ABOUT CARDSCHAT™: 2004 - PRESENT
Since 2004, we've grown to become one of the internet's leading poker forums, featuring 3,528,811 posts by 283,771 valued members. Our goal is to be the most helpful, informative, and friendly poker forum online. As an independent poker portal run by true poker enthusiasts, we do not condone spam of any kind and follow the strictest privacy laws.
In addition to the poker forums, you'll benefit from a wide range of poker resources. This includes a vast poker strategy section containing poker guides for just about anyone, from beginners to advanced players looking to improve. You'll also find honest, unbiased poker site reviews and special offers for reputable and trustworthy poker sites. So whether you're looking for information on how to win at poker or trying to find the best value bonuses, you'll find it all here.
- CardsChat.com was founded in 2004
- EVERY genuine CardsChat member enquiry is responded to within 24 hours
- The forum has 283,771 members from 185 countries
- Members benefit from over $200,000 in exclusive freerolls & tournaments every year
- We're completely independent from poker operators
- One of the Internet's most comprehensive poker strategy resources
The CardsChat Forum - A Community of Players and ExpertsWe have over 30 people available to assist you in the forum!
Debi joined CardsChat in 2006 after running into one of the mods in a PokerStars sng. She became a moderator and a couple of years later became the forum administrator. She loves to play poker and often joins the members in CardsChat events. She is always willing to answer questions for members and assist them in any way. Feel free to ask her questions in the forum or by sending her a private message!
Tammy came to CardsChat in May of 2005 looking for a freeroll password. She quickly fell in love with the community and has been here ever since! Being a forum moderator for over 10 years, Tammy has seen CardsChat grow from humble beginnings to where it is today. Tammy is committed to assisting our member base, whether you are a new member or a seasoned "pro". Feel free to contact Tammy any time under the username "juiceeQ"; she is always happy to assist our members. And who knows? You may just see her sitting at the virtual felts at a poker site near you!
While growing up Martin always enjoyed playing cards. He found out about hold'em after watching several episodes of late-night poker on tv and thought, "I can do that." He opened his first online poker account back in the days of dial-up internet which was kind of fun, then kept noticing CardsChat games were set up in different rooms, so like a lot of members searched for CardsChat to try to find passwords and liked what he saw. That was back in 2010. Martin has now been a moderator for a few years and helps run CardsChat League where the emphasis is on good play, sportsmanship, and friendly chat.
"Jeff Gross is an online and live poker pro originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He started playing small stakes games with friends, then moved on to online poker where he grew a substantial bankroll out of a small deposit of $25 on partypoker. Jeff played poker on his limited off time during his days at University of South Carolina where he also played Division I soccer under a part academic, part athletic scholarship for four years. He plays in a variety of high-stakes cash games, but his true love is tournament poker. He now is part of team partypoker online as well as the Co Managing Director of this team. He is an accomplished Twitch streamer as well. Jeff has combined earnings of over $4.5 million live and online. He joined CardsChat in 2015 and can be found on the forums as “Jeff Gross”.
Ryan has been playing poker professionally for about 9 years. He won a WSOP bracelet in 2016, has 7 WSOP final tables and over $4 million in online and live tournament winnings. He estimates he has played over 40,000 tournaments. He joined CardsChat in 2014 and is "Protential" in the forums. He is happy to answer your questions about cash games, tournaments and any other poker strategy!
Jacki is a wife, mom, dental hygienist, skateboarder and all-around nerd. She started playing poker in 2008 and joined CardsChat in 2013 looking for freeroll passwords and strategy advice. She finished 5th in the WSOP Ladies event in 2018 and appeared on Poker Night in America in Aug 2018. She can be found hanging around the tournament hand analysis section as "missjacki" and will be happy to assist you!
Collin studied mathematics at Caltech before discovering poker in 2004. He is the author of five poker books including the international best-seller Sit ‘N Go Strategy, which has sold over 200,000 copies in more than a dozen languages. Collin has staked and coached hundreds of players, and his PokerStars screenname “tfnc314” appears on 50 Sharkscope leaderboards. He loves turbo and single-table tournaments and has also been successful in live poker with a Venetian Deep Stack win and a deep WSOP main event run. He joined CardsChat in 2009 and posts in the forums as “Collin Moshman.”
Born in Miami, Katie began playing homegames while studying creative writing at Florida State. She went on to achieve one of the highest all-time ROIs at nine-man super-turbos, becoming an online pro with over 100,000 lifetime tournaments played. Katie transitioned to focusing on multi-table tournaments with multiple large-field wins. She has made over 200 poker training videos, including a viral video of her mass-tabling skills playing 40 tables at once. She has written for numerous publications including Cardplayer, Poker Pro Magazine and the Pokerstars Blog, and she is the co-author of two poker books along with her husband Collin. She joined CardsChat in 2010 and posts in the forums as “Katie Dozier.”
TJ didn't realize that there was skill and strategy to poker, and thought it was just a game of luck and didn't even know how to play. That is, until he watched the movie "Rounders" starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. It opened his eyes to the complexity of poker, and he knew he just had to learn the game. So, he wrote the hand rankings down on a piece of paper and started to work. TJ had early success in his first real money tournament, but poor bankroll management would see that win quickly dwindle. Luckily, he found CardsChat and learned all about proper bankroll management!
Shelley started playing poker a few years back when some members of her online Euchre club suggested they try a poker game or two, starting out with play money games. She eventually started playing real money games and joined CardsChat and started qualifying for freerolls.
The freerolls were helpful in improving her game but she found the content from CardsChat members was and still is far more valuable to upping her game. "You can take it as far as you want and there will always be someone available and willing to guide you." Shelley has become an integral part of the CardsChat community. She is a Moderator and part of the League team.
Draza registered at CardsChat in March of 2013. At that time, he knew very little about poker and did not speak English well. Over the years his poker knowledge improved drastically and so did his English! In 2016 he became a forum moderator. If you are not good in English but still want to be involved in this beautiful forum, Draza is a guy who can give you a tip or two. Draza is DrazaFFT on CardsChat - feel free to contact him any time.
Danilo goes by the nickname "advoghado" in most poker rooms. He joined CardsChat in 2012 because he noticed CardsChat tournaments in several poker rooms, so decided to register and start participating and becoming a big part of the CardsChat community. Danilo lives in Brazil and plays a lot of poker online at different poker rooms. He is a moderator on CardsChat and active in League and our other events. Say hi to him if you see him at the tables!
Hugh lives in Dublin, Ireland and works as a heavy machine operator on construction sites. He loves going to car boot sales, buying and selling things and the spare room in his house looks like something out of the "Hoarding: Buried Alive" show. He has a partner of 9 years and 2 sons 7 and 2 years old. He enjoys a good flutter on the poker table.
"My first time playing the game, was 5 card draw with wild cards with some friends in middle-school, then NLHE and the world of online poker in 2006 with some co-workers. It was not until 2009 that I first came to CardsChat, seeking a password (what I really needed was to learn that I was a fish and how to stop).
I returned again in 2013 and became an active member, absorbing as much as I could and enjoying the many activities and making great friends on the forum. CardsChat became a home away from home for me, and much of my time was spent here and on the tables grinding sng's and mtt's."
Mike started playing poker in 2006 with his family and friends and quickly became hooked on the game. This was during the poker boom when poker was all over television. It didn't take long before he signed up to his first online poker site Full Tilt Poker. After many years of playing, it wasn't until he joined CardsChat that he became a true poker nut. Initially he was attracted to the great value that CardsChat games offered, but it was the friendliness and camaraderie in the forum that really made CardsChat the place to be. He is proud to be a member here and says his only regret is not discovering CardsChat earlier.
Stephen started playing poker in 2004 at small stakes home games with his brother and friends. He started playing online poker, grinding his way up through the micro stakes, and eventually in the WSOP Main Event! But when he busted out of the Main Event, he realized he still had a lot to learn. Stephen went home intent on studying his game.
He found CardsChat about 5 years ago and started to get a grasp on how much there was to learn. "I found out that it's not just a card game involved with luck, but so much more! Since then, my game has definitely improved drastically! I've played in multiple WSOP events and have been on the winning side of some pretty good cash games! I don't know where I'd be in poker if it wasn't for CardsChat!"
Forum Poker Experts
I have had my hand in several areas in the poker industry: playing, writing, site promotion, and coaching. I got my start online at the micros, and slowly grinded up the limits to $100nl where I played for several months before transitioning to live low stakes no limit hold'em. Since transitioning to live, I have played $1/2, $1/3, $2/5, and $5/10 NL.
I've since delved into tournament poker, following many of the Mid-States Poker Tour stops; playing primarily at the $500 to $2k entry levels. I've experienced some success on the tour, with a 5th place finish at the April 2015 Potawatomi MSPT $1k Main Event for $33,795, another 5th place finish at the August 2018 Potomac Poker Open Main Event for $41,250, and numerous other cashes in the MSPT, WSOP, and more.
I play other variants for fun and to improve my overall poker chops, including PLO, PLO8, Stud, Stud8, Razz, HORSE, and Badugi. For me, poker is an engaging hobby, a part-time job, a social game, and a long-time passion.
"I began playing poker when I was in 10th grade, in the summer of 2004. The poker boom had exploded, and I played my first home game SNG after a game of paintball and pizza with my friends. I won my first game and that $25 win created a monster. I started to play more and more over the years and have had some solid success. A top 100 finish in the Main Event in 2015 was something I will always cherish. I have been able to see some cool places and meet new friends I may never crossed paths with if I didn't start playing poker. I still play a few tournaments a year and am still hopeful I will have my massive breakout score!"
Jeremy has been playing poker for over a decade and has 3 million hands worth of experience playing Pot Limit Omaha, moving up the ranks to play some of the highest stakes games on offer. Jeremy is also an accomplished tournament player having previously won SCOOP events and boasts over $1 million in live and online tournament cashes.
Daniel has been playing poker for around 8 years in total and has spent close to all of that time playing NLHE; mostly online in that time and most commonly playing cash, although Dan does play some of the mid-stakes tournaments both online and live.
He is now playing full time and had his biggest score so far winning $252,000 in the PokerStars Sunday Million Anniversary early in 2018, coming in 5th overall. This allowed Daniel to go to his first WSOP and he now plans to be covering the whole series moving forward. He still sticks to online cash mostly and has had some near misses live, so hoping a big score is just around the corner.
Daniel has made some genuine lifelong friends from being a member at CardsChat and had some genuinely enjoyable times on the forums.
John Anhalt is a successful U.S. born poker player and entrepreneur. He started playing limit and no-limit texas holdem in 2004, and quickly built a six figure bankroll off one $50 deposit. Since then he's coached over 100+ students, including famous athletes and celebrities. He's been a guest on several radio shows and podcasts about poker and the state of poker. He's written four online e-books on poker, and has done over 150 strategy videos on no-limit S&G's, Multi-table tournaments and cash games.
John is a husband and father of two children. He's the owner and founder of Ace Poker Solutions which creates poker tools such as DriveHUD, Poker Leak Buster, Ignition Card Catcher, and training tools such as Ace Poker Drills.
"I was swept up in the "Moneymaker Effect” after amateur Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP Main Event in 2003. I was working in corporate America at the time (making a comfortable six-figure salary), but not satisfied with the career path in front of me. I'm not entirely sure how poker found me, but I began playing limit poker, and like anything I do in life, I studied everything I could get my hands on about the game and ate it up.
I made one $50 deposit on Pacific Poker back in 2004, and I've never busted or looked back since. Since then I've won several hundred thousand dollars in cash games and some nice tournament scores as well. I haven't played a ton of tournament poker over my career simply because of time commitments, but I do have WSOP cashes, and have won other local and online tournaments. Most of my study and time has gone into no-limit Texas Holdem 6-max, full ring, and heads-up cash games. I've played and had some decent success at pot-limit Omaha and Razz as well, but don't enjoy those games nearly as much."
John can be found frequenting the forums on CardsChat so feel free to hit him up for advice and poker strategy!
Dara is a professional poker player from Ireland with a long standing reputation as the best tournament satellite specialist in the game. He has won over $1million in satellite tournaments alone and twice won the PokerStars UKIPT satellite leaderboard. He is sponsored by Unibet Poker and is the co-host of the The Chip Race Podcast. He is available to answer questions for members on satellites in this thread - Dara O'Kearney (Satellite Specialist) - Ask Me Anything about satellites and MTTs.
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