I had planned to spend Saturday at National's Park watching Los Mets. But, when I woke up, I felt the urge to play some poker. So I made a reservation at Showboat and hit the road.
I rolled into AC around 2:30, just in time to see the Rangers bust open game one in Montreal. I went over the Caesars to grind some sweet, sweet Devil's Game at Toga bar. About 40 minutes in, I paid for dinner at Morton's and my tourney buy-in with this hand:
After a filet and some cabernet, I walked over to the Boat and registered for the 7:00 pm tournament. I took my seat at Table 13, and played the second hand I saw:
Sitting on $25,000, with blinds at $100/$200, I look down at A(d) T(h) and raise a limper to $700. Two callers.
Flop: A(s) 7(s) 8(s)
I lead the flop for $2,000 and get one caller.
I lead for $4,400. Dude tanks, and calls.
River blanks. I have about $18,000 chips left. I bet $9,000. Guy shoves. Ooops. I know he flopped it, but I figure I'd rather rebuy than be stuck with $9,000 chips two hands in. I call, and he flips K(s) 3(s). Good game.
I rebuy, and get moved to another table. After 3.5 hours or so, I had built my stack up to $60,000, despite being card dead nearly the entire time. We hit the second break, and come back to $2,000 / $4,000 blinds. The third hand of the level, a player raises to $16,000 and I look down at KK. Sweet! I'm still around $55,000 and villain is sitting on about $70,000. Given my stack size, I decide to just shove. Villain snaps and tables A(h) 8(h). I dodge the ace on the flop, but two hearts fall. Turn puts the third heart on the board, and I'm done. The two buy-ins cost me $140.
After a cocktail at Amada next door at Revel, I sat down to play some black jack at Showboat. I bought in for $200 and grinded until 3:00 am, when I walked after doubling up:
All in all, I ended up a hundred or so to the positive. Not a bad day . . .