Christina Lindley’s WSOP Main Event PROspective
The WSOP Main Event and the summer are pretty much over poker wise. Unfortunately, this summer was not the one I would have wished for. I had a few cashes, and a decent run in the WSOP Main Event, but busted 100 short of the money when my 77 failed to hold in a flip to AJ. The Main Event is one of the best structured poker tournaments of the year, but at the end of the day, like most poker tournaments, your tourney life will come down to a flip. You have to win flips to win tournaments.
After the Main, I headed to The Bike to play a 2 day turbo that wound up paying 150k for first. That was a fun trip, and I made a deep run in day 2 but no cigar. My Dad happened to be in L.A. for work from Memphis where he lives, so the timing worked out. I got to spend some quality family time with him. We even played cash together one night, which was fun being as he was who got me in to poker in the first place.
I am excited about this week. All summer acePLAY Poker has been running online poker tournaments to win a live lesson with me for an hour at The Stratosphere Las Vegas Poker Room. I have been working hard on the lesson plan, and will be giving the lesson to 8 lucky winners before the 10k guaranteed live deepstack poker tournament that The Stratosphere is running on July 26th. I will also be sticking around and playing in their deepstack tournament that day with the students, so I am really looking forward to getting in the trenches with them and seeing how my advice pays off. That tournament is really fun. There is a free pizza party, and a couple of my girlfriends who play poker recreationally usually come out and join me in it.
My plans after the summer are pretty intense. I plan on following up my win as the highest scoring in $$$ “Ones To Watch” from Season XII with a bang. I intend to play the tour for Season XIII with an equal or better performance, which will kick off in August in Los Angeles with the Legends of Poker. Traveling around the world for poker has to be top 2 perks of the job. In the meantime, for now, I am going to enjoy a month at home in Vegas until the insanity begins.
Poker Pro Christina Lindley Tells Us How To Celebrate a Big Win
The WSOP (World Series of Poker) Main Event is in full swing and Las Vegas has been taken over by poker pros and poker enthusiats! All these poker players are hoping for one thing…. to win that coveted WSOP Main Event bracelet and $10,000,000 cash prize! Do you ever wonder how a poker pro celebrates a big win on the felt? Poker Pro, Christina Lindley shares how she celebrates her big wins.
After a big win do something a little crazy and out of the box to make the day even more memorable. I suggest checking out The Sky Jump at The Stratosphere. Jumping 800+ feet out of The Stratosphere Tower will make you feel more alive than ever! You will even get a video of the jump to remember it forever. The adrenaline rush from that big win on the felt and the Sky Jump will keep you pumped up all night to continue the celebration.
After you have lived to tell the tale of jumping out of a building, I suggest an epic meal to celebrate. I recommend Picasso at The Bellagio for a meal that will not disappoint. Chef Julian Serrano’s seasonally prepared elegant French cuisine will add a delicious touch to your celebration. The wine selection boasts some of Europes finest wineries making it the perfect choice to find a bottle worthy of toasting to your big win.
Next to celebrate your win and to toast to yourself, head over to Hyde at The Bellagio to enjoy the view of the famous Bellagio fountains with an intimate nightclub feel but still large enough to hold all of your closest friends lucky enough to get an invite to your celebratory soiree!
Leading into the WSOP Main Event…..
This last week there have been a few changes in my routine. I began incorporating weight lifting in my workouts more to blow off some steam. I have noticed it is really helping me stay mentally focused and positive as I gear up for the WSOP Main Event. To creatively purge, I started a new painting of a pirate ghost ship. I’m excited to see what it will wind up looking like when I am done. As a result, this week was the best one I have had all summer as I made three day 2s in a row at the WSOP, and booked a cash in one. Woo hoo!!
This hasn’t been the summer I expected overall, but towards the end of it I have managed to get the momentum building leading into the Main Event.
I am taking the next two days off over the 4th of July weekend to recharge and focus.
I decided to play Day 1b, so that I can spend some time with my friends who happen to be in town before the WSOP Main Event.
There has been a little social time between tournaments. The night of the WSOP ladies event I got a big group of us together, and we turned dinner break into girl’s night out for an hour.
Today, a girlfriend and I are having an outdoor lunch at Morel’s, and then heading over to Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden to see the white tigers at The Mirage (my favorite animals in the world). We’ll probably go grind some cash, and then afterwards see a movie in the park, something they do once a week during the summer at Town Square Mall every Thursday night. She has a really cute daughter who is coming. Family is so important. I enjoy being reminded of that, as it is a big part of what motivates me to win.
There is nothing I love more than having a big score and being able to share it with the people closest to me.
Hopefully the next time I write to you guys, it will be after the deepest run I have ever had in the Main Event, and achievement of that big score. Fingers crossed.
Play Online Poker To Win a Seat To a Live $10K GTD Deepstack Poker Tournament at The Stratosphere!
Our monthly $10,000 Deepstack Seats online poker tournaments are back! We have missed them just as much as you have! So mark your calendars to play our online poker tournaments for a chance to win a seat to the $10K GTD Deepstack Tournament at The Stratosphere on July 26, 2014!
Online Qualifier Poker Tournaments
- July 19, 8:00 PM
- July 20, 8:30 PM
Additonal Qualifiers Added
- July 21st at 6:00, 7:00 & 11:00 PM
- July 22nd at 6:00, 7:00 & 11:00 PM
Top 3 from each qualifier win a ticket to online ME
Online ME Poker Tournament
- July 23 at 8:00 PM
- Top 5 win seats to the Live $10K Deepstack Poker Tournament
Live $10K GTD Deepstack Poker Tournament
$10k Deepstack Seat Touranments Terms & Conditions
As a professional poker player, life can be stressful especially when you are playing in a big poker tournament. It is important to find time to relax to help keep you on the top of your game. If you are a poker pro that lives in Las Vegas or in town for the WSOP or a grinder, check out my recommendations of my favorite places to relax.
Red Rock National Park
My absolute favorite spot to relax in Las Vegas is Red Rock National Park. I find being in nature and getting fresh air very therapeutic especially after grinding hard on the felt for a few days. Red Rock has so many different hiking trails you can experience, some even with waterfalls if there has been rain recently, such as Ice Box Canyon and Pine Creek.
The Spa at Green Valley Ranch
My second favorite place to relax is The Spa at Green Valley Ranch. They have an amazing array of treatments that are sure to take all of your troubles away and leave you in complete relaxation. The locker room is complete with an indoor outdoor pool and waterfalls. Since Green Valley Ranch Resort is located off the strip the spa is far away from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas Blvd and swarms of tourists giving The Spa an even more calming and relaxing feel.
Win a package to the Aloha River Regatta!
Play online poker for your chance to win a package to the infamous River Regatta! In celebration of the 8th annual Bullhead City, AZ River Regatta, an event river enthusiasts look forward to 364 days of the year, we are giving you a chance to win your way there! Win and you will be floating down the Colorado River with thousands of other fun loving people. The River Regatta tournament prize includes a 1 night stay at The Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, NV on August 9th and 2 wristbands for the River Regatta float on August 9th. Don’t forget to bring your floats, leis and coconuts for this year’s Aloha theme.
Online Poker Tournament Schedule
July 27th at 8:30PM
River Regatta Details
August 9th in Bullhead City, AZ.
For more information on the 8th Annual River Regatta, visit: http://www.bullheadregatta.com/
River Regatta Tournament Terms & Conditions
Check out some photos from last years River Regatta winner!
Techie Tuesdays Online Poker Tournaments
Every Tuesday in July you won’t want to miss our Techie Tuesday Turbo Online Poker Tournaments!
Play to win a variety of great techie items 3 times a day every Tuesday in July leading up to the Techie Tuesday Main Event to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Win a Techie Tuesday qualifier and you will also win a seat into the Main Event. Or you can buy your seat into the Main Event with your free to play chips.
Play the online poker tournaments for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!
Online Poker Tournament Schedule
|Tournament Dates & Times
|July 1st 6:30pm, 7:30pm, & 8:30pm
||Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad
|July 8th 6:30pm, 7:30pm, & 8:30pm
||Soft Grip Case for iPad 2,3,&4
|July 15th 6:30pm, 7:30pm, & 8:30pm
||Rugged iPhone Case
|July 22nd 6:30pm, 7:30pm, & 8:30pm
||Seda Bluetooth Headphones
|Main Event July 29th 8:30pm
||Samsung Galaxy 38GB Android Tablet.
Additonal Tournament Details Click Here.
Techie Tuesday’s Terms & Conditions
Want To Win a Poker Lesson With a Poker Pro?
acePLAYpoker.com is bringing you the chance to win a private lesson with Poker Pro, WPT Ones To Watch, Christina Lindley all July long. Play the online poker tournaments at the dates listed below, place first and you will win a live 1 hour lesson with Christina on July 26th at 10:30 am in The Stratosphere Poker Room.
Don’t miss your 8 chances to play to win your chance at a private poker lesson with a poker pro.
Online Poker Tournament Schedule
Monday, July 7th at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 9th at 8:30 PM
Friday, July 11th at 8:30 PM
Monday, July 14th at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 16th at 8:30 PM
Friday, July 18th at 8:30 PM
Monday, July 21st at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 23rd at 8:30 PM
Lindley Lessons Terms & Conditions
I played a couple WSOP Events this week, all of which I made it to the last level of the night and then busted in some epic huge flip for heaps. The last one was QQ to AK in the 3k. This week I am mostly playing Venetian deepstacks, with my next WSOP event being the ante only event on Monday. That is always a really fun event.
There are still quite a few shots left in the summer, so I am excited to see what happens when I finally win the big flip at the end of the night :).
Non poker life this week was really fun and has helped me stay positive. My favorite day by far was when I went to lunch lakeside in Summerlin with one of my close friends, Mandi.
We went to Marche Bacchus, one of the best French restaurants in Las Vegas. After lunch, I went home and relaxed. Later that night, I got a group together of around 15 poker players and we all went to Shakespeare’s Pub for their weekly trivia night. In spite of the average I.Q. in the group being ridiculously high, we did not win. ARGH. It was really fun though and I learned tons of useless knowledge for the next trivia night.
My mom and sister both had their birthdays this week as well, so wanted to mention happy birthday Lolo and Mom :). I love you. I am VERY thankful for family and friends, especially around the nonstop poker tournaments every day periods.
acePLAYpoker.com had the pleasure of participating in The Online Gambling Summit 2014. Director of Gaming Devolopment for ACEP, Alec Driscoll, participated in a panel on Working With Casinos with Luisa Woods of Tropicana Las Vegas, and Joe Versaci former CMO Ultimate Poker.
Rick Campbell, from ACEP Interactive moderated a panel on How Land Based Casinos Can Successfully Integrate Social & Real Money Online Casino with Sean Hammond, GM of The Aquarius Casino Resort Laughlin, Nicky Senyard of Income Access, Frank Pracukowski of Foxwoods Interactive and Doug Dyer of Open Wager. Seam Hammond GM of The Aquarius shared many great insights on where iGaming is headed. He shared his insights on how iGaming can help brick and mortar properties with player reactivation. He believes in the importance of piggy backing on existing marketing to really get the mileage out of traditional and digital. Incorporating iGaming into your business helps to keep players engaged with your property when they are at home. The power of mobile and push notifications are huge, mobile push notifications can help you communicate events and happenings with players in real time in a medium they are responsive to. Thank you to everyone that participated on the panel.
Rick Campbell, from ACEP Interactive moderated a second panel focused on Integrating Social Gaming into Your Land Based Casino Marketing Mix. Panelists included; Bob Hays, Vice President North America Williams Interactive, John Cahill, CEO Open Wager Inc., Nicky Seynard, CEO of Income Access, and Tonya Roedell, Director of Digital & Professional Services at Aristicrat Technologies. The panel had a lively discussion on a few topics including; role of virtual currency in aquiring, engaging and re-engaging players, how to use physical and virtual goods to reward players and how to transform your casinos reach and grow revenue thru social gaming.
Check out a few of the conference highlights tweeted by, Chris Grove.
Check out a few photos from the conference!