The World Series is under way

Jay Lovinger is on the ground in Las Vegas – and here's his report from his first few days at the World Series of Poker.

Updated: July 19, 2005, 6:01 PM ET
By Jay Lovinger | Page 2

LAS VEGAS – Sometimes you eat the bear.

Sometimes the bear eats you.

And sometimes … well, sometimes you just lie down by the side of the road and turn to dust, while the bear walks by, totally ignoring what is left of you.

That's pretty much what happened to me during my first three days in the Town That God Forgot, as I embarked on the final leg – the seven-week 2005 WSOP festival – of my odyssey through the weird and wonderful world of high-stakes ...

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