Monday, June 18, 2012

Countdown to Larry's WSOP Main Event

PITTSBURGH -- Today is T-21 or T minus 21 days until Larry starts playing in the World Series of Poker Main Event tournament at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas. His "Day 1" is the third "Day 1" because so many people sign up that they can't all start on the same day. His Day 1 is Monday, July 9th, and he'll start at noon.


Larry paid for his buy-in this morning by sending a wire transfer from our bank around the corner. We thought we had all the paperwork with us to do that, but since we're both completely jet-lagged after our return from Honolulu, it took a while to figure it out. Why does jet-lag seem to be worse two days after getting home than that first day? We were actually in pretty good spirits when we finally got home Saturday morning (see previous posting re wheelchair mishap), so much so that Larry went to Rivers Casino and played in a 7 p.m. tournament. And won. There were 41 players, and it was over about midnight. The mental part of playing poker and the stamina takes practice. It was good to show up, jet-lagged and tired and to still win.