Allen Kessler


5 Things We’ll Miss About Daniel Negreanu’s 2019 WSOP Europe Vlog

Face it, folks. The 2019 World Series of Poker Europe was far more interesting this year than ever before, and we all have Daniel Negreanu to thank for it. Via his daily vlogs, the Poker Hall of Famer gave us his all, and an incredibly entertaining way to be involved in the proceedings of one of the biggest poker events of the year.

At the end of his 23-day vlogging run, we pay tribute to Negreanu’s content creation efforts with this list of the five things we’ll miss most about it.

Interview with Allen Kessler, the Chainsaw

Together with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently interviewed Allen Kessler, fondly known by the greater poker community as the “Chainsaw”. Having developed a reputation over the years for being quite particular about tournament structures, Kessler is on a crusade to give poker players the best possible value for their buy ins and entry fees. Over time the “Kessler approved” tournament structure has become known as a badge of pride, with tournament venues and directors around the world eagerly working towards getting it. Below, you’ll find the entirety of Episode 22 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Allen starting just after the 16-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript below.