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1  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: Today at 02:49:20 AM
Still in.  Got a big double up with top set vs 2nd set, and ducked his better low draw to go to 500k.  Then got scooped in a 300k pot.  Just chopped a 800k pot where I had the made top set vs a low draw all in on turn.  Got 4k with nearly 300k up top.

About 400k, which is just below average.

Can see Pads is still in with 2 shortish tables left in the tag team.

2  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: June 28, 2022, 10:44:35 PM
Made the cash Tikay, so I owe you for now. 

Ran a bit bad.  Paid the blinds, table broke, paid the blinds.  Big blind ante is so rude.
3  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: June 28, 2022, 08:53:00 PM
Best of luck later on Doobs - I see you bagged a decent stack overnight.

Steve Jelinek and Tikay's pal Leif Force also have very playable stacks with ~200/1300 left.

 

Ah thanks.   Got about average in the PLO8 with 7 places to the money.  Game has changed a bit with a big blind ante.  It was the same at the Venetian in the $1,000, which definitely felt a bit turbo.  Half hour blinds (venetian) and big blind ante means you can go from a comfy stack to short in no time.  Cashed in that too btw.  Think if I min cash this, I am about breakeven as the first bullet started well, but then went very pearshaped.  I made 3 correct folds then couldn't bring myself to fold 4th time.

Things I have learned.  Think Paris is better than Ballys.  I think it has better ventilation, so isn't nearly as smoky.  Given all the Covid about, then not sure I want to be somewhere with a lot of Covid and bad ventilation.  I literally had people coughing pretty badly next to me on both sides for a time yesterday.  It was day 1 ffs, don't play if coughing like that or at least wear a mask...  I know it could be just the aircon/vegas flu, but..

WSOP cafe is hilariously bad.  Stale food for twice the price as before.  Decent food isn't far away, but with 15 minute breaks and big queues it remains illusive for much of the day.

Registration queues are awful.  Was about an hour for collusus, which seemed reasonable.  One hour 20 for the PLO8, which didn't.  Running a $600 deepstack with re-entries and the 2pm deepstack meant finding a good slot to register was difficult.  And was late in Venetian, so couldn't do it the night before. 

I think I have found the best place in the Encore for noise. Got a room right next door to tower suites, and didn't hear the club noise at all at the weekend, and didn't need to pay the $65(!) a night for a room above floor 30.   Not had a bad meal yet, but prices of eating out noticeably up.

Virgin clubhouse was a bit disappointing.  It was lovely, and there is a sofa in the lift; to go one floor!  They managed to cock up 3 things on my food/drink order. I know people make mistakes, but seemed strange in a place like that when I only ordered 5 things.  Fish and Chips a bit underwhelming...  with oven fries?  Whisky selection decent, and wine was decent when it got to me eventually.  Vegetable gyoza also good, seating choices, plane view is solid for plane geeks.  Nice place to spend the hour's delay.

Virgin Upper itself was very good this time.  Seemed to have a decent crew and everything came quickly and was decent.  Would do that again. 

Finally, Pads is in the last day of the tag team, so will keep an eye out for him, but we might be in different casinos, so don't know how feasible that is.  Lots of drama in the 50k with Hellmuth doing his best to make poker players look awful again, though Negreanu is giving him a run. 



4  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: June 28, 2022, 01:13:27 AM
Am 3 tables from Negreanu.  Is that shrapnel range?
5  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: June 28, 2022, 12:27:10 AM
Agree with Karabiner and Celtic , have one rebuy.

Will take 5% of each bullet also

Thanks David.

5% BOOKED

Confirmed. 

Just realised I now have to go through the rebuy discussion.  I'll definitely consider it, and if I do, will sell at 1.0 to you.  Entirely up to you if you want any part of any second or third bullet.  You don't have to send cash as it really depends on my mood on the day.  I could easily just walk away and have a break if I was tired or if I felt I have played bad.   I think a third bullet is pretty unlikely, as I think I'd just want to stop and regroup if had done $3K in 6 hours.  I don't think I have ever done 2 rebuys in a WSOP event.   


Ha, I'm glad it's not just me that forgot about spare bullets.

Yes please, I'll take 5% of the second bullet if needed. Will settle up after.

When do you head off to Vegas?

Missed this.  booked.  think I will definitely take one rebuy if needed.  Cashed the Venetian PLO8 yesterday, so it isn't going to bust me Just settle up after.   Will PM you if and when I take a second.

I used to always get here an hour early to register, but got lazier, so in another queue. 

In other news, the Wynn was running a 5k progressive knockout one day job when I left.  Their daily used to be $200 midweek.  Think will give it a miss. 

I checked into the Wynn yesterday, so thought I'd have a look.

Looks like it's $3.5k, $5.2k, or $1.6k while I'm here, so I guess I'll get on with some work Cheesy

1.6k lasts forever so can't even play it.  played a sat to the 3.5k, close but no cigar.

Queue for today's PLO8 1hr 20 mins.   $600 deepstack with rebuys, daily deepstack at 2pm and 5 windows open.  if the queue is that long when I get out, can't see my rebuying.  going to miss 2 entire levels in 80 mins.

Pretty cool that we are sat in the 50K players championship area.  Guess we get broken first?  Scott Seiver on the next table.  Got a good view of FullFlush who used to be so pleasant on the Betfair tables back in the day.  Also can see Jungleman's outfit in all its glory.   Pads qualified for that, but no idea if he is in.
6  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: June 28, 2022, 12:02:42 AM
Agree with Karabiner and Celtic , have one rebuy.

Will take 5% of each bullet also

Thanks David.

5% BOOKED

Confirmed. 

Just realised I now have to go through the rebuy discussion.  I'll definitely consider it, and if I do, will sell at 1.0 to you.  Entirely up to you if you want any part of any second or third bullet.  You don't have to send cash as it really depends on my mood on the day.  I could easily just walk away and have a break if I was tired or if I felt I have played bad.   I think a third bullet is pretty unlikely, as I think I'd just want to stop and regroup if had done $3K in 6 hours.  I don't think I have ever done 2 rebuys in a WSOP event.   


Ha, I'm glad it's not just me that forgot about spare bullets.

Yes please, I'll take 5% of the second bullet if needed. Will settle up after.

When do you head off to Vegas?

Missed this.  booked.  think I will definitely take one rebuy if needed.  Cashed the Venetian PLO8 yesterday, so it isn't going to bust me Just settle up after.   Will PM you if and when I take a second.

I used to always get here an hour early to register, but got lazier, so in another queue. 

In other news, the Wynn was running a 5k progressive knockout one day job when I left.  Their daily used to be $200 midweek.  Think will give it a miss. 

I checked into the Wynn yesterday, so thought I'd have a look.

Looks like it's $3.5k, $5.2k, or $1.6k while I'm here, so I guess I'll get on with some work Cheesy

1.6k lasts forever so can't even play it.  played a sat to the 3.5k, close but no cigar.

Queue for today's PLO8 1hr 20 mins.   $600 deepstack with rebuys, daily deepstack at 2pm and 5 windows open.  if the queue is that long when I get out, can't see my rebuying.  going to miss 2 entire levels in 80 mins.
7  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: June 27, 2022, 11:02:35 PM
Can't help but keep an eye on the Canadian players....

Bianca Andreescu had a knee operation after an injury in 2021. She's only just started playing tournaments this year after a long layoff. Nonetheless, she's playing the final of the WTA Bad Homburg Open on grass on Sunday. Yes, she got a walkover vs Simona Halep, but she's hot favourite for the final against Garcia tomorrow. She's not dropped a set in her three matches (Swann and Kasatkina were two of her opponents), and I think she's currently overpriced at 22/1 foe Wimbledon. If she wins tomorrow, that price will be gone.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/article/canadas-bianca-andreescu-in-bad-homburg-final-after-halep-withdraws/

She was a great player, but seems to have lost her way a bit up until last week.  Hasn't got beyond the first round at Wimbledon and never won on grass.  Not sure Swan is much of a test.  I'd expect her to do better this time, but wouldn't want to be taking 22/1, but you can get 33/1.

Raducanu has had a bit of a bad draw.   I think of her as a top 30/40 player who got lucky right now.  She doesn't want to be playing someone of about that level who is bang in form on grass.  Hope she wins, but isn't favourite and shouldn't be.  I fear for the pasting she is going to get if she loses on social media.   Don't know if I'll be up to watch it, guess it depends on how long today's PLO8 lasts. 

I assume it is on TV here, but sports I have watched include coyote shooting (seriously wtf?)  and air hockey.  btw the girl who was shooting live coyotes was massively excited to kill a couple, and let the viewers know how beautiful they were after killing them.  Now if they were squirrels or cats I could be persuaded...  Am kind of hopeful that there is a conservation reason for killing coyotes, but didn't hang round to find out.  Flicked over to watch some big upping of Putin on Fox News.  Wish I'd bought my laptop... am such a mug.



vpn to the UK and all the courts are on BBC sport

Am just giving VPNs a miss.  I play a lot of poker and don't want any sites finding it and banning me.  US coverage is a bit hyperactive.   Got up early this morning for Radacanu, and there she was, but watching it is like me at my worst with a remote when several sports are on, they just flick to another match and back whenever something happens.  So was really watching Radacanu, Kerber, Alcaraz and Hurkacz all at the same time. 

Interesting comment after them saying their could have been a shock in the Radacanu match; she was 6/4 against today.  She seems a way off her best, but seemed gutsy enough. 

For those interested in the Sportsman channel.  Today they were shooting deer and mountain goats.  Mountain goats won this round, with the hunters just getting wet and miserable; more of the same please.  I know I should avoid it, but it is just in the block with the regular sports channels.
8  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: June 27, 2022, 10:51:21 PM
Agree with Karabiner and Celtic , have one rebuy.

Will take 5% of each bullet also

Thanks David.

5% BOOKED

Confirmed. 

Just realised I now have to go through the rebuy discussion.  I'll definitely consider it, and if I do, will sell at 1.0 to you.  Entirely up to you if you want any part of any second or third bullet.  You don't have to send cash as it really depends on my mood on the day.  I could easily just walk away and have a break if I was tired or if I felt I have played bad.   I think a third bullet is pretty unlikely, as I think I'd just want to stop and regroup if had done $3K in 6 hours.  I don't think I have ever done 2 rebuys in a WSOP event.   


Ha, I'm glad it's not just me that forgot about spare bullets.

Yes please, I'll take 5% of the second bullet if needed. Will settle up after.

When do you head off to Vegas?

Missed this.  booked.  think I will definitely take one rebuy if needed.  Cashed the Venetian PLO8 yesterday, so it isn't going to bust me Just settle up after.   Will PM you if and when I take a second.

I used to always get here an hour early to register, but got lazier, so in another queue. 

In other news, the Wynn was running a 5k progressive knockout one day job when I left.  Their daily used to be $200 midweek.  Think will give it a miss. 
9  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: June 26, 2022, 08:50:23 PM
Can't help but keep an eye on the Canadian players....

Bianca Andreescu had a knee operation after an injury in 2021. She's only just started playing tournaments this year after a long layoff. Nonetheless, she's playing the final of the WTA Bad Homburg Open on grass on Sunday. Yes, she got a walkover vs Simona Halep, but she's hot favourite for the final against Garcia tomorrow. She's not dropped a set in her three matches (Swann and Kasatkina were two of her opponents), and I think she's currently overpriced at 22/1 foe Wimbledon. If she wins tomorrow, that price will be gone.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/article/canadas-bianca-andreescu-in-bad-homburg-final-after-halep-withdraws/

She was a great player, but seems to have lost her way a bit up until last week.  Hasn't got beyond the first round at Wimbledon and never won on grass.  Not sure Swan is much of a test.  I'd expect her to do better this time, but wouldn't want to be taking 22/1, but you can get 33/1.

Raducanu has had a bit of a bad draw.   I think of her as a top 30/40 player who got lucky right now.  She doesn't want to be playing someone of about that level who is bang in form on grass.  Hope she wins, but isn't favourite and shouldn't be.  I fear for the pasting she is going to get if she loses on social media.   Don't know if I'll be up to watch it, guess it depends on how long today's PLO8 lasts. 

I assume it is on TV here, but sports I have watched include coyote shooting (seriously wtf?)  and air hockey.  btw the girl who was shooting live coyotes was massively excited to kill a couple, and let the viewers know how beautiful they were after killing them.  Now if they were squirrels or cats I could be persuaded...  Am kind of hopeful that there is a conservation reason for killing coyotes, but didn't hang round to find out.  Flicked over to watch some big upping of Putin on Fox News.  Wish I'd bought my laptop... am such a mug.

10  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: June 24, 2022, 01:10:33 AM
i am assuming he still has a protected ranking that will  get him into some bigger events after he has warmed up in some challenger tour events in-fact he will likely even need invites into the challenger events this he is about 400 in world at moment

Think if he plays a couple of challengers on his protected ranking and plays well, he can then play a couple more on his new ranking and not waste his protected ranking on too many challenger events.  Assume he'll get a few wildcards from UK events too, so his ranking won't be so low for long.

11  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: June 24, 2022, 12:31:32 AM
Kyle Edmund is possibly playing mixed doubles next week at Wimbledon.

https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2022-06-22/around_the_grounds_big_names_out_in_force.html


British tennis fans will be pleased to hear Kyle Edmund is back on the road to recovery after a second knee surgery and was spotted returning from Aorangi alongside coach Colin Beecher.

Many will remember Edmund’s run to the last four at the 2018 Australian Open before those knee problems forced him off the Tour.

The 27-year-old plans to play the mixed doubles at The Championships this year – it would be his first match of any kind since late 2020 – before playing on the Challenger Tour and a potential return to Grand Slam singles action in New York in late August.



12  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: LIV Golf on: June 23, 2022, 05:13:45 PM
why is this golf tour when people have decided to draw the line morally? What about the Grand Prix, heavyweight title bouts, lots of other events in other morally questionable countries.

Why do the golfers get it in the neck but Anthony Joshua is fine?

I don't really follow boxing, but pretty sure people have voiced disapproval of many sporting events in Saudi Arabia before.  Both because of human rights, and the war in Yemen. 

The Grand Prix there has been controversial from the start.  Vettel and Hamilton have voiced their unease about racing there publicly.   

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/saudi-minister-invites-hamilton-to-discuss-concerns/9509380/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2022/apr/05/f1-drivers-will-continue-to-speak-out-says-drivers-association-chair

Newcastle have been condemned pretty heavily for the Saudi money and so on. 

I think there is a difference between going there for one race and bankrolling your football team for the year/ running a whole golf tour with Saudi money.   Also it easier to give Hamilton some benefit of the doubt when he has been critical from the start and clearly didn't get input into the decision to race there.  The golfers have taken the decision to earn most of their money there knowing who was bankrolling it.

It is also easier to be critical of the golfers given so many of them were pretty dislikeable in the first place!

All the big names must surely have been set for life already so didn't need the extra millions?  The PGA tour money was already pretty eye watering even without this.

Happy to be not making any effort to watch any of it, and hope it all fails miserably.
13  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: June 22, 2022, 05:07:06 PM
current form everyone injury free who would be in your Davis cup and Billie Jean King cup teams?

Assuming you have to take Skupski and Salisbury with Evans Norrie and Draper for the men but do you play the double specialists together?

In the Women there are no real standouts in the doubles and would you play Emma in the singles? And would Watson get in the squad if she made herself available

As an aside to this, do you think Murray could play? I just think he is going to be limiting his games too much, but he doesn't need the money anymore, is inlikely to win a slam, so should be more interested in the glory of this?
14  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: June 22, 2022, 04:57:46 PM
Miaia v Burrage 3rd match on centre court tomorrow

Much as Burrage has impressed with her improvement, she is likely to really strugle vs that power.   Good luck to her though.  Her and Boulter have well and truly shown it was the right decision to give her a wildcard over Heather Watson. 

Easy trivia?  Boulter, Burrage and Peniston have all done something in the last couple of weeks that Raducanu has never done in her career.   What is it? 

Today's Haddad Maia post.

She was the first woman to win both Nottingham and Edgbaston WTAs in the same season.  If she wins Eastbourne, that would be pretty hard to match, and there is nobody in the draw playing better.  Smiled a bit when the commentator suggested Burrage might be tired after her week, when she is playing someone who hasn't really had a break for 2.5 weeks. 

I read in a preview that she is already on the most grass wins in a row at this level since Serena Williams in 2015 (or similar).  Don't know how true it is, but seems plausible. 

1.01 her and Swiatek meet in the last 32 at Wimbledon. 

15  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: June 22, 2022, 04:14:55 PM
current form everyone injury free who would be in your Davis cup and Billie Jean King cup teams?

Assuming you have to take Skupski and Salisbury with Evans Norrie and Draper for the men but do you play the double specialists together?

In the Women there are no real standouts in the doubles and would you play Emma in the singles? And would Watson get in the squad if she made herself available


I wouldn't take Watson, she just seems out of form and doesn't seem confident.  Think Raducanu and Dart seem obvious, and Boulter played really well in it the one before her injury, so would put her in if Raducanu injured. Watson plays a few doubles matches, so maybe there is a place for her there with Dart? 

Think Evans, Norrie and Drapar are obvious for men with Peniston reserve.  Don't follow doubles enough, but we seem to have loads of solid options in men's doubles.
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