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Monday, March 26, 2007

The Vegas Chronicles- Story 1...

I mentioned I planned to get into a Texas Hold'em tournament-and I did! Most casinos out there have them with a format like this: $60 buys you $4000 chips. They raise the blinds every 20 minutes so most contests are over in 2-1/2hrs. There were 25 people in ours, couple of women, some older guys, some younger guys. Some drunk, some too sober. Anyway, we started with my buddy taking an early lead, only to get bounced on an "all in" by a person with a larger full house than his! My play started slow, waiting for playable cards. I won a decent pot with a good hand, then won a bigger one on a bluff against a bluff! My pair of deuces beat the other liars' king high! One by one, players were elliminated- mainly by a table bully with alot of chips, and his friend who was getting the best cards at the tables. But the bully started making costly mistakes, and his buddy had lost his lucky draws. I was winning money off both of them, until I looked at the stacks and realized I had the most chips! I looked at the board to see what the places would pay- and first was $716 ! Within 2 hrs I had entered my first poker tournament and won! I treated my friend and our wives to a lunch at a restaurant atop the Stratosphere, which ran about 150 bucks. My buddy thanked me-and I told him "You paid 60 bucks to get into the game, and won nothing. I think all you just did is pay for your own lunch!

10 comments:

pinknest said...

i have no idea what you are talking about, but that is awesome you won all that money and then spent some on FOOD!! how lovely.

doggybloggy said...

way to go on the victory...slow and steady wins the race as they say..what did you have for lunch?

buffalodickdy said...

Kobe beef carpaccio(I took pictures!)and an award winning lobster bisque! Both good, but would you believe Kobe beef sliced that thin actually comes off mushy because it's so tender...

Tanya Kristine said...

congratulations!~ i love winning...it's just my most favorite thing.

kate said...

Thats awesome!! (lunch and the winning! lol) I have only played with friends...

Any celebs playing while you were there?

doggybloggy said...

note to self: only eat large slabs of kobe beef...sounds great regardless

Lynda said...

It's always nice to win in Vegas!

Snowelf said...

I'm sorry, but I find your retort hilarious!! ;)

wtg!!

--snow

buffalodickdy said...

TanyaK-Person once told me "Know how to accept losing-but never get used to it"!
Kate- To be honest, we didn't even check to see if one of the big celeb tournaments was on!
DogB- They had a Kobe burger I wish I would have tried!
Lynda-Vegas is turning into anything you want it to be, even if you don't gamble!
Snow- The look on his face was worth $60 !

Michelle Ann said...

I am with Pinknest....poker is completely foreign to me. Unless they start having "Go Fish" tournaments, no one will see me playing cards.