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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.

Is ESPN Destroying the Excitement for the WSOP Main Event?

Did you feel excited watching the 2014 WSOP Main Event final table play out? Well, you must not have been there in person. Having attended and sat there for hours in the Penn & Teller Theater, I couldn’t have been more bored by the proceedings. ESPN seems to have drained the excitement from the WSOP Main Event by forcing a four-month delay on poker fans. They’ve got to fix the problem and I’ve got some suggestions for how they can do so.

Preparing for Life at the World Series of Poker

While it might seem incredibly glamorous to be at the World Series of Poker for the entire summer, there’s also a flip side of that coin, especially if you’re there to work. Lee Davy opens up on the harder parts about life at the WSOP, when all the poker sure is fun to be around, but what’s missing from life makes it pretty darn tough. Curious what dims the poker sparkle? Read on for more.

H.O.R.S.E.-ing around at the 2006 WSOP

A Poker Hall of Famer, the late Chip Reese is remembered by the poker world for many things, but his crowning achievement was arguably winning the 2006 WSOP H.O.R.S.E. event. Jason Kirk was one of the very few people who managed to stick it out until the end of Reese’s monumental battle against Andy Bloch, to see him win the bracelet firsthand. What was it like? In short, it was one hell of a ride; creating the memory of a lifetime. Want the details? Read on.

The World Series of Poker: Where Legends Are Made

With plenty of World Series of Poker Main Event experience under his belt, bracelet-winner Robert Turner shares some of his memories of playing in the world’s most prestigious poker tournament. Along the way he gives some great tips for how to maintain physical and mental stamina day after day, as well as stay focused for long periods of time at the tables. Get yourself into the WSOP mood with this entertaining read!