bad beat

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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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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Clare Fitzgerald

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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2017 predictions

With 2017 upon us, the time is ripe to see if we can predict what the poker world has in store for us in the New Year.

With everyone from Phil Ivey to Phil Galfond having the potential to make moves, and online poker mergers, liquidity, and legalization discussions always buzzing, here’s what one poker writer thinks is likely to happen in the coming year.

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partypoker

These days, when you think “online poker room” you probably only think about PokerStars. It makes sense; after all, they’re the world leader by far. 888poker might also come to mind, as a solid #2. But what ever happened to partypoker? They used to be the dominant force in the online poker marketplace. Nowadays? They’re a distant seventh place…

For partypoker to become more relevant and join in the conversation again, they ought to try some new strategies like the ones outlines in this op-ed.

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2017 goals

For 2017, I’m setting my poker goals as well as recapping and assessing my efforts at achieving my 2016 poker goals within the same post. So, it’s a long read, but working hard on this post and publishing it, as always, help me stay focused for the coming year.

Here’s to working hard towards the goals we set in 2017, both poker-related and non-poker-related. Happy New Year!

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