Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Packing for Punta

UruguayA quick post today to relate I’m heading back to the southern hemisphere to Punta del Este, Uruguay to help report on this week’s Latin American Poker Tour event. It’s a return trip for me, as I was there last summer as well for the LAPT. The tourney runs from Thursday through Sunday, so if you head over to the PokerStars blog later this week, you’ll see F-Train and I doing our best to share what’s happening from the event.

By the time I return, the 2012 World Series of Poker will have already gotten underway. The first event, the $500 buy-in Casino Employees Event (Event No. 1), kicks off on Sunday, May 27. On Monday comes the first open event, a three-day $1,500 no-limit hold’em tourney (Event No. 2). Then on Tuesday two more events get going, and the sucker gets rolling for real all of the way through to early July and the Main Event (Event No. 61).

I will be heading back to Vegas once again this summer to help PokerNews with their coverage of the WSOP. Gonna do similar to last year and go out a few weeks in, arriving a little after mid-June. Will be the fifth year for me at the Series, which seems hard to fathom.

Am looking forward to this short trip, which ought to serve as a fun warm-up for the more intense scene I’ll be reporting from in Vegas come June. Will be good to experience a little live poker, too -- if only as an observer -- after having spent so many hours of late watching the online guys pushing chips back and forth.

Anyhow, there are bags to pack and other matters to which to attend, so I’m signing off. Expect I’ll try again to submit a few travel reports, if I can, from the coastal city of Punta del Este, where I know for sure I’ll be seeing at least one big hand.

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