What a basketball game, Dwyane Wade is the man no question about that. I think I was on my feet in my living room for the whole 4th quarter and OT. It was also the most nervous I can ever remember being for a sporting event that I didn't have money on. Even though my team won did that officiating suck or what.
Which leads to the state of officiating in all major sports. It seems to me that the athletes and the speed of the games have passed the ability of the officials to keep up. We saw it during the NFL play-offs, the World Cup refs have been horrible, particularly in the US-Italy game, and NBA and College BB games are being reffed way too inconsistently and outcomes are far too often decided by these lousy refs. Why do we have sixty-five-year-old men officiating games played by 25-30 years old? This definitely should not be about experience, it should be about capability. Get some 30-40 year-olds and lets get this corrected.
The weekend at the tables was profitable but man what could have been. Friday at the Red Rock I got caught and stacked by someone who limped with pocket aces into a six way pot and then stacked again when three of us got all our money in after the flop with my two pair A-K over A-Q and 6-6 only to see a 6 on the turn.
I grinded back and finally won a monster pot when I set an awesome trap on some super aggressive lady. She was raising everytime she had Ace-rag no matter the position and she had trouble laying down hands. She had just made a seat change and moved to the seat immediately to my right which was perfect.
I was in the SB and she was the button. UTG+1 made it $7 to go and got four callers until my lady friend made it $20 to go from the button. I had K-K and after thinking about raising it then and there I decided to try and trap and just called. Three of the other five also called so the pot was $92. Flop came 6-3-3 and I checked to see the betting and also because I knew this lady would bet no matter what happened before her.
It folded around to her and she bet $20. Now that bet had weakness all over it and unless someone was slow playing a set I was looking to be in good shape. I check-raised it to $100 and everyone folded around to the lady who thought for a good two minutes and called.
Turn was a 10 and the board was rainbowed so no chance for any flush to kill me so I really believe that this lady can't lay her hand down and from her past betting no ways she had A-A so I pushed all-in for $152. So she thought again and finally called and turned over A-Q.
Can you believe it Ace freakin' high? I showed my Kings, river was a rag and I got paid. Then in what might have been the quote of the month she said to me, "Well I was right I knew you didn't have the 3 or 6 after the flop." That's correct ma'am I didn't have the 3 or 6 after the flop.
MGM Saturday was a good session that could have been much sweeter if I didn't have my Q-Q rivered by 9-9 on a three-way all-in. The play there was awful as usual so I was able to grind my way back and have a profitable session.
I'll say it again, if you have any skills at Poker and you have a chance to get to Vegas especially on a full-time basis I suggest you do it immediately. The players/tourists are terrible and the money to be won here in the cash games alone is amazing. Now I know many people have families that they can't uproot but if you don't have any kids and you don't absolutely love your job get your ass out here.