Live Action Finally
Last night was so fun. MiamiDon and I went over to the Red Rock Casino and had dinner at TBones. The food was excellent. I had an amazing crab cake for an appetizer and it was phenomenal. I'm from Maryland and I haven't been able to find a decent crab cake since I left. When I was in Florida, I vowed not to ever eat another crab cake unless I was in Maryland cause every restaurant would totally butcher it. But alas, I decided to give it another shot since I'm out here in Vegas (plus on the menu they said that they use Maryland lump crab meat). They weren't lying!
So, enough about food and onto the good stuff - POKER! I played for about 6 hours last night and I walked away $204.00 ahead. Finally! A winning session. I was folding folding folding for the first hour and then the guy in the 4 seat told me he was leaving and that I should move into his seat cause he was getting good cards. He was right. I got pocket queens twice, pocket kings twice and pocket aces twice (back to back). I won large pots with the cowboys and the rockets. I did lose one MAJOR hand when my full house (I had pocket 8's) got beat on the river by a guy playing Q 3 offsuit (he turned his trips into a full house when a 3 hit). UGH!!! Oh well, I guess you can't win them all. I feel like I played that hand perfectly and I would play it the same way again.
After about 3 hours of playing I finally realized that everyone at my table was a local. The 1 seat and the 9 seat were the only ones that ever changed and they were the only ones that would sit down with only half the buy in and bust out pretty quickly. It was like we were a table full of sharks and we were just waiting for feeding time and whenever someone new would sit down they would bust out quickly and we would wait for the next feeding. We never had to wait long because Red Rock has the most crowded poker room. There was a list for 1-2 NLHE all night. I had a GREAT time though. I am vowing to play more often over there instead of always playing at MGM.
I feel like I was really on my game last night. I called time BOTH times that I had pocket aces cause whenever the flop hit and I put out a bet, both times the assholes in the hand went over the top for some ridiculous amount. I had to sit back and think about what they had and if I had them beat and both times I ended up pushing all-in and I won both hands. It was tough though because one guy was not playing aggressive like that at all. He was very tight all night, so when I bet out $20 and he went over the top for $75 I was scared. Anyway, my point is that I'm actually thinking things through now instead of just getting scared and folding (I used to do that a lot).
Tonight I get to meet MOOKIE!!!!!! YAY! I'm so excited. I'm actually ready to go now. Don's in the shower and I'm making myself something to eat and then we are out of here and heading to the Sahara for the 7 p.m. Tournament. Of course we are going to the MGM afterwards to play in the fish tank!! I'll definitely have an update and pictures tomorrow!!