I love meeting bloggers
Yesterday was so much fun!!!! I finally got to meet Mookie and Mrs. Mookie and the whole Austin gang. We met over at the Sahara and as most of you probably already know, we all busted out of the tournament without placing. Oh well. At least mookie won the last longer bet, so he free rolled. He decided to push all in right after I busted out. It sucked at that stage of the tourney cause the blinds were so high and it was just a push fest. That's why I hate tournaments. I like to wait for good cards. I don't like bluffing and trying to make moves and pushing all-in every other hand. That's also why I'll never be a pro and I'll never play for a living and most likely I'll never be on T.V. playing. I'm okay with that though.
Of course, after the Sahara tournament we went over to the Luxor since Mookie is staying there and they opened up a new 1-2 NLHE table for us and we all played together. I lost my ass off!!!! It's funny because the very first time I ever played in a live cash game of NLHE, I played at the Luxor. I chose that spot because the maximum buy in is $50.00. I figured that was a pretty safe way to start off. I was scared to death as I sat down and promptly lost my $50 in two hands. First hand, my two pair was beat by a higher two pair and 2nd hand, my straight lost to a straight flush. I was so nervous I never even noticed a flush possibility, let alone a straight flush!! MiamiDon wasn't even out of the bathroom before I busted out. I was so embarassed I made him leave with me and he never even got to play. Fast Forward a few months and here we are at the Luxor again (my second time there). I buy in for $50.00 last night and as soon as you post one blind, you are allowed to buyin for another $50.00. I have no idea what the logic behind that is. Anyway, I lost most of my stack to mookie when my straight lost to his higher straight. I buy in for another $50.00 and I wait very patiently. Finally, I look down to see pocket rockets. The new guy to the table raises $20.00 and I decide I'm not even messing around with this hand, so I push all-in. He calls with pocket 9's and promptly flops a set. I never improved and that was that. So, from this day forward, the Luxor is now Suxmore to me and I'm never playing there again. NEVER EVER - I SWEAR!! I hate that place and it's haunted anyway.
After all my losses yesterday, I decided to skip the Caesar's tournament today and most of the Austin crew felt the same way I did. Only Mookie and Don played. Neither of them came in the money. I went to the Aladdin and did some shopping and I went to the Fashion Mall too. I love shopping!! Afterwards, I met Don at the MGM and I kicked ass and walked away ahead $250.00 after only 2 hours of playing. He won more than I did, so that was awesome. It's always nice when we both have a winning session.
And finally, let me post some pictures...
Me and Mrs. Mookie (Clara) and MiamiDon and Mookie (Armando)
The whole gang...
From left to right Mookie, MiamiDon, Texicans (Henry), Rocco Boxer (Jim), Scott
I gotta say that Mookie and Mrs. Mookie and the whole gang were so much fun. I hope to see them again before they leave. I felt comfortable with them right away and they were just very down to earth and cool. They brought us Texas gifts too!! Thanks guys :)