Contest: Tell Us Your Bad Beat Story

This is the first of six $100 giveaway contests on Cardplayer Lifestyle in 2017. From among the many participants who sent in videos of themselves, we chose the four who told the best bad beat stories.

The finalists were then voted upon via Twitter poll, and Shimi “the Fish” Weiss emerged the winner. Be sure to check out his “winning” bad beat poker video.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Will O’Connor

While I take special pleasure in learning the stories of poker media’s industry veterans, I also enjoy getting to know more about relative newcomers, like Will O’Connor.

The Borgata blogger-cum-Poker Central writer was kind enough to agree to be the next interviewee in our Get to Know the Poker Media series. I sure enjoyed learning about his life and career, so I’m sure you will, too.

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Interview with Clare Fitzgerald of Casino City

On Episode 278 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed Clare Fitzgerald, the Copy Chief at Casino City.

As she’s relatively new to the poker world, it was quite intriguing to follow her path from “completely unfamiliar” to “very into” the game we all know and love. Listen to the entirety of Episode 278 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Clare starting at the 23:33-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript.

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My 2017 Poker Goals (+ How I Did in 2016)

For 2017, I’m setting my poker goals as well as recapping and assessing my efforts at achieving my 2016 poker goals within the same post. So, it’s a long read, but working hard on this post and publishing it, as always, help me stay focused for the coming year.

Here’s to working hard towards the goals we set in 2017, both poker-related and non-poker-related. Happy New Year!

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Interview with Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher

This is an exclusive interview with two poker legends, Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson and Women in Poker Hall of Famer Jan Fisher. Over the course of the interview, we discuss each of their storied careers, various business ventures, and the 25-year anniversary of their company, Card Player Cruises.

Whether you know them personally, have only heard about them and their stellar reputations secondhand from poker industry veterans, or this is your first exposure to the dynamic duo, I know that you’ll enjoy learning even more about them in this feature-length piece.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Michael Gentile

pokerfuse is quite unique in the poker media world as its the rare breed (like this site) that doesn’t use the affiliate revenue model. As such, it’s stood proudly as an independent publication for over half a decade. The founder of said publication is Michael Gentile, with whom I’ve been fortunate enough to have developed quite a relationship over the years.

I’ve always wanted to know the story behind pokerfuse, the other sites and products in the pokerfuse family, and of course, Mike’s personal story as well.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the story, as told to us by Mike in this latest “Get to Know the Poker Media” interview.

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