Thursday, December 12, 2013

WPBT 2013 Winter Classic Non-Trip Report, and Spring 2014 Las Vegas trip

As many of you know, I never made it to the WPBT Winter Classic last weekend. We had an ice storm here in Dallas / Fort Worth Thursday night, which caused hundreds of flight cancellations out of DFW Airport for Friday, including mine. I was rebooked to fly out Saturday, but that flight got canceled too and American Airlines wanted to rebook me for Sunday. I didn't see much point in that since by the time I got there all the festivities would be just about over. I asked AA to book me for Monday so I could get to L.A., which was my destination after Las Vegas anyway. The Monday flight that they moved me to also got canceled, so I finally told them to cancel the entire trip and refund my fare, which they said they would do. I am really sorry that the weather did not cooperate to allow me to join the WPBT fun. The Facebook and Twitter posts that I read from the participants made it sound like everyone had a great time, and I am happy for them.

I do have an excuse to go to Las Vegas this Spring. As you may recall from a previous blog post, I qualified for a seat in the World Poker Tour - Amateur Poker League National Championship Tournament, which will be held at the Tropicana April 28 through 30. I plan to go to that and try my luck. I have to book at least one night at the Trop to enter the tourney, but their rates are much higher than some of the neighboring hotels for that week, so I expect to only stay one night at the Trop and the rest most likely across the street at the Excalibur. While I am in town, I hope to catch up with as many of my LV friends as possible.

Another item on my to-do list is one last trip up to Winstar Casino in OK before we move to California, to make up for missing out on playing poker last weekend. I will try to remember to post a report after that session.

I wish all of you an enjoyable season of whatever holidays you choose to celebrate! (Is that politically correct enough?)