Today on The Final Table poker radio show, we covered the World Series Of Poker Circuit stop in St. Louis, which began Thursday and continues through this weekend. Nolan Dalla, media director for the WSOP was in town, so he sat down at the feature table in the Harrah’s St. Louis poker room with us.
We discussed my cashes in 2 of the first 4 events, the record turnouts — including the largest poker tournament in Missouri history, helped by many players who are “chasing circuit points” — as well as the tournaments that are still to come between now and the Main Event on Saturday. We also explained how, for just a hundred bucks, you can end up in the $1,000,000 buy-in event at the WSOP this summer.
We also took a few minutes to acknowledge the legacy of Amarillo Slim Preston, the poker hall of famer who is on his deathbed in a hospice in Texas. Nolan shared some Slim stories, having spent quite a bit of time with him over the years, and we added our own memories of sitting down with him at the Rio a few years ago. We’ll resurrect that interview for a special edition of The Final Table soon.
Finally, we discussed the unbelievable result of a hand at last week’s Big Game in Europe involving Phil Laak, Andy Moseley, Tony G, Scott Sevier, Alec Torelli, and a considerable amount of sleep deprivation.