Truthfully, i am neither one, (which is known by anyone whose ever watched me play in reno, but tonight i looked like BOTH).
I started the night with $8646, and ended the night with $8771, but at one point, i was down about $200 when i made my final rebuy. i was on tilt, (still hadnt won my first pot), and shoved $100 into a $12 raise and a call 6 handed with AQ, after just losing a shove with the best hand the hand right before.
A different guy this time calls me with KK, and i got very lucky to hit an ace on the board. that was my turning point. after giving back quite a bit of it, a bit later i had JQ spades and called $8 to see the flop. flop comes K9T, giving me the open ended straight flush draw, and the nut straight. original raiser bets $12, and i really dont want to raise because the high hand right now is paying $350 every hour.
u see, all day long during non graveyard hours, regular customers pay $1 a hand to build up the BBJ money, and during the night the high hands suddenly increase to $350 from $100, and its paid out every hour instead of every 4 hours. so the daytime players are MASSIVELY subsidizing the BBJ money of those playing on graveyard and this is why its best to play then.
so i called, as did others, and on the turn its the 2c making 2 possible flush draws. same guy bets $12, i finally decided to build a pot and just pray i get to see the river, but am also satisfied by the size the pots grown to. i make it $41 (how much would YOU have raised there?) and only he calls. river is a red ace, and i shove and he had about $70 left, and folds. so that pot got me to where i was finally $24 ahead.
Played a few more hours, game didnt break til after 6am, later than usual, and i won a few more hands in the meantime, finally cashing out $410 for a $125 profit, not bad for about 5 hours work. but here is the really bad play i want to talk about.
i had QQ and make it $11 preflop and got 3 callers. flop comes 378 with 2 hearts. i bet $25, and one guy calls on my immediate left, and then the kid whose made tons on full tilt from detroit with his friend and has $300 behind makes it $100. both these guys have me covered, and ive got close to $250-280. what would u do in this situation?
i didnt want to lose my whole stack and be way stuck, so i folded. other guy calls. turn comes 3, guy checks, other guy goes allin, he calls with JJ. original raiser to $100 has A9 hearts, misses his draw on the river, and the JJ takes down the pot id won and it was a good pot
i'm glad that no matter how many dumb plays i make, im still overall a much better player than most of the regulars and cali tourists who come here to play, and that overall im still averaging over $14 an hour and closer to $15. i'm glad i have my roll up to such a high level that these kind of mistakes wont affect my bankroll too much. I'm also glad that i dont get really upset the way i did when i was much more broke.
id like to take a vacation, but i cant make up my mind where to go, and i do hesitate knowing that a nice safe place to stay would be like $300-400 a week and then cab fares involved nightly too. thats if i was anywhere like vegas, atlantic city (do they still have them nice condos on the boardwalk for $900 a month?) columbus, phoenix, evansville, jacksonville, toledo, south dakota, desmoines, etc.