Toni in A.C., Bad Stud, and VegasSo much poker content to post here.
First: Toni who hosts the TowneHouse game that Pauly introduced me to ended up +430.00 at the Taj. All this money from a 6 hour session at the 3-6 table. I had mentioned to Toni that this game was soft, but I never pulled in that much cash from one 6 hour sitting. Continued success Toni and sorry I didn’t meet you at the Taj.
I went on a bad skid in Stud. Nuff said. I don’t like giving bad beat stories or sad ones...we are up and down in this world...I went on a bad downward spiral. Time to man-up and take responsibility for trying to play too aggressive on some pots I should have just called down.
Joaquin’s Tips on Vegas
1. Try and hang with people who like to play home games. These folks tend to be those who will try and fit a quick game in their room before they hit the sack. Read about the Boat House when Pauly and the boys played with candy and sugar packs as chips before they made it over to the Boat House. There is no rake in these room games and you could earn a buy in to the next day’s tournament.
2. Ask people if they don’t mind if you take a picture with/or of them. I know this may sound odd to some people, it’s just some people like to fly under the radar for past crimes they have committed and for the prison escape they made years earlier….cough!cough!
3. Don’t wear shirts that read, “I’m going to Blog this” you can only get away with it if you are everyone’s favorite Geek.
4. No bad beat stories…pa-lease!
5. Don’t badmouth people at the table...esp. our tournament tables. We are all out to have fun, play serious, without the drama and badmouthing. On the other hand, if you see a small person of stature getting everyone on tilt at his table (non tournament table of course) sit and watch for the good laugh.
6. If you see people standing around don’t feel scared to go up and introduce yourself. Pauly mentioned this in his blog (read his list). Serious, if you know someone plays a certain game or at a limit you aspire to reach ask him/her some questions. Last gathering I heard Iggy speaking about ramming and jamming at the 20/40 or 10/20 game and the benefits to such a style of play.
7. If you want to try to play slots...speak to Grubby about the ones which pay well.
8. Try and get one good meal in. You are in Vegas and every place on the strip has a jewel of a restaurant...call them now and try to get reservation.