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What the Flop?: Don’t Sweat My Rail

Cardplayer Lifestyle is happy to introduce this first in a series of recurring articles by Christina Bradfield entitled “What the Flop?” a poker column about the absurdities, humor, and just “random stuff” that goes along with playing poker.

In this first installment, Christina regales us with a tale of an important lesson she learned about boundaries at the poker table, namely “Don’t Sweat My Rail”.

Eric Hollreiser

Interview with Eric Hollreiser

An exclusive, hour-long video interview with PokerStars’ Marketing Director Eric Hollreiser. For the first time ever, he publicly opens up about his own accomplished career prior to joining The Stars Group, talks about what things were like internally at PokerStars in the wake of Black Friday, and shares a behind-the-scenes look at what working at the company is like on a day-to-day basis as well as at the major live events it stages around the world.

Eric also reflects on the recently completed PokerStars Players Championship, and shares his honest thoughts on what else we can expect from him and the world’s largest poker site moving forward. Eric rarely gives interviews, and has never before done an hour-long on-the-record video, so I hope you enjoy this special look at someone who personifies the heart and soul of what PokerStars stands for.

Bruce Buffer

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.

Paul Pierce

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.

Tony Hawk

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.