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Lessons from the WPT: How to Treat Poker Players Like Champions

You don’t have to have won a WPT title to have an incredible time and be treated like a rock star at a World Poker Tour Event. The WPT excels at treating ALL of their players like champions.

That’s not just a line someone force-fed me; that’s how I genuinely feel after having had a front-row seat to the WPT Season XVI Tournament of Champions festivities over the past week. From the parties, to the swag bags, and much more, if you want a truly VIP poker experience, sign yourself up for a WPT event!

Interview with BJ Nemeth

Here at the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog we like to bring you stories about the unique and interesting personalities that make up the poker community. One such special person is BJ Nemeth, who occupies the esteemed role of Lead Rporter for the World Poker Tour. In this iexclusive interview, we sit with BJ and ask him about his life, his poker reporting work, his hobbies and passions away from the job, and much more. Get ready to be enchanted by one of the most fascinating and eclectic individuals you’ll ever meet. We know you’ll love this in-depth look at the life of BJ Nemeth.

Winner of 2010 World Poker Tour Championships: David Williams

Remember David Williams? Probably best known for his 2nd place finish in the World Series of Poker to Greg Raymer in 2004, for the last few years David Williams has been “a name player” without too much else standing out on his poker resume. Not that I feel bad for him – a $3.5 million win at the WSOP SHOULD last you a long time. Anyhow, the name David Williams is once again on people’s lips, as this week he took down an almost 200-player field at the annual $25,000 buy-in WPT Championships for a score of over $1.5 million. The big story at this year’s WPT was the continued decline of the field size, down to 195 players from a high of almost 650 in 2007 – most likely due to the struggling economy that, apparently, has hit the “poker economy” hard too. Fact is, any $25,000 event needs…