It had already been a fun and profitable 2021 for Thomas Blosser. On February 6, he won $31,850 plus a 2021 NHC seat for coming in first in the Bally’s First Chance/Last Chance tournament. The following week, he finished third in a $75 NHC qualifier at HorsePlayer. So he entered the weekend of February 29-March 1 leading the 2020 NHC Tour standings. He had given no serious thought, however, to playing in the inaugural Flo-Cal Faceoff.