Friday, June 24, 2011

Quick Detour...

Things have been pretty busy since my 7th place finish in event #18 at the World Series of Poker. I took a couple days off between then and now and only played three or four other WSOP events. I am currently back in Florida for a few days. One of my best friends is getting married. I had to miss a few great events, but it's okay. The next tournament I am going to play is the 10k 6max NLH on Monday. I have a crazy story about this...

The 10k 6max tournament is going to be one of the toughest tournaments at the WSOP. I was not planning on playing it. I wanted to play it, but I knew it was going to be a very strong field/huge buyin. Fortunately for me, I was approached by someone who offered me an incredible freeroll. Typically when someone backs a player into a tournament on a one time deal, that player is only receiving 20% of their winnings (30% being very generous.) I was offered something much more lucrative and benevolent. I don't want to give exact numbers but it is better than your standard backing deal percentages.

I don't know why or how I am the beneficiary of such a gift, but I am very appreciative. The person who is doing this for me does not want to be known. They have their reasons and I respect that. I don't want it to be known either. If they want their secrecy they should have it. This is such an incredible story that I figured I would share with everyone. Occurrences like this rarely happen in the poker world. It would make for a great story if I do make a deep run in the event. So far I have bubbled both 6 max tournaments I've played at the WSOP. I wanted to write more about the freeroll situation but I don't think there is much more to say.

I have to run and get ready for this wedding. Congratulations to Josh and Anique on their marriage. Also congrats to Hans Winzeler and Jason Mercier. They were heads up in the 5k PLO 6max tournament at the WSOP. Jason ended up getting the best of Hans but they both played great. More updates to come.

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