I am in Wales. I just played my heat of Full Tilt Poker’s Late Night Poker. I had a great heat and I took charge from the start. They let me take control and I did by winning the event heads-up. It got a little nasty as I got behind on chips after making one of my many bad plays but the good thing is I make slightly more good plays than bad plays and that way I make a profit playing poker.
I had a few days in Wales and I took a look at the place by going deep into the countryside where people speak Welsh. It’s a beautiful country and very well worth visiting. I like to take time out now days and have a good look around at the places I go to play poker so that I don’t see the whole world as only playing poker. Poker is a hobby to me. It’s a social thing that I enjoy and do well at but I’m really not a big time pro player. I like to call myself the ‘business man’s friend,’ somebody that wealthy people are happy to play with and enjoy their time with at the poker table. The good thing with me is that I can play big stakes and have fun. The game must be a fun game and the people have to be right. I don’t want to play poker to grind, I want to play lots of hands and see lots of rivers, and most important, make lots of bluffs—I even like getting called.
Anyway, Late Night Poker is the first ever TV show about poker. Many say it’s the show that started it all and now Full Tilt Poker has picked up the rights to it so I hope it gets big again. It all started years ago, I think 2001 or so, and I hope it gets even better when I win the title. I am in the final and have beat 7 other people.
I did the commentary which I did not enjoy very much at all. It’s very hard after you play and have to watch a heat. Luke Schwartz, who won the heat, was impressive and he has a lot of talent. He outclassed Andrew Feldman heads-up but it was heated stuff so I really did enjoy the final heads-up challenge.
I am ready to win this on Friday.