re: Poker & Have you ever played a tournament in person ?
I have played many live tournaments. For me the biggest considerations are the guarantee and the structure. I don't want to waste time driving to a tournament with no or a low guarantee also I don't want to drive to a "flipament". Luckily in Florida
there are plenty of multi-flight tournaments with 100k plus guarantees vs low buy-ins sometimes $100 sometimes $150, $200,$350 depending on who is running it. Many of these tournaments are really deep stacked to start as well with 20 min or 30 min levals on day one and 30 or 40 min levals on day 2 (final day) Also when the staff is experienced at running and dealing tournaments it makes a huge difference. In FL I think the Hardrocks in Tampa and Hollywood, The Isle in Pompano beach and Bestbet in Jacksonville all do a super job running tournaments. The Daytona Beach Kennel club also is a great option when the Heartland Poker Tour makes a stop there. The WSOP
circuit also makes a stop at the West Palm Kennel club but I have not been there but I am sure that is probably a good tournament series as well.