December 31, 2021

Brandon Shack-Harris Talks Music, Muay Thai and the Meaning of Life (NBD) | Ep: 28

In this month’s episode, Kara asks poker pro Brandon Shack-Harris why it’s so important to bring the fun, the silly and the unexpected to the poker table.

Shack-Harris is a two-time WSOP bracelet winner with $3.5 million lifetime tournament earnings. Top-level poker skill notwithstanding, he’s probably better known for his personality and antics at the poker table.

Shack-Harris also made news when he voluntarily released his ROI numbers for every World Series of Poker he ever played. 

All told, Shack-Harris competed in 230 events with total buy-ins of $1,227,830. He made 14 final tables, won two bracelets and took home $3,485,335 in prizes. That’s a net profit of $2,257,505 for an ROI of 184%. That is $188,125 per series on average, or $9,815 per event.  

That move was just one example of Shack-Harris’s honest and engaging approach to being a poker pro. It’s a big part of his personality and it shines through in a big way in this episode of Heart of Poker.

Kara and Brandon have known each other for a while and as usual, the conversation gets into it right away.

Highlights include the intersection between music, muay thai and poker, and of course, the meaning of life, because it wouldn’t be an episode of the Heart of Poker Podcast without a serious existential deep-dive.

Make sure to check back on our channel for tons of in-depth interviews with poker’s most fascinating characters!

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