Are you going to Vegas for the WSOP this year? If so playing what?
Please talk us through your spell living and playing in Vegas after your good result at the WSOP in 2006. Why did you do it and what happened?
My Vegas plans have been up in the air for a while mainly due to big swings and not knowing what i'm going to have available to take with me. However recent success and a long time shrewd and generous backer mean i will probably be going either this week or early next for the whole series. I plan to start off playing the smaller events around town $300-$1000 buyin and try to hit the ground running. I usually manage to find some juicy 5/10 NLH games at The Wynn or Venetian and hope to find a good PLO game too.
As far as World Series events go i'll likely play very few but im going to make every effort to sat into the $10k PLO and obviously $10k main event. Another must is the $1500 PLO and any other decent sized PLO tourneys around town. I imagine i'll play at least 1 decent sized NLH bracelet event too. Last time i played 3 side events and didn't make it past level 2 so i hope to improve on that.
As for Vegas '06 i was actually in the middle of a very sick spin up online just before and during the Main event it started from $500 borrowed online when i was actually penniless, i won a couple of tourneys online and a seat into the main event in the last sat on Stars. I barely slept during the week i was in the Main Event as i was also flying online and up to decent size cash games. After i exited the Main Event for $47000 i'd basically turned the $500 nip into $120,000 in total. I didn't want to change anything and decided to carry on out there and see what happened. I exchanged my Gold Coast room for a nice one in the Bellagio and carried on playing. The sick thing was i hardly played live at all maybe entering the Bellagio cardroom about 5 times in my month long stay there, i made good use of the pool facilities for a couple of hours a day though. I also enjoyed a month long fling with a lapdancer, free before anyone comments! So life was pretty good from being flat broke in Vegas a couple of weeks earlier. Eventually i had to leave as my 90 days was running out and the Barcelona EPT was also coming up by the time i'd left i had run the bankroll up to $240,000. I found myself enjoying Premium Economy Class on the way home 2 seats away from Mr Ivey himself on his way over for the EPT he came 2nd in. Unfortunately i left my form in Vegas and didn't manage to continue the upward trend once hitting British soil.