Contributors

If you are interested in becoming a freelance contributor to Cardplayer Lifestyle, please send an email with your proposed topic(s), previous poker-related writing samples, and a little background info about yourself to: robbie@cardplayerlifestyle.com. If we like your stuff, you could earn a spot right here on our Contributors page!

Robbie Strazynski

Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog in 2009.

Having quite literally learned how to play poker around the kitchen table as a child, “living a Cardplayer Lifestyle” is something that he’s always aspired to. After having worked as a copywriter and marketing professional in the online gaming industry for a number of years, Robbie transitioned to become self-employed in the poker media industry in March 2017.

Robbie translated Pulling The Trigger: The Autobiography of Poker Pro Eli Elezra (published January 2019) from Hebrew into English.

Robbie is also the host of the Red Chip Poker Podcast, co-host of PokerNews’ Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast and creator of the Poker Notes Live mobile app.

Connect with Robbie on Twitter @cardplayerlife, or via email: robbie@cardplayerlifestyle.com.

James Guill

James GuillJames Guill started his poker career playing semi-professionally from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, a colleague suggested he try his hand at poker writing and the rest was history. Since 2008, James has written for numerous publications including PokerNews, PokerUpdate, Ivey Poker, PokerJunkie, PokerListings and PokerNews Australia.

James also spent several years providing content for sites run by the Ongame Network and bwin. He brings a wide variety of poker knowledge to Cardplayer Lifestyle along with a twisted sense of humor that one needs to survive in this industry. Follow James on Twitter @compncards.

Will Shillibier

Will ShillibierWill Shillibier is the current Editor for PokerNews.com. Since 2014 he has covered everything from live reporting, interviews and photography, to online content writing. His articles have featured on PokerNews, the WPT website, as well as the PokerStars Blog.

He can be reached at w.shillibier@gmail.com.

Chad Holloway

Chad HollowayChad Holloway began working in the poker industry in 2009. Over his career, he has worked for PokerNews and is their current Head of US Live Reporting. He also worked in the past as Media Director for the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) and Editor-in-Chief of MSPT Magazine.

Holloway also writes a nationally syndicated poker column, contributed the opening chapter to the Jonathan Little book Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em, and created the popular World Series of Zombies (WSOZ) comic.

On a freelance basis, Chad also writes for 888poker, Casino World Magazine, Ante Up Magazine, and CardsChat.com.

In 2013, Holloway topped a field of 898 players to win the WSOP Event #1 for his a coveted gold bracelet. He also appeared on episodes of Poker Night in America in 2015.

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk’s infatuation with poker began as he watched Chris Moneymaker go on his legendary run to win the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event. Geoff took his first shot at online poker in 2006 and continued to grind it out on the virtual tables for the better part of a decade, before taking a break from the game in 2015.

Geoff worked as a tournament reporter for PokerListings at the WSOP in 2009 and 2010 and found that writing about the game was even better than playing! His favorite players to interview were Sam Farha and Daniel Negreanu.

Christina Bradfield

Christina Bradfield

Christina Bradfield is an author currently living in Southern Callifornia. Her love for poker began at a young age when her mother introduced her to Texas Hold’em in a home game where she learned to not to put her cash winnings in her pockets.

She’s worked for Poker PROductions for the past three summers at the WSOP Main Event, helping interview and gather biographical information from the Main Event players for ESPN.

She worked for The Walt Disney Company previous to the WSOP as a Project Manager for the Business Intelligence and Analytics Department focused on Social Media and Marketing.

Eddie Harari

Eddie Harari

Eddie Harari has been a cyber security expert and a hacker for over 25 years. He has done private consultant work for a number of governments and online gaming sites, as well as multinational companies. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and given talks in security conferences around the world.

 

David Huber

David HuberDavid Huber has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade: initially as a professional online poker player and later as an editor, consultant, writer, and forum manager. Known as “dhubermex” online, David’s poker-related work has been heavily published across numerous websites since 2004.

 

Ivan Potocki

Ivan PotockiIvan Potocki transitioned to poker writing after playing more or less full-time for about five years. He first discovered poker while studying English Language and Literature at the University of Sarajevo. What started with freerolls and micro-stakes games led to a love for poker, opening gates to a whole different world.

After finishing his studies and receiving his BA, he started to look for ways to merge his two big passions, writing and poker. Small, short-term gigs with several smaller poker blogs and websites gradually led to bigger opportunities, eventually landing him in the world of poker reporting.

Earl Burton

Earl BurtonEarl Burton has more than a decade of experience in the poker journalism field, including writing for some of the top online poker news sites and half a dozen magazines in both the U.S. and Canada. Whether it is the players who make up the game, the news that breaks about it, the politics that surround it or its history, Earl has immersed himself in poker from his lengthy love of the game as a young child. Although he doesn’t take part in online games anymore due to U.S. regulations, he can be found at a table whenever he gets close to a card room or even a “friendly” home game!

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer NewellJennifer Newell recently moved back to her hometown of St. Louis and spends much of her time writing. After more than a decade in the poker industry, she continues to write about gaming while working on a novel and a small business.

Tadas Peckaitis

Tadas Peckaitis

Tadas Peckaitis is a professional poker player, author of the free poker book “Play ‘A’ game and be the boss at your poker table”, and poker coach at mypokercoaching.com.

He is also a big fan of personal effectiveness and always trying to do more. Tadas shares his knowledge about both of these topics with his students and deeply enjoys it.

George Epstein

George Epstein

After a long and productive career as a leader in the aerospace industry, upon his retirement in the 1990s, George “the Engineer” Epstein chose poker as his “second career.”

Since “joining” the poker world, George has written three poker books – most recently, Hold’em or Fold’em?– An Algorithm for Making the Key Decision and The Art of Bluffing.

George has organized poker groups at two senior centers, at West L.A. College, and at the VA/West Los Angeles, including teaching poker classes. He is a columnist for several poker and gaming publications, and has been elected to the Seniors Poker Hall of Fame.

He firmly believes that playing poker will help to keep seniors/retirees mentally and physically healthy.

Shannon Mack

Shannon MackShannon has fond memories of playing poker during Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays with family as a child in the 80s; everybody was bluffing and nobody was folding! After getting his degree in Mechanical Design from St. Cloud in 2008, Shannon headed to the Twin Cities where he met his beautiful and amazing wife, Mary.

Inspired by his childhood poker memories, he has been studying poker theory since 2013. As of 2016, he’s started to invest and apply his skills at the felt.

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