Poker Stories is a long-form audio podcast sequence that options informal interviews with a few of the recreation’s greatest gamers and personalities. Each episode highlights a widely known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favourite tales each on and off the felt.
Dan Smith has one of many biggest event poker resumes of all time, with $37 million in cashes throughout his time on the felt. Although he’s solely 31 years previous, Smith has been taking part in playing cards for half of his life, having found the sport as a baby chess prodigy. The New Jersey native was already successful massive on-line as a youngster, and by his junior yr of highschool he had a bankroll that may make many professionals jealous.
Although he had a little bit of a sluggish begin to his dwell event profession, Smith started to rack up enormous scores as he climbed his strategy to the highest of the excessive curler circuit. He now has 22 event titles, together with 9 cashes of seven figures. Smith even cashed in two $1 million buy-in occasions, ending third in each the 2018 Big One For One Drop and the 2019 Triton Super High Roller London. He additionally has a World Poker Tour title, successful the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in 2013. He at present sits in fifth place on poker’s all-time cash checklist behind simply Bryn Kenney, Justin Bonomo, Daniel Negreanu, and Erik Seidel.
In 2014, Smith based The Double Up Drive, a company that matches public contributions greenback for greenback to extra successfully assist numerous charities. In the years since, he has introduced on extra members of the poker and each day fantasy sports activities group and helped to lift greater than $16 million. You can study extra concerning the trigger at Double Up Drive’s hompepage.
Highlights from this interview embrace Survivor lockdown, the Vegas pickle ball scene, tying a chess grandmaster, why Mike McDonald may not be invited to future BBQs, his horse betting bankroll at 7 years previous, beginning off his profession in a downswing, the fruitless pursuit of poker accolades, writing your individual eulogy, psychedelic adventures within the desert, beginning his personal charity, why he give up each day fantasy sports activities, giving presents to NFL kickers, being the perfect and not using a bracelet, climbing the cash checklist, consuming his collectibles, splitting a mortgage with Stephen Chidwick, dropping a $250,000 pot, fortunate shirts and Doyle Brunson’s cowboy hat.
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