Monday, November 3, 2014

Why am i so much better off financially than the vast majority of americans? have the poker games gotten that much easier to beat since the mid 2000s? or have the casino games, such as BJ got much easier to beat?

I should be out celebrating the way other people do it (by spending money on themselves). yet old habits die very hard, and i just cant hardly bring myself to spend any money for fear of starting a big freefall. only thing im able to bring myself to spend money on all the time now unlike in the old days of me as a kid is taxicabs. and thats mainly for my comfort and my peace of mind going home after dark.

Mainly what i should be spending money on is medical and dental care. eye exams. teeth exams and extractions. A complete physical and a good inspection of my scalp. And of course, since all my clothes look quite used (and are) a lot of shirts and pants should be bought NEW. i still dont have nearly enough pants, am always having to wear pants longer than i should.

Since i have a nice steady safe long term place to live, i can start owning far more things than i used to own. ill never want to leave the place im in now as long as i am in vegas. Im renting from the right landlord, a nice upper floor in a secure building, and in a fairly good part of town as far as being convenient to certain buses and shopping.

and i keep winning. Tonight i started off wasting my time and my bankroll by losing $47 at Terribles in the $2-4 game with Tiger Valdez, but then i walked to the Hardrock and proceeded to get it back, plus $669 more. so i finally have a roll in the $19,000 now for the first night ever. i was even winning $100 more at one point.

i made a lot of poor plays because i was worried id lose my entire stack to one of the 2 guys who had me covered from cali. once i just called on a flop of 10 3 5 offsuit when i had QQ, and saved a lot of money by doing so. the one guy bet $10, the asian guy makes it $25, and i only called after raising preflop. (i dont even remember for sure if i did that). turn comes K, asian guy checks, i check, and the one guy who lives in vegas bets $40. asian guy calls and i call. river comes 8, asian guy checks, i check, same guy bets $50. asian guy calls, and i feel like i cant win but call. asian guy has 53 for a flopped 2 pair, and the winner had KT for 2 pair on the turn.

i dont think i played it the best but by pot controlling it the way i did, i saved money. it wasnt a table i couldve made either of them fold.

Herbie was in there briefly, left to go to Hooters but told me Koala was no longer in the game. earlier id got a text he was playing.

the other regular with the huge stack had already left, and at one point he had well over $1500 on the table. but he is the guy i beat 3 times for big pots to get so many chips in the first place. he called every one of my shoves, and i won all of them.

it feels good to be doing so well, but why am i getting all this money so late in life when im old and no longer desirable by young women? instead of in my early 20s and 30s where it couldve done me a lot of good, and radically changed my life? shouldnt be easier to win now--and it makes no sense.

sure i play better, but so does everyone else. and why do i have about $7000 in winnings for the last $70,000 coin in at video bj? thats about 110% payback.

When i was young and lived in Toledo, maybe Ray will remember the story of the fire department incident with the married lady i met online who wanted to fool around who was a few years older than me back when i was young and good looking. i sure didnt remember him ever telling me dennis pulled a gun on him. But he acted like i shouldve known about it.

Dennis didnt even know who Nick was, and that surprised me -- the toledo nick that is.

anyway, about the fire dept story. i met a girl online, and she wanted a guy to come fool around at her house while her husband was at work. id seen her twice before at her house while he was gone, and i wanted to come over but was afraid he might be home. now as we all know, i had more emotional health problems at that age than now, and i did some weird choices (such as how i got the felony). and riding a bicycle around nude.

so i called the fire dept, claiming there was a fire, (figuring if he was home hed come out, and if only she came out, id know she was alone and it would be safe to come knock on the door). this was long before the internet was invented by Al Gore. However it didnt work out so well, and after that, i never got to see her and she lost interest. also her husband had tons of questions as to what was going on.

But yeah  -- all this money makes me nervous and until i have a casino safe deposit box--im not comfortable. sure its safely in the bank for the most part--but what if it got seized there? i sure couldnt ever go to the emergency room with all that in the bank id get sued.

the vast majority of people u run into every day are broke and fuck, and getting quite desperate for money. and its going to get much worse when the dollar crashes and everything else. the govt wont be able to function and send out checks, there will be riots, etc. Banks will crash and be unable to access deposits. prices will skyrocket. there will be 1000% inflation monthly as in Germany in the early 1930s.

so i dont feel safe when im not at home. Especially walking thru parking lots at night filled with drunks, drug addicts and homeless people. and all society wants to do anymore (people under 30) is to vote to have more legal drugs, more of a decline in morals and values, make families less valueable, etc and all because Gods been kicked out of the schools and replaced by the horrible evils of multiculturalism, diversity and political correctness.

a very large percentage of the population of las vegas, has either no home, no money in the bank, no job, no car, and depending on loan and pawn stores to survive, or on the govt.

and ill never feel safe. i feel like the only way to reverse things is to vote republican en masse. i seem to feel like i can only identify with people i can relate to like myself in the same boat, and i feel like that fits fewer and fewer people. a lot of times i cant even relate to Ray as much as he is like me and believes my mom is right. which is why i cant find a good woman. im too repulsed my the vast majority of thems worldview and beliefs of whats wrong and whats right cause mine are a lot different. what young people today find normal, i tend to find as repulsive and offensive.

for example, i cannot stand the one ad always playing on the TV in the taxicabs which feature a young girl in a casino who works for tips being bisexual. its the same ad that then comes into the card sticking to the outside of the window torn corner. that rings a bell, uve seen that ad, right?

--and now for the story of the 57 of clubs.

This was a hand from the previous day, and i raised with it on the button to $15, i hadnt had much to play. got 3 callers dammit. flop comes 68T and im not too unhappy with the flop. they all check, so i felt obligated to bet but probably shouldnt.

turn puts up a possible heart flush and hits my straight with the 9. guy bets, guy calls, and i call. river comes J, and guy checks, other guy checks, and im thrilled to see it get checked. i had only $46 left.

the second guy who checked had almost the nuts, a king hi flush. why he checked there ill never know. was so dumb since i wasnt betting no matter what and was calling no matter what.

i see this situation come up all the time a guy wont bet a hand he should. because his checking simply does me a huge favor. often im not going to bet no matter what and will call all bets no matter how much, yet people still try to checkraise. it feels so dumb. why are people so dumb? explain their thought process on this hand.

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i do wonder if its been a good thing ive opened up my game? i still havent opened up my 3 bet range, and i seldom even do it with JJ. would like ideas how to open up my 3 bet range








35 comments:

  1. So you have high morals, but have no problem dealing with someone's wife. Way to go. Al gore didn't invent the internet, Tim Berners-Lee did. Not that you will care, as this post will not be published like all the rest.

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  3. Quit gambling and you won't have to worry about losing your roll. You've been lucky or you have not been unlucky lately. Either way, things can change and you'll regret losing all your money. It's time to get a Nevada ID, learn to drive, see a dentist, see a dermatologist, and get a part time job. Once you get all this done, buy a used car. Your part time job can cover your rent, gas, and food. You will have about $10,000 in the bank left. If you get all these things resolved you'll have a better chance to impress women. Right now you probably come across to women as a dirty-smelly-bad teeth-bad scalp-bad clothes-no job-no car-stressed out-middle aged man.

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    1. ...and all of these things could be done by the end of 2014 if Mr. Bigcharles put some effort into it instead of just wishing/blogging about it.

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    2. If he writes it down it becomes a goal. If he just wants to get it done and thinks about it once in a while it remains a wish.

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  4. Hey Tony, i understand, maybe you didn't know about the Dennis thing.(No Biggy) Hey when i asked Whitey about Larry and told him i wanted to find out for Tony he brought about the story about you in the parking lot. When you bummed 20 off him and 30 later you were betting him heads up in the seven card game. Calling him a sucka, and fish every bet he called because you tripped up on 4th street. I don't think he will ever forget that one. All those old Jewish lawyers and business owners for the all the games are still alive and playing. The Fur shop owner, pawn shop owner, etc.

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  5. Tony when Whitey described some of the old stories he really had this smug look on his face like i just farted on him or something. Sure was a strange look. I am not sure if all those old men like their memories.

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    1. I sure dont remember what whitey said and doubt its true

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    2. Yeah, that is true, most of the old men we knew did bend the truth at times.

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    3. Gambling money has no resting place, maybe you can find a way to change that statement.

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  6. As i sit here at home doing my laundry,I'd like to talk of the importance of leaving the game when u know u dont really want to be playing poker anymore, and feel u have a more important job u should be doing instead.

    i was in tonights game at the wynn (after leaving my free room at circus where id only checked in 3 hours earlier and was resting taking a shower, putting on a brand new shirt and new pants, and watching TV). was watching MSNBC of all things, and couldnt believe how biased the programming was.

    so i didnt get til the wynn til much later than planned, and got seated in a game about 3am. i first sat in the $2-5 for about 20 minutes til it got 4 handed, then moved to the $1-3. i didnt take the $1-3 when i first got there, because the only seat open was next to the dealer, and no way in hell was i sitting there.

    but later i sat, with $145 ($45 of which was profit in the $2-5 and i was annoyed in the $2-5 u cant bet amounts such as $14 so i could get $1 change to tip the waitress. seems like such a silly rule, but not familiar with it since i dont play $2-5 and its one of the millions of things that annoy me on a daily basis that dont annoy others.

    so i get dealt KK in the BB right as i decide to play another round or 2, since the bus i was originally going to take dont run for about 30 more minutes. a guy makes it $12, i make it $50, and the loose guy whose been shoving allin $400+ into very small pots a bit calls. Flop comes AQ3, now what would u do? i check and he shoves $400+. i have about $200 behind. i call, and turned out he had AT and i lost and left pissed to get a cab.

    then i get a lot more annoyed the cab driver wants to see i have money, and that the cab driver wants a deposit while im in the grocery store buying detergent, and more so when i come outside and see hes left. he wanted a larger deposit than i gave him too.

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  7. but somehow i made it home with the highest amount ive ever made it home with, thanks to an earlier win of about $400 on the VBJ. so ive now got $19,363 and at one point in the wynn was briefly over $19,600. tomorrow i think ill either hit $20k or lose $5000 trying.

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    1. It's good to have clearly-defined goals.

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    2. Plan A sounds much better than plan B.

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    3. Tony, why don't you try Uber or Lyft? Each one is an app that you can install on your phone, a car will come get you when you request one through the app. The payment is done through the app so no need to pay with cash for the fare and tip!

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    4. So you are going to take 5K with you to play VBJ, good luck.

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  8. Can't wait for tomorrow's post!

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  9. "So I've now got $19,363 and at one point in the Wynn was briefly over $19,600. Tomorrow I think I'll either hit $20k or lose $5000 trying."

    hahah Tony this was a very funny statement!

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    1. Just brought $20,000 cash on an airplane to Thailand. I must admit I was paranoid the whole time.

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  10. Tony, if you do something stoopid trying to reach $20,000, I will officially bitch slap you in December!

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  11. This blog need Bennyprofane and Andyfezik back. Tony work your magic please.

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  12. Congratulations on achieving your $2000 plus loss on vbj. What a pity you did not read your own advice from 24 hours earlier. I guess that finally proves you will not listen to anyone, not even yourself.

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    1. Tell us the story, Tony!

      s.i.

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    2. Koala, was it on one of dem good VBJ machines or one of them bad VBJ machines?

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  13. Your Ego is a real problem when you have money. Do you just have no memory of sleeping in the dirt. Also You have not even made it a month in your current apt. Also you are not in in the top percentile of living and income you are in the bottom. Good luck and make smart choices and don't start bragging until you have something to show over a long period of time not in weeks but years.

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    1. Unknown, the problem is 20K is pocket change, in Tonys world it might sound like a lot of money but in reality its nothing.

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    2. $20K minus the dental expense and scalp expense and misc health expense won't leave much behind to feed the VBJ.

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  14. Tony does not like to post when he has a bad run :-(

    s.i.

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    1. No Gnews is good Gnews doesn't apply here. lol

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  15. It appears every one took Tony's advice and voted Republican. Tony's advice helped direct America back to prosperity! Way to go Tony!

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  16. Tony, we talked about variance at the BBQ. You confidently said you could earn $3000 a month. We brought up that you were running well and inquired what would happen if variance caught up to you and you started to run badly for an extended amount of time. You did not have an answer for us but at the time, it didn't seem that important to you. And then you became full of yourself and wrote the title of this blog. But it is time to revisit the question. You were, and still are depending on the VBJ wins to keep you afloat which frankly should scare you more than walking across a dark parking lot at night. You need to review your poker game and plug your holes.

    I was at my dental surgeon's office the other day and explained to his nurse your situation with your teeth. She quoted me $160. This office is on the corner of Charleston and Valley View and everyone is quite nice. I will be heading up north to San Francisco for a couple of weeks but you should check them out. Dr. Ryan Gifford.

    Another thing and I KNOW we covered this. You seem to want to play with your readers at your poker table. The poker table is NOT the place to make friends. The poker table is your office and you are there to make money. And stop whining about bad beats. You need to put on your big boy pants and go to work. Quietly.

    I don't want to play N/L with you because money means more to you than anyone else on here. At least in limit, there's only so much either of us can lose so I will play limit til the cows come home with you but I don't want to play like a donkey (which I frequently do), get it all in and win a pot from you because I'll never hear the end of it. Or if I lose, I don't want you to go off like you tend to do and crow about it. It's a lose/lose proposition.

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    1. well i am glad todays big win brings me back over $13 an hour from $12 an hour. my #1 priority right now is to increase the hourly rate back to where it was in reno. i dont think my games full of holes, its just games are tougher here, and i tend to play longer than i should at times, i either get tired, or in a hurry to get even. what did u tell the dentist my tooth needed and im pretty sure its at least 2 teeth, not just one. and im sure that low price wouldnt include the additional anesthesia. i seriously doubt the moneys more important to me than many reading the blog, alot of those guys have the same tiny roll i had a couple years ago.

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  17. $160 is for the full exam including digital x-rays and an assessment of your condition. I know you got this done in Reno, but are you planning on going back to that dentist to get he work done? Dentist doing assessment should also do the work.

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