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Stas Tishkevich

Interview with Israel Poker Academy Co-Founder Stas Tishkevich

After Israelis notched a slew of impressive performances at the 2018 WSOP Europe, the eyes of the poker world turned to the Holy Land, wondering what the secret is behind the success of Israeli poker players.

A major component in the overall skill increase in Israeli poker players can be attributed to the existence of the Israel Poker Academy (IPA). In this interview, we speak with the institution’s co-founder Stas Tishkevich. Stas fills us in on the details of his own poker career, how the IPA was founded, and how it has developed into a one-of-a-kind poker school over the last five years.

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Heroes for Heroes Charity Poker Event Honors Gene Simmons, Raises $300K for LA Police Memorial Foundation

Over 250 people, celebrities and notable poker names among them, gathered together to raise $300,000 for the LA Police Memorial Foundation. The night’s honoree was KISS rock ‘n’ roll legend Gene Simmons who was recognized for his stellar longtime support of the charitable organization.

Read our report of what went down at the event, the “who’s who” list of attendees, the surprising tournament winner and his shocking gesture after claiming top prize.

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PokerStars VR: Exclusive Q&A with Lead Developers Severin Rasset and James O’Reilly

Amid much buzz for the all-new PokerStars VR, something I had the chance to test out in person and confirm as a legitimately awesome product, I had the chance to speak with the project’s lead developers, Severin Rasset and James O’Reilly.

As with any new, innovative product, usually its debut comes with a number of questions. I posed quite a few to Severin and James and they delivered some intriguing responses that I believe you’ll enjoy reading.