"Opportunity is a bird that never perches"
February 24, 2022

While the cash games aren't as big as they were in Las Vegas, there are still plenty of low- and medium-stake games. I found a one hundred dollar ante, three hundred/six hundred blinds, 2-7 lowball game that was really gambling. The six players had between $20,000 and $100,000 each in front of them. I've always said that chips are preferable to cash in poker games. That is because most players find it easier to put chips in the pot than cash money. However, the flip side of that is that the players like to win money that they can see.

So, I sat down with $50,000 in cash and it was like putting new meat in front of Old Yeller. Every time I put a bundle of $100 bills in the pot it stimulated the action unbelievably. I played a few hours and had a $34,000 win. It would have been closer to $100,000 but Johnny Chan beat a pot eight for me. It was a good game and I intend to visit the 2-7 low ball game regularly.

I've decided to miss the WPT event at the Commerce Casino in Las Angeles. I had a meeting at the Venetian Hotel about a major TV poker show that will be starting in a few months. I will be involved along with nine other top pros. The people who are putting it together are big time players in the television business. I can't tell you about it right now but it is going to be an exciting event (or I should say events).

If you are fortunate enough to make the final table at the Commerce you would have to break your neck getting back to Las Vegas for the preliminary party for the NBC Heads-Up tournament. It looks like they could schedule these tournaments where they don't overlap. Now it is totally impossible to play in the celebrity tournament right after the WPT tournament.

It looks like it is going to be Obama vs. McCain for President. I think Obama is a cinch to beat McCain where if Hillary was the candidate, it would have been a coin flip. Obama's base is too strong for McCain which is a good thing. God help the internet gambling business if McCain does happen to win.


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

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