April 6, 2006 - Back To Vegas For A Month I've got allot of catching up to do since the Reno Trip which I placed 19th in the main event. It had a great start on day one in this event... I ended the night being the chipleader with 117,200... Here's a brief update of day 1 [ CLICK HERE ] ... And some interviews I did with cardplayer and world poker tour on day 1 [ CLICK HERE ] . I sounded really confident in winning the event but i guess my prediction was wrong (sigh) oh well. Day 2 presumed play at exactly 11:00 am. During the 2nd day my chips were pretty steady. None of the players at my table really gave me any action. I made one mistake during this entire tourn That's when I picked up poctek JJ's in iddle position and had raised to 12k... everyone mucks except the big blind. He called my raise and the flop comes out Qc 5c and 3s. The blind checks and I bet out 15k he then check raises me to 40k. and i made a stupid mistake and called his raise, the turn and river came blank cards which doesn't improve my hand. But when we finally wrapped up day 2 I was at 335,000 in chips which puts me 4th in chip lead. Now comes the 3rd day which was like a nightmare to me. After the first two rounds had gone by I picked up pocket AA"s on the button and got cracked with 33"s when a 3 came on the river. I got to vegas friday night and what do people normally do once they get to vegas? Hit the clubs :-) I met up with Martin, Ama, John, Jean, and Quinn and we all decided to go to Jet Nightclub at the Mirage. First time I've been there since it's been open. It's a very nice club. We left a little early and when I got back to Bellagio I stopped by the poker room and played the 25-50 no limit game for a little while with David Williams, DJ AM, Shannon Elizabeth... etc... Allot of the celebrities were in town for the Venetian's poker room grand opening event. I won 3500 so i quit and went to bed. On Sunday I attended the Venetian's Celebrity Event with some of my team members.. John, Martin, Patrik, and Ama and also my two friends Jean and Quinn. I have to say The Venetian did a great job with their poker room. In my opinion it's the nicest poker room in vegas right now... very open and upscale. I played in their event but got knocked out really early. I picked up JJ's and went all in preflop against AK and the flop hit an A. The very next day I got into a very juicy 50-100 no limit with 25 ante game. All action players that were willing to gamble. I sat down in the game and couldn't win a hand for the first two hrs. Then when I finally picked up a decent hand which was pocket 10"s... Sammy Farhah was to my right he made a raise to 600.. I called and one other caller behind me. The flop comes 10 5 6 (rainbow) Sammy bets out 1500, I raised another 2500, the other caller mucked and Sammy calls.. Turn comes an 8.. Sammy checks and I bet out 5k, he then thinks for a bit and raised 30k which covers me. I thought and thought what he could possibly have and finally I called, Sammy turns over 7 9 for a straight so he took a good 24k from me. At one point I was stuck 40k in the game but the good news is when I finally quit the game at 8am I was on the plus side. :-) I didn't play the first 1500 event but I did play in today's 2k event and got knocked out 5 hrs into the tourn. That about sums up my entire week, now I'm gonna head downstairs and see if I could start a big holdem game or get in the 50-100 no limit game :-) See you all at the tables :-) Here are some pics at the reno event, my night out at Jet night club, Venetian's event...