PokerCast Episode 129 - WSOP Coverage, Shaun Deeb & Vanessa Rousso
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Two Plus Two PokerCast Mike and Adam provide continuing coverage of the 41st annual World Series of Poker. The guys also connect with Shaun Deeb to talk about the recent backing controversy being discussed on the forums and his experience playing in this years woman's event. They also briefly chat with PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Rousso about her involvement in ESPNs NHL Charity poker tournament and her WSOP play. Mike and Adam also discuss forum static, some poker world gossip and give away the password for the June 27th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Shaun Deeb is a professional poker player from Troy, NY currently living in Las Vegas. Deeb launched his online tournament career from a single deposit of $30, which he parlayed into $33,000 in two weeks.
Deeb rose to internet poker fame and was known for the incredible multi-table tournament volume he could put in, as well as his ability to multi-tabling 30+ tournaments at one time. In addition to his multi-tabling prowess, Deeb was lauded for his ability to take a nightly $5 re-buy tournament as serious as he would a tournament with exponentially larger buy in. After dominating the online tournament scene for years, Shaun has now set his sights on playing in the largest live poker games in the world.Learn more about Shaun Deeb
Vanessa Rousso, born February 5th, 1983, is a professional poker player and law student from White Plains, NY currently living Miami, FL. She attended Duke University where, after being introduced to Game Theory, became proficient with the Rubik’s Cube and chess. The psychological elements of poker attracted her to the game that she had to play outside of casinos until she turned 21 at the University of Miami’s School of Law.
In 2009, Rousso would took second in NBC’s National Heads-Up Championship to Huck Seed, netting a payday of $250,000 million and adding to her live tournament earnings of over $2.6 million. She is married to fellow poker pro Chad Brown.
Rousso contributes to several poker magazines and is a member of Pokerstars’ Team Pokerstars. Learn more about Vanessa Rousso