Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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I'm over at the starbucks at sahara and Paradise (closest place to the stratosphere to use the net) taking my mandatory 1 hour break since i cashed out $224 (from $89 in total buyins and addons) since i want to sit back down with only $50 of it. (this is what makes the commerce better--u can move tables and sit back down with less immediately--all u must do is post when u move a table voluntarily). new players dont have to post.

am glad to report my rolls back in the $2800s, was getting worried the other day when it dropped to the $2500s. but i won $99 in 3 days of grinding UP at Vinces house, mostly 50c$1 PLO8, last nights GVR plo8 live tourny (sorry to see that ending) and then 2 wins in a row at the stratosphere--last night and this afternoon. and ill be back over there soon once the blogs updated.

now last night, as soon as i sat in the game at the stratosphere (thanks a ton to 7-10 suited who drove me there from GVR--also known as Chris from AVP and twitter) i got KK almost instantly and doubled up to $99. didnt play more than about 15 min and then he also drove me to Vinces, and i think he went home or to the redrock from there. he only went to the strat hoping to play the 11pm tourny, not to play cash. it was a better game last night, lots of tourists.

and today the strat was a better game too--a lot looser than the horrible $1-2 NL at GVR yesterday so damned tight i dropped $73 in waiting for the PLO8 tourny. there were actually a lot of non-regulars from out of town in it. i bought in $50, later added $19, and finally about 30 min later added another $20 for $89 total. finally a big pot develops where the tourist raised to $11 who button straddled alot, but seemed to play a lot of poker and his buddy was with him. they're from IL, play on the boat at times, but oddly enough they didnt seem to know who lightning was. anyway i considered shoving for maybe about $60 more, but that wouldve been a bad mistake (considering the outcome) id won much less. i called, and so did 3 others. flop comes KTQ with 2 spades. he bets $40 and i shoved for a small amount more (not sure exact amount) his buddy calls, and he calls. 6 diamonds (blank) comes on the turn, and he bets his buddy allin, who folds, then he shows he flopped the nut straight. i rivered the boat when the K hit the board. i was also hoping to lose with set over set, for $160 jackpot payout, so i was hoping he has KKK and not the straight. thank God he didnt or the K on the river wouldve cost me the whole pot.

so as soon as the BB got to me i left, for $224 is way too much of my life's savings to have on the table unless im stuck.

i wish the 50c $1 plo8 went more hours online than just 3pm to 12pm most days and sometimes not even then, but i think its slowly gaining steam. Poker Kat disagrees he thinks its dying within 6 weeks he said.

got to meet Luke from twitter tonight for the first time, he was in my tourny at GVR last night, and its sad they are discontinuiing that tourny. its the last time ill ever get to play it, and its the only tourny im 100% in for 3 out of 3 cashes. turned my $45 into $250, i was the chipleader, so i suggested a chop that wouldnt be unfair to me--at least i dont think it was a bad chop. was it? i had about 40-45k, 2nd place aggressive young guy on my left i was afraid of had like 30-35k, old man had like 25-30k, and the other 2 had like 10-15k each. so for the chop i said $250 each for the top 3, and 4th and 5th $100 each, and everyone surprisingly accepted. now 2nd was paying $288 so was it a good idea for me to suggest the chop?

still wonder if i should be back in cali playing $40 NL, away from VP, but i need someone like Vince to live with in los angeles for $70 a week who plays at commerce. or if $2800 is enough to grind $1-2 NL in vegas, or to go to toledo or tampa, or back to Jean. or maybe i can grind online at Vinces even though my win rate per day is low. Poker kat is right about it being more if i wouldnt keep needing to leave when my stack gets too big.

yesterday at GVR heres a hand that couldve made me lose a lot more--but didnt. i had KT offsuit, and seen a flop for $2, i think in the BB. flop comes T97 and the SB bets $5-10, and i called. turn comes T he checks, i bet $10 other guy on end calls (old man). river comes Q putting a possible flush out there. i dont see the flush, and bet $20 and the old man calls whose flopped the straight and never bet. had he raised the turn, id lost more. maybe id also lose more if i check the end and he bets. also im not sure if the details are right. flop mightve been checked, and the SB mightve been the turn better, in which case i felt i made a mistake not raising more, but id still lost.

id update more frequently but if im not selling ads--i just dont enjoy the blog as much as i used to

46 comments:

  1. So the prize pool was almost $1000, you were the chip leader, two players out of five were on life support, the tournament was only paying three places, and you ended up with ... $250? And O8 is probably your best game?

    As Poker Kat has tweeted, you basically told them you were scared and let two guys cash who should have walked away with nothing. You let guys with less chips than you (the third place person had 62% less based on your twitter report) chop for the same amount you got. And you are a guy who makes a living on poker and has for over twenty years?

    Geez Tony, this is so far beyond bad that it is just sad.

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    1. well i didnt want to lose the chance to chop asking for more for myself--without making it more for other people too. both chris (7-10 suited) and Luke from twitter said it was a good deal and that anyone could win. we werent that far apart, i think i might have the bottom 2 figures off. blinds were 1000-2000, not too high, but the guy on my left worried me really bad, and the money meant alot to me. and it did not pay 3 spots. 4th place paid $96

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    2. that is how scared money plays poker,lightning.and he is a pro?

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    3. On the other hand, Tony guaranteed himself almost 2nd place money by taking the chop in a situation that I have to assume involved high blinds, given the stack sizes. I think Tony may have been a bit generous with the chop, but I do not think it is terrible.

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    4. You had ~1/3 of the chips in play, I think you could have gotten a bit more. It should be more like $300, $250, $200, $100, $100. If 2nd or 3rd place guy wanted more, it should come out of the 4th & 5th place. They are getting a great deal, better than 4th place money with zero risk.

      Nothing wrong with making a deal, but you should have gotten a bit more.

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    5. Starbucks by my house and u didnt text me?

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    6. MIB u arent part of the inner circle, sir.if u have not treated TBC to mcdonalds within 30 days ,then yr membership is revoked.also,yr valuable asset status is in jeopardy, too.

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  2. i finally own a pair of new pajamas again, and im home in bed now still $91 ahead for the day.

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  3. I'm surprised the folks from Illinois didn't know lightning. Were you referring to him as "Lightning" ? If so, please describe the looks on their faces during this conversation.

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  4. "so as soon as the BB got to me i left, for $224 is way too much of my life's savings to have on the table unless im stuck."

    Yeah, if you're stuck money and playing on tilt, then it's a much smarter time to have a lot of money on the table. Makes perfect sense, Tony.

    s.i.

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  5. The guys from Illinois were obviously lying - everyone in that great state knows Lightning... ;)

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    1. true .i went to the avalanche/blackhawks hockey game . i was talking to a couple of blackhawks fan and we were talking poker and i asked them if they knew a real bad omaha player from illinois. they said u mean lightning.so those ppl were lying to u TBC

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    2. While at Melbourne Australia's Crown Casino last week I mentioned lightning's name in the Poker Room and everybody knew who he was. Everybody. I did get you a $1 Crown Casino chip to keep in your sock, Tony, for good luck. I'll give it to lightning to pass it on to you the next time he's in Vegas or Jean.

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    3. angerisagift is a gift. Always funny.

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    4. he is a worldwide playa pimp lmao

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  6. Like if you meet somebody from Kansas you need to ask them if they know sevencard2003...

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  7. I swear I just saw you sitting outside a McDonald's drive thru talking to yourself (or praying maybe, same thing really) Tough day?

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    1. no ive not left vinces house all day

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    2. It was me, begging for french fries...

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  8. i ended up taking 1st in the blogger freeroll.

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    1. Very nice... well there is a random guy hanging out at lamb and Charleston who looks just like you.

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    2. Cough up half those winnings for stealing my name or else my attorney, Triple P, is going to file suit against your moldy arse.

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    3. I have a draft complaint ready to file. Tony, I plan on attempting personal service whilst I am in Vegas this weekend. If I were you, I'd not leave Vince's house.

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    4. What was the prize, Tony?

      s.i.

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    5. wow cant believe u didnt want to chop it 10handed?

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    6. Damn "Likeness Rights" will get you sued everytime TBC

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  9. I agree the chop was bad but not nearly as bad as this. Tony is almost totally a cash player and he's taken to hit and running after less than an orbit at the few places he can still play. You have no clue how this affects YOU = You have no clue that 2 guys from a city of 6 million don't know a guy by his blogger name Lighting!

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  10. Tony, in the KT hand you had with the other players involved. The flop was a straight and the river put up the possible flush. The way today's players are all trying to be sneaky i suggest a small token bet on the turn very low amount maybe even 2 dollars to piss off the one with the no brainer straight flop. This will usually make the real hand give itself away then you know where your at. It is more of a small token bet. You have to start making these people give themselves away more. Remember while most of your bloggers and tourists were learning their ABC's we were folding pocket aces in a 1 n 2 dollar limit game. Your average so called pro out there is basically catching cards out of their asses and filing a tax return on a lucky hit in a tourney. I have played with one to many flounders and so have you Tony.

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    1. lucky hit? like say a freeroll bitcoin tourney.

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  11. Jerry Taft, you sound hypersensative. Lightning is a BIG NAME BLOGGER. I just learned who he was myself. If your a poker player you should be able to look at lightning picture and realize this is simply fun for him. He is more of the pretty poodle type.

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  12. That doesn't mean he isn't a nice guy. I am talking about from a poker stand point. All good old time players weather it be poker or pool can see things diff. I am sure lightning is a good guy, i have read his posts here n there. And Tony has good taste in friends known him pretty much my whole adult life. So smile Jerry your on candid camera pal.

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  13. John Doe are you drunk or fucking retarded? What the hell are you talking about??

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  14. Congrats on winning the blogger bitcoin tournament.

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  15. So you don't enjoy blogging as much as you use to? What is it about blogging that you don't enjoy anymore? Is it the time it takes to write up the blog or is it something else? I always thought you loved the attention that it afforded you. I remember when I first played with you years ago you were so proud of your world famous exploits. Now that seams dead.

    I am genuinely interested in your detailed and thoughtful recap of the freeroll win if you can find the love of blogging one more time.

    MIV

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    1. Nice post! Honestly. Tony this is right, your energy makes everyone come back on here. To say the least for the post.

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  16. hey tony its DonkeyTax...didnt even know you were back in town...so you nl at the moment?

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    1. check ur PMs on twitter, sent u my phone. and for some reason room rates are really hi on orbitz this week

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  17. I go away for a couple months and when I get back Tony has replaced the old clowns that used to troll him with a whole new set.

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  18. Yeah Tony, you can provide extra time in your life by just shutting the blog down. If people want to see infamous Tony they have plenty of material to read back on at AVP, 2+2, etc. By now, the masses know you are a VBJ Pro and that doesn't appeal to much of anyone, and you will have tons of more time on your hands to mash those buttons, and get in a few extra hands of poker, then having to think up some silly blog posting.

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  19. won $70 at the stratosphere, left because i had $153 on the table, taking my hour break at the starbucks sahara and paradise and then will be back soon. still would like a chance to play poker with PPP

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  20. again, being daytime, theres nothing worth playing on UP, and since i played the games im not as good at (tourny and plo hi instead of hilow im down $16) new roll, $2808. will be at the stratosphere most of the late afternoon once Vince takes me on his way to work.

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