Saturday, May 23, 2015

longer sessions arent always good ideas

Well im glad to finally be eating normally again, and id even forgot that id bought ice cream and put it in the freezer. it was originally bought to eat when i couldnt eat much else. But i still need to go and get that thourogh cleaning done.

its not been good on the financial front though. am still only at $13 an hour, and still only in the $8600s. It's going to be a long struggle back to where i was, and i sure dont like not having the money to travel, (keeping me from good cities for poker such as Portland and St louis, places i want to visit such as deadwood and Phoenix, and being around friends in places like vegas and toledo). But thats where most of my money went to waste this winter, that, and betting way too much when behind.

if i wouldnt be tired i could put in my time to get the quadzillas for $300, seeing i got one quads today. but im too old to play 12+ hours anymore. thats why none of us old guys win any tourneys. whens the last time u seen a guy over 45 make the money in a major wsop event?

the day got off to a very poor start when i lost my initial buyin of $158 and had to rebuy $300. i had the AJ of diamonds and made it $6 in EP following Grump's method, which seems to work out quite well overall. the only thing wrong with Grump's method is sometimes the table is much looser than other times, and it just dont make ur raises big enough.

flop comes up As Qd 5d and im loving the flop and the action as 4 of us put in $20 each on the flop.  im loving it even more when the turn comes 6d. I check the turn, after all 3 others but believe me, a bet wouldnt have caused him to fold since he was already almost there. river puts the 8d on the board for 4 diamonds. finally the old man at the other end bets $20 more, and a guy calls him. i overbet for $120+, but it wouldnt have made a difference since he wouldve reriased me allin anyway. anyway he calls, and the short stack remaining calls with the K of diamonds. the old man had the 79 of diamonds for the straight flush, 7 minutes before the high hand of the hour is paid. so he moves over to the $3-5 game shortly thereafter with almost $1000 chips when it starts.

lost some other hands, one with 10 10 and am out $244 really quick like, then slowly start to recover over the next 8 hours. eventually i win a very big pot that got me up to over $600 from a total of $458 in buyins but as always, i dont remember any of the other hands i wonder if Karen remembers any of them? it was a pretty loose table for awhile thanks to the guy in seat 1. Not as loose as the day before with the lady in every hand with a straddle where i lost over $400, but still it was a good game.

44 comments:

  1. not much of a blog post but im tired, and this desperately needed an update, been a lot of days between posts

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  2. Concerning "us old guys" - you're younger than Phil Hellmuth.

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  3. Concerning your statement about WSOP and people over 45 making the money... I would be willing to bet you even money that every WSOP event last year had someone over 45 make the money.

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  4. Memphis Mojo had a pretty big cash last summer...

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  5. On Day 4 of last year's Main Event, we were in the money and the guy on my immediate right was at least 60 years old. I'm older than that. Yes, it's a young man's game, but geezers can play, too.

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  6. They need to start live action seniors poker tables in these poker rooms Tony. You make splendid points. Grinding in the later stages of life sure is different.

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  7. I heard everyone who cashed in the WSOP seniors event is over 45.

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  8. Is that freeroll satellite coming up or did you play it already?

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  9. yesterday, i was without internet access. (somehow Koala seemed to notice that). with no way to log into the net at home (until i paid my prepaid bill) and no way to use my phone (since i wouldnt charge, regardless of if i used my own charger, or borrowing someone elses in the poker room) i couldnt contact Verizon or Sprint. so today i decided to go to both stores and back. what i thought would be a $15-20 fare ended up being $41 ($45) due to all the waiiting time inside the store. (i couldnt remember my broadband acct number--and verizon couldnt find it in the records. they had to do a lot of search and calling the corporate office to finally get the info so i could pay the bill). not ended looking up the number on the modem helped. at least now ive got working phone and net at home. and the $90 bill is paid that i couldnt pay online or by phone. lucky for me they were able to activate the phone that wouldnt charge anymore and sell me much better and more expensive charger for $32 additional. thats why my rolls dropped a bit and also i lost yesterday. i wouldnt been down since i won back over $500 later in the session had i not dropped $330 on the VP after leaving the poker room down over $300. also im running really low on food again too. at least my mouth feels better

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    1. can u even afford a buyin at all at the poker rooms in blackhawk outside of Denver (where as u know its legal to smoke weed at the table by state law). i never hear u talking about playing there for some reason do i?

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    2. it isnt legal to smoke in public. again u show how stoooooopid u r

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    3. it isnt legal to smoke in public , Protard

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    4. y would i drive to blackhawk or cripple creek?? if i can play poker online with a rackback and smoke weed and playing fantasy sports too. just work on yr personal hygiene and cant get any girls to talk to u issues

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    5. Retard u cant smoke in public,so stick to shit u know about like mashed potatoes and being a deadbeat daddy

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    6. Not legal to burn at the table at all. See this definitive article on it:
      http://dopedirectory.com/idaho-springs-dispensary-review/colorado-gambling-and-marijuana/

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    7. was actually joking when i implied it was legal at the table.

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  10. Tony, I just qualified thru 2 levels of satellites into the Mad Monday main event, a $270 entry for less than $4, good deal!

    Wish I didn't wait all these years before playing on Bodog, it is so soft. Turned my $1000 deposit into over $3100 in less than 2 weeks plus a few tourney tickets, and I haven't even put in that many hours yet. Earned about 1000 poker points, need another 9000 to release the entire $1000 signup bonus, I should be able to earn $300 of it easy, maybe a stretch for $600. What a shame.

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    1. A bit disappointed with min cashing in the Mad Monday main event, and the mini main event. Still, along with some cash wins, my Bodog balance is over $4100 (Cdn). They make you keep the account in your home country's currency. If I sit at a table long enough, I am exposed to currency risk!

      Tony, you really should try to learn how to multitable online. Bovada limits you to 4 tables max, which is not hard to do. Grind up your online bankroll and you should be able to make a decent win rate playing 25/50 cents NLHE and above. You have to keep more than a couple hundred online though if you want to make anything meaningful.

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    2. Yeah Bodog/Bovada reminds me of the loose old days. In the first hour of tonights $55 30K gtd 3K starting stack, blinds 40/80, I am in BB with AA and middle position makes it 240 with caller right behind. I do not want to take a bad beat early, so I make a huge raise to $1500, but I would love a call here. I am surprised when I get a call, and the flop of 10108 doesn't faze me any, the worst I can put him on is 1010, then so be it. I put the other 1500 in, and he has J10s. He put 1/2 his early stack in with J10s (and NO Re-entries). Hate to lose, but gotta love Bovada/Bodog....

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    3. I just started playing some tourneys yesterday, seems to have quite a few deep stack events with 5k and 10k chips (which I like). Playing in a $15k GTD $55 tourney right now.

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  11. Where did you find that PPP guy tony? he is making fun of me on Twitter, its making me laugh. What is it with all these Italians, Armenians, African Americans, Syrians, Lebanese they crack me up. Am i the only mixed mutt in this blog Tony?

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    1. Just because I am poor. I like being poor Ppp, I have been poor my whole life.

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    2. John Doe, what do you like about being poor? If you have a choice to have $1 million more in your bank account or not, all else being equal, would you take the $1 million? If not, why not?

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    3. I would take the million and give it to people like David C. Cooke. He travels the world helping spread the message Jesus Christ left us a as a gift. He also brings bible's to third world countries. He is not motivated by money or corrupt companies! AND he hardly ever eats expensive steak dinners!

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    4. Jesus turned water into wine, so why can't people nowadays turn cabernet sauvignon into bible's......

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    5. John Doe says..."I would take the million and give it to people like David C. Cooke."

      You can't give away a million, if you don't have a million because you are poor.

      So, back to my original question, what do you like about being poor?

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    6. As time goes on you may wish you were poor too. " I like how humble and realistic it keeps me in a world loaded with such evil" I celebrate years of celibacy, most try to sleep around now and compare notes with their friends. This is one of many examples of how this world is out of touch.

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  12. tony bigcharles @sevencard2003 · 1 hr 1 hour ago

    I'd be a lot better off in Vegas playing the vbj at the el Cortez its the only game I can beat.

    Its OK Tony, I will probably be playing it in a bit over two months, when I go to the El Cortez to do that $1000 withdrawal for the free play.

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  13. "made it $6 in EP following Grump's method"

    What is the grump method?

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    1. I think he's referring to this:

      http://pokergrump.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-much-do-i-have-to-raise.html

      BTW, Tony complains about this, but it's a feature, not a bug:

      "A necessary result of this scheme is that sometimes I'm stuck with a small initial raise from early position, and a whole bunch of callers. But, frankly, I'm OK with that. I don't really want to be playing from out of position through the whole hand anyway, so if I don't improve on the flop, the fact that I've put in only a small amount of money makes it psychologically easier for me to give up on the hand, which is probably how it should be."

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    2. yeah, I think $6 or $7 in Early Position with a hand like AJs is the right play. I personally hate hands like AJ and do not want to be committing a big amount of money preflop just to see an ugly useless flop hit the board. Easy to just dump the hand if it looks like I'm beat.

      Nice Grump post from eons ago. I think it still rings true although a lot of play has changed in that time span.

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    3. Thanks. Excellent Article.

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    5. The problem with the formula is that, assuming you raise with a stronger range from up front, your raise size increases as your range weakens. At some level this seems backwards.

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    6. This is a general request to everyone playing no limit, please keep your raises to $5 increments. It just make the game flow faster if the dealer doesn't have to make change for a bunch of players.

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    7. My only non-$5 increment raise is $6, $7 and $12.

      I generally only raise preflop 6, 7, 10, 12, 15 (if I am first to raise)

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    8. i hate people raising in only $5's (makes the pot look smaller) and kills off the action

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  14. Why did you block me on Twitter, Tony?

    Not cool.

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    1. most people, including AKgal, understood perfectly well why i blocked u on twitter when she contacted me to ask me this. u posting pornographic pictures of Jesus christ. would snevman approve of this?

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  15. had a good session today, won over $600 in the game, and am just barely over $9000 again. went by the BOA atm on the way home to deposit.

    and some lady whose friends with the employees who didnt play came by the poker room just to talk about 4am. i found out shes a dealer in carson city at cactus jacks, which is right across from the nugget, (and id SWORN they didnt have a poker room). but they do, and it goes 3 nights a week, all of which is $2-6 spread limit omaha with a lot of hi hand promos and u only need to lose with aaa77 or better for the omaha bad beat. that should happen often in omaha.

    i dont think Rob is aware of this poker room, because im not seeing it on poker atlas, so i wanted him to know this. havent played in the room of course to check it out, Vince and i didnt see any poker room while we were there.

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    1. Thanks, Tony, I'll try to find out...but I can't even find a website for them. Jeez, in 2015 if a "casino" doesn't have their own website, it's pretty ridiculous. Not exactly the poker capital of the world, I guess.

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    2. i guess u will need to do the one thing i hate doing the most (using the phone to contact a business)

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