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 #9 of the CardsChat podcast, we are joined by the voice of PokerStars James Hartigan. For years, James has entertained us with his stellar broadcasting work on the European Poker Tour, doing the Poker in the Ears podcast, live stream commentating, and comprising half of the legendary commentary tandem with Joe Stapleton. During our conversation, we discuss some of James’ career highlights, what he loves so much about poker, which poker variants besides Hold’em he’d like to see being broadcast more, and his day-to-day work routine when the cameras are off and he’s not actively commentating.

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Episodes

James Hartigan

EPISODE 9 - CardsChat with James Hartigan

On episode #9 of the CardsChat podcast, we are joined by the voice of PokerStars James Hartigan. For years, James has entertained us with his stellar broadcasting work on the European Poker Tour, doing the Poker in the Ears podcast, live stream commentating, and comprising half of the legendary commentary tandem with Joe Stapleton. During our conversation, we discuss some of James’ career highlights, what he loves so much about poker, which poker variants besides Hold’em he’d like to see being broadcast more, and his day-to-day work routine when the cameras are off and he’s not actively commentating.

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Jonathan Little

EPISODE 8 - CardsChat with Jonathan Little

On episode #8 of the CardsChat podcast, we’re joined by Jonathan Little. Jonathan is a two-time World Poker Tour title winner and has over $7 million in live poker tournament earnings. He is an incredibly prolific author of over a dozen poker strategy books and is also the Founder of the Pokercoaching.com training site. Jonathan won the People’s Choice award for Poker Personality of the Year at the 2019 Global Poker Awards ceremony, and on this episode he shares plenty of tips about productivity, making a poker lifestyle work as a family man, and more.

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Lynn Gilmartin

EPISODE 7 - CardsChat with Lynn Gilmartin

On episode #7 of the CardsChat podcast, we’re joined by World Poker Tour anchor and Australian Poker Hall of Fame member Lynn Gilmartin. During our conversation, Lynn reflects on what it was like to host the Mike Sexton tribute as well as her other treasured memories with Mike. We also discussed how she’s handling the transition from doing in-person WPT work to at-home video production for digital consumption, heard great stories about her whirlwind Las Vegas wedding, some of the acting she’s been doing in Queensland, Australia, and more.

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Maria Konnikova

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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Jennifer Shahade

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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Phil Hellmuth

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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Jamie Kerstetter

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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Sean McCormack

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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