as usual, most of my poker playing since i came to Laughlin is online in my room. it sure was nice to be able to transfer $100 to vook without having to send in any documents to lock. so the $30 i originally sent him over a week ago, is already back to $85 he put in my bank account for the $100 i sent him. so if i lose the whole $40 i left myself on lock, which is entirely possible, i still made a little profit. i think lock is a fairly decent site with a little traffic, but its hard to find high enough sngs. i dont like playing ones below $10, seems like a waste of time.
the losses on the VBJ have stopped,but i still do NOT have the confidence i had when i came to laughlin that the machine is beatable. especially now that tonight on of likuntas friends, lorna's "ex bf" in a way, told me its not but ONLY because no one knows the shuffle point. he does however, claim the machine at circus is beatable because it shows u when it shuffles unlike the one next door at slots of fun. am back to $2900, which is about $1000 comeback from my lowest point. had i not lost $452 at poker in the golden nugget the day before, (and today i didnt even bother to call over there and try to see if there was a game)--id be back quite a bit over $3000.
won over $450 on the machine today.
and i know about a new machine thats beatable, not in laughlin or vegas, one id like to check out sometime. of course, ive promised NOT to discuss this machine and where its located on my blog. i must say, ive been told hotel rates are extremely cheap there, even on weekends. (when using comps). also ive never been there.
seems like yesterday i promised to talk about the hand i lost all my money on at the golden nugget. But first, the good news. the good news is after losing that pot, i didnt play any VBJ. went straight to my room (after going to dennys to buy food) and played online, and ended up falling asleep for a very long period of time. didnt play til i woke up about 11.30am this morning.
ok, this was what i remember about the hand. i hadnt had any luck hitting any flops the entire time, and i was hungry and starved and wanted to go back to my room. frustration was starting to kick in, and i was down $200+. to be even, my stack wouldve needed to grow to $452. i was on my 3rd and final buyin. i was dealt the A7 of diamonds, and called the preflop raise, the raiser seemed to be raising too often. and he was fairly new to this table. flop comes up 345 with 2 spades. preflop raiser bets $15. i call, since i have one overcard and am openended. other guy behind me calls. I put the original raiser on 2 overcards, (i was correct) and i put the caller behind me on a flush draw. (also correct). and i probably wouldnt have lost all my money if i was not able to have read their hands correctly.
on the turn, its Q hearts. i am first to act, and i shove. (fully expecting the flush draw to call and the other guy to fold, and if he misses his flush, i win). the flush draw calls, (the queen paired him) and the other guy also calls, for his AK suited is also the nut flush draw. another queen on river and i lose.
now some will say i shouldnt shove and been so impatient to win a hand, eat and leave. but dammit i did read both of their hands correctly, right? so how was my logic bad? anyway this shows u why even though i really need to go back into vegas and stick to poker, i dread what will happen with so short a roll, and the cost of housing to again stress me out and transportation the second i leave laughlin. even the cost of returning is stressing me out. For that matter, even the lack of hearing from pokerdogg and stump as of late stresses me out.