Interview with Shirin Oskooi
Survivor fans are familiar with the name Shirin Oskooi but she’s a relative newbie to poker. Having first fallen in love with the game at Run It Up Reno, Shirin has transitioned away from a career in the tech world to become a full-time poker player.
In this interview, Shirin shares the details of her journey to the felt along with plenty of fun poker and Survivor talk.
Will India Give Us a New Poker Boom?
The game of poker is slowly but surely taking hold in India. With a population of well over 1 billion people, the potential for the game in the subcontinent is absolutely massive.
In this article, Geoff Fisk takes a closer look at the Indian poker scene and illustrates how it has the potential to be the epicenter of the next poker boom.
The Top 10 Poker Players I’d Like to See Come Back to TV
Televised poker broadcasts were all the rage back in the game’s golden years, and to a large extent that’s because of the great characters we saw on camera.
In this article, Geoff Fisk reminisces about 10 of the top poker players he’d love to see back on TV, to provide great entertainment for fans once again.
Whose WSOP Player of the Year Performance Was the Greatest of All Time?
Look up at the World Series of Poker and you’ll see banners hanging of great players like Jeff Madsen, Daniel Negreanu, and Frank Kassella, among others. They’ve all distinguished themselves as past WSOP Players of the Year.
That begs the question of whose POY performance was the absolute greatest of them all. In this article we rank the top five. See if you agree with our list.
Reflecting On My First Run It Up Reno Experience
The just-completed Run It Up Reno IX festival featured tons of great poker action as well as oodles of fun and great experiences for the attendees. Geoff Fisk was on-site to provide live reporting coverage for PokerNews.
In this article, Geoff reflects on his personal experiences during the festival and explains how this is a unique and special event series in which the surrounding hype truly does live up to its reputation.
Interview with Oliver Biles
Oliver Biles has been popping up with increasing regularity lately in the poker world, and that’s because this talented vlogger and content creator has ramped up his efforts to make a name for himself.
Geoff Fisk caught up with Biles for an exclusive interview to learn more about the past Platinum Pass winner’s journey in the poker world and where he aspires to get to with continued efforts.
Living the Poker Media Dream at 2019 EPT Barcelona
When first getting in to poker media, Geoff Fisk’s dream gig was to cover the EPT Barcelona festival. This year, he got the chance and had an absolute blast.
In this article he recaps his experiences in the Catalonian capital both working in the tournament room as well as out and about in the city.
Charlie Carrel on Fitness, Wellness, and Prepping for Poker Play
Having added hundreds of thousands in prize money to his lifetime winnings during the 2019 EPT festival in Barcelona, Charlie Carrel can truly be said to be crushing it as of late.
Geoff Fisk sat with him for a short conversation to get some insight into how he preps for poker play, covering topics like fitness, wellness, diet, and more.
Interview with Kalidou Sow
Ever since becoming a Team PokerStars Pro in April, Kalidou Sow has been a busy man. Geoff Fisk managed to catch up with him briefly in between tournaments Sow participated in at the 2019 European Poker Tour Barcelona festival for a brief interview.
In it we learn a bit about what drives Sow as a player, as well as his goals for the near future.
PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona: Preparation vs. Vacation
The European Poker Tour stop in Barcelona is popular not just for the great poker action, but also because the Catalonian capital is such a beautiful city. With so much to do on and off the felt, it’s sometimes hard to strike the right balance.
In this article we hear from PokerStars Team pros Lex Veldhuis, Muskan Sethi, and Kalidou Sow regarding how they balance their days while on the scintillating Spanish riviera.
Interview with Muskan Sethi
In 2018, Muskan Sethi became the first female Indian sponsored poker pro. In this interview from the 2019 EPT Barcelona, she shares what he last 18 months as a Team PokerStars pro have been like, some insights as to what it means to try and promote poker in India, and her favorite charitable causes to support.