Saturday, June 15, 2013

OMG--I WAS OUT ON THE GOLF COURSE WITH SICKCALL mc GEE, AND I HIT A HOLE IN ONE

I was watching the replay of it on TV, and i seen it not only going to the green, but right in the cup. and im oo amazed and shocked and excited cause i never play golf. then i seen it went in the 5th hole, and im playing the 4th hole, and it dont count because it went in the wrong hole. and im pissed, and Mc Gee is laughing his head off. and then i woke up.

in other news, my roll is at $1153. won $39 back last night while in Primm with seattle irish. the game wasnt loose when we both sat, but it sure because loose later with a ton of bad players at the table, never seen so much bad play. i won less than seattle irish, but i didnt play too loose either. i just couldnt get no cards. it didnt start til later in the day, and id like to see if Mc Gee would be willing to go out there this afternoon. he bought a new car and sold the old one for $200. they only use a single $2 blind instead of 2 blinds so its a perfect game for someone with no money. and there is NO jackpot drop or promotion of any kind, which is good.

Not really much food left either, and certainly not the right kind of food, still feel like eating the buffet though i cant afford it. yesterdays $365 loss really effects me and i still need to be in vegas soon. also my room is up monday, and at only $66 in comps, i cant do a whole week more. id been way better off had i just played as cutter suggested.

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  1. "id been way better off had i just played as (insert any name here)suggested."

    isn't that pretty much the story of your life?

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  2. new roll $1204, eating in the buffet with free ticket, i cant reach Mc Gee all day. maybe ill see seattle irish, i was in a hurry earlier when i typed up the blog, and i left out the thanks i owe poker grump, played 24 hearts on the button for $2, was getting almost nothing to play, then a guy makes it $4 and since no one reraised him $6 more and there is a ton of others in i called. flop a flush draw and 6 of us call the flop too, so i wonder if im drawing dead. turn the flush, all check to me, i bet and it held up. Thanks so much to grump or id folded preflop for sure and thats the main hand that got me out of the hole and ahead. also i think SI can give a much better job of his observations than can i, im not good at making observations. we discussed this at length in his car.

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  3. "I was watching the replay of it on TV, and i seen it not only going to the green, but right in the cup. and im oo amazed and shocked and excited cause i never play golf. then i seen it went in the 5th hole, and im playing the 4th hole, and it dont count because it went in the wrong hole. and im pissed, and Mc Gee is laughing his head off. and then i woke up."

    ---Dream Analysis---

    This is an easy one so I will take it. You miss pussy and you are upset that so many others than you can get it in the hole...

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  4. Tony asked that I post a "trip report" of our Primm-poker night, so here are some of my observations:

    I picked Tony up outside his Jean hotel. His appearance has deteriorated since I last saw him. Really in need of a shave and overly-long finger nails. I've talked to Tony before about the finger nail issue and he has some fear about cutting them. If he cleaned up his overall appearance, he would run into less issues in casinos. That said, he smelled fine, to be blunt, and he looked better than a lot of homeless folks. He was eager to play poker again, and it was a pretty quick trip between Jean and Primm.

    Primm had only one game going and it was a 2-6 spread game, populated 50% locals and 50% tourists passing through. There was only one table running the entire night (when Tony proposed it earlier, he said they would probably have 8 tables going). Tony plays tight. It was fine for that table, as there were perhaps only two or three players the entire night who were paying attention enough to notice, meaning he could still get paid off when he bet out.

    Tony played a tight, but perfectly fine game. Nothing too creative, but creativity wasn't a must at that table. There were a few folds where I thought he had good ATC calling position, or where he was big blind and only needed two more to call (and getting at over 10-1) and he still folded. As I said, he played very tight, 2-4 hand excepted. He did make one call that was surprising to me, calling with AJ when I thought the pre-flop betting strongly indicated monsters. Tony got down fairly low at one point, but was able to play tight and get some good pots to pull out a win at the end of the night.

    Overall, I still believe Tony has a strong enough game to make money against tourists. He's good at reading the board and almost always knows where he's at in a hand. He has enough awareness to know when he's getting the right odds/texture for a good bluff, and he knows when to lead and when to check/call/raise. He's enough ahead of the average tourist/rec player to beat the rake and make some cash. I know some disagree with me there, but I think those folks tend to be putting his against full-time grinders; Tony can't beat that game, but he CAN beat the tourist game, IMO.

    To avoid the character limit, I'll add some other observations in another post.

    s.i.

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    1. its easier picking out whats true and whats not in this trip report than writing my own. he never mentioned anything at all about my fingernails on the way there. mostly disappointed si gave me the impression today there was a chance we could go back and play tonight, then turned out we cant, but he didnt really come out and say honestly we cant til after 10pm. he shouldve been upfront right off he couldnt do it.

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    2. And the truth is:

      Tony - you texted me at 3:00 suggesting we go back to Primm and play. I responded "Perhaps. Might be going to movie"

      I texted you later that I was at the movie and texted you when done that I wouldn't be playing tonight.

      I gave you the perception we might go back and play because there was that chance. I then ended up going to a dinner/movie with friends and texted you saying I wouldn't be going tonight.

      And, no, I didn't mention your nails on the way there. You and I have talked about your nails during previous outings, where you shared you're uncomfortable clipping them.

      s.i.

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    3. no what i objected to was u not immediately replying to texts when u sent me the reply u were at a movie, and i asked about if i could see u when it ended, and u didnt reply. so for 3 hours i wondered if id see u later since 11pm to 3am was the best time to play for good action. u never replied back to that until like 10.30pm once u were home, just feel u shouldve said at 6.40pm that no ud not be able to after the movie. all u would ever text me about 8 was no reply to what i asked, but ask about my trip report. i dont ever remember talking about nails, and i am NOT uncomfortable clipping them, i just dont think about it.

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    4. Tony:

      I turned off my phone at dinner and didn't receive your 7:15 text until after the movie.

      My response, generally, is that you've put yourself in this position. You've chosen to live in Jean, a place with ZERO poker. You're frustrated people won't ferry you back and forth to poker rooms, but that need is a result of your decision to live in Jean. No one is going to take you back and forth on a regular basis, Tony.

      s.i.

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  5. Other observations from the Primm-poker night:

    I shared all of these criticisms with Tony on the ride home, so I don't feel I'm talking out of turn. Tony got into an argument with an elderly man at the table. Tony escalated the situation by loudly complaining about the man asking him what he did for a living, and Tony went on about it for quite a while. He angered the entire table. At least 4 people at the table were telling him to shut up or leave. The remarkable thing was that, on the ride home, Tony said he thought everyone would take his side and also thought he only angered one person at the table. Brought home the point that Tony has no ability to gage social conditions and is not able to moderate his behavior accordingly. This will continue to haunt him and will continue to limit the venues that allow him to play. He will get more 86's.

    Tony also does not pay attention to anything other than the board. He pays no attention to table position (I did a seat change within 10 minutes, putting myself on the left of the action players - Tony did not seat change all night. In fact, I shared with him on the ride home that I've never seen him request a seat change and he agreed that he almost never does). He pays so little attention that he didn't know the elderly gentleman on his right, with whom he got in the loud argument, was drunk until VERY late in evening. My entire side of the table was talking about the amount of bourbon he was drinking and how drunk he was. Tony was sitting right next to him and didn't pick up a thing. This lack of awareness alone means Tony would never be able to beat anything above 1-2, IMO. I do not think Tony has the awareness or social acumen to win even at 2-5 with any consistency.

    I asked Tony if he noticed that I was talking to almost EVERY player at the table, welcoming new players, buying drinks for people, and doing everything I could to get folks laughing and joking (after 30 minutes, the table went from very quiet to a raucous and jovial table, with lots of chatter, swearing, laughter and drinking - EXACTLY what one would hope for such a table. I had a lot of willing participants, so it wasn't all my doing, but Tony picked up on none of it). Tony said he didn't think I did anything to create that change and didn't think any of that was necessary or helpful. He said he didn't think talking poker play at the table hurt play, either. This is one more area where Tony is limited at anything higher than 1/2, and is limited in his success even there. He is unable to participate in, or recognize, social dynamics at the table. I realize that's the autism at play, but Tony is unable to know how much that impacts the money flow at the table and how much it limits his earning.

    Finally, I talked through the video idea with him and he feels like videos will be used to make fun of him. Tony is self conscious of his looks and his voice and even the idea that it would help generate $ did little to sway him. He feels like this blog has real potential to be turned into a book (I don't think there is any shot of that happening) and fears losing control of that if he partners with anyone on a new blog. I tried to convince him that getting ANY money would be significant for him at this stage, but he's got a road block there.

    I'll try to remember a few other items later. I had a good time playing in Primm. I played aggressively and was involved in a lot of hands pre-flop with connectors, gappers, suits, etc. I ended up with a fairly nice win. It was a fun table :-)

    s.i.

    p.s. - as we discussed these on the ride home, Tony agreed with NONE of what I shared. It was very difficult to debrief the night with him.

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    1. thats because i was so tired by then, all i wanted to do was sleep, stayed awake alot longer than normal. or id loved talking about our observations of the game. i felt like i was in the best seat position, having position on both SI and the old man, and the old man kept holding his cards where i could see them, so why move? i couldnt understand why SI didnt agree i had the right seat position. also i dont feel like willck would actually give me enough money to make it worthwhile.

      i was only pissed at the old man, because he had asked me like 4 times what i did for a living, and i didnt want to talk about it, because i sensed resentment from him when i told him i didnt do anything at all for a living. then he assumed i gambled and was saying must be nice, and then i set him straight that i earn very little gambling, not more than minimum wage. its just that he wouldnt let the subject drop, and i got so pissed off with him not letting it go, i became quite vocal in how i felt with repeatedly being asked. at least after that, and the 10 seat getting pissed because he wanted to keep the drunk happy, he didnt ask again. i didnt realize he was drunk either, i just thought he was being a dick and giving me shit for not having a regular job and im extremely hypersensitive to that, cause its none of anyones goddamned business if i have a job or not.

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    2. Using the lords name in vain? And what happened to you refusing to work and not caring what anyone thinks about it?

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    3. Tony:

      As we discussed in the car (I don't think you listened to much of what i had to say - perhaps it was because you were tired), the elderly man was only there for the last 3rd of our visit. You could/should have moved sooner. The broader point is that you said you rarely EVER request seat changes. I believe this is one of your leaks - you don't attempt to be aware enough of the dynamics of the table and adjust your position (whether that's a seat change or a table change) accordingly.

      You admit you practice poor table selection. You admitted to me you rarely ever do a seat change. Those are things you HAVE to be doing. Your money is going to come from tourists and weak regs. You need to focus on playing at those tables and getting good position. You currently don't.

      Again, I understand why you were mad at the guy. What YOU don't understand is that your inability to control YOUR emotions hurts you. You angered a lot of people that night. If you'd kept it up much longer, you may have been asked to leave the table. If you'd blown up bigger (which you've done multiple times in the past), you may have been 86'd.

      You have to learn that your inability to control your emotions hurts you. If this is going to be your career, you severely limit your options by going bat shit at the tables.

      Learn to control your emotions. I know it's difficult for you, but if you can't do it, you can't be a poker player.

      s.i.

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  6. Tony - please share what you disagree or agree with in my Primm report!

    s.i.

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    1. too tired to do so, will do so later, lets just say most of it is very inaccurate

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    2. I'm already looking forward to reading your reply :-)

      s.i.

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    3. Re: what tony said....This will never happen

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  7. I would be very careful before you call SI a liar. He's one of the few friends you have.

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    1. we see everything totally differently, he probably thinks hes being honest, as do i

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    2. I do think we're both being honest. I think you are generally an honest person, Tony.

      s.i.

      p.s. - trim your nails today.

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  8. Now that Nevada has legal online poker. You might do better with online poker then live poker in a casino.

    Being autistic makes it more difficult dealing with people at the poker table and makes it more likely that you would get banned at the casino sooner or later.

    With online poker you should have none of those problems as long as you do not use the chat feature.

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  9. lost $29 VBJ, new roll $1213, and paid for 2 nites, new checkout date this wed instead of monday. Cannot get mc Gee to reply to his cell for anything, and herbie wants his phone number again too. The luck ive been having in live poker really makes me want to go play it, as long as it isnt $2-4 limit,$4-8 limit or $1-2 NL, so that kind of limits my choices to $2-6 spread, and $3-6 hilow. But at least the rake is a lot more easily beatable at that game than fixed limit, unlike what groovin thinks.

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  10. Actually, IF YOU HAD THE DISCIPLINE TO QUIT WHEN AHEAD, I think you could inch up your roll with an Omaha hi/low game or a spread limit. Just some basic tight, solid play and then hitting and running before you give it back.

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    1. essentially what im doing with that small a roll, but of course, to actually live that way, u need $0 expenses. which is why a friend with a car going back and forth from Jean is about the only solution. But what about those days u never get ahead, and actually u are supposed to quit once the game is no longer good, or u feel urself beginning to tilt.

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    2. You have to also have the discipline to do this -- and can't start martingaling when you are "stuck" to try to get even.

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    3. Tony:

      If "a friend with a car going back and forth from Jean is about the only solution", then you don't have a solution.

      I'm willing to make that trek perhaps every other week. How many other rides have you lined up? That doesn't sound at all like a "plan", but rather like a "wish".

      What is plan B?

      s.i.

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  11. I think you need a better plan than "rely on friends to drop everything and chauffeur me" to get your fix

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  12. mc gee made a surprise trip with his family for a month to NC (say hi to grump) and ive got $24 left on lock now.

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