i've kind of forgotten about this blog, and i had no idea its been so long since i last updated it, so a short one before i go to sleep.
Am happy to say im still over $18,000 although not quite as much over $18,000 as i was before i went in the wynn to play poker. i had to steal some pots to get back to the $700s from the $300s. And even so, i still ended up losing over $50 in there.
Still been lucky in the VBJ, far more so than my edge wouldve even been. quite unhappy to report Circus got rid of the good VBJ at slots of fun (and replaced it with one that shuffles every hand and uses 6 decks). the old one too was the ONLY shufflemaster one with a $500 max bet instead of a $100 max bet, (making all 5 spots $2500). now granted i never ever played 5 spots of $500 not even once in my life, but it was nice to know the option wouldve been there had my bankroll reached that point.
so now ill be doing my play elsewhere, whereever i find a good machine. could be laughlin or back in north lake tahoe, havent called either place yet to find out whats now going to be available. and of course im still interested in new locations of these anywhere in the usa.
I should be getting to sleep, tonight me and vince and snevman will be in the tourny at southpoint which i think is 7pm? ill have to look on bravo. Koala might also come along and play cash, Vince was willing to drive him.
i really enjoyed the BBQ and tour of turnberry towers and im very glad Rob wanted to join us, although he was quick to leave. Alysia chang looked a lot better that day, and the food was great. i did end up buying and bringing chips for nothing that i dont think is good for my health to eat. i am afraid to eat food not good for my health and i do need to see a dr of all types. we really never went in the pool, played any tennis, or did any cooking on a grill. just basically sat and talked.
I bought a few more things i needed, like pans, silverware that wasnt plastic, and a monthly bus pass. But im down to only $14 on Bovada again. nice i am grandfathered in and can still deposit unlike most NV and NJ residents.
seem to be relying on bluffs quite a bit, and my win rate at poker keeps getting lower in the $13-14 range. id have quite a bit less had i not stolen a few pots. such as with 89 offsuit when i 3 bet $60 into a $15 raise and 3 callers and all folded preflop.
this isnt sustainable long term so im still unsure what changes to make to my buyins and game. i am however losing my fear of having $500+ on the table. maybe i shouldnt be?