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Back in the Winner’s Circle

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Dec 24, 2014


When you live in Atlanta and the nearest live poker tournament is a good five to six hours away and online poker has been banned, it makes it tough to find a game and keep sharp. I had always used online poker to prepare for live tournaments, and when that went away, it was difficult to justify long poker trips when my game was quite rusty. Essentially, for three years I played very little poker and not a single live tournament. This past April, I moved to the Isle of Man to accept a job at PokerStars as Head of VIP and Poker Promotions. For over 10 years, I was a vendor, affiliate, and player of PokerStars and now had an opportunity to work for the best online poker site in the world. Being in the Isle of Man also gave me the opportunity to get back to my passion ...

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