The ongoing adventures of Steve Leventhal in Las Vegas 2012 Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four/Five/Six Day Four Finally, at long last the drought is over. Or as White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson would exclaim, “The drought is ovah.” At 1:15 PM PT, I was finally in possession of a winner’s share of a prize pool. It wasn’t substantial, but it was more cash than I … [Read more...] about The End of the Streak, and an Arizona Road Trip
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Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four/Five/Six part three of my odyssey in Sin City "The Bubble Boy" That is the one distinction that no poker player wants, yet I was one yesterday. The bubble boy is the moniker given to the unfortunate player who is the last one ousted from a tourney before the remaining players are “in the money.” I’ve heard players say they’d … [Read more...] about The Bubble Boy in the City of Lost Wages
Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four/Five/Six Day Two: After a semblance of sleep, the effect of yesterday’s gastric tidal wave a fading memory, I set off for the Rio in search of tournament glory. The first hurdle was getting to the Rio, home of the WSOP. After trekking all the way to Bally’s to catch the shuttle bus, I found out that the buses don’t begin hauling … [Read more...] about Day Two: Welcome to the World Series of Poker
Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four/Five/Six Day One I should have known this wouldn’t be an ordinary trip when I showed up at the airport and checked my seat assignment – 27B. The dreaded middle seat. Of course, with a free/no charge/gratis ticket I shouldn’t have expected much. My complimentary ticket was made possible by my generosity (and greed) over spring break … [Read more...] about On The Road – Las Vegas 2012
“Timeless elegance.” That’s how manager Mary Phillips describes her fifty-two room, upscale Jamaica Inn hotel in Ocho Rios. In fact, if you take away the wi-fi and the iPod docks, leaving just the four-poster beds, the large easy chairs, the croquet lawn, and the tile walkways, you’ve got the same fine hotel where some of the island’s most famous visitors of a generation ago … [Read more...] about The Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios – Yeah Mon!