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.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Must find new housing soon

i've pretty much forgotten about this blog. used to be people would remind me to post when ive not been online in a while, but no, not this time. Theres not so much to talk about when im not on a road trip either. Good news is im doing what i should be doing (as far as regaining the money i lost since leaving Detroit). for the first night in ages, im finally over $17,000 once more. i only wish more of it wouldve came from poker, and not BJ.

that being said, im out of the hole for June now, up a little more than $1000 in poker for June. cash that is, ive never tracked tourney wins or losses. im not going to play no more either, for if i do i should probably track them too.

another reason to not play them is if they took 10 hours or more to finish (if u get to the final table). u would need to average 10x your hourly rate in winnings to make it preferable to just playing cash those 10 hours. This is why no serious poker players make thier living by playing tourneys.

the big problem is im losing my housing this Friday. u see, Vinces ex girlfriend from NJ who dealt in the Trop will be moving in with him, arriving on a plane fri night. and he couldnt convince her to let me live there too. so ill either need to leave town or find other accomodations. ive got over $300 in comps in the nugget to carry me for 4 days, and i might just move out early on tues and maybe fly out of here. there's nothing cheap in vegas thats safe, and i dont wish to spend close to $1300 and commit to 60 days for extended stay america.

i need stable housing so i can get ID in whichever state i wish instead of just louisiana and a passport too, for when 2018 comes ill no longer be allowed to fly. plus i need a long term MD too. u see, to order the documents for the big fee from the govt, i wont be doing no traveling til the documents would arrive, or id be out the fee for nothing.

never seen the nugget so busy except during the WSOP. theres like all 13 tables full with lists most of the time in here now, except for the slow part of the early mornings. but no PLO today or yesterday. for like 3 days, it went everyday.




Saturday, June 10, 2017

bankroll management in live poker

Poor bankroll management is the biggest downfall of any professional gambler. 10-20 yrs ago i stayed near broke most of the time due to leaks on video poker, playing the wrong forms of poker, and giving women money. i dont ever give women money no more, i dont play near as much video poker as i used to when Josie still read the blog, and i know better now than to waste time in $1-5 stud (it no longer even exists in most cities) and in $2-6 spread limit or even worse, low stakes fixed limit. no more of this wasting $500-600 of $3000-4000 rolls on even money or 6-5 video BJ in the same day either. im sick when i think of how much i wasted in the past 10 yrs or so, and how my skill level in NL poker would easily allow me a bankroll of well over $200,000 if i were to have been managing money properly all these yrs. wish i werent so lazy.

i think theres 2 good bankroll rules to follow. one, dont put over 5% of your roll on the table or lose over 5% in one day. ($750 in other words). next rule is, quit the table (not neccessaliry for the entire day) when u drop back 1% or more. (which is $150). the goal for $1-2 NL is to keep 100 buyins if u dont have other income, investments, govt checks or assets coming in or credit. if u do have these other sources 30-40 buyins should be enough. Bankroll management is more important than most people give it credit for, indeed much more important than ur skill level. bankroll management failures is why i dropped from a high in Reno of over $45,000 to the $13k or so i was down to last week before i had a slight comeback. good money management wouldnt let me bet 3 spots of $1250 each on BJ. 3 spots of $100 to $150 each wouldve been the correct bet on the count of plus 18. then i wouldnt dropped over $20,000 in the 3 weeks i was in Reno.

so this afternoon im in a game in the Nugget which keeps flip-flopping from tight to loose as players go broke or get up. when i left, it was loose, some new players sat down, most were quite loose or bad, including the guy in seat 9 on my immediate right. im in seat 8, since its 9 handed. theres some bluffers on the other side of my table in 3 or 5 and some bigger pots are starting to develop. im much older than many of the players and theres a good looking woman who i think lives in vegas in the seat next to me. not nearly as good looking as the black girl from ellis island who works in the restaraunt who sat by me and Vince in the BJ table at the longhorn last night, who i was shocked to find out was gay being she sure wasnt ugly like most women are who turn gay. i was curious how she knew me til she told me it was from the VBJ machine ellis isle got rid of. i thought she was a boulder street hooker sitting there as good looking as she was. another hooker who vince and i had just seen walking thru az charlies earlier was in there getting thrown out by longhorn security.

i got dealt 10-10 and made it $6 in early position, one of the loose newer guys raised from out of the  blinds to $30, and so did i and one other guy fearing i was up against a big pair. flop comes 2,3,7 and 2 hearts. so when he bets $45 on the flop, not knowing if he has one or not, or if he might have the flush draw or something else which dont beat 10-10 i call. turn comes J offsuit and he bets once more, other guy is out, i call. on the river i plan to fold if the flush comes and he bets or an overcard comes. river comes offsuit 8, he bets $130 what would u do?

i called, thinking he must surely put me on the flush draw (which i dont got) and think if he had an overpair, he would check, hoping ill bluff since in his mind, i couldnt call. so i thought if he bets, he must either have a set or be bluffing since ive showed strength staying in. turns out hes got KK and is good. i left while i still had $190 of the original $100 buyin that was once up to $467.

i will probably regret the rest of the year not trying todays $200,000 guarantee with only $200 buyin but proper bankroll management wont let me spend over $150 on any one tourney. tired of not cashing, then working 2 days to get back the buyin, but this is standard for tourneys. u need either staked to play tournies or be extremely well rolled to financially and emotionally, to not cash 15 in a row and when u do cash to min cash.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

is Uber corporate deceiving their drivers/riders?

This is not going to be the usual blog entry, but i never have enough material for my poker blog no way, and besides it should be updated more than once per week, im sure most would agree.

Yesterday i got an email from Uber offering me what seemed like the greatest deal ever. (at least for the riders, not the drivers). For $10, a line pass meaning i get unlimited rides anywhere in vegas for $5.99 (up to $25 worth otherwise priced). amounts over $25, id still pay the difference. i would get these much lower priced rides for the whole month. so i thought it would be a wonderful deal. i thought it would even include hoover dam lodge outside boulder city, because it appeared to be in the map coverage area. in fact i thought they mightve even sent it because they seen i sometimes like to take the $30-35 rides out there.

the map showed henderson, summerlin, and im sorry i cant find a link to the map to post here. (can only view in the app) but it does include boulder city. and it looks 2-3 miles outside. guess hoover dam lodge is 2-3 miles too far. but they made the map to look like it was in the coverage area. it wasnt when i tried to book it so i didnt go. of course, i didnt discover this til after id bought the pass. also my $5.99 rides have some weird 18c fee so im being charged $6.17 per ride. (took 3 so far).

used the first one to go to redrock, which would normally be like $25, so i never go of course. its really good action in redrock, and before went last night, my win rate at the redrock was over $100 per hour in the $1-2. (8 hours in Jan where i won over $900, $500 for flopping quads). i did turn my $184 in buyins ($100 plus $44 plus $40) into $500 even at the time the game broke. the bad news is when leaving the poker room, found a 5c 10c 25c 50c $1 bigsplitpoker machine where i proceeded to lose close to $200. then used uber 2 more times, buying food walmart on charleston/arville then to home.

good thing the previous night i won $1100+ mostly in the nugget then in P-ho, to recover most of the loss for June. over $225 of it was won in the $1-2 PLO in the nugget which rarely goes.

i prefer Uber to Lyft for one reason the nonstop social justice warrior BS lyft sends. (so does Ok cupid) promoting homosexuality. lyft sends it out asking people to opt in if they wish $1 of their ride to go towards one of 2 causes one of which is gay PRIDE.

but dont the drivers get paid based on the fares received, and get a portion of this? so if the guy spent 30 minutes driving me to redrock for $6 instead of $25, does this mean his share was only like $3 for 30 minutes work? if so theyre going to hate these line passes, and they wont know im getting the much lower fare and i for one would be afraid to tell them this. it just feels like theyre ripping off the drivers somehow, not letting them know this til long after the rides over how little theyll be paid for their time. would love feedback from uber drivers who see this blog. the drivers really hate uber pool and i dont use it thought its a little cheaper due to fear of a group of people getting in the back seat with me who might rob me or otherwise put me very ill at ease.

these type of fears cost me money my whole life, id be thousands richer in my roll today were i not to have spent extra on hotels 100s of times out of fear of sleeping in cheaper priced rooms. constant fear my room would be forcibly broken into while i sleep. i wish i could handle this fear like the trooper did, when he lived in desert manor.






Monday, June 5, 2017

i played a tourney, (second one this week) usually i do 2-4 every wsop but the smaller ones downtown

well i dont feel like i should be playing any more tournies on my own dime, because i dont have the bankroll to make it thru the variance before i start cashing in them, and when u do cash, its likely for a small amount than a big one. the problem with tournies is they just DO NOT PAY ENOUGH SPOTS. u see, the tournies i played in the old days online pokerstars, (not counting PLO8 tournies) were the double or nothing, 1 table, half the field gets paid. i always wished they had them with fields of 100 people instead of 10 people. and any other tournies i didnt feel were worth playing because it was too hard to reach the final table. then of course i discovered triple up sngs on ignition which pay 33% of a 9 player field, but id still prefer large fields instead of 1 table. i think somewhere i heard a live casino paid 25% of their players in an event or several events once, but i dont know where it was or if it was in vegas.

people who strictly play satellites which could pay out like 20% or more of the field, (with no intention to play the tourney itself, but to sell it) make money similar to this. so there are at least some people who agree that more people should be paid.

at least 120 of the 159 entries busted out before me in the mixed stud8 omaha8 event in the nugget. so its hard to feel i did poorly, yet i didnt get the money. after running it up from 15,000 starting stack to still being only 18,000 on level 12 break, to 54,000 by level 14 dinner break, to then 73,000 right after sitting down, within the next 45 minutes it quickly went to nothing and bustout when some powerful draws missed. blinds were 3000-6000 in omaha and bets were 3000-6000 in stud8 so its not that many chips. then it went to 4000-8000 before i went broke.

so this is why i said practically everyone but the ones with enough chips to make the final table (last prize money of $436 for 16th, etc) up to i think over $7,000 for first, would been better off chopping 40 ways of over $750 each. now i know this would never happen, but its idiotic for people who should know better to say on twitter that it wouldnt have benefitted the vast majority of the 40 who were still in. $500 profit is very good, considering only about 5% of the working class earns this on their jobs. nor do most poker players, less than 5% of the people who play for a living average $500 a day. even good $2-5 NL players only earn $35-50 per hour. as proof im right, if flush draws tourney wouldve had a flat prize pool of $750 each of the final 40 people, think how much better off he would be now. he too came within striking distance of the money, too bad we missed.

so i dont see why so many thought my statements incorrect on twitter. ive got too many rich guys with money and jobs reading it who dont play for a living and not enough grinders who depend on it to live. u always need to do whats best for ur bankroll, not to go for first only. otherwise why not just buy lottery tickets where only 1 guy wins it all?

Sunday, May 28, 2017

no progress

well, May is almost done and im still out well over $1000 for the month, making this the worst month since i started keeping records for poker only. this is why this years hourly is only $8+. and my mouth still feels funny since the work is complete, so im still taking the antibiotics. but i need a regular md, my sleeps disrupted nightly every 1-2 hours to use the restroom a very small amount. plus ive still got teeth on the left side needing work. and i dont know how long ill be in vegas would still rather be at Rays. its cheaper, and he leaves the house without wanting to wait all day. Plus he's there with me in the poker room much of the time.

the good news is theres better action in vegas than i remember on previous trips. looser games i think. too bad this year i wont be able to afford any of the tourneys, i just cant bring myself to do it when im not winning. remember unless u are staked, not more than 1% should be used to enter a tourney. even the NL horse or PLO8 events in the Nugget Grand are $250. seems higher priced than i remembered 2 yrs back when i think i last played.

i dont think ill ever have the $45,000 back, even in the next 10 yrs. all i can hope for is this never drops below $10,000 and the measly hourly rate i still earn continues enough to cover my expenses and that i can somehow improve my health.

Because Vince has his own washer and dryer in his condo, which i have keys to, i can have my laundry done here too. i think ill have to move out end of june when Lisa from NJ comes to live here.

the first week i was up close to $700 or more but it all went on dentistry. id almost turned a $2500 loss in may into much less. but now im still out a lot. had the loss once down to under $1000