Posted 02 March 2005 - 05:37 PM
Went during my lunch hour; knew from reading his blog that Daniel was not going to be there, but it was my first chance to see many of the pros live.Saw TJ, Raymer, Andy Bloch, Men the Master, Scotty, etc. - all hanging around as the tourney started late. Raymer was a popular guy as there were always a couple of other players coming over and chatting with him. The main table had Howard Lederer, JC Tran (someone pointed him out to me), Gavin Griffin I believe.Mimi Rogers has kept herself in good shape and there weren't too many female players so she was easy to find. Would have liked to see that play against Phil but never saw Phil as he really showed up late.Antonio, the Magician, was the first one to go out as he went all-in, jumped on top of his chair and started yelling "No Aces! No Aces!" as he had KK and the other guy had AK. Didn't work as an A fell and he was out. The Unabomber came over to console him from across the room.As we were leaving, saw David Williams hanging out with Antonio; read later that he was one of the first go out also.I'll probably go back out next Tuesday as the shooting star tourney starts up then - it was fun to see all the pros in person. And yes, TJ is a big guy!
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