All In or Knocked Out - Episode 1 "The Tweet"
Live from Las Vegas - In the premiere episode of All In Or Knocked Out, we meet professional poker players Olivier Busquet and JC Alvarado. Olivier and JC became the talk of the poker world in late 2015 when the two agreed to a high-stakes bet not on the felt, but rather in the mixed martial arts cage. Neither man had any formal experience in MMA, but that didn’t stop them from putting up a staggering $270000 to see who would come out on top. In this first episode, we talk about Olivier’s rowdy college days and his idea to challenge the poker world to an MMA fight. We explore JC’s rough upbringing in Mexico and how his love for the martial arts blossomed. Finally, the bet comes together and the two men begin training for their imminent showdown. Check out allinorknockedout.com for updates, future episodes, and more information about the series. www.allinorknockedout.com Special thanks to Angus Lee aka Murphy Chops for the music. Check him out on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/murphychops
Juan Carlos Alvarado is a Mexican born Poker Player and #1 on the Mexican live poker money list. He moved to Texas from Mexico at a young age with his family and pursued his passion for film in California as a young man. While in school, like millions of other college kids he caught the poker bug, but took the game more seriously than many others and started studying the game. JC has had a ton of impressive tournament scores such as a 2nd in the EPT Barcelone Super High Roller for nearly $1M and a 2nd in the $5K WPT World Poker Challenge for $366k. Aside from Poker, JC is very into MMA and achieving the maximum from mind and body, as you can hear in Episode 352 of the Pokercast. Learn more about JC Alvarado
Best known on the felt for his intense focus and relentless competitiveness, Olivier Busquet has been one of the most dominant poker players both online and in live tournaments over the past few years. He is a consistent winner specializing in high stakes heads-up Sit N Go tournaments. In 2009 he took down the Borgata Poker Open taking home $925,514 for his efforts. Learn more about Olivier Busquet