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Thanksgiving Day Blog

by Matt Glantz |  Published: Nov 23, '12


The 28 Things I am Most Thankful for in Poker…

Andy Frankenberger keeps on winning tournaments. Keeping the mystery of tournament poker alive and well.

Will the Thrill also keeps on winning tournaments. If he can do it anybody can.

Not having any of my own money stuck on FTP. Had it all on PokerStars just by blind luck.

Not having to fly out to vegas for Epic Poker events. Now I only need to go west once a year for the WSOP.

Greg Merson winning the main event of the WSOP and Player of the Year. Such a good kid from the east coast and has always been very well liked by his peers.

Hellmuth keeps winning bracelets.

The only bet I ever made with Erick Lindgren was for a large number. I was on the winning side and was paid in full in a timely manner. Sick Brag!

Having a nice piece of Ryan Eriquezzo’s WSOP package and him winning the only event that was not included in the package and not cashing in any event that was. Just Bad Luck!

My partnership with Parx Poker Room which gives me a vehicle to help grow the game I love.

Allen Bari retiring from tournament poker. In addition I have the honor of knocking my friend out of his last ever tournament hand at the Borgata WPT. He played it great!

Didn’t have to read any tweets this Thanksgiving from Greg Merson, Tony Gregg, and or Christian Harder involving how they need it! #weneedit

The Corey Burbick Twitter account. One day I would like to meet this kid in person though.

John-Robert Bellande is still to this day in action.

Zack and Marco are willing to entertain us til the end even if it means they will die broke. Thx guys.

KevMath, the most underappreciated person in poker.

After 8 years of full time poker I still look forward to it almost everyday!!!

I haven’t run into any 700/1400 levels anytime lately.

The Sarah Grant Poker News Interview of Brandon Cantu at WSOPE.

Todd Terry chip count updates. The guy never misses a level.

Jason Mercier making all my hashtag creations so popular. #whenwillitend #justbadluck #anotherdayattheoffice #forthegame #peakingyo

Doyle Brunson living on and getting to play another summer with the legend himself in the famous Bobby’s Room.

Jennifer Harman’s new TV show about to air so everyone can see how nutty she really is. You don’t want to miss this. Win or lose, can’t tell with Jen.

Angry John Monnette becoming much less angry after crushing this year’s WSOP.

Cardplayer, PokerNews and Bluff for dealing with the impossible everyday. Poker players do not make their job easy.

Making the decision a few years back to not sign a deal with UB.

More and more of you guys playing mixed games. :)

Isai Scheinberg for buying Full Tilt Poker! #TotalBoss

And most of all I am thankful for not being the focal point of any publicly released Daniel Negreanu Rant Videos. Every poker player’s biggest fear!

Poker pro Matt Glantz has demonstrated high-stakes versatility by becoming the World Series’ most consistent performer in big money mixed-game tournaments. Since 2008, he has made four WSOP final tables in mixed-game events with buy-ins of $10,000 to $50,000. He has also earned a reputation as one of the top mixed-game cash game players.

Glantz is answering Card Player reader questions about mixed-game poker strategy. Readers can email Matt questions direct to and also should check out his website for more strategy and updates from the tournament trail.

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