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46  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: July 09, 2022, 11:56:39 AM


BUSTO.

Details to follow when I've stopped sulking.

oh no.  will send monies when I work it out.  

Big shout out to Bill Slaght whilst I am here.

I was in many hands with him in the 1500 PLO8.  He had a sliding doors moment when he was one of the better online players until black friday came along. At the time he was flying high, with a training site and I gather he was highly ranked, but stayed home with his young family rather than leaving to play elsewhere.

https://anteupmagazine.com/2012/01/25/poker-pro-bill-slaght-is-back-among-the-living/

Things went worse for him after that and he stopped playing poker for some years and only really started playing again 6 months ago (from memory).

Anyway, he outlasted me in the 1500 plo8.  He was talking about not been good enough for the 10k, but I reckoned he'd be above average in it, and I saw he gave it a go and cashed for 20k .  I don't know if he played the main, he was considering it, so guess he did.

Anyway, I think he is 5th in chips, if Barney Boatman doesn't win it, I hope he gets the lot.

PS hope he wasn't your nemesis Tikay.
47  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: July 08, 2022, 03:42:35 PM
Popped over to see tikay a little while ago. Despite him wearing one of his more sombre shirts, I was just about able to make him out from fifty feet away.

At that time, I was able to see his face above the chipstack, but I gather he has since doubled up to 48,000. The condition of neighbouring posteriors is as yet unknown. I felt it inappropriate to enquire.

On a nearby table, what seemed to be a fairly agreeable, kindly, old gentleman smiled, tapped the table, stood up, wished his now-former tablemates well and shuffled off the Omaha coil for this event. The smiles on the table were less enthusiastic when his seat was filled by a grinning Bruno Fitoussi. I imagine playing a mixed Omaha tournament and having Bruno smile at you is much like popping round for dinner at Dr Lector's and learning you go well with a malbec.

A further wander brought me to a table near the rail where a man in a baseball cap (askew) was informing his paid-up audience that he will play Uno or Monopoly with anyone for money. Only at the WSOP, ladies and gentlemen, thought this observer.

While imparting more wisdom about his mastery of all things Hasbro and Mattel, the capped crusader threw a single chip into the middle and announced "rah-zay". The dealer was a lady of some considerable experience and her tolerance for such idiosyncrasies was appropriately limited. She rolled her eyes, informed the chap that he didn't say "raise", waved off the pleas for clemency ("speech impediment", if you will!) and called for the floor in an excruciatingly maternal tone.

With the chap now the size of the monopoly dog and realising his "get out of jail free" card wasn't going to be of use, he apologised to the dealer, agreed his utterance was in the "things that aren't RAISE" category and accepted the ruling of it being a call. A masterstroke in policing the table. It was like seeing Nigel Owens calling on a number 8 to behave.

Run deep, tikay. Go get 'em.


So many gems in this update.

More please if time permits.

Love this update too. 

Things like the "rah zay" annoy me though.  If he said it before flicking in the chip, just stop the action and clarify what he meant.  You don't need the floor, and 9 times in 10 the person queerying is the more experienced player/angle shooter and just wants to see a cheap flop or similar.
48  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: July 08, 2022, 02:09:11 PM
Nadal pulls out of the semi

Djork Kyrios in the final who will the fans want to lose more?

I'd like Kyrgios of those two, though both can be dislikeable at times. He has such talent that he should be ranked higher, and think it would be such a Kyrgios thing to win this when there are no ranking points on offer.

Think 12/1 is good on Norrie.  Think Djokovic isn't near enough peak for that to be right.  Hope he at least gives him a game anyway.   
49  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: July 08, 2022, 10:43:50 AM
Am suffering a bit with tiredness post Covid too.  Seems worse after Covid than during Covid.  Hopefully will be better after the weekend.

Amyway  "former Sky Poker Grandad" [(c) pokernews] seems to have had a late slip up and ended on 31k after getting to 60k at one point.  Fans going to be disappointed he isn't on his normal stack of 10BBs already.  Good luck tomorrow Tony.
50  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: July 06, 2022, 08:54:51 AM
Heard Sue Barker saying that yesterday was the biggest win of Norrie's career, surely Indian Wells caps that?  Maybe you can claim it if he beats Djokovic?

Meanwhile BBC talking about him flying under the radar.  You could say that with Raducanu, but he has won how many ATP tournaments? 
51  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: LIV Golf on: July 04, 2022, 12:50:05 AM
  Didn't realise there were quite so many golfers that I previously found dislikeable.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jul/03/former-ryder-cup-player-paul-casey-joins-saudi-backed-liv-golf

Another one past his best too?   
52  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: July 03, 2022, 06:18:01 PM
In my head it is still week 1. I don't really think anything else makes sense as it runs Monday wk 1 to Sunday wk 2.  Having two Sundays in week 2 is just wrong.  Also think you can say this is still week 1 of the Championship. 

I am prepared to concede that you could claim this is week 2 of the Ladies tournament, still think week 1 is right though.  I assume nobody is including qualifying, as it never counted in the past.  Also middle Sunday in the past was more correctly called week 1, as it was only ever used to catch up on week 1 games (I think).

Don't think it matters too much, as last 16 is a much better line to draw than week 1/week 2.
53  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: July 02, 2022, 11:28:45 PM
New entry to the top 10 tennis handshakes.  Junior Wimbledon.

https://twitter.com/TheBoiledEgg/status/1543299230546071553?t=Uou1p9tht0X0zigAlDskhg&s=19
54  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: July 02, 2022, 11:06:34 PM
Don't know how useful this is, but managed to arrange a PCR test in my hotel room from https://www.covidchecktoday.com/lasvegas

I paid the $249 for the 6 hour test.  It was on the insistence of the insurer, but they said they would pay.  Clearly expensive, but didn't see anything close on price, and they seemed to get a lot of good reviews.  It didn't seem so bad for getting someone to your hotel room, having to park, find an escort to the room and get a lab test result at very short notice.  I think you can get cheaper if turning up yourself at a centre.

Fella was very efficient turned up with mask, scrubs and gloves on, and whole process was performed quickly.

Got the positive result within 3.5 hours, so I should get my insurance payout.  Have heard some horror stories on PCR tests back home, nothing wrong with my experience on this.
55  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: July 02, 2022, 04:25:05 PM
Think your accommodation bill for 5 weeks is less than mine fot a week and a half.

Read on Twitter queues were 4 hours for the mini main.  Not sure it is going to get better, they are running a $1m guarantee mystery bounty on the first two days of the main event.

Am feeling pretty normal right now, like the back end of a cold where you are a bit snotty.

Noticed Morrisey was doing a Vegas show the other day; had to do a double take; but guess it is easier to sell him here than at home. 

Anyway listened to the start, and got waves of nostalgia, but soon descends in to strong pub singer does Morrissey vibes here. 

56  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: July 02, 2022, 10:37:54 AM
https://twitter.com/tangledtennis/status/1543136238424981507?t=jj4UN6gNXEEc7pYFPBjT5w&s=19

Smiley
57  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: July 02, 2022, 12:07:36 AM
It's everywhere in the states.
I would be flying home as normal, most people on the flight will be positive, whether symptomatic or not

Have some sympathy to this position.  I assume a good chunk of those on the flight out are going to be positive, so am not going to make much difference.   I am fairly sure I could have got on that flight today without breaking any rules.

Despite that I don't want to pass it to someone who is immunocompromised or has been fed anti vax or covid is over bullshit by people who should know better.  And my missus is higher risk than most, and has had fairly bad covid already, so that is an extra consideration for me.   

FWIW Just had a wellness check.  Probably a good thing they check on those who don't leave their rooms, but bad they haven't connected this to the fact I told them I had Covid.  I would say that it was probably just bad communication between different departments, but the lady doing the check was the exact same one I spoke to this morning!
58  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: July 01, 2022, 04:28:51 PM
Wimbledon shaping up nicely for Brits

Boulter playing Tan in next round both of them outside the top 100
Watson playing someone outside the top 60

Norrie's draw has opened up and is top seed all the way to the Semi
Draper plays tonight winner plays Broady for a place in the last 16

and Edmunds should be on court tomorrow in the mixed

Just woke up to see Watson win.  Really good to see her back in form again.  Boulter was fantastic too, especially in the circumstances.  Those ranking points would have made a huge difference to both.

what a year for the brits to get no rankings points in the biggest edge a jobbing brit has on tour.   Imagine heather got to semis of this and still 100 in the world!

LTA Definitely shot themselves in the foot if one of their aims is to get up the Brit rankings.   Raducanu and Norrie aren't badly affected, it is the likes of Broady, Watson and Boulter who are going to suffer.   

Think it is harsh to call them jobbing Brits, as barring Watson, most of them were having good years/grass seasons.  I remember getting up to Wimbledon after work on a Monday and Tueday in week 1 just because they were the only days you could be sure to see Brits play.  They were genuine jobbing Brits back in those days and it was a major shock to see any of the women in round 2.  You'd just be hoping they didn't get completely tonked.

I remember posting something about maybe getting 5 Brits in the top 100 men when Edmund came back.  The rate it is going, we could get 6 or 7.  Not seen anything like that for decades.
59  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: The long overdue (no staking) tennis betting and discussion thread on: July 01, 2022, 04:15:09 PM
did you see broady's win yesterday after losing 11 games in a row?

I didn't see it all, he is playing a part time Brit in the next round too.
60  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: July 01, 2022, 03:02:54 PM
Hotel were fine with extending.  Someone is ringing me later to go through protocols, but know I will be getting contactless deliveries to the room.  No idea if the flight change is going through, nothing in my inbox this morning.  Mad that the Player's Championship has only just finished. 
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