PokerCast Episode 164 - Clayton Newman, John Strzemp & Donna Harris
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is PokerStars Team Online Pro Clayton Newman. Clayton comes on the program to talk about his new sponsorship deal with Team Online, his deep run at this year's LA Poker Classic Main Event and some of the antics that took place at last year's Two Plus Two World Series party. Mike and Adam then connect with poker player and casino executive John Strzemp to discuss his runner-up finish at the historic 1997 WSOP Main Event, his work in the casino industry and the way Las Vegas has evolved over the last few decades. Donna Harris, Director of Poker Operations at the Wynn Casino also chimes in to announce the official time and location of this year's Two Plus Two WSOP party and previews the upcoming Wynn Classic. The guys cover some forum static including the fights that went down at Aria involving Shawn “Sheiky” Sheikhan, some controversy involving Prahlad Friedman calling out Isaac Haxton and Justin Bonomo for alleged account sharing and the upcoming Superstar Showdown between Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Daniel Negreanu. They also provide this week's password for the March 20th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Clayton Newman is a professional poker player from Athens, GA. Clayton began playing online, focusing on micro and small stakes limit hold’em cash games. Through self-study and online poker communities Clayton climbed the ranks to become a successful mid-stakes cash game player and in so doing has built an impressive list of tournament results.
Newman holds 8 WSOP cashes including a 68th place finish at the 2009 WSOP Main Event. His total live tournament earnings exceed $270,000.
Clayton posts on 2+2 under the handle “Clayton” and credits 2+2 books and forums as providing the foundations of his poker career. Learn more about Clayton Newman