CardsChat - Poker professional interviews from The World's #1 Poker Community
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CardsChat is the friendliest Poker Podcast in town from The Worlds number 1 Poker Community. A weekly podcast bywww.cardschat.com hosted by Robbie Strazynski. Interviewing the top poker professionals from around the world and taking questions from the CardsChat community.
On this episode we have the pleasure of welcoming Kevin Martin. One of poker’s premiere Twitch streamers, the newly unretired Kevin is now a proud member of the GG Squad. We talk plenty about that and his experience representing multiple poker operators as a streamer over the years. We also discuss Kevin’s success at both the live and online felt, plus a bit of personal stuff to get to know him a little better.
On episode #13 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Ryan Riess. Ryan is also a WPT title winner and has close to $15 million in total career earnings. Since bursting onto the scene 7 years ago, Ryan can mostly be found on the high roller circuit, but he also spends plenty of time at home as the proud dad of three little girls. On this episode, we’ll get to learn more about Ryan’s career and life away from the felt.
On episode #12 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming CardsChat ambassador Collin Moshman. Collin is a best-selling poker strategy book author, video producer, backer, instructor, and of course professional poker player. On this episode, we’ll get to know Collin’s backstory, learn about his career playing and teaching poker, what he’s like away from the tables, and more.
On episode #11 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Tony Dunst. With close to $4 million in career tournament earnings, Tony has 2 World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour Main Event title in his trophy case. Away from the felt, he’s best known as the co-lead commentator for the WPT. During our chat we discuss Tony’s love for online poker in particular, hear some great stories from his travels for the WPT, and learn what he appreciates most about both being as player as well as working in the poker industry.
On episode #10 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Jaime Staples. A veteran of the online poker streaming scene on Twitch, Jaime is proud to represent Team Online with partypoker. During our conversation, we learn what Jaime’s role with partypoker is all about and how it compares to the work he did for four years with PokerStars. We also learn some interesting behind-the-scenes info about Jaime’s excellent Twitch streams, Weekly Poker Showdown, and hear about Jaime’s aspirations and goals over the next half decade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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).