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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Vegas Recap

June 2005

Memorable Moments . . .

-Playing in a late night/early morning NL ring game at the Plaza with Iggy, the Fat Guy, Hank, AlCan'tHang, Eva, Heather, GRob, and Travis. I went to bed at 10am that day.

-Watching Professional poker player Chris Halverson and the Fat Guy play craps. Scott was following Chris' lead but he just recently learned how to play! I don't need to tell you how that story ended.

-Walking behind Paul and Human Head while a Mexican woman cursed at them for teasing her to do a triple slap on the porn cards.

-Almost knocking over Fossilman during a table change and saying, "Sorry Greg" while slapping him on the back.

-Seeing Joaquin take off in mid-conversation to sing a song for the bloggers! Very impressive. He sung the entire song in spanish. The crowd went wild!!!

-During a live SnG in our suite, listening to Drizz yell at Paul's laptop when someone called his big raises on Full Tilt Poker.

-Walking away from the Black Jack table a winner.

-Watching a drunk Bill Rini ask the Plaza Black Jack dealer if she wanted to buy insurance when he hit blackjack. He did this a few times. The dealer was not amused.

-Listening to Mrs. Otis say, "super cunt" twice in less than a minute.

-Sitting at the same Plaza poker table as Boy Genius when he asked the dealer why there weren't any Mexican's on Freemont Street slapping porn.

-Watching Felicia do shots while holding her nose. And then later eating McDonald's with her.

-Downing a few drinks with Royal, Al and Eva before the blogger tourney.

-Seeing Iggy eat food. I actually saw him consume something other than booze or cigarettes this trip.

- Watching THG do SoCo shots with AlCantHang while sitting across from him at the Plaza's mixed game table.

-Prior to the 1st hand of the Plaza tourney, listening to Boy Genius ask our table how Texas Holdem was different from Pai Gow Poker (I was the only who chuckled).

-Listening to Bob tell a poker table at the Excalibur that he was such a good poker player, that the World Series invited him to play and waived the buy in fee for him because he was one of the top 800 poker players in the world.

-Blowing $35 at two different casinos while betting on the ponies with BG and the Can't Hangs.

-Getting wasted and hanging out with bloggers!

The Top 15 List: By the numbers . . .

15 - the # of times Bobby Bracelet found a way to segue a conversation toward the fact that he played in the WSoP.
14 - the # of times the Poker Geek said, "Sure, why not when he called a bet."
13 - the # of times I saw Otis stroke his goatee during WSoP play.
12 - the # of McDonald's cheesburgers I ate at the Plaza.
11 - the # of times Badblood flexed his muscles for no reason.
10 - the # of muscle shirts worn by BadBlood, Bob and Joaquin combined.
9 - the # of times I gave Antonio Esfandiari the "pttf" to his face as well as behind his back at the Rio.
8 - the # of packs of cigarettes I smoked in 5 days.
7 - the # of times the Mcg boys inadvertantly insulted Maudie's poker play during a heads up match with Iggy. Drizz was heard screaming in the background each time.
6 - the # of pairs of underwear I brought with me.
5 - the number of times I saw the Fat Guy wearing a kickass cool shirt. This also happens to be the same # of times that I saw the sun rise in Vegas during this trip.
4- the # of 18 yr old California girls that Joaquin and I tried to pick up. They were from Orange County, CA and I tried to use a storyline plot from the OC as a pick up line. It almost worked.
3 - the # of times the Poker Geek passed out in public. This also happens to be the same # of Asian woman in Vegas who now FEAR GRob.
2 - the # of times I hit quads on the river with a Canadian national standing in close proximity.
1 - the # of times I saw Boy Genuis insult a celebrity.

And the winners are . . .

1st blogger I saw other than Paul: Grubby
1st blogger I saw passed out: Bill Rini
1st blogger I saw puke: Bill Rini
1st blogger not named Paul, AlCantHang or me to drop a duece in our toilet: the Poker Geek
1st person caught puking in public while completely shitfaced: Matt aka Austin Drunks
1st person kicked out of a casino: Matt again!
1st blogger seen playing Pai Gow Poker: Heather
The last blogger I saw other than Paul and FlipChip: Grubby
And the worst buffet award goes to the Rio . . . no wonder I ate so much McDonald's.

The biggest hockey puck award goes to Spaceman! The rumors floating around the south is that his is bigger than Otis'. Thankfully, this rumor continues to remain a mystery.

I plan on writing more of a traditional Vegas trip report at some point so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out Paul's site. He's got live coverage of the 2005 WSoP on it. Flipchip has some great photos too. Check out his WSOP Photo Gallery.


At 6/19/2005 7:50 PM, Blogger Chris Halverson said...

No doubt, what was TFG doing following my lead at craps? I learned to play the day before. Of course, I wasn't throwing money at hop bets and such like craps legend Hdouble. Over the course of the weekend I was still up +100 at craps, so my strategy can't be all bad :)

Drizz yelling at the laptop, while in a casino, with a card game going on right next to him was classic though.

Great writeup.

At 6/19/2005 8:21 PM, Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

This might be the funniest write up I've read so far. Good job.

At 6/19/2005 8:31 PM, Blogger Derek McG said...

thanks Paul. thanks Chris. lol. I'm glad you finished up for the trip in craps, Chris!

At 6/20/2005 1:28 AM, Anonymous Maudie said...

I'm in stitches - wish we were all back there doing another SnG... 8^)

At 6/20/2005 4:12 AM, Blogger Ignatious said...

great post, d. :)

At 6/20/2005 8:55 AM, Blogger BadBlood said...

I left some muscle shirts at home too...

Good seeing you again D. Take care.

At 6/20/2005 9:19 AM, Blogger Drizztdj said...

Just call me the Phil Hellmuth of online poker :)

It was a pleasure meeting you Derek. Can't wait till next time!

At 6/20/2005 9:48 AM, Blogger Human Head said...

Fuckin great post.

At 6/20/2005 9:54 AM, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

God...this was funny as hell. By the way, the girls were 19 or 20

At 6/20/2005 11:57 AM, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

Oh, and I too was moved on the OC when the guy almost died...serious, it was just so real to me, too!!! haha!

At 6/20/2005 2:08 PM, Blogger Maigrey said...

I doubt I'll forget that game of NL either. :)

At 6/20/2005 6:38 PM, Anonymous Matt Stephans said...

If it wasn't caught on film, it couldn't very well have been in public now, could it?

At 6/21/2005 2:17 PM, Blogger terry lane said...

the rio buffet, is in fact, rather loathsome


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