Tuesday, December 6, 2016

I knew it was coming, and it couldve been much worse.

well, im down to $22,400. now if u looked at how i stood when i left Reno this summer, u would think this is great. But im looking at it considering how i was only $15 shy of $25,000 not much more than 24 hours ago. in fact at one point (before i cashed out) i wouldve been over this.

i'm glad to see as im passing 1114 hours in shreveport im still at $27 per hour. years ago, i not only never dreamed i could beat $1-3 NL for $27 per hour, i didnt think anyone else could either. i used to think id be forever condemned to $8-12 per hour, and i thought two things. one, that this was doing good, and two, that would be plenty to live on. but now i worry how ill survive if my $27 hourly goes down. which of course it is, remember, this is including the $39 hourly from the previous months of april and may. the sept oct and nov hourly were $15, $18 and $19.

my life much much different than when i was in my early 20s. i dont sleep outdoors, hell i seldom even ride a city bus anymore. i sure dont ride greyhound. All the inexpensive places by the week i used to rent i no longer feel safe renting, i pay premium prices for nicer rooms anymore. My last rental property eviction in vegas was way back in 1999 or 2000. i fly everywhere. i dont use amtrak even without paying tons extra for sleeper cars most of the time.  i feel like putting in very short poker sessions, not long ones and is this due to old age, ill health due to my teeth, and eyesight, or just burnout and laziness of not wishing to ever give back decent size wins of $200 or better. and only recently do i take mini vacations. (my definition=having 2 rooms at the same time). for example 12-14 free nites per month in the 2 casinos next door to each other at the same time im paying to live elsewhere. in the old days id move out of where id be staying to take the free rooms. i dont do this here lately since the rolls gone up, too much work, hassle, and im storing things there while im sleeping in the casino hotels to avoid cab fees and to make shorter and more frequent trips to the poker room.

today i actually not only bought in for $300 when i first sat (instead of $120) due to yesterdays big loss, and starting winning lots of hands. i broke the game up when 4 handed, after folding a winner, due to fear of his stack size and wanting to cement a win. but im in my room, up $281, and $22,400 is certainly better than the $22,100 i woke up with. so far ive only played 2 hours or less. and im not even sure the game will still be going when i leave my room to return. when the game broke, there was one other full table.

im ashamed of yesterday, i was stuck from poker, (under $100) VP in the bad machine in samstown, one reason i wish to leave this area, to keep myself off it. u see, in reno and vegas, theres much better paying 100 play deuces wild games, so no temptation to play poor paytables. close to $300 was lost from the VP. then i started playing BJ, and at one point got stuck over $1800, so in the middle of a good count, divided up my money to bet $1830 (between 2 spots) after getting $6000 from the cage in case of potential doubles or splits. 2 hands of $915. the hand won (after pushing 3 times, one spot paying the other). and i sure was relieved. even the elderly black lady who didnt know what she was doing (yet criticized the other black kid for doubling on a hard 12) was happy for me. and both of them didnt like me going to 2 hands at times, then back to 1. they both bet the sucker side bet nonstop and misplayed lots of hands. its rare to ever see a BJ table without the side bets, or people not playing it. this is nowdays how the house gets their edge unlike the old days where their edge came from the game itself. i would love to see tables without this feature.

went in the poker room, up close to $60, started playing Monday night close to 11pm, and showed them $4000 in purple chips and spoke of the miraculous recovery on BJ. then i started winning. the $223 i bought in for in oddball chips got up to $390+ and i was considering walking back to sams town to go to my room. (somehow got 4 free nites this week instead of the usual 2). Then one of the regulars on the night shift which is mostly black (a young black guy) and most of them all like me, one of them reads the blog whose pretty much their leader. at least 2 of them claim they could find me a woman whose affectionate if i wanted them to.  the white guys not as much. the asian regulars, they really hate me. This regular, he called my raise with AA preflop with K5 suited. he had me covered too, so i took the seat on his left in seat 3. i was swearing to little Joe (black guy who reads the blog on other end) i had QQ and i think he believes me. 3 of us seen the flop which comes K and 26 of hearts. hes got the K5 of hearts. they check both of them, i bet $55 and say i hope neither of them hit the king. both know me to bluff and continuation bet often, though i see few flops. Joe calls ALL my bluffs. Joe folds, the other guy goes allin. i call, then he shows his hand, as do I, and on the turn the damned 5 comes and he wins. i rebuy $100, lose it quickly, then $500, lose most of it, then return to BJ.

which i then start losing much more, and eventually quit over $2500 down, then lose $380 more in VP. im feeling sick since i once got it all back on BJ. in fact id recovered much more often than i shouldve on BJ or VP up til last nite. this is how i got the money up to $25,000 much more rapidly than i wouldve had i only played poker.

wont be no more bitcoin losses on BJ since bitzino shut down. i used to play it lots while at the table on my phone. since the huge win long in the past id lost more than $500 in the last month or so. still looking for alternatives.

since buying $60 worth of books, ive finished 2 so far. i miss ray and vince, and am tired of this place. especially since both ray and vince are up to doing road trips. but moving outs a big process. im sure my stuff wont fit in 2 suitcases, then id need to get a check from the cage, then id worry about my bank having to report a huge $10,000+ deposit to the gov, then id worry id lose it before i got to the bank, then i worry i might not get my deposit back when checking out right away if the wrong time of the night, etc. then id have to book in advance and few flights out of here and the trains dont fit the schedule too well either.

if i go out of town, i will really hate having to waste money buying food in the casinos too. ill never have these meal offers i get here. or the free $95 weekly.

Monday, November 28, 2016

only luck is keeping me going up

i imagine the staff of the place where i live assume i never take a shower due to housekeeping never seeing the towels ever being used. but i've always hated using the shittier showers in the places where i live to the nice ones in the casinos. and the ones in the eldorado are even superior to the ones in samstown. so i always do it during the 2 or 4 days per week im relaxing in the casino hotel instead of at home. i often wonder if i waste money this way, but paying weekly is lots less, never having to move my things is nice, and being able to store food (or other things) long term. see this is one of the benefits of having more than $20k in cash to ur name. in the old days i wouldve NEVER took 2 hotels at the same time. but now i feel i can "afford" a home, and to get a night out too.

on a totally unrelated question i wonder whats the cheapest price u can buy property out in the country far from others with working wifi still?

to me all casino hotels are nice, i dont consider any of them shitty like some people do. some, which offer bathrobes while ur a guest, are nice though. wish i had one now. the golden nugget in vegas is one. i wish i knew of the others. and i wouldve liked to have met a reader today but he wont leave harrahs and i have no idea why anyone would go there in the first place. not only no phone chargers there and shitty promos and comps, theyre the ONLY hotel here charging resort fees. no point in him telling me he was in town. i suggested coming there if he sent me the cab fee. it sure wouldnt be fair to me for me to be out money to meet him, when he drives and it wouldnt cost him to come here like it would for me to come there.

i never realized how long it was between blogs til Ray mentioned it to me.

now for the news uve been waiting for. i was briefly in the $22,000s up quite a bit from the previous blog which sounded bad. since it was posted last sunday, early in the week i did quite well. won over $600 once from poker, and over $1000 once from poker. then won over $600 from poker again.

but the last few sessions (with the exception of yesterdays $488 session) are lowering the hourly again. 2 losses of over $300, one loss of $281 tonight, all since friday. u see the ONLY reason the rolls still going up, is good BJ sessions. and i looked into the paytables on the deuces wild 100 play and theyre more like 96% than 97%. worse than i thought. but yet ive won over $100 twice this week on it, when i shouldnt play it period. and once i won over $1500 within the last 2 weeks, forgotten which date it was. tonight, before i went to play poker, i won $25 on VP and $400 on BJ. but i didnt eat first due to it being the wrong time to eat, so i didnt play too well, and this is how i lost $281. i tried to bluff the wrong guy.

Isnt it frustrating being in a game where u will get paid off like a motherfucker if u ever hit a hand, due to the field and ur image, but yet u cannot make a legit hand for nothing? this is why i lose more in good games than i do in poor games. poor games seem easier to beat. by poor games i mean games where they wont call my bets. games with much lower chipstacks on the table in other words.

i didnt exactly tell cdizzy the truth about not going to the massage place due to it being asians who give the massage in the place 6 blocks from the pokerroom. yes i would prefer other women than asians, but the main reason is ive heard the ones who arent legit, unlike the legit ones, wont give u the time u pay for. if i want 60 minutes, i want to lie down on my back 60 minutes and relax. i dont want them trying to turn me over in 15 minutes and get upset with me if i dont let them upsell me $120 more for some other type of service. i know of legit ones in ac, and illegit ones. In vegas ive zero experience, as to the legit ones not in the casino spas. The legit ones in NJ which give u the full time and offer no other services are the ones on the boardwalk instead of pacific or atlantic.

im glad ive been lucky on BJ lately and yes im getting the bets in on good counts, but still its luck. but i dont like lowering the hourly and id feel much better emotionally if the wins come from poker.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

the opposite of the prior blog

The previous blog talked about all the different reasons i was doing better in shreveport. Now i want to discuss all the different reasons im doing worse here.

when i left shreveport in May, i was at $39 per hour. (over $9000 april and over $5000 May from poker). certainly not off any other casino games. I'm now up to 987 total hours played, and now im only receiving $26 per hour. $26,213 winnings in poker for shreveport.

How does the hourly drop so much from $39? well truthfully, april and may were the ONLY good months. i won $15 per hour in sept, $18 per hour in Oct, and only $10 per hour in nov. so im winning almost nothing and $1000 in oct and $1300 in nov was from the freeroll. no matter what my overall hourly is in shreveport, its basically showing im not winning any more. I'm lucky to still be right about $19,000. The $30 6 times a month in sams town and the $60 weekly cashback in the eldorado does help. plus ive won as much as ive lost on BJ since returning. i also won on the 96% VP, because the $117 i turned into $1690 wiped out multiple losses of smaller amounts of $100-300.

the ONLY reason ive not yet left is i like the place i moved into, and i cant fit my things into these 2 suitcases to leave town on a plane or train. and truthfully, i keep hoping i can get the win rate in poker back to where it once was. unless im living with vince or ray, i dread intentionally putting myself back into nowhere to stay.

but the VP paytables here suck, its 7-5 on jacks or better, and i think 96% on VP. the 5 of a kind certainly isnt 25 to 1, which is why i dont hold it. its only 20-1. holding 222 is best. the wild royal sucks too and the straight flush, but it does pay 3-1 on the flush and 4-1 on the full house. i wish i could force myself to quit playing it so much, but when u run bad in poker, u want to be away from other people, sitting by yourself on a VP machine, playing every hand since ur sick of folding. if i left, it would keep me off this game. plus i play more BJ here, due to much better rules as far as $5 tables normally always available even on weekends. with 3-2 payouts, unlike in vegas, toledo, NJ, etc.

the option to play more poker extremely shorthanded would help to cure this, if it existed.

was good to break the ice today, like 10 losses of the last 13 sessions since the $1000 win, for well more than $1000. i won $148 and wish id left when up $300+ but i hadnt put in enough hours at the time.

For anyone in Vegas, the new lucky dragon casino on sahara is opening today. check it out to see if theres BJ with decent rules. seems its going to mostly be for asians, so AC can be the one to go check it out.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

still in town for some time now.

found a place to live in Bossier because on friday night i didnt feel like taking the plane, due to the fact my records for the past year show of the $37,000 plus i won this year, for 2166 hours of play, (past year meaning nov 13 2015 to nov 13 2016) mostly all of it came from shreveport. and for 941 total hours in the eldorado shreveport im over $29 hourly with over $27,000 in my winnings here alone. which means the other 1215 hours for all other casinos comes to only about $10,000 more worth of winnings.

in the longer run, what this is saying is 2230 hours for the year if i lived in a place like vegas or ? i would win $20k per year. and if i was putting in the same number of hours here in shreveport i would win $50 to $60k per year. how many of u think theres a difference in ur standard of living, and where u can afford to live depending on whether u earn $20k or $60k?

but i need Ray to move here, so i have a friend with a car nearby and he would be able to find a far better place to live than me since he can live in ANY apt in the country for $200 a month being on section 8, regardless of the regular price. he can do this in a good neighborhood or a bad one.

i did win yesterday my biggest win in quite some time, not counting freeroll monies, or money for hours, and yes i was quite lucky to get $1500 for 10th place in the freeroll, minus the 10% cut to some horses. was extremely lucky not to bust out before 10th place for nothing at all, and lucky 2 people went out fairly quickly the other table when 12 were left. then when the final table begun and @selman_steven on twitter blocked the $3500 each even money chop, i was lucky he didnt also block some other guys suggestion to give everyone $1000 each, then redo the prize pool to play for the $25,000 remaining. he and everyone else, including the other guy blocking the chop too, went for this idea so when i quickly busted in 10th, i got $1000 plus $500 for 10th. the prize pool was rewritten using the same formula percentages as the original, which was quite top heavy for first. paid twice what 2nd paid.

a much better way for the staff to have written the $35,000 prize pool to save all arguements and chopping worries and to pay more people is $3000 each spots 1-10 and $500 each spots 10-20. then u dont have to make it to 10th to get paid, and the final table gets the same.

i did play a little table BJ recently, but luckily no big losses, none over $300. i did have a few wins too so i didnt lose overall. lost $300 in VP too but then again also some wins of it too. still some bitcoin online but very little, under $10 worth. I'm glad to discover the hot water works, i at first didnt think it did.

since im now over $19,400 if i stick around i need someone to deposit money into my bank who lives outside of louisiana and then ill hand them the cash when they come here once i see its deposited. i'm still storing it in the cage since theres no bank of america in this state. im not comfortable mailing it because if it got lost, way too much paperwork time and proof to get it fixed. plus i should look into getting the citizenship if i keep this address. but i hate spending any money unless im forced too.

if Britni still lives in Portland u might find her if u scour pictures of the riots

Sunday, November 6, 2016

its almost time

I wish the freeroll operated like a normal freeroll, (the type the Riviera in Vegas and the Flamingo/IP used to have). but instead, due to lack of space in the poker room, they did the bottom 50 people tonite, (top 25 get in) and Saturday they will do the top 50, and 25 will get in. on sunday the finalists (50 total) will play a tourney, starting fresh with the same sized chip stacks. $20 dealer fee for $5000 extra chips. so I have to first win my way in tonight. this way they need only 5 tables to run the tourny instead of 10. the room holds only 9 tables, and they sure wont be shutting down the cash games during the tourney.

considering i had $17,800 once (which i considered $17,500 because id subtracted the $286 cost of my room for 2 nights in the Homewood Hilton Suites saturday and sun nights even though they werent going to charge me til i checked out unlike most hotels which charge u on checkin) i've given back quite a bit this week. a few losing sessions, plus the $115 for fridays room last night. but starting today and sunday ill have 2 nites free in samstown once more. then i either need to leave or find another place to live.

so what im saying is ive got $16,900 left of $17,800 if i wouldve left instead of hanging around for the freeroll. i need to win $1000 or more in the freeroll, which could be done if i reach the final table. and considering how well ive done here overall (nothing for nov yet) i probably shouldnt leave. nor do i know where ill go. Vince would like to see me return to vegas, Ray to toledo. and i wouldnt mind being in atlantic city, phoenix, florida or a few other spots.

i should've kept my room for 1 more week, id have saved money. still not entirely sure, nor would i post in here, which place i would rent if i remain in shreveport. i did have a winning omaha8 session yesterday morning (recovered $200 of the money i lost in the holdem game).
never got around to publishing this yesterday as was intended. But im happy to say i made it thru the qualifying period last night, and will be in the final 50 at 1pm today. they wont let us here, but if the 50 of us divided up the money now, its $700 each. one good thing about Mark the manager of the riv, he always let us divide up the moolah. he wasnt that bad til he turned against me, who knows why. so this is a pretty big tourny and how i do in it this afternoon will affect my roll substantially, for if i took first without it being chopped, id be getting close to $10k. it will be horrible to bust out without being in the money. all i can be sure of is at least 10 people getting paid. im down to $16,900 so i hope to be over $18,000 the end of the tourny.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

When is spending money for information worth the extra cost?

I've been analyzing my records stored on my cell phone, (why its important to keep these types of records) and it shows for about 4 months worth of play in shreveport, ive won over $24000+. over $3000 in September, over $5000 in october, (this month) over $9000 in april, and over $5000 in May. and for the other 8 months of the year to date period october 29 2015 to october 29 2016, i won only $9000+ more for all of those months combined. So the question becomes, how do i interpret these records in making plans?

it means leaving shreveport probably isnt a good idea.

But what about the fact i didnt feel comfortable sleeping in my living accomodations at night, due to it having outside entrances, and only wishing to sleep days and play nights? what about the fact its often 3 am and the game wont always last around the clock, or the fact maybe im in the game for over $500, built it up to $800+ didnt quit since i didnt wish to be inside during the nighttime hours in my home, and now only have $650 left and if i dont quit now i might not win a penny and suffer a big loss?

i see only 1 way to handle this. move to where i feel comfortable going home when its dark out. it gets light much later now and might still be dark as early as 6pm or 7am. it will only get worse in december. which means i must be in the casinos 365 nights per year where i feel the safest with good security and stronger doors which cannot be broken down, or in a big safe highrise like vegas offers. or to live with friends like Vince or Ray, this is why i wished to move.

This will cost money. at least twice as much as the $200 per week i was paying in the place i moved out of friday night. but if im winning $5000 per month, shouldnt it be affordable?

i did some investigating tonight, when it got to be 6am, and id given back over $300 of my $500+ win. Mostly to Misty and to one newcomer whod been losing quite a bit. samstown was 100% sold out friday night so i couldnt check into my free room id setup a week back for sat and sun. (u couldnt do fri and sat). and im OLD. im 47. i cannot find the stamina to stay sitting in the game 12+ hour periods of time, and continue to keep playing extremely well. i can only play $1-3 NL at a world class expert level for 6+ hours per day, im not these young guys on drugs putting in long sessions.

so what did i do? i cancelled the reservation, and switched it to mon and tues nights. monday morning it will be much easier to check in much earlier. sunday wont be sold out. one time on wednesday i got permission to check in 4am (with a $10 tip).

 So i then found a nice hotel, one with big fridges in the room with very nice freezers. one known for excellent wifi. which i checked out soon as i went inside, sure enough, its letting me play candy crush on facebook, no problem. i got sick of never being able to play it at home and wish to live where i can. this hotel is $129 per night, but $119 for me and i can slightly lower the cost if i stay longterm to like $102 per night. it offers shuttle service to the casino (not 24 hours however) and is part of the Marriott-Hilton chain. free breakfast in the lobby and when i walked in at 7am to checkin (after first verifying over the phone immediate vacancy was available tonight) i was quite shocked at the huge crowd of tourists eating the free lobby breakfast. these people are on vacation so wtf would they be getting out of bed so early? when im on vacation id never get up at 7 in the morning, thats when people get up who have jobs.  so i took it for sat and sun and got to check in very early, 7am this morning. question is, am i wasting my money? i dont think so, i certainly am getting wonderful info about their chains of hotels and brands ive never stayed in due to the higher cost. i think its worth learning the info.

many young professional players who like me are easily capable of beating the lowest stakes live NL games for close to $100,000 per year, have much nicer suites than this. i wont be able to continue to pay these prices come monday, but on wednesday once my 2 free nites are up, if i dont then leave for vegas or toledo, and i shouldnt til after nov 4-6 for the freeroll which lasts 3 days, i can at least live in 1 of the 3-4 places on craigslist which appear safer to be in the nighttime hours for like $350-400 per week. hopefully i wont have wifi problems there. this is good wifi here, but im not paying $800 per week. remember the price i quoted for nightly here dont include tax. its more with tax. but this is certainly 100% free of crime.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

the most unfair rule in any casino poker room ever. (and Grump thought mandalay bay had bad rules)

Well i could do what Robvegaspoker does and title my blog "she asked me to whip it out" referring to my earlier dream in which a beautiful young black uber female driver told me if i wanted to i could whip it out for her (i didnt realize she was referring to my seatbelt). or i could title it "why u fucking  talking shit" referring to my 2nd dream which i woke up to just now, in fear, at 11.20pm. when a big white guy who was in a band dressed up in shirts says LSU and with a trumpet with a ton of others in the band said this to me when i commented on how i, (while flying about 6-8 feet in the air,) couldnt get around him and was boxed in to where i couldnt reach the door on the north side of the gym, and i didnt wish to go out the door on the south side the wrong way, for i was trying to reach a casino. i dreamed i was mad he was mad at me because he would continaully keep moving to where i couldnt move boxing me in and when his band leader tried to jump in the way so he wouldnt hurt me, he said this then tried to get up to hit me, then i woke up for good. in the dream, they were local poker players in the eldorado.

or maybe title it after the earlier dream i first had, (slept 3 times this afternoon) which would be "mom, the people ur witnessing about Jesus to are trying to steal all ur scrabble pieces" in this dream i was about 30 feet up in the top of a huge truck and the guy and girl mom had been talking to in her house across the street were getting in the truck down below (im by the roof) and with big boxes to hold expensive scrabble memorabilia (which she really doesnt own). then im in her house, telling her about it, then climbing out the window to go find them, going down stairs, through a large church which i think is one of my kind of churches, big pentecostal one, but turned out to be named st judes which i seen going out the door, and im asking an asian lady where to find the bus. while in the church i was trying to find a place to hide out to sleep (hey some have 100s of rooms, even schools, etc) after everyone left the building and services ended, like i did once or twice when homeless 18-25 yrs of age.

But theres more important things to talk about and this blog isnt here for the purpose of talking about scary dreams, which most of mine are. This blog is to talk about why im not comfortable here in shreveport, and why i might even get out of town before the nov 4 freeroll. i dont usually make the money in these even if its a $35,000 freeroll limited to 100 people. if only 10 get paid, why bother? (flushdraw is really going to think im dumb)

see, all my life ive tried to play poker at night (using the excuse games are better) and sleep during the day (the hours its LIGHT outside) This was due to living in weeklies like Budget or siegel suites (and others much worse) 10-25 yrs ago while poor. and i just didnt feel safe in them at night, worried about breakins of my front door while im inside. if theres 24 hour poker its no issue, but here in shreveport, sometimes the game breaks up 3 am or even sooner. and the horrible rake which isnt reduced shorthanded most of the time due to using the excuse "well then we wont let u qualify for the jackpot" (so it stays at $5+2). i feel much safer living where im in an inside hallway (like extended stay america or much better a casino hotel with security to walk u to the room and peek inside for u if u need them to) instead of places which anyone can walk by the door on the outside with no security visible at night, or no office open to call during the night. i do seem to win more too not playing during the mornings or afternoons. different crowd.

Now lets talk about unusual rules here u wouldnt expect to find in most pokerrooms. (and im not referring to the free buffet everyday most regulars get). some of these rules are good. for instance, the ONLY way there can be a button straddle allowed on the table is if ALL of the players voted YES unanimously to allow it. (new players wont be getting to vote--just those at the table already. once its changed, new people sitting down must accept it). of course, the only reason i would vote NO is because this casino forces the small blind to act first instead of doing it the correct way like Wynn, nugget, peppermill, etc.

if someone requests a setup, (and anyone objects) u cannot get a setup. Truth is, im surprised the whole rest of the table dont object all the time. all it does it hold up the next hand 5 minutes.

But heres the most unusual rule at all. say theres 2 shorthanded games, and people wish to combine at 1 of the 2 tables. well if they wish to combine, they might draw for seats. but if anyone dont want to combine they dont combine. so here's how it went down, with Jacob working the floor late in the middle of the night. there were 4 of us, 5 if u count the asian guy who set chips down and was gone the whole time. one guy quits on his BB because he dont like playing this shorthanded, and theres only 1 seat in the other game and its on me to post the BB. Fearing if i posted, theyd break the game next hand and id be out $3, i didnt wish to post and i said can we draw? the one guy preferred to play 3 handed since there was only 1 seat open, not 2 or 3. the other guy was willing to play. i was going to just sit out til we could draw, or pick up a 4th player. so i didnt post. then the same guy said well if theres only 2 of us who wish to play lets draw. (since his odds went from 1 in 3 to 1 in 2). i told the floor hey id like to draw and he said since im sitting out im not an active player, no more than the other guy not in the game with chips there and asked me if i thought it would be fair the other guy got to draw. i then told him, im willing to play 3 handed if i had to. and he said its too late theyre already drawing, u made it clear to me already u wouldnt play 3 handed, and theyre willing to play and u wont, and said i cant keeping changing my mind instead of making up my mind. i was going to discuss this with the main manager when shes in, in no other casino would i be screwed like this. i did not miss a single hand, and id been dealt in the last hand. and those guys were no more willing to play 2 handed, though they swore they wouldve than i was willing to play 3 handed. (proof being once it got to HU, they drew)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

well im going back downhill and going there fast. there goes my $1000 from my hours played.

tonight wasnt a good night. i got paid my $1000 today, or at least the $940 after they took the tax out of it. so earlier today i was briefly in the $15,800s. but i did lose both my poker sessions. since i was already downtown with my laptops and suitcase, i decided when i left sams town to go ahead and take my 2 free nights in the eldorado too instead of going home. i went up there to take a break about 6 pm since i wasnt feeling like playing after giving back the $100+ i was ahead, plus over $140 of the original buyin. but with the promo money id received, i was still up to $15,800 and over $2500 up for the month of october.

so when i woke up at 2am and sat down with $120, i couldnt get nothing. lost, rebought, $160, and eventually was in the game for the entire $580 I had in my pocket. Then when i quit and tried to go get money from the money stored in safekeeping in the casino cage, they couldnt give it to me because i was told the system is down. so instead i went to my room and it better be fixed by the time i go back down.  was told the same thing when i tried to order food in the poker room with comps. maybe had i not been hungry i wouldve had more patience to wait for a hand. it was a good game because Doc was sitting in it. and he usually gives me credit and folds because he doesnt have a thing when he raises preflop and sees me as a nit. But i lost the whole stack when i tried to bluff him off a pot.

Now ive been told, when a guy check raises allin on the river, he usually ISNT bluffing. this true or not true? Lance who plays in this room regularly, told me one big edge i have over most of the locals which is good for me is i try to steal pots. i've noticed if u can win one big pot per night u wouldnt otherwise win, it has such a huge effect on ur hourly rate, more than doubling it. but when u try it against the wrong guy, or when hes sitting on a monster, it wont work and it didnt tonight. on a flop of 2K2, 5 on the turn for a turned flush draw in hearts (i held A5 of hearts) Q of diamonds on the river, i didnt expect the monster he was holding to be 23 offsuit. most people say i should try to bluff more. i dont know if this is true if im stuck for the night and not been winning, seems they wish to call. sure wish i was in a new room every night. i've been told its better to show bluffs so u can get paid off on monsters, but this stops u from winning with future bluffs too, so which is preferable?

and im still needing to return the old laptop before my 15 days expire. i was expecting to be over $16k once i did but with this loss, im down to $15,300 so ill only be a bit under $15,700 if i do. this should feel like a lot but had i not lost both the last 2-3 sessions i couldve been over $16,500 once i got the money plus the laptop returned.

if i didnt return it, the ONLY way i could safely dispose of the stored passwords on the old laptop would be to throw it off the texas street bridge into the Missouri river in the middle of the night. im not as skilled as hillary is in bleaching it.

Speaking of the election, anyone seen this video? Project veritas undercover video they are highly respected for being willing to show u what the media wont tell u, they are the ones who put out the planned parenthood video. hear in their own words DNC operatives they filmed talking about illegal fraud voter activities, fixing it so people get injured in trump rallies, and how theyre spending Hillary clintons money to pay homeless people to do this. the people in charge of this were very high up in the democratic party and report directly to Podesta or Clinton, or George Soros.

watch this video, and u will see it cant possibly be fake like PPP thinks it is.

Monday, October 17, 2016

a brighter future

i dont post as often as i used to because not only do i not get paid for posting, i think it negatively affects my winrate in the poker games. that being said, my winrate isnt too bad now after a few good nights in a row, bringing me back to $2100 worth of wins for October right as im halfway thru the month. and on monday or tues i should be getting another $1000. and once i return the laptop, (really dont need it, old one is ok i guess, and id rather use the $400 for more important things) then ill have over $16000, instead of the $15,100 i have now.

only playing poker, (and i guess to a smaller extent playing $1-3 isntead of $1-2) does slowly grow the roll over time. imagine how well off id be if id never played nothing but poker all of the last 25 yrs. (and went from playing $1-2 NL to $1-3, then to Phoenix for $2-3 NL, then elsewhere for $2-5 NL, etc). do each level for like 1 yr each as the money slowly accumulates and this is how most people advance in limits over time, though a lot of them skip the in between step of $2-3. considering how much i blew on BJ or VP or VBJ in the past few years, stopping this leak wouldve saved me close to $50k. then id have the bankroll needed for $2-5, getting my citizenship documents, learning to drive, $5k or so on dentistry, prepaying a yrs rent, etc. what i wish is i could take 20 yrs off my life and be 27 instead of 47, so id have plenty of time and be appealing to women again. or wouldve had the pokerstars opportunity now for the first time when it was loaded with bad players instead of the very tiny roll i had then when spending my entire days online with Britni and Lorna. no one even uses yahoo messenger no more.

But i do feel things will be better from this day going forward (as long as Hillary dont get us into a war with Russia). Let's stay the hell away from attacking Assad, co-ordinate with the Russians against ISIS as trump says, and let them do the work for us. But financially, no more losses in casino games eating the roll up. Josie disappeared a long time ago where she missed out on seeing the day ever come where id be playing nothing but poker.

----well if it wasnt for such poor internet access last night here in my room, i wouldve finished updating this blog yesterday.. but now i can make the blog larger. cdizzy was playing in the room tonight for a while. i was in the game for $1324 and cashed out $1072. lost several pots early on, one with set of 999, one with missed flush and straight draw, one with 444, and one where i gutshotted nut broadway on the turn, and lost to the boat on the river.

so when i wake up, between noon and 4 pm today i can pick up my $1000 for being in the top 30 in hours. this will grow the roll a bit tomorrow once its added. i can still return a laptop to grow it more. got nothing out of my free play chips tonight, i was up a bit, then put them all on 2 spots what was left, but i got dealt 22 against the dealers 5, was forced to use my own money to split, then lost the hand.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Professional poker players dont deserve a LOWER standard of living than the rest of the population, do u agree?

first off, let it be said i NEVER play candy crush saga on my cell at the poker table, only bejeweled. i dont like the small sized screen and prefer to play it on my laptop. im over level 1191 by the way. one thing thats really been bugging me this time in shreveport is my games on facebook, both candy crush and farm heroes saga, will NOT load in my room where i pay by the week. they will ONLY load when in my free rooms in sams town and in the eldorado. which it seems i will still have in november, just got my november offers. how long does it take to cut someone off? im setting a record for the length of time without playing VP or live BJ. and im not playing VBJ machines here either, for those dont exist in shreveport. just run thru my free play 6 times per month at $30 each in sams town instead of 4 times for $34, and the $115 per week in promo chips in the eldorado. people who know my propensity to play those games whove followed this blog for yrs, such as Josie and lightning, know what a major accomplishment this is. This is the main reason i expect to be successful in being much more financially successful by the time im 50 as long as we arent attacked by the Russians with nuclear weapons simply because too many republicans didnt get out to vote for Trump.

on friday night im sitting in a great $1-3 NL game in the eldorado. I'm in the game for $460, and at one point have not much over $200. then i win several hands in a short period of time, including one that amazed me when a new young player whose not a regular and isnt there to get freeroll hours sits on my left and buys in deep. i think he lost back some of his win before this took place if i remember correctly. ive got AK and raise the $6 straddle UTG to $34 in late position. so he makes it $80 on my left, whether we were the blinds or he was the button i dont remember. everyone else got out preflop, and the flop comes A 10 3 with 2 spades. i bet $135 and he goes allin for like $200 more, maybe less. i like the flop because i think it gives him less likely to hold AA. but he goes allin so quickly i worry hes got the set. turned out he only had JJ and i won big.

then shortly thereafter he was replaced by a nice guy whose really good, and bought in for $700. i left to eat, and took my chips. there were 4 women in the game at one point too, including the girl next to me on the other side who swore to me she worked in the strip club but the guy claimed she used to work in the poker room and now floors in the horseshoe. wish i knew whats true. the employees all know her, ive seen her in before talking to the staff, but never playing. she clearly didnt care about the money, was playing really loose.

so i went to eat, then when i got back, sat in the omaha hilow game. why? cause my hour wasnt up yet and Greg swears he wins in that game, dont see how. my win rate logged on my cell is negative $12 per hour in omaha for the year. its $10-20 limit and i lost $400 in the game (almost) over the next 5 hours or so. this gave back a large chunk of the $600 id just won before i went to eat.

So i wanted to have something for the win i had. for this was the biggest $1-3 NL win in quite some time ($460 buyin with a cashout of $1059) i knew i was tired of not being able to play games on facebook at home, I wish i had a bigger fridge too. but i dont like the idea of spending like $150 week more on housing to get it either. wish there was extended stay america here like there is in vegas. and i still need to screen the bank statement i received to fix it so i can play on ignition. i wouldnt be thinking so much of moving if i liked the place im staying in much better. however i do feel its much better than all the siegel suite and budget suites options in vegas.

so i got in a cab and instead of going straight home, i went to walmart. i needed some milk and other food for the fridge anyway, and needed earwax medicine, and an ear syringe. for maybe then i wouldnt need to put the volume close to 100% to easily hear trumps speeches. but i thought maybe a new laptop would fix these issues, and of course, theres the missing a key which dont work (unless of course i use the online keyboard at all times) which i got in the habit of. once u use the free internet where im living, u then no longer get the option to show up for the faster service for a small fee. i dont think it really improves anything anyway.

But when i came home with a new $416 laptop ($37 of which went to state sales tax) (why my roll is now only $13,500) i tried it and couldnt get it to load at first either, and i wasnt too happy. but after quite a long pause with it frozen and buffering, the game loaded and once it loaded, it stayed up for the next 24 hours. im not sure what it would do if i turned my laptop off. so i got to play multiple games and advance about 4 more levels. i tried the faster internet too, for the one day price instead of the 1 month price which is much less overall. i just wanted to see if it made a difference, but it dont seem too.

the question is i got 15 days to decide, do i keep it or return it for a refund? and if i keep it, what do i do with the old one? how would i sell it, and first make sure my passwords arent discovered? i've saved the boxes and receipts in case. and i might spend lots of money for better housing too. i think i deserve a much higher standard of living than im getting if i really can make over $3000 per month in the long run here. it might even be over $4000. theres tons of places to live i've never tested, but im going to test the internet very thouroughly everywhere before i move in from now on. because its so easy to just renew the room instead of move out everytime the rents due to simply due to laziness over moving.

this is the news i spoke of on twitter i dont know if its good or bad i bought this. id rather spend my money doing things which make my life more pleasent than chores like dentistry. i spent $15 more on another 3 books the other day too.

im hoping to get the $1000 on oct 18, then id like to win enough in the freeroll nov 6 to be over $15k or $16k. if i get first and its not chopped, theres a slight chance to be over 20k