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.
Playing in the WSOP Main Event is a bucket list item for legions of poker players and fans around the world. When the time comes to finally cross that item off and pony up the $10,000 buy-in, who better to take advice from than past champions who’ve won it all.
In this month’s Ask the Poker Experts column, we poll four past WSOP Main Event winners to see what tips they’d give people playing in the Main Event for the first time. Thanks to Scott Blumstein, Jamie Gold, Joe Hachem, and Chris Moneymaker for participating!
Joe Hachem thinks poker is dying. He thinks not enough is being done to promote the game and that people don’t think poker is fun anymore. There’s a lot of truth to his statements, but that doesn’t mean the game of poker is doomed. We’ve got a great idea that’s guaranteed to revive interest in a dying game of poker. It’ll not only generate incredible buzz, but if the right people emerge to help promote the game, poker may yet see another big boom. Want to know what the idea is? Read on…
Now that the PCA in the Bahamas has concluded, the poker world turns its eyes Down Under, to the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, where the Aussie Millions will begin one week from today. Despite slightly declining numbers over the past couple years, it’s still a major poker event. We can think of at least 5 great reasons why.
The Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog is starting off 2014 on a high note as, for the first time, we’re interviewing a bona-fide poker world champion. Just ahead of the upcoming Aussie Millions, we’re proud to present to you our exclusive interview with “Mr. Aussie Aussie Aussie” himself, 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem. Almost a decade after his landmark win, Joe opens up about how his life has changed, both on a personal and poker level. He also answers some questions about his past life that he’s never been asked before. Read on to learn what the champ’s been up to as well as his future poker aspirations.
The Middle East often makes headlines as a hotbed of global activity. It also happens to be a region from which many exceptionally successful poker players trace their roots – some were even born there. Here then is our list of the top 10 poker players with Middle Eastern roots. Some of the names and faces are probably familiar to you while others may surprise you.