Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor Ben Saxton continues his mission to find some of the most interesting poker players you haven’t (yet) heard about. In this third article of his Poker Faces series, Ben interviews Steve Bierman, who is determined to make a run at the poker world’s most coveted bracelet while playing in his first ever WSOP Main Event. This is a story you won’t want to miss.
We’re honored to bring to you this exclusive audio interview with Chris Moneymaker, the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. Chris graciously answered questions about being a poker ambassador for the Hollywood Poker Open, reminisced with us about some critical hands that took place during his run to the championship back in 2003, and more. We know you’ll enjoy this special interview with the poker champion who will forever be a household name associated with the poker boom.
After graduating University, I was dying to go on a trip to the United States for the first time. Of course, no trip would be complete without a poker bingefest in Las Vegas. The problem: I didn’t have the money to join my friends on the trip. Here’s the story of how I got together the €10K I needed to join them and the experiences I had while on that first poker trip to Vegas. Hope you enjoy!
There’s no overstating how, erm, colossal, the WSOP Colossus event was. Vegas was buzzing. The atmosphere inside the Rio was electric. Poker was booming. Social media continues to buzz with Colossus fervor, including complaints about how some things could’ve been better run. Having played in and experienced the Colossus firsthand, there’s a list of 5 suggestions I made in the hopes that the WSOP officials would implement them and thereby improve the event should they decide to run it again in 2016. Have a look and let me know what you think.
It’s always fun to root for your country’s top pros during an international competition. The 2015 World Series of Poker is approaching and the Irish are ready to make use of their legendary luck (and skill). See who made our list of 7 top Irish players to watch at the WSOP this summer.
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!