heads-up with Elkan Allan for the inaugural (and only) Avery Cardoza Challenge Cup. At one point he had about five-sixths of the chips in play but didn't push his advantage unless he had a good hand. At about three in the morning, I remember standing up and yelling, 'Gamble! For God's sake, gamble!' An hour later, somehow the chips had all come my way.

hotel room in Las Vegas for the 2007 WSOP Main Event

Flusfeder & VarkonyiDay 3 sitting next to 2002 winner Robert Varkonyi. The headphones are to block out his chirruping and to combat the tedium of playing hand-for-hand as we approach the cash.

link to my Telegraph poker blog here (scroll down to bottom of page to read up in chronological order).

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Day 4: the exit hand