Fatima Moreira de Melo

Living the live life & working on my brain

I've been playing a lot of live poker over the last few weeks. It was nice to be on the road again, and even nicer to pick up some good results.The first stop was at the UKIPT Isle of Man. I finished second in the Main Event there a year ago, so I was pretty pumped to go back there again. It's al...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on November 11, 2014 8:18 AM

The road family

The tour is cranking back up again, with the stops in the Isle of Man and London and then more after that. One thing I've come to realize when traveling to the various UKIPT and EPT events is that while I love being independent and getting to follow my own schedule (for the most part), I also very ...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on October 9, 2014 7:23 AM

Love the process

Recently I had the opportunity to return to my first passion, field hockey, as a television analyst for the Hockey World Cup. This year's tournament took place in The Hague and I did live commentary on the women's matches. It was really fun to reconnect with my old teammates and friends in the hocke...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on August 6, 2014 11:26 AM

My World Series "vacation" from the silver screen

Wednesday afternoon, I'm going to be headed into Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Main Event. It's so good to be here and still have chips. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.The World Cup of field hockey was in early June and I spent two weeks in the studio doing commentary and ana...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on July 8, 2014 8:19 PM

Poker as acting, acting as poker

I haven't been playing many live tournaments lately, but I have been busy working on an interesting new project. I've been involved with a new TV series being produced in Holland about poker, a drama series called Bluf. It's about four guys -- kind of an Entourage-type situation -- with the main o...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on April 30, 2014 7:34 AM

The Isle of Man through my eyes

Editor's note: PokerStars' Fatima Moreira de Melo was a little busy to write anything for us while she was in the Isle of Man recently (the reason will become apparent very soon), but she was nice enough to send us some photos of her time on the island.The Sefton hotel on the Isle of Man, right on t...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on December 3, 2013 6:45 AM

Hacking Fatima

Editor's note: I'm not saying we hacked Fatima Moreira de Melo's phone (we didn't...really), but if we had, this is what we would have found in the days she was at EPT Barcelona. She provided us with a little bit of explanation.Off to Barcelona with travelmate Sexy Lexy..looking a little off at 6 i...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on October 2, 2013 7:07 AM

Having it my way

I'll confess, I've never been the biggest fan of American culture, but the more I come over to the States, the more I love it. I love the incredible service you get in the U.S. If you want your Caesar salad with mango and balsamic vinegar, it's no problem. Anything else you'd like with it? But in Ho...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on September 25, 2013 6:49 AM

Dad won the lottery

I was on a break during the Sunday tournaments and was getting ready to throw some chicken in a pan for dinner when I went to check my phone. My heart nearly pounded out of my chest when I saw several missed calls from my mother, my cousin, and my uncle, who I hardly ever talk to on the phone. What ...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on May 31, 2013 7:59 AM

Some Girls

Back in my field hockey days, I was tested for doping all the time at major events. They'd do it at the Olympics, the World Cup, the European Championships, all the big tournaments. Sometimes they'd even test us during our training periods. One time, I got the results back and was told that my testo...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on April 16, 2013 6:13 AM
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