Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A good day--maybe because all i played was NL holdem, and no machines

New roll $2251, plus $32 on Bovada. I won a little this time off tonights $20 deposit. originally i thought my roll was $2257, but i found my Walmart debit card at minus $6 instead of at $0 before i deposited the $300 when i logged in online to look at my balance, so my $300 is really $294. i didnt realize those cards got negative balances.

I never touched a machine all day long, but i did hear the Gold Dust west in reno has a shufflemaster VBJ, not sure if this is true though. heard it from an eldorado dealer named Curtis in my SNG on bovada. An old man whose been dealing there 32 yrs. and he knew about the dealer who got fired for setting up the deck, and Jerry the union boss.

Started off the afternoon a little bit after 1pm playing $1-2 NL at the golden nugget downtown for $100. won a nice pot when the board was AK4, we all check, turn comes J to give me the nut straight, i bet $5 after 3 checks, and 3 people call. 3 of diamonds (no flush possible) comes on the river, and i bet $25. one young asian check raises me to $50, and here i am worried all will fold. i shoved for about $140 total, and he called me so fast i sure thought we were splitting but he rivered a set of 3s.

felt i had too much on the table, so i did the right thing by going to the bank, depositing $141, and then to the Gold Spike to use the free wifi. the really nice thing is they have nice couches and chairs to sit on, and are loaded with electrical outlets everywhere. spent an hour or so there. Later i came back to the golden nugget, and sat back down with $100.

first hand, i turn my $100 into $187, i had KQ hearts, raised to $8 in late position before id even got my chips delivered, a guy calls. flop comes AT3 with 2 hearts, and guy bets $15 into me, i just call. turn comes J for both the flush and the straight, but NOT the royal. and this may sound DUMB, but i forget who made the turn bet. anyway, the river comes J, pairing the board, and he goes allin for $55 and i worry he sucked out, i call and no all he has is an ace.

at one point i get it up as high as $299, but eventually cash out with $241 or something close to that.

got on the bus to the stratosphere, and theres NO game, only a tourny, odd for that time of the evening and rarely happens. so i then ride the bus to the LVH, (different bus).

Talked to Mark, and he is glad i changed the title of that blog post from the other day. he also wanted me to mention the new stud game they will be offering fri nites there. thats not the best time to do it because Palace station is also starting it up fri nites. but i was told theyd also offer it sat nites too. its $5-10. Originally i thought the ante was 50c at palace and $1 at the LVH, but just today i found out from Mark its 50c there too, so i just now corrected and reupdated the blog.

anyway i win $249 in there, and eventually ride home with Vince for $12 gas, and stop at walmarts to buy food on the way. even though id bought a daily bus pass, still much more convenient. won a lot of the moolah on a call preflop with the worst hand, KJ suited on an $8 raise preflop. flop comes KJ2 rainbow, and both opponents have KQ and KA, and the money starts going allin. so was it a good call for $8 preflop?

nice to see the roll increase to $2251 from $1629 all in the same day. Keep that up, and id never worry about whether the SSI would be approved, plus id feel a lot better about myself.


18 comments:

  1. "so was it a good call for $8 preflop"

    Can't answer the question. You didn't provide stack sizes for everyone and what types of players the opponents were. It could be a good call, or it could be a terrible call. You just haven't given enough info for us to determine.

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  2. Good job getting your bankroll up over the $2,000 mark. Stay away from the VBJ stuff and keep working on your BR.

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  3. Congrats on growing the roll, hope you stick to poker, good luck.

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  4. Do you know if you are playing the Bovada against only Nevada residents, or against players from all over the US and Canada?

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    1. players from all over, Bovada is NOT one of the NV sites.

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    2. Cool - I'm testing it out (now I'll have some poker to write about)... Thanks!

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  5. am up $210 for the day, and over at the LVH waiting for enough players for the game to restart back up.

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    1. How did you get there, Tony? Was it all on poker?

      s.i.

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    2. NONE of it was on VP. half was from the good VBJ at slotsoffun, and the other half from poker at LVH. later on, i won $49 at the V playing with Brandon Tindel on twitter, and then lost $63 when i went to the wynn to play a while before i went home. funny because the game at the wynn was a better game.

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    1. Tony, how much are your monthly expenses currently?

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    2. well living at Vinces is $300. But the cost of transportation varies widely and can easily be more, often im afraid of using busses at night. $35 phone and $35 net. $14 bank fee and food too

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    3. Sounds like your monthly expenses are about $1000. So to break even you need to win about $35 per day, correct?

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  7. new roll is $2395 and i walked to the Post office here in Jean to mail Carmen a letter, and gave her the address of the goldstrike to write me back at, and if im not there, they might save the mail for me.

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    1. What happened? 2 minutes prior to this post you talk about living at Vinces'. When did you go back to VBJ heaven?

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    2. lmao.did u bring yr microwave with u?

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  8. I am not really clear why you are in Jean and not making arrangements to get the health assessment and diagnosis documentation you need for your hearing?

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