Long Day of Poker
Just got home from the MGM Grand. I played for about 12 hours total today (4 in the caesar's tourney and 8 hours at the NLHE cash game). I'm pretty exhausted. Congratulations are definitely in order to drewspop for finishing 6th today in the Caesar's Tournament. He played an awesome game. He lost a few big hands early on, but he was patient and grinded his way back and then some! I wasn't there to see him at the final table, but I'm sure he'll have some great details for everyone when he gets home.
I was doing well at the MGM today and I had two pretty big hands, so I was up about $150.00 and then I don't know what happened. I started getting 2nd best hand a few too many times and I wound up losing my whole stack. My pocket queens ran into pocket kings and my aces were cracked by a set of queens. These are the kinds of nights that drive me crazy. I wish I would have quit while I was ahead. I'm actually not going to play in the Binion's tournament tomorrow. I'm just not feeling it and why should I even bother putting out the money for a buy-in when I'm about 99 percent certain that I won't come in the money??
Oh well, I'll talk about some memorable hands tomorrow, for now I'm just going to post the pictures I took today...
Don and Chris
Me and Chris
This is a picture I took from my car of the Caesar's Fountains...
I will say that it was kinda cool walking into the poker room at Caesar's Palace today and seeing Sean Sheikhan, Billy Baxter and a few other pro's playing a fat ass game of $400 - $800. I have the distinct feeling that Sean had been there for a few days (he was unshaven and looking a little rough). Check out
MiamiDon's page for a funny story about that game.