The week has gone by fast my friends...
LUCKY YOU PREMIERE: The Lucky You premiere at Red Rock was fun. Pros were all over the place. Folks were a bit worried because of the harsh reviews that had come out, but it was a good show. As you know, I love Vegas, and the movie showed me parts I hadn't seen before. The poker was great and unlike other TV shows and movies, they didn't put the pros on display like, look, we got a pro to do a cameo in our movie! No, in Lucky You, the pros were there as testament to making the setting as realistic as possible. There were lots of pros playing and in the background. It worked. The worst part of the movie was Drew Barrymore. She was not a good fit for this film, and I enjoy her movies. The relationship cliches took away from the poker story. Instead, a local dancer or cocktail waitress a la Elizabeth Shue would've been a more realistic love interest. I mean, come on, the rest of the movie aimed for authenticity, where was there relationship expert? I was most impressed with Matt Savage. He is incredibly professional and continues to impress me with the projects he gets behind, and the way in which he carries himself at such events.
Eric Lindgren was there with a hot blonde date that I hadn't seen before. She was in a sheer pink dress and had a bod worth showing off. Doyle was taking a snooze in his chair at the head of the red carpet before it got underway. Patrik Antonius was there with his beautiful girlfriend who is ready to deliver. Greg Raymer, who's been discussing his possible vice-presidential candidacy was there in his trademark socks and sandals. Back to couples, Mike Matusow had a date. After the show he walked by Scotty who was seated at the bar. Scotty said, "Hey Baby," to Mike, then looked at his arm-candy and did a Chris Tucker — "Daaaaamn!" The pros went to Cherry after the movie to celebrate, but I went to have drinks with poker hipsters Pauly and the Wicked Chops guys who skipped the movie but were playing in the poker room.
addictive behavior poker ambition must've worn off on me because I played in three $60 TI tournaments over the weekend. I made it to the final table twice and cashed in the final one, chopping four-ways for $500 each, which somehow turned into $390 net. You know you're a local when the card room manager sees you coming in a hair late, gives you her card, and tells you to call her on your way in next time and she'll save you a seat. I'll see you there at the 11am this weekend.
(photo courtesy of BJ Nemeth who was sitting next to me)
CURRENT: Los Angeles, CA
NEXT: Las Vegas, NV