Are you one of the tens of thousands of people who regularly watch Jaime Staples’ vlog? As you can imagine, the PokerStars Online Pro can’t do it all alone; he’s got a whole team assisting him crank out awesome content on a regular basis. The vlog, though? That’s all his brother Chris.

We had a nice long chat with Chris Staples, the maestro responsible for crafting his brother Jaime’s popular vlog. He gave a us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put it all together. Enjoy!

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Severin Rasset

As PokerStars prepares for a beta launch of PowerUp, Cardplayer Lifestyle was recently given an opportunity to speak with Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars.

We asked him about PowerUp’s role in the relationship between traditional poker, the increasing audio/visual complexity of modern gaming, and what the relationship between them means for the future of the game we love.

We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview.

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PokerStars PowerUp

The much-hyped PokerStars PowerUp game has finally made its official debut. We had a chance to test it at a special media event during the PokerStars Championship Barcelona festival.

Here’s an explanation of the new game, our thoughts about PowerUp and the general idea of e-sports mixed with poker, and our opinion on what effect the game’s debut will have on the greater poker ecosystem.

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Igor and Liv Barcelona

Bradley Chalupski had never attended a professional poker tournament series before. His first experience was covering the 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona.

In this post, he explains to us what it was like, including watching Igor Kurganov win a million and all the emotions that accompany that.

We hope you enjoy this unique perspective on what has become quite a commonplace occurrence.

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Kim Yuhl headshot

Hang around poker long enough and you’ll meet some fascinating people, both playing at the tables and documenting the happenings at the felt. One such fascinating person is Kim Yuhl, who has done some great poker writing for PokerNews over the last couple of years.

In our latest installment of “Get to Know the Poker Media”, we invite you to learn more about Kim and her life away from the poker world; hope you enjoy.

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Upswing PLO University

Who out there wouldn’t be happy to improve their poker game? Well-known pros and WSOP bracelet winners Doug Polk and Ryan Fee have put together a great poker training site in Upswing Poker. In particular, their PLO University is a wonderful learning tool to help you improve your poker game.

In a nutshell, we think that signing up for the course is a no-brainer. Check out our full, thorough review of the Upswing Poker PLO University.

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Chris Moorman book

Following the success of his first book, WSOP bracelet winner (and online poker’s winningest tournament player) Chris Moorman has written his second eponymously-titled volume, which includes both biographical and hand-analysis sections.

We hope you enjoy our review and that it convinces you to add this great book to your poker library.

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