Robbie Strazynski


The Best Place to Play Poker in Budapest

Millions of people visit Budapest each year. The Hungarian capital might not be a poker hub, but there’s great poker to be found there at the Duna Poker room. If you’re passing through Budapest or planning a vacation there, it’s a place you ought to go and visit for a fun time at the felt.

As the overwhelming majority of the room’s players are locals, it’s no surprise that there’s a stark lack of English-language information about playing poker in Budapest, Hungary. Thus, I hope that my review of the Duna Poker Room proves useful and informative.

7 of the Most Useful Poker Swag Items

Over the past couple of years, I’ve amassed my fair share of poker swag. Having had the good fortune to attend a number of high-profile poker events around the world, I can tell you that it always pays to be on the lookout for freebies; you’ll often be able to grab some useful stuff!

Poker companies are known for distributing some fun swag, so we’ve compiled a list of seven of the most useful poker swag items you’re likely to come across. Happy collecting!

3 Types of Publicity That Poker Does Not Need Right Now

Poker has been on the upswing in recent years. With so much going for it, there’s been a lot of talk in the poker community about what’s good for poker. With that said, we’re pretty sure there’s universal agreement on the types of things that would be classified as bad for poker.

Here’s a list of three hypothetical situations that would undeniably set poker back in its quest for mainstream recognition and acceptance. Let’s hope they can be avoided!

The 2017 WCOOP Is Here!

As of about a week ago, the poker world has been taking part in the 2017 World Championship of Online Poker. With 81 events on the tournament schedule, there’s something for players of all bankrolls and for fans of all poker variants.

Over $60 million is slated to be won, and with the online poker series running until the end of the month, it’s not too late to claim your share. More info in this post.

Poker Room Review: Maryland Live!

Oh how lucky are the residents of the Baltimore/Washington DC area to be serviced by such a wonderful poker room as the one run by Maryland Live!

During a recent visit to the region, I had the distinct pleasure of playing in a very fun cash game session at the Maryland Live! poker room. The room has plenty going for it and is a must-visit destination for any poker enthusiast. Having had well over 20 action-packed tables running on a random night, midweek in the summer, I can only imagine how hopping this place gets during “busy season”!

Interview with Lon McEachern

Together with my co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing longtime ESPN poker commentator Lon McEachern on episode 291 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast.

We put a lot of time and effort into doing research prior to the interview to ensure that we covered topics not yet explored in-depth via other interviews that Lon has done over the years. As such, we were able to dig deeper and uncover some new, interesting stories about Lon’s lengthy career in broadcasting in this almost hour-long interview.

Listen to the interview, which starts at the 10:12-minute mark. A transcript is also available.