Pokercast Episode 330 - Matt Hawrilenko and Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - Terence Chan joins Adam in studio as this week's guest host. The guys talk about some of the big issues in the poker world such as the t-shirts worn by Dan Colman and Olivier Busquet at EPT Barcelona, Gus Hansen approaching 20 Million in lifetime online losses and Pokerstars' latest MTT format the Double Bubble. Terrence's latest project is a podcast interviewing poker personalities that have stepped away from the game. His first interview is with Matt "HossTBF" Hawrilenko and an edited version is played on the show. The guys are then joined by professional gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel to talk about his gaming career and how the poker industry could learn from the sponsorship model that is so successful in egaming. Steve D from Pokerstars joins the show to talk about the issues surrounding live streaming internet poker final tables, as well as the latest news from the world's largest poker room. Last but not least, the password and format for the September 7th Pokerstars invitational for Pokercast listeners is given out.
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Matt Hawrilenko is a professional poker player from Hanover, MA. A Princeton graduate, Matt worked for a number of years with a top investment firm before electing to focus on poker fulltime. Matt discovered poker in 2003 while living in Washington, DC as part of a summer internship program.
Known for applying a characteristic “math-based” approach to the game, Hawrilenko began playing small stakes NLHE games online before deciding his skill set was better suited for limit hold’em – a game in which he is currently considered one of the world’s leading players.
Matt has 1 WSOP bracelet and 14 other WSOP cashes. To date, his live tournament earnings exceed $1.4 million. Learn more about Matt Hawrilenko
Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel is a professional electronic sports player and entrepreneur. He is considered the world's first prominent and accomplished professional gamer, and one of the best professional gamers in the world. Fatal1ty has been a successful competitor in many first-person shooter games. He debuted as a professional gamer at the CPL's FRAG 3 event. Most of his successes have been with one-versus-one deathmatch games including Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament 2003, and Painkiller. During his career, he has won a total of twelve world championship titles, including four player of the year awards with the Cyberathlete Professional League and one with the World Cyber Games. Learn more about Johnathan Wendel