well i didnt make my 1pm bus to the 2.56pm amtrak to go back to reno, and that wasnt a good idea, for im about $325 poorer than i was then. Only good news was i got them to comp me for tonight, so ive still got a room i didnt think id have today. (that was the one bad decision).
Probably will go back and play poker, take the 6pm bus to lake hyatt pokerroom, and i dont think that would be a good poker room to get out of line in. i havent did anything, but watching the rules, they seem quite strict. Kind of the same reason ive never got out of line in the wynn or Venetian. i only did at the rooms Mark runs cause i used to think of him as a friend til he continually needled my speech defect.
the manager was wondering who in reno was giving out the wrong info about his game, and i really didnt know what to say, but didnt want to name any names. suffice it to say ive made sure all the most important people now know, including Rob and poker atlas, along with the person in reno who gave out the wrong info.
that person gave me the wrong info TWICE. they gave me the hours at montblue and lake hyatt backwards. what they said was true for monteblue was true at lake hyatt, and what they said was true for lake hyatt was true at monteblue.
i didnt even stay last nite at the hyatt til the game broke. first at 2am, the manager said they would have to close at 3pm, no matter what since they didnt have anyone coming in. (i wonder if they do this all the time like some small rooms?) plus id ran my $100 up to $268 and it had been steadily declining, so i saw no reason to keep playing when i fell to $150. wish id quit sooner, it was enough to decrease the hourly rate to $14.90 (which i call $14) from $15.03 (which i call $15). i put in a ton of hours for way less than $15 an hour, so the hourly dropped even though i won. i always never count the cents.
close to $20 of it went for my cab back to crystal bay.
now that ive talked about the lake hyatt regency poker room, now let me talk about the new Stones poker room in the sacramento suburbs. first let me state i seen a public bus route right outside, so it should be convenient to get to. also the action there is much looser than thunder valley and its $1-2 instead of $1-3 like thunder valley. (but they do also have a $1-3 game there besides the $1-2). they do seem to be a lot of people there who know each other and are friends with each other, i dont feel outsiders are fit in too well. but it should be easy to win there.
i didnt win, and quitting the game because i was tired of folding was probably a poor decision. Karen told me she would leave anytime i felt like i wanted to go, and we ended up just going to another casino instead of back home to lake tahoe. i actually shouldve won, the hand i went broke on almost everyone wouldve won. board was 44K turn7 river7 and i had K7 in my hand, and he had KK in his. but its no wonder i was expecting my hand to be the winner til i saw his. he didnt even raise preflop.
its often been said that RTP is full of assholes (true enough) and that i shouldnt post there. Both by friends and people no longer around. My problem is when someone does me wrong by not standing up for me, i feel obliged to call him or her out on it. People should be able to interpret what i say in a way thats non offensive instead of in a way that is which isnt my intention. Notice how i stood up for steve when Rob was thinking evil of him on his blog in the comments (if hes had time to post it yet).
Pokerdogg claims its important to know my true winrate, and the games im best in. well the only way to do that, (is by filtering the results) and that cant be done on the cell phone too well. at least from a first glance at the software. would be a ton of work trying to see different hourly rates, instead of it just showing up. thats why for learning purposes u need a large sample size of games with pretty much the same conditions. $1-2 games in cali bear no resemblance to $1-2 games in the reno area, or the vegas area. so if i was to track them, id need to own 2 phones. i was actually thinking id WIN in cali, because i was under the impression from previous history at the commerce winning at $1-2 NL is easier in cali. but id already decided not to track cali before i started because i wanted to learn my win rate in reno as compared to my win rate in vegas (wasnt trying to learn the overall win rate). so i felt like mixing in cali wouldnt give an accurate picture. Lake tahoe is a suburb of reno so of course it counts.
Unlike Pokerdoggs opinion, i feel like for the results to be MEANINGFUL and something to guide me as to what to expect. pretty much all the game conditions should be SIMILAR. which means pretty much ONLY track 1 game, and 1 location (state and city that is). all im really trying to learn is what to expect if i stick to playing $1-2 NL in the reno area, this is all that really matters, and is important because it helps me know if im doing the right thing by staying in reno and playing monthly, or if id have a better chance of winning somewhere much further east or south. I'm glad ive learned as much about my hourly rate as i have, because it helps me see that coming up here to north lake tahoe wasnt such a good idea, and that im much better off just playing poker. certainly i aint winning $15 an hour here, not even $1 an hour--though i still feel i could if i had say $40k to work with.
had i followed others suggestions and mix up all the results together, id have learned NOTHING. u dont need to track a game u will only play once or twice and wont play again for a year or so most likely. u only need to track whats ur bread and butter.
u can list a room on the phone, but in sacramento, not one room was showing up when u are to enter the room, only the reno rooms were listed to choose from. and in reno since my phone gets poor reception in the atlantis, the atlantis is not listed as a choice. so i have to type in atlantis, so there are 2 different atlantises showing up now in the results. at the gsr and the peppermill it will show it automatically thru the location software gps.
but even though u list a room, when u go to filter the results, u can only do so by game, so ALL my $1-2 results would be mixed together, making tracking meaningless if not already prefiltered the way im doing it.
Cizzle on RTP is an attorny like PPP is. he should have enough sense to know all those guys are trolls instead of agreeing with them, and so should pokerdogg. i clearly wasnt trying to influence the results by deciding before i played whether to track or not, win or lose.
also people should know that i was referring on twitter to unattractive women deserving just as much respect as attractive ones and just as much glory. they have it harder in life and i feel more sorry for them. I feel a lot more comfortable writing an unattractive one and being her friend than i do an attractive one, and aint really interested in the attractive ones--which u should all know from all the women ive written to and hung out with, and that speaks well of me as a person, and im sure Grump feels the same way. Which says something really good about him as a person. Grump is a liberal but he is one who is able to think and doesnt just parrot what hes taught, and is willing to take stands that are sometimes unpopular and not politically correct. If i had the money, he is the first person id travel to see. (the one id most like to have a long conversation in person with).
u see, the Bible teaches that its a major sin of vanity and pride to take pride of ur appearence or care for ones looks, and this is a major sin thats wrong with most women, and why i cant find a girlfriend, because no one believes what God teaches anymore. women care about looks as much as men do, instead of the type of person thats on the inside. and i feel bad for those who are discriminated against and left behind, and it applies to everything i do and say. also i dont judge others for what they think or how they believe, like others such as Suzy on twitter do me(this is also someone id like to meet in person in sandiego and have a long conversation with). i feel like everyone has the right to think or believe what they want--without others giving them a hard time, or feeling like they have the right to tell them how to think or feel. the problem with todays pro weed pro amnesty pro gay marriage crowd is theyve forgotten the first amendment applies to everyone and that we still have religious rights to. (and the right of freedom of association). to be able to say and believe whatever--without it affecting our popularity, or ability to find work, our ability to be a TV personality, own a baseball team, have a cooking show, be a radio talk show host, etc. Real friends would see what im saying and not think im condemning ALL women. so i dont know why AKgal was that way, and is why i said that, but cokeboy didnt understand, but he dont want to understand either and its the same way with many of u.
however im a sinner too, so it must be said to be truthful, if my blog was as popular as Poker atlas and Robs blog is, and all them pokerstars websites and blogs--i wouldnt be as resentful. thats why i said i feel i have the same responsibility as rob does. for i report on anything and everything as does he, plus im more honest and truthful about how i feel, as is he. and i dont always do whats in my best interests but in the best interests of the game.
speaking of which theres something regarding integrity in poker rooms thats really bothered me for a long time. i hate the way poker rooms allow green and black chips on the table in NL games. this makes angleshooting so easy as a lot of people have poor eyesight and cant see chips well too far away. NOTHING should be on the table except $100 bills, and $5 chips and $1 chips. (and the coin u might put on top of ur stack) nothing else. what is the reason poker rooms allow the other chips? i assume its because a lot of floormen get tips, and they get the tips for making calls in favor of the regulars over the outsiders. so of course theyre going to do whatever promotes angleshooting. this really bothers me, and i wish there was a solution. The only true solution is for all the managers to be convicted of sin before God when they feel like ruling a way they know is unfair, no matter how big a tipper someone is.
i guess i am starting to write more like Rob does, at least in terms of longer blogs.
i am also making my blogs more professional, in that im avoiding saying certain words i used to use, because i am aware my fame is growing, my roll is growing, and its easier to get in this habit early. think of how popular will be once i score $25,000 or more in a major tourney in the next few years, and all the sites unfamiliar with me such as cardplayer and bluff magazine, wicked chops poker, find out about me.
all i hope is that i find the strength to get back to reno soon before i lose anymore. im down to only $5100, from $5500, and though id like to be around for all the tickets in sat nights drawing, i really should leave tomorrow afternoon. i was very lucky to talk the lady high up in the marketing dept into giving me a room totally free today, it wasnt easy.
be aware if u ever stay at the Tahoe Biltmore, do not take a room in the hotel itself, or the cottages in the back. the rooms across the street in the older looking part of the motel that for some reason cost a little less, are actually much nicer inside, have much better wifi that actually works, and fridges and microwaves which the rest dont have. they should be the ones costing the most, not the least.