Monday, January 7, 2013

Dont know how im doing it, not had any daily losses in ages, and todays $100 plus win at sams town has me up to $2500. of course, rent and phone will be due very soon. I would like to make it my goal not to go back under $2000 again, which of course is still hardly any bankroll at all. could easily drop $500 in a week where id run bad, and im way overdue for this.

I dont even know if Claudia is even reading this blog anymore, i doubt it since she isnt talking. wish i knew one person willing to find out whats up down at the pokerstars carribean adventure, where she is dealing right now for a couple weeks, but i dont think any of my blog readers are there. All i know is if i cared about a friend and was worried about their mental health, the last thing i would do is quit talking to them. I wouldnt "farm the job out to someone else", thats not showing any care or concern at all. And i do feel really bad all the things i said angry she wouldnt talk the last time i spoke to her by phone in an effort to get her to see how much i could use a friend that scared her off.

since $2500 is still not hardly any kind of a roll at all, i hate to say this, but i still cant afford a bike, nor can i afford to play NL, except for the few times i have played it at places where the buyin is well under $100. I also hate to admit i still havent went back and bought that $8 blanket. i did make one effort, but they were already closed at 6pm. no idea why a thrift store would keep bankers hours when most of the customers would want to shop 5-9pm after they get off work. Nor do i understand why other businesses wouldnt be open more hours either.

Besides that blanket, i could really use some silverware that isnt plastic, a kitchen handtowel, (have 2 other kind of towels) some listerene strips, a lot of huge suitcases so i can take my things with me when i find a better place to live, and im sure theres cheaper and less roach infested places. also i wish i could buy plenty of fruit, fruit is good for u, but it spoils so fast and is so damned expensive.

i wish i could afford to keep a balance of over $100 on lock at all times too, that way i could play bigger games and my time spent there would be more worthwhile.

22 comments:

  1. Tony congrats on growing the roll. Tony put 1k in the bank for expenses and the other $1500 use it as your poker roll try it. Every time you are up over $1500 take the extra and put it in your expense account. Try not to combine the 2 or you will go nuts and not play focused.

    You need to grind and build a roll on Lock instead of taking the money out every time you score. Try and build it up to at least 300 hundred so you have a cushion to play with. Good luck, of course.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Tony,

    I am a former Pest Control Technician for Terminix. I can tell you the best and least expensive way to get the roach population under control and keep it that way. If there are other apts or rooms next to your place that have them, it will be almost impossible to never see one again. I am assuming they are German roaches. Those are the kinds that are small but numerous and only thrive indoors. I don't mind posting it here, but let me know if your up to the work it will take. You can probably do it within an hour or two but I don't know the extent of the problem, nor what your place is like.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yeah whats the details? tired of seeing them crawling around on the floor, i probably should vacuum the floor too, but i have no vacuum of course. im just not sure whats cheap to buy and where to spread it except under the fridge and behind the counters and in cupboards i never use and drain. cant really put it on the floor i dont think, i lie on the floor same as they do when using my laptop. and i sleep on the couch instead of the bed due to few blankets and poor light in the bedroom

      Delete
  3. Dude just brush your teeth. Listerine strips aren't fooling anyone when your teeth look rotten.

    ReplyDelete
  4. If I were you tony I wouldn't keep paying rent, instead I would just grind 24/7 until your rent isn't 1/4th your bankroll.

    Look for cheaper places or homeless shelters.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Though not as good as fresh fruit if you get canned peaches, or pears or mixed fruit that is still better than no fruit. If you have a fridge you can eat half a can and save half for later.

    Regards, Lester

    ReplyDelete
  6. Buy some bananas. They are not expensive at all. They have about 100 calories each and are very filling. Would be better than hamburgers and snickers. I know a guy who lived on nothing but oranges and bananas for 6 months. He detoxed his whole body and never felt better in his life.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Most pros have found that the best way to grow their online bankrolls is to play winning poker and practice good bankroll management, and not so much by simply depositing more money.

    It seems like you're still struggling to find enough time in your busy schedule to get in enough volume online to establish a big enough sample size to calculate any true win rate. Any plans to free up some time to get in more volume online? Maybe less volunteer work? Not quite so much Candy Crush Saga?

    As far as your actual online play, the best data we have to work with are the 1,599 hands you've played at .02/.04 PLO 6 Max; pretty much all the other stakes you've played have just been a few hundred hands which naturally are statistically meaningless as I'm sure you know.

    You're currently down -$17 at those stakes, running at -12.93 BB/100.

    Any plans to improve that and play better poker? Or is it just a case of players at them tiny stakes not respecting your raises?

    Most pros get their start by beating the lower stakes and moving up slowly and steadily. But of course you know way better than me.

    I'm sure it'll work out as with all them bad players you're sure to start winning money soon and will be confiscating all the green $25 chips for miles around, naturally.

    ReplyDelete
  8. A lot of similarities between Tony and Erick Lindgren:

    http://www.bluff.com/magazine/broken-the-erick-lindgren-story-6094/

    s.i.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. anyone else besides u read it? no one would ever spend that kind of money on me, or even devote the time. and i surely need it, i lost $118 on the poor payout VP machine at sams town after dropping $148 in the poker room. i knew i was due for some huge loss. down to $2200 and dropping more tomorrow when i go pay up the bills.

      Delete
    2. Don't worry, your expected loss on the BIG SPLIT game was likely much lower than $118.

      Then again, you have to factor in your expected loss all the times you successfully martingale it.

      Delete
    3. Hey, I know how you can avoid losses on the poor payout VP machines:

      DON'T PLAY FUCKING -EV MACHINES

      Problem solved.

      Delete
    4. Why are you playing VP with poor payout tables?

      Delete
    5. Iron Mike Sharpe says..."Why are you playing VP with poor payout tables?"

      In the world according to Tony, it is because he doesn't have enough BR to play the 100% payout machines, and he HAD to play something. (and he doesn't have a gambling problem)

      Delete
  9. Groundhog Day must be Tony's favourite movie.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Tony go sit at a 5-10 table and buyin for 200bb

    Profit.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Tony:

    I know you know chasing losses is a HUGE leak for you. Of course you know that. It is so very sad :-(

    I really wish you could play at the Aria. The games there have been almost mouthwatering. I've played there 5 times since Dec. 29 and lost 358.00, won 244, won 430(ish), won 238, and won 307. It is now my favorite place to play - stopped playing MGM.

    Most comfortable seats in the city, 2$ comps, and the top shelf drinks. Love it.

    s.i.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. S.I. - Does the $1/3 at Aria play much bigger than $1/2 at, say, PH?

      Delete
    2. p3:

      I rarely play at PH - have NEVER had a winning session there :-(

      I can say it plays bigger than the 1/2 at MGM or Ceasars, if that helps any.

      Opening bets are typically 15 - stacks are typically bigger.

      And the drinks are MUCH bigger ;-)

      s.i.

      Delete
    3. Thanks, s.i., I just booked 12 days at Aria this July. I usually play the daily tournaments there, and play cash elsewhere (MGM, PH); but I may have to grind some $1/3 whilst enjoying some Watermelon juice . . .

      Delete
  12. I see you mentioned in a tweet you felt I might be playing at a poker table with you. I just want to ease your conscious Tony. I likely would not sit at a poker table you were playing at, at the very least until you get your bankroll up, and start sitting in games where you are putting a lot of money on the table or playing 2/5 and above. I might think about it as your money grows and you get to the usual 'spew' level where you are more likely to give it away.

    But even then it is unlikely at best, because while I play to make money, I really like to play at tables with a friendly demeanor, and I have a good time with the other players chatting and such. I am very likely to change tables if you act up in the way described by so many, unless the table is just too good, and unless I feel I can target 'your type' for a big loss.

    And, as I have been reading you for so long, at this point, I probably wouldn't feel too great taking your money as I know you need it so, and I would feel bad knowing your mental condition is so perilous.

    ReplyDelete