re: Poker & Trip Report: Valley View Casino Poker Room - Valley Center, CA
Originally Posted by SoCalJD
Now, I know Harrahs changes all the time, but they had(have?) a tourny I really liked: $25, unlimited $5 rebuys, $1k added. Wed or Thur. I don't understand why *everyone* didn't play like me: all-in (with any 2 decent cards), then rebuy, then do it again until it worked.
Do you play Pechanga too? I used to play the Fri AM tourney every week when business was good. Gotta occasionally work these days.
Pechanga is my "home base". Have played in over 100 tournaments there the past few years.
Yesterday was a "Poker Orgy" of sorts for me, as I played in 3 tournaments..here are my results:
Saturday 10 am. Played in the Pechanga $28, $4,000 guaranteed tournament. Approx. 200 entered. Never got into a groove and after 20 minutes lost most of my chips on a "bad beat". Got dealt J-J in the small blind. Player raised 3X the BB, everyone folded but me, who called. Flop comes 10-6-4 rainbow. Other player goes all-in. I detected a touch of weakness so I called. He turns over a pair of snowmen, and I'm a huge favorite. But then the motherlessloveing 8 falls on the turn, and that was that. I had about 1,000 more chips then him, so I barely survived, but got eliminated a short while later. Time to drive the 20 minutes for tournament #2..
Saturday 12 noon. Pala $50 $1,500 guaranteed tournament. Only 23 people entered, so the casino had to make up the difference. Started slowly and unlike Pechanga, had luck on my side. Final Table, 7 players left and I was the chip leader. We decided to chop it, and I got more since I was the chip leader by quite a bit. I won $250, the other 6 won $208. Total tournament only took about 2 1/2 hours.
Saturday 4 p.m. Next I had a choice to make: Either the $53 Hold Em tournament at Pauma, or the $40 Crazy Pineapple tournament at Harrah's Rincon. I decided to try something different, and chose the Crazy Pineapple tournament at Harrahs. 50 players entered. Overall did pretty well but couldnt get a hand at the end. I finished in 11th place, just one spot short of the final table. Crazy Pineapple goes much slower than Hold Em, as there are extra decisions to make. I like Hold Em much better.
Overall on Saturday:
$ Spent on Buy-ins: $118
$ Won: $250
Very fun day.