Team PokerStars featured on CBC in "Poker Face" documentary
During the 2006 World Series, the media room was packed with people from around the world. Writers and producers from countless countries worked side by side to cover what is still the biggest World Series main event in history. One evening, as fatigue and slap-happiness took over, the members of Team PokerStars Blog heard a crew speaking a little louder than usual in French.
"English only in the media room, please!" Team Blog's Paul "Dr. Pauly" McGuire shouted across the room.
The joke was good enough for more than a few laughs. What's more, it solidified a relationship with a team of French and Canadian filmmakers we'd been seeing around the Rio. Over time we learned the crew was making a documentary about Isabelle Mercier. As it was a subject close to our hearts and work, we continued to watch the team work. Before long, we saw their cameras tracking Isabelle, Joe Hachem, Luca Pagano, and Fabrice Soulier.
Now, the fruits of the filmmakers efforts are about to hit screens in Canada. This weekend, Sunday November 4th at 10pm, the film "Poker Face" will debut on CBC. Highlighting the players' efforts to win a World Series bracelet in 2006, the film takes a good hard look at the sometimes glamorous and often gritty world of high stakes tournament poker.
Congratulations to our French-speaking friends for making good on their long hours at the World Series.
Programming note: We have also learned that Team PokerStars' Isabelle Mercier will be featured on a national news broadcast this morning on CBC TV's News Today at 11:30am EST. So, if you need an earlier fix of Isabelle, there's your chance.