Time flies! I started to play cards 10 years ago with friends at home. NLHE .05/.10 was the name of the game back but it seemed I was the only one in this group who wanted more. After extensively grinding the Luxembourg home games and the few shabby games in Trier (D), Amnéville (F) and Saarbrücken (D), I started to travel to the Namur (B), Aachen (D), Valkenburg (NL) and Amsterdam (NL) casinos more regularly with regular stops at Paris's ACF #goodolddays ...
So 3 years later, in 2010, I came up with a private Poker agenda for close friends and my brother who I was sharing a lot of Poker knowledge with. For them, it was a simple way to keep track of tournaments and festivals I was interested in. I did not know back then but that was the point when THE-ROUNDERdotnet was born. In 2012, a community of a couple of 100 people was following the agenda and I therefore decided to start posting more detailed updates and photos. The Google agenda had somehow become part of a more global website and I was travelling across Europe living in a camper van and either re-raising or photographing anybody standing in my way :p
I played more and better myself and I also got significantly better at shooting photos over those years resulting in me starting to work with some of the worldwide leading Poker companies and casinos as a freelance photographer, blogger, live commentator, TV table director, camera operator, consultant ... you name it ... travelling around in the wake of numerous international Poker tours.
Today I am looking back at 10 years of Poker travelling, photography and reporting already and for THE-ROUNDERdotnet's 5th anniversary, I've been working a bit on a relooking of the website over the summer. It was raining anyway ... :p #summerinluxembourg #summerinbelgium
I hope you like it.
This is also a very good opportunity to thank everybody who's supporting this project. Viewers, readers, players, partners, THANK YOU!