WCOOP 2010: Looking forward to going back to my roots

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WCOOP. Those five letters means so much to me that I can't even fathom to tell you all about it. WCOOP is an awesome tournament series for so many reasons, and I'm always looking for that special time of the year when I can finally go back to my roots, which is multi-tabling on PokerStars.

Since I joined Team PokerStars Pro in June 2006, I've been to many places and everywhere was a great adventure. However, if you ask me my favorite place to play poker in the world, I'd still say PokerStars. Why? Because it gives me the freedom to play from wherever I want, in the most comfortable settings, with definitely the best software, and a structure that's very unique for online tournaments.

And also we find all our favorite tournaments back every year. There are always new ones, and that also makes for a lot of fun.

In WCOOP 2009 I was able to win two bracelets in three days and those memories
will remain with me for ever. Those are the moments why all of us play the beautiful game of poker, and i wish you all to experience it at least once in your life. The adrenaline rush you get for being deep in a tournament is a very special feeling, and it really helped me to stay focused to be able to win those two titles (I believe they lasted 16 and 18 hours).

However, no matter how excited you can be, sheer willpower can only help you that much, so you should plan your schedule accordingly and get really prepared because playing your best game for 18 hours isn't the easiest thing to do! Sleeping well, eating well and having a light workout before the start is the best way i found to do prepare.

But enough talk about the past, now WCOOP 2010 is coming very soon and my excitement about it is quite unreal. It's my favorite time of the year for sure. The schedule looks wonderful and there will be tons and tons of opportunity for everyone to test their poker skills with all the top players in the world without having to leave the house.

So get ready and join me for the PokerStars WCOOP 2010 and your own shot at making poker history!


Simon Young
@MrSimonYoung in WCOOP