Tunica -- Doug's big score
Seat 3: Who is this guy?
Seat 1: I'm Superman (points to his cap).
Seat 3: You're wearing the wrong colors.
Seat 1 (who is African-American): I'm black Superman.
-$2/5 NL table, Gold Strike Casino, Tunica, Miss.
TUNICA, Miss. -- Very pleased to report that Doug has had a good outing here at the Gold Strike's NL $1/2 tables -- about $1,200 since we've been here, and 3/4 of that in a nice all-night session to the very left of this guy who looked like Cable Access Jesus on South Park but was totally terrible at poker.
I joined him at his table later in the morning -- it was the first time since last fall that I stayed up all night to play poker. I'm sure by now you know that I'm not really good at getting myself to stay up.
It's very similar to the nice $600 run Sham developed playing $4/8 limit all night at the Horseshoe last Fourth of July weekend and similar to the $600 that Doug cashed out last year at the Sahara during our trip during the WSOP in Vegas. I hope this will be the impetus for Doug to start maintaining a serious bankroll, as these runs are nice but variance spares no one.
I had some nice moments against some of the world's best calling stations at the 'Strike's $2/5 NL table and am up nearly $400. I've followed Mark's advice in the no-cap NL games here at the 'Strike and bought in for, say, $1,000 in the NL $1/2 game and about $1,500 for the $2/5. I desperately want to say, "Make it $1,000" for a bet. LOL.
The games, including the $2/5 NL, have been incredibly weak here at the Strike and I wonder if the poker room's focus on NL has taken away some business from the Horseshoe.