PokerCast Episode 176 - WSOP Coverage with Brian Rast & Mori Eskandani
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The 42nd annual World Series of Poker continues and so does the Two Plus Two PokerCast Coverage. Mike, Adam and guest co-host Terrence Chan bring you up to date on all the tournament action and some interesting side stories from this year's event. The feature guest this week is WSOP TV Producer Mori Eskandani who comes on the program to discuss changes to this years coverage including the much talked about final table stadium or "Mother Ship" as some of the players are calling it. The guys also connect with Brian Rast, winner of event #15 the $1500 pot-limit hold'em, only days after his big score to talk about how a little help from friend Antonio Esfandiari lead to his victory. The guys also provide some forum static including the sweet sixteen finalist of 'Comedy Madness' and of course give away the password for the June 19th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Mori Eskandani is a television producer and poker player from Tehran, Iran. While in the US as an exchange student in 1975 Eskandani was introduced to poker by a fellow business student. The two soon moved to Las Vegas to play professionally.
Eskandani’s poker business ventures began one night while leaving the Golden Nugget following a deep tournament run. He met card room manager Eric Drache and the two began a long business relationship and friendship. Eskandani would go on to become the poker host at the Mirage, leading to a friendship with Henry Orenstein, the inventor of the hold card camera. This friendship and Orenstein’s invention would shape the face of televised poker.
In 2003, Mori started “Poker PROductions” and has gone on to produce what most would consider television’s greatest poker programming including: High Stakes Poker, World Series of Poker, Poker After Dark, and NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Champion. Learn more about Mori Eskandani