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Where to go now?

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Aug 28, '08

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I am just now getting back to Vegas from trip to LA for the Legends.

Day two went about as expected. I drew a good table, but never really got to play as I didn't get much in the way of starting hands and being so shortstacked wasn't able to do anything but sit and wait for decent hands that never came. I more or less blinded off after about 4 hrs. Its funny, when this happens I usually am in a decent mood as I know I played a mistake free tournament, just never had a chance.

I am however upset at myself for leaving my phone charger at home, which made me miss a call to go to Denver and play in the PPA charity event at the DNC. I would have loved this opportunity. I am very excited about what an Obama presidency might do for this country. Also, Obama is a poker player himself, while the GOP has more or less declared war on poker. This is the first presidential election I have really followed closely and been excited about a candidate. Even though Kerry was a fellow kiteboarder, I wasn't crazy about him, just very much against Bush/Cheney.

Right now I am trying to decide between Barcelona/London WSOP and Borgata. I got an email from the TD at Borgata, by the way, corecting me about the start time for their WPT events. They start at 11am not 10am. Maybe I was thinking of Foxwoods, but it has been years since I went there. I thought Foxwoods was a very poorly run poker room the two times I did go.

I am leaning towards the Borgata right now. Both events are very well run, but as much as I hate the trip to to Atlantic City and the time change, London is exponentially worse and unbelievably expensive to boot. I am also thinking Borgata might be even softer than normal with a lot of pros opting for Europe.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website, www.leewatkinson.com.

 
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