Frank Hoerst Jr. with Navy medals

Many Cardplayer Lifestyle readers and poker aficionados in general can probably relate to this story. Perhaps you, too, have had a kindly grandfather or father or uncle like Frank Hoerst Jr. who taught you to play cards, but who was also a rock in your world.

We hope you enjoy this special story about Frank, whose love of poker helped carry him through life and enhance the special bonds he formed with his family.

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A post in which I reflect upon my decision to leave my job as employee and begin doing poker media work and living the Cardplayer Lifestyle full-time. It has been a year since I’ve made the decision, and it’s one I’ll never regret making.

Thankfully, year #1 was a resounding success, and we’ll be moving on to year #2 with a positive outlook and big goals for the future.

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Doug Polk

In many ways, 2017 was “the year of Doug Polk” as far as poker was concerned. Nonetheless, that story didn’t necessary play itself out at the American Poker Awards, where Polk ended the night emptyhanded.

This appeared to serve as some sort of wake-up call, however, with Doug releasing a video heralding a “face turn” and that it’s time for him to change his tone. What follows is our analysis, and some speculation on what to expect from Doug in the future.

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WiPHoF logo

The doors of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) open once again this summer to induct the class of 2018. Two new women will join the ranks of some of the most illustrious women in poker.

Send in your nominations by March 15th. Current WiPHoF members along with a poker media panel will cast the votes to determine which of the nominees get in, with the induction ceremony scheduled for June 26th at the Orleans Casino.

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2018 APA jury group photo

While there’s a 100+-person panel that determines each year’s American Poker Awards nominees, a much smaller group or jurors determines which of those nominees go on to win the yearly awards.

Having had the honor of being on the 2018 jury, I wanted to share with you a behind-the-scenes look at the entire process.

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Daniel Negreanu

As poker’s all-time career earnings leader, Daniel Negreanu continues to pad his resume year after year. Thus far in 2018, he’s off to a blazing start, having won over $1 million. Could he perhaps eclipse his 2014 total earnings? Only time will tell, but with all the work he’s putting in studying off the felt, we wouldn’t bet against him.

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