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About CardsChat

Since 2004, CardsChat has grown to become one of the internet's leading poker forums, featuring 2,379,854 posts by 164,310 valued members. It is our goal at CardsChat to be the most helpful, informative, and friendliest poker forum online. We are an independent poker portal run by true poker enthusiasts. We do not condone spam of any kind and do not use intrusive pop-ups.

In addition to the poker forums, CardsChat provides our users with a wide range of poker resources. This includes a vast poker strategy section with an online poker guide for just about anyone, ranging from beginner poker to help with moving up and even advanced strategies. We offer poker site reviews and only recommend sites that are found to be reputable and trustworthy. So whether you are looking for information on how to win at poker or high-value poker bonuses that are exclusive to CardsChat members, we have it all.

Our News Team

Our CardsChat contributing news writer staff has, between them, some of the top poker news writing and industry credentials in the business. With an eye towards both accuracy and entertainment, our writers bring you everything from the latest tournament results to player scandals, and from legislation to poker business news. Check us out daily to stay on top of everything that’s of interest to the poker community.

Hannah Elisabeth
Hannah Elisabeth, News Editor-in-Chief

Best remembered by WSOP aficionados for her 2008 Main Event Featured Table ten minutes of fame with Chau Giang on ESPN, Hannah’s biggest poker tournament win was a second-place finish that same year in the Caesars Mega Stack series in Las Vegas. She has spoken to noted players Kara Scott and Melissa Burr, to date, for the CardsChat “Great Women in Poker” series, as well as conducting in-depth poker business interviews. She lives in the epicenter of all things poker, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Philip Conneller
Philip Conneller, Contributing News Writer

One of our British contingent, Philip is a former Bluff Europe editor with an expansive knowledge of the poker universe. He has interviewed many major poker celebrities, including Phil Ivey. London-based, Philip brings his in-depth knowledge of the UK and EU poker scenes to our news pages, while also keeping up with the complex US landscape. His particular brand of wit, combined with comprehensive poker knowledge, has made him a popular contributor to our pages.

Ed Scimia
Ed Scimia, Contributing News Writer

A published book author, Ed’s expansive knowledge of not only poker, but also the US legislative scene, makes him an invaluable member of the CardsChat news writing team. Ed resides in Connecticut, where he enjoys curling during the cold winter months. When indoors, he can be found conniving Machiavellian moves at chess, a game at which he is also an expert.

Dan Smyth
Dan Smyth, Contributing News Writer

A former Strategy Editor for WPT Magazine, Dan is another Brit in our lineup with encompassing knowledge of the online poker world on both sides of the pond. His previous poker industry write ups have included interviews with the likes of Patrik Antonius, as well as many game strategy articles. His insights into poker news come from the trenches, as he brings not just a writer’s, but a player’s perspective, to all of his articles for CardsChat.

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The privacy policy of CardsChat.com is as follows:

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