Lots to do before playing poker in Vegas

We had over 400 boxes to unpack so October was not a heavy poker month for me or for Diane.

Of note, while I have over 60 books about poker in its various forms, and I have played online since 2003, the MoneyMaker year, it was my wife Diane that first got involved with poker in Vegas.

Our neighbor, Corky, invited Diane to become a member of the Las Vegas Poker Hotties


Poker (Photo credit: polomex)

.  Who’d figure?

While she was playing poker with the likes of Pam BrunsonAnjela Brunson, and Linda Johnson, the First Lady of Poker, I was playing at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall with some of the locals.

She lost the tourney and I lost $250 in my first NL Holdem cash game.  Not auspicious start for either of us.

But at the end of October, one of our FaceBook friends mentioned that there was going to be a Championship Beard contest and that we should check it, which we did.

First poker tourney for me was at the Golden Nugget at the first ever Beard Team USA Poker Tournament.

There were over 65 bearded gents, including myself.

Some of these guys had never played poker much less a tournament but I was unable to take advantage of this.

I lasted until just after the first break.

Diane and I then attended the Whiskerinas’ National Ladies’ Fake Beard and Moustache Competition.

For the full story, see this on MomPopPow.

This was how October closed for us.

More next time.

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Starting out in Vegas!

Official seal of Las Vegas

Official seal of Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am living in Las Vegas and I have not been blogging about my great adventures.

Until now!

Alright, they are great to me.

But I just realized that many of my Twitter, Facebook and Google+ friends would give their eye tooth to be in Vegas and be able to do all the cool things that are available in Vegas.

So first things first.

How we got here?

Long story short, back four years ago, Diane and I moved from Revere Mass to Fremont NH. From a coastal town to the woods in New Hampshire.

Turns out Diane was allergic to trees, which we had in abundance.

So after four years she says let us move to Vegas. I say what?

She says, you know, Vegas, it has a desert and would be good for my allergies and you could even play poker there.

Well, I was hooked and we moved out here.

Even before we bought our home here, we met one of our next door neighbors. His name was Mike and he was very nice. He said that his wife, Corky, could not come out to great us right now as she was playing poker online.

Wow, how great was that, neighbors that have an interest in poker. It does not get better than that.

In August we checked out the area, bought the house in October, and moved here to Las Vegas, the desert, and “The Poker Capital” of the world. (At least in my mind).

More on these adventures in my next post.

English: The Golden Nugget Las Vegas

English: The Golden Nugget Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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