So, last night I got off work and RUSHED over the Rio so that I could catch a glimpse of the 50K HORSE Final Table! Last year I had a day off from the MGM and I remember that MiamiDon and I went over to the Rio to meet up with Pauly, had some drinks at the hooker bar, and managed to score a seat in the bleachers of the final table. FUN! What a great day. I remember that I was double fisting the whole time and almost had to be carried out to the car when we finally left.
So, I did a little article on this year's final table - quite a lot of differences, but, still fun. Check it out if you have a couple of minutes.
Congratulations to Freddy Deeb for taking down the most prestigious event in poker! What a HUGE accomplishment. I can only imagine that the stands were going NUTS because he had the loudest cheering section as it was. I wish I could have been there to see that! Unfortunately they usually play these final tables late into the night/early morning until a new winner is crowned.
Just on a side note, this guy Amnon Filippi was the chip leader for a good portion of the event and he definitely isn't an eye sore. His attitude kinda sucked though! Once he got cocky and started bleeding chips and the stack started diminishing, his attitude went DOWNHILL! At one point he threw the cards across the table and I heard him out in the hallway whining to one of his groupies.
The thing about Freddy is that he has some class. He was by far the short stack. I watched him triple up three times, but even when he was down to his last few chips, he was joking with the audience and had a smile on his face - did I mention he's like 5 foot 4 or something? So tiny - so adorable!!
How happy I am that it's friday!? Love Love Love Fridays as I'm sure most of us do. But, today is extra special because my parents are coming into town tomorrow! They are staying at the cool ass Golden Nugget, so expect a pool review! I cannot wait to lay out with the sharks.
Anyway, the temperature is supposed to get up to like 112 this week. UM YUCK! I love that there is no humidity here, but I think 112 is a little over the top, we'll see.
Sunday I'm taking my parents on a little drive down 15 to Utah. They've never been through the gorge which is such a cool sight. I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures to post.