How Mr. Wooden Shoes First Got to Vegas

After graduating University, I was dying to go on a trip to the United States for the first time. Of course, no trip would be complete without a poker bingefest in Las Vegas. The problem: I didn’t have the money to join my friends on the trip. Here’s the story of how I got together the €10K I needed to join them and the experiences I had while on that first poker trip to Vegas. Hope you enjoy!

5 Ways to Improve the WSOP Colossus for 2016

There’s no overstating how, erm, colossal, the WSOP Colossus event was. Vegas was buzzing. The atmosphere inside the Rio was electric. Poker was booming. Social media continues to buzz with Colossus fervor, including complaints about how some things could’ve been better run. Having played in and experienced the Colossus firsthand, there’s a list of 5 suggestions I made in the hopes that the WSOP officials would implement them and thereby improve the event should they decide to run it again in 2016. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Billy Pappas

In the just-released episode 225 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed 2014 World Series of Poker November Niner Billy Pappas. As one of the more recognizable faces from that Main Event final table and as the lone amateur, his story as the “everyman” resonated with lots of poker fans who tuned in to watch. Have a listen + summarized transcript also available. Enjoy!

Video Q&A Interview with Martin Jacobson, 2014 WSOP Main Event Champion

We’re honored to bring to you an exclusive video Q&A interview with Martin Jacobson, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. Martin was gracious with his time, answering questions about representing Sweden, being a poker ambassador, doing poker interviews, home games, and more. A rare treat, we think you’ll enjoy this special interview with a very special poker champion.

Is ESPN Destroying the Excitement for the WSOP Main Event?

Did you feel excited watching the 2014 WSOP Main Event final table play out? Well, you must not have been there in person. Having attended and sat there for hours in the Penn & Teller Theater, I couldn’t have been more bored by the proceedings. ESPN seems to have drained the excitement from the WSOP Main Event by forcing a four-month delay on poker fans. They’ve got to fix the problem and I’ve got some suggestions for how they can do so.