But only got them cracked once. still that was enough to let me leave hooters over $500 ahead, considering i was already ahead over $100 from the hardrock before i came over there. Probably shouldve went home then, and spent the rest of the day online, but i wasnt ready to just yet, and at one point while at the riviera later was briefly ahead over $700. now im home and up over $300 for the day is all, but still a fairly good day compared to most.
also, hows the pokerdogg challenge coming along?
On the way home i stopped at CVS pharmacy by the hardrock to load my netspend debit card so id be carrying less cash, and i was in there about 45 minutes. took forever, they kept having to call moneygram back, and i kept having to do it over again. no idea what was going on. finally it went thru. i hate doing this at night, because i dont like every customer in the store knowing i have that much in cash. this one guy kept looking like he was waiting for everyone to leave so he could rob the store, was buying condoms, just kept walking around, wanted to use the restroom in the back, etc. made me nervous.
stopped in the hardrock on the way home, sat in a good loose game as always (usually the best games in vegas) and lost $74 before the game broke. lots of big stacks at night in here. and u cant tell which women are the hookers either. at terribles u can.
so when i left hooters i made mistake #1 i rode the monorail to the riviera instead of the bus, yes it made me have to make a long walk from the convention center, and i still have no bus pass since i paid $5 one way monorail. also later i paid $11 on a cab cause i didnt want to be outside with all that money id won at a busstop on paradise as opposed to a safer bustop on the strip.
sat in the riv with $50, lost it, and rebought $47 (my odd change and 1 shortbuy). ran that all the way up to $297 and before the blind even got to me i lost it all. here are the hands.
the hand i won, i had 77 and seen the flop for a small raise, and the flop came A7J with 2 hearts. i was first to act and checked, (mistake?) and so did the other 3 players. turn comes offsuit 9, i bet $20, one guy calls, other guy folds, and the button goes allin for like $150. guy who wouldnt chop in the freeroll calls time about right away. the new black guy whod just sat on my immediate left said that was rude of him (agreed) since he did it almost instantly within 10-15 seconds. I was thankful he stuck up for me, this was a pretty big decision, for i didnt know if i was drawing to 1 out. i called, and the guy who called time folded, turns out the guy who put me allin turned a straight, but i rivered the boat.
thats when i was briefly over $700 up for the day. and then this hand took place that sent me out of there only up $400+ and i went on home after first going across the street to slotsoffun and finding no fully empty VBJ machines. (they have 3). by home i mean the cab to the CVS pharmacy.
i limped in late position for $3 with KJ off, and a regular made it $13, thats when i made the terrible mistake of calling. but so did 5 others. flop comes K54 with 2 spades, we all checked to the raiser who bets $20. (now at this point what would u put him on? and why only $20?). was surprised to see all fold to me, and i called. turn comes J making a 3rd spade, and me top 2 pair. here is the next mistake, i went allin for $214, and he called. i thought he had like AK with a spades, or like aa with one spade, and i didnt want to risk a free card, also i felt like it was my night to win really really big. turns out he had AT of spades for nut flush. so i felt pretty dumb. what would u have done on the turn?
the way to avoid these situations is to simply fold preflop, i knew that was a horrible mistake. probably my biggest mistake was not going straight home from hooters.