July 30, 2007 - Au Revoir U.S…. Bonjour Europe!
Big changes, my friends… Big changes in my life!
After a long period of thinking, I've finally decided to move to Europe. I still have my condo in Vegas, but I've secured an apartment here in London, and I'm in the process of having my clothes and other items shipped over. I arrived here yesterday morning, and I'm trying to get settled in.
Why, London? Sure, I've always been in love with Europe, but I have several business opportunities here that will allow me to move my career further into the mainstream world market. The U.S. has so limited with its possibilities since the UIGEA, but poker is booming in Europe and Asia. I'm very excited about everything that is happening in my life, and it's been awhile since I've felt so positive. It's a little scary to move to an entirely new country, but I've spent enough time in London over the past years to know that I'll love it here.
Let me back up a little. After the WSOP ended, I spent a few weeks preparing for this move. The most important thing on my list was to visit with both of my parents, spend some time with them, and make sure that they're going to be okay while I'm so far away. Now that I know they're secure for awhile, I feel better about going across the ocean.
In order to better keep in touch with my friends and fans, I've started a new chat page on my website. From my home page (www.lizlieu.net), click on "chat" where you can send messages or comments directly to me, and I monitor it and respond back personally myself. My website is where my blogs are posted, my poker schedules are listed, etc. It's the best place to keep in touch!
Speaking of my schedule, I have the Ladbrokes Poker Millions VI coming up on August 1st. It's a $25,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event at the Sky Studios in Middlesex. There are 72 invited players, and I'm happy to be one of them because Ladbrokes always knows how to put on a fantastic poker tournament! There is a million dollar first prize with extra prize money that Ladbrokes tosses in. This is their sixth year in a row for this tournament, and it's a good way to kick off more than a month of European events.
Next, I'll be playing in the PartyPoker Women's Open tournament with friends like Shannon Elizabeth and Jennifer Tilly. That begins on August 7th and runs through the 10th. It's a $3,000 no-limit event with a top prize of $50,000. Some of Europe's top female pros will be there, so it should be fun!
Hopefully, I'll have some great results to post in the coming days, and I'll blog more as I get settled in here in good ol' England. For now, take care of yourselves. Cheers!