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Poker Road a deux

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    Well I am back in Michigan after 45 days on the road, much of that time on the poker road. Here is my report on the second half (the first half being found elsewhere in Canterbury and Reno reports). I hope that local PSO players will add to my comments for the benefit of other poker travelers.

    BAY AREA: I played two mornings in the Lucky Chances (Colma) NLHE tournaments. They hold a tournament of one kind or another every day. The tournament itself was nothing to talk about but the 3/6 game after was. I have never been involved in the classic loose no-fold'em game before. Each hand had 6-8 callers pre-flop, 4-5 on the turn and nearly always 3 or more on the river. It was amazing and with just a tad of looser play on my part, very repeat very profitable. And, of course, very frustrating at times too.

    RENO: Yes, to my surprise the same road (I-80) that brought me to the Bay area, when right back through Reno on the way home. So I felt obligated to stop. This time, with no Pot O Gold in progress, I had some time to indulge in the 'local' games.
    #1 Circus Circus is holding a timed HE tournament each day at 4 PM, sign-ups at 3:30, 36 players max at 3 tables. One hour with four timed rounds, the last two NL. $15 buy-in. Followed by 3/6 until the 7 PM 2/4 No-Limit game, which can get wild ($1200 pot one night).
    #2 Eldorado holds only a Tuesday evening tournament, sign-ups via phone start at 6 AM. Ring games all day with moderate to good local anchors.
    #3 Hilton: morning 9:30 NLHE tourney had 9-16 players each day. But the hi-lite (or low-lite) is the Thursday night "Home Poker Night", first a NLHE tournament with a Joker! ($15) followed by dealer's choice 2/4 Omaha or 2/4 Pineapple or 2/4 NLHE, and yes the no-limit game got out of hand and very loose. The Joker tournament should only be played for fun, since anyone with the Joker has a 95%+ lock on any hand.

    On the drive home I player at the Rainbow in Wendover, average game of 2/5 HE but since it was Friday night, it did get very loose late.

    HoldEm at the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf, Iowa; where I was just getting into the 3/6 game when the dealer announces pre-flop: "we have ten players" (and I had folded). A most interesting evening.

    Well thats it for this trip, hope to see lots of you in Tunica, until then I am out of the casinos and into PSO and Turbo Texas HoldEm.

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    Thanks for the road trip report! Sounds like you hit most of the poker rooms on the trail!

    I have played at LuckyChances...that 3-6 game is something to behold. You were right about it being profitable. Unfortunately, it wasn't ME who had the profit in September

    Can't wait to catch up over a cup of java in Tunica. MISS YOU !!



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