May 23, 2010

Blogging From Borgata - US Trip Part 2

Hello from AC everybody!!

After an awesome, yet long, day in DC we headed up to AC and headed for the Borgata.

And yes, I did play 10/20 with my own action so can I please stop being called a nit by my Skype buddies?   There were a ton of interesting hands including a couple with PygmyHero which I'm going to save for a little as I think there's a ton of really good discussion to be had on them.  We went for some time on them.

Played a little this morning too although after a pretty blistering start where I raised something like 4 hands in a row and got action on them all I started feeling pretty bad and lost focus including doing some daft shit like donking in one pot, although PH thought it may have been a really good play if I'd have done it deliberately...and I won the SD with K-High despite playing it badly so Expert Obv.  

So far up about $200 despite paying 3 time pots.  You think 2/4 rake is bad, try $25 in one pot!! :) 3 times :(

Overall impression of live play is that the average standard is certainly weaker than online although a couple of the games PH and I ended up in weren't exactly spectualar, I'd probably compare them to something like an average 2/4 online game with slightly weaker river value betting tendencies.  I've had a little trouble adapting including one hand this morning where I burned 2 bets with the 2nd nut flush (1 card) when I should have just raise/folded the turn but live and learn.  Not bad for a first real experience of LHE live play and it certainly beats that 100PL game i played in in Salford, jeez.

However remembering Tommy's advice I decided to cut my session this morning short at about 2 hours and went off to clear my head.  We're going to dinner in less than an hour and the place looks awesome.  Haven't decided if I'm going to play tonight, I certainly don't want to play straight after a big meal and I understand the Lost finale is going to go until 21:30 or something tonight so depending on when we leave for NYC will depend on whether I wrap it up for now or maybe try and get in one more session.

So far this is definitely qualifying for best trip ever, loving every minute...even the losing with AA to T8 on a K93...PH did a lap of the Borgata on the flop...I'm sure he'll explain to you why in his new series ;)

Take Care Guys


Posted By Boomer at 08:11 PM


Tags: US Trip Live 10/20 AC


TecmoSuperBowl posted on May 23, 2010 at 21:21 PM


Sounds like you guys are having a great time! Wish I could have been there!

Boomer posted on May 31, 2010 at 00:08 AM


Wish I could have met you there too. Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later


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