PokerCast Episode 159 - Daniel Cates, Barry Greenstein & Andrew Lichtenberger
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is high stakes heads-up specialist Daniel "jungleman12" Cates. Daniel returns to the program a week after taking on Viktor "isildur1" Blom in Superstar Showdown 3 to recap his online match, give a durrrr challenge update and share the secret to his quick rise through the poker ranks. Mike and Adam try and get to the bottom of the Bellagio Biker Bandit story by connecting with Two Plus Two'er Matthew Brooks who shares how he got involved with the perpetrator and caught up in the criminal investigation. The guys also get Barry Greenstein on the line to talk about the robbers failed attempt to sell the coveted Bellagio $25k cranberries. Leggo Poker coach Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger provides a live strategy segment, breaking down some cash game hands he played at the PCA in this weeks Leggo Poker/Deuces Cracked strategy segment. David Sklansky is back with more insight about 'Wrongful Imprisonment' in the latest edition of the 'Sklansky Minute.' Mike and Adam also give a PCL Season 11 update and of course give away the password for the February 13th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Daniel "jungleman12" Cates is a full time student majoring in economics at the University of Maryland who spends his spare time playing in the biggest no-limit Holdem games on the internet. He went from playing $0.25/$0.50 heads up cash games to playing $100/$200 and above in just over two years. Jungleman has recently started making videos for CardRunners and his coaching rate is over $1000/hour. Learn more about Daniel Cates
Barry Greenstein is a professional poker from Chicago Illinois. Born December 30, 1954, Barry attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing a degree in computer science. He began a PhD in mathematics but left before defending his thesis. Greenstein took a job at Symantec in its startup phase and retired at age 36 to focus on professional poker.
Career highlights for Greenstein include 3 WSOP bracelets, 44 WSOP cashes, 2 WPT titles, and 5 WPT cashes. His tournament earnings top $7 million. Greenstein’s tournament success comes with an inspiring footnote – Barry donates his tournament profits to charity.
In addition to being known as a formidable cash game player, Barry has made appearances on nearly every popular televised poker program including High Stakes Poker, Poker After Dark, and numerous WPT events.
In 2005, Barry authored Ace on the River, his part biography; part poker book. He’s known for giving away an autographed copy to anyone who eliminates him from a tournament, which he inscribed with the details of the elimination hand inside the front cover.
Greenstein is a member of Team Pokerstars Pro and plays under the name “barryg1”, which is also his handle on 2+2. Learn more about Barry Greenstein
Andrew Lichtenberger is a professional poker player and poker coach from East Northport, NY. Known by his online name “luckychewy,” Andrew began playing on PartyPoker at age 18. Once a self-described “break even” player, Andrew worked diligently on his game with the help of friends that includes the likes of “aejones”, “jimmie23”, “gp333” and “anksy”. He also spent considerable time in the 2+2 poker forums.
Andrew currently focuses on $25/$50 6-max and heads-up games but has recently added live tournament play to his repertoire. In 2009, Lictenberger finished 18th in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, 2nd in the $5000 No Limit Shootout, and won the 2010 WSOP Circuit event at Caesar’s Palace. In a few short years Andrew’s live tournament earnings have exceeded $6 million.
LuckyChewy has a new book out called "Yoga of Poker". Learn more about Andrew Lichtenberger