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Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett: Poker Off Season in Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas has really been dead this month, especially for poker. The cash games haven’t been great, no big tournament series are running, and of course, the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe is taking place in London. Luckily for me, I’ve still been able to catch up with a few pros here in Vegas for more episodes of the Sin City Series.

In the latest installment, we caught up with Dan O'Brien. Dan showed us around his house, giving us a sneak peek at how he and his roommates live while they're away from the tables. We checked out their grind stations and his pool, and he even beat me in cornhole. Then he made us a couple of shots and we were on our way.

Run It

For the past few weeks, I’ve been on a serious health kick. I’ve been concentrating on eating healthy and also began the workout program called P90X. For those who don’t know or have never experienced beach body madness, it is super intense, but it feels so good. Whether I’m working, playing poker, or just going about everyday life, everything just easier when you’re in shape. That’s why I was so excited to talk to Brian Rast and his friend/trainerDave Swanson to talk about his health routine. In poker, you have to take any edge you can get.

Ladies Lunch

I was fortunate enough to be able catch up with Christina Lindley for an early birthday lunch last week. We were joined by Lauren Kling and a few other awesome ladies. We ate at Big Fat Greek, and stereotypically, nearly all of us ordered salads. Unstereotypically though, most of the conversation was about check-raise river bluffing and cold four-bets. We did do some brainstorming for new Sin City Series videos and came up with some great ideas. Apparently there is a place where you can play trampoline dodgeball. Stay tuned.

Hotspot Pick of the Week: Musashi

Speaking of birthday feasting, my hot-spot pick of the week is a place where I had my birthday dinner last year. Musashi is a Japanese steakhouse located east of the Strip on Paradise, and it is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. An average dinner costs around $40 to $50, but not only are you paying for great food, but also entertainment. The chefs are amazing and the environment is so much fun. It’s no wonder that so many poker pros are regulars. I stopped there during the WSOP this summer to show Vegas new. Here is the video.

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