Thursday, June 14, 2007

Leaving Las Vegas

Parting is such sweet sorrow. I'm ready to get back home to my regular routine of beating my kids and ignoring my husband but I will certainly missed the fast paced life that was Vegaspalooza.


Karma is paying me back for bitching about freezing my ass off in every poker room in town by letting me swelter on the tarmac for 50 mins while my plane waits to take off.

Not all Karma is good.

Mixed Games at IP

After the HORSE tournament came to a close we planned to meet for some Razz. We were originally going to to Binion's since they had been so nice to us on Saturday night but instead convinced the IP to spread it for us.

What started as Razz turned into Dealer's Choice. And I really mean DEALER'S choice. Tommy sat down and proceeded to boss us around and we loved it. Razz, O8, Badugi, 2-7 Triple Draw, 5 Card Draw, Stud 8, Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple Hi/Lo, you name it we played.

I'm sure we will never again play some of those games at a live cash table in a casino. Tommy was good to us. We had a great time with the dealers at IP even though they were short staffed and none too familiar with some of the games.

My favorite hand happened in Razz. I'm sure it will never be one of Columbo's OMM hands so I can tell you. Columbo had a 3 up and I had an A up. He completed and I called. He was dealt a 5 and I was dealt a 6 pairing one of my down cards. He checked to me which I found highly suspicious and I checked behind. I was convinced he paired that 5. I think he hit a good card on 5th as did I. It's been so long that I don't recall if either of us bet that street but we did end up going to 6th. Columbo caught a 9 and I caught 7 giving me two pair to what I was sure was one pair for him. I had the better board showing so I bet into him hoping he was worried about his 9 being beat by a made 7. He hemmed and hawed and starting counting outs on his fingers. I had to tell him that is wasn't looking good for his hand even though I knew I was sitting on two pair. Eventually he folded and I showed him my buried 6 and 7. He laughed and said that he, too, had two pair.

Pros bets killed me. I don't know how but I managed to get stuck with Red for all my flop props and came out behind both times. StB took my chips the first time and Mr2jt did the second time around - at least he didn't let me sleep my props which I tried to do many times.

At one point a bunch of Effers decided to pool $5 each to put on Red or Black at the Roullette table. We, oddly enough, opted for Black as a group (only one red vote among us). I'm sure it had NOTHING whatsoever to do with my losing prop streak on Red - NOTHING what so ever. Of course, you know where I'm going with this. Yep, it was Red. At least Mr. Red (not Zerbet) wasn't the least bit bitter.

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