Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I need to practice my tournament skills.

Well for the 3rd time since coming to reno--i played a tournament at the Peppermill. (this happened sunday, not today, just havent got to posting about it yet). it was $40 plus $10 plus $20 rebuy anytime, so $70 was my total investment. it also allowed re-entry if u wanted. I was doing ok at the first break, then everything went to pot later on. the blinds just go up too fast. I've forgotten the key hands because this is so much later after the fact.

I only played it because i was pressured to play it (why i dont know) by the drunk girl on my immediate left in the cash game earlier who was getting into it. the one who said her boyfriend was a cop and was black, and who knew about autism and asked me if i had it, and strangely enough, loaned a stranger $200. i felt quite uncomfortable the entire time, since she knew about autism, but she was really nice--(and did i mention drunk?). she was really worried the guy she loaned the money too wasnt coming back, and wanted to make sure i vouched to the floor about her lending the guy money, and the guy at the other end didnt like her taking money off the table. she was afraid she wouldnt get the chips back.

really strange thing she did which was quite nice, she kept giving others money. twice to women players opponents she wanted to see win, and she had like $800 in chips. she also said she "didnt want to take my money--and that no one is gunning for my chips." when she put my $40 allin preflop early on, i lost with KK to her TT, and she felt really bad and said "dont leave" and immediately handed me $40 in chips to rebuy. i was terrified someone at the table would complain that she cant pass chips and was relieved no one said a word.

was even more relieved once id finally got home, i was worried she would later ask for the $40 back, especially since i left the table a winner. (and for those who ask, yes i tracked my results accurately by considering my buyin $80 instead of $40). she was so worried about the kid who plays in there a lot keeping her $200 i was worried she would ask me for the $40 too, but no she didnt want it. only for me to enter the tourny, and yet we were never at the table together. Told me she could tell i had aspergers and understood it due to family members of hers.

i really appreciated the $40 and thanked her profusely.

after todays win in the $1-2 game, im now up to over $5300, and still holding at $17 an hour. Am pretty sure me moving to reno has increased the quality of my life--and is helping me make better decisions. Talking to Ray on the phone helps too--as far as doing what i know is right. he is thinking of moving out here or maybe to Biloxi after he takes care of medical bills in Oct.

 I dont have all the options to play online that u can find at www.pokersites.com.au but still holding onto my online poker money on Bovada, simply by playing micro low stakes. have $30 there still so i have something to do while online at home. still wished ive cashed out like $50 less.

not sure why some people dont believe me about the $100 i gave back the guy at the poker room cage i discussed on twitter and the RTP thread. my goodwill with the staff in that room (cathy woods and the other 2 guys who run it) is worth a lot more to me than the $100 is, and besides im honest. thats why i wont go apply for food stamps. Besides ive been trying to make changes, because im worried about life after death, and i worry about making God unhappy with me. i feel like ive done enough to destroy and ruin my life--and i feel like now i can do so well off playing poker ill never have to worry about money at all (once i can ever hit 10k again that is).

the only change i think might be good to make is to take 8 hour naps instead of 2 4 hour naps, but the way im doing it now really helps me play shorter sessions--and leave when i should.

the reason i should practice my tourny skills is, theres an event coming up soon, a private tourny for 20 people, with Antonio Estafario (famous Pro). they will draw 19 names out of 100 with the most hours, and those will all be in a private tourny with him as the 20th player. its a FREE event, and everyone in it will get $500 or more.

31 comments:

  1. id wrote this post the day before--but just hadnt published it yet. and now i need to mention tonights good news. i made over $500 tonight and now have over $5800. wouldve made more, but i felt like the dealer deserved $30 of it. i got 5555 for the high hand, when i was about out of chips, and also won another $100+ in the game. quite a recovery considering earlier i called the loose russian who kept shoving allin into pots under $10 with any two cards.

    so i decided to call with 77 preflop, since he made like 5 allin shoves preflop in 6 hands. for massive amounts far more than the pot size. turned out he had QJ offsuit, and he won my $154 he went allin for into a $6 pot. i felt like a donkey but considering the hands he kept shoving with, i dont think my call was that bad. and i was ahead until the flop and all the money was in before the flop.

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  2. good gesture of you to give the $100 back. Reno has been very good to you so far. Hopefully that gesture will have a lot of merit if you blow up during a loss in the future or do something else bad. keep trying to walk a straight line.

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  3. Tony, as for the $100 . . . I'm pretty sure our friends here believe you about returning it. That's all you should care about. The other jokers re never gonna believe you no matter what you say or do. Just don't worry about them. LESSON: you are never going to be universally liked over the interwebs . . . There will always be haters and trolls. Just do what you feel is right, and don't worry about what others think.

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  4. I believed you returned the $100.

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  5. Good news about the $5,800. Keep up the good work. Looks like you are doing well in Reno. Do well.

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  6. As I said on RTP Tony, Karma has a way of balancing everything out in the end. Nice pick up, and nice tip. Stay away from the machines. Play steady poker and you can have your roll up to a nice level in a couple of months.

    There is every possibility I might come up to Reno for about 5 or 6 nights from November 5. I currently have reservations for 6 nights at the Gold Coast at that time, but I can easily cancel that with no penalty. I have never been to Reno so it would be good to have a look around. We will see what is happening with you closer to that date. Take care.

    Koala

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  7. Tony, you really have turned over a new leaf. You're doing good things and becoming a better person. That is awesome......I also like seeing your bankroll heading upwards....please stay off the machines and you will see 10k again soon.

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  8. i was stuck as much as $216 at one point, and made the really bad error of putting in way too many hours when tired and didnt feel like playing (an 11 hour session--longest in about a year) simply because i was getting paid $300 on all my hi hands for 24 hours from when i hit mine last night. i never got a single hi hand, and all the hands i won were from bluffs.

    one huge bluff of $86 on the river when i min reraised preflop and pounded it all the way with AQ on a flop of 445J8. he finally laid his pair down on the river and left pissed.

    another big bluff shoving a busted straight when a 3rd spade hit, etc. and id got the stack up all the way to $524.

    then i lost the entire win, plus $7 in 2 orbits right as i was about to leave, feeling very tired, and left quite pissed. went out to the VP machine and lost $122 more, for a total loss of $129.

    am sitting back in the $5800s with over 250 hours logged and a win rate still at $18 an hour, but it was $19 after the previous nights win.

    Im even more angry at myself that i didnt go right home, than that i played poker way too long.

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  9. the last orbit, i had 10 10 and called a raise to $15 preflop. so did a good player in EP. flop comes 832, both check, and i bet $40. the raiser folds, and the caller who plays every day calls. and i worry hes got an overpair too. turn comes J, he checks, i check, river comes Q, he bets $50 i fold.

    other hand, i miss nut flush draw but hit the ace on the end, and lost

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  10. Tony why is it that everytime I congratulate you for heading in the right direction and doing good things, You go and fuck it up by playing the machines? STAY OF THE FUCKING MACHINES.

    Koala

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    1. I warn him about machines and he runs to one to donate. This is why people get so frustrated with you Tony. Now go blast off a few grand on one you retard

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    2. its really none of anyone elses business how i spend my own money. u arent staking me. all others want is for me to realize how dumb it is, and to not think i can make a living playing them. i shouldve limited it to $25 like i did the day before, instead of putting another $100 bill in it.

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    3. Tony, I've read your blog, every entry since even before your threads on avp and 2+2. I've played with you at Bills almost 10 years ago, I was even playing in the Golden Nugget with you this Spring. I've ridden your rollercoaster of ups and downs. I remember when you last got your roll past 10k by luckboxing a vp machine, and I also watched you lose it all on machines and recently circle the drain at less than 1k. The only thing that is a consistent long term winner for you is poker.
      So when I see you playing machines, it's like you haven't learned a damn thing. You have the chance right now to get your roll past 10k and more....you have a chance to have a happy ending to your story. If you continue to play machines, you'll end up panhandling again and dying from some ailment that could have been cared for with money.

      So yeah, you are correct that it's nobody else's business how you spend your money.....but we've all tried helping you and pulled for you, the least you could do is not be an idiot and stay the hell away from machines.

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    4. If you touch a hot stove, are you gonna be surprised if you get burned?

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  11. Those two bluffs actually sound like good ones as you are representing actual hands instead of just bluffing angrily when stuck.

    TT hand sounds fine. Sometimes you can bet/fold turn but usually check/fold makes sense. Def fold river. You only lost $65 there.

    Are you mixing in good bluffs when you are up also or only when you are down?

    STOP showing your cards!!!

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  12. well i made $91 earlier $68 of it from a hi hand, after the $7 tip. at one point i was up over $160, but i lost back a big pot. i still got away with 2 good sized bluffs and the one regular was shocked i was trying to bluff and was proud of me. (he wasnt the target of course, and he said he "didnt think i had it in me"). and "im proud of u buddy". Ill be back over there after 6pm, and i hope my high hand of 7777K held up til 6pm, so i can pick up an additional $100. it most likely will not. there are 3 tables, and that was another 85 min to go when i left. i think the proper price to sell it for at that time wouldve been $80?

    also im out of bread, (peanut butter and honey runs out so fast and cost a ton of money) and frozen food, and refridgerator fruit and vegetables so i need to visit one. not many canned goods left either.

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  13. a guy at the table was telling a weird story about some blonde haired young girl who plays poker at times in reno, but refused to say her name. he claimed shed borrowed his phone at the table once as a stranger, and he loaned it to her cause she was good looking. then he claimed that let her learn his number, and then she tried to later blackmail him claiming she was a hooker and would phone his wife. kept asking him for money over the phone. he swore that he would never loan his phone to a stranger again. (another guy had asked to borrow it).

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  14. as usual, i played too long when stuck and didnt do well with too much on the table. lost $468, and the only big pots i did win were on bluffs.

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    1. if you don't do well deep stacked consistently it's because you have a very limited poker game

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  15. I need to practice my candy crush skills!

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  16. Tony,

    Do you ever play higher limits of double or nothing sit-n-go's on Bovada?

    ohcowboy12go

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  17. Tony,

    Do you every play higher stake double or nothing sit--n-go's on Bovada?

    ohcowboy12go

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    1. id love the chance to do so, but i didnt leave nearly enough on bovada. theres still less than $28 there. and of course living in NV--cannot deposit anymore. i should move to cali for a short time--just to make a huge deposit on Bovada. not sure how id go about proving it to deposit again. havent investigated, who has? if my roll hadnt been about $2500 less at the time of my withdrawal, id not made such a big withdrawal. i planned to leave a lot more than $38, but i lost a lot of what id planned to leave right as the withdraw was approved and subtracted out.

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  18. managed to clear over $150 profit today, and need to be spending all that tomorrow and more on rent food, etc. but am briefly back in the $5700s instead of the $5600s. 271 hours logged now, and still at $16 per hour.

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  19. am going to sleep, but glad to report ive got this weeks rent paid up and off my mind now for another week (still cant bring myself to save money paying monthly since im so much less than $10k) and still have over $5800 left. had a decent win BOTH sessions, and also won a few bucks at sierra sids, but that machine wasnt a good one either, (it too shuffles every hand). at least now i know the only decent one nearby is in north lake tahoe.

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  20. Tony FYI in August and Seot there are some big events in Reno. Hot August nights and Strret Vibrations I think. Shouldn't affect your weekly rental but the hotels will probably be booked solid.

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    1. If I win the powerball tonight I will send you $68 via western union to get your roll back to an even $5000.

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  22. >>>and immediately handed me $40 in chips to rebuy. i was terrified someone at the table would complain that she cant pass chips and was relieved no one said a word.<<<

    Lucky for your that I (the rules nit) wasn't there! :)

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  23. really worried now that im down in the $4700s

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