"There is no language barrier when you are smiling."
March 28, 2022

Finally, back home from Ireland. I had a great time in Dublin but I missed being home. I never saw the sun the ten days I was there and when I got up this morning I went out in the pool for my morning swim. It was incredible. There wasn't a cloud in the blue sky and it was 73 degrees! My roses were covering the fence and it was like I had stepped into another world. We don't realize how lucky we are to live in Las Vegas where the sun shines almost every day.

On the plus side for Ireland, I never met so many nice people. They are really proud of their country and they don't mind telling you that. The tournament was very well run and I think someone told me it is Europe's biggest tournament.

I played better than I have in years so I have no complaints. We were down to 100 players from the 677 that entered. I flopped the top two pair against an over pair, got all the money in, and lost when the board paired. I would have been the chip leader, or at least close, if I had won that pot.

But, that's poker. After I got knocked out I went looking for Orla and Nikki to help ease the pain at the hotel bar but couldn't find them. Oh well, at least I didn't have a headache the next morning. As everyone keeps reminding me, I am getting too damn old to be traveling everywhere to play poker. It's true. I'm so old, I don't even buy green bananas, but as long as I feel like playing I'm going to continue! I am going back to the Irish Open next year if they want me. By the way, nobody in Ireland speaks Texan

- DB :)

@EricOosterbeek No, it's just good natured ribbing. He is a cool guy.

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