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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

Previewing EPT Malta

Not long ago the European Poker Tour announced there would be a new stop in Malta next March. I was so excited I went for warm-up tournament in Malta this month before going again for the EPT in the spring. It was my first time ever visiting the island country.The EPT has always excelled when it co...more

by Marcin Horecki on November 25, 2014 9:26 AM

Is Poker a selfish game? Not always.

The end of the year is drawing near, that time when people start to think about the holidays and also giving to charity. Not coincidentally, there are several different charity poker tournaments happening these days, and it just so happens I'm writing in the middle of some of them.The first was the...more

by Victor Ramdin on November 20, 2014 7:03 AM

Living alone on the road

I recently got back from LAPT Peru, the last stop of Season 7 of the Latin American Poker Tour. This time I did things a little differently for my trip to Lima. Instead of staying in the nearby hotel, I rented an apartment where I stayed by myself. It was fun not to be eating room service all of ...more

by Christian de León on November 19, 2014 7:39 AM

Better late than never

I was recently in Macau to play the Asia Championship of Poker. I wanted to share a story of someone I talked to on my way over -- a kind of inspiring story, I thought.Before getting to Macau I had to stop in Hong Kong to do some business, and while I was there I took a cab. The way it works in Hon...more

by Bryan Huang on November 18, 2014 6:28 AM

Jan Heitmann: What is your most memorable PokerStars tourney?

Editor's note: The PokerStars Billionth Tournament Carnival is underway, so we thought it would be fun to ask some of Team PokerStars Pro to remember their most memorable PokerStars tournaments. Jan Heitmann snap-called.This is an easy one for me, a memory that goes many years back. I actually fina...more

by Jan Heitmann on November 17, 2014 7:26 AM

How smart are you...emotionally?

As poker players we're always trying to improve our "mental games." There are lots of ways to work on that side of things that don't necessarily have to happen at the tables. For example, I just completed a very interesting course concerning emotional intelligence that I think was very beneficial ...more

by Leo Margets on November 17, 2014 6:29 AM

One wild way to multi-table

It's a busy time of year -- like always, it seems -- and I have more interesting tourney trips coming up soon that I'm really looking forward to.The first will be to Brazil to play at the next stop of the Brazilian Series of Poker, the BSOP Millions that will be happening in São Paulo from November ...more

by Chris Moneymaker on November 12, 2014 11:26 AM
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