Popped down to the Empire Casino, Leicester Square yesterday because a live pro friend/acquaintance of mine, Paul Zimbler, is trying to simultaneously break the world record for longest official poker session (currently 75ish hours) and raise a load of money for charity by getting each of his opponents to donate to I think it is the Make a Wish Foundation.
As it is WSOPE time at the moment, there were lots of big names around which was cool and I even got to wish Barry Greenstein a shana tova (new year greeting in hebrew as it was Jewish new year at the weekend) which was kinda fun.
I beat Paul fairly easily twice (he was only 4 hours into the challenge at the time so he can't really have excuses) so got to sign the winners' t-shirt alongside names such as Doyle Brunson. Apparently the t-shirt will get auctioned at the end so no doubt I've added a few hundred to the value!
Was good fun all in all and Paul had already raised over £10k by the time I was there (Doyle had given £600 and some other dude had given £1k) and with various big money names like Hellmuth and co promising to play, no doubt he will make a tonne of money for charity which is cool.
If anyone is over there or planning to head over, then it would be cool to meet up and get some overly priced beers at the Empire.
Anyway, back to class now.. blah...