Sara Chafak, the former Miss Finland, has made a big splash on the poker scene over the last year or so, ever since that “bluff heard round the world” against Ronnie Bardah on Shark Cage. She’s not just a pretty face though – she has loved poker ever since she was a kid! We caught up with her during a recent live poker event and learned a lot more about her backstory, as well as her hobbies and talents away from the poker table. This is a special interview that you definitely want to read!
Along with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently interviewed professional poker player and WSOP bracelet winner Ronnie Barah. Whether you’re familiar with his many ESPN appearnaces during their WSOP Main Event broadcasts over the years or from his recent appearance on Shark Cage with Sarah Chafak, you’ll be fascinated by his back story! Listen to the entirety of Episode 258 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Ronnie starting at the 14:23-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript.
There’s a lot more to Eugene Katchalov than just being a sponsored PokerStars PRO team member. Beyond his tremendous success at the poker tables, he’s also worked hard to achieve a balanced life away from the tables. From his recent engagement to his business interests and investments, Katchalov is certainly one of the more unique poker pros out there. We caught up with him for an interview, which we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading.
Along with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently interviewed Dr. Al Schoonmaker, the preeminent poker psychologist. Listen to the entirety of Episode 251 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Dr. Al starting at the 12:15-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript.
2006 WSOP Main Event Champion Jamie Gold was kind enough to speak with us about his involvement with charity poker work. The self-titled “poker philanthropist” dedicates much effort and energy to using the power of poker to raise money for charity, and that’s incredibly commendable. Here, then, is a closer look at the work that Jamie does to help harness poker’s fundraising power to support worthy charitable causes.
If it seems as though everywhere you turn in poker these days you find Jaime Staples, you wouldn’t be mistaken. The Twitch streamer-cum-PokerStars online pro has become one of the game’s best ambassadors. Recently, while playing EPT Prague, he opened up in this in-depth interview about his road to notoriety in the poker world and shared details about the incredible work ethic that got him there from once upon a time being an anonymous recreational poker player. A must-read!