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The Virtual Rail

Nothing bonds a group of friends together like playing in the same home game for years. When one of the players heads out to play in a big-time poker tournament, it goes without saying that the rest of the bunch will rally to support him. Often, however, it’s not possible to rail in person.

This is the story of how a group of home game players in Israel rallied together to virtually rail their buddy, Amnon Eisner (on WhatsApp), while he was playing in the 2017 Philadelphia Poker Classic Main Event, almost 6,000 miles away.

I’ve Finally Decided to Go “All In” On Poker

This originally started out as “just” a blog post, but I felt that since it marks one of the most momentous occasions since the inception of Cardplayer Lifestyle, it deserved a video as well.

I’ve quit my full-time job and have embarked on a journey of self-employment to do poker media work on Cardplayer Lifestyle. Read more about the beginning of a new era for me and you can also watch the video.

Interview with Norman Chad

Together with my co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing ESPN poker commentator and funnyman Norman Chad on episode 282 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast.

We put a lot of time and effort into doing research prior to the interview to ensure that we covered topics not yet explored in-depth via other interviews Norman has done over the years. As such, we were thrilled to get some great laughs and new stories from Norman in this almost hour-long interview.

Listen to the interview, which starts at the 3:45-minute mark. A transcript is also available.

6 Tips for Successfully Transitioning from Live to Online Poker

Many younger poker players started playing online and eventually transitioned to the live poker arena. There are, however, plenty of longtime live poker players who’ve never really played much online and might be hesitant to give it a chance.

If you’re thinking about dipping your toes in the online poker waters for the first time, it pays – literally – to be prepared. As such, we’ve prepared a list of six helpful tips that will help m=you make a smooth transition from live to online poker play.

3 Things Regulators Should Finally Get Straight About Poker

Proponents of online poker would love nothing more than to see it legalized and regulated in as many jurisdictions as possible. The problem many lawmakers seem to have, however, is that they lump online poker together with online casino gaming when, in fact, the two are quite different from one another.

We list three of the main differences for regulators to consider.