In Defense of Humanity

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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Poker In London: Live Poker Room Reviews (Part 2)

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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Poker In London: Live Poker Room Reviews (Part 1)

This is the first in a 3-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 first installment in the series gives a general overview of the London poker scene, as well as a review of the city’s largest poker room: Aspers.

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Contest: Tell Us Your Bad Beat Story

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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Get to Know the Poker Media: 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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Doug Polk’s Thoughts on Twitch Poker in 2017

Twitch continues to grow and flourish, while poker finds itself on the upswing in 2017. What’s in store on the Twitch Poker front this year?

Doug Polk, one of the most popular streamers on both YouTube and Twitch, checks in with his thoughts in an exclusive to the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog.

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