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Finishing Strong

I seem to always have a desire to write a new blog post specifically when I'm on an airplane with no wifi. No poker, no OFC, no sports? I can't really watch anything- at least anything I want. Now my mind seems to flood with what I want to tell the world when I get out of this metal rocket cylinder ...more

by Jason Mercier on September 10, 2016 9:21 AM

Stoked for the summer 

Sitting on my flight to Vegas, I started to think about the fact that this will be my ninth year in a row attending the World Series of Poker and going to Vegas for the summer. It feels like just yesterday I was a 21-year-old kid coming off my first big win at EPT San Remo just 7 weeks before playin...more

by Jason Mercier on May 31, 2016 7:55 AM

Back on top

Around two months ago, to say I was disappointed with how the summer had started would have been an understatement. Coming off a great SCOOP series on PokerStars in which I won three events and the Player of the Series, I was motivated and excited to play a full schedule of tournaments and cash gam...more

by Jason Mercier on August 21, 2015 8:17 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

Waiting for my spots...and the tax man

I'm writing after getting back from EPT London, where I did relatively well. I had really been looking forward to that trip. I love London and had an idea I'd hang out a lot, play a lot of cash games, and go to some football matches as well. But I ended up playing in tournaments about 12 hours a ...more

by Johnny Lodden on December 1, 2014 6:53 AM

Bringing good news from Italy

I am writing with a few pieces of news from Italy, where poker h¬as never been so popular. I just recently played in some live tournaments here, and right now I'm enjoying playing a lot online, too.My most recent live tournaments were on the Italian Poker Tour (IPT). I played at the Sanremo stop i...more

by Pier Paolo Fabretti on November 27, 2014 4:08 AM
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