i've not been able to play on seals all night, the site is down, and considering i won so many chips earlier, (i have 979 chips, almost a whole bitcoin and they are way up in value, $73 i heard). i'm hoping they are still going to be there when the site is back up. and i really need to get setup with a bitcoin wallet thats linked to my bank. i think Mc Gee suggested coinbase.com, not sure what thepokermeister and others suggest. i got quite lucky today in PLO high, because i was tired of playing short handed plo8, and managed to win 2 big hands right as i was going to quit when the blinds got back to me. i was in for less than 200 seals chips.
so because i wanted to play SOMETHING online that wasnt a vegas casinos play money site, i looked at my Bovada acct that zin recommended is easy to win at. if Zin can win there, anyone can. i found 70c in there, and found 1 game thats enough to sit with. 5c10c hilow stud8. and now ive got $1.62 on bovada. But now its the middle of the night and that game isnt going, and the site seems really dead. and thats why i miss pokerstars so much, it was so busy all 24 hours, and so great for grinding up very small bankrolls. i also found 575 points on bovada, and looked to see how to turn them into cash. u can use 220 points for a $2.20 any tourny (or sng) ticket so i got myself 2 tickets. Problem is the ONLY $2.20 sng (except a HU one) is the 27 player beginner sng paying 10 spots. so i registered for it, and though at one time it was up to 21 players, it never filled and now is at 3 players. so i give up, i guess it might only go during the prime 3-4 hours of the day. seems the only thing that actually goes is a few $2.20 Mtts mostly rebuy ones, throughout the day and i really dont want to play those, i want a way ill have about a 50% chance of turning this into cash.
snevman is coming into town, sunday nite and monday night, and has offered to put ME and anyone able to drive me from Jean and back (roundtrip) in the evening $60+12 riviera tourny. also a meal in the riviera before the tourny. thats a 50-50 stake, and ive been having a hard time finding a ride. asked mc gee, who wanted a ton for gas besides the stake, and now hes claiming the price of gas went up, and it now costs him $60 in gas. PokerJohnny has other plans for that night, hes got tickets to some event that night. Vince wasnt available either, i left him a voicemail about it. next person i asked was seattle irish, who was going to give me an answer by 11am today, but he thinks he might be out with his son that night. havent asked stump, AKgal, or grouchie because i figured theyd be less likely to say yes. Grump mightve had he not moved away. havent checked with donkeytax either yet. and some people i dont know well im sure i wouldnt be comfortable getting in a car with if ive never done so in the past. anyway snevman wanted me to let him know by noon saturday so he could make plans.
i seriously dont see how ill have the net much longer without assistance. sure cant use hotels wireless, thats $49 a week. my bill is about due, and my phone was due 10 days ago and ive heard nothing from them yet. i cant afford to pay, my roll is down to $1407 from $2241 over a week ago, and things havent been nearly this bad since before i got that money from Andy, which ive been investing rather well to remain in business. anyone else from RTP or my blog wouldve seriously gone broke by now, and they know that, and thats why they dont attempt it with this little money. been keeping a roof over my head for over 31 days now, (worth $800 in itself) and still have cash and comps somehow. and though a lot can still go wrong, and things become much worse, i didnt go broke. good thing im not playing the VP, the even money BJ machines, or the shufflemaster ones anymore or i wouldve gone busto. This machine is far more generous than all the ones that wiped out my roll over 2012. Am back to strictly following Kimlees chart, never variating from it, and that makes so many more $1 bets, my wins and losses have been very small the last 2 days after so many bigger ones before that when NOT following the chart. even when i was winning on the way up to $2200, i wasnt following the chart. well i was after winning a hand, but not when losing. and thats what upset Andy. i was afraid to quit with a loss, because i was afraid id lose his money if i did, but it seems that by martingaling i lost the money also.
and to be honest, im tired of playing the VBJ. Claudia asked me towards the end if i really was happy living in Jean, and for the first time, i can honestly answer NO. I miss poker, because when i played poker the last few years, i was averaging so much more per hour its unreal. and i had so much bigger an edge over the other players. even on the best plus counts u will almost never get over 3% edge. even when i lived in lyons, i was a lot less stressed even having to do all my playing online except for the weekly bar and VFW game. because i had cheap rent. same in Butte montana in 2002-2003. cheap rent, easy online games party and paradise and pokerstars, a daily relationship with women online who played low stakes stud hilo on yahoo messenger, and very little expenses, ($230 a month and utilities for a real apt in Butte). wish id not moved away to vegas and went so broke i never came back to claim my stuff and let him evict me. i originally thought id come right back, then lost most of the $1900 id went with. id done ok in butte, i originally came thru town on a bus with only $700-800. didnt have the slightest idea id end up living there when i got off the bus looking for a live poker game. was on my way back from visiting a woman in idaho falls ID who id met online, who wanted me to come see her. but i waited too long, and she had met someone else. shed been asking me to come up for a few months. she was still interested in a 1 night stand though. I had fun living in Butte those 3 months, even though one of the dealers didnt he committed suicide while i was there. there was also a weekly poker game in the strip club there too, with free admission for poker players. there were about 4 games in town, at least 1 every night and were easily beatable. the most fun was when the local president of the Republican party invited me to watch the election results with him at his house and a few other prominent people in Butte. (i didnt own a TV). only thing i really hated was the city bus shutting down by 6pm and the fact theres no hookers there.
playing online poker at home so much back when the games were good and easily beatable kept me away from any bad habits. only reason i didnt get rich was such a small starting bankroll, and i wasted money frequently transferring it to other pokerstars players all of whom were women. Kingofdonks should realize i certainly wouldnt do anything like this anymore, its been a LONG time ago. and also, i left Butte way too soon instead of sticking it out another 6-12 months and really growing a roll.
yeah id be far happier back somewhere living cheap, and playing poker instead of VBJ. but im 10 yrs older now, and afraid of homelessness and change. also online poker is no longer easy money or available. i wasted a good opportunity back then, most people had enough sense to not let go to waste. maybe i wasnt near as skilled at poker back then either. i miss all the easy poker wins in Iowa and all them cheap rooming houses too. wonder if any Iowa players still win easily today. or Montana players. i dont know of any blog readers there, with the possible exception of JJkeys. would love to quit this machine and play poker to get the bigger edge, but if i did that id have nowhere to stay, so i just cant bring myself to do that til im forced to. my edge over this machine is almost nothing, and im scared to death to martingale, and also scared of following the chart, but since following the chart wasnt really given a fair test, and since i want Andy to see i can be disciplined and not wasting his money and proving everyone on RTP wrong, im now following the chart and praying.
also i seriously need to find someone who will buy me out, move me to a more professional site, and in return, cover my monthly internet bill each month, or i may lose the blog completely, its only a matter of time til all these companies shut me off since i had to stop paying. and talking to lightning privately via email wont fix the problem.
and we just now FINALLY got a 4 handed 5c10c stud HI going instead of hilo