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.

Opinion: Poker Twitter Blows Staking Issue Out of Proportion (AUDIO)

Opinion: Poker Twitter Blows Staking Issue Out of Proportion (AUDIO)

Jon Sofen - April 14th, 2019
Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, a popular vlogger, caused a stir on Poker Twitter last week when word got out that he was charging 1.38 markup on a 2019 WSOP investment package. […]
50 Burning Questions 50 Days from the Start of the 50th Anniversary WSOP

50 Burning Questions 50 Days from the Start of the 50th Anniversary WSOP

Jon Sofen - April 8th, 2019
We are officially 50 days from the start of the first bracelet event at the 50th annual WSOP. It’s sure to be another exciting summer full of big pots, massive […]
Mike Matusow: Howard Lederer to Blame for Full Tilt Scandal, Chris Ferguson a ‘Good Guy’

Mike Matusow: Howard Lederer to Blame for Full Tilt Scandal, Chris Ferguson a ‘Good Guy’

Jon Sofen - April 7th, 2019
Mike Matusow shed light on what went down at Full Tilt Poker leading up to the 2011 Black Friday scandal. The former FTP pro defended Chris Ferguson, and referred to […]
‘Catrific’ Retreats from WSOPC Debacle after Social Media Schooling (UPDATE)

‘Catrific’ Retreats from WSOPC Debacle after Social Media Schooling (UPDATE)

Daniel Smyth - April 2nd, 2019
When YouTubers and poker mix, drama ensues as Cat Valdes aka Catrific found out after taking part in the wrong World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event. About half a […]
Pokersplaining: Cat ‘Catrific’ Valdes Ejected from WSOPC Main Event (VIDEO)

Pokersplaining: Cat ‘Catrific’ Valdes Ejected from WSOPC Main Event (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - April 1st, 2019
Popular YouTube vlogger Cat Valdes, aka Catrific, caused an uproar during a recent World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event after playing in the main event by mistake, and even […]
Jonathan Little: Most Frequent Tournament Cashers are ‘Biggest Losers’ in Poker

Jonathan Little: Most Frequent Tournament Cashers are ‘Biggest Losers’ in Poker

Jon Sofen - March 24th, 2019
If your Hendon Mob is full of min-cashes and few, if any, big scores, you are a “loser,” according to Jonathan Little. The poker coach and pro posted a controversial […]
Vloggers Play Integral Role in Growing Poker, But Do They Get Attention They Deserve?

Vloggers Play Integral Role in Growing Poker, But Do They Get Attention They Deserve?

Jon Sofen - March 22nd, 2019
Vloggers such as Brad Owen represent the future of poker, at least for how fans consume the game. But despite playing a key role in bringing players to card rooms, […]
Global Poker Awards Nominees Criticized by Poker Community

Global Poker Awards Nominees Criticized by Poker Community

Jon Sofen - March 19th, 2019
The Global Poker Index released on Monday what turned out to be controversial nominees for its April 5 Global Poker Awards ceremony (live on PokerGo). Two categories – Streamer of […]
Poker Tour GOATs: Who Beasts the WPT, WSOP, MSPT, HPT, EPT, and Other Circuit Brands

Poker Tour GOATs: Who Beasts the WPT, WSOP, MSPT, HPT, EPT, and Other Circuit Brands

Jon Sofen - March 16th, 2019
Darren Elias capped off yet another impressive run in a WPT event at the L.A. Poker Classic on Monday with a third place finish. Few will argue he isn’t the […]
Poker Players Debate Hot Button Issue: What are your Favorite Cereals?

Poker Players Debate Hot Button Issue: What are your Favorite Cereals?

Jon Sofen - March 9th, 2019
Thanks to a David Williams tweet, poker players on social media have been busy debating a very important topic. Perhaps, the most crucial issue ever discussed on Poker Twitter. No, […]
Do Unlimited Re-Entry Tournaments Help or Hurt Poker?

Do Unlimited Re-Entry Tournaments Help or Hurt Poker?

Jon Sofen - March 6th, 2019
High-stakes poker crusher Ali Imsirovic, one of poker’s bright young stars, recently won the $2,200 WSOP Circuit High Roller at the Rio in Las Vegas on his seventh bullet. Yes, seventh. […]