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FYI News reports that the AUD could be heading towards 65-66c in the next 12-18 months
 

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I hadn't read the whole article but someone pointed out to me that the articles floating around predicted a number of things. So check for yourself, perhaps the heading and first couple paragraphs that I read were being sensational.
 

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FYI News reports that the AUD could be heading towards 65-66c in the next 12-18 months

I'm going back to Vegas in July. Currency prices now (92c) mean that I am hedging by bets and buying US dollars now. Doubt it will drop off that sharply but it won't stay above 90c for long.
 

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Still kicking myself that I didn't load up when it was $1.05
 

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With rain for a week in Melbourne, getting away during Winter sounds appealing.
 

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Just missed this on ABC2, but it's repeated Tuesday night.

Ross Kemp: Extreme World (Las Vegas)

"When the recession hit in 2008, Vegas went from having the lowest unemployment figures to the highest in the States. It was ravaged by more foreclosures, bankruptcies and suicides than anywhere else in the country."

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/csxjp2/ross-kemp-extreme-world--series-3---5-las-vegas
Yep, when I was there last April it was pretty dire. House prices have plummeted and there is no work.
 

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Just reading this article by Paul Birman re withholding tax

http://www.pokerasiapacific.com/understanding-withholding-tax-wsop41038.html

He states that if you have a European passport to present that when cashing in a tourney cheque. Not sure if that is correct because last time I checked, individual countries had treaties with the US, not the EU as a whole. I don't actually have any plans to play any donkaments in the US, but if some day I do, I'll look into it fully.
 

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For those that will be in Vegas around July 1, Aria will have a $565 tournament with 1m gtd pool and 200k gtd ftw.

Day 1: July 1-5 (12pm, registration until 4:30 pm, one re-entry per day permitted)
Day 2: July 6

NB: Players who play multiple Day 1s will have the opportunity to carry their biggest stack forward to Day 2.

http://www.pokernews.com/news/2014/...nnounces-special-tournament-at-aria-18129.htm

Day 1 for the WSOP Main Event is July 5-7.
 

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For those that will be in Vegas around July 1, Aria will have a $565 tournament with 1m gtd pool and 200k gtd ftw.

Day 1: July 1-5 (12pm, registration until 4:30 pm, one re-entry per day permitted)
Day 2: July 6

NB: Players who play multiple Day 1s will have the opportunity to carry their biggest stack forward to Day 2.

http://www.pokernews.com/news/2014/...nnounces-special-tournament-at-aria-18129.htm

Day 1 for the WSOP Main Event is July 5-7.

I miss it by a week. I arrive in Vegas on July 12. Staying three nights on the way to New York
 

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Its a real dogs breakfast this tournament

The last day 1 is a turbo day (hyper turbo man than anything) playing with a faster structure than the other days

Each day 1 plays down to 5% of the field, though 12% of the field is payed, so each day 1 there will be cashes. The cashes will be 'static' fixed priced cashes ($750/$1000 etc) and the remaining total prizepool will be distributed amongst the remaining 5% on day 2

Its biggest stack carry forward, a format we dont have here in Australia and is copping a lot of criticism. If you play each day and make it to day 2 in all of them (yes this also means you cash in every day 1), then you take your biggest stack into day 2, and all the other stacks are discarded. This creates a lot of issues (for example if you have 500k into day 2 from day 1A, and on day 1B you have 100k with 10m to go, you know your stack is worthless. It encourages chip dumping to friends, or stealing chips from the table to carry into day 2 on your other stack). Theyre saying they have measures in place to prevent this (they cant prevent chip dumping though)

Once all the day ones are complete, the 5% of each day come back for day 2 and the blind level will be the lowest finishing blind level of whichever heat

Its interesting, but could be very messy
 

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For anyone going now, or in future, a reminder to see this great show:

http://www.caesarspalace.com/shows/absinthe.html

You should be able to get $20 off tickets. Either from a guy near the box office or just ask for $20 off at the box office. Having already seen it, in my opinion, VVIP seats are definitely the way to go.
 

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For anyone going now, or in future, a reminder to see this great show:

http://www.caesarspalace.com/shows/absinthe.html

You should be able to get $20 off tickets. Either from a guy near the box office or just ask for $20 off at the box office. Having already seen it, in my opinion, VVIP seats are definitely the way to go.
every time I've been to Vegas I've told myself to be sure to see Absinthe but dont get around to it every time

heard very good things
 

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Got our schedule this week, looks pretty hectic. Looks like we are playing 1C, if that is the one on the Monday. If I get knocked out short of the $ I hope its freaking early, people are telling me there's a lot to see in Vegas.
 

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Got our schedule this week, looks pretty hectic. Looks like we are playing 1C, if that is the one on the Monday. If I get knocked out short of the $ I hope its freaking early, people are telling me there's a lot to see in Vegas.
of course lots, but you'll have plenty of time between day 7 and novemeber to see it
 

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of course lots, but you'll have plenty of time between day 7 and novemeber to see it
I had a TV interview the other day and the journo asked me what chance I had, I said: "somewhere between no and fat" but they didn't put that bit to air. ha ha. It took a TV interview for me to realise what a fat head I have and that I should start to cut down on beer and pizza. :D

I'm not going over there to lose, but I have to be realistic - because of that I'm not nervous about it all - I've talked to some of the other players going over and they have been nervous about it for months, it helps I think I've been trying to get through 30k hands this month 4 tabling, to add to the 25k or so I did last month, so in terms of poker I'm really just focused on that, and just looking at different situations that crop up in those.

Whatever happens in Vegas with the tournament the whole experience will be fun regardless.
 

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Came across this 2+2 Pokercast episode which includes a fantastic interview with Steve Cyr:
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/9...t-episode-55-ashton-griffin-steve-cyr-387121/

For those who aren't familiar with the name, Cyr is something of a modern legend amongst Vegas casino hosts and the primary focus of the book Whale Hunt in the Desert (a book I highly recommend, by the way).

Interview starts at the 1:33.05 mark and goes for about 40 minutes.
Five years later the Pokercast guys do another interview with Steve Cyr.

http://pokercast.twoplustwo.com/pokercast.php?pokercast=316

Starts at 1:32.30 and goes for 40-45 mins.
 
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