Well, I'm happy to report ive been learning and following bankroll discipline, probably for the first time in a long time, and mainly because of fear. Yeah, fear. Fear of ending up totally broke, without a room to sleep in at night, with no way to come up with any money. The same fear thats kept me from returning to Las vegas, where id have to risk losing this entire $1300 between the cost of a place to stay, and what id probably lose at poker under so much stress.
my 28 days are about up, and even though the casino manager is willing to extend it for me, i would like to spend a little time with a couple of out of town friends, so im in the process of making a few arrangements. Also i really need some clean laundry, and im sick and tired of only 1 buffet meal a day and nothing else to eat entirely, including no food in my room. And i really need to deposit money into the bank, so theres enough funds to cover next months automatic deductions of phone and net.
earning the comps is getting very difficult because of these bankroll guidelines, i slowly am having less and less days prepaid up. the good news is if i check out, i can get back all the comps i prepaid up for future days rooms, if i check out early enough that day. such as if i checked out tuesday morning, id get back the comps ive used for tues nights stay, wed nights stay, thrusday nights stay and friday nights stay. am paid up til saturday right now. i used to be prepaid way over a week ahead.
am still holding onto over $30 on lock, depending on how this $5 sng goes. i've been noticing the lowest stakes cash games the players there are quite weak, sad thing is its so very little per hour u need awfully cheap housing.
pokerdogg i worry if i watch a long documentary my internet bill will go up $10 next month, thats how i got the huge amount of overage that one month watching some movies about 1-2 hours long.
So for 2 weeks or so, my money hasnt decreased since those early big drops to $1300. lowest its been since then is $1100+ and now its back in the $1300s. Not only has it not decreased, its actually up $107 in real cash, not even counting the value of room comps. Which proves that "george" was right about me being able to hold my own on the VBJ if i used a good counting system, and managed the roll properly. In over 2 weeks, i have never bet more than $13 on any one hand, and that has got to be a very big first for someone with the discipline ive always had. even when i had the bad day when i ended up down $183. Fear of being out of action entirely is what did this. The profit ive achieved over them 2 weeks proves the machine can return over 100% even without comps. (but very little--unless of course someone was well rolled--then they should make over $50 an hour and is why word cannot get out, well one of the reasons anyway).
Now id like to address some comments mentioned in previous blogs. by the way i was surprised by WEC's comments about Walmarts, it was the first time i realized he wasnt democrat. i dont know why he posts under the name pokeramp 24/7 instead of WEC. Also its nice to see some of the more conservative readers speaking up too. And i wish Zin could tell us how i could be sure no rattlesnakes can get inside his trailer. Pokerdogg thinks ill do OK at poker if i play my "A" game, but he forgot the most important lesson i need to learn right now is to follow bankroll rules. Which of course, mean NO $1-2 NL holdem in a live casino right now. theres no way i can risk what i have. if i lost it my life would be so much much worse off than it is now for the negative. Also Vince is worried he will be laid off anytime soon. And the reality of online poker is--all the good internet players quit playing online. Only the bad ones remain, and they are not coming back anytime soon. Its not really ur skills that dictate how u do at live poker, anyone can run bad. its the size of ur bankroll that has all the say in how u do, and whether u should sit, not ur skill level, this is a common misconception many people have.
Still looking for a person flying allegiant to take that voucher off my hands, since they dont service the northeast or florida. Or reno for that matter. its good til April.