Sunday, November 16, 2014

Up the street from the Commerce a few miles

safely arrived in Los angeles, and just got thru paying for a hotel room. with a roll of still over $16,600. Going to play a few oldtime games where i think my hourly is a lot better than the measly $12-13 hourly of $1-2 NL holdem in vegas. Games such as $20-40 stud, and $1-3 PLO PLO/8 mix.

this is the first time ive ever been in the los angeles area with nearly this much money and the first time i could ever really afford to give these games a fair try. also i notice a weird structure on the bravo. $300-500 buyin NL omaha high?

glad the wifi works fine at my hotel, and im not sure whether to try and fall back asleep or head on over to the Commerce now. right now im relaxing in front of the AC, but wish i had some food in my room which i dont. the fridge here isnt all that big.

and of course i left most all my things in vegas, since im planning on returning in time to see lightning. I shouldnt feel tied down to staying there and playing bad games simply because my rents paid up, why would anyone think that?

a vacation away from the VBJ machine would do me some good. i never mentioned this, but one of the days i had a $500+ loss on the VBJ recently was on a machine with quite poor payouts shuffling every hand, and i knew better than to play it. id like to see how i do playing nothing but poker for the entire week im here or so.

i wouldve liked to see Koala, i dont know if anyone told him of my twitter post, but all i really meant was i felt affection for him as a friend and he was special to me as is all my other friends. had i not felt uncomfortable giving out my room number where i stay, which no one knows, id have invited him in to use the restroom.

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  1. if Koalas wondering, the reason i didnt originally want to reveal the locations of the VBJ in Prescott and 29 Palms is i thought i might be there playing it alone and in peace for a long period of time, but if i wont be no need to keep that hidden. i still dont know of the ideal place without people and they tightened up again on the elcortez machine, it went back to HITTING soft 17. all thats left to do now is remove the 5x points or shuffle each hand if they tighten it up any further. i still havent mentioned the other 2 isolated places in the middle of nowhere Cutter told me of last week with the dealers angels VBJ because i want them available still, i might actually want to play them someday.

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  2. "had i not felt uncomfortable giving out my room number where i stay, which no one knows, id have invited him in to use the restroom."

    As Jesus said, "Greater love hath no man than this: that he let his friend use his hotel bathroom."

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    1. I am not familiar with this particular verse. Is it part of the Sermon on the Throne?

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    2. It's right after John the Baptist lets Jesus use his bathtub.

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  3. you may want to focus on yourself Tony, you have acquaintances that have done very well their whole lives i am sure. They lived in a different time period and had neat little secrets that helped make life a little easier. You need to worry about yourself and your family more. I would much rather hear about Mark, and i hope he is doing well by the way!

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  4. Tony I've never played NL Omaha but I've played enough at Commerce to know if I ever tried it that would be the last place on earth I'd do it for the first time. Doesn't sound like a great idea to me.

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  5. So that's it for living in one place? One big loss and now it's back to running away.

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  6. He's not running away. He is rich now, so he can afford to take vacations to L.A. to play poker at Commerce or The Bike.

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  7. Have you tried Uber or Lyft? You can use it in CA too.

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    1. he would be too scared that the driver would be black and would rob him

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  8. i disappear for a bit and the bankroll hits $16k. wtf?

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  9. Only eight days until Thanksgiving Tony. How hard are you going to work to NOT have knocked your roll down to $10K?

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  10. You can tether your phone to your laptop via USB cable using pdanet. This works with Sprint.

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  11. "Going to play a few oldtime games where i think my hourly is a lot better than the measly $12-13 hourly of $1-2 NL holdem in vegas. Games such as $20-40 stud, and $1-3 PLO PLO/8 mix."

    Well...how are those games working out for you? Update?

    s.i.

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  12. Tony, hope your trip is working out for you. I want to comment on your reasoning to travel to Cali. I don't know the exact cost for your trip, but lets say it is $700 for hotels and transpotation from Vegas and back. Lets further assume you will play 60 hours in this week. Your expected hourly win rate has to be ~$12 higher than your current rate, just to break even. Do you think the games are that much better, i.e. at least twice as good at the same stakes? It is a bit tough to compare different games/stakes, but you should be able to do some rough comparations by BR reqirements for each game.

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