Sunday, June 30, 2013

SSI atty appt(Seattle Irish was present in the room), and my day with Cooldave88 the following day

I'll start this off with the 2 pieces of good news, and then get into my fears. And any bad news. First off, the roll is $1412 including about $200 on UP. And ive not touched any machines since coming back to Vegas. I am glad i left Jean and came back to Vegas, but im wondering if i will still feel that way Tues when i lose my apt.

The immediate need is to find long term CHEAP housing of way less than $150 a week if possible. i see about 4 places for $150 a week, some arent all that safe unless im wrong, and i dont know how well the internet would work. Always fearful of places with wifi the wifi not working, and im going to be needing wifi.

some arent in the best location, i either need to be downtown, or somewhere safe near lake mead or rancho. or near alta or charleston. No way in hell am i keeping the place im at, it ended up being $257 for the week with wifi. this is certainly one of the far nicer places by the week in vegas. and 100% safe.

--so yesterday Seattle Irish picked me up about 30 minutes later than planned, because of a issue with his wife/kids. we made it to the SSI lawyer about 2.17pm and still managed to get in to see him. He also didnt know Craig Rd was north of Charleston. (go figure). he says hes never been in NLV. anyway i thought it would be best if he attended the appt with me, and i also had the list of questions Josie gave me to ask the attorny, who is now officially set up as my atty since i signed the paperwork, and yes he will get a cut.

the atty dont think my chances are that good since i spent so much time being successful at poker and said that wont look good to SSI. he also thinks i should go to southern NV mental health and have them do an employment assesment to see what they think i should do. Not sure how to explain what he said would help me get on SSI the most as well as i am sure seattle irish can. He did say the several times i had jobs of only a few days way in the past would help to show i might not be able to handle it.

after the appt SI dropped me off at TX station, and he went on home. i managed to win $101 there plus the $10 i gave Ray the dealer (also the Riv dealer) who drove me home. I definitely dont like waiting for the bus there in the middle of the night alone, especially with a dead cell phone since id not brought along my charger. at least if it worked i could look up the times its due.

so i got home about 4.30-5am and ate and slept, and woke up about 2pm. and the first thing i did was call dave who said i could see him today anytime after 12 noon. we went to the suncoast, played $4-8 stud, and he bought me in for $100, and again i won, cashed out $163, and he let me keep $40 of it. we left because he suggested we go play NL. so we drove to the Golden Nugget, and we each bought in $200 at the same table (me with his $200 stake). and this will explain why its not a good idea for me to play NL with my own money right now.

i hadnt been getting anything to play at all, and was out about $25, when i got TT. a new player and his wife/gf had just sat, and he raised it preflop to $14. i just called instead of reraising, and the old man behind me called with 77. along with 2 others. flop comes 237 and everyone checks to me in late position, including the raiser who i later found out had AT. turns out the raiser raised with a lot of hands and i wish i had known this earlier or id reraised him and maybe the 77 folds. anyway i didnt want to give a free card so i bet $60, and he goes allin for $130. and i guess i shouldnt called, the old man whose a regular had a set.

after that hand im down to $39, Dave ends up losing his whole stack and he was up about $65 once. he leaves the game and hands me $20 and says use it to get home since he is leaving. at one point i had his stake back to $75 but i eventually lose it all, mostly with AK hearts. after that i walked up to the 113 bustop and went on home, where im now playing on UP while updating the blog.

i feel very bad about losing that $200, goes to show u variance is a bitch in NL, and is why i cant play it til i get a better roll. an overpair is hard to lay down once u commit a lot of chips. i feel a lot safer in smaller limit games and nonholdem games. Dave was extremely nice to give me the extra $20, but now i fear that will be the last of the stakes unless ill still get them but owe serious makeup, so i hope ive got enough to now survive on my own but ive got a lot that needs paid, i think i will never make it without a place to live for almost nothing. also i ran quite a bit over average this week until today's loss in the golden nugget. i probably will not continue to run anywhere near that well. at least ive not been around any machines. still would prefer to live in reno if it just wouldnt cost so much of the roll simply to get there.

the attorny says my hearing for SSI will probably be in about 6-7 months. no way to know til it gets closer to that time. he also says if i am in reno instead of Vegas, id need a different atty. Both SI and Dave have been of tremendous help to me this week, along with Josie and 1 friend whose name i cant say. i am really dreading Tues and moving my stuff. Tatude has a suitcase on wheels he can give me tues, but if its not before 11am tues, when im forced to be out, it wont do as much good as if i had it in time. not sure what time he will be in vegas. if im not out by 11am, it will run up a $45 charge on someone elses bankcard, which isnt a good idea. and i have no more places i can get cheap rooms for 1-2 weekdays in a casino. although expedia is below average this week, but it costs too much to pay by the day, and resort fees are outrageous, and only getting worse.

also, i feel really bad for the way i falsely accused KOD of reversing the internet charge on purpose, i only felt that way due to the 3 week wait, his email, and his more recent posts thinking i was begging too much. i hope he can find it in his heart to forgive me, because i regret everyday that i did that, without just calmly waiting til he got off work and had more time to see what was going on. the $115 he got back that hed paid 2 months earlier, im sure i probably owed him that for mistreating him, i sure learned a hard and costly lesson. otherwise my roll would be over $1500 now. for some reason i am always thinking the worst of others, and that they are out to do me harm and im afraid to trust anyone not to someday turn against me. even more so because of how Claudia betrayed me and went back to NY without taking me. i would never do that to a woman i loved. and since Rob vegas poker is mainly a limit player it bothers me he never suggests sitting in the same game since ive been playing a lot of $2-6 limit. i dont know where i pissed him off. at least PPP will see me next week

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  1. Tony I won't be in Vegas until mid to late afternoon Tues. I can still bring the luggage if you want and get it to you later in the week. It's something you could probably use in the future but let me know. Don't want to bring it if you don't want it. On your SSI issue it may help if you have a medical diagnosis. Not sure if you discussed that with the attorney at your appointment. You've qualified before so maybe you'll get it again this time but you have to stay on top of it. Let me know about the luggage before Mon so I can throw it in the car if you want it.

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    1. Ok. I will get ahold of you later next week meet up with you and bring it over

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  2. Safe or not so safe, a roof is a roof. Why not just come and go during daylight hours only? Sleep all day, leave before it gets dark, grab a bite to eat, play until games break, go to McD or stay inside casino until morning. Rinse and repeat.

    Only thing is you have to stay off machines just because your bored.

    Maybe PPP can help you get a few bans lifted so you can wander strip at night. That's what you really need. You need those 10 - 15 rooms all withing walking distance of each other so you have some choices.

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    1. I think if Tony wants his bans lifted, he can take appropriate action on his own. Why not just go and speak to the right person at the casino? Not sure how this would hurt. I don't think a letter from a lawyer or something similar would be any more effective.

      Beyond this, not sure anyone would really vouch for Tony (to the extent references or something similar would even be relevant). As much as I'd like to see him be able to play on the strip again, I don't think I'd be willing to stick my neck out on his behalf. I don't think he has done anything to address the root causes of his blow ups. Assuming his bans were lifted, is anyone confident that, at some point (likely soon), there would be more issues?

      I think Tony needs to address his bans himself and, if successful, then behave appropriately to ensure his continued welcome...

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    2. Didn't mean to imply that you would be acting as his attorney PPP. Thought maybe you could assist and or /point him to the Managers office in a few of these places and maybe at least get him to talk to someone about lifting the bans himself.

      I doubt Tony could find anybody who would 'vouch' for him.

      If he would just get CET or MGM to lift a ban he'd have so many more options, not counting the free rooms he got before. That should be one heck of an incentive right there for someone who allows complains about the cost of rooms.

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    3. The unfortunate fact is that Tony has not lifted a finger to do this despite the urging of many and despite assistance that has been offered.

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    4. there is no point to lift bans until i can afford $1-2 NL. in fact lifting the bans might actually be harmful if i try to lift them before im well enough off financially to play stress free.

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  3. Tony, if you read my blog you know that I long ago switched to NL, I almost never play limit these days. Also, all my favorite places to play are rooms that you are banned from.

    Sorry.

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  4. Rob is a no limit player who started out at limit.
    He has been playing almost exclusively no limit for well over a year now.

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  5. Tony said to post my thoughts on the SSI meeting, so I'll not hold back:

    We did get there late, which was my fault, not his (aside from his not giving me an "east" or "west" on the craig road address, so my gps wasn't coming up with addy) Fortunately, they were still able to get us in.

    Here's the key - the lawyer, who was VERY patient throughout (he met with us for 1.45 hours!), essentially said that Tony is almost certain to be denied SSI if he's honest. He said the judge will find that Tony is able to do level 1/2 work if he discloses that he's able to play poker and concentrate for more than 20 minutes at a time. Of course, Tony can do so for hours at a time. The unspoken message was that Tony would need to lie about his ability to concentrate on tasks in order to get SSI.

    I did bring up Tony's bans from multiple casinos for emotional outbursts, and there's a chance that might help (ironic, huh?) his case. However, they may simply say his emotional outbursts can be controlled with medication and that he's still able to work.

    All of this hinges on Tony following through with setting up an appointment with Nevada Adult Psycological Services. This didn't seem to click with Tony, so we had to state this multiple times. HIS FIRST ACTION ON MONDAY NEEDS TO BE CONTACTING THAT OFFICE AND SETTING UP A MEETING.

    One of the fascinating things about that whole meeting is that that office might be the cure for all his ailments. They can identify a case manager for him, get him into short/long term housing assistance (preventing him from being homeless next week, maybe), getting him on food stamps, and getting him a full time job that would allow him to pay for ALL his expenses AND give him perhaps 300 dollars left over with which to gamble. That SHOULD be nirvana for Tony. Unfortunately, Tony doesn't want to do that. I talked to him about it in the car and he said he would rather be homeless. He's worried the housing might be in a minority-dominated area (although he admitted he didn't know where they might place him).

    The answers are all there in front of him. He can lie and get on SSI (I'm not encouraging that), or he can be honest and almost certainly get denied (there is a small chance they will say he's unable to control his emotions and that the medication would limit his ability to concentrate). He can follow up with psyc. services and get EVERYTHING taken care of, including job/home/food/medical. I'm very doubtful he'll act on that. He had a paper and pen and I told him multiple times he should write this stuff down - he didn't. Both the lawyer and I reitterated the need to follow up with psyc. services. We'll see if it happens.

    The whole experience was about 3.5 hours. Another fascinating day with TBC.

    s.i.

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    1. Tony, it seems like you need to contact this Nevada Adilt Pysch Services place. Are you going to do that?

      If so, good job and good luck with everything.

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    2. "I talked to him about it in the car and he said he would rather be homeless."

      And so it is. Despite being given all kinds of routes out of his situaton, Tony is stubborn and will only do what he wants when he wants. He has already made it clear on many occasions that he would rather be homeless than have to do what he does not want. So at some point relatively soon I imagine he will be homeless. And I guess he'll just have to deal with that choice.

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    3. Wow S.I.....sounds like a long afternoon and not the most fun way to spend a Friday day off. Your presence was invaluable though. I hope Tony doesn't waste this precious info, and makes that appt.

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    4. I'm hoping Tony takes this as a challenge and follows through? Can you imagine how proud his blog readers would be if he got a pulled himself together, got a full-time job, and still grinded poker on the side?

      I actually think he would get even MORE readers if he posted stuff about his work life, in addition to the poker.

      If he really pulled himself together, that would be an amazing accomplishment.

      s.i.

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    5. Tony has had every kind of sensible assistance offered up to him on a plate. He doesn't want it. No use in force feeding it to him.

      He obviously prefers to let his stubborn, stupid, narcissistic delusions guide his actions. When they lead him to destitution, do not lament him. As he flails about while his demons devour him, do not pity him. Freedom of choice includes the freedom to make moronic choices.

      It's his life. Let him fail his way. Don't waste your money, time, or sympathy. He warrants none of it.

      All of the kind people who have extended a helping hand could certainly find more worthy receipients of their generosity. Though I suppose that falls under freedom of choice as well.

      If he would rather be homeless than accept a particular kind of help, grant him his wish. Though I don't wish him his eventual descent into the abyss, he has amply demonstrated that is the ending he deserves.

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    6. As much as I hate to say this, if Tony does not follow up on all the excellent work and effort that SI put in to get him to a lawyer, advise him what to do next, ie follow up on the recommendations, etc, it will be very hard for me to continue to offer him support.

      The ball is in your court Tony. This is probably your final chance to get yourself sorted out and get some stabililty in your life, especially on the food and accomodation side. All it is going to cost you is a little bit of time and effort. Las Vegas will still be there long after you are dead and buried. Its not going anywhere, but you might. If you don't get yourself sorted out this time, your next trip could be to the morgue. Don't blow this opportunity Tony. Just fucking do it!

      Koala

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    7. S.I. You are a great guy for taking the time to help Tony out. I was putting you in the category of Super Hero if you managed to sit there while the atty told Tony he wouldn't qualify because he was successful poker player. That he may not qualify because he 'can' play poker, makes more sense. Should we ever meet in L.V. drinks are on me.

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    8. Agsweep, SI's drinks are on me next time I go to Vegas too! We shall get the Super Hero tanked! :)

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    9. Ags/Josie:

      There should be plenty of drinking to spread the tab around ;-)

      And for all others - Josie/Ags did the lion's share of the work. I was just the taxi driver/translator. I had the easier job.

      s.i.

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    10. Write down this number and call today!
      775-684-5943

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  6. "since i spent so much time being successful at poker"

    did I miss something? when were you successful at poker??

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    1. unless this James is kingofdonks, u can go and fuck yourself

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    2. That seems like a reasonable response.

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    3. This might be in my top 5 of Tony's unintentionally funny one-liners

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  7. new roll $1304, lost $100 in the nugget poker room where i played $1-2 NL with my own money, and still havent played any machines. am now on the bus over to the suncoast. i might just end up taking a room at tx station for a couple days tues, its still just over $30 with tax and the $15 resort fee thru hotwire.com.

    hopefully i do better in the stud or omaha today at suncoast, i knew i shouldnt play NL til my roll is alot more. wasnt getting nothing at all to play, then won a small pot with a set of 9's where they thought i had KK on a flop of Q93, since id limped in UTG, and then lost a pot with aa to the guy always stealing my blind with the mountain of chips, i only called his $12 raise HU to disguise my hand, which ended up being a mistake for if i shove i win he had 25 hearts. flop comes 734 with 2 hearts and i made a $20 bet and he ends up winning with a flush. he bets so little i still have a little over $20 left, and lost the rest raising with AJ to pick up the antes and a guy called with QT hearts and also hits a flush. any things u think i shouldve done differently? seeing i always play the same, i thought disguising the hand might be good. but these all are WSOP regs so no real fish although the game was loose. one guy had won $250k in BJ at the wynn on his way back to portland

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    1. Yuck.

      First of all I hate the slow playing aces to "disguise" your hand. Second of all, you say your options are either to call his $12 raise or jam all in. Wrong! What a $20 raise here. less exposure with the same result as the jam.

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    2. Playing 1/2NL, never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever slowplay AA. Clear?

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    3. Aggro blind stealer and you fianlly wake up with AA. Sweet finally a hand you can battle back with! You call whaaaat why!?!?!??! You basically gave him 3 free cards.

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  8. Tony, respond to SI's post. Do you intend to follow up and get assistance?

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    1. sure i promised Josie ill call tomorrow, but what they would do sure isnt what i call assistance

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    2. Because assistance to you is handing you money right? Not giving you the tools you need to finally be self sufficient? And you cant be bothered with this process as long as people continue to be willing to hand you hard earned cash?

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  9. Tonys playing Omaha....3 of them have NL overs and he's done $56 there.

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    1. why does it matter when u wont ever come over or acknowledge my messages?

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    2. my priorities - in a fairly close order are
      Myself, My Family, My Bills, My Job....

      Once that is taken care of then I can allow myself time for fun.

      You sent me a message the other night near 9pm when I had to work at 5:30 in the morning - I responded when I finally saw your message.
      I don't allow my phone to notify me of new messages unless I open the program so that it's not going off all the time.

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    3. Let me know if you'll be out playing tonight.
      I work until about 11pm and will check my messages when I get off.
      If you are playing somewhere that has a No-Limit game running then I'll come out for a couple of hours.
      I don't expect you to play NL if you are playing Stud or Omahahaha or whatever - but I personally won't play in those games as I have no experience with them.

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  10. TBJ & all other posters. There is a recurring theme in all these postings. TBJ has mental problems. He can not get SSI unless he gets tested by mental health to prove he can not work. If he can not prove he is to sick to work then he can not qualify for SSI. It seems like TBJ does not have it in him ( sorry to talk about you TBJ in third person ) to jump through the hoops you need to qualify to get Government Assistance. This is known as a Catch 22 ( see book ) I am afraid TBJ is all in on this road he is going down and he is going to need a big suck out to get by. Sorry Just my opinion no disrespect

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  11. You know there is some idiot who continues to stake John-Robert Belland hundreds of thousands of dollars and that guy basically just parties and loses. Tony is actually quite good at stud 8. Even the people he drives crazy by the persistent loud talking at the table tell me this. I think we are playing Omaha today and I don't know his skill level at this yet. But staking him has been a good investment for me even though I always give him more than half the winnings. He doesn't come close to blowing up and I think this is because there is no pressure on Tony's own bankroll. I am no psychologist, just a lowly attorney by training, but in my opinion it would be highly improbable that Tony could do any job other than poker. Part of this is from the choices he made while younger and the rest is his internal limitations. In just talking with Tony one on one he is quite pleasant and not always obsessing on his own problems. I stake him because he is generally successful with a stake and for him that success is a good thing. I drive him because a friend with a car drives another friend without a car.

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    1. One job tony could function just fine in is taking care of the shopping carts in a walmart parking lot. many other jobs as well but all obviously hovering at minimum wage....

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    2. Staking anyone for 50/50 winnings split, settling up on a per session basis, and no makeup is not a good investment for anyone. It's a gift, plain and simple.

      There's nothing wrong with giving Tony money to gamble out of the goodness of your heart, but please don't dress it up by using terms like "investment" which clearly don't apply.

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    3. what Sbr said....aside from that...didn't he just lose a $200 stake the other day?

      can you elaborate on how much profit you have gotten versus this $200 loss so far?

      I am guessing there is no makeup involved in this deal..and if that's the case...you can toss long term profit out the window.

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  12. Tony and I have a difference of opinions about his session last night. :) Tell me what you think.

    Quick recap: Tony plays $1-2nl with $100 of his own money and loses it.

    He moves on to Omaha and buys in with $127, during which he and I are texting. He's down a tiny bit when I tell him that as soon as his stack grows to $250, cash out and go home and go to bed.

    He got his roll up to $290 at the highest point. Did not leave. Stayed until the game broke in the wee hours of the morning and cashed out at $208. Missed his last bus so he had to wait an hour, which he did in a restaurant with wifi. Total night = -$19.

    He did not touch a machine, btw. He did not tilt or go crazy when he lost the $100.

    I call this a good night. He recovered all but $19 and no monkey tilt machine play with max bets.

    He says its not a good night because he should've listened to my advice about cashing out at $250. That way he could've gotten home and gotten to sleep and been ahead a bit for the day.

    Was it a good night or a bad night? You tell me.

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    1. From an outside observer, the question should not really be about good nights and bad nights. With any luck, Tony has plenty of years left to live. The real question is whether he is going to have a good LIFE or a bad LIFE. If grinding out an existence on the boarder of homelessness is how he wants to spend his remaining years, then I guess it was a good night . . . If he wants to secure a better future, then "good days" should involve pursuing efforts towards that goal. The immediate state of his "roll" should not really be the determining factor in whether he's had a good day or a bad day.

      In a related note, Tony prolly could have lost $19 had he spent most of his day pursuing social services, or working a minimum wage job, and then playing some poker after hours in his "spare time." You don't need to spend an entire day playing poker to lose $19 . . ..

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    2. I agree oh Shaved One! +1

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  13. If his EV in the game was more than the difference in price between the bus his cab ride, then staying was good. If his EV in the game was less, it was bad.

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    1. He just waited for the bus which cost him $5, his time, and not being able to sleep. The decision to stay was a bad one, but overall it was not a bad night imho.

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    2. as far away as i am from suncoast, a cab wouldve been about $30-40. the EV was higher than that, but of course i wouldnt use a cab. but not messing up my sleep hours was by far the most important since ill need to soon be out before 11

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  14. Tony,
    When you wake up today the first thing you need to do is make the appointment at the mental health clinic. First thing. The assessment is non-negotiable. A case manager is a good thing. There are hundreds of different kinds and levels of services available. Your case manager would be familiar with what is available and you could express your concerns and they could suggest alternatives. Perhaps you could get referred to a therapist who could help with coping skills so you don't have blowups. That would certainly help with your poker game. I really don't see a down side with making the appointment.

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  15. Tony the ball is in your court, what you gonna do? Tony having a case worker almost guarantees you get the help you need don't blow it.

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    1. i have no idea why anyone would think they would give me a caseworker. they will say nothing is wrong with me and i dont need one, and that im only trying to claim something is to get SSI

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    2. My older brother's SSI claim was rejected last summer even though his documented medical history goes back to a childhood diagnosis at the Mayo Clinic for "mild cerebral palsy" and a not completely developed central nervous system. You are ten times more capable to function in a variety of low-end employment opportunities. My brother has been taking care of shopping carts at a walmart for about three years and actually has zero potential for any job inside of the store. But then again my brother is driven to work at any job doing anything any place and has no expectation that it has to be "fun". With my experience in this matter and having spent however many hours with you Tony in a couple of my previous trips to Vegas you are in fact capable of doing any labor that my brother is and I am leaning towards your current SSI claim being rejected. But your case I would gladly like to be proven wrong on that forecast...

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    3. Lester:

      Is there ANY chance you could convince your brother to play poker and start a blog? If so, we may be able to work out a trade...

      ;-)

      s.i.

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    4. Five years ago or so the DP team (opposite of AP) went bust and my brother filed bankruprcy. Seems VP paying 88% are not beatable. He has played poker before but insists on placing his hole cards face up on the table next to the community cards to figure out what he has. Blogging skills would be even lower. Sorry SI but my brother barely graduated high school kinda exact opposite of Tony graduating a year early. Only thing i can come up with is a $1000 headsup Kenga match between my brother and Tony...

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  16. Tony:

    Remember - it's the one highlighted in pink on all those papers the lawyer gave you. Call as early as possible today, and let them know you're facing homelessness immediately - be polite, but stress that it's important that you get the soonest available appointment.

    s.i.

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    1. i cant seem to find that exact paper

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    2. Seriously? You already lost the paperwork the lawyer gave you? Tony, you can't really be THIS incompetent at life, can you?

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    3. P3, either he is incompetent, or he is lying. I would say the odds are 50/50 in this case.

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  17. You know he is not going to follow up on this task. He only did this to placate the few people who continue to give him the hand-outs he craves. This is such a sorry situation which could possible have an acceptable out come if only Tony would take some responsibility and initiative.

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  18. Tony, make the calls, get whatever help u can, you have NOTHING to lose. Think of it as a freeroll.

    Happy Canada's day BTW.

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  19. There is zero shot he follows through with any of this.

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    1. Jenn don't be so hard on the beaver.

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    2. If I were to lay odds, I would probably give it 50 to 1 against him following through.

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  20. Tony, I just received an offer today from Palace Station for $19.95 a night (fees included)weekday rooms. I am not willing to pay for a room for you. However, I will help you get this rate if it helps any.

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    1. i doubt it because i need to be in a place by the week, to avoid weekends, and also palace station is strict about the $100 CC deposit thats how i got severly ripped off of $100+ before, selling my room to a guy who ran up a ton of charges and left town. he might be one of the assholes on RTP for all i know. he seemed to know of me when i first met him. also if anyone has seen chance H of neverbeg at the WSOP, he still owes me $100, as does rose the dealer

      also i used to get free room offers from palace years ago, but they still charged me the $15 resort fee.

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    2. I checked it for next week I could get Sunday-Thursday for $81 total. That is at either Palace or Texas Station. For a whole week it is $171. I tried... Where else are you allowed that I play? ESC maybe?

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    3. how can it be a week at $171? and include fri and sat? those days are alone over $171 total usually. how are u so sure theres no resort fees? naturally id want texas instead of palace. theres always resort fee unless u somehow got some really good offer just for u

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    4. Friday and Saturday are $45 each. Fees are waived, there is tax involved, but that is included on the price that I gave you.

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  21. me and cooldave hung out at suncoast today. new roll $1269, and i stayed off machines, but dave didnt do so well. also bought some food and solved next weeks rent issue. (i ended up paying $166 towards it also). and yeah ill get that place called tomorrow if i can figure out who to call.

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  22. me and dave both agree i should easily beat this game for about $2000 a month if i put the time in with low risk.

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    1. Why stop at $2,000 a month? If you're going to make up some fantasy win rate, why not say you'll make $5,000 a month? Or how about $10,000?

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    2. "me and dave both agree i should easily beat this game for about $2000 a month if i put the time in with low risk"

      Then he's as big an idiot as you are.

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    3. Keep in mind that Tony's interpretations and reports of what someone has said or done do not usually follow reality in the strictest sense. Cool Dave is a bright guy and good poker player.

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  23. no jackpot drop and $3 max rake really helps too

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    1. You know what else helps? A decent sample size before you proclaim yourself the stud 8 king of the world

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  24. Tony:

    Did you lose ALL the paperwork? You had it all in your hands when you got out of my car - if you have the paperwork, there is only ONE sheet that has pink highlighting on it. ONE. That one is the contact info that you need to follow up on TODAY (well...yesterday, really).

    If you don't have it - let me know. I will then mock you.

    sincerely,

    s.i.

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    1. i found it, i dont know why i couldnt find it the day before, that one paper was buried in some of the others.

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  25. S.I.,

    Your posts delight me. If you weren't married with kids, and living in Vegas; and I wasn't massively knocked up, with a boyfriend a belligerent house cat, living in Biloxi.. I dare say, I'd make an ambiguously flirtatious gesture in your direction.

    JG

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    1. JG:

      I'm actually UNmarried, with kid (singular), and living in Vegas. And if I wasn't allergic to cats, I'd take you up on the offer ;-)

      s.i.

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    2. So you've got a boyfriend, the baby's daddy (me), and you're gonna flirt with S.I. Wow, you really DO want to get on Maury Povich, don't you?

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    3. Is this gonna be one of these episodes where everyone thinks that Rakewell is the daddy, a paternity test is taken, and we find out the REAL father is ... Tony?

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  26. same here SI. I look for your posts whenever I come on here and I'll get rid of my cat. lol

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    1. I'm not gay, but if I was . . . . . . There's just something about that s.i. . . .

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    2. I'm not gay, but if I was.....s.i. would change my mind. :)

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  27. TBC Update: He played poker all night....ended up winning at 2-4 Omaha and was ahead about $250 for the night.

    He did find the elusive phone number and called. He says he couldn't get through YET so it didn't go very far. Yet. Tony seems to think that just because he won't get SSI $$ this might be a waste of time, but it's not.

    Hmmm what else? He still has not touched a machine since he left Jean, which has been what? 2 weeks now? Tony you should be very proud! He says he hasn't really been tested yet because there haven't been any out of control urges.

    Not playing any machines is evident in his steady roll. No crazy fluctuations. He's over $1,500 and that includes paying $166 for this weeks room.

    Oh and CoolDave didn't say quite what Tony wrote. According to Tony, Dave actually said that he thought Tony could earn $60 a day.

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    1. Ms. Mensa: $60/day x 30 days/month = $1800/month

      "me and dave both agree i should easily beat this game for about $2000 a month if i put the time in with low risk.

      Pretty dang close ... lol

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    2. What I actually said was that based on the level of competition at the Suncoast Stud8 game where so many of the older local regulars chase I thought the average win would be about $60 over a 3-5 hour session after Tony thought he could easily beat the game for $100 a day. I then went on to tell him that this was subject to variance where he could/would lose many sessions in a row at times. I don't think I said anything very profound. Tony is a good stud8 player. He could make a profit at the Suncoast game. Not enough data at this point to determine his overall hourly rate.

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  28. trying to sleep, but first i lost $37 playing on UP, so my rolls back down to $1489, instead of being up to $1526. yeah i'll be glad when UP adds omaha, i've won very little in online holdem NL on UP. total deposits are $60, $50 bonus earned, and $46 in profits for $156 balance on UP. that was $2-6 omaha8 with NL overs buttons, at one point 6 of 10 of us had them. the only $2-4 was in the holdem game after the omaha broke for the final hour. and yeah as much as i hate commutting, i still think thats better than sitting in the room playing online. the players there are so easy to beat.

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  29. Mr. Bigcharles. Have you been playing downtown at all? I don't think I'll have a car in Vegas this trip. As Jerry once said, "Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country?" Also, I don't really play the games you've been playing at those off strip locals joints.

    However, I would likely meet up with you somewhere downtown if you are around.

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  30. Tony

    are you tracking your sessions on your phone?

    Find the "notes" app on your phone.

    Every time you get ready to cash out....put in a note like this:

    7/2 5hrs + $127

    I am quite sure you keep your buy in amount in your head...so you don't need to put that in...just the date, hours played and total profit or loss

    This will help you in many ways and it only takes a few seconds a day to do it.

    At the end of the month you can see EXACTLY how much you made/lost playing poker.

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    1. now that i have installed a much better tracking application on my phone, i just use it instead. Poker Income is the name of the program, its better at filtering by game

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  31. Tony:

    Howsabouta update on your appointment with Nevada Adult Mental Health?

    s.i.

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    1. I think it's safe to assume that if he had actually done it, we would have heard about it by now.

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  32. Tony:

    Happy Independence Day. There is great symbolism there, if you'll but grasp it.

    Your freedom from the tyranny of fear and suffering are but an effort away. Ring the bell, son. Ring the bell.

    s.i.

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