Got into town on Wed night the 5th and was in town until Monday night. The first two nights I was staying at the Venetian.
I ended up going over to TI once I got into town on Wed night. Played 1-3 NL for a while. Was very lucky in that game and found myself down, so I jumped over to a Mix game with LV Michael, Yappy Dave, and a dealer from Caesars I believe- if my mind hasn't gone. Had a blast playing everything from royal holdem, to a version of omaha low where we had three flops, 2 turns, and one river. I ended up down about $300 for the night, but like I said the mixed game was a blast as I ended up staying until 5:30am.
On Thursday I got up in time to play the Noon tourny at the Venetian. It had 34 players- I busted out 16th. Nothing that really sticks out on this one. I was getting short stacked and made a move at the wrong time. After the tourny- took a cab over to MGM. I ended up playing 1/2 NL for a while- made $200 playing 1/2 NL in about 2 hours. Very easy game to make money money on. By far the players are the weakest in this room. The only drawback is the lack of money in play at a 1/2 NL game. I ended up playing the 6pm tourny at MGM. I have had great success in that tourny- mostly due to weak players in it. I had built up my stacks and was the table leader rather quickly. When the tables got down to two tables- I lost most of my stack when I lost races with shorter stacks. Money oes in pre-flop- I had AJ vs A4- guy spikes a 4. Same thing happens again and I'm short. I get knocked 11th. They had about 45 players. They added an ante since the last time I played, and the blinds get out of control fast. After the tourny I played 1/2 NL for a while- made another $100 or so. Would have been about $250 but lost a pot when I fired three shells into a pot with AK- I forgot where I was and that the players were not capable of folding their bottom pair of 3's. Thursday results put me down about $450 for the trip.
Friday and Saturday I stayed at the Wynn using their poker room rate. The Wynn is my favorite places to play cash games. I end up playing about 15-16 hours between the two days over 5-6 sessions of 1/3 NL and 2/5 NL. The best session was Friday night at 1/3NL- $800 profit. I hade one bad session at 2/5- lost about $550. Overall I made a profit of about of about $600.
On Saturday afternoon, I took a break from the Wynn and went to TI and played some 1/3 NL. It was an action afternoon and produced some of the most interesting hands of the trip. I had KK cracked right out of the gate. Then I have AA cracked one a guy hit top two on the flop (QJ). In another hand I have 8-9- Flop was 10,7, and I believe the last card was either a 3 or 4. Two diamonds on board. Three of us in the hand (LV Michael, myself, and another guy). Turn was a 9 I believe. and a Jack came on the river. We had about $200- $250 in the pot on the river- LVM bets $30, I actually raised it to $130, the other guy calls, and LVM pushes in. I actuslly thought someone in this hand had the monster (KQ of diamonds and made a monster hand). I had about $150 behind and ended up foldng- mistake and I was sick to see when the other guy called with A8, that LV only had two pair.
At this point I'm down about $500 or so- not a good session. Then the next interesting pot happened- Splash pot at our table- One guy raises to $15, LVM calls, as do I, and I believe about 3 or 4 others do. Flop comes Q,10,4- rainbow- I'm holding Q,10. First guy bets $100, LVMichael makes it $200, and I go all-in for my $450. The players behind me all fold. First guy folds. I try to talk LV off the hand, but with how much is out there he makes the call- I end up winning the pot and the $25 from the splash pot. It ended up bringing me up a little. Lost a little bit over the next hour and ended up breaking even. It was an action table.
On Sunday I stayed at Bellagio. Played 2/5 NL twice and ended up down about $150 (UP $350 in the first session, down $500 in the next).
I was card dead in the second session- I did manage not to lose my stack when I had pocket 10's on a flop of 4,2,2. I was on the button and raised it to $40 after 3-4 players limped in. I got two callers and then that flop hit. I bet out $80. One player acted very strange and ened up just calling. Other player folds. Turn is a K- check, check. River is an A- check, check- the guy flips over pocket 4's. In the session where I made money- the key hand was when I was holding Q,10. Pre flop raise by one of the blinds who was being pretty agressive to $25- 3 callers. Flop was J,9,rag. He bets out $80, and I didn't think it hit him- I go all-in for $260- both players fold, and this guy goes in the tank. He either puts me on j,9 or q,10- he finally makes tha call with AK. Turn was a 10, river was a rag.
On Monday I had to go back to the Wynn to pick up my Football winnings (Good weekend for sports betting- profit). I ende up playing 1/3 NL for about 6-7 hours. I was completely card dead in a non-action game- I ended up losing about $300 in the game. Got beat on one and where I had broadway, where the A,K,Q of spades were on the board and I was holding the 10 of spades, to someone holding 7,2 of spades- nice.
I ended up down for the trip due to my lack of cashing at the tourny, but it was close.
Overall a good trip. It was good to meet the TI staff, Yappy Dave. Hopefully I will get back for another short weekend trip this fall- I seem to do well picking footabll games.