Friday, September 6, 2013

Not the easiest thing in the world.

I'm Not used to making my living online, not since being in Butte with $230 a month rent, plus all utilities, for another $100-150 a month, with Party and Planet and Pokerstars. way way back in 2002-2003. In fact, thats about the only way it can work. Games were not only easier then (i came to Butte with the same $700-800 roll about what i have now). but its not so much the games were easier, its that the expenses were a lot less. and thats why i wish i had someone i know and trust that i could live with to cut down on expenses. someone whod charge me next to nothing in rent, (about the same price i paid in Butte, under $400 including everything). Also in Butte i went out to the bars and played live and think i started off lucky to not go broke, got up to as much as $2000 or close to it within 1-3 months. too far back to remember too much.

yeah pokerstars and planet and party, netteller, firepay, those were the good old days. its too bad i didnt have my 15k roll back then, id gone the rest of my life without ever going broke and probably done so well id never fallen into the temptations of the machines. But back then i was transferring all my winnings to Lorna online and another girl at times up in Canada possibly named Anne who called herself on YM superflygirl21 or something like that, ive forgotten the id. But the vast majority of the time it was Lorna. this was like a year before i met Britni. (by that i mean talked to her online).

so as always, it was poor management of my money outside of my poker decisions that kept me from ever achieving success. i couldve easily saved up a large roll in the early days of online poker had i been a little smarter. but i was a lot younger then, and having a good woman in my life took on a whole lot more importance then than it does now.

but yeah needing under $400 a month (not counting food) is MUCH easier to survive at and earn playing online, than $164 a week rent, $13 a week ethernet connection, $30 a month cell phone, bus fares, laundry, food, and any other expenses. i dont see how its possible nowdays unless u have friends u can live with

and im sure not going to craigslist and living with people i dont know at all. thats very dangerous. if i was a member of a very small church that saw me as family, maybe theyd find me someone safe to live with. i need to live in a poker house, where everyone is grinding poker and learning from each other and getting MUCH better at the game.

almost got no food in here, and still waiting for Vince to bring over the damned pans and kitchen utensils he was supposed to tonight, and u are very limited without a microwave. and im sure not paying $100 for one new, or $25-40 for one thats probably broken at a thrift store.

and im too broke to take any breaks playing live poker $2-6 spread limit at sams town. maybe at club fortune where the blinds are $1.50 per orbit instead of $3 per orbit, but its raked heavy too.  also one of the bigger rooms of my apt not only has no light except for the laptop, theres nowhere to put a light in either.

dreamed last night that i was at the top of a large hill, and was sitting in a chair that has a zipper u zip closed to be free of outside elements, kind of like being inside a miniature car, and it was driving itself slowly down the hill from 1 casino to another nearby, and u have to steer it very carefully.

had just left there with mom, from a large library/bookstore inside, where the library had a whole lot of pro-gay propaganda, (the type Putin bans from Russia) and i was talking with mom about how to slip in books with opposite viewpoint into the library as approved books without the library knowing.
then it kind of turned into a bookstore, and i saw a lot of old digest dennis the menace type and blondie and dagwood and little lulu comic books i wanted to buy.

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  1. "i need to live in a poker house, where everyone is grinding poker and learning from each other and getting MUCH better at the game."

    Tony 2005 is gone the poker boom is over this is not going to happen. You need to pay your own rent and rely on yourself to do it not other people. Only you have the power to get out of this nomad gambling mess that you say you hate but never get out of.

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    1. i have no problem with paying my own rent, i just want to be charged a fair price of not more than $100 a week

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    2. You're not going to get that living by yourself. Rent prices will go up ever year, too, with inflation. The property owners need to make a good return on their investment, you know.

      It seems like to live off of poker, you need to be playing for much higher stakes than you are and need to be able to move up in limits in the future. What's your long term plan to beat inflation?

      Sounds like you need to find some other poor people to be roommates with. What's your plan for accomplishing that?

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    3. fair price. lol. the places or roommates that r going to charge u that price. u will not stay bcuz it wouldnt b up to yr standards. lmao. face it tony ,u have no clue about life and what things cost. delusional.

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  2. Play all day it's Friday fire up 2 tables and clear the bonus. You have nothing else to do but play online poker it really makes me mad that you are not making the most of your time. You need to make $40 or $50 a day to not be homeless. How is that not enough motivation to play? The games are super soft at 10 25 cent stop wishing and dreaming and work.

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    1. does anyone else agree with the assessment winning that much a day is this easy? yeah im winning, but im up only $17 for the day, now have $176 for my $100 deposit. i need to be living where i have no expenses, such as at moms, but still with the ability to play online poker. making more than this a day isnt easy with only like 12 or so hours to do it in. remember im at 10-25 is all. and most of the time i played 1 table. and i think im making the most of the time by just staying at home not playing live. up to 374 XP now, its slowly getting closer to 1000 xp.

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    2. I'm mostly 1 tabling, I only have 12 hours in a day, I'm paying too much for my room so I need to spend time getting angry about this, blah blah blah it's all the same. Excuses pal. The best part? You still made $17 today and $76 over a short few days.

      If you actually put some effort into this, you would multi table, you would play for 2 hours take a 10 minute break and get right back at it. For the entire day! You don't need time to eat, you told us you have no food. You don't need time to hang out with friends, they are all avoiding you. You need time to make money, and lo and behold, you have it right now. Use it man! You are in a position that many would envy, being able to play online poker for 18 hours a day. Rub that in a bit more by making some cash with all that time.

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    3. 1 table of 10/25 cents? You should be able to play at least 2-3 tables. Stop screwing around and surfing the internet while you are playing. Put in solid 10 hours a day multi-tabling, still leaves you plenty of time to surf the web and watch porn.

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    4. when i play more than 1 table, my results begin to deteriorate. the laptop will hold 2 tables, or possibly 6 if u use the tile feature and the print so small u can make out anyones stack even with the glasses. i can do 4, but then i have to manually resize the tables and the laptop is a rectangle instead of a square so its still hard to fit them in. also, taking frequent breaks doing other things online improves the quality of ur play too

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    5. Don't tile on a laptop, especially with your poor eyesight. You can just overlap the windows, minimum 2 tables. I was not talking about not taking breaks, I was talking about not doing other things while playing. FOCUS, that's the key. You talk about results being to deteriorate with more than 1 table, what do you think happens when you are surfing the web, watching porn, etc, etc.

      I have played hundreds (if not thousands) of hours online using a laptop, there is no reason why you can't at least play 2 tables at the 25/50 cents level.

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    6. Nick the problem is grinding all day is not fun, Tony only likes to gamble if its fun.

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  3. Tony you should play 1,000 hands a day. Playing 2 tables will double the rate you make money. It's really easy to play 2 instead of one. I doubt many people have played on UP that read your blog. You are winning overall, make your focus volume not results. As in play 1000 hands a day the game tells you how many hands when you click on the stats tab. It's like running the 1,200 through the machine in jean you need to see 1,000 hands of poker a day

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    1. needed u to have driven me to reno and took a weekly place to live there for a much lower price if im to survive.

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    2. not true, playing more tables causes u to make errs and lose money fast. i tried 4, and now im down to $160 . u see i thought i had A9 on the button, and went to steal the blinds. turns out i was raising in the SB, and the guy i thought was BB limped in under the gun, so i made a big err, of course hes got a hand, sure enough he had QQ and i lost over $4 on the hand. and now im no longer winning. the only good winning day i had was the first day while at boulder station playing online, when i was playing 25-50c (a much tougher game) but i was getting lucky then on big pots. what determines ur win rate isnt ur volume but whether key pots hold up. such as the $23 pot a little while ago i had QA and they had Q7 against my top pair, and the river was a 7 and they scooped after calling my allin on the turn drawing to 3 outs. the game dont tell me how many hands ive played on the stats tab, its only for that table.

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    3. Tony, I am sure this has been explained to you by many people including Vookenmeister. Your win rate per table will decline as you add more tables, but your overall win rate should increase, up to the point where you max out. After that point, your overall win rate will decrease.

      Any half decent player should be able to handle 2 tables at the 10/25 cents level. It may take some getting used to, but it really isn't that hard. Every single online player that considers themself a pro plays multi-table. It is not an accident why that happens.

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    4. Tony - i, like many others play two tables of PLO on Bovada. I easily average $75 a day playing 2 to 4 hours every evening after work. Then I take two buyins to Winstar Saturday night and average between 150 and 300 profit for 8 hours play. All that after I put in 50 hrs a week at work to make sure all of my bills are paid and my pantry is full.

      Whats your excuse again????

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    5. sure tony like reno is so close to vegas.LMAO. there r so many excuses S2. more excuses than sand on the beach

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  4. If you want a ride to reno then your gonna have to take a bus to sacramento. You should be playing 2 tables I wouldn't try 4 on a laptop. The suck outs will happen, don't obsess over your results after every hand that's why I said to play 1,000 a day. If you are serious about moving to reno find a place now and get a bus ticket for when your rent is up.

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  5. Oh and yes you have to add up how many hands you play after you leave the table. And I know you love to add stuff so counting to 1,000 should be easy for you.

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  6. "i dont see how its possible nowdays unless u have friends u can live with" Those of us with JOBS don't find it at all difficult.

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  7. You think $100 a week is fair for rent in Vegas?

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  8. $8 per hour X 40 = 320 X 4 = $1280. Problem solved your bills are only $650 per month. Rich people problems.

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  9. Trump tower will rent their small studios (540 square feet) lower than the 50th floor and not with a strip view for $100 a week if you book online and use the special code: LOLOLIF

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  10. Tony you need to stop focusing on the past. You will never find that cheap of rent ever again unless you either live with roommates or possibly someone's basement. Your paranoia is very illogical and in some cases quite hindering. $164/week is actually pretty cheap in todays dollars for a place that requires no lease and includes utilities etc. Your plan to grind microstakes on one table only is almost as bad as being in jean. You will make enough to just cover expenses playing 1 table if you are lucky, but never grow the bankroll.

    You need to stop crying about the past and think about your future. The early post moneymaker years on pokerstars, party poker, etc. were a wonderful/fun time to be a poker player but they are long gone. That era is dead and never coming back. I highly suggest you try and find a job in a mailroom or something similar. There are plenty of jobs that pay at least 10/hr that require little to no skills and no interaction with people. Heck physical labor would probably do you good anyway. If you want to be able to support yourself, keep up with inflation, and grow your roll then you need to play higher stakes. You have proven time and time again that you are incapable of doing this. You had a good 20 year run but with your roll this low you are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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  12. Hey man I finally cleared up my crisis and am ready to meet up at my storage if you still needed things

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  13. If you want to make enough to pay your bills playing on UP .10/.25nl or .25/50nl you have to play more than 1 table at a time.
    You should always be playing 4 tables at least. Forget about surfing the net while playing. Get enough tables going where you don't have time to surf.

    Play 1 to 2 hours sessions of 4 tables or more, then take a break and surf the net, then repeat.

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  14. I'd suggest, if 20 years of being a professional poker player hasn't yet afforded you the opportunity to secure permanent housing, then no amount of "grinding" micro limit poker is going to help you.

    I honestly believe you need to start making provisions for a future away from poker.

    You clearly haven't been able to display that you have the nous to engineer a plan to secure a future as a professional gambler.

    You are living in a dream world, reminiscing of a time where rents were affordable and regretting all the bad decisions you made that hindered your chances of a stable life environment.

    The thing is, the world has changed, you have failed to adapt, but that doesn't mean the world or anyone in it owes you anything.

    Stand up, be a man, take some responsibility for yourself, your life and how you plan to go about making it better.

    The single most important thing you can do to improve your circumstances is find gainful employment. You say you are smart, you should be able to figure it out....in fact, I'm sure you have figured it out.

    I also think that your readers and "friends" are actually hindering your chances of ever being able to be self sustaining by continuously drip feeding you assistance. The assistance is never of an amount to actually bring about true change of circumstance in your life Tony, it's merely enough to keep you rolling along and keep the story going.

    What motive for this? I wonder.

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    1. just bcuz u have played poker for 20 years doesnt make u a pro. is that on tonys tax return forms PRO POKER PLAYER. i fucking doubt it.

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