Playing a very small amount of PLO on UP now that ive finally woken up, (when i got home last night was too tired to make any posts) and without a smart phone anymore, im limited to where i can make posts when im out. And the golden nugget or LVH or the stratosphere (places i went, some with Herbie)--arent ones of them.
Most of u will think im doing ok, because im holding onto $2624. I dont think im doing ok, because in each of the last 2 days, i had it up to over $2700, and at one point last nite was closer to $2800 when i was briefly up $71 in the stud game at the LVH. Herbie (and Mark) kept thinking i should check it out, so i did, and i was surprised to see it still going that late at night, although quite shorthanded, in fact me and the final remaining player played HU for quite a well, and Luis was anxious to see us end it so he could start the $1-3 NL game, several were waiting around for it, and Luis needed a dealer. i was too stubborn to quit because id went from being up to $171 off my $100 buyin to having somewhat less than $100, and the one guy i was playing against wasnt that good, and he was down to $1.50 once, and then had came back to about $50 or so. eventually the game broke, and i had $94 of the $100 left when he finally busted again.
one good oldtimer grinder from Reno sat in the game, (the $1-3) and a few asians, me and Herbie. the young guys lost, a loose player lost who was also young, and eventually it got down to me Herbie and the grinder. i was still up $4 in the NL off my $60 buyin. Herbie quit, and then the game broke.
we walked thru the back parking lot of riv up to the strip to take the bus, and i learned about a new advantage play machine that shows a clock on it, and i called the strat found out the game was still going, and he stayed on the bus downtown. turned out i shouldve done the same thing, i destroyed the nights profit at the strat, and when i finally left the stratosphere, didnt see the bus on the other side of the road immediately, but did see a bus same side of road, so i rode back to circus, played VBJ slots of fun, recovered about $20, then rode the bus home.
Originally bought in $50 at the strat, lots of deepstacks on the table, and 2 of the players were really bad. one of them lost the whole $400 he had in front of him, and a young guy whod turned 21 also lost. i lost too, the original $50 buyin that id had up to $100 when i had TJ diamonds on a board of 793 and 2 diamonds. loose guy bets $35 after 3 of us check, i shove, hoping for a fold, but with so many outs if i get called. loose guy called after the others folded, with NOTHING but a8, a hand i was hoping he could fold. and i blanked.
rebought $54 lost it, and then rebought the other $120, but shortly thereafter the game broke and i had $118 of it. another hand i shouldve won, but didnt i had TT, overpair to the board, and got beat by a runner runner flush. that was a big pot, there were 6 of us allin preflop for my $30-50 i had left. and my hand was good til the end. the guy who won that scooped a huge pot off the others with bigger stacks. he won with 58 diamonds.
also it seems ive discovered that casino fandango in carson city has the dealers angels machine but i wont believe it for sure til i see it, but the guy from the reno area swears its in there and that hes played it. But i have to wait til after my hearing before i can go either there or Phoenix or Albuquerque. Maybe even WA.
Stayed off of VP machines for a few days, maybe thats helping me not have big losses. also been staying away from limit games, not counting stud. Havent even played a lot online lately, and still have $689 of the $700 i put on UP for safekeeping. and $151 on bovada.
Herbie left the elcortez and came and got me at the nugget, then he gave me a spare bus pass and bought me a pop both of which was extremely nice and entirely unexpected. although id probably ended up way better off had i just stayed in the game at the nugget. there were some good oldtimers in that stud game. he was under the mistaken assumption hours for the freeroll count on saturday, they dont.
I dont remember any HH to post except a stud hand that no one will care about. and i need to get offline now and go to work today.