Unfortunately, I couldn’t get anything going all day. From the first hand, when I got a bad river, I was down to 15,000 chips…starting chips was 20,000. 700 players showed up, huge field. 2.4 million for first. A lot of money in poker these days. You just gotta win, but its not easy. The standard is improving all the time. I had a pretty nice day – just relaxed, and enjoying myself. This is what its all about for me now. I just enjoy the game, and the experience. I lasted most of day, but towards the end, with a short stack I made a few moves. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. I didn’t pick up anything all day, so it’s not easy. You need to get good hands, and good situations. It’s not the hands that are as important as the situations. I had TJ Cloutier, and Martin DeKnjiff at my table. TJ is playing great, he had a nice stack, he is a super player. A few loose spots, but it just didn’t work out – I couldn’t get any of their chips.
Next for me is the WPT Invitational, then the WPT Bad Boys of Poker. I’m really looking forward to that. Gas Hansen is in it, Phill Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, I think. That’s going to be a very interesting field. Then I am off to Vegas, to play in the National Heads up Championship. I’ll get to take on Phil Hellmuth, hopefully. I really like my chances there. I love heads up. That’s March 3 through 6. I’m sure I’m going to last, and win it. It will be on NBC.
LA is nice. Not so warm. Coming from Melbourne, the weather was a bit better. I’m looking forward to going out to Santa Monica, and spend a few days before I go to Vegas. I gotta do my job as a Bad Boy, that’s next.