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Old 04-11-2017, 11:18 PM   #226
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Re: Another middle-aged white guy Another dream

to help bide the time until my next session, i think Quant needs to post an update! like how about some more tales from the 50/100 game? the 50 game seems to be going off on a regular basis as of late, must be juicy...
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:42 AM   #227
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Hey Doc et al.,

Yep, 50/100 has been going off pretty regularly on the weekends lately, every Friday and Saturday, even had 2 tables of it one recent night.

Iíve played a bunch since my last update but otherwise pretty busy with work, taxes, soccer, etc., so no time for an update. But taxes are finally done, and Iím having trouble sleeping, so here we areÖ

MSPT was in town a few weeks ago, and I had a pretty good run in the main event ($1100 buy-in, ~$110K up top). I played Day 1 on Friday (3 Day 1 options) instead of Saturday (my usual Day 1 for these events) and bagged a below average stack for Sunday. Ninety people made Day 2, 45 get paid. I never really had a tough decision:

-Second orbit, Iím down to 45K chips, 4K/2K/1K (blinds/ante) or thereabouts, chip leader opens to 11K, I ship 8d8h, SB reships and chip leader folds. AKs, he misses and Iím a bit above average now.

-I open 6c6d UTG+2, hijack shoves, button shoves and BB shoves! HJ had QQ, both of the others had AA.

-Very active UTG opens 2X, folds to me in the BB and I call 43. Flop Q52, I craise-shove a slightly below average stack, he tanks for a couple minutes then folds T9, dodged a bullet there.

-Tough player (he made the final table) to my direct right opens middle position, I shove a below average stack with black QQ, he calls with JT. Flop Qh8Tx, I fade a lot of outs and he even makes 2 pair on the river.

-Down to 3 tables and I have M~5, open limp, I shove black JJ, folds back to limper, I figure to be ahead of his small pocket pair, nope he has red KK. I get a sweat with 3 clubs after the turn but blank the river and head to the cage to get paid 😊 (and since itís still early, I then head over to Astar to play 30/60).

A good run for me, has me excited to play tournaments again, and Iíve already got WSOP trip booked for June 7-15.

So the 50 game: as I said earlier, itís been running almost every weekend lately. My run-amazing in that game is over but still doing okay. I had a session a couple of weeks ago in which I took tough beat after tough beat, standard stuff like AQ<QJ, turned flush < river full house, etc., nothing out of the ordinary really. Probably the only one that hurt was while we were 4-handed, I pick up KK button-1 and 4 of us see a AJTr flop, all call, turn is a K and itís capped, river is a blank, I fold, all 3 of them have a Q with no A. I was long overdue for a session like this and canít get too upset about it but it certainly sucked losing $5K in a super juicy game.

And my run-bad continued early last Saturday. I got there in the early afternoon and after half an hour of 2-5/100 they started the 50 game and I had a seat. Second hand I open QQ UTG, mediocre older guy on my direct left 3b, folds to the blinds who both call. BB is a total fish, SB is a complete unknown, 30 something white guy, never even seen him before. Flop KQ5, 2 chks and I bet, guy on my left folds, other 2 call. Turn 4, chkd to me and I bet my set again, now SB craises! BB folds, easy 3b to me, and SB 4b! This certainly looks like a set of 5s or 4s, of course I 5b, and I get a sinking feeling when he 6b. I call a river 7 and of course am shown a set of kings and am stuck $1000 right away

No matter, coolers happen and I think I played that hand fine. And it was a great line up, 2 other strong players, 6 players ranging from so-so to terrible. Unfortunately I couldnít win a hand no matter what I had. Later one of the strong players was replaced by a tough pro, and I was fortunate to run crazy good against this guy:

1-he opens the button, SB calls and I 3b AK in the BB, both call. Flop is 3 cards below 8 and 2 diamonds, I bet, button raises, SB folds, I call. I reluctantly call down a couple more blanks on turn and river and am shown A9, I faded a lot of outs.

2-I open 88 middle position, tough pro 3b the BB (he seat changed from previous hand), I call and see a 998 flop. He bets, I call, turn 4, same action. River 6, now he chks to me, I bet and he craises! Did not see that coming, but an easy 3b for me, which he reluctantly called (did not show).

3-I river a straight on a hand I opened medium suited connectors and he 3b, I floppd a gutshot and turned an open-ender, got there on the river and craised, he paid off what was undoubtedly a big hand.

Nonetheless, this was the only guy I could beat in a soft line up, until I finally got some traction late at night. One big hand I call a capped preflop with 98 in BB (5-way action) and flop is T65, I craise after a bet and 3 calls, one fold there, turn is another T, one call, river is a blank and he shows me a T and calls. My final orbit I was up a few hundred, after being stuck $4500 at one point, and I wake up with AA on the button. Hijack (mediocre reg) opens, I 3b, BB (terrible LAG with huge tilt issues, especially at this hour of the morning) calls and HJ calls. We see a flop of QJ5 2-tone, BB bets out and HJ raises, I just call intending to raise safe turns, but SB 3b and HJ just calls, I think itís better to cap it here. Turn is a K that puts a second flush draw out there, I donít love this card but 2 chks to me and I bet, both call. River is a beautiful offsuit 5, both call. HJ had KQ and whined about the river, nevermind that you hit your 3 outter on the turn. So that made my stack look like this, itís a lot of $$$ but I had $6K on the table:



Here's a little more chip porn from a 50 game a few weeks ago, I was only in for $3K this time but I gave back a significant chunk of my winnings, wouldíve been my best session ever if Iíd left when I took this picture:



Thatís about all for now, I hope to post a short update from National Harbor and the 60/120 game there after the weekend, followed by a quick trip to Foxwoods the following week, maybe a little stud or mixed while Iím there.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:57 PM   #228
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nice update! you would have loved the 50 game lineup today. i played a quick 30/60 session this afternoon, had to wait about 40min to start the 2nd game. the main game was initially the 50 game that went all night, then switched over to 30 when they lost some players. those guys all looked like zombies. they were still playing 30 when i left around 4p, but looks like they've switched back to 50...
Good luck out east!!
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:50 PM   #229
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MGM National Harbor

I just spent a long weekend in DC, 3 things on the agenda:

1-March for Science on the mall, went great despite the rain
2-see my family
3-play some cards at MGM National Harbor, especially the 60/120 LHE game

I'm sure you don't want to hear about the first 2, so I'll tell you about my MGM experiences.

Got in Thursday night and had mother-son day at MGM on Friday, I try to offset momís slot machine losses at the poker table. We got there a bit before noon which is the nominal game time, and I was able to get a seat just as the game was starting. Friendly guy asked me my name before I even got chips. Figured this to be all regulars at noon on a Friday, and everybody knew everyone else. They got a round of straddles going on about the third orbit, and I knew it would be a good game when the guy directly to my right called the straddle from the button. Reasonably tough lineup with 4-5 good players, few mediocre players and one terrible player. Fortunately I won all the big pots that I was in, hereís a few interesting hands:

0-I set the stage early with some LAG play, 2nd orbit, UTG opens, UTG+1 calls, and Hero 3b JT UTG+2. Folds around and they both call. Flop Q8x, 2 chks and I bet my gutshot, 2 calls. Turn is a great card, K, and I keep barreling, they keep calling. River is the perfect 9, now UTG bets out?! UTG+1 folds, and I raise. UTG now 3b, I 4b, he 5b, I 6b, and finally I just call his 7b so we can play the next hand, chopped pot of course.

1-Hero opens UTG AJ, UTG+1 calls, cutoff calls, button (one of the strong players 3b), blinds both call, this hand is going off 6-ways so I 4b, all call (12 BBs). Flop QJ8 2-tone, none of my suit, chkd to cutoff who bets, button calls, one blind calls, Hero calls, UTG+1 calls (14.5 BBs). Turn is a blanks, only button, Hero and UTG+1 call (18.5 BBs). River is offsuit K giving me the nuts, and I bet out, cutoff looks like he wants to raise but just calls as does button, they donít show (21.5 BBs).

2-Three limps and Hero raises red JJ from the cutoff, button and blinds call, 7-way action (7 BBs). Flop T32r, BB (one of the strong players bets), 5 calls (10 BBs). Turn 6 puts a flush draw out, BB bets, UTG calls, 1 other call, Hero raises, button folds, SB calls, BB and UTG and other guy call (20 BBs). River offsuit 9, slightly worrisome but I bet anyways, BB and UTG both call, MHIG (23 BBs).

3-UTG limps, thereís a middle position raise, a few calls and Hero calls KTs in BB (6 BBs). Flop T8hx, thereís a bet from a mediocre button, SB calls, Hero raises, UTG calls, folds back to button who calls as does SB (10 BBs). Turn is a blank, Hero bets and 3 calls (14 BBs). River is about as bad as it gets, Q-flush, overcard, straight all get there, and I check. UTG checks, button bets, SB folds. Ugh, I always pay off, I look left and see UTG ready to muck his cards and I canít let 15 BBs go down uncontested. UTG mucks, and button shows JTo! Whew.

Had a 5 hour session there, not a single person left a seat. They tried to get a second game started, had enough on the list but couldnít seem to get people to take seats and start. I more than offset momís slot losses, this was about my peak, up 2 racks:



I gave back a bit before I left and was just under a 2-rack winner. Made the mistake of selling some chips for a 5K chip at the table, got hassled at the cage, took a supervisor coming over to verify I had just played that game to clear things up.

Sunday was a different story entirely. I showed up at 11:15 and the game was already running, with a 3 person list. Lesson learned for next time, canít rely on Bravo info regarding starting time. I played some 2-5 NLHE for a 2.5 hours until they got a must-move game running around 2:15 PM. Fairly similar line up to Friday, a few spots but mostly solid players. The guy with the hoody, shades, and min buy seemed a bit intimidated:

I 3b 99 from middle position, couple of calls after me, hoody guy calls from BB, 5 to a J7x flop, I bet, hoody calls, one other caller. Turn is a blank, only hoody calls. River is another blank, and I chk back this time. He says pocket queens and shows me his cards, nice handÖ

Nonetheless he ran good and won a couple of racks, easy game, heíll be back.

Really never got much going, was fairly card dead a lot and ran into some sets with top pair short-handed (played 5-handed for less for a couple of hours), AK, flop is QT6, I get craised by BB, 3b and get 4b. Turn Ax, river blank and I pay off a set of sixes. This guy hit 4 sets of 6s in about 2-3 hours, pretty incredible. The only really bad player when we were playing 5-handed left at 6:30, one guy left at 7 and I quit at 7:30, stuck $250 when I paid off a guyís straight after he hit his gutshot on the last hand. Only other interesting hand was this:

5-handed, bad player opens button-2, folds to me in BB and I call A3 as this guy was pretty passive, limping in even when we were 5-handed. Flop is JJ5c, I ck/call. Turn is a Q, ck/ck. River is another Q, I figure this guy might pay me off with a K as he called way too often, and I bet. He tells me heís gonna pay me off, and he shows me his 66 as he throws in the chips! Good times.

Thatís all I got for now, Foxwoods on Thursday/Friday/Saturday morning, thanks for reading.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:05 PM   #230
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Always love your posts.

The guy has a lot more Kx than 66-?? in his range, I'd guess. If you're value betting because he's "calling with stuff he shouldn't" you still won in this hand. Wonder if he knows that T9 is the same hand as Kx?
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Always love your posts.

The guy has a lot more Kx than 66-?? in his range, I'd guess. If you're value betting because he's "calling with stuff he shouldn't" you still won in this hand. Wonder if he knows that T9 is the same hand as Kx?
Thanks, Doug. Definitely a value bet, I think he should be calling Kx here but wow, 66?! Not beating many hands here.

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Foxwoods Mini TR

I know, another update already, itís crazy after so much time between updates, right? But Iíve got another trip, with time to kill at the airport and on the flight back from Boston. I had some event in Cambridge on Sunday, decided to spend a little extra time at Foxwoods and get to know the place a bit better. If youíve never been there, I highly recommend it. Itís just under 2 hours drive from Logan (depends strongly on what time of day you leave, traffic is so brutal around there). Driving there reminds me that, unlike the west where Iíve lived for 30+ years, the northeast is just one giant forest with some concrete and asphalt mixed in. Feels like the casino just pops up from the middle of nowhere. This trip I stayed in Fox Towers, which is connected to the entire casino complex (there are multiple casinos as well as a huge shopping outlet mall). Previous trips I stayed at Two Trees, which is usually a bit less expensive (same price this time) but you need to take a few minute shuttle ride to the casino complex.

I managed to meet up with Munga30 on Saturday morning for coffee, and I had a chance to quiz him about some FW history. Iím especially curious about are what that place was like in the mid 90s early 00s, before casinos were ubiquitous. The poker room alone is massive, 70+ tables (probably around 90-100 tables), the lists mustíve been crazy pre-Bravo days. And above the poker room, in the not-so-aptly named Rainmaker Casino, thereís a entirely separate tournament area, looks barren at 50+ tables. Thereís also an Asian table game section there that is sparsely populated with people, thereís lots of space available if they wanted more tables (not that they need them). Mustíve been glorious in the old days.

I found a lot to like about FW, thereís ample free parking and a wide variety of food options. My room was reasonably nice, the bathroom was fancy in a 4-star way (nice tile and glassed in shower, pocket door to the room), only weird thing was the 32Ē TV, which must be the smallest one Iíve seen in a long time. Although there were a few fancy looking restaurants I didnít eat in any those, really just wanted to play some cards. I ate the BBQ pork at Noodles, which is very close to the poker room. Lots of food for $9, but it was a bit overcooked. Also had some fried scallops because I love scallops but never cook them. But my main food attraction was the Asian bakery, also close to the poker room. Donít have any of these in Boulder but lived in CA for a long time and miss some of the oddities one finds there. Not only did they have sesame balls (fried dough with sesame seed on the outside and red bean paste on the inside) but these as well:



I mean, who doesnít love a good wifeís melon?

Anyways, on to poker. Iíve been keeping my eye on Bravo to see what games are running at FW, and I got to play all the ones I had my eye on. When I showed up on Thursday evening I got seated right away at 20/40 LHE, which they play at crowded 10-handed tables, yuk. I wasnít even settled before I heard my name, itís PaulValente. Line up was so-so, lots of tight old guys. Fortunately I ran superhot, picked up AA twice (Paul, I had AA in that hand against you that you folded on the river, I guess you had a whiffed flush draw?), AK once (rivered A), flopped set of 7s to crack an overpair to win some big pots, won just under $1K in a bit more than an hour before they called me for 75/150 stud.

Previous trips to FW allowed me to play some 20/40 stud, those games seemed fairly soft and I won a bit of money despite not really playing much stud (just the occasional round in mixed games, which I rarely play now). So I was definitely a bit nervous playing a much bigger game than my usual 30/60, with an extra street of big bets. Fortunately, I didnít have a lot to worry about as the players were as varied in skill level as most smaller games. For most of my time there I was the youngest player by at least 10 years, which is really saying something. You stud experts you go in and get the rest of the money before everyone expiresÖ

Here was my first big hand (I apologize for incomplete hand info, my notes are lacking):

Bring-in: (xx)3, couple of folds, I complete (T8)9, (xx)7 raises, call-I donít remember his card, and 3 3b. This is fairly soon after I sat down so no good reads by me, I call, 4 of us to 4th street.

(xx)35: b
(T8):9x6x:c
(xx)7?:c
(xx)??:c

Fifth street:
(xx)35sA: b
(T8):9x6x6x:c
(xx)7??:c
(xx)???:c

Sixth street:
(xx)35A?: b
(T8):9x6x6x7x:r (?!)
(xx)7???:f
(xx)????:f

Not too sure about the raise here, neither of the other two boards were very scary looking, but draws to hands that beat mine are still calling 2 so maybe it was okay. I bet out on 7th street and villain grumbles that he started out rolled up but is pretty sure heís beat now, nonetheless he calls and mucks.
No other notable hands, I was winning at a pretty solid clip for most of the night but got run down a bunch at the end, kinda like LHE, added almost another $1K to my total. I did get to listen to the old, ubertight guy on my right berate the younger (probably close to my age) guy on my left for calling his completion with (45)6 (he made a straight in 5 cards and got paid by the old man who was showing a K, mustíve had at least kings up).

Friday, day 2 of my trip, saw me at the 20/40 LHE game around 10:30 AM, only a couple of interesting hands, both against the guy 3 seats to my right who was stupid aggressive and trying to push me around a bit.

1-Agro guy (AG) opens the cutoff and I 3b KQo from the SB, BB folds. I cbet AJ8 flop, he raises, I call with the intention of craising a lot of turns. Turn Q, he chks back then pays off a blank river.

2- I open AQ, AG calls from SB, BB folds. Flop is T93, he ck/c. Turn is a 5, he craise. Iím pretty showdown bound here, I just donít think he has much here. River is a 2, I call, and he rolls over A4o, well-playedÖ

1.5 hours later they call me for 75 stud and Iím down $225, not too bad considering how card dead I was.

Only hand from this 5.5 hour stud session I have in my notes is this:
Bring in to my left, a few limps, (xx)8 limps to my right, I limp (AK)?. I pair my K on 4th and bet out, couple of calls and (xx)86 raises, all call.

Fifth Street
(AK)?KK: b
(??)???: c
(xx)86Tx:c

Sixth Street
(AK):?KK4: k/c
(??)????: k/f
(xx): 86Tx9x: b

Seventh street the dealer pitches me the case K. This is an interesting situation. Villain is representing a straight, and my hand is essentially face-up as trip kings. If youíre villain do you bet here? I think he can only bet a bluff, because I canít call against a straight. If I craise he should fold. So I bet, and he takes his time before calling and showing me his straight. I might post this one in the stud forum for some feedback.

Once again I ran up a couple thousand dollar advantage before giving back all but $600. Variance is a *****..

Took a break to shower and eat, then back to the poker room for some additional action. There was a list for 75 stud but none for 75 mixed so I took a seat there despite the fact that I could tell it was gonna be a tougher line up than the stud game. One of the younger-than-me stud players who joined that game after me on Thursday was there, he played well and had told me what the mix was: BOTE (Badugi, Omaha/8, Triple Draw 2-7, and Stud/8). We played 8 hands of each game. There was also a kill to 100/200 in O8 and stud8 if you scooped a $750 pot, never played stud8 with a kill before. If you killed the last hand of stud8 then we played extra hands until the pot was split, if you killed the last hand in O8 you posted the kill in stud8 (which followed O8). Thatís a pretty good mix for me, other than the fact that I hate badugi, kinda stupid luckbox game to me. We started off 5-handed, and I ran/played badly in O8, I was buried $2K in the blink of an eye. Fortunately, Badugi came to the rescue for a change:

1-I post the BB and am dealt AA3x, nice to know thereís one A unavailable. UTG raises, I call and draw 2, UTG draws 1. I get a 4 for A34, I ck/call? This is almost certainly a mistake, I have very strong 3-card. I draw 1, UTG draws 1. And I draw the perfect 2 for the nuts. And I check? This is a bit of an odd situation, if he didnít improve heíll likely check back most of his so-so 3-cards and bet all of his strong 3-cards (say a 3-card 6 or better). He checks back, I pat, he draws 1 and mucks when I bet. Maybe another good hand to post in the draw games forum.

2-One orbit later Iím in the SB and am dealt a pat A345, wow. Button raises I 3B BB folds. He raises the 2nd draw, I 3b, he thinks about breaking but pats and pays off..

3-This is still in the first 8-handed orbit, I open button-1, button calls. I draw 2 to A2, he draws 2. I bet A24, he calls. We both draw 1, I bet he calls. I make A24T on the 3rd draw and he calls. Later told me he had A23 but Iím a little skeptical as he shouldíve raised the 2nd draw with that.

So now you know the secret to badugi:
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Only interesting O8 had the entire session went like this: Hero opens AQQ3 button-3, SB 3b BB folds and Hero calls. The flop is J46, I call. Turn is Q, I raise, he calls. River is 8x, he calls and has A2Kx no diamonds. Pair the board one time dealer!

This was my big stud8 hand: kill pot, killer is on my left, I bring in 25 (A9)2, killer raises to 200 with 7, 2 to his left makes it 300 with 9 (?!), all fold. This is a weird situation for me, itís possible but not likely that 9 is rolled up, maybe he just has AA or KK in the hole? Thereís no other clubs out, I think I should call here. Killer also calls. I use the same strategy I used in badugi and catch a great card: (A9)26, killer catches a brick (xx)7Tx, 3better bets, we both call. I continue to run hot this hand: (A9)264, killer catches another brick, they both check to me and I bet, killer folds, 3better calls. I catch a brick on 6th (A9)2642, I bet he calls. Seventh is the Q, I bet he calls and mucks.

This game eventually filled up, when they got a ninth player they stopped playing 2-7 as you can only realistically deal in 7 players before you have to reshuffle the muck (UTG sits out when thereís 8). This session ended with me booking a few hundred dollar win, 3rd session in a row in which I gave back most of winnings, a little frustrated by what might have been but itís a little much to think I played especially well in these games and should win, Iím happy enough to play some interesting games, met some interesting people and won enough money to pay for this trip. An overall positive experience, I'm already looking forward to my next trip to FW!

Not much beer info lately, hereís the Hoppy Adventure from Harpoon I drank at the airport:



Reading the reviews for that is bizarre, I taste a bit of citrus but not a strong hops bitter. The first guy who tastes tangerine, mango, lemon, and pineapple must have some amazing taste buds!

Thatís all for now, my plane is about to land...
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This ain't my blog but I can post some funny stuff about the mid-90s if you want.
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Sure, that'd be great! I'm curious about what games ran-mostly stud and LHE I think? What stakes were common? One of the guys who I played both 75 stud and mixed with told the story of how, after playing for 72 straight hours, he folded the stone cold nuts in a $13K pot playing 400/800 O8. Did games that big run regularly back in the day?
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Jusy got through this, having found it from Doug's mention in the new small steaks lc/nc thread.

Quite the blog, quite the run!. FW used to regularly get several 20 must moves going - feeding 1 or two main games. Borgata and attrition cut into that action. With the NY players like me split between the locations, but attracted more to borgata by more generous room comps.

FW in general was also hurt by the expansion of mohegan and other regional casinos.

There was a 40 he that ran a couple of nights a week but they retired the 10$ chips it played with. Now a 50 sonetimes goes. There was also a healthy 10-20 ( less healthy now) and a 5-10 w/a kill that got a couple of tables going (dead for years now). I learned HE in the FW 4-8 and moved up overtime (though I struggle in the 20 game ).

I may make an appearance in A* this Saturday night if you want to say hello, or you can just poke fun at the OOTMAWGF (Out of town middle aged white guy fish) visiting the 30.

Either way, looking forward to the weekend sojourn if I'm able to get away from my family stuff in Aurora.

Canyon road or I70 from Aurora?
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Sure, that'd be great! I'm curious about what games ran-mostly stud and LHE I think? What stakes were common? One of the guys who I played both 75 stud and mixed with told the story of how, after playing for 72 straight hours, he folded the stone cold nuts in a $13K pot playing 400/800 O8. Did games that big run regularly back in the day?
Everything I knew about poker in that time frame came from math class and Star Trek: The Next Generation. So zero poker content.

I was in college in Boston, and there was this crew of super rich Chinese kids (like from China) that would pile into their BMWs and go down to Foxwoods on weekends. They'd see me biking around and ask if I wanted to go with them, but gambling is for idiots so I never did.

One day they were piled into some kind of Porsche instead of a BMW. I asked if it was a new car and the leader said he got it for his birthday. The next week I saw them in a Benz, turns out they totaled the Porsche somewhere in rural Connecticut.

Another day I saw them counting out money and chips in their dorm room. Apparently their gambling habit was partially funded by lying to their parents and telling them tuition was more expensive than it was, and skim the extra. But they also gambled with the tuition money itself and had to make it up when they lost.

The last time I got invited was when they were heading down to CT one Friday night / Saturday morning with two cars packed full of super hot women (like they could not have been students at our school because we would have known / known about them hot) in super short black dresses.

So basically that's my mental image of what Foxwoods is like. Always wondered what it would have been like if I was a little more degen.
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Jusy got through this, having found it from Doug's mention in the new small steaks lc/nc thread.

Quite the blog, quite the run!. FW used to regularly get several 20 must moves going - feeding 1 or two main games. Borgata and attrition cut into that action. With the NY players like me split between the locations, but attracted more to borgata by more generous room comps.

FW in general was also hurt by the expansion of mohegan and other regional casinos.

There was a 40 he that ran a couple of nights a week but they retired the 10$ chips it played with. Now a 50 sonetimes goes. There was also a healthy 10-20 ( less healthy now) and a 5-10 w/a kill that got a couple of tables going (dead for years now). I learned HE in the FW 4-8 and moved up overtime (though I struggle in the 20 game ).

I may make an appearance in A* this Saturday night if you want to say hello, or you can just poke fun at the OOTMAWGF (Out of town middle aged white guy fish) visiting the 30.

Either way, looking forward to the weekend sojourn if I'm able to get away from my family stuff in Aurora.

Canyon road or I70 from Aurora?
Take I70 to 6 rather than the Central City Expressway. You can call in an hour before you arrive to minimize waiting time. There's plenty of free parking but I always use the valet (also free). There's a pretty good chance I'll play this Saturday, will send you a PM when I'm there.

And you're in for a treat, this game is way better than the FW 20 game. In addition to the 2 hourish sessions on Thursday and Friday, I played exactly one orbit with Munga30 on Saturday morning, I think we saw 2 flops in 10 hands. Be prepared for lots of chips on the table as there is no $10 chips at Astar.
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