It's been an incredible World Series of Poker leading up to the 2012 Main Event. I've watched several hours on the live WSOP stream and almost all have been in the various forms of mixed games. The final tables have been littered with some of the most recognized pros in the world. David Tuchman (@TuckonSports on Twitter) has done an incredible job announcing and interviewing, talking strategy with tons of the pros and old timers. All the events have been archived for replay.
Here's a shout out too all you NL Hold-Em grinders!! Of course I love playing NL, especially tournaments, but as the Poker Brat says."No Limit Hold-Em - Hours of boredom followed by sheer terror."
Here's my short story. I've been grinding in one aspect or another my whole life from hard labor jobs to a good career in the paper and printing industry. Although a very average athlete, competing for years at various sports was great stress relief. Now the old bones won't cooperate.
Always played various forms of cards since my youth, but Mr. Moneymaker got me excited enough to start visiting card rooms around the midwest after my business day. I was hooked and Full Tilt got me even more hooked. What were these games? Omaha8, HORSE, Stud 8, Badugi. So I dove right in to the micro games & small tourney buy-ins and had a ball (of course I studied). Then April 15 burst the bubble.
As I search my Bravo Poker app for these games, I find it incredible that in a city the size of Chicago you rarely see any listed at the best poker room in the midwest, Horseshoe Hammond. Do you have to live in Vegas or LA? Games like limit Omaha8 are great fun and usually easier on the bankroll. I can't wait to sit across a 6-12 full kill game with you. Start the fun, NOW.