EPT Dublin: Lucky to be late?
David Tavernier, the French player with the proud PokerStars User Id 'Davethebest,' nearly didn't make it to Dublin at all. He was 5 minutes late for his flight yesterday. He had another flight arranged for this morning. This was cancelled due to bad weather. He and his wife finally got on a plane and made it to Dublin, but Dave was an hour late. His stack was blinded away for the first level.
I can't help thinking of Patrick Antonius, in a similar set of circumstances he arrived very late for EPT Baden last year. He went on to win the event.
Dave is a Doctor, but poker is an important part of his life. He says he enjoys playing at the Aviation Club de France, and spends around 12 hours a week playing at PokerStars, mainly Omaha and No limit Hold'em cash games at the $5/$10 level. He's also a regular in the Sunday Million. It's almost refreshing to find a player who appears to enjoy poker as just a hobby, with no big dreams of becoming a 'pro'. David's already enjoyed European adventures through his PokerStars play. He qualified for Monte Carlo's EPT Grand Final last year, recently he just missed out on a trip to Baden, finishing 4th in a satellite that awarded 3 seats.
Dave has 3,000 chips at the moment. I'd love to think that 'late means lucky' and that he might 'Do a Patrick Antonius' here at EPT Dublin. Of course I'll let you know...