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Harrahs and poker 2/9 to 2/12

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by 5betlight, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. 5betlight

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    My Trip Report

    Hello fellow VMBs


    This is my humble attempt to add to the trip reports that I oh so enjoy the 10months of the year I am not in Vegas. Living thru you all buys me time and allows me to get my fix…lol we will be leaving Feb 9th to Feb 12th. Delta miles paid for the trip so we are flying free and staying at Harrah’s Las Vegas on a comp. As of the start of the year I am newly Diamond with Total Rewards thanks to FC. I’m looking forward to seeing if I can squeeze the $300 of value out of my upgrade. Because ultimately its either a +EV or –EV purchase. Things to expect out of this TR will be lots of poker stack pics, running bankroll updates, maybe a few interesting hands, chasing VP royals, and possibly going south at the BJ table to increase comps. Diamond lounge and $20 sandwich upgrade attempt. $100 celebration dinner. Aria is my home for poker. Lots of FOOD! And Cocktails…I’m a vodka guy so I’ll take any suggestions.

    All though I could see myself bouncing around looking for good games and change of scenery. I’m going with a poker buddy who is usually the calm one, telling me when to stop drinking or giving away money but with a kid on the way it may be his turn to go Vegas crazy. This is a profit trip with a few moments of relaxation at enjoying the fruits of my labor. So far this year I’m on a nice up swing already up more than half of my total profit from 2017. Count down to lift off 2 days….


    A little bit about myself I’m 34 male with a government job and I have my own side business that thrives in cycles. I usually enjoy Vegas multiple times a year living in a state where there is no legal poker or gambling(bible belt) and my “home casino” is 3 hours away. At age 20 I found Hold’em online I believe ultimate bet was my first deposit and have been hooked since. Took me about 6 years to become a winning player and I considered moving to Vegas to play for a living…so glad I didn’t. It’s obviously a tuff way to make an “easy” living and I’m sure I would have been living in my mom’s basement within 6 months not just because of skill but maturity. The last 8 years of profitable poker have blessed me with ability to take trips around the world but by no means pay my bills or lifestyle, just a nice bonus.

    I consider myself a serious recreational player at this point as I log about 15 hours a month playing cards and study the game seriously another 5 hours a month. I’ve recently been bitten by the Pot Limit Omaha but and am a true beginner so we may see a shot at a 5/5/10 plo game if the cards run well. Omaha to Holdem is like comparing your wife to hookers and cocaine(upswing mentioned). But I know my long term edge is at the 1/3 and 2/5 No Limit Hold’em tables. Because of my lifestyle/jobs and choices(no kids) I have plenty of schedule flexibility and some disposable income. With that being said this is not a spending trip. When making my goals for the year I set 200 hours playing cards as a medium priority and would expect at least 20 hours out of 4 days in Vegas. Pic is how 2018 is going at the moment with poker.


    Quick Notes

    *FEB 9th –FEB12th

    * Harrahs comp/ 1st timer diamond FC.

    * 2 poker guys trying to make a buck and not live in the tunnels

    *Bankroll 4k for 4 days.

    *Leak is VP Royal chasing/women/ cocktails…..order?



    Any questions about poker, win rate, travel or life I’m pretty much an open book. All recommendations will be welcomed….
     

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  2. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

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    Looking forward to your poker TR!

    Fast fact--Harrahs awards high hand jackpots during tourneys to, thats a +EV reason to play:clap:
     
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  3. Crapsplaya

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    I'm intending on playing some live poker this trip as well. I look forward to reading your reports and will be in Vegas during the same time.
     
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  4. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED How many words can I actually fit in this space?

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    Makes three of us..wife and I are at Cosmo 2/10-2/12
     
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  5. 5betlight

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    20170416_110706.jpg 24 hours till take off... im royally checked out mentally at work... longest 24 hours ever! Hoping to build alot of stacks like this one from last time.... I guess I should consider packing also. Nah I'll wait till the last mim. Like always
     
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    Spent my last day at work making this chart for you to follow along so you know what kind of trip this will be.... I won't be able to sleep tonight. No matter how many times I go it never gets old! lasvegastrip.png
     
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    Extra points if u can call the movie the creature at the end is from
     
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    TIMSPEED How many words can I actually fit in this space?

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    Robocop 2? it's when the guy gets toxic waste spilled on him..easy..c'mon man, gotta do better than that.

    EDIT: The crazy part about this is..if you click DIRECTLY on that image and choose "Search with Google" it actually BRING UP ROBOCOP!!
    Was that Robocop picture the last one you put in the picture? (to leave it's metadata)
    However, i didn't google first, I just knew it was Robocop.
     
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  9. 5betlight

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    Nailed it.... guess we are both from the 80s.
    TIMSPEED thier will be more coming and
    Yes thats the last pic added 20170202_142447.jpg

    Ps. I think I'm done packing
     
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    TIMSPEED How many words can I actually fit in this space?

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    Good man with the NewBalance.
    I'm there this weekend too; well get shitty drunk and shoot dice haha
     
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    The day is finally here! Headed to the airport in a few hours. Woke up early despite my attempt to switch over the vegas time. "I will pace myself the first night, I will pace myself the first night, I will pace myself the first night....maybe" hoping for $20 sandwich upgrade to the valley tower and some run good the first night. After reading about wynn/encores aggressive welcome offers I guess I will stop by and get a card and run a couple hundred threw some video poker to see what pops up. This pic is how I imagine the end of this trip will be. I'm coming for all of it vegas! 21129_DangerDiabolik06.jpg
     
  12. JTinGA

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    Good luck and have a blast! Do you play any games around the ATL area, if so we may have crossed paths?
     
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    2 hours into the 4 hour flight....3 drinks in and one movie ( the hitmans bodyguard, if u like deadpool you will like this movie too) got a smaller woman next to me, 1st win of the trip not sitting next to mama June on a hot summer day. Maybe I'll knock on the pilots door and ask him to kick it into high gear.
    2 hours later.... about to touch down, it's time like this I like to remind myself how lucky I am to be able to take a few days off work and have a family that supports me running around playing cards as a not so part time hobby. No matter how the cards come this weekend we are all blessed/lucky/winners just to have the ability to do vegas trips where alot of people dont.... ok enough of that mess.... let's run up a stack of high society!
     
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    May your nickels turn into quarters...
     
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    3 card poker hit n run for 25 tier crowds and 85 bucks... welcome to vegas... then turned around and gave the profit back at flamingo... 20180209_190459.jpg 20180209_190459.jpg 20180209_193245.jpg 20180209_184309.jpg 20180209_184309.jpg
     
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    Jumped into 1/2 plo waiting for a holdem seat 20180209_203356.jpg
     
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    Early postion hand double suited wrap...get all in 3 ways on the flop... I boat the river. Ship it 20180209_205356.jpg
     
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    In for 200....sitting at 1200 in the first hour. Must be the watermelon juice 20180209_211608.jpg
     
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    Cashed out 1068... the table was mostly regs. So o decided to book a win and go the belligo. .round 2 20180209_222945.jpg
     
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    The belligo was a bore. But I blame myself from switching to holdem from the plo game.... it's two completely different games... got jacks twice and kings once in about two hours but no one was talking or drinking so I bounced 20180210_001553.jpg