The legendary poker player, Doyle Brunson at the WPT Festa al Lago tournament, at the Bellagio, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a treat to watch and photograph such a famous player!
Needless to say, we have now moved on from Moab.
Since I’m covering this tournament for our travel stock coverage of Las Vegas, and not as a news event, I decided to head back to camp on this day, after getting photos of most the big names. I mean, what am I going to miss? It isn’t like Michael Phelps, winner of 14 Olympic gold medals is going to walk into the room.
You guessed it – literally minutes after I left, Michael Phelps – probably the biggest celebrity in the world right now, walked into the room! These poker players are playing for almost $1.5 million dollars, but despite the high stakes, the tournament came to a stop with his presence. I know this is true, because I have now seen a bunch of photos of Michael on the back of tourist cell phones. He posed with everyone, was as nice as he seemed on TV – and I – well, I did get a nice nap. Ugh!
Below is Doyle Brunson last night on day 3 of the tournament.