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.

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 […]

Time for a Venue Change…

Will "Monkey" Souther - February 10th, 2014

Well, Coconut Creek managed to chew me up and spit me out. The Main Event started out pretty decent. I drew a very tough table. And seat 1…which I loathe with a passion. 1 or 9. We had 5 very good players, 2 decent players, and 2 lousy players. Probably not hard to predict that […]

Hello Again South Florida!

Will "Monkey" Souther - February 8th, 2014

Hello Again South Florida! Here I am again, back in South Florida. This kind of came out of nowhere. I had no intention of coming down here. I was content to sit at home, get the Super Bowl squares wrapped up, the winners paid, and chill at home, thinking about where to go next. Then, […]