PokerNews Podcast: Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty on Making WSOP Main Event Final Table


Ryan Hagerty

In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway tell you why Sarah Herring is MIA. They then share details about their respective weekends in Las Vegas for the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and highlight those players fortunate enough to make the final table.

They are then joined by Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty, who was one of the players to secure a seat at the final table. The New Jersey pro talks about his journey and preparing to play in the biggest poker tournament of his life.

In addition, they recap the victory of Argentina’s Damian Salas at the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event final table from the international leg on GGPoker, offer updates on both the Daniel Negreanu vs. Doug Polk and Phil Galfond vs. Chance Kornuth heads-up challenges, discuss Neymar signing with PokerStars, and finally share their thoughts on PokerGO’s High Stakes Poker.

This week’s sponsors: Oddschecker US, GG Poker, Natural8, and Run It Once (Click link for special PN Pod rakeback deal).

Time Stamps

Time Topic
00:26 Welcome to the show
00:53 Chad’s trip to Vegas; Jeff played the WSOP Main Event
01:14 Teasing guest Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty
03:00 Big turnout for WSOP Main Event on
04:29 Sponsor: Natural8
06:00 A look at the WSOP Main Event final table
09:00 Opportunity to mint new poker superstars
11:16 Guest Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty joins the show
12:36 COVID precautions headed into final table
14:00 Sizing up the competition
16:32 Hagerty’s poker origin story
20:00 What does the money mean to you?
21:53 WSOP Game App
23:16 Recapping the WSOP GGPoker Main Event final table
24:15 Jeff tilted by champ Damian Salas
28:10 Neymar signs with PokerStars… Again!
32:15 Sponsor: GGPoker
33:03 Doug Polk out in front of Negreanu in HU duel
35:40 Galfond books biggest win of Galfond Challenge against Kornuth
38:00 Sponsor: Run It Once
39:00 High Stakes Poker debuts on PokerGO
43:15 Poker After Dark kicking off new season
44:00 Tune in next week for the WSOP final table preview show
45:16 Oddschecker Ad

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