Phil Galfond

We’re all quite used to seeing the big name online poker operators making moves these days, so it’s refreshing to see of the game’s top players trying to instigate a paradigm shift. Phil Galfond has a stellar reputation and record both at and away from the poker tables. He’s on a bold mission to change things up in online poker by trying to create a site that caters to ALL players, both recreational and professional.

Here are some thoughts on that and an opinion on whether the initiative is likely to succeed or not.

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PlayWPT

The World Poker Tour has innovated a brand new concept with their PlayWPT product, namely, they’ve managed to create a play money environment where the stakes actually matter. By setting ground rules in which players have to purchase play money chips and treating the game with the full integrity of real money poker play, they’ve given true legitimacy to the concept of “social gaming” for the first time.

Learn more about their innovative new product in this review.

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antiquing

While it’s obvious that readers of this blog love poker, we all have other hobbies and activities that we enjoy. Some of us, for instance, are fond of antiquing.

As with many areas in life, skills you hone at the poker table can prove useful away from the felt. If you’re into antiquing, you’ll probably appreciate our list of 5 poker skills that could serve you well as you engage in it.

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Shawn Marion playing poker

It’s always a thrill to see famous athletes and celebrities playing poker. One athlete who has long been a fan of the game we all love is Shawn Marion.

Over Labor Day weekend, the retired NBA star traveled to Oklahoma to play in the River Poker Series at WinStar Casino. He performed like a true champ! Read on to learn more about Marion’s day working the poker tables.

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Vojtěch Růžička

With people from all over the world playing in the WSOP Main Event, among the people who make the November Nine each year there are often some non-native speakers of English. Vojtěch Růžička, of the Czech Republic, has made the 2016 November Nine.

Pretty much by definition, anyone whose native language isn’t English cannot fully express themselves if being interviewed in that language. For that reason, we went the extra mile here at Cardplayer Lifestyle and asked our contributor Libs Foord, a native speaker of Czech, to conduct an interview with Vojtech in his native tongue.

The interview was then translated into English and edited, which leaves you, dear reader, with a fascinating, in-depth portrait of Vojtech’s poker career and his life away from the tables.

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Lance Bradley

Next up in our ongoing “Get to Know the Poker Media” series is Lance Bradley, former Editor-in-Chief of BLUFF Magazine and current President and Editor-in-Chief of PocketFives.com.

A staple of the poker media for the last decade-plus, Lance takes us on a journey through his career as a poker writer and opens up a bit about his personal life.

Lance has plenty of interesting stories to tell and I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know him a little better.

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