Thursday, February 12, 2015

anyone here buy gas at Shell?

would like to begin this session with a hand i feel like i butchered badly. And also i shouldve left the Hardrock much sooner than i did. i got over there quite late last night and then wasted over 2 hours before i went in the poker room just sitting in the bathroom reading a book called "the Tehran initiative". The book was so good i couldnt put it down. so it was well after 1am when i got started playing, and i left not til after 7am, after id earned my 2nd $100 gas card which ill sell to anyone willing to pay $80 or more and its for Shell.

im at $11,602 which isnt too bad considering last week after paying the rent i was down in the $11,100s from the $11,500s. rents due every tues. of course the only reason for the upward progress is because ive not seen a dentist yet though ive been investigating who to see.

Ive passed 50 hours now of $1-2 NL at the hardrock (would have far more hours if it wasnt all the wasted time at $1-1 etc) and am still over $25 an hour for this cardroom, so this place does have good games. still at $15 an hour for 1400+ hours total since last april for $1-2 1-3. But when i got home today, i was up only $68 for the night instead of $237.

Good thing was i just won my $130 don sng i was forced to play online after losing 2 $50 don sngs last night before i got my bus. funny thing, a guy busted on the first hand u wouldnt expect that at that level.

ok --here's the hand history. a guy whose drinking and fairly new and loose and is black and under the opinion my $300+ on the table is "alot of money which hes going after" makes the straddle to $5 a few calls, and i call with KQ suited, he makes it $25, i call on the button, and i know i should reraise him, but i dont and i fear that was my mistake. because the other guy, whose an indian guy named Patel, and tight, calls along too and i mightve got him to fold 99, not entirely sure.

flop comes QQ9 and Patel shoves and the black guy folds. of course i call, and was shocked i lost. left as soon as the BB got to me with only $201. how could things have worked out better for me?

i almost went to see the dentist to give myself a birthday present but didnt. mom did get worried when i mentioned about my face and my fear of an abscess, but i guess i dont have one, that bumps no longer there so it must of been a zit. still this tooth really needs removed though, been let go way too long.

biggest problem seeing the dentist is not only fear, its the hours i keep, and that i need someone with me if i want to pay $200 extra to be "put to sleep"

i bought one new pair of pants at the walmarts yesterday along with groceries for $63 total. and i can never pass up a real grocery store without buying a pumpkin pie if they are cheap enough. and it was only $2.39 on clearance saying a day old and to eat by feb 12. ud be amazed also how much more good tasting strong wheat bread costs than cheap wheat bread thats too weak.

 got all my laundry washed too 2 days ago so thats out of the way for about 3 more weeks or so.

22 comments:

  1. There is a nice hotel lobby area with couches to sit and read a book, not tying up a ballroom stall and reading to the smell of urine and farts.

    Patel is the biggest luck box ever, he constantly shits out but he probably is still a losing player because he is not good at poker except for being the luckiest player ever.

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  2. "Good thing was i just won my $130 don sng i was forced to play online after losing 2 $50 don sngs last night"

    How were you "forced" to play this game?

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  3. Why do you think that hand is remotely interesting?

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  4. I think you only change when the money goes in on that hand... idk, don't have much info on the player that beat you. Sometimes there are just setups where all the money is going to go in, and someone is going to lose.

    I am curious since your laundry last 3 weeks, how many articles of clothes you are dragging around the country with you. I have a closet full of clothes and I do laundry at least once a week.

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    1. about the same but now down to only about 25 shirts and one more pair of pants than i had 2 days ago

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    2. No wonder you bitch about your suitcase all the time... I was under the impression you were travelling with like 3 changes of clothes. Makes more sense now. Keep grinding.

      Remember, any week you can pay your rent, eat, and survive and have more money than when you started is a victory.

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  5. Why on this planet are you limping kqs on the button?

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    1. Because he is not good at the game of poker.

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    2. i didnt want to give back the win. so i shouldve moved to a new game and just bought in less.

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  6. a guy whose drinking and fairly new and loose and is black and under the opinion my $300+ on the table is "alot of money..."

    Please explain how his race is at all relevant to this story. Serious question - I really want to know.

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    1. Because i thought he might know who i am--he said when he sat he was going after my stack and was there because of me. it couldve been stealthmunk for all i know. id feel a whole lot better if steathmunk posted a pic

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  7. To quote Rakewell, how were you forced ? Is there someone else there holding a gun to your head ?

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  8. well i did something about an hour ago i didnt want to have to do, and though the jury hasnt come to a conclusion, its probably one of the smartest things ive done. (no i hate to disappoint any of u, but i didnt go see a dentist). what i did was I QUIT A POKER GAME STUCK AND WENT HOME. yeah i was tired, and no longer felt like playing, just relaxing in bed, eating food from the microwave, and falling asleep. u see, the game no longer was "fun". even though i liked the girl sitting in the seat next to me. i was in the game for $580, and at one point was stuck $280 in it when i rebought $300. i was still out $44 when i left, and i figured that was the best i could get, a lot of big stacks and i felt i could no longer play tight enough. was loosening up and calling $6 and $8 bets on the button with hands like 58 suited, and luckily one of them won. and i didnt go play any machines instead i walked outside and got my bus. and now i must sleep.

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  9. what i mean by the jury not coming to a conclusion is i mightve won a big pot and been way ahead, but i couldve lost the whole $536 i cashed out too. Read Craig Tapscotts article titled "head games" in this issue of Cardplayer. its scary although a bit flawed in thinking a pro needs to play higher than $1-2.

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  10. a pro does need to play above 1/2 to have anything resembling a good life

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    1. TBC plays in games he can beat, so why does he have to move up?

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    2. He's no a pro.

      He can't beat higher games so he shouldnt play them. But a pro needs to play higher than 1/2 to have a good life.

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  11. Craig Tapscott: What factors decide bet sizing for a continuation bet (c-bet) on the flop? You better learn how to read people, every situational answer on that article was pure implied theory. Tony, your at war with the table for money, you have to use every ounce of information you notice. This means even watching their eyes dial ate.... A seasoned player wouldn't even answer that question until he played at least 30 minutes with the table. Play outside of the box Tony. Your next online poker class will be on variance and proper poker table manners when eating in between firing your barrels. You never chew after firing the first barrel!!!!!!!!! If possible sit very still with one of your arms folded across your chest clutching the other arm with your hand. Give you very innocent look with your chin a little higher than normal. While you try not to look anyone in the eyes, like your in your own quiet peaceful world. Unless a bad river card hits and your eyes go into the perfect storm mode. To be continued.....

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    1. Ummm ... you do realize, don't you, Ray, that some of Tony's biggest leaks are that he constantly looks at his phone while at a table and talks too much, giving out information? When was the last time you saw Tony? How long has it been since you have seen him play poker? I would be interested to hear your report of the difference/similarity of Tony's play now vs. when you and Tony used to play poker together.

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  12. I will say this much since its you that ask lightning. Tony played in Toledo from his teens up to his late 30's off and on. We have thousands in this area that played their whole lives. Tony and the table talk was perfected here, its great for opening up any table at any time. The way the game is micro managed now, people seem to have lost track of the true art and the true beauty in a game which is the "player" not the statistic! (Statistics and odds should be second nature during any situation) I lived all over like Tony too lightning, i was living in Vegas on 9-11. I was playing downtown at the shoe, next to my shitty studio across from the jail. Tony was in a hand heads up playing 2-20 high-low stud. I was standing behind him and he was telling me out loud what a fish the guy was for calling his 20 dollars bets. As he spoke to me I was standing behind him through the whole hand, i figured i had a 50/50 chance of being shot at a few times walking back to my studio. That was probably one of the last times i played with him to answer your question lightning. (I must say i do miss the old times like that though) If i would have never met that lying cocktail waitress playing stud at the horseshoe in Tunica, i would have been back out to Vegas in no time lightning.

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  13. Now in 2004-2005 he did go back and forth to Detroit a few times, those situations can only be talked about with Tonys permission, lightning. Remember your missing 18 years of Tonys past lightning. This info is "TOP SECRET" for eyes only type stuff!!

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  14. Tony, I saw you in the back at the 3/6 Omaha H/L limit game around noon when I came in. You played poker all night long? How did that go?

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