This blog will explain how i got to be over $10,000 and how im just lucky. Even with $90 spent on a cab tonight, im still over $10,000. $10,145 to be exact. Plus $70 spent on a hotel room including tax.
if anyone dont yet know, the previous day or so id gotten back to $9600 from the big drop id had one morning at the Peppermill between BJ and VP. had so many winning sessions at $1-2 NL my roll went up all day long, and to cap it off i won $110 on the VP machine at the atlantis at the end of the night too.
This afternoon i woke up about 2pm and went to the Peppermill and started playing. I've been getting annoyed a lot by my phone while im playing because it keeps getting worse and worse and i desperately need a new one. it shuts off on its own randomly, takes time rebooting, err messages come up closing out programs, and spot mobile is closing down sept 4 and i need a new carrier. so thats an upcoming expense too, not just septembers rent.
so i wont stay this high for very long. but enjoy it while it lasts.
anyway i was in the game for $281, and paid $35 (counting the $5 tip) for a 20 minute massage, and had lost all my chips on a poor shove during the massage and rebought. i had 88, called $12 when i shouldnt being too shortstacked with about $70-80 is all, and then a guy whod initially just called in late position (not early position) made it $37, original better called. i felt them both weak so i shoved and they both called. Board comes AKTK4 and the guy who made it $37 mucks without showing after the other guy shows 99. (see i told u they were both weak. my read was right, guy was amazed he won with that board).
now in case someone didnt know, u are allowed to buyin up to the largest stack size on the table, or for only $40, which i think is a very good rule since it allows for such a wide spread. another really nice rule is u can straddle from ANY position up to half ur stack. funny thing is, ive never once seen anyone do it even the people who "like to gamble". why is everyone such chickens? they sure dont mind straddling in a dumb position, but always for small amounts.
anyway being down to $113 left of my $281, i was quite a bit on tilt, between that and the issues i was having getting my phone to work right, so i put the $55 straddle out there, leaving $58 behind, and said ive got to try something NEW and see if its what im not doing that i should be doing.
old man whose a regular and normally plays $3-5, but dont play loose makes it $120 (he thought id put out $60) other lady calls with QQ, and we never saw what the old man had. so theres a $14 side pot, and i call allin with KT offsuit, but truthfully id have to call any 2 there. right?
board comes up 8J3 with 2 spades and i know im fucked. guy checks, lady shoves, he folds. I'm already allin, so she turns over QQ and takes the side pot, and i turn over KT drawing basically dead, but i win with runner runner spade spade i got K of spades. so i suddenly am out of the hole and ahead, and i threw the dealer a redbird since he had to work so hard to give me that pot.
after that i couldnt lose, and eventually cashed out well over $600. i know another hand was almost as memorable, but ive forgotten the details. i wish i had a memory like Rob. i do remember calling a guy down for large size bets with A9 on a board of A2TTJ with a third spade on the river who was bluffing and kept telling me im smart enough to fold and he would show. would u have called? he had 75 of hearts.
so i finally left the game when my roll hit $10,002. talked a cab driver outside the peppermill ive used before to go to walmarts into taking me to north lake tahoe, and NOT letting the meter go over $100, and he said he would for $90 since its slow and hes not working on comission and was his own boss.
turned out it took about 30 min longer to get here than it shouldve due to working on the road, and it being 1 lane only and having to wait a long time on the pilot car to return. the meter wouldve been $110.
i was very disappointed when i arrived at the Tahoe biltmore to find out the VBJ has been off for 2 days without power and they are waiting for it to be looked at by their tech and fixed. dammit this better be taken care of in the morning. hate to think i came out here for nothing. i did however pick up my $30 in free play and won a little on the VP with it. also theres a lot more tickets in the drum than id expected. couldnt see any of my 180 still in there.
so i went across the street to the other casino, and was surprised to see the BJ pit still open unlike the tahoe biltmore that closes the pit early. i talked the floorlady into making a $10 shoe game a $5 shoe game, and their rules were quite good.
i flat bet $5 every negative count, and bet whatever during neutral and plus counts. at one point i had $250 divided between 3 spots, and i hadnt even noticed the max bet sign of $200 (although that means 1 spot).
got quite lucky to win that hand, and left with a nice profit, and had over $10,200 before i took my room for tonight. to be honest i need to sleep once i hit submit. im playing a little while on bovada with the $135 left on here while i type. all 3 hands totalled 19, and the dealer as usual had an ace showing. but he also had a 7 in the hole.