So, this was a real problem.
Yesterday I wrote this post about Viktor Blom and Isaac Haxton playing a heads-up match for $1 million this weekend. I thought it was pretty straight-forward and full of seriousness. But, noooooooo. Everyone in the comments and forums thought I was involved in some elaborate April Fools prank.
Let me be clear about something: something very significant in my life happened on April 1. Something...well, it's personal. Let's just say it involved...well, it's personal. Let's just say...it's a significant day in a young man's life. And so, after this happened, I found a calendar to note the day on which this significant thing happened in my life and found it was, in fact, April Fools Day.
I'm not joking.
So, to be clear. From that moment forward, I've been very careful about not making a joke of April 1, lest it affect my ability to...well, again, these are personal matters.
But it was no joke!
So, just as I'd finally convinced the world that the Blom and Haxton thing was for real, my buddies in the tournament office at PokerStars came calling. All of the above makes this sort of awkward for me, you see. But let's just get to it.
This Sunday (yes, April Fools Day), PokerStars will be running three special tournaments that, in a normal world, make no sense at all, but on Sunday should fit right in with everything else that's happening around you. The tournaments are real. Only the structures are a joke (but, even those are real, too). All three of these tournaments are $2.20 to enter at start at 15:15 ET on Sunday April 1.
No, really. Let's just get to it, shall we?
To protect my April 1 virtue, I need to be clear about this: these tournaments are real. They're ridiculous, but they are real. It will cost you real money to enter them, and you will win real money if you luckbox your way to the end. It's no prank. It's just stupid. But, it's also a ton of fun.
Now, go forth into this weekend, and if you're a young man looking for that particularly significant moment to happen in your life, do your best to avoid letting it happen on Sunday. Otherwise you could end up like me.