Sorry to those of you who expected another blog from me sooner. I've been busy this month at home catching up with family, after a long month in Vegas, which included all the highs and lows imaginable.
The money I brought down with me began to fly in all directions mid trip, -50k in tournament buyins, -55k in baccarat, my first table-game loss ever (which I took in one night on weed brownies and too many shots of jager betting impulsively), -55k in shopping by the end of the trip and -30k on Stars and Full tilt playing some small cash sessions and whatnot.
It was safe to say at this point, it was going to be very hard to make this trip profitable. I skipped the Indiana WPT and Bay 101 so my only way to really get even was the Wynn Classic, which I busted before the dinner break on day 1.
But other than all of the non-success going on I forgot to mention I was going out every night having the most amazing time ever, getting wasted, going for excellent dinners, enjoying my newfound relationships and doing fun spontaneous stuff that I don't really feel like sharing right now.
There was no lack of good treatment, that's for sure, but it was time to get out of Vegas. We'd been dusting through comps, even the salon bill was over 9k.
Anyways, eventually we managed to make it out of Vegas in one piece and everyone went their separate ways. Dr. Z headed to Buenos Aires, I headed to Toronto with an online poker buddy from Germany and my brother Ryan who had come earlier that week with my dad in fear that I was going brain bust after seeing the clothing receipts and hearing pit game stories.
I wanted Dani to come back to Toronto with me but she goes to school and had to go back to Miami. We had a great time together and are planning to meet up again in the near future which I am definitely looking forward to.
I Live a Better Poker Life
So I get home, start grinding online viciously to play the 50k VPPs by April 1st needed to maintain Elite. I lost about 70k in a session at 100/200 deep playing with Daniel Kid Poker, who attracts a vicious lineup of players every single time he sits and it is actually - EV to play with him because of the other opponents in the game.
I noticed Negreneau thinks he is Durrrr now, widening his four-betting and five-betting range a lot.
One hand I have QQ and make it 600 to go, three callers and kidpoker makes its 2,100 more in the big blind. I make it 5,750 total and he raises me about double my bet like he has kings or aces. Ace and a king on the flop, he checks it down with me and scoops the twenty k pot with his three-out A-Q off.
Kid poker likes to call me out. He was criticizing me for a show we have in the works, with his usual smart remarks, when many people are super interested in the lifestyle of young gamblers and the highs and lows involved in their lives.
Anyways Daniel, I am more marketable than you, I do live a better life off poker and I don't get a free 2 million from PokerStars every year like you do to keep me from going broke (I actually win my money in the game of poker).
If I was given all of the confidence and support you were given, to make you feel like the best in the world, which you are nowhere near by the way, I would also be a much better player.
Since you are so marketable and "walk the walk" I just want you to put your money where your mouth is. Many people have seen me offer Kid Poker HU at any stakes on Stars, and even offer to pay him up to 500$ an hour per table.
I also asked him at the 2010 PCA during high roller event if he wanted to bet 100k on who cashes for more total in the next ten live events we play together.
During this event he was telling me how I was not marketable. I had blinded off the first eight hours of the 25k, still made it all the way to 7th (busted 77 to AK vs Reynolds).
That was a lot farther then DN, starting with 28 blinds instead of 115 because I was busy playing out the 5k 5 handed, eventually busting 10th QQ to AK who went on to win the tourney for 300k.
Anyways Daniel, my challenges still stand, or maybe if you want we could do a cage fighting match for 100k? I would also be very interested in that! So in the future, unless you're going to back it up, do not open your mouth in the 100/200 game on stars, because you're awfully quiet when I see you in person. Just come speak with me face to face.
Ok, gotta catch my plane to San Remo, time for some EPT events including Monte Carlo and followed by the WPT in Paris, a few 20k euro high roller events, and a whole lot of fun! Let you all know how it goes.
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