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I'm Jason Somerville and I demand that you support online poker regulation

My name is Jason Somerville, and if you know one thing about me, it's that I believe people ought to have the freedom to be who they are and follow their own passions. Well, one of my passions is playing online poker, but unfortunately I can only play on a regulated site in three states in the U.S. ...more

by Jason Somerville on August 10, 2016 9:42 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

Daniel Negreanu inducted to Poker Hall of Fame

It has been less than 20 years since Daniel Negreanu was playing $100 tournaments at Foxwoods Casino. Back then, everybody wondered, "Who is that kid that somehow came out of nowhere and won two limit hold'em events--back-to-back, no less--and then got named the best all-around Foxwoods player in 19...more

by Brad Willis on November 9, 2014 10:31 PM

On the clock: Andre Akkari, the great delegator

This is a story of delegation and going to the dogs. Andre Akkari, the face of poker in the poker-crazed Brazil, has 28 Golden Retrievers. If you've ever owned one dog and know what it takes to manage it, multiply that by 28. Now try to figure out if you have enough time to decide whether to slow pl...more

by Brad Willis on October 24, 2014 9:43 AM

Time to change online structures?

I'm writing in the midst of playing this year's WCOOP. It's been a grind, with many long days at the computer.The structures for most of the WCOOP events are so deep it makes the series unlike any other as far as online poker is concerned. They are so slowly structured in fact-- with many featurin...more

by Johnny Lodden on October 24, 2014 9:16 AM

Daniel Negreanu to be inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

There was never any doubt Daniel Negreanu would make it into the Poker Hall of Fame. He's first on the all-time money winning list. He's one of poker's greatest ambassadors. He's the guy who takes time away from the tables to talk to fans and pose for pictures. On the list of amazing things he's don...more

by Brad Willis on October 23, 2014 12:37 PM
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