OK, well they all weren't here. Actually it was just Hoy, myself, and the honorary member of the AFC that is CK. Things all started Friday afternoon when I met Hoy at MGM for a little cash before he had to go to his fancy dinner. We sat at a $1/$2 table together and were immediately entertained by a d-bag sitting in seat 8. This kid was maybe 22, had the hoodie, sunglasses and all. The guy next to him had to of been his brother and he was dressed exactly the same. These two flew to Vegas to play $1/$2 dress up, god I love people like this! Nothing much happened while Hoy was there other than me raising A8h, flop Q88 and some jacktard shoved it in with QJo. So Hoy leaves, I really want to play $2/$5, but god I want to bust this kid who was critiquing everyone's play and re loading $100 at a time like a little bitch. So I decide to stay and proceed to get him all in on the flop three times when he held AA/KK/AA in like maybe three orbits. I flopped a flush the first time, second time I flopped pair, straight draw, and flush draw with 35s, last time I think I flopped a set, I'm not sure, doesn't matter though because he was felted all three times. He went absolutely ballistic after each and every one! I was giving the dealer $10 every time I cracked him, and the dealer was giving him more and more shit about his conduct. Finally the floor came over, he told the floor to fuck off, and said he wanted to kick my ass.... The only problem was this kid was maybe 5'9" 150lbs. My wife would knock this guy out, seriously, CK could karate chop him and its over even! To make a long story short he was escorted out of the MGM and told to never come back. Only problem was he was staying at MGM, whoops :) Go back to Iowa d-bag and learn how to control pot sizes....
OK so over to $2/$5 now thank god. I win a lot of medium sized pots right away, pretty weak table, all predictable players with no heart. Tables like this are awesome because you just know if they fire back they are huge. So I'm already up to $1200 without a showdown when this hand happens. I get 2d3d on the btn, I love hands like this, and I really love snapping big hands off with shit like this cause it tilts people to death. EP raise to $15, I call on Btn, older guy in BB makes it $55 with about $300 behind. OR calls, so I call since implied odds at MGM are like a billion to one every hand and I have position. The flop is A35 with two diamonds and old man only bets $60. OR folds, I am thinking this guy has QQ, KK, or AA like 100% of the time here. That bet looks like a probe to me as most older men aren't really skillful in setting traps or trying to induce bluffs. I am never drawing dead hear no matter what, and I really think a raise here will make him fold 2/3 of the hands I put him on. So I bump it to $215, he shakes his head and just throws whatever he had left in, I have to call, he sheepishly rolls over QQ, and I muck when I miss my trillion outs. Oh well, I don't mind losing pots I should of won and was actually in great shape in anyway. Anyway, I get back up to $900ish, EP raises to $20, this guy on Btn whom I have made fold a lot of hands and who happens to hate me now makes it $85, SB folds, I look at AA, unreal. I make it $195, OR folds, Btn immediately makes it $400 something with only like $120 behind, so I just say ship it, he calls immediately with QQ, CK walks up and gets to watch me drag a $1200-$1300 pot in a cash game with AA all in pre. How that ever happens I will never know!
OK, so now to a $1/$2 game with CK, Hoy, and I think Blinders made a guest appearance, but I can never remember since he never plays more than one hand per four hours. We were having a blast with CK in 8 seat, me in 9, Hoy in 10. CK would straddle, I would blind raise the straddle and so on. So 1/3 of the time this poor table was getting super pissed cause they had no idea how to react to our idiocy. It even got to the point where the guy next to CK would just leave when it was his BB just so she couldn't straddle. Literally every time he would just get up, come back after btn passed. Ever heard of a table change? People on the rail were whispering and pointing when I showed a couple hammers, it was pretty funny. I made some nice hands, cant remember how, got up to like $600 at one point, CK had like $900, it was funny cause I don't remember much till this little nerd showed up. This kid looked like a 12 year old Robert Varkoni! Anyway, his first hand I blind raise CKs straddle to $10, Hoy folds, Mr Wizard makes it $40 while getting filled in by the other end of the table about how crazy and bad we all are. So I don't think this guy is that strong here at all, he's just trying to set the tone and win some free money. The whole tables folds, I have KsTs, insta call, flop T high, check, he bets $45, I make it $145, he effectively calls since that was like his whole buy in, proudly flips 88, turn is 8, oh well bad shit happens, at least I was right. Later on the whole table limps, myself included with JJ. I play hands weird, and different all the time. So I don't want to hear about "how bad my play is there". Anyway, Euro on Btn makes it like $20 I believe, and gets 3-4 callers. Now I know 90% of the time this guy is very weak and just trying to thin the field and have position in a nice sized pot he can win often with a c-bet. Clearly all the callers are SUPER weak after limping pre and just calling the raise. There is like $80-$100 or something just sitting there to be stolen so I make it $145 or something. Everyone folds all pissy like till some jackass says ok lets gamble and calls with QT, why he showed his losing hand I will never know, if I ever called an all in pre in a cash game with a QT I would muck it, and probably go to the parking garage and kill myself, but whatever. All in all we had a blast I would say. We weren't even drinking and it was some of the most fun I have ever had playing poker!
The next day I proceeded to flop top set and lose again at Venetian tournament. Some idiot named Hoy went on to win over $50K, blah blah blah. I went back to MGM and continued my luck streak, took another grand out of the $2/$5 game, all was well. All in all I had a blast, and it was great to see all of us win money. How often does that happen?
Oh and when I woke up on Sunday I decided I was not going to play poker at all until I noticed the MSOP had a $500 HORSE event. How could I turn that down? It got crap shooty at the end and in LHE I could not catch 5 handed blind vs blind AK vs TT, and AQ later vs K3 for 4 bets pre, guy flops 3, gg me cause nobody's folding a 3! So I have a 1st, 1st, and 5th in these MSOP events and I am only #3 on the MSOP leaderboard. That is gheyer than waffles topless!