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Interview with Bruce Buffer

An interview with UFC ring announcer extraordinaire Bruce Buffer, which took place at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort in the Bahamas in January 2019.

We spoke about what he loves most about poker, his favorite poker variants, and what deep tournament runs mean to him. We also got his thoughts on how the huge UFC-PokerStars partnership deal benefits fans of both mega-brands.

5 Life Lessons from My “Failed” Interview with Paul Pierce

Sometimes life hands you lemons and it’s your challenge to make lemonade.

This article relates the story of how I ended up interviewing former NBA champion Paul Pierce twice at the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas.

Included is a short 2-minute clip, but there’s a special reason as to why it’s so brief. The STORY behind this interview is what this blog post is really all about.

Interview with Tony Hawk

I had the pleasure of interviewing skateboarding legend Tony Hawk at the at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort in the Bahamas in January 2019 during the PokerStars Players Championship.

Over the course of our brief conversation, Tony shared what he loved most about the game of poker, described the great work done by the Tony Hawk Foundation in low-income areas around the world, and spoke about what he’d like his legacy to be.

Interview with Norm Macdonald

An interview with legendary stand-up comedian Norm Macdonald, which took place at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort in the Bahamas in January 2019.

We spoke about the Canadian funnyman’s decades-long love for poker, his reflections on his status as a celebrity and his career as a stand-up comedian, and what it means to have such vast influence and what it ought to be used for.

Long Live the PSPC!

Walking through the Atlantis Resort ballroom on Day 1 of the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) the vibe was like almost nothing else I had ever seen at a poker event. Smiles on everyone’s faces, a 1,000+-strong field having an amazing time. What’s not to love?

PokerStars has managed to craft and innovate with a brand new event that has become an instant hit with everyone throughout the poker community, “recs” and “regs” alike. Here’s hoping this new event becomes a staple of the annual poker calendar!

Ask the Poker Experts: How Does One Prepare for the $25K PSPC?

Ryan Riess, Maria Konnikova, and Bill Perkins form our panel of poker experts this month to answer they question of how to best approach the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), which is set to be the most unique $25,000 buy-in poker event in history.

Based on their experience, each of the panelists provided some intriguing answers, and food for thought.