Pokercast Episode 20 - Sunny Mehta & Jimmy Fricke
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is Two Plus Two author Sunny Mehta. Sunny, along with poker players Matt Flynn and Ed Miller co-authored "Professional No-Limit Hold'em: Volume I". He helped the guys wrap up the two part series covering No-Limit Hold'em cash games. They also track down Jimmy "Gobboboy" Fricke during a break from play at the $25k WPT finals to talk about his first live tournament experience on US soil. Mike and Adam also talk tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the April 27th Poker Stars VIP Club freeroll for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
Intro - Pokercast Theme - Demitone Productions Inc. - © 2007 : 2nd Segment Intro - Metric - Soft Rock Star - Grow Up And Blow Away © 2007 : 3rd Segment Intro - Hot Chip - One Pure Thought - Made In The Dark © 2007
Jimmy Fricke, born April 19, 1987, is a professional poker player from Mahomet, Illinois. Fricke began playing online poker in college, which he would leave in 2005 to pursue a career online.
Fricke came to the live tournament forefront when he finished 22nd in the 2007 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure. Since then he has gone on to claim second at the 2007 Aussie Millions in addition to a first place finish in the 2008 Bellagio Cup IV. According to Hendon Mob, Fricke’s live tournament winnings exceed $1.5 million.
Jimmy posts on 2+2 under the handle “gobbo” and moderates the MTT community forum. Learn more about Jimmy Fricke
Sunny Mehta grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, where music was always a big part of his life. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz and Studio Guitar. He moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2002 and began playing, recording, and teaching music professionally. In late 2003, Sunny started playing poker in his free time, and took a great interest in it. After studying the game via the forums on www.twoplustwo.com and honing his skills in local games, he began playing professionally by 2004. He started by playing low stakes online games and by 2005 he was playing in the biggest no-limit hold 'em games in New Orleans. Through www.twoplustwo.com, he made the acquaintance of Matt Flynn, who shared his interest in analyzing and discussing poker. Sunny currently lives in New Orleans where he plays poker, writes about poker, coaches poker, plays music, writes music, and enjoys the local flavor. Sunny can be reached via his website at www.sunnymehta.com. Learn more about Sunny Mehta