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.

WSOP Main Event Final Table Day Two LIVE Blog (July 15, 2019)

WSOP Main Event Final Table Day Two LIVE Blog (July 15, 2019)

Jon Sofen - July 15th, 2019
Four new millionaires were eliminated on Sunday, the first of three sessions at the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table. That leaves just five individuals who still have a shot […]
WSOP Main Event Final Table Day One Live Blog (July 14, 2019)

WSOP Main Event Final Table Day One Live Blog (July 14, 2019)

Jon Sofen - July 14th, 2019
The most exciting final table in poker – the WSOP Main Event – kicks off tonight at 7 pm PT. One of the nine remaining players will take home an […]
CardsChat Poker Podcast: Norman Chad Interview on Fixing ‘Broken’ Poker Hall of Fame Voting

CardsChat Poker Podcast: Norman Chad Interview on Fixing ‘Broken’ Poker Hall of Fame Voting

Jon Sofen - July 3rd, 2019
Norman Chad opined on problems with the Poker Hall of Fame in a Tuesday op-ed on CardsChat. He then sat down with me at the Rio to discuss what he […]
Op-Ed: The Poker Hall of Fame is Broken. But How Do We Fix It?

Op-Ed: The Poker Hall of Fame is Broken. But How Do We Fix It?

Norman Chad - July 2nd, 2019
The Poker Hall of Fame is broken, and as a Poker Hall of Fame voter, I wish I knew how to fix it. Here are some of the problems: The […]
Op-Ed: Chris Moneymaker Long Overdue for Poker Hall of Fame Induction

Op-Ed: Chris Moneymaker Long Overdue for Poker Hall of Fame Induction

Jon Sofen - June 25th, 2019
Chris Moneymaker is not only worthy of induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, but the most important Main Event champion even deserves his own wing. The Class of 2019 […]
2019 WSOP First Half Hodgepodge: Lack of Standout Performers, Negreanu Bracelet Drought Continues, Polk Returns

2019 WSOP First Half Hodgepodge: Lack of Standout Performers, Negreanu Bracelet Drought Continues, Polk Returns

Jon Sofen - June 20th, 2019
If it seems like the first half of the 2019 WSOP has been a little ho-hum, you probably aren’t the only one with that opinion. As a matter of fact, […]
CardsChat Poker Podcast: Are WSOP Sessions Too Long, and Who Is Dan Zack?

CardsChat Poker Podcast: Are WSOP Sessions Too Long, and Who Is Dan Zack?

Jon Sofen - June 16th, 2019
A cash game specialist named Dan Zack with minimal tournament results leads the WSOP Player of the Year race one-third of the way through the series. That and more World […]
Seven Essential Vegas Poker Rooms to Check Out This Summer

Seven Essential Vegas Poker Rooms to Check Out This Summer

Johnny Kampis - June 8th, 2019
The hottest poker action this summer will be at the Rio during the World Series of Poker, but these games are hardly the only action around town. Even though the […]
Partypoker Offers $500K for Alias Change but Players Aren’t Happy

Partypoker Offers $500K for Alias Change but Players Aren’t Happy

Daniel Smyth - May 31st, 2019
Partypoker is giving players $500,000 to change their aliases as part of an update but some players fear it could hurt their bottom-lines. Announced on May 30, the latest initiative […]
Book It: One of These 14 Poker Pros Will Win 2019 WSOP Player of the Year

Book It: One of These 14 Poker Pros Will Win 2019 WSOP Player of the Year

Jon Sofen - May 29th, 2019
Thousands of poker players will register for 2019 WSOP bracelet events this summer. But in my opinion only 14 of them have a strong chance at winning Player of the […]
CardsChat Poker Podcast: Why Did Daniel Negreanu Leave PokerStars?

CardsChat Poker Podcast: Why Did Daniel Negreanu Leave PokerStars?

Jon Sofen - May 25th, 2019
Daniel Negreanu shocked the poker world this week by leaving PokerStars, the online poker site he’s been the face of for 12 years. In this edition of the CardsChat Poker […]