I'm not sure what it is that makes me a good railbird. Is it my desire to see other people succeed and achieve their dreams? Is it that I like to live vicariously through others? Is it that I don't like the spotlight? Is it that I realize I don't have what it takes, so it's better to back someone else? Whatever it is, I enjoy watching other players play poker well.
I can recall some of my most enjoyable times during the 2007 WSOP was befriending Lee Childs as he made it to the final table of the WSOP main event. Every day, for hours on end, I would check on his results and give him support as I did my rounds reporting on CardRunners members playing. I became friends with him and his family. His nice $700k cash for 7th propelled him to be a full time poker professional. He now teaches at WPT boot camps, gives private coaching, and tours professionally.
My desire to support players is no different at Poker Curious. One of our early members Nathan 'questphenom' Doudney is having a great WSOP this year. He has cashed for nearly $300k; getting 4th in the $10k HU event, as well as 10th in the $10k PLO event. I've watched some of his play on the Bluff.com feeds. He is good friends with my admin, zagnut31, and they share a strong Gonzaga connection with a number of PC members.
Read his PC interview we just conducted with him at the WSOP.....HERE