Lukas Nachtman

Lukas Nachtman isn’t just in poker for the business aspects; he loves playing the game and having fun as a recreational player. His passion and experiences looking for live poker rooms to play at in Europe drove him to become the CEO of PokerList.

In this interview, we learn about Lukas’ personal poker story as well as how the app has developed and flourished since inception. An interesting read about an individual who’s just as passionate about his poker as his business.

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Blind Valet

New to the market, Blind Valet was developed in order to assist with the organization of poker home game tournaments and leagues. It’s many useful features enable anyone to run and organize tournaments – both large and small. Time-saving and solving all manner of tournament registration and facilitation logistics with ease, it takes all the stress and work out of making tournaments happen for your league or home game crowd. Thus, even the tournament organizer can just take it easy and focus on playing; everything else as far as running the show is all taken care of.

Here’s our review of Blind Valet, which comes in four pricing tiers that offer all manner of additional functionalities. A poker night and poker league is only as good as it’s organization. This product ensures top-notch organization each and every time.

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Ivonne Montealegre interview

The 2018 Malta Poker Festival was a big hit and much of that can be owed to the efforts put in by its founder Ivonne Montealegre. With two decades of experience in the poker industry, she’s had an incrediblbe career that we explored in this interview. We also talk about the ingredients that helped make the inaugural Malta Poker Festival such a resounding success and the hard work and effort put in by so many people behind the scenes to pull it all off.

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temptation

Land-based casinos offer poker players great places to hone their craft, but at the same time they present numerous temptations that often prove best to avoid. If you’ve ever played poker in a casino you’re aware that there’s plenty stimuli to tempt you and distract you from what you ought to be focused on at the felt.

Here’s a list of five of the greatest temptations and challenges poker players face in casinos.

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Hendon Mob

Practically everyone in the poker world has heard of the Hendon Mob and visited the website, which serves as the industry’s largest database of tournament results. There’s a hardworking team of great people that “makes the Hendon Mob happen,” producing and working with the database to ensure it best serves the millions upon millions of players and fans constantly hungry for poker stats.

At the inaugural Malta Poker Festival, I had the opportunity to meet and speak with the majority of the Hendon Mob team, including Eric Danis, Roland Boothby, Hans Kleinsman, and Wesley McKenzie, getting to learn more about them and what they do. Now’s your chance to do the same.

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comeback kids

Unfortunately, some of the once-biggest names in poker end up becoming the subject of questions like “what ever happened to that guy?” The true greats of the game, however, manage to pull themselves together and stage mighty comebacks to return to prominence.

In this article we list 7 of the best big name poker players to have mounted career comebacks. It’s not a complete list, but those who appear on it are certainly deserving of mention.

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senior women playing poker

Nonagenarian George Epstein has some unique experience as far as poker is concerned. He began a unique initiative that brought over 200 senior citizens into the game for the first time. The unique nugget: there were exactly as many women as men in the group he formed!

He’s got some interesting suggestions for how to try and bring more women into the game, so it’s worth paying attention to the words of Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Senior contributor.

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ask the experts

Professional poker players Lena Evans, Maureen Bloechlinger, Jamie Kerstetter, and David Lappin form our panel of poker experts this month to answer a common question among recreational players, namely when it’s appropriate to move up in stakes.

Beyond explaining the mathematical components to the answer, they also collectively tackle the psychological issues at play, as well as point out the important role of timing and game selection.

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