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Old 01-05-2010, 07:05 AM   #1
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Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

Live from the Two Plus Two Studios, January 4th 2010 - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two Pokercast is Team Pokerstars Pro Vanessa Rousso. Vanessa joins Mike and Adam live from the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure currently underway at the Atlantis Resort and Casino situated on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. She talks about her wildly successful 2009, her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and her plans for this years PCA. Jason Mercier shares a great degenerate gambling story in another edition of "Story Time With." Vitas James aka Vitas23 provides some great poker strategy about respecting the game in this weeks Leggo Poker strategy segment. David Sklansky is back at it providing another edition of the Sklansky Minute about Eric Drache's Iron Man cash game Idea. Mike and Adam also discuss forum static, tournament news and give away the first part of the password for the January 10th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners.


Invitational Tournament is T#229183885. The second part of the invitational password will be posted here before registration opens. If you cannot see it, consider refreshing the page.

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Pokercast Theme - Demitone Productions Inc. 2007 : Keep Slipping Away - A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head 2009 : My Wife - Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Holland EP 2009 :

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Old 01-05-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

In before "what songs were those?"
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:11 AM   #3
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

FORUM STATIC!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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great show. Will be going to the Big Slick Boot Camp in Biloxi. Too cheap to fly to PCA right now.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:05 PM   #6
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great show. Will be going to the Big Slick Boot Camp in Biloxi. Too cheap to fly to PCA right now.
Please provide a TR and review on the boot camp. Have fun

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Old 01-05-2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

Solid episode, guys. My thoughts:

-I love you guys, you know I do, but Adam... that "orientating your goal to meet your goal" or whatever might've been the dumbest thing I've ever heard you say. ^^

-I liked the Vanessa interview. She seems really down to earth and would probably be pleasant to have at the table. I didn't know she was only 26 - seems like we've been hearing about her success for a while. Still getting used to the idea that I'm kind of an old guy in this community. The idea of her running a camp seems a bit like a cash grab to me, but I guess that's a nitpick as the same thing could be said about writing books.

-Ha! Adam gets vindication in How Much Ya Got! Maybe 2010 is his year.

-Sklansky writing DUCY sounds AWESOME.

-Gilbert Arenas is such an idiot. I don't know what more can be said. This isn't the first story about him. I'd love to get him at the table... assuming the buy-in was paid up front and there was a security detail.

-Vos doesn't really have the fame to merit HSP. He's more a target of the internet. Would like to see De Wolfe on the show, though.

-It's always nice to hear from PokerStars, as they have a lot new going on. Interesting hearing Scotty talk about playing for the joy of poker, rather than grinding to attain a VIP level. Scotty and Steve were very informative; this is the quality I've come to expect from Stars. I hope 2010 is a good year for them and us players.

-Holy crap, that's a pretty big degen story from Mercier for someone who doesn't sports bet a lot!

Okay, on a different note: It's looking like I'll be making my (3rd annual) WSOP trip, thanks to the continued awesomeness of my Florida backer, June 3rd-11th. Would you guys want to see another trip report? It had really mixed responses last year, though not in this forum as much. And will either/both of you two hosts be in Vegas at that time? Definitely want to hang out if so. I don't drink, but I do gamble.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:25 PM   #8
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Vanessa mentioned the word structure more times than Mike and Adam mentioned PokerStars

Very nice work guys!
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:58 PM   #9
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hooray 9st. listening now.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:58 PM   #10
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This is the game Gilbert Arenas was playing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourr%C3%A9
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:23 PM   #11
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

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-It's always nice to hear from PokerStars, as they have a lot new going on. Interesting hearing Scotty talk about playing for the joy of poker, rather than grinding to attain a VIP level. Scotty and Steve were very informative; this is the quality I've come to expect from Stars. I hope 2010 is a good year for them and us players.
That was me talking about playing for the joy of poker. Our VIP club offers value to the grinders too of course -- great value in fact. I should have been more clear: the question originally posed there was about which game/stakes to play in order to earn VPP quickly. I don't think that choosing your game solely based on VPPs is a wise idea. Other criteria such as playing a game you enjoy or have been successful at are perhaps more important.

With our recent change to the 5.5x/6x VPP earning system you really can't go wrong when choosing a form of poker on PokerStars. We've eliminated the major 'sweet spots' and 'sour spots' from the system. Play whatever poker suits you, and the VPPs will come.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:59 PM   #12
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

Sorry Steve, didn't mean to misattribute your verbage. I like that Stars support is looking out for the players and not just the bottom line.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:40 PM   #13
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Sorry Steve, didn't mean to misattribute your verbage. I like that Stars support is looking out for the players and not just the bottom line.
What you said was fine, no apology necessary. I came to this forum after listening to the pokercast this morning to specifically to clarify this exact point as I don't think my answer was very eloquent.

I'm glad you're enjoying the PokerCast. Adam and Mike do an excellent job.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:33 PM   #14
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

I liked the Vanessa interview. She wasn't annoying at all and seems really appreciative to be where she is.
Isn't moderating the questions thread like you did a little over-the-top, even sexist? Do you do that for everyone or just the females? So condescending to think she needs your protection from the internet.
And did you really need to tell her she's "obviously very attractive as everyone agrees". Do you do that when you interview Patrick Antonius or Durrrr?
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:34 PM   #15
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

Heh... they're not "fish", they are "Less Experienced Players"... perhaps Leppers?
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:07 PM   #16
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

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I liked the Vanessa interview. She wasn't annoying at all and seems really appreciative to be where she is.
Isn't moderating the questions thread like you did a little over-the-top, even sexist? Do you do that for everyone or just the females? So condescending to think she needs your protection from the internet.
And did you really need to tell her she's "obviously very attractive as everyone agrees". Do you do that when you interview Patrick Antonius or Durrrr?
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I won't defend Adam on his 'everyone agrees' comment, he can tackle that.

The moderating is only when the questions are offensive, juvenile and not in the spirit of the thread which is to help us with our research to make sure the interviews cover as many topics as possible.

Jackasses posting unfunny Duke Game Theory one liners when there are already 5 unfunny ones in the thread should have their posts deleted. We're not protecting anyone, we're reducing the noise by removing the completely off-topic posts.

As for discussing Patrick's looks on the show, I believe we say he's attractive about once a month.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:08 PM   #17
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Hmm, I think he got the odds on that 88 vs AQ hand wrong, it should be 3 to 1, not 4 to 1.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:29 AM   #18
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Hey guys!

I've been listening the show for 2 years now and I love it.
You two are great and I can't wait every week to get the new episode.

I've actually created this account to congratulate Adam for his amazing win on "How much you got"

Keep the great show going and take care!

(long time lurker from Switzerland)
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:03 AM   #19
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Hey guys!

I've been listening the show for 2 years now and I love it.
You two are great and I can't wait every week to get the new episode.

I've actually created this account to congratulate Adam for his amazing win on "How much you got"

Keep the great show going and take care!

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first post of the year! obviously rigged, there's no way he can beat MJ at this.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:56 PM   #20
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The nod to Jim Robson was hilarious! I can't be the only listener who got it ... are there any more die-hard Canucks fans on 2+2?
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:16 PM   #21
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

just finished listening, awesome stuff.

Pissed at myself for missing so many of them, I will try to remember to catch the next one.

Warteen...100% you need to do another TR. Just maybe not in BBV cause everyone sucks there now. Maybe MTTc? Either way, just let me know where it is when you do it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:23 PM   #22
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just finished listening, awesome stuff.

Pissed at myself for missing so many of them, I will try to remember to catch the next one.

Warteen...100% you need to do another TR. Just maybe not in BBV cause everyone sucks there now. Maybe MTTc? Either way, just let me know where it is when you do it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:26 PM   #23
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

Great show guys. Vanessa did come off very good in the interview.

I found it very interesting what she said about getting in great shape for the SI shoot started off the year on a good note.

I've heard a lot of people talk about how eating right and exercise can do wonders for your stamina and focus at the poker table. It was interesting to hear her bring that up.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:41 PM   #24
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Re: Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier

Vanessa was interesting but if she wants a future in media she really has to stop saying Uhhhh or ummm every time she pauses during an interview. I think she got close to 100 of those. Good show guys.
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I give up. After literally SECONDS of searching I do not se the archived shows.

Halp?
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