Carol it sure is nice to get back home from all of our travels the past three weeks.
I know that you were born in Pittsburgh and that you always look forward to going back to the northeast each year when we host The Seniors event at Foxwoods’ World Poker Tour finals.
I know that you love to visit all of the sites of the birthplace of our nation and to view once again all of the wonderful colors of the changing of the fall foliage.
And I know that you especially love to see all of the rainbow of colors in the leaves at this time of year.
What a wonderful country we have!
This year during the opening ceremonies of the event it was a real joy to see so many senior players.
We broke all records — they only had poker table and chairs for 420 of our senior friends — but they took names and made alternates of 51 additional players who wished to pay $500 to compete in the event.
Thus, all 471 seniors were able to play in this year’s tournament.
I like to pay about one place for each 10 players so this year 40 senior players were in the money.
We were also pleased to host a record number of seniors on Friday, which was Veterans Day.
You know me, Carol, I love to tell a few stories and make a little speech before play begins each year.
I know I talk slowly and write long, but it was a friendly group and they were kind to me and let me tell everyone about all of The Seniors events of the past year.
In addition to honoring the men and women who protect and defend our country — both past and present — we opened the doors to the World Championship of Poker/Poker Players Hall of Fame.
This year, Doctor Will Noyes was invited to take his place in the Hall.
Doctor Will is known as "The Poker Doctor" and, because of the large number of advanced-age players in our Seniors tourneys, it’s always a good idea to have a doctor around the tables!
As a matter of act, one of the senior players was in distress during the event and "The Poker Doctor" was able to offer immediate assistance to help him in his time of need.
That poker player stayed lucky. Remember, you too, should always stay lucky!