About The Podcast:

CardsChat is the friendliest Poker Podcast in town from The World’s #1 Poker Community. A weekly podcast by www.cardschat.com with host Robbie Strazynski. Interviewing the top poker professionals from around the world and taking questions from the CardsChat community. Robbie Strazynski is the founder of Cardplayerlifestyle.com and longtime friend of CardsChat. A Global Poker Award winner, Robbie has been active in the poker media scene since 2009, producing popular written, audio, and video content.

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Latest episode

On episode #6 of the CardsChat podcast we welcome the award-winning, multi-time New York Times bestselling author Maria Konnikova. Maria has made big waves in the poker world with the release of her latest book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win. Over the course of our conversation we discuss her meteoric rise to poker prominence, what she enjoys most about being a mainstream poker ambassador, what it’s been like to promote her newest book exclusively virtually as opposed to a traditional book tour, her day-to-day routine during the pandemic, and her latest pursuits on and off the felt.

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Episodes

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EPISODE 6 - CardsChat with Maria Konnikova

On episode #6 of the CardsChat podcast we welcome the award-winning, multi-time New York Times bestselling author Maria Konnikova. Maria has made big waves in the poker world with the release of her latest book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win. Over the course of our conversation we discuss her meteoric rise to poker prominence, what she enjoys most about being a mainstream poker ambassador, what it’s been like to promote her newest book exclusively virtually as opposed to a traditional book tour, her day-to-day routine during the pandemic, and her latest pursuits on and off the felt.

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EPISODE 5 - CardsChat with Jennifer Shahade

On episode #5 of the CardsChat podcast we welcome Jennifer Shahade. Jennifer is a longtime PokerStars Mind Sports ambassador, a Global Poker Award winner, renowned author, 2-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion and just a wonderful, friendly, and happy person. During our conversation we discuss her loves for both chess and poker, her thoughts on which of those two pursuits have been more successful at bringing more women into the game, her award-winning podcast The Grid, and more.

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EPISODE 4 - CardsChat with Phil Hellmuth

On episode #4 of the CardsChat podcast we had the pleasure of speaking with the one and only Phil Hellmuth. A Poker Hall of Famer, Phil has won a record 15 World Series of Poker bracelets and also holds the records for most WSOP cashes and final tables. He’s the author of multiple books, among them a New York Times bestseller Play Poker Like the Pros, his engaging autobiography Poker Brat and his latest #Positivity. Phil tells us a bit about his 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series grind from Mexico, the differences he feels in playing online vs. live, what he enjoys about entertaining poker fans, how he preps for his Silicon Valley home game, and much more.

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EPISODE 3 - CardsChat with Jamie Kerstetter

On episode #3 of the CardsChat podcast we’re joined by poker pro Jamie Kerstetter. While she’s done well for herself at the tables, she’s made an even bigger splash on social media, and through podcast hosting and commentary gigs. Jamie explains why online poker comes more naturally to her than live poker, shares why she’s pursued Hold’em almost exclusively versus any mixed game play, and reveals her bucket list poker achievement and what gives her the most fulfillment at and away from the felt.

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EPISODE 2 - CardsChat with Sean McCormack

On episode #2 of the CardsChat podcast, we’re joined by Sean McCormack, Director of Poker Operations at Aria Hotel Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Sean took a different path in poker, opting to climb the ladder on the industry side rather than at the felt. He discusses his decade-and-a-half long career in poker operations, his passion for all poker variants, and explains his role in having helped Aria become home to one of the leading poker rooms in the United States.

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EPISODE 1 - CardsChat with Jeff Gross

On this first ever episode of the CardsChat podcast, we’re joined by CardsChat ambassador Jeff Gross. He takes us through his journey from college grad to professional poker player and dishes on what it’s like to be an ambassador for partypoker and what his role now is with the company. Beyond that, he talks about his favorite hobbies, players to compete against, and the qualities that endear him to others and make him want to be someone’s PBF (professional best friend).

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