This summer, I will be in Sin City from 20th June to 1st August.
This is a subjective mixed thread from early February 2023 composed of content produced between early May and late August 2023 featuring teaser posts before, documentation during, and throwback stuff after the trip.
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Runner runners in Las Vegas
My latest intervention on PokerFirma is about one of the most amazing buildings in town. Here's another article about Resorts World Las Vegas - this time featuring a huge upcoming running event in February.
An English text version is available below.
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HERE are also other recent PokerFirma contributions of mine.
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With more than 2000 photos published and more than 200 hours spent at the Poker tables between late May and late July, it's not an exaggeration to say that my Vegas summer has been a tough grind :-)
[ Vegas Baby ] Week 4, go!
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More than 1000 photos have been archived already and dozens of articles are piling up on PokerFirma.com.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.
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All our WSOP articles and loads more are available HERE.
These are a bunch of new random photos of daily life in Las Vegas.
[ PHOTOS ] Arrival in Vegas
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 ... :-)
Beside this blog, you can find most of my content and heaps more on PokerFirma and on Au Coeur de Vegas.
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'll be focusing again on the German speaking community this year working hand in hand with PokerFirma to deliver a coverage of the 2022 World Series of Poker featuring bits and pieces from the Las Vegas lifestyle.
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.
My Las Vegas 2022
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.
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.
[ U.S. road trip ] Time Frame
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.
[ WSOP ] Photo Homage to The Rio
Being an accredited WSOP photo reporter is already pretty cool as such but being accredited the year of the last World Series of Poker at The Rio was even more special.
I planned to stay 3 weeks in Las Vegas in November and I ended up staying almost two months until Christmas facing many plan cancellations again in Europe due to that virus thingy.
If you follow this blog regularly, you know I have been spending the November and December months of 2021 in Las Vegas shooting photography and creating content for PokerFirma when I was not hiking in a desert or playing cards myself :)
City Lights - First Night in Vegas
I spent almost all November and December 2021 in Las Vegas shooting or writing content for PokerFirma and playing a bunch of Poker myself.
The grind of the year
Thanks to the support of PokerFirma and of Alexandre Rotenberg Photography, I was able to pull off a pretty cool +40 days in Las Vegas during this fall. If you think I went only to enjoy myself, think again :-)
Leaving Las Vegas
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 :-)
Venice instead of Namur
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.
The Covid bad beat is back
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 ...