PokerCast Episode 220 - Remembering Amarillo Slim
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast Mike and Adam take a look back at the life of recently passed poker legend Amarillo Slim. They start by connecting with Greg Dinkin, co-author of Slims' biography "Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People" to get some great stories about the fast talking Texan. In the next segment the guys get poker blogger "Short-Stacked Shamus" of HardBoiledPoker.com on the line to hear just how much influence Slim had on the game of poker and popular culture. They follow that up by chatting with the one and only Mike Sexton who shares some more great stories about the late poker icon. In forum static the guys cover a wide array of topics including the attack and resulting shut down of the Two Plus Two forums and of course give away the password for the May 6th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Mason Malmuth received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1973 from Virginia Tech and completed a master’s from the same program in 1975. While working for the United States Census Bureau in 1979, Mason stopped overnight in Las Vegas while driving to his new assignment in California. He was immediately fascinated by the games and gambling immediately became his major interest. After arriving in California he discovered that poker was legal and began playing in some of the public card rooms as well as taking periodic trips to Las Vegas where he would play both poker and blackjack. In 1981 he relocated to Los Angeles for The Northrop Corporation where he was employed as a mathematician, at which time he pursued his interest in poker in the public card rooms in Gardena, Bell Gardens, and Commerce.
His company, Two Plus Two Publishing has sold over 1.5 million books and currently has 35 titles to its credit with more on the way. These books are recognized as the best in their field and are thoroughly studied by those who take gambling seriously. Mason's latest book "Real Poker Psychology" is available now! Learn more about Mason Malmuth
Greg Dinkin is the author of three books and the cofounder of Venture Literary, a literary management company that helps writers find publishers for their books and studios for their screenplays. His book The Poker MBA: Winning In Business No Matter What Cards You're Dealt (Random House/Crown) capitalizes on the skills he learned as a professional poker player to show readers how to profit in business. He is also a featured columnist for Card Player magazine and splits time between Southern California and Las Vegas. Learn more about Greg Dinkin
Mike Sexton, born September 22, 1947, is a professional poker player and commentator from Shelby, IN. Sexton attended Ohio State University where he was a gymnast and earned a degree in public recreation after switching from a business major. Sexton served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in 1970, followed by a short career as a salesman, which he end when he realized he was making more playing poker. He has concentrated fulltime on poker since 1977.
Sexton is most visible as the host of the World Poker Tour. He has a founding role and works as a spokesperson for PartyPoker.com. He’s commonly referred to as the “ambassador of poker” for his contributions to poker and for raising the profile of the game.
Sexton earned a WSOP bracelet in 1989 at the 7-Card Stud Split event, has 46 WSOP final tables, and finished 12th in the WSOP Main Event in 2000. Hendon Mob lists $3.8 million in live tournament earnings for Sexton. Learn more about Mike Sexton