PokerCast Episode 266 - Phil Hellmuth & USA Online Poker Launch
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - ive from the Two Plus Two Studio April 30 2013 - Phil Hellmth Jr- The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is the one and only Phill Hellmuth. Phil makes his first appearance as a feature guest in the history of the program to talk about many issues including his lifetime goal for bracelets and his views on a poker shot clock. Also joining Mike and Adam this week is Ultimate Poker's Terrence Chan to talk about day 1 of regulated online poker in Nevada. Inthis week's Cardrunners strategy segment, some bluffing spots with nut flush blockers in PLO are discussed. In forum static, Mike and Adam give their views on the launch of Ultimate Poker and recap the latest tournament news and of course give out the password for the May 5 Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners.
Terrence Chan is professional poker player from Vancouver, Canada. Terrence is a former Pokerstars employee. Chan left Pokerstars to pursue the game full-time.
Terrence is perhaps best know for his impressive performance in the 2009 Pokerstars SCOOOP series where he won two limit hold’em events simultaneously – the $500 medium buy in and the $5000 high buy in.
Other career highlights include 15 WSOP cashes (primarily in limit), including two 2010 limit final tables. Chan’s poker resume is rounded out by cashes on the WPT an APPT title as well as an assortment of deep runs in other international and local tournaments.
Terrence’s live cashes exceed $800,000 in addition to his impressive online resume.
Currently Chan can be found playing online at Pokerstars under the screenname “unassigned,” and posts on 2+2 under the handle “tchan.” Learn more about Terrence Chan
Phill Hellmuth Jr, born July 16th, 1964, is a professional poker player from Madison, WI. Born July 16, 1964, Phil attended University of Wisconsin – Madison. It was in Madison that Phil was introduced to poker. He would later leave school to pursue the game fulltime.
Hellmuth made history in 1989 when he defeated two-time defending champion Johnny Chan to claim the WSOP Main Event title. In 2007, Phil claimed his 11th WSOP bracelet and set a new record. With 79 WSOP money finishes Hellmuth also holds the record for most WSOP cashes. Phil has 4 WPT final tables and 13 WPT cashes. His live tournament earnings exceed $17 million. Learn more about Phil Hellmuth