This week on the Pokercast: Terrence joins us again from Melbourne where he is playing in the Aussie Millions. He starts by taking shots at the 22° temperature difference between our locations, but we put that aside to bring you the happenings in the poker world this week. Friend of the show and online poker entrepreneur Scott Wilson is in studio for the first segment to recap his trip to the PCA, the poker and other forms of gambling he participated in while in the Bahamas. The guys then move on to “In case you missed it” where they start off with the online poker cheating scandal involving 2011 bracelet winner Darren Woods who is now facing 15 months in prison. Other stories covered this week are the possibility of an NHL team coming to vegas with help from Daniel Negreanu, The Polish government scraping the Hendon Mob database for taxation information on players and Faraz Jacka’s feature on “CNN Money” where they profile his nomadic lifestyle. A new regulatory California poker bill is introduced, as well as a candid interview with Gus Hansen where he talks openly about his massive online poker losses.
Neil Channing is this weeks interview as he joins us early morning from England amidst a ton of sports action to talk about his beef with a certain live tournament series, a televised cash game he played in with Isildur and an NHL star, some obscure Superbowl bets, plus more stories and topics. In the third segment Brian Slick from Pokerstars joins us to preview the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) and what we can expect from the 2015 series of turbo events. 2 more Million Dollar Spin & Go’s were hit this week too, and Adam and Terrence review the questionable play in those sit & go’s. In 140 or less the guys review some poker tweets from Gobbo and a certain Pokercast host, Adam also bumps a thread and then answers the mailbag. Of course, the Pokerstars Invitational password is included in the show too! (Featured guests: Neil Channing)
This week Terrence joins Adam from the 2015 Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia. The guys cover all the happenings from the Bahamas and the 2015 PCA, including the deep run soccer star Ronaldo went on in the main event. Terrence and Adam recap the $25k High Roller as well and talk about some of the different events on the schedule. Lots of topics for the "In case you missed it" segment including the first $1M spin and go winner, the Attorney General's directive regarding the "Equitable Sharing" of civil forfeitures and finally the upcoming sale of .poker domains. Lance Bradley of Bluff Media joins the show to talk about their decision to cease the production of their print magazine and the move to focus on their online offerings. The feature guest this week is Bryan Paris, who just hit the $7.5M milestone in online MTT cashes. Bryan talks about moving around the world to play online as well as his take on how online MTT's have evolved to where they are today. Matthew Hilger joins the guys from the Isle of Man to talk about the big $1M winner and give us an update on the latest promotions from Pokerstars.com. Adam and Terrence then read a couple of emails they received this week and, of course, give out the format for January 18th edition of the Pokerstars Invitational for Pokercast Listeners. (Featured guests: Bryan Paris)
This week on the Pokercast: Terrence caught a bug in Bali, but he's a trooper so he gets on Skype for this weeks jam packed show. The guys start with the release of the WSOP Schedule for this summer, including the anticipated $5M guaranteed $565 buy in "Colossus" event to kick off this years series. Some topics of debate are the return of the $10M guarantee for 1st place in the Main Event and the 2 buy in levels for mix game tournaments, $1500 and $10k. Some other things discussed in the first segment are the Bluff Awards and the University of Alberta claiming that they have solved limit hold'em with their bot "Cepheus". We couldn't forget the 2015 PCA too as the guys recap the beginning of the festival in the Bahamas and whether or not the Atlantis resort is worth a visit.
Then Joe Ingram aka ChicagoJoey aka Joeingram1 is welcomed back to the Pokercast, some may know him for the crazy prop bets he has done in the past but now he is hosting a podcast series on YouTube featuring some of the greats of the online poker world. He comes on to discuss his show, the high stakes PLO community and tell some stories including how he went Ferrari shopping in Vancouver.
Right after Joe, Alexandre Dreyfus joins us from Malta to defend why poker awards shows should be a thing. Alex is the owner of the Global Poker Index and he is very passionate about growing the game. He plans to host the first American Poker Awards in Los Angeles this year and is rallying the support of the Poker industry to make it as successful as possible.
In the PokerStars segment, old friend of the Pokercast Steve Day returns to the show with some good news straight from the Isle of Man, and of course the password for the Pokerstars invitational is given out! (Featured guests: Alexandre Dreyfus, Joe Ingram)
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on a special episode of the Pokercast the guys take a look back at some of the big stories of 2014, including Phil Ivey's year in Baccarat and the issues surrounding his advantage casino play, Gus Hansen lifetime losses hit 20 million, Dan Colman wins 20 million in live tournaments and the year's biggest story of Amaya buying online poker giant Pokerstars. In a bit of a different year-end show, we look back and list some of the "things that were a thing in 2015 that we don't want to be a thing in 2015" as well as "things that we want to be a thing in 2015". We also go through many of the listener tweets on these two subjects before getting into our New Year's resolutions. As always, the password and format for the January 4th Pokerstars Invitational for Pokercast listeners is given out and the guys list off some of their favorite things of the week. (Featured guests: Terrence Chan)
This week on the Pokercast, Adam and Ross come in to the studio to put together a bit of a different episode during the holiday season. When the hosts asked for listener submissions to be aired on the show, MTT pro Ryan "Protential" Laplante sent in an audio blog of his experience at the recent WPT Five Diamond in Las Vegas. It was his first $10k tournament and he recorded his thoughts about the experience, giving us insight into his approach to this prestigious tournament. After Ryan's story we dug into the archives to re-air one of the most epic “story time" segments about Mohammed Ibrahim. If you haven’t heard it, don’t miss it because it's easily one of the most amazing gambling stories ever told. Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Pokercast! (Featured guests: No Guest)