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Arnaud Mattern Vol. 6, No. 2 Card Player Magazine

Arnaud a Go-Go

by Rebecca McAdam

Arnaud Mattern is a European Poker Tour champion. He was the victor in Prague during season four for €708,400, and has made continuous attempts since at repeating this achievement. His performance at this season's EPT Polish Open was his best effort since. Mattern ...

  • Capture the Flag -- Daniel Negreanu

    by Kristy Arnett

    Daniel Negreanu is one of the most recognizable faces in the poker industry for a reason. He has four World Series of Poker bracelets, two World Poker Tour titles, and $11 million in tournament winnings. As impressive as that sounds, Negreanu has ...continued

  • The Greening of Poker

    by Rebecca McAdam

    With poker spreading like wildfire across the length and breadth of the globe, the game continues to inspire thousands of players to travel far and wide for their chosen tournament. The European Poker Tour is now in full swing, which will soon be ...continued

  • Belgian Poker Championship

    by Bram Cops

    From November 15 to 23, the casino of Namur was host to the fourth edition of the Belgian Poker Championship - the pinnacle of poker for Belgian poker fans. This year 843 players signed up for one of the biggest poker tournaments in Europe with a ...continued

  • Young Man's Game

    by Jennifer Mason

    When poker first popped into the imagination of the British public via television back in 1999, the players who suddenly found themselves becoming an odd sort of niche - sporting celebrities, were professionals, or competent amateurs. They looked the ...continued

  • From the European Bureau Chief

    by Brendan Murray

    Back to the Future The Amsterdam Master Classics has been around almost as long as some of today's young poker players. Recently the 17th renewal of the much loved festival threw up two winners who proved that the young guns of the game such as ...continued

  • Inside Straight -- News

    by Card Player News Team

    J.C. Tran Trounces Premier League Opposition J.C. Tran took down the Premier League III and the top prize of $300,000 in December. Tran, who seemed to easily demolish anything that came into his path, was favourite to win as he was top ...continued

  • Mind Over Poker

    by David Apostolico

    Many players head into tournaments, no matter the buy-in, with the attitude that they will either gain a big chip stack early or make a quick exit. It's a difficult strategy to pull off, but one that can be highly effective. Not everyone will be ...continued

  • Hand 2 Hand Combat -- William Fry

    by Rebecca McAdam

    Rebecca McAdam: Can you set the scene? William Fry: I was at the mid-point stage of the Hungarian Open - which I won. I was just under the average stack and really needed to chip up and quick. I had had an awful decision go against me where the dealer ...continued

  • Generation Next -- Ramzi Jelassi

    by Rebecca McAdam

    Despite being only 22-years-old, Ramzi Jelassi has a string of cashes to his name. Burning the European felt up as he attempts to make an impact on the live scene, this Swedish rising star is committed to the cause and determined to win as much live ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Card Player News Team

    iPoker Revenue Bucks Trend The iPoker network, owned by Israeli online gaming operator Playtech, saw revenue expand 60 percent in the third quarter of 2008 (Jul. to Sept.) to €7.6 million from €7 million in the same period of 2007. Revenue ...continued

  • Hellmuth Palliative Care Program?

    by Phil Hellmuth

    I emceed a charity poker tournament in New York City recently for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Why go to New York to host a charity event for a hospital in Philadelphia? Since CHOP is the best hospital on the East Coast for ...continued

  • Battle of the Season Pass III

    by Todd Brunson

    I was back from Arizona only a few days when I had to repack my bags to head down to the Dominican Republic for the Battle of the Season Pass III. This is a WPT Boot Camp and kind of their year-end main event. Whereas most camps have up to five ...continued

  • The Wager Zone

    by Card Player News Team

    Sports Desk By Aodhán Elder Anyone for Tennis? Maybe it's because it comes so early into the season or maybe it's because the players have all overdone it on the mince pies, but the Australian Open has been one of the more unpredictable ...continued

  • Four Minutes to Midnight

    by David Downing

    There is no time when I feel older than when I speak to my children. So much has changed over the course of the last two or three decades that what seems like only yesterday to me, seems to them like an alien landscape from another dimension. Try ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    A few weeks ago I got a phone call at five in the morning from Stormin' Norman. For years, Norman drove a bus by day and played poker all night, which is why I always take taxis. They might all be at it. I figured it couldn't be good news so I ...continued

  • The Million Dollar Party

    by Jennifer Mason

    Put several hundred poker players, supporters, journalists, and celebrities in a suite at the Hilton, add a liberal splash of alcohol, mix them up with a live feed from the Ladbrokes Poker Million VII final on a huge screen and the result is the party ...continued

  • The Best Way Out of Vegas

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    I have found what is by far the best way out of Las Vegas. You must take the East gate and $9 million with you. The first time I saw Peter Eastgate after his unbelievable victory in the main event at the World Series of Poker was at the PartyPoker ...continued

  • Premier League III Diary Part I

    by Warren Lush

    November 22, 2008 I've just finished a week at the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton and via my father's birthday celebrations and eventually made it, just in time, to the media reception for the Matchroom Sport organised ...continued