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
Who Says Poker Isn’t a Sport?
Some people, like my friend Les Grobstein, Chicago sports maven, have long turned their noses up at the wide world of tournament poker as a feat of athletic prowess. After outlasting 500 of the 537 entrants into event #5 of the 2012 Chicago Poker Classic, I can debunk that with certainty. I cannot drive a golf ball 320 yards, my baseball skills left me in ninth grade, if … [Read more...] about Who Says Poker Isn’t a Sport?