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Interviews with Poker Experts

On this page you will find an overview of all the interviews we've conducted with well known poker experts. We will initially focus on poker game developers, and also hope to add some interviews with famous poker players in the future.

Interview with Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey - LasVegasVegas.comPhil Ivey won his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet in the Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys event. Phil Ivey sits in the highest stakes cash game in Las Vegas. It’s called “The Big Game” and the other players include Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, Chau Giang, Barry Greenstein, Johnny Chan, Bobby Baldwin, and Lyle Berman.

Interview with T.J. Cloutier

T.J. Cloutier - LasVegasVegas.comT.J. Cloutier has won more major tournaments that anyone else in the history of poker. Despite being ill over the last year and having the difficult task of facing an expanding field of players, T.J. still managed to beat out 466 of the best poker players in the world. Here is an excerpt from an interview conducted with T.J. a few minutes after he took first place in the World Series of Poker $5,000 NL event, where he won his sixth WSOP bracelet.

Interview with Steve Badger from PlayWinningPoker.com

Steve Badger is best known for his website Play Winning Poker, without doubt the best resource about Online Poker on the Internet. On this website Steve has written countless poker articles of unsurpassed quality, reflecting his profound knowledge on Poker, and his very successful career in Omaha tournament poker.

Interview with Andy Bloch about poker and blackjack card-counting

Andy Bloch - LasVegasVegas.comAndy Bloch started playing poker in the early 1990s, after graduating from MIT with two electrical engineering degrees. His poker career has been very successful, especially after becoming a full time professional in the mid 1990s. Andy was part of the U.S. team that beat the Hendon Mob in the Transatlantic Cup in Monte Carlo (November, 2004), where he beat Ram Vaswani in his match. This was the first time ever the Hendon Mob was defeated in match play.

Interview with Michael Shackleford a.k.a "The Wizard of Odds"

Michael Shackleford is best known online as "The Wizard of Odds", which is the name of his renowned gambling strategy website. In 1995 Mike launched a math problems website, known as "Shack’s Math Problems". Many early math problems related to gambling probabilities, and this eventually led to the launch of The Wizard of Odds website in 1997. Mike also runs a gaming consultancy, teaches at the UNLV and is an experienced Blackjack and Poker player.

Interview with Geoff Hall about Playtech Poker and more

Geoff Hall has played a key role in the development of the new Playtech poker rooms, which were released to the general public only recently, after an extensive period of rigorous alpha and beta testing. He organized and managed a team of experienced poker players which assisted in the development of the new Platyech poker software. One of his special assignments has been the design and implementation of measures to prevent poker collusion.

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