Overheard At Blockbuster
"You got dat white girl chained up movie?"
I just realized I never finished my Vegas report. I guess the reason is because Sunday ending up being a non poker or blogger day. My lazy ass slept until noon, so that killed one of the tourneys I was going to try. We were invited to a cookout and hang at the pool of my buddy’s friend. What was supposed to be a late afternoon meal turned in to a late night meal and that shot any chance of going down to the Rio/WSOP or checking out the poker room at Green Valley Ranch. While I am grateful for the free lodging, transportation, and entertainment, I am still bummed that I was able to do nothing that I had planned for Sunday. Who knows, maybe this day was the only reason I was able to minimize my Vegas losses to $15. If Colorado 1 hadn’t killed my pocket Aces on Friday, I just might have been able to come home with a few more dollars in my wallet then I took out there.
Once the blogger tournament was over, some of us were going to head over to Planet Hollywood and play in their tournament. It had been given good reviews and the structure was supposed to be among the best for a lower buy-in. Unfortunately, that didn’t pan out because it had already filled up before we left the Orleans. I was still thinking about going to TI or Sahara, so I left the bloggers after the tournament and grabbed a quick bite to eat in New York, New York. I love the chili in America and with a side salad, I finally had some greens.
We had our private blogger tournament at 2PM on Saturday. Slightly less than 45 showed up and the top 5 spots were paying. It turned out to be a $80 straight with no rebuys or add-ons.
I hung around the bar for about 30 minutes or so talking to Bayne and MeanHappyGuy. We broke when the other bloggers were starting up a 3/6 mixed game and I was having none of that. I decided to try my hand at playing 1/2 NL for the first time in a casino. I was the complete and total nube. I didn't know how to do anything. Do I have to go get chips? How do I get a seat? How much are drinks? Oh yeah, Helloooooooo, my name is Brian and I'm a fish!
The trip started off in a bit of a tizzy Thursday evening. As I was going upstairs to do some exercising before dinner, the power died. This made it too hot to elliptical in the bonus room and put dinner plans up in the air. We decided to grill some pork chops since that could be done without power. Crisis averted easily enough and we left for the airport at our scheduled time. Apparently, flying out on a Thursday night is the bomb, because I was at my gate about 45 minutes after we left the house. This gets me there plenty early, and I killed the time by watching some poker on DVD.
I'll be on a plane in less than 12 hours. We'll do some recreational flying tomorrow morning and then let the madness begin Friday night at the MGM. I am so psyched!
My friend / neighbor / Neighborhood Poker League leader just won his seat to the WSOP Main Event…..on his first attempt! Friday night, Mike won a $13 SNG that put him in to a Saturday night super satellite with 1st place getting a seat plus a grand for spending money. Well after toppling 100+ players, he walks away with nice prize. It will be impossible to defend my blinds against him in tonight’s home game. See, Surf told you it was a good bunch of players, we just didn't know we had that diamond in our rough. Time to ride some coat tails.