Feb 8 – A Very Full Vegas Weekend

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This weekend flew by, but was a good time to say the least. One of my proteges was in town so we met up on Friday at Johnny Smalls (in the HRC) for dinner. Wasn’t the best dinner in the world (Tapas influenced, but American food)…but it was good to kick it and just chat poker and random junk the whole time. After that we headed over to the V to play a lil poker. He didn’t want to play any higher than 1/2NL…so we just played that. My friend was also with us, and both had position on me…which made for an interesting night.
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Ended up making almost all of my money from my friend, oops. We got it AIPF with my 74s v his AA (in a spot where there was an awkward caller who made the pot worth attacking, and an overestimation of how aggro my friend was being). Ended up binking that, and pretty much bummed the rest of the session. Probably played until about 1a, and then I headed home. Had to wake up early to get back down to the strip to pick up my protege for a coaching session I had at noon on Saturday. The session was all on playing draws, which is always a difficult thing to sum up in a 2hr coaching session.
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After that we headed out to play some disc golf, as he had never played. it was really windy (about 15mph solid, with gusts around 25mph)…but it was fun just to get out of the house and throw for a bit. After a round of terrible scores, we went over to get some sushi. I wasn’t impressed with Kan Pai the first time I had it, but this session was muuuuuuuuch better. Their Ban Ban is really good, but their Heart Attack and Annie Special were delicious as well. I think I might have to go back and try out some of the rest of their menu. After that, we headed back to the strip to RIO for a flip cup tourny we were in.
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My protege had never played, but we needed a 4th and he was happy to join in. We went 2nd in that, and I ended up having a bit more to drink that I should have (though, to be fair, any night that begins with a 12 handed “King Of The Table” will do that to you, lol). Because I had no DD, we opted to go play live until I sobered up. I got the table very rowdy right off the bat, and made it an enjoyable game. I didn’t make much out of it, but made a lil staking my friend to play (and who can pass up a 50% profit, no loss stake!?). It took me a few hours to sober up, but overall it was a good time.
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After all that, I ended up getting a lil sick. My protege has kids, and parents seem to be germ magnets. I am now fighting some terrible sickness, which is kicking my ass. I even slept for 14hrs last night and I still feel like shit. Hopefully after a few days of sleep and dayquil I will feel better. I have 4 students each day until my days off this week, so I will be out hustling and getting things done. Hope all is well!
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