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September 2019
If you're reading this, I want to start off by thanking you for clicking through when you got my newsletter email instead of just deleting it.

That might seem like a strange way to start out a newsletter, but the fact is that I put earnest effort and time into producing it each month (for 3.5 years now!), so it's really meaningful to me to know that people are reading it. I APPRECIATE YOU!

September was a month where we got back to "full on content production" in earnest. With that said, I feel like -- to use a baseball metaphor -- while we've kept on "hitting base hits, we haven't hit any home runs" in a while.

While I'm as passionate as ever about poker and producing content that a poker-loving audience will hopefully enjoy, I also realize that it's harder than ever before to attract an audience and keep people coming back for more. There's just a lot of media vying for your attention these days... so the question is what to do about it?

I'd like to turn the floor over to you guys. You've all opted in to get monthly updates from me. YOU'RE MY TRIBE! So what type(s) of content would you like for Cardplayer Lifestyle to produce? Who would you like us to interview? What types of articles would you like to see more of?

Feedback is a real blessing, and I truly value it. I've worked hard to get you all to be fans, so I want to make sure you're happy and that as poker fans you continue to be informed and entertained.

I look forward to getting an email reply from you with your suggestions for how we can make Cardplayer Lifestyle even better moving forward.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to write me, and wishing you all a Shana Tova from Israel. 


Robbie



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🎙️ PODCAST UPDATES 🎙️

After taking our feet off the gas pedal for a bit, Bruce Briggs and I got back in the saddle, producing two new episodes of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast this month.

From recapping our eventful summers to the ups and downs we've experienced at the felt, we tackle all the issues related to home game poker. Plus we've now got some great added value segments like "Table Talk" from BBO Poker Tables' George Chao. Be sure to have a listen!


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As always, I've included a selection of this month's top articles (which you may have missed) below. I hope you enjoy the reads; if you do, please share your favorites on social media to help spread the word!

Your feedback, constructive or otherwise, is of course welcome.

 
 

An In-Depth Interview with Fedor Holz about Pokercode and Impacting the Future

On the cusp of launching Pokercode, a first-of-its kind poker training community, Fedor Holz joins us for an interview. Beyond telling us all about the new product, he shares what fuels him now that he’s reached the pinnacle of poker.

Some inspiring answers from a 20-something who on the one hand has already accomplished so much, but on the other hand has big dreams left to fulfill with his whole life still ahead of him.


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The Challenges of Running a Poker Business While On Vacation

The word vacation espouses images of laid back relaxation, carefree fun, and good times. Rightly so, but it’s not always so simple to detach and go on vacation, especially if you’re running your own business.

In this post I open up about the many challenges I faced while trying to keep my poker business running while on vacation over the summer. I hope that my story might resonate with you and that my sharing it may help you with your own challenges.


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The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Play Online Poker

Ever wonder how the best poker players become so good so quickly? Online poker has a lot to do with it. Successful poker pro Matt Affleck put together this op-ed explaining the top three reasons why playing online poker is so important.

In brief, any poker player who wants to become one of the best will absolutely need to play online poker. Check out this article to better understand why this is the case.


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Venting at the Venetian: What’s a Poker Player to Do?

In this op-ed by WSOP bracelet winner and iNinja Poker Tour co-owner Chris Wallace -- our most popular article of the month -- he explains why the Venetian running a “$150,000 total prize pool” tournament is bad for players, bad for the poker room, and bad for poker in general.


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The D&B Poker Story: An Interview with Dan Addelman and Byron Jacobs

You’ve likely seen them standing at their booth in the Rio hallways in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker. You’ve almost certainly heard of multiple book titles they’ve published. You’re possibly even aware of their company’s name, D&B Poker. But what do you really know about those two fine gentleman?

Now, for the first time, company co-owners Dan Addelman and Byron Jacobs open up in this comprehensive feature-length interview. They speak about their backgrounds as publishers, how they first became involved in the poker industry, the process of a pitched manuscript eventually becoming a poker book, and much more.


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A Chat with Jason Somerville about Chat Plays Poker

Jason Somerville has long been one of the most creative and innovative content creators in the entire poker industry. In this interview, we chat with the Team PokerStars Pro about his newest creation called Chat Plays Poker.

Taking place in the dedicated Run It Up Studio in Las Vegas, Chat Plays Poker is live streamed with no delay on Twitch, enabling a heretofore impossible level of engagement with viewers. We’ve got the scoop!


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3 Top Tips for Becoming a Professional Poker Player

The lifestyle of a professional poker player looks attractive on the surface, but the most successful players work very hard to attain such a lifestyle, with all it’s trappings.

If you want to become a professional poker player, you’ll need to study, be physically and mentally fit, and work hard to maintain your bankroll and grow it consistently, writes our contributor Tadas Peckaitis.


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