Thursday, March 6, 2014

what a bad day

well instead of holding onto close to $3600 like i had when i woke up about 1am this morning, im now sitting with less than $3000. there goes my chance to ever be in the $4000s again. and the day couldve gone even far more worse than it did.

couldve got killed riding back to vegas with a stranger on craigslist too from rideshare, but nothing happened, seemed like a decent guy. i had him drop me off at a place way out south of the mandalay bay--but it turned out they charge far more than advertised--and they also had no vacancies. neither did the 2 places by the stratosphere, nascar is in town, and nothing is available weekly i want til monday. and thats if i dont leave town. considered leaving town today--but didnt see any immediate cheap flights anywhere i wanted. took the 109 bus to the airport from the south shore terminal after taking the strip bus there from las vegas blvd. then took another bus to the stratosphere.

found out allegiant is in a completely different terminal too. realized i need to withdraw my UP money before i leave town too. but i would like a fresh start in life somewhere.

lost far more on VBJ than intended and got exceptionally pissed off. count was good, and i bet way too much and couldnt handle being in Jean anymore. it wasnt a long term solution anyway without a car--because of no poker being available.

i just am going to have to make it at playing poker instead of BJ. which means my game needs to improve.

am going to change the subject now--and talk about an exceptionally good and loose game at the stratosphere. a game so good i hated to leave when Vince picked me up.

in the spirit of Rob, im going to name the guy at the table "zin" for i dont know his real name. he was a big mexican guy, wasnt all that good at gambling, and liked to drink tequila and he was from TX.

he had a speech impediment of some sort and kept motioning with his hands and wasnt easily understood by the cocktail waitress as to whether he wanted salt or not. and he stacked his chips very loosely and wildly all splattered, and he kept shoving them allin massive overbets on weak hands.

so i have QQ and have just gone down to being up less than $15 from being up $58 once earlier. i made it $15 (bigger size raise due to action game) and got 2 callers in middle position (i was the one in middle positoin) i am on the immediate left of Zin. so the flop comes 7QK rainbow and both check and i made it $20 hoping for action. one guy folds and Zin calls. turn comes 4, zin checks, i bet $45, and zin check raises me allin. hes a bluffer and of course i call. turns out he has an open ender is all, and he hits the straight on the river when the 9 comes. i was pissed, because i was in the game for $183 total

a couple hands later im in the BB with $2 and zin (just the 2 of us in the pot) vastly overbets the pot instead of chopping (doubt Zin knows what it is) and me being on tilt i shove with 33 for my $100 rebuy. thank god it held up. i made a boat and he only had A8 and never paired. but i think its a bad shove there--if i know for sure im getting called 100% of the time that is.

and im tired and sleepy--but still i really hated to leave that table--probably had a big edge there--there were 3-4 other weak tourists there too--nascar is in town--and im playing a tiny bit on UP and seals from the room before i fall asleep--and i need to withdraw all the UP money so i can be free to live anywhere without worrying about needing access to it. had a long phone conversation with Benny today too--telling me about offers elsewhere and advice as to where i should move--while shopping at the 99c store on charleston and decatur.

also i have another piece of possible good news from AKgal--but dont think now is the best time to bring up the subject. i must say--its something important that i really need to work on getting done.

indecision causes a lot of my problems--keeps me from committing to anything long term as far as getting my life better in order and more stability. i always want to leave my option open and never want to put out any money upfront--as an example--it keeps me from having money saved by paying for a monthly bus pass.

and also, i need the counselor rachel back at unlv. wonder if si would know if she still works there--i ve got to learn to take losses more calmly. the best way to do that--is to not gamble on games where i have the propensity to tilt more than i do at poker.









42 comments:

  1. What did you do to get banned?

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  2. Move to reno and play stud at the el dorado. I go to reno about once a month the games are okay actually think there is more action in sac but for stud it's decent in reno.

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  3. ive been told that stud game either no longer exists, or dies about 12 noon instead of 5 pm like it used to which is true? the only nice thing about reno is much cheaper and safer weekly housing options

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  4. Its very cold in Reno and there are not as many tourists as there used to be. You might be in tough with your game in Reno. Just saying Good luck TBC

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  5. Every time I have gone to reno in the last 10 years it's been there sometimes it ends earlier than other days it starts around 10 usually goes to 8 or 10 sometimes I have played it till 4am. Last time I was there a month ago it was going. Easiest way to find out is to call the poker room and ask.

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    1. Or use the Bravo app. I've found it's pretty accurate.

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    2. if u looked at the bravo--ud realize the eldorado in reno isnt on bravo. only 1 casino in all of reno is on the bravo

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  6. how bout not playing games you have an initial and undeniable -EV on? yeah the games have been decent at strato lately based on my observations, i also sat in a great 2-5 game last night so the games seem good/loose all over at the moment and that should continue through nascar weekend and into march madness ect. not sure why you would want to leave vegas when the season just starts coming back in strong...best opportunity for $. hey want a stake in one of the strato 7pms next week? you can keep 50% minus the initial $65...let me know and ill figure out which day well play

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    1. that would be great of course id do it, and if u want to find me today--ill be at the nugget from 2pm to 3pm and then later too, as soon as vince drops me off downtown

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    2. Pretty sure I'm playing 2-5 tonight after I check a few places, I think we would do the strato on Tues or Wed at 7pm

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  7. KAFUUUCKINGBOOM!!!!!! Same old story Tony. You martingaled your way to a massive loss on VBJ. The rage and anger took over. You behaved and reacted in a violent way, and you got yourself barred from another casino. Exactly the same scenario as what happened at Binions. You cannot beat the machines. Period. And now, like always before, you are looking for a place to run too. In your life Tony, history repeats itself over and over. Why won't you ever learn?

    Koala

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  8. Tony, your post yesterday was a totally dick move. You're at the airport.... Things can't be worse.... Whatever,bro. You made it sound like someone - your mom, perhaps, had died. And you know exactly what you did. Just looking for some attention like a small fucken child. If you wonder why people don't want to be friends with you, it's shit like this that doesn't help. Life isn't all about drawing attention to your blog. If you want people to truly care about you instead of just laugh at your misfortune, you need to stop with the bullshit gimmicks like you pulled yesterday.

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    1. i dont think anyone who knows me would take the post that way--theyd all know i was referring to a significant loss--and when i say cant be worse--would know i meant im banned from going back. i suppose it could been worse if id been arrested however. until u posted this--i didnt think anyone could refer to it in that way.

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    2. Wrong TBC even I was thinking what PPP said.

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  9. Get back to playing more poker and stay away from Jean.

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  10. Once again your biggest problem is YOU!

    Wish - Hope - Run -Flee - no matter how far YOU travel YOU will always be there and that is the problem - YOU!

    All you can do is scrape by and hate the world. God does not tolerate liars and you lie quite a bit to get attention.

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  11. sounds like the 25/75 percent of being killed with a stranger off of craigs list. Of course the 75 percent chance of being killed was the poor guy giving a degenert pissed off V.Poker player that was on tilt. grow up Tony and take care of your own life and dont blame it on them bad machines

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  12. Tony I agree with PPP. Your post was somewhat misleading. BUT...... you could have told us the story of what happened, and probably got a lot more attention simply by giving details of the ban, and the incident.

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  13. Yeah TBC NASCAR is in town. Too bad you dont know anyone who works for a hotel.

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    1. how would this help? ur hotel isnt a weekly rate hotel, but a daily rate one. and its in the wrong location--id still be on tilt, if its not walking distance to the strip bus being by the airport wont help. also maybe i couldve took a weekly downtown--but didnt think theyd be any more inclined to rent over this weekend or next weekend than the 2 hotels by the strat. im wondering if even siegel u live at wouldve rented me a weekly if i tried to move in this fri or saturday--maybe they would?

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  14. The problem with Tony is playing poker for a living requires work, effort etc...Tony is not willing to put in the effort or time.

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  15. one thing about nascar--seems like less regulars are in the games--but i got on tilt tonight at the nugget due to losses--and a guy who took my pic i have no idea who he was--another guy i thought was matt cutts on facebook who id sworn was in town--and i thought he deliberated was targeting me. this is why its so important i go to a new city to play. i think its silly a lot of u dont think that will help. being in fresh games no one knows anything about me would help--and thats impossible in vegas anymore--and the kid sitting next to me was from NYC and loaded with money--couldve been hamsterdam

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    1. u r right tony. go to jacksonville or tampa were both cities have 3 or 4 casinos. then do yr typical b.s. behavior and slowing get banned from each and every 1 of them. hopefully u piss off the wrong florida cracker and get either the shit kicked out of u or fed to the gators. mayb not in tampa but in jacksonville the st. john river is real close. so is georgia . so plz move to jacksonville. i am sure a georgia boy will JUST LOVE when u start calling him names or talking about his poor poker skillz. so good luck PRO

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    2. Tony are you not able to change up your game? Imho its easier to beat players that know your game. Next time you play turn off your phone and leave it in your pocket. Pay attention to every hand regardless if your in the hand or not. Consistent winners are the ones paying attention, try it you will be surprised at the results over time.

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  16. Whoever said the games this weekend are going to be good because of NASCAR and for the rest of the month because of March Madness is correct. But Tony what you need to remember is that that means that the games are going to be filled by people drinking, slowing the games down by watching sports, and throwing money around like it doesn't matter (because they are on vacation). Those are precisely the kind of games that tilt you. If you can't handle the game composition, don't play.

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    1. my troubles start when i have more than 1 30th of my lifes savings on the table. i shouldnt keep playing when i have over $100 in front of me--because im more inclined to tilt--when im playing for a significant sum of money. it was dumb of me to run $100 up to $339 at the nugget--then give it all back and leave stuck quite a bit last night. those are good games--but i need to be at the commerce where only $40 is being risked in them good games

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    2. Tony you are crazy man. You need to rethink your game if that is the way you think. You need to have the money on the table so you can win. Target the people on vacation who are playing for fun. You could win some serious money if you just play smart. You need to change your strategy if you have to much on the table or sure pocket the cash and go to a different casino but hell if the game is soft keep taking the money.

      MIV.

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    3. the problem is (when u have a roll as low as me--in fact anything under $4500 is far too low) which would allow $150 on the table --it limits what would be a good game for me. most of the people on vacation arent playing for fun--even though they say they are. they come here to play their best and take poker seriously. the days u are thinking of ended years ago. the weakest players are not the tourists. they are the locals who have other sources of income and work in any type of job where u receive tips. that is why games at places like redrock are more action filled than the ones on the strip. u shouldnt be looking for the softest game--thats not good bankroll management. good money management is dividing ur roll by $30, buying in for that amount, then quitting anytime u are ahead $1 or more. to be sure--this isnt exactly practical, so i wait til im ahead $40-100 or so, but still.

      its really weird how since my biggest problems are with selfcontrol and discipline--well meaning people tell me to play for more money than i can afford--and that will solve my problems. seriously makes me question everything about who i can trust and believe

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    4. Tony, you can believe what you want but most people in town for NASCAR and March Madness are only playing poker for fun, and if you cant own them at your game, than you should not be playing poker. Also, I agree that you should not be playing with 500 on the table but 140? Come on man.

      Also I have played Red Rock and M back in the day. While my sample size is much smaller than yours, I do think I see things clearer than you do and the action is not better than in the big tourist rooms on the strip. I always try to come to town for CES and MAGIC because winning big is easy with that crowd.

      Lastly while you biggest problem may be selfcontrol and discipline you are scared money, and you do not study your opponents, you spend the whole time playing on your phone and talking about your blog. Hell even lightning can beat you when you play scared.

      You dont need to believe and trust the people giving you advice. Just like most of your readers dont believe what your write anymore, your integrity has fallen over the past year or two and is a disappointment for those of us who appreciated the uncensored truth in your past writing.

      I am not telling you to play more than you can afford I just think if the game is weak is it wrong to leave when you are up 40 to 100 you could be leaving big wins to someone else.

      MIV

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    5. Tony BigcharlesMarch 8, 2014 at 8:50 PM
      the problem is (when u have a roll as low as me--in fact anything under $4500 is far too low) which would allow $150 on the table --it limits what would be a good game for me.
      Tony why is your roll always to low to play poker but never to low to feed them bad VBJ machines?

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    6. if $100 would be what i can afford to buyin (it really isnt since i have less than $3k) then why should i still be at a table when i have $144 or so? that would have me sitting there "with more than i can afford to risk"

      in other news--i was in the game tonight for $140, and eventually cashed out $432, but most of the time i wasnt playing NL, still i shouldve probably left it sooner. i gave back $48 on one hand by not raising when i shouldve worried about a reraise over the top

      that hand WAS nl, and the flop was 783 rainbow. i didnt raise the straddle on the button with TT because i had over $400 and he had me covered--error number 1. flop comes up and a different guy first to act bets $10, other guy folds and i call. turn comes up 4 and he bets $15, and again i only call. (somehow i feel im doing the wrong thing). river comes 7 and this time he bets $27. again i only call, and he rivered me with 7Q. no idea how he wouldve reacted me a raise earlier.

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    7. Well you did not give any details to know if it was a soft game or not but I bet you are glad you did not stop after you were up 40.

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  17. Did I overlook something? Where else did TBC get banned from? The Strat?

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    1. Gold Strike in Jean. Yeah -- dumb move of the year.

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    2. no--we are talking about the goldstrike in Jean

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  18. Remember when I told you I would give you $200 of you didn't play slot machines for 2 months?

    That bet is off now. Congrats.

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  19. TBC. TBC. TBC.

    You need to sack up and play in the wsop. you need to figure out a way.

    YOUR STORY NEEDS A GREAT ENDING.

    Don't be the guy slowly fades and circles the drain.

    The way you have survived gambling is absolutely exceptional. People can say what they want, but you have beat the odds......but to make a movie about you which is definitely in the scope of reality, you need a great ending. WSOP.

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  20. People are telling you to risk more because you cannot live on wins of $20. You need to set a firm goal of what you need to win daily then quit for the day, whether it is after 10 minutes or 10 hours. Your problem isn't winning, it's quitting. Time after time you won't quit ahead, give it back then tilt off more chasing.

    Can't you do anything besides gamble all day and all night? People watch, eat, go see a movie...anything but keep on gambling when you are ahead because not quitting is the surest way of giving it all back.

    You don't have to put the hours in like people who work do. When you have earned your pay you are done. You stay longer that is your fault. Nobody makes you stay a table even if it is a good one.

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    1. seattle irish gives me shit (as have others) if i leave a good table, but at times i feel i should

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    2. Its ok to leave a good table, what is not ok is leaving a good table to go feed a machine.

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