Interview with 2016 WSOP November Niner Vojtěch Růžička
With people from all over the world playing in the WSOP Main Event, among the people who make the November Nine each year there are often some non-native speakers of English. Vojtěch Růžička, of the Czech Republic, has made the 2016 November Nine.
Pretty much by definition, anyone whose native language isn’t English cannot fully express themselves if being interviewed in that language. For that reason, we went the extra mile here at Cardplayer Lifestyle and asked our contributor Libs Foord, a native speaker of Czech, to conduct an interview with Vojtech in his native tongue.
The interview was then translated into English and edited, which leaves you, dear reader, with a fascinating, in-depth portrait of Vojtech’s poker career and his life away from the tables.
Interview with Sara Chafak
Sara Chafak, the former Miss Finland, has made a big splash on the poker scene over the last year or so, ever since that “bluff heard round the world” against Ronnie Bardah on Shark Cage. She’s not just a pretty face though – she has loved poker ever since she was a kid! We caught up with her during a recent live poker event and learned a lot more about her backstory, as well as her hobbies and talents away from the poker table. This is a special interview that you definitely want to read!
Interview with Eugene Katchalov
There’s a lot more to Eugene Katchalov than just being a sponsored PokerStars PRO team member. Beyond his tremendous success at the poker tables, he’s also worked hard to achieve a balanced life away from the tables. From his recent engagement to his business interests and investments, Katchalov is certainly one of the more unique poker pros out there. We caught up with him for an interview, which we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading.
In-Depth Interview with Jaime Staples
If it seems as though everywhere you turn in poker these days you find Jaime Staples, you wouldn’t be mistaken. The Twitch streamer-cum-PokerStars online pro has become one of the game’s best ambassadors. Recently, while playing EPT Prague, he opened up in this in-depth interview about his road to notoriety in the poker world and shared details about the incredible work ethic that got him there from once upon a time being an anonymous recreational poker player. A must-read!
Interview with Vanessa Selbst
While playing at EPT Prague, Vanessa Selbst was kind enough to sit with us for a few minutes and grant us an exclusive interview. Poker fans who have followed Vanessa’s career already know that she’s one of the most accomplished pros who has ever played the game. What’s not as well known are Vanessa’s passions away from the felt. This interview explores those topics, specifically Vanessa’s legal and charity work. We hope you enjoy this up-close look at the lifestyle of one of the top poker players in the world.
Interview with Poker Events Manager Steve Frezer
Steve Frezer’s face is familiar to anyone who’s played poker on the international scene over the last decade. A former tournament director for EPT, WSOP, and WPT, Steve set out on his own and now runs Planet Earth Poker Events, which holds events at locations all over the world. Learn more about Steve and his career in the poker industry in this exclusive interview.
Interview with Jake Cody
Jake Cody was kind enough to grant us an interview. Beyond tracing his path from anonymity to poker success, Cody went into detail about balancing life away from the felt along with poker pursuits. He also told us about some of the philanthropic work he engaged in with Right to Play International, a very worthy charitable cause. Check out the interview to learn more about what makes Cody tick, to see what else he hopes to achieve in his poker career, and to perhaps learn some important lessons about living a poker lifestyle.
Interview with Maria Ho
Maria Ho’s star has continued climbing in poker. Each year she gets more and more visible as a wonderful ambassador for the game, and she’s doing a great job of promoting it to the masses, women in particular. She was kind enought o sit down with us for an interview during the PokerListings Battle of Malta, which she was hosting for the second time. We asked her about her family history, getting into the poker industry, women in poker, and much more. You won’t want to miss her answers!
Iron Poker – A new star on the horizon
There’s a new online poker room focusing on serving German, Canadian, and Australian players. It’s called Iron Poker and it’s a part of the famed iPoker network. Our new Cardplayer Lifestyle Contributor Liba Foord had a look at the new room and had quite a bit to say about it – most of it positive. If you’re tired of the current online poker room you play at, this is one you might want to try out.