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2018 Bar Poker Open $200,000 championship at the Golden Nugget

I won $1,800.00 ! On June 6th during my annual trip to Las Vegas with Pikes Peak Poker I placed 15th out of more then 1,200 entrants playing Texas Holdem Poker. I posted some of this on Facebook as soon as it happened.  I wanted to put more detail on my blog. Watch the video on Twitch Watch 2018 BAR POKER OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPLAS VEGAS JUNE 10 - 14, 2018 from BarPokerOpen on Unfortunately the recording starts right before I get knocked out. I'm on Twitch!  My stepson is going to be so jealous. At least everyone gets to watch my losing hand. It was fun to play such an enormous tournament at the Golden Nugget. This year we brought about 80 Pikes Peak Poker players from Colorado Springs. There were other events scheduled throughout the week, but my main focus was the big tournament.  One evening the whole league met at Nacho Daddy for drinks and snacks.  That place is a blast.  On a previous trip I swallowed a scorpion (yes on purpose). On a diffe
I passed!  I had so many plans for this Blog.  I know blogging is so old school.  There has been so much going on in the last few months, but the most exciting is that I started studying for the CISSP exam.  I passed the exam on July 7th and I am currently waiting for the endorsement process to complete.  This exam took several months of studying. Cybray was a huge part of my studying.  The best part is it is completely free. Check them out at: They provide training for all levels of Cyber Security. I also paid for the Boson practice exams. Back in the day when I obtained my MCSE, CCNA, and ASE I always used the Transcender tests.  That has become Kaplan IT now.  Boson provided a great way for me to judge my progress and identify what areas I needed to concentrate on. There were a few other free resources.  I would have anything CISSP related running on when ever I could play a video.  I have no real specific recommenda