PokerCast Episode 160 - Eugene Katchalov, Andrew Brokos & Matt Savage
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is WPT winner and recent Superstar Showdown participant Eugene Katchalov. Eugene makes his debut appearance on the program to talk about his match with isildur, growing up in New York city and even his Chernobyl experience. New PokerStars Team Online member and poker coach Andrew "Foucault82" Brokos returns to the PokerCast providing some great strategy insights stressing the need for players to constantly be thinking about their own game. Mike and Adam also connect with tournament director Matt Savage to get the latest on the L.A. Poker Classic currently taking place at the Commerce Casino and preview the upcoming main event. DJ Sensi provides some more great poker strategy about 'Blind Stealing in Rush PLO' in this weeks Leggo Poker / Deuces Cracked strategy segment. Mike and Adam also give a PCL Season 11 update, preview Viktor Blom's next Superstar Showdown match and of course give away the password for the February 20th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Eugene “MyRabbiFoo” Katchalov is a Ukraine born professional poker player now residing in New York. in 2007 Eugene won the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, the largest non-championship World Poker Tour event taking home $2,482,605 for his efforts. At the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2011, Katchalov bested 37 other players in the $100,000 Super High Roller tournament, defeating Team Pokerstars Pro Daniel Negreanu heads-up, to win $1.5million. As of Janurary 2011 his total live tournament winnings exceed $5,300,000. Learn more about Eugene Katchalov
Andrew Brokos is semi-pro online poker player, who delves into the occasional live tournament. He began his online career with a focus on multi-table tournaments, but has come to specialize in cash games and bemoan Sundays. He placed 35th in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, his third year in a row making the money at the Main Event. He chronicles his poker play on his blog, ThinkingPoker.net, writes regular feature articles for CardPlayer.com and Two-Plus-Two Magazine, and serves as a Core Pro on video instruction site PokerSavvyPlus. Learn more about Andrew Brokos
In addition to being poker’s most sought-after tournament director, Matt Savage is the resident tournament director at the Commerce Casino in LA. With a resume that boasts over 400 televised poker events and a reputation for excellence, Savage’s tournaments are endorsed by professionals and amateurs the world over. He officiated the World Series of Poker from 2002 to 2004 and has recently accepted the position of Executive Tour Director of the World Poker Tour.
Matt co-founded the Tournament Directors Association (TDA) where he worked to standardize tournament rules the world over. His website is SavageTournaments.com. Learn more about Matt Savage