Off the Felt is interviewing your favorite poker players to find out more about their lives. You got it, off the felt. We recently sat down with Peter Jetten to talk a little poker, scuba diving hot spots, and his go-to dance move in the club.
How did you get started playing poker?
I played in high school a little bit, and then I was playing with play money and freerolls. I won $75 from freerolls and I ran that money up playing cash games, tournaments, and sit-n-gos.
What did you do after the World Series of Poker?
I went back to Toronto, enjoyed the weather for a little bit. I went up to Algonquin Park, which is a camping area. I did some Canadian stuff - got some canoeing in. Just kind of took it easy and after that, I went to Vegas and played the Epic Poker League event.
What’s next for you in your poker schedule?
The next thing is back to Vegas for Epic Poker League in September. Then I’m going to maybe play Partouche, but definitely World Series of Poker Europe and European Poker Tour London and maybe Macau after.
Favorite tournament stop?
That's a good question. My favorite city to visit is probably London. It’s really expensive, but it’s a cool city so I like being there. I like Vegas, but being there so much it doesn’t feel like a tournament stop.
Tournament stop with the best food?
I love food. I went to elBulli this year after EPT Madrid so it’s pretty tough to beat that. But in terms of the city with the best food, I’m not sure, maybe Vegas.
Kangaroos or koalas?
You know, koalas are super cuddly.
If you can have anyone wear your “Peter Jetten button” who would it be?
Alive or dead? Maybe Obama even though I’m Canadian. Or maybe like Wayne Gretzky.
What’s your go-to dance move in the club?
My go-to dance move? Well you know, Dan Smith has got his nubs so yeah I need my own signature dance move. Usually when I’m dancing I am inebriated to the point where I think I’m awesome so I pull out all the moves.
We heard you like Scuba diving? Where is your favorite place you've gone or where you would like to go?
The coolest dive I've ever done, it's not necessarily my favorite place, but the coolest dive was in Mexico. We did a bull shark dive which was kind of scary because they are huge and you are not in a cage or anything, they are swimming around you. There was this one shark with a giant hook in his mouth looking all bad ass. The coolest spot I ever dove was probably Byron Bay in Australia.
Have any nicknames?
Not really, just Apathy I guess, but people don’t really call me that.
Would you rather win the Stanley Cup or the Super Bowl?
I’d rather win the Stanley Cup. I’ve never played football. I watch more football now than hockey probably but I love playing hockey more and I think that would be the sweetest.
Who’s music video would you like to be in?
I’d like to be in a Phantogram video or maybe you know what band I really like, Foster the People they seem like they would be fun to party with.
Can you name everyone on the Jersey Shore?
I’ll try. Snooki. Mike D? Is that a person? I’ve only seen like a couple episodes, I’m not a huge Jersey Shore fan. There’s no Mike D? Oh wait, DJ Pauly D. I know there is that chubby one that’s complaining all the time.
Last book you read?
Something funny, I think it was I Drink for a Reason by David Cross. I’m not sure what it was. I usually just read for entertainment on the plane.
Last movie you watched?
The last movie I went to the theaters to see was, oh wait, let me look on Rotten Tomatoes, I’ll figure it out. I went to see Harry Potter. That was good. Saw Horrible Bosses. It wasn’t that good. I watch a lot of movies. I watched Bridesmaids last night. It was so bad. A lot of people told me it was good, so I thought it would be. It was just terrible. There's that type of humor where you just make the joke go on too long. I just don’t think the jokes that funny.
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