Thursday, August 20, 2015

Greg's Game

A much quieter game, but delightful just the same.
Dewey, Peter, Gail, Greg, Charlie, Jim
We played Hold em until Jim left and then an hour and a half of pineapple.

Jim banked and then Charlie banked and everyone came out even.  Thanks guys.  If I banked, I'd lose more at the banking than the game. 
Of course, we did not get into the gold rings this week.  John did not take us on that roller coaster.  Still, there were some huge pots and great shifts of money.  In each session Peter and I bought in multiple times. 

Peter had a tough day.   He lost about $40.  His magic has dwindled. 
One of the last hands had him with three queens, Charlie with two pair, and Greg with the winning straight.
Pineapple can be like that.  Better hands.  Larger pots.

Greg made some money.  I could not beat him,  He chickened out at just the right times all day. 
One time he took me for a huge all-in and then would not call the next hand.  I went all-in to see.  I had the nuts. 
Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck,  Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck

Gail lost her bankroll and then became our official dealer.  It reminded me of the days of Jerry Silver.  Especially at the end of the game, when I am super tired, I very much appreciate a dealer.   Thanks, Gail. That was a delightful treat.  Feel free to lose your bankroll anytime.

I'm not sure how Charley or Jim did. Charley took a big hand toward the end. 
Sorry I don't remember hands like John remembers them. 
Okay, I actually don't remember hands as well as a live gorilla might remember them. 

Jim took the high hand with Ace's Full of Queens, established earlier and never overcome.  Oh, Jim remind me I have a dollar for you as you left before Gail hit the Cracked Aces. You can use it to buy into the next game bonus. 
Unlike last week, Jim did not leave $28 on the floor as he left.  I looked.  Last week some SOS fellow returned his money to him when he came back to see if he had dropped it.
Jim, when folks say that they "dropped" money at a poker game, they don't meal that literally.

Thanks for the music.  It was a fine mix of old time pleasures. 

I won $33.  I won with pocket Kings twice.  Greg had his cracked.  (We could do a kings cracked $1 bonus.)

Gail is trying to recruit a few of her friends to play because we are such a friendly bunch.  Nice,  especially because Peter and I won't be there for most of September unless Peter wins big in Vegas and can stake himself and so more players would be good for the game.

This game was a long one, ending at 6:46.  Thanks Greg.  That is perfect. 

Peter and I supped at the Golden Coral around the corner.  I could get food on my diet and it was nice, but I was too tired to be of much company.

Then, Jay, we went home and spray painted the number 3 on Peter's house.  He used the screw driver, I used the can of black paint, and now everything matches Jay's work on the front of Peter's house.  Nice job, Jay.  I hope you were not too hot working yesterday at other houses.  I thought of you and wondered how it was going.  Think of Jay if you need work done.  He does a good job and he needs the cash for poker.

I got a nice public thank you from author Jean Scott

for helping her with her upcoming book Frugal 2, and so some congratulations from the discussion boards where I post daily. 
Here are the links I promised, Charlie.  The first is the Jean Scott blog.  The others are the two boards I most frequently visit.


Other Vegas news includes big changes downtown.  The Downtown Grand is being sold and The Vegas Club is sold.

Derek Stevens bought The Vegas Club. He owns the D and Gateway and has brought each of those places up from huge slumps.  He will have three places when finished.  I doubt any will have poker rooms or full pay tables on VP although The Plaza and Main Street Station are right near the Vegas Club, and both have full pay.

Finally, I think I have a political candidate that will win.  He is a fellow called "Deez Nuts" and he came in third in a North Carolina poll of voters, getting 9% of the vote.  Worth a look.


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