It is the last week in Vegas and the most important event of them all, the main event $10,000 buy in. John O Shea and Peter Murphy are into day 4 and have smashed the bubble and are guaranteed 20k. Ross Johnson got knocked out on day 3. If John manages to make it to the final table and be guaranteed 1 million, it would be the greatest come back of all time and the documentary sure would look good!
The guys are playing 14 hours of poker everyday with no days off, so it is important to have a good training session before they start everyday to let off a bit of steam. We went for a 3km run in the rain (it never rains in Vegas, so it was amazing!) followed by a high intensity boxing session. Great way to get the brain switched on and get ready for anything that comes your way. This is like playing in the super bowl for these guys, so they are very focused and prepared.
Peter Murphy was next out taking home 22k, John was still in and made day 5 of the main event. This is the furthest John has ever gone in the main and he is going into day 5 with average stack, so all to play for. Couple of the guys had to change their flights because they got so deep into the tourney. The TV crew were loving the run John was having because it will make great TV, they were not authorised to take footage of him playing poker because ESPN had the rights. So he had to do an interview every morning and at each dinner break of the event.
We all had high dreams of maybe coming back on November 9th to rail John O Shea at the final table, but it was not to be. Getting a simple text from John, “bust” was enough to kill the dream. Taking home 52k from the event was not that bad, but when you look at what these guys put on the table you will say he deserved more.
Well my little side betting on the trip went well, I am up overall but think I will stick to the hustling instead! Winnings, bowling $900, beer pong $400, stay in the hot tub at 43° for 20min $100, poker $170.
We went out to celebrate the amount of money the guys lost for the trip. We headed to Pure Nightclub in Ceasers. We got the best table on the rooftop over looking the lights of Vegas! What a place and trip, the guys may have lost this year but it won’t stop them coming back again next year and giving it their all!
That’s all for this year guys, I am training 12 professional poker players at the moment and if you are interested in setting fitness goals and smashing them, just drop me an e mail firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get a free consultation through Boylepoker, Follow me on Facebook www.facebook.com/letstrainie and check out my website www.letstrain.ie Rob Smyth, Let’s train!