Category: INTERVIEWS

Neil Channing – Before the Game (Part One)

It’s hard not to think of Neil Channing without also thinking of British poker. The man known as "Bad Beat" has become synonymous with the British Isles thanks to his quick wit, perceived curmudgeonly nature and old-school charm at the table. But, he’s a gambler at heart, and even before poker became his profession, he had his…

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Godfather of Poker Photography

Godfather of Poker: Throughout poker history, there have been photographers capturing the action. Ulvis Albertswas the first to make a name for himself in the 1970s and 80s, while Joseph “Flip Chip” Smith captured many of the images from the late 90s into the new millennium. If the torch was passed from there, it was to one of…

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Chat With Nikhil Segel: Winner of Jaime Staples

PokerNews India recently spoke to Nikhil Segel, the winner of Jaime Staples' #MyUltimateSweat PokerStars Platinum Pass competition. He gets a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship (PSPC) to be held in The Bahamas in January 2019. Nikhil is a 47-year old architect from New Delhi who has a very inspiring life journey. His zest for life is infectious coupled…

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Read: New York Times Profiles Maria Konnikova

Less than two years ago, Maria Konnikova decided to write a book centered on poker, a game she knew nothing about. She was fortunate enough to enlist Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel as a coach, and before long she was sitting behind players like Jason Koon and Ike Haxton. Dr. Konnikova, who had a psychology PhD, went from not knowing how…

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9stacks Qualifier Vivek Rughani Shares The Inside Scoop About His Dream Debut at WSOP 2018

Vivek Rughani (cover image) the gutsy young poker pro made his first live score in the ₹15,000 NLHE – Bounty at the Deltin Poker Tournament in 2016. There’s been no looking back since then for this lad from Ahmedabad! Having participated in several international events such as the Asian Poker Tour (APT) in Macau, PokerStars Festival Rozvadov…

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9stacks Qualifier Mayank Jaggi on His Inaugural Las Vegas Trip & Final Table Finish in Wynn $1 Million GTD Event

The desert of Vegas is the place to be for any poker lover as the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is underway, and living that dream is ace poker player, Mayank Jaggi who won a paid trip to Vegas by cracking the #LFGVegas contest run by 9stacks. Jaggi not only hit Level 42 on 9stacks and won the trip…

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