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I've took my customary week off after the WSOP to catch up on sleep and mull over the future and figure out what I'm going to do with myself the rest of 2011. But now, the fun begins. I about to embark on a two-week excursion and collect material for an upcoming book about a band from Vermont named Phish. I'm hitting the road to embed myself with hippies in the traveling circus, but there's going to be a little poker involved when the tour stops in Tahoe.
I'm playing in a charity tournament and the organizers even made me a bounty player!
Next Wednesday (August 10th), the Phamily Poker Classic 2 will take place at Harvey's in Lake Tahoe.
The Phamily Poker Classic 2 is a charity tournament with 50% of the buy-in being donated to the Mockingbird Foundation. The first event was held at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City during Halloween, when Phish played a three-night run on the Boardwalk. The tournament was a huge success, so much so there's a second Phamily Poker Classic tournament that will kick off next Wednesday in Lake Tahoe.
Buy-in for the Phamily Poker Classic $120 and there's still spots available. Click here to buy in.
The final table players get a cut of the prize pool in addition to some cool prizes.
FYI... I'm a bounty player which means if you knock me out of the tournament, you get an autographed copy of my book Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker.
For the first event in October, I played along with Benjo and Irongirl. I busted very early last time around, but I hadn't slept in two days! I'm hoping to get some rest before the tournament go much deeper this year.
Full details on the Phamily Poker Classic 2 can be found here.
Click here for tournament rules.
See you next Wednesday in Tahoe. I hope everyone is not that spun out and sobers up (enough) in time to play some cards.