poker interviews


Get to Know the Poker Media: Will Shillibier

At just 24 years old, Will Shillibier is already a well-known commodity in the poker community, having done live reporting from dozens of destinations all over the world.

Possessing a true love for poker, Will wears his passion for the game on his sleeve. Over time, he’s crafted for himself a unique voice that’s both appreciated and enjoyed by readers of his writing. Let’s learn more about him in this latest installment of our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series.

Get to Know the Poker Media: Jason Glatzer

Next up in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series is Jason Glatzer. I usually send out the interview questionnaires via email and do the back and forth online, so it was thus quite special to be able to chat with Jason in person and hear his answers in real time.

I hope you enjoy getting to know him better, in the latest installment of our ongoing series chronicling the lives and careers of poker’s finest media members.

Before and After, with Jaime Staples: How Life Has Changed Since His Physical Transformation

At the 2018 EPT Barcelona, I caught up with the “new and improved” PokerStars ambassador Jaime Staples. After having transformed his physical appearance winning a bet with Bill Perkins, I dove deep with Jaime to see how that affected his day-to-day life, his poker play, and overall outlook.

We also discussed how his personal transformation inspired the idea for him to give away a Platinum Pass. I hope you enjoy watching this video interview, with transcript also included.

Interview with Igor Kuganov

PokerStars ambassador Igor Kurganov is giving away a Platinum Pass to someone who can successfully navigate the gauntlet of mind-bending quizzes that he and his girlfriend, fellow PokerStars ambassador Liv Boeree, have compiled.

In this interview, taken at the 2018 EPT Barcelona, we turn the tables on Igor and see if he can handle a little quiz that we put together just for him. Enjoy this video, with accompanying transcript.

Interview with Tao of Poker Founder Paul McGuire

If you were a poker fan between 2003-2011, you’re likely familiar with the Tao of Poker blog, and it’s founder Paul McGuire. I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to interview Paul and learn about his career in poker media, and the story of his blog from inception until he decided to set down his pen.

I hope that this look a part of poker’s recent past will give you some additional appreciation for those who blazed the trail and paved the way for the current poker media corps.

Interview with David Lappin

One of the kindest, friendliest poker ambassadors out there is David Lappin, the Irishman who proudly represents Unibet Poker.

In this 40-minute video interview, we take a look at David’s career in poker since he began over a decade ago and listen to him chart out what his life has been like since first starting to play the game

It’s a delightful interview with a great person, for whom we couldn’t be happier that he’s found success in poker and life.