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Interview with BJ Nemeth

Here at the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog we like to bring you stories about the unique and interesting personalities that make up the poker community. One such special person is BJ Nemeth, who occupies the esteemed role of Lead Rporter for the World Poker Tour. In this iexclusive interview, we sit with BJ and ask him about his life, his poker reporting work, his hobbies and passions away from the job, and much more. Get ready to be enchanted by one of the most fascinating and eclectic individuals you’ll ever meet. We know you’ll love this in-depth look at the life of BJ Nemeth.

Interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Billy Pappas

In the just-released episode 225 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed 2014 World Series of Poker November Niner Billy Pappas. As one of the more recognizable faces from that Main Event final table and as the lone amateur, his story as the “everyman” resonated with lots of poker fans who tuned in to watch. Have a listen + summarized transcript also available. Enjoy!

Video Q&A Interview with Martin Jacobson, 2014 WSOP Main Event Champion

We’re honored to bring to you an exclusive video Q&A interview with Martin Jacobson, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. Martin was gracious with his time, answering questions about representing Sweden, being a poker ambassador, doing poker interviews, home games, and more. A rare treat, we think you’ll enjoy this special interview with a very special poker champion.

Interview with Jonathan Little

Together with Bruce Briggs, my co-host over at the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, I recently interviewed Jonathan Little, a 2-time winner at the World Poker Tour and author of a number great poker books as well as hundreds of great poker strategy articles and videos. Jonathan spoke with us about a number of interesting topics, offering his views on sunglasses and headphones while at the poker table, telling us why poker coaching for $300 per hour could very easily be justified, and regaling us with interesting stories about he got his start playing poker professionally. Have a listen to Episode 223 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast and enjoy the summarized transcript.

Interview with Allen Kessler, the Chainsaw

Together with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently interviewed Allen Kessler, fondly known by the greater poker community as the “Chainsaw”. Having developed a reputation over the years for being quite particular about tournament structures, Kessler is on a crusade to give poker players the best possible value for their buy ins and entry fees. Over time the “Kessler approved” tournament structure has become known as a badge of pride, with tournament venues and directors around the world eagerly working towards getting it. Below, you’ll find the entirety of Episode 22 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Allen starting just after the 16-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript below.

Interview with Chris Moorman, Online Poker’s Most Successful Tournament Player

Just ahead of the release of Moorman’s Book of Poker, we’re honored to bring you an exclusive interview with online poker superstar Chris Moorman. For those who haven’t yet heard of Chris, this interview will serve as a great introduction to one of poker’s must-know names. For those more familiar with Moorman and his achievements at the felt, you’ll get a deeper look at Chris’ career, what possessed him to write the book, and what he feels you can learn from his first foray into authoring a poker book. Plus, he got none other than Doyle Brunson to write the Forward! Interested yet? We thought so…