About Us

Founded in 2009, Cardplayer Lifestyle has earned a stellar reputation in the industry and among fans for being a top poker entertainment, information, and strategy destination.

We publish interviews with top poker personalities, top-notch poker strategy articles and course reviews, thought-provoking poker op-eds, and engaging poker lifestyle pieces. We also feature coverage of top-tier live poker events and festivals, like the World Series of Poker, PokerStars Players’ Championship, Malta Poker Festival, 888poker LIVE festivals, World Poker Tour, EPT, Unibet Open, and more, as well as stories about fascinating lesser-known happenings in the poker world that casual fans don’t always get to hear about.

Our Founder – Robbie Strazynski

Known throughout the poker community for his media work, Robbie lives the “cardplayer lifestyle” that this poker media site promotes. He started playing poker “around the kitchen table” when he was eight years old, and has enjoyed live and online poker games since turning 21.

Robbie Strazynski

Cardplayer Lifestyle Founder Robbie Strazynski

Robbie worked full-time in the online gaming industry from 2010-2017 until becoming self-employed to work in poker media full-time. He has contributed to a number of well-known poker and casino publications, both online and in print, including PokerUpdate, PokerStrategy, All In Magazine, Casino Affiliate Programs, the Hendon Mob, Calvinayre.com, and the Times of Israel, as well as for Commission Magazine, iGBAffiliate Magazine and their gaming industry blog.

Robbie currently hosts the popular roundtable poker panel discussion show The Orbit on Twitch.tv/poker as well as the CardsChat podcast. In the past he also served as host of the Red Chip Poker Podcast (2019) and co-hosted the popular Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast with Bruce Briggs (2014-2020).

Robbie served as the translator (from Hebrew to English) for Eli Elezra‘s autobiography, entitled Pulling the Trigger, which was published in January 2019.

Robbie also created the popular Poker Notes Live mobile app, which enables poker players to take quick, efficient notes on their opponents and improve their live poker performance. A FREE, easy-to-use app available in a dozen languages, Poker Notes Live brings to the live poker arena the note-taking technology previously exclusive to online poker.

Finally, Robbie has raised thousands of dollars over the years for worthy causes via his Running Well campaign, which won the 2018 Global Poker Award for Charitable Initiative of the Year, and through organizing many successful charity poker events.

Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Poker Contributors

We’re proud to boast a number of regular contributors to this poker blog, who churn out great poker content on a regular basis. If you love poker as much as we do and would like a platform via which to express your ideas and share them with thousands of fellow poker fans, please send an email with your proposed topic(s), previous poker-related writing samples, and a little background info about yourself to: [email protected].

Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Mixed Game Festival

In October 2021, we held our inaugural Mixed Game Festival at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The four-day festival featured dealer’s choice cash games, book signings, guest appearances by poker legends and popular poker media personalities, merchandise giveaways, and more. On top of all that, we also staged a $200 HORSE tournament that gave away a $30,000 PokerStars Platinum Pass Prize Package. The tournament was won by 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer!

More mixed game festivals will take place in the future at multiple locations around the world.

*Disclaimer: Cardplayer Lifestyle is 100% independent and unaffiliated with Card Player magazine.