Talal Shakerchi just might be the best amateur poker player in the world. Playing as “raidalot” on PokerStars, he’s won, among other things, the $10,000 Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event. The hedge fund manager discusses what may be driving PokerStars’ controversial business decisions as well as his own involvement with poker and with philanthropy.
Plus, Nate is helping to raise money for flood relief in Houston. Email him at backing (at) fastmail (dot) fm a receipt for $5 or more donated to any Houston-related charity and receive free copies of his e-books. You can also send him Ace-King hands to review for a Pay What You Wish fundraiser.