Linda Weissler gets to live out the ultimate poker fan’s dream: she’s won front-row seats to attend the World Series of Poker Main Event final table.
Read about how she won her tickets, who she’s taking, and what it feels like to have the ultimate opportunity in poker fandom.
Think back to the most fun you ever had playing poker. Nice, eh?
Well, I recently had an experience that fits that description, playing in $4/$8 Dealer’s Choice mixed games with a group of like-minded poker lovers in the heart of Las Vegas.
I tried to capture the experience in words (and pictures), but to truly understand the joy we had, you have to experience it yourself firsthand. Hopefully, reading this account will encourage you to do just that.
On my recent trip to Las Vegas to attend the WSOP for the second time, I made sure that a visit to Poker Central headquarters would be a part of my itinerary. After having met some of the good folks there, I came away indelibly impressed.
Here, then, is the story of the people who work so hard at Poker Central to bring you top-notch poker entertainment 24/7.
Anyone who has ever been to the WSOP knows the sounds and sights of the Rio’s hallways. Along with the throngs of poker players bustling about, there are numerous salespeople hawking items to passersby. It turns out that many of them are Israeli.
These people are more than just vendors though. They’re hardworking people, each with their own stories. Being American-Israeli myself, I decided to get to know them better and bring their stories to light. Perhaps you’ll look at them a bit differently after reading this article.
I’ve often “lurked around”, watching Daniel Negreanu play at live poker events. I’ve also particularly enjoyed the Kid Poker documentary produced about his life. The reason? Well, frankly I’ve just found him to be an inspiring individual.
Eventually, after hanging around watching him for so long, you have a “story” like this one that you want to share with people.
James Taylor is the man responsible for producing Daniel Negreanu’s daily vlogs at the 2017 WSOP. He was kind enough to grant us an interview during which we got an exclusive behind-the-scenes picture and description of the work involved in putting together the final product we see each day.
We hope you enjoy listening + a transcript is provided for your convenience.