Prague Observations

May 22, 2007

Having spent about 10 days in Prague, Czech Republic, I offer the following observations: The business part of the trip I spent at the Prague Hilton, a very fine hotel and of course quite Americanized. The family vacation part of the trip I spent in a small apartment at the foot of Vysehrad Castle. When […]

Back in Amsterdam

December 13, 2006

Back in Amsterdam again and I have found a little time to play poker between the long days in the office. Reading the Amsterdam travel guide gave me a lot of great ideas for sightseeing but for last night anyway, it was just poker for me. I played in the 60EUR+rebuys No-Limit holdem tourney at […]

Third Time Not A Charm

July 1, 2006

At 5:00 on Friday I wrapped up a tough, long week at work. Having already been looking at the calendar for the WSOP and our own summer vacation schedule I knew the only event I would be able to play in this year was Event #6, the $2000 NLHE event on Saturday. I guess the […]

Poker, Dutch Style

February 26, 2006

I got into Amsterdam early on Saturday and settled into my hotel room by about 9:00AM. Use a travel guide for finding a cheap hotel in Amsterdam. The last thing you want to do in this situation is to fall asleep, which will screw up your sleep schedule and pretty much doom you to a […]

2005 WSOP Trip Report

June 24, 2005

Well I’m back from a few days in Vegas and sorry to say I won’t be on ESPN yet again this year, although I did make one of the videos I had mentioned previously. I make my appearance in this video at about the 44 second mark. That’s me in the black shirt and […]

Best Call Ever

June 17, 2005

I’ve been keeping up with some of the WSOP events via who have been doing a nice job with frequent updates and videos. Tonight I read about the wildest call I’ve ever heard of at a poker table. Put yourself in Kirill Gerasimov’s shoes. You are heads-up at the first table of the $1,500 […]

So close, yet…

July 8, 2004

Last night I played poker for the first time since my effort at the WSOP event at the beginning of May. I played in the $200+25 no-limit event at Canterbury and finished 16th out of 137 entries. Unfortunately only the top 9 were paid so it’s sort of like finishing 137th but with five hours […]