Dara O'Kearney

Dara O’Kearney found poker relatively late in life, after the age of 40. In the decade since, he’s gone on to become one of Ireland’s most successful players, both in the live and online realms. He’s also scored a coveted sponsorship deal with Unibet, which is exceedingly rare for anyone over the age of 50 to have.

Dara is committed to using his platform for advancing the cause of growing the game of poker in general, but by marketing it to older players in particular. We talk about this, as well as his entire career arc and how he first got into the game in this interview.

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poker tweets

Twitter is a great tool to help someone express oneself, but oftentimes tweets require the proper context to be fully appreciated.

During a recent trip to Las Vegas, I sent out a couple tweets about one day apart. Together, when one knows the full context surrounding them, they tell quite the poker tale. In this article, I give the context of those poker tweets. I hope you enjoy the story.

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David Lappin

One of the kindest, friendliest poker ambassadors out there is David Lappin, the Irishman who proudly represents Unibet Poker.

In this 40-minute video interview, we take a look at David’s career in poker since he began over a decade ago and listen to him chart out what his life has been like since first starting to play the game

It’s a delightful interview with a great person, for whom we couldn’t be happier that he’s found success in poker and life.

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Valerie Cross

Next up in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series is Valerie Cross. Despite a relatively short career in poker media thus far, she’s certainly made her mark. In this interview, Valerie talks about how she wants to use her platform – to promote the game of poker to more women – as well as her goals as a player and professional.

Let’s get to know the very talented person behind the byline.

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Nataly Sopacuaperu

Unibet Opens typically run four times a year for under a week each, but it takes months of preparation to put each event together. Heading the Live Events team is Nataly Sopacuaperu, a driven woman with a tremendous passion for poker.

In this interview, we learn about Nataly’s background in the game, what the day-to-day routines are like at her job, and pull back the curtain a bit about her personal life.

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If you find yourself somewhere in Europe, itching to play poker, it can be a daunting task to try and find a local place to play. Enter the PokerList app, which does all the research for you!

Wherever you are in Europe, PokerList will provide you with all the information you need to guide you to the closest poker room so you can jump right into the action. Available in a dozen countries (and counting), you can download the app for free!

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US vs Europe

Poker is a game enjoyed by players all over the world. Whereas gameplay is pretty much standard wherever you get dealt a hand of poker, there are, indeed, differences that come into play depending on where a particular poker event is being held. In particular, there are some stark differences between playing in poker events taking place in America versus in Europe.

Here, then, is our list of five ways in which European poker events differ from their American counterparts. Can you think of any we might’ve missed?

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Robbie Strazynski Molly Bloom

An interview with the “poker princess” Molly Bloom, who famously organized private poker games for celebrities and Hollywood elites.

Her bestseller autobiography was made into the hit Hollywood film “Molly’s Game,” directed by Aaron Sorkin.

We talk with Molly at the 2018 Unibet Open Bucharest about the dramatic changes in her life over the past few years, the state of her involvement with poker these days, and – of course – get her thoughts on the feature film.

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ask the experts

While it’s of course a player’s responsibility to pay attention at the table, having to put up with a dealer who isn’t up to par can become pretty insufferable, especially if they keep on making mistakes that affect the outcome of the game.

In this month’s Ask the Poker Experts column, we polled four poker legends – Jan Fisher, Maria Ho, Matt Savage, and Mike Sexton – to see how they would deal with such a situation. It’s a tough question, but also not an uncommon situation that poker players have to deal with. Let’s see how our experts would respond.

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