Posted by Dr Fro 9:51 PM
March starts in 2 hours. It is difficult to put into words just how excited about March I am. Not only will work ease up, but I have the following to look forward to:
1. March 13 - Selection Sunday. Ahhh, Selection Sunday...I love Selection Sunday. The first day of the tournament is exciting because of the basketball and all, but it is only on Selection Sunday that I can completely convince myself that my bracket is infallible. Unfortunately, halfway through the first day of the tournament, my bracket will be in shambles.
2. March 17 - the first day of the tournament...Although I come <this>close to hanging myself after finding myself 0-4 by lunch, there is solace to be had. I am skipping work and I have a buzz before 1:00. It is a good day. March 17 doubles as St. Patrick's Day. It triples as my birthday.
3. March 31 - head to Vegas. Play in the Bellagio Friday night tournament, likely flanked by Morris and Junell. Win buckets of money. Order a bottle of champagne. When the waitress says, "that will be $250" I say "I just won 50-large, and it is not possible to kick any more ass than I do."
March will be good.
All I can think about is the Bellagio tournament. Mrs. Dr. Fro and I have discussed it and I have clearance to play. I have permission to pay the $1,000, but that is not my first choice. Plan A is that I will have already won $1,000 by Friday night and will press my winnings as my entry fee. Plan B is that I get in doing the $240 satellite tournament. Plan C is just to pay the fee. I prefer Plan A.
Junior will be playing and many of the guys there that weekend will have a stake in him. I think Morris is looking into Plan B - win the satellite. I trust he will; out of the 3 of us, the smart money is on Morris. He won more money in tournaments in Lake Charles last year than you can shake a stick at. This is a different crowd that Lake Charles and the Bellagio calls for a different strategy, but Morris has the ability to adjust.
I like the format of the tournament - there is plenty of time to wait for a real hand. I'll wait.
I was looking at recent winners and notice that it ain't exactly the WSOP. Who are these guys? They ain't Doyle. Maybe I will win. Yes, I am sure I will.
I also noticed that the $1,000+$60 ain't $1,000+$60. In addition to the $60 fee, evidently $30 per person disappears (to M. Wynn). If you multiply the entrants x $1,000 and subtract the prize pool it is off by $30 per player. Hmmmm. I guess that's how they afford to build a faux Lago di Como with dancing fountains.
That's Friday of the big weekend. Saturday is going to be very little poker: I intend to sit at the sports book with a portion of my 50 G's on the Final Four. More champagne for Signore Friou! We have dinner plans on Saturday night. After doubling up my fitty, I reckon I'll be living large.