Sunday, February 9, 2014

I need ur vote

well this blog will be a little more cheerful than the last blog. the last blog had me down to the $1400s, and this blog has me at $2306. Alot of the difference came from a hi hand hit of $220 at boulder, a players share of a BBBJ of $431, and $255 in total winnings on the VBJ since returning to Jean. also im showing better discipline, i never bet more than 3 spots of $11 the entire time ive been here.

now what i need to know is these 3 options. i asked, and Ernesto has seats available on the tour bus to los angeles that leaves at 9am. should i ride it for $25 so i can play poker at the commerce, and then be without a place to live? should i stay here so i can have the safety and peace of mind of a room all my own? or should i go back to living with Vince for $70 a week, to have a more permanent address, and deal with the riding the bus issues, and yet no idea what game i can possibly afford to play in vegas since the Palms promotion ended. there sure is a lot of drama on various threads about that Palms promotion on 2+2 and pokerfraudalert.com. and ill be honest about one thing--online poker is a rather poor option for me ive discovered. the only thing that would ever change it would be if i could play on pokerstars international site.

mom said if i came to Ks for a visit, its best i not come til better weather. she is having Mark walk to the grocery store and run errants because she cant drive in ice and snow at her age (72) and hasnt taken the car out of the driveway in ages, certainly not to go to hutchinson.

im going to try and decide whats best to do before 9am. all of the options have some bad points, and all of the options have some good points. one thing i would need to decide is if i go to Vinces, what type of poker and where would i play? the suncoast omaha8 game only goes 4 days a week.

the bus to Jean still needs the approval of someone high up in this casinos permission to stop there (or at the gas station) and the pit boss isnt sure who handles that, but its not been done as yet--so theres not yet any bus to Jean, although there is one to sandy valley and goodsprings now.


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45 comments:

  1. Going to Vegas sounds like your best option at the moment.

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  2. ok explain why being where the games are bad, where i cant afford the buyins, and where im tempted to play the wrong types of machines instead of the better types is a good option in ur opinions

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    1. if this is how you feel after 25 years, then it's all over. You're done.

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    2. If this is still your line of thinking after 25 years as a gambler, then you're done. It's over. You don't get it and never will get it either.

      You don't win at machines, period. You never have and you never will. Vegas has the most poker games featuring the drunkest and most recreational and leisurely poker players. If you ever want to make money overall, you're supposed to hunt down those games and seek out those players. Part of doing so involves having old bans repealed, a process which numerous people have offered to help you with, but you can't be bothered because you'd rather lose at 2-6 spread with retirees and locals and then tilt away at machines after.

      Hopeless.

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    3. the reason for the $2-6 at Palms (besides the small roll) was the $500 or so a week i was getting in promo money--without it the $2-6 wouldnt been worth much. however WEC will tell u ur full of shit about vegas having the best games--AZ and CA and FL have much better games. more action--vegas is mostly nothing but nits, even in the good casinos such as the nugget, V and wynn. i think repealing the old bans would be hard--because they were at several of the same owned properties on multiple occasions. but to say vegas has the most leisurely and recreational players is sheer idiocy. and to say theyd rather play at a place like mgm or ballys instead of the V or the wynn is just as stupid of thinking.

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    4. You're in the tourist gambling and partying capital of the world. If you can't parlay that into finding and capitalizing on drunk people stacking off to you, then you are your own failures.

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  3. also, i feel i have slightly more options as to what games i can afford to play now in vegas--but that dont make them more beatable though (or maybe take a week for $275 or so if i go to cali upfront). u see, im now at $2473 instead of the $2306 in this post. i dont know how i did it, but i just won $167. and still never bet more than 3 spots of $12, my new maximum bet on a roll over $2400 til it gets to $2600. then it would go to 3 hands of $13. i surprised the attendant by giving her a $1 tip when she cashed me out.

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  4. You are only betting properly bec you are winning - nobody is proud of you for any of this.

    When you start losing you start doing what you want. You have no self control when you lose - what a success!

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    1. this isnt true, i kept track, 17 different times i lost when betting the next step wouldve put me over the max bet ive allowed myself to make. each time instead of betting the bet i shouldnt be making, i instead just started over with the proper bet for the count. so i had plenty of self discipline when i was losing. each session i was usually losing at some point, not all.

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  5. The advantage to staying in Vegas is that you have housing there. You can still take an occasional bus trip to So Cal. Never played in LA so I don't know how the games are, but sleeping outside or in a spa doesn't sound like a good option.

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  6. and besides drinking alcohol ruins the games--its better no ones drinking. guess uve never sat at a table where u get in only 8 hands an hour due to a drunk taking 5 minutes every time its his turn to act. People with dignity and class and morals gets so morally outraged by the presence of alcohol--or having to sit next to a drunk--it makes it hard for them to focus on playing well--all they can think of is how can i get this guy to get up and leave?

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  7. Tony, you need to make your outrageous "Pay attention to me!" views a little more realistic. Nobody thinks you actually believe this.

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  8. I don't know why you bother to pose questions like this when you already know what you want to do and are just looking for someone to support your decision. Then when someone kindly takes the time to offer you advice you immediately make comments on why they are all wrong. You don't want to go to Vegas, you are afraid to stay in Jean cause you know eventually you'll hit a losing streak that will break your discipline causing you to overbet. You want to go to California and you want validation. Going to Cali will enable you to run from various things you should be dealing with.

    You are correct though, you are ill suited to play poker in Vegas. You choose to play with old retired nits where the pot's are tiny and the variance is low. People who make a living playing poker in Vegas play where the alcohol is flowing, the tourists are whooping it up, the pots are big and the games are loose. This amazing phenomenon happens between the hours of 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. at tourist casinos, primarily located between Mandalay Bay and The Wynn on the strip and Binions and the Nugget (on the weekends) downtown. These are of course places where you should not play as the decadence and partying will offend your delicate sensibilities. You should be looking for poker games filled only with people with dignity, class and morals and I am sure that there are more of those in California.

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    1. the real reason those arent the best games for me right now is they are very high variance (loose games with action players who are drinking) and u need a much bigger roll, say 10k instead of 3k for $1-2 NL. They will be good games for me someday. but as far as lifting bans--now isnt the best day to do it. would be better to do it when my rolls a lot higher and when i wont get so stressed i get instantly rebanned.

      the only good news is that a certain employee offered to be of assistance in lifting old bans elsewhere, he is a shift supervisor who shall remain unnamed and he is willing to be a character witness.

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    2. So it was wrong when I said it but right when agsweep repeated it?

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  9. Commerce is likely your best bet if you can handle the swings of looking for a place to sleep. The games are unreal soft.

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  10. If you only need $70 a week to sleep at Vince's, (God Bless Him) why go someplace where your homeless or cost 3 times as much? And you don't have to play everyday do you? Make your nut - $100 or so- take a day off and do laundry or sleep in. I can't believe you don't get free food at enough places in Vegas that food is any concern. If you only need $100 a week or so play just a little less every week, better focus, healthier, grow your roll steady. That more than anything is what you need. Quit trying to double it every week. Just a few bucks - $30 -$50 every week and in no time the swings won't be so upsetting and you're back to 5k.

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  11. I think most everybody on here thinks you should be nitting it up on the strip with a bunch of drunk tourist. Sit, sit, sit...stackem. Most tourist are not able to lay down big pairs or even top pair. You know where your at in a hand, they don't, use that to your advantage.

    I think almost everyone here also thinks playing for promos is -EV. You play bad cards in bad position and stay in hands to long hoping to get lucky.

    Think about Grump...he lived off the tourist. It takes patience which is something you lack, but Vegas grinders depend on those drunk tourist you claim are bad for the game. Hard to believe they are all wrong and you are the only one right.

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  12. i really aint had enough sleep, but i woke up for the seals krill freeroll which im in now

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  13. Go to a place where you believe you can win $50 a day. That's it! What place gives you the best chance to win $50 per day? Once you win $50, stop gambling for the day. 30 days times $50 is $1500. By April 1 your roll can be $4000. Good luck!

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    1. u really think u wont have a lot of losing days during the month, meaning ur average is more like $20 a day. thats why u need about 5 or 6 big wins of $200-300 during the month too

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    2. Tony, of course you will have losing days. Go where on average in a month it will be the easiest to earn $50 per day. Where do you thing you're best chance is to average $50 profit per day?

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  14. You already decided that you would be staying in Jean prior to the release of your questionnaire. I believe you were simply looking to find someone supportive of your plan. Either way, congrats on your br boost and good luck in Jean.

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    1. wrong--i was thinking of going to cali if thats what everyone was saying but since it wasnt, i stayed put. worked out ok so far--new roll is $2528

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  15. I have an idea... Put it all on Red! : )

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  16. "also im showing better discipline, i never bet more than 3 spots of $11 the entire time ive been here."

    I'm not quite sure why you don't always show "better discipline." It seems to me that discipline is the root of your problems. Slots, tilt, blackjack - all losers to you because you lack the discipline. If you don't have 100% pure discipline - then you shouldn't play those games at all.

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  19. am happy to now report up over $600 on VBJ since coming to Jean--new roll is $2664

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  20. the blinds in my tourny are 125 and 250, i have about 7200, and im on the button with 22. the sb has 13300 and the BB has 4400. i fold the 22. is this right? its a $2 tourny, 12 of us are left, and 5 spots get paid. 54 entered. i dont see any point in raising when im 50-50 at best and sometimes a huge underdog

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    1. Fold 22.. In that spot you have to be comfortable with the possibility of going all-in.. If you raise or limp, the SB may go all-in w/ nothing- are you ready to call all-in w/ 2/2.. You're in good enough shape. Wait for a better spot. good fold. KOD

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    2. I can't think of any good reason why you shouldn't raise w 22 in that spot, in the absense of several important pieces of infomation. Can you tell me what info you have left out?

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    3. dont u see the above post from kingofdonks explaining why i should NOT raise there?

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    4. I saw KOD's post. I wasn't asking him, I want your answer, and since he wasn't at the table apparently, he wouldn't know either.

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    5. I can't imagine ever folding there.... without some incredible info.

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    6. KOD explained his logic, but id like for Vook to explain his. and then also for pokerdogg to do the same. it dont seem to make any sense to be raising with hands where i know im at best 51-49 and a huge underdog on others.

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    7. What % of hands in a Holdem tournament go to showdown? KoD's "logic" is flawed. He says you need to be prepared to go AI here. Why? You have 29 BBs. It's slightly uncomfortable given the effective stack against the shortish BB, but you can comfortably raise-fold here on the rare occasions you get played back at. If the blinds are tight enough you can open ATC here.

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    8. Tony, I asked you those questions for good reason. I am trying to help you think through this hand logically and systematically. If you want me to explain my logic, then please, think about this hand, and tell me what key pieces of information are missing from your OP. This is not a trick question, not trying to make you look bad, just trying to help you improve. If you don't want to put more thoughts into this hand, then I am not going to try and spoon feed you the information.

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  21. anyone know whatever became of Zin, donkeytax, and wsop2007?

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