Hello fellow VBMs.... its that time again. Well it's that time again for my journey to the desert to scratch that itch we all have. This will be my 2nd trip to Vegas this year with my first trip report in Feb. ( https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/harrahs-and-poker-2-9-to-2-12.148643/ ) and my 4th time going to the WSOP. I consider myself a serious recreational player who uses my poker winning to subsides travel and vacations but at no point is my monthly bills reliant on poker as I don't think I would enjoy it near as much if it was a job. I've been running pure this year and up double my profit from 2017 (2018 graph below) I've been focused on PLO this year as I have been bitten by the bug and find holdem to be a little boring after playing 99% no limit holdem cash for the last 14 years. Ive moved from .25c/.50c online 6 max over the years to now my main game is 5/5 PLO. Obviously lots of set backs along the way and lessons learned. Im still getting use to having 2k swings in a day. This time last year I was playing in $300 buy in games. Logistics are the same as usual for me I'm flying on credit card miles + $11(Frontier but a free flight is tuff to complain about) Will be staying at Planet Hollywood on a partial comp and no resort fees(diamond) so the total trip should be less then $100 for flight and accommodations which I consider to be the same as free. Im solo this trip so I probably wont even bother with the $20 sandwich as I really don't care to much about the room as I do the location( close to aria, my poker home) This is a "business " trip for profit and a WSOP bracelet. So I left my girl at home, no $200 dinners, no suites at aria, a book bag full of cash and underwear is all I need. My goal for 2018 was to play 200 hours of poker( log below), Im well ahead of that pace and running well in my new game up about twice as much as my total profit for 2017, Im hesitant to make any hard plans as vegas tends to consume you. But hoping for 20 hours of PLO cash( Aria, Wynn, Rio), and a deep run in Event #11. If things go bad I can cut my losses with daily tourneys. If things get really bad. Ill sit at the pool and drink till I feel like a winner... Things to expect out of this TR. * hand history from PLO cash games * chip stack pics * WSOP Event #11(PLO w/rebuys) * VP for free drinks * roulette hit n run #26 * drunk TR updates at 3am * running bankroll total Last time doing a trip report was a learning curve, hope to do even better this time. I love the feed back. I'm a vodka drinker so I'm always looking for suggestions and cool bars that a 35 year old male would not seem creepy at solo. 24 hours till lift off....LETS GO!!!!!