Monthly Archives: December 2001

December 31, 2001

All swing shift employees had to be at work by 6 p.m. and were scheduled to work until 4:30 a.m. Reason? The entire strip is locked down by 7 p.m. and nothing moves across it or by it until sometime … Continue reading

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December 28, 2001

Poker is always a wild rush from Christmas to New Years….yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone thinks it’s dead because the holidays are upon us and people are home with their families…wrong! The expected rate of visitors is somewhere around 1.5 million … Continue reading

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December 26, 2001

Sometimes I think there is too much to write about and sometimes there is nothing to write about…this post is lengthy…perhaps it’s because I had a great conversation with two people that I respect and admire after we clocked out … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! 2001

I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas night with my friends…yes, poker players gathered around me as I dealt game after game. The casino was packed, over 500 people stood in the buffet line; the poker room was busier on Christmas … Continue reading

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Andy had the corporation beat

My first game of the night was on table 1, $300-$600 Stud, the game was 4 handed and the conversation veered to the ‘big game’.  This is the way it was stated from the players – I never asked any … Continue reading

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December 13-14, 2001

On the 13th and 14th, I played poker during most of my shift…my wrist still isn’t/wasn’t as happy as it could be and a very good friend of mine was in town that I’d met in Montana years ago…Tom Lind…he … Continue reading

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Andy’s back $10K/$20K

He’s back.  Andy’s been playing $10,000-$20,000 in a rematch against the best of the best in 1 on 1 Freeze-out, Holdem contests.  They had him 6 for 6 from a contest earlier this year.  I’m not sure how he did … Continue reading

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Fern Canyon at Red Rock

Hiking with my friend, Jack, found me taking a fall while we were bouldering in Fern Canyon at Red Rock Canyon. Guess I thought I was Sly Stallone doing a Cliff Hanger trick. It hurt like hell…very lucky I didn’t … Continue reading

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No outs with Mike Danino

Just one of the reasons that I don’t get along with Mike Danino. $300-$600 7 Card Stud – 8 handed – the 4 and 8 seats are walking. Notaris is involved in this story also…he seems to be a catalyst … Continue reading

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Ted Forrest spot checks the cash

I dealt the $3,000-$6,000 to Doyle Brunson, Ted Forrest, Eli Elezra. H-y-s-t-e-r-i-c-a-l! Doyle had a brick of $100 bills that were rubber banded into $5,000 bundles and then bundled together…he also had three sets of two brown envelopes that were … Continue reading

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