Monthly Archives: September 2004

Aruba/Ultimate Bet – 2004 – Page 2

The 26th was the first day of the Championship Event, Day 1, Flight 1. My first table found me dealing to Howard Lederer in the 2s and Prahlad Freidman in the 10s. Yes, there were eight other players there too. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

My next day of dealing, which I believe was the 25th, consisted of two deadspreads and Suzie asked me and Grace if we wanted to go deal live games at the Excelsior Casino. The Excelsior is in the Holiday Inn. … Continue reading

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Aruba/Ultimate Bet – 2004 – Page 1

My flight left Vegas in the early a.m., 12:20 a.m., on the morning of the 23rd. HELLO ARUBA! The flight was fine…as far as flights go…really bumpy and ugly at a few points. Too bad I stopped drinking a few … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

This “H & G” as in ‘hi and goodbye’. I’m set to load everything and head for the airport…stop in Georgia, a quick hop out over the ocean and “Hello Aruba”. Sweet! Wish I was a little better prepared but … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 16, 2004

I dealt a hand the other night that still has me completely baffled. The game was $25-$50 blind NLH. The party was just getting started, I had been playing in a $4-$8 Holdem game when I got picked up to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I am sometimes amazed at how much people know about house rules…just kidding. Because if the truth is known, the rules they are talking about must be the rules used in their own home game. The worst part of the … Continue reading

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Monday, September 13, 2004

Soon I’m going to begin testing this statement, “I do this for a living,” as a normal routine check to see if I can say it and then NOT make a mistake. The phrase has escaped my lips approximately fifteen … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Ernie! My first dealing experience with him was at the Mirage years ago. Jewish, elderly, snow skiing maniac, very active and appears to be quite healthy and able to play poker for another 100 years or so…has me laughing at … Continue reading

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Friday, September 03, 2004

The anthill effect took over in the poker room last night. People conjestion, noise, confusion, and above all else, the sounds of poker. The night seemed endless. I know I was at each table for one and half hours, not … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Mrs. Lederer, wife of Howard, sister-in-law of Annie Duke, THE Swing Shift Supervisor at Bellagio, but better known to all of us in the poker world as Suzie, has left her position. Her last official shift was Sunday night…yes, she’ll … Continue reading

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