Pokercast 365 - SCOOP wrap-up and WSOP eve with Nolan Dalla and Kevmath
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: While Adam is off in golfer’s paradise, the first pokercast without A-Schwartz or MJ is in the books! Terrence fills the host’s chair while Mazin “Msauce” Khoury fills in as guest co-host to bring you up to date as the poker world transitions from SCOOP to the 2015 WSOP. Terrence starts out this week with an obituary of John Nash who changed poker with his mathematical genius and the guys move into “In Case You Missed It”. This week: SCOOP ended yesterday with the $10k Main Event of which Terrence and Mazin both played, the guys review their tournaments and Terrence brings a hand where he was put in a very tough spot for a big pot near the bubble. The guys review the highlights of the rest of this years series and the amazing numbers and feats we saw over the last few weeks. The guys also talk about the questionable WSOP player of the year points formula, Isildur’s upcoming debut to twitch, A proposed online poker bill for New York state with some comical wording and the date and location for this year’s Two Plus Two party! It’s the eve of the WSOP so we have 2 guys on the show who know more about it than anyone, Nolan Dalla is our first guest. Nolan is an Author, WSOP historian and joins us to share his insights of this year’s series and regales us with some tales of past WSOP moments. After that, one of poker’s good guys and a walking poker encyclopedia of sorts Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers joins us for more WSOP talk and to tell us how he went from being an unknown blogger and forum mod to one of poker’s most sought after resources. In the last segment the guys answer a ton of your mail, give forum shout outs, review some listener hands and review this week’s poker tweets in “140 or less”. Lee Jones also joins us, not from Pokerstars HQ but from California where he is attending an important meeting for poker there. Lastly, make sure to listen for this week’s play chip & real money Pokerstars Invitational password!
Music: Anya - Greet Me (2014) / Else - Zephyr (2015)
Nolan Dalla is poker and gambling author from Dallas TX. A reported gambler “since childhood”, he worked his way through a political science degree at the University of Texas, followed by a Masters degree in Public Policy administration at University of Texas – Arlington before working on a US Senate Committee in Washington, DC.
Dalla is the media relations director of the World Series of Poker and a respected poker author. In addition to a long list of poker and gambling articles published in Gambling Times, Card Player, Poker Digest, Poker Pages, Poker Player, and The Intelligent Gambler, Dalla is the author of One of a Kind, Stu Ungar’s biography. Learn more about Nolan Dalla
Lee Jones has been involved in the commercial poker industry for over 20 years, beginning his career as an amateur player at the Garden City and Bay 101 poker clubs in San Jose, California. In 2003, Lee was named poker room manager for PokerStars and currently works in the Home Games division. In 1994, he wrote Winning Low Limit Hold’em, still considered a must read for any new Limit Hold'em player. Learn more about Lee Jones