Once I get back to where I’m shooting in the mid 80’s, I won’t be wasting time. I’ll start on #1, but if I don’t make par I’ll just start over. If after about 7 or 8 holes it doesn’t look good for 80- I’ll scrap the round and start over. Time is of the essence, and I can’t waste any daylight if I’m close to having a shot at an 80. **************************************************************** I can’t wait to play poker tomorrow! I’m so freaking excited about this show. I put in a decent amount of work on my 6 handed game online and I feel really good about it. That, plus I had a bit of an epiphany poker wise while in Monte Carlo. All signs to me doing well, but we shall see. One thing I love about our show, is that FINALLY there is a rule in place where you can’t hide like a chicken behind sunglasses! I swear every TV producer should ban sunglasses entirely from any televised event. They are so bad for poker on so many levels. Poker wouldn’t be on TV if everyone wore hoodies and sunglasses to hide their eyes. I’m so happy when I see online guys like Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, and Phil Galfond man up by not hiding behind shades. The majority of the best players in the world DO NOT wear sunglasses. One of the biggest differences between live and online poker is the ability to see your opponent. Eyes and all. Doyle Brunson doesn’t wear shades. Phil Ivey doesn’t wear shades. If anyone wants to start a petition to ban them in any form of poker whether it’s tournaments, cash games, or televised events I’d do whatever I could to help. If you wanna wear shades when you play online, go for it! If you wanna play on The PokerStars.Net The Big Game then you’ll just have to man up and take those silly things off! There are other key reasons why sunglasses should absolutely be banned at a poker table, but I won’t get into that.
Let’s just say that guys like Russ Hamilton would appose such a ban. I heard Durr say it on High Stakes Poker last week and he is absolutely right. You should always be uncomfortable playing high stakes poker against someone wearing sunglasses. I’m not making this up, it’s just a fact. Banning sunglasses helps to protect the integrity of the game against cheating. For that reason alone, they should be completely outlawed from poker. No other sport or organization would allow competitors a device that makes it easier for them to get away with cheating. **************************************************************** I won’t be tweeting any results from the show. I’ll be playing on the 5th, 8th, and 9th of May. On the 6th I’ll be doing 36 holes, then on the 7th I’ll be on a really fun golf reality show that I actually watch and enjoy. The 10th is another golf day, commercial shoot on the 11th, then it’s the $25k heads up SCOOP event and the $10k main event. I may golf WHILE playing the SCOOP. I have a wireless card, I can make it work! ]]>