Wednesday, 18 March 2009

The Holiday has Begun

We arrived safe and sound at 3.30pm local time without any hitches. Well without any major hitches - well just one ... Virgin Atlantic Airlines ... that large Atlantic Airline Carrier ... ran out of alcoholic drinks with 4.5 hrs still left to fly. So having only had 3 glasses of wine I was left hanging for my 4th ... I was very dissapointed. I also managed to stay off TILT as the small child in the seat behind kept kicking me in the kidneys on a 1/4 hourly basis. But to be fair they were very well behaved, even I struggled to sit still for the 10 hour flight and they were very quiet.

So two days in what have we done? . Well we have walked, walked, walked ... (I forgot how large this place was) ... and have mainly concentrated on showing my other half a few of the Casinos. So far we have visited Excalibur, MGM, Paris, Ballys, New York New York and Ceasars.

We saw the Atlantis free show in the Ceasars Palace shopping centre yesterday ... this was the first time I had seen it and was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately I haven't figured out a way to get my photos on here so will have to post them when I get back.

On the poker front I have managed to play once ... at 5am Tuesday morning.

In this session I bought in for $100 on a $1/2 table. I don't know why but I always feel nervous the first couple of sessions in Vegas so thought I'd ease myself in with half a buy in.

First hand of note I got JJ in early position. I raised it to $10 and got button as a caller. The flop came down A high with two cards under the JJ. I bet out $20 and the button re raises me all in for a futher $70 dollars or so. I fold.

The other hand I get AQ in the BB. It all folds to the button (a LAG). He raises $20, I all in for a full $42, he has A3, 3 on the flop and I am a hundred down.

Until next time.

Keep it Tight.


Steve H. said...

good luck out in vegas mate.

Geoff said...

Thanks for the good luck wishes.

Was reading your article on satelites on the plane ... good job!

Its not really a poker playing visit this time, just trying to get some in whilst I'm here.