I’m feeling a current of anxiety, interwoven with a premonitory dread. I try to tell myself this is just another of the few dozen live tournaments I’ve…
I’m at the Wynn early for a $1100 single day tournament. I get solid hands and play strong poker, doubling my stack by the fourth level without ever go…
The WSOP is a big deal, but still dwarfed by the crowds in town for the Canelo/Plant fight, The Rolling Stones concert, and a smattering of conventions…
With a few days off before day 2 of the Main Event, I head to the Wynn to play a $1100 tournament. This is the second starting flight of the event. The…
Today is the first of six starting flights of the WSOP Main Event, the largest, most prestigious event in the poker world. For a $10k buy-in, anyone ca…
I sleep seven hours straight through the night — I can’t remember the last time that happened. I don’t need to be anywhere at a set time today, the rar…
I'm exhausted, but wide awake. When I fall asleep, it’s not for long. I don't dare to look at the clock. At some point, I notice that the sun is shinin…
I already miss the company of my wife, the laughter of my children, the comfort of home. I watch myself step back into my old routine, but my mind is t…
Today is the $1500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout, an event I’ve been looking forward to because of the unique format. In normal tournaments, as players get…
I'm back for day 2 of the $1k Double Stack, one of the 1,068 players that remain from both starting flights. I have the second most chips at my startin…
My eyelids are heavy, my shoulders low as I flop into my seat for the $1k Double Stack. I may have taken advantage of one too many free drinks at the c…
I’m standing outside the Rio Convention center, enjoying the crisp morning air. I have a half hour before the $2500 Freezout starts. I call my wife, an…