Poker Stories is a long-form audio podcast collection that options informal interviews with a few of the recreation’s greatest gamers and personalities. Each episode highlights a well known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favourite tales each on and off the felt.
Brek Schutten is a household man with 5 kids that spends his days working as a nurse within the intensive care unit. But that hasn’t stopped the Michigan native from dominating the dwell match circuit for greater than a yr now.
The 34-year-old topped a record-field of two,482 entries within the 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open to win a life-changing $1,261,095, and within the months since has parlayed that rating into much more money. After making two last tables on the Poker Masters final September for a mixed $162,900, Schutten took down the $15,000 excessive curler on the Wynn in March for $219,300.
This summer season he packed up the household for a visit to Las Vegas, the place he opened with a win within the MGM Grand Mystery Bounty occasion for a complete of $71,000. Then on the World Series of Poker, Schutten jumped into the large excessive rollers, taking fifth within the $25,000 occasion for $323,730 and second within the $50,000 occasion for $820,808. He now has $3.4 million in dwell match earnings.
Highlights from this interview embody discovering poker via a radio advert, why he received into nursing, being cool below strain, 15 huge blinds and a dream, celebrating in Florida with Mickey Mouse, playing on himself, battling Jake Schindler for the poker neighborhood, House vs. Grey’s Anatomy, bagging groceries with huge bro, a yard batting cage, being kicked out of the band, Padme Amidala and brown sugar rice, and getting mistaken for David Peters.
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