Believe in Santa Claus this weekend

ps_news_thn.jpgAt some point in the next couple of days, there is a very good chance you could be approached by a right jolly old elf, a bumbling laughing man with red checks, soot on his suit, and a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly. He'll have a red suit, a white beard, and enough holiday sprit to make you forget the words "bad beat" for a couple of days. Here's my advice on how to deal with the man:

  • If you are sitting at a PokerStars table, check your account after the man appears. It's a good thing.
  • If you're sitting by the hearth in your living room, make sure you have cookies and milk. Santa don't play when he's hungry.
  • If you've just left the pub, nod politely and keep walking. Quickly.
  • I'll leave the explanation of the latter two items to people who know you better. As for the first, here's the thing: you should believe in Santa this weekend. Why? Because I can attest he exists.

    This weekend, keep your eye on the the people sitting at your PokerStars table. Over Christmas Eve and Christmas, there is a chance you might run into a player with the name SantaClaus. This particular player comes bearing gifts. Trust me on this one.

    If it helps, here's what his avatar looks like.


    So, no matter how bad the beats are, no matter how naughty you feel like being, no matter how much you might want to push up against the chat ban limits on PokerStars, be good this weekend. Be nice. Santa may not help you win the Sunday Million, but he could make this holiday weekend a little richer for you.

    For now, we here at the PokerStars Blog are going to take a couple of days to enjoy our families and reflect on 2011. We'll be back Sunday night with the Christmas Sunday majors reports.

    On a personal note, thank you to everyone who has made the PokerStars Blog what it is this year. To the leather-tailed bloggers who sit through the Sunday majors, to the arch-fallen scribes who survive the marathon live events, to everyone who puts their heart into the PokerStars Blog, and to the millions of readers who come here for their poker news, happy holidays and peace to you and yours.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in PokerStars news