Monday, February 12, 2007

Day Eight, A Day Late

I started the day at the Bellagio a little after noon. I sat at a $2/$5NL table. I play very tight for the first hour. My tight play was not just my feeling out the table at a low price; I was totally card dead. Eventually I wake up to AhKc UTG. I joke about opening for $35 being a bluff because I am bored. Everyone except the button folds. The flop comes A72, two diamonds. I bet out $75, the button raises to $150. My read on him is that he has a weak ace. I jam for another $300. He calls quickly. He shows Ad8h. and proceeds to four-flush me. After patiently waiting for cards, picking a good spot, and making a great read, I get fucked in the ass. I am happy about everything except the ass-fucking. Not that there is anything wrong with that; it is just not my style.

Not too many hands later, I pick up KQ in LP. I limp, CO calls, Button raises to $25, I and the CO call. Flop comes Q high, somewhat coordinated. I check, the CO checks, the button fires out $100. I and the CO both call. I think the CO has me beat, but I want to take one off because I think I am getting paid if I hit. The turn comes K. I jam, the CO thinks for a while and calls. The button mucks aces face up. The CO shows a flush draw and a gut-shot draw. The river misses the flush and the gut-shot but pairs the board. I take down a monster pot that should have gone to the button. The pot was $1,175.

I play for a few more hours uneventfully. I cash out at 6:07pm for a $689 win. I am not feeling quite done for the day, but I do want a change of scene, so I head over to the Venetian. I sit in a 1/2NL game and order food service. I play a few rounds before my sandwich arrives. I sit out for a round and eat my sandwich. I start crashing hard, so I get up and get ready to leave. I forget to clock out and lose my time played. No sandwich for me next time. Doh!

I drop $200 on dice on the way out. The main dice pit is on the other end of the casino, but they have one table immediately opposite the main entrance to the poker room. How convenient!

It was a good day. Next up, day ten, and then I will be caught up and will, therefore, be able to talk about why I am really here.

7 Comments:

Blogger mookie99 said...

I'm loving the trip reports...and to why you are out there ? What else besides cards and gambling ?

10:31 AM  
Blogger cc said...

TJ--

Walk past the O theater rather than past the craps tables on your way out!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Matt Silverthorn said...

Still waiting for the mysterious "why you're actually there" explanation. Surely, you're not testing the waters and thinking about possibly going pro?

2:42 PM  
Blogger ScottMcM said...

You and Don got married didnt you!!!

4:45 PM  
Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Weak, I saved up your trip reports so I could enjoy them all together. Great stuff so far. The tease about why you are really there is a great move too. But really, why?

2:34 PM  
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