My preparations for the WSOP have been quite different this year. Last year, I went on a massive run of playing tons and tons immediately before the WSOP and ended up somewhat burned out with poker by the time it ended. This year, I’ve actually cut back on my playing immediately before the event. I’ve been reading a bit more and thinking a lot more, but playing less. I feel more excited and ready to play than I did last year and I believe that my game is as sharp as it has ever been. Hopefully good results will follow.
My flight to Vegas leaves after work tomorrow. I got an email today from the airlines that they have confirmed my free upgrade to first class. I regard this as a sign of good luck to follow. I’ll give the podcast phone thing one last test to make sure that is set up correctly and then my next update will be from the Rio!