Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Home sweet Home

I'm sitting in a plane on my way home. I have not been home for quite a while and frankly I have missed my couch.

Lots has happened since I left for Vegas on June 11. The biggest news is my best friend is getting married! I'm so happy for him, he has a wonderful woman and I truly believe he is doing the best and most important thing in probably his entire life, so I am very very happy for him. He has also asked me to be his best man which of course is a wonderful treat. So I am happy to fly to good old Germany for a big party.

Vegas was very good, probably my most successful trip so far. I went there with a somewhat smaller roll than I had hoped for and therefore decided not to by into any World Series of Poker tournaments but to earn myself the buy ins. My eyes was on the $1000 tournament, which would run over the weekend starting Saturday and Sunday. So after arriving Friday late night I went to Aria the newest poker room in town and got very lucky a few times. I played for about 2 hours and after counting my stack I noticed I was up 1015, so I decided to cash out and went to the Rio to buy into the 1k. My luck continued the next day when I played the tournament and I managed to survive the field. 15% of the players that started that day survived, and I managed to stay alive on the second day to make it into the money.

Making it into the money in a WSOP event is kinda a big deal and very cool, however I was quite sad when I busted in 237th position. The first price of this tournament was 1/2 million and I was probably never that close in my life to this kind of money. And frankly busting out of a tournament is never that much fun. Nevertheless the cash put me up over 2k for the trip and I managed to win a few more buy ins during the rest of the stay.

Aside from a financial perspective, which is always important the trip to Vegas was also a lot of fun. I got to see Ramy and spend some time with Tim. Ramy has good friends in Vegas which we also got to meet and hang out with and of course Jodi came over towards the end of the trip. We went to see KA and one night I finally got to see XS. I have to say XS is the first club that impressed in the US. It had good music and a wonderful outside area. Ramies buddies know people in front of it so we got to skip the lines and save the entry fees.

Last weekend Jodi and I went to a wedding of a good friend of her. It was a very nice wedding and the first Jewish wedding I had ever seen.

Well plane is landing and I have to go. Can't wait for my home sweet home.

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Location:Up in the air :-)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Off to Vegas

So I am finally sitting in the plane to Vegas. My recent live action has not been very spectacular and I am bringing a much smaller roll than I was hoping for.

My bankroll lately has been divided into some money in the bank and the cash in my kitchen drawer that I have accumulated playing live since my last Vegas visit. I am trying to transition to a poker only cash bankroll so that poker does not affect any other deceptions in my live.

Originally my goal was to bring 8k to Vegas and play 5/10 and drop down when my roll hits 5k. However now that I am only bringing 5k, I will only play 2/5 this year.

I am going for the world series of poker, which is a series of tournaments and of course I want to play one of those. The cheapest tourney is 1k and there is another one this week for 1.5k. Before I will play these I am going to try to win the buy in in the cash games. I have two days to win 1k to play the event this Sunday, otherwise I will give my self another shot to win the buy in for the 1.5 k event a little later in the week.

Aside from the goal of winning the buy in for the tournament there is a new toy that needs purchased or an old that that needs replaced: my TV. The old DLP small screen tv needs to be replaced by a nice 3d plasma. My eyes are on the pn63c8000 from samsung which will require me to bring home about 3k from Vegas. It a beautiful 63 inch plasma and from the research I have done I am convinced it is the best TV on the US market right now.

I've looked at a couple of LEDs but the colors are simply better on the plasma, except white of course. But the black is much stronger and the color debt on the plasma is much better. In addition a decent LED is around 5k and only 55 inches, whereas the best plasma is 3.5 k and 63 inches. So the choice is actually simple as my top two criteria will be picture quality and size.

So there we have it, the goal is to make 3k this trip so I can buy myself the new TV. If I would do well in the tourney that would of course easily pay for the TV but doing well in the tournament is unfortunately a long shot.

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Location:Plane in the air

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Shopping for dresses

Jodi is looking for a dress, so we went to King of Prussia mall today to buy her a dress. Of course before we had even stepped into one of her stores I had already spent $200 on a pair of Diesel jeans, haha.

Also went to apple again and told them about my "it's the car charger" discovery. So we switched the charger. Jodi did not find a dress that convinced here in King of Prussia so we went to Limerick and of course I tried the charger on the way there and it seems to work fine. Aside from the fact that the iPad did not crash it also charged much quicker than before which seemed to be a problem with the other charger, so I am guessing I just had a bad charger.

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Location:Unnamed Rd,Pottstown,United States