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What It’s Like to Get an Interview with Phil Ivey – Behind the Scenes

Many poker fans have probably dreamed about the chance to meet Phil Ivey, the world’s #1 poker player, and thought about what they would ask him if given the opportunity. Over the past few weeks, I’ve essentially lived that dream as I was granted the privilege of interviewing Phil for this poker blog. In this behind-the-scenes blog post, I’ll take you through the entire experience, from the outset until the interview’s publication, and share my thoughts and feelings along the way.

Interview with Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey interviews, like diamonds, are rare. The world’s #1 poker player’s time is ever so precious, so when he grants some of it to the poker media in order to give poker fans a peek at his life, it’s must-see material. Phil was gracious enough to provide full, interesting answers to all the questions we presented him with and for that we are very grateful. If there’s any poker article or poker interview that you’ll want to read and share this year, this is the one. Enjoy!

Interview with Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee holds a spot among the poker media elite, working at ESPN Poker, writing columns in big-name poker magazines, hosting a poker radio show for over 6 years, and having written columns in top newspapers as well as a couple poker books. He’s also won millions at the felt as a professional player. Usually he can be found interviewing some of poker’s most well-known players and personalities, so it’s a great rare privilege to have him “on the other side of the mike”. Check out our interview with Bernard Lee for a unique look at his career at and away from the felt.

Interview with Robert Turner, Inventor of Omaha Poker

Robert Turner is one of the most unique and interesting people in poker. With a career in the industry spanning over three decades, both as a player and on the marketing side of the industry, Turner is a true legend of the game of poker. One of his main claims to fame is that he invented the game of Omaha poker, but there’s plenty else he’s accomplished in his long and storied career. Read more about this fascinating man in our latest poker poker interview.

Interview with 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem

The Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog is starting off 2014 on a high note as, for the first time, we’re interviewing a bona-fide poker world champion. Just ahead of the upcoming Aussie Millions, we’re proud to present to you our exclusive interview with “Mr. Aussie Aussie Aussie” himself, 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem. Almost a decade after his landmark win, Joe opens up about how his life has changed, both on a personal and poker level. He also answers some questions about his past life that he’s never been asked before. Read on to learn what the champ’s been up to as well as his future poker aspirations.