Opinion

Sometimes saying what you feel is important and at CardsChat.com we don’t like to hold back. If there is something happening in the poker world that we want to talk about, you can read about it here, Our opinion articles are relevant, current, and don’t pull any punches. Whether we are voicing our views on a tournament, or talking about the latest pro antics, our opinion will be sharp and fun to read.

PokerStars Rolls Out Equity Display to Controversy

PokerStars Rolls Out Equity Display to Controversy

Elbert Pruitt - December 21st, 2014

PokerStars has added an equity display to its software versions 6 and 7, in which the percentage-to-win of each all-in player is shown next to their hole cards. The feature replicates a similar display seen on televised poker broadcasts that adds excitement to the game, where viewers see the fates of all-in players change with […]

US Online Poker, New Jersey, and Skrill USA : What’s in Store for 2015?

US Online Poker, New Jersey, and Skrill USA : What’s in Store for 2015?

Hannah Elisabeth - December 18th, 2014

New Jersey’s first year of online poker has been quite a roller coaster ride, and bank processing issues for players have continued to be problematic, to say the least. With banks afraid another reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act by the Department of Justice (DoJ) could hit them hard, they’ve been wary of accepting online gambling payments, even […]

Aaron Sorkin Denies Affair With Molly Bloom following Sony Hack

Aaron Sorkin Denies Affair With Molly Bloom following Sony Hack

Ed Scimia - December 17th, 2014

Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has been forced to deny rumors he is having an affair with “poker hostess” Molly Bloom, whose book he is currently adapting for the big screen. The speculation has been the result of emails stolen from Sony Pictures by a group of hackers calling themselves The Guardians of Peace, who have […]

Beijing Millions Could Signify New Chinese Gambling Attitudes

Beijing Millions Could Signify New Chinese Gambling Attitudes

Elbert Pruitt - December 7th, 2014

The first ever Beijing Millions poker series, held at the Beijing Star Poker Club back in July, could lead to an increasingly positive outlook on poker among the leadership in the People’s Republic of China. Wagering is illegal in China except in state-run lotteries, and in the regulated jurisdictions of Hong Kong and Macau. Although the […]

Newsweek Attacks Online Poker, While Industry Cries Foul

Newsweek Attacks Online Poker, While Industry Cries Foul

Philip Conneller - August 17th, 2014

The poker industry was left reeling following the publication of a Newsweek article that attacks online gambling, and specifically online poker, in a manner which commentators say is biased, alarmist and disingenuous. Splashed across the front cover of the latest cover is a sad-faced young boy holding up a tablet displaying a poker hand, inconsolable […]

Jeff Rossiter Opens Up About Career and US Online Poker

Jeff Rossiter Opens Up About Career and US Online Poker

Sean Gibson - May 18th, 2014

When a poker pro is sitting on millions of dollars in winnings, it feels a little insincere for them to speak candidly about their career. Are there really any negatives to speak of when your life consists of raking in piles of chips at the felt? Yet as content as many might seem, Australian pro […]

Monkey Asks: How Hard Is It To Run A Poker Tournament?

Monkey Asks: How Hard Is It To Run A Poker Tournament?

Will "Monkey" Souther - March 26th, 2014

My nickname is Monkey. It has been Monkey for a long time now, long before I started playing poker. Sometimes, that nickname causes a bit of a conflict. People playing badly have been called a monkey. People making bad decisions have been also labeled monkeys. And finally… you have those occurrences where you will hear […]

Monkey Heads to the Louisiana Swamp to Wrestle Swamp Thangs!

Monkey Heads to the Louisiana Swamp to Wrestle Swamp Thangs!

Will "Monkey" Souther - March 13th, 2014

It’s true. I am a glutton for punishment. In the past decade I’ve coined a few phrases that some people have liked to latch on to…some a little too much. It’s kind of like when you are a cool kid in school, and come up with a nifty expression, all your ‘boys’ start using it…and […]

Monkey Makes the Money at PBKC…but No Birthday Final Table

Monkey Makes the Money at PBKC…but No Birthday Final Table

Will "Monkey" Souther - March 12th, 2014

Greetings, to my new ‘friends’ at CardsChat. I just started blogging here last month, and have been politely asked to make all of my posts here ‘unique’ by the owner of the site. Meaning, no more copy/pasting from the site I’ve been blogging on for 6 years now. What does this mean? It means having […]

Birthday Wish? Final Table!!!

Will "Monkey" Souther - February 17th, 2014

Well…here we go again. It’s been a somewhat ‘entertaining’ week, listening to the poker ‘experts’ rip me to shreds on my ‘markup’ for my investment packages…as they have ran the comment count up to over 250 on my Facebook wall, and some others, like Allen Kessler, chose to copy my post to their own wall…and […]

A Slap in the Face to those WITH Disabilities

Will "Monkey" Souther - February 14th, 2014

In the past two decades, our country has taken large strides to provide protection for those who have been put at a disadvantage. I’m talking about the American’s With Disabilities Act of 1990, or ADA. This was introduced as a means of making sure that those with disabilities would have a way to function in […]