My first major poker foray of 2007 starts tomorrow, when I fly to Atlantis in the Bahamas for the 2007 Pokerstars Carribean Adventure. This is a WPT event.
It should be a lot of fun–the weather will be great, Janeen is coming–but there is a very good chance that I will miss my beloved New York Jets’ playoff game against the Patriots, which distresses me. When I booked this trip I didn’t think the Jets had a snowball’s chance in hell of playing a game on wildcard weekend (and neither did anyone else).
I guess it’s one of the tradeoffs you have to make as a poker player?
I begin play on Saturday, and the Jets’ game is Sunday, so I do know that it will soften the blow if I happen to bust out on Day 1 of the event.
Also, now that I’ve completed a full year of professional poker, I want to officially say the following:
2006 was the most fulfilling, satisfying year of my adult life, and my career switch was a major reason for this. I feel like I have accomplished a lot, and I also am very proud of myself for taking a calculated risk that paid off.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout 2006. I also want to send a special shout-out to Jon Marston, who first convinced me to write this blog, then got it off the ground, and today continues to help me with it.
Happy New Year everyone.