Sunday, February 17, 2013
Outside of Vegas
my room here in Jean is taken care of up til 11am wednesday morning, and im happy to report with todays $25 win, my roll is back in the $1000s instead of the $900s. of course that includes the final $17 i have on my walmart debitcard thats not enough to take out of the ATM, but can only be spent on purchases. (while at the stratosphere, i removed the other $260 off the debit card, costing me $266.) i didnt lose that at the stratosphere, only lost about $10 there, all the loss was at TX station, but i did use the ATM there.
am spending way too much time in the room online, and not nearly enough time grinding out the VBJ machine for comps. i only earned $2 in comps today for all the time i played, and ive got to earn $12 a day comps, $15 fridays and $30 saturdays to have my room.
is there a way to record a video of me playing an online sng? i dont see how with only a built in webcam, and the revolution network (lock) dont make it easy copying and pasting an entire games HH. maybe theres a way to copy/paste but im not familiar with it. things like this were so easy on stars.
all i really want is to know if i am playing the hyper turbos correctly, because if not, i should only play the DON sngs. i played a $7 one (too high i know) for the $26 i had on lock, and lost it. an earlier today a guy offering me free coaching on twitter, but he told me he wouldnt be the right guy for sngs, he is a deepstacked cash game player for holdem, and thats what he was offering to coach me on, supposedly online id guess.
anyway first hand of the 300 chip hyper turbo. (whole table starts with 10 BB and levels go up very quickly). not sure how many readers besides vook is qualified to answer. i really have no idea who plays a lot of these. these are also played 6 handed instead of 10 handed. i am on the button, and the SB is 15 and the BB is 30. everyone folds to me and i have 89 suited. i shoved, both blinds folded. correct? i am pretty sure i dont make a min raise or not be aggressive.
sometime later, there are 5 of us left, top 2 get paid. one guy is short stacked with 120 chips, 40 of which he posted in the BB. the small blind has 405. everyone folds to me again. i have 260 chips, blinds are 20-40. i still believe aggressiveness is the correct way to play, so i shove. i had Q8 offsuit. SB folds, BB calls with 99 and im suddenly down to 140 in chips, and exit shortly thereafter. steve G was on the phone with me later for about an hour, and he said to never min raise in these. although im sure sometimes u should, probably with monsters.
steve G has been talking to me all week about moving my blog to a website hes going to buy, and later creating a forum on there again to improve the comments. He said that him, I and possibly seattle irish would be the moderators. and for whatever reason he dont seem to like WEC and was surprised wec and poker.24amp was the same guy. he kept saying he would WU me $100 upfront to buy it, but is seriously now not that interested because he didnt like my google analytic stats, the fact i had not that many twitter followers, that 90% of the blog readers are just repeats, and he claims a certain website claims my blog is only worth $56. also now he claims i will probably go bust, and then fears i wont blog because id have nothing to talk about. the old plan was for me to not tell the readers til after it happened, and to then give him the password once i received the WU, and he would fix things so clicks to sevencard2003.blogspot.com automatically got rerouted to his new site. and of course i was to have full control over what i posted. and the ability to ban assholes. most of which i dont ban anyway. he also wanted me to make a video in which i talked for a while, and i dont know what to say or how to do it and wasnt that comfortable because i felt people would use it to make fun of me, but of course for the $100 i mightve. i just felt like i needed a lot more upfront, and he said the blog isnt worth that, and that he would later on share in the google adsense and other revenue he could receive in the future. for some reason, he thinks that video would attract far more views, and i think it would not make a bit of difference. he was also afraid id lose interest in blogging after im broke and said he really wishes i could somehow stay over $2500 so id keep grinding on. also he said donkeytax had to be lying about his $2-6 results for the 500 hours, and that no one could beat that for $17 an hour longterm.
will be down to $4 on lock instead of $14 left if i lose this $5 10 handed DON. i lost a $5 one a while ago after losing the $7 hyper turbo. and also a $2 one. i might consider redepositing to grind poker in my room if thats a better way to make money, but the big question is how much as little as i have. i do need at least 10 buyins, so would $50 be too much, or should it actually be more? if thats all the poker im playing maybe i need more in there. what game should i sit at if i want the other guy to watch and give the free coaching?
shouldve found a way to do my laundry before i came here, down to the last 2 clean shirts now. also i wish i couldve got more food on the way here, only got 2 cans of tuna and 7 soups. food costs about 6x as much here as the food4less or walmarts.