It's been already 3 entires weeks since I landed in Vegas on the last day of May. Plenty of cash games, even more photos, I keep getting AC colds and I'm not married yet. So far, so good. The plan is still to stay until late July/early August. I'm neither tilted nor broke yet ^^
More than 1000 photos have been archived already and dozens of articles are piling up on PokerFirma.com. You can view my photo albums on their Facebook page. If you're not using Facebook, hit the link below.
Plenty of my photos are already online in the PokerFirma.com WSOP reports and you can view a bunch of albums on their Facebook page.
I just released a new album of Vegas impressions on the PokerFirma Facebook page.
If you're not using Facebook, you can beam yourself to the photo archive section to view all my photos.
All our WSOP articles and loads more are available HERE.
These are a bunch of new random photos of daily life in Las Vegas.
It's pretty difficult to find out what Martin Franke, the hyperactive Estonian entrepreneur, is brewing in his head but once it's brewed, the word goes out and spreads like a wildfire thanks to an efficient marketing machinery. I've been following Martin on social media for years and we came close to working together at some point in the past but the main thing I have learned about him so far, is that he might be the only person in Europe that travels more than I do but fact is, his 'actually getting on the booked flight' performances are worse than mine and it seems he misses more planes than I do :-p ^^
Something else that has to be credited to him, is the creation of 'The Festival', a unique gaming caravan aiming to travel around and hosting international game competitions. After a great 2021 edition in Bratislava, the gaming event is heading to Estonia's capital, Tallinn, where the next leg will take place between the 27th of June and the 3rd of July 2022.
I'll arrive in Vegas for two months on the 31st of May around noon and the feedback I get is great. The WSOP are always the most intense time of the Poker media circus featuring lots of daily news to digest on one side and a great appetite for content from the followers on the other one. With numerous members of the international Poker scene gathering, stories, rumours, results or clashes are the bread and butter of the journalists and I will partially be drawing from but I will also be feeding the Poker media monster.
I don't know David apart from a few lines exchanged online.
'This might be my last trip.' With these words, David Hendrix is making a strong statement and sets the tone. David has a rare neuromuscular disorder that affects his ability to control voluntary movements. He wasn't supposed to live past two years yet here were are: David is 31, which is probably more rare than his spinal muscular atrophy type 1 but his condition is getting worse.
It's May already! This means that by the end of this month, I'll be back in Las Vegas for two months or maybe more.
I got invited to take part in a MEET UP CASH GAME NIGHT at MGM Grand in late June. Thanks, Tyler, for the invitation.
Covid uncertainties are part of the factors that I was able to implement in my #allineverywhere decision taking over the past two years but the evolution of the war in Ukraine is a tricky one to predict and to adapt for since I got involved in a bunch of solidarity actions via this blog. Long story short, I decided to shorten my initial U.S. travel plan and I will 'only' spend two months over there. Less road trips in funky remote places but still a lot of reporting from Las Vegas and its surroundings for some PokerFirma content.
In case you are considering to attend the next Circuito Nacional de Poker event in Seville (June 2022), here is the organisation's hotel suggestion for you.
The dates for the CNP Season 10 stop in Madrid have changed. The correct dates are on this new visual.
The 10th Spanish National Poker Circuit enters Season 10 with a first stop to come in a few weeks time in Malaga.
The 2022 World Series of Poker has finally been released and of course there's a post about it on PokerFirma !
Quick update on what is likely going to be the trip of the year in terms of #allineverywhere . I am working on my U.S. itinerary and I am still looking for potential travel partners in case anybody out there cares to join.
Thanks to Poker Firma who are supporting my plans of never going home, I think I will soon buy a ticket to Florida to cross the Atlantic in late April/early May since I have never been in southern eastern states. It's a bit far from my main Poker destination, Las Vegas, but, on the other hand, it will force me to go places before I reach Vegas and get stuck in the cash game and WSOP reporting grind.
It's time to start taking care of the Grand 2022 Vegas plan ! We have a time frame, although it's the only kinda frame we have for now.