Sunday, April 14, 2013

well as usual, most of the readers were right, and i was wrong

about the fact i should be playing NL that is. won over $250 at hooters today, and left. might play more later, and need to do a few things at walmarts too, and also it might be a good idea to pay my rent early. maybe ive just been lucky, but winning at NL is certainly a lot easier than winning at $2 4. and i won it thru good play, never did get aces cracked once.

and they mightve also been right about me needing to remove those old bans, for i did my best playing on the strip the other day. i'm just glad Vegas has so many poker rooms theyre still some great rooms im not banned. most of todays winnings came from AK on a flop of AAT. also theres so many great poker rooms outside of vegas id like to go to, getting really sick of vegas, i think the games and choices of games are far better elsewhere.

got a big grocery list of stuff i need. won't do it yet, but how can i be sure a used microwave would work, and the much bigger fear, when i  cant pay rent anymore, who would store it this time?
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this was typed a few hours earlier today on the city bus. am home for a little while now, Bought a few things i need at walmarts, such as milk, but what i really need is a water pitcher. and a glass. stuck some frozen pizzas and ice cream away, and bought some fruit and i eat healthily, i also bought some carrots. and i never buy pop either. Ended up the day with a roll of $1712. and ill be glad once the hairs get out from under the skin in my fingers, got 2 that are really bugging me. also played poker elsewhere on the way home and won quite a bit more. didnt spend much at walmarts, more concerned about paying the rent, and would like to do something about my phone. want to also transfer to the other apt community closer to where i plan to be using the bus more. Wanted to check out the poker palace weekend game too, but just never got around to doing it.

if i stick around vegas instead of returning to Jean, i need a lot more silverware, and dishes, did buy detergent today. down to only 1 spoon and thats the total of my silverware, except for a noodle soup spoon. and a pizza turner. i really hate the commutes back and forth to the casino instead of all the old days of just living inside the casino, wish i still had my setup at the 4 queens that was so convenient. i cant find anything cheap enough in the casino, weekends are jacked up way too much. if i move again, i really need a 2nd large container very big in size, carrying so many bags along with one small blue suitcase just doesnt work.

amazing how many people would rather pay $960 a year more in rent than get some cheap used furniture. Not that i would do it, but still. even spending $30 on a secondhand microwave is a lot to me. $1712 may be a vast improvement to the $700 i had before kingofdonks helped to select me a decent place to live, convenient to the busses. But thats still NOTHING for a bankroll, certainly not with living expenses included too. id only have 8 of his $200 buyins at the V (which is why im not playing there buying in $200 despite my success record).

Wec too was right when he suggested my game really improved once i started making bigger size buyins last 2 years. although when i buy too much, then my game deteriorates. i think about $200 is best. Even the black pimp was right when he talks about how much my roll was wasted foolishly. but theres nothing i can do about that now. i can only make the right decisions moving forward. Which i did today, i didnt go by this one VBJ game with a bad payout up the street. i didnt even walk in the casino at all. other times in my life i probably wouldve. But im hating myself terribly for putting myself into this mess, and really feel like this is my FINAL chance to make it from poker alone, if i dont want to lose it all and be sleeping outside daily. i cant come back forever, or get staked forever, no matter how good of an investment i am. but at least im honest. that really is the main reason people invest in me instead of others.

28 comments:

  1. It's called buying something at walmart notwalmarts for the love of god.

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    1. Lord knows (pun intended) Tony types that walmarts annoyance just to piss you off....

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  2. People actually invest in you over others due to pity.

    It's up to you whether you sustain the changes this time though.

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  3. Wow... just wow! You've finally come to terms? I'm not holding my breath, but I guess baby steps are better than no steps...

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  4. Tony congrats on your poker winnings, keep up the solid play.

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  5. Congrats on the poker winnings. Don't get discouraged when you hit a bad run and lose. It will happen

    You are supposed to have losing days at poker. Its all part of variance. Losing is painful. Nobody lokes to lost but even good poker pkayers lose all the time. Dont get doscouraged when it happens.

    Stay focused and good luck

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  6. "down to only 1 spoon and thats the total of my silverware".....but then you also have a noodle soup spoon? What's the first spoon used for if not noodle soups?

    ummmm, what's a pizza turner?

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  7. So do you have a plan for how you are going to handle it when you lose a really big pot to a suckout? Or how will you handle it when you have a few losing sessions in a row?

    Please respond.

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  8. As IMS mentioned, keep all of your recent posts in mind when you hit the inevitable cold spell. You WILL get sucked out on, or run into a cooler. It's part of the game.

    You're not suddenly invincable at poker, and a loss or two doesn't mean the game is suddenly "unbeatable". Keep your emotions in check - no more blow ups, buddy.

    s.i.

    p.s. -

    "ill be glad once the hairs get out from under the skin in my fingers, got 2 that are really bugging me." Either you are a werewolf, or you have been masterbating. Or both.

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    1. Hmmm ... must increase number of Mexican prison three-ways ...

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  9. "and they mightve also been right about me needing to remove those old bans, for i did my best playing on the strip the other day. i'm just glad Vegas has so many poker rooms theyre still some great rooms im not banned. most of todays winnings came from AK on a flop of AAT. also theres so many great poker rooms outside of vegas id like to go to, getting really sick of vegas, i think the games and choices of games are far better elsewhere"

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    If you leave Vegas you will just be repeating the same mistakes you have made several times previously. We have seen from many experiences over the years that Las Vegas is by far your perfect existence for life and poker play.

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  10. I have 3 Microwaves Tony, Was just getting ready to throw one out. Hit me up on Facebook if interested, I'm right off Boulder Highway.

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  11. Tony, I disagree that you'll be "sleeping outside daily".....it's probably going to be nightly.

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  12. Tony, I disagree that you'll be "sleeping outside daily".......it's probably going to be nightly.

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    1. I think he has mentioned before, he sleeps outdoors during the day because he feels safer.

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  13. Vegas is the poker capital of the world. You're just not welcomed at a lot of the big rooms there and are too lazy to do anything about it.


    If Jon from RTP is reading this, I am still trying to become a member of your site. Last time I tried to sign up, the "answer this question" question wasn't loading at all.

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    1. You have to google the answer if you don't already know it.

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    2. There was no question there whatsoever.

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    3. Read the general forum. it's in there.

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    4. Try checking in the general forum for the answer.

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    5. The answer is: testicular elephantitis

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  14. Congrats on the poker run. There are some regulars on the AVP forums who claim long term success as low limit players, but I don't see how they do it. Even tho the variance is great, I think 1/2 NL is more beatable than 2/4 limit, long term.

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    1. They put in long hours, they study the game, they discuss poker with others, they avoid getting banned from rooms, they exercise mental discipline and good bankroll management.

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    2. They play $2-4 limit games at the Golden Nugget when collectively the players have between $1500 and $2000 on the table. And stay away from low limit tables with less than $400 on them.

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  15. Tony, your biggest evidence of flawed math in your $30k a year for 20 years poker earnings claim is the fact that you don't owe anything.

    You don't and have never paid taxes, so $30k tax free is more like $40k. People who earn $40k have homes, cars, families, hobbies, savings accounts, and put something away for retirement.

    You have the least hobbies of anyone I have ever seen, no car, no dependants, and no real financial plan. You have $1500 to show for it. So I think your math is off.


    You tracked your play for 5 weeks and were averaging $11 an hour when you decided you liked that number and stopped. I that were at all accurate, and you played 40 hours a week (which you don't - not enough time for fun gambling and my yearbook.com) you'd still barely be cracking $20k.

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  16. The first paragraph should say own anything, not owe.

    If you have $200 a month plus food in variable expenses and $0 in fixed expenses and you have $1500 to show for it, then your $30k a year tax free makes you THE WORST machine player of all time.

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  17. Tony:

    Keep this in mind - the vast majority of your POKER PLAYING RELATED mistakes (which excludes the tilt/machine addiction/anger mgt stuff) have involved not understanding your opponent.

    Most frequently, you try to make too many moves. If you're playing at the right spots (are you going to be at the V now?), you can play ABC poker and bank a win. You don't need to run so many bluffs; you don't need to push with too many marginal edges; you don't need to play level 3 poker against level 1 players - it hurts you. Your biggest advantage is time. You live in Las Vegas. You have no job. You have nowhere else to be. Put in your time, wait for premium holdings, and punish when you have the nuts. I know it's boring. Professional gringing IS boring. Work on your discipline. Fold a lot. Get your goddamned bans lifted so you can pick your spots and GO FISHING! I know it's not like 2007, but don't sit down until you find a spot where you aren't sitting with mostly guys drinking water, wearing headphones, and toting a backpack. Find the guys in town to gamble - the ones looking to chat it up and have a good time - the ones looking to tell the guys at their home game about "playing vegas no-limit!" Those guys are out there - I find 'em and so can you. You've got the time.

    s.i.

    p.s. - my view may be in the minority, but I strongly belive that Tony, when playing disciplined poker, is way beyond the average Vegas tourist. I've played with Tony 4 or 5 times - he's generally able to put people on hands and plays well. I don't see Tony being successful at anything beyond 2/5 (unless he significantly worked on his game), but he's skilled and far better than most tourists I encounter.

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    1. "but I strongly believe that Tony, when playing disciplined poker, is way beyond the average Vegas tourist."

      I think that's fair, but it's the qualifying clause that's the problem. Sockroll climbs above some nice round number, then drops below it again, suddenly it's an episode of free-falling anger. As I've said before, virtually anyone can learn the 1/2 mechanics of relieving tourists of their "gambling money," but not everyone has the discipline to do so.

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