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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12 Great Tips for Every Poker Beginner to Follow

It can be daunting to be a poker beginner, especially in this day and age when there are so many incredibly successful players out there.

Nonetheless, achieving poker success is possibly for beginners, too. You just have to know where to start and how to get on the right path.

We suggest that beginners start with the 12 tips we list in this article.

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Interview with Clare Fitzgerald of Casino City

On Episode 278 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed Clare Fitzgerald, the Copy Chief at Casino City.

As she’s relatively new to the poker world, it was quite intriguing to follow her path from “completely unfamiliar” to “very into” the game we all know and love. Listen to the entirety of Episode 278 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Clare starting at the 23:33-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript.

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5 Reasons Why January is the Best Time of Year for Poker Fans

While the World Series of Poker is universally acknowledged as the focal point of the poker year, January is arguably the best time of the year to be a poker fan.

There are plenty of reasons why this is the case, but we’ve narrowed them down to the top five. We’re pretty sure that you’ll be nodding right along after you get to the bottom of the list.

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