Brian Saslavchik

Poker is a universally appreciated game played all over the world. As such, the media coverage it gets is in numerous languages, not just English. When it comes to Spanish-language coverage, Brian Saslavchik has it covered, as he’s the General Coordinator of CardPlayer Latin America.

Brian is the latest interviewee in our “Get to Know the Poker Media” series. Once you read his story, you’ll certainly have a deeper appreciation of his work as well as of Spanish-language poker coverage in Latin America in general.

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Poker Fighter

The Poker-Fighter training site is unique in that it gives you a comfortable. risk-free environment in which to learn. The methodology is unique in that it teaches like a strategy guide but plays like a game. Beyond that Poker-Fighter’s step-by-step tutorials help you progressively improve your poker knowledge and, of course, your game.

After you learn more about this innovate approach to poker training, we’re positive you’ll want to give Poker-Fighter a try right away.

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Doug Polk

Casual poker fans may not yet be familiar with the name Doug Polk, but the successful live and online pro has really been making a name for himself over the last few years. Having won millions of dollars and a couple of WSOP bracelets, Polk recently stepped into the role of poker content creator and has been entertaining legions of fans on Twitch and YouTube, as well as on the site he co-founded, Upswing Poker.

Today, Polk begins what might perhaps be his biggest challenge yet, aiming to turn an online poker bankroll of $100 into $10,000. While the feat has been accomplished before, it’s never been attempted in today’s game, which is stocked full of sharks and well-educated grinders.

Read on to learn more about Polk and his bold bankroll challenge.

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Late in 2015 PokerStars rolled out a slew of changes to their VIP program. These changes radically altered the “rakeback” that online poker pros would get for their play. With many high-stakes and high-volume professional online poker players dependent on the income they get from promotions such as these, it begs the question as to whether money could still be made once the high rakeback disappeared.

Dan Smith Tweeted out a question that sparked a heated debate over the last few days within the pro community. Read all about it, plus our analysis of the situation. Perhaps it’s no longer possible to make money as an online poker pro on PokerStars?

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Lane Anderson

While poker will always be an American game, our neighbors up in the Great White North have plenty to contribute at and away from the felt. One such contributor is Lane Anderson, best known as the Editor of PokerNews Canada.

Let’s learn more about him and what brought him to the game we all know and love, and keep in mind the important message about women in poker that he wants all poker players to be more aware of.

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No poker

Every so often, taking a break from playing poker is healthy thing to do. Some grinders, however, have never done so.

Zach Resnick hasn’t taken a break from playing poker for longer than three weeks. He’s in the midst of what will be a two-month-long break, while in Jordan, a country that doesn’t allow gambling.

Read all about how Zach is dealing with this situation and how he’s decided to fill his time.

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Steve Ruddock

One of poker’s great writers, Steve Ruddock, is the subject of our next “Get to Know the Poker Media” interview. Learn all about the man who has excelled in producing top poker content on every subject including poker history, legal and regulatory developments in the online poker world, and much more.

As with all great poker writer’s, Steve’s backstory is an interesting one, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading about him and his pursuits aside from poker writing.

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Lee Jones

Along with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently interviewed Lee Jones, the Director of Poker Communications at PokerStars. Lee is also a publisher poker book author and, of course, a home game enthusiast. He tells us some home game tales, as well as all about his role as a “Poker Evangelist” in Episode 267 of our podcast. Listen to the whole episode, which includes the interview with Lee starting at the 18-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript.

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For those of us who harbor the dream of playing in a WSOP event but don’t have the requisite funds to buy in using our own limited bankrolls, it might seem like sitting at a WSOP-branded felt will forever be a pipe dream.

Not so fast! Here are 5 creative ways that you can collect enough money for a WSOP buy-in without having to break your own wallet.

Let us know which of them you like best – or, alternatively – if you’ve got a better idea.

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