Friday, May 28, 2010

Dream Crushing Starts Now

I stole that title from F-Train. It's just so appropriate today. Day one of the WSOP. Everybody has dreams of making a run at the beginning of the series. About six weeks from now about 95% of the entrants will want to jump off of the top of the building.

I remember the first ever WSOP event I played five years ago. I had just received a bonus check from work. I had the great idea of going out and playing a $1500 donkament. Back in 2005 you started with t1500. I don;t even remember how long I lasted, maybe the 3rd level or so. Back then there was no Deep Stack Extravaganza, no Binion's Poker Classic, nothing. hell when I arrived at my first WSOP I didn't even know there was anything called single table satellites. As beginners luck happens I won the first $175 STT that I played. I remember when I was heads-up we did a save and the loser got his money back. When I won it I actually had to walk all the way back to the casino and get money out of the ATM. I remember calling my wife back home at 3am telling her that I won. Oh the sweet, innocent years. I was trying to decide between a $1500 LHE event the next day or a Razz event three weeks from then. I opted for Razz and my life hasn't been the same since. Good or bad, you decide.

Right there I got the poker bug and I haven't been able to get rid of it ever since. After I returned home from Vegas that first year I saved up as much cash as I could for the next 12 months in anticipation of the 2006 WSOP. I was able to bring out nearly 5 figures along with a healthy $4,500 sitting in my Neteller account. Looking back I sure with some of the smaller tournament series were happening back then. I might have saved some cash.

Here's to all of the broke dicks (copyright Pauly) taking their shot in 2010, I salute you!

1 comment:

  1. "Right there I got the poker bug and I haven't been able to get rid of it ever since."

    Hmm... are you happy or upset you still have the bug? Poker is one brutal game, that's for sure.

    I was thinking that only 90% peeps would be upset at the end of the series, but I guess it is 95%, b/c 5% that win some cash in one event will blow it on others and end up negative for sure.

    I'm really looking forward to no 100 max next month. Will either be up big or broke pretty quickly. Then I'll see how the bug is still treating me.