The Before, During and After of Black Friday: Reminisce with The Orbit: Episode 10

Robbie Strazynski walks an all-star panel through April 15, 2011.

I case you haven’t heard, today is ten years since Black Friday. To commemorate and reflect on the occasion, Cardplayer Lifestyle founder Robbie Strazynski hosts a special edition of his hit round table-style discussion show, with four great guests talking through their experiences of that day.

  • Blair Hinkle, poker pro
  • Eric Hollreiser, Former Head of Corporate Communications of PokerStars at the time.
  • Mike Matusow, Sponsored pro at Full Tilt Poker at the time.
  • Steve Ruddock, Long-time industry writer and analyst.

The panel go through four topics, all around Black Friday:

  • Background prior to Black Friday, and were there any signs what was about to happen?
  • What were those 24 hours like on the day itself?
  • What was the immediately short-term aftermath for you, day-to-day?
  • And how does it continue to affect you and your work today?

It is fascinating to hear the four different perspectives. Definitely worth carving out an hour of your time to give it a listen.

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Relive the Horrors of Black Friday In Four Easy Steps!

We all know what happened ten years ago: Here’s how to transport yourself back to that day to vividly remember the horror that was. Enjoy!

1. Check out that seizure notice that haunted your dreams for years!

2. Reread everyone’s panicked realizations in this disaster of a thread. Rated 4.2 stars! Read it all here!

3. Dive in deeper with with some classic news articles of the day!

4. Re-read how Poker Twitter calmly dealt with this issue in a rational, sensible way

Bonus! Can we claim that our editor and co-founder of Pokerfuse, Nick Jones coined this term?

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The Chip Race To Celebrate 100 Podcast Episodes

The Chip Race podcast is about the celebrate its 100th episode with the centennial program dropping on April 19.

Guests joining David Lappin, Dara O’Kearney and Ian Simpson include:

  • Doug Polk
  • Annette O’Carroll
  • Jonathan ‘Apestyles’ Van Fleet

Along with poker podcasters sending in their questions for Dara and David to answer. The keep the celebrations going Unibet are laying on a special Chip Race 100th Show celebration tournament.

Starting in April 25 the tournament the special celebration tournament will run as a €100 PKO in the Supernova time-slot. Dara, Ian and David plus some former guests of the show will have extra big bounties on them.

Everyone who cashes the event will win a copy of ‘PKO Poker Strategy’ written by Dara O’Kearney and Barry Carter. There will be seat-added satellites every day the week before the tournament gets underway.

And if you want to learn more, our big brother pokerfuse just published a fun interview with David Lappin — check it out!

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