Video Q&A Interview with Martin Jacobson, 2014 WSOP Main Event Champion

We’re honored to bring to you an exclusive video Q&A interview with Martin Jacobson, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. Martin was gracious with his time, answering questions about representing Sweden, being a poker ambassador, doing poker interviews, home games, and more. A rare treat, we think you’ll enjoy this special interview with a very special poker champion.

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Top Pair Interview with 2-Time WPT Champion Jonathan Little

Together with Bruce Briggs, my co-host over at the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, I recently interviewed Jonathan Little, a 2-time winner at the World Poker Tour and author of a number great poker books as well as hundreds of great poker strategy articles and videos. Jonathan spoke with us about a number of interesting topics, offering his views on sunglasses and headphones while at the poker table, telling us why poker coaching for $300 per hour could very easily be justified, and regaling us with interesting stories about he got his start playing poker professionally. Have a listen to Episode 223 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast and enjoy the summarized transcript.

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Is ESPN Destroying the Excitement for the WSOP Main Event?

Did you feel excited watching the 2014 WSOP Main Event final table play out? Well, you must not have been there in person. Having attended and sat there for hours in the Penn & Teller Theater, I couldn’t have been more bored by the proceedings. ESPN seems to have drained the excitement from the WSOP Main Event by forcing a four-month delay on poker fans. They’ve got to fix the problem and I’ve got some suggestions for how they can do so.

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Children and Charity Win Big at Daniel Negreanu’s St. Jude’s Poker Event

The stars of poker were out in full force as Daniel Negreanu chaired a one-of-a-kind poker fundraiser for the benefit of the Las Vegas branch of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised and amazing prizes were won by big poker names like Phil Hellmuth and Jason Somerville. Read more about what went down at this special event as well as how you, too, can make charitable poker donations.

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Interview with Allen Kessler, the Chainsaw

Together with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently interviewed Allen Kessler, fondly known by the greater poker community as the “Chainsaw”. Having developed a reputation over the years for being quite particular about tournament structures, Kessler is on a crusade to give poker players the best possible value for their buy ins and entry fees. Over time the “Kessler approved” tournament structure has become known as a badge of pride, with tournament venues and directors around the world eagerly working towards getting it. Below, you’ll find the entirety of Episode 22 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Allen starting just after the 16-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript below.

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Suiting Up for Poker with a Poker Face Suit

When my dad told me he’d be having a poker game for his 66th birthday, I decided to do something a little special and get all dressed up for the occasion… in a poker suit. A picture’s worth 1,000 words, but wait… there’s also a video! Have a look and find out how you can get a Poker Face Suit and inject some more fun to your next poker game.

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