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Sunday, May 18, 2014

First to Last

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.

[Pot: $2,600]  

Flop: A(s) 7(s) 8(s)

I lead the flop for $2,000 and get one caller.

[Pot: $6,600]

Turn: T(d)

I lead for $4,400.  Dude tanks, and calls.

[Pot: $15,400]

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 . . .

8 comments:

  1. James Bond doesn't always get jealous, but when he does, he's thinking of you... Very nice sir...

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  2. still cant believe u went to AC instead of seeing yr MAN David Wright.

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  3. sorry to hear about your loss with KK!

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