for the first time in a week of play i violated my bankroll limits of 3 spots of $14 each several different times. not so much where there were bets totalling over $100 spread across the board, but a few hands of 5 spots each instead of 3 or less, and once a bet of $53 on 1 hand 1 spot. (all that was left in that spot--but with 2 $100 bills on me for backup to double or split if needed). the reason for doing better this week is i think not only been lucky--far less playing of more than 3 spots--and no more huge bets on the first hand off the shoe when behind. those 2 things make a big difference--when the count must be +3 or more before any bets over $10 are being made. and not even then a lot of the time.
But i couldve lost a few hundred and i didnt--and im embarrassed and ashamed because i was doing this as an experiment to see if i could keep to the discipline. i was getting close to 3000, wanted to pass it, and after being stuck $63 off to a poor start while the deck was still at +9 and not yet shuffled, i started betting a little bit too much.
and then i did it a few more times in other shoes too--stayed stuck close to $100 for quite a long while, getting back to being ahead very slight, to being stuck over $75 again, to finally ending up just over what i started with, and then the new shoe turned negative and i quit right away.
so if i stay at Vinces again--id first like to make sure the cats better provided for--even if i must pay for it myself. (as far as litter bought and cleaned frequently). and that dog is such a nice dog for a pitbull. id like to have Vince snap some pictures of him and I on walks. and Vince claims he got me sneakers for my birthday, which was nice of him. ive not yet seen them. there was a long time in my life i was afraid of pitbulls i never knew one could be nice and totally nonviolent. but there was a long time i was afraid to fly too and now i want to fly every time i go a long ways.
But where will i play poker? i guess the nugget, or V, or omaha at suncoast the rest of the time. am hoping i got enough for NL now. redrock would also be ok. I dont think the Palms hardly has a game anymore.
also ive seen decent options to live cheaply in columbus from craigslist too.
and im also supposed to remind u of the new TBC forum at http://tonybigcharles.freeforums.net/thread/2/tbc-thread
contrary to what some said, ive never had any virus warnings there--and even UP software giving that out. of course IP addresses must be collected. how else does a forum admin ban troublemakers? the same thing as my old proboards and disqus did this--and there were never any problems. But actually i kind of prefer just my blog the best. the forum does work for immediate comments from registered guests who behave themselves. but people will miss seeing comments if theyre not posted here a lot of times right in the blog. its a different audience but then again maybe its not. the only posts thats been deleted were posts quite offensive to certain close friends--and people pretending to be someone else they werent. both of which were vitally important to shut down. none of the regular members criticism of me was deleted. just stuff thats offensive and trolling. same as on here. criticism thats not over the top in poor taste isnt deleted.
and theres a blogger tourney coming up on seals im invited to, courtesy of seals bryan micon (i dont have the slightest idea if he knows me in person) and the pokermeister for a substantial sum of 500 seals chips. ive been playing there and bovada lately and sent coinbase recently $62 of seals money. wish i could sent more--its still way overvalued. got to not sleep thru it like im always doing.
seals the players are weaker for the most part--and the game selection isnt any worse than on UP. u can find an omaha game cheap for omaha plo 2-10 chips all the time usually.
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