Thursday, September 26, 2013

I'm back to my old bad habits, so why arent i losing yet?

Vince dropped me off in Jean sunday night, so i could pickup my WU, and Anne was glad for me to be gone from Vinces house so her and him could fool around.

I'm still thinking maybe i should see about renting from him longterm, before anything happens to my $1865. For my good luck in Jean wont continue, and id really like to play poker at the suncoast or at least somewhere in Vegas, and Vince does own a car. but id have to work it out so id have both privacy and mail.

Maybe Britni was right when she used to say i need to live with others to save money? and couldnt understand why i never would. The best thing she ever did for me was tell me of the existence of google transit and teach me how to use it. its come in handy hundreds of times. she also recommended i used rideshare on craigslist, but i could never bring myself to trust it. it would help me get out of Jean in an emergency though.

Anyway Stacey (the pit boss) asked me tonight why i was betting 5 spots at $32 a hand, he said that i said on my blog and RTP i wasnt going to do that anymore. Of course, i only bet that high ONCE, but i cant seem to avoid raising bets in good counts if im behind, and i know im overdue for a big loss of about $500, and i really should get out of here and into longterm stable housing before that happens. it will be a lot easier with $1800 than $1300 and thats why i was showing people craigslist ads on reno and phoenix on RTP asking for advice and the people i trust the most in a private email.

Most of the time it was 1-2 spots of $1-15, but also i once bet 5 spots of $18. Some of the advice i get about 1 spot is wrong, it might be a good idea to speed things up and get out of bad counts betting multiple spots of $1, and then theres more cards available for 1 spot of $6-15 on good counts. (meaning if the games speeded up vastly more of those opportunities arise per hour).

so far im up $330 on BJ since coming to Jean, and i want to find housing before anything goes wrong, never intended to be here too long. and im disappointed i keep having to deposit $20 more on Bovada multiple times, maybe i should deposit a higher amount, but i dont want to take it out of my roll and see the roll go down by that amount.

am disappointed MIB dont seem to understand me too well, nothing personal, im just that way, ask lightning. And thanks to AndyFezzik for coming to my rescue to cheer him up for me. What i really wished was for MIB to hang out with me as a friend playing poker a few times, so i could get to know him, if i could get to know him and trust him, i would find him to be a very valuable asset, and id be not nearly as uncomfortable being around the stratosphere after dark. Im someone u need a lot of patience to deal with, and i just wanted to hang out and get to know him as a friend before he expected me to put myself in vulnerable situations, such as picking up $1000 in cash with him there, or letting him know my apt number (by going with him getting things from his storage). My mother almost told Greg on facebook where i lived before, and i really blew up over that.

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  1. "i would find him to b a valuable asset" lol. classic

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    1. In all fairness, you have to realize that Tony views the world differently than you or I. Statements like this are great insight into how Tony sees things - an ego centric view.

      As an aside, I find your comments mostly entertaining, but you should really take pause and think about why you so frequently taunt him. I realize that most people have a standard lowest common denominator expectation of behavior for other humans, but I'd submit that Tony does not fit this criteria because of his disabilities and upbringing / environment. It's not an excuse for his behavior, but I think it's possible that he's unaware or incapable of becoming aware (even when it's spelled out) that what he says or how he acts.

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    2. i just dont have sympathy 4 some1 that doesnt care for his kid,uses public services until has enuff money to blow on gambling,refuses to get or look 4 a job,only talks about going to live with his mom or talks about college,etc when he is about to b living on the streets,and is the type of person that makes it hard 4 ppl that enjoy gambling to gamble in his or her state bcuz TBC is the poster boy 4 states that refuse to pass laws to legalize poker and such. and as far as a disability, when i lived in texas .i was with a girl with aspergers. the difference btw her and TBC is she had a job,knew she had it and didnt c it as a crutch . she deals with it. basically TBC is just a degen gambler period.

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    3. I think everyone is different. I also think Tony has more problems than "just" Aspergers. While I agree that Tony is the poster child for why gambling should be outlawed, and negatively affects the voting public's view of gambling, I think a bit of understanding, or in the least, muted responses, should be in order.

      Look, the reality is you have a guy in Tony who's willing to put his life, views and actions out on the web [unfiltered] for everyone to read. If you are fortunate enough to not have to deal with many of the problems he has daily, you are provided wonderful insight into how a person such as Tony thinks and lives.

      Personally, I've never known a homeless person. My eyes are opened a bit having read Tony's blog for a few years now. Not saying I agree or accept it, but I now have a deeper understanding for why people can become homeless, or how a gambling addiction works. I've been shown head-on how a person with Aspergers operates on a day to day basis.

      Some free advice (even though you didn't ask for it): just relax when it comes to Tony. Enjoy the show rather than criticize his actions. Tony's going to do what Tony's going to do - regardless what you or I say in this blog.

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    4. id be interestered in hearing ur opinions of them southpoint hands

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  2. Tony when I come to Vegas next week I am going to give you a stun gun for protection. Please don't sell it....

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  3. Tony, taking money out of Bovada and then paying them 10% to put it back in your account is not wise. You are are "taxing" yourself. Leave it there until it builds up (set a figure, e.g. 2K, then take 1K out. then when its up to 2K again take 1k out).

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    1. His Bovada balance would never reach 2k except through sheer luck. He is clearly a -EV online poker player.

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  4. Tony, please consider taking your own advise. Stop playing the stupid games and put your money to good use. If you go busto playing poker, at least it will stretch the busto out a bit longer than playing VBJ or BJ. You even said that you're due for a $500 loss. Take the $330 you're up and run!

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  5. Tony:

    Do you feel you face Massive Homosexualist Opposition?

    s.i.

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  6. plus one on what The Poker Meister just said. And putting $20 at a time into your account makes zero sense Tony.

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  7. TBC- I have played with you once before. But unlike you there are more important things then being a degen like you are. I have spent the past 18 months trying to get to know and show you that you can trust me. But no matter what you have it stuck in your fucking thick skull that I will Rob and Kill you. If I didn't hurt you when u stalked my friend Tiffany what makes you think I will now? I could fucking care less if you had $1 million, I would not steal a dime from you. You see asshole there is such a thing as KARMA and I am a firm believer in it.

    So eventually you will go BUSTO and I will laugh it up. I hope it is soon.

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  8. Seems like Tony is doing a very good job making enemies lately . . .

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    1. Is there a job market for that? Hmmm ...

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  9. i am not an enemy. i just dont drink the TBC koolaid and i am enjoying the train wreck to come

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  10. new roll $1747. lost $215 in the game at southpoint yesterday, $1-2 NL. couldnt get a good hand for nothing, and ended up rebuying $300, finally shoved with AT suited, and missed, and his $60 preflop call with 55 held up. (one of the 2 loose straddlers). thats when i rebought $300 after losing the rest of the original $146. ended up cashing out $231 of $446, when my ride wanted to go back to Jean. He said not to mention his name for now because he didnt want someone on RTP to know he was in Jean. Really thought maybe seat 2 or 3 knew of the blog theyd both changed tables to sit there, and the 2 seat looked a bit like grump. but of course wasnt him. best hands id ever get dealt were mid pairs and suited connectors, never a pair over 10s and never a hand higher than AJ. i thought i was playing too loose, called SI while playing, and talked to him asking if he wanted to come out but he spends so much time with his son id think his son would get pissed off.

    the one hand i lost money early on where i went from being $36 ahead to over $35 down, i called $40 on the flop when the raiser bets in late position, after me and another called checks. i had 67 suited, flop was 873 rainbow, and the preflop raise was the $15. this was before i realized the guy on my immediate left was tight and good. on the turn 8 comes, he shoves, (geez why wasnt that when i had 78 or 89 suited?) and i know hes got an overpair instead of ak and i fold, he had JJ. (other guy called) and the other guy didnt have him beat either.

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    1. That's because REAL men, you know, decent human beings - spend time with their children.

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    2. Tony:

      My son is 12 years old. I'm sure he'll start being "pissed off" at dad soon enough, but for now I'm going to enjoy it. Besides, you're calling me at 10:00pm on a Thursday - MOST people aren't going to leave their 12 year old child home alone at 10:00pm on a school night.

      As to your play: you called $40.00 with middle pair and multiple people still in the hand? You had runner/runner draws. That was an extraordinarily loose call. To call $15 preflop with middle suited connectors was very loose as well. As you described the game, you could have made a lot of money simply waiting for a hand and peddling the nuts. But...you got impatient and donked off. Not very "professional" of you, in my opinion.

      s.i.

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    3. i was of the opinion ur son was about 5 yrs older, and there was a woman living at the house also to help take care of him. u should find u one if there isnt, he needs one in his life. what became of the email i sent u the day before? how do u ever play cards at night if no woman lives there? no there was NOT multiple people still in the hand, just him and maybe 1 other. im thinking maybe i remember wrong and it was just me and him and the JJ was a different hand that i didnt call and got to see, or maybe he showed anyway? wish i had a better memory. and there were so many $2 limps i was getting about 60-40 or 40-60? to call it preflop but yeah i didnt like the fact there wasnt more people calling the $15.

      and theres no guaranteed id made a lot of money waiting and peddling the nuts, that could still get beat, and i was there over 4 hours without ever getting a higher pair than 10 10 or higher facecards than AJ. very unusual, and couldve continued that way all night.

      just because u put in 10 hours dont mean u will eventually get a hand worth waiting for, theres no guarantees of this strategy paying off, u might never get a hand at all. i was trying to take advantage of a tight image by bluffing

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    4. lmao. relationship and parenting advice from TBC.yeah,S.I. drop everything in yr life .when TBC comes a calling.WTF

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    5. How exactly do you bluff if you kept check calling in the hand?

      By the way, please don't give out parenting advice. It is even worse than your gambling advice.

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    6. Tony:

      I believe the woman you're thinking of is his mom. She's very much in his life and we have a 50/50 split of time, and a very positive relationship we both work hard to maintain. But, I'm always up for finding me one of them new women if a good one comes along ;-)

      The hand, as described by you, was that there were three of you (at least) to the flop, as it went check/check and then he bet 40, you called, leaving yet another person still active in the pot. It wasn't head's up, there were MULTIPLE people in the hand with you. What was your plan in that pot? You checked, the person behind you checked, and the last person bet $40.00 and you called with middle pair and no draw, with one person still to act behind you.

      What was your plan? It just seems like a lousy place to call, trapped in between the action (imagine if the other checker shoved with a draw) holding only middle pair. What was your plan? It clearly wasn't to bluff, as you must have also checked the turn, as the person who shoved acted after you. So...you check call a pretty big bet on the flop only to check fold the turn shove? Just reads like you didn't have any plan whatsoever. Some of your poorer play, let us hope.

      Again - at MOST 1/2 games, you'll do just find peddling the nuts. Yes, it's boring as hell. Yes, you may have looooooong stretches where you run dry and don't have any nuts to peddle. Yes, you will occasionally try to peddle those nuts and get them smacked back in your face. But your game is tight/aggressive poker. Play big hands and play them hard. If the hand described above if your normal non-nutz poker, then you really need to get to Kansas. That's losing poker. That's playing like a tourist, in town for a weekend and trying to get his fill of poker because he won't see any more come Monday. You don't need to play that game and you don't have the bankroll (skill?) for it.

      s.i.

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  11. Tony, where is the Mother of your child?

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