Well, it was a wild six nights of Poker in Macau this time, playing poker and catching up with old friends. I’m not talking about the Macau Poker Cup, but a string of ring games I played, sometimes back to back. In this short span, I ended up winning over 390k Macau money and the “perks” that go along with playing live poker: like being asked out on a date at least seven times and being proposed by a crazy Vietnamese who dropped nearly 50k in my kitty in one crazy hour of heads up. Lustily cheered on by a wonderful crowd, he drops 50k and then gets down on his knee and proposes to me. Wow! That’s a first!
A crazy night out with Bryan and Mike and a few regulars at Lisboa was the highlight of one evening, and after hours of singing and dancing, we ended up back at the Lisboa and you guessed it: poker! I beat Bryan in an hour’s worth of heads up and took home 100k more off him and Mike that night, and the gracious and chivalrous men that they are, they bought me champagne after that memorable loss. I made about half a million worth in the first three nights and it was like there was no looking back. And then the fourth night when I played blinds worth $500-$1000 and nearly crashed out on my winnings for the previous three nights. Towards the end of the fourth night, I was up about 150k, having lost over 350k on the fourth night.
I decided to take a break on the fifth night and went visiting good food joints. My friends Melanie and Ruth took me to Litoral, near Senado Square on the Macau Peninsula to eat traditional Macau food, and it was a delightful experience. The African Chicken was out of this planet and the shrimp soup in loaf was to die for! To hell with calories night! We hit Cash Box, the karaoke night club after the scrumptious meal followed by a night cruise in a friend’s yacht and that summed up a perfectly memorable night.
I hit the tables again, late afternoon on the sixth night and it was a high ride to more greenbacks and I made up for the losses on the forgettable forth night on this trip. Getting a four of a kind and two full houses on the same day is a good thing to happen to you, especially when there is a lot of money in front of you in the pot and I was happy that I came out ahead with 390k and an invitation to a private game in the Caribbean later in the year. Marcelos, my Italian friend and constant poker companion for all the five nights that I played, also came out tops with a couple of hundred K and it was again a night for celebration at the Wynn this time.
I needed quiet time, so we chose Cinnebar at the Wynn and me and my friends said our goodbyes in the early hours of the morning.
I am at the HK airport as I write this, ready to fly off to India to enjoy the Diwali festival there in Goa – fireworks, delicious food, pristine beaches, beautiful people and poker on boats!
Fun time ahead folks, watch this space!