Jan Heitmann

Love on the cards

Poker-wise I haven't been doing too much lately, but I have been keeping busy: I got married! Actually, my wife, Vanessa, and I have been legally married for about three years already, and we even have a family started with a couple of children, Emma and Madita. But a few weeks ago we finally had a ...more

by Jan Heitmann on December 5, 2013 5:00 AM

I'm a TV star... again!

I have just started a new project. I'm a TV star... again! Let me explain. Up until the end of last year, I used to host a web-based poker talk show called "Mich interessiert Poker" (which basically means "I'm interested in poker"), but the company who produced it ended up moving onto other proje...more

by Jan Heitmann on November 25, 2013 7:46 AM

From Mallorca to Vegas

Hello from Mallorca, the Spanish island in the Mediterranean between Spain and Italy. I'm here conducting a one-week poker seminar along with some other coaches. We're here helping a big group of people learn about poker and the poker player's lifestyle. Teaching the seminar has been quite inte...more

by Jan Heitmann on June 20, 2013 6:37 AM

Dealing with a downswing

Life is good. I am on a downswing, actually, which isn't great, but otherwise all is going brilliantly. So far this year I've played a number of live tournaments as well as cash games online, and while things haven't been going too well in either, such downswings always provide lots of opportuniti...more

by Jan Heitmann on May 24, 2013 9:54 AM

Thinking back to my deep WSOP run

I haven't been playing too much to start the year, other than at the PCA where I enjoyed serving as the captain of the German team for the World Cup of Poker. That's always a cool event with a fun atmosphere. Now I'm playing in some events in Germany and the Czech Republic during these first few m...more

by Jan Heitmann on March 29, 2013 8:00 AM

All downhill

Last year was a great year for me poker-wise -- the best of my career, in fact -- highlighted of course by a deep run in the WSOP Main Event where I finished 26th. The year then concluded with a very enjoyable trip just before Christmas to Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria for PokerStars Snowfest. Tha...more

by Jan Heitmann on February 6, 2013 6:20 AM

Lights, camera, poker

Between live tournaments, doing commentary for German TV, and coaching players, it's been a crazy year. But the highlight for me was becoming a father for the second time. My older daughter is 22 months old and my little one is six months old now. It's been a really beautiful experience but they cer...more

by Jan Heitmann on December 9, 2012 7:12 AM