The PokerNews Debate Series launched its first episode on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 with the series focusing on Sarah Herring moderating debates between PokerNews’ Mo Nuwwarah and Jason Glatzer about a variety of topics on the minds of those in the poker community.
The first episode of the PokerNews Debate Series focuses on whether Phil Hellmuth is only good against bad players with Nuwwarah being assigned “yes” while Glatzer was assigned to debate that he is good against good and bad players.
The topic is something many poker players have discussed in light of the highly-publicized High Stakes Duel II between Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu to take place live at PokerGo on March 31.
The PokerNews Debate Series would like to be known for taking a no-holds-barred approach and pulling no punches… this series kicked off with a great example of that philosophy.
Note: Debators were assigned their position on this issue and their comments do not necessarily reflect their opinions or that of PokerNews.
|00:00||Countdown to the debate|
|10:22||Sarah Herring introduces the show, its concept/structure, and this week’s topic|
|14:35||Herring introduces debators Mo Nuwwarah and Jason Glatzer|
|17:53||Nuwwarah debates why Hellmuth is only good against bad players|
|21:40||Glatzer debates why Hellmuth is good against good and bad players|
|26:10||Nuwwarah’s rebuttal to Glatzer’s points|
|30:46||Glatzer’s rebuttal to Nuwarrah’s points|
|35:40||Nuwwarah’s final points|
|36:45||Herring opens up Q&A|
|37:02||Is it necesary to incorporate solvers into your game?|
|43:07||Do you believe in White Magic?|
|45:17||Is Hellmuth playing the schtik of the old man that doesn’t know what’s going on?|
|49:25||Discussing Hellmuth’s hand against Polk where Polk folded second nuts|
|56:04||Responses to Barny Boatman’s comment “I’ve been eeking a living for decades out of the bogus dichotomy between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ players.”|
|59:10||Discussion of the frequent swapping of action in high stakes tournaments with small fields|
|01:04:07||Are tournaments Hellmuth’s bread and butter or is he also good at cash games|
|01:08:28||Is Hellmuth predictible?|
|01:12:20||Herring concludes show|