Tuesday, October 7, 2014

a nice new cell phone, and a $13,200+ roll. now whats next?

Good thing Vince lets me use his address, or id have a bit less. got $75 voucher from hacienda lake mead and vince and i cashed it tonight for $20 gas.

also bought me a stronger pair of reading glasses, i really worry about not only my teeth, but how my eyes will be when i get old. ill need a nurse.

ive still got $92 on bovada too, won a little bit on there earlier, but $32 of it is currently in a live game so it might not remain that high.

was really nice how i arrived at vinces house just about 20 min before the fedex man showed up with the Bovada check.

i win at everything anymore--except $1-2 NL. my hourly is now in the $13 range. i win at VBJ ($500 earlier at slots of fun, and $68 at the hacienda) win on Bovada, win at limit hilow omaha, omaha at suncoast, PLO8 venetian, etc. win at tournaments. still cant beat anyone HU though, lost $40 to Victor at the Plaza and he is not someone u want to play, even though i got all the money in twice with the best of it then lost.

and i dont believe for one second the tahoe biltmore got rid of their VBJ machine. if thats true, id never be able to move back to reno like i want to do.

i dont want to have to depend on NON holdem games to make my living, or depend on VBJ to make my living, but neither do i want to live where VBJ isnt available. i want to diversify. ive had some winning sessions at $1-2 NL in vegas recently, but the games are tougher here than reno, and ive had multiple sessions with a $100 loss earlier i had to climb back from. ive been way above average on all forms of VBJ lately. i almost took a $1300 loss, had i lost my 2 bets of $228 each this morning when stuck. but i won those bets one of them with a double down.

this is a really nice phone but i still cant find a way to really go back without closing the page entirely, and ive also had issues trying to download apps from the apple store. and ive lost Vinces house keys too. For a while i was worried it wouldnt charge after fully dying, but i then later discovered i didnt have the charger plugged in properly.

and of course, the old problem still, of not being sure where i want to settle, and where i can rent cheaply a short walk from a poker room i can win at regularly, without being in an unsafe neighborhood or dependent on a car.

but having all this money sure does give me options.





19 comments:

  1. Tony, It's great to see you're doing well financially. In the past you have said you need to live somewhere away from machines, but now you say you need to live near machines. Have you made some adjustments to your machine play to make them more +EV for you? Are you controlling yourself better so that you never play bad machines, bad counts or bet too much? I'm not sure what bankroll management strategy you are using, but is it OK to bet $556 when you have a $13k life roll? That is nearly 5 percent of your roll, which seems to me like a huge bet. Even if the count was great, with all that money on 2 bets you're going to lose both bets over 20% of the time. That would scare the hell out of me if I had that much of my roll on the line.

    As always, I wish you the best and hope things keep going well.

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  2. Please tell us that you are joking about losing Vince's housekeys???? I guess congrats on running up the roll but none of us who have been following you story over the years do NOT know what is coming next. The only question really is are you willing to repeat your mistakes of the past or are you going to do something different this time around?

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  3. You're not going to need a nurse, you just need prescription glasses instead of readers. Speaking of nurses, you're going to be surrounded by them when you're in the hospital from all the infections your tooth will eventually give you.

    Some daily prevention (brushing and flossing) and eating some vegetables would go a long ways in helping your overall health, you know?

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  4. Good job on the roll! Now use that power for good; not evil!

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  5. Tony, I'm interested to hear what you think the reason is for your recent success? Are you a better poker player now? Are you a better blackjack player now? Are you a better video poker player now? What are you doing differently now that is making all the difference between winning and losing? What has changed in the past two years in terms of your approach to gambling?

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  6. Tony, I saw your twitter post about poker tracking on your Iphone. I use Poker Journal ($12.99) and I think it was well worth the price, but I just read a thread on 2P2 about people having problems with IOS8 and Poker Journal. So if you have IOS8 I would not get this app right now.

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    1. its iphone5, not 8. i read the poker journal and downloaded the free version allowing u to only log 5 sessions, but i have a lot of questions someone in person needs to show me. why not meet up?

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    2. I would be happy to show you what I know about the app, I could meet you at the Venetian or somewhere close to there, let me know if that works and when you could be there. The 5 refers to the hardware of your phone, the IOS is the software running on the phone, which could be different. We can check that too to make sure.

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    3. Poker Journal quit running last year when they went from IOS 7 to IOS 8. I don't have confidence in the developer. I'd get something else.

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    4. i might play at the V tonight. id like to know ur cell number to text.

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  7. Iphone is the model. IOS is the operating system. You have an Iphone 5. It will run IOS8 (and 7). Its a bit like a laptop can run windows XP, 7 or windows 8.

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  8. for the first time ever, vince lost a stake of $55 for a poker tourny i bought him into (tonights 11pm stratosphere) and i busted too in 6th without getting paid and im dead tired now. still got my $13,400 roll though

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  9. You may have to re invent your blog. We are losing Alysia Chang's full attention. Not even Pete's Peter is working anymore. Help us Tony won kenobi your our only hope!

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    1. We obviously need more Iphone and phone service talk to keep us interested.

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    2. I think it is time for our hero to consider dumping his laptop and go with a might lighter platform such as a ten inch tablet running Windows 8.1 with a bluetooth keyboard. I would not recommend any android tablet and args could be made to go with an ipad I suppose. Earlier this week I bought a Winbook 10 inch tablet running Windows 8.1 and with the portfolio/keyboard it was about $260. Not nearly as nice a tablet compared to the Microsoft Surface lowend units but still way, way cheaper than a Surface.

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    3. Well played Anthony Chan... :)

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  10. I would hope that I am wrong about you but it would require some proof from you. Borderline personality disorder symptoms seem to be the issue and the sooner you get to the heart of the matter, the sooner you can find actual happiness in life. Google it. Find treatment. Things that seem so challenging on a daily basis will become easier because I suspect that the brain chemistry IS off more than a little bit and the moodiness and feelings of paranoia will subside. Don't you want to live life without fear, without all this anger?

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  11. Every single cell in the human body has memory. Alysia Chang some haven't been given free ride tickets in life. Some didn't have the stomach to "Play The Game". One day your going to be in for the biggest shock of your life, when you realize the damage "just playing the game" causes others!

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