Jul
8
2007

The Bigger Picture

I haven’t been blogging much the last few days, mostly because I haven’t been doing much. I’ve been spending a lot of time by the pool, walking the strip (through the shops and casinos) and playing online poker. I’m in holiday mode, entirely relaxed and rested, but I am looking forward to a change of tempo in the coming week. Emmy will be arriving here in a couple of days, which I have obviously been […]

Jul
2
2007

I Sucked Out Big-time

It isn’t often that I make a massive draw out on someone when all the money is in, mostly because I generally get it in when I’m ahead. Today though, there was a gross hand that came up when I found a needle in a haystack on the river. The pot was limped around to me in the big blind, probably six players in; I checked my option with 85 off suit. The flop came […]

Jun
30
2007

Poker Is Fun

Tonight is the probably the most fun I have ever had playing poker! I was beginning to become a little jaded and disinterested in the game, but tonight turned all that around and it had nothing to do with how I played and whether I won or not. I returned to the Flamingo, the place where I earned the nickname ‘Peep’ and where I have found the people to be most friendly and inviting. One […]

Jun
29
2007

Hoover Dam & The Grand Canyon

I got my wake-up call at 5:15am, something that was initiated by the tour company, not me. The sun was already out and I got down to the tour bus lobby area of the hotel by about 5:45. The bus was meant to come at 6, but ended up being about 15 minutes late. Once I board we had to pick up more people from other hotels, then it was off to the tour company’s […]

Jun
28
2007

The Mirage

The Mirage is one of the most famous poker rooms on the strip; it is featured in the 1998 movie Rounders with Matt Damon. The movie is a classic amongst poker players, many of whom credit it for getting them into the game. It was a relatively well run room that by the time I left was packed with people. I played for seven hours straight, not standing up once, it was a marathon. I […]

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