Friday, May 7, 2010
I never miss a chance to go to NOLA
When I was playing poker last week, I overheard one player asking another if she was going to New Orleans to the tournament. That reminded me that each May, there is a WSOP Circuit event there called the Bayou Poker Challenge.
I've played twice before, and not done anything in the tournament, but always won enough in the juicy ca$h games to make it a free trip. The Riverside Hilton is across the street and they give discounted rooms to the players. You can park for free if you play by getting your ticket stamped. All in all, a nice little get-away.
I'm traveling there tomorrow, then Sunday I'm doing touristy things. The Gray Line has a tour of the city that includes the Hurricane Katrina stuff (see here), and I'm signed up for that on Sunday afternoon. At nights, I'll be playing pokah. Then, Monday I'm entering Tournament Event #5. Tuesday, I'll travel home unless I make the final table. If I do, well, I'll just have to take one more vacation day, now won't I?