Thursday, 27 February 2014

Team Online!!!

So... This is the biggest, craziest, most awesome piece of news that I've ever shared with you through my blog... I'M ONE OF THE NEW MEMBERS OF POKERSTARS TEAM ONLINE!!! :D

In case you haven't seen it already, you can find the article of PokerStars blog here.

Do I need to say how amazing this is? Two years ago I was starting out in poker and now I'm a member of Team Online! It's a great honor for me and I still haven't fully digested it yet. I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming...

Last fall PokerStars sent out an e-mail to Supernovas and Supernova Elites that they could fill in applications to become a member of Team Online. Of course I had to fill in one, not because I was convinced that they'd take me, but because it's something I really wanted and I thought "I won't lose anything for giving it a try".  So I took a shot at it. Eventually time passed and I completely forgot about it, so when I heard back from the team's manager, I literally couldn't believe my eyes. I remember I called André and we were both staring at my computer, reading the mail over and over.

Me: Does this say what I think it says?
André: I guess...
Me: It does, doesn't it?
André: Looks like it...
Me: Okay...
André: We both understand the same thing, right?
Me: I think so...
André: ...
Me: ...

There was a lot of staring, even though there was nothing complicated to grasp. The mail was pretty straightforward: my application had made it down to the last few and I was considered as one of the finalists. I'd look at the computer screen, then I'd look at André to make sure that I was not the only one seeing it. Cause after all, if there's two of us seeing the same thing there are less chances that we are both crazy, right? What was happening was unbelievable. I was happy beyond imagination.

And when everything was finalized and I got accepted on the team I was even happier, but then there was an excruciating period where I couldn't say anything to anyone until it was officially announced. But now it's finally out there and since this morning I've been playing with a red spade next to my nickname. How cool is that? :D

My first time wearing the Team Online patch! Photo by Neil Stoddart.


Before I go, I'd like to congratulate the other two members that just got added to the team: Matthias "Mati312" Brandner and Luka "LukaSteel" Kovac. Congratulations guys!

This is going to be a very, very exciting year so stay tuned for updates! See you at the tables!

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations Katerina, very happy with their entry for Team Online. I accompany you from the outset and has in my references. I hope I get the limits you play to finally face her tables (André too). Yes I play micro limits HT!

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    1. Thank you so much Rogerio! Good luck at the hypers, I hope you'll move up from the micro-limits! :)

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  2. Wow, gratz. I'm sure you will do great at Stars..!!

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  3. Nice, very cool new. I'm portuguese, and for a André fan i´ve started to follow your blog.
    Congratulations for your "new" poker life.
    Hope some day we play in same ps table ;)

    Best of luck.

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    1. Hi Hélder! Thank you for your comment! If you do see me at the tables say hi! Good luck to you as well! :)

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  4. WOW!! Just amazing! You deserved it!

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  5. You are the perfect fit for the Red Spade!!!!!

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  6. Congratulations katerina, i was just on stars then, i play the $3,75's and looked at team pokerstars section and seen you was on there.
    You deserve Red spade.

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  7. Maybe a bit late, but: CONGRATULATIONS!!
    This week I met your blog and read all the posts from the beginning until now. See in a few days the beginning of his career and see this realization makes me very happy. Now you have another brazilian fan.

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    1. Thank you Lucas! I'm happy that you enjoy reading my blog! Greetings to Brazil! :D

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  8. Pokerstars makes a good point with people like you in team online. You are a typical online player, for me, (and also a typical female player for females).

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