Thursday, July 05, 2007

Foxwoods quickie session

Went to Foxwoods on the 3rd. It was a quickly planned trip...my wife's mother offered to babysit and it took like 2 seconds for us to take her offer. Her house is on the way (and she plays the slots there so frequently that we get a free room in the Pequot tower-BOOM)! I left work early and we were off at about 5:00PM. We got there at about 7:30...just in time for 8:00PM reservations at the Cedar's steak house. I swear every time I go there the price goes up for the entrees. I saw some for over 60.00...ridiculous. I didn't feel like getting a huge meal....but the wife was distraught at the fact that I wasn't really hungry. (All I could think about at that point was playing some live poker)I ordered a single-cut prime rib. Just enough to fill me up and not enough to make me fall asleep...which I can do occasionally after a big meal. After the meal we took a walk into the casino and started to play some slots...I do this for a bit until the wife is settled in on the One-armed bandits (she gets some serious wampum points and that is a good thing when you can pay half the bill a Cedar's Steak house on wampum points). I couldn't find any video poker and that was actually my ploy to get to the poker room...so I lost a few bucks then headed out.

I saw some games that I might try in the future on the way to the poker room. One of them was Hold'em bonus...I think Sklansky had a hand in inventing that one. Anyway, it was packed and so were all the 15.00 blackjack tables...not that I play BlackJack much anymore. I go to the poker room and as soon as I walk in somebody asks if I want the new poker room/wampum card. Who am I to say no? The guy came back with the new card in like 10 minutes...not bad. I put in for a 1-2 NL table and was seated within 5 minutes. The table wasn't quite full but was pretty loose at first. To my right was a slightly angry 50-something lady. She told some divorce joke at one point and she also said she imported flowers and distributed them in Chicago for a living. She was pretty good. To her right was 21-22 year old Internet kid. He had a stack of chips and wasn't really playing any hands...he was busy talking to his 21 year-old buddy who looked as if he was 12 (he also had a stack of about 3000 in green and black chips)and on Ritalin. They were conversing about the WSOP and stuff like that. To his left was a 60-something year old guy that was pretty loose and aggressive. To his right was a 40-something year old Chinese guy....very loose...very aggressive and later got stacked by another LAGgy dude. To his right was some chick 30-ish(half Scottish and half Italian...as she said during some point). She played pretty well for a while but got stacked later. The divorced 50-something lady to my right said "Never trust anybody with freckles" as she jokingly said out loud and was involved with a 3-way pot with the Scottaliano-freckled chick. To her right was this guy maybe 35-40...he had a red face and was pretty buzzed...he was also a jokester and the table. He always tipped off his big hands by getting talkative and making jokes (so as not to alarm anybody...or so he thought). To his right was a 45-50 year old guy that hardly said a word...anytime he bet or was involved in a pot he had a pretty big hand. To his right was the crazy loose Asian dude. He was involved in almost every hand for the first hour or two. He left later on after he lost half his stack to the lady to his right....who was the 60-ish drunk lady. She had bright orange hair and tons of makeup on. She looked sort of like a female Ronald McDonald (I took a massive pot from her-130.00 which was a big pot for this table). to her right and my left was a pretty blond chick 30-ish...who was best friends with the Scottalian chick across the table as I found out later. She was stacked...and got repeatedly stacked and kept taking out cash.....cha-ching! So I played with most of these people for about 4 hours or so starting at 10:30. I took down a couple of big pots (for a 1-2 NL table at foxwoods 50-100.00 is a huge pot). The biggest was at least 130.00 give or take a little. I was involved in a pot with the female Ronald McDonald. I got Ax-Kx under the gun and raised it to 12 (standard for the night). She called and a couple of other people called for a total of about 48-50.00 The flop was Ax-Ax-7x. I bet 20....FRMcD called now the pot is about 70 after the blinds folded. 8x on the turn and she bets 10. I checked of course and she bet 10? I call and the pot is about 90. a 2x falls on river and I bet 20 and she called....with two pair 7's and 8's. The pot was 130.00...I probably should have gone all in and she probably would have called for another 80...oh well. There was the possibility of her having pocket 7's, 8's, or 2,s anyway. I left the table at 3:00AM....tired as hell but up about 165.00. There were people sleeping in all sorts of weird places. I noticed this on the way out of the poker room. I just can't stay awake all night anymore....it's probably good for me to keep the Foxwoods poker sessions shorter anyway. A Short session is about 4 to 5 hours long and plenty of time to do your thing. I would love to try some of there 100+ buy-in tourneys/satellites....I'm just never there when they start. I tried to get there for a 10:00AM weekday tourney and the one time I get there in time...they decided to cancel it. That was last fall. The next day while waiting to check out I decided to play some slots....I won another 155.00...no shit. One was a dollar slot that I put 40.00 into by mistake. I was pulling the lever for 5-10 bucks a spin....ooops. I hit some sevens on a lucky sevens and ran it up to 110.00. I cashed that out and went to a 'Wheel of Fortune' slot machine. I hit the wheel a bunch of times and once for 75 credits...on a 25 cent machine. I cashed out after I lost some back for another 45.00. That made for a total of +330.00 for 7 hours of gambling give or take. Face it...anytime you leave a tourist trap like that with more cash than you went with it's great thing. That is probably the last time I go to Foxwoods for a while...now that I'm in the process of trying to move. I have two properties to sell and one to buy that is contingent on my selling my current home.....sigh...
See ya on the virtual felt....
I may go to a local joint tonight though (wife is on summer break from teaching/admin. job at local high school)....the bar (Slickey's) to protect the innocent where I've played in a NL Hold'em league last year. These tourneys are fantastic for 40.00 entry fee and cash games afterwards for those who are knocked out. I've made some serious cash by just crashing these in the middle of a league season. Foxwoods maybe not but Slickey's....definitely....

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