Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 1 EPT London...

I survived Day 1B of the EPT London Main Event. I had a rocky start to the day. I only won one pot (for 400 chips in the first level) during the first 5 hours of the tournament. It was pretty brutal. Luckily I rebounded and was able to make some hands and accumulate a few chips. I ended the day with 57.2k; the average being a little under 50k. We didn't lose a single player from the table. I am excited to have almost doubled my starting stack of 30k.

On one of the breaks Matt from PokerListings sat down with me to ask a few questions about traveling to play poker after Black Friday. You can read the article here. I wish the US government never shut down online poker (don't we all.) Now that it is illegal to play online poker in America us players must find other ways to make money through poker. Fortunately for me I am able to travel and play some of these great events. That is basically what the article touches on.

I am running on only three hours of sleep. My sleeping pattern has been off since I arrived in London. I fell asleep around 4am last night only to wake up at 7:15am and not be able to fall back asleep. At 9am I decided to workout. I put myself through one hell of a workout which probably wasn't the best idea. Deprivation of sleep is something you can not do while playing poker for hours on end. If I want to win this tournament I have to get rest. My plan for tomorrow is the same as it was today. Wake up, workout, eat breakfast, head over to the EPT tournament and try to survive another day. Hopefully it all goes according to plan.

I'm still learning a lot about the city of London and all the different cultures here. I walked around the Hilton Metropole area (where the EPT is held) after I finished playing today. There is a lot of diversity in the region and I've been trying to soak it all in. I'll take some pictures of interesting findings and upload them within the next few days. Gotta get some sleep, goodnight.

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