Pokercast 352 - JC Alvarado and Chris Danek
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: Terrence has returned to the western world for this week’s epic 6 guest episode. We start off this week replying to an e-mail from listener Matt S who said that his girlfriend thought the Pokercast was a shallow, mindless radio program so naturally we brought Matt and Kristen onto the show and tested her skills at stripper trivia! Moving into “In Case You Missed It” the guys talk about the once esteemed Taj Mahal poker room in Atlantic City shutting it’s doors this week. Other stories covered in ICYMI are WSOP.com takes down their fixed limit games, The WPT Fallsview Classic and Martin Jacobsen donates $250k to Raising for Effective Giving. In some good legislation news Caesars has changed their stance on Pokerstars entering the US market. Adam and Terrence review that decision and then look at a darker piece involving online poker that was recently posted by Nolan Dalla titled “Ten Reasons Why Online Poker Could Get Outlawed [in the US]” and Chris Grove joins the program once again to shed some light on some of the points made in this article and how accurate his predictions may be. JC Alvarado is this week’s feature guest and he joins us from Mexico City. JC starts off talking about his recent run in getting caught in the crossfire of cops and criminals in the streets of Mexico City and then the guys get into some poker topics like the movement of players to Playa Del Carman and the poker landscape of Mexico. JC famously had a prop bet to fight Andrew Robl in the octagon for quite a bit of money a few years ago and it never ended up happening but it was very real for a little while, and he talks about everything that happened to that bet. Terrence and JC talk MMA and how to fine tune your body and mind for the best poker results, naturally and with the use of supplements which JC is a big proponent of. Among other great bits, JC has an unheard Ivey story to finish off with. Next, in reply to a post in the Pokercast forums and in a new segment to prep you for the WSOP, the guys bring in Chris Danek to talk about how to play single table satellites profitably. Chris has grinded the satellites at the WSOP for years now and shares some tricks of the trade for anyone trying to play some of the lower stakes poker offered at the WSOP. As the show comes to a close the guys catch up with Matthew Hilger from the Isle of Man to talk about what’s going on at Pokerstars this week like the announcement of the $9M Guaranteed Sunday Million and some of the Pokerstars Live VIP parties being hosted around the world this year. The guys answer the Mailbag, share their favourite things and the password to the Pokerstars Invitational is given out for this week!
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Juan Carlos Alvarado is a Mexican born Poker Player and #1 on the Mexican live poker money list. He moved to Texas from Mexico at a young age with his family and pursued his passion for film in California as a young man. While in school, like millions of other college kids he caught the poker bug, but took the game more seriously than many others and started studying the game. JC has had a ton of impressive tournament scores such as a 2nd in the EPT Barcelone Super High Roller for nearly $1M and a 2nd in the $5K WPT World Poker Challenge for $366k. Aside from Poker, JC is very into MMA and achieving the maximum from mind and body, as you can hear in Episode 352 of the Pokercast. Learn more about JC Alvarado