EPT10 Barcelona: Celebrating 15 years of Rounders

The EPT is starting its tenth season here in Barcelona but 15 years ago today a certain movie which helped kick off the poker revolution was premiering at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. Rounders starred Matt Damon as Mike McDermott and Edward Norton as Lester 'Worm' Murphy, and came out just shortly after the runaway success of Good Will Hunting. If you've reading the PokerStars Blog then you've almost certainly watched Rounders and have never been able to look at an Oreo cookie in the same light.

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The Rounders movie poster, courtesy of Wikipedia

Rounders was for many the reason that they first got involved in the game and we couldn't let this birthday pass without a doff of a cap, a little curtsie and a homage played out by some of the EPT Barcelona Main Event field. Which grinder pulls off the best quote?

Thanks to movie buff James Hartigan for pointing out the birthday to us.


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Don't change the day job, Kevin

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is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour