With the 2019 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker underway, we catch up with Team Pro Lex Veldhuis to see how he prepared for the grueling 2.5-week-long grind and to hear what advice he’d give to players giving WCOOP a shot for the first time.
The word vacation espouses images of laid back relaxation, carefree fun, and good times. Rightly so, but it’s not always so simple to detach and go on vacation, especially if you’re running your own business.
In this post I open up about the many challenges I faced while trying to keep my poker business running while on vacation over the summer. I hope that my story might resonate with you and that my sharing it may help you with your own challenges.
When you hear that an online poker operator has just debuted a new, speedier version of the game, there’s a natural tendency to want to check it out and give the new game a try.
That said, you should be aware that speedier versions of poker tend to increase the elements of luck, which for the skilled poker player is disadvantageous. More details in this brief strategy article.
As a longtime mixed games enthusiast, it pains me to see that so many fewer poker players partake in such games versus “just boring old Hold’em” gatherings. To help promote the “mixed game movement” I decided to host a proper meet up game for the first time.
It was held at Westgate Casino Las Vegas, and very good times were had. Check out a recap of what went down on this fun and special night of Dealer’s Choice shenanigans.
In the latest installment in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series, we interview Yori Epskamp. Prior to beginning to work in the poker industry, the Dutchman used to be a professional poker player.
In this interview, we learn about Yori’s personal life and hobbies, how he first got into poker, and the fascinating path he took from deciding to play the game professionally until eventually becoming the Head of Live Reporting for PokerNews.
On the one hand, it took me the better part of a day to write this blog post. On the other hand, it took me the better part of a decade.
Cardplayer Lifestyle recently hit a major milestone: 20,000 visitors in a single month. This post celebrates the achievement by looking back to how it all started and taking stock of our slow and steady organic growth as a poker media site since our debut.