Pokercast Episode 73 - WSOP Coverage with Justin "Boosted J" Smith & Greg Raymer
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - Its that time of year again! The World Series of Poker has finally kicked off and the guys provide full coverage of everything that has happened so far at the biggest poker event on the planet. The feature guest this week is Justin "Boosted J" Smith. Justin joins the guys live from the Rio in Las Vegas to talk about how he made the transfer from high stakes online play to playing live in Bobbies Room and his goal of winning a bracelet as a WSOP rookie. 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg "Fossilman" Raymer also chimes in on the program to discuss his game plan for this years events and his very impressive third place finish in the 40th Annual No-Limit Holdem $40K buy-in. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the June 7th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Greg Raymer, born June 25th, 1964 is a professional poker player from Minot, ND. Raymer attended University of Missouri – Rolla for a degree in chemistry before moving on to the University of Minnesota Law School. He practiced as a patent attorney for more than a decade.
Raymer is best known for winning the 2004 WSOP Main Event and for his iconic “reptile” holographic sunglasses he wore during his run. Greg is also known as “Fossil Man” for collecting fossils as card protectors before selling them to supplement his poker bankroll. According to Hendon Mob, Raymer has over $6.8 in live tournament earnings.
Greg attributes much of his poker success to both 2+2 books and their poker forums. Learn more about Greg Raymer
Justin Smith, born January 8, 1988 is a professional poker player from Hartford, CT currently living in Orlando, FL. Smith began playing poker while wheelchair bound due to a motorcycle accident. He launched his online career with a meager $50 bankroll, a far cry from his currently stakes where he has been spotted playing as high as $2000/$4000 and $4000/$8000.
Due to his young age, Smith has been unable to compete in North American land-based events but has nonetheless managed to rack up $1.4 million in tournament earnings, including a 2nd place finish at the WPT Bellagio Cup VI.
Justin is a Full Tilt Poker sponsored pro. Learn more about Justin Smith