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David Sklansky, CardsChat Exclusive Interview: Still Old School and Not Afraid to Own It

David Sklansky, CardsChat Exclusive Interview: Still Old School and Not Afraid to Own It

John Reger - May 28th, 2017

David Sklansky is one of the preeminent poker authors and players of his time. In a career that spans more than four decades, the 69-year-old has authored (or co-authored) 13 […]

Book Review: ‘Advanced Concepts in No-Limit Hold’em’ Offers Solid Game Theory Info You Can Use

Book Review: ‘Advanced Concepts in No-Limit Hold’em’ Offers Solid Game Theory Info You Can Use

Jon Sofen - May 27th, 2017

I used to go to the library often to read poker books when I first started playing, which was back in 2003. I tried to consume as much information as […]

2017 World Series of Poker Preview: Can Jason Mercier Repeat his Insane 2016 Performance?

2017 World Series of Poker Preview: Can Jason Mercier Repeat his Insane 2016 Performance?

Jon Sofen - May 26th, 2017

Can you believe it, the 2017 World Series of Poker is but a few days away? No offense to Christmas season, but this truly is the most wonderful time of […]

Former November Niner Matt Jarvis Now Washing Windows for a Living: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Former November Niner Matt Jarvis Now Washing Windows for a Living: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Chad Holloway - May 25th, 2017

In 2010, Canadian Matt Jarvis made the November Nine of the World Series of Poker, ultimately finishing in eighth place to win more than $1 million. The next year, he […]

Cell Phones of Poker Pros Vanessa Selbst, Vanessa Rousso, and Dan Smith Hacked

Cell Phones of Poker Pros Vanessa Selbst, Vanessa Rousso, and Dan Smith Hacked

Jon Sofen - May 25th, 2017

A few poker pros were the victims of hackers this week. No, not the Russians. Vanessa Rousso, Dan Smith, and Vanessa Selbst all reported their cell phones were hacked by […]

Memorial Day Weekend Means Action Spike for Las Vegas Poker Rooms

Memorial Day Weekend Means Action Spike for Las Vegas Poker Rooms

Jon Sofen - May 24th, 2017

Las Vegas is the seventh most popular tourist destination for Memorial Day Weekend, and poker rooms stand to benefit from the surge of visitors. The Las Vegas Review-Journal estimates 328,000 […]

Poker Central Launches PokerGO, a Paid On-Demand App

Poker Central Launches PokerGO, a Paid On-Demand App

Jon Sofen - May 23rd, 2017

Poker Central is back in the news just days after announcing its live streaming partnership with the WSOP. The poker network is launching a PokerGO app, requiring customers to pay […]

888poker Sets Prize Pool Record at XL Inferno, “Alien_Army” Wins Main Event for $291k

888poker Sets Prize Pool Record at XL Inferno, “Alien_Army” Wins Main Event for $291k

Chad Holloway - May 23rd, 2017

This past weekend’s $1,050 Main Event for the XL Inferno Championships featured a $1.5 million guarantee that was easily surpassed, thanks to 436 rebuys from a field of 1,319 players. […]

Mike Sexton Leaving WPT Commentator Spot, Tony Dunst Stepping In

Mike Sexton Leaving WPT Commentator Spot, Tony Dunst Stepping In

Jon Sofen - May 23rd, 2017

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced Mike Sexton will be retiring from the broadcast booth for Fox Sports televised events that […]

MSPT FireKeepers Largest Tournament in Michigan History; Mike Shanahan Tops 1,066-Entry Field to Win $216,829

MSPT FireKeepers Largest Tournament in Michigan History; Mike Shanahan Tops 1,066-Entry Field to Win $216,829

Chad Holloway - May 22nd, 2017

For the ninth time since 2013, the MSPT held an $1,100 Main Event at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. The last three stops have set new records for largest […]

Kevin Martin OutPlays Housemates to Win Big Brother Canada

Kevin Martin OutPlays Housemates to Win Big Brother Canada

Daniel Smyth - May 22nd, 2017

Poker pro Kevin Martin has gotten lucky the second time around after winning the Canadian version of Big Brother on his return to the show. Martin might not have the poker résumé […]