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BBCAN3: Kevin Martin
« on: March 18, 2015, 11:53:36 PM »


Kevin Martin
This Calgary-born professional poker player will charm the pennies out of everyone's pockets.

Age: 22
Hometown: Grand Prairie, AB (in Calgary)
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic. Optimistic. Level-headed.

Do you have a strategy to win Big Brother Canada?
Iím just going to relax. Everyone goes into the house so charged and crazy. People just need to stay chill. This is a marathon and while Iím staying relaxed, Iím going to let the other houseguests get worked up and destroy their own games. Being a poker player makes me so perfect for this competition. This is such a beautiful social experiment. You can never recreate this experience in any other aspect of life. Iím also not planning to win a Head of Household (HOH) competition ever. Watch me bring throwing competitions to a beautiful new art form.

If you could take one thing inside the house, what would it be and why?
I would bring my journal. It would be so nice to be able to write my random thoughts down during this whole experience. I journal pretty regularly.

Brain vs. Brawn. Which challenges, physical or mental, do you fear most?
I canít wait for the challenges. Itís going to be so much fun. I guess what I really fear though is a challenge that is boring and will be difficult to throw in a way that isnít obvious. Iím afraid of a challenge that will be hard to lose. I donít want to win anything. Ever. At all.

If you won, how would you spend the $100k?
Iím going to go on a crazy trip to Vegas. With my career, you need money to make money. So winning $100,000 to reinvest in my business will give me a great advantage.

Who is your Big Brother Canada idol and why?
Arlie Shaban (BBCAN2). I love that kid. Heís an optimist and has a huge love for life. He played a great game and kind of got screwed by the house. He was wonderful and fun to watch.

True North strong and free. What is your favourite thing about Canada?
All the beautiful young ladies.


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Re: BBCAN3: Kevin Martin
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 11:53:56 PM »
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Re: BBCAN3: Kevin Martin
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 05:42:36 PM »
ĎBig Brother Canada 3′ pre-game exclusive: Does Kevin Martin have victory in the cards?

Reality shows do love having poker players in the cast. Weíve seen them on ďThe Amazing Race,Ē we had Jean-Robert and Garrett on ďSurvivor,Ē and even ďThe Celebrity ApprenticeĒ had Annie ďsheís a poker playerĒ Duke aboard the second season. No offense to the late Joan Rivers, but she should have won!

Now, ďBig Brother CanadaĒ is getting its very own addition to the mix in Kevin Martin! Granted, Arlie last season is an avid poker player in his own right, and Kevin is going to remind you a lot of him, even if he is not as big of a lifelong fan of the show. In speaking to him in our exclusive pre-show interview, we could have imagined that this actually was Arlie throwing his voice ever-so-slightly. Letís make it clear that we did this interview long before photos were released, so we had no idea what he looked like while talking with him. He has a very good mind for the game and the right way to play it; if there is one basic concern we have right now, it is that this guy also seems to realize very much that he is a good player. Confidence is good, but this much confidence? Weíre not so sure. (Quick note: Click here to view all of our other pre-game interviews!)

Tell us about yourself: Your name, where youíre from, your age, and what you do for a living.
Iím Kevin Martin, Iím 22 years old. Iím from Calgary, Alberta, and I play poker professionally.

What made you want to try out for Big Brother Canada this year?
ĎBig Brother Canadaí to me is such a beautiful, mental competition. Poker is such a beautiful mental competition to me, and I get a kick out of that. ĎBig Brotherí is the ultimate mental competition, so I knew I had to apply.

How big of a fan of the show were you before trying out?
Kind of a casual fan. Iíve seen a couple of American seasons, and the two Canadian seasons.

If you could compare yourself to someone from either BB Canada or BB USA, who would it be?
For sure! The beautiful man himself, Arlie Shaban!

Whatís something about you that would surprise people?
Sometimes I come across egotistical, but inside Iím kind of a softie. Iím a little bit of a chill guy. Iím a big, big softie.

Whatís your basic strategy going into the house?
My strategy is to relax, to chill! To take things slow. Thereís going to be a lot of highly emotional people in the house, and they are going to blow up their [own game]. Come week six, seven, thatís when I am going to step up my game. Thatís when I start making big moves!

Is there any one thing you are the most excited to do this season?
Iím so excited for the challenges! I donít plan on winning any challenges; I know thereís a lot of work thrown into them, so itís going to be a lot of fun to throw some challenges.

What do you think your biggest weakness could be?
My biggest weakness is, here comes the egotistical thing, sometimes I think at too high of a level. There are going to be a lot of emotional people who think differently than me, so Iím going to need to get inside of their brain versus them getting inside of my brain.

What are hoping to get out of the show: Money, fame, love, or just a good time?
$100,000 would be nice! Thatís going to happen. This is such a unique experience, and itís never going to happen again. Iím hoping to get the experience out of it, for sure.

If there is one message you would pass along to the Canadian public before entering the game, what would it be?
ĎBig Brotherí fans, pull out your notebooks. Class is in session.

Overall impression - Thereís no doubt that Kevin thinks he is the greatest player in the history of the show already. We remember being really worried about Arlie preseason, too, but he actually played very well until a couple of moves right before his demise. He has the tools to be a very good player, but he needs to stick with his strategy of laying low and not get too excited. Timing is everything for a guy like this.

Source:http://cartermatt.com/157529/big-brother-canada-3-pre-game-exclusive-does-kevin-martin-have-victory-in-the-cards/

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Re: BBCAN3: Kevin Martin
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 06:30:59 PM »
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