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Taking it Easy

by Roy Winston |  Published: Mar 28, '11

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I have finally set my initial WSOP playing schedule and although it’s open to change, I plan to play in about 15-18 events, including the main event of course. I need to make my reservations and find a place to stay while there. I get tired of staying in the casino-hotels and prefer renting a house or condo. I like the quiet when not at the WSOP. If anyone out there has any thoughts on the matter, feel free to contact me at winstonpoker@yahoo.com.
I have been playing online a good deal and really enjoy the double guarantee promotion that Full Tilt is running this week. I have been playing a wide range of tournaments and the 10 game mix cash game with some success. I am taking a small hiatus from live play until the WSOP, although who knows if some event appeals to me I could be tempted. I have been working on a couple of projects which are beginning to bear fruit. I have also been shopping for a car, looking for a new place to live and still on my health/ work-out kick. So far so good, but I can’t quite seem to hit the goals I have set for myself.

I am also planning another trip back to the Island of Cyprus as soon as they set the date for there next main event series. It should be sometime towards the end of the summer, after the WSOP. I had several great trips there over the past couple of years and can’t wait to return. They have an amazing facility for poker, a full service hotel and spa, which is a high end all-inclusive resort on the Mediterranean. Last time Full Tilt teamed up to co-sponsor the event and I am hoping they participate again. I will make dates and travel information available as soon as it is set. You can check out the resort at www.meritpoker.com

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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phillyguy1
over 9 years ago

You must not be aware of the fact that the northern part of Cyprus was invaded and occupied by the Turks in 1974.They killed thousands of people and took their land and property while forcing the Greek population to flee.They are a "country" that is only recognized by Turkey.No one else in the world recognizes them.Playing at their resort is like playing in Nazi Germany or Vichy France or pre apartheid South Africa.I realize that poker players don't know too much about politics,but after knowing all this if you continue to play there you should be ashamed of yourself.

 
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notCIA
over 9 years ago

Yes, Roy, what's wrong with you ? Visiting the Northern part of Cyprus would be like visiting a conquered area like, well, every occupied place on earth, such as Philadelphia.

 
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phillyguy1
over 9 years ago

The Turkish Army maintains a large force in Northern Cyprus whereas the Republic of Cyprus and the international community regard it as an illegal occupation force with its presence denounced in several United Nations Security Council resolutions.

 
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showtime629
over 9 years ago

The country of Cyprus is actually located within the Borgata...in Cyprus.

 
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