On Friday June 17, 2011, I will officially become a senior citizen. That is the day that I begin (and end?) play in event 30 of the World Series of Poker, The Seniors event (must be 50 to enter). I wonder if all senior citizens feel too young to be this old. I’m looking forward to getting my chips in and having fun with the whole experience. Dr. K was good to remind me that having fun was the goal. My friends Jim the Knife, Tom Scott, and David Westbay will also be playing and I wish them all the luck in the world. Having friends along for the ride definitely adds to the fun.
The last time I played in a poker tournament, I was out before the end of the first level. The first goal is to have fun. The second goal is to last longer than I did in the last tournament. I could sit in the hallway at the Rio for the first hour and watch people and make the first two goals. After that, I’ll have to be content to do my best and hope the cards are kind. I’ll tweet when I can, so follow @CKrumel for live updates starting Friday.