Friends like lightning, grouchie, and poker Johnny, all people whove done at least something to help at one point, and have probably all gotten mad at one point. also i dont really know Rob, but i understand he will be there too. Wish Josie wouldve came, but since she closed down her blog, maybe she no longer qualified to play in it.
as u know the only poker game i can afford is the $1-5 early morning stud game at sams town, ($2-4 limit which i wont do because the rake isnt beatable in the opinion of most experts) and the $2-6 spread limit game at TX station. So i am NOT going to vegas to play poker, and also i will not be playing any machines while in vegas, (except to claim my free play at a couple places). if u see me playing anything else, u are welcome to everything i have in the machine. (applies to las vegas only)
so then why am i going to vegas then for 3 nights? well i needed to check out after 28 days, but not really since the manager offered to let me extend it. also i needed to wash my laundry really bad. and its extremely important i put $200-300 into my bank account so i can cover fees and bills taken out and deposits.
of course i dont have all the money in cash either, about $500 of it is still on the walmart debit card too. but i am down to less than $200 in the bank. am still holding onto over $1300, and had i not bought $40 worth of lock poker money from vook this morning, id still be in the $1400s. im happy to report ive not played a sng over $5 today, and its up to $65 on lock now. this will give me a way to play poker in the privacy of my room in vegas since i wont be able to do anything else once my chores are out of the way. also i need to load up on about $20 worth of cheap roman noodles to bring back here after the weekend, i can heat them up with the coffepots they have in the bathrooms in the room.
i truly believe that if i played live $1-2 NL poker in vegas (even buying in with only $50, it would be so stressful on me mentally--if it was my own money that is--id lose every buyin) and thats why i wont do it. Isnt the whole goal of this exercise to teach me discipline and bankroll management? and to not try and rush winning? i dont think most people realize how badly my life would deteriorate if i lost my one place i can stay at without paying cash, or the rest of the $1300. but if i doubled the $1300 it wouldnt really change all that much.
i do think i can grind up at least $1000 profit online lock before new years however, and im certainly looking forward to doing it. i feel like its going to be what will save me. also im playing more at a time (except now when im typing up this blog and only playing 2 at a time). earlier today i was in 5 at once.
Thanks so much to poker Johnny, he is going out of his way to do me a very big favor and i so appreciate it, otherwise i dont know how i would get around. i am taking him out to eat with comps too. i'll possibly end up doing the same with lightning too.
like poker Johnny, i value the friendship of lightning very much and im glad he will have use of a car. i just hope he understands everything ive told him in private. I also trust him too, along with Johnny. i still wish he would get a better phone, i dont understand SMS or what it really means, and until pokerdogg commented about how twitter works, it seemed logical if u can get on twitter u can get online, and i thought he didnt realize if he was online he could get his mail. Guess he wont see the email i sent him.
I'll be playing a TON of online poker over the next month, besides earning my room and breaking about even on the VBJ each day and that will take about 4 hours a day on a weekday and about 10 hours a day on a saturday. am up about $200 cash in the 3 weeks ive been following the bankroll rules. (not counting comps). George has assured me i wont go broke if i dont overbet. but he also says even a guy spreading $1 one hand to 5 spots $100 each, would only get $60 an hour long run by counting (not factoring in alot more than that in comps). not the George who posted but a different george, he plays VP machines for a living and is a very wealthy man. actually he scours all the casinos all over NV for anything he finds that is plus EV, kind of like herbie and online sportsbooks.
but playing that machine IS NOT going to be what recovers my bankroll. all its going to do is keep a roof over my head while i do everything else. what i win at it will be very small, the $200 i am up in cash is quite a bit more than my expected EV was.
at least a year from now when all is said and done ill be so glad i learned not to overbet my edge and to have found my patience and discipline. and im so glad ill never be playing any of those vegas and laughlin VBJ machines again with the worse paybacks and comps.
and i am so glad Pete got me here this summer too, without it id have never got to attend my own meets, too bad koala disappeared and we wont see them meets next year. i wouldve liked to had seen them again, plus all the attendees and the new attendees.
now to save time tomorrow morning, so i dont have to make PokerJohnny wait, i went ahead and got the hotel manager to put fridays comped room dollars back on my players card today so i dont have to do it in the morning, the lady at the desk didnt like the extra hassle til i checked out, but she checked with her manager and they did it for me now. so this means ill be able to leave right away tomorrow.
im having a lot of real trouble trying to get google analytics added to my blog. its supposed to show me where my leads are coming from, who else has installed this and are they able to help in any way?
ive also got a bunch of wynn food comps i need to somehow turn into cash too besides the allegiant airlines $144 voucher.
this is going to be a long hard row to hoe before i ever have the money to go back to live poker and be able to afford weekly rooms in vegas again, but im doing what i need to do to survive, and keep in touch with everyone i care about and keep the blog up and running so i dont disappoint all the readers. have survived so far. i definitely dont take no risks with what i consider the case money.
SOMEDAY, I WILL HAVE LEARNED TO NOT WAIT TIL I AM DOWN TO THE CASE MONEY TO START USING GOOD DISCIPLINE AND MONEY MANAGEMENT. IT WASNT MACHINES THAT BROKE ME, IT WAS THE NEED TO ALWAYS GET EVEN. IN THE LAST 3 WEEKS, IVE CONQUERED THAT BY QUITTING OVER $100 STUCK 3 TIMES. THATS ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS.