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Old 06-14-09, 12:06 AM
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"You don't hear much about guys who take their shot and miss"
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I hesitated to write this up, but if Iím going to share the good it only fair to share the ugly as well.

One of my closest friends from college who Iíve known for 20 years came into a million dollar payday last year after his family business sold. Months ago, he made me a once-in-a-lifetime offer Ė heíd pay for us to go Vegas and back me in the $2500 WSOP event.

I was thrilled. After years of going down and railing the WSOP, and playing nothing higher than 4/8, I was going to get my shot at making some serious cash and testing myself against some highly skilled players. A few weeks ago I did a wire transfer of the $2500 to the good folks at Harrahís, and was good to go.

My buddy and I flew down from Seattle last Thursday evening, and checked into the Rio. Room was standard, comfortable and clean, but nothing exceptional. We grabbed dinner at the All American (fair), and then headed down to the Series to check it out.

I was giddy. Registration was a breeze, and I was given my seat assignment. I checked out the side games, ready to take a shot at 10/20 limit, but the list was 12 deep, and not moving. Next stop was the Palms, where again I sat around for 30+ minutes waiting for a open seat at a game. I was finally able to sit for a spell at the Gold Coast, where I lost $40 or so in a 4/8 limit half-kill game before going to bed early to get plenty of rest tomorrow.

Up bright and early Friday, I had a light breakfast, put on a hoodie from my local indie record story, and headed down to take my seat in the Amazon room along side 1087 other players. 7500 chips, blinds start at 25/50 with 60 minutes levels.

I was seated at one of the highest numbered tables, meaning it would be among the first to break. The first hour went fine Ė players were solid but reasonable, and there were very few pots that went to showdown. All of us pretty much treaded water, mostly winning small pots with modest raises pre-flop.

After about 90 minutes, the table broke, and I was moved to a much more active, aggressive table. Two players had already busted out, so there were some larger stacks, and they werenít afraid to tangle.

Bottom line is I was outclassed. There were no weak spots at the table, and these guys were experienced, patient, and aggressive, pouncing on any signs on weakness. About 45 minutes in, a straight took out top two pair and relatively short-stack player was gone, adding more ammunition to the big stacks.

My first real hand of any size came in the small blind. Folded around to the button, who raised 4x the BB, and I called with Queen Jack off. He had been fairly active, and I figured I was ahead of his range. Flop came ten high, I check, and he doesnít hesitate to bet close to the pot. Being a calling station, I call . Turn is a brick, he bets again, I fold, seven BB or so lighter, and having put up a neon sign that Iím a prime candidate to push around.

Still, at the first break, I had about 7000 chips. My backer swung by, lending some encouragement. At the break, I watched the bracelet presentation to Phil Ivey for winning the 2-7 Draw event. Rumor has it the bracelet won him a $10m prop bet, making the actual tourney prize chump change.

A while after the action resumed, I called a 3x BB raise one from the button with King/8 suited, and the flop came seven,eight,jack rainbow. Checked to me, I bet less than I should have, and was called. The turn came a nine, villain led out pretty big, and I insta-muck.

Half hour later, got aces, raised, and everyone folded.

The end came just before the four-hour mark, with me at about T5500. I limped in early position with Ace/6 of diamonds. Four of us saw a flop, which had two diamonds. I check-called a healthy bet on the flop, as did one other player. The turn was a brick, and the player in the middle position made what I took to be an effort to buy the pot with a T1500 bet. I raised back 2x his bet, pretty much committing myself. I believed I had a reasonable chance to taking it down right there, and if not, had enough odds to justify it.

Wrong. He re-popped it, putting me all-in. We flipped, he revealed his top set, and I crumbled when the river brought no help.

Busting from a WSOP event is a shock Ė I got up, and then sat on the sidelines in a daze, so disappointed it was all over. I canít complain about being card dead or any bad beats. The players I was up against were simply better card players. Itís taken a while, but Iím now delighted to have had the experience.

I licked my wounds for a while back in the room, briefly emerging to meet up with TP and wish him luck before his event. For the rest of trip, I hit several of my usual favorite spots including Bare, where I managed not to bleed out this time, Poetry, and Rehab, where cover is now $100. Iíd say thatís outrageous, but then the DJ dropped ďIím On a BoatĒ into the set list, the place went nuts, and I realized I was having a blast as always. And hey Ė thatís only 1/25th of what I dropped in a poker tournament, right?
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Old 06-14-09, 09:06 AM
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As usual, excellent trip report 2Tone - even if it didn't have the desired outcome. But hey, any trip report that includes I'm On A Boat is a great report!

But $100 cover?!?!? Damn, those bathrooms better not have only had attendants but fluffers as well!
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Old 06-14-09, 09:07 AM
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Old 06-14-09, 09:22 AM
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although this one lacked some of your self-deprecating zingers (short bald dudes chatting up big tittied nymphs), it was just as gold. Maybe it didn't turn out how you liked, but you gave it a shot and that is more than a lot of us will ever do. Well done!
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Old 06-14-09, 11:44 AM
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Had a cabana at Bare last month and it was a much better time than I thought it would be. 60% of the chicks were topless and most of them were pretty hot.
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Old 06-14-09, 11:54 AM
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mmmmmmmmyyyep. That sounds about right. Losing out on a "shot" sucks big time. Glad to see you were able to get back out and party and enjoy yourself.
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Old 06-14-09, 12:04 PM
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A couple buddies and I are heading to Vegas in August.

Rehab = $100 cover?!?!

Do you know what Wet Republic is??

Do those guys on the streets selling "night club" passes legit?

Thx
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Old 06-14-09, 02:01 PM
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stay away
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Old 06-14-09, 03:06 PM
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Is this from experience?? Obviously they seem super sketchy, but you never know for sure if they work or not.
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Good report

It seems some hands were played incorrectly (QJ hand in particular, and depending on blinds probably the A6dd hand should've have been CRAI on the flop although same result) but you popped the cherry
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Old 06-15-09, 12:02 AM
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it's a rip off.
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Old 06-15-09, 10:25 AM
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Say what?

Good report 2tone, sorry the tourney didn't work out better for you and your backer.
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Old 06-15-09, 10:55 AM
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You know...! For $100 I better be getting more than the opportunity to look at hot skanky girls and pay too much for drinks.
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A fluffer is a hired member of the crew of a pornographic movie whose role on the set is to sexually arouse the male participants prior to the filming of scenes requiring erections.

This is what you want to do? lol wtf
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Old 06-15-09, 07:29 PM
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Yo JD --

As much as I love Vegas, do you know what would make it about 10x better?

If only I was Ö
1. 15 years younger
2. Had a large amount of disposable income
3. Was a much, much better poker player

Like, for example, you.

I donít know what you are doing right now, but you really should be on the next flight.
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I looked forward to Vegas all year this year since this is the first year I'm 21. I was definitely going to go until all vacations happened right when I wanted to be down there.

I'm going to Florida for 12 days on Wednesday with the gf and her fam, then back for 3 days, then Bull Shoals for a week.
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You going with friends or family?You got a houseboat? I used to go there as a kid and had a blast. Would be a good place to get a bunch of people and rent a houseboat and get trashed for a week.
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No no no! I was saying that if *I'm* paying $100 to get into a club THEY had better be providing fluffers in the bathrooms FOR me...
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Um, why? You people do realize it's like 1,000 degrees here right now? Enjoy melting.
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Friends and family both. We go down there with about 40 people. No I've actually never been on a houseboat, ski boats and seasdoos for us. I just love going fishing down there, getting wasted, and mainly slaloming and wakeboarding. We also have an Air Chair(. ) (gets good at like 1 min in) I've only done it a few times, it has such a ridiculously steep learning curve. My uncle and I are the only ones who have successfully jumped it so far, I can't do the crazy flips yet though.
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$100 cover?! wow that must have been one hell of a party, I hate paying $5 cover at the bars in WV. Sounds like a fun trip overall though, nice report!
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