Some of you may know that I used to play a lot of poker. Unfortunately that’s not the case any more. I really enjoy live poker when I’m in Vegas, I enjoy the major tournaments and I’ve definitely not participated in my last WSOP. But as for online poker and the daily grind, I’ve quit it. I just don’t find it exciting any more. While the mathematical aspect acquired my interest early on, I never enjoyed grinding as such, it was purely for monetary reasons.
I was asked to make a graph of my most recent relationship, what other way is there to express oneself than UML?
One of the few places left that I haven’t played at is Caesars Palace. Fortunately I can now cross Caesars off my list.
Since I woke up at 6 AM this morning I decided to just stay in bed and watch The Prestige through the hotel movie system.
I wanted to log a lot of poker playing hours today. At about 12 PM I went to the MGM Grand, a room that I’d never visited. After playing there for about 5-6 hours (please don’t ask how it went, I got butchered), I’ve got mixed feelings about the room.
Honeeey, I’m home!
It’s good to be back. After all, it’s been about 4 months since I were here last, that’s simply too long time!
Ahh, Vegas, I just can’t get enough of that place!
Today we wanted to try a buffet, not something I’ve done a lot of over here (except the Aladdin buffet which wasn’t really that good). Me and three others went to the Wynn, a rather new and very grand hotel to test their buffet. Compared to the Aladdin this one was far superior. Only downside is that their speciality was seafood, which isn’t exactly my kinda thing. Anyways, it was great food and a great scenery!
The last $1500 NLHE event was starting at 10 AM, so I really had to get up early. Though I’d never be able to do so at home, I actually managed to get up at 8 AM and get to the Rio at 9 AM. When I registered I was told that the tournament wasn’t starting until 11 AM though - it seems I messed up in the dates, the last $1500 event was actually tomorrow, not today.
Today was the second last $1500 NLHE event of this years WSOP. I went to bed at 8 PM the night before and slept all the way until 9 AM so I couldn’t blame my performance on lack of sleep today - unfortunately.
I got back home from Spearmint at around 7:30 AM, pretty wasted to say the least. I know from experience that setting my alarm clock on my cell phone won’t help as I’ll just keep sleeping if I don’t have a life threatening reason to get out of bed, so I’d just sleep until I woke up.
At last I got a good nights sleep before the big day, day three of the 2006 WSOP Main Event!
Today was a weird day. Yesterday was the day that the WSOP Day 2B was played. Since we (me and Rune - the only two left in the WSOP ME from the camp) both played on 2A, we had the day off. Today is the official WSOP ME break day before we start on the 5 day marathon beginning from tomorrow, friday, day 3.
I made it!
… happened today. I got up early (around 2 PM) as I really needed to be able to go to bed early tonight. Tomorrow is the second day of the WSOP Main Event tournament. They’re expected the day to last around 15 hours like the first day, so I will need to be well rested, unlike on day one.
I got up at my usual time today, around 6 PM. We were headed to Ballys to get drunk and maybe play some drunk poker. We got a seat in their 1/2 NL game pretty quickly.
Today was the big day. Today was the day that I was going to play the WSOP 2006 Main Event with a $10k buy in!
After Santana I went to Rio with Abuello to see if we could get an update on how Mika (Miwala) was doing in the Main Event, and Danes in general. While we didn’t find Mika (later on I found out he busted earlier on to a nasty rivered flush vs. rivered full house hand), I did meet Hostrup (Carl) waiting for cash game entry. I signed up for the $2/5 NL game also.
So today I got up a bit earlier, at around 4 PM. At about 9 PM I took a cab into the Rio together with a couple of the other guys to pick up my Main Event registration, this time there were no problems, thank god.
So tonight I woke up at 7:30 PM for some reason. I have no idea how I could sleep that late, I mean, it wasn’t more than like 6:30 AM when I got back from the Rio last night. But whatever, it was great to get some sleep. At around 10 PM we went to the Pokerteam DK party at their house on the other side of the strip. Great party, lots of danish poker players, cool to have a danish gathering. Norsemen were holding their own party in a house right next to us. It was also cool to put faces on guys like bad_ip and zweig, they were much younger / teenageish than I’d imagined.
So I finally arrived at Vegas!
So I finally got into my first ever real poker cash game at a casino. My main game is without doubt tournaments, I rarely play cash games as I don’t think they’re nearly as interesting, also I’m far worse at cash games than at tournaments. When I do get into cash games online, I usually play the NL25 games at Party, I’ve had lots of problems beating even NL50/100.