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Three Wishes

by Padraig Parkinson |  Published: Mar 01, 2010


One night, after poker in London’s Victoria Casino, a bunch of us were having a few pints in the Metropole Hotel. Mike Sexton said that it was his wish that every serious poker player got to play the main event at the World Series of Poker at least once in their lives and got one shot at experiencing the unique buzz of playing a final table in a bracelet event. To be honest, we were all a bit surprised that anyone could have a wish that involved somebody else winning something, but we got used to him after a while. With online qualification, the main event wish is very achievable these days and if Harrah’s go through with their plan to have 430 bracelet events every year, the second part shouldn’t be a problem either. Years later, we were having a few pints of the black stuff in O’Connor’s pub ...

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