Christophe De Meulder

Twin on twin: The Supernova Elite challenge

It's a new year, and my brother Matthias and I have decided for 2014 to challenge each other and both go for Supernova Elite on PokerStars. We're really going to have to put the pedal to the metal and put in a lot of hours online -- a lot more than we have in the past -- as well as be a lot more pr...more

by Christophe De Meulder on January 23, 2014 7:50 AM

Targetting the Belgian Poker Challenge

I've been playing a lot online lately, but my attention is turning back toward the live game because the Belgian Poker Challenge is here and I'm excited! I'm attending the entire festival which is taking place 24 November - 1 December here in Namur, Belgium. It's an annual event and always brings...more

by Christophe De Meulder on November 27, 2013 4:23 AM

Poker's winter hours

Most professional poker players play both live and online, and so going back and forth between the live and virtual felt has challenges but also presents a lot of benefits. One thing I'm realizing as summer ends and we start to move into the cooler months is how when winter comes, there also comes ...more

by Christophe De Meulder on October 21, 2013 9:20 AM

Learning to teach

Life is good. I just got back from the French Riviera where I went with my girlfriend after spending five weeks at the WSOP in Las Vegas. It was a very relaxing time there on the coast, just resting and not playing any poker at all. But now that I'm back home in Belgium I'm thinking a lot about...more

by Christophe De Meulder on August 20, 2013 5:32 AM

The De Meulder heart at WSOP time

In the spring we were playing the Belgium Poker Challenge in Middelkerke and, as a matter of fact, Matthias even won the tournament. You could say our time there is somewhat the start of a new era for me. Not because of my brother's win, which was great obviously, more so due to a big change in ...more

by Christophe De Meulder on June 25, 2013 4:58 AM

Exercising social control in poker

I don't have too much to report regarding my own play of late. However, I have been delivering some seriously good vibes to my friends who keep going deep in big tourneys. In fact, it seems like recently everyone around me in our little entourage has been doing well, and I have no choice but to at...more

by Christophe De Meulder on May 23, 2013 10:11 AM

Stuck in the middle with you

There's a situation that arises in poker when a player raises and let's say you decide to call with a speculative hand. Then another player decides to put in a reraise. Suddenly you find yourself caught in the middle, which can be a pretty uncomfortable spot. Sometimes it's hard to avoid those si...more

by Christophe De Meulder on April 4, 2013 6:51 AM

My body, my game, my heart, my community

It's a new year, and like always the new year inspires thoughts of doing things better, improving oneself, loving more, being friendlier and more helpful to others, and changing the world for the better. So I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do in 2013 to make things better for others as...more

by Christophe De Meulder on February 1, 2013 5:16 AM

License to Drive

I'm 24 years old, but until very recently, I hadn't learned how to drive. Over the last few years, I've stopped and started studying for the written test that would allow me to start actually practicing behind the wheel. But I finally got it done. My first few driving lessons were really dangerous--...more

by Christophe De Meulder on December 19, 2012 8:25 AM