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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hollywood, Brotha!

Hollywood, Florida, that is.... Late night post from my balcony at the Westin, overlooking the ocean. Cold Jack and Ginger in hand. Not a bad set up. Played 5 hours this evening over at Gulfstream Park. Gulfstream is a nice complex - numerous shops and restaurants (including a Yard House - one of my favorites) - but the casino is awful. It's basically a small slot parlor with a poker room. And the poker was piss poor at best. The play is horrendous. My favorite hand of the night: old guy open shoves for $56 and gets called from the big blind. Old man tables 77 (ok, I've seen worse); woman in big blind tables K6 suited... And, if you're reading this blog, you know how it ends ... Dealers were bad, room was bad, chips were bad. Actually, chips were beyond bad (I've never complained about chips before). The chips were a weird shade of color. The dollar chips were green with a white rim. The quarters were also green with a white rim. Although, according to the dealer, the quarters were some how greener. I know because I called what I thought was a $4 bet with a nickel, only to be told it was a $28 bet. Looking at the pot, I insisted there was $4 in the middle. Dealer says its a quarter and 3 ones and calls the floor over. Sure enough, one of the chips is a quarter. I mean, there's no need to be playing the game with such shitty chips. Anywhoo... Ended up banking a small profit after getting down $140. Although I knew the way to win at this game was to simply peddle the nuts, I was card dead and had a hard time maintaining patience. Ultimately, I made a questionable call with KQ (King of diamonds) on a three-diamond flop (with the A on the board). I raised $10 preflop from the cut off and had 5 limpers call the $10. I then lead for $25 on the flop with my draw, and had old man shove $80 on top. I thought he was drawing as well. I called and spiked the 4 of diamonds on the turn. Later, I got paid off with AA. After a $5 button straddle and 4 callers, I popped to $25 and got two callers. Flop was K 33 and I continued for $60. Got one caller. We checked the turn and when he checked the river to me, I put him on a K and value bet $75. He called and showed KJ. I may try out Mardi GRAS casino tomorrow, which is also a mile or two from the beach. Can't be worse than gulfstream. -ppp

4 comments:

  1. 'I called the 4' - "no, you raised to 28..." The worst thing about that is everyone knows you didn't intend to raise at that point... Way to pull out a win!

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  2. Jeez, i need new glasses or a cleaner mind, as I though the title said Hollywood Brothel

    I lived in Aventura nearby for several years but there was no real poker back then. I miss the area.

    Are you trying out the Hard Rock?. I have not been there in 2 years or so, but it was pretty good as a place to go and hang out as well as for poker.

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  3. Hey, Stack.... No car, so I'll prolly stick with the two closer casino's. If I had a car, I'd hit The Isle at a pompano.

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