Sunday, January 20, 2013

I've been sneezing all night and i feel like im getting a really bad cold, but it isnt the flu because i dont have an upset stomach. i ate the rest of the ice cream, and lost a few hyper turbo sngs, now $43 online instead of $69, but i am getting the money in for the most part with the best of it. getting a lead early on doesnt guarantee u the money. disappointed i didnt hear back from the woman who was originally going to come out to samstown, shouldve arranged and confirmed it ahead of time, i didnt even wake up til about 9pm. at one point was up about $200, still made it home up over $110, and never touched a machine. still only in the $2200s though. i am thinking maybe i cant afford the bike, and still need a 2nd lock instead of just the one good lock, am so worried about it being stolen. the seat needs raised too. Would make riding it alot more comfortable.

i should be trying to sleep, so i can try and be over at the stratosphere at 7pm. hope i feel better. thats too far to go on a bike. An out of town blog reader is going to be there. too bad its not the samstown 7pm tourney he is interested in. i think i get the cold from being outside without a warm enough coat even though i have a warmer jacket than i did. at least thats why i got them years ago.

would like to know how many think i did the right thing buying the bike and how many think i did the wrong thing, considering my roll is so low. no way i see to take polls. also i really need to clean this place but im way too lazy

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  1. doesnt matter"what everyone thinks" about the the bike.you take the exact opposite opinion of what everyone thinks! f.t.r. it was a good move! seriously tony"lazy"is your biggest obstacle outside of gambling addiction, and your neurotic "fear"of everything!

    when i was 8 i could take a simple crescent wrench, loosen the ONE NUT under the seat, and adjust the seat....for someone with "your i.q." and that you are soooo much smarter than everyone else, you make yourself sound so f'n stupid sometimes..ask the maitenance man to borrow a wrench, and adjust the seat, should take all of 2 minutes...of course with your busy schedule, that may be too much to ask

    with your history of not focusing/not caring in staked tournies, im amazed that anyone will still stake you, that you have the balls to tell someone that"sunday would be best for you to be staked" or that it would be better if they would stake you at sams town, instead of where its convienant for the staker, is just fucking ubsurd..god you will just never get it.

    i swear to god it would be nice to write something good in your blog sometimes, but you just make it so damn hard too! as usual s.m.h.

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  2. ohh and you probably got the cold from handling copius ammounts of chips all day and not washing your hands..............

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  3. - Nice to see you ignored a SNG experts advice on avoiding hypers.

    - you don't get colds from cold weather. A 100x smarter person should know that

    - if you're paranoid about the bike being stolen, take the seat and or front tire inside with you.

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  4. - you can't afford VP and VBJ, but do it anyways, so why sweat the cost of the bike?

    - way to show that woman how important meeting her was to you by sleeping until 9 pm
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  5. Your roll is to low to play machines, buying the bike is a +EV investment. Good luck!

    Tony go relax and enjoy the football games today take a break from poker and clear your mind.

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  6. Better bike than VP, thats for sure. Cold/flu most likely from poker chips, never get from just being cold, you need to be exposed. Make sure you are sanitizing your hands frequently and keep them away from face while at poker table. Most rooms have sanitizer available nowdays, if not buy a little bottle at wally world and carry with you.

    And isn't the best poker action mostly evenings till 1 or 2? Maybe on the strip on the weekends might run all night, but during the week the fish bite early in my experience.

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  7. TBC writes "im way too lazy"

    that pretty much sums it all up doesn't it?

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  8. Why are you playing hypers when you have zero experience with them? It's foolish. Stick to DoNs or Omaha or don't play. You've been warned twice now.

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    1. this is exactly why hes playing them, cause hes smarter than you,who needs IcM, hes tony bigcharles...you know he's getting it in good most of the time...i mean why would he listen to 1 of only like 2 people(tatude being the other)who continually bend over backwards for him FOR YEARS NOW( you 2 are truly good! even great people for the things that you do for him btw) seriously vook you are good people!


      addendum: theres more than 2 obv koala,vince,josie, s.i. (theres others im missing as well) have all gone above and beyond for him....he really should count his blessings

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    2. tony have you thought about going to some of the strip properties and seen about getting your bans lifted? playing sams town daily has just got to be brutal

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    3. not losing the money in hypers, remember the last $25 i bought from u? its over $60 now. i keep getting my money in at the best of it when hands are shown and when i lose its coin flips or one outers.

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  9. Tony any turbo or hyper is like playing a slot machine no skill needed, none, nada. I will honestly say you might be better off playing a FP VP machine instead of a turbo or hyper. Hell even DONs do not require much skill. Good luck!

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  10. Don't eat sugar when your sick, it lowers your immune system drastically.

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  11. kept going back to sleep and back to sleep, slept a LOt of hours, wondering if i have a faver or the flu, no way to take the temperature. trying to eat cereal and feel hot and nauseated, dont feel well at all. all stuffed up. must go buy medicine somewhere but what? quite upset i forced myself out of bed last nite when i didnt feel well to go to the strat, and the guy i was emailing back never showed up, or sent me back any email. after he swore hed meet me there sunday night. took the bus downtown since there was no cash game, immediately lost $100 pissed in 2 hands of JJ and TT at the golden nugget and left and went home. just didnt feel well. also i know my roll isnt near high enough to be buying in NL games with $100 minimums. need medicine suggestions.

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    1. Go to CVS and get a thermometer - they are not expensive. I got one that flashes red if you have a temperature, and green otherwise. It sounds to me as though you have a common cold - the flu virus would really knock you on your ass, and cause vomiting. Try some Lemsip for the daytime, and NyQuil for when you want to sleep. Get lots of rest, and drink plenty of fluids.

      I think you'll live.

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  12. Go to CVS Minute Clinic and see the nurse. She can tell you if you have a viral or bacterial illness and prescribe the correct medication.

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  13. Dayquil, advil, and mucinex. Nyquil for night time. Take all three of those and you will feel pretty normal.

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  14. You should get some medicine to treat your symptoms (like sudafed if you have runny nose) and also get some emergen-c to help your body fight it off. It's not cheap but will be cheaper in the long run than your being sick and out of commission for a long time.

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  15. Try theraflu. It should be easy to find.

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  16. Drink the crap out of Nyquil and Alka-Selter could and flu.

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  17. Here's a medicine suggestion for you:

    Google it. Put on a clean pair of big boy pants and take a break from googling "most beatable VBJ machines" and make your health your responsibility instead of someone else's for once.

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  18. If you take a lot of tylenol it'll make you feel better.

    Get the extra strength ones and take 2 - 4 of them every 2 - 4 hours until you feel better.

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  19. It's a shame that Walmarts doesn't sell an item for about five bucks that'd let you check your temperature.

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    1. But then Tony would have to decide between oral and rectal. How could anyone expect him to choose? *smirk*

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    2. having the extra $5 causes me to be far more healthy than finding out the temperature because the extra $5 does a lot to relieve stress, and stress kills. this is why buying the bike has been so hard on me emotionally, and the purchase has made me feel a lot of stress, and unhappiness

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  20. If only there were a place for sick people to go to get diagnosed...

    why are there no roaming wet-nurses at the casino's like there are massage girls.....

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    1. Serge: you have to pay extra for the WNE

      Regards, Lester

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  21. hey tony, you likely have the flu, the 'flu' that has its season is different from the 'stomach flu' aka gastroenteritis but they are commonly confused as being the same, so if you indeed have it you almost certainly wouldnt have stomach issues. given your general state of health keep an eye on the fevers and seek help if they get too bad. maybe ill drop in at the strato tomorrow and see what your up to. keep the bike drop the vbj and yeah pretty much listen to vook on the turbos advice sinse he has 100000x more experience at them and you dont know the first thing about ICM judgements. as for women just dont worry about them, they really dont fit into your lifestyle at all, focus on poker and da roll. btw is it 2-6 spread at sams town? is there a half kill/kill? should be beatable, the spread at mgm props and at texas station are absurdly easy.

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  22. tony you likely have the flu, as in flu season, its often incorrectly associated with gastroenteritis or the 'stomach flu' but is completely different and you would likely not have any stomach symptoms...with your general state of health watch the fevers carefully and seek help if they become a problem. maybe ill drop in at strato tomorrow see what your up to. keep the bike, drop the vbj, listen to vook on turbos he has 100000x more experience in them and you dont know where to even begin on ICM decisions. also just ignore women, they dont fit into your lifestyle, focus on poker and da roll...is sams town 2-6 a spread limit? is there a 1/2 or full kill? it should be totally beatable as the mhm props spread and texas station spread are absurdly easy just not for much $.

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    1. i feel much better today, so i know i didnt have the flu. the 24 hour nap cured me. also bought 2 nyquil packets with comps at samstown gift shop. i wont be at the stratosphere tomorrow, but sams town. had i returned the bike sooner, i wouldnt have had nearly as much emotional stress about my bills, and couldve stayed off the machines easier. yes its spread limit at samstown. a $1-2 seldom goes except maybe very late fri and sat if that. theres no such thing as kills in spread limit games, only fixed limit games. i think its beatable too, but not flush draws opinion on 2-4

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    2. didnt mean to post twice i thought it deleted my original, texas station runs a kill spread limit tony, its very juicey AND there are optional NL buttons a player can chose to take allowing them to play the hands NL style when only players with buttons remain in the hand, against limit players you can talk into taking buttons this is like free money...

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  23. Get back to Jean ASAP. You NEED the machines!!!!

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  24. Tony:

    Someone else asked you about this earlier, but you didn't respond. Why haven't you put any effort into getting your 86's lifted? Or have you put in the effort but not shared that with your readers?

    I played Aria again on Sunday and it is SUCH a juicy game. Now, it was a football weekend, and MLKJ weekend, so that may have swayed things (was CES going on as well?), but I've yet to be there when there weren't a dozen tables running and plenty of game selection.

    Just move around, avoid the tables with more than 1 person with a hoodie and an ear-bud in, and you're solid. I'm sure you can spot the grinders within one orbit, with your experience. Find a spot with at least 3 or 4 folks there just to have some fun playing poker. It's not hard to do.

    Honestly, I sat at a harder table than I normally would, but there were two fish playing and two of the grinders were playing very laggy and were easy enough to exploit (did force me to play tighter than I would like, however). Cashed out with a small win (+106$) after 4 hours. Went by MGM because I had parked at Tropicana (old habit) and I think the game there might have been even better - tons of folks just watching football while playing cards....gotta like that!

    What have you done to get your ban lifted, Tony?

    s.i.

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    1. it wouldnt be a good idea to sit in what YOU consider good games until my roll is much higher. for me that would be a bad game. all my stress began when i tried the NL at the nugget while sick, lost $100 in 2 hands, and then starting chasing it tonight.

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    2. Tony:

      You didn't respond at all to the question:

      What have you done to get your ban lifted? If you haven't done anything, WHY haven't you done anything?

      I simply don't get it, Tony. This is your life. You are a professional poker player (right?). If this is your life, and your profession, why are you not actively investing your time and energy in improving it? You have winnowed your available games to fringe hotels and a few small rooms. Is it not worth any effort to get your ban lifted and exponentially increse your opportunity to improve your selection?

      I'm puzzled.

      s.i.

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  25. I see on your twitter you saying you need to go back to Jean because you "can't make it" it Vegas. So much for the professional poker player time to go get a regular job huh. You have no ability to figure things out on your own it amazes me you are able to live day to day. I will put it in print for you. Anyone who is a decent poker player can make one big bet per hour playing limit live Holdem. A blind squirrel could make one big bet an hour. A good player could easily make 2 big bets per hour. So playing 40 hours a week at $2/$4 would give you an income of $320 a week. 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Doubt you have expenses of more than 300 per week currently. The other 2 days a week you could grind those cash games and add those profits to the bankroll. You could have a couple of days off a week. or you could play a 6th day and take off the 7th. But Jean has those beloved machines where you will play 12 hours a day and still not get enough for a room in comps. Have fun.

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    1. i doubt anyone else who reads the blog, and makes their living from playing poker in live games instead of online games, thinks the rake is beatable in $2-4 and if it is, certainly not for $8 an hour, or even $4. and one of the things thats killing me is my expenses are well over $300 a week. got to find a way to cut. now the $2-6 might be beatable for $300-400 a week, but thats not helping me if my expenses are about the same, and anything extra im putting in the machines. after i pay rent ill be under $1500 quite a bit less than when i came back from Jean and its due in the morning.

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    2. 2/4 and 2/6 is unbeatable with a 3 + 2 rake long term against daily midweek grinders.

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    3. herbie is playing in laughlin, extra tight games, much different than $2-6 games here in vegas, i won about $1500 in it since returning to vegas, and used half for my rent and food, etc, and gave back the other half in VP machines so i know its beatable.

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  26. I would be more than willing to send you a vial of Lourdes Water if needed. Hope you get better soon!

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  27. From Twitter:

    "out $390, mostly from playing VP at boulder station, will refund the bike when i wake up. too broke to live here, need to move"

    Run roh.

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    1. Lol that is funny, some fools never learn play with the fire and your gonna get burned.

      Must have been one of them good machines.

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    2. but the machines are +EV right?...lol

      the meltdown begins

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    3. i knew the machine i was playing wasnt +ev but i was so mad and so stuck i couldnt use sound logic.

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  28. Tony, perhaps you can tell us what made you decide to play VP today. Did you think you had an advantage on the game? Were you hoping to just get lucky and hit some big hands? Were you just looking to have some fun?

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    1. the first time i played VP today, i was at samstown, and waiting FOREVER for them to call my name. i eventually got a seat, out about $40. The next time i played VP, the 3rd poker game i was in had just broke, and i didnt want to go on home while still out a little. the reason i stayed on the VP for such a huge length of time was once i got stuck big, i just couldnt bring myself to get off it knowing how badly i needed to wipe out the loss, and i felt due for a win, not having hit a jackpot in some time.

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    2. Tony, you are never "due" to hit a jackpot. It's all randomly generated hands. You might have to sit at a machine for potentially a hundred thousand hands before you hit a jack pot.

      Hell, it's been 3 years since I've hit a Royal Flush on a single hand VP machine. It's been almost 2.5 years since I've hit 4 dueces on a single deck dueces machine. Tony, VP should be for fun, only, if your roll is large enough to THROW MONEY AWAY.

      Bring a book with you to the casinos to read if games break and you have spare time. Figure this shit out, man, or you are gonna have NOTHING BUT free time . . .

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    3. once i got stuck big, i just couldnt bring myself to get off it knowing how badly i needed to wipe out the loss, and i felt due for a win, not having hit a jackpot in some time.

      I want you to reread the part above and answer one question...are those the words of a professional gambler?

      to make it in poker, VP, VBJ or BJ...(anything that you could possibly have an edge on)....you need discipline....you need to be able to walk away stuck and realize it's just not your day....have a stop loss of $200 if you need to...but put something in place that forces you to quit at some point and come back another day

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    4. well one thing that makes me want to play, is i feel like video poker is a game of STRATEGY, regardless of whether the payback is 100% of 96%. so therefore i should have as much a right to play it as all the idiots on the reel slots using NO strategy

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    5. Come on, Tony. Stop kidding yourself. If you've played any real amount of VP, you KNOW it's a money suck. Believe me, I play it a lot myself. And I KNOW it's -EV. And, even if it's supposedly a 96% payback or better, that requires potentially hundreds of thousands of hands for the variance to balance out. Neither you nor I have the bankroll or patience to play the game out on that scale. Over the short term, you can lose a fuckload of money playing VP regardless of your strategy or the payout of the game.

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    6. Tony says..."well one thing that makes me want to play, is i feel like video poker is a game of STRATEGY, regardless of whether the payback is 100% of 96%. so therefore i should have as much a right to play it as all the idiots on the reel slots using NO strategy"

      Tony, you are absolutely right, you have as much right as all the other idiots to play VP. Since you probably are using perfect strategy, you will lose money slower than the other idiots.

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    7. Also, Tony, this is not about "rights." It's about means. You may well be smarter than the so-called idiots who are donking Sex in the City or Platinum Hits . . . But you (unlike those "idiots") do not have enough money to be playing such games . . .

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    8. "so therefore i should have as much a right to play it as all the idiots on the reel slots using NO strategy"

      All the idiots on the reel slots have much more money than you.

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    9. And their ability to put a roof over their head and food in their stomach doesn't depend on the outcome of that machine.

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  29. since vook has never watched me play a hyper turbo, hes really got no reason to think id use an inferior strategy to his, except by wild guessing

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    1. Tony hate to burst your bubble but there is no strategy for Dons, turbos or hyper turbos, i do not care who tells you differently there is no proven strategy for Dons, turbos or hyper turbos. If you choose to play any one of these Dons would be your best bet.

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    2. I am sure Vook took an educated guess, and my money is on Vook being right. From previous discussions of hand history, it is clear that you don't have a strong grasp on hand ranging, push/shove strategy vis-a-vis position and stack sizes, chip equity (ala ICM), etc.

      Zin, I have to disagree with you there. Of course there are strategies for DON, Turbos and hyper turbos. Not sure what you meant by proven, but it is easy to see there are consistent winners and losers in each of those formats. The real issue is whether Tony know how to play them well or not.

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    3. Okay. So if we review your play then we can comment on your ROI and what games you should or shouldn't be playing?

      Let's review a few of your recent PLO hands:

      https://www.pokertableratings.com/replayer/index.php?site=cake&key=1356945831&hash=24683467019

      https://www.pokertableratings.com/replayer/index.php?site=cake&key=1357681698&hash=24723614184

      https://www.pokertableratings.com/replayer/index.php?site=cake&key=1356216595&hash=24644293894

      https://www.pokertableratings.com/replayer/index.php?site=cake&key=1356753702&hash=24673102619

      Conclusion: you shouldn't be playing PLO.

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    4. Zin your wrong here srry, DONs have a wayyy more definitive 'correct' strategy than almost any other form of poker. infact in theory, especially if playing loads of pug multitables, there is an EXACT correct decision for each and every hand in every stage of the tournament with almost no shades of grey, the only slight alterations would be if you had some significant hand data on the Vs and even then it would sway the optimal decision very little. im not saying itl always end up correct but this is basic understanding for longterm consistency in dons, one of the reasons i go crazy when i play too many. i think Vook can attest to this. all this said some people CAN do 'ok' playing instinctively in DONs, mostly at a lower volume than the ideal strat crusaders, i know Tony doesnt fall into the first category of correct play and i have not seen him play much online but would guess hes not in that 2nd category either.

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    5. "is i feel like video poker is a game of STRATEGY"

      major leak here...any button cruncher can play VP/VBJ with ideal strategy, they still will have a -EV edge vs the house, there is no magic way to manipulate the machines into changing for you barring some sort of cheating. nl poker on the other hand, if controlled properly and at the lower stakes touristy tables, you can very often create situations where you have a 70-90% edge over the other players...that is massive...

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    6. Agree with DonkeyTax there is a very clear strat for DONs that is +EV.

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  30. So long Train Wreck. You will never be anywhere because you do not have the intelligence to make yourself or your situation any better than it is right now. $390 on VP. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. Maybe one day I will throw you a dollar when I see you pan handling eventually.

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  31. You can choose to believe you can beat the hypers if you like. I know for a fact that you have not read a lot of strategy on hypers. I also know that you can't compute ICM in your head no matter how good you are with numbers ( and yes you are a genius with numbers).

    If you are going to play hypers please at least go download a 30 day trial of sng wiz. Inside the software there is a quiz section. Modify the settings to match the lock hypers. Set it on easy even and do some studying. Let me know how you do

    Are you aware that proven expert sng hyper turbo players often go thru downswings that last more than 1K tourneys? Most pros say you need to play 4K hypers to get a true ROI. But I'm sure you can play 20 or 30 of them and tell if you can beat them right?

    Oh and as far as how do I know? Well I study strategy almost every day despite having a full time job and a family. I have personally read articles on hypers. I have also studied sng wiz. I have also played over 1K of them. I still don't know if I can beat them because I haven't played enough of them. One thing I do know is they are the highest variance game you can ever play. Exactly what someone with no bankroll should NOT be playing

    I'm not going to defend myself on hypers or SNGs any more. You can look up all my historical stats if you like. I've played over 10K SNGs. I also study more than you can imagine. My experience should speak for itself

    Side note: You completely misunderstood mark and i the other day when We were saying that 2/4 limit can't be beat. I didn't mean limit can't be beat. I also wasn't trying to say I can't beat it. What I was saying is that you win so little compared to the percentage of rake that its not worth playing despit how bad everyone else at that table was.

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  32. Oh yeah and Zin is a little off. There are 100% strategies for each of those games. I have even written about them myself. I've posted strat articles on Avp for both 1 man SNGs and for Dons. I've spent a lot of time studying and playing them. It's not just luck that I've beaten them over the past 3 years. Although it certainly helps to be lucky and bad luck can kill someone who isn't properly bankrolled

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  33. Can't afford the bike, but will continue to pay for taxis and bus fares. Can't afford the rent, but will continue to feed hundreds of dollars into the machines. The cycle repeats itself once again. The world's greatest genius is about to head off and go running back to Jean where he will earn enough on the good paying machines to give him comp rooms for only $200 a night.

    Tony, I've said it before and I will say it again, you have a serious mental disorder, compounded by a gambling problem that at some point in time will have dangerous ramifications for those in your near vicinity when you finally crack.

    Koala

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  34. Isn't it just like 30 miles or so to Jean? Maybe you could keep the bike and just ride it back and forth to Vegas.

    That way when the games in Vegas flip back over to "beatable" you could just hop on the bike and zip back over.

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  35. Tony:

    You've tried to get a handle on chasing losses (your BIGGEST leak) for at least 5 years. You haven't been able to control it. You've never been able to keep from chasing losses. Never.

    There is ZERO indication you have any idea of how to keep from chasing losses or have any plan to keep from chasing losses.

    Unfortunately for you, losses are part of being a "professional poker player." If you don't stop chasing your losses, you will never achieve your goals and your life will never improve.

    So, that begs the question: Knowing this, what are your expectations for improving your life or changing this pattern?

    This wheel you're on has been perpetuating itself for as long as I've read you (back to 2+2 days). It keeps you from building a roll. It keeps you from keeping a roll. It keeps you from achieving any of your goals.

    Yet you have no plan to change it, do you? I'd suggest counseling again (yeah, I know...) but you haven't hit rock bottom yet, and you aren't ready to change, are you?

    s.i.

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    1. Haven't we seen plenty of times when TBC gambools it up when he's not chasing losses, though?

      There have been several times this trip alone when he was up for the day and stuck money into a VP machine. In Jean he'd keep going back to that sweet, sweet VBJ machine multiple times throughout the day even when he'd gotten his comp play in and had won a little money playing poker online.

      I don't at all disagree that chasing losses has had pretty dire consequences for the TBC but the root cause of 99.9% of his woes is that he loves to gamble more than anything else in the world.

      Which is fine -- he's a grown-assed man with zero obligations thanks to his mom -- but it will never get him off the hamster wheel he claims to want off of.

      This trip alone he's worked hard to convince us that he only plays machines (and has the inevitable huge bankroll blowups) when he's lost at the poker tables and/or is stressed out about money (buying the bike), women (Claudia), or safety (can't go home until it's daylight).

      That's a nice story but it's just that: a story that's spun to explain why he keeps playing the -EV games he loves more than anything else in the world.

      Pinning his gambling woes on his penchant for chasing losses implies that if he'd just stop chasing losses, he'd be fine. He'd absolutely be better off if he could locate his "chase losses" switch and permanently set it to the off position, but like you say, until he gets counseling for his gambling addiction this is just going to be the same endless cycle over and over and over.

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    2. Spot on. This why "Tony the pro poker player who doesn't make -EV wagers" will never exist. There's no future for Tony that includes both financial stability and gambling. The two are mutually exclusive for him, and always will be. He's never going to learn how to be a smart professional gambler from counseling. Counseling can only help him avoid gambling altogether if he chooses that route (which he never will).

      The ever dwindling suppy of head patters telling Tony he can make a living off poker if he just makes a few changes here and there are delusional.

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    3. The thing that some people fail to understand, Tony included, is that Tony doesn't want to quit gambling. Gambling, especially machines, is his favourite thing in the world. He wants nothing more than to play VBJ 12 hours a day. He just doesn't want to lose, and that's the only time he cares.

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  36. tony i think your vbj weakness (and applies to poker as well) is you look at each day as a desperate race to end ahead, poker full time should be like one long continuous session, theres no problem with ending negative then putting in a few winning days ect, if your a +ev player youl end ahead. trying to fight back losses by playing vbj or playing poor quality poker all increases the losses. i still dont know why you always want to leave vegas, the games are so easy here and poker is the only thing youve ever been able to make a few dollars at.

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  37. And so the cycle repeats itself again.

    Tony comes to Las Vegas from Jean, gets apartment and buys a bike. Stresses over the short term cost as opposed to the long term cost of taxis and buses. Must get even immediately, blows his roll on the machines. Further panic sets in. Cannot afford to live in apartment anymore, and must return bike. Brilliant solution from world's greatest genius.....run away to Jean where there are good paying machines that he can earn comps on to pay for his room. Of course, he can live there forever doing this, everyone knows this and have been doing it since time began.

    Twenty years down the track, and he still has not realised that he is, and always will be a gambling addict with a serious mental disorder. A time bomb waiting to explode.

    Koala

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  38. F'n joke, right here. You continue to refute any analysis that you don't like with flawed logic and simply unreasonable positions. You're not a simple addict. You are a sick junkie, man. And junkies do very bad things when they get desperate. Check yourself, Tony.

    Maybe should ask yourself, every day, what your god wants you to do. I'm sure that even a serial denier like yourself must realize that you do not please him and that your existence has been for naught. Still time to change. So be the man you want to be. No excuses.

    "We don’t have a choice. You are older at this moment than you’ve ever been before, and it’s the youngest you’re ever going to get. The mortality rate is holding at a scandalous 100 percent."

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  39. Anybody who cannot spend a nickle on anything except gambling needs long term in patient therapy. You cannot even spend $100 on a long term transportation solution to get you to and from gambling without it consuming your every thought. You need a bike, you buy a bike, that's the end of it! YOU need a bike, YOU talk about it for weeks, YOU finally buy the bike then it consumes your every thought until you return the bike??? YOU need to get some help!!!!

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  40. this is an absolute amazing blog. Keep up the good work Tony.

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  41. Keep up the good work Tony. You have really given me hope that I can soon quit my job and play poker for a living.

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  42. Micki, seriously?? This is your inspiration??

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  43. Hell Yes!!! I own property, have savings and a bank roll. I should be able to make if TBC can make it :)

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