About Our Poker Podcast

Welcome to the best poker podcast, brought to you by the world's #1 poker community: CardsChat.

Each week, host Robbie Strazynski is joined by top poker professionals from around the world. Robbie is a Global Poker Award winner, founder of Cardplayerlifestyle.com, and longtime friend of CardsChat.

A huge range of topics are covered, making this the best poker podcast for beginners and pros alike. And hey, it wouldn't be a top poker podcast if they didn't take questions from the friendly CardsChat community, too.

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Latest episode

On episode #47 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Jesse Sylvia. He's one of the most versatile and successful players in poker, whether it's online, live, in cash games, tournaments, and now entrepreneurship, with his new app, Floptimal. Jesse is maybe best known for his runner-up finish to Greg Merson in the 2012 WSOP Main event for $5.3M, but since then he's collected another $2.4M in cash, including a WPT title. But besides the on-felt accolades, he's also known for being one of the nicest and most genuine people in the game. In this episode, we get to know him a little better.

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CardsChat poker podcast host Robbie Strazynski

Episodes

Jesse Sylvia

EPISODE 47 - CardsChat with Jesse Sylvia

On episode #47 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Jesse Sylvia. He's one of the most versatile and successful players in poker, whether it's online, live, in cash games, tournaments, and now entrepreneurship, with his new app, Floptimal. Jesse is maybe best known for his runner-up finish to Greg Merson in the 2012 WSOP Main event for $5.3M, but since then he's collected another $2.4M in cash, including a WPT title. But besides the on-felt accolades, he's also known for being one of the nicest and most genuine people in the game. In this episode, we get to know him a little better.

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Jeff Platt

EPISODE 46 - CardsChat with Jeff Platt

On episode #46 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Jeff Platt. One of poker's premier broadcasters and commentators, over the past few years since breaking into the industry, Jeff has quickly carved out quite the niche for himself as an integral part of numerous popular televised poker shows and live streams. From Twitch commentary to the PokerGO break desk to game show hosting and podcasting, Jeff is one of the hardest working people in our industry. On this show, we'll get to know him a little better.

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Kevin Mathers

EPISODE 45 - CardsChat with Kevin Mathers

On episode #45 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Kevin Mathers. Kevin is likely the most widely appreciated person in poker. For over a decade he's been poker's oracle of information, the primary go-to individual for anything and everything going on in our industry across multiple social media platforms. A 2016 American Poker Award winner, day after day – year after year – the man lovingly referred to as Kevmath continues to bring tremendous value to the poker community for which we're all so grateful. On this episode, we'll get to know him a little better.

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Eric Danis

EPISODE 44 - CardsChat with Eric Danis

On episode #44 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Eric Danis. Eric is the President of the Global Poker Index and Hendon Mob. An absolute treasure trove of trivia as relates to everything about stats and numbers in the poker world, Eric leads the equivalent of poker's Elias Sports Bureau. He also proudly presides over our industry's annual awards ceremony, and is just one of the nicest and most pleasant people you'll ever meet. Today we'll get to know him a little better.

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Greg Raymer

EPISODE 43 - CardsChat with Greg Raymer

On episode #43 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Greg Raymer. Greg is of course best known for winning the 2004 WSOP Main Event for $5M, but has since proven to be one of the most consistently successful players on the tournament circuit, with almost $3M in winnings since. He is one of the most successful players in the history of the Heartland Poker Tour, where in 2012 he won FOUR main events in the span of less than 5 months! He is also a successful cash game player, a proficient mixed game player, a published poker strategy author, and an overall great ambassador for the game of poker. On this show, we get to know the "Fossilman" a little better.

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Lon McEachern

EPISODE 42 - CardsChat with Lon McEachern

On episode #42 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Lon McEachern. Lon is a beloved legend in our industry who is often referred to as "the voice of poker". His work as the play-by-play man for the World Series of Poker has brought him into the conversation as a possible PokerHall of Famer, alongside his counterpart Norman Chad. His broadcasting journey to becoming the most well-known voice in poker has taken some amazing twists and turns, and he's joined us to share some great stories from throughout his career.

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Vanessa Kade

EPISODE 41 - CardsChat with Vanessa Kade

On episode #41 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Vanessa Kade. She made history back in March by winning the biggest first prize in the history of the PokerStars Sunday Million, when she defeated over 69,000 players to claim a life-changing $1.5 million dollar win. Prior to that, she was already a successful poker player and streamer, who was signed as an ambassador for America's Cardroom less than a week before her huge win. In this episode, we're going to catch up with her, see what she's been up to since then, hear about her upcoming plans, and also a little about her career prior to becoming a poker pro.

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Fedor Holz

EPISODE 40 - CardsChat with Fedor Holz

On episode #40 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Fedor Holz. Fedor first made his name as an online tournament crusher, and he now has $10.8 million in career earnings. He then moved more and more into the live realm and high roller scene and has since destroyed it to the tune of almost $33 million in earnings, currently good for 7th place on the all-time money list. Then, he entered another area of the poker world and dominated it too, the tournament playing "retired" businessman, and together with colleagues he created the Pokercode training community. All that and he's still only 27 years old. On today's show we get to know the impressive man behind all of those impressive numbers and poker feats.

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