No, it’s not for the WPBT July girly thingy. No, I’m booked for the kick ass August 2-6 weekend. Going in July was out of the question for G-Rob and I, so we’re going to win WSOP events in August instead. The plane tickets are bought.

One thing I’m sorry I’m going to miss that July weekend is the first real poker-blogging, WPBT participant in history to play on American television! Jen Leo won a seat into the Mansion Poker Speed Poker tournament that airs on Fox Sports Net. I sure hope she gets a chance to drop the HAMMER! My luckbox skills are available to borrow if you need them that day. [Editor’s note: As situs online correctly points out, he landed on Canadian TV. They have TV up there? I have also updated to stress the WPBT nature of the blogging.]

Finally, the WSOP really gets under way tomorrow with the first full-field event (the casino employees play today). You can anticipate coverage from the regulars: Pauly at Tao of Poker, PokerProf and Co. over at, and I’m assuming The Spaceman will be doing some coverage for Bluff Magazine eventually. Of course, the best live-blogger in the world (I’m biased) will be out there soon, too is there now. At least in time for the Main Event, if not earlier, From now, through the Main Event, Otis will be dropping his knowledge over at the PokerStars blog (And I’m hearing some rumors that Otis will take his coverage to multimedia levels never seen at the WSOP! Stay tuned!).

I don’t think there’s a blogger in the blogosphere who can knock me out of the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker. And I’m so confident that I’ve convinced Lee Jones himself to put a bounty on my head.

Bust me, and you get a seat into the WSOP 150 Seat Guaranteed tournament. That’s right. Bust me, and get a great shot at a seat in the Main Event. If you don’t know, that tournament entry fee is $370. That’s how much faith Lee Jones has in me beating all of you. He’s putting $370 of his own dollars on the line. It’s not like they’re making money hand over fist over there. They need every dollar they can scrape together in this difficult economy.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Just make sure you get in behind, because if I have outs, you’re going down. I’m The Luckbox. And don’t you forget it!


In completely unrelated news, I’ve been remiss in failing to link up the fine folks at Wicked Chops Poker. These guys got a great thing going over there. Plus, they just featured one of my favorite writers, Jen Leo (and that smile ain’t half bad either!). So go check them out and maybe even add them to your bloglines, too.