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Cardplayer Lifestyle Celebrates Five Years Online

With a nod to our humble beginnings and an eye on a great future, we take a minute to pause and reflect on five great years online as one of the industry’s leading poker blogs. Whether you’re a longtime fan of ours or if this is your first visit, we hope you enjoy reading a bit about our poker blog and stick with us as we try to keep on climbing up the poker industry ladder of success.

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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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Rattling the Cage: Poker Tournaments Where Chips = Cash

Have you ever been the chipleader in a tournament and wished you could just cash out right then and there, but end up missing out on the final table or a big cash due to the sheer length of the event? The Cage is a new type of time-limited tournament where all you have to do to cash is survive. Each chip you play with has cash value and when the tournament ends, you’ll cash out for the full value of your stack. This represents a great new innovation on the poker scene and it’s the kind of creativity we need to see a lot more of for poker to keep thriving. Curious to hear more, including what ought to be next in the pipeline? Read on.

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5 Must-Read Poker Articles Published During the 2014 WSOP

An incredible amount of content has been published over the course of the 2014 World Series of Poker. I’ve probably read hundreds of poker articles over the last few weeks as the WSOP was taking center stage. Five of these articles stand out to me as head and shoulders above the rest. Read on to see which ones I selected as “must-reads” and why, in my opinion, they’re deserving of that accolade.

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Moving into Poker Podcasts: I’m Joining Top Pair as Co-Host

Big poker news for me – I’m going to be the new co-host of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast! The show, which has been around for over four years, features lead host Bruce Briggs and I’ll be joining him in replacement of departing co-host Eric Nelson. The show covers all sorts of topics about home game poker and also boasts a number of big-time guests from the poker world. Read on for more details and be sure to tune in!