the week following - hundreds of spam-like clickbait articles appear about the achievement. My Google identity is overnight changed from creative writer to "poker world record holder." People who click on articles about me are encouraged to join dodgy gaming sites. Ok.
Offer an article about the Ironman tournament to 2+2, as I have read and enjoyed the magazine for years. "We don't publish this type of thing." Write a piece anyway, offer it to the publications I know - Bluff, Cardplayer. No reply. The Pokerfuse proprietor likes it. When I suggest $100 as a nice price, it turns out everything published is acquired for (the very nice price of) free. Whatever. Two part article [URL="http://pokerfuse.com/features/in-depth/49-hours-on-the-felt-part-1-a-trip-report-from-the-2013-apt-rwm-iron-man-poker-challenge/"]49 Hours on the Felt**[/URL] gets out there, puts my personal stamp on the event amidst all the cut-and-paste/reworded articles.***
* Thanks Esfandiari, Chad, Hellmuth, Lamb, Heinz, Staszko, Collins, Giannetti, Holden.
** Note the "A Trip Report From the 2013 APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge" part of the full article title. I was under the influence of Andrew Brokos at the time.
*** Very odd phenomenon, akin to a game of telephone where you relay a message to your friends and a completely garbled message comes out at the end. More so, considering that the original article was not written by an English native speaker. I was an English teacher in Japan for five years, I do see the humor.