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Mirage and Aria Poker Tournament 10/7-10/11

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Spenard Gambler, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Spenard Gambler

    Spenard Gambler Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    This will be my first trip report. I've greatly enjoyed others so I thought I should give it a try.

    I'm headed to Vegas tomorrow. I'm staying at the Mirage for 4 nights. I got invited to the Aria Poker tournament after the true high rollers must have declined. It's a free roll for a shot at some serious money. So I had to take the last minute trip. At the Mirage I'm a high roller, but middle of the pack at a place like Aria. I was quite surprised to get the invite and had to take the opportunity.

    My wife is accompanying me. Here's the tentative plan.

    Friday night - get some rest for the Poker Tournament
    Saturday day - win my table and take the promo chips.
    Saturday night - hopefully be playing for the big promo chip prize, but most likely dinner at Blossom and Margaret Cho at Cosmo
    Sunday day - cabana at the Mirage
    Sunday night - group dinner at Craftsteak with non-gambling friends in town
    Monday - Elton John/Billie Jean King celebrity tennis challenge at Caesars (we are huge tennis fans)
    Tuesday - return home with a bunch of profits
     
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  2. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Low-Roller

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    This poker player wishes you the best of luck! May the flop, turn and river be kind to you

    On a side note ive played great poker hungover as hell, go figure
     
  3. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 Low-Roller

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    Sounds like whole lot of fun!!! I take it you re high roller at mirage? And middle at Aria lol, I know the feeling or I maybe middle at both places or even low baller!!! Regardless have a great time!!! Would you mind sharing what type of games you play?
     
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  4. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    Game...Set...Match!
    Sounds like a winning trip to me!
    Have a great time!

    RICHARD
     
  5. Spenard Gambler

    Spenard Gambler Tourist

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    Dinner at Stack last night. Got down early at black jack and then rallied to win for the night. Poker tournament starts in 10 minutes.
     

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  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Hope youre still in the tourney! Or won the thing already! ;) Also interested in hearing about the tennis match.
     
  7. KKB

    KKB VIP Whale

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    Looking forward to more!
     
  8. Spenard Gambler

    Spenard Gambler Tourist

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    There were 8 players at my table. I made it heads up, but had $150k and my opponent had $1M. I got to $280k and re-raiders pre flop with 44. He called with KJ and hit a K on the flop. Great experience. Phil helmuth was the MC. It was a blast. Unfortunately, I'm down at the blackjack tables. Need to rally.
     
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  9. MacAttack

    MacAttack Tourist

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    Sounds like great fun - i'd Phil is pretty funny as an MC, normally hard to get him to start talking. How long did it take to get down to heads-up?

    Hope the blackjack is going well