With the help of a friend, I'm going to try to blog more often from here on out, and I have quite a few stories to tell. I promise I'll get around to writing about the WSOP Final Table, but let's start with what I've been up to lately.
I'm currently back in Las Vegas, playing some of the events in the Five Diamond World Poker Classic. The main event, which is named after Doyle Brunson, is a $15,000 buy-in tournament that starts Saturday and runs for a week. This one brings in the big name pros, and I've run into a lot of them, both in the tournament room and in the main poker room, where I've been sitting in some juicy cash games.
I've also seen two of the other November Nine players, Chino Reem and Ivan Demidov. We greeted each other, wished each other well, and reminisced about playing the WSOP Main Event Final Table. All nine of us developed a real kinship during the 117 day hiatus before the big finale, and it's nice to catch up whenever we run into each other. I'm sure I'll see a lot more of them as I play even more tournaments in 2009.
My compliments to the Bellagio, which does a very efficient job running the tournaments. There are a ton of single-table satellites and super-satellites going on almost around the clock, and it's all well organized. I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing.