Robbie Strazynski


Interview with Shai Zurr

You might not have heard of him before, but Shai Zurr could be Israel’s next poker superstar. After winning his first WSOP bracelet this past summer, he cracked Israel’s top 10 money list for all-time poker tournament winnings and his future looks brighter than ever.

A co-founder of the Israel Poker Academy, the story of how Zurr became a professional poker player is as interesting as it is unique. He opened up to us in this exclusive feature-length interview. Enjoy!

Online Poker in Australia: The Government vs. The People

A couple months ago, online poker disappeared from Australia. Much like their American counterparts after Black Friday, online poker fans and players Down Under found themselves lacking the ability to partake in and enjoy the game they love.

This article gives a brief recap of what happened earlier this year and is published in order to help maintain awareness of the issue. Here’s hoping the tide turns in favor of regulation and legalization sooner rather than later.

4 Tips for Staying Safe When Playing Online Poker

Pretty much the worst nightmare for any online poker player would be their account being compromised. While online poker security is to a large extent the responsibility of the operator, it’s also the player’s responsibility to ensure they’re playing at a safe site to begin with.

Here, then, is a list of four things to keep in mind when selecting a place to play poker online. If the operator meets these criteria, you can be pretty certain that your funds are safe with them.

In Appreciation of PokerStars Power Up

The poker world is buzzing with the news that PokerStars has launched the long-awaited real-money version of their newest product, Power Up.

Rather than debate the merits of the game, as so many other poker media outlets and players are doing, this op-ed piece is instead all about recognizing and appreciating the initiative itself. Here’s a company that’s putting it’s money where its mouth is: they’ve invested heavily in trying to grow the game of poker, and that ought to be applauded.

Still Losing at Poker? Here’s What You Need to Learn to Start Winning

In poker, you often find yourself hitting a wall at some point You might be a decent player, but for some reason you keep losing session after session. In times like these, it pays to take a step back and examine what it is that you’re doing wrong. Retool your game by studying your weaknesses.

You might not realize that making just a few solid, but critical, adjustments could be the keys to becoming a winning poker player (once again). We list a few common weaknesses that losing players tend to exhibit. Fix ’em and you’ll likely notice a lot of those poker sessions turning from the red to the black.

5 Bona Fide Ways to Take Your Home Poker Game to the Next Level

There are home games and there are HOME GAMES! A night around the table playing poker with your buddies is always fun, but some home games really take the cake. How? By the host going to extra lengths to enhance the experience.

If you’re looking to take your home poker game to the next level, we’ve put together a list of 5 bona fide suggestions for you to accomplish precisely that. It’ll mean some investment on your part, but trust us – it’s worth it!