Beat down like a Step Child

Mike: 10-9
Q: 3-6 I won that pot and busted them both. Sweet, I win a monster pot for play money, how nice. We play another hand and I call a raise with 8-3. The flop comes down 3-3-2 and I busted Q again. What a waste of luck! 11:30am- our next stop was back at the Marriot to meet with a reporter from the Wall Street Journal. He asked some more interesting questions related to corporate sponsorship and poker as a business. It was a bizarre sense I got though, that we were selling the reporter on the idea that the launch of the PPT and the growth of the WPT is actually news worthy. I think when that reporter goes home and realizes just how hot poker is he is going to definitely want to do a story on it – everybody else is. 1:30pm- our next radio stop was with WZZN, a local sports radio show. Here we got lots of airtime. First Mike Sexton and Kathy Raymond spoke with the host then Jennifer had her chance. I brought up the rear and we probably were on air for close to an hour. The host here was a poker fan, but he too had the old rookie question for all of us, “What’s the best poker hand you ever had?” Great guys though, and overall I think the show went well. 2:45pm- then it was back to the Marriot for our final obligation with the Boston Metro, the local newspapar. The interviewer was a young Boston native. She had mentioned that she’d played some poker and when she said that her favorite game was Omaha hi-lo she took Mike Sexton by surprise, “My goodness, we got a poker player here.” She really did a great interview and was well prepared with a solid slate of questions. It was refreshing for all of us as for most of the day we dealt with some relatively mundane questions. After that, we were free to head to Foxwoods! Man was I excited. I ate like… well nothing and got virtually no sleep. I tried my best to sleep through the whole limo ride to Foxwoods but just couldn’t get comfortable. It’s about 11:00pm local time right about now and I am about as tired as I’ve been in a very long time. Hopefully tonight I’ll be able to get a solid 8 hours of sleep and be focused for the inagural PPT tomorrow… In other news, as soon as I got to Foxwoods I noticed that John Juanda won ANOTHER tournament. How good is this guy? Scary. A once insurmountable lead now seems very vulnerable as I’m only ahead of John by about 500 points going down the stretch for Player of the Year honors. If he beats me I’ll never speak to him again, LOL. wink]]>