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Interview with AaronBeen, Andressoprano, FouTight, and Vekked

Wednesday, 11-23-2011
The brand new additions to the BlueFirePoker roster, MTT specialists Stéphane "FouTight" Bisson, Andres "Andressoprano" Pereyra, Jake "Vekked" Meyer, and Aaron "Aaronbeen" Been jump on the Hot Seat and discuss joining BlueFirePoker and the type of content they will be creating, each of their individual poker stories, how Black Friday affected each of them, their poker coaches and how they got to where they are now, what they think of the current state of online MTTs, and much more! Check out BlueFirePoker by using a FREE 7day trial by visiting BlueFirePoker.

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Interview with Lex “Raszi” Veldhuis

Monday, 9-19-2011
Team Pokerstars Pro Lex "Raszi" Veldhuis sits on the Hot Seat and talks about table selection, taking big shots, epic runs including running $300 to 140k and losing it in 2 days and just how bad that week ended up being on the tables, his experience at the final table of the $40k WSOP tournament, using his entire bankroll for a shot at High Stakes Poker, his dynamic with Doyle Brunson that got him to call a $60k river bet with only a pair of 2s, who he currently thinks the best poker players are, how finding PLO regenerated his love of poker, his scheduled fight vs. Elky, and much more! Follow Lex on Twitter at Twitter.com/Raszi. Visit his personal website and blog at www.VeldhuisPoker.com.

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Interview With Martin “alexeimartov” Bradstreet

Sunday, 9-11-2011
Known almost everywhere these days as "alexeimartov", Martin Bradstreet ("alexeimartov" on Pokerstars and previously "MagicNinja" on FTP) jumps on the Hot Seat and discusses what well-known celebrity he thinks is playing on Pokerstars now and why he feels he can't leave the game when he is playing, what he thinks of Isildur's game, who he thinks the best poker players in the world are and how he rates himself among them, what he thought of the Girah scandal and how it essentially affected all poker players, where he got the name AlexeiMartov, why music is his biggest passion and what his end-game goal for his band is, and more! Follow Martin on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/AlexeiMartov and visit his band's website at www.AlexeiMartov.com.

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Interview with David “Doc” Sands and Erika Moutinho

Friday, 8-19-2011
David "Doc" Sands and Erika Moutinho jump on the Hot Seat and discuss their deep run in the 2011 WSOP Main Event including playing together on the final 3 tables, life pre and post WSOP Main Event, prior online poker success and how prepared they were for Black Friday, future plans, their engagement, and much more! Follow Doc on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Doc_Sands and Erika at www.Twitter.com/EMoutinho.

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Interview with Antonio Esfandiari

Friday, 7-29-2011
In this interview, Antonio "the magician" Esfandiari jumps on the Hot Seat and discusses his magic career, women and partying in his younger days and why he might soon be "hanging it up", his work ethic when it comes to poker, who he feels has the best poker minds currently, why he wants to punish Phil Laak in anything he does, his ESPN WSOP broadcasting experience, and more. Follow Antonio on Twitter at Twitter.com/MagicAntonio (and unfollow Phil Laak).

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Interview with Brian “tsarrast” Rast

Tuesday, 7-19-2011
Brian Rast joins the Hot Seat from Brazil and discusses winning two WSOP bracelets this summer, skipping the 2011 WSOP Main Event for his fiance, coming back to beat Hellmuth heads up in the 50k Players Championship, how he wouldn't have even played the first event he won a bracelet in if it weren't for Antonio Esfandiari wanting a friend with him at the Rio, being one of the first to visit the cash games in Macau, cash games in Vegas this summer, and more! You can follow Brian on his Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Tsarrast. There were some slight technical difficulties with the video. The audio only version and is available below and you can find the interview on iTunes shortly.

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Interview with Sebastien “Seb86″ Sabic

Friday, 6-24-2011
In the newest Hot Seat interview, mixed game specialist Sebastien "Seb86" Sabic joins the show from Las Vegas to discuss why he started by playing poker focusing on the mixed games instead of NLHE or PLO, making the jump up to 1500/3k 2-7TD, what he is up to at the WSOP, his first session in Bobby's Room, withdrawing his entire FTP account $10,000 at a time, and more! You can follow Sebastien on Twitter at twitter.com/SebSabic.

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Interview with IHateJuice/Kagome Kagome/Hasu

Wednesday, 4-13-2011
In what he refers to as "the first and probably last video interview", Hasu (aka IHateJuice and Kagome Kagome) discusses his numerous names and meanings behind each, the controversy surrounding IHateJuice and being forced to change it, rising through the limit holdem stakes to the nosebleeds, how frustrating it is when Phil Ivey and Patrick Antonious are the only players that will give him action, and initial troubles driving a car yet driving being his favorite hobby.

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Interview with Olivier “livb112″ Busquet

Friday, 4-8-2011
Widely regarded as the top Heads Up SNG Player in the world, Olivier Busquet has been gaining publicity lately in the form of Poker After Dark, NBC HU Championships, and more. In this interview, Busquet discusses strategy in heads up SNGs, tilt and tilt control, how he feels about cash game players playing SNGs, a potential "Olivier Challenge", paying players their rake to play against him, and more. See more of Busquet at his website www.Livb112.com.

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Interview with Jason Mercier

Friday, 3-25-2011
Jason jumps on the Hot Seat and talks about a variety of topics including how he got started in poker, living in Florida, and his plans for poker in 2011.

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