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4th trip this year 11/7-12 4th trip this year 11/7-12

11-05-2021 , 01:59 PM
My wife and I will be flying from Des Moines to LV in two days. Staying at Park MGM til Friday. It's our 4th trip this year (Jan/Apr/Jul) so we've seen Vegas in various stages of "lockdown." I'll have shoes and BR pic uploaded soon (the pics will look strangely similar to July's TR pics).

Plans so far include dinner reservations at Lotus of Siam and Mayfair Supper Club, tickets to America's Got Talent (I musta been naked when I agreed to this), and many poker sessions. She has some spa stuff scheduled but I wasn't really listening to the details. My friend Matt will fly in on Monday and we'll play some tourneys at MGM/Caesar's/Resorts World. I'll play cash games too. Probably visit the Rio to buy some merch too.

Here's a link to July's trip report. I was a TR virgin then.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...13/?highlight=
11-05-2021 , 06:49 PM
As a Drake graduate and ex-Des Moinesian, I'll follow along. Good luck, run good!
11-05-2021 , 10:02 PM
Good luck!
11-07-2021 , 04:23 PM
It took about 25 minutes from parking spot to gate. Love these small airports and online check in. Looking forward to Eggs Benedict at Mon Ami and a breakfast sandwich at Eggslut. Would love to try the Peppermill but havenít figured out how to work that in.

As far as poker goes, Iíve been card dead for a month or so. Managed to break even for those sessions but thatís mainly cuz people think Iím really tight so I can make some moves to pick up pots here and there. Only seems to work against good players though. Lol.


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11-07-2021 , 04:26 PM



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11-07-2021 , 08:20 PM
Posting to subscribe in epic bread.

GL OP!
11-07-2021 , 10:25 PM
Flight was just under 3 hours. Seats are getting smaller all the time. Skipped Lyft and took a taxi for the first time in many years. Mobile check-in went very smooth. A quick bet on the Rams and up to the room.


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11-07-2021 , 10:28 PM
Decided on La La Noodle inside Park MGM cuz weíre both starving. Food was awesome. Lobster Shrimp Dumplings. Singapore Style noodles. La La Fried rice (which had lobster, shrimp, and beef in it)
Lobster Shrimp Dumplings


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11-07-2021 , 10:29 PM
Singapore Style Noodles


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11-07-2021 , 10:29 PM
La La Fried Rice


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11-08-2021 , 01:19 AM
GL and keep it coming
11-08-2021 , 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by reezer63 4th trip this year 11/7-12
Flight was just under 3 hours. Seats are getting smaller all the time. Skipped Lyft and took a taxi for the first time in many years. Mobile check-in went very smooth. A quick bet on the Rams and up to the room.


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Ouch, -115. Is that standard now?
11-08-2021 , 02:32 AM
Put my name on the 1/3 list at Aria. Took about 45 minutes to burn through the 25 guys ahead of me. Just sat down.


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11-08-2021 , 02:34 AM
Four seats to my left is this guy. Apparently he
got 8th place in the 2019 Main Event.


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11-08-2021 , 03:05 AM
Just settling when I get As8s on button. Guy raises to $22 and three people call so I put my chips in. Flop is Ks3s8c. It checks around to me and I briefly consider firing at the pot but decided against it. The check-raise reflex kicked in. The turn was 3c and Mr Main Event bet $45 and one guy called in front of me. Again I thought about making a move but just didnít do it. I called. River was Ac and they both checked. I kept thinking ďweíre not in Iowa anymore TotoĒ so I checked and flipped over my ace. They both mucked. Sometimes Iím such a poker pussy. And the main event guy went to play PLO. Updated stack.


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11-08-2021 , 04:58 AM
When I get to Vegas Iím always reminded of the numerous players that sit down, dust off $300, and leave. Itís like the tables are flowers in a field and the bees land long enough to pollinate and then theyíre gone. Where do they go?

I called several raises set mining with pocket pairs. Finally hit one and felted a smaller stack. Hit and run after 2.5 hours. My profit here probably covered the wifeís trip to Planet 13. I wasnít supposed to mention that. She didnít spend much there at all really. I prefer the old memories of a much less complicated high. Heading to CVS to stock up on necessities.



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11-08-2021 , 04:59 AM
Cuz they named it after my home town in Illinois


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11-08-2021 , 10:13 AM
Well done so far. Subbing. Thanks for posting. Have fun and good luck!
11-08-2021 , 11:53 AM
GL

Donít be a poker ***** and extract some sweet nectar value!
11-08-2021 , 02:50 PM
Breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi. Eggs Benedict w hash browns. Spinach goat cheese omelette. Date crusted bacon. Great food here. Then over to Aria for some cash game action. My friend Matt is flying in later today. He wants to play a couple tourneys.


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11-08-2021 , 04:46 PM
I hate the Rams. Only bet them cuz I had Stafford and Gay on my fantasy team. I want my money back.


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11-08-2021 , 04:50 PM
Yum. food looks great. I really like Mon Ami Gabi. The prices are reasonable, good food, great location. I think they have a $20 corkage fee, too, which is inexpensive for Vegas. This was a few years ago, though.
11-08-2021 , 09:07 PM
GL and enjoy your trip. Maybe see you in a coupe of days.

      
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