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A Couple Weeks at Home

by The Poker Academy |  Published: Aug 06, '15


I have just arrived in Turning Stone for the Poker Night in America weekend. There is a $1k tournament here tomorrow and live-streamed cash games on Saturday and Sunday. All of these things will be televised in the future. This is my first real venture back to poker since the WSOP ended.

Mostly, I have been enjoying a little rest and relaxation. I stayed in Vegas until July 19th playing cash games after the WSOP and then drove home on the 20th and 21st. Overall, I would say it was a pretty successful summer. 7 cashes in 27 events is great. (no bracelets though….) But when you add up the money from the tournaments and cash games, I exceeded my goal for the summer by a little.

As you might expect, when you get home from being gone for 2 months, you are wiped out. But then you get home and have a pile of mail and real life issues that just need catching up on. Things you might spend 10 minutes a day doing. But when you let them build up, it is a decent task. So I balanced relaxing and working on catching up at home for a week or so, played several rounds of golf, went to a wedding (’tis the summer season…), and stopped by the local casino for 3 hours one day to play a little and catch up with some friends.

This last weekend, I went salmon fishing off the British Columbia coast. It is a trip I take with my extended family most years, and a very relaxing time. We go into a little float lodge on sea planes, so you are completely cut off from the world for 3 days. Then you spend most of the days out in a little 17 foot boat with your fishing partner(s) for the weekend. This year I was there with my wife and 12 year old daughter (her first time, she loved it). The fishing was awesome. We barely had room in the freezer for all the salmon we brought home.

Anyway, back to work tomorrow…

-Rep Porter

Rick Fuller and Rep Porter are content creators and instructors at

Fuller has been a professional poker player for more than a decade. He has made four final tables at the WSOP, two in no-limit Hold’em, one in razz, and one in Omaha eight-or-better. Rick is a gifted communicator and teacher, actively involved in poker education for the past decade, teaching poker to thousands of students around the world. A former Police Officer, Rick is an adventure junkie, a private pilot, a skydiver with hundreds of jumps, and a certified SCUBA diver. He currently resides in Washington State.

Porter is a two-time WSOP bracelet winner with over $2.4 million in tournament winnings. He won his first bracelet in 2008 in six-handed no-limit hold’em and his second bracelet in 2011 in razz. He also finished 12th in the 2013 Main Event, taking home $573,204. Rep is a graduate of the University of Washington and worked as an equity options trader. Rep has played poker professionally for 17 years.

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