World Series of Poker Circuit events (called WSOPC) work like a traveling circus. They put down their gear in a city for two weeks, then move on to the next venue. I recently played at the Tunica MS stop. They had come their from Durant OK, and Atlantic City NJ and San Diego CA before that. I've noticed that when they left Tunica, they moved on to something called Palm Beach Kennel Club. Now what the heck does that mean?
Now that I live most of the year in Florida, I've found out that dog track racing is a huge sport here. What, old people have nothing else to do after retirement? Ha. Yes, the kennel club is actually a dog track (I think all greyhounds) with a poker room.
Wednesday, I got up at the ungodly hour of 8:00 a.m. and drove to West Palm Beach FL to play in one of the WSOPC events (this one). I wasn't very lucky. Example: It folded to me in the small blind and I raised three times (900) with ♥A ♥K and the big blind called. The flop was three low cards. I made a C-bet of 1250 and BB called. The turn was a blank and I checked and BB bet. Arrgh, so I gave up.
Later a player to my right made a big overbet (he had a short stack), and I moved in with ♠10 ♣10 (I was short, too). He called and turned over ♦J ♦10, yes, I had him dominated! After the board ran out J-9-8-7-x, both had a straight. And so it went -- enough of that.
I didn't do anything (there were 196 runners, and I busted out somewhere in the middle), but I did enjoy playing there, and seeing what a kennel club actually is. Here are some images:
Photos taken with my point-and-shoot.