Our media team is composed by a half dozen men and women from Asia and Europe dedicated to poker with a passion for write stories about it.
Arnault Barthoulot – Webmaster & Webmarketer
Arnault has been a freelance web consultant for numerous years. He joined SMP team in 2017 but has been collaborating since his arrival in Vietnam in 2014. As a Webmaster, he creates and edits articles and optimizes the website to improve user’s experience. As a Webmarketer who has a digital marketing agency in Saïgon, Arnault is seeking to expand Somuchpoker’s network and find new partners.
Noel Zarate – Writer & Broadcaster
Noel Zarate is a well-respected veteran sportscaster, sports writer, international announcer in the Philippines. He can often be seen commentating on Live Sports Events and is among the pioneer poker Television broadcasters in his country. Playing casually since 2007, the self-confessed “donkfish” has great familiarity with the game of poker. He has also commentated on APPT Events and local poker events aired on National Philippine Television. His extensive experience in broadcasting and news, and his refreshing enjoyment of poker has provided Somuchpoker with articles filled with action that his audience gets transported to the event itself.
Deejay Ruperto – Photography
Deejay Ruperto started photography in 2005 as a hobby. But this hobby turned into a professional gig for the 35 year old in 2008 when his then amateur photos of poker events caught the attention of poker rooms as well as poker circuit brands. Since 2009, Deejay has been the top of mind photographer in the Philippine poker industry having had taken photos in prestigious events like the Asia Poker News , Asian Poker Tour (APT), The Philippine Poker Tour, Poker Portal Asia and the Metro Card Club. Due to the crispness of his pictures and his professionalism, Deejay has been providing photos for Somuchpoker and is proud to be a member of the team.
Triccia David – Writer
Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she freelances for various poker publications and event organizers. For Somuchpoker, she is in charge of events reporting.
Bruno Thienard – Video
Bruno Thienard has been living in Asia for quite some time and has turned his passion for writing and video producing a profitable asset. He has worked on numerous projects including multimedia and interactive books. He is now the producer behind the Somuchpoker Youtube Channel as well as all video content on the website.