Sunday, July 08, 2007

Final post re Vegas 2007

Well just to sum up really, as well as a couple of stories :
Binnions was a fantasticly well run fessie, and all being well, I will return next year.

Anyone considering going to Vegas, take your partner, or at least go with a mate. This way, you will have company and will be less likely to leak money on Roulette/Black Jack and other table games as well as the dreaded fruit machines!

Overall, I was slightly down for my tournaments, and somehow slightly down on cash as well.
This was my first venture to downtown Vegas, and I found it very nice. Previously I had been on the Strip the whole time. This time however, I did not venture to the Strip once - I did not feel the need to do so. All the casino's on Freemont Street are REAL close, taxi costs are non existent as Casino hopping was litterally a few second stroll.
I must mention a few stories from my many cash sessions - all of which were far far too long to be honest. There was this one guy (pictured left) who was obviously a real player - he was there every night with plenty of "green" as he put it. This was the guy who had 99 when I had 44 (see earlier posts).
Well anyway, I sat down another night and was controlling the table, again taking my $300 to almost $800 when this guy sits down. The man pictured left was also at the table. The new guy who sat down looked very familiar to me but I could not put a name to the face.
Anyway, this new guy was raising every hand, and every street. He had plenty of mouth to go with it and got into a slagging battle with the guy pictured to the left.

It was getting really annoying that I knew this new guy but could not remember where from, nor put a name to the face.
Then it suddenly hit me when these two got into another slanging match, and this new guy says to the other guy, I am going to take great joy in busting you, to which the guy replied "you dont have enough money to bust me little boy" then this new guy replies laughing "dont you know who I am?"
Then it hit me - it was Brian Wilson!!
I then took at least 30 minutes winding Brian up, by saying I know you "Brian" and I know you "Brian Wilson" - lol , he was getting really puzzled as I was dropping other little comments in that I had picked up from Blonde.
Eventually I told him who I was and I then just sat back and watched the fireworks between Brian and this guy.

One hand springs to mind, the other guy had AA and raised preflop, Brian re raises, The other guy then re raises and Brian moves all in for close to $900 which the other guy duly calls. Brian proudly flips over 6s 7s and says "thats real poker baby" - the other guy was not so impressed as Brian went on to flop/turn/and river a straight for a pot close to $1700 on a $1 $2 game!!! lol
It was such a joy to watch Brian play - he was ultra aggressive and hit some wicked outdraws, none against me thankfully, but I was just watching rather than playing - although I was waiting for 7 4 so that I could get in a pot with Brian and move all in! But it didnt happen.
Another cash story I have is one that involved one guy obviously playing well outside his bank roll. I was sitting at a $1 $2 game, (after loosing $500 on a $1 $2 p/l omaha table). I sat with $200 and built this up to $650. There were 3 young Americans at the table, all sat with around $700 and we were all having a real laugh. Then this one guy sits down with one stack of red chips (thats $100 lol). Well these americans were ripping the piss out of this poor old boy who had obviously came to play a serious game with his $100. Anyway, to cut a long story short, he took out his wallet and produced his last $400 which he exchanged for chips.
This poor guy was being pushed all over the place by me and these Americans by overbetting flops and taking them away from him uncontested- then this hand happened :
I am the BB. The first American raised it to $10, the second American called, as did the 3rd American as did this serious guy. I look down to find KK and re raise it to $75 (overbet as I had done on many occassions). All the American guys passed then this serious guy said "I raise" - music to my ears! He could not have AA, not after calling a $10 preflop raise by 3 people infront of him. He makes it $150.
Now these Americans are sitting in seats 1 2 and 3, with the serious guy in seat 4. I am in seat 7 so directly opposite the Americans.
As soon as this guy says "Raise to $150" I move all my chips into the middle of the table and just sit there motionless. I could feel this serious guy staring at me and I felt obliged to look up at him. As I did, I caught sight of the young Americans who were laughing about something, and I just started to laugh myself. The more I laughed, the more they did and the more I did. To the point that I was almost crying with laughter!

All the time, this serious guy was looking straight at me wondering what to do. I looked at him and said "Please do not read anything into this laughter, it has nothing to do with the strenght of my hand" Well with this he says "Call"

He flips over AK - AK ffs!! lol and he called of all his chips preflop.

Needless to say I did win that pot and he looked totally dejected. Thinking about it afterwards, what I said to him I was genuinely trying to help him to fold, but in the end induced the call.

I will sign off with a few pictures, including a view from my Hotel window, some views of Freemont street - A visit you MUST make at night to see the fantastic light show - it is out of this world!! Also a Pic of Mike - THE BEST DEALER IN BINIONS - and such a character to boot! Also a cracking pic of a local downtown resident! (guess which one lol)


Blogger richard trigg said...

great blog paul, just you just need to keep updating!!! whats the plan now, back to online cash?

2:13 AM  
Blogger richard trigg said...

great read paul, you just need to keep updating, gl with the online cash.


2:14 AM  
Blogger M3boy's Poker Blog said...

Cheers Rick

Will try and keep it updated - lol

As for future plans? The plan was to take a few weeks off, but I have already dabbled in a couple of online tourneys - addict!

I intend to concentrate on live play for a while and see what happens.

GL in Newcastle btw

9:12 AM  

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