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CardsChat with Faraz Jaka

On episode #48 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Faraz Jaka. Faraz originally made his name with a wild style of play which brought him quick success and one of the greatest nicknames in poker history. In the years since, he’s earned over $11 million in live and online tournament earnings, all while living a nomadic lifestyle. He has grown from those early days in poker to become a family man, an entrepreneur, and a poker ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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, Eric Danis. 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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

CardsChat with Linda Johnson

On episode #39 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Linda Johnson. A Poker Hall of Famer and WPT Honors recipient, Linda has done it all in our beloved game. As a player, Linda has won bracelets, trophies, and everyone else’s chips in decades of cash games. On the industry side, she co-founded and was the studio announcer for the World Poker Tour, publisher of Card Player Magazine, co-founder of the TDA, and partner in Card Player ...

CardsChat with Barry Carter

On episode #38 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming the longtime Editor of PokerStrategy.com Barry Carter. Beyond the time he’s put in at his day job, Barry’s made quite the name for himself as co-author of four very well renown poker books, The Mental Game of Poker volumes 1 & 2 with Jared Tendler, and PKO Poker Strategy and Poker Satellite Strategy with Dara O’Kearney. On today’s show we’ll find out what drew Barry to a ...

CardsChat with Kristen Bicknell

On episode #37 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Kristen Bicknell. Kristen has conquered both the online and live realms year after year. She has over $6.1M in online tournament earnings, not to mention copious amounts of cash earnings, dating back to her days as a multi-time Supernova Elite player. In the live realm, she is a 3-time WSOP bracelet winner with over $5.1M in tournament earnings. She has gone from being an “Ultimate grinder” to ...

CardsChat with Ari Engel

On episode #36 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Ari Engel. With over $7 million in all time live tournament winnings and countless millions more earned online, Ari’s achievements also include a WSOP bracelet as well as emerging victorious in the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event. Plus, he’s also got 9 WSOP Circuit Rings and 2 American Poker Awards to his credit! On this episode, our conversation focus mostly on getting to know Ari off the ...

CardsChat with Jared Tendler

On episode #35 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Jared Tendler.  Jared is one of the premier mental game coaches for not just poker, but he has worked with clients in the sports, esports, and corporate worlds as well. In the poker world, he has written two of the premier books about off-the-felt preparation with “The Mental Game of Poker volumes 1 and 2”. Plus he has recently expanded his written repertoire to the financial world ...

CardsChat with Scott Blumstein

On episode #34 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein. Scott outlasted 7,221 entrants to take home $8.15M and the championship bracelet. While some poker players would take their newfound winnings and start playing more poker and higher stakes, Scott chose to focus on improving his life and living it to the fullest. On this episode we learn what Scott has been up to during the pandemic, ...

CardsChat with Ryan Laplante

On episode #33 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Ryan Laplante. Ryan is a man who has truly worked his way from the microstakes to crushing it at the highest levels of tournament poker both online and live, with career tournament earnings of over $2M in both realms. He is the proud owner of a WSOP bracelet that he won in 2016, and along with his successes on the felt, he’s also the founder of one ...

CardsChat with Marle Cordeiro

On episode #32 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming one of poker’s newer personalities, Marle Cordeiro. After breaking onto the scene via Andrew Neeme’s vlog, Marle started a YouTube channel of her own that quickly grew in popularity. Since then, she’s rocketed to stardom in the poker world with playing appearances on Poker Go, Live at The Bike, and other poker streams. She’s been a host for the Triton Series, co-hosted The Rake podcast with Jamie ...

CardsChat with Tommy Angelo

On episode #31 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Tommy Angelo. Tommy has been involved in poker since the early 90s, not just as a player, but probably more so as a highly-regarded coach and author. He’s written several poker books, including the iconic ‘Elements of Poker’, along with a plethora of poker articles, and he’s also a long-time musician! On this episode, we learn about Tommy’s beginnings in poker, his methods of and approach to ...

CardsChat with Chris Moorman

On episode #30 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Chris Moorman. One of the absolute GOATs in poker, he is one of, if not THE most successful online tournament player of all-time, with over $16.6M in online tournament earnings and literally dozens of Pocket Fives Triple Crowns. Chris has also had huge success in the live realm with just under $6M in tournament earnings. He’s a WSOP bracelet winner, he’s a WPT champion, he’s written two ...

EPISODE 29 - CardsChat with Matt Berkey

On episode#29 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Matt Berkey. Matt is the founder and lead instructor of one of the most successful and innovative poker training sites in our industry, the Solve For Why Poker Training Academy. He is also hugely successful on the felt, with over $4.1M in career tournament winnings, and that’s for someone who proclaimed himselfDead Money in the biggest tournament he ever played, and will tell also you emphatically that he ...

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