About Us

Founded in 2009, Cardplayer Lifestyle has earned a stellar reputation in the industry and among fans for being a top poker entertainment, information, and strategy destination.

We publish interviews with top poker personalities, top-notch poker strategy articles and poker training site reviews, thought-provoking poker op-eds, and engaging poker lifestyle pieces. We also feature coverage of top-tier live poker events and festivals, like the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour, PokerStars Players’ Championship, Malta Poker Festival, 888poker LIVE festivals, EPT, Unibet Open, and more, as well as stories about fascinating lesser-known happenings in the poker world that casual fans don’t always get to hear about.

Our Founder – Robbie Strazynski

Known throughout the poker community for his media work, Robbie lives the “cardplayer lifestyle” that this poker media site promotes. He started playing poker “around the kitchen table” when he was eight years old, and has enjoyed live and online poker games since turning 21.

Cardplayer Lifestyle was a “nights and weekends” side pursuit for him, while he was working full-time in the online gaming industry from 2010-2017, until he decided to make the leap to self-employment and work in poker media full-time.

Robbie big game

Robbie currently hosts the popular CardsChat podcast. In the past he also served as host of the The Orbit roundtable poker discussion show (2020-2022), the Red Chip Poker Podcast (2019), and the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast (2014-2020).

Robbie served as the translator (from Hebrew to English) for Eli Elezra‘s autobiography, entitled Pulling the Trigger, which was published in January 2019.

Robbie also created the popular Poker Notes Live mobile app, which enables poker players to take quick, efficient notes on their opponents and improve their live poker performance. A FREE, easy-to-use app available in a dozen languages, Poker Notes Live brings to the live poker arena the note-taking technology previously exclusive to online poker.

Finally, Robbie has raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years for worthy causes via his Running Well campaign, which won the 2018 Global Poker Award for Charitable Initiative of the Year, and through organizing many successful charity poker events.

Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Poker Contributors

We’re proud to boast a number of regular contributors to this poker site, who help us churn out great poker content on a regular basis. If you love poker as much as we do and would like a platform via which to express your ideas and share them with thousands of fellow poker fans, please send an email with your proposed topic(s), previous poker-related writing samples, and a little background info about yourself to: [email protected].

Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Mixed Game Festival

In October 2021, we held our inaugural Mixed Game Festival at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The four-day festival featured dealer’s choice cash games, book signings, guest appearances by poker legends and popular poker media personalities, merchandise giveaways, and more. On top of all that, we also staged a $200 HORSE tournament that gave away a $30,000 PokerStars Platinum Pass Prize Package. The tournament was won by 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer.

Mixed Game Festival II was held in Las Vegas at Resorts World Las Vegas in June 2022. Mixed Game Festival III marked our first international expansion, and was held at Portomaso Casino in Malta in October 2022. We returned to Resorts World for fourth and fifth Mixed Game Festivals, held in March and July, 2023, respectively.

*Disclaimer: Cardplayer Lifestyle has always been 100% independently owned and is not affiliated with Card Player magazine.