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CardsChat with K.L. Cleeton

On episode #75 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming K.L. Cleeton. Poker is full of a lot of great success stories, but K.L.’s is one of the most unique and best of them all. He is one of the most brilliant, witty and beloved members of the poker community. This man’s story of poker success comes not just from his winnings at the tables or with his creation of a great poker training tool, but also ...

CardsChat with Daiva Byrne

On episode #74 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Daiva Byrne. She founded and has grown the group Fantastic Ladies in Poker (FLIP) into one of the most successful and influential communities focused on growing the game of poker among women. The group numbers over 5,400 members and continues to grow with many partnerships in the poker world. Besides being a tremendous champion for women in the game and a GG Poker ambassador, she’s also a ...

CardsChat with Allen Kessler

On episode #73 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Allen Kessler. Allen is a prominent, veteran member of the poker community, who in recent years has become somewhat of a poker celebrity from his appearances in the Chainsaw Corner of Daniel Negreanu’s WSOP vlogs. But who is the man behind the character? Why does he obsess so much about tournament structures? Did you know that he’s got close to 400 tournament cashes and almost $4 million ...

CardsChat with Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno

On episode #72 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno. He’s a professional poker player, business owner, amateur DJ / Producer, clothing designer, marketer, content creator, copyrighter, and self-proclaimed “solopreneur”. Best known for his popular YouTube vlog, which he launched 4.5 years ago, on this show we talk to Johnnie about his life, poker playing career, and years as a YouTube content creator.

CardsChat with Ryan Leng

On episode #71 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Ryan Leng. Ryan has over $2.7 million in live tournament earnings in his career to go along with 3 World Series of Poker bracelets and 4 WSOP Circuit rings. Before he transitioned to live poker he started out as an online crusher, as he’s a former SuperNova Elite player. But what about the man behind that glorious beard? What makes him tick away from the felt? On ...

CardsChat with Benny Glaser

On episode #70 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Benny Glaser. Benny is one of the greatest mixed-game players in all of poker. In 2021, he won not only his 4th WSOP bracelet to add to his lead as the UK’s most decorated player in WSOP history, but he also won his 4th WCOOP and 6th SCOOP titles. He has been dominant in both the live and online realms for several years now, to the tune ...

CardsChat with Courtney Kennedy

On episode #69 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming the 2016 World Series of Poker Ladies Event winner Courtney Kennedy. A poker player and dealer from Detroit, Michigan, Courtney is someone whose involvement in the poker world is probably quite relatable to most of us. A recreational player whose love for the game is undeniable and who has found a little bit of special success playing, the type all of us dream of, it’s time to ...

CardsChat with Brian Hastings

On episode #68 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Brian Hastings. Brian has ALREADY done it all in the poker world and he’s still just 33 years old! He was first a legendary figure from the online poker days of rail heaven, winning millions of dollars in the biggest games ever seen. He then transitioned to the live world where he’s earned over $4.3M in tournament winnings, plus 5 WSOP bracelets (the fifth coming just a ...

CardsChat with Danielle Andersen

On episode #67 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Danielle Andersen. Danielle undeniably has one of the most interesting stories in poker. She was one of the subjects of an outstanding documentary entitled “Bet, Raise, Fold”. That, however, was just the beginning of her story. She’s gone from an online crusher living in Minnesota, to having that taken away by Black Friday, to transitioning into a tremendous live cash game player now based in Las Vegas. ...

CardsChat with Felipe Ramos

On episode #66 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Felipe Ramos. Felipe is an ambassador for GG Poker and also just one of the truly great ambassadors for the game of poker itself. He is one of the friendliest, kindest people you’ll find at or away from a poker table: always smiling, always willing to chat. He’s a great family man and basically a super good dude. Beyond all of that is the poker soul of ...

CardsChat with Bill Perkins

On episode #65 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Bill Perkins. Bill is an American hedge fund manager, film producer and high stakes poker player from Houston, Texas. In 2020 he published “Die with Zero” a book about making your money work for you. Many of us know Bill from seeing him on televised and streamed poker broadcasts, and from his high-profile social media presence, but today we get to dive a little deeper with the ...

CardsChat with Jamie Gold

On episode #64 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Jamie Gold. The 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, since his landmark win – still the biggest ever for a Main Event – Jamie has focused primarily on philanthropy and using his celebrity to help promote and fundraise for charitable causes, often with poker as the vehicle. He’s also continued to be involved in a number of projects, which we hear some more about on ...

CardsChat with Gershon Distenfeld

On episode #63 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Gershon Distenfeld. Gershon has become known in the poker world over the last year for being one of the most generous and classiest guys in the game. That’s because not once, but TWICE he has donated every penny of his tournament winnings, first $125,000 after his 8th place finish in the 2020 WSOP Main Event, and now over $200,000 after winning a bracelet at the 2021 WSOP. ...

CardsChat with Darren Elias

On episode #62 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Darren Elias. A highly successful professional poker player originally from Medford, New Jersey, Darren holds the record for the most World Poker Tour titles, at four. He has also cashed at the WSOP 23 times, won the WCOOP twice, and has over $3.8M in online earnings to go with over $9 million in live poker earnings. Darren is an ambassador for partypoker/BetMGM and a card carrying member ...

CardsChat with Tricia Cardner

On episode #61 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Tricia Cardner, a former Psychology professor turned poker player and coach. Dr. Cardner has earned doctoral degrees in psychology and criminology, and is a licensed psychotherapist. She has been playing and studying poker for several years and offers both free and paid courses on the mental game of poker. She is co-author with Jonathan Little of the books Positive Poker and Peak Poker Performance, with Gareth ...

CardsChat with Ali Nejad

On episode #60 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Ali Nejad. Ali is best known in the world of poker as one of the great broadcasters of the game, but he is so much more than that! He’s also a great poker player, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at his Hendon Mob page, because he is a cash game and mixed game specialist. Broadcasting and poker have taken him all around the world where ...

CardsChat with Nathan Gamble

Nathan is a 2-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner who hails from the great state of Texas. With a poker-iffic last name that rivals even the legendary “Moneymaker”, it can perhaps be said that this man’s destiny was to mix it up at the felt. A military veteran with close to half a million dollars in tournament earnings, he’s got a stellar reputation as a stand-up guy both at and away from the tables. On today’s show, we get ...

CardsChat with Gary Hager

On episode #58 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Gary Hager, the poker room manager at the brand-new Resorts World Las Vegas. Gary brings a long history in poker to Resorts World. He started as a professional poker player and then became a dealer before moving into managing poker rooms. He served as a tournament director at Wynn in Las Vegas and then became the room manager at Wynn Macau in 2011. Most recently, he served ...

CardsChat with Jan Fisher

On episode #57 of the CardsChat podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Jan Fisher. A Women in Poker Hall of Famer, Jan is a genuine legend. Whether it was starting out as a dealer in Las Vegas, her storied tenure working with the World Poker Tour, as a part-owner of the popular Card Player Cruises, or as co-founder of the TDA and the Poker Gives charity organization, Jan has always made her mark. She’s quite the poker PLAYER as ...

CardsChat with Chris Wallace

On episode #56 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Chris Wallace. Chris is an accomplished Hold ‘em and mixed games player, he’s an author, a coach, a columnist, and he’s even run his own poker tour. He’s a WSOP 10k HORSE champion who’s also made deep runs in the main event, with almost $1.2M in career tournament earnings. You may have heard the term ‘Short stack ninja’, but this man may actually be THE short stack ...