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Old 11-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

Live from the Two Plus Two Studios, November 13th 2012 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Greg Merson. Greg joins Mike and Adam two weeks to the day after winning the most coveted prize in poker to discuss several topics including his 2% swaps, his battle with drug addiction and some interesting hands from the final table. Mike "Schneids" Schneider of CardRunners.com is back providing some strategy on "Holdem Cycles" in this weeks Card Runners Strategy Minute. Mike and Adam also provide some EPT and WPT tournament coverage, discuss the re-launch of Full Tilt Poker and of course give away the password for the November 18th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners.



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Old 11-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

Boom!

Two in a row? I'm amazing!
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

YAY!

1rst the worst, second the best

DL: http://pokercast.s3.amazonaws.com/twoplustwo_245.mp3

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

Its good when you miss a week, makes it better when this one comes out!
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

4th. Where is the cage so I can cash out?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

Jon Kalmar (who?) memorial finish
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #7
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

Any reason why its not appeared on itunes yet, James ?
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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nevermind - self-corrected.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:37 PM   #9
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good news about karen
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #10
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Saw this on my FB and thought of the show...

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:36 AM   #11
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

Gaelle Baumann memorial finish!

Great intro, I really got a kick out of the Simpsons episode this week and was wondering if you guys would comment on it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:09 AM   #12
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12th. Which is cool because I was playing for the win and not trying to sneak into the final table.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #13
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Thanks for the shoutout guys... and I'm a 49ers fan so the name Joe Nameth didn't make my husband a lock for me when I met him... had it been Jerry Rice, that would have been a lock!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:01 PM   #14
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

Wow, that was some good info from schneids. He just put into a few seconds some of the key adjustments I have been making recently against good opponents and even poor ones, aka check calling to get extra value when they would fold to a raise especially by keeping their bluffs in their range.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

You Guys have any links for the Selbst Kevin Magee hand?

Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #16
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You Guys have any links for the Selbst Kevin Magee hand?

Thanks!
Here's just the hand:

https://www.pokerstars.tv/poker-vide...pt-berlin.html

This link includes comments from Kevin and Vanessa about the hand (hand starts around 8:30)

https://www.pokerstars.tv/poker-vide...channel_id=279

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:46 AM   #17
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

Not sure I completely agree with you guys on the Selbst/Mcphee hand. In a tournament there are infinite "spots" you can take (3bet/4bet/bluff raising flops etc), just because you are playing your hardest vs the table doesn't mean you should take every spot. It's not that she wants to be able to 6bet and have Kevin happily muck to her, she is upset for being put into a spot where she feels 6bet shoving the fours is +ev and is forced to make such a high variance play because of how often Kevin will take a "spot" vs her instead of wait and take a different spot vs someone else at the table.

If I sit down in a game for the purpose of making money and happen to have position on a friend, I'll pick and choose the spots to 3bet him etc. if I 3bet him every hand to often to a point where he believes it's not +ev for me to so, he'll probably not be happy about it, which is what Vanessa means here by "coming for her". Obviously it's Kevin's tournament he can take whatever spots he wants.

Not standing up for her behaviour at the table, just think this spot is lot less unethical than you guys think.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:59 AM   #18
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

David Balkin memorial finish!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #19
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Looky here:

Invitational be up!

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #20
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Can't believe Adam wasn't up for the on air slap bets.. Maybe MJ had a look in his eyes we could not see.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #21
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Great show James no outtakes?
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #22
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

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In a tournament there are infinite "spots" you can take (3bet/4bet/bluff raising flops etc), It's not that she wants to be able to 6bet and have Kevin happily muck to her, she is upset for being put into a spot where she feels 6bet shoving the fours is +ev and is forced to make such a high variance play because of how often Kevin will take a "spot" vs her instead of wait and take a different spot vs someone else at the table.

Obviously it's Kevin's tournament he can take whatever spots he wants.
I don't agree with the way you are framing the situation. Seems to me that Vanessa was every bit as responsible as Kevin for the way the hand went down. How did he force her into a spot any more than she forced him into a spot? Her sense of self-entitlement is off the charts. I bet she would have acted very differently if she had hit a set. And her pouting and totally insincere "nice hand" comments are about what I would expect from an eight-year-old child (or Hellmuth).
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #23
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

M = 1000 and the whole thing is a date in the not so distant past.

That was a painful segment.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #24
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Re: PokerCast Episode 245 - WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson

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I don't agree with the way you are framing the situation. Seems to me that Vanessa was every bit as responsible as Kevin for the way the hand went down. How did he force her into a spot any more than she forced him into a spot? Her sense of self-entitlement is off the charts. I bet she would have acted very differently if she had hit a set. And her pouting and totally insincere "nice hand" comments are about what I would expect from an eight-year-old child (or Hellmuth).
That's how I saw it too.Also if she's friends with Liv she was well out of order putting her on the spot about the hand in front of the cameras.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:05 PM   #25
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M = 1000 and the whole thing is a date in the not so distant past.

That was a painful segment.
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