I have finally arrived in Barcelona after a nightmare trip which ended up taking 8 hours. The hotel has free internet access in the room so i will be able to post some updates and play online during the tournaments which last 9 days. The main event is a €2000 Heads Up Championship and its the draw later so i will post a couple of the interesting confrontions when i get in. It is flanked by a number of other events so it should be an exciting 9 days.
I hinted recently that i had a few bits of news. Firstly, i agreed a sponsorship deal with Betfair which i am obviously extremely delighted with. So this is my first official tournament as part of the Betfair team.
Secondly, i was approached a couple of weeks ago to do a weekly column for the Daily Telegraph. I accepted without hesitation and it was amazing to be asked. An opening article introducing me as a columnist should appear on on Saturday June 4th, which includes photos of me playing at the Gutshot. The first few weeks I will be explaining the basics of No Limit Holdem but after that i hope to write something that will be interesting for both poker newbies and regular players.
They have done the draw for round one. I am playing Gary Collins..... i imagine that he is one of the internet qualifiers. For the rest of the draw click here as i posted it on Blondpoker.
I played and lost two hands of Omaha in the €10/€20 game at the casino last night. Lost the first to Noah Boeken and the second to Devilfish..... still its been a successful trip so far as i managed to win £1200 on the Betfair tables earlier. The car challenge is now at £3400 so i am now in the VW Golf bracket... playing in the €300 Limit tourney in a few hours so will write a report on how that goes. Probably be a brief report with my Limit Holdem skills.