My flight is Thursday and the plan is to play a lot live and hopefully meet a lot of people before I play my day 1 on Sunday. Today I did the usual Sunday thing and had little success. I played 8 tournaments, only cashing in the million on Stars for just over a grand. So I took a nice loss on those. Fortunately, I played a lot of 5/10 NL too and ran pretty well overall to wind up back in the vicinity of even on the day. I'm going to post some 5/10 NL hands and make this a short entry. I'll have my laptop in Vegas and I'm planning to post updates around once a day, or at least whenever I'm in not too tired from a marathon session at the tables or the bars. Anwyays, some 5/10 NL hands:
http://www.pokerhand.org/?424142 The villian is this hand was like 80/10 preflop and generally just as bad postflop. I would normally never get this much money in with TPTK but against this guy it's a monster (his preflop action doesn't actually mean anything other than that he doesn't have J4o this time).
http://www.pokerhand.org/?424138 If you can't fold an overpair when you're pretty clearly beat you're going to lose a lot of money at this level.
http://www.pokerhand.org/?424122 A horrendous river call. The fact that I made 2 pair is irrelevant since he has a set, a flush, or nothing, with nothing being unlikely.
http://www.pokerhand.org/?424153 His flop minraise screams set, but folding seems so weak. Then I pick up the nut flush draw and call one more time. I was planning to turbomuck the river since even the unlikely bluffs just got there.
The I wanted to kill myself when I made this laydown:
http://www.pokerhand.org/?424154 How can he not have aces though? This is probably terrible, but I dunno. How can he not have aces? Sigh.
Anyways, look for sick Vegas reports starting Friday.