I must have been so tired because when my phone rang at 9 p.m. I had drool all over my face. The call was from Christina Lindley telling me she was 40 miles from Las Vegas. She would be staying the next two nights at my house.
Maria Ho was also supposed to be on this trip from Los Angeles to Vegas, but unfortunately she needed to be with her family this week. I miss you Maria and love you very much
Monday morning we all would be shooting the cover of Bluff Magazine for November. Instead of four separate girls for this issue, it would now be Christina and myself ... in nothing but lingerie.
Oo-la-la! I'll write more on that fun shoot the closer we get to the issue coming out. It'll be one you won't want to miss.
Now for the icing on the cake: the majority of my time will be working on "The Real Deal!" - the world's first fully interactive poker show at the Venetian.
I saw the stage and it looks amazing! Almost like a TV game show, but way cooler - there's a poker table in the middle!
Sorry for all the exclamation points, but I'm so excited. I think as soon as they showed the TV spot they would be airing, I immediately had goose bumps. I'm telling you guys, this show is going to be so much fun and something everyone will be talking about.
Today I have a free day to catch up on all my e-mails, laundry, phone calls and blogs of course. Having been gone almost three weeks I have a lot to accomplish, but it's looking good.
It's nice to be home, although I am a little bummed to have had to leave the East Coast. This trip to Borgata was my favorite trip by far.
One full year has passed since the first time I came to this diamond in the rough, "rough" being Atlantic City, and each time I have since then (four), my heart grows fonder of this place.
As we all know, Borgata hosts the best events on the tournament trail, and people come from all over to play here. This is perfect for me because of two main things: I get to play a few tourneys, and when I'm busy working I get to see all my friends.
Earlier when I arrived during the prelim events there were a number of pros already playing. Borgata's star-studded poker bloggers Michael Friedman, Dr. Pauly and Tropical Steve were in full effect, giving all the updates for each event.
Not to mention my favorite tournament staff - the employees that work for Borgata are like my second family. It's always fun to see them and makes the long haul leading up to the main event go by quite fast.
I was only able to play two events - the ladies (ugh) and Borgata's $100k guarantee. I do believe that will be my last ladies event I will ever play in, unless maybe I feel like punishing myself in next year's WSOP.
After I busted from that event, I told all my friends that I'd rather stick my hand in a blender than play another ladies event. Harsh, I know, but I know there are people out there who understand my pain. OK; enough with the drama and no bad beat stories from me!
The good news is that I cashed in the $100k! Borgata's poker room added their own tournament the day of the super satellites into the main event. They guaranteed a $300 tournament for $100,000, and of course more than enough showed up. Over 650 people showed up, giving first place $52,000 ... not bad for a $300 tournament!
The field was ridiculously soft and I was able to play 6♥ 2♥ like a rock star. Thank you Devo for the sickest sweat ever!
Alas, I made it to the final three tables and took 26th. Freakin' sucked man. I'm not here to cash, I really want to win. And like I always say ... soon, my friends, very soon you'll see it happen. I can feel it!
My next blog will be up very soon talking about our crazy fun nights at BBar and all the other things I loved about this trip to the East Coast.
Take care all and make sure you register to vote! Only a few more days left. With the state of the world today we can't afford to be unheard. Make your vote count! Sorry it's the poli sci in me coming out. ;)
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