PokerCast Episode 274 - Timex, Shaun Deeb & Krantz
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - A trio of Pokercast favorites make appearances on the program. First, we check in with Mike 'Timex' McDonald who talks about choosing Asia over Vegas, tax issues for Canadians at the WSOP and his much-discussed twitter account BankofTimex. 5-time SCOOP champion Shaun Deeb gives his take on why many big names are skipping the series and updates on the continued evolution of Open Faced Chinese Poker. Jay Rosenkrantz returns to chat about the reviews and reaction by the poker community to the poker documentary BetRaiseFolds premiere screening. Mike and Adam bring you up to date with all the latest action from the Rio including a two time double-bracelet winner, the POY race and Mike proposes changes to both the Seniors and Mix-Max events. Outside the WSOP the big story continues to be the month-long 100 billionth hand celebration at PokerStars. Cardrunner Strategy is back video coach Matthew Janda discussing checking as the pre-flop raiser. Of course, the password for the June 23rd Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners is given as well.
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Shaun Deeb is a professional poker player from Troy, NY currently living in Las Vegas. Deeb launched his online tournament career from a single deposit of $30, which he parlayed into $33,000 in two weeks.
Deeb rose to internet poker fame and was known for the incredible multi-table tournament volume he could put in, as well as his ability to multi-tabling 30+ tournaments at one time. In addition to his multi-tabling prowess, Deeb was lauded for his ability to take a nightly $5 re-buy tournament as serious as he would a tournament with exponentially larger buy in. After dominating the online tournament scene for years, Shaun has now set his sights on playing in the largest live poker games in the world.Learn more about Shaun Deeb
Canadian player Mike “Timex” McDonald is arguably the most acomplished poker player under the age of 21. Mike placed 2nd in the 2008 Aussie Millions AUD $1K Poker Championship for over $75K. He became the youngest person to win a European Poker Tour event when he took down the 2008 €7,700 German Open for $1.3 million. In 2009, he placed 5th in the 2009 EPT €5K No-Limit Hold 'em event at the German Open in Dortmund, banking over $249K. He continued his EPT success in early 2010, with a 3rd place finish at the EPT €5K No-Limit Hold 'em Main Event in Deauville, taking home a purse worth over $417K. Learn more about Mike McDonald
Jason (“Jay”) Rosenkrantz is a professional poker player and founder of the poker coaching website DeucesCracked.com. Jay began playing poker at age 12. During his college years at Boston University Rosenkrantz discovered online poker and reconnected with his childhood friend Chuck Danielsson who introduced him to 2+2. This started Jay on his road to crushing online cash games – going on to become the biggest winner in online cash games in 2007-2008.
Another of his passions, screen writing and production, came to the forefront for Jay in 2009 with the G4 series 2 Months 2 Million, which documented Rosenkrantz and three friends spending two months in Vegas during the 2009 WSOP. Jay also worked on another film project, From Busto to Robusto, a documentary series chronicling many of the success stories coming from the world of online poker.
Jason posts on 2+2 under the screen name “Krantz.” Learn more about Jason Rosenkrantz