Pokercast Episode 325 - WSOP Main Event, Craig McCorkell, Hellmuth Turns 50
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On the Pokercast this week: The 20114 WSOP Main Event continues and Mike and Adam have all the action covered like a blanket, right down to the final hand determining this years November 9. From Phil Ivey's flameout, to Mark Newhouse's remarkable back-to-back runs, the crazy Brazilian railbirds and the continued inspiration of Garrett Greer to Maria Ho's repeat as the last woman standing. The guys are also joined by this years 13th place finisher Craig McCorkell who takes us inside what it's like to be deep in the greatest poker tournament of the year. Beyond the WSOP, the guys chat about two milestone poker birthdays as Phil Hellmuth turns 50 and Daniel Negreanu turns 40. They also touch on the Chad Brown Memorial and Charity Tournament. In the poker blotter, the guys get into the continued legal troubles of know cheater Ali Tekintamgac and some new charges against high profile Macau poker whale Paul Phau. SteveD stops by to chat about some upcoming Pokerstars VIP Club live parties and to hype this weeks Micromillions 8 festival. The Pokercast Invitational password is given out somewhere in the episode.
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Craig "mcc3991" McCorkell is a 26 year old poker professional from London, England. After beginning as a cash game player at University, he switched to tournaments in early 2010 and has accumulated $1.75 million in online winnings including victories in the Full Tilt 750k and Pokerstars Sunday Warm Up. McCorkell has also tasted a great deal of live success amassing over $1m in winnings. This culminated in him being the only British WSOP bracelet winner in 2012, overcoming a tough final table in the NLHE 3k Shootout event for a $367k pay day. He also finished 13th in the historic $10m guaranteed 2014 WSOP Main Event. Learn more about Craig McKorkell