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My World Series of Poker Final Table

by Eoghan O'Dea |  Published: Feb 01, 2012


I arrived on my own in Vegas a week before the final table which worked for me because it gave me time to focus. I played a bit, went to the gym and looked through some of the coverage trying to see if I could notice anything about the rest of the players, or even myself. My friends and family arrived just before the main event which meant that I wasn’t distracted by anything like mad nights out and was in bed early every night. I slept very well the night before the final table. Everyone else said they had no trouble sleeping either, unless they were bluffing in which case I didn’t catch it! We were all to meet at a suite in the Rio which took me about 30 minutes to find! All nine of us were there for about 90 minutes. I thought that this is where ...

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