I wake up at 3am and a list of questions flood my mind. Should I rent a car in case driver shortages mean it’s hard to get an Uber? How much should I…
In tournament poker, the blinds and antes increase with every level. The Main Event at the WSOP has long levels and a slow structure. Your starting…
I’m standing in the long line at the Rio to verify my vaccination status and a man walks right up to me. Masks are required in the hallways, but his is…
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…
I wake up confident, energized, determined. I don't remember my dreams, but I suspect they foretold a masterful run toward a final table. I meditate…
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…
With a full night’s sleep, I settle into what will be my daily routine the next month and a half. I meditate, then head to the gym for a run on the…
We begin our descent, and tourists press their noses to the glass for the first glimpses of the Las Vegas Strip. From my aisle seat, I peer over…
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 can…
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 starting…
Too many people start this journey wanting to become the best. But what does that mean? No-limit hold 'em or mixed games? The person who wins the most…
I'm at the Rio for the 11am start of the $1500 Super Turbo Bounty event. I thought about skipping — the structure is too fast, making it more of a…