Online Poker Players and Their Lifestyles

While on the surface of things, it might appear that professional online poker players ‘live the life”, their lifestyle actually takes a good amount of work, effort, and money to maintain. In other words, there’s a lot more than meets the eye.

Read this article to understand what we mean by that.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Poker In London: Live Poker Room Reviews (Part 3)

This is the final installment in a three-part series that reviews London’s major poker rooms. As the first two parts of this series have illustrated, London is certainly one of the top poker destinations in Europe.

This last part of the series includes specific reviews of “the Vic” (i.e., The Poker Room at the Victoria Grosvenor Casino) as well as four other, more minor, poker rooms in London.

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Top Pair Podcast Interview with Remko Rinkema

Along with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently interviewed Remko Rinkema, the Senior Editor at Poker Central. Among the many topics, we of course talked plenty about his background in home games and mixed games – som great stories in here!

Listen to the entirety of Episode 280 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Remko starting at the 19:24-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript.

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