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Heads Up for the WSOPC Ring

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It's been a while ladies and gents!

Before I get started I just want to say thank you to anyone who has ever rooted for my success or rooted me on during my live and online sweats.

This year has been absolutely crazy. It started with me playing 90% online poker and ended with me playing 90% live poker. I have traveled more this year than ever before, playing poker in 7 different states and numerous cities. I have spent the most time in Las Vegas and Tampa but I wouldn't call either of them home at this time.

WSOPC

I have now played in three WSOPC series. New Orleans, Hollywood, and Las Vegas (Planet Hollywood). No ring yet but I have come pretty damn close on numerous occasions. I made my first final table on my recent trip to Vegas. Finishing in second place was not fun but I was really happy for Neil Scott who won the ring. For those that don't know, Neil has followed the circuit for years and has more cashes than anyone without a ring. He made a deal a few years ago that he wouldn't cut his hair until he won the ring. He is now able to do that and donate his long locks to benefit kids with cancer.

Picture is the Final Table of the World Series of Poker Circuit Event #4 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada

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http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/updates/?rr=5&aid=1&grid=1385&tid=16080&dayof=160801

My plan for the rest of the year is to play as much live cash as I can and play the Seminole Hardrock Tampa Series in early December. My goal is to finish strong. This has been the best year I have ever had with poker but it is still below some of my stretch goals.

Dublin, Ireland 2018

I am excited to finally get to travel abroad in 2018. I will be going to Dublin, Ireland for the Irish Open!

This is a stop I have always wanted to check out. The best part is, I will be in Ireland for 16 days so I will get to do a lot of traveling around the whole country. I will be traveling alone so if anyone is looking to backpack, check out the schedule: http://www.irishpokeropen.com/events-2018/

Thailand or Europe...

I want to take a break from normal life for a while. After I'm done with Ireland, I am considering either backpacking Europe and playing live and online poker along the way or going to Thailand and chill out on the beach playing online poker. Which one would you guys do? I am leaning towards maybe going to 1 or 2 countries in Europe and then going to Thailand for a couple months to grind online. Either way, I expect to be back in time for WSOP but who knows...?

This Ride

I don't know what else I can give to you guys. This year has been so great and so terrible at the same time. Sometimes I go through poker depression but I always stay grateful for being able to do this for a living. The freedom is worth every painful downswing. I do worry about my future but I try to block that out as much as I can. Whatever happens going forward, even if I lose it all, I have already won. This adventure has been out of this world!

Thanks again PocketFives community!

Chris Perkins

twitter.com/the_chrisp200

https://www.instagram.com/the_chrisp200/

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Thanks for the up-date Chris...was just wondering recently how you were doing. With PA getting regulated soon, there is always the option of moving back here if things don't work out on the live felts. However, this is a great opportunity for you to explore and experience other states, countries and cultures so I'm happy you're getting this opportunity no matter what. Will be praying for you and hope you remember to keep up-dating the blog so we can follow your progress. Finish 2017 strong and may 2018 be your best year yet in every way possible!

 

Gilbert

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Thanks for the up-date Chris...was just wondering recently how you were doing. With PA getting regulated soon, there is always the option of moving back here if things don't work out on the live felts. However, this is a great opportunity for you to explore and experience other states, countries and cultures so I'm happy you're getting this opportunity no matter what. Will be praying for you and hope you remember to keep up-dating the blog so we can follow your progress. Finish 2017 strong and may 2018 be your best year yet in every way possible!

 

Gilbert

 

Thank you Gilbert! I haven't put enough time into online in the past 6 months. I'm honestly not even sure if I'm +EV in the online games anymore. I haven't put the work into it this year and I'm not sure if I can come close to making the same hourly online that I am making in the cash games in Florida. Having said that, I will certainly consider a move back to PA when regulation hits. I am also fairly home sick. I miss my friends and family, but not the cold weather.

 

I have been following along with your blog too. Good to see you are still crushing. It motivates me to want to work harder.

 

Good luck going forward!

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Chris,

 

Congrats my man on all accomplishments in 2017!, just means 2018 is going to be bigger!! glgl

 

Thanks a lot worldrecord! Heres to finishing the year strong and killing 2018!

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