Pokercast Episode 55 - Ashton Griffon & Steve Cyr
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffon, subject of many high stakes threads on 2+2. Ashton comes on the program to discuss his much followed and turbulent rise through the poker ranks from playing small stakes to the nose bleed levels in only one year. Independent Casino Host Steve Cyr is also featured on the show this week and gives us an inside look into the business of Whale Hunting in the Desert. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the January 18th Poker Stars VIP Club freeroll. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Steve Cyr is casino host from Las Vegas, NV. He attended UNLV where he pursued a degree in Hotel Management, which lead him to an internship at Barbary Coast under casino executable Michael Gaghn. It was during this time Cyr began his quest into understanding the mathematics of gambling and the psyche of the high stakes gambler.
Steve founded HSix, a unique casino hosting business that pairs gamblers with casino properties with an emphasis on maximizing the player’s casino experience. Steve’s client list is comprised of wealthy celebrities and relative unknowns, for whom he can arrange anything from a private jet to a tennis match with Andre Agassi.
Steve Cyr’s story is chronicled in his biography Whale Hunt in the Desert by Deke Castleman. Learn more about Steve Cyr
Ashton Griffin is a professional poker from Lake Worth FL. His first poker experience came from playing 10NL with his mom and sister, and with his friends in high school. Griffin’s poker career took off while studying business at Minnesota West, where he also a starter on the wrestling team.
Ashton has built (and rebuilt) his bankroll from scratch, progressing from small stakes all the way to taking a seat in Bobby’s room, and sitting down at the nosebleed tables on Full Tilt Poker where he players under the screen name “Ashman103.”
Ashton’s live tournament winnings exceed $600,000, due in part to his first place finish at the Venetian’s $25,000 Invitational High Roller Bounty Shootout in 2010.
Griffin is a coach on the popular training site “Leggo Poker,” where he also hosts his blog “Addicted to the Turbulence.” Learn more about Ashton Griffin