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Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Really makes me feel good, I appreciate the support.

I think I'm going to play the Bellagio $1060 tourney today and then head back to the East Coast. Wish me luck.

I half payed for it with this hand:

Last night I went down around midnight to play in the 2/5 NL game here at the MGM. My first hand I play, about the third that I am dealt I look down and see AA. One limper, player on my right raises to 50, I reraise to 150, limper folds, initial raiser calls. This guy is still wearing his PP hat, otherwise I don't know anything about him.

Flop comes all raggedy and rainbow. He checks, I bet 200. So I sat down with 500, I've put 350 in the pot already on my first hand. Dude goes in the tank for literally 5 minutes.

In my day 1 report, I mentioned someone went in the tank for 5 minutes and someone asked if that really happens. I was probably exaggerating then, but it definitely happens. I have no problem with people taking their time at the WSOP with so much money at the line. But to do this in a 2/5 NL game is kind of a waste of everyone's time.

So the guy is hemming and hawing, and I'm doing a good job remaining cool just staring at the table while he's muttering "I just don't know how this guy plays." Then he shows me his QQ to try to get a reaction. He lays it face up to get a table reaction (I would think this makes his hand dead, but the dealer didn't do anything). Finally, after he shows me his hand, he calls, while he and I still have about 150 chips left.

Turn is a K. He checks to me. Hmm I wonder if I have the best hand. Poker is much less interesting when your opponent shows you his cards. I move in expecting him to fold. But again he calls. What a weirdo.

River is a brick and I double up. Weird stuff. He tells me "Nice hand."
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