managed to get out of the nugget $122 ahead, and grab some food at the grill to bring back to my room. i was ahead $253 once. i think i mightve been starting to play bad since i was so hungry. final orbit i had 99, raised to $10 preflop since only a few callers on the hijack next to the button. flop comes k89 check to me, i check, and the button checks too dammit. turn comes 7 putting up a 2nd club and possible straight. i dont want to give anymore free cards so i bet $25 and the button calls and the other guy. horrible river hits, 5 clubs. check check, button bets $25 again, other guy folds, i call, he runnerrunnered AQ nut flush. had he bet a lot more i wouldnt called. he was a good player.
a while earlier i raised on the button to steal blinds, again he calls. i had a4 diamonds. flop comes a78 i bet $20 he calls. turn comes 2. he bets into me and i folded, showing only the ace, and telling him i had aj, and he shows an ace.
the lady on my right earlier, middle aged woman who seemed to have played a lot of poker but unfamiliar with how the nugget rakes the pot, i think from california, and i think with the guy on the other side of her. she got mad earlier when i suggested she wouldve called an allin from a different lady with AQ hearts on a flop of 6KJ6 and 3 hearts on the turn. (royal draw). almost anyone would call with that. river comes 6. other lady bets river and she folds, showing nut flush and royal draw. of course shed fold the river. other lady showed JJ for turned boat, and i told her it was a good thing the lady waited til the river to bet, saving her money and that she wouldve called an allin on the turn, and i think she took it wrong and thought i thought she was a donkey because she adamantly denied shed called an allin and says shed have FOLDED while still on the turn.
anyway what happened was, a very young beautiful woman dressed up like a hooker and an older guy in his 50s most likely sat down near the other end of the table and she wasnt playing, only watching, and the guy was talking poker strategy and kept whispering to her as if she was learning the game. now i dont know why, but i would swear ive seen this woman at a casino poker table before. the guy i didnt recognize. thought the girl was probably a hooker, because i seen a ring on him but not her. and because she wore hi heels and low cut clothes. the girl seemed like she wouldnt have wanted to sit there except to get money, and i was pissed i cant afford to pay to have a woman like that sit behind me. she reminded me a lot of the girl from MS whose mostlikely in jail from myspace who sat at the nugget with me a year ago. (the one who said she seen me on tv as a poker player). anyway i whispered to the guy on my right, i wonder if thats his daughter or a paid escort, and he said he was wondering the same thing himself. so i later asked the guy if his daughter played poker, and neither him nor her said anything i could make out. then the woman on my left immediately said thats his wife and i asked how do u know? and that its wrong to assume, and she said it was a much greater wrong for me to assume its his daughter or id make him feel OLD. actually i feel like assuming it was his wife would make the GIRL feel OLD. never did find out the truth as i was leaving, and i still dont think thats his wife, but could be, wish i had me a good woman like that, it wouldve been much easier for me to find a girlfriend if id make a serious effort 10-15 yrs ago before i became near this old. being this old, i am expected to be far better off financially and settled than id have needed to be if i were 25-30