Pokercast 363 - Doug Polk, Joe Tall and SCOOP 2015
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: The poker world is buzzing, and we’ve got a jam packed episode this week as the guys tackle all of the news. Adam talks about potentially the biggest sports bet of his life to start and we get into the news in “In Case You Missed It”. This week the stories include: The WSOP’s annual media conference and still not allowing chops, Colossus potentially being the biggest live event of all time and a brawl caught on tape at Harrah’s New Orleans. In the Brains vs. AI challenge, the humans defeated the poker bot Claudico by 732k. In the second segment Doug Polk joins us to recap the challenge, the controversy of the university claiming a tie, stories from his time in Pittsburgh and plans for SCOOP. After we talk with Doug, Joe Tall joins us to talk about Full Tilt remissions and his love of Tom Brady. In the third segment the guys review some live, online, cash and tournament hands from Ross in “The Rossco Report” and Ross previews a new segment in which he recaps the action from the nosebleed stakes online. This week Isildur made a return to the highest stakes where he took on some of the greatest poker minds heads up, listen to find out how he did! Then Brian Slick joins us, Brian is the Tournament Director at Pokerstars and he comes on to give us the official rundown of SCOOP 2015 and a little insight into his previous job...driving a tank. Finally, we’ve got mail in the mailbag and listen a password and format to this week’s Pokercast Invitational.
Music: Little India -- Oola (2014), Haring -- "Us" (2014)
Douglas Polk - another gamer turned poker player, is best known by his online of WCGRider. Doug began his career as a small and micro stakes Full Ring grinder for years before discovering his talent for shorthanded and Heads-Up play. He moved up the stakes to become one of the most profitable nosebleed players. He ascension to the top of the online ladder has been remarkable to watch and it now sees him fearlessly battle the best the game has to offer. Doug is an outspoken and sometimes controversial figure in the poker community with a confident but affable persona. Originally from California, he currently splits his time between his house in Las Vegas and his online relocation residences in Vancouver, Canada and Mexico. While not known for live or tournament play, he made a deep run in the Heads-up event at the 2012 WSOP. Learn more about Douglas Polk
Joe "Tall" Bunevith is a long time TwoPlusTwo member, Poker Player, Poker Coach and iGaming Businessman. He is a leader of the community and industry through the brands he has built and dedication to the game of poker. Joe is a founder of the poker coaching website, DeucesCracked.com and his blog can be found at JoeTall.com.Tall built his bankroll playing low limits online and at Foxwoods. In 2004, he left his civil engineering career to focus on poker fulltime. He is coached by Tommy Angelo and exudes Tommy’s “tiltless” mindset. Joe is a founder of DeucesCracked.com and his blog can be found at JoeTall.com. Learn more about Joe Tall