Don't really know where to start with Vegas, it was pretty fuckin awesome. If you haven't been I would recommend putting every other aspect of your life on hold, grinding out some cash, and buying a plane ticket to McCarren (Baird) International Airport.
To sum the trip up, I will tell one story:
After 15 or so hours of travelling, I finally arrive (on my own) and I text dougie something along the lines of where will use pick me up. He text back saying we are at the pick up bit in a gold Escalade. My first thought was "what the fuck is an Escalade?" lol I'm not a car guy. Anyway, turns out an Escalade is a big fuck off jeep. I load my suitcase, get in the car, exchange pleasantries with Jeff, Sarai, and Eric and say yo to dougie and jamjam. Dougie had mentioned something about going to a party at Vanessa Rouso's house, I thought he was kidding, but turns out we were in fact going to a party in a 1 million + mansion, with some of the richest, most famous poker players in the world. It was straight up ballin! There aren't many straight up ballin parties in Scotland, your Junglemans, Isildurs and Negreanu don't normally attend, so myself, dougie and jamjam were all quite star stricken. We drank, we pointed, I smoked many cigarettes, then we finally asked one of the bosses for a pic!
Me, Sarai, Mr Negreanu, dougie
We were also introduced to Austin and Jordan who would be staying with us for the next 2 weeks, however Jordan had passed out in Vanessa Rouso's back garden, something that would happen several times in the next 2 weeks.
The rest of the holiday was extremely awesome. We eat in some cool restaurants, went to the Rhino, went clubbing at Surrender, went to see Mystique, played in Bobbys Room, played some live cash, and railed Luckychewy at the final table of the 10k 6m.
jamjam, me, dougie at Surrender
James, dougie, Austin, Jordan, Eric, jamjam and me having a 50plo grind
the big man in Bobbys Room
The trip was very eye opening for me. Seeing the life that poker could potentially give me was extremely overwhelming (not sure if that's the correct word). I kind of felt like I could never moan, or feel unhappy about anything ever again since I have experienced such an enjoyable period of time. It has definitely given me motivation to work much harder at my game, and go back next year with no financial worries.
I have to thank the house also, Jeff, James, Sarai, Eric, Austin, Jordan, dougie, and jamjam, tyty! We couldn't of picked a better group of people to live with. I didn't get any pictures with Jeff, but I can guarantee you he was there lol
There was one negative. Matt Probability had to go home early, and we ended up missing him by a couple of days! Until next year my friend.
Since I got back, all I've done is grind. I'm so determined to be playing mid-high stakes this time next year, purely to go to Vegas, and ball the fuck out. I've had a good start. Not had a proper months grind since the tail end of last year so I'm really happy with my results last month.
Life is good, and there's no reason it shouldn't be!