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Swimming with Huck Seed, Flack from K-Pax or selling his body for survival

by Roy Winston |  Published: Sep 14, '09


My last day in Cyprus was great, right up until all my friends got eliminated from the main event. The day began with ten players and Layne Flack, Huck Seed, Nenad Medic, and Jonathan Little busted. I was very surprised to see that group of four, fall.

Before the carnage at the final table, Huck and I went for a run, followed by a swim to this rock formation, which looked to be 1,000-1,500 yards offshore. I was a good swimmer years ago, but haven’t really done any distance swimming in 20 years. We actually made the trip easily. The water was crystal clear and has a fairly high salinity as seas go, giving you the feeling of buoyancy. Or maybe I’m just so use to swimming pools that all salt water feels that way. We made it back safe and sound and would do a swimming prop bet with Huck as long as no running component was involved. He runs like a gazelle.

My flight was scheduled to leave Cyprus at 5am, and with the 75-minute drive to the airport, and having to cross the border from the Turkish to Greek side of the island a car was scheduled for Layne and I at 2am. I last saw Layne, or should I say, the most interesting man in the world, around 8 or 9pm. I am concerned that maybe I’m just feeding into Layne’s delusional state, kind of like Kevin Spacey in K-Pax when his psychiatrist, Jeff Bridges, plays along. I am fairly certain that Layne actually believes he is the character in the Dos Equis commercial. So, once again Layne missed the flight, but I did just get an email from him, which said; I’m stranded on Cyprus and may have to start selling my body for survival. Now, if he really is “The most interesting man in the world” he should have no difficulty finding his way home, or maybe he is actually the alien from K-Pax. Either way, he should be fine, unless he really does have to start selling his body, in which case he’s in a lot of trouble.

I’m now on my way to The Borgata for the tournament series, which began a few days ago. I am excited to see how the $3,500 WPT main event turns out. My prediction——Huge Success. Here is a link to the schedule of events:

Hope to see you there.

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: or send an email to: 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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