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.

Rand Paul Launches Presidential Campaign

Rand Paul Launches Presidential Campaign

Ed Scimia - April 7th, 2015

The Republican fight for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination promises to be an interesting one for pundits, as there may be a dozen or more serious candidates who throw their hats into the ring before voting begins and the field inevitably narrows. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) became the first contender to start his campaign in […]

Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian

Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian

Ed Scimia - March 30th, 2015

Poker tournaments need good tournament directors to run smoothly, and the profession is becoming more and more serious about making sure that players get a good, fair experience at tournaments worldwide every year. The Tournament Directors Association (TDA) is a big part of that, which has made the annual TDA Summit into an important, if […]

Daniel Negreanu Wants to Ban Players from the WSOP

Daniel Negreanu Wants to Ban Players from the WSOP

Daniel Smyth - February 25th, 2015

Daniel Negreanu’s rants are infamous in the poker community thanks to his candid stance on a range of issues and in his latest textual tirade he put the WSOP in his crosshairs. In a piece published in his blog on FullContactPoker.com, Negreanu decided to call out some of poker’s more controversial players. Entitled: “A List […]

Marketers Look to Poker for Business Strategy

Marketers Look to Poker for Business Strategy

Sean Gibson - February 8th, 2015

The game of poker has inspired a group of high-ranking marketing professionals, thanks to advice given by well-known poker pro, Andrew Robl. According to the article, marketing professionals have seen the value in the same traits it takes to win consistently at poker as it does to become a successful internet marketer. The article is […]

Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Gets Bluffed

Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Gets Bluffed

Elbert Pruitt - February 1st, 2015

Boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao can truthfully say that only a handful of people have gotten the best of him in the ring, but when it comes to high stakes no-limit holdem ring games, the 36 year old boxing sensation from the Philippines is somewhat more likely to meet his match. According to high stakes […]

Scientists Claim Poker-Perfect Computer Program Built

Scientists Claim Poker-Perfect Computer Program Built

Sean Gibson - January 10th, 2015

Scientists and researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada are claiming they have built a computer program that plays perfect poker that is unbeatable. The developers behind the new computer software program stated to multiple scientific journals and news outlets that they have “solved” Fixed-limit heads-up Texas Hold’em. Perfect Program Making Perfect Moves for […]

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 […]


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