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.

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 […]

Poker Political Tweets: Matusow Backs Trump, Negreanu for the Democrats

Poker Political Tweets: Matusow Backs Trump, Negreanu for the Democrats

Daniel Smyth - July 27th, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are currently making headlines around the world, but it also seems they’re causing quite a stir in the poker community. With the US presidential elections […]

Tony G Betting £1 Million That UK Will Remain in European Union

Tony G Betting £1 Million That UK Will Remain in European Union

Daniel Smyth - June 20th, 2016

The European Union (EU) referendum in the UK is a hot topic at the moment and former poker pro Tony G has just added some more spice to proceedings by […]

East Coast Gaming Conference Keynote Speaker Predicts US Online Poker Could Hit $1.2 Billion by 2020

East Coast Gaming Conference Keynote Speaker Predicts US Online Poker Could Hit $1.2 Billion by 2020

Philip Conneller - May 29th, 2016

The East Coast Gaming Conference hit Atlantic City’s Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center this week, as delegates met to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the US gambling industry. More than […]

CardsChat Reviews “The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling”

CardsChat Reviews “The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling”

Philip Conneller - May 18th, 2016

Adam Kucharski’s brilliant new book The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling is a study of how gambling has influenced scientific thinking throughout […]

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton: High Stakes Poker Players Pick Sides, While Adelson Weighs In Too

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton: High Stakes Poker Players Pick Sides, While Adelson Weighs In Too

Jon Sofen - May 8th, 2016

High stakes poker players, along with stacking chips and winning gold bracelets, have been known to have an opinion or twenty. So it should surprise no one that quite a […]

Jordan Cristos Attacks WPT Tournament of Champions Shot Clock, While Everyone Else Attacks Jordan Cristos

Jordan Cristos Attacks WPT Tournament of Champions Shot Clock, While Everyone Else Attacks Jordan Cristos

Philip Conneller - April 13th, 2016

Former WPT TOC champ Jordan Cristos is none too thrilled with the recent Tournaments of Champions’ adoption of a shot clock, and his ire over the matter caused a major […]