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 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 […]

Opinions on NFL National Anthem Protests Divide Poker Community

Opinions on NFL National Anthem Protests Divide Poker Community

Jon Sofen - September 25th, 2017

Actor, conservative, and poker player James Woods thinks NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are “spoiled brats.” Daniel Negreanu, the face of PokerStars and an unabashed liberal, disagrees. […]

Mayweather-McGregor Megafight: Who Were Real Winners and Losers?

Mayweather-McGregor Megafight: Who Were Real Winners and Losers?

John Reger - August 28th, 2017

The heavily hyped battle between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was billed as one of the biggest fights of the century, and for the most part it lived up to […]

Poker Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell vs. ‘Demon’ FOBTs

Poker Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell vs. ‘Demon’ FOBTs

Daniel Smyth - August 21st, 2017

British poker pro Victoria Coren Mitchell has hit out at her government’s handling of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Coren Mitchell has been around professional gambling for more than 20 […]