PokerCast - Poker Radio for Advanced Listeners
Episode #457 - April 27th, 2017
Pokercast 457 - Sam Grafton & 30 yrs of 2+2 with Mason Malmuth
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: Sam Grafton aka squid poker of Run It Once joins us to teach us more about MTT’s! To begin: the show is going on the road to Montreal, our Canucks get a cooler coach than your team, The Bellagio goes live on twitch and more. In the news this week: Online poker shelved in Cali, PLO Spin & Go’s, Party Poker Million Nottingham has a female champ and WPT Beijing. Sam Grafton joins us after a break to talk about that tournament in Nottingham, travelling as a poker pro and some more in depth tournament strategy. Then the owner of 2+2 Mason Malmuth joins us again on a special day for the company, the 30th anniversary! We chat with Mason about the beginnings, from self publishing a book 3 decades ago to becoming the largest poker forum on the web. We’ve also got some 140 or less, some Mailbag including some Voicemail and a couple of hands in the Ross Report.
Mason Malmuth received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1973 from Virginia Tech and completed a master’s from the same program in 1975. While working for the United States Census Bureau in 1979, Mason stopped overnight in Las Vegas while driving to his new assignment in California. He was immediately fascinated by the games and gambling immediately became his major interest. After arriving in California he discovered that poker was legal and began playing in some of the public card rooms as well as taking periodic trips to Las Vegas where he would play both poker and blackjack. In 1981 he relocated to Los Angeles for The Northrop Corporation where he was employed as a mathematician, at which time he pursued his interest in poker in the public card rooms in Gardena, Bell Gardens, and Commerce.
His company, Two Plus Two Publishing has sold over 1.5 million books and currently has 35 titles to its credit with more on the way. These books are recognized as the best in their field and are thoroughly studied by those who take gambling seriously. Mason's latest book "Real Poker Psychology" is available now! Learn more about Mason Malmuth