In times of a worldwide pandemic like COVID-19, poker players ought to be grateful that it’s still possible to play the game online. Home game players, in particular, have transitioned to private online poker home games, and it’s better than not being able to play at all.
Even so, there’s still something lacking when you and your home game buddies can’t gather in person to play the game you love and are limited to competing at the virtual felt with Zoom meeting accompaniment.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having wreaked utter havoc on the live poker scene, one organization that’s got to make some big adjustments is The Hendon Mob/GPI.
We check in with the team that runs the world’s largest live poker tournament database to see how they’re coping with the fallout of shuttered poker rooms and cancelled poker festivals the world over, and what they’re busying themselves with during the Coronavirus era.
Bernard speaks with PokerNews’ Chad Holloway and RunGood Poker Series President Tana Karn about the immediate effects of the Coronavirus on the live poker scene, as well as discussing the potential longer-term impacts on live poker tours.
With coronavirus developments dominating the news cycle, poker players’ proclivity towards doom and gloom has never been higher.
All is not lost, however, as it’s within our power to radiate positivity. Our list of 10 tips will hopefully assist you with harnessing your internal light and making poker positivity rule the day.