Okay, I know I am totally late on my trip report from last weekend, but here it is....better late then never!
I had almost THE worst week ever the previous week and was looking forward to having a relaxing time in AC. Some family issues, etc, whatever. I wanted to leave it all behind and have a good time.
Friday, I left work early at 2pm to play the satellite at Borgata. $220 plus $30. One in every 5 would win a voucher to play in the $1000 buy in event (Super Survivor) on Sunday (April 19). Only 109 people bought into the satellite, so I figured that it wouldn't be a long tourney, which is good. My table was quite aggressive and I didn't get involved in many hands early on, which was good b/c I got some great reads on a bunch of people. One guy was 'luck box.' He'd call a pre flop raise out of position with king nine off.....catch a 9 to an over pair of jacks and call the entire way and hit another nine on the river. Yikes. I won a few hands when I had decent cards, so that was good. Got in with a good hand in a good position. Flopped nut flush draw and a small pair. Okay, nice. Bet, call, call....okay I call. Nothing for me on the turn. Bet, call, raise, I fold. Wouldn't have it anyways. I made it to quite a few rounds. When I busted out, I believe there was only like 4 or 5 tables left. I was severly short stacked from just the blinds and antes. Guy under the gun raises it. He was in almost every hand. I had king queen off. Oh well, my chips go in. He made it $2400, and with my raise, he had to call about $5700 or $5800 more. He calls, he' s like 'I got jacks' and I'm like 'I got two overs' He's like 'I kinda figured' Dream flop for me....king queen 8. I am basically doing the happy dance inside. Ace on the turn. Okay, so he's got four more outs (10 or jack will have me beat). Guess what comes on the river....10. Runner runner straight. yay me!
My friends had gotten there, so I walked over by them. I didn't want to play cash b/c Hubby Mike was on his way down and we were going to meet up with a few friends for dinner, and I like to have long sessions at cash. So I went to Let it Ride 3 card bonus...what a fun game! Didn't do too well in the beginning, but hit 3 of a kind, then straights and flushes with my 3 card hand, so I ended up cashing out with like $600 and I put in two to start. So I made back my buy in plus.
We did dinner, then hit the B Bar then went back to the hotel, so didn't do too much gambling that night.
Saturday, woke up and had breakfast then watched Arachnaphobia at the hotel with Hubby Mike. Hubby Mike went to play golf, so I went to the Borgata to play cards for the day (YIPPEE!). I wanted to play 2/5 NL but when I walked in, a brand new 1/2NL table opened. I'm a sucker for a new table, no matter the limit. I don't know what it is, but I love it. Maybe it's because everyone is new and basically start off with the same amount (if they all buy in for the max). You can also get real reads on people and not have to listen to ppl saying as you sit down "look out for seat 5, very aggressive" meanwhile, they are very tight players. I held my own for awhile, then took some bad hits. One guy bluffed me big time. I had pocket kings, raised and seat 4 called. He was first to act after the flop of ace rag rag. He checks, I bet, he calls. Then he went all in on the turn....okay Mr. Ace I fold. He shows the bluff......that made my blood boil! HA! He got what was coming to him b/c the guy in seat 3 took him for some big pots, Seat 3 got really lucky and caught some good flops and turns. I was down at one point to like $75 or $80 and was getting frustrated. I got king ten of spades, and I raised to 15, 4 callers. Oh brother. two spades on the flop, one being the ace of spades, so I'm drawing for the nut flush. I push all in, the all call me. My friend came over at that point and wanted a peek. Told her I was on a draw. Nice of spades on the turn. She's like 'I hop you caught that' and i'm like' Oh yea!' Nothing on the river, they all flip up like an ace or king high. So I triple up! YEE HAW! No other real notable hands, but at one point a friend of mine came to the table while I was eating downstairs, and I came back to the table and there was all new ppl except for two ppl at my table. he switched to the seat next to me when that guy left. So the entire time we are talking about our mutual friends, jobs, etc. Not really focusing on the table unless we're in a hand or something. My one friend just lost about $1500 in the matter of 5 hands. Here's her starting hands: pocket aces, pocket queens, ace king, jacks, aces again. She lost all of them in a row. People were calling her $30 pre flop raises (2/5nl) with like 5 7 off and hitting trips or straights, etc. So she was fuming. My other friend was in a sit and go with a $500 buy in and it was down to 4 people. And my other friend lost quite a bit at a 1/2 nl table, so my friend and I at the table were talking about that. Just wanted to give a brief history. So here we are chatting away, not loud or anything b/c we're next to each other. also, keep in mind, he almost got into a fist fight the night before when some guy lipped off at him. SO, back to the story. We're a talking about our friends and how hungry we are (eventhough I ate like 2 hours prior) and that we're going to the Amphora lounge when our friend is down w/ the sit and go and when Hubby Mike gets back. There's quite a hand going on. we kept pausing to watch some action, me basically just watching all the redbirds going into the pot, but I couldn't even tell you what cards are on the board. So, the hand is over and the one guy is getting the chips shipped to him and my friend goes, "man, why do I smell garlic?" and I'm like 'Duh, Wolfgang Pucks!' (cuz it's right next to us), Then I hear the winner of the hand say to the dealer "Hey, I thought you're not allowed to talk about a hand when it's in play?" Now I'm thinking that someone on the other side of the table (he's seat 1, I'm 10) was talking about the hand. And the dealer's like 'Yea, you can't talk about the hand while it's play' Then he starts going off about how someone was talking during the hand and they should get a warning and have to leave the table....so I'm like 'nice, someone's gonna get in trouble' to my friend...and he's giving the guy a look and my friend says to seat one 'Dude, she said Wolfgang Pucks' Wait a minute...wtf? did this guy just think I was talking about the hand? I flip out....and I mean FLIP out. this guy is about 250 pounds, me I'm like 95 pounds. He starts telling me to shut up (bad move dude). and I just start going off. Then he's like'You don't know what you're talking about, sit down' So now i'm like 'Oh man, was that guy talking about somoene else and my friend thought it was us he was talking about? I'm about to apologize and the new guy in seat 4 is words to me 'No, it was you he was talking about.' Okay, not for nothing, I'm there to play cards. I know the freaking rules, I'm there ALL the time...give me a break. AND, even if I was talking about the hand when i said 'Wolfgang Pucks' the hand was already over and the chips were being shipped to him...HELLO...I can then talk about whatever I want to! So his friend comes over and is talking more smack....oh I've had it. I tell Keith that if I don't walk away I'll end up hitting the guy' So I go tell my friend who just lost $1500 and she's like 'point him out, I'd like to get into a fight' LOL too funny. When I come back, he's STILL talking about it, so I go off one more time. I think by this time he realizes that even IF i was talking about the hand, it didn't matter, it was OVER....and don't TELL me what I said jerk!!!!!! Granted, I flew off the cuff quickly, but jerks like that get on my nerve! He even told the guy next to him (who told me this after he left) that he thought he could 'take advantage' of me and try to get me in trouble...WRONG BUCKO! He left after that. Jerk.
I played for about a half hour more, then we left to go to dinner, which was much needed. We ended up going to 1/2NL after dinner in the back room. Nothing happened here. I was basically falling asleep at the table, no action, no good hands, nothing. The BBJ hit after like 2 hours and I figured I woudln't stay much longer. Ended up cashing out up 7 bucks...woo hoo.
Sunday we didn't want to stay too long, good thing too. got seated at a nasty table by the cashier's window. Hubby Mike lost a hand after runner runner spade, so 5 spades on the board and he had ace king of diamonds. The other guys had two low rags and we could tell these guys liked action. I get jack queen in the big blind and Hubby Mike raised. 4 people called and I was priced in. I flop an open ended straight draw, I check. Hubby bets out and 2 people calll him. Hmmmmmm, I raise. They all call. I hit my straight on the turn and bet out 100. They all call. Board pairs on the river, I push all in, they both call. Two full houses....are you kidding me? Wow. So I'm like 'let's go' so we cash out. Some guy starts mouthing off to me, I take a deep breath and walk away. I knew it was going to be ugly and I don't like causing a scene. Esp. if I know we're leaving, I don't like to leave with a bad taste in my mouth. so we go to let it ride, I dump a hunge, but I feel better and we leave.
No trips planned until memorial day weekend, and I think the break is needed to calm myself. What do you all think? lol
I am married to the most wonderful man in the world! He pushed me to get out of dead end job and get into the field I love, and I did it! I am loving life, thanks to him!
I'm a semi-professional poker player (I say semi-pro because I'm no amateur and DH won't let me quit my job and go pro). I follow poker on TV and live, I love it!
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