If you’re looking to purchase a great book about poker tournament strategy, this sponsored post will give you the reasons why you should buy Jonathan Little’s Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Volume 3.
Recognizable by the ever-present skullcap, Ari Engel is one of poker’s true rising stars. In this exclusive interview with the 6-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner, Engel opens up about his Orthodox Jewish background, how he got into poker, the challenges of being an Orthodox Jewish poker player, and other fascinating info about his career poker successes thus far.
If you’re looking forward to a grea poker vacation, you also probably are aware in the back of your mind that there will be a good amount of costs involved. We’ve thought up 3 ways that you could save money while planning and during your poker vacation, which of course will leave you more money left in your bankroll with which to play poker. Read on for our 3 top tips.
Who knew poker chips could have so much more meaning? In a departure from strictly thinking about poker chips as something of value while playing poker, the speaker in this inspirational Youtube video uses poker chips as a metaphor for confidence, which you can instill in your children. This is a must-watch for any parent, but especially one who enjoys poker.
There are a number of excellent ways to inject newfound excitement into your home poker game if it’s getting a little stale. Whether it’s a matter of raising the stakes, adding a new poker game to the mix, taking your group of regulars to a proper casino poker room or other ideas, there are plenty of things you can do to keep things exciting when you play poker with your buddies.
Chances are that at some point over the last 1.5 years you’ve heard about the ISPT. Furthermore, chances are that what you heard about it sounded either pretty incredible and grandiose or alternatively just too good to be believed. A last-ditch effort by the hardworking people behind the Dusk Till Dawn poker room notwithstanding, the ISPT as conceived was, and remains just too big for it’s britches. In this op-ed post about the ISPT, we’ll take you through their troubled history and lay out the reasons why we think it simply has no chance of fulfilling expectations or living up to the hype. That said, we do think there’s still hope for a new incarnation to succeed in the future, with some major modifications.
With close to $2 million in poker winnings in under 2 months, Daniel Negreanu is absolutely on a tear. His latest win, this time online while playing the $5K PLO SCOOP event on PokerStars illustrates just how much of a threat he is, whatever the game. With the WSOP on the horizon, look for Negreanu to keep the white hot streak going strong and capture some more gold… and green!
Jared Tendler’s The Mental Game of Poker is a true 5-star classic! For years people have said that Brunson’s Super System or the Harrington on Hold’em series are must-reads for the poker playing set. This book shouldn’t just be added to that list, it should be at or near the top. Arguably, having an A+ mental poker game is more important than your poker game itself. Read our full review to see why this book is guaranteed to make you the best poker player you can possibly be.
Every poker site out there in the world has spilled gallons of virtual ink waxing poetic on the accomplishments, antics, and experiences of Phil Hellmuth, the all-time leader in WSOP bracelets won, with 13. This poker writer noticed that that number was the same as the number of accounts the Poker Brat followed on Twitter. This article goes into depth to examine whether that’s just a coincidence or if there’s an underlying reason why Hellmuth’s chosen to follow exactly that same number of accounts. Read this article for an insightful, eye-opening look at one of the undisputed kings of poker.
What’s preventing online poker from becoming legalized nationwide in the United States? This post examine online poker’s legality on a state and federal level. Specifically, increased tax revenues seem to be the impetus for some states to get moving towards legalization, while puzzlingly those same potential tax revenues are failing to set the federal government in motion. Find out why in this blog post.
This is an article I’ve been wanting to write for over two years now. Finally the day has come when we can legally play online poker in America. There are plenty of details, to be sure, and this article’s got all of them covered like felt on a virtual table. Read more to learn how the first day of legal online poker in the U.S. unfolded and what we can expect in the near future from the newly open U.S. online poker market.
Online poker doesn’t only have to be played against other poker players. Plenty of great online poker games can be played against the house. Here are three alternative games to “traditional” online poker that you could try next time you get the itch to gamble it up but feel like changing things up a little.
In this guest poker blog post from Marcus Harmon, editor of sunshine-poker.com, the author asks if perhaps the WSOP is now giving out too many bracelets and if they’re losing their value as a result. His opinion may surprise you.
Poker Superstar Daniel Negreanu has just won the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (WSOP APAC) Main Event for his 5th bracelet. His poker legend keeps growing. We at Cardplayer Lifestyle watched most of the Main Event final table’s live stream and invite you to relive the magic via our event recap. It was truly a show that treated poker fans, the poker media (that’s us), and essentially everyone in the poker world to something truly special.
Phil Ivey has once again proven (as if he needs to?) that he’s the top poker player in the world. He just notched his 9th bracelet win in Event #3 at the WSOP Asia Pacific, the $2,200 buy-in 8-Game Mix. He becomes the first player ever to win bracelets on both U.S. and Australian soil. Read more about the thrilling details of his impressive victory.
If you’re a poker fan, chances are that at some point you tried to picture the ultimate heads-up match for a World Series of Poker bracelet. One of those two players you pictured at the felt was probably either Daniel Negreanu or Phil Ivey. Incredibly, dreams like those could become a reality, as with 6 players left in the $2,200 8-game mix event at the WSOP APAC, both poker icons have a shot at winning more championship hardware and poker glory.
Even in this modern day and age of poker, no matter how wealthy or well known the game’s professional players are, a World Series of Poker bracelet is…
With Passover in full swing, Jewish people the world over are celebrating their freedom. This freedom notwithstanding, for some reason it’s still illegal to play poker in Israel. In addition to summarizing the Jewish people’s and Israelis’ historical connections to the game of poker, this op-ed piece makes the case for finally legalizing poker in Israel.
As frequent visitors to this poker site know, part and parcel of living the cardplayer lifestyle also means doing a good bit of other gambling in casinos the world over. From time to time we’re happy to bring our readers some interesting stories, info, and other content related to non-poker gaming, such as roulette and blackjack. In particular, we found this infographic to be quite intriguing. Take a look for yourselves and see what you think.
In this guest article, the author explains why mobile poker and casino are clearly the fastest-growing sector of the online gaming industry. Read on to find out why and what technological developments we can expect in the future.
This post’s guest writer provides a brief overview of online poker and how it benefits both individual players trying to learn and improve at the game, as well as the greater poker community, spread throughout countries all over the world.
This top 10 WWE superstars I’d hate to play poker with is the natural counterpart to my last post in which I listed the top 10 WWE superstars I’d love to play poker with. Here are the 10 wrestling personalities who I’d be very happy to never see playing across from me at a live poker table.
In this first-of-its-kind poker blog post, I list the 10 WWE Superstars, past and present, who I’d love to sit and play poker with in a live setting. A WWE and poker fan for upwards of 24 years, this would be an incredible experience to say the least. Read more to see who made my list, and then sound off in the comments or on our Facebook page with your thoughts.
It”s a banner day for poker in Cincinnati. The Horseshoe Casino has just opened, and there’s a brand new 31-table WSOP-branded poker room waiting in the wings. The namesake city of Steve McQueen’s legendary poker-playing Cincinnati Kid character, Cardplayer Lifestyle brings you all the details on what to expect when you enter the premises and try to become “the man” in Cinci.
Guest writer Ohad Gelernter reviews Ship It Holla Ballas! Revisit the golden years of online poker through the eyes of some of its greatest success stories.
Cardplayer Lifestyle is pleased to bring you an exclusive interview with Patty Landis, the personal assistant to world-renowned poker pro Daniel Negreanu. She opens up about what it’s like to have one of the most unique jobs in the poker world.
Here’s Cardplayer Lifestyle’s op-ed piece regarding the whole mess surrounding men playing in the WSOP Ladies Event (now it’ll cost them $10K to do so, versus “just” $1K for women). Fact is, the WSOP should be about poker; that’s it.
Every once in a while here on the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog, I share a personal story relating to my own poker exploits. Here’s the story of the first time I walked into a Las Vegas poker room, at the Excalibur, and proceeded to have my great plans, and confidence, decimated. I’m sure it’s something lots of our readers can probably identify with.
Cardplayer Lifestyle issues the call for you to join in the noble efforts of Daniel Negreanu and make a charity poker donation to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. He is matching all contributions up to $50,000 with the goal of raising $100,000 by the end of the week towards research for new treatments for children’s cancers and other illnesses.
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