Saturday came far too quickly. My 888 free stay at The Palazzo came to an end, so I had to relocate for the night, or pay the exorbitant Saturday night cost.
Since we planned on going to the Las Vegas 51's Double Header downtown, it made sense to try and find a cheap room down by Freemont just to dump our bags for the night.
After a quick breaky in the Lux :S, we checked out of the Palazzo and drove downtown. We decided to stay at Four Queens as a cheap option, checked-in and dropped out bags. Then we decided to head to Binions for some poker to kill some time before the ball game.
My theory was that the poker rooms downtown would be mostly empty during Main Event time, and the only players there would be tourists, and low stake regulars. Half the theory was proven right, at noon on Saturday there was only 1 table to be found.
Even though Jeanie, Wkd and my Mom all said in some way or another that "having fun while breaking even is a good thing," I still want to win some cash :P So we sat down.
The action didn't take long to pick up. There were 2 players that had been playing through the night and were looking in pretty rough shape.
I ran pretty well during this session. Picked up AA three times, had action twice, and doubled once.
Picked up KK once, flopped top set and got most of my opponents stack.
QQ but got away from it on an AKX flop.
In the end, I finished up about $600 (3 buyins), and quit in time to head over to Cashman Stadium to catch the double header of the 51's vs Rivercats. The ball stadium was pretty different than the Thursday game. With it being a weekend game, and a double header, it was a completely different crowd out and the stadium was buzzing.
The 51's got blasted again, my man Jesse Litsch pitched terribly. He even balked twice, which was the cherry on my sundae.
We made it to about the 3rd inning of the second game when it started to pour rain. We toughed it out for a bit but then headed back to the hotels after being out in the sun and rain for about 5 hours.
With our plane leaving at noon Sunday, I decided that the poker game at Binions was far too soft for me to leave without playing it once more. A quick power nap and I headed back down to Binions at Midnight for a late night session.
It was a wild session, with a loud drunk, a smarmy know-it-all, and a number of tilting bust outs.
It took me forever to finally get something going. I bought in for $300, and stayed around $300 for most of the night. I got mixed up in a few fun hands. One was:
I raised 67s from MP to $11, and the player behind me reraised to $21. The SB called, BB called, and I called.
The flop came: 9x 5s 3x
The turn came: 9x 5s 3x 9s - giving me a double gutshot and a flush draw.
SB checked again
I bet $45
The reraiser behind me folded, and the SB himed and hawed for a couple minutes before finally folding, declaring that he knew I MUST have AT LEAST a 9, if not a full house. I laughed at "how much he knew," as he continued to argue for another 5 minutes. Soon he got Aces cracked and stormed out throwing a minor tantrum.
We had a late night drunk come to the table and shove-all-in for $100 on his first hand. I wasn't entirely convinced he even looked at his cards so I called with A3s. He turned over JJ (I guess he looked). I flopped a straight draw, a flush draw, and an ace, but I missed all of the outs and doubled him. He left, and I was back to where I started.
We had another loud drunk sit at the table, and the atmosphere really went into the toilet. He wouldn't stop talking for 2-3 hours straight. He was offensive but not entirely abusive, just very inappropriate and immature. He was playing wildly and lost about $600 quickly. But since it was a no-cap game (you can buy in for as much as you want), he would keep topping up to a formidable stack size out of his own pocket.
Eventually I took one down. I forget how the preflop action went, but I ended up in SB with T7s and the pot was fairly large.
The flop came 9s Js Qd - giving me an open ended/straight flush draw
The drunk bet $50
The button raised to $125
I made the call (mistake I should have shoved)
The drunk called
The turn was 9s Js Qd ... 4s - I made my flush, checked and got no action.
A 7d brick on the river. I lead out for $175 and they both folded. Although with the preflop and flop action, I nearly doubled up without a showdown.
I made another $150 or so, picking off some weak players, and then called it a night.
The drunk was making obscene $80 open raises on $1/2 blinds, and buying in for over $1000 so he was always the chip leader. Normally this would be poker heaven, but it was pressing on 6:00am, I hadn't really slept much and I had to be up in a few hours to leave for the airport. I called it a night, made an easy $1000+ from Binions, and wrapped up my poker playing for this Vegas trip.