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September 11th, 2017 at 4:53:33 PM permalink
Nah I live and die with my team. I've been a Sox fan for 25 years. 19 innings are easy especially when it ends well. So demoralizing to watch a game that long than ends in a L.
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September 11th, 2017 at 6:28:53 PM permalink
good for you PG. I watched the whole game also, been a diehard sox fan since 1966.
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September 11th, 2017 at 6:42:10 PM permalink
My dads been a die hard since around then. He let me pick my favourite teams as a kid except baseball where the house is a Red Sox house.
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September 11th, 2017 at 6:44:50 PM permalink
Well I bust 21st just out of the money AQ<AK all in pre. Happy with how I played today just couldn't catch much in the way of cards. Oh well always another tournament.

On a happy note one of my best friends won the WCOOP 10k event on PokerStars today for just under half a million.
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September 11th, 2017 at 9:26:22 PM permalink
EDSON..... that must have been the highlight part of the trip LOL

somebody missed the 43 cut off heading towards Whitecourt and GP

now think how bad the roads way up there must be 6 months a year when they are covered in snow

better luck on your return trip south
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September 12th, 2017 at 12:59:09 AM permalink
Sounds like a lot of fun, but I'm confused. Are your gas and hotels split so your share is what is posted, or are those expenses to be split later?
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September 12th, 2017 at 2:34:07 AM permalink
Quote: coilman

EDSON..... that must have been the highlight part of the trip LOL

somebody missed the 43 cut off heading towards Whitecourt and GP

now think how bad the roads way up there must be 6 months a year when they are covered in snow

better luck on your return trip south


Oh ya Edson was great lol. We totally missed that we were supposed to turn off, I blame Eric since I was driving.

Those roads covered in snow would be horrendous.

Oh btw Eric ends up winning tonight's event lol. Just G-D ran it from 5 BB with 20 left to having half the chips with 5 players left. I had 10% again so I make money today lol.

The up to date gas and hotel totals are my half. The hotel totals are minus what I saved with credit card points which I took off my half of the hotel bills.

We went out for drinks and got a bit drunk tonight so I think I'm going to go to bed. Tomorrow is a no tourney day so we are just going to tourist it up a bit. Goodnight!
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September 14th, 2017 at 11:01:01 PM permalink
Ok so I'm going to do one big post about our 5 nights in Dawson City. First off I loved it! Eric and I both said that we would return someday to Dawson City.

I already posted about the day we got there and how I lost playing cash games. On Saturday I walked around downtown and looked through a few shops. I didn't buy anything in case I found something else I wanted instead. I did find a hoodie that I planned on returning later in the week to get. We played the $400 rebuy tournament later that day and I was in for 3 rebuys and 1 add on when the rebuy period ended. I had the largest stack at my table but I spent the next 4 hours pretty card dead and couldn't get much going. I doubled up to 70k about 30 minutes before I busted. The button opens and I jam AJs and get tank called by KQo, he turned a K and I was sent home early. I won $100 playing BJ on my way out. Eric bagged a very short stack and we called it a night.

On Sunday we went to a place called Sourdough Joes for lunch where I had the fish chowder which comes with a massive piece of sourdough bread. The soup was fine (too much dill) but I prefer clam chowder. I picked up a Dawson pin for my cousins collection and I also grabbed a casino pin for myself when we got there.

Eric sat back down for the tournament and got a early double and then chipped up pretty quickly to have one of the bigger stacks. While he was doing that I sat cash and doubled up early flopping a set against a guys QQ. About a hour later I play an interesting hand where I have KJ of hearts in the BB. Utg raises to 15 and 5 players call and I call. Flop is 1096 rainbow with one heart. I check and a guy bets 20, everyone calls and I make the easy call with a gutter to the nuts, a back door FD and two over cards. I hit gin on the turn with the Q of hearts. SB checks and I bet 60 which is small but at this table small bets are being met with raises because of perceived weakness. I get two callers and then the SB goes to 160 and I ship. Both original callers fold and the SB snap calls. When she calls I say I'm free rolling her figuring she has to have the nuts too but she rolls over 78 for the flopped straight and I scoop a $1000 pot. Sadly the river is an 8 so I don't get to make my first ever royal flush.

I picked up after about another hour that was uneventful to go watch Eric who now was at the final table. He has the chip lead with 5 left and then gets it in with 3 players left for most of the chips in play. He has J10 on a 10 high flop with two spades, the other guy had J high spades and turns a spade ending Eric's day. He collected $8630, I had 10% of his action on a swap. We went back to Sourdough Joes for dinner and I had the fried salmon which was amazing. I've had fried cod but never salmon and it was excellent.

On Monday I did laundry while I updated this thread before heading to the casino for the $550 freeze out tournament. I lost 90% of my chips very early when I lost AA to AQ on a Q73 Q 2 board. I then spent the next 6 levels chipping up major until I had over two starting stacks. Sadly with 21 left I jam AQ on the button and the BB wakes up with AK and I couldn't catch. Eric was pretty short stacked at that point and then lost most of his chips AK<77. He was down to 4.5 BB's before just rolling over the final two tables. He had half the chips in play 5 handed and just proceeded to bully the table. Eric plays heads up sit n gos for a living so he just dissected these fish short handed. He ended up winning the tournament for $10,500 and I again had 10% of his action. We had champagne and then went to a few more bars while getting quite liquored up.

Tuesday we went to JJJ's for lunch and I got an amazing buffalo chicken sandwich with yam fries, portions in that town are massive. We walked downtown and bought souvenirs. I bought snow globes for my little cousins which I do everywhere that I travel to. I also bought a couple of keychains for friends, a beautiful print of the northern lights for my mom and the hoodie that I had found earlier in the week for myself. The hoodie is very basic and says Dawson City, Yukon on the right breast plate.

Eric went back to the hotel while I went to the casino to play. Sadly poker wasn't running as everyone had left town already. I sat and chatted with the dealers at roulette and the pit bosses for awhile. We had so much fun with all the employees all week, we went out to drink with them and I really loved how nice and fun they all are. They were building towers with the chips and we were having a ball. One of the casino security off the clock wanted to play so they let me demolish the towers. I bought in for $40 to mess around for a bit. I was down to my last $5 which I put on number 4 which is my birthday, I offered the dealer $25 if she hit it (yes I know that doesn't matter lol) and she hit it. I jokingly said that I was kidding before tossing her a green chip. I played 30 chips and cashed out $125 for a $85 profit, I lost $20 on roulette later that night while we were drinking.

For dinner we went to Klondike Kate's which was highly suggested to us. I had the currywurst sausage and yam fries which was excellent, I had never had currywurst before but I definitely would eat that again! Overall the food in Dawson City was excellent, expensive but not as expensive as I had anticipated.

After dinner we went to the Sourdough Saloon inside the Downtown Hotel to do the Sourtoe Cocktail. Basically you buy a shot of hard alcohol and then pay $5 to have the Sourtoe Captain put a dried out human toe in your shot and have you drink it. I was beyond grossed out by the concept but didn't want to pass up this type of bucket list thing. I did it with much hesitation and was given a certificate and a Sourtoe Cocktail membership, I am member #76,500! Eric did his and then we continued to drink, I needed it after the toe.

We ended up back at the casino to see the burlesque show. Most nights they do 3 shows throughout the night, the first a cancan show, the second a slightly sexier show and the third is a sexy burlesque show. We saw the first one every night during the tournament series but had to wait until Tuesday to see the other two. The last show was really good, the dancers are beautiful and talented and actually did a couple cirque like acts. They also had a male and female (diamond tooth Gertie, hence the name of the casino) singer doing well known old and new songs. The female singer was ok but the male was beyond excellent, he has an amazing voice .

Like I said we had an amazing time and the trip was well worth the drive. I would definitely go again in a few years as the poker is the softest either of us have seen anywhere in the world but we would fly next time.

Chips collected 33 (9 for my collection)
Total miles - 3269
Gas - $155.43
Hotel - $214.93
Food - $382.85
Laundry - $7.00
Souveniers - $106.29
Gambling +456.50
$25FP = $23.75
Poker -2524
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September 14th, 2017 at 11:41:12 PM permalink
Wednesday we drove 355 miles from Dawson City to Whitehorse for the night. We got into Whitehorse pretty early and I took that opportunity to walk around the area for about 1.5 hours. Eric did laundry while I walked around and then we grabbed sushi, I ate way too much and I was still full this morning when I woke up. Not a whole lot to post about in Whitehorse but it's a nice little city.

Today we drove 599 miles from Whitehorse to Fort Nelson, BC. Another day of mostly driving, the scenery on the drive is absolutely amazing and I can't possibly describe the beautiful autumn colours with words. I kept saying wow that's beautiful as I was driving. We stopped in Watson Lake for food and gas. If you remember this is where I posted about the sign forest. We stopped at a store and each bought a magnet of the sign forest. We drove while listening the the Red Sox game and then some comedy, then sadly a bunch of dead air.

We got a little slap happy about 3 hours away from the hotel which I think we can attribute to not sleeping enough. We were outside at the gas station where we spent about 3 minutes of uncontrollable laughter over not much at all. It got so bad my jaw and ribs hurt. We then drove the rest of the way, stopped for some food and have been watching tv since.

Tomorrow we head to Prince George, BC. We are leaving very early so that we get to the poker game as early as possible. I'm headed to bed now.

Chips collected 33 (9 for my collection)
Total miles - 4213
Gas - $212.64
Hotel - $249.75
Food - $456.79
Laundry - $7.00
Souveniers - $109.73
Gambling +456.50
$25FP = $23.75
Poker -2524
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September 16th, 2017 at 1:15:40 AM permalink
Hey PG,

Another great trip report. Thanks so much for sharing! Just curious why you didn't take hwy 37 to Prince George. It would be a little rougher, but new scenery and quite a bit shorter. My wife has been to Dawson City a couple of times on business but I have only made it as far as Whitehorse. Definitely on my bucket list.

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