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20 Oct 2008

Meeting Michael Phelps

The Caesar’s Palace Classic Tournament takes place during the final two weeks of October. Allyn and I decided to spend our Sunday playing in Event #4, a $500 No Limit Hold’em tournament.

The 278 person event started at noon. We both played well and even made the dinner break with about 50 others.  I was able to make the final table and will be returning tomorrow along with eight others. I’m playing well and have a good stack. Hopefully both will stay true tomorrow.

However, the real highlight of the day was meeting Michael Phelps. It turns out that he is quite a poker player, as well as an accomplished swimmer. He came in ninth in yesterday’s tournament, and was there today for the final table play.

Caesar’s management was kind enough to give me the microphone to welcome him to Caesar’s and the poker community.  All in all it was a very fun day. Even the sushi at dinner was great. More tomorrow.