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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Poker Players

Looking for some bright ideas as to what to treat yourself to this holiday season? Are you searching for the perfect gift to get your significant other or a friend who absolutely loves poker?

We’ve compiled a list of great poker-themed holiday gift suggestions that we’re sure will bring you and your loved ones some joy and good cheer to mark the end of 2016.

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5 Places Every Poker Player MUST Visit When in London

Next time London comes up on your “places to visit” list, be enchanted by the opportunities it offers poker players. We’re specifically referring to the great live poker room action you can find in England’s capital city.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 top places that any poker player quite simply MUST visit next time they find themselves in London. Have a look and be sure to add them to your itinerary!

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The Poker Writer Who Never Plays Poker

While there are plenty of people out there who’ve made a career out of poker writing, not all of those people are die-hard poker lovers and recreational players themselves. Take Ellis Shuman, for example. He just happens to have had a career full of positions that have required he does a lot of poker writing.

Here’s an interesting look at what it’s like for someone to work in the gaming and poker industry who doesn’t necessarily have an inherent love for the game. You’ll surely appreciate the unique perspective of a professional writer who “somehow” ended up getting into poker.

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Interview with Jesse Sylvia

Along with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host, Bruce Briggs, I recently had the chance to interview 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia.

Beyond Jesse proving to be a great interviewee with many interesting stories to tell, he’s genuinely just a great guy; completely down-to-earth, and someone who I’d be happy to sit across a table from, regardless of whether or not we’d be playing poker.

Have a listen to the interview from episode 273 of the podcast, plus we’ve also provided a summarized transcript for you.