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09-30-2010 , 02:16 PM
Great work....subscribed.
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09-30-2010 , 03:28 PM
Nice read! :-)
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09-30-2010 , 03:47 PM
A fan from the UK, keep it up mate.
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09-30-2010 , 08:26 PM
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wtf... I always call this guy Luis Guzman (for obv reasons). They have same lithp and everything!
Oh man, this guy, spends three minutes at a showdown complaining to the dealer about how the high hand TV is out and made it impossible for him to know the correct odds to call. Dealer goes, "I'll tell the floor."
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09-30-2010 , 08:47 PM
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I think I might hit up Planet Hollywood at some point...I've heard tell that the 1/2 over there has been pretty good recently. Apart from that or other random wanderings, by 2/5 Bellagio trip is now back-burnered until I make some damn money.
I took a couple RUGGED beats here a couple weeks ago at a last minute bachelor party trip.. Decent room, there is a dealer there that is VERY cute and fun... there was a table running with a local who was very inebriated, who had some very funny stories about this dealer's mom hooking up with him after hours... great WTF moment and she took it in stride like a champ. The only thing is they don't really spread any other games but low stakes NLHE.... Watching the Pleasure Pit girls is fun though. Enjoy!
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09-30-2010 , 09:32 PM
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No offense intended, but it looks like you also misread your own hand.
No, I just didn't relate it properly...I made the flush. Also I'm pretty sure I ck-called the turn. Am on my phone...will post a proper reply later...
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09-30-2010 , 11:47 PM
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No, I just didn't relate it properly...I made the flush. Also I'm pretty sure I ck-called the turn. Am on my phone...will post a proper reply later...
I had a sneakin' suspicion that the flop had a couple of s.

Also, these TRs are really hard to do "on-the-fly." (Don't say I didn't warn ya.)
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10-05-2010 , 02:52 PM
I'm back home now...leo was right about the difficulty of doing them in real time. I'll post up on the remaing days of the trip in the next few days, but on the last day I had a really funny poker experience I wanted to share (and I figure there's a reasonable chance that the perp will read this ).

Ok, so it was Monday afternoon, and I sat 1/2 at Bally's for a couple of hours just to have a bit of fun before I'm off to the airport. I was splashing around in some pots, joking with the fellas at the table, and in general not taking things very seriously. It was, however, a very soft table, and I picked up several uncontested pots, and showed down a few marginal hands that I had called pf raises with, winning most.

Ok, so there was one dude at the table, 2 seats to my right. He was maybe early 30's, ear phones, not socializing at all. He never said a word, but after taking down a couple of raised post with 6d8d, and Qc2c, I could see the gears turning as he formulated a plan/became mildly irritated.

A few more hands went by, and I took a pot in the bb after calling a $5 raise pf with 10-j off (flopped 2 pair and showed it after my flop bet was folded to). I became sb, and the dude who would have been bb got up and left. At this point, Earphone Guy leaps out of his chair and moves to the seat to my left, into the big blind.

Gee whiz, what possible reason can he have for doing this?

A lap goes by, and the next time I'm in the sb I get khqh. I might be a little bit off in the details, but if I remember, there was an ep raise to $12, which I called, and earphone guy called. The flop was some brick-ish flop, I forget what it was exactly (low, but with the 9h I think)...didn't matter, as I already knew exactly how this pot was going to play.

I immediately lead out for $20, and Earphones makes it $65. It folds around to me, and after a few seconds of thought, I call (you can see where this is going). The turn is the [insert card that I couldn't possibly care less about here], and I bet $95. He gets this disgusted look on his face, folds, picks up his chips and leaves the poker room.

Nice try, Earphone Guy!

I showed the king-high to the table, and there was much rejoicing.

More later...
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10-05-2010 , 04:22 PM
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...I had pocket 7's and flopped 744 to her pocket 4's, and the other time I had A8 and the board went A33A10 to her pocket 3'...
This just happened to me on Saturday. Was already having a bad nite where my QQ got killed on a JJ9 flop. I had 66 from the button and hit 633 on the Flop. Got my money in by the Turn with 3 other players. Had visions of a Quadruple Up. BB had 33.

Then later with 99 on a JJ8 flop. My buddy was in the hand. Check around on the Flop. I bet a little when the J hit the turn. The got out when my buddy bet the River Blank. I know him well enough to know that I'd run into Quads for the second time of the night.

Whee. Good times.

Enjoying the TR.
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10-20-2010 , 11:45 PM
Sorry I've been too lame to finish this...I will do so shortly.I've worked over 80 hrs/week since I got back. I did take notes though,so I should be able to pull it off. I really appreciate all of the support and constructive criticism.

Also, just today I booked another trip for 11/15-11/22. This time around I'm planning on playing multiple DSE events at the V, and some cash mixed in. I'm going to do a TR on that one too, but I think I'll take Leo's direction and take notes only, and write the report when I get back. I do think I could do a good job of it on the fly, but last time I got stuck early, so I wasn't in the right frame of mind to do a good job. We'll see...

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10-21-2010 , 01:42 AM
Looking forward to it
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10-21-2010 , 10:38 AM
I will be there 11/16-24
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10-21-2010 , 05:28 PM
Wrong thread Ed, haha.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/10...thread-692986/

I might be there that weekend. If I am, I'll PM you or something.
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10-21-2010 , 09:05 PM
i might play in some of the deep stack... only holdem events tho :-( all others passed already when i get there.... I will play the 1/2 5 PLO game at the V tho!
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10-24-2010 , 07:37 AM
Ill also be there at 15-22 .
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10-28-2010 , 02:51 AM
Bump.


OP, how about the rest? Good read so far.
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10-28-2010 , 04:59 PM
I'll be there from Nov 17-21st but for a bachelor party, so probably not too much poker action.
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12-20-2010 , 06:26 PM
Ok, so I'm ultra-lame and didn't come back to finish this properly. Mea culpa. Here's a brief-ish recap of the rest of the trip.

Friday: once again, Bally's 1/2. The first table I sat at was mega-nit-o-rific, so I asked for a table change. I got one, and the new table was great action. Of course, the only action I was was My JJ getting outflopped on a 10 4 4 board to...you guessed it...quads. Again.

Really.

I played for about 4 hours, but my heart wasn't really in it. I was in the game for $1000, and cashed out $650 feeling like I might not ever win again. Of course cognitively I knew this wasn't true, but we all know that feeling, aye? I decided to take the night off, and went to the Palms to see 'The Town' and eat at the Noodle Bar there...both were good.

Saturday: I woke up feeling a little desperate to get to the poker room to chase away the demons, but before I even made it to my door I realized that this is no frame of mind to play. So, I spent much of the afternoon reading in my room and relaxing. By 7 or so I was feeling a little more 'level' so I went to the deli for a really good sandwich (Nosh in Bally's is one of the great secrets of casual eats IMO in town...cheap and great), then on to the poker room for more 1/2 action.

Action? Did I say "action?" This was one of those rare 1/2 games in Vegas that just gets juicer and juicer with every passing hour. By 3am there was easily $7000 on the table. Every hand was at least $25 pf with 3 or 4 callers. One very funny English fellow named John was pushing the action in that special way that only a drunken guy...and he was winning. He bought in for $300, and in 2 hours he has well over $2000 in front of him, and suffice it to say that it was all in play.

I was in the game for $400, and had it on about $1800 by midnight, but I wasn't able to get any farther than that. John and I had decided that we were on a mission to get $5000 between us, and if we did, we were cashing out and heading out for hookers and blow (we were kidding...we're both happily married). He then expressed his concern that we might quickly go through the $5k on such an adventure, so I assured him that we wouldn't be after the high class ladies...we'd be heading downtown in search of some seasoned veterans. He asked if that was a euphemism for 'fat' and I said "well, 'fat' is a strong word...I'd go with 'jiggly.' So, for the rest of the night we were obsessed with the desire for jiggly hookers. Alas, it was not to be...fun time though.

Sunday: Yet another night of not being able to get anything going...was in for $400, cashed out $400 many hours later. Travis was there for this one, and was able to make about $1200 so good for him. This was a frustrating night because there were several degen donk-o-maniacs at the table at different times, and I wasn't able to get a piece of any of them. One guy reloaded $300 maybe 6 times, while also playing a $3000 stack on a 3 card poker table behind him (this is table 1...next to the table games). If he didn't have cards, he was at the 3 card table. This guy dusted off probably $1800 in 60 minutes, and I didn't get $1 of it. Bummer.

Oh, and John showed up at about 4am, bought in for $300, put it on $1700 in literally 30 minutes, and had to cash out to go to the airport. Good on ya, pal...enjoyed meeting you.

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As I mentioned above, I already had another trip scheduled, so I'll post on that one in the not-too-distant future...and try to do a better job of it. Also, I have yet another trip scheduled for 1/17, so I'm looking forward to that. Thanks for reading!
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12-20-2010 , 06:51 PM
I was wondering where you wandered off to...
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12-21-2010 , 02:46 PM
Stopped reading after the first Rounders reference.
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12-21-2010 , 03:09 PM
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Stopped reading after the first Rounders reference.
Thanks very much for posting. I was wondering where you stopped reading, and now I know.
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12-21-2010 , 03:43 PM
very good read imo!
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