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Old 05-08-2017, 09:13 AM   #1
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3rd TR of 2017 - pic heavy - London Punter does LV + LA

Hi guys, my name is Rez, 33, male living just outside London. Im a van driver / handyman by day, and a weekend warrior at the poker tables mainly playing 1/2 - 2/5 NL + PLO with the occasional tournament when time permits



888 Rozvadov
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Irish Open Dublin
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/17...22/?highlight=

This year has been rather favorable (insert Neeme Meme), i started out with a few good cash game sessions, and booked up a trip to 888 as above, where i run like dog **** for 6 days, and managed to book a small win on the trip after winning 10k in 5/5 PLO in the last night. I took that profit and went to Dublin for the Irish Open, I managed a min cash in the main event, and a decent win at the best cash games i have ever played, and to finish it off a 3rd place in a 350euro side event for 7.2k win (biggest live cash)

fast forward to today, im typing this up with 2 weeks to go until i depart on my 10.5 hour flight to Las Vegas! Im currently signed off work due to a foot injury which is nearly healed, the bonus is i have put in a huge volume at teh tables the past 2 weeks, and that worked out well because im £16,299 richer after my 2nd place finish at the £300 london poker championship event at the Victoria Casino last night. That marks my now biggest live tournament win and gives my bankroll a big boost in the run up to Vegas



my itinerary
I depart London Gatwick May 23rd at 10.30am via Virgin Atlantic for Las Vegas, where i stay at Treasure Island for 4 nights with a good friend and his wife, before driving to LA for 5 nights staying at the Ramada in the Commerace area, will do the usual sights and deff hit the Bike and Commerace for poker action. then its a short flight back to LV where i stay at Ellis Island for 16 nights on my own, before some friends from the London poker scene start arriving. Also, added bonus, a few work colleages are in vegas during my stay celebrating a 40th birthday, so expect a couple of wild nights + pool partys!

what to expect
  • lots of pics (just found tapatalk)
  • bad grammer
  • lots of food
  • pool partys
  • gun range
  • poker vlog references
  • bad language
  • london slang
  • craps degening
  • las vegas souvenirs
  • lots of 2/5 NL
  • variety of $200-$1500 tournaments

my goals
  • get in good volume at 2/5 NL
  • take a few shots at 5/10 - 10/20
  • play at least 1 WSOP event
  • not to gain weight during this trip
  • not too much drinking - doctors orders
  • profit $7000+ after my stay = extending trip for 2 weeks+

bankroll
daily result - £16,299
total TBC (probably $20k)

Remember if you like my trip report, click the thumbs up button, make sure you subscribe, and leave a comment down below. :-)

oh, and last by not least, undecided on footwear, but we are working on it...

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Old 05-08-2017, 09:50 AM   #2
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gl. i'm in
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:58 PM   #3
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sounds jokes, glhf sir
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:20 PM   #4
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Re: 3rd TR of 2017 - pic heavy - London Punter does LV + LA

Good luck but question why Ellis Island? The super 8 motel attached to Ellis Island only seems fit for hookers and there tricks. If you want to stay close to strip but off I'd recommend the Tuscany Suites a few guys on here seem to like that place.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:35 PM   #5
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Good luck but question why Ellis Island? The super 8 motel attached to Ellis Island only seems fit for hookers and there tricks.
Looks like you answered your own question.

OP, agree w/above - now that you're flush from your tournament score, look into an upgrade ASAP. Even if you have to stay in the cheap dumps like Flamingo or Harrah's, they're a close walk to the shuttle that goes to the Rio. Ellis Island is going to cost you a lot more in transportation, unless you like long walks in 100 degree heat.

Also, remember to declare your cash to Customs and fill out the form.
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Is it really that bad?

I actually stayed in tuscany in 2011, current prices are...

Tuscany $1900 inc fee
Ellis Island $1100 inc fee (upgraded room)

Is it worth the extra? Given my use is just too sleep and shower i just chose the cheapest option, and tuscay / ellis island are next door to each other.

Also, im likely to have a rental car for most of my stay

As for customs, i know the drill. Ty

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Old 05-08-2017, 02:50 PM   #7
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I'm total cheapskate and stay downtown at the Main Street Station which is less than $60/night and even I wouldn't stay at the Super 8 at EI.

You have a car so that's good. I guess try it but I'd consider going elsewhere.
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:00 PM   #8
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I'm total cheapskate and stay downtown at the Main Street Station which is less than $60/night and even I wouldn't stay at the Super 8 at EI.

You have a car so that's good. I guess try it but I'd consider going elsewhere.
On closer inspection these 2 are actually the same place as you mention, think i will take a closer look at tuscany, shame the resort fee really bumps the price up
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after a few comments here and a bit of digging, decided to book tuscany instead, my friend has just booked it and there was a slight discount compared to the prices i saw when i first looked. thanks for your pointers guys
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fazzers - are all those shoes 'misplaced' deliveries from your van??

seriously though - WP on the great cashes and will be following your TR.
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fazzers - are all those shoes 'misplaced' deliveries from your van??

seriously though - WP on the great cashes and will be following your TR.
That's about half of my shoes/trainers, i have safety boots for work so my normal trainers last for a while, some are from my trip in 2011 when i took advantage of the strong £ v $ (1.68 iirc) and the cheap price in the outlets, a pair of air force ones cost me approx £27 vs the current £75+ they are now.


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Old 05-08-2017, 04:31 PM   #12
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That's about half of my shoes/trainers, i have safety boots for work so my normal trainers last for a while, some are from my trip in 2011 when i took advantage of the strong £ v $ (1.68 iirc) and the cheap price in the outlets, a pair of air force ones cost me approx £27 vs the current £75+ they are now.


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Ah yes the 'good old days', I even remember £1=$2
Still bargains to be picked up though.
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Holy cow, +326.41 due at the Ellis Island hotel. Those guys have the nerve to charge a resort fee?

Also, you might check Tuscany's website directly every few days. Prices often change from day to day.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:30 PM   #14
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Ah yes the 'good old days', I even remember £1=$2
Still bargains to be picked up though.
Not such good days when you lived in the UK, but got payed in US dollars.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:52 PM   #15
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looking forward to this mate. Glad you changed out of EI. Envious of how long your trip will last
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Nice run in Irish open. Gives you the extra padding for Vegas.

Any plan to sell some of your tournament action? Might help you with the expenses.
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Just reading through your Rozvadov and Dublin reports. Good luck in Vegas. Subbed.
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Nice run in Irish open. Gives you the extra padding for Vegas.

Any plan to sell some of your tournament action? Might help you with the expenses.
May get a package together worth approx $6/7k but likely i will sell/swap with friends. Always like the idea of selling a small %, gives me extra incentive to do well.



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Just reading through your Rozvadov and Dublin reports. Good luck in Vegas. Subbed.
Thanks, this report will be much better in regards to pictures and updates as this tapatalk app makes it 100x easier to upload photos straight from my phone rather than using a laptop to upload each one (always had bad wifi when staying away on the last 2 trips)



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Looking forward to it!
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wow... a handy man with a 20k bank roll!

where are you going to be playing at sir?
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where are you going to be playing at sir?
My first 4 days are going to be more enjoying the other things vegas has to offer. First real poker will be at Commerce, vegas wise a variety of places, Rio for a couple WSOP $1000-$1500 events, and also the $565 holdem and omaha events, and deff the Wynn and Venitian for a couple tournaments

Exact schedule not decide but will be posting updates of what i plan on playing nearer the time (doubt will be anything bigger than $1500 unless i have another decent score)

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GL and run well!! I'll be following and possibly fly out for some wsop action myself


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Old 05-16-2017, 10:51 AM   #24
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Not long now, im going through the likely schedule, and already putting in a request for extended holiday time :-)

Just collected some spending money :-) $15k with more on some currency cards if needed



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Here's a list of my proposed tournament schedule, more for my reference, nothing is set in stone, and will obviously miss some if i make day 2/3 etc

VENITIAN - EVENT #17 - MAY 25TH - $200 BOUNTY
VENITIAN - EVENT #30 - JUNE 1ST - $400 BOUNTY
RIO - EVENT #5 - JUNE 2ND/3RD/4TH COLOSSUS $565 x 2
PLANET HOLLYWOOD - #30 - JUNE 4TH - $600 GOLIATH
GOLDEN NUGGET - #16 - JUNE 7TH - $200
RIO - EVENT #18 - JUNE 9TH - $565 PLO X 2
RIO - EVENT #20 - JUNE 10TH/11TH - $1500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER
RIO - EVENT #25 - JUNE 13TH - $1000 PLO

VARIOUS WYNN/ARIA/RIO DAILY TOURNAMENTS DEPENDING ON SCHEDULE


IF EXTENDING (WINNING $8K+TO COVER HOTELS AND BUY IN'S ETC)

list below of event's I will consider, just picked out all the ones I liked, near impossible to play them all, but saves time having to search a big list of events to find ones suitable nearer the time.

RIO - EVENT #37 - JUNE 19TH $1000 NL
RIO - EVENT #39 - JUNE 20TH $1000 NL TURBO BOUNTY
RIO - EVENT #41 - JUNE 21ST $1500 PLO
RIO - EVENT #47 - JUNE 24TH $1500 MONSTER STACK
RIO - EVENT #50 - JUNE 26TH $1500 BOUNTY
ARIA - EVENT #?? - JUNE 27TH $500 WPT
RIO - EVENT #60 - JULY 1ST $888 CRAZY EIGHTS NL
WYNN -EVENT #?? - JULY 5TH - $1600
PLANET HOLLYWOOD - EVENT #128 - JULY 9TH - $1650
RIO - EVENT #74 - JULY 11TH $1111 LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP
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