Part 1. (two part series ldo)
Ok so... where to begin.... I started the night waking up at 8pm.... no no, I have to let you know what happened the night before this one for some background information.
Last night as I was searching for my usual mixed game, I stumbled across a 150/300 mix with a full table. The mix was solid... It had Razz, stud8, Stud hi, o8, holdem, , triple draw, and badeucy. If it has three studs in it... I'm in. I buyin for 6k. Nothing really eventful happens at the table. Ali Eslami, Ali, The Show, Mark Gregorich, and a couple of other regs are sitting the game, pretty good game. After playing for awhile the razz round comes up and I open a baby in mp, ali eslami 2 bets, it folds around and I call. He hits a K and I hit a 7 and he puts out a bet. I say to him "I'll be nice...I think you're playing the wrong game." He says "oh" and I put the bet in and he calls. I pair my 7 and he hits a low and bets. I call. He hits a J and I hit a 6. And he leads into me... I have a 6 in the hole but raise anyway because he has a jack and i have a 7 draw and thought he'd fold sometimes since I'm showing 3 to a low already. He calls and calls a river bet with a J when I hit a Q and ships the pot. I am astonished at how the hand played out. Mark Gregorich tells me he thought Ali knew it was razz, and I was baffled how, from how poorly Ali played the hand. Mark wants to bet on it and I bet 100. Of course I lose. Ali put the bet out on 4th as pre call as most people do and confused the shit out of me, followed by playing the hand horribly by leading a 7K6J board into my 5776 board on 6th. I'm kinda tilted about the whole ordeal and take a walk.
When I get back, the man, the myth, the legend, Sam Grizzle, is talking about how he owned some asian guy in hu razz. I say "Hey grizz i'll play you hu razz" and he denies, but Ali eslami hears me say this and says he would... but only at 300/600 or higher. I don't know if it's ok as my friend has a piece of me, so I say I can't and end up having to leave. He really tries to get me to play HU razz 3/6, but A. I only had like 10k on me at the time, and B. I couldn't play without letting my friend know I was playing that high. I eventually get up and leave the game up 5.4k winner. I go home and get to sleep awaiting whatever poker may bring me tomorrow.
I ended up going to bed at like 9am, so I didn't wake up until 8pm. I Headed over to Bellagio to check if the 150/300 from last night was still running. (The night before had an awesome 150 mixed game with a few fish) To my dismay there isn't even a 40/80 running. I sigh a little bit and head over to the Aria. I sighted an orange chip game on the upper level and jumped in. It was me and a few regulars playing a baducey/badacey/stud 8/ razz/ stud hi/ o8 mix. Anything with at least 3 studs in it... I'm sitting down. So we play for awhile and everyone's favorite person Chino Rheem sits down. He buys in for like 6-800 and asks us to make it higher and says he can get more money. Bruce a regular in the game tells him he's not raising it unless he gets the money first. Chino calls this girl and asks her to bring him 800 more... mind you he has 400 in front of him, for 60/120... I just SMH and put on my headphones and let them sit there and argue about bumping it up. Obviously it never got bumped up because chino only had like 1000 in front of him at the most, and he ended up bouncing when he won like 600... L...o...L. So after that game broke I won 1200, and was pretty satisfied at how I played. Since there were no more games I got up and cashed out and got ready to leave before...
As I was putting chips into my back pack I looked up and Ali Eslami was standing there, and said "Oh how about that heads up game now?" I looked at him with a gleam in my eye after having watching The Cincinnati Kid the night before, and tell him the highest I can play is 150/300 and he shakes his head no. I start to walk out of the poker room as he's following me. He says "But i'll play 150/300 if it's a mix of games." So I ask "which games?" We talk back and forth and agree that we will play HU razz, stud 8, badugi, with only one stipulation... If I win 5k at 150/300 we bump it up to 200/400, and if I win 6k at 200/400 we make it 300/600 and if I win 7k at 300/600, we make it 400/800...
Part 2 Soon to come