Pokercast Episode 291 - UltimateBeat with Scott Bell and Mike 'trambopoline' Fosco
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam are joined by Mike Fosco, the key whistle blower in the Ultimate Bet scandal from 2008. Mike joins the program for an exclusive pokercast chat looking back on a the investigation, analysis and strategic negotiations that went into uncovering the biggest cheating scandal in online poker history, all while only 18 years old at the time. The guys also bring back Scott 'Eleven Grover' Bell on release day of UltimateBeat:Too Much To Lose - the detailed documentary film about the scandal. Week 2 of the WSOP Europe is covered including first bracelet victories for Noah Schwartz and Jeremy Ausmus and the POY race which has gone down to the wire again this year. The guys discuss the naming of Scotty Nguyen and Tom McEvoy to the Poker Hall of Fame, announce a great new listener contest for the UKIPT Isle of Man and give the password for the October 27th PokerStars Invitational for PokerCast listeners.
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Scott Bell has worked in digital graphics and video since the 80s. He is also a network engineer who gained experience during the takeoff of the web throughout the 90s. In the last decade, he ran a company building video production systems for a wide range of clients before transitioning into online poker during the boom years.. He combines this knowledge with several years of investigative journalism devoted to unraveling a complicated and fascinating story of runaway greed. During the investigation, he wrote over 100k words about the case on the Deadmoneybook blog and has assisted two law firms with brief preparation in actions against site founders. He has also written and self-published a science fiction novel about the coming intelligence explosion. Learn more about Scott Bell
Mike Fosco - is a professional poker player from Chicago. He is known on 2+2 as 'trambopoline' and is credited as one of the key whistle-blowers in the Ultimate Bet Scandal of 2008. The time, money and analysis done by Fosco at the age of 18 years old is considered to be responsible for the refund of over $20m to victims of the superuser cheating scandal. Fosco continues to play poker to this day with a focus on Pot Limit Omaha. He is one of the key figures in the 2013 Poker Documentary UltimateBeat:Too Much To Lose Learn more about Mike Fosco