Sunday, December 09, 2012

Las Vegas Trip Report - Part 1

Time just seems to fly sometimes. I have already been back from Las Vegas for four days. One week ago at this time I was sitting in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in that pleasant zone of having heard one band and waiting for the headliner. But, ahhh ... what about starting from the beginning?

My brother, the King of Komps (although I should now carry that title within the family) and I flew out to Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov 29. The flight was unremarkable, which is always good news. Southwest just has a way of coming through time after time. This trip I decided to rent a car so we could get around Las Vegas if we wanted and also to possibly assist the mangy arse of a blogger who shall remain nameless. The rental car agency of choice was E-Z Rent-A-Car. This well-deserved link was for outstanding value and service. If you need to rent a car in Las Vegas, check out this small company.

Thursday night was just an average night in Las Vegas. All Vegas Poker was having its weekly showdown at the 8:00 p.m. Bally's tournament, and I headed to Bally's after dinner to see about getting in. However, when only a handful of AVPers showed up I decided not to play. AlaskaGal was there (thanks again for the AVP shirt!) and Rob. Perhaps I should have played as I watched Rob take it down. Way to go!

While at Bally's I got some messages from NumbBono. We thought about heading down to the WPBT bloggers gathering at Excalibur, but found out that there were only a few people hanging around later in the evening. Instead, Numb and his sweetie Marlo came to Bally's to visit with me. I stayed for a little more poker afterward, then decided to call it a night relatively early -- at least for a guy who likes to play into the wee hours of the night.

On Friday my brother and I decided to get off the strip and joined Rob for lunch at The Orleans. Shortly afterwards, it was time to head to Aria for WPBT mixed games. I had almost forgotten how much fun it was to play limit games and get run down at the end. ck, who is an absolute demon on the felt, probably took about a rack and a half of chippies from me.

My plan was to play a bit of the mixed games, have dinner with Carmel, then possibly head down to the Fremont Street zipline, but I got a last-minute call from Carmel cancelling. Fortunately, I was able to catch my brother before he ate dinner so that we could head for one of our Las Vegas guilty pleasures -- the big honkin' and greasy but good fish and chips at The Original Fulton Fish Frye in New York-New York. It did not disappoint!

After gorging on a massive plate of freshly fried fish, I headed to Rob's hangout, the "BSC" (Big Strip Casino -- ala Rob's obsessive use of pseudonyms) to play a little poker and meet Rob's fantasy woman, "Prudence." I was at a different table than Rob while we waited to see if Prudence would make an appearance. She did and was seated at Rob's table, but I continued to stay at mine. After treading water for some time, I actually cashed out and was ready to head out. However, after chatting briefly with Rob and Prudence, I decided to take a seat at their table when  a couple of players left. I was able to double up + when I got A-A and played the hand with an aggro player quite well. This was one of only two poker highlights for the trip as I had a run of bad cards most of my sessions.

Coming up: The WPBT tournament, Wil Wheaton, Cheap Trick and Aerosmith, TBC, Man In Black, Mr Subliminal and the Royal Flush.


Blogger FlushDraww said...

Dude, you suck wind making me wait for more. I want part two now!!! lmao

9:18 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Nice trip report, albeit quite, you know, SHORT.

But at least I hope this will convince Josie that Prudence is very much real.

Looking forward to part 2.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Sounds like you had a good time -- looking forward to part 2.

11:55 AM  
Blogger cokeboy99 said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who had bad cards in cash games while in Vegas. It was indeed a short post....I'm waiting for the rest of it!! I enjoyed playing at Bally's was a nice place to stay as well.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Edinburgh Sash and Case said...

Looking forward to the rest as well!

3:04 PM  
Blogger sevencard2003 said...

everyone else looking forward to reading part 2, basically what im looking forward to reading is part 3.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Rakewell said...

"the mangy arse of a blogger who shall remain nameless."

Hey, I resent that! If you're gonna talk about me, man up and do it by name!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Rakewell said...

" the big honkin' and greasy but good fish and chips at The Original Fulton Fish Frye in New York-New York."

I'm telling your cardiologist.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

I can't wait for the next post!

7:01 PM  
Blogger Spot said...

Good teasers at the end. Can't wait!

9:24 PM  
Blogger sevencard2003 said...

how was i the ONLY one to know it would be in 3 parts instead of 2

11:05 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

You must just be smarter than the rest, Tony.

11:07 PM  

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