Tuesday, October 9, 2012

feltstars has been shut down, and riviera tourney news

well heres my long overdue blog post, seems like this will be the first blog post in quite a while i wont be playing an online DON sng at the same time i type the blog post.

yeah, no one can log into feltstars any more they closed down and merge is going to be transferring feltstars balances onto BCP and carbon for those with accounts there. have talked to vook, and hes been updating the feltstars threads on the old forums, so go look and also read his blog for more details. i sent support an email this morning asking my balance be transferred to my BCP account, and am currently waiting to hear something back.

also ive NOT BEEN HOME since saturday, i slept in circus sat nite, sun nite, and i slept in my room at terribles monday night, and soon as herbie wakes up ill sell him my room at terribles for tues wed nights, maybe even thrus if i can add it on.

kind of nice to be sleeping in a nice room again, without having to travel anywhere and pay for cabs, although i still got my apt and ill be back over there soon today to change clothes.

roll is up to $5200 (thats before my $123 phone bill is coming out anytime now). am still winning, and im assuming that will stop anytime now. was up to $225 at terribles loose wild $3-6 about 7am, and left with only $88, so my $145 profit ended up being an $8 profit although i did win $249 on the VP machine earlier, mostly on 1 hand, so i still did good last night.

down to only about $200 in comps at circus now instead of over $250. Herbie came back into town on sunday morning. he wouldnt even come out the strip without first walking all the way to the downtown terminal to buy a 2 weeks pass, them new passes are a good deal to a lot of people. only half the price of the monthly pass.

we both played the riv 10k guarantee $125 entry on sunday. turns out there was no overlay. i used up all my comps, it covered most of the entry fee, and herbie bought half my action for $65. i thought that was a good deal in case i busted out and made nothing, and most of the time it wouldve been. not this time however. by the time id won, i owed him 60% instead of 50%, we swapped 10% in case he moneyed and i didnt, by the dinner break (long after my cell had died to where i couldnt do twitter updates and id gave it to herbie to charge up in the room) we had an agreement to pay 14 spots instead of 13, putting us all in the money.

thats when i called Josie and Claudia with the good news. never did eat on the dinner break. turns out when i came back, the agreement never existed after all a guy who wasnt around to vote vetoed the idea. (brian the dealer and player from Bills). at least i think thats his name, he is well known to any employee around there. so we started playing hand for hand, and i was so glad to see a player break on the other table. i had a slightly above average chip stack then, from a lead earlier.

here is the hand later doubling me up at the final table when down to 10. before then i was really wanting a chop.

i had 99 and the european raised who wasnt a regular and i went over the top allin with 15-16 BB. he calls, has me covered, with ak, so i feel relieved to not see a pair til the flop comes AA3. 9 hits the turn, and it reminds me of a wsop hand with phil ivey. and my hand holds up on the river. thats when i become very close to chip leader. i also win a few pots myself with ak and later am chip leader, still was so when we chopped 7 ways by chip count. always good to do it by chip count.

although us bigger stacks did have to throw in some equity to the smaller stacks to get them to accept the deal, but not a lot. earlier at the advice of my backer i turned down a deal giving me $1200 when i couldve still busted out for under $500. so i was glad when i finally got the better deal. no one in the tourney got more than me when the tourney ended, so i officially had first place, and got $1700, gave the dealer $50, i got $660 and my backer got $990. now we can all see after that horrible kingofdonks fiasco i am finally worthy of being staked again.

24 comments:

  1. Good result TBC. Just discovered your blog recently, I,m heading back to Vegas in about a month. Maybe I'll catch you at a table somewhere...

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  2. Found your blog the other day and I will be following you. Good job on the win.

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  3. well, better to stay at casinos then that dump at cobblestone creek

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  4. I still don't understand you selling off 60% of your potential winnings when you had a freeroll. That makes absolutely no sense to me.

    What you are saying is that you would rather have the $60 secure in hand than the chance at the additional $990 you would have made had you just played it. But when facing a VBJ machine, you do just the opposite--you give up the cash in hand for a chance to make a big score.

    Explain how it makes any logical sense for somebody who claims to be a professional poker player to be that afraid of risk when it comes to poker, but completely willing to embrace risk when it comes to VBJ.

    And as for the chop--the big stacks GAVE UP EQUITY from a chip chop to the SMALL STACKS?????????? Are you insane? That's ass-backwards. If you're one of the big stacks, you're in control. You set the terms of the negotiation, and if people don't agree to your terms, fine, you play on and let them risk busting out with just a small payout. A chip chop is the LEAST you should settle for, and you should be pressing for something like 5-10% more than your fair share. It's the short stacks who should be afraid of going home without much, and therefore willing to give up some of their equity to the big stacks in order to reduce their variance.

    I don't understand this one little bit.

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    1. Chopping by chip count is very advantageous to the chip leader, I doubt Tony actually gave up equity, it only happened in his mind. Let's say the other 6 players all had 1 chip left and Tony got the other 249,996 chips. Is he really giving up any equity if he gave the other 6 the 7th place prize? No, I don't think so.

      Without a detailed breakdown of the chop, my guess is Tony thought he gave up some equity when in fact he got more than his fair share.

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  5. Why would you give him 10% in case you dont cash. Were you getting some of his action as well ? Surely 60% of 0 is the same as 50 %.

    Did you just give away 10% for nothing.

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    1. i got 10% of him if i busted out and he cashed, i actually thought it was a good deal because i figured hed be more likely to cash than me.

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  6. Congrats on your tourney win and uptick in your roll. Stay focused on Poker.

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  7. So, he got 50% of your action for only paying 50% of the buyin? Sounds like you got ripped off, imo. Congrats on the win though. Btw, what are you planning on doing to make up for not following through with your agreement with kingofdonks?

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  8. So, he got 50% of your action for only paying 50% of your buy in? Sounds like you got ripped off, imo. Not that he did anything wrong, but you took a bad deal. Btw, what are your plans to make things right with kingofdonks, since you did not follow through with your part of the agreement?

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  9. Congrats on the tournament result.

    When you say you slept at Circus Circus, do you mean in the lobby somewhere or did you have a room? Also, curious if you got a comped room at Terribles?

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    1. both rooms were comped. ive been using up all my comps sleeping at circus all week instead of going home, its more convenient and safer, in fact im tired of not living in the casinos, getting sick of paying cab fares.

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  10. Tony, nice job in cashing the freeroll. Selling 50% for a smallish freeroll, and then swap 10% on top, is just terrible for a professional poker player.

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  11. Tony, as I mentioned above, it's good to see you building your roll from poker. It is, however, sort of depressing to see you posting on Facebook searching so hard for 3-2 VBJ machines. Seems like now that your roll is growing again into a "safe" level, you're already looking to fall back into your bad habits. You need to end the cycle. You're never gonna get "rich" dumping money into machines.

    And, Tony, for what it's worth, I myself play VP and even the occassional slots (who doesn't love that adorable Mr. Cashman?). However, I Know - KNOW!!!!- that it's money that I'm just throwing away. I play nonetheless because I find it fun to do so on occassion and can afford to donk off the money. And because it gets me comped rooms in AC/Vegas. But, tony, you are playing poker as your "job." You have an apartment and don't need comps (even assuming the comps justified the play, which it doesn't).

    Dude, don't run from Vegas (as you appear to be trying to do). Stick it out for a year or so . . . keep your apartment . . . keep grinding poker (and keeping records, etc). Put the effort in to ending your addiction to machine play. You can succeed at this. It's just going to take prolonged effort (not a couple of weeks of effort)

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    1. ive been trying to figure out how to block facebook from allowing others to find my wall posts on others walls instead of my own, and cannot find out a way to stop this. u werent supposed to see it nor was anyone else.

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    2. The fact that we weren't suppose to see it doesn't really address the real issue, does it? Are you really considering moving from Vegas to somewhere else (Don't worry, I'm not going to mention where on here . . .) simply based on the availability of a video black jack game?

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    3. If you don't want people to see it, don't write it - that's pretty simple.

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  12. Tony, you should have grump as an on-call staking and chopping consultant in exchange for 10% of your action. It would be totally +EV in the long run.

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  13. Next time Can I have 10% of your action for absolutely nothing in return as well?

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    1. they swapped 10%, he didn't just give it.

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    2. they swapped 10%, he didn't just give it away.

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  14. I heard there was a break-in at embassy suites. That area is such a dump.

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  15. dodo when are you going to return TBC's bike back to TBC?

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