Pokercast Episode 82 - Clayton Newman & Story Time With Phil Hellmuth
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is young online poker pro Clayton Newman. Fresh off another deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Clayton comes the program to discuss his most recent quest for poker immortality, the much talked about pre-flop aggression at this years event and some Pot-Limit Omaha strategy. Aaron Jones chimes in with another insightful strategy segment on this weeks broadcast about board texture. Phil Hellmuth Jr. finally makes his Pokercast debut telling a fascinating tale in this weeks "Story Time With". Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course gives away the password for the August 2nd Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Phill Hellmuth Jr, born July 16th, 1964, is a professional poker player from Madison, WI. Born July 16, 1964, Phil attended University of Wisconsin – Madison. It was in Madison that Phil was introduced to poker. He would later leave school to pursue the game fulltime.
Hellmuth made history in 1989 when he defeated two-time defending champion Johnny Chan to claim the WSOP Main Event title. In 2007, Phil claimed his 11th WSOP bracelet and set a new record. With 79 WSOP money finishes Hellmuth also holds the record for most WSOP cashes. Phil has 4 WPT final tables and 13 WPT cashes. His live tournament earnings exceed $17 million. Learn more about Phil Hellmuth
Clayton Newman is a professional poker player from Athens, GA. Clayton began playing online, focusing on micro and small stakes limit hold’em cash games. Through self-study and online poker communities Clayton climbed the ranks to become a successful mid-stakes cash game player and in so doing has built an impressive list of tournament results.
Newman holds 8 WSOP cashes including a 68th place finish at the 2009 WSOP Main Event. His total live tournament earnings exceed $270,000.
Clayton posts on 2+2 under the handle “Clayton” and credits 2+2 books and forums as providing the foundations of his poker career. Learn more about Clayton Newman