Friday, June 27, 2008

Ok, so here's the deal. It wasn't that they can't accept business account wire transfers, it's just that the wire didn't go through with my name. It went thru with my business name. So now it's in "safekeeping". Or sitting at the cage. Or perhaps out there in the banking ether.

Harrah's WSOP staff certainly can't tell me.

Now I realize this isn't that big of a deal. I had way more at stake when Neteller froze up USA accounts, but still, this should be a fairly painless procedure.

So I don't know when my starting day is or when I'll be leaving. I'll prolly shoot for the last start day and fly out next Thursday or Friday.


UPDATE: WSOP staff just called me to tell me that they are "sending my money back". So even though it's the year of our Lord, 2008, this will take a few business days to show up in my account.

Heavy sigh.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

WSOP Main Event? 

So I don't know. WTF.

Called WSOP staff today and was informed that they couldn't accept my bank wire because it was from a business account. Really? The money sure left my account.

Good grief.

So I won't bore you with the sordid details, but suffice to say, sounds like my only option is to fly in with another ten large and buy my way in thataway.

So I'm gonna stop whining and point you to my main man, AlCanHang, so you can read another amazing tale of poker bloggers done good.

Having been in a position where I walked away from a great job for the great unknown, I only have one thing to say.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"In a field of 6,000 entrants, the best player in the world might generously be a 1,000-1 dog to win. After 40 years against those odds, that player would have a mere 4 percent chance of having won the tournament once, and it would take 700 years before the best player would have a 50 percent chance to have won."
Paul Phillips


Sadly, no WSOP updates. I'm as much in the dark as you.

I haven't played any poker since winning the seat, but I did install Wilson HoldEm about 10 minutes ago. So there's that. I fully expect to be back in the saddle check-raising Gentle Ben and Honest Hanna here in a few.

But I'm not really even thinking about it yet. It's just a mental bandwidth issue right now. I'm so damn crazy busy in real-life and web work, and part of me says besides, my seat will get screwed up so I'm prolly not gonna be playing anyway, so why even ponder it?

It's too easy to over think it. If my seat works out, that's fantastic, and I can't wait to play in the Main Event. I've been wanting to do this my entire life.

Doing well and lasting through Day One would just be icing on the cake. I'm just going to go play my ABC game and let the chips fall where they may. If I get outplayed, that's fine. Bad beat? Fine, too.

Donking off my stack? Expected.

I'm still telling myself it's all about the experience. Just playing in this tourney is going to be a buzz, however short-lived. So I don't need to go crazy with studying and all that. I'm got quite a bit of cumulative poker experience and knowledge crammed into my legume sized brain already.

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