Not that the interim has been too bad...I'm really working out the kinks in my Mario Kart for Wii game, have become better acquainted with my new digital VOLCANO vaporizer, and re-watched (I somehow got a hold of these when I was about 11) half of the gruesome, sick, and highly controversial "Faces of Death" movies.
I'm also starting to get back into roller hockey, in the hopes that one day I may be in shape again...or at least a shape that isn't round. =)
Anyway, back to the lecture at hand...
As I've done in previous years, I showed up to buy in halfway through satellite day. In my experience, this generally helps you get softer table draws. Many times late registration results in extremely tough table draws with no satellite winners, especially when the registration process is terrible and they open up new tables as players come in.
This strategy, while generally effective, was so far beyond not working in this case that I'd actually say it backfired.
I ended up with a table so loaded that I'd actually say that it may have been the toughest starting table of the Main Event! Marco Traniello, Matt Stout