Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Big Show. I arrived at the Rio in Las Vegas about 5:00 local time and met up with Tony G from Big Slick. His first day (Day 1A) was yesterday and he ended up short-stacked (6,100 of a starting stack of 30,000). But he's still in the tournament with 15 times the big blind. He also got a great picture of actress Jennifer Tilley's butt with his cell phone. (Jennifer is the significant other of poker super-star Phil "Unibomber" Laack, and an outstanding player in her own right.) One can never say that Tony doesn't have clearly defined priorities.

After dinner, I completed my pre-registration at the tournament desk and walked over to the table to which I have been assigned for tomorrow. (The room was still active, about seven hours into Day1B.) Among the notables I saw were Chris Ferguson, Barry Greenstein, and Mike Caro.

OK, this is it. In twelve hours the cards will be in the air.


  1. IF ESPN follows Tony long enough there will be a new phrase heard across this great land of ours, "ARE YOU ON METHADONE?"....

    Good luck Barry!


  2. This is so exciting! It's Sunday and you should be playing. Sending lots of positive vibes your way.