Yeah, im sick of playing this VBJ and no longer have any confidence in my ability to win on it, and the only real time i had confidence in that is when Kimlee first made up the chart, and i had enough money to follow the chart. Even Cutter thinks his chart is no good, but he just wanted to see if i can follow it, by sticking to 1 spot and no martingaling. of course his chart is useless, (it has me betting $3 on neutral counts where i have no edge without comps). Oh, and i guess when i first came out to Jean last Nov i also had confidence id win on it. Now of course, someday, when i have a much much larger roll, i still think its a good machine and then im sure i will win on it overall.
I did so well at poker last week in vegas, and i know that Josie and the BlackPimp are right, and that i should be playing poker. (which is why i put $40in real cash =($100) on lock.) I'm currently not up on lock yet, but i should be playing a lot more at once as Vook suggested, and vook said all of the pros quit playing on lock, but i found out by asking at the table some of the other players were on intertops, so that dont mean anything. of course u cant chat on DON sngs, so that was a cash table i asked that at. what he said was that the tables hilighted in blue are the ones he thinks are segregated. But that cant be, some of those are $2 omaha8 ones, all the omaha ones are in blue, and some of the ones saying NEXUS and i dont have the slightest idea what that means.
Really though, its definitely live poker i want to play again and am tired of not playing. NOT online. I just have to pick the right games in Vegas, get my hours in, play games i can afford, (but still avoid $2-4 limit holdem) and not go on tilt. and of course, stay 100% away from any machines. especially the poor paying ones id always lose on at boulder and sams. 1c spin poker. I am thinking for me that will be the TX station game, the suncoast game (on the right day) samstown (thurs only) and possibly palace, boulder, or maybe the orleans or V omaha8. but i really dont know, as my bankroll is really limited. and i wish it wasnt limited so much to where i cant play NL. i might have a stake coming up in a couple weeks or so from a guy on facebook whose never staked me before when he gets into vegas. 3 $200 buyins for cash game, return the stake and 40% of the profits. of course, if i dont win, id get nothing. But it will end up falling thru just like all the other stakes i never got.
now of course, if i was much younger, in my 20s instead of my 40s, i would take that money with no fear, and play $1-2 NL in a second til id either had some good wins, or lost it all. why? because i wouldnt be too old to start back over out on the streets with nothing. the younger u are, the easier it is to be hired, be given cash panhandling, or to sleep outdoors. as far as that goes, the easier it would be to find some girl whod let u live with her, or even a gay guy if u are into that. Wish id not got pissed off at hooters and upset Mike the boss too many times when losing stressed over money.
too bad vegas has such poor choices for low rolls, compared to all the good choices LA has, but which are raked far too heavily. las vegas is basically only for those who can afford either $4-8 omaha and up or $1-2 NL and up. Still think Tampa is the much better choice, or small cardrooms in WA and deadwood. at least in tampa i could ALWAYS play 3-6 hilow around the clock with a lot less paid per orbit in blinds. i wonder if ill be getting any use out of that sleeping bag? and i worry about where ill store my clothes. am pretty sure its ONLY vegas casinos that let u store things at the bell desk and thats only cause in vegas casinos have hotels. u see if there is no hotel, there is no bell desk to store luggage.
and i need to find out if Cutter can get me into samstown for 2 nights, or where else he might be able to get me into. would be nice if it could be in summerlin or tx station or boulder. just anywhere i can play games i can afford, such as half priced $4-8 blinds so the blinds wont eat me up, but still be able to beat the rake unlike $2-4 limit. i dont understand why so many casinos offer this for holdem, but not omaha. and i really need to find out just how good games might be on UP, and i wish Mc Gee or anyone else with as much UP experience (such as WSOP2007) would make a long detailed post in here about playing both mtts, sngs, and cash games on UP. would give me a better idea of what to expect, and i wonder how easy it would be to find normal full games instead of just 6 max. and its about time UP started offering omaha. maybe they would if the release of Caesars website wasnt being delayed.
yeah, feeling like u are going to lose, and knowing u cant afford a wide enough spread to be +ev without comps, doesnt make me feel too thrilled to sit down at the VBJ and play, and is why ive spent hardly any time at all on it lately and so much time sitting in the room finding ways to play online. and of course, makes me want to play poker in Vegas again. i really really miss the $1-2 NL games and days where id win $100-200 for the day instead of the tiny minuscule daily wins ive had in Jean. This feeling is fairly new (the feeling of wanting to spend all my time in my room to avoid playing the VBJ) because i used to want to spend as much time as i could on it feeling like i needed to to try and make money. now all i want is to try and do something else, and anytime get ahead, no matter how small, such as $8, i feel like quitting and cant with cutters system on a plus count, so then by the time the count is no longer good im always down. at one point this morning had i lost my double down id been down $75. eventually i quit the VBJ with a $7 loss, and then went and redeemed my unclaimed $18 cashback id not picked up for some time (u have to earn $180 comps to earn $18 cash) and id always picked it up much sooner in the past. so my new roll is now $1135. (not counting the money on lock) and it seems i got my rakeback on lock yesterday, it must be paid same day, recovering me $4. does anyone know exactly which sngs or games lock segregates? there was $77 on lock when i quit yesterday, and when i woke up today there was $81 on lock.
maybe its a good thing ive lost the confidence ill win on the VBJ, and want to get back to poker? only thing is with such little money i really dont know if i can win at it either, and certainly not by enough to pay for a place to live. Only if i was playing $1-2 NL would i be winning enough to afford housing. as long as i am still in Jean, i'll be spending even more time in my room on lock, and once im finished typing this post ill join additional tables than just the 1 i am in now for $10. (actually worth only $4) Yesterday i was doing 3 at once, but i think id be able to handle 6 without too much errs. of course when i play that many at once, they are not the same price. and theres none between $10 and $25. the ones between that are the $15 6 max ones, and i didnt want to play 6 max ones.
and now that lightning is gone theres no one to take me into vegas to play or to live. (only if i can get a lawyer or drs appt). isnt Josie supposed to come for the wsop? and wtf happened to Mr Cutts that was coming to vegas?