Joao Nunes

Poker´s evolution!

I started playing poker soon after Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 WSOP Main Event. Back then, there were around 20 to 50 people playing online poker in Portugal and whenever I told someone how much I enjoyed playing tournament Poker, they looked at me suspicious and disapproving. Fortunately, those...more

by Joao Nunes on September 27, 2013 7:54 AM

Are we rational, irrational or both?

Nowadays, elite poker is more and more a scientific game, in which it's increasingly complicated for an amateur player to survive and succeed. Who's to blame? I can find only one explanation: online poker! Any regular player is now playing more hands in a week than Doyle Bruson played live during a...more

by Joao Nunes on June 18, 2013 7:31 AM

Already missing the Bahamas

For the fourth time in the last five years, January gave me the chance to live ten dream days in Paradise Island, Bahamas. That's because PokerStars keeps picking this dream location to start the calendar year of poker in a place where, besides the vacation environment, players can find 40 tourneys ...more

by Joao Nunes on February 26, 2013 6:57 AM

Live on the air

The last couple of months looked like they were going to be completely normal, but they have turned out to be anything but. I've been presented with a number of challenges. First off, I'm now writing for the PokerStars Blog and hope to be doing so on a monthly basis. It's something that excites me,...more

by Joao Nunes on December 5, 2012 8:42 AM