wanted to make sure i updated blog first, because i have so much to say. i let a guy talk me into putting $7000 on the table if he did the same, and hes a regular who plays in there all the time. yes i know that over the long run, it wouldnt be a good idea, and probably not in the short term either.
however, i eventually got out of the hole, and ended up winning $402 and at one point was up over $150 more. the guy who had me covered left the table long before i did and no one else ever came close to having me covered, except for about $800. i laid down aa once when i wasnt sure if it was a good laydown and i never found out but i did give back a bit that hand right close to the end.
now heres the details i promised on twitter about the hand that i won. i had A3 clubs and called a small raise preflop to $12, along with 6 others (table was kind of loose.) flop comes A35 rainbow, and im first to act, and the preflop raiser is on my immediate left. so i bet $40, hoping he would have AK and raise, or that i had the best hand and some of them would drop. he drops, and only 1 guy calls. now the guy who called id suspected of being tucson jim due to his beard and the fact he was wealthy and came to vegas alot, but it turns out he was from atlanta. he seems to like his hand and i fear maybe im no good, but im not folding. turn comes T and he checks, and i do too. (mistake?) or was that was got me paid off? river comes 9 and he checks, and i show the 3 of clubs and start thinking as to whether to bet. (showing a card when HU ok in most vegas pokerrooms). he then turns over 44 claiming im checking, and i throw in the stack of $6000 in bills and the guy on my RIGHT swears i havent checked and have the right to bet. floor is called and its ruled its a legit bet, guy calls (i never expected him to call, was originally just trying to avoid showing the other card when i bet) and he says hes got to see what i had. he had about $300 left in front of him so that was an awful lot to call with only 44. the only reason i showed in the first place was i was trying to decide if i was good or if he had a higher 2 pair. he shouldve known the rules if he comes to vegas alot.
and when i left shortly thereafter to take a cab (why board a bus and wait around with that much cash on me?) none of the cabbies outside binions wanted to do it because they didnt feel like it would be a big enough fare. ($13-15) because i wanted to take the strip and the one person who wouldve took me only wouldve done it if i took the expressway and paid $20. (which would be blatantly illegal, they cannot refuse to pick up a fare whose going a short distance.) so they got me another cab driving down the street, (they swore theyd been waiting forever) and with that attitude im not surprised. now im halfway to circus going down the strip when suddenly i remember i left my iphone and charger at the nugget, so i have the cab go back, get it, wait for me as i run in the poker room to grab it, and then take me back to circus. so he ends up getting $28 with the $2.60 tip and that served everyone right since he deserved it for taking me and if those other 2 black cabdrivers (this guy was mexican) wouldve took me, they wouldve got way more than the $20 they originally were trying to make at least. they may still be sitting at binions doing nothing for all i know.