Pokercast Episode 286 - Matthew Parvis and Katie Stone
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam are joined by Pokernews head of content Matthew Parvis. Matt gives us an inside look at one of the largest poker information sites in the industry. Mike and Adam ask him about the infamous "Lederer Files" before moving on to get some Tony G stories. Also joining the Pokercast this week is Grindette Katie Stone to give us a look at the life of a poker player in exile in Rosarito, Mexico. Katie talks about her start with strategy games as a child playing chess, as well as her ball girl career with the Houston Rockets. In forum static, the guys talk about the FTP remission process and go over the criteria an American player must meet to be eligible. Mike and Adam also kick around the upcoming launch of Caesars online poker room in Nevada and then recap some of the action at the half way point of the 2013 WCOOP. As always, the guys deliver the password for the September 22th Poker Stars Invitational for PokerCast listeners.
Matthew Parvis has been in the poker industry for over seven years and has been with PokerNews since August of 2009. He served as Editor-in-Chief until August of 2011, when he took on the role of Head of Product for all of IBus Media, where he currently oversees all content and live reporting for the entire PokerNews network of international sites. In 2012, Matt hosted the first interview with poker pariah Howard Lederer, called the Lederer Files. Prior to coming to PokerNews, Parvis worked at Bluff Magazine where he was Managing Editor from 2005-2007, and Editor-in-Chief from 2007-2009. Learn more about Matthew Parvis
Katie Stone is a professional poker player and a chess entrepreneur. She started playing poker in 2004 in Dallas, TX later gravitating towards tournaments due to being a chess player as a child. She is the founding member of the Grindettes team of female poker players and has played in numerous EPT, WPT and WSOP tournaments around the world. Katie lives in Rosarito, Mexico and plays online as 'katie75013' on Poker Stars and other sites. Learn more about Katie Stone