Monday, May 4, 2015

there's a big lucksack dealing at the Atlantis

Out of respect for him, since he reads my blog, along with every other poker room employee in reno, im going to refer to him as DD which he said to call him. he busted 5 people at the graveyard table, and stacked off every player at least once. he comes in a lot and drinks a lot, always late at night. he's quite a nice guy really.

some of the bad beats were worse than mine, for instance Lorraine flopped a set and he went runner runner flush on her. He wasnt at the Atlantis this afternoon when i lost heavily and left before i went on more tilt, and luckily recovered a bit outside of the poker room on the BJ table and the 100 play machine.

one thing annoying about the atlantis is the tables are much bigger in size since they believe in cramming 10 people to a table like sardines, (unlike the Peppermill). so i like to lean back in my chair and relax and be comfortable instead of sit forward and all the women dealers in there constantly ask u to push the chips closer and i never get asked that at the peppermill. and often i cant reach the chips to push them forward further as ive already thrown them a little forward to them.

But he almost caused me to lose BIG tonight on the machines. u see, when the game broke up, i was still stuck $17, largely due to the bad beat he put on me when i flopped my set of 2s. and of course, i was still wanting to play, cause id lost the previous session earlier in the day. (had a nap 7pm to 1am). and then was ready to start fresh at the Peppermill for the night session. we all know i cant just leave a casino and go home when im stuck any money at all. at least not til i have so much on Bovada i can constantly be making withdrawals to cover any losses. and thats still an issue since Bovada will only give you one free check a month.

so instead of being smart and going to the live BJ table (where id have to be around people and bet more) i instead went for my usual habit of sitting at the VP machine. lost about $100 on the 100 play VP and then went in the high limit lounge to play the only big split machine they offer. so by the time i finally reached the BJ pit, i had $427 left of the $755 i walked to the peppermill with.

sat down, started winning, and couldnt lose. by the time they finally went to tap the dealer out, i was up to $760, (about 45 minutes) and of course, i immediately quit and handed her a $5 tip. so im now back to even for the night. that makes multiple successful BJ sessions in a row at this casino.

now for the hand u all want to know about. no one had of yet hit a high hand bonus hand and as mentioned they pay a lot more on graveyard and everyone is trying to hit one. i used to often but havent in a while. in fact, the available money in the Peppermills promotional fund is over $52,000.

i'd seen many people flop 222 and lots of them on the flops so i called $4 with 22 and the flop came 2 10 6 with 2 diamonds. DD straddled preflop and he does that a lot of the time. usually for a much bigger amount. but he plays quite well after the flop and at times is even tight. the lady from out of town whod recently joined that no one knew bet $12, and he called. i didnt see any point in slow playing it, because i dont want anyone drawing for the flush and i figured id get called anyway. am praying if i do its by someone with far less than 9 outs. i shoved allin and she folds and he called. and sure enough, he hits the flush on the turn and i missed. i then had a few chips left cause i had him covered, and immediately rebought $200 more.

and i wish i couldve remembered all the other hands he busted the other players with, or the ones that got me ahead $150 to start with early on before i gave him all my winnings plus a bunch of the principle. all i really remember is his insistence on being referred to as DD in the blog. in his defense, he did save me money a few times and said he really wasnt after my money.


30 comments:

  1. Tony, sometimes you really have to do something different to change your luck. Next time you go to start your late night session, don't just WALK into the poker room, moonwalk into the poker room. This will get you much more respect when betting, and also a seat much faster trust me!

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  2. it's true the last 4 times i moonwalked into the poker room I won

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  3. I play with a dude who does a mean moonwalk.....aj

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  4. I'd seen many people flop 222 and lots of them on the flops so I called

    It is great to get insight from a professional on how to determine if a hand is worth playing before the flop.

    Keep at it Tony, you will get them next time.



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  5. Tony, it's nobody's fault besides your own if you lose on the machines. Saying it could've been someone else's fault is just ridiculous.

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  6. he should have moonwalked to the machines

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  7. would like to talk about a couple hand histories, and i just dont feel like playing any live poker right now, even though theyre giving out so much in drawings. ive got only $11700+ left of $12952. to start off i lost $952 at the BJ tables while waiting on my seat to open up and i was briefly up about $100 early on. they changed dealers and the new dealer i dont know if she was cheating or what but she got 19 20 or 21 6 out of 6 hands right as i was making far bigger bets the final bet being 3 hands with a total of $480 between all 3 hands.

    then i went to the poker room as the game had just started up, and also i wasnt getting my texts. sat with $200 and slowly had it up to about $60 profit. but of course i still had a long ways to go.

    the key hand i had 88 and the flop came 872 with 2 clubs. finally, a chance to recover a little money. a guy in EP bets $25, and i made it $63, with $200 behind. he shoves allin for about $400+ and i snap call with top set. on the turn he hits his flush, and i couldnt fill up and as hes stacking my chips (a wealthy $3-5 regular) he thanks me for making the call. naturally i blew up at the player. and told him how rude i thought his comment was. especially now being stuck $1152 instead of $952. of course im going to make the call, i was far ahead of him at the time. its not like i made the call when i shouldnt have. its like he's telling me, "hey thanks for being dumb enough to make this call when he are a big favorite over me"

    i then proceeded to lose $100 more but i had to stay in, didnt play that loose either. i had ak, he had aa and made it $16 preflop i called and the flop came K65 he shoved and i had to call with that flop, otherwise why look at the flop to begin with? wasnt playing loose, but felt like leaving so i did.

    then i played the 100 play machine for a while. won $40 and left the casino. someone else on the one next to me said the pay schedule on the big split was better there than at the other casino and it pays back 99.95% maybe the chaperone or Benny knows?

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    1. "naturally i blew up at the player."

      There's nothing "natural" about that. You CHOOSE to blow up at the times that you do. You could CHOOSE not to do so. It is entirely, 100% within your power and control. You could CHOOSE to just ignore comments like that. Or you could CHOOSE to respond with a smile, a laugh, and play along: "Happy to help you out, sir!" You could CHOOSE not to give him the satisfaction of getting under your skin. You could CHOOSE not to be so rattled by what he said that you have to vent about it here.

      Of course he was being a jerk for saying that. But the world is full of jerks. You have to decide how you want to deal with jerks being jerky, because you can't stop it from happening. The only thing you have control over is you, and how you respond. As things stand, you choose to blow up, which is one of the worst possible choices available to you. There are many, many better choices you could make instead.

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    2. Tony. Was the individual who offended you with his comment named Chris? If so I heard his version of the story and it was a bit different than yours.

      MIV.

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    3. tony that was a great call on the flop shake it off.
      great read with top set -amazing call.

      im shocked you lost at bj but i guess it could even happen to an ap like yourself.

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    4. Forget about the Big Split game. There are three good vp games at Peppermill: NSUD with an $1199 royal, on the wall directly across from the player's club. TDW with two meters at the bar near the Virginia Street entrance. And there is one NSUD super times pay near the Pub Bar/Grill. You have to actually learn the correct strategy and not martingale. Also, when playing BJ at the Peppermill, NEVER hand over your player's card. Surveillance monitors your play and you will get caught if you vary your bets too much. If you're backed off, you'll be placed on the No Mail list, and you'll be permanently cut off of room nights and free play.
      Meanwhile, the El Dorado and Siri's continue to have the two best promos in town for low rollers. Just apologize to the head of security at El Dorado and ask to get reinstated. You'll make a lot more money. Or don't do that. Or go to Crystal Bay and play the vbj there. Or go to Wendover. Or Tunica. Or the El Cortez.
      There are lots of things you could do.

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    5. I will keep this short... so the guy was a jerk BUT you should have kept your yap shut and ignored him. Don't blame your autism. You lack the character to ignore the jerk. While you can't cure yourself of autism you DO have the option to improve your character.

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    6. never heard of Siri what makes it special there? why Tunica?

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    7. i have no idea what his name is, but why would he be mentioning anything to u? (this comment is for MIV)

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    8. Tony. Chris is one of my best friends. He has no idea who you are and he is not a professional poker player but does play alot of Poker and actually makes alot of money doing it.

      Believe it or not he is a HUGE football fan and I called him to talk about the NFL draft. The conversation had nothing to do with Poker until the end of the call he told me about a older gentlemen he played poker with earlier who was talking alot during the game and was overall a mean person who was telling everyone how good he was at poker and how was a famous poker player. He noted that the gentlemen referred to two people including Chris as a donkey. (actually he said the person said they played like a donkey) . The player who had the blow up was overall winning and even after stealing some small pots told the table how he had nothing and was smarter than them. Chris did not say if he showed his cards or not.
      Chris, who is a good player made it his goal to take said loud mouths money. Chris did not tell me the hand or any details other than when he busted the player out the player went off on him about how much smarter he was than Chris and how Chris played the hand like a Donkey. Chris told me he just laughed and did not even complain because everyone at the table was laughing also.

      hence why I asked you if his name was Chris. I have no idea who he was talking about but it sure sounded a lot like your story, which is why I ask. Honestly I don't care but wish you better luck on controlling your temper.

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    9. the 2 players at my table today didnt know his name, but i think it might be Mort. i sure wasnt winning overall at the time of the blowup and if the hand wasnt 888 and an ace hi club flush thats not him. also no one was really laughing about anything.

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  8. "we all know i cant just leave a casino and go home when im stuck any money at all."

    Of course you CAN. It's just that you CHOOSE not to. Why do you always insist on using words that imply that you have no control over this kind of thing, when it is 100% within your control? All you have to do is keep putting one foot in front of the other until the door is behind you.

    As to why you CHOOSE to make bad decisions like this time after time, year after year, only you can answer that. But please stop pretending that it's something that's out of your hands.

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  9. oh i am sure she was cheating the casnio lets all their dealers cheat while playing against you,if they get caught the casnio would lose the gambling permit but at least they were able to make 900. off Tony LOL only you would think that,and as far as someone that calls raises from other players and catches their flush deserves your money as when he misses you think man what a donk and i played that hand so GOOD i deserve his money. Remember what happens can be good or bad luck....

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  10. " they changed dealers and the new dealer i dont know if she was cheating or what but she got 19 20 or 21 6 out of 6 hands"
    And you've been counting cards for how many years? You act like this is the 1st time a dealer has beat you!!! How can you accuse a dealer of cheating with all the cameras around and if they get caught they lose their police card just so they could have the pleasure of snapping you off? You do show your true colors don't you!

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  11. Tony why is it that whenever I try to build up your confidence or congratulate you for doing something good, the very next day or so, you come out with, or do the most astonishingly stupid things?

    You get upset at me for being an ass, then you go and blow up at some one at the table because he hits his flush on the turn and takes your money, then he makes some smart ass comment. You do exactly the same thing everytime you show your cards to someone else after you have bluffed them out of a pot. You brag about it.

    Why would it possibly be anyone elses fault that you voluntarily walked your ass over to a machine and voluntarily shoveled money into it? Not one single person in the world forced you to do it!

    Why would a dealer risk their job to cheat against you at a blackjack table? What possible benefit is that dealer going to get from anyone by cheating from you?
    No one forced you to sit at that BJ table while you waited for a seat at poker. No one forced you to Martingale your way up to 3 bets at a total of $480 on the three hands.

    When are you ever going to accept responsibility for your actions? It is very hard to try and support you, when you continue day after day to do and say the dumbest things.

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    1. One word: character. Think about working on that Tony. I think way back in 2009 or 2010 timeframe I staked you in the Saturday Binion's deepstack which started at 2pm. While I had mentioned that we should meet an hour before the tournament started you said you would be getting as much sleep as possible and would therefore arrive just before the tournament started. Sure enough you did get to Binion's way earlier than 2pm and I don't remember if if was VP or VBJ but you donked off a couple hundo on the machines before 2pm. So with that historical perspective... it would serve you well to work on building your character to the point that you do NOT have the continuous need to gamble every possible second of every possible minute of every possible hour that you are awake. Oh... BTW a man's character matters just as much to a women as his looks do. Just sayin'...

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    2. i feel like a large problem of why i have so little money is because i dont put in near enough hours. i put in 168 hours at the peppermill in april. i was #1 in hours for the month, so no one put in more, which really surprised me and probably all of u. for i would think almost everyone seriously playing for a living would put in at least 200 hours a month. until i hit 200 hours a month, i cant earn $2800 a month to grow the roll over $1000 a month after expenses. so thats why i feel i need to spend every minute gambling. the key isnt in taking time off, the key is making sure all the bets are +ev and the bets that are +ev, dont bet more than 1% or less of the roll. quit betting way too high

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    3. koala i couldnt get it to let me comment immediately after ur post. the difference i see it, is i "brag" after i played it well (a bluff). he is bragging after playing "dumb" (putting it all in when way behind). so i dont feel like he has the "right" to "brag" like i feel i do.

      also dealers aren't "risking their jobs to cheat". in a lot of houses, and private games, the house hires dealers specifically for their ability to cheat without getting caught. we all know that casinos can get away doing this to counters, especially now that they are no longer run by the mob where they could get away with legally beating the hell out of them, so today they have to take "different measures" instead of the old school obvious method. now they are sneaky about it. and obv the gaming commission could care less if its a counter being cheated instead of a customer.

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    4. If this beef happened at the Peppermill it would behoove you to work on your character in order to be able to continue to play there.

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    5. 168 hours is quite a lot, when you consider all the additional hours you play online, and time you spend grinding those sweet sweet VP and BJ. You even took a few days "vacation" to go gamble somewhere else.



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    6. If you actually believe that why do you still play BJ. Oh I see, you can sit down and play with a dealer that you know is honest and when a new dealer ( the cheat) taps in you can then get up and walk away laughing knowing you cheated them.

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  12. The biggest reason jerks make comments like that is to try to put someone on tilt. It worked like a charm on you Tony, you need to be stronger and not give him what he wants.
    Also, I agree with Rakewell on leaving casino is a choice. I mean is $17 down actually stuck?? You risked nearly $1000 to win $17. That came back to bite you today when you lost it all at blackjack.

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  13. Benny ProfaneMay 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Just apologize to the head of security at El Dorado and ask to get reinstated. You'll make a lot more money. Or don't do that.

    Benny dropped this little gem. When did this happen and what happened Tony?

    So its OK for you to be a jerk about a hand, but its not OK for someone to do it back to you? As for your views on dealers cheating in casinos, really Tony are you serious?

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    1. Got your email Tony, didn't realize this was an old incident that has already been covered.

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