Living the Dream(s)

Go Bo!

by , May 19, 2009 | 9:07 am

The more I read about this, the more I like it.

I stumbled across this courtesy of High Stakes News. A Canadian by the name of Bo Fric didn’t exactly make a success out of his run as a professional poker player. In fact, he accumulated quite the debt in the process. But before leaving the game altogether, he put together a “poker bucket list,” which he plans to put into motion this summer at the WSOP, write about it, and film it all for a documentary. The list includes things like riding in a hot-air balloon with Sam Grizzle and doing yoga with Allen Cunningham. However…

There are three little problems:

1. I don’t know any of these people on a personal level and really don’t know how to begin.
2. I currently have a slight negative balance in my bank account, $30,000 in credit card debt, and less than $3,000 liquid cash.
3. I don’t know the first damn thing about writing a book.

Other problems? He has a young son and has chosen to mortgage his house, car, and other worldly possessions to carry out this project. Nevertheless, since he began airing his wishes on his website, Bo seems to have found sponsors like PokerRoad and the Canadian Poker Tour, making it seem like this has a chance of playing out before our WSOP-blurred eyes this summer. Could be interesting!

Items on the bucket list include:

Here it is in its original form (I expect it will morph until the beginning of the series):

* Take Doyle Brunson out for dinner
* Shoot craps with Phil Ivey
* Play Golden Tee, Wii, and Pool with Daniel Negreanu
* Win a hand in Bobby’s Room
* Have lunch with the Canadian Heroes Daniel, Brad, Gavin, Nenad, and FBT
* Train MMA with Team Cardrunners and a UFC star
* Play a $10,000 hand of blackjack
* Bet $1000 on one number in roulette
* Have a drinking contest with Gavin Smith
* Go club hopping with Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak
* Play the main event
* Go to a gentlemen’s club with Layne Flack
* Drive cart for Patrick Antonius or David Benyamine in high stakes golf match
* Learn to pick up Asian women from Barry Greenstein
* Play a game of pickup basketball with Nenad, Grinder, Huck, J.C., D. William and others
* Go suit shopping with Sammy Farha
* Be a part of Phil Hellmuth’s WSOP main event entrance
* Get business advice from Eli Elezra and Howard Lederer
* Drink coronas with Scotty Nguyen
* Play Mike Matusow in a match play golf game
* Sweat $5,000 sportsbet with Erick Lindgren
* Spend an afternoon at the spa with Tom “Durrr” Dwan
* Play Chinese Poker with Poker Road crew Ali, Gavin, Joe, and Huff
* Appear on Poker Road Radio
* ATV with the Poker Road Crew
* Cash in a WSOP event
* Ride in a Bugatti with Guy Laliberte
* Play Video Poker with Archie Karas
* Take a helicopter ride with Chris Moneymaker
* Go stockcar racing with Gus Hansen
* Take a balloon ride with Sam Grizzle
* Get Joel some female help
* Play Rock Band with Evelyn Ng
* Play blackjack with Andy Bloch
* Practice Yoga with Allen Cunningham
* Go out for an evening of swing dancing with Chris Ferguson
* Practice Buddhism with Andy Black
* Visit Fremont St. with Gabe Kaplan
* Meet the guy who got breast implants for a prop bet Brian Zembic
* Get marriage advice from Norman Chad
* Have a smoke break with Eugene Todd
* Get publishing advice from Dan Harrington
* Ride on a private jet anywhere with anyone
* Host the world’s largest poker pro paintball game

6 Comments to “Living the Dream(s)”

  1. Mean Gene

    I’m betting this guy doesn’t have joint custody of his son. Or, he doesn’t anymore.

  2. grunkzzz

    sounds like a retard

  3. California Jen

    I’m not keen on the “leaving the son” aspect of this adventure, though I admire a guy for pursuing a dream.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    Bo no longer has the sponsorship of PokerRoad.

  5. California Jen

    Well, it looks like this entire project may not happen…but he’s going to Vegas anyway. Good luck to him.

  6. DanM

    Nothing worthwhile is ever easy.