Hi-Tech Pseudojournalism Comes to Winstar

by , Aug 25, 2007 | 9:56 pm


THACKERVILLE, Okla.–Woo-hoo, it works! Yep, it took some sore thumbs and a little extra money to Cingular to make things happen, but I am blogcasting semi-live from my laptop in the WinStar poker room. Still have a few kinks to deal with … for example, it’s hard to find a power outlet in this giant tent. (Quick aside … the WSOP might want to consult with the Chickasaws when it comes to building super-big, functional, well air-conditioned poker tents.) Anyhow, it’s a bit longer of a walk to the WinStar casino entrance on a Saturday evening. Our unscientific license-plate spot-check of the parking-lot action north of the Red River:

Texas – 124
Oklahoma – 3
Louisiana – 1
Ontario (Canada) – 1
Missouri – 1
Illinois – 1

They’re getting near the bubble in Day 3-Day 1 of the Red River Roundup. Forty-six players remain, and today they’re playing down to 34. Greg Raymer and Kido Pham both went out early. No other “big names” remain … but we’re about to take a walk on the other side of the ropes to see if we don’t recognize anyone.

UPDATE: Nope, hardly recognize a remaining soul. Across the way in the cash games, however, is another story, where dealers and players alike look familiar … almost like an old higher-stakes Rounder Club tourney at the old P-room! I’m sure there are some good players left in the field, it will just take us a bit to learn who they are. (And hey, one of these days, the Chickasaws may even let us take pictures!)

5 Comments to “Hi-Tech Pseudojournalism Comes to Winstar”

  1. Willie

    Yo Dan. Saw you sit down at the 2-5 there on Friday. How’s the side game action treating you? My game was 2-5-straddle-40 blind raise for about 3 1/2-4 hours and I got slapped around like a Lifetime movie housewife.

  2. DanM

    You shoulda said hi! I was doing great. Cashed out +$1,400 on Thursday night, then built my $400 buy-in to $900 Friday when I started to get that “leavin’ feelin’.” You know what I’m talking about … that little voice inside that tells you it’s been a good night and you shouldn’t be greedy?

    Anyhow, I chose to ignore that voice … and played on and on even as changing table conditions (and my dwindling chip-stack) told me otherwise. busted out … so -$400. Am trying to see the “glass is half full” side of this story and pat myself on the back for not going into my pocket for another $500 as has been my traditional behavior in these losing situations, but I’m still pretty mad at myself and see it more as a $900 loss.

  3. DanM

    ***I got slapped around like a Lifetime movie housewife.***

    Is it wrong of me to smile at this nice turn of phrase?

  4. Scott Chaffin

    Are you trying to steal the soul of the Chickasaws?

  5. DanM

    Funny … I don’t think I’ve seen one since being here.