Nova trapping and Bobby Mo not having too much trouble with it as yet. I remember last year Nova looked TURRIBLE in their first round game for much of it, regathered and then marched to the final four. So this can be fleeting.
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.
I should probably piece together the emails I sent to my investors for the WSOP and my summer. Some good nuggets in there that are not here. Wow, I'm really behind in updating.
Fast forward to this past month where I played the Beau and the IP. I want to give a quick shout-out to both staffs, for carefully planning two series at once that I think helped each other out rather than competed to the detriment of the other. Genius of Henry Garrison, Paul Dutsch and the decision-makers at the Beau to stagger their re-entry event and Main Event with the IP's. Personally, I think having these tournaments at the same time can draw better than having them back to back. I know this year scheduling kind of forced both casinos in the same slot. However, if possible with a little coordination and co-operation (which I realize could be more difficult then it was this year going forward) they could both really benefit. It's not unrealistic to think two big events at once could make…