2 Months, $2 Million Sees Team Net $35,700 In First Week

G4’s new reality poker programme “2 Months, $2 Million” aired August 16th and treated the viewers to a revealing insight into the life of four young poker millionaires living in Vegas.
The stars of the show are Dani Stern, Emil Patel, Brian Roberts, and Jay Rosenkrantz and as is announced at the start of the show: “These four former math whizzes are four of the best online poker players in the world.”
The depth of their talents are glimpsed while introducing themselves as Rosenkrantz explains that within just a few years he was able to turn his initial deposit of $100 into well over $1 million. Patel admitted that when he first started playing poker, his conservative Indian parents were skeptical of him playing professionally, but when his mum found out how much money he was making, she said, “OK, you need to sit down and teach your dad how to play.”
The first episode saw the housemates sorting out their rooms with Stern being given the ‘booby prize’ of a princess-style room after losing an Omaha poker tournament. Whereas Stern could hardly fit on his bed, Patel enjoyed the luxury of the master bedroom complete with remote controlled curtains.
In keeping with the meritocracy of the show penalty stunts are meted out and as the team explained: “The penalty stunt is the punishment for the lowest earner of the week and the purpose of those stunts is to force us to put in as many hands as possible.”
With some of the logistics out of the way the focus turned towards the poker and with the young guns down $38,000 by day 3, attention inevitably turned toward Rosenkrantz’s who was down $82,000 alone, most of that amount being lost during his ongoing tussle with online player “Blewjob.” He explained, “There are two days left in the week. I’m way behind everyone. I’ve stacked tons of money to this guy named Blewjob.”
The team at one stage were joined briefly by Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond and referring to Dwan, Rosenkrantz said, “My results aren’t as good as his, but..there’s no reason I can’t dominate like they do.”
By the end of the week, though, Rosenkrantz’ observation skill allowed him to make a valuable read on his nemesis related to timing and announced “I know when I can steal pots from him,” Basically, a long pause before betting indicated a good hand whereas an instant checked turn meant he had nothing but a pause on the turn meant he was likely to check call. Rosenkrantz’s fortune soon took a dramatic switch and he was able to transform a $116,000 deficit into a $4,600 profit by the week end.
Patel celebrated his 25th birthday at the Palms during the show after which we learn Roberts was up $42,000, Patel was in profit $8,600, Rosenkrantz had made $4,600 but Stern had lost $19,500 and so found himself wearing a leotard, tutu, and pink wig at a casino buffet. All was not lost for him though as he was joined by a group of girls obviously amused by the antic. “I do this to pick up women,” he told them.

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