WSOP Here I Come
by Roy Winston | Published: Jun 08, '11
I am finally headed out to this year’s WSOP and can’t wait to get there. I haven’t played nearly as much live poker this year as in the past 4-5 years, but have, up until recently, been playing a huge amount online, more on that later. I am excited to join the action and feel ready. Last year because of other obligations I only played three events. I am planning on playing quite a bit more this year.
My plan is to come out for a week and a half then come home for about the same length of time and then back out for the last few events and the main event of course. I am also going to try and play more live events throughout this year. I am heading back to Cyprus at the beginning of August and will also play several WPT events, and of course many of the Borgata tournaments as well. For me, the unavailability of online play will definitely increase my live play.
It is so disappointing that the United States has decided to take the offensive against online poker, joining the fundamental Muslim countries in it’s prohibition. What confuses me about this issue, and perhaps I’m just easily confused, is that with so many “real” problems, this seems just a little bit too self-serving. I guess it is standard fare for those with a modicum of power to single out a target, which looks like low hanging fruit and then bring the weight of the government to bear. Why just recently another prosecutor with a lot of power, The New York Attorney General, Elliot Spitzer, conducted a full scale war on a similar such folly with questionable methods. Interestingly enough he was hoist on his own petard, so to speak. Even the esteemed Rudy Giullani’s methods were questioned when he was chasing down businessmen with the same zeal the federal government use to go after organized crime.
In these times of serious issues and problems, it would seem that our elected and appointed officials, who, by the way, are employed by us, forget their place. They should be servants of the people, not masters, pretending that they are above the repercussions of their actions. I would like to conclude this rant by adding if my name was Weiner, I would be careful where I tried to put my weiner with regard to texts, twitter and the like, especially as an elected official. Although I do have to admit that Ginger Lee is pretty hot, but come on, did he really have an expectation of privacy, maybe he wanted his constituents to know he was capable of having a relationship with a porn star, even if it was only a virtual one. At least if he was under all this for having had wild affairs with all these women, but it’s kind of a bad beat to of only had virtual relationships and be nation’s center of ridicule.