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.

Prahlad Friedman Claims Poker Players are ‘Mostly’ Republican Yet the ‘Best Ones’ Aren’t

Prahlad Friedman Claims Poker Players are ‘Mostly’ Republican Yet the ‘Best Ones’ Aren’t

Jon Sofen - November 17th, 2018
Prahlad Friedman is no longer concerned with Jeff Lisandro paying his ante. These days, he’s fighting for social justice. And more recently, the liberal-leaning poker pro made an insulting claim […]
Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee: Cryptocurrency and Poker Are Perfect Partners

Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee: Cryptocurrency and Poker Are Perfect Partners

Daniel Smyth - November 5th, 2018
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has given his take on cryptocurrency in the poker world as well as his thoughts on the game as a whole during a recent interview. Talking […]
Partypoker Parent GVC Holdings Earns Three EGR Awards for Commitment to Customers

Partypoker Parent GVC Holdings Earns Three EGR Awards for Commitment to Customers

Daniel Smyth - October 29th, 2018
GVC Holdings has bagged three titles at the 2018 EGR Operator Awards for its commitment to customers, further cementing its position as one of the most influential companies in the […]
WSOP Main Event Begins with 13 Other Bracelet Tournaments Still to Play

WSOP Main Event Begins with 13 Other Bracelet Tournaments Still to Play

Jon Sofen - July 2nd, 2018
The buzz surrounding the WSOP Main Event, which begins Monday, has been light, according to Kenny Hallaert, the 6th place finisher in 2016 — and he attributes the meh attitude to […]
Master Troll: Doug Polk Billboard Taunts Daniel Negreanu Outside WSOP

Master Troll: Doug Polk Billboard Taunts Daniel Negreanu Outside WSOP

Jon Sofen - June 2nd, 2018
Doug Polk says he doesn’t “feel like playing” poker this summer, but he does feel like playing games with Daniel Negreanu. Polk took his trolling skills to new heights this week […]
PokerStars Increases Micro-Stakes MTT Rake, Players Growing Numb to Abuse

PokerStars Increases Micro-Stakes MTT Rake, Players Growing Numb to Abuse

Jon Sofen - March 21st, 2018
Realizing the poker site has a firm grasp on a large portion of the global online poker industry, PokerStars is again using that leverage to justify increasing rake, this time […]
Brackets Reshuffled: Villanova, Duke Big Favorites Heading into Sweet 16

Brackets Reshuffled: Villanova, Duke Big Favorites Heading into Sweet 16

Jon Sofen - March 19th, 2018
After an unpredictable weekend that saw a 16-seed win for the first time in 136 tries, most people’s brackets are shot. But there is still plenty of time to win […]
‘Molly’s Game’ Poker Movie Review: Don’t Expect Second Coming of ‘Rounders’

‘Molly’s Game’ Poker Movie Review: Don’t Expect Second Coming of ‘Rounders’

Jon Sofen - January 3rd, 2018
After having read Molly Bloom’s autobiography, I was excited to see the public premiere of “Molly’s Game” on Christmas Day. Since “Rounders” hit the big screens in 1998, there haven’t […]
Robert Mueller, FBI Investigations, and What Poker Players Already Know

Robert Mueller, FBI Investigations, and What Poker Players Already Know

Dan Michalski - December 12th, 2017
With Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 American election continuing to entrench itself in the news cycle, information overload abounds. On Tuesday, a lawyer for […]
Does Joe McKeehen Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Poker Coach?

Does Joe McKeehen Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Poker Coach?

Jon Sofen - November 15th, 2017
If Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters of all-time, couldn’t succeed as a baseball manager, perhaps, a former World Series of Poker Main Event champion isn’t a qualified poker […]
Place Your Bets? Penn State an Unlikely Underdog vs. Ohio State in College Football ‘Game of the Week’

Place Your Bets? Penn State an Unlikely Underdog vs. Ohio State in College Football ‘Game of the Week’

Jon Sofen - October 23rd, 2017
Coming off a convincing win over Michigan, Penn State enters Saturday’s key Big Ten conference matchup at Ohio State with an unblemished record and yet, surprisingly, as a full touchdown […]