Clearly I like my song titles when it comes to update posts. Richard Burton in my opinion probably had THE greatest and most powerful spoken voice for such things. I just discovered they've done a rejig of War Of the Worlds with Liam Neeson in the Burton role. Please, I truly implore you to forget this ever happened and go with the original and best.
But the Eve of the War it is. And after the paper trail of the last few weeks(see above), at noon tomorrow I'll get back into it with all the hopefuls of the WSOP main event, many coming into town with nothing but one change of clothes and a dream. I'll be updating whenever I can, but will be more intent on the flow of the table than ever, because with the best structure you can possibly get, you really don't want to miss a thing, and though people say poker's getting tougher, there's plenty of people still making mistakes in this event, and I intend not only to not be the one making them, but also to be the one capitalising on them from others whenever possible.
I'm not overawed by the main event at all. This is my 7th or 8th main in about 9 years, and it really is business as usual, though of course the WSOP main is special. It's a very long day, and whilst some online whizz kids will be trying to hit 400k by level 3, I often feel it's really more about ploughing through the chaff and getting through day one with reasonable chips and just seeing how it unfolds. I think I've made day 2 four times before, and that's kind of where this event actually starts proper For me. Day one is more about making sure some spanner with zero chance of winnings anything himself ruins your chances along the way, because he couldn't fold a pair of 5's. We shall see.
Anyway. Today and yesterday have been about rest, food with good and supportive friends, some hiking in the desert, and clearing the mind ready for the upcoming onslaught.
I'm pretty sure most people keep an eye on the updates because they like the semi-live sweat aspect of things, so I'll do the best I can, both with playing the tournament, and keeping the audience happy with bits of table side journalism when possible. For now it's sleep, and then a morning swim and something not deep-fried and covered in butter to get me going. Next post- the WSOP main event.