Thursday, August 7, 2014

Freeroll Frenzy

Good morning everyone.  If you think that I'm posting again really soon, you're correct.  Remember that entry less than ten hours ago that talked about me looking at football lines and going to check out the Quad and Harrah's (among other things)?  WELL..., I did make it as far as the Quad...  There's a photo of the view looking at Caesar's from the Quad if you look at my Twitter or Facebook pages.  This is the hotel/casino that I stayed in just over a year and a half ago (December) for a week, and let me tell you, they have done an OUTSTANDING JOB of remodeling the Quad.  This is the former Imperial Palace, and the construction was underway when I stayed here.  The Quad pretty much serves as the gateway casino to the Linq (the new entertainment area on the Strip), and the place has had some serious money put into it by Harrah's.  I was already planning on using some of my comp dollars here at Hash House A Go Go, but I will also be participating in the Quad Freeroll Tournies.

Yes, after more than SEVEN hours at the 1/1 NL table tonight, I will "likely" make 10 by Saturday.  This means that I will be in the Flamingo Freeroll at 9 a.m. on Friday, this freeroll (the Quad - I'm currently typing this up for you from the sportsbook in the Quad) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and the Monte Carlo's tourney at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Oh, and I'll get 8 hours at the Flamingo so I van take my seat at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning.  FREEROLL FRENZY...  :D  The 1/1 NL is a very interesting game ($50.00 - $200.00 buy-in), and Rob will happy to know that I suffered a $12.00 hit putting a guy all-in with the "dreaded pocket kings" preflop, only to be rivered by a 7, the 2-out 7 that turned his hockey sticks into a set...  Talking about our favorite hands, I looked down at the evil hand (Q 10), but mistakenly thought that I had pocket queens, and only while I was determining how much to raise did I realize the evil.  Both cards were diamonds, which should have been my first clue...  :O  The initial raises in this game are interesting - 6 seemed to be the norm, but I saw raises to 2, 4, and 7 quite often also.  I wasn't shocked by 11, but one player, after a pair of players were in for 2 (which is also the straddle amount), raised ALL-IN TO 72!  Yes, it was 1, 1, 2, 2, SEVENTY-TWO...  Ba ha ha...  :D Gotta love Las Vegas, and you gotta love poker...

Okay, no more from me (I think) until after the Flamingo Freeroll.  Have a good one!


  1. The Quad has sure been pretty'ed up. BTW, do you know that in a few months they are changing the name of it The Linq?

    I wonder if the guest rooms have all been remodeled of it was just the casino that got the make over?

    Sorry about the dreaded hand; I've been told that people occasionally do win with them.....sometimes.

    1. A dealer told us yesterday that the name may be changed (doing so would cost that much more)... Seventy percent of the rooms are currently being remodeled...