When watching ESPN’s WSOP Main Event broadcast, it’s impossible to ignore the sheer amount of information that the commentators seem to know about all the featured poker players.
This article gives you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at precisely how all of that information gets compiled and then delivered to the commentary teams.
Heading into the summer of 2017, I was happily looking forward to the first three weeks of June, during which I’d be attending my second World Series of Poker. I had no plans to attend the Main Event and I certainly had no idea what was in store for me just a few weeks hence: the opportunity to work for Poker PROductions.
I hope you enjoy reading the story of how it all happened; it’s a fun one!
Linda Weissler gets to live out the ultimate poker fan’s dream: she’s won front-row seats to attend the World Series of Poker Main Event final table.
Read about how she won her tickets, who she’s taking, and what it feels like to have the ultimate opportunity in poker fandom.
With people from all over the world playing in the WSOP Main Event, among the people who make the November Nine each year there are often some non-native speakers of English. Vojtěch Růžička, of the Czech Republic, has made the 2016 November Nine.
Pretty much by definition, anyone whose native language isn’t English cannot fully express themselves if being interviewed in that language. For that reason, we went the extra mile here at Cardplayer Lifestyle and asked our contributor Libs Foord, a native speaker of Czech, to conduct an interview with Vojtech in his native tongue.
The interview was then translated into English and edited, which leaves you, dear reader, with a fascinating, in-depth portrait of Vojtech’s poker career and his life away from the tables.
Joe McKeehen burst onto the poker scene with a dominating win at the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. With a huge chip lead going into the November Nine, McKeehen was pretty much unstoppable on his way to claiming the title. He sat down with us for a short interview so we could learn a little bit more about his prowess at the table as well as his plans for the future.
A tidal wave of disappointment swept through the Rio as Daniel Negreanu got eliminated from the 2015 WSOP Main Event in 11th place. Then again, there are plenty of reasons why poker fans around the world should take heart and not be disappointed. Have a look at our list of 7 reasons why.