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Draft dreams

Anthony Zinno stood against a wall at a posh Beverly Hills hotel. Dressed in a suit and blue tie, Zinno looked as if he'd plastered an irremovable smile from his face in lieu of shaving. A semi-circle had formed around him, a man who had earned more than $5 million in the last eight years of playing...more

by Brad Willis on March 2, 2016 9:02 AM

PokerStars picks up two new Team Pros in Asia

It's been a long time since PokerStars added to its Team Pro roster, so today, it signed up two Asian powerhouses on one day.Chen-An Lin from Taiwan and Yaxi Zhu from China are both popular and successful poker players in Asia, and today, they put on their red spade patches to make it official.Ready...more

by Brad Willis on September 2, 2015 6:52 AM

Jason Mercier wins SHRPO High Roller & $517,000

There's a poker rule that doesn't appear in every book, but it's one you should heed at every opportunity:Don't mess with Mercier on his home turf.That's Jason Mericer, Team PokerStars Pro and resident of the USA's Sunshine State (also known as Florida) who just last night banked more than $500,000 ...more

by Brad Willis on August 19, 2015 6:51 AM

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
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