The Whale Jo Chronicles - Live from Las Vegas - DAY TWO


DAY TWO - October 23, 2009


E-mail #1:
Location: Encore
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Subject: Nice calm morning

It's still so hard to sleep here I really do believe they pump 'wake up and come downstairs to gamble air' into the vents in the hotel rooms. I feel amazing.

Thank you for being my virtual wingman last nightI felt like I had to prove it to you and your readers and hold onto the money, although that last hand could have obviously gone sideways.

My plan today is to grind in the morning and slowly make my way to Caesars for a noon $1k buy in no limit holdem tournament.

There will probably be a hundred runners so 1st place will be around $30k.

I just want to have fun and play well.

I've never cashed in a vegas poker tournament so I reckon I'm due.

Stay tuned I'll give updates throughout the day.

E-mail #2
Location: Encore
Time: 11:53 a.m.
Subject: Re: Nice calm morning

So far bad morning
got sucked into let it ride and went about 20 hands without 1 win ouch
Then tried to win back at blackjack and did another flush
Yikes how it all can change

I'm still up but I need to get out of here!!! Encore is death

E-mail #3
Location: Encore
Time: 12:11 p.m.
Subject: Re: Nice calm morning

Just got back almost all of it - again it all came down to 1 card- I pull a 21 and beat his 20

Shipit I'm at the cage now cashing 11k and running for the hills

Cp here I come

E-mail #4
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 2:41 p.m.
Subject: Still in tournament

[Note - Whale Jo is playing in the $1,000 N/L Hold 'Em poker event at the Caesar's Palace Classic]

Have total ADD I can't sit in my seat.

I keep getting up and going to the pit or the vp bar.

Poker tournaments are boring!!!

E-mail #5
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 2:43 p.m.
Subject: Just got dealt 4 10s at $2 vp with max bet!

Ship $500 my way!!!

E-mail #6
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 2:52 p.m.
Subject: Re: Just got dealt 4 10s at $2 vp with max bet!

[NOTE - I asked Whale Jo how many players were in the tourney and what his plan was for tonight]

There's 71 players - I think I'll try some high limit poker at bellagio and then go back to the wynn for more blackjack madness.

I'm calm again now. I got pretty tilted this morning at let it ride when I didn't win a hand for an hour.

E-mail #7
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 2:56 p.m.
Subject: Just busted this poor old bastard


I have 5-7
flop come q-7-6
Turn 4
river 5
He has kq


Up to 19000 in chips!

Started with 12500

E-mail #8
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 3:29 p.m.
Subject: Poker Update

Just won a 5k pot with absolutely nothing.
Stone cold bluff.

E-mail #9
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 3:29 p.m.
Subject: It feels so good

To not take this shit seriously

Everyone at my table are all in sunglasses and headphones and grinding like the douchebags they are.

WJ don't give a shit.

He's here to enjoy not suffer

Holding steady at 23000 chips

Only 41 players left

40 to beat

E-mail #10
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 3:39 p.m.
Subject: Some pro just got moved to my table

I call him pro douchebag

E-mail #11
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 3:39 p.m.
Subject: Extreme ADD

Just bet 200 on random horse races going off in 3 minutes

Felt the number 3

E-mail #12
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Subject: Ouch

Just lost a 8k pot trying to bluff the pro douchebag

E-mail #13
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 5:05 p.m.
Subject: Re: Ouch

Just bluffed off another 7k while getting a table massage
Note to self - no more table massages while playing in poker tournament
I'm down to 9k in chips
34 players left
I need some cards!!

E-mail #14
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 5:17 p.m.
Subject: This guy is grinding 10 cents a spin


E-mail #15
Location: Caesar's Palace
Time: 6:03 p.m.
Subject: Busted

Out of the tournament - 30th place

Haven't eaten since 9

Über tilt blackjack session at Caesars dumped a shitload


Now headed back to wynn with a $5k flag - need to do some damage control

Might stop at wazuzu to calm down and eat

E-mail #16
Location: Wynn
Time: 6:22 p.m.
Subject: Ouch

Just got hammered again - this time at the wynn blackjack

Time to take a breather!!!!

E-mail #17
Location: Wynn
Time: 7:18 p.m.
Subject: Just had my greatest craps roll

Of all time

Turned 1k into14200


I held the dice for at least 35 minutes

When I sevened out I had at least 4k on the table

Felt pretty damn good

I'm back to even now for the day



E-mail #18
Location: Wynn
Time: 8:12 p.m.
Subject: Epic blackjack hand still haven't eaten


E-mail #19
Location: Wynn
Time: 8:24 p.m.
Subject: I'm in flag heaven

"Almost a chocolate chip . . . "

E-mail #20
Location: Wynn
Time: 8:50 p.m.
Subject: [none]

Just called [Beeejay] sounds like a great guy

I'm going to go meet him downtown at 10:30!!!

E-mail #21
Location: Encore
Time: 8:58 p.m.
Subject: Wazuzu chow fest


E-mail #22
Location: Encore
Time: 9:26 p.m.
Subject: The h is silent

In Jaco

It's pronounced "haaacko"

I loved that Bart called you jack-o

Fucking hilarious

He said they were looking to harpoon whalejo

He's awesome

Just absolutely caned 3 dishes in 10 minutes

I have hotsauce in my eyeballs

E-mail #23
Location: Encore
Time: 9:23 p.m.
Subject: Handpay on $5 top dollar slot!!!!

It's making a really strange noise I think it might explode.


E-mail #24
Location: Encore
Time: 10:36 p.m.
Subject: Purple People Eaters


E-mail #24
Location: Downtown
Time: 11:56 p.m.
Subject: Jaco Fan


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