If you’ve always wanted the chance to get some top-level instruction from professional poker players in order to help you improve your game, you should sign up for the live coaching event being held by Just Hands Poker and Thinking Poker on March 25-26.

Among the benefits: live running commentary of your $1/2 game at a professional RFID poker table, replays of your live sessions on Twitch, a drill down analysis from the pros of your strengths and weaknesses at the tables, as well as lunch + meet and greet opportunities with Andrew Brokos & Nate Meyvis of Thinking Poker and Zach Resnick & Jackson Laskey of Just Hands Poker.

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Mike Leah

Mike Leah has been a top professional poker player for close to a decade now. He continues his winning ways and still has plenty of motivation to win big at poker.

In this interview, we cover topics ranging from Mike’s latest wins to his 2017 poker goals, and ask him about his new PPI Poker sponsorship deal.

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Doug Polk Claudico

Finally the world decides to pay attention to poker, but the story they’re interested in is that Libratus, an artificial intelligence program devised by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, beat humans at the game. How sad.

Sometimes you have to swim against the tide. With mainstream media shouting to the heavens that “humans are doomed at poker”, I felt the need to pen an op-ed in defense of humanity. Let’s not forget what makes poker so engaging and enjoyable: it’s the PEOPLE! That’s what the world ought to be paying more attention to.

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Empire poker room London

This is the second in a three-part series that reviews London’s major poker rooms. With a well-established, vibrant, thriving poker scene, London is certainly one of the top poker destinations in Europe.

This second installment in the series includes specific reviews of the PokerStars Live poker room at the Hippodrome Casino as well as the Empire poker room, both located in London’s central Leicester Square.

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bad beat

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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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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Clare Fitzgerald

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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