Mrs. Chicago and I are sitting at Chicago's Midway airport, waiting for our delayed flight to Las Vegas. I had planned to head out two weeks ago, and to spend at least 8-10 days in toasty LV for the World Series of Poker this year. Alas, life got in the way, as it sometimes does.
I'm looking forward to seeing what changes this year's event have brought. Certainly the advance of technology and social networking have continued to have an impact. Once again, "real time" chip counts are available on the WSOP site, but this year, there's an added twist, a number of professionals have Twitter feeds, so you can sweat them from afar (or right at their table).
If you're interested in following my progress, you can do so at http://twitter.com/chicagojason, or in the feed in the right column of this here
I plan to play in the Deep Stack Extravagaza event tomorrow at noon at the Venetian. Sunday will likely involve satellites at the Rio. And Monday, I'll play in WSOP event #54. My fourth year of playing at least one event at the WSOP.
In other exciting news, I make my Poker Analyst television debut this Sunday evening at 7pm Central. For those of you in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa, you can tune in on Comcast SportsNet (DirecTv 665, Comcast HD 300, Comcast 37).