The Runchuks Podcast

The Runchuks Podcast

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Uncovering what it takes to reach the top as a professional poker player


Online poker legend Bencb on building a successful career
Sep 18 • 131 min
Bencb won several major online poker tournament series, including the WCOOP and SCOOP. He’s also the champion of the largest poker tournament that has ever taken place, where he scored a win of $1,172,360.60 for a buy-in of $102,000.00.We cover a wide…
Steffen Sontheimer: From the Bottom to High Stakes Poker [Rebroadcast]
Sep 11 • 146 min
At the beginning of 2017, Steffen Sontheimer close to $500,000 in live cashes and flew under the radar of many in the Poker world. But some seemed to notice the rising talent already: “Predicting the breakout year of Go0se.core! Best player in the game…
Fedor Holz - Striving for excellence [Rebroadcast]
Sep 4 • 86 min
Fedor Holz is one of the most successful poker tournament players in the world. He played a key role in assembling “the German team”, we discuss how Fedor keeps aiming at bigger goals, his approach to improvement, his mental game tips & tricks, and much…
Lee Davy on interviewing poker greats and on alcohol addiction
Aug 28 • 105 min
Helping overcome alcohol addiction and interviewing poker greats like Tom Dwan, Andrew Robl, Jason Koon, and Timofey (Trueteller) Kuznetsov. That’s what we talk about with Lee Davy, whom many of you know as the guy behind the mic on “I am High Stakes…
MMAsherdog on the best poker players and how to improve at poker
Aug 21 • 113 min
High Stakes online poker crusher MMAsherdog talks about how to improve at poker and discusses some of the best poker players in the world including Limitless, LLinusLLove on the Runchuks Podcast. CONNECT: Subscribe to YouTube channel:…
David Reichelt - mobile game creator who generated over $75 million in revenue
Aug 14 • 127 min
David Reichelt is a mobile game creator who made Color Switch, which has over 250 million downloads and generated over seventy five million dollars in revenue. We talk about his journey, how he created 40 unsuccessful games before finally hitting the…
State of poker - Mason Malmuth
Aug 7 • 160 min
State of poker, online poker tournament structures and guarantees, private games, regulations, ethics, and Mason’s new book “The History of the World from a Gambler’s Perspective” are some of the many topics we discuss in this conversation.Mason is the…
GM Robert Fontaine talks about Chess and Poker
Jul 31 • 71 min
Chess and poker - what do these games have in common. In this interview Grandmaster Robert Fontaine talks about how he got into chess and shares useful advice for those who want to learn how to play chess. We explore why the popularity of chess is…
GM Vladimir Kramnik on AlphaZero and achieving excellence
Jul 24 • 147 min
GM Vladimir Kramnik talks about AlphaZero, the evolution of chess theory, how to achieve excellence, and his journey in chess. A lot of ideas we discuss apply not only to chess but also to poker and life in general. Vladimir is one of the most talented…
Maria Konnikova - poker beginner to champion
Jul 17 • 57 min
Maria Konnikova is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Confidence Game. Her new book, The Biggest Bluff, is out now. Maria started as a complete beginner in poker and while researching The Biggest Bluff, Maria became an international poker…
Richard Turner - THE card mechanic
Jul 10 • 145 min
Richard Turner is the best card mechanic (card shark) in the world and one of the best close-up magicians. He has entertained millions of people around the world and won several prestigious awards for his achievements in magic.The highly-rated documentary…
Thallo - winning WSOP bracelet, high stakes private poker games, poker apps, ethics
Jul 3 • 144 min
In one year Thallo went from a recreational amateur poker player to winning a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 2019, getting into some of the juiciest private poker games in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, playing Triton events and in many other ways…
Phil Galfond - qualities of successful poker players
Jun 26 • 112 min
In this episode of Runchuks Poker Podcast Phil Galfond talks about the qualities that make him a great poker player, his decision making process, how does he think through the hand, how does he handle the stress and of course how does Phil sees the future…
Michael Franzese on his Mafia past and dangers of gambling
Jun 21 • 59 min
Michael Franzese used to be a high ranking member of the feared Colombo crime family. At his most affluent, he generated 5-8 million dollars per week from legal and illegal businesses and became one of the biggest money makers in mob history. Michael is…
Henry Kilbane shares crazy poker stories
Jun 13 • 139 min
Henry Kilbane is a poker commentator who covers some of the biggest events in poker and he’s also an active poker player. In this episode, he shares some crazy stories from his poker career, including stories about rigged games, card mechanics, private…
Tommy Angelo on poker mindset and mindfulness
May 22 • 110 min
Tommy Angelo is the author of several books including Painless Poker and Dailyness. Tommy is one of the first people to become a poker coach in a modern sense. He coached some big names early on in their careers. Tommy’s been playing poker professionally…
Leszek Badurowicz on foundations of winning poker
May 16 • 168 min
Leszek Badurowicz is the author of The Mental Edge. He shares his insights on how to develop good habits, routines, discipline, and other important components of solid mental game which is indispensable if you want to reach the top in the poker industry.…
OP-Poker-James on Poker Twitch Streaming, new poker variants, solvers and studies
May 9 • 137 min
James is a successful poker Twitch streamer and PokerStars ambassador. We get to discuss how he got into the streaming business, the creation of new poker variants, how to learn new games, the evolution of poker, how solvers changed the game, the future…
Elliot Roe on what’s holding people back from becoming successful in poker
May 3 • 57 min
Elliot Roe is one of the top mental game and performance coaches in the poker industry. He worked with some of the most successful poker players in the world such as Fedor Holz, Alex Foxen, and Phil Galfond just to name a few. And he’s helped many others…