Pokercast Episode 71 - Jeff Madsen and WSOP Preview Pt 1 with Daniel Negreanu
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week is 2006 WSOP Player of the Year and two time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen. Jeff joins the guys on the program to discuss his recent second place finish at the Canadian Poker Open Heads-Up Championship and also the pitfalls of playing on the poker tournament circuit. Daniel Negreanu also chimes in on the show to help preview the upcoming World Series of Poker discussing the always controversal payout structures, the new 40k NL Holdem event, the 1k "stimulus" event, some rule changes, the 2eazy heads-up challenge and even the World Series of Golf. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static including announcing the Two Plus Two WSOP party on July 3rd and of course give away the password for the May 24th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Jeff Madsen is a professional poker player from Santa Monica, CA currently living in Las Vegas, NV. Born June 7, 1985, Madsen began playing poker while he attended University of California – Santa Barbara where he studying film theory.
In 2006 Madsen won two NLHE events at the WSOP, becoming the youngest ever WSOP bracelet holder (later succeeded by Steve Billirakis and Annette Obrestad). Madsen has 12 WSOP cashes and 2 WPT cashes with a total live tournament earnings that exceeds $3 million.
Jeff is a Full Tilt Poker sponsored Pro. Learn more about Jeff Madsen
Daniel Negreanu is a professional poker player from Toronto, Canada currently living in Las Vegas, NV. Born July 26, 1974, Daniel began playing poker in the pool halls of Toronto at age 15, where he spent time dreaming of becoming a professional snooker player. Daniel soon left high school to play poker professionally in and around the Toronto area before making the move south to Vegas.
Though he is an accomplished high stakes cash game player, many know Daniel purely from his tournament success. He holds 4 WSOP bracelets, 47 WSOP cashes, and 2 WPT titles. Hendon Mob tallies his total live tournament earnings as exceeding $12 million.
A fixture in televised tournaments and cash games, Negreanu has appeared on High Stakes Poker, Poker After Dark, countless WPT and WSOP broadcasts. All in addition to hosting Pokerstar’s Million Dollar Challenge.
Daniel is a member of “Team Pokerstars Pro” and runs his own poker training website, “PokerVT.” Learn more about Daniel Negreanu