16 Hours Until Australia: Maybe a Dingo Ate Your Baby?
At 11:15pm EST... I'll be logging into Party Poker to play in the $600 buy-in Aussie Million Satellite. The winner gets an all expenses paid trip (and entry fees into two different events) to the Australia Poker Championships in January of next year. The Crown Casino in Melbourne will be giving away $1,000,000 Aussie bucks. Am I nervous? Not really. I'm anxious more than anything. Didn't sleep well at all, and will spend most of today relaxing and writing. Yesterday, I played a warm-up event... a qualifier to a satellite for the European Open... and I came in 4th place out of 80. I played well and I'm on my game right now.
If the field is small tonight (less than 40 players) then I really like my chances. If you want to watch me play, you can download the softyware from Party Poker. Make sure you mention my bonus code: TAO4 if you end up signing up for a real money account. (You do not have to deposit money right away to watch me play.) I usually get a few cyber railbirds watching me play and tonight will be no different. Hopefully, I'll have great news for you tomorrow.
I have never been to Australia and I'd totally love the opportunity to travel to an exotic land, get drunk in their bars, puke in their streets, and take pictures of dingos, wombats, kangaroos, and koala bears.
Yesterday's Poker Playing Music...
1. Medeski, Martin & Wood
2. Charlie Hunter
4. John Coltrane
5. Crusader Rabbit