Friday, April 12, 2013

me and kingofdonks playing hooters right now as i type from laptop, and also a big thanks to pokerJohnny who washed my laundry and brought it by

would like to post some hand histories from yesterdays session at the Venetian with kingofdonks. i ran his $200 stake into $767 and he let me keep far more of it than $283.50 like some stakers wouldve.

my only mistakes were trying to bluff 3 hands, only 1 of which was successful, and it mightve not even been a bluff.

the most important 3 hands i can remember were as follows. one hand i had 78 diamonds, and i was down at the time after having over $100 more earlier and being $65 up. 4 of us called a raise to $15 preflop. flop comes 10 7 3 with 2 clubs, and i call a bet of $25 since everyone else was folding. turn comes 8 of clubs, putting the 3 flush on the board. he bets $30 again, and i shoved allin putting him on AA with nut flush draw. turns out thats exactly his hand, and my 2 pair held up, there was a lot of ways it couldve lost on the river, so i was relieved. so my stack was now close to $400.

almost before i got the chips stacked i get dealt TJ suited, and again call a guy who raises his straddle. i am not sure but think the raise was to $20. this guy was losing heavily and was on tilt. flop comes up T84 and he bets $35, i call, and everyone else folds but one guy without more than about $80-100 left. turn comes 2 diamonds, complete blank. guy checks whose on tilt, i bet $45 into a pot of well over $100, and guy behinds me folds, and said later he knew id call if he shoves. and then i get incredibly lucky, the original better, who im afraid of, folds also. after this hand i get my chips counted and im up to $540. i feel good about playing NL again and realize how much easier it is to play when its not your own money, for i won the day before with his money also.

king of donks eventually joins my table. and of course i cant remember many hands by now, and 0 from day 1. but i do remember one in which i called with 65 spades to see the flop, cannot remember if it was raised. flop comes 662 rainbow and i check, and a guy with KK bets $20, one guy calls, and i call. turn comes J, and we both check, and the same guy with not more than $125 in chips bets another $40. we both call, and i begin to worry about my kicker. no flush or straight draws, so im not playing aggressively. river comes 5, giving me the boat and i know i have to be good. guy checks who i suspect of having a six in his hand, but not sure. i check, because the guy behind me has so few chips i fully expect him to go allin, and that was a terrible mistake on my part. he turns over his KK and checks, other guy has 6Q, and i missed a lot of value. i was expecting the KK to bet, the other guy to call or raise, and be committed for a monster pot (he had at least $300 behind) when i shoved allin. so how would u have played the river differently?

mc gee never showed up today, kingofdonks went to catch his plane, and the game broke up too short and we are waiting for enough to start it back up its 3.40 and aa cracked goes til 7pm. im currently at $119 of my $50 buyin. and ive got these 4 bags from Johnny ive got to bring over to my room on boulder hwy. at least ive got a ton of clean clothes, 1 pan, and my nail clippers again. also mom sent some ssi paperwork and 2 books. but it wont arrive til thrus, thats why i need to renew my rent tues morning. the whole purpose of reducing the rental price to $154 from $174 is to make sure i dont lose it.

am so lucky kingofdonks came into town, him and Andy saved my life, now i might be able to recover and stay indoors and get back into poker instead of having to play other games. i now have 30 buyins of $40 again. also im disappointed how much bitcoin has dropped on seals, but the new lower blinds on some games there are nice. and also i wish id not lost Josies glasses, its getting much harder on me to see small print. thats why i cant post blog entries from cell, and cant play on seals from my cell. mom couldnt put the glasses in the package with the papers cause she got the book rate. it did include 2 books shed accidently bought twice.

also not only is it alot easier to win while on a stake for someone else than ur own money, i think $200 buyins, (and better casinos such as venetian) probably helps u win also. i could do really well if i had as little as a $4000 roll again, i think i need to find a way to start getting more stakes. that way people will see me making them money instead of just giving me gifts.

would be curious what the minimum bankroll is most readers think that i could survive on, and make it just playing nothing but poker. also im wondering if theres any readers other than Stump who think playing $2-4 is what i should be playing, also maybe $2-6 spread. still think hooters, and maybe suncoast omaha game are worth playing, and i dont know about the V and orleans omaha8 games, because the blinds are a lot more in those games. samstown the omaha8 only goes thrus, pretty good game, only $1-3 blinds.

online poker is still an option but it seems i should open an intertops acct to have the sngs actually running for 10 max DON, and vook says they dont take new US players.

realizing i have more friends than i thought i do, and feel so bad about mc gee. i was wrong. and johnny and kingofdonks were really helpful. even Josie and lightning are still around.

22 comments:

  1. lets see....you HOPED a guy would have AA and he did so you made money...then, you correctly read 2 other peoples' hands, and didnt bet a HUGE suckout (65) for value....and you want to get STAKED? you should have made 120-250 more in that hand.

    you can't beat the omaha game at Orleans...you dont have the patience.

    forget online, and forget your stupid reader's question, bcuz you WONT pay just poker....and forget your '30 buy ins of 40' because IF you were to lose 8-10 of them, you would say u cant afford to play with the other 20

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  2. Very happy for you Tony, that you booked a good win. About time you had a good session. Please don't take this as a sign that you can now beat anyone at the tables. Just keep grinding your roll back up slow and steady. Well done to King of Donks and Johnny for their help to you.
    Koala

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  3. Why did you think KK would bet on the river in the 2nd hand? 2 people called on the flop and turn. What could he bet for value that someone would actually call with there? Surprising that 6Q didn't value bet, but that was a good move on his part.

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  4. Very nice proud of you, keep grinding them poker tables and slowly grow the roll. A special thanks to kingofdonks and pokerjohnny for helping Tony out.

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  5. Nice win Tony.

    Terrible check on the river with the 56 hand. 100% must bet on the river, unless u know the KK player very well and expect him to bet the river like a total donk.

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  6. I'm not going to congratulate your enablers who continue to perpetuate your fantasy of being a successful professional gambler. I'm sure kingofdonks and pokerjohnny would drive an alcoholic to a bar and buy him a drink if it suited their whims. Shame on them.

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    1. I gave the guy a ride to Vegas so he would get off the VBJ machine and give himself a fighting chance at poker. I also helped him with his laundry and a shave & haircut. Nowhere in that equation did I give him money to gamble.

      Tony is a good guy who has some demons he has to deal with on a daily basis. I just hope he succeeds in his endeavors and is happy in his life.

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    2. Vegas Johnny -- What poker rooms are you frequenting? I'll be in Sin City in seven weeks.

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    3. Vegas Johnny, you gave him a huge advantage. I personally thank you. What you did was huge. Xoxo

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  7. "even Josie and lightning are still around."

    Who else would set up your Mexican prisoner three-ways?

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  8. Excellent news Tony, well done!

    Glad to see you an upward trajectory for the first time in a while.

    Regarding your comment:

    "realizing i have more friends than i thought i do, and feel so bad about mc gee. i was wrong."

    I know that it is hard for you to avoid it, but there is nothing to be gained by flaming someone on your blog, like you did to McGee.

    Good luck!

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  9. How about a blog post where you dedicate it to one purpose. A post used for a heartfelt apology to McGee where you pour your heart out and beg his forgiveness. Not a couple lines where you say you were wrong but an apology where you pour your heart out to a former friend you treated so poorly. Are you even capable of doing something like that.

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  10. Tony if you have a mailing address I'll mail you a new set of glasses.

    Nice job.

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  11. It's funny how tony has 2 good poker sessions and suddenly thinks he's a pro. Then it's one bad session and he says its unbeatable without a bankroll so he goes straight to the slots and dumps whatever money he has left.

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  12. After reading the replies to this post, I don't think there is anything Tony can do that won't make some people complain. A golden horse shoe could fall out of his ass and 50% of you people would tell him that he's only going to lose it playing VBJ. Cut the man a break.

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    1. For the most part I don't even read his posts anymore. I come for the comment section.

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  13. The only thing that will make Tony's life better is significant change. He has been doing the same things for 5 years now, but expecting different results. Until he identifies and plans for something different, why butter his ego? It just emboldens his entitlement towards handouts.

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  14. Hey, how are those click ads working out? Have you got a cashout yet dude?

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  15. Hey, how are those new click ads working out?

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    1. not at all, i think ill get rid of them click ads

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  16. the screenshot was posted here instead of in the new blog because i was afraid i might screw up the new blog and accidently delete it so i went back for an old blog no one would notice or miss. then i thought well just in case it works and people will be coming to view it, better pick one that had very few views. and this one only had 820 when most have 1600-2400 so this blog entry it was. glad to see posting a screenshot into the blog works. maybe someday ill learn how to post it on the blog without needing to put it into a blog entry, or how to do a screenshot without screwing up the paste feature to make playing only 3 tables look like 6

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