PokerNews Podcast: Insanely High Rake, Flipped Over Table & Guest Jesse Lonis

PokerNews Podcast: Insanely High Rake, Flipped Over Table & Guest Jesse Lonis

February 04, 2022

Chad Holloway
Executive Editor US


PokerNews Podcast: Insanely High Rake, Flipped Over Table & Guest Jesse Lonis


Sarah Herring @auntychardonnayChad Holloway @ChadAHolloway


Jesse Lonis


In the latest PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway welcome guest Jesse Lonis to the show to talk about his career-year in 2021. He’s one of the breakout stars of poker and is primed to continue his ascent by entering the high roller scene. Learn how the 26-year-old went from cash games to playing and crushing some of the biggest poker tournaments in the world.

They then talk about the insanely high rake at Encore Boston Harbor, a player flipping over a poker table at an event in Japan, and give you an update on the case regarding the murder of poker player Susie Zhao. Toss in winners from the bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open, MSPT Bally’s Black Hawk, and WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica and you’ll hear everything you need to know about what’s been happening in the poker world.

Time Stamps

Time Topic
00:24 Welcome to the show
01:04 Chad qualifies for RGPS Jamul on ClubGG
03:30 Teasing guest Jesse Lonis
04:10 Angry man flips poker table at event in Japan
06:30 Encore Boston Harbor returns to exceptionally high rake
12:15 Sponsor: Natural 8
12:22 Guest Jesse Lonis joins the show
13:13 Taking tournaments more serious in 2020
13:45 Lonis’ poker origin story
16:18 Moving to Las Vegas
17:35 Balancing poker with becoming a father
18:10 Having a career year in 2021
22:25 Coming close to winning a WSOP gold bracelet
24:00 Making a deep run in the 2021 WSOP Main Event
28:29 Learning Mixed Games
30:50 Eyes set on the High Roller scene
32:47 Follow Jesse Lonis on Twitter @jesselonis
33:15 Big winners from the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica
36:21 Winners being crowned at bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open
37:08 Future Guest: Director of Poker Operations Ryan Beauregard to talk Wynn Millions
37:50 Billyray Gallegos wins MSPT Bally’s Black Hawk
40:35 Case update on the murder of Susie Zhao
47:50 Chad appearing on the Chasing Poker Greatness Podcast

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  • PokerNews Podcast: Guest @JesseLonis joins the show to talk about coming off a career year in 2021.

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Chad Holloway

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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.

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