pros cons

When weighing the idea of setting out to try and make a career out of being a professional poker player, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons of opting to do so.

The dream of living wherever you want, not having to report to a boss, and potentially winning millions needs to also be grounded in the reality that you’ll have to put in a lot of time and effort in order to make it as a successful professional player.

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Daniel Negreanu most popular Hendon Mob

If you’re familiar with the poker world at all, it’s easy to get a sense of who the most popular players are at any given time. For hard stats to back up player popularity, however, you’ve got to look to the Hendon Mob.

As poker fans the world over love looking up the stats of their favorite players, it’s easy to determine which poker pros are currently the most popular and which have enjoyed longstanding popularity for years. Here’s an in-depth look at the Hendon Mob’s poker player popularity charts.

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for some bright ideas as to what to treat yourself to this holiday season? Are you searching for the perfect gift to get your significant other or a friend who absolutely loves poker?

We’ve compiled a list of great poker-themed holiday gift suggestions that we’re sure will bring you and your loved ones some joy and good cheer to mark the end of 2018.

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Gene Simmons Joanna Krupa

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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professional

Many people dream of being able to play poker professionally. The perks are great, of course, with tremendous potential upside, but there’s a lot of potential downside and risk to consider as well.

If you debating whether or not a career in poker is for you, be sure to carefully consider how prepared you’ll need to be for the roller coaster ride it can often be.

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Lukas Nachtman

Lukas Nachtman isn’t just in poker for the business aspects; he loves playing the game and having fun as a recreational player. His passion and experiences looking for live poker rooms to play at in Europe drove him to become the CEO of PokerList.

In this interview, we learn about Lukas’ personal poker story as well as how the app has developed and flourished since inception. An interesting read about an individual who’s just as passionate about his poker as his business.

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Blind Valet

New to the market, Blind Valet was developed in order to assist with the organization of poker home game tournaments and leagues. It’s many useful features enable anyone to run and organize tournaments – both large and small. Time-saving and solving all manner of tournament registration and facilitation logistics with ease, it takes all the stress and work out of making tournaments happen for your league or home game crowd. Thus, even the tournament organizer can just take it easy and focus on playing; everything else as far as running the show is all taken care of.

Here’s our review of Blind Valet, which comes in four pricing tiers that offer all manner of additional functionalities. A poker night and poker league is only as good as it’s organization. This product ensures top-notch organization each and every time.

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Ivonne Montealegre interview

The 2018 Malta Poker Festival was a big hit and much of that can be owed to the efforts put in by its founder Ivonne Montealegre. With two decades of experience in the poker industry, she’s had an incredible career that we explored in this interview. We also talk about the ingredients that helped make the inaugural Malta Poker Festival such a resounding success and the hard work and effort put in by so many people behind the scenes to pull it all off.

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