Saturday, July 19, 2008
David "Chino" Rheem Final 9 of ME and Other Stuff..
Yeah, that's right! My buddy Chino has made the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event. It's a pretty sick accomplishment. He was one of the chip leaders after day 1A and just cruised to the final table from there. He stayed with Stu for a couple days before Stu ended up leaving Vegas. Stu wanted to make sure Chino would stay out of trouble and have a clear head to continue to do well in the Main after his day 1 accomplishment. I think Stu was talking about going to watch the final table in November to sweat Chino, so we will see what happens with that. Everyone is pretty excited for him and we all want him to win it. He lost a huge pot TT vs 99 with I think eleven players left to be the commanding chip leader (with ten left.) Chino held his composure and battled back to make the final nine luckily after that. Too bad he didn't win that pot because he would have the chip lead, but oh well, its poker.
I've been putting off writing this blog. I keep editing it and writing it piece by piece and never publishing it. Not much is going on around here. I am back home in South Florida and have just been working out and playing poker. I'm about to get on a legitimate schedule for playing poker and I'm going to try some different things in terms of what games I decide to play, strictly MTTs or what. I might try to start multi tabling SNGs and see how that goes for a while. This Saturday there is a big tournament at the Hard Rock Casino in South Florida that is called the Big Slick. It is a 1k buyin and it gets about 160-200 monkeys and is always a great time. I always seem to do well in it and I definitely plan on final tabling this tournament and taking it down. I wont make any guarantees but I will do my best. I love playing this tournament it is a great time.
Tonight I'm going to the Florida Marlins baseball game with Stu, Hans, and some other people. It should be a good time as long as the weather doesn't screw it up. It was storming pretty hard at my house in the morning but it looks like its getting sunny outside once again which is good for my plans for the night. I used to play baseball when I was younger and used to enjoy going to the baseball games but I haven't gone to a game in a long time. Hans and I went about a year ago and other than that I can't really remember when I've been.
Speaking of more sports there is a basketball tournament called "The Roots" that is coming up in the next couple of weeks. Last year I played with some of my buddies from the UCF Basketball team and other guys we played with in High school and we ended up winning the tournament. This year unfortunately I cant play because of my ACL injury. It's pretty disappointing because everyone was telling me to be better for the roots but I'm still not healthy yet to play. I will be on the bench coaching or something and hopefully we can win the tournament again. It's a pretty big deal down here in south Florida and there are a lot of good players that play in it. A lot of college players and overseas guys and even some NBA players come and play in it. As defending Champions we better win it again.
Poker has been pretty uninteresting. I made it deep in a couple tournaments, couple little scores here and there, nothing too exciting. I might start a challenge or something soon for motivation. I tried to have a PLB challenge with Hans but he would never play enough to have a shot so I guess I cant do that. I will probably think of something for motivation to play and then write about it in here.
That's about it I guess. I will update more frequently when I have some more to talk about.