2013 WSOP is here: What I’ve learned about myself from poker and other random thoughts

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Blog, Poker | No Comments

Ten years ago, Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker Main event and unquestionably altered the path my life would take (Check out this awesome oral history of the event done recently by Grantland). I had already begun playing the game with friends after being introduced to it by my friend Lax but Moneymaker’s win […]

Results of the Tournament to benefit LLS (Event 3 of 2012)

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in Blog, Charity Poker Tournaments, Poker | No Comments

Last Saturday, Jody and I hosted the 3rd charity poker tournament of the 2012 season.This tournament raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk, specifically Team DeMasi. Here is a link to our team if you’d like to donate or learn more about the cause: Team DeMasi. A total of 16 players […]

What I’ve been up to

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Blog, Business, Fitness, Poker | No Comments

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since I’ve updated here. I feel like August and September blew by so quickly. I actually just realized that I never wrote a blog for days 7-10 of our trip in Tampa. I’m really sad that I never did this because those days were filled with […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Come to Parx for the WPT Parx Open Poker Classic

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Blog, Poker | No Comments

I’d like to preface this post by saying that Parx is not paying me to write this. I’ve spent so much time there over the last year and a half and I’m extremely grateful to have such a well run poker room to call home. Starting tomorrow Parx is hosting a much anticipated WPT series […]

10 days in Vegas/St. Pete: Days 4-6

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Blog, Poker, Travel | No Comments

This is the second in a series of blog posts detailing my trip to Vegas for the WSOP Main Event. Click here for Part 1.  Day 4 Monday July 9th  9:30 AM: We wake up and get ready for the day. I still feel a little sick but definitely a lot better than the previous days. 10:30: We head […]

10 days in Vegas: Days 1-3

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Blog, Poker, Travel | One Comment

This is part 1 in a series of posts detailing my trip to Las Vegas. Day 1 Friday July 6th 4:01 am: Jody and I woke up after about 2-3 hours of crappy sleep. 4:45: We leave for the Philly airport. 6:10: We arrive just in time to grab a few bagels and board our […]

Getting ready for the 2012 WSOP Main Event

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Blog, Poker, Travel | 2 Comments

One of the great things about playing poker for a living is that every year I have the opportunity to win a life changing amount of money by playing in a tournament that lasts a little over a week. That tournament is the World Series of Poker Main event, a $10,000 buy-in tournament that takes […]

A Week in the Life, Day 5

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Blog, Business, Poker | 4 Comments

This is the last post in this series. Here are the previous days: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 . 6:33 AM: I woke up this morning to a swift kick in the ribs from Ava. I skipped the gym because I wanted to make sure I got to work at a decent time because I knew I was […]

Week in the Life, Day 4

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Blog, Business, Fitness, Poker | No Comments

This is the fourth day of this feature in my blog. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3. I am not going to post a Friday Five this week, that feature will return next Friday. Go here for a list of previous Friday Five posts.  6:38 AM: I woke up and once again was surprised that Ava was not in our bed. […]

A Week in the Life, Day 2

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Blog, Business, Poker | One Comment

This is the second day of this feature in my blog. Click here for Day 1.  12:18 AM: I finally fall asleep after mindlessly reading the internet for a bit. 5:52 AM: I wake up, partly because I felt like my alarm was going off soon but more so because Ava was laying on my […]