With people from all over the world playing in the WSOP Main Event, among the people who make the November Nine each year there are often some non-native speakers of English. Vojtěch Růžička, of the Czech Republic, has made the 2016 November Nine.
Pretty much by definition, anyone whose native language isn’t English cannot fully express themselves if being interviewed in that language. For that reason, we went the extra mile here at Cardplayer Lifestyle and asked our contributor Libs Foord, a native speaker of Czech, to conduct an interview with Vojtech in his native tongue.
The interview was then translated into English and edited, which leaves you, dear reader, with a fascinating, in-depth portrait of Vojtech’s poker career and his life away from the tables.
Sara Chafak, the former Miss Finland, has made a big splash on the poker scene over the last year or so, ever since that “bluff heard round the world” against Ronnie Bardah on Shark Cage. She’s not just a pretty face though – she has loved poker ever since she was a kid! We caught up with her during a recent live poker event and learned a lot more about her backstory, as well as her hobbies and talents away from the poker table. This is a special interview that you definitely want to read!
There’s a lot more to Eugene Katchalov than just being a sponsored PokerStars PRO team member. Beyond his tremendous success at the poker tables, he’s also worked hard to achieve a balanced life away from the tables. From his recent engagement to his business interests and investments, Katchalov is certainly one of the more unique poker pros out there. We caught up with him for an interview, which we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading.
If it seems as though everywhere you turn in poker these days you find Jaime Staples, you wouldn’t be mistaken. The Twitch streamer-cum-PokerStars online pro has become one of the game’s best ambassadors. Recently, while playing EPT Prague, he opened up in this in-depth interview about his road to notoriety in the poker world and shared details about the incredible work ethic that got him there from once upon a time being an anonymous recreational poker player. A must-read!
While playing at EPT Prague, Vanessa Selbst was kind enough to sit with us for a few minutes and grant us an exclusive interview. Poker fans who have followed Vanessa’s career already know that she’s one of the most accomplished pros who has ever played the game. What’s not as well known are Vanessa’s passions away from the felt. This interview explores those topics, specifically Vanessa’s legal and charity work. We hope you enjoy this up-close look at the lifestyle of one of the top poker players in the world.
Steve Frezer’s face is familiar to anyone who’s played poker on the international scene over the last decade. A former tournament director for EPT, WSOP, and WPT, Steve set out on his own and now runs Planet Earth Poker Events, which holds events at locations all over the world. Learn more about Steve and his career in the poker industry in this exclusive interview.