I'm still feeling the effects of the Bash at the Boathouse, a long week of covering the WPT at the Borgata, and a week long bender in Europe. My goal is to try to get some rest this week which is tough to do with a hectic schedule. Monday morning was catch up day for me. I figured out that it takes me two whole days per week that I'm out on the road to catch up with all the work that lags behind. I was away for two weeks, so that means I should be caught up by Friday. That won't happen of course because something always comes up. Plus I just picked up a new project to undertake and that's going to need some of my attention over the next upcoming weeks. It has the potential to be pretty cool. Stay tuned for that annoucement.
I spent most of yesterday afternoon writing two freelance articles. If you would like to read some recaps of recent tournamentsthat I covered, check out:
EPT Barcelona Open - Final Table Recap (Poker Player Newspaper)In between hands on Party Poker, I bought a present for a friend's wedding which is going down in two plus weeks. Gotta love online wedding registries. I picked the most expensive item still left on the list. Why? Because I finally paid off my credit card. Time to run that fucker back up to the max. By the way, my buddy's bachelor party is this wekeend in New York City, and I forgot if it was my job was to get the strippers or the cocaine and horse tranquilizers. Or both.
WPT Borgata Open - Final Table Recap (Poker Player Newspaper)
I also spent some of yesterday feeling like a New Yorker again. I rode the subway and ate three slices of pizza. I finally sat down and watched a bunch of stuff that Derek had TiVo'd for me. I saw the last two episodes of The O.C. and I'm convinced that Summer loses 4 pounds every episode, or one pound for every fifteen minutes of programming. I also saw all the epidoes of the WSOP that I missed including TJ Cloutier winning a bracelet. Talk about a special moment.
Speaking of which...
2005 WSOP Coverage
Don't forget to tune into ESPN tonight to see the latest installments of the 2005 WSOP.
I think that tonight is when ESPN will air Johnny Chan versus Phil Laak where Chan made WSOP history and won his 10th bracelet. They originally were going to air the $2,500 NL event, but that table was boring compared to seeing history be made by Chan.
Feel free to read my live blogging coverage of Event #24 $2,5000 NL.
They are also airing the $5K PLO w/ Rebuys which featured Phil Ivey, Allen Cunningham, Phil Hellmuth, Allen Cunningham, and Surinder Sumar all at the final table!
Feel free to read my live blogging coverage of Event #27 $5,000 PLO w/ Rebuys Final Table.
I dunno where or when they'll splice the Jen Tilly win for the Ladies Only event. Stay tuned to find out. But in the meantime, go revisit Flip Chip's 2005 WSOP photo galleries.
The trip reports are slowly trickling in. I forgot about so much stuff which is due to my short term memory lost during soused binges with your favorite internet celebrities. Be sure to read what everyone thought about the Bash at the Boathouse.
Ah the next stop on the WPT is Aruba. I had a choice of assignments between Aruba or Barcelona and picked Spain because I've traveled extensively in the Caribbean and I've been to Aruba, whereas I've never been to Barcelona before. Anyway, Double As is currently down there trying to make the TV table along with his buddy and NL tournament expert Curzdog. Day One is complete. Check out BJ's coverage of the WPT Aruba over at Card Player and let's hope Double As can cash in another major event. I also know that Amy Calistri is blogging the event. I don't see Double As anywhere on the list of players who made it to Day Two. Let's hope he made it and I'm just an idiot who forgot his real last name.
Recent Poker Playing Music...
2. Jerry Garcia Band
3. Greyboy All Stars
4. Thelonious Monk
5. Flaming Lips