Foxwoods / Mohegan - Black Friday

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I usually head down to either Foxwoods or Mohegan to play in the tournaments they run on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). Anyone interested in meeting up at either venue? Tournaments usually kick off around 12:00pm and I play $2/5 NL or $5/10 Omaha-8 (limit) afterwards, depending on venue.
 

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Looks like this is what they have for tournaments on Nov 28th:

9am - $60 NLH (6K starting stack - 15 min lvls)
11am - $400 NLH (20K starting stack - 30 min levels) UNLIMITED RE-ENTRIES FOR FIRST THREE HOURS
2pm - $100 NLH Bounty (10K starting stack - 15 min lvls)
6pm - $160 NLH (15K starting stack - 20 min lvls)
8:30pm - $100 NLH Semi-Turbo (20K starting stack - 15 & 20 min lvls)



I'm not sure if the other tournaments have re-entries as well, but the structure sheet for the big event that day certainly does. I generally skip the tournaments when re-entries are permitted, but might be able to make it down later in the evening for cash games (if I can clear it with the warden)
 

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Looks like this is what they have for tournaments on Nov 28th:

9am - $60 NLH (6K starting stack - 15 min lvls)
11am - $400 NLH (20K starting stack - 30 min levels) UNLIMITED RE-ENTRIES FOR FIRST THREE HOURS
2pm - $100 NLH Bounty (10K starting stack - 15 min lvls)
6pm - $160 NLH (15K starting stack - 20 min lvls)
8:30pm - $100 NLH Semi-Turbo (20K starting stack - 15 & 20 min lvls)



I'm not sure if the other tournaments have re-entries as well, but the structure sheet for the big event that day certainly does. I generally skip the tournaments when re-entries are permitted, but might be able to make it down later in the evening for cash games (if I can clear it with the warden)
The 9AM looks good to me - enough motivation to get me down there early, bust out by 10:30am, hit the breakfast buffet, take a nice dump, and then play O8 with the Ancients until I get some drinks in me and slide into that soft 2/5 side in the late afternoon.
 

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The 9AM looks good to me - enough motivation to get me down there early, bust out by 10:30am, hit the breakfast buffet, take a nice dump, and then play O8 with the Ancients until I get some drinks in me and slide into that soft 2/5 side in the late afternoon.
when i think of you communing with the Ancients, i think of you playing at an old kestell table on top saruman's tower with guys in cloaks with beards down to their waists who can read your mind and call upon giant eagles to come down and steal your cards when you're about to scoop.

but in reality i know it's more like this:





 

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jbutler just won the internet with that post, I'm dying over here!
 

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when i think of you communing with the Ancients, i think of you playing at an old kestell table on top saruman's tower with guys in cloaks with beards down to their waists who can read your mind and call upon giant eagles to come down and steal your cards when you're about to scoop.

but in reality i know it's more like this:





This is actually exactly what it's like except that a) they're mostly men and b) they're mostly even older.

It's always hilarious to look around and realize I'm the youngest one at the table by at least 35 years (and I'm 42 years old) and hear these conversations taking place:

1) The obligatory "The casino is screwing us out of our well deserved comps" conversation
2) My coffee is too warm/cold/doesn't taste write
3) The incredibly awkward flirting with the waitress as she's kind to them just to get the $1 tip that they begrudgingly let slowly slip from their old, wrinkly, arthritic hands
4) The inevitable complaining that "this game is no good" - as if 5/10 Omaha-8 has ever been a great game from which one can derive untold fortunes.
5) The consistent whining that "Player X (invariably named Bob, Mike, or some nickname involving the US Navy) has gotten up and walked away again" - note that once the walker returns, the player that complained starts his leisurely 20 minute stroll.
6) The omnipresent arguments regarding who stared in that movie from 1956 and whether it was filmed in '56 or '57.

I also particularly like when the game starts and the negotiation takes place between players - "I want seat x", "I won't play with Player Y", "I won't play short handed", etc.

It was easier to split the atom during the Manhattan Project than it is to get the average O8 limit game going in the average casino.
 
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