I should have known to quit for the day after my third place finish. I mean cmon. The signs were all there.. After a massive suckout I should have known my luck was going to be poor for the day.. but I was there to gamble and have fun. So after we packed it in at the Shitty Orleans we hurried back over to the MGM.
This would be my first look at Iak in almost a year.. and let me tell you people he has been replaced by his lesser known cousin: Fatiakaris. Unlike his cool relative who flew up into the sun and burned his wings off seeking glory this one tried to make it to the sun, after a few bounces he dragged his sweating fat ass off to the dunkin donuts where the only thing he was going to get burned by was the giant coffee he dunked his double jelly in. Fuck man.. tell that work of yours to give you a few hours off so you can get your sorry ass on the treadmill.
All kidding aside it was great to see you brotha! I sat down and played my usual cash game. Which is to say I either win small or lose a buyin. I really need to adjust my game A TON and I think I know how now but more on that later.
One hand that screwed me on the turn was against Chad. I raised my 33 in late position and he cold called me. The flop came 996 and I was pretty sure he had none of that. I bet out 25 into the 30 dollar pot and he cold calls. So now we have an eighty dollar pot. The turn brings and Ace. He checks and I am pretty sure he has an Ace. I check behind. He value bets the river and his AK holds. The final board was A9966 and I called his $40 value bet BECAUSE I thought he might be playing the board. I think there was a fair chance that this board makes a split pot. Unfortunately he sucked out on the turn.. As a 37% dog he did not make a huge mistake but I do not think he made enough on the river to justify that call. I also think a certain percentage of the time he is beat by the 9 and maybe should have folded the flop? I dunno. Good hand I guess?
Anyway.. the one big hand that I busted out on could have made my day. I was in a pot cheap with QJd and the flop comes KQTx two diamonds. So in addition to an open ender I have second pair ok kicker and the second nut flush draw. The guy in early position a REALLY good solid player bets out and the guy next to him JAMS in for his entire stack. WOW! So here I am getting close to 3:1 might have the best hand.. might have the best draw.. It just seems like a great place to get my money in. So I jam. The guy who initially raised lets it go. He would later tell me he folded Kx no draw. The next two cards come and I see the diamond on the river. I think this is a good card for me… but NOOOOOOOOO the fucktard in the second seat who jammed it all in had A4, no made hand, decent draw. ARGG! I was steaming after that. Down one buyin.
So I decide to play some video blackjack with LoveElf.. we chat a little.. and goof around.. Bayne tells us his secrets to winning blackjack.. I knew I liked him for some reason.. and we have a good time. We then decide to go play some real blackjack and roulette. Which did not turn out as well. Our table sucked and I was like the only person for the entire round to make a pass as I rolled a seven coming out the door in my first ever craps roll. Down second buyin.
My third buyin went out the door on what I consider a cooler of a hand. I had AJd and flopped top two pair on a AJ2 board.. I get it all in and the guy turns over 22.. Seeing how he had played up until now I really thought I was good.. but nooooooo… so anyway I was down $400 on my second day in Vegas. I hear Smokkee had problems with the lucks ass fish too. Oh well. It was good to play with him a bit.
I heard great reports of LJ running all over the tables at the MGM. She is a really good player from what I have heard and went deep in the Ladies WSOP tourney. She seems like a really nice person and I wish I actually had seen her play a little.
I also had to wait until MiamiDon was ready to leave around 4AM. I fell asleep on the table while the crew of Don, Hoy, Chad, Ick, and probably others my sleep deprived mind has forgotten ate breakfast. Finally I got to bed for my second night in Vegas feeling a little disappointed. I was determined to play 2/5 NL the next day at the Rio though. I thought it would be a good experience and I was sort of right.
Next Episode: The Donkey Rules.. Long Live the Donkey