Pokercast 440 - Special Guests, Hastings Retires, Wade #Raisesit & Baazov Bids
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Pokercast: We have two unexpected guests! To begin Terrence has returned from bloodsport in Macau after getting hit in the face a bit he gives us a trip report. We’ve also got the answer to the riddle from last week and a few other topics before we get into the news. This week in ICYMI: Brian Hastings retires, a writer from Pokernews is fired after writing a disparaging article about poker pros, Dwayne Wade links up with Stars and Baazov makes (or makes up) another bid to make Stars private again. Our first guest this week isn’t a poker pro, he’s not even in the poker industry. He’s an attorney from LA named Eric Bensamochan who e-mailed the show a while ago with a recreational players view on the WSOP and Adam invited him to join us to talk about what we can do to improve the WSOP and poker for the rec player. Eric also has a story about sitting in on Jamie Golds bankruptcy case. Right after Eric we get a call from a previous caller “Hons” from Aus! Hons regales us with his biggest degenerate story from back in the day. We answer an email about why Limit Hold’em players are the worst and get into some of the best poker tweets in 140 or less. We wrap things up with some of Ross’ hands and a tale of potentially one of the largest $1/2 PLO pots ever.
Music: Bumper music provided by: soundcloud.com/murphychops, Hons - Degen
Terrence Chan is professional poker player from Vancouver, Canada. Terrence is a former Pokerstars employee. Chan left Pokerstars to pursue the game full-time.
Terrence is perhaps best know for his impressive performance in the 2009 Pokerstars SCOOOP series where he won two limit hold’em events simultaneously – the $500 medium buy in and the $5000 high buy in.
Other career highlights include 15 WSOP cashes (primarily in limit), including two 2010 limit final tables. Chan’s poker resume is rounded out by cashes on the WPT an APPT title as well as an assortment of deep runs in other international and local tournaments.
Terrence’s live cashes exceed $800,000 in addition to his impressive online resume.
Currently Chan can be found playing online at Pokerstars under the screenname “unassigned,” and posts on 2+2 under the handle “tchan.” Learn more about Terrence Chan