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 ^^
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I've made it to Vegas yesterday leaving Luxembourg at 4am for a 20-min flight to Frankfurt before an 11.5-hours jump to Sin City where I landed a bit after noon.
From the airport, I went straight to the Aria and Bally's/Paris casinos to sort out a few things and meet my flat mate and we are now slowly moving into our cosy off-strip house.
Enjoy the few photos of my trip with first impressions of Vegas. There's (a lot) more coming ... :-)
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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.
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.
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.
I left Vegas early this morning after more than 40 days of Sin City action. A first 4.5-hour flight to Montreal, more than 3 hours of layover and another 5.5-hour flight to Brussels followed by a 3-hour train ride to Luxembourg. Let's put it that way: I've had enough time to edit and upload the last photos of my 2021 U.S. trip :-)
I present to you, the place where I spend most of my time in Las Vegas. I've not taken a gondola ride yet but I've taken a few of my opponents on a ride to Value City already on The Venetian cash game tables. Looks like I'll spend another month in Vegas so I might as well try to ship one of their MTTs.
R.I.P. BPC 2021 and European live Poker scene - see you next year!
Check out the DeepStack Extravaganza schedule until early January below and go visit my PHOTOS & COVERAGES section for all my Vegas & WSOP photos for PokerFirma since I arrived in early November.
On this Friday, November 26th, the Dutch and Belgian governments announced new Covid measures that effectively render impossible the organisation of Poker festivals (mandatory distancing even with masks, early curfews...). This will stop ounce again the Holland Casino activities and, most importantly for my plans, the Belgian Poker Challenge Namur got in danger. No official announcement coming from the Grand Casino de Namur until today but we knew what was coming ...
One of the last very busy days at the Rio. From tomorrow, everything should be a little more laid back for us, the media. Less new tournaments are going to be launched over the coming days and fields are getting smaller - because the last big-field events have started to evaporate and because some or the coming events are really specific variants or just seriously expensive. Find out about what is still coming up on wsop.com and go check out our daily reports and photos on PokerFirma.com.