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.
In this post I reflect back on one year in front of the cameras as a PokerUpdate video presenter.
Sadly, the videos that Shimi “the Fish” Weiss and I produced have been discontinued. I let fans and followers in on some behind-the-scenes information, and more importantly, give thanks for the opportunity to have had a shot in the first place.
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.
More than just a review of two books written by George “the Engineer” Epstein, namely “Hold’em or Fold’em?” and “The Art of Bluffing”, this post tells the story of how to engineer success at the poker tables, as well as away from them. Here’s hoping you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed writing it up.
Aside from poker, there are a couple other card games that you’re pretty much guaranteed to find at all online casinos, namely blackjack and baccarat. This post explores some of the most popular online casino card games.
When you think online poker, you don’t just think “PokerStars” anymore. Still the far-and-away #1 in the business, PokerStars could see some real competition from the thus-far-also-rans, like 888poker, if the latter pick up their game.
We’ve got some suggestions for just how 888poker could become a more serious competitor to the world’s largest poker site. Have a look.
Mention the phrase “home game” to any recreational poker player and you’re sure to bring a smile to their face. Each and every poker fan has visions of fun poker nights with their buddies. But what table are you envisioning in that picture?
Depending on the stakes you play for, and how far along you are in your “home game journey”, you want to be sure you have the appropriate setting, and playing surface, on which to create those fun memories.
We’re happy to bring you an exclusive, very special interview with Traci Szymanski, the world’s #1 celebrity poker liaison. She’s done a tremendous job helping to promote poker to the mainstream over the years via exposing celebrities to the game, mainly at charity poker events. BIG celebrities!
Yet, Traci’s work has all been done behind the scenes, with the celebrities, charities, and big name poker players naturally taking the spotlight. Now, finally, it’s time for Traci to get some much deserved spotlight of her own.
Next up in our ongoing “Get to Know the Poker Media” series is Alex Weldon, a Canadian poker writer whose work people are most familiar with on PartTimePoker.com. Known for being one of the more open poker writers in the industry, Alex rarely, if ever, holds back from voicing his opinion.
Alex’s openness extended into this interview as well, where he revealed a unique and eclectic job history as well as a very detailed account of his dealing with depression.
Not everyone is convinced that the Global Poker League will engender a frenzy of betting on poker players and teams.
This op-ed posits that further fan engagement is needed before betting on poker becomes the norm. Read on to understand why.