June 17, 2007 - WSOP Craziness has begun!
It's been awhile since I've blogged, and I think about it often but haven't had the chance to write anything until now. Sometimes, my schedule and work can get a little overwhelming!
Well, the World Series of Poker has started, and I've played in four events so far. I took 19th place in the $5000 limit hold'em event as the last woman standing in the field, and I finished in 89th place out of 1600 players in the $2000 NLHE tournament. I'm 2 for 4 so far, and I've been feeling pretty good. Obviously, I'm disappointed when I can't reach a final table and win that bracelet, but I feel like I'm on my way!
The WSOP has had a great turnout, which not everyone expected. The fields are packed, and the fans are here too. I've been able to spend time with friends who are in town like Shannon Elizabeth, Jennifer Newell, as well as others from around the world, and I feel like I'm really in a good poker frame of mind.
I planned to play all of the no-limit and limit events at the WSOP, but I've had to spend quite a bit of time taking care of business (no surprise there!). I'm trying to get things done, though, so I can play all of the remaining $3000 and higher no-limit and limit hold'em tournaments for the rest of the series.
Also, I've been tending to the needs of my father who has been ill and back in the United States for awhile. (Happy Father's Day to my dad and all dads out there!)
In other poker news, the Premiere Poker League that I played in with 11 other pros in London is finally being aired in numerous countries - not the U.S. of course! But if you're in the U.S., you can take a look at the promo video here: http://www.matchroompoker.com/promo.php. The tournament was great fun and I hope to be able to do it again next year!
Thanks to all of my friends and fans for the kind messages and e-mails since the start of the WSOP. Your support means so much!