This week at the Final Table, Dennis Phillips and I continued our coverage of the 2010 World Series Of Poker, where Dennis stepped away from the triple-chance event to do this show. Our guests:
- Team PokerStars Pro Gavin Griffin, who remembered his first trip to the WSOP and a classic hand he played against Phil Hellmuth before becoming the then-youngest-ever bracelet winner in 2004. He also discussed teaching at the WSOP Academy, and revealed strategies for winning tournaments instead of just running deep in them.
- Chino Rheem, who was with Dennis as part of the first-ever November Nine, the players that made the final table of the 2008 WSOP Main Event. He remembered the camaraderie that group had and the overwhelming media attention they had to deal with. Chino was also brutally honest about the mistakes he made in the year after making that final table and winning a WPT event at Bellagio, which led to big financial trouble.
Next week, Dennis and I will both be at the Rio to cover the beginning of the 2010 WSOP Main Event. You can hear The Final Table from 3pm to 4pm CT every Tuesday on 590 KFNS Radio, brought to you by the Harrah's St. Louis poker room.
Reminder: if you live in one of the cities where the Fox affiliate is not showing "The Big Game," a new nightly high stakes cash game show, we urge you to call the station and complain. In St. Louis, that would be KTVI (channel 2). Their number is 314-213-2222 and the General Manager is Spencer Koch. Get your friends to call, too. In the meantime, you can watch "The Big Game" online here).
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