April 2012

Interview: Chris Brammer Interview: Chris Brammer

Is Chris Brammer the new Moorman? The Brit now tops the world rankings following a second in the FCOOP Main Event to add to a string of impressive results.

Broke in Vegas Broke in Vegas

The problem with this poker lark is that things don’t always go to plan. It’s been the fate of many of us poker players to “overextend” ourselves when visiting Sin City and end up epically doing our proverbials; in short: going broke. So, in case we’re ever accused of being too “aspirational” in this magazine, here’s our guide to hitting rock bottom. God knows, we’ve been there.

Interview Paul and Ben Jackson Interview Paul and Ben Jackson

In the space of just over two months, Ben Jackson, son of Paul “Action” Jackson, steamrolled his way through the Coventry and Blackpool GUKPTs, winning two side events, finishing second in a main event and then final-tabling the Grand Final in London.

All the more impressive when you consider he’s only 18-years-old. We caught up with Genting Poker’s father and son team, two players who epitomise the old and new schools of poker.

March 2012

How to masquerade as a champion poker player How to masquerade as a champion poker player

Poker is the only sport in the world where you can actually masquerade as world class while being a bit – well – crap, at least for a short amount of time. Imagine trying that in the Premiership! You’d stand out like Sebastien Squillaci. In poker, though, while the good players will have figured you pretty quickly, with the right amount of cunning, hubris and good-old fashioned self-delusion, you can convince the rest of us (and yourself) that you’re a star. Here’s our simple guide…

Irish Open winner Niall Smyth Irish Open winner Niall Smyth

How did winning the Irish Open change your life?

I wasn’t really taking poker seriously before the Irish Open. I just played online now and again whenever I felt like it, but now I take it a lot more seriously – studying the game, managing my bankroll and so on. It gave me the money to set myself up properly and treat poker more seriously, to treat it like a job.

Chris Chris 'Moorman1' Moorman

"I’ve never won a live tournament, so it would be nice to get that monkey off my back, and obviously extra nice it if came with a bracelet. I don’t care what the event is to be honest, I’ll take anything really."

February 2012

Daniel Daniel 'Jungleman12' Cates

Online phenom Daniel Cates discusses his rollercoaster year and his relocation to the UK.

January 2012

Sam Trickett Interview Sam Trickett Interview

It’s been an extraordinary year for Sam Trickett. Since we last interviewed him, 12 months ago, Sam has overtaken Devilfish on the UK all-time money list, demolished the two of the most expensive tournaments in the world and won the Partouche Poker Tour Grand final.

December 2011

Interview: David Gentry Interview: David Gentry

Black Belt Poker’s latest pro is a true grinder, a 26-year-old former dealer now making a consistent living from the other side of the felt.

Meet the WSOP Champ: Pius Heinz Meet the WSOP Champ: Pius Heinz

"Once I knew I had it, I remember going back to the rail and disappearing into this swarm of arms. I don’t think you could see me, there were so many people hugging me. That was a pretty sick moment."