Thursday, April 1, 2010

Go west old man, go west

"Go west, young man," is often credited to Horace Greeley, but John B. L. Soule is thought to have originally written it (see here or here). Soule's actual quote was: "Go west, young man, and grow with the country."

Well, I'm taking that advice and going west myself -- to try the WSOP again. I'm entering event #34 that will be played on June 18 (and hopefully on June 19). The complete WSOP schedule is here.

I played last year and didn't do anything, but I'm giving it another shot. It was fun to be part of it and meet blogger friends such as BWoP and lightning36.

I already have my airline tickets and a room for four days and three nights. All I have left to do is to get my MOJO workin'.

Image is a scan of a partially-filled-out thing they call Pre-Registration Information and Payment Form.


  1. Excited for you, and, of course, smite them!

  2. I am SOOO JEALOUS. I wanted to play in that event so much. My work will NOT let me take the time off. GOOD LUCK David.

  3. Hey Memphis I also am playing that event. We are arriving in Vegas on the 16th staying at the Monte Carlo. Staying until the 23rd!!. Are you preregistering or just paying when you get there??

  4. Best of Luck to you. Not that you really need it. It should be fun.

  5. Good Luck, Mojo! It would be great if you can go deep and place or win. In any case, I hope you have a lot of fun.

  6. Thanks to all who left comments.

    @diverjoules: you probably didn't notice that it was a Seniors Event, meaning you have to be 50 years old, so you couldn't play anyway.

    @dbcoop: I am sending the money so I don't have to stand in any lines. Let's contact each other when it gets closer.

  7. GL GL GL!

    Can't wait to see you again :-)

  8. Woot! And good for you, that you registered early, not like those dingbats of yesteryear.

    Best of luck, Dave!


  9. My favorite quote from a WSOP souvenir worker: "At the regular tournaments everyone comes at the last minute. For this one all these guys came several hours early."