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The Two Plus Two Pokercast
106 minutes | Jul 9, 2018
Pokercast 499 - WSOP Main Event 2018: Hijinks & Drama!
This week on the Pokercast: The most important tournament of the year is well underway and we’ve got more stories of bad behaviour from the one and only Poker Brat. To begin Terrence has been down in Vegas for a couple of weeks and has got a trip report, plus an upcoming fight to announce! In ICYMI we break down the main event so far including the amazing performance of Michael Mizrachi, the not-so-amazing performance of Phil Hellmuth and some twitter beef with Vanessa Selbst. The guys finish off the show with some strategy talk from Terrence’s day 1 of the main plus what Jason Koon had to say about some hands!
104 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
Pokercast 498 - Hellmuth Charges Too Much Markup, MSPT Venetian Final Table Controversy, Mailbag & More!
On this episode of the Pokercast - Phil Hellmuth sold a WSOP package on a staking site, but was the price right? Also, a couple make it down to the final 3 in a $5k tournament at the Venetian and a ton of ethics questions arise. To begin, Terrence is down in Vegas and gives us a live update of his WSOP then we get into the news: Our top stories this week have sparked a lot of debate recently. Phil Hellmuth sold shares to a WSOP Turbo event at 1.8/1 and people were very upset, but was the outrage justified? Plus Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell, who are a couple, get three handed in the MSPT $5k event at the Venetian with a lot of money on the line at a televised final table. Some soft play and collusion was alleged from the poker world and we break down the hand in question. We’ve also got some WSOP updates and notable bracelet winners from the last couple weeks of action. In 140 or less there are some amazing WSOP and World Cup tweets. In the Mailbag questions include what to do with your bankroll when it’s not in action, a defender of LA cash game etiquette and we end with a hand Adam played.
72 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
Pokercast 497 - WSOP 2018 & The Ferguson Apology with Lance Bradley
On this episode of the Pokercast: After an extended break the guys return to update you on what’s been happening in the poker world, and a lot has been happening! Adam was down in Vegas for the beginning of the WSOP while Terrence is about to head down there. We get a trip report from Adam including a live hand review of some high stakes action in Bobby’s Room and the guys explain the long break. In ICYMI: Lance Bradley joins the show to break down Chris Ferguson’s weak apology video and controversy surrounding his banners in the rio. The guys also talk about notable bracelet winners and storylines so far from the World Series and the Polk/Negreaunu beef at the Super High Roller Bowl.
85 minutes | May 18, 2018
Pokercast 496 - Legal US Sports Betting, High Stakes Action & RIO Poker
On this episode of the Pokercast: We’re back again to catch you up on all of the news from the Poker/Gambling world, and there’s a lot to catch you up on! To begin the guys talk about what they’ve been up to and why it took so long to do a show, plus we see where we stand on the Yanni/Laurel debate. In the news: Sports Betting has been deemed legal by the US Supreme Court and the guys talk about what this could mean as states begin to regulate sports betting and hopefully poker. Gordon Vayo sues Pokerstars for withholding $700k after they conclude he was using a VPN. Huge high stakes cash game action in Montreal and Montenegro featuring the likes of Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan and Matt Kirk. Also Run It Once Poker releases some features of the new site such as disallowing the use of HUDs. We’ve also got a backlog of funny tweets and mail including a question about at what age Adam and Terrence learned to gamble.
88 minutes | Apr 23, 2018
Pokercast 495 - China Bans Poker & US Online Shared Liquidity
On this episode of the Pokercast: As of May 1 there will be a larger player pool for legal online poker in the USA! To begin the guys talk about the Staples brothers new weight bet with Bill Perkins and WPT puts out a casting call for a final table audience. In ICYMI: We are joined by Steve Ruddock of onlinepokerreport.com to talk about the new shared liquidity for NV, NJ and DA, and how China is going to shut down the online poker sites/apps that have been popular there. We’ve also got some controversy and hilarity in 140 or less and some mail. Mail topics include: some strat and a story of playing poker with a hitman in Manila.
89 minutes | Apr 12, 2018
Pokercast 494 - Heartland Poker Tour Not Winning Many Hearts & Mailbag!
On this episode of the Pokercast: We dive in to all of the great mail you’ve been sending that got backed up the last couple of weeks! To begin the guys chat about how this is the best time of the year for sports, Terrence moving into the wilderness and the upcoming WSOP. In the news: Heartland Poker Tour scheduled a tournament at the Westgate in Vegas and attempted some shady practices, Adam and Terrence break down what they did and the reaction from the community. Also, Pokerstars debuted a new game format called “Split Hold’em”. We’ve got some good tweets in 140 or less and then we bust open the Mailbag. Mail topics this week include: Whipping your game back in to shape, Tipping dealers and floor staff, The undesirable cash game regulars in LA and more!
78 minutes | Apr 2, 2018
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.
100 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
Pokercast 492 - Alan Boston 2018 & The Craziest Televised Fold Of All Time?
This week on the Pokercast: The always entertaining Alan Boston is back with his first round March Madness picks and more! We begin with Alan because he’s on a tight schedule and get into the yearly snubs from the tournament, Alan’s lock of the year and some chat about sports betting theory. We also talk about a poker hand that has gone viral this week, which may be the sickest fold ever televised. Plus Gus Hansen returns to Vegas and Poker After Dark! We have a few funny tweets and Mailbag submissions as well. Mailbag topics include: Low limit cash game strat, weight bet chat and a staking question.
98 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
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.
88 minutes | Feb 18, 2018
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!
83 minutes | Feb 9, 2018
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!?
59 minutes | Jan 18, 2018
Pokercast 488 - PCA Review, Aussie Millions Preview, Phil Ivey Sighting & Super Bad Beat Jackpot!
This week on the Pokercast: The guys review the PCA winners and stories, preview Aussie millions and cover everything in between. To begin, Doug Polk called out crypto scammers on his youtube channel and in turn gets his life threatened and Adam weighs in for his third of eight weeks. In the news: An exciting finish to the PCA Main Event and other high roller winners from the Bahamas, The largest bad beat jackpot in the history of the USA was won and some interesting revenue numbers from Vegas. We also bust open the Mailbag to answer your emails about a ruling in an all-in pot, the price for Adam to re-gain the weight, email number 4 and more!
85 minutes | Jan 10, 2018
Pokercast 487 - PCA, Molly’s Game and Mailbag
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: We bring you up to date on what’s happening at the PCA and talk about Molly’s Game, then answer a heap of your mail! To begin Adam talks about the second weigh in for the weight bet and coming a bit unravelled afterwards. Terrence has been a Dad for another week and Ross gets a second job on the radio. We then answer an email about the movie Molly’s Game and review it. In the news: PCA is in full swing, the guys break down all of the high roller winners and plus the main event. Also, Daniel Negreanu blogs about his net profit/loss from the last year and a few stars pros retire. We also have some funny tweets in 140 or less and your mail! Mail topics this week include PLO strategy vs an old lady, losing bitcoin after selling drugs on the dark web and more!
74 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
Pokercast 486 - Post Holiday: Weigh In Day and Baby Chan!
On this episode of the Pokercast: Disclaimer - This episode contains very little poker content, that being said, there is a whole lot to catch you up on! To begin we have some very sad news about a former member of the Pokercast that long time listeners will remember. James Bunner left us over the holidays after a long and difficult battle with mental illness, Adam and Terrence share their thoughts and pay their respects before we get in to the rest of the pod. First off, the baby is here! Terrence talks about the experience of the birth of his first-born, what that day was like and how his perspective has changed over the past week. We then move on to the weight bet. Adam had his first weigh in last night and had to sweat it out in the sauna, Adam and T talk about the drama that unfolded trying to make weight yesterday after the last 8 months. We will be back (hopefully) with Phil Galfond and more Poker news & content later in the week!
83 minutes | Dec 19, 2017
Pokercast 485 - Pre Holiday WSOP 2018 Schedule preview & Stars $25K No Limit Championship
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Pokercast: The schedule for the 2018 WSOP has been officially released, we talk about the new events and other stories. To begin Terrence is drawing ever closer to the baby due date and Adam nearly gave up on his weight bet. In the news: The WSOP schedule has new and exciting events to offer in 2018, we talk about all of them! Also Stars promotes a new $25k championship tournament which could have a path to victory for non-high rollers, plus a bad beat for the winner of a huge bad beat jackpot in Reno this week. We’ve also got your mail on deck which contains quite a few pet peeves as well as examining the question: How do some of the big name pros really perceive themselves?
80 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
Pokercast 484 - WPT 5 Diamond, Bitcoin Craziness, Mail & More!
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Pokercast: A couple of big tournaments were taken down, bitcoin continues to soar and more. To begin: Adam is closing in on weigh in time and Terrence is nearing the baby due date, plus a degen story before we get into the news. WPT 5 Diamond was won by Ryan Tosoc at the Bellagio while grinder Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet won the Party Poker Millions online. Also a random job posting for Full Tilt Poker appeared, we explore the reasons why. We then get into a live PLO hand that Adam played and some tweets in 140 (280) or less. We open up the Mailbag as well to answer some of your questions. Topics including: A not-so-freeroll, a PLO game with Sammy Farha and a story of running on empty are answered.
82 minutes | Nov 30, 2017
Pokercast 483 - Winners Gonna Win with Sam Greenwood
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: Sam Greenwood joins us hot off of winning all of the moneys at the Caribbean Poker Party. To begin Adam and Terrence talk about the wild swings in the bitcoin market and more. Sam then joins us to explain how he came 3rd, 2nd & 1st in big buy in events in Punta Cana and also opens up about the big downswing he was on before this tournament series. In other poker news: High stakes PLO player Cumicon retires and posts an epic graph upon retirement [LINK to thread with photos] and 23 year old Spanish phenom Adrian Mateos has become the number one tournament poker player in the world, according to the GPI index. We then get into some funny tweets from this week and your mail about airport tilt!
75 minutes | Nov 24, 2017
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!
70 minutes | Nov 16, 2017
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)
81 minutes | Nov 5, 2017
Pokercast 480 - Hellmuth-isms, $1M One Drop Is Back, Mailbag & More!
On this episode of the Pokercast: We dive into your wonderful mail from the last few weeks. To begin: Emma Fryer, a regular of the live poker circuit in Nottingham passed away and Adam and Terrence share their condolences before we get into ICYMI. This week: WSOPE is wrapping up and Chris Ferguson is officially the POY, plus Dominik Nitsche wins the One Drop high roller. Also the $1M Big One for One Drop will return to Vegas this summer and who else but Leon Tsoukernik is the first to enter. Adam then has a few live PLO hands to review before 140 or less. We’ve got a couple of tone deaf (standard) Hellmuth tweets this week plus a few others. Finally we dive into the Mailbag. Topics this week include: Whether or not you should be refunded for a poorly advertised tournament, regularly showing up late to a live SNG and some live cash game strategy! (Featured guests: Terrence Chan)
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