Pokercast 355 - WSOP Food preview w Jimmy Fricke, All American Dave and Chainsaw
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: Terrence is globetrotting yet again and joins us from Mexico City for an episode in which we are joined by a gaggle of returning popular guests. To kick things off Adam and Terrence clarify that going for “diamond in a day” is very -ev and explain why, the guys also share their condolences for the passing of Sam Simon. Moving on to “In Case You Missed It” this weeks top stories are: The proposition of “Poker’s 4 Majors” by Alex Dreyfus, A high stakes player has $420k in chips stolen from his home, Aria’s $500k tournament this summer, A new record for fastest time to complete supernova elite is reached and more! The Bay 101 just finished up and TD Extraordinaire Matt Savage joins us once again to recap that tournament series and a run in he had with Phil Hellmuth. In the second segment the guys continue to prepare you for the WSOP, or Vegas in general. The topic this week is food and the guests are experts, Jimmy Fricke is on first. Gobbo has a blog about the best places to eat in Vegas and there are a ton to choose from! Next up is David “All American Dave” Swanson. Dave is a staple at the WSOP with his healthy food options and his business has been growing every year, he shares insight into the correlation between eating well and playing well and what we can expect at the Rio this year. Lastly the one and only Alan Kessler joins us with tips on how to eat on the cheap. In the third segment we’re back to straight poker talk as A & T get into some news about changes to the online bracelet event this year which leads to a “Rossco Report” where Ross reviews some extremely questionable hands. Some tweets in “140 or less” lead to a discussion of underwear GTO and the guys also review this week in the ever growing twitch tv poker scene. Plus, don’t forget the Pokercast Invitational format and password hidden in the show!
Jamie xx - far nearer / Julio Bashmore - battle for middle you
Jimmy Fricke, born April 19, 1987, is a professional poker player from Mahomet, Illinois. Fricke began playing online poker in college, which he would leave in 2005 to pursue a career online.
Fricke came to the live tournament forefront when he finished 22nd in the 2007 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure. Since then he has gone on to claim second at the 2007 Aussie Millions in addition to a first place finish in the 2008 Bellagio Cup IV. According to Hendon Mob, Fricke’s live tournament winnings exceed $1.5 million.
Jimmy posts on 2+2 under the handle “gobbo” and moderates the MTT community forum. Learn more about Jimmy Fricke
In addition to being poker’s most sought-after tournament director, Matt Savage is the resident tournament director at the Commerce Casino in LA. With a resume that boasts over 400 televised poker events and a reputation for excellence, Savage’s tournaments are endorsed by professionals and amateurs the world over. He officiated the World Series of Poker from 2002 to 2004 and has recently accepted the position of Executive Tour Director of the World Poker Tour.
Matt co-founded the Tournament Directors Association (TDA) where he worked to standardize tournament rules the world over. His website is SavageTournaments.com. Learn more about Matt Savage