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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Vegas Summer 2007 Part III

If you haven't read Part One or Part Two go do so immediately...
So where were we? Ah yes - I'd survived my liquidity crisis at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Venetian double deck blackjack table, and gone to see what cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 boys were up to before getting ready for dinner.
Let simplify Friday night down to two pieces of wisdom: 1) When you're going out for dinner in Vegas, especially with a large party - just suck it up and go to a quality place. If you try to save $30 a head by going to one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se places that has 300 seats and less than top notch food, you'll end up vastly OVERpaying for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dog food cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y serve you with attitude. 2) Do NOT, under any circumstances, try to roll 19 guys deep at a gentleman's club. Just don't.
So anyway, after a vicious series of clusterfucks Friday night, Saturday began in unusual Vegas fashion for me: at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pool! We had two cabanas at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Venetian pool - cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only problems were a) it was 105 degrees outside, b) I will get skin cancer if I sit in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Vegas sun for more than 4 and a half minutes and c) IT WAS ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE FUCKING DEGREES OUTSIDE!
Still, I hid in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 shade of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cabana long enough to down a burger for nourishment, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n head off to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker room. (Warning: ACTUAL POKER CONTENT imminent!)
I sat in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2-5NL game for 1 orbit while waiting for a seat in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 5-10NL game. After calling a raise with 88 and flopping top set on a draw heavy board (8-7-3 with two hearts), I raised cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 preflop raiser's flop bet and took down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot. On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next hand, I again called a raise with 33, and saw a nearly identical flop: 8-6-5 with two hearts. I decided to get all fancy 2+2 style on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 preflop raiser, and just call his flop bet, seeing what developed on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 turn.
When cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ultimate scare card - cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 4 of hearts peeled off on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 turn, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 preflop raiser checked to me. I smiled on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 inside, as I laughed at how easy this game was, and bet out $120. The preflop raiser promptly checkraised me all-in for about $250 more. Fahhhhhhk. I mucked, asking him innocently, "That card didn't scare you at all? Maybe just a little bit? I thought it was a pretty scary card."
He shrugged "I didn't think you had cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flush," and now anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r doucheball piped in "Me neicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r." I laughed and racked up my chips - realizing I'd given my opponents too much credite - assuming cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y had brains - and heading for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 5-10NL game that I'd just been called for.
I rounded my stack up to $800 and surveyed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 scene: There was a short stacked young gunner who was playing tight seated two to my left, with a Russian former NYC Cab Driver (Russian) between us. On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r side of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 table was a Soucá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rn Card Rack (SCR), a Middle Eastern Putz (MEP), The Poor Man's Gary Busey (BUSEY), and an Eastern European Calling Station (EECS).
The first hand I played was my old nemesis A-Q. After 1 limper, I made it $50 to go and was called 3 times - I'd be third to act post flop. I kinda liked cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop of K-8-4 rainbow, as I thought cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rest of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 table viewed me as a tight aggro player, and would assume I had something like at least A-K when I fired out $150 after it was checked to me. It was folded back to Busey, who leaned around cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dealer, asking "How much you got left?" I showed him that I had about $600 left. "That's it?" He asked - being a total dick. "That's it," I answered. He nodded and said "All in," just for emphasis - as he had about $4k in front of him.
I laughed and mucked - hey douchball - this isn't my first time at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 table! The only question I was asking myself is if I'd make cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 call with AK cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re - I don't think so. I made a mental note that I'd be stacking this cockchugger imminently. As it turned out, I had to wait about an hour, until Busey's $20 straddle was called, and I made it $60 to go with TT. Busey called, as did cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 limper, and we saw a flop of 9-8-4 with two clubs. Busey and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 limper checked to me, and I fired out $200. Busey nodded, and like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 payoff wizard he was, called. The limper folded, and I watched as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dealer peeled off cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 7 of clubs on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 turn.
Busey looked up from his food and checked again. Although I couldn't really hate this card more, I thought that Busey would bet here with a made hand - hoping I wouldn't believe him - as he would be wrong to try to trap me - given cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 tight play I'd exhibited, even if he had proven that he was a calling station. "All-in - $450" I said, sliding my chips forward and counting cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m down. He nodded, and called - I cringed.
The river was an offsuit jack, and I quickly turned my hand up, declaring "I have a straight." Busey considered cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 board - eyed me annoyingly - and mucked his hand. I don't think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 jack helped me - as he was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 type to show his cards if he'd received a bad beat - he likely had something like A-9 or A-8 with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Ace of clubs.
I gave some chips back anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r hour later in this frigid deck: The Russian opened for $50, and I was next with KK. I made it $160 ($1400 stack), and it was mucked around to MEP - who was a total donkey and moved all in for $600. I began salivating. When cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 action came back to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Russian, he now moved all in for $790. I jumped out of my seat, not believing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 action. "Wow, really?" I couldn't believe I could lay this hand down in this game, especially since I'd already labled MEP as a douche-royale, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se stacks were not deep enough. I took 30 seconds before saying "I call," and turning to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Russian: "You have aces?" "No - queens," he admitted. I turned to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 MEP and stated: "YOU don't have aces." He nodded - he did. What? Faahhhhhhhhkkk. Frigid. At this point, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 new young gunner to my left said "I guess this would be a bad time to tell you I folded a king," and I groaned.
We turned our hands up, and amidst cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 oooohs and ahhhhs cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re were suddenly 20 people standing around our table to see cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop of Q-Q-T. FAAAHHHHHKKKK!!! I couldn't even win cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 side pot!
Fortunately, Busey still had money left, and was kind enough to double me up again an hour later when I finally found AA. Again cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Russian opened for $50, and again I made it $160. Busey cold called $160 from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 $20 straddle, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Russian called as well. The flop was 9-9-5, and Busey bet out $200. The Russian folded, and I instantly pushed in my last $450 - $250 more to him. He shrugged, called, and when I tabled my AA he mumbled something about needing a 4. The kid to my left thought he said he had 4 outs (7-6? 8-7 ??), but in any case, when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 J and Q peeled off, he mucked his hand, and I was up again.
The Young Gunner scooped a big pot with A-Q unimproved when he raised preflop, bet cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 K-8-4 two club flop, and moved in for about 2 times cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 turn bricked off. The Russian took cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chips he'd gotten with his flopped quad queens and called after some deliberation. It seemed that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Young Gunner had to have at least AK, but when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 river bricked off, he said "I missed." The Russian nodded "Me too," and finally cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Gunner turned over his AQ. The Russian turned over Ac9c, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Gunner scooped about 3 dimes - much to his surprise.
Later, SFCEO (Soucá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rn Former CEO) sat down in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 one seat, and asked cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 waitress what kind of white wine cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y served. She began to consult a list of ONE in her head... "Ummm.. Chardonnnay...... ummmm..." The CEO interrupted her "Please bring me cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 driest white you have," and a look of horror came over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 waitress's face. Seeing this, I tried to stifle a laugh, which ended up erupting like a snort. She looked at me for help, and I laughed "Just ask cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bartender - he'll know," as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 CEO looked at me with wide eyes - shocked by her ignorance.
"Come on," I told him, "To be fair, what kind of doofus orders a dry white wine in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker room?"
Well, I'll tell you what kind of doofus - cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 kind of doofus who thinks like this: Busey is clearly on tilt - MEGA-tilt. He has had aces 5 times - and cannot get away from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m - each time paying off $1k plus in turn and river bets -and his stack has dwindled. YoungGun opens a pot for $60, and Busey in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 SB steams "TWO HUNDRED." Now cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 CEO thinks for 45 seconds, and mucks reluctantly. The YoungGun mucks too, and I look at CEO, inquiring, "Ace jack?" cause that's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 kind of hand this idiot would really like to play here stuck between two raisers. "Nooooo - I'd play Ace Jack cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re - I had pocket jacks." The Young Gun practically knocks over his chips in disbelief - and I stare with my mouth open, as JJ, aka FridayInVegas is practically cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 nuts right cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 steaming Busey. CEO explains "You see, if I had Ace Jack it makes it less likely that he has aces cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re," and my brain immediately shut down as he proceeded to have a discussion about it with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Russian - WHO AGREED!!!
When cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Russian and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 MEP finally left, I got up to cash out, logging a $687 profit for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 four hours, and decided to abuse cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Venetian's Pai Gow pit a bit. I sat for an hour, pounding 6 vodka-grapefruits and taking $300 out of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game before I went upstairs to freshen up for our big Saturday night at Tao. We pre-partied in Dave's room, with ample booze and appetizers, before heading down to Tao - preying cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re would be no more clusterfucks. No matter how carefully you plan, nothing is certain when you have a 19 man party in Vegas. We'd been set up with a booth and a six bottle minimum, and had only to endure cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last minute plug job cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hostess laid on us, telling us we'd have to get 7 bottles, since it was "a big night." No shit - it's Saturday - it's ALWAYS a big night on Saturday - nice bait & switch you filthy bottle whore - but what could we do - Dave handed over his credit card, and we were led to a quality box above cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 main dance floor.
I couldn't help thinking it was an error when we ordered Jack Daniels for one of our bottles, and of course I was right, as it was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only thing left at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 night. Several bottles into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 evening, on our way to 10 bottles, Brian somehow escaped eviction when, in an attempt to "slap an icecube out of Brendan's hand," he instead slapped a full vodka tonic over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ledge of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 skybox onto cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 floor below. I don't know how he talked his way out of that one, but several hours later, we were in a real jam when Brian was down on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dance floor and his little brocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r Mikey, sloshed out of his mind, attempted to lob a drink to him. I watched from 8 feet away in slow motion as this train wreck unfolded, springing to life screaming "NOOOOOOO," almost exactly like Apollo Creed's trainer in Rocky IV when Drago knocks Apollo out (killing him) and Apollo's head slams against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mat - you KNOW cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 scene I'm talking about.
Too slow to stop him, I winced as Mikey tossed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 drink over, and security suddenly swarmed us like wasps. After tense deliberations which lasted a full 20 minutes, Dave managed to negotiate our continued occupation of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 skybox, offering to let cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bouncer throttle him if anything else went wrong.
Dirty Dave would never believe that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 boys brought back a group of legitimate bona fide KCSH's to our booth - Kansas City Sweat Hogs!!! The girls were probably surprised with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ferocity with which we guarded our booze - Andy whispered to me "If she even LOOKS at our vodka, I'm throwing her cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FUCK out of here." See, us happily married men have different priorities - booze over flooze.
We eventually staggered out of Tao after 4am, where I decided to drop a buy-in at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 PaiGow pit before retiring to bed for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 night.
Sunday morning, I woke up and beat up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 double deck blackjack pit for a few hours, doubting that Mikey would awake from his coma in time for our 1pm flight. As I stacked green chips into a tower, Mikey finally called me and stumbled down to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 casino floor lugging his two athletic bags, and sweating a mixture of vodka and tequila.
As we headed off to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 airport, I realized he was still trashed, and he managed to get himself subjected to a full search at security when he left his sunblock in his bag. The young Irish TSA worker swabbed Mikey's bag with a pad, as I prayed Mikey didn't have any illicit substances. "It's gonna screen high for alcohol and stupidity," I joked to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 agent, who replied honestly, "that's ok, if that was illegal cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y'd fire ME." We ultimately made it through security, and back to NYC in one piece, where I began plotting our next trip...
until next time.
KD

2 comments:

Twin C said...

Busey had aces five times, and lost with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m every time??? I wouldn't be on tilt, I'd be on rampage!

I want to know what happens when you try to bring 19 guys to a gentleman's club!

Ed McGrogan said...

Awesome three part story. I ended up spending most of my time in Vegas at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 MGM poker room, have you any opinions on that establishment?