PokerCast - Poker Radio for Advanced Listeners
Episode #269 - May 22nd, 2013
PokerCast Episode 269 - Jack Effel, WPT Championship & SCOOP Coverage
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - Jack Effel, WPT Champsionship & SCOOP Coverage. The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel. Jack joins the Pokercast from New Orleans on the eve of the WSOP National Championship to discuss the upcoming 44th annual WSOP. 2+2 poster Shane Stewart also joins the program to chat about recent attempts by Pokerstars to curb the practice of bumhuntin/table selecting in online ring games. Mike and Adam also connect with Bryan Slick from the Pokerstars Tournament Team to talk an exciting 2nd week of the Pokerstars SCOOP. In this week's Cardrunners strategy segment, video coach Will Ma discusses pushbotting. In forum static, Mike and Adam follow-up on the dispute between Pokerstars and the Atlantic Club casino in New Jersey, and discuss the WPT 25K Championship which features controversial figures Chino Rheem and Erick Lindgren at the final table. The guys of course give away the password for the May 26 Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners.
Leagues - Spotlight (2013) Max Frost - White Lies (2013) Yo La Tengo – Well You Better (2013)
Jack Effel is the Tournament Director for the 2013 World Series of Poker, as well as the Vice President of International Poker Operations for Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE). The 2013 WSOP will be Jack’s 7th consecutive year to serve as TournamentDirector for the most prestigious poker tournament series in the world. Effel’s poker career began in 1997, and since that time he has held just about every position in poker, including: dealer, supervisor, manager, tournament director, and director of poker operations. Effel is responsible for staffing, rule enforcement, event structure development and payout percentages, plus overseeing all tournament operations.