Bernard interviews four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eli Elezra. Eli speaks about his time in the Israel Defense Forces, specifically his tour of duty during the first Lebanon War, in which he almost got killed twice.
Eli also talks about how he got into poker while working in Alaska, and his time playing with some of the game’s true legends, including Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, and more.
Sifting through my photos, I reminisce about watching 5 of my favorite poker players at the World Series of Poker. With no WSOP running this summer, I certainly miss being an engaged railbird and being entertained by some of my favorite poker players.
Look at the list of names in the Poker Hall of Fame and you’ll notice they’re overwhelmingly American. In this op-ed, James Guill argues that it’s time for more of an international presence in the Hall, and to that end lists five top contenders who are worthy of consideration for induction in 2020.
A video interview with poker legend Eli Elezra to mark the debut of the English-language version of his autobiography, entitled: Pulling The Trigger.
We discuss Eli’s early life in Israel, service in the IDF, time working in the Alaska fishing industry, the golden days of Bobby’s Room, life in Vegas, and, of course, the book itself.
Buy Eli’s book, Pulling the Trigger, on Amazon.
Looking for some bright ideas as to what to treat yourself to this holiday season? Are you searching for the perfect gift to get your significant other or a friend who absolutely loves poker?
We’ve compiled a list of great poker-themed holiday gift suggestions that we’re sure will bring you and your loved ones some joy and good cheer to mark the end of 2018.
For the first time ever, there’s a grassroots push to officially lobby Israel’s government to legalize poker. With the game enjoying record levels of popularity countrywide, Israel Poker Academy co-founder Stas Tishkevich is leading the charge to advocate for poker’s legalization in Israel.
Enjoying support from poker luminaries like Eli Elezra, funds are currently being raised via the I LOVE POKER – ISRAEL campaign that will be used towards lobbying the Knesset and Israeli government officials to legally allow Israelis to play poker without having to fly abroad.