i've passed over 1600 hours played since last May (in qualifying games only) and i'm still over $15 an hour at $1-2 NL. in fact with recent big winning sessions, its closer to $16 an hour than it is to $14 an hour. Hopefully by the time it hits 5000 hours, ill be over $20 an hour.
new roll is $9407. But i hate to admit ive lost back all the money on Bovada except for $20. at one brief point the other day, i was at $400 even on Bovada. I think all my free time should be spent playing live $1-2 NL instead of online and all my online play should only be done when i am at home for legitimate reasons. (like being done playing live for the night, updating the blog, etc). i also think i should NEVER play BJ on Bovada, and limit my play to don sngs and omaha8 tournys. playing BJ on bovada, and playing cash is where about $80 of my losses went. and also i dont keep a big enough balance on there.
i did well the last time in the $1-2 mix game at the atlantis. $50 min buyin $500 max buyin. 15 different games in the mix, all of which are $1-2 PL (not limit, not no limit). my question is, tomorrow is the game at 3pm. i should be there. but should i buyin $50 (limit my risk and variance) or buyin for more--because i could potentially do well and win big in that game? i think i already know which option ill pick however. i dont like risk. i think thats why im a winner overall.
a key hand Vince keeps telling me to post on this blog was when i got dealt A2346 my first 5 cards in a game they called Tahoe, which is actually stud 8 with one discard out of the 4 u get dealt. on 4th street a guy bets $15 a few of us call. on 5th street, the guy with immediate position on me has 225 showing and is first to act. he bets $60, 3-4 people call, and i shove for $186 allin. he goes allin also for over $500, one guy calls, and one extremely short stacked guy calls. an off duty dealer laid down a345 knowing the other 4 deuces were all out. i was concerned he was drawing for a wheel, but he had 55522 and i was safe for half the pot. and the game immediately broke at the end of that hand.
and im still thinking i better hook up Charter cable at home instead of satellite internet. i want the maximum usage possible, and the strongest signal possible. i want a company that dont make u commit to a year (like att does). one with no commitment, and a powerful signal. besides doing it this way is still cheaper than the $90 a month with verizon. the reason some of us prefer verizon is u can use it anywhere, including outside or a bus or train or car.
today i left the casino after id turned my $65 buyin into $377, then dropped it down to $307. another hand history ill post is one in which i had JJ and feel i shouldve committed to a decision on the flop. he calls my $21 preflop and i feel like he mightve been thinking of reraising, but he probably wasnt.
flop comes K53 all in hearts and i have the jack of hearts. i check, he bets about $35 and I call and again i fear hes thinking of raising. turn comes offsuit 8 and i check. he bets $50. what would u do?
i call, and river comes offsuit 10. i check, he bets $100. i think, ask if he will show, he says not a word. finally i fold and he shows 22, with one heart for a bluff.
i'm doing the right thing living cheaply in reno and playing poker--and if i hung around for a year im sure id earn about $30-40k with about $20k of it in the bank still within a year. but i sure wish there was a casino with a decent VBJ machine here. if i had a car, i could consider north lake tahoe (or fernley) as here. without a car--i cant. it wont work.