Friday, October 31, 2014

first time ive even went home to sleep with more than $18,000

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?

22 comments:

  1. You weren't dressed for tennis and Rob has a bad back and Koala's lungs are not at capacity. You didn't see me pull the foil off the grill? There was food in that foil btw. By the way, can you explain why you started eating before Rob got there? You did not notice that Koala and I were just drinking and not eating? I know you say that you want other people to be polite and have manners but this is basic etiquette. I know your mother taught you better. Thanks for coming. We'll work on this social manners thing when Lightning visits.

    And no the chips were not for nothing. If you had brought nothing at all, no further invitations would be extended to you. Again, it's a manners thing. I had no idea everyone's appetite.

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    1. too tired to keep checking mail for new comments im falling asleep. but i ate only because u gave me food and asked me if i wanted to eat it, i thought u wanted me to start eating. ive actually not been out with others to eat in large groups just me and one other person.

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    2. Not true. You ate at the Brazilian steakhouse with me, Koala, and Jennifer Gay.

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    3. Yeah, but you sure looked better that day, Tony noticed and said so. Whatever that means.

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    4. I have no idea either. I don't recall being ill on our prior meeting. Whatever.

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  2. Trying a new lotto scheme this weekend. Going in ten bucks a piece with six other guys for a Saturday night draw on something besides powerballI believe. When that hits I will be buying a nice 3bdrm in one of the Turnberry Towers!

    Glad you had a nice visit Tony at a place that you too can some day live at when your roll continues to skyrocket!
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  3. Tony I will not make fun of you for not knowing how to be in social situations but as far as not knowing if you should wait to eat or not - you ask!!!

    You ask about VBJ machine rules - you ask about gambling but when food is put in front of you and you are someone's guest - you should ask them if you should wait for everyone to arrive before stuffing your face.

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  4. Keith had some words of advice about how much money in play should be comfortable for you tony. He has also worked out a daily calculator of how much you should be risking in a 24 hour period based on 10% of you soft available. You know Keith, tony he loves a good conversation about probabilities and statistics! He has been like that since grade school. But the way you described the betting schemes on your favorite VBJ it sure does seem like you were risking much more than we realize here on your blog. The average American don't even have a 1000 dollars in the bank. Your just used to running with people on vaca' sucking the cream off the top of the hard working class American. You will come back to reality soon, and give thanks for what you do have.

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    1. do u remember a guy named dennis from toledo who moved to vegas and seemed to know u? he also knew some black guy running poker games in toledo places they called the reverend. cant imagine who this is.

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    2. Yeah Tony, we both know Dennis and Vince. Dennis was good friends with Doc, (Doug) the poker player doctor who i talk to about every other night on the phone. He was also friends with Ralph. They have games everywhere in Toledo now. Remember Randy he has a game that was competing with Mary Kays game too.

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    3. And don't think i don't know why you mentioned Dennis. You can't help yourself can you?

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  5. Is there a number we can call to ask dem to put that good VBJ game back into Slots of Fun?

    I think you should have the option to bet $500/spot if you want

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  6. "i am afraid to eat food not good for my health "

    This is coming from a guy whose favorite place to eat is McDonald's?

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    1. my favorite place to eat is at home. but otherwise its actually a casino buffet. i seldom do it because it feels like a waste of money compared to eating at home. i doubt i eat at mcdonalds more than 2-3 times a month unless im in vinces car going thru the drive thru.

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  7. stopped in at bankofamerica on the way home and deposited $2400. new roll is now $18,437 (a new high).

    but i am out of laundry. need to get this taken care of quickly, and also i should buy a few more clothes too. Still dont have quite enough of some things.

    got lucky to win at both the VBJ with Koala tonight, the wynn and the stratosphere both at poker. had to sit in the wynn a long time stuck. got lucky on a big double up with JJ at the end against AA.

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  8. Another interesting couple of days with Tony. I've tried to spend as much time as I can with him over the past week or so. Unfortunately my health and Tony's "normal hours" of being awake are not conducive to me being able to hang with him all night. However the moments have been interesting. Vince, Snevman, Tony and I all played in a tournament at Southpoint on Friday night which was the first live tournament I have played in since I was last in Las Vegas over two years ago. It was a lot of fun and got the adrenaline flowing.

    Nice to meet up with Snevman for the first time. Very cool dude, and interesting to talk to him about his line of work. We are both ex navy, and it was interesting to find out that he had actually served on one of the Australian DDG destroyers on exchange duties that I had also served on. Although his time was on there in the 1980s and I was on there in the 1970s. I also did an exchange posting with the USN at Norfolk, Virginia in the early 1980s where I did a course on maintaining the Boiler Automatic Control Systems on the Australian DDGs that had been originally built in the USA.

    Anyhow back to Tony, after the tournament Vince drove us downtown to the El Cortez. It was Halloween night and the whole downtown area was pretty much blocked off. It was one huge wild party, and as purveyors of beautiful women in scantily clothed costumes, Vince and I got our share out in the streets, while Tony tackled the virtual female dealers of the Dealers Angels inside El Cortez.

    Vince left about 1.00am and when they finally opened the bus routes to traffic I convinced Tony that we should head back up The Strip on the Deuce. By this time it was about 3.00am, so I suggested that we should both go home for the night. Unfortunately for Tony, he wanted to get into a game at Stratosphere. He posted his results on twitter. Oh well, you can lead a horse to water, etc...............

    Early yesterday evening, Tony texted me that he was back at the El Cortez, so I jumped on the Deuce for the one and a quarter hour ride to Downtown. I arrived there at about 7.30pm and watch him play the Dealers Angels. Fascinating to watch how he calculates his bets and switches from one position play, to multiple position play to spread his bets, depending what is running through his mind at the time. I must say it is nice that I have his trust. He asked me to watch his two positions on the Dealers Angels that he was playing as he had to go and do some communicating with one of the people who run the player's card program. He was gone for about ten minutes, and I sat there with access to almost $600 of Tony's money as credit on the machines,. He also trusts me enough to tell me how much he is walking around with, and I think he sees me as some kind of defacto bodyguard when we are together, because he does feel more secure and less afraid of his own shadow when we are together. After he finished playing on the Dealers Angels he then went and played out his free points play on one of the video poker machines. Tony plays this thing at warp speed, and I had no chance of keeping up with him. His mind must be going at a million miles an hour, as he decides what to keep and what to discard. Absolutely incredible to watch him play. Bit like the old song about the deaf, dumb and blind kid playing the pinball machine, in Pinball Wizard.

    We then headed for the Stratosphere for a couple of hours of poker. I was card dead there and wanted to go get food and head for home. So we rode the Deuce, Tony got off at Wynn, and I continued on to MGM.

    Looking forward to Wednesday when I pick up my hire car and head off for a week or so to look around the lower part of Utah and into Arizona.

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  9. "Absolutely incredible to watch him play. Bit like the old song about the deaf, dumb and blind kid playing the pinball machine, in Pinball Wizard."

    I understand. Tony is very quick at making elementary calculations. Imagine how much fun it is to be a dealer in an O8 spread game, calculating high and low splits and quarters with Tony already shouting them out.

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  10. I love reading your posts Koala. Good on ya for being so kind to Tony.

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  11. Tony, i know its hard but please try to be a gentleman on this blog, i don't know who reads this besides your new roadies from vacationing in Vegas. Me and you have a little to much history to expose it on here. They think think they know you on here they don't have a clue about a younger BigCharles. They missed the first 15-20 yrs of your adventures. And you know he pulled a gun on me from that 5 anytime stud game. That i pissed him off in.

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  12. What do you think about the VBJ rules in the Ellis Island machines? They let you split, double, and double after you split unlike the Caesars machines.

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  13. Those arent worth playing. All that really matters is they pay 3 to 2. And do not shuffle every hand. Id suggest elcortez and venetian

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  14. Why don't you approve my comments?

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