poker meme

While on vacation in the U.S. this summer, more than once I found myself wishing I could go and play poker at the nearby land-based casinos. With that said, my trip was meant to be a family vacation, with “poker nights” at the bottom of my priority list.

Still, for a guy who founded the Cardplayer Lifestyle blog, you’d think he’d find the right time and place to carve out a poker session or two, right? Here’s a story that I’m sure many poker lovers out there can identify with.

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powerball winner

Sadly, we’re not all destined to win huge jackpots. Some of us get lucky in Powerball, while others hit slot jackpots and still others are fortunate enough to take part in a bad bead jackpot in a poker room.

After 16 years of playing in casinos, Chad Holloway still hasn’t managed to score a jackpot. He shares his close misses as well as his lucky numbers (which, considering that he hasn’t won, you might not want to use) with you in this post.

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Are you one of the tens of thousands of people who regularly watch Jaime Staples’ vlog? As you can imagine, the PokerStars Online Pro can’t do it all alone; he’s got a whole team assisting him crank out awesome content on a regular basis. The vlog, though? That’s all his brother Chris.

We had a nice long chat with Chris Staples, the maestro responsible for crafting his brother Jaime’s popular vlog. He gave a us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put it all together. Enjoy!

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Severin Rasset

As PokerStars prepares for a beta launch of Power Up, Cardplayer Lifestyle was recently given an opportunity to speak with Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars.

We asked him about Power Up’s role in the relationship between traditional poker, the increasing audio/visual complexity of modern gaming, and what the relationship between them means for the future of the game we love.

We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview.

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PokerStars PowerUp

The much-hyped PokerStars Power Up game has finally made its official debut. We had a chance to test it at a special media event during the PokerStars Championship Barcelona festival.

Here’s an explanation of the new game, our thoughts about Power Up and the general idea of e-sports mixed with poker, and our opinion on what effect the game’s debut will have on the greater poker ecosystem.

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Igor and Liv Barcelona

Bradley Chalupski had never attended a professional poker tournament series before. His first experience was covering the 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona.

In this post, he explains to us what it was like, including watching Igor Kurganov win a million and all the emotions that accompany that.

We hope you enjoy this unique perspective on what has become quite a commonplace occurrence.

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Kim Yuhl headshot

Hang around poker long enough and you’ll meet some fascinating people, both playing at the tables and documenting the happenings at the felt. One such fascinating person is Kim Yuhl, who has done some great poker writing for PokerNews over the last couple of years.

In our latest installment of “Get to Know the Poker Media”, we invite you to learn more about Kim and her life away from the poker world; hope you enjoy.

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