Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Im busy working if u wonder why ive not been around posting much

playing a lot in places without free wifi, and i cant use my OLD smart phone without it. and ive got to get my hours in, much more so than ever before since im playing LIVE again instead of online. came back from Jean with $1354, (after net and cell both taken care of) and at one point was down to $1199 sunday night. Woke up about 4am, wanted to go to TX station, but wouldve been very inconvenient trying to get a bus over there, so instead i took the express bus into downtown and just got off at the nugget, not even knowing if theyd have a game since they arent on bravo.

they did, $1-2 NL and i got very lucky to at one point be up to $242 off my $100, and managed to cash out while still at $191. i think if i could only afford to play that game everyday, and not feel the need to cash out while up, id never have to worry about my bills again, but i think the min roll is really $3000 that i need and not $2000. its funny because when i was in my early 20s id think of $1000+ as a quite large roll that would last forever, but of course being older now im a lot smarter.

so then i rode the fremont shuttle over to samstown, (better than the city bus) and played there all day. Wouldve played longer but if i wanted to ride home with Vince and not deal with MULTIPLE transfers, i had to leave when he was driving around nearby, so i did, about 7pm. They actually started an omaha8 game around 5.40pm, very rare for a monday night. most of the day i was playing $2-6 spread limit holdem, and was up over $100 for the day, plus got the $25 off Mike when he bought the remaining 5 packs of cigs id got with comps out in Jean.

so i paid Vince $40 of what i owed him for living here, and now have $1362, still got the money i left Jean with. But ive made no progress either.

the Suncoast, where i played the day before, and saw cooldave there, i lost $153 in, and i would be up for the trip had i just played only poker, and not had $76 of the $153 loss on the machines trying to get it back. i would give anything to break that bad habit.

also starting wed i will have a little bit of privacy. got an offer for a free slot tourney, $25k guaranteed, totally free for me, with 3 nights room. so ill have my own room, wed thurs and fri nights. been a long time since any casino sent me a good offer. no slot play included though. i certainly dont expect to end up with making any money out of it, the odds would be highly remote, but its free and i can use the room a lot more than the tourny. nice it included a friday night, so i set up with my reservation to make sure they wouldnt be full.

afterwards, im still considering the idea of going to KS on the train, also ive got offers to go to reno from the craigslist ad, 2-3 of them, from people seeming genuine and trustworthy, just got to decide if being up there would be a good idea, sure i could live on my own and cheap, but i dont think the games are any good there.

The only way to get the roll back up there, is to find a game thats beatable for $4-12 an hour, and put in an awful lot of hours doing NOTHING but grinding that game. ideas on which game in vegas to play and any promos i dont know about places im not banned at would be appreciated. wouldnt mind knowing about reno and phoenix and cali promotions either. maybe i should go back to cali, better games and i can win there, but id need another sleeping bag. i dont want to go back to playing on Bovada unless my roll got extremely small again.

35 comments:

  1. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

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    1. 2 TRUE, also it is called inflation, tony. 20 yrs ago 1000 dollars was worth more. duh.WTF.

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  2. "the Suncoast, where i played the day before, and saw cooldave there, i lost $153 in, and i would be up the trip had i just played only poker, and not had $76 of the $153 loss on the machines trying to get it back. i would give anything to break that bad habit. "

    But sometimes the machines do allow you to "get it back" so this bad habit might not be as bad as you think. If you kept good records I think they would show you about even on this bad habit. You succeed with it many times but don't tell anyone and when you do spill the beans when it does not work you forgot about when that bad habit saved your ass. An odd sort of conventional wisdom per se but every once in a while things in the grander scheme don't make sense unless you think outside of the box....

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  3. "the Suncoast, where i played the day before, and saw cooldave there, i lost $153 in, and i would be up for the trip had i just played only poker, and not had $76 of the $153 loss on the machines trying to get it back. i would give anything to break that bad habit."

    No, you won't give anything. The answer to many of your problems goes back to getting professional counseling assistance and help from other agencies/systems set up to assist people with your issues. Until you do, your life will continue to be same old same old until something drastic happens. It is unfortunate that you have choosen this path for yourself. Your life could be so much better, easier and more fulfilling except that you choose to follow paths where success only exists in your fantasy world.

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  4. "...$76 of the $153 loss on the machines trying to get it back. i would give anything to break that bad habit."

    If only that were true, Tony. You wouldn't give the time needed to do counseling. I also think calling it a "bad habit" minimizes what is really a gambling addiction. It's hard to separate the "addiction" from your autistic traits, I suppose.

    Still...congrats on the free room.


    s.i.

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  5. Tony says..."the Suncoast, where i played the day before, and saw cooldave there, i lost $153 in, and i would be up for the trip had i just played only poker, and not had $76 of the $153 loss on the machines trying to get it back. i would give anything to break that bad habit."


    Tony, didn't you just told me not to lie to myself? How about following some of your own advice. I found a counsellor that was affordable and accessible, and what did you do? You went twice, got your gifts from Josie, and then quit. This same old song and dance is getting old.

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  6. i didnt quit because i got those gifts from Josie, i quit because the advice the counselor was giving me was not helpful, and was counterproductive. i dont think going to one now would be any different, but surely theres a different and better way to stick to the games i should play and avoid the games i shouldnt. having better results when playing the games i should play, would help a lot.

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    1. How about considering each time you try to get even on a machine from a poker loss you cut off one finger? How many times would it take you to stop then?

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    2. You went TWICE! You didn't give it a chance. You have been a gambling addict for over 20 years, you can't expect to be cured in 2 sessions.

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    3. Lester, what happens after he cuts off all his fingers? There will be nothing to stop him from gambling then!

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    4. Good question PD I assumed after severing off five fingers that would be the point Tony would stop....

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    5. Lester, I think after five fingers, Tony would go double or nothing.

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    6. Pretty funny Martingaling joke

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    7. Pretty funny martingaling joke right there.

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    8. Thanks for appreciating my raw humour.

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  7. Yeah - having "better results" playing poker would help a lot. Winning a ton of money playing poker would certainly help you be less stressed about money.

    It won't, however, do anything to address your gambling addiction. Having more money would mean, for you, simply gambling more. That has been your history for at least the past decade. Nothing has changed. You haven't sought any help. Why would it be any different now if you suddenly luckboxed into another 20k? Your gambling addiction would cause you to toss it away, wouldn't it?

    s.i.

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    1. lots are different, i now left Jean with $1300 instead of waiting til i had a bit under $1000 as in the past, and also i decided to accept Vinces offer, meaning my bills are less, no more huge cell and net bills. so i got an easier time of it, now all i got to do is find a game good for $40-75 a day. also now if i had that large roll, i no longer have the desire to shortbuyin $100, ill start off buying in $200-300

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    2. Tony- I think buying in for $2-300 is a huge mistake given your BR and tilt tendencies. Don't forget that you have $1400 - 14 buy ins at $100, or 5-7 at $2-300. That is not a lot of room for error and/or suckouts. One bad tilt and you could be broke. Stick with the $100 MAXIMUM buy ins and move up when you get to around $10000.

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  8. wow you would accept a car ride to Reno off a Craigslist add yet are scared to have a room in my name.

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    1. well i never accepted a ride to reno with anyone but the 2 prospects i have answered the ad for a Christian who would pray for me along the way whose a "spirit filled believer" one is older retired lady, and the other is an older rancher in his 60s who enjoys listening to sermons by Chuck misler while he drives. i feel safe if i know they have the fear of sinning against an almightly and powerful God.

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    2. Well, if I was a psycho killer, I would answer ads like these and pretend to be a Christian. I am sure that isn't the case here. But just sayin' ...

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    3. In the show Hell on Wheels on AMC one of the most evil people is now posing as a preacher.

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    4. wsop--UP getting ready to add omaha8 yet?

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    5. I doubt it, they can't even fix simple things. WSOP has omaha/8 just play there, Stud/8 also.

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  9. Almost choked on my latte when I read the title of the post - "busy working." Then I realized that to you, work is gambling on dem machines.

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    1. absolutely not, work is playing poker "WELL". (no mistakes). so easy to accidently misplay hands and make mistakes due to being tired, tilted, or just facing new situations.

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    2. Like playing and just calling with KJ, lol.

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  10. going to take a nap, and roll is $1240 after todays $100 NL loss at the nugget.

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  11. Mike Sperb here Tony inviting you to the Sam's Town free PB&J for VBJ Promo all October. For every 3-2 full pay BJ you get on our new VBJ machine you will earn a free PB&J from the Deli.

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    1. now we all know this isnt legit, remember the fake free room offer same guy posted, all the managers in the poker room said didnt exist

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  12. so r u making 4 dollars and hour yet? LMAO.

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  13. for the 1st time, i played poker tonight in the LVH, (also won in the stratosphere too) bought in the $60 min at LVH, and the game got shorthanded early. usually i do poorly shorthanded, but i managed to win a key pot with AA, and eventually left with $119 after playing 3 handed a while. the promotions there arent too bad i guess, since the blinds are $1-2 in the $4-8 just like palace station and boulder.

    also a decent promo at sante fe, from 7am to 3am $50 aces cracked, possibly $100 depending on which aa. also been told palace station has a new lady manager who is going to promote $5-10 stud hi on fridays, with only a 50c ante instead of $1. anyone know anything about this?

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  14. deposited $20 on Bovada so i wouldnt be broke and have something to do here in my room, new roll $1433, and im playing $3 triple up sng. also finding that $100 in free play on my card i didnt know i was ever offered was a nice surprise.

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    1. Or you could have bought a paperback from NY Times bestseller list for half the $20 or less and still been able to buy one or two meals? The Bovada history will repeat itself: .01% chance to hit a bit score or 99.9% chance to just lose the $20....

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