Fatima Moreira de Melo

The Isle of Man through my eyes

Editor's note: PokerStars' Fatima Moreira de Melo was a little busy to write anything for us while she was in the Isle of Man recently (the reason will become apparent very soon), but she was nice enough to send us some photos of her time on the island. The Sefton hotel on the Isle of Man, right on...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on December 3, 2013 6:45 AM

Hacking Fatima

Editor's note: I'm not saying we hacked Fatima Moreira de Melo's phone (we didn't...really), but if we had, this is what we would have found in the days she was at EPT Barcelona. She provided us with a little bit of explanation. Off to Barcelona with travelmate Sexy Lexy..looking a little off at ...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on October 2, 2013 7:07 AM

Having it my way

I'll confess, I've never been the biggest fan of American culture, but the more I come over to the States, the more I love it. I love the incredible service you get in the U.S. If you want your Caesar salad with mango and balsamic vinegar, it's no problem. Anything else you'd like with it? But in Ho...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on September 25, 2013 6:49 AM

Dad won the lottery

I was on a break during the Sunday tournaments and was getting ready to throw some chicken in a pan for dinner when I went to check my phone. My heart nearly pounded out of my chest when I saw several missed calls from my mother, my cousin, and my uncle, who I hardly ever talk to on the phone. What ...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on May 31, 2013 7:59 AM

Some Girls

Back in my field hockey days, I was tested for doping all the time at major events. They'd do it at the Olympics, the World Cup, the European Championships, all the big tournaments. Sometimes they'd even test us during our training periods. One time, I got the results back and was told that my testo...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on April 16, 2013 6:13 AM

Everything changes everything

Right before Christmas and almost six months after filming ended, the final episode of Benelux Survivor aired and I was at last able to reveal what I'd been holding back for so long... I won! I'm pretty good at keeping a secret, right? The night of the final episode, my boyfriend and I had all our...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on January 16, 2013 5:40 AM

Game change

For three years in a row, the producers of the Benelux version of Survivor approached me about being a contestant on the show. I turned them down the first two times because I had just started playing poker and really wanted to go to the World Series, but when they asked a third time, I thought if I...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on December 11, 2012 7:54 AM

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