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Easy money: Jason Mercier picks up first trophy of year

There are a few versions of Jason Mercier that a bystander can try to interpret. One has the Florida boy full of laughs and jokes. There is another where Mercier might as well be waiting in line at the DMV, bored, disinterested, fingers idly swiping at his phone. Then there's the scary one...the one...more

by Brad Willis on April 15, 2015 9:14 AM

Jason Somerville begins 70 days of streaming on Twitch

Today, PokerStars' newest Team Pro, Jason Somerville, will begin a campaign unlike most you have ever seen. For the next 70 days, he'll be streaming his play for an average of four hours a day on Twitch. If you noticed a ripple of excitement around these parts, you now know why.Jason Somerville play...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 1, 2015 8:34 AM

Why Twitch, and Jason Somerville, might just revolutionize poker

The signing of Jason Somerville to Team PokerStars is significant in much the same Daniel Negreanu's was when he joined the team back in 2007. Both have been innovative in their approach to the game, providing unique, game changing perspectives. Negreanu remains the same icon he was when he first sl...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 27, 2015 4:27 AM

Jason Somerville signs with Team PokerStars Pro

If you were forced to slap a label on Jason Somerville, it would be easy simply to call him a poker player. After all, he's won millions of dollars playing cards. You and most other regular folks could be forgiven if that's all you know about the man online poker players call "JCarver." As it turns ...more

by Brad Willis on February 27, 2015 1:00 AM

PokerStars signs Team Pros from India and Japan

In just a few weeks, you will see two brand new faces wearing the red spade of Team PokerStars Pro. Today, PokerStars announced it has signed its first Team Pro from India and its second from Japan.Both legends in the poker world, Aditya Agarwal and Kosei Ichinose bring big reputations. India's Arga...more

by Brad Willis on January 6, 2015 8:02 AM

PCA Stories That Won't be in the Brochure

This is the time of year when a PokerStars rep emails me and asks me to provide memories from previous PokerStars Caribbean Adventures. Of course, what they really mean is they want me to provide something positive to put in their brochure or up on the wall at the Atlantis, the kind of thing that wi...more

by Barry Greenstein on December 30, 2014 8:50 AM

Visiting the next home of poker

After the traditional EPT London, I was lucky enough to be able to go to Macau this year again, for the Asian Championship of Poker Series (ACOP). The ACOP is the biggest annual tournament Series in Macau. Macau is certainly the gambling capital of the world, and even if poker isn't as big as in Las...more

by ElkY on December 23, 2014 7:33 AM

Sisters of the Dog

The end of the year is approaching quickly, and among the many things I'm looking forward to is getting a chance to spend time with my younger sister. She told me recently how she's saved up money to come see me during the holidays, and I can't express how happy I am that she is.My sister is quite ...more

by Celina Lin on December 22, 2014 7:30 AM

The Ebola Poker Scare

Recently, I was playing poker at the Commerce Casino and heard a player tell a dealer he would send her to Africa so she can get Ebola. Without skipping a beat, she replied, "When I come back, I'll give you a big wet kiss!" When I tweeted that story, it was supposed to be humorous, but someone repli...more

by Barry Greenstein on December 18, 2014 7:31 AM

There's a first (and last) time for everything

I have not been playing much poker over the last six or seven weeks, I have to report -- not since EPT Barcelona, really. One big reason why is I became a father (again) about five weeks ago to a baby boy. Some of that time I spent keeping close tabs on George Danzer and his triumph down under at t...more

by Jan Heitmann on December 2, 2014 7:01 AM
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