Thursday, December 6, 2012

tired of NOT playing poker

I shouldnt complain, finally earned my comps for Saturdays room (took me over 2 days since my bets dont total to much and the VBJ is slow dealing very few hands an hour). so now im good til checkout sunday. i remember when i used to be paid up way in advance. This isnt going to be a good long term solution unless i quit spending so much time in my room online. roll is still not much over $1800, and i'm distressed about the fact i still have the allegiant voucher because the deal with seattle irish fell through.

Not only that, i lost all the money on lock but $2 which im in the middle of a sng with now. I sent vook money, and im waiting to hear from him. won $38 today at VBJ, and at one point was up $122. Quit while i was still up, (not nearly as much) and sent most of the winnings to vook.

also im tired of being stuck in this little place out in the middle of nowhere, unable to play poker. thats such a good game out there in summerlin, i should be able to beat it for about $100 a day long term. ($2-6 omaha8). Need to be where i can play more poker. Its nice to know that once im back in vegas, i wont ever be playing any VBJ there or any VP except to pick up various freeplay offers. I'm not going to be wasting what meager money i have on bad machines when theres so much better machines available outside of vegas. That was dumb of me. Not playing those anymore in vegas should help to keep me in action everyday able to pay for my roof.

am still not sure where i can afford to live in vegas. I know of one place, in a not too good area but good bus transportation nearby for $149 a week with fridge and microwave, not too sure if id want to live there, and certainly wouldnt want to tell anyone what part of town its in. The management there might be ok, just not the general area and the other tenants. But i need somewhere where i dont have to "qualify" to movein and can pay only a minuscule amount up front. still my longterm goal is to get settled into a nice place in a good area, kind of like where Poker Johnny stays or Cobblestone Creek. Somewhere id feel safe. or maybe all the way out in summerlin if it just wasnt too expensive. i know that paying somewhere by the month would be so much better than paying by the week as far as saving me alot of money over the longrun.

i fear im being a "fool" by being here and not playing that good game in summerlin everyday as much as i won in it. I'm sure its a lot better use of my time than playing the VBJ. also id like to play more at sams town and at the riv too, if they have the $2-6 going. that game goes so seldom, the riv dont have much going for it except for the location and the quality of the management.

vook seems like he mightve gone out of town, hope he is still checking his mail. i got an auto-reply at his other email hes off for a week. if he wants to be nice and do me a favor that cost him no money, only time, why are others trying to talk him out of it just so i have to suffer more financially?

also these soups are nice to have in the room, but eating just these isnt healthy and will make u feel nauseated if thats all u ever eat. i only wish id had a huge lot of soups when i first came here. shouldve picked up some other food too. but i was trying to spend the bare minimum. Also i really miss not having a fridge, here its $8 a day, nothing free from a host. would never pay that. and is anyone driving up to reno for the pot of gold this year?

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  1. Tony,

    You played one session at the Suncoast and you are prepared to declare it your salvation. Will you ever learn?

    Good luck,

    Snevman

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  2. snevman, that was the easiest game in the world to beat. remember in spread limit winning $172 is a lot more of a win, than winning $172 in NL. far less variance in spread limit o8. the person who told me about the game said i should average $100 a day.

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    1. Tony,

      Your sample size of one session is not enough data to to support your level of enthusiasm.

      Think back to every time you thought you found your "golden goose" and remember how it turned out.

      You continually get excited after one winning session in a poker room and then declare it to be your salvation, only to realize later that it was a fluke.

      Think long and hard before you jump in and make a significant outlay of cash.

      You need to investigate further and play a few more sessions before you make such a long term commitment.

      Good luck,

      snevman

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  3. and im still waiting til they can get me into another room without a connecting door. i know all the employees think im nuts here, even probably the nice guy who gives me the meal vouchers. since i explained how unsafe it is to be in this room because of the connecting door. u cant even deadbolt the connecting door, sure chances are no burglars would live next to u, but the door is only held with a CHAIN. it makes me extremely uneasy, and i think ill get a safe deposit box too and keep $500 in it. that was also recommended by the same guy who told me about the suncoast.

    also im sure they think im nuts since i cashout when others sat down, afraid they wont know what they are doing since they dont have enough sense to use a players card. but i dont want to play with idiots, and i HATE the slow pace of the game. he was looking at a basic strategy chart on his cell, AND STILL DONT HAVE ENOUGH SENSE to use a players card, which adds a full 1% back at this casino, unlike most casinos which pay far less.

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    1. I'd worry less about other people not using players cards, and more about the fact that you have less than $2,000 to your name and you spend 0 hours of each day on an activity that earns you money.

      You aren't a profitable online poker player. (You're a net loser at super low stakes SNGs for the past month)

      Your terrible choice of count and anemic bet spread on a 38% pen game isn't profitable.

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    2. so far im up over $300 at VBJ since following the bankroll rules, between the previous stay and this current stay. and i dont think the other guys tracking of my online results is correct. my total of over $1000 overall winnings on my old BCP merge sharkscope proves this. If im down on lock, its because i am not used to a DON format for PLO8, and ran bad in bigger games.

      also im watching aces now, and have a wider bet spread (with my increased roll) of $1-18 instead of $1-12 and thats up to 5 hands. of course very few bets ever get anywhere near that high. but even flat betting $1 u still get back over 100.60 payback with comps.

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    3. TBC, your Sharkscope on Lock is right there for everyone to see:

      http://www.sharkscope.com/#Player-Statistics//networks/Revolution/players/aa23eachhand

      Here are your PokerTableRatings results for cash games:

      http://www.pokertableratings.com/cake-player-search/aa23eachhand

      Most successful SnG pros play hundreds of SnGs a day and have tens of thousands of results to point to on Sharkscope and other tracking sites to prove they're profitable.

      You play less than 10 SnGs a day and have only negative results to point to.

      The easiest way to prove to us you're a winning online player? Win when you play online.

      Stop talking about old accounts and what women you gave money to from your massive online winnings back in the day. Play more than 10 SnGs a day and actually win money.

      It should be simple with all them bad online players and how much you study the game, right?

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    4. now im mad, i lost all but $5 on lock, ended up blowing the $25 sng. But i didnt see myself making any bad plays. im beginning to no longer trust online til more respectable sites come back online. also my sample size in these isnt anywhere near big enough, so i dont think im playing badly.

      who cares about the lock ss results? theyre meaningless. u should look at the BCP ss instead, its much bigger sample. also poker table ratings never is accurate they track few games hit and miss

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    5. It's easy to show us what a big winner you are online: win when you play online poker.

      Take out the two big tourney wins and you're not a lot above break-even on Merge for all that older play that you're so proud of.

      Your more recent vbjmachines account on Merge is almost exactly breakeven.

      You're way down on your Lock account, which are your most recent results.

      It's pretty easy to show us how good you are at online poker and how bad all them players are -- actually win money when you play.

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    6. If your entire last month of play is meaningless, then maybe you shouldn't be counting on any future income from online poker.

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    7. neither would chris moneymaker and jamie Gold be big winners at poker if u took out their big tourny wins, would anyone?

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    8. You know and trust vook, right? Ask him if he's won any money at online poker and whether or not it all came from a big tourney win.

      You know and trust Poker Grump, right? Ask him if he's won any money playing poker and if he has whether or not it all came from a big tourney win.

      You know and trust...you're smart enough to see where this is going, of course.

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    9. So you're now saying there are no cash or SnG winners? Only people who've binked a big tourney score?

      If that's true, then why do you spend so much time playing SnGs? MTTs are clearly where the money's at.

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  4. of course, i told the slot lady privately why i was cashing out, to not embarrass the players. but im still sure shes thought im nuts a long time

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  5. That game at Suncoast must be REALLY easy, right, Tony? After all, you have already written "Even lightning won in that game as bad as all the players were." lol

    You good side is that you appeared to play well that afternoon. However, the players did not know you and you were even more of a card rack than Josie usually is. Now that they have seen you play they will play better against you. And I really thought that there was only one really bad player at the table (not me!).

    If you plan on going back there, some advice for you: 1)Keep your mouth shut. You were pissing off the dealers by not letting them do their job and make the proper calculations. Granted, you were fast at the computations, but your talking about the pots and amounts just distracted the dealers. 2) Keep your mouth shut. Most of the players did not like you being there because of the constant chatter. I told the woman next to me that I would take you away if everyone paid me $2. If I were serious I believe I would have collected an easy $14 bucks or so. 3) Keep you mouth shut. The lady next to you (seat 1) was about ready to die from all the talk. I thought of telling her to pay me $50 or I would bring you back that night and the next day. She looked like she was a woman of means. No doubt that would have been an easy $50 for me. 4) Keep your mouth shut. They did not want to hear you whine about not having a car, a regular place to live, why they should feel sorry for you, etc.

    That was a relatively "old" crowd who play there regularly. They very clearly did not appreciate having a stranger come in and disrupt their game. Have you ever been 86ed from a Coast Casino? I could see this happening there. I got the distinct feeling that there would be very little leeway if you got really out of line.

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    1. glad to see ur still around, a lot of people are waiting for u to update ur blog. The guy who told me about the game actually is 86ed from there and thats probably why he told me. He doesnt want me to mention his name in here.

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  6. finished a series of 6 sngs, and one cash game. vook's $40 is now at $48. Naturally i won almost every $5 sng, and only lost the $10 one.

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  7. My impression of Lightning is that he is a keen, sensitive, accurate assessor of the moods of the people around him, so I'm willing to assume that his description of the Suncoast table is accurate.

    So a serious and important question, Tony: Were you aware of how annoyed at you several other players were?

    If so, then why did you keep doing the things that were annoying them?

    If not, what does that say about your ability to read social situations?

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    1. i couldnt tell anyone being annoyed, but people are not totally honest, the truth is they are annoyed not because im talking, because they too are chatting with the people around, its because my voice sounds funny and they hate the sound of it. If i didnt have a disability they wouldnt mind me talking. and we already knew i cant read social situations, thats what autism is and why i cant find a girlfriend. dont know how to read people. is why i am a better BJ pro than a poker pro and would rather play it for a living.

      mainly i feel if they are annoyed, no matter how i act it wouldnt matter, theyd still be annoyed, silent or not, simply because im the outsider who isnt old like them and a rich local.

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    2. Tony, it had little or nothing to do with the sound of your voice. It had to do with the amount of talking you did and the content of it. And I imagine that they would be a little annoyed at an outsider coming in and carting off their money.

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    3. So you know they hate the sound of your voice and you continue talking, nice one.

      This game is to be your cashcow but you don't care about your image or popularity, and if they don't like you it's all their fault not yours. You will continue acting the same and stuff everyone else.

      Good luck with the $100 dollars a day.

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    4. if u really believe it wasnt my speech defect u are blind, for i see it all the time. and i wasnt really talking all that much, only when someone was talking to me. like the big guy who sat down in the 4 seat. and its true that if im going to win they wont like me no matter what. theres nothing i can really do to win without them not liking me. asking me to not talk when its ok for everyone else to isnt reasonable or fair.

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    5. It had nothing to do with your speech defect, Tony. I doubt anyone even noticed. You talked a ton but don't even realize it. And as I mentioned, it was the amount and the content of your talking. It's the same thing you do that has been commented on many times before -- you jabber on and on about the hand, why you did what you did, what the odds were, etc. People just do not want to hear your hand analysis. You then made it worse when you started taking about all your life troubles and that they were not in dire financial straights like you, yadda, yadda, yadda.

      The first time I met you at O'Sheas you were sitting next to an attractive young woman and appeared to be having a regular conversation with her. If you were to do that on a regular basis at the table you would probably find that people would respond positively to you. But talking in excess about the hands, the odds, why someone played the way they did -- nobody wants to hear that.

      And believe it or not, if you are a straight-up person, speak respectfully to people and show humility poker players will rarely dislike you no matter how much you win.

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    6. Tony
      "If you really believe it wasn't my speech defect u are blind"

      There you go again being rude.
      YOU already admitted you can't read people but you are going to basically tell someone who is a much better study of humans and their behavior that he's a fucking idiot because he doesn't agree with you?

      I've played with you a bunch and I can safely say that very few people get annoyed because of your voice - Most of them get annoyed because of what you are talking about and how much you are talking.
      This is the truth - we are not stupid for believing this - You are stupid for failing to listen to what others are telling you.

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    7. its hard to believe u shouldnt talk about ur play, for thats why u want a friend with u at the tables, to learn from, and to go over hands with in a discussion. its how people become better at poker, and grow their bankrolls and their game. Some people may NOT want this, but they should. Poker is like a class where u are there to learn. I dont get along because im a serious student of the game, and others dont care if they improve their game.

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    8. Just a few points:

      1) The time to talk about your play with your friends is AWAY from the table. You should NEVER, NEVER analyze hands while at the table for many reasons. It alerts people that you take the game seriously, it makes other people play more seriously. It annoys people that just want to play and have fun. It educates others that can use the info to beat you. Yada, yada, yada.

      2) You are not a serious student of the game.

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  8. You are missing the point here, you shouldn't be talking for YOU, not them.

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  9. You could learn to be less annoying to people and to fit into social situations better if you wanted to.

    Here's a book about a man with Asperger's and how he diligently kept notes about things that his wife would tell him he needed to do to fit in better: http://goo.gl/T99g3 He didn't insist that the world conform to his preferences, but set about learning what he needed to do to mesh better with everyone else. That meant just accepting and abiding by some rules of conduct, whether or not they made sense to him, and whether or not they matched the way he thought the world should be.

    You could do the same.

    For example, you could take the advice of the dozens of people who have told you that it makes other people uncomfortable to talk about how much money you have (or don't have), or how much you or they make, or how much you spend on housing or food or whatever. These are things that most people just do not discuss casually with strangers, and only rarely even with friends.

    So even if you don't understand why people are that way, you could just accept as a ground rule of life that it's best not to talk about those things in public. (On a blog an entirely different set of social mores applies; it is expected to be a forum where one discusses one's life.) You could decide that you will never again bring up the topic of your bankroll, or how much you're spending on food or housing (which includes the fact that it's not costing you anything if on comps), etc.

    Do that and bang!--one less thing that annoys people.

    There are a whole bunch more: Don't talk so much louder than everybody else, don't repeat things a bunch of times because you think maybe somebody wasn't listening, don't interrupt others when they're talking, etc. But those are more advanced and nuanced, not as concrete. If you really want to learn to fit in better in social situations, especially at the poker table, making it a rule never to discuss money is one simple way to start.

    But maybe it's not important to you to fit in, and you don't care if others find you annoying. If that's the case, then you can disregard this advice and just keep doing what you've always done.

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    1. Grump, i feel others discuss money too, in ways that annoy me--because im poor and i dont like to hear how others have money when i dont. i think its rude, but it dont feel rude to tell others i have none. u see, others talk about doing things that cost money to do, going on a vacation, cruise, overseas, etc, buying a house, car, etc. all of which annoys me because its done to remind me how poor i am. Nor can i help the fact my voice sounds louder. its just how i talk. and ive ACTUALLY HEARD guys say how they cant stand my voice right at the table and that i sound like a queer, and a little girl. Most people claim its something else, not because they believe it, but because they think its the politically correct thing to say. ive heard people mock my voice too many times to accept this. would like to mail u a propostion regarding something soon about this, but it will take a while to type up, dont expect it soon.

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    2. Very good advice this IMO. Small steps, steady improvement.

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    3. FFS Tony,

      These are recreational poker players. They play for enjoyment.

      WHY THE **** WOULD THEY WANT TO HEAR YOUR SOB STORY DURING THEIR RECREATION TIME?

      How can you be so smart at times and completely drained of brain cells the next?

      This can't be that hard of a concept to understand. Recreational players wanting to play for fun and not to earn a profit.

      FFS

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    4. its too hard to feel any sympathy and compassion for recreational players. the anger and bitterness i feel over needing to win, and knowing they dont need to win, overwhelms any logic or reason i have left. i feel like i cannot relate to them, because we have nothing in common, which makes it hard to see them as "human beings with feelings". This is how messed up I am inside psycologically. i feel like i dont want to hear them throw it in my face how much money they have, so I cannot see why its wrong to make them have to feel as unhappy as i am forced to feel against my will also to be fair. all ive ever wanted is to have the same "right to have fun as others" and if i cant, how is it fair if they can?

      curious when u thought i was smart and why.

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    5. Tony,

      Bottom line: Everyone is telling you how and why you alienate recreational players at the table, but you refuse to listen. Recreational players are your ticket to winning money.

      If you do not accept the fact that you are irritating at the table and immediately change your behavior, you will continue on your downward spiral to oblivion.

      It is your choice.

      Good luck,

      snevman

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    6. He really doesn't get this at all does he?

      You don't need to show sympathy for anyone just shut your Piehole. Poker is supposed to be your job. You should definately try to enjoy playing because you will play better but this should be an enjoyment of the game itself not the social outing.

      And by the way you have the same "right to have fun as others" but you choose not to excercise it, by living this soitary drop out existence. If you spent more time with people away from poker maybe you wouldn't feel the need to blab so much at the table.

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    7. Tony thinks "denial" is a river in Egypt.

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    8. See, they have money because they work at a job that pays them a set amount every week.

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  10. You deserve some credit for avoiding the plummet off your own fiscal cliff...so far. Though who knows what the next meltdown will bring?

    Several years ago I sat with you at a table in Atlantic City at Caesar's. From what I saw, many of the dealers and other players found you annoying, primarily because you kept yammering on about stuff no one wanted to hear. The numerous exasperated looks did not say, "What a funny voice this guy has." They said, "Can't this guy give it a rest?" Even if it were spoken in the most pleasantly sonorous tones, your ceaseless musings about bus fare back to Kansas no doubt would still have made some at that table envy the deaf.

    As someone who once struggled with anger issues, I know the difficulty of resisting self-defeating impulses. Though never barred from a casino, I have had security at a few places ask me to leave until I cooled off. The last such incident occurred several years ago. Once I understood how my behavior, no matter how natural and unavoidable it felt at the time, undermined my happiness, I found myself able to stem those outbursts. Though it isn't always easy.

    Now that this reply has gone on far longer than I intended, I find myself needing to do in this comment what you need to do at the table: Shaddap!


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  11. One thing Tony has never commented on, is why his diet seems to consist of Soup, Mashed Potatoes, very soft foods. Is it the condition of his teeth? Is he in constant pain if he eats 'hard foods'? Or does he just enjoy these types of food groups the best. Just curious.

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    1. i eat hershey bars and chicken fried steak patties, isnt that considered "hard food"

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    2. NO, these are not considered hard food.

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  12. So let's assume you had the discipline to leave the Suncoast poker game if you lost a buy-in of $100 and that you have winning sessions 5 out of 7 days every week. That would mean the five winning sessions would have to average $140 a day to beat the game for $100 a day in a week. Have you been cured of the must-get-even-immediately disease? Would you go on uber monkey tilt if you had two losing sessions in a row? Or three?

    Regards, Lester

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    1. lester, glad to see u finally posting in the blog for the first time. the low roll has done a lot to get rid of "tilt" issues. by that i mean im playing much lower variance, games where i wont lose my whole stack, and certainly wouldnt put twice as much at risk to get back a loss.

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    2. Good to hear that you are making the best of a seemingly bad situation (roll less than $2k). If you are interested the goldennuggetpoker.com free play site has a Saturday night tournament and Sunday night tournament where the top 3 finishers all win two nights in either Las Vegas, Atlantic City or Laughlin. The Sunday night game also includes $50 free play, $100 for food and two show tickets. I don’t think the Sunday night game includes Laughlin because of no shows there. You can use two winner’s vouchers in the same month. I won a Saturday night tournament in October and a Sunday night tournament in November. Somehow my Saturday night winner’s voucher is good until the end of February and the Sunday voucher is good through May 19th. I plan on using both at the same time either end of January or in February. Anywhere from 160 to 200 players are in these tournaments that start at 9:30pm Vegas time and with the number of chips in play and blind structure take about 6 or more hours to complete. The website is goldennuggetpoker.com and if you manage to win these free rooms and food/free play vouchers that might be a good option for another trip to Vegas for you whenever. They do post the Sunday night winners in a Hall of Fame webpage https://www.goldennuggetpoker.com/english/#/A160/Weekly-grand-finale-hall-of-fame.html
      Give it a shot and maybe you can get your pic posted there too?

      Good luck with the VBJ and online grind!

      Regards, Lester

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    3. like i told sickcallmggee, if that site the odds of winning are only 3 out of about 200, thats too high of odds to bother with. i look for better odds.

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    4. I think in the last 2 mos I have played the Saturday night tournament 3 or 4 times and the Sunday night tournament the same. Some stats whiz might be able to calculate the odds of playing each 4 times and placing in the top 3 twice? While I have developed what I think is a pretty solid strategy for playing my way through these fields of 16-200 players (which ummmmmmmm I am going to keep secret) I must confess that I was also blessed by Lady Luck as well!

      Regards, Lester

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  13. ok i feel a whole lot better now, got sundays room paid for, won $30 more, still in the $1800s, am now good up til monday, and i finally got my room changed to one without a connecting door, also i got me a safe deposit box behind the hotel desk so im not as stressed about going back to my room at night.

    really need plans elsewhere over NYE, id never be able to be here, they would sell out, plus over that weekend they charge the large saturday comp rate for ALL 3 days. so id need a ton of comps.

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  14. http://www.alternet.org/story/154872/casual_encounters%3A_when_i_had_sex_with_3_strangers_a_day_thanks_to_the_internet?page=0%2C1

    lost my discipline a while ago online, got fed up with playing $5 sngs and losing all the higher ones after losing another $10 sng, so i joined a $25 one, so far im ok with 9 people left. i thought what the hell ive got way over 50 buyins of $25, and even if i lose all my lock poker money im still ahead about $70 for the day.

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  15. if u guys think im better off in vegas playing nothing but live poker, why do u try and talk me out of this game at suncoast?

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  16. Personally. I don't think you' re capable of winning live anymore either. You're in the midst of a $13,000 downswing in case you'd forgotten. Its convenient to blame that all on VBJ, but I think your poker results have contributed.

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    1. yeah, i probably spent about $20,000 to live on and pay bills, and lost about $5000 playing other games, so if im only down $13000 where did the other $12000 come from? must of been poker wins.

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    2. It seems you haven't kept records of your expenses, or your profit/loss on various games. So you really don't know, do you?

      Wishful thinking is not a reliable accounting method.

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  17. Tony, I've played at the same table with you several times in Vegas over the last few years. Mostly at the Riviera, IP and the Strat. I must say you are the most annoying player I've ever sat in a game with. It works well for you since it causes other people to tilt which results in you getting paid off because people want to "get" you. This only works for you when you play tourists though as the local free roll chasers have learned to tune you out. The biggest drawback I see with your talking as you tell too much about how and why your playing the way you are - giving free info is just stupid.

    One other comment - I find it strange how no one here has commented on the variance issue in 2-6 spread limit O8. I would anticipate based on the limited players and limited times this game is spread that it would be near impossible to average $100/day.

    Last comment - when are you changing the blog name? May I suggest - Playing VBJ until I run out of ramen money.

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  18. http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2012/dec/05/allegiant-announces-las-vegas--reno-flights/

    GOOD NEWS: i might be able to use that unsold allegiant ticket after all if i cant find a buyer, starting in febrauary, thats BEFORE it expires.

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  19. Have you ever wondered why even though you think you're always right and know everything, nothing seems to be working out in the way you wish?

    Your strange combination of arrogance and entitlement is leading you down a lonely and disastrous path.

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  20. Tony,

    I spent hours reading your old blog on allvegaspoker and I also follow this blog....and I gotta tell you...I see a recurring theme here.

    You don't listen to solid advice from people who truly are in your corner and want you do do well.

    If you choose to allow this to appear on your blog, here is the deal:

    (1) Being isolated in the middle of nowhere playing VBJ exclusively for comped rooms is a dead end. Even if you play the machine 100% optimally...in the long run you cannot increase your bankroll enough for it to matter. You might be able to keep a free room for months on end...but your expenses will eventually eat up your roll.

    (2) Never EVER analyze hands or or explain the math or why you made a certain play at the table. YOU WANT THE FISH TO KEEP PLAYING LIKE FISH. Do not educate them or make them feel inferior...one of two things will happen...they will play better against you, lowering your edge....or they will leave...removing your potential profit from the table.

    (3)Talk less, observe more. Look, I am not autistic, but I tend to babble on at the table too much myself. It annoys the hell out of people and when I realize it...I try to talk less and observe more...this helps in two ways: I am learning about my opponents tendencies, and they are less annoyed with me being present...which makes it easier to take their money...and FFS don't whine about not having a permanent place to stay or being broke...etc..etc...nobody wants to hear that shit.

    (3)Stop being so paranoid/defensive when people offer to help you or give you good advice. Not everybody has an ulterior motive. Some people ARE JUST TRYING TO HELP YOU. AKgal offered you a free coat and you turned it into a big conspiracy that she was trying to locate you...newsflash...nobody cares about the shitty casino in the middle of nowhere without a poker room...nobody is going to take over your prized VBJ machine and try to beat it for a million....seriously.

    (4)In order to have a friend, you have to be a friend...and I am not talking about buying them a meal on your comps. Try this:

    When a friend is in town....ask them what THEY want to do...and where THEY want to hang out for once...then take a bus or whatever and meet up with them where THEY are. You always want everyone to cater to your schedule and do what YOU want to to...that's selfish and not being a friend at all. What you consider a friend is someone who will give you rides to wherever and hang out with you when you want to hang out and play poker where YOU want to play poker....kinda one sided.

    You need to get back to Vegas and really put in the study and time on the felt and see if you can beat the game and increase your roll enough to get a permanent apt and eat real food and live a normal existence. You haven't proven it yet. Maybe part of you likes living on the edge of ruin...maybe it motivates you...I don't know....but if that is the case....you are destined to go busto.

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  21. Tony,

    I know you've discussed it before, but what year did you receive your felony conviction and in what state?

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  22. way back in 1990, in Ohio, been so long ago i dont see why i should have to report it.

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    1. Have you ever considered expunging (i.e. sealing) that felony conviction? There is a process, which is usually free but would require you to take the time to do it. Then your "I cannot get hired anywhere because of my conviction" issue becomes absolute.

      But I'm guessing you would (1) not put in the effort to seal that criminal record and (2) even if you did, probably just find another excuse as to why not to find a job, at least on a part-time basis to pay for rent.

      Just a thought.

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    2. Have you thought about looking into getting your criminal record sealed?

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  23. isnt that for people whose ONLY conviction the one felony, and never one misdemeanor conviction since?

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    1. It depends on the State's laws. Each differs. When was your misdemeanor?

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  24. How many times have you been arrested?

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