Hanging With The High and Mighty
I'm writing this in the lobby of DoubleAs's
hotel, waiting for him to come back from autographing a copy of his book for a fan Mrs. DBAS ran into as she tried to explain the broken vase in their room...long story, he'll tell it, never mind.
"That was really surreal," he said as he returned to the table. Just another star-stuck fan wanting autographs and a chance to glad-hand. Dammit, I really wish I'd brought my copy to his table and gone all gooey and asked, "Can I have your autograph PLEAAASSSE!!!" Layne Flack would've been SO impressed.
Flack is out. So is Phil Hellmuth. DoubleAs is in with around $35K. After a fabulous dinner (filet, a feisty cabernet sauvignon, and great company) we wandered back to see what was happenin' at the tournament. Found out the internet connection had been down for 4 hours and we couldn't have posted anyway.
But I found DoubleAs and asked checked his status. 17K, getting on the low side. But. A bit earlier Scott had AQ, the other guy had KK. Flop came queen-high. But Scott had already made the laydown. "I can dodge bullets," he said. "Where's Hellmuth?"
So now we're hanging in the lobby, sipping Balashi's, laughing at the goofy pictures and the goofy people. This is the part of poker blogging I like. Dammit, check out the action at the ultimatebetblog
, and pimp it and link to it and all that bloggy stuff.
Balashi, by the way, is a fine beverage. That comes in squat little 8oz cans. If I ever hear that Al
is coming to Aruba, I'm buying lots and lots of Alcoa stock. Because a lot of cans are going to that big recycling bin in the sky.
OK, now I have to get to work and post something for the UB blog. 150 players left. DoubleAs is 100 from the money. But the boy can dodge bullets. Those of you who have a piece...keep close tabs on your horsie.