Wednesday, August 16, 2017

back in toledo

ive left vegas for good now, and flew into cleveland where Ray picked me up and drove me home to sylvania OH. i really appreciate him doing this for me, but im a bit irritated he didnt hook me up with the black girl whose 20 he promised to which he wasnt interested in who spent 1 night in his house. or the 23 yr old in genoa he thinks found someone else. Plus i just discovered plenty of fish no longer lets u search for women more than 14 yrs out of your age range. i never got to be with women 20-30, when i was in my early 20s i only went with women over 30, they were much more interested in fooling around.

we've been going up to greektown every night, or one of the other rooms. i found out turtle creek is only 4 hours 19 minutes from google maps. ive still not been winning though. im down still for august, so its pretty poor news financially. the best news is he chopped the tourny 4 ways i encouraged him to enter since he thinks hes better in them, and just like flushdraw might be.

i made a few poor shoves late into the evening when tired of playing and ready to leave. i never could steal the pot. at least i know where im making errors. plus they have good BJ games here, but the min bets much too high. but a rich counter would love the deep penetration.

the biggest accomplishment was convincing both ray and lightning to meetup in IN on the majestic star pokerroom. i covered the costs of ray coming and we got to meet and eat. lightning took one photo but i dont have it of course. Lightnings blog got delayed due to a death of someone i never knew but he knew well. im interested in his koala stories unpublished too.

ive done a poor job selling bitcoin when at the lowest and buying so often when at the highest, but at least im still over $16,000 i dont know how id done had i not left vegas. ive found a good 08 stud8 mix $6-12 2 nights per week. pretty high hourly for the low sample size, but in parx its the only game i did good at winning close to $500 the one time i played.


Monday, August 7, 2017

am i making mistakes?

This time i really did move out of my other place after being there a little less than 7 weeks. i checked into the nugget for 2 nights, using the rest of my comps up. i've lost almost all of my last 6-7 sessions in the nugget, which is why im still behind well over $500 for august live poker, even with the $590 poker win in north LV, while in the Poker Palace with the duke of fremont. so i should be out of town before Friday. im down to $16,000 now from $19,200 so if i keep in town longer ill keep getting broker.

So now lets focus on why im not winning, and determine if its just the much higher quality opposition in vegas as compared to most other cities. Or if its something else. i did win in July but only $1291, not enough for the high cost of expenses.

i started off turning my $120 into $274 with back to back QQ. from there on out it was mostly all downhill. kept adding to my stack til eventually i left the table out $347 of the $3247 i had with me. thats when i went to check in to my room, and stop in the grill to take food with me to relax a few hours.

Koala came by for one final visit but i couldnt get him to play any poker. he claims he's "not a winning player" and would be stuck much more for his trip were it not for some BJ winnings. so basically he sits in his room most of the time.

heres some of the different hands i played. one hand theres one old man ive seen in here most of this week. im not sure how often he plays, dont remember him on previous trips. he often raises in the worst position possible preflop (which to me feels idiotic) in the BB or SB when its limped. problem is no one calls often enough to evaluate his hands. he does it to $12 with J9 offsuit i called with 55 near the button. how near, i dont remember exactly. flop comes 5J8 with 2 diamonds. he bets $15, i bet $45, and am surprised he calls, so im thinking he got a big pair or a flush draw. turn comes A with the 3rd diamond so i check along. i thought i might get check raised allin with money behind. probably should bet? K comes on the river, check check and im good. he only had J9 so i guess he mightve not paid me any more?

last night one guy from canada (who i originally mistook for a local in here everyday, then found out he wasnt him) when i bought in $3000 in $500 chips when i left the paigow table, ended up covering me in a few hours when he moved to my table and seen i was losing big. Richard moved to my table too, and hid his last name on his card. he seemed to know me wanted the seat on my left, played very weird and loose raising often, and i lost a big pot to him when he hits 2 pair on flop of K23 and i had top pair. i think he might be richard menzies on my facebook, his picture looks like him. i lost close to $400 luckily i didnt lose more. got pretty tired.

then one time i called $10 preflop with 3 others. flop comes A23 all in clubs. i had Q9 of clubs. he bets i raise he goes allin with AAA and im winning til the river which is the other 3.

once they see im on full tilt when i sucessfully see an easy bluff steal preflop with 94 offsuit (which worked and 3 folded once theyd originally called $8) i then get KK the very next hand. so i know ive got them setup perfectly to think im weaker. so i go allin blind preflop to get called loosely by 1 guy. flop comes 457 sure enough he calls, with 78. and then rivers 2 pair. i dont think this play was bad either, just bad luck on the river.

then the woman in the make america great again shirt on the other end whose out of state and unfamiliar with their promos and straddle rules and bathroom locations bets on the flop of A78 ive got 78 suited, in spades, 3 hearts on the flop . i raise, she calls. turn comes 4th heart, check check. river pairs the wrong card and she still bets into me i folded of course she shows the K of hearts.

i dont think my raise on the flop while still ahead is bad either, not my fold once i was beaten. seems the only error im doing is not hitting n running while up


Sunday, August 6, 2017

the duke of fremont

      Im just not getting anywhere here in vegas, probably being punished for deciding to stick around and not fly out when i said i was about to fly out over 1 week ago. at least koala got to see me and we played a bit in the redrock, hoover dam lodge VBJ, and the nugget. Seen vince too and finally got the mailer from him for st louis. they reduced my 16 monthly coupons for free BJ bets to only $90 each from $125 each.

Tonight i couldnt win again, im back to being behind for the month of august. July i only won $1291. last night in the Poker palace in north LV, while sitting next to the Duke of Fremont (pic of me and him on twitter) i turned my final $142 into $732. i wouldve been way up for the night had i not lost well over $200 in the nugget poker room earlier that afternoon, plus over $200 more on BJ in NLV. instead, i only ended up winning a little friday night. my hourly is $50 per hour this year for the poker palace.

the duke of fremont was in my game again tonight (saturday) along with 2 guys from twitter, 2 women in the game, one of whom i think desperately wanted to pick up the guy on her right, and derek from twitter's left. Plus i think she was hollywooding about how often she plays poker. she knew way too much about other rooms, promos, been in way too many places around the US, yet pretended not to know when the wsop is, and said she only played 20 hours this year. she was winning much of the time til the end. id not lost as much had i not shoved $135 on the end when i felt the other person was weak, they were, but they improved a bit on the end. they still thought some time though.

im quite concerned as to why my Uber rating is down to only 4.45. too much complaining about other drivers, and no tips? i dont know. or maybe just not wishing to use the freeway?

tonight when leaving the nugget, i went to the D to buy bitcoin from the atm, but my signal on my cell was so poor i couldnt open my bitcoin wallet to scan the code. so i had to go to the lucki dragon to buy it instead. there it worked fine. so i played some paigow poker, but didnt like it when the other players would rather quit than me be the bank. i hate this, takes the fun out of banking.

i think ill get out of town for sure this week. cant afford to live here. im living off last years earnings for many months now, not this years. did find 3 books in a used bookstore for $24. 2 gambling books, plus one story of life in germany during the war, hiding from the govt.


Friday, July 28, 2017

from the lobby of LAS international airport

    Most of the day today was spent unsure if i was going to renew where i was living in for a longer period of time or not. it's not easy to VOLUNTARILY move out of one of the nicest and most comfortable safest places ive ever lived in. but i know in the end its very difficult to win more money in vegas than u can in other cities and is the worst of possible choices of cities to pick if u wish to earn your living exclusively from live poker. i won only $1200 in July in poker. and spent well over twice this on this months living expenses. i dropped from $19,200 when i moved here for 5 weeks, to $17,300 today, so this isnt the route to success.

But where should i go? hmm. I would love to visit albuquerque, hawaiian gardens, missoula, miami, new hampshire, Moline, Blackhawk, and 1-2 other places. but im probably better off in reno or shreveport or detroit or tampa or st louis if i really wish to increase and grow the bankroll.

the goal today when i started the day with $17,900 was to win $1300 so i wouldnt lose any ground. (or at least win 400 so i could renew my lease 1 more week which would kick the can on down the road a week). i started off not doing too badly, i bought in $113 in the wynn (where i went because i knew id need to close out my box before i go out of town) though i know the game sucks there. the choices of varities are among the best in town, but certainly not the quality of the games themselves.

in the first 30 minutes i had it up to where i had $243 on the table. then i started losing, and eventually was in the game for $583. briefly got up one more time, and had $631 in front of me. but when i dropped to $468, i left for the $1-2 PLO. i think i wouldve been better off trying the $2-5 NL.

i got tired of never getting to see the river in the $1-2 PLO. due to fact its usually raised preflop to $15, then re-raised to $45. i seen very few hands, much tighter than the field. especially with the $5 bring in. (why its not good for the game). one flop i seen the $15 with ak clubs 45 spades and flopped the wheel with the diamond flush draw out there. checked to me, i bet (u dont slowplay in omaha) no one called which shocked me, and i showed only the 45 of spades, convincing them the other 2 were 67 of a different suit instead of the ak clubs which is true.

then i never won one more pot. got dealt KKJT with 3 diamonds, made it $20 on the cutoff. one guy in EP reraised to $90. i called, flop comes J63 rainbow, he bets i folded. how would u played it?

then one more hand i got KKA3 preflop i only limp $5 being UTG out of position, no one raised this time. flop comes Q42 guy bets pot, i folded. turn comes 5, river 6, he won with 37. he turned the wheel though too.

finally after being there 2-3 hours, plus a few hours in the $1-3 im ready to commit with my last $261. i raised preflop with A4 of hearts KK, no heart. flop comes 359 rainbow, one heart. i check one guy bets pot, folded to me, i shove. no point in check calling, then folding the turn. made this mistake too much in the past. he calls and im still ahead at the time. the 5 on the end seals my fate and gives him trips. he had A567. he'd recently lost back the whole $1500+ in front of him and was looser than most.

i quit, cash out my lone $1 chip which didnt play. i'd rather go thru life paralyzed than give it to the dealer. got my deposit of $100 back, plus the $3000, and went home. no BJ in the wynn, for sure. $50 minimum if u wish to get 3-2. good thing i wasnt downtown mightve lost $3000 more in the golden gate if the worst were to occur.

cooked the last remaining can of chicken dumplings, then the can of green beans, and though i wasnt entirely full, that was the end of the food. maybe i shouldve used up some of my wynn comps. then i went about packing my bags, and trying to remember which pieces of silverware were my own so i didnt accidently take silverware which belonged to someone else. Turned the keys in to the doorman and left for the airport in Uber for an early morning flight elsewhere. i didnt figure id wake up in time if i went to sleep. im tired, not in the best of moods, and dont feel like saying much more at this point. either vegas sucks or i dont play in the best rooms. i think just like Rob does, that it sucks.


Monday, July 24, 2017

u cant win if u play in the wynn

     Sitting at home cooking food and eating it up in preparation to finish up and be ready to move out of town on the 28th of July. I thought i might wish to remain in town longer since i now have a safe deposit box, but its just too damned difficult to win in the Encore poker room. im not sure why but this is a common opinion among most players of the wynn being more difficult. they do have loose foreignors coming in dumping off $500 or so in the $1-3 but for some reason its not easy like the $1-3 NL in shreveport is. most of the same players u recognize everyday. at first i was winning in there, then 3 days all in a row i lost over $350, over $625 and over $800. so today i went back to the nugget.

it didnt work too well, i never got up more than $1, and eventually lost $181. no one bought in over $300 on the front table, (very unusual) and i left to go play BJ in the golden gate. considering i lost over $750 in the nugget live BJ table the day before, i know the golden gate offers the better BJ game if u count as opposed to playing basic strategy.

none of the BJ tables were empty, (wrong time of day) but the closest table to being empty was $10 instead of $5 and contained only 1 young black girl betting $25, with another immodestly dressed black girl beside her and it was obvious they were a gay couple. and that they both were rich. now normally i wouldnt play here, (although RobVP would). she also smoked, but at least she sat in the end seat and not a middle seat, giving u the chance to sit far from her. and always betting the annoying sucker side bet (which means u win if the dealer has an ace--side bet, not your hand) plus other possibilities. i dont like bets which cause the players to root for the dealer to get BJ or any card other than 5 or 6. im rooting for the dealer to have 5 or 6 up every single hand.

Plus she took her double downs face down every time, which is unfriendly to the other players also, because it deprives them of info to help them play correctly. she misplayed lots of hands one which caused the dealer to not bust, but as soon as i went to 2 spots, then when she lost she told the girl with her, "this is why i like to play by myself". i told her how much i preferred this too, but its the only game which wasnt crowded.

like my going to 2 spots would be the sole reason shes not winning. lucky for me when i got my bet up to 2 hands of $150 i finally won both and when i left to return to the nugget poker room, i was no longer down $181, but up $33.

ended up in the same game and the drunk on my left was gathering a huge pile, cracking people with JK suited for huge pots just like he did right before i left. he had well over $700. earlier no one had much over $300. i bought in $120, and soon had it up to $505. shouldve left then but i didnt til it dropped to $349, but i then wised up and quit. i should do laundry too but im tired and dont feel up to it. 3 shirts left.

yesterday i built up the right image by making it $125 preflop with 7-2 off (showed it) and picked up 4-5 peoples $15 preflop raise or call. but i couldnt get it to pay off for me. i lost BIG yesterday. my hourly is $8 this month, early on it was $22. last month the hourly was $15. this entire yaer the hourly is $10 only.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ending your session early

    When u are up a much bigger day's pay than normal, this is when its the most difficult to play your best (if most of the other players have u covered that is). and when u are stuck, its alot easier to play your best because then u will have "no fear" by this i mean, u wont be afraid to take risks by shoving (u might even take some foolheardy and desperate risks.) u wont be folding winners. but if u are up, u might make some very bad folds, worried of losing back the entire stack. or at least the win, and it will seriously upset u emotionally.

now when im up, but only like $50-125, usually i want to keep playing if its early in the session, but not if its going on over 8 hours. but when im up significantly, (say close to $500) i cant play well.

tonight in the nugget, about 4 hours in and after a recent table change to where the stacks were bigger, i won a pot with JJ i thought about folding due to his reraise preflop over my $15 raise to $60, then continued to bet $80 on a flop with 2 hearts when my JJ was an overpair. 10 comes on turn, ive still got an overpair. he puts me in for my other $140 or so and misses his ak of hearts so i win a nice pot. then u see, i wasnt up much before this hand so i didnt fear so much losing my stack.

once this hand ended, and i had well over $700, (when i won 1 more pot soon thereafter) i then folded AK preflop to a raise and reraise from the big stack, who had ak too where id split the pot. so i left. took the $2 CX bus to the wynn right outside Binions, one of my favorite city buses. on the way thru wynn into encore noticed some 1c weird baccarat machine i figured id investigate later id never seen.

then i took a seat in the $1-3 NL and soon had turned $115 into $378. then comes a hand where a loose foreignor reraises to $42 some other guys $15 bet. i shoved with QQ when i thought of folding but i had him covered by close to $80. only he calls and the board comes 9TJ99. i show QQ, hoping to not see aa or kk then he shows me J9 of spades. wtf?

so i dont feel like playing no more and cash out, nice to still be up from the nugget. on the way out i go thru the wynn, and lose over $150 in the VB machine. turns out the min bet on the 1c VB is $6. wtf? it plays 3 baccarat hands but is basically a slot with weird bonuses and u often lose partial bets even if u win 2 of the 3 hands. not like i expected at all. never playing it again.

they do have $10 UTHE there unlike the $15 min in encore if i ever feel like a table game next time.

hope this was helpful when showing when its a good idea not to put in enough hours everytime.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

explaining my twitter comments

well my time in vegas will soon come to an end, hard to believe most of the 5 weeks are gone already. lightning has came and gone, and Koala is still here for a brief while longer. when he first came to town, we played much more poker together than he is doing now. i still sleep weird hours much different from day to day, plus i always need to leave the game immediately if im giving back too much of a decent win. been playing more in the wynn lately, since i got me a safety deposit box. and im glad im back to being just over $18,000. nice to no longer need to carry cash on me. im home now updating the blog and cooking eggs.

Bitcoin is dropping like a rock, so the $190 i had left online i took off the BJ site and left only $20. and shipped it back to the bank, which is what finally put me back over $18,000. since its only going to go down til the fork problems coming up in august get resolved, its best to stay completely clear of it til then.

Koala and i played in the nugget once, the wynn once, and planet H twice. soon he will go to reno/tahoe for 1 week or so, then return. he keeps losing BIG in poker, then recovering the money in BJ. he isnt counting though, he increased his bet in the golden gate from $75 to $100 when it was minus 11. i started out very bad, out $324 that day, and so did he. but he recovered, the shoe got good, then i finished the shoe by myself and ended up winning over $150. briefly the shoe was plus 21. they dealt out 7 whole decks or more out of 8.

i was lucky to recover some of my poker loss in Planet H on the big split VP the other night after i left or id be $250 worse off now.

when i posted on twitter the other day to @onechiquita (alysia chang) that money was more valuable than anything else, i meant that without it u cant survive. u sleep outdoors instead of indoors when u are without it. u cannot eat. u cannot find relationships either, u are under way too much stress to. yes the love of 1 good woman who will stick with u for life is very important and means more than anything in the world. but without $ u wont find it. and she didnt mention a wife or girlfriend. she said family and friends, which are nice to have, but lower down the list. many marriages have been ruined because people put their family or friends over their wives and girlfriends. i'm the ONLY man who puts my girl first, i visited sue every day in the state mental hospital when age 19-21 unless i was out of town. even when homeless and needing to spend the entire day panhandling to come up with money for a shitty rooming house or the shelter i lived in sometimes. but i never missed seeing the girl who i loved and the ONLY girl to ever tell me she loved me when her judge wouldnt let her see me for a while due to her running away. and she did til she took up with a black guy in the institution the time she didnt want me to go to iowa/st louis for over 1 month. he later got shot by the police like 2-3 yrs later.

when i knew lorna and britni in my pokerstars days of 2002-2009 then again i wasted money trying to find love, putting their needs first, or at least i felt like i was. maybe not their true needs, but their money needs. though Britni would get mad and say i got her to spend too much time on poker and i think she later gave poker up for good. ending online in the US did this.

so to AC, yes the love of a good woman is number 1, but without $$ u will never get this. first u need to be able to survive and care for yourself or they wont want u. this takes $.. which is why i say $ is over all else. either this or u need to be good looking and the only women who ever considered me good looking were like before i was 21. (a few women i had sex with before i met sue or around the same time). i wish i had the picture of my newspaper with my picture in it while this age.

wonder how many of my readers seen the video interview of me Pure aggression did which i talked of in the comments section of the previous blog entry?




Monday, July 10, 2017

$2-5 wynn

yesterday started off poorly in the nugget due to me making a very good read, so i started off behind and stayed behind until the very end. this is how the good read went down, which took place right after i first got seated. i got dealt KK, raised it to $15 in late position, the button calls, the SB calls and the guy who originally limped UTG makes it $60. well i knew he had a monster hand, so i laid the KK down, everyone folded, he shows QQ. and since id just sat down, the most id lost wouldve been $100.

eventually i got stuck $316, and ended up moving tables more than once from games breaking. ran into a woman who reads my blog i didnt know about who was on 3 of my tables. i finally rebought for $700 the final time, (much more than i should) but i did better off the bigger buyin, which is almost always the case. i didnt recover the money, but i did cash out $964 of the $1016. then the game broke.

originally i decided to go home, but i ended up going in the wynn instead. the $1-3 was full, so i sat in the $2-5. a group of 4 guys who appeared to be middle eastern foreignors (mostly) came in and i could hear them talking from the desk about wanting to play $1-3 but they decided to also play $2-5 and they joined my game, making it 9 handed now. (about 10 minutes after i had sat). so when they called me for $1-3 i decided to stay where im at, thinking it might be a good game.

i get all in preflop with ak suited, with 2 callers. this is when im down to only about $130 left, and one of the looser players (who lost about $700 and left broke with his girl watching in a short time) had originally raised to $35. one guy calls, whose new and i shoved. flop comes AT4,6,4 and it looks like its getting checked around again on the river. too bad i couldnt bet the flop. then the first guy suddenly says he didnt check, throws out $100. he backdoored the flush with k3 clubs, since there was only 1 club on the flop he wouldve been out.

i rebought $262 (if u are wondering why i didnt rebuy $264, the other $2 went for bus fare to the wynn) and proceeded to do better off the bigger buyin. eventually i had it up to $403, when the big hand id been waiting for all night took place. i limped UTG with aa, a guy made it $30 another guy calls, the loose foreignor (only one of the group still there) bets $60, and i shove, hoping for only 1 call, but if not, the $120 plus in dead money will get me close enough to even to quit for the night seeing ive played many hours. everyone folds but the loose guy, and i dont remember the board but its 5 cards something like 367TQ with no flush out there. he looks at his cards so long without giving them up, then showing them to his neighbor, i fear im about to be slowrolled big time. then he finally mucks, what a sense of relief. i quit then of course on my BB.

got my uber, buy some food in the Vons store then go home. new roll $17,200. of course it was $19,200 when i took the 5 weeks, and its getting awful close to july 28th when the 5 weeks are up and ill need to be back to $19,200 by then.

i finally got to meet the girl in person cdizzy wanted me to meet back in January. a girl named amber from austin tx who plays lots of tourneys in OK cali and vegas but very little cash. shes friends with some famous player named aaron fong whoever he is. her and her friend cheryl were in the Planet h tourney and i stopped by to offer an icecream sandwich and say hi. she said she would see me downtown later then never did the next day she said she would meet up, then the next thing i knew she returned to austin without ever doing so. i wouldve sworn cdizzy was very sure she wasnt taken and liked my photo, but it didnt seem this way from seeing ambers facebook posts. seems she was in love with some guy in vegas this year which recently ended. i think ill have ray find me a girl, its better is moslem or other traditional countries, where men dont need to look and a girl is arraigned for them when they turn 21.


Monday, July 3, 2017

what happened to the 15 winning sessions in a row?

I've noticed patterns lot while playing poker. seems both winning sessions, (and losing sessions) all come in streaks. Since i moved in here (must leave on July 28th) i needed to win at least enough to get my $17,100 i was down to after moving in back to $19,200 so i wouldnt lose ground if i tried to see if i could stay longer. instead im down to $15,600. The only bright side is i won $3500 in poker for the month of June. (july isnt out of the hole yet). Since i only track poker cash games, not tourneys since it would not work right mixed together, i really won like $600-700 less in June. normally i never play any, so no need to track them. this of course doesnt include BJ wins or losses either, nor should it.

Is seeing lightning, Koala, and other friends worth thousands of dollars which i desperately need for my physical health, other important needs, etc? i dont think so, i need to go back to Ray's house. its embarrassing to admit im too broke to afford $420 per week in housing when u break it down to the week. I'm not even convinced im taking in enough income to afford housing at all, even at the rate of $200 per week.

its a good thing i won those 15 times in a row, or id never got up to $19,200 before i spent the money on housing, then started losing on poker or BJ. (1800 on BJ, $400 of which has been recovered since on better types of BJ-live instead of a machine which shuffles every hand.) i've been told the sugarhouse real money website deals out 20% of the cards before they shuffle, not sure who could verify this.

i need someone in the MD live area to pick up $300 worth of free play spread out in $30 installments multiple times in the July period. and to give me a fair price too, im going broke here. the st louis offers i cant do without doing it myself since they involve the tables and i never returned there, but its for bigger amounts. $125 16 times per month. not sure if ill get it for July since i never went back.

the final hand tonight before i went home to cook the noodles i had 88. id been going from getting out of the hole to being up $90 (was in the game for $681) and my hours were getting close to 9-10 hours so i felt like retiring. one asian guy whose been losing and rebuying preflop raises to $12, i called with one other. flop comes 874 with 2 clubs, one spade. i see him look at the flop closely when i bet $30 so im wondering if hes drawing. turn comes J of spades. now theres 2 flush draws. he bets $30, and though i know he couldve raised preflop with JJ, i didnt think he was checking a pair on the flop, and i thought if he did have 9-10 or 5-6, both of which i felt werent nearly as likely as multiple other drawing hands, i knew i wasnt folding or letting him draw cheap, leaving me with a tougher river decision. plus he was loose. so i shoved over $300 to put him all in. he looks the board over real close like he might be overlooking something then calls with 9-10 and i missed the boat. no matter what u say, i need to win a big pot and go, im not going to only call and fear the monsters under the bed syndrome.

im sure lightning and Rob will do a better writeup than me of the game in planet H the other day, and me and lightning played there more than once, including the nugget too with DWP. i will say  Lightning cracked my aa with kk on the river when it went allin preflop for close to $500. i didnt go play slots or BJ that day instead me and lightning went to eat. maybe lightning will tell u about the deaf uber driver. me im lazy and anxious to finish this post. today went home too without playing anything but poker. i did sell $11 worth of foreign currency though, to slightly lower the loss.

cooldave seen most of the beats i took early on in the nugget, perhaps he can describe them i remember the ones later in the night long after he left easier. i think one of the early ones i had qq vs kk and one i turned nut flush draw, top pair top kicker she had kk too i had aq and i think she was the BF of the other guy, they all left to go play $2-5 cooldave said he was in the tourney with him and he is loose. i'm in such a hurry to get this post done and over with the least amount of work (unlike the trooper who prefers the most work possible) im keeping this short for once.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

is paying 2/3rds of your monthly income in rent a wise investment?

i slept much longer than i anticipated yesterday evening, so if Dan and Alysia (no i doubt they know each other) were looking for me in the Nugget poker room yesterday, sorry i didnt arrive til about 2am.

once i did, i played a very short session, of not even 5 hours. when i left i was still up over $250, which continued my string of 14+ winning sessions in the Nugget. 14 sessions isnt 14 days. i was up over $200 more earlier, but i called a bet with AK high all the way, because i felt a guy might be bluffing due to the flop structure of JT2 5 2 busted flush draw from the flop, but no, he had aa. he called my preflop raise, then bet into me on 3 streets from the SB.

I'm not going to say where i rented. looked all over the hotels reservation websites, looked on airbnb, looked on craigslist, etc, then finally found a place where id be by myself behind a locked door, and where i would feel safe since id have it to myself. Everything was provided for me to use, and includes washer/dryer without cost. just let it be known im paid up thru the end of July and im out over $2000 plus. one of the nicest places ive ever been in, and as long as no one discovers where, im safe here. close to 90% of rentals id be constant fear over home invasion in the middle of the night and being killed for my atm card pin. same way i constantly fear my entire bank account balance disappearing while im sleeping. i'm not going to tell anyone if its a hotel, a high rise near the strip or southpoint, or if its a condo in another part of vegas, but lets just say i will try to find lower priced but still safe accomodations once my time ends. i only make close to $3000 per month, sometimes more often less. when u add in over $500 monthly in Uber costs, plus food, phone, etc, im going to be spending $3000 month too, so i dont see how the roll can grow unless i can find a way to increase my income from $100 day to $200 day.

i dont even think Annie Duke (the best poker player i know) could win $200 per day in $2-5 NL against 8 first time players. good $2-5 NL players make only $45-70k per year. But maybe, just maybe $150 per day is $4500 per month, which still works out. this is why the number #1 priority of the federal govt is to stop inflation, which is best done by ending voting for demoncrats. inflation is one of the biggest causes of homelessness and poverty (increasing rental prices to where no one can get housing). almost as much as alcohol is the cause.

So yesterday i went to walmart and spent $61 for about half a months supply of food. loaded up the freezer and filled the kitchen cubboards.

when the time ends, if i cannot renew, or negotiate a lower price, i think ill return to either Toledo (really Detroit) or shreveport. for i need to be where i get the highest hourly rate, so if not there, would need to go to south florida. for if i returned to getting over $20 per hour, these expenses would be far easier. my hourly in the golden nugget went back to over $13 per hour from when it dropped to $4 per hour, when early in june i was down over $1300. now im up over $3200 in june. this is not the hourly for this month, but since jan 2017 in the nugget. i won so much in shreveport in 2016 ($33,000 in 5 months, and only $13,000 for the other 7 months elsewhere) id returned there long ago if i felt i had at least 25% chance of it continuing. But yes, increasing the income is the goal. not sure if increasing my standard initial buyin of $100 would help in this, or put me more on tilt if i lost it early, meaning id then be rebuying even much bigger, which means too big of swings. and in detroit i won $2500 plus in 3 nights of the final weekend.

controlling yourself from getting angry in the poker room so u can win easier and play your best is quite difficult with all the BS u need to put up with from the other players. primarily, watching them put empty water bottles and even worse, racks, on the floor. Unless they were to watch their mother trip over it, it will never stop. Then u get all the european guys or first timers in this casino who dont even know where the bathroom is, yet know exactly what the nuggets rules would be in certain situations, (mostly theyre wrong). and yet when u complain about improper behavior by others (for instance the guys in the Oaks club continually asking for setups) who gets banned for the game breaking up? you do, not the ones who instigated the problem.

or dealing with the bathroom attendent in the nugget on the night shift, who continously locks all the stalls except those in the further distance in the back, and having to walk thru the entire bathroom to get to it. his supervisor said once they do this when cleaning, guess its due to chemicals. so instead of those chemicals being far away in the back, when they wont endanger no one, because u wont be walking back there, they put them upfront so everyone must walk near and be around them longer while passing both ways by them?

or the guy on my table who insisted the 2 players turn their hand over (u see he blamed them both equally) which is wrong, u blame ONLY the player whose turn it is (who wont act). the guy whose not his turn should NOT turn them over, when he finally does first, and the guy who shouldve showed first folds ITS SIMPLY ENCOURAGING THE SAME GUY TO SLOW IT UP AGAIN THE NEXT TIME. only by making him turn over first and the 2nd guy not showing, will this behavior be resolved. so i got mad at the guy and tried to explain this to him (not the 2 in the hand but the one insisting both show and blaming both).

i blame Rob and the other bloggers for all the spam too, for unlike me, they just ignore it which is why it continues. for example i get the same spam comments from multiple madeup bloggers ids for certain asian gambling sites, which of course ill never post their links to. the comment is made to sound legit, but cannot be posted without being posted in its entirely which includes the spam link. now those guys they just delete it but me im more active. if possible i write the spammer or post on his profile cursing him out telling him off. if all the bloggers did this, the problem would stop.

truth is i shouldve left and went to rays house to save this $2000. but im sick of flying and lazy, not wishing to bother with it no more. $3000 in expenses when only earning $3000 (and i dont know if i truly even average $36k per year because my sample size is too small.) but its too stressful. let me reiterate, when u play poker for a living, nothing is fun about it. life is actually hell on earth when u must win to survive. people only do it because they cant get other work except for work paying even less.