Joe Hachem thinks poker is dying. He thinks not enough is being done to promote the game and that people don’t think poker is fun anymore. There’s a lot of truth to his statements, but that doesn’t mean the game of poker is doomed. We’ve got a great idea that’s guaranteed to revive interest in a dying game of poker. It’ll not only generate incredible buzz, but if the right people emerge to help promote the game, poker may yet see another big boom. Want to know what the idea is? Read on…
Amir Lehavot, of the 2013 November Nine, sat down with Cardplayer Lifestyle for an exclusive interview. The 38-year-old 2011 WSOP bracelet winner shares the story of his start in poker, talks about his connection to Israel, his feelings about Carlos Mortenson bubbling the Main Event final table, and much more.
The November Nine is set as play has come to a halt at the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event. The chip leader is none other than 2-time bracelet winner JC Tran. There’s another bracelet winner at his table, which is packed with poker playing professionals, and a former World Champion was knocked out on the final table bubble. It’s anyone’s championship as we enter a 4-month hiatus until November 4th. Read on for details.
With legions of poker players complaining about how cold it is at this year’s World Series of Poker, we at Cardplayer Lifestyle decided that it was time to investigate. We found that, indeed, this year’s installment of the WSOP is the coldest poker tournament on record! Our investigative reporting managed to get to the root of the problem as we found the official WSOP air conditioning technician. Read on to see our exclusive video interview with him and his recommended solution to fix the problem.
Exceptionally rare is the poker player who can say that he’s won multiple WSOP bracelets in the same calendar year. Rarer still is the poker player who can say he’s done so twice. Tom Schneider has just admitted himself to that exclusive club, winning 2 WSOP bracelets just a week apart, after having accomplished the same feat back in 2007. Read more about Schneider’s historic victory.
In this guest poker blog post from Marcus Harmon, editor of sunshine-poker.com, the author asks if perhaps the WSOP is now giving out too many bracelets and if they’re losing their value as a result. His opinion may surprise you.