Sunday, September 16, 2012

forgot the title, freeroll saturday

will be seeing Herbie soon at the hardrock to give him his shirts back, He will be going to OK in the next day. Then he and i will be riding the bus somewhere to play cards, i really should be working on getting located to a better address (as fat as not needing buses) in the next 2 weeks but where?

i busted out of yesterdays freeroll due to the 14 of us, 1 or 2 guys were arguing about how to do the chop preflop. (since not all start with the same amount of chips, it was over how much to give the big stacks and how much to give the small stacks). argument was over petty amounts, and i didnt care, as did quite a few others, we just wanted the chop. So without an agreement we were forced to play, and the main payout schedule shows 1-10 places all get the same. so 4 of us were going to be getting NOTHING due to no agreement over like $5-15 and i was one of the ones who got fucked. was stone cold card dead, and constantly having my blinds min raised by 2 different aggressive guys, one of which was the guy who didnt chop, the other guy was herbie, who i thought was a friend, and did want to chop. some other regulars, who depend on it being chopped almost every week and busted out with nothing, also werent too happy there was no chop.

and for a while i was losing another $80-100 on the VBJ slots of fun, but circus actually started up a $1-2 blinds $50-100 NL game (not usual) i sat in it and proceeded to win about $200 or so, so i ended up over $100 up for the day after all. still if id won the freeroll id done so much better. $114 in comps at circus now, and my host is willing to give me a free room friday and saturday, does anyone need a room next weekend i can trust? would like to get at least $45-60 a night for it, its worth about double.

19 comments:

  1. And still you don't realize you would have done much better without VBJ.

    Day 22 clean and counting.

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  2. Stay away from Slots of Losses.

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    1. saturday night they were $123 this weekend, and many other hotels were much higher. Remember this is a WEEKEND, when all the rates even the IPs skyrocket, not a weekday.

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  4. As I told you over the phone I had my reasons for playing the freeroll aggressively (with the man one being I was getting way more than my fair share of strong hands - I think I had kings three times, queens x2, jacks, and, at AK like a 100 times (or so it seemed...) in ~2 hours the freeroll lasted). Regardless I was 100% not singling out your blinds out over anyone else and just playing the hands I was dealt.

    If your suggestion is I should had given you a break because we are friends that won't ever happen when we play together regardless of the setting but would be a somewhat ironic suggestion since one of the reasons you gave me for not liking to play freerolls is because you thought collusion occurred in them (having played like 5-6 of these since I been in Vegas I personally haven't seen any signs of this, although it was fairly clear the other table was slow playing at least at one point yesterday before they went hand to hand at 11 players).


    Obviously if it wasn't verbalized, while a type of collusion, it wasn't anything that broke a rule but something that could easily be avoided completely with the right rules (such as going to hand to hand sooner than 11 or not allowing players unlimited time to make decisions unless someone specially at their table calls a clock) as it both very annoying in a fast structure tournament and since, especially in a freeroll like this, it benefits everyone at that table to try and play less hands than other tables when the payout structure is flattened.

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  5. A room at circus isn't worth anywhere near that much.

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    1. regardless of whether its worth that much, many tourists are paying alot more.

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    2. If this is Circus Circus on the Vegas strip you guys are talking about I checked how much their room rates are for Friday and Saturday nights for September and October on their rate calender on their website. Minimum price $109 per night, maximum price $169, but mostly their maximum is $129 per night.

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  6. Tony, if you don't want to do a true count, there's systems that don't require that, like the KO count system:

    Overview: http://www.qfit.com/cardcounting/K-O/
    Detailed Strategy: http://www.qfit.com/OKStrategy.htm

    So if you're working with a 6 deck game, you start with a running count of -20, and when the running count hits -4 you have the advantage (that's when it tells you to start ramping up your bet in that chart on the 2nd page).

    This is a 100% credible and reliable system, qfit.com provides accurate data on blackjack, you can ask anybody that. But I'm still skeptical as to how you accurately determine the shuffle point on a VBJ machine.

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  7. You say one of the people raising your blind was Herbie and then you say "who I thought was a friend." So if someone is your friend they should take part in collusion at the poker table if they are a friend? From thge short time I have read your blog you seem to expect everything from people you call your friends but what do you really offer in return and then you dfurther show your true lack of morals by even inclinating that Herbie should have taken part in colluding with you to help you get in the money in a tournament you obviously did not play well enough in to accomplish this on your own. Unreal.

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    1. i thought Herbie and the guy who wouldnt chop were colluding against me to make sure i missed the money, that was why i was so mad. i never expect special treatment. what i do expect is that no one plays any different against me than everyone else, and not intentionally try to bust me, instead of trying to bust the whole table, but single me out. It seemed like he was doing that at the time.

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  8. Did you get my post about the KO count system? I don't see it appearing. Great system if you don't like doing true count conversions

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    1. i seen it but dont understand it, dont want a system that complex, no idea why it didnt show. i use the hilo count 3,4,5,6 and tjqk cancel each other out.

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  9. this sure is a big overlay on merge tonight. 7 people in the $11 tourney starting in 7 minutes, but $750 is guaranteed. surely it will start filling up.

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  10. tony, KO is very simple, read the pages I liked you to.

    You start the count at -20, and count 2 - 7 as +1 and aces and tens as -1, and start ramping your bet up at a -4 count (this is for a 6 deck game). There's no need to do any kind of true count conversion, the betting is all based off of the running count which you say you can get accurately.

    Again -- I have my doubts about the accuracy of counting on a VBJ machine, but if you're sure you have the correct running count the the KO count system is the way to go. I'd be interested to hear where you got the info on figuring out the shuffle point on a VBJ machine, but if you don't want to disclose that I understand. If I had a way to beat a VBJ machine, that's basically a gold mine since you can spread as much as you want and there's no dealer or pit boss to watch for card counters, so I wouldn't tell anyone about it either.

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  11. This morning I couldn't find my toothbrush. I blame Herbie!

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  12. It's unlikely that anyone "you trust" would be willing to pay that much for a room there. Most people who gamble can get a discounted poker rate room or free rooms if they play casino games.

    Your best bet if you want to sell the room is to list it on craigslist, but you're going to have the take the risk that whoever you sell it to trashes the room, in which case you'd be held accountable and probably get barred from the casino.

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  13. Are you gonna be at Hooters for Aces Cracked? will give you ride if needed, just call.

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  14. Are you gonna be at Hooter's for Aces Cracked? will give you ride if needed, just call

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