WSOP Main Event COVID Controversy! – The Rake E065
This week on The Rake we address the hot topic that seems to be dominating the poker community this holiday season: WSOP Main Event Controversy! Did Pesh De Silva get a raw deal? How ethical have WSOP, GGPoker, and ESPN’s actions been in the face of the coronavirus pandemic? And what about Stoyan Madanzhiev? Didn’t he already win the “Main Event”? Hosts Marle Cordeiro & Jamie Kerstetter discuss all this and more!
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Welcome to The Rake! A brief background of the current WSOP Main Event situation.
Recap of the international and domestic main event wins, and anticipation for the heads up final in Vegas.
Thoughts on Upeshka De Silva being disqualified after testing positive for COVID.
Twitter reactions from the poker community.
Gershon Distenfeld, who finished 8th in the domestic main event, is giving all of his winnings to charity.
An update on Stoyan Madanzhiev, who won the previous supposed “Main Event” earlier this year.
Do they think it’s hypocritical that people who complained about the Main Event circumstances still entered and played?
What are their thoughts on the multi-accounting accusations against Pesh De Silva?
A recap of info on the upcoming final heads-up Main Event match. What are their thoughts on the outlook of the 2021 WSOP?
A broader conversation about risking COVID infection to play live poker.
A quick blurb about Marle’s engagement ring.
Wrapping up. Fingers crossed for a better 2021!
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