency 38:53 – He recommends listening to Murad Mahmudov’s interview on the Off the Chain Podcast titled The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument 39:40 – He believes bitcoin is about to become an official global money; you must invest your money or else it depreciates, bitcoin doesn’t inflate or depreciate 42:30 – It does gold better than gold; it’ll work as long as people believe in it as a money 43:50 – People like it in poker to transfer large sums quickly; bitcoin makes sense to Brian as a long-term investment with some disposable income 53:15 – Brian’s Burning Man experience 53:30 – He thinks Burning Man is an awesome, unique experience; you can find whatever you want there whether it’s music and partying or art and spirituality 54:45 – He loves techno music, art, and principles of Burning Man; Jeff met his wife at Burning Man 57:10 – Brian’s biggest motivators: His family and his wife 57:25 – He loves his wife and what she’s done to make it work; he’s learned to be a father to his step-son with his wife’s help 59:00 – Now his dream is to help his son realize his dreams; he never thought he’d be that way with another person 59:50 – His relationship has made him better and helps hold him accountable; self-improvement is a constant thing with focus, meditation, and learning 01:01:00 – Both Jeff and Brian are married to Brazilians and excited to have kids soon 01:09:35 – When people complain 01:10:00 – He can let whiney losers slide, but he hates whiney winners; he hates when people berate or put others down at the table 01:11:05 – The impact solvers has had 01:11:15 – Since he’s started using the Range Converter he’s felt more comfortable in certain spots in tournaments; it’s given him structure and it makes sense to play that way 01:12:00 – It helps you improve your game and make adjustments; it’s important to feel confident and learn principles 01:15:50 – A tip for a new poker player 01:16:05 – Approach poker from a strong decision-making position hand-by-hand; don’t let emotions or gambling get in the way and don’t quit everything and start 01:20:07 – On having JG as a friend; JG thinks, plans for his friends, is generous, fun, interesting, genuine, and conscientious 01:21:50 – How he met his wife 01:22:02 – He went to Brazil with a friend 9 years ago and met her while they were out; they communicated in Spanish and it was love at first sight 01:23:03 – They wouldn’t allow her to visit the U.S. so he started visiting her and Skyping her; he learned Portuguese to communicate better with her 01:24:50 – Seeing people limp in tournaments 01:25:10 – People are starting to learn solvers and try out new things; you’ve got to work on your game 01:25:30 – The hamburger thing; he ate a Burger Lounge burger while streaming and played well 01:26:55 – He doesn’t care what people say, he doesn’t regret his food choice; there aren’t that many food options in casinos 01:32:30 – Thoughts on poker’s future 01:32:52 – He likes poker, but it’s slowly starting to become more solved; he wonders what the long-term future of online poker is 01:35:30 – Poker needs to be human vs. human; there shouldn’t be computer assistance 01:41:25 – He doesn’t have weaknesses anymore; he used to be bad at some games but is now better at all of them 01:42:10 – Poker as a zero sum game 01:42:30 – He never claimed to be a big service to society and believes there are many jobs out there that don’t serve society, either 01:43:05 – Poker isn’t unique, there are tons of jobs and industries that aren’t a service and are even a detriment to society; he’s devoting more time to other endeavors 01:44:20 – They sponsor a few young athletes; his work and money helps others through his wife 01:45:15 – He has an idea of being a citizen of earth; his wife is turning it into a concept and NGO 01:46:45 – He recognizes that poker is his selfish pursuit, but he can support his family and give back to society from it 01:49:40 – On what area Brian thinks Jeff should improve in his game 01:50:20 – In the past, Jeff played scared and tight; he needed to open up his game and take advantage of opportunities 01:51:04 – It’s a mental thing more than a technique thing; Jeff is working on that with Elliot Roe 01:51:45 – Jeff has had some issues with focus and flow; when they went to Cabo to play online, he’d stream and have to play and entertain 01:53:03 – Learning other games could be beneficial 01:56:10 – On prioritizing exercise and sleep to play better for longer 01:56:45 – He wants good results so he lines everything else around that, not the other way around 02:02:55 – More on bitcoin; he thinks it’s going to be worth a lot but suggests everyone do their research  3 Key Points Solvers have had a huge impact on poker over the past 15 years. Prioritize your health to play better for longer. A strong mindset is critical for success. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Jeff’s Website – Jeff Gross Poker Brian’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Website Brian’s Blog Murad Mahmudov’s interview - Here Burning Man - Website Range Converter - Website Elliot Roe’s - Website
5/27/20192 hours, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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Andrew Neeme - Poker Player, YouTube Poker Vlogger

In this episode, Andrew Neeme, a professional poker player and popular vlogger, talks about how he started vlogging and shares the valuable lessons he learned along the way. Jeff and Andrew discuss how to balance time between marriage, vlogging, studying, and playing, and they speculate on developments in poker legislation. Listen in to hear Andrew share tips to follow when sharing your own content – and get some insight on what he wishes he would’ve done from the get-go. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross.  Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:00 – Introducing Andrew and his journey 01:30 – He went to Michigan State University and did an internship with a music production company in London and moved back to LA 02:50 – 2004-2008 he dabbled in online poker; around 2008 he started playing full-time poker 04:20 – He moved to Las Vegas almost 10 years ago 04:50 – Andrew’s popular Vlog 05:15 – He understood and enjoyed the video medium for poker; he liked that he could connect directly to the audience and do creative storytelling 07:00 – He started Vlogging in October of 2016 08:24 – Advice for vloggers 08:40 – You can film from your cell phone, and the hard part is the editing; he had no idea how long it would take at first 10:20 – He suggests hiring someone to do the editing from the get-go; personality goes into the editing, which is hard for him to let go of now 12:45 – How Andrew manages his time 13:25 – He films and edits all his videos; he doesn’t have a science behind his social media strategy and just posts when he wants to 17:25 – Social media apps can easily take time away from productivity 19:15 – Developments in online poker legislation 19:45 – Everything happens slowly but he feels there is still hope and possibility; people can gamble online easily if they want to whether it’s regulated or not 22:21 – He’d love to road trip around Michigan and livestream 23:05 – Andrew’s position on team Run It Up 25:28 – They help with management, messaging, and branding 28:00 – The Vlogger in Paradise Challenge and the Andrew’s biggest tournament 28:30 – They got submissions from around the world; the quality of the videos and personalities were amazing 31:13 – It’s the biggest tournament he’s ever played; there are giveaway winners and professionals playing side by side 33:41 – Tournaments always have variance; the key is not to get too carried away, it’s 2.5 times bigger than the biggest buy-in he had ever played 40:20 – Andrew’s relationship with his wife, Busi; they met at a friend’s gathering in Las Vegas and the rest is history 45:00 – Stake Kings is like crowdfunding for poker players; Andrew is there 47:50 – The other games Andrew plays 48:00 – He loves PLO, 1-2-5, and 2-5-10 game in Vegas; he also likes the short-deck he played at Run It Up Reno 50:00 – He hasn’t gotten into mixed games 52:40 – What Andrew does to decompress and what content he consumes 52:50 – Most videos are long format; he follows a few vloggers and doesn’t watch TV 55:50 – His main goal this year is to focus on being more present; when you make videos you’re always looking ahead 57:20 – At the time of the recording, he has 150 vlogs 58:30 – Andrew’s meet-up games and Twitch streams 58:40 – They aren’t planned in advance and it’s an approachable game for most people; they’re every man’s stakes and it’s more of a social game 01:00:45 – They had their first meet up game tournament in Austin; it’s nice to get face-to-face with people 01:02:05 – He’s done about 10 livestreams and can do it simultaneously through YouTube and Twitch; Twitch is more lenient about background music 01:05:15 – Andrew’s future plans 01:05:30 – He started the videos over a year ago; he says it’s hard to say how he’ll be making a living years from now but maybe the content will change 01:07:50 – He doesn’t know what the future of poker holds; he said it’ll be hard to replicate the boom of years ago but regulations would be great for poker 01:10:20 - People recognize Andrew in the poker scene and sometimes outside of the poker room; the work he’s done is like his resume and can be done in any industry 01:14:50 – Advice for new vloggers 15:00:00 – Uploading earlier in the week at a reasonable hour is better than uploading on the weekend; as far as length, he takes as long as needed to tell the story 01:21:05 – An unpleasant experience at the table 01:21:30 – He’s never seen any fistfights; Jeff saw someone take $2,500 worth of chips 01:22:40 – Poker seems to be pretty chill overall 01:23:00 – Poker or content creation? 01:23:30 – Vlogging is more exciting, but poker is the income source; the YouTube revenue is helpful and pays some bills and he tries to balance all channels 01:24:15 – It would be daunting to create content about another subject that he doesn’t know as well as poker 01:25:10 – Kids and doppelgangers 01:25:20 – Yes, someday, and yes, he knows he looks like Aaron Rodgers and the Verizon guy 01:29:30 – Income streams through social media and weed 01:30:00 – Merchandise, YouTube income, and partnerships provide for income streams; he smokes weed very rarely 01:31:25 – Impacts to Andrew’s relationship due to his celebrity 01:31:40 – The biggest downside is that everything takes a lot of time; he has to balance his relationship with everything else 01:32:25 – He and his wife started a podcast called the Tells Podcast; they talk about life, poker, YouTube, pop culture, and relationships 01:35:58 – His family likes to see what he’s up to on YouTube; he recommends people show their family the professionalism and passion they have for the industry 01:37:40 – Busi plays the markets and poker is similar, so they understood each other from the get-go 01:38:45 – Andrew’s thoughts on staking 01:38:57 – He sees it as a natural part of the poker experience and helps people move up in poker stakes; just like in other businesses, people get outside investors 01:39:39 – You can sell a piece of yourself to friends, colleagues, or other poker players while you get used to new poker stakes; he doesn’t have a lot of experience in that 01:40:24 – Ask each other as many questions as possible and sign a document hashing out all scenarios 01:41:50 – Money management 01:42:19 – When he first moved to Vegas he spent too much, now he manages his money better and isn’t into material possessions 01:46:10 – Poker as a zero sum game 01:46:20 – He looks at poker like a sport like golf; there’s tours, sponsorships, and it’s a spectator sport 01:46:55 – If you’re doing something that makes you happy, you’ll share that happiness with the world 3 Key Points If you want to be a vlogger, hire an editor early on, refine as you go, and just do it! There are so many ways to make a living now; there’s no telling what could be possible just a few years from now. Staking is like a business seeking outside investors; it’s great as long as there’s good communication between the investor and the investee. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Jeff’s Website – Jeff Gross Poker Andrew’s Vlog - YouTube Run It Up - Website Stake Kings - Website Andrew’s Website Andrew’s Twitch Andrew and Busi’s Podcast
5/27/20191 hour, 50 minutes, 48 seconds
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Eric Damier - Founder of EarthPix and TravelSmarter

In this episode, Eric Damier, founder and CEO of EarthPix and TravelSmarter, talks about his inspiration for starting EarthPix and how they’ve kept a loyal following. Jeff and Eric discuss why he started TravelSmarter and how he built a platform to pass wholesale travel savings to the customer. Listen in to hear Eric share his thoughts on advertising through social media, his community of photographers, and why when his audience talks, he listens. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:00 – Introducing Eric, his journey, and the beginnings of EarthPix 01:30 – He grew up in L.A. and got into sales and real estate at a very young age; he started playing poker after the market crash of 2008 02:15 – He learned a lot about YouTube technology and built his own YouTube network in 2011-2012; he learned about the power of social media and influence 03:00 – He also learned about Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and helped brands use influencers as distribution channels 03:30 – He and some others built EarthPix as a way to aggregate the beautiful photos others had taken around the world; they went from 0 to over 500,000 in 2 months 05:07 – He’s in the digital space now and is passionate about growing audiences and engaging people; he’s grown EarthPix for the last 6 years 06:30 – He loves Anthony Bourdain and was inspired by his time in India when he started a call center there 08:15 – 2.5 years ago he began travelling more and learned how to take photos and pilot a drone 10:15 – At first they were criticized for sharing content without credit; as they grew they learned to credited appropriately and photographers started wanting to be featured 11:15 – Eric is friends with Tom Anderson of Myspace who loves to travel and became a great photographer 13:30 – What makes EarthPix stand out from the rest 13:45 – They’re always the first to find beautiful and engaging content and get the first rights to a photo; they have a viral affect 14:50 – They have a team behind the social media strategy of the account; they have a network of photographers that send them excellent content 15:39 – They don’t post ads which keeps them respected by followers; they aren’t focused on monetizing their audience, rather, they provide value 17:15 – The underwater hotel room in the Maldives and the experience he had at the Conrad Resort 18:20 – The Conrad had worked with other accounts for exposure; when he approached them, he asked them about their goals and what they need 19:00 – They wanted to be the most followed resort in the Maldives and Eric made it happen; they told him about a secret project 19:30 – The underwater villa was the project and a stay at the villa is now at least $250,000 20:11 – The trip he and his team took to do this for The Conrad was valued at about $350,000; it was gorgeous 23:00 – Information about TravelSmarter 23:20 – Eric has engaged with his audience now more than ever before; they are passionate about travel but many say they don’t have the money 24:40 – He discovered a way to build a platform so that travel savings could be passed on to the customer/member/follower 26:05 – In the first two weeks after launch, they had over 5-6 bookings and one customer saved $3,500 in a one-week stay 26:45 – TravelSmarter clients are flexible and budget-conscious; by booking in advance, you have more options 29:00 – People are very happy with their bookings through TravelSmarter; the site is clean and clutter-free 30:48 – Airlines are different; their margins are thinner so savings aren’t as much 33:00 – On the site, you can compare their price to the public prices found on retail sites; flexible dates and places make for higher savings 37:20 – Pricing was based on case studies and community outreach; you can test it out for 30 days free 37:57 – After 30 days, it’s a 12-month membership for $9.97 a month; it’s great for domestic and international travel 41:20 – TravelSmarter will have a podcast soon where professional travelers will share travel tips and advice 3 Key Points Providing value to an audience, rather than simply trying to monetize them, is the secret to a large, loyal following. Eric listened to what his audience wanted and created a platform to provide it. Eric’s passion for travel fueled his desire to help others realize their own travel dreams. Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Jeff’s Website – Jeff Gross Poker EarthPix – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter TravelSmarter – Instagram, Facebook, Website Eric’s Social Media Accounts – Instagram, Twitter Conrad Maldives Rangali Island - Website
5/27/201942 minutes, 47 seconds
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Joey Ingram - Host of the Award-Winning Poker Life Podcast

In this episode, Joey Ingram, author, content creator, poker player and host of the award-winning poker podcast Poker Life Podcast, talks about where poker is headed and why he’s so passionate about it. Jeff and Joey discuss his book, Chasing the Poker Dream, his podcast, and his viral MMA investigation video. Listen in to hear Joey share his thoughts on legalized poker, surrounding yourself with positivity, and how studying still determines your effectiveness in the game. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 02:30 – Introducing Joey and his journey 02:40 – He was born outside of Chicago and moved to Chicago when he was 21; he had no money and lived with roommates 03:45 – His family isn’t involved in his poker journey 04:14 – He started playing poker at 19-20 years old; he lost money online and at the casino repeatedly 05:02 – He found Two Plus Two and started learning; he began to build up his bank roll, started playing on Poker Stars, and quit his job 06:02 – He has had ridiculous swings and is comfortable not having a lot of money 07:20 – He switched to PLO and has done 24-table no-limit hold ‘em 08:35 – Joey’s book Chasing the Poker Dream 09:00 – The book goes into the qualities of a successful poker player and what separates them from the rest 10:44 – He dedicates his life now to producing content and he’s happy with that 13:45 – Joey’s view on player, company, and media marketing improvements 14:11 – Joey believes poker player are marketed poorly on all outlets; outlets feud with each other and there isn’t much promotion and support 18:15 – He believes poker isn’t going to have a comeback; he thinks companies don’t care about it and doubts higher-ups even play 19:50 – He’s disappointed by the lack of policing and bots on sites and believes they have no way of policing and protecting their cash games 20:54 – He believes bots are rampant on sit-and-gos; he believes you can’t win cash games and can win tournaments because there are still bad players there 22:14 – He doesn’t support ACR for cash games and says the best place to play might be PP poker clubs; Global Poker may be a good option 24:25 – He plays online but has refocused on marketing poker; he’s doubtful of the future of American poker 27:15 – He’s stepped outside of poker and witnessed how much better the media and marketing is in poker 28:00 - He’s inspired to create content that excites people and players again while still being real and honest 32:15 – He understands the negativity in tournaments because players live tournament-by-tournament, game-by-game, paycheck-to-paycheck 32:50 – There are great things about the game, but the other side is not always positive 34:00 – Joey’s thoughts on short-deck: it’s a niche game and probably won’t catch on 35:00 – He loves Poker Central and Poker Stars and understands why Doug left poker 42:15 – Response to a comment calling Joey a “dick” 42:21 – He believes it was because of his ACR comment; he spent so much time on ACR and the investigation 44:42 – He believes Jeff gets the best side of these big companies and sites; he’s still extremely concerned about the bots operating on the sites right now 46:55 – He believes no one is taking a stance against the corruption on poker sites 47:45 – Joey’s stance on prop-bets 49:15 – He lost most of his bets this year 50:00 – His won many prop-bets over the course of his career 53:15 – He doesn’t talk about what he studies, learns or cares about; he cares about the qualities needed to become successful at life 54:00 – When he started the podcast 4-5 years ago, he didn’t have a YouTube channel; he wanted something with high-level discussion 55:15 – He did PLO and WSOP events because it’d be good for business and validating 56:54 – People use numbers and metrics to validate others in poker; Joey doesn’t operate that way but understands that it’s hard to track anything else 58:25 – Joey talks about Jamie Staples; Jeff heard that Jamie felt attacked by Joey when he signed on to Stars 59:00 – Joey clarified that he doesn’t determine what someone does or doesn’t deserve; he admires Jamie’s work ethic and success 01:00:18 – He doesn’t care who gets sponsored and doesn’t waste time talking about others behind their back 01:06:51 – On PLO 01:07:00 – He believes it’s growing but will never pass hold ‘em 01:07:15 – How he responds to people who believe poker is a “zero sum game” 01:07:50 – He recently received a message from someone who said Joey brightens his life; he’s gotten millions of views and listens and gives knowledge to improve lives 01:09:16 – There are many ways to impact people; Joey believes he is doing his part 01:11:42 – People must create the opportunity for themselves to make a difference and impact others. 01:14:30 – On Joey’s podcast 01:14:52 – There are many things he knows he could do to improve his podcast 01:15:30 – He loves the conversations he has on the podcast and has learned so much from his guests 01:17:12 – He believes his podcast work hurts him overall; if a podcast doesn’t do well it affects the algorithm 01:18:35 – He’s made many connections in poker but could build up a brand around the podcast 01:19:32 – On his MMA investigation viral video 01:20:23 – It gave him confidence in the content he can produce across any field; he feels committed to being a voice in poker 01:22:15 – Thoughts on The Thirst Lounge 01:22:45 – He admires Bill Perkins and considers the conversation they had life-changing 01:24:50 – He’s surprised Bill’s Bahamas trip wasn’t covered on sites and in the media 01:26:26 – Joey’s 5-10 year outlook 01:26:48 – He’d like to be in charge of the WSOP someday so he can control scams; he’d put the event in a great light 01:28:22 – He does everything himself and isn’t good at organization or planning 01:30:30 – Joey’s thoughts on club GTO 01:30:45 – He says it’s a way of life; he is always looking to improve and grow 01:32:01 – His most pivotal moment was when he stopped 24 tabling 01:32:22 – If you focus in, you’ll be more successful, present, and focused 01:33:21 – He’s trying to increase awareness of big poker events; he’s shifting his strategy when he speaks 01:34:32 – He’s studying up to figure out what he wants to do 01:35:48 – How PLO and hold ‘em has changed over the past 5 years 01:36:11 – Mid-stakes players are using strategies that high-stakes players used to deploy; resources for PLO have increased 01:40:22 – His thoughts on legalized poker 01:41:33 – Poker Stars is becoming a global dominant leader and their strategy is genius; they’ve taken the loudest voices in poker and signed them to be ambassadors 01:42:37 – The ambassadors build content and have trusted followers who listen 01:50:00 – Final takeaways: Surround yourself with positivity and study 3 Key Points There are great things about poker but it’s important to remember the balance and recognize both sides. Create a positive and inspiring environment for yourself. Find a way of life that works best for your personal success, presence, and focus.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website – Jeff Gross Poker Gaming and Strategy Site – Two Plus Two Joey’s Book – Chasing the Poker Dream Poker Central - Website Viral MMA investigation – YouTube Video  
5/12/20192 hours, 12 seconds
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BenCB789 - Founder of Raise Your Edge

In this episode, Bencb789, creator, founder, and coach at Raise Your Edge reveals why he keeps a low profile despite his incredible success in high roller tournaments. Jeff and Bencb789 discuss what he attributes to his success and why he was inspired to create content to help other players transform their game. Listen in to hear the Bencb789 share the truth about what it’s like at the top – and the bottom – and learn some insider tricks to improve your game and life.  Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:00 – Introducing Bencb789 and his journey 01:45 – He started playing poker in 2009; he improved quickly and was encouraged by friends to work on his strategy and move up to tournament poker 03:26 – His family didn’t necessarily support him at first but they came around when they saw how serious he was 05:03 – He went broke a few times at the beginning using his parent’s money; when he started working on his strategy he made money 06:20 – Ben keeps a low-profile because it keeps him more focused with and provides less distraction 08:05 – He didn’t want to incorporate a company in Germany so he moved around Europe and is now in Vienna 09:35 – Thoughts on his future kids playing online poker, performance food, and travel 10:00 – He sees poker as normal and would support it; he thinks in the future there will be possibilities beyond what we can even imagine right now 11:45 – He likes to eat food as fuel to enhance his performance; he eats healthily on a regular basis but will indulge on occasion 14:03 – He loves Canada’s natural beauty and recently enjoyed Sicily and Costa Rica; usually when he travels it is for something poker-related 17:20 – Why Bencb789 loves poker, how he started winning, and what happened at the top 17:30 – He’s naturally competitive and hates the traditional corporate environment 18:30 – He loves an environment where he creates wins and losses by his own accord; his results are directly correlated with his endurance and effort 20:15 – He made money after a year and was happy to pay his bills playing poker 21:00 – He learned the power of mindset, network, and overall health and this is what propelled him to success 21:41 – His largest tournament score was the WCOOP Super High Roller Title against Fedor Holz in 2016 22:30 – He released his course April 2017; he had been playing less poker because he was working on Raise Your Edge 23:40 – He had trouble staying motivated after playing the highest tournaments 24:30 – He feels more pumped about poker now that he has learned more strategies 26:30 – The Raise Your Edge offerings: They’re on social media and offer a variety of courses 27:30 – The course was started long ago; he saved hands to discuss theories and indexed topics to teach in webinars 29:30 – The course took a long time to launch because he wanted to perfect it; now they have a large team and dedicated students 33:20 – The Ranger tool gives you helpful hands and spots to play; it gets updated regularly and follows an easy-to-learn pattern 35:00 – It teaches you a hand matrix, frequencies, and how to bet; it’s worth investing your time and efforts into learning 38:30 – Students engage with coaches and ask about hands; he updates whenever new information or strategies come up 39:17 – The course is always current and there’s money to be made in poker 40:50 – The course is an investment but there is tons of content available to students 42:30 – You don’t need the course to start; just learn from the free content 43:57 – Bencb789’s thoughts on Twitch 44:00 – He enjoys Twitch but prefers to play professionally so he can focus more on the game 47:30 – The mindset course he offers 48:00 – The course is applicable in poker and in life; a strong mindset is required in order to see true results 50:00 – The course isn’t a traditional mindset course; it’s doesn’t just assess tilts, it gets into your past and limiting beliefs 54:00 – How Bencb789 disconnects 54:15 – He doesn’t check his phone 30-60 minutes after waking up and has a morning routine he follows; he also tried to disconnect before bed 55:00 – He has tried to create the best possible environment; he decides when to connect and what to engage in 59:00 – Bencb789’s thoughts on the future of poker 59:30 – He believes poker is a timeless game and will continue evolving with the advancements and spread of technology; stages will keep growing 01:00:34 – He sees poker as the dominant game in the future 01:02:29 – A re-tweet giveaway contest: Win Raise Your Edge gear and two cash prizes 01:03:45 – The best YouTube videos to learn from are deep run videos available on the Raise Your Edge YouTube channel 01:06:16 – Poker as a “zero-sum game” 01:06:50 – He doesn’t care if people think poker doesn’t have any use to society; he sees poker like any other professional sport 01:07:46 – Poker offers entertainment value to people; people see it as different from sports because of the gambling component 01:09:15 – People can become addicted to poker and that needs to be addressed; it’s important to give back but shouldn’t be obligatory 01:10:15 – The most important thing is that people are happy and doing something they love 01:12:30 – How poker has helped him in life 01:12:40 – It takes more to get him off balance 01:13:30 – He’s conscious, mindful, and rational; bad beats enable him to stay peaceful when others would get mad 01:17:05 – He’s learned that it’s important to make sure he’s happy first; with that in place, he can better serve and help others 01:19:30 – Take care of yourself and put yourself in a position to reach results and happiness 01:23:30 – If you’re afraid, just start and structure your studying to learn as you go 01:24:55 – Understand that you’ll never learn everything there is to know 01:25:50 – Questions from the audience Q: “What’s better: To play stacked, medium stakes, or low stakes on your own and grow? A: “I always encourage people to try and play on their own. It teaches you more ownership, discipline, and self-sufficiency.” Q: “What is your favorite tournament format and why?” A: “Fast Track Tournaments, although I love many kinds of tournaments.” Q: “What’s the difference between a player and a top player?” A: “Top players take the big risks that others shy away from. There are some sleeping giants playing mid-stakes; they could be the best players in the world.” Q: “How much were you studying and playing in the beginning?” A: “It depends on your level. If you’re a beginner, the ratio should be about 70-80% studying to 20-30% playing. The more you advance, the more you should play.” 3 Key Points With all the information that’s online, remember, you’re in control of what you consume. Create your ideal environment and stay focused on what matters. Take care of yourself – you can’t perform optimally, deliver to others, be fulfilled, and be happy until you’re right with yourself. Just start. Structure your studying and accept that you can’t possibly learn it all.  Contact/Resources Partner - Party Poker Website – Raise Your Edge Raise Your Edge Social Media – YouTube, Instagram, Twitter Website – Jeff Gross Poker
5/12/20191 hour, 51 minutes, 44 seconds