So I'm back in Florida after my exhausting six week WSOP grind. I have mixed emotions about the whole thing. In terms of execution, I feel like I played the best poker I'm capable of playing. But as far as results go, I lost money and Sklansky Bucks don't pay the bills. The good news is I did a good job of damage control and avoided all the...
And all the other ways to light money on fire, get an STD, and/or die. Vegas is fun for about three days but after that it starts to wear me out. I get sooooo sick of the...
Fake homeless people
Real homeless people
Morbidly obese slobs
Scummy cab drivers
Geographically retarded Uber drivers
People that say Lyft is better
Mediocre street performers
People asking me if I want to go to Spearmint Rhino
"Idiots from Northern Europe"
People that tank 45 seconds before min-raising
People that say poker doesn't need a shot clock.
Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson
And that's just the start of it. The tilt is real! I can't tell you how much I hate being in the middle of the desert, in the middle of the summer, in the middle of the Rio. But somehow I still managed to...
Find a cheap flight
Book the best AirBNB
Minimize transportation costs
Eat three healthy meals a day
Sleep eight hours a night
Coach tons of students
Play a solid tournament schedule
Put in cash game volume
The problem is that perfect execution doesn't always produce a profit. I did everything in my power to make this a lucrative summer and it didn't work out. In short summary, I had a terrible summer and I've learned my lesson. Compromising my mental and physical health for a shot at a bracelet is something that I won't ever do again.
This is definitely the last time I'm spending the entire summer in Vegas. I'll play the Monster Stack, the Main, and a few side events, but I won't be out there for more than a week at a time. The money just isn't worth my happiness.
I really enjoy the simplicity of sleeping in my own bed, coaching students in the morning, grinding cash in the afternoon, and playing tournaments on the weekends. It's effortless. I can go to the beach, party in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, and surround myself with college girls whenever I want.
There really are some things money can't buy.