Some left-over thoughts from the Vegas trip:
I usually never toot my own horn (because theres rarely anything to toot) but I handled the pressure of a major poker tournament like a pro. Never once did I feel over-whelmed or over-matched. I'd like to think that its because I went into it telling myself, yeah this is a big deal but its just a poker tournament, just like when I play the Friday 11am tournies at Foxwoods or whatever, only the size and buy in change.
Table talk is very strange at the WSOP. Discussion topics ranged from country of origin, to a discussion regarding wisdom teeth removal to the guy who knocked me out claiming he was a posterboy for a Flomax commercial. I like light-hearted table banter personally.
I've gotten puzzled looks from friends regarding my assessment of Vegas. I know I touched on it in my previous posts, but other than the WSOP and being at the Rio where the magic happens, Vegas did not impress me at all. Is this because I live in the state with the biggest casinos in the world? Possibly. Is it because I wish Alissa could have been there with me? Absolutely. I will probably return to Vegas, but it would ONLY be to play in another WSOP event.