Rank #1: Pokercast 471 - Elton Tsang & Tom Chambers
This week on the Pokercast: An insiders look into the highest stakes dealings of the Poker world, what would you do if a stranger owed you $4.6M and wouldn’t pay? To begin we last nearly a minute before talking about dead animals and recap the big gambling event (fight) of the past weekend. In the news: Hellmuth beats Jungleman heads up for the $200k PNIA King of the Hill and it was a wild ride. MTT Regular accused of angle shooting, we review a listener’s angle shooting story and more. Our feature guest is Elton Tsang. Elton may not be a household name to most, but he has rubbed shoulders with all of them playing the highest stakes in Macau and winning the €1M One Drop in Monte Carlo. Elton has been in the news recently because after a high stakes cash game session in Barcelona, Leon Tsoukernik owner of the Kings Casino has allegedly stiffed him $4.6 Million after losing in the game. Elton joins us in studio to talk about his story. We are also joined by Run It Once Elite coach Tom Chambers. Tom is an expert in games that require more than 2 cards and joins us to talk PLO and PLO8 strategy and the rise of piosolver in omaha. We also had a late guest addition to the show in Dustin Morrill, PHD student at the University of Alberta and creator of the Deepstack heads up no limit hold'em bot. Adam and Terrence played simulated matches against the bot and Dustin joins us to talk about the data from their battles with the AI. (Featured guests: Elton Tsang)
Aug 31 2017
Rank #2: Poker Cast 414 - Brandon Shack-Harris, Mercier/Selbst Bracelet Bet Regret
This week on the Pokercast: The poker news (and gossip) keeps flowing in steadily from Vegas and we’re here like a mother bird to chew it up and regurgitate it back to you. Terrence is down there with a recap of his week on the felt and we get into this week’s winners and stories from the Rio. Aside from the bracelet winners some of the big stories this week include the Jason Mercier & Vanessa Selbst bracelet bet gone wrong, Neymar at the WSOP, a player leaves a bag of cash in an Uber and more. Brandon Shak Harris is our guest this week, but we aren’t able to keep him for long as he has to return to the tournament he’s currently running up a stack in, we chat about his summer schedule and expectations for himself plus some of the big mixed games he’s been playing in LA. After Brandon we get into your voice and E-mails! Lots of strategy questions this week as well as more how much would it take propositions. Terrence and Ross run through some more hands in the Rossco Report and the passwords and formats to the final Pokerstars invitationals are included as always! Also remember to follow along with the Ross Report hands in the “Pokercast 414” thread in the Pokercast forum http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/97/two-plus-two-pokercast/ (Featured guests: Brandon Shack-Harris)
Jun 17 2016
Rank #3: Pokercast 419 - Daniel Negreanu Returns!
This week on the Pokercast: A long form interview with Daniel Negreanu. We're switching up the format a bit and will bring you the mail and other good stuff later this week, but to hold you over we got Dnegs on the line for an hour. Daniel talks with us about a bunch of subjects including: His WSOP, The Main Event/November 9 the big game at Bellagio, stories from back in the day, The Invite only €1M One Drop, Politics, Twitter Beefs and more. (Featured guests: Daniel Negreanu)
Aug 04 2016
Rank #4: Pokercast 433 - Phil Galfond: RIO Poker and Strategy Talk!
On this episode of the Pokercast: We get an update on the Run It Once Poker site and some strategy talk with the man himself, Phil Galfond! To kick things off Terrence talks about his trip to the boonies and we get into the news. This week: William Hill flirts with the idea of buying Amaya, Trump Taj Mahal closes it’s doors, Poker Hall of Fame, Main Event Coverage and talk of some interesting hands and the 1M Euro One Drop businessman invitational is underway in Monte Carlo. Phil Galfond then joins us to share as much as he can with us about what has been developing over at Run It Once thus far, feedback he has received and challenges they have faced working on the new poker site. Then Phil and the guys dive into some amazing hands that he played in a GPL match versus Jonathan Little. We also have some voice and e-mails to get to including a violent confrontation at a private game, what Adam and Ross’ fight walk out songs would be, and someone made us a website that makes it easy for you to determine exactly how far you are from Kells in different units of measurement! (Featured guests: Phil Galfond)
Oct 14 2016
Rank #5: Pokercast 470 - The Return of Dwan, Lockweather & Loose Leon
This week on the Pokercast: Lots if high stakes action happening with the return of Poker After Dark. To begin, Terrence learned some GTO wilderness skills and the guys break down the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight and the crazy betting line movement heading into this weekend. In poker news: Poker After Dark is back and it’s everything we dreamed of. We review the return of Tom Dwan, the biggest pots and stories from the show. “Loose” Leon Tsoukernik is another guy on the high stakes scene lately, and is getting a pretty bad reputation. Plus a $1.2M bad beat jackpot hits in a $1/2 game in Montreal, Hellmuth is a new WPT host, “Molly’s Game” movie trailer, WCOOP Schedule and more. Then we’ve got some 140 or less and some more great mail! Mail includes an encounter with Will Kassouf, some tournament strategy and how many ways can you say you’re all in? (Featured guests: Terrence Chan)
Aug 22 2017
Rank #6: Pokercast 450 - Bill Perkins & RIO Coach Chris Kruk
On this episode of the Pokercast: We are joined by renaissance man and king of high stakes prop bets Mr. Bill Perkins! To start we chat and get into a couple of forum posts before getting into ICYMI. This week: Phil Ivey’s case is going to UK supreme court, a Betonline skin caught cheating at blackjack, Absolute Poker founder returns to USA, American Poker Award winners and more. We are then joined Bill Perkins for a long form interview where we get into a whole ton of topics. From trading to streaming to high stakes private games and prop bet stories, a challenge is offered to Adam as well. After Bill, Chris Kruk of Run It Once returns to the show for a strategy segment with some hand analysis and tips on river play. To cap it all off we get into the mail in which we answer questions about Terrence’s response to the Keegan interview, the EV of a political bet, some insight into an amazing call and more! (Featured guests: Terrence Chan)
Mar 01 2017
Rank #7: Pokercast 489 - ACR Cheating Scandal, WSOP Shot Clocks, Crypto Crash & Tweets!
This week on the Pokercast: We’re back! To begin the guys chat about why we couldn’t get together for a show recently, the crypto downswing and Super Bowl before we get in to the news. Joe Ingram has gone public with a cheating scandal on America’s Card Room that could involve bots, superusers and collusion. Also, The World Series has introduced a shot clock to some events this summer, Elky leaves PokerStars, some High-Roller infighting and other stories are covered. We’ve also got a backlog of great tweets for 280 or less including an Uber driver that calls out Phil Hellmuth!?
Feb 10 2018
Rank #8: Pokercast 490 - WPT Niagara Falls Controversy and Doyle Turned Down $230M?
On this episode of the Pokercast: An interesting controversy arose from WPT Niagara when Mike Leah “chopped” the tournament heads up. We begin with Adam’s weigh in/binging updates and T’s farm plans plus a Bunner story! In the News: The guys explain why the “chop” between Mike Leah and Ryan Yu at WPT Niagara Falls became such a controversy, and their opinions. Plus other stories including Doyle Brunson tweets that he turned down $230M for Doyle’s room back in 2006!? We also have a spirited discussion about what poker stories we’d love to see in documentary form in 140 or less and more of your wonderful mail. Mailbag this week includes cash vs tournament comparisons and a review of the pokerstars.es shared liquidity games!
Feb 18 2018
Rank #9: Pokercast 481 - Negreanu vs. Woods Twitter Beef, Loose Leon & Aussie Matt
On this episode of the Pokercast: Lots of poker world drama between Daniel Negreanu & James Woods, plus Leon Tsoukernik & Matt Kirk can't settle another huge debt. To begin the guys chat about AM radio before we jump into the news. Leon Tsoukernik is again front and centre after yet another handshake deal (for $3 Million this time) goes wrong, the lender was Aussie Matt Kirk. We break down the report provided by Rob Yong and what we know about the deal. Then Daniel Negreanu calls out actor and recreational poker player James Woods for his reported sexual misconduct, we talk about the twitter reactions from the controversy. Other stories include Party Poker removing their account inactivity fees. We then get into 140 (280?) or less with some great tweets from the last week, and your Mail! We get to some questions about Chris Ferguson potentially data mining Full Tilt and Poker Pro appearance fees before we wrap things up. (Featured guests: No Guest)
Nov 16 2017
Rank #10: Pokercast 417 - Danielle Andersen
This week on the Pokercast: Danielle “dmoongirl” Andersen joins us to talk about the very unique experience she had in the main event. First off Terrence talks about his last week at the series and his main event and Ross and Adam recap a bit more of their trip to the podcasting conference in Chicago. This week in ICYMI: Another WSOP is almost over, and we talk about the One Drop, Teams Event and other notable bracelets of the last week. The Main Event is now underway and the guys talk about the news surrounding that as well as a debate on what is the best day 1 to play. Plus more outrage about tanking and the €1M One Drop. Danielle Andersen joins us after a break to talk about her experience in the Main Event playing with a complete newbie as well as a run in with Howard Lederer. After Danielle we review more WSOP tweets in 140 or less, get to your mail and voicemails plus review a couple of hands. (Featured guests: Danielle Andersen)
Jul 14 2016
Rank #11: Pokercast 438 - Ivey's Edge Sorting Woes & Game Theory With RIO Coach Tyler Forrester
On this episode of the Pokercast: Run It Once coach Tyler “Gogol’s Nose” Forrester joins us to talk about the nitty gritty of game theory as it applies to NLH, the future of online poker and applying training tools to your game. First, Adam and Terrence talk about the latest UFC and Conor Mcgregor plus Adam is grateful for your support and not so grateful for radar guns. This week we’ve got some interesting news stories for you including another bid for Amaya from Baazov. In more Stars news they plan to skim more off of the VIP Club, in Phil Hellmuth news the Poker Brat could be appearing on the Tim Ferriss show but not if the poker twitter community can help it. Phil Ivey is in some deep legal trouble now due to the edge sorting scandals and we update you on his dealings as well as the tax implications of the November Niners and more. Tyler Forrester then joins us on the line to talk about the aforementioned topics, and Ross has been back on the felt so we’ve got some new hands to revive the Ross Report! (Featured guests: Terrence Chan)
Nov 17 2016
Rank #12: Pokercast 425 - Inside Underground NY Poker
On this episode of the Pokercast: A dealer of the underground games in New York joins us to tell us about the poker scene in such a big city with no casinos. To start Ross and Terrence have a quick recap of UFC in Vancouver. Adam has a tournament staking ethics question for Terrence, we also get Shaun Deeb on the line to get his opinion on the scenario. Then Ian, our insider and dealer of the NY poker scene joins us to talk about his experiences dealing all over the city, in small and high stakes games and games that were raided and run by shady people. After Ian, we get into your Voicemails and E-mails. We also have a special edition of the Roscoe Report with listener submitted hands! (Featured guests: Shaun Deeb)
Aug 29 2016
Rank #13: Pokercast 491 - Poker Awards, Trip Report and Weight Bet Completion!
This week on the Pokercast: A Schwartz completes the weight bet! Plus a trip report from the American Poker Awards and LA cash games. To begin Adam and Terrence break down the final stages of the 150 challenge, the celebration and plans for the future. Adam also made a quick trip to Beverly Hills for the poker awards where we were nominated for best poker podcast. He reviews the awards and also the all night cash session with some hand review from PLO, NLH and LHE games. Then we’ve got some tweets in 140 or less plus more of your mail. Mailbag topics include: Parlaying the weight bet money into march madness, defence of Norman Chad and how to keep your home game in order.
Feb 28 2018
Rank #14: Pokercast 442 - Story Time with Barry Greenstein, Online Poker Traffic & HU 4 Rollz
On this episode of the Pokercast: We are joined by Barry Greenstein, a man of many epic stories. Barry takes a break from his session to tell us a wild degenerate tale involving Phil Ivey and other poker notables. First off we chat about how Terrence is living it up, Ross is on his way to warmer weather and Adam is hanging out at the rink. This week in the news: We look at what sites (other than stars) have been driving the most traffic and the answer might surprise you, Steve Ruddock of OnlinePokerReport gets on the line with us to give us the details on how the online landscape is changing. Other stories include LuckyChewy planning to start a new poker site, Cate Hall/Mike Dentale twitter beef and HU 4 Rollz. Then we get Barry G on the line who regales us with some wild tales of degeneracy such as him being pressured to hold large sums money for strangers, John Hennigan, Tuan Le and of course Phil Ivey. After Barry we get into some 140 Or Less, Mailbag and some hands in the Ross Report. (Featured guests: Barry Greenstein)
Dec 14 2016
Rank #15: Pokercast 456 - David Sklansky & Absolute Poker Refunds with Rich Muny
This week on the Pokercast: Legendary eccentric poker author David Sklansky (and his parrot) joins us on the show once again! To begin, United airlines victim David Dao has $260k in cashes? Eating insects, playoff season and MORE weight loss bets. In the news: DOJ announces Absolute Poker reimbursements and Rich Muny of the Poker Players Alliance gives us the details. Updated version of Libratus heads east to destroy more humans, WPT Tournament of Champions and Pokerstars Championship Macau main event. David Sklansky then joins us from his home in Nevada to talk about mental game coaches in poker, game theory, his new book “Poker & More, Unique Ideas & Concepts” and more. We’ve also got some mail including a strategy question and Pokercast guest power ratings. Plus some great tweets in 140 or Less and Adam’s got a favourite thing before we wrap it up. (Featured guests: David Sklansky)
Apr 12 2017
Rank #16: Pokercast Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male & Alan Boston Returns!
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Pokercast: Alan Boston got pocket dialled by us so we begin the show with an impromptu interview! Alan talks about his lock and the other bets he made during the tournament as well as his opinion on the final. Adam's back from his cruise as well and has some stories of weight gain and the cruise ship casino. The guys also talk about the Staples brothers weight bet completion and all the media attention it garnered. In the news: A female poker player under the alias Sia Layta plans to play the WSOP dressed as a man, the guys talk about an interview she did on “Gambling with an edge” and the issues that arose from some of her strategies and opinions. Also, the WSOP is planning to institute more shot clocks. We’ve also got some funny tweets in 140 or less and bust open the Mailbag. The mail this week includes a question about working on your game and moving up in stakes which inspires a story of Terrence shot-taking during his rise to the high stakes.
Apr 03 2018
Rank #17: Pokercast 443 - Ivey's Decision, Michael Gracz & RIO Coach Zach Freeman
On this episode of the Pokercast: A truly international episode, the first time the gang has all been in separate countries! We chat about our holidays and then review some of your posts in the Questions/Comments thread of the Pokercast forum. This week in the news: Ivey is ordered to pay back over $10M to the Borgata, Will Kassouf is back talking his way into awkward situations, Matt Savage posts about an interesting rules conundrum, High Stakes Database releases all player information and more. Continuing along the thread of Degen Stories, Adam’s buddy and WSOP bracelet winner Michael Gracz joins us with some stories of his own. After Mike, we’ve got some 140 or less, and then we chat with Zachary Freeman of Run It Once. Zach was the first exclusively live poker coach for RIO and we get him on the line from LA to chat about where to play which games in the LA scene, Profiling players and playing GTO against randoms. Zach has some great insight into approaching new games as well. We also get into some more of your great mail before we wrap things up. Happy Holidays from the Pokercast! (Featured guests: Terrence Chan)
Dec 22 2016
Rank #18: Pokercast 482 - Poker After Dark, Weight Loss Bets & More Twitter Beef with Remko Rinkema
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: The guys are joined by Remko Rinkema! To begin we chat about the absurd exchange between rapper Talib Kweli and a bunch of well known poker pros on twitter. Then Remko talks with us about the Poker Central Poker After Dark coverage and what we can hope to see in the future, plus the weight loss bets they have going and how not to get fat again over the holidays. We also break down a crazy hero call made my Matt Berkey on PAD and some great tweets in 140 (280) or less. In the Mailbag this week we respond to the actual amount of truckloads of implants it would take to reach Kells and some NLH and Omaha 8 strat. Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends from the Pokercast!
Nov 24 2017
Rank #19: Pokercast 430 - William Kassouf
On this episode of the Pokercast: Each year on the WSOP coverage by ESPN there is generally a polarizing character who is cast as the villain, and this year is no exception. William Kassouf is the boisterous Brit verbally jousting throughout each pot he played this year and he joins us this week from his home in London. We talk with William about the coverage of him over the last several episodes of the Main Event, the ruling that was made against him by WSOP tournament director Jack Effel as well as what really happened off camera and more! (Featured guests: William Kassouf)
Sep 23 2016
Rank #20: Pokercast 416 - Ryan Laplante & Monster Stack Champ Mitch Towner
This week on the Pokercast: We’ve got a double dose of bracelet winners from 2016, One of them is playing everything and the other only played one tournament. First, Adam and Ross are in Chicago at Podcast Movement and loving Uber Pool while Terrence is still in Vegas with updates from the WSOP. This week in the news: Lots of great stories from the World Series, big names winning more tournaments while unknowns play insane hands to take down their first. More talk about Chris Ferguson and a scathing article about an interaction with him this year surfaces. Pokerstars leaves 2 markets and thinks about eliminating the micro-micro stakes, and the sad news of a poker player found dead at the Rio. We get into your mail and voicemails as well before we get to our guests. Our first guest is a long time friend of the show but this is his first interview. Ryan Laplante talks about his great summer, his first bracelet and the bittersweet events surrounding his bracelet. Our second guest is Mitchell Towner, Mitch won the Monster Stack this year and it only took him one try! He tells us the story of coming to Vegas to play only one event and binking. He is also a finance professor at University of Arizona, and talks about the “black swan” effect when betting in the poker marketplace. (Featured guests: Ryan "Protential" Laplante, Mitchell Towner)
Jul 07 2016