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Get to Know the Poker Media: Milko van Winden

In the latest installment in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series, we interview Milko van Winden. A relative newcomer to the poker media corps, Milko got his start “out of the blue” in the Netherlands.

In this interview, we learn about how he first got into poker and what he loves so much about the game. We also take a look at how he found a place for himself in the poker media (a fascinating and surprising story), and how poker has helped him cope with some serious life struggles. Let’s get to know Milko better.

Get to Know the Poker Media: Dan Ross

In the latest installment in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series, we interview Dan Ross. With over a decade of experience, Dan’s work as proprietor of Hold’em Media is well known and his reputation as a poker journalist and live reporter is nothing short of stellar.

This is a man who loves poker and working in the industry, happy to let his work ethic speak for itself, but it’s time to get to know him better and how he got started in the first place. Let’s take a few minutes to enjoy Dan’s story.

Get to Know the Poker Media: Shirley Ang

In the latest installment in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series, we interview Shirley Ang. She wears many hats within the poker media industry, including live reporting for PokerNews and media liaison for Unibet Open, plus she’s also got a full-on second career in the pool industry.

This is a women who doesn’t take her foot off the gas pedal! Let’s take a few minutes to learn about Shirley and her interesting life and career.

Interview with Bruce Buffer

An interview with UFC ring announcer extraordinaire Bruce Buffer, which took place at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort in the Bahamas in January 2019.

We spoke about what he loves most about poker, his favorite poker variants, and what deep tournament runs mean to him. We also got his thoughts on how the huge UFC-PokerStars partnership deal benefits fans of both mega-brands.

5 Life Lessons from My “Failed” Interview with Paul Pierce

Sometimes life hands you lemons and it’s your challenge to make lemonade.

This article relates the story of how I ended up interviewing former NBA champion Paul Pierce twice at the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas.

Included is a short 2-minute clip, but there’s a special reason as to why it’s so brief. The STORY behind this interview is what this blog post is really all about.

Interview with Tony Hawk

I had the pleasure of interviewing skateboarding legend Tony Hawk at the at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort in the Bahamas in January 2019 during the PokerStars Players Championship.

Over the course of our brief conversation, Tony shared what he loved most about the game of poker, described the great work done by the Tony Hawk Foundation in low-income areas around the world, and spoke about what he’d like his legacy to be.