Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Vegas Bound

I just booked my tickets to Vegas. I'll be going on June 19th and returning on June 26th. Eight days in Vegas.

I originally was planning on going from the 20th to the 26th but I saved $50 by going out on Sunday instead of Monday. The rental car cost the same for 8 days instead of 7, and I'm staying with a friend so I didn't have to pay for an extra day for a hotel room.

I'm staying at what looks like corporate housing that a friend has rented through July 16th. Nice looking place with a sauna and a pool. Five bedrooms makes it convenient for him to give me a place. Hopefully there are blackout curtains because I don't plan on sleeping much while it's dark, if you know what I mean.

KingLucky will be coming out on the 22nd, hopefully I am still playing when he arrives so he can root me on from the rail. We make a great casino team, because we both can play for about 48 hours straight. Plus he's splitting the cost of the rental car. Another $75 saved.

And now for the big news, I will be playing in the $1500 NLHE event on June 22nd. It's a very steep price for me and my small time poker play, but I have managed to generate some overlay and I can pay for everything with my poker bankroll, so why not? I'll be able to tell everyone I play poker with that I played in the WSOP. I guess I could tell them that anyway, but this way I WON'T be lying!

All I need to do is finish in the money to make a profit, even if it's just a save. I'm still a "small time poker player in Oklahoma" like the subtitle of this blog says, even though folks like the stripper have made fun of me for that. I do think I have some skills, but like I told my friend RZ, if I get to a final table full of pros, I might as well be playing my cards face up.

I'm going to try and trade percentages with anyone who will take a flying leap and accept mine. Hopefully a blogger or two will play, and hopefully ones who don't think I'm a complete asshole. If there are any.


Human Head said...

Good luck in the tourney, dude! You'll have to track down Pauly when you get there so we can get live updates on your progress.

Maudie said...

I'll be there on the rail in spirit if not in person. Good luck! Keep us posted on your Vegas adventure 8^)

Felicia :) said...

Good luck! I should be there some of those days.

I'd trade with you, but I'm going to be playing in events with bigger buy-in's (2k Stud 8, 5k Stud), plus you dodging Maudie not once, but twice, makes me a little hesitant.

DuggleBogey said...

She dodged me the first time, I dodged her the second time because I thought she said she was in Tulsa...

Like if I saw you I wouldn't say hello....sheesh!

I wouldn't trade with you for a HE event anyway, after you said how much you hate it!