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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Like A Bad Penny…

I keep coming back!

I have booked my airfare, and I will be in Las Vegas from August 18th through September 10th. It's not quite a month, but close enough. Unlike my last stay, I'm not renting a condo, but will be hotel-hopping from place to place according to what kind of deals I can get. Twelve of the nights are already booked at the Venetian, which I'm getting for the ridiculous rate of $30 a night. Who could resist THAT?

The plan for the visit is mostly to play 2/5, with the occasional good structure, modest buy-in tournament thrown into the mix. This trip will be something of a litmus test for me. Can I really pay the bills and have something left over at a non-WSOP time ~ during one of Las Vegas's low seasons?

We shall see.

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Blogger Philly said...

Have you ever mentioned what you did before you stopped doing whatever it was you were doing to become a fulltime poker player? I'd be interested. Good luck on your Vegas trip.

8/2/09 8:16 PM  
Blogger NewinNov said...

The Venetian was my favorite poker room and they have excellent deep stack tournament structures. Good luck.

8/2/09 9:27 PM  
Blogger FkCoolers said...

Yes, the Venetian deep stack tournaments are excellent value. Bad players at both buy-in levels. I was in Vegas as the Main Event played down to 9 and if I hadn't done so well in 2/5 NL I'd have played those tournaments for sure.

8/3/09 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something tells me your game doesn't rely on a lot of luck, rather just average or slightly better than average run of cards.

Regardless, good luck!

8/3/09 9:50 AM  
Blogger BWoP said...

See you soon!

8/3/09 2:18 PM  
Blogger F-Train said...

Of course I leave for Macau on August 18th! But I will return on August 31 and not leave for WPT Cyprus until September 4.

It ain't much but I need to ration myself lest you get tired of me! ;)

8/3/09 4:01 PM  
Blogger dbcooper said...

GL in Vegas. You are leaving the day I arrive (sept 10th).

8/3/09 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you do to get the deal at the Venetian?!

8/3/09 6:45 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

@Anonymous (1): By definition, a "slightly better than average run of cards" is lucky! I'm always delighted when I get to enjoy good fortune like that. I don't care HOW good you are, having some hands to work with makes a huge difference in profitability.

@Anonymous (2): I didn't do ANYTHING to get the deal at the V. other than to sign up for a Club Grazie card and use it when I play poker there. I have exactly "0" status points, according to their website. I think they're just desperate to book people in, and figure that if they can get them there on weekdays, some of them will pay for weekends as well. *ahem* Not me! :)

8/3/09 7:05 PM  

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