also since coming back to vegas, ive forgot my phone at least once at the stratosphere again too, left it on the same charger i left it on when i forgot it while catching the bus to los angeles.
Lightning claims he borrowed this car from some drunk guy--but its brand new and according to PPPs blog, it seems like he bought this car himself instead. anyway, im just relieved that he has it. without it, we wouldnt been able to go to the suncoast or the palms. (which is where we played yesterday) we began the afternoon at the suncoast--where i lost $60--(and i was already stuck $50 at the stratosphere waiting for him to come by) and i thought yesterday was going to be another horrible day.
there was a hand where he played like a big donkey and even VJ admits in her messsage to lightning on twitter. however, im quite offended she never answered back my texts at all to her phone. Also lightning told me about something really bothering her on her facebook page--and i cant see it. its not publicly available unless u are first added as a friend.
anyway heres the hand. its $4 to me preflop and i made it $10 with AAKJ. flop comes up KJ (and one small card) and i have the lone ace of diamonds with no other diamond. lightning is one of the 2 callers, and it turns out hes calling with nothing but 10 10 9 8 (and 2 diamonds). now is that a hand worth calling $10 raise with preflop in a high low game?
anyway, turn comes 9, and we all check, and im worried about the other lady in the pot hitting a straight. river comes 7, lightning bets and i call and lost. i totally convinced lightning i had a diamond draw, and he says hes glad he missed his flush. i also showed him the 2 pair on the river, and the ace of diamonds, but not the other card. soon after i lost the rest of my $60, but i did play about 3 hours. and then i left to use the restroom and dropped $12 on a machine on the way back to the poker room, if he is wondering what took me so long to get back.
so then we went to the Palms and he went to bed, instead of waiting for vince at 11pm. when i told him vince wouldnt arrive before then. sure enough, vince and his cousin comes, and he wont get back out of bed. so vince isnt too happy, and he hung out at the bar a short time, and i wasnt happy vince wanted me to leave the table and talk to him there instead of where i was playing. vince might see him today or tomorrow i told him he was still here for 2 more days. vince was also going to come to the suncoast at 9pm to eat, but we had left before then, and i missed seeing the texts until after i was playing at the Palms and had took the phone back out of my pocket. we both wanted to leave the suncoast as soon as i went broke instead of waiting around for Vince. i think lightning was really tired.
so about 3am or so, while still playing at the Palms lightning wakes up, comes and joins the game for a short time. by then im doing a lot better, and from having about $140 left is all when he goes to bed, to coming all the way back to $409, and finally quitting with $358, shows u what a loose game the Palms is with all the great promotions, odd they dont have more business.
the day before this day--though was REALLY BAD--and that was a day id hoped to see both lightning and PPP again, but no. was texting from the stratosphere, no reply, and finally got the bus to the goldstrike where i lost $15 online playing on UP omaha hi instead of hilow because i wanted to buyin for more than $5 and less than $25. the selection of games on there is very limited, and bovada has much better selection.
i left and went to the Nugget, and there was a big moose poker tourny in town, and over 800 entrants at the nugget and every table was full. all rich guys who think nothing of shelling out $500 for the entry fee. and u could tell by the way they played, i lost my ass there, 3 buyins total of $248. and thats why i went and played VP and made it worse.
nothing but limping preflop, almost no raising and flat calling $25 instead a ton of $2 limps and then hitting a set. i lost twice with a big pair to a set on the flop both well hidden.
and the day before, id met PPP and his friend at the Palms, and i wasnt winning that day, but i wouldve been up at one time had i not lost $72 earlier on VP trying to recover an $85 loss at poker. started running well late in the game, was down only $32 and then lost it moving to the $4-10 spread limit game with the $2 $4 blinds in a few bigger pots. i think PPP was upset with me for not coming to his game and wouldnt come to my game like he promised he would at first. or maybe he was upset because i remembered a hand history better than he did.
Unlike what he says on his blog, i was not behind him that whole hand. i walked up to him once talked, and then kept walking back to the opposite end of the table as him to see the final results, but not behind him again.
am still hoping to meet up with lightning again before he leaves, and i also wish a few other friends who never come here would come to see me, and ill probably be back in la very quickly for i cannot stay here where im dropping so much. no more NL for me while in vegas, thats for sure.
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