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.
It’s a banner day for New Jersey today, as legal online poker has finally made it’s debut in the Garden State. With everyone abuzz about the new online poker (and online casino game) offerings, we thought it would be a good time to interview someone with a unique perspective on the goings-on there. Dan Morelli is the Poker Operations Manager for Caesars Entertainment, which owns four properties in Atlantic City and is the region’s largest live poker operator. We asked Dan his thoughts on the current live poker scene there, what he thought the effects would be of New Jersey’s new legal online poker offerings, and a host of other intriguing questions. Curious what he had to say? Read on…
Want to know what it’s like to be in charge of news for one of the biggest poker affiliate sites in the world? Well, we’ve snagged an interview with Barry Carter, who has actually held the position of Editor at TWO of the biggest poker affiliate sites. Aside from giving us a behind-the-scenes look at what that’s like, Barry discusses his co-authorship of The Mental Game of Poker series and his other side poker projects. Check out this must-read Cardplayer Lifestyle exclusive!
Amir Lehavot, of the 2013 November Nine, sat down with Cardplayer Lifestyle for an exclusive interview. The 38-year-old 2011 WSOP bracelet winner shares the story of his start in poker, talks about his connection to Israel, his feelings about Carlos Mortenson bubbling the Main Event final table, and much more.
Jared Tendler, author of The Mental Game of Poker, like my review of his book. He was kind enough to agree to be interviewed for us here at Cardplayer Lifestyle. We specifically asked him for his thoughts on taking notes while playing live poker, as note taking was an oft-repeated theme of his book. Read on to see what Tendler had to say.
Recognizable by the ever-present skullcap, Ari Engel is one of poker’s true rising stars. In this exclusive interview with the 6-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner, Engel opens up about his Orthodox Jewish background, how he got into poker, the challenges of being an Orthodox Jewish poker player, and other fascinating info about his career poker successes thus far.