Ive finally won big off of nothing for a major tourny again. (entered the $20 first event of the GSPO contender series on Bovada, and ONLY because they emailed me a free tourny ticket). so i took no risk getting in it, and got into it quite late even, over 1 hour late when i finally woke up close to 2pm. Vince came home about 5am quite drunk, usually never drinks like that, and its a wonder he didnt have a bad accident on the way home, and hes glad he didnt too. Soon as he got home his roommate drove the car for him since he was in no shape too (odd he made it home) and they went to buy beer. But today hes fine and hanging out with his Gf anne again. they got back together. his roommate Jim has been losing all the time at poker most recently at the excaliber with his gf sitting behind him one day, and she just got a job as a cigarette girl in the casino. and theyve sold everything and still cant afford to pay him any rent. so hes a little depressed. all of us are struggling for money. Vinces job pays him way less than it used to pay him and he works independent contractor with Cox on commission. and this house is filled with ramen noodles.
anyway i woke up, Anne was over here too, and entered the tourny late, and started winning right off. an early double up with a well played AA in which i got the big stack to come over the top with a smaller pair and made him commit on the flop. and from there i kept slowly inching up in the money. i was really happy just to get to 18th place where payouts go way up from $66 for 19-27 to $114 for 10-18, but the big money is on the final table. 81 got paid in all.
started posting on twitter, a few friends began watching, both male and female, and eventually cashed out $906, and i mightve done even better, at one point i was up to 2nd out of 5 left. But blinds were up to 10k 20k and i was slowly getting eaten up and finally called a shove by a guy about equal to me who i think was taking advantage of my tightness. he had me beat and i couldnt hit an ace to beat him. dont remember the exact hand, but i think this was it. it was a little bit looser call than most of mine, but i did win one pot making too loose of a call, and outdrawing someones Aq with my a5.
then i was worried about cashing out, about sending documents, if id need to go to a printers and get a screened copy, and i'm also using a new debit card than the old one they had on file when i made the $20 deposit. so i called Bovada to see if i could use wu and explained that i live in NV with a LA state id.
the guy said i could because id used wu in the past years ago, but it still has to be approved and that takes 24-72 hours, so he said to keep an eye on my email next few days. and if it works, then i can pick it up at any WU office once i get my money transfer control number. hopefully they wont need any more documents etc. if nothing else i might end up having to go see if i can get a NV id made up. i know i had one in laughlin in early 2001-2004 so i should be able to get approved in spite of my citizenship issues, but im afraid to try, because KS adamantly refused to make me up an ID when mom went in with me to try to get one made. or i might have to email in the front and back of this new CC the bank gave me to replace the old one that bovada has in their old files. they had my documents way back when.
i wont get quite ALL of my winnings. theres an $80 fee for recieving a WU, and i hope im right in assuming its worth missing out on $80 to get it without delay or hassle. Vince cant get mail for me where he lives. never been sure why hes said his mailman wont do it. so i asked for $950 cash, plus the $80 fee=$1030, and that leaves $63 on Bovada so i can still grind online and play poker.
This is very important that i do this before i go home and i saw pokerdoggs comment about this on RTP. i must verify that i can pick up WU withdrawals from Bovada without issue first. for if im trying to get food stamps in KS, and get approved for SSI, we dont want them to see me getting checks from an online poker site for big sums. would screw it up. mom would make me sign up for both of that if i was living with her, and i dont want anything to screw things up and piss her off. Regardless of my feelings if its morally right or not, id have to keep her happy.
so if i get the WU, then ill know i can safely go to KS and grind. and maybe i still would fairly soon. for $654 + $950 plus whatever i spend in the next week or so isnt very much at all, not enough to find a place to live longterm in Vegas or to play $1-2 NL with. might be enough for $2-6 spread limit at samstown for next months promotion, or omaha at the suncoast, but thats about it.
right now im worried about if ill ever get this money at all, this could be a long complicated process if they want documents again. will have to look and see if i can find the docs on the computer i sent UP, or my bank statement i got at the goldstrike in Jean.