A well-deserved $1,500 seat is headed to him for the month of March. He tore through the field with eight final tables (and almost another last night in Sutd) and made the points 11 times in 18 tries. What a finish.
I didn't come close to replicating the magic of last March. Last night was a dandy. I caught the deck early and rocketed to the top of the leaderboard and then proceeded to start with fantastic draws only to miss. For example, I started four to a flush three times toward the end of my night and missed all three, two of those times with either gutshot or open-ended straight draws to go with the flush draws. I went from tournament leader to 36th in a heartbeat.
You may have seen how deeply Harrah's was discounting its rooms this summer for the WSOP. Visitation to Vegas is down drastically this year with the weak economy. Now the unbelievable has happened -- Harrah's has announced it is canceling the WSOP. Officials said they can't expect to recoup the cost of hosting the event because of the expected downturn in poker players coming to town. You can read more details of the sad news here.