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[Advice Wanted] Vegas Trip
  Aphelion, May 03 2009

So, its been a year since graduation and some of my college friends and I are thinking of making a trip to Vegas for reunion. There's around 7 of us and we're wondering how to best make use of the 4 days we will be there for. None of us are "high rollers" by any stretch of the imagination, so we're looking for how to get the most Vegas experience for our money - which hotels to stay, where to go, etc.

I know some of you guys practically live in Vegas, so any advice would be great!



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ALL HAIL THE CHAMP
  Aphelion, Apr 20 2008



Complete and utter luck =p.

I entered the tourny thinking, hey why not, just chat it up w/ some LP people. Stole the first pot, then proceeded to be utterly valuetowned by TAG player and TwistedEcho cuz I'm a calling station who calls down w/ A high. Basically I had no chance postflop against anyone of these guys, and the only way I won was through 3 coinflips w/ 88 and 77 vs high cards.

Got on to the final table, still uneventful, but stole a couple more pots through squeeze plays / flop cbets. Hit some cards and won more coinflips vs shortstacked all ins, and suddenly I was the chip leader. Things got three handed w/ me having around 65% of chips and Ket and AAAARRRRGH splitting the rest. I decided to be very aggressive, raising about just every button and small blind because

1. I can't play postflop
2. I can't play postflop
3. Playing postflop vs Ket scares me.
4. I can't play postflop.
3. Being aggressive is cool omgz.

I hit more cards, took Ket out KJ vs KT, and entered HU w/ a 10:1 chiplead. Things were a wash mostly, with me stealing most of the initial blinds but then being checked shoved w/ me having 9 high and having to fold. Things were stagnant for a while w/ us exchanging blinds, but then I picked up AA, he shoved, and I held to win!!!

And thats how the worst player won.





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Upswing Ended
  Aphelion, Apr 09 2008

Submitted by : Aphelion

PokerStars Game #16618021966: Hold'em No Limit ($0.10/$0.25) - 2008/04/10 - 01:00:01 (ET)
Table 'Vienna' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Aphelion02 ($37.35 in chips)
Seat 2: nucmedstrang ($30.45 in chips)
Seat 6: alreet ($50.45 in chips)
Frienship will be allowed to play after the button
alreet: posts small blind $0.10
Aphelion02 : posts big blind $0.25

Holecards(Odds)
Dealt to Aphelion02 QsQh
nucmedstrang: calls $0.25
alreet: folds
DoFlex leaves the table
Aphelion02 : raises $1 to $1.25
nucmedstrang: calls $1

Flop(Odds) (Pot : $2.60)

   4sQc6c
Aphelion02 : bets $2
nucmedstrang: raises $4 to $6
Aphelion02 : raises $9.25 to $15.25
nucmedstrang: raises $9.25 to $24.50
Aphelion02 : raises $11.60 to $36.10 and is all-in
nucmedstrang: calls $4.70 and is all-in

Turn(Odds) (Pot : $61.00)

   4sQc6c2s

River (Pot : $61.00)

   4sQc6c2s6d

Showdown
Aphelion02 : shows QsQh (a full house, Queens full of Sixes)
nucmedstrang: shows 6s6h (four of a kind, Sixes)
nucmedstrang collected $60 from pot

Summary
Total pot $61 | Rake $1
Board  4sQc6c2s6d
Seat 1: Aphelion02 (big blind) showed QsQh and lost with a full house, Queens full of Sixes
Seat 2: nucmedstrang (button) showed 6s6h and won ($60) with four of a kind, Sixes
Seat 6: alreet (small blind) folded before Flop



Sometimes I wonder if this game is possible to beat.



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