The Folly of PokerStars’ Spin & Gos

There’s a heated debate raging in the poker community about whether PokerStars’ new Spin & Gos are good for the game or not. Many regular and professional poker players have voiced their opposition while PokerStars has publicly defended their move. This op-ed piece takes a look at the business and liquidity aspects of the situation and makes some thought-provoking points against PokerStars’ new overall marketing strategy to boot. Curious? Read on for more.

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Interview with Chris Moorman, Online Poker’s Most Successful Tournament Player

Just ahead of the release of Moorman’s Book of Poker, we’re honored to bring you an exclusive interview with online poker superstar Chris Moorman. For those who haven’t yet heard of Chris, this interview will serve as a great introduction to one of poker’s must-know names. For those more familiar with Moorman and his achievements at the felt, you’ll get a deeper look at Chris’ career, what possessed him to write the book, and what he feels you can learn from his first foray into authoring a poker book. Plus, he got none other than Doyle Brunson to write the Forward! Interested yet? We thought so…

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The 10 Best Beards in Poker

Think this one’s a chin scratcher? Certainly! We had a tough time picking just 10 poker people for inclusion on our list of the 10 best beards in poker. A close shave indeed, we finally made our picks. Have a look and see if you agree. Be sure to comment and let us know if you think your favorite beard in poker was left off the list.

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What’s the Deal with PokerStars These Days?

Lots of big news has been streaming out of PokerStars’ headquarters in the Isle of Man. While the Amaya-owned company seems to have a gameplan in place, many poker players might take umbrage at some of the company’s recent actions. This post details the changes and opines as to why they may have been made. PokerStars’ hallmark has always been listening to the people. Here’s hoping they hear this loud and clear.

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Top Pair Interview with Mental Game of Poker Author Jared Tendler

Along with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently conducted an audio interview with Jared Tendler, author of the Mental Game of Poker volumes 1 and 2. Jared’s a great guy and has become quite well-known in the poker industry. I’ve met him before in person and he’s also contributed in the past right here on Cardplayer Lifestyle, so we’re definitely big fans of his. Below, you’ll find the entirety of Episode 220 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Jared starting at around the 14-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript below.

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The Mike Trout Approach to Tournament Poker

Who says that professional baseball players can’t teach us a thing or two about the right way to play poker? In this tips and strategy article, we examine what it means to take the Mike Trout approach to tournament poker and how if can work for you at the tables.

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