Yeah id been doing quite well in tournys on Bovada, (turned an original $20 deposit into over $1000) no one else here couldve done that, and still have more than the $48 i had on Bovada i came to Jean with. (and thats allowing for 3 $20-25 deposits) i was feeling like id missed out on something in life by playing so few Mtts and mostly cash back in the good old days of stars, and that maybe i should start playing more of them.
So after joining 2 omaha tournies, one PLO and one PLO8, one for $2 and one for $10, one with about 40 entries and one with about twice that many, and taking 1st place in both of them at the same time, i was feeling pretty good about bovada, (and thats an even harder feat for anyone to do).
So after returning to my room from playing VBJ, and still being out a little on it for the evening, (from the previous last big drop of $150-200) i decided since the money on Bovada isnt part of my roll, I wanted a way to try and get another big WU moneyorder without taking any risk to my roll, and without any way for it to decrease. (this type of thinking is why i dont want to consider Bovada as part of my bankroll).
Tournies with low starting stacks and turbo blinds 3-6 minutes, i dont do well in. tournies with bigger starting stacks and 12-15 min blinds i do well in, and those were the type of tournies i joined, not thinking about the fact id need to play about 4 hours to reach the money and about 8 hours to reach the final table. decided to play them seriously and join 4 at once.
the $5 $5000 guar, the $10 $15k guar, the $50 PLO8 $5k guar, and the $10k guar $25 contender series knockout. and i ended up busting out of 2 of them within the first 2 hours, but not due to poor play. but when i busted out of the 3rd one (omaha) i shouldve laid it down to his pot size bet on the flop.
was then down to 1 tourny and was struggling not to fall asleep over 3 hours later, and kept dozing off several times. somehow i made it to about 75th place for $15 for my $5. but yeah my balance on Bodog dropped quite a bit during those tournies.
now ive gotten plenty of sleep and am finally well enough rested to play some tournies, but i dont want to play any now. But yeah joining a tourny when u arent totally prepared to be at ur sharpest for the next 7-9 hours isnt a good idea. All of u who play live should remember that.
its true tournies on Bovada are easier that tournies elsewhere. But im not sure if that would also apply for the $50 ones. Never really played any that high back on stars, it always felt like too much, except for when i got staked in the sunday million.
Havent called Vince and he hasnt called me either to see if i want to move in, so i assume that means his roommates are still living there. Wonder if Jim was able to come up with the rent? and yeah i do not want to be without a microwave the next time im in an apt on my own, so im really glad hes storing that for me in Annes garage. i wanted it here with me in Jean in case i got a ride to Reno from here or to Laughlin without having to come back into vegas, but he refused to bring it.