EPISODE 7: Brian Rast

On this episode of Showdown, high-stakes tournament and cash game crusher Brian Rast joins Scott and Ryan live from The Hop Grenade! Tune in as Brian drops a ton of invaluable poker knowledge and high-level (yet straightforward and easy to understand) strategic insight into the endlessly complex game that is Texas Hold 'Em.

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EPISODE 6: Matt Savage

Matt Savage, executive tour director for the World Poker Tour and longtime poker ambassador, joins Scott and Ryan on this episode of Showdown! Scott Ball from Twitch is also back in the studio as the crew discusses Matt's history in the industry, the contemporary tournament circuit, hand breakdowns, and much more.

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EPISODE 5: Gavin Smith

On this episode of Showdown, longtime poker professional Gavin Smith joins Scott and Ryan to discuss his legendary career, from World Poker Tour championships to World Series of Poker bracelets and beyond.

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EPISODE 4: Scott Ball

Scott Ball, Global Head of Poker at Twitch, joins Scott and Ryan in-studio at The Hop Grenade on this first-ever live Twitch stream of Showdown! Tune in as Scott breaks down the value of heads-up play, the future of games broadcasting, and his plan to create the next poker boom. 

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EPISODE 3: Matt Widdoes

Showdown airs its third episode live from The Hop Grenade in Northern California! Globetrotting grinder and jack-of-all-poker-trades Matt Widdoes joins Scott and Ryan in-studio to discuss his many ventures and adventures around the game - from dealing, to hosting, and of course, playing.

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EPISODE 2: Neil Blumenfield

Live from The Hop Grenade in Northern California, Showdown is back with its second episode! Tune in as November-Niner Neil Blumenfield joins Scott and Ryan in-studio to discuss his 3rd place finish in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event with hand breakdowns, tournament versus cash game strategy comparisons, and much more.

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EPISODE 1: Daniel Negreanu

Showdown broadcasts its inaugural episode live from The Hop Grenade, and who could be more appropriate for this momentous show than the biggest live tournament poker winner of all time: The one and only Daniel Negreanu! Tune is as Ryan and Scott discuss Daniel's storied poker career, talk a little basic strategy, and have some good old fashioned fun.

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