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The blessed give back

As poker professionals, we are blessed. We have a great job with flexible hours. We are clear thinkers with open minds who are able to use those skills to our advantage. Unfortunately, not all people are in this position. Some people are more likely to get sick. Some are stricken with poverty from t...more

by Marcin Horecki on February 12, 2014 5:24 AM

Like father like son?

As February begins, I'm looking forward to 2014, and I have three big goals for the coming year. First of all, I was very grateful last year to be nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame. It was wonderful just to be picked as a finalist, and from discussions I've had with people afterwards it sounds ...more

by Humberto Brenes on February 11, 2014 6:56 AM

Olympic fever

I've had a lot of changes in my life this year, but the biggest one has been my move from Moscow to Sochi. My wife had the opportunity to open a clothing store inside Rosa Khutor, the best spa resort in the city. Since it's located on the main road of the Olympic village at the top of the mountain, ...more

by Max Lykov on February 7, 2014 7:44 AM

The right motivation

In my poker career, my biggest challenge has always been motivation. Since I travel so much, it's difficult for me to get into a steady routine when it comes to playing online. It's impossible to play your best game 100% of the time when you play for one or two days, then take a break for a week to ...more

by Ivan Demidov on February 6, 2014 10:18 AM

Stories from Paradise to the freezer

Greetings from chilly Windsor, Ontario where I've come after having spent several much warmer days down at the PCA. I've been playing a ton online lately, including mid-stakes hold'em cash games and a number of tournaments, too, and all of that has been going well for me so far here at the start of...more

by Joe Cada on February 5, 2014 8:18 AM

A break for baby Cody

So far this year, I've already been to the PCA and EPT Deauville. The PCA is kind of a special place for me as it was one year ago that PokerStars announced there in the Bahamas that I was a new Team PokerStars Pro. I'm really proud and grateful for everything PokerStars has done, and going back th...more

by Jake Cody on February 4, 2014 9:00 AM

Doing things differently in 2014

It's another year, and looking ahead the schedule for me looks a lot like what it has been in past years. However, there are a few things I'm looking forward to doing a little differently in 2014. The last few months of 2013 weren't that great for me in terms of results after having started out th...more

by Jonathan Duhamel on January 31, 2014 7:45 AM

On to the next one

I wish I could tell you that I went to the Bahamas and won the first tournament I entered. Unfortunately, my return to poker after a two month absence didn't go as perfectly as I dreamed. Despite not cashing in the Super High Roller or High Roller events, I was still able to have a profitable trip....more

by Jason Mercier on January 30, 2014 7:10 AM

Another lesson from Dad

A lot of people probably remember seeing my Dad on ESPN's coverage of the 2003 WSOP and so know that we're pretty tight. People ask me about him all the time, thanks to those shows. Unfortunately he's been dealing with some health issues for the last three years or so now. He's got pulmonary fibr...more

by Chris Moneymaker on January 29, 2014 8:17 AM

If at first you don't succeed...

I am writing just after the conclusion of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure where I got knocked out of the Main Event. It wasn't the greatest start to the year, but the story has a good ending as I immediately went from the Bahamas to Atlantic City for the Borgata Winter Open where I managed to fin...more

by Chad Brown on January 28, 2014 9:16 AM
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