I skipped a major trip report when myself and two good mates headed over to participate in WSOP 2012. This year ten of us managed to score leave passes from our respective better halves and made what is rapidly becoming an annual pilgrimmage to Sin City for another run at the world series.
Most of the troop entered some of the minor events, and we had one runner in the Main Event.
It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I visit Vegas, there’s always something new to do. But this year was also about showing some of the first timers our favourite haunts, restaurants, and non-poker passtimes.
The trip started off well for me with a chopped pot in one of the MGM tourneys. I like the MGM for casino’s at the southern end of the strip. It’s close to NYNY which is a great place to play table games, has regular tourneys and soft low stakes cash games, and always seems to have something on in the way of entertainment.
The vibe at the World Series was as exciting as always. There were the usual suspects there including Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and local lad Shane Warne who is the mascott for 888 Poker Australia.
In the end our mate got busted out on a gross hand where he was about a 94% chance to win post flop when the money went in. Pretty crushing for him because he’d played like a trooper, survived being card dead, and ground a 9k stack into a 65k one.
Overall this was another amazing trip and I’ll be looking to post some more pics soon. In the mean time it’s back to the grind online, and gearing up for ‘what might be’ next year!