Apparently, I've been spending too much time writing about things (the World Cup) that don't interest her and not enough about things that do interest her (poker, my social retardation, etc.). Not wanting to incur the wrath of my Vegas roommate, I've collected a few poker thoughts below the fold. By first, apropos of nothing:
Photo by jcn. Other tags added after this photo were "TOO_SKINNY", "AFRAID_TO_SHOP", and "I'M_RICK_JAMES_BITCH_XP". What can I say? Give a group of nerds masking tape and a sharpie and weird things start happening. But this post isn't about my eros or my nerdiness or my amazing resemblance to Rick James. It's about poker.
At the top, congratulations to Glyphic on his impressive 6th place finish in yesterday's PokerStars blogger freeroll. It only took one massive suckout to get there. Phil's reward: a trip to a $1500 WSOP event. Not bad at all. Represent the bloggers well, Phil.
Next on the list: the opening of the Borgata's new poker room! About a week ago, I received a postcard in the mail advertising "THE LARGEST POKER ROOM IN ATLANTIC CITY OPENS JUNE 30, 2006 AT BORGATA". The room will have 85 tables and will be located very close to the surface parking lot behind the casino. Curiously, the Borgata has also scheduled its "Summer Open", a series of 13 holdem, stud and omaha high tournaments, for the middle of July -- directly competing with the WSOP. Most of the events are $500 or smaller buy-ins, but there are a few large buyin events at the end , including a 4-day $5,000 championship event. My question: who's going to enter? Everyone will be in Vegas for the WSOP.
I'm considering a trip the weekend of July 1 to check out the new room and get a bit of a live game brush-up before the trek to Vegas for the WPBT Summer Classic. Any takers?
Now back to our regularly scheduled World Cup musings.