Wow. I'm honored and humbled. For the third year in a row, I've been selected to be a minion. Huge thanks to Will Souther who runs this little investment group and to all the people that buy shares of the players. It's the high point of any poker player's year to play in the WSOP Main Event and to have a seat locked up in April is thrilling, awesome, and comforting. Thank you so much everybody!
My first two years I lasted the longest of the Minions (that's why I got asked back) and last year did the same cashing as I made making a run to almost the top 200 players. (Btw, had they paid the top 15% the first year, as they do now, I would have cashed then too). In the aftermaths, I don't think I realized how well I ran to go pretty deep both years.
The first year I was all in once (that tells you all you need to know in how that went KK no good v. jj). Last year, I was all in only three times. On day two, I could only beat a bluff and called off after …
At the Cabana at Mandalay the day before Monkey and I were talking about how bad you'd have to run to bust the Main Event early. I said I'd need a lot of coolers/bad beats. Maybe three or four massive ones. Don't tempt the poker gods with hubris. They showed me exactly how many I'd need to run through a 50k starting stack.
( Another bit of hubris, I've had friends post hand histories usually turning monster stacks into crumbs late in a tournament, and I admit I suspected they were somewhat made up or at least exaggerated. Part of me just didn't believe they could run so bad. Well, now I'll believe anything. This run bad may sound unbelievable but I did live it. Just gross).
What a day. Crushing spiritually. Kept saying this will turn-- it has to turn. And part of me loves running bad early, because if I survive, and I keep surviving the potential is there to run great late. And this story will only be more epic. Been short plenty of times and t…
So, in the past couple of posts I've been cryptic about a recent opportunity that presented itself that I said was really cool. It is... or I should say was really cool... as unfortunately, my involvement, ultimately, was practically zero.
I met with the producer of a new poker show that is filming its pilot in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago over lunch at Mothers. All this was going on just as I learned of the potential heart condition of my soon to be born son and the expedited delivery to find out if he'd need surgery. So despite being in a bit of fog in my personal life, I still enjoyed a great conversation about poker, poker in New Orleans, and specifically discussed the pilot and premise of the show. To be honest it was a really nice diversion. We had a freewheeling exchange of ideas. I came away happy with the vision of the producer and impressed that one of the aims of the show to really highlight locals who play poker.