When I originally thought of doing a blog on my poker and/or Vegas exploits, I expected it to consist mostly of stories about interesting poker hands, bad beats, loose calls, and busted flush draws. But as I started spending more and more time at the poker table, I discovered that many of my best anecdotes didn't have much to do with the play of poker. Some of them didn't even take place in the poker room. So I decided to expand the reach of this blog into a collection of anecdotes about anything that may have happened to me either at the poker table or in Las Vegas, and very possibly both. And on rare occasion, neither. Warning: Some of the stories that aren't directly about poker may be somewhat salacious or provocative.
As it happens, my frequent visits to Vegas have enabled me to become "pals" with many of the people who figure into these stories. Therefore, I am reluctant to use real names, even just first names. So when I started this blog it was my intention to change everyone's names to protect the innocent and guilty alike. To further protect identities, I changed the name of the poker room I play most of the time--and thus, where a lot of my stories come from--to "BSC." It just stands for "Big Strip Casino" because it's a poker room in--you guessed it--a big casino right on the Vegas Strip. You may also see me refer to "LC1" or "LC2". The "LC" stands for "Locals Casino" and there's two of them that I used to play in a lot; now, not so much.
Note, much to my delight, as this blog progressed, I found that some of the subjects of my posts had no problem being identified by their real names, so you will sometimes find a person I gave a pseudonym to identifying themselves in the comments, or in a subsequent post. Hopefully it doesn't get too confusing.
You should also be aware that when I started this blog in September, 2011, I was almost exclusively a 2/4 Limit Hold 'Em player. As the blog has developed, so has my game. I now am almost exclusively a No Limit player (cash and tournaments) and stories about my progress in making this transition are all over this blog.
You are encouraged to take advantage of the comments section. I love to get any kind of feedback from my readers. I almost always answer your comments; that's always been my policy. You can comment anonymously if you like, or use any internet identity you have. I do need to approve all comments before they are posted, but I approve almost every comment, unless it is spam, or overly inflammatory, or an attempt to identify someone I've assigned a pseudonym to.
A much, much longer discussion of how this blog came to be, and how it got to its current condition, can be found here, if you are interested.
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