Matthias De Meulder

BPC now, London next year

The Belgian Poker Challenge (BPC) at Namur has arrived, which is the big finale of the poker calendar here in Belgium. I'm doing pretty well on the leader board for the Belgian poker rankings thanks to winning the BPC Middlekerke Main Event earlier this year, so I'm definitely looking forward to th...more

by Matthias De Meulder on November 27, 2013 3:58 AM

Am I bored with hold'em?

I've been thinking lately about how when I first got interested in poker, one of the things that attracted me most to the game was how new and different it was. After all, when you do anything for the first time, it's always going to be interesting just because of the novelty of it. But the more...more

by Matthias De Meulder on October 29, 2013 5:00 AM

Busto in Barcelona (but still happy)

It was a great summer, but I'm eagerly looking forward to the start of the new European Poker Tour season and going to Barcelona. It's such a great place to go, and also I have a history of doing well here. This time I busted early, but my brother made a deep run. We have that kind of history here....more

by Matthias De Meulder on September 6, 2013 8:16 AM

Staying normal at the WSOP

It's WSOP time again! This year we've rented a house with a number of other people -- about 10 total -- which will do a lot, I think, to help create kind of a domestic environment during the many weeks we'll be in Las Vegas. It's necessary, actually, when going away from home for a long period of ...more

by Matthias De Meulder on June 26, 2013 10:53 AM

Itching for SCOOP

It's springtime, and if you're like me you're starting to think about the Spring Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars. SCOOP is a great series and I always look forward to starting the grind of playing all of those tournaments. One very nice aspect of SCOOP is how accessible it can be for pl...more

by Matthias De Meulder on May 3, 2013 7:44 AM

The crucial art of confidence

The year has gotten off to a good start for me as far as poker goes. I'd been in a little bit of a cold streak for the second half of 2012, but I've started out the new year pretty well. The year began with me traveling -- to the PCA, then to UKIPT Edinburgh -- but while I was at those places I w...more

by Matthias De Meulder on April 2, 2013 7:19 AM

Hello from Antwerp, goodbye from Antwerp?

Hello from Antwerp! It's a new year, and like everyone I'm thinking about the future -- both 2013 and after as well. As far as poker goes, when I look ahead to the coming year and think about my goals, obviously winning an EPT Main Event would be great. I did manage to win an EPT side event last...more

by Matthias De Meulder on January 31, 2013 5:30 AM

Expedition: Robinson

Recently, I had the exciting opportunity to participate in a TV show called Expedition: Robinson. It's essentially a Belgian/Dutch version of the American program Survivor, and I was selected as a contestant along with my brother Christophe and our fellow PokerStars Team Pro Fatima De Melo. We filme...more

by Matthias De Meulder on December 10, 2012 8:33 AM