tonight i started off $98 ahead at the highest point about 2 hours into the session. I've been trying to get in more hours. even if i drop all the way down to $11 an hour, if i put in 10 hours a day (300 a month, almost double the hours ive been getting) id have $3300 a month. i know all the younger good players all put in way longer sessions (i was always putting in many more hours when i was homeless or had no computer at home to go to when i got off).
eventually quit when the game broke about 4.30am, and i walked home $185 in the hole. and now im at home on Bovada, and i bought into the $7.70 10,000 chip tourny with about 90 of us entered. im up to about 13,000 chips 30 minutes into the tourny. then i get into a pot where 3 of us are allin preflop. i call the 150 BB, a guy behind me makes it 800. 3 others call, so i shove with 77. he calls, and one other guy calls. the original raiser has J8 (wtf?) and the other caller has AK. flop comes JQ7 and im feeling good. turn 8, river J. i bust out, (where Bovada wont let u chat after u bust out) and someone else speaks up in chat for me wondering wtf just happened.
2 key hands that stood out at the Peppermill were one in which i limped with 33 preflop and the flop comes K23. (and the asian woman in seat 9 was really a loose woman). theres a lot of passive action at this table all night. it was one of the better tables ive sat at. (not that it did any good). i bet $5 into the field and get 3 callers, including the hollywood park floorman to my immediate left who wasnt having a good night. turn comes 8. theres still no possible flush or straight, so i bet $40 to get out any draws for it. the guy on my left calls, and looks like he might be considering raising. the asian lady calls too. the river comes offsuit 6. i bet again for $28, hoping for a call and or raise with a weaker hand. the floorman makes it $80 and the lady goes allin for about $20 more. she immediately turns over her hand (forgetting im in, and i doubt she realized she had more chips than him either). i see her straight, so i of course fold, saving me about $60 or so. but im sick i lost this pot. the floorman has a smaller set than me, 222. nothing him or i couldve done earlier in the hand raising or reraising allin wouldve gotten this woman out.
and i couldnt beat this woman no matter what. another hand i had a big pair, (88) and the flop comes J57 and its just me and her after i raised her $10 straddle (which she did very often and not just on the button) to $25 preflop. so i continuation bet the flop and she called. J comes on the turn, so i bet another $45 and she goes allin and i of course call like a donkey, sure enough she has J8 so im drawing 100% dead. would anyone else have called?
then i lost a huge coin flip with 66 against AQ offsuit for a $100+ raise preflop against a different guy. its lucky i didnt lose more in that game. i was stuck more when i made the final $300 rebuy.
The Trooper talks often about how much he wants to total destroy and decimate his opponents and kick the shit out of them, and thats sure what i felt like doing too. i wouldnt feel this way nearly as much if i wasnt so affected by losing the money. i cannot afford variance or swings like most people can, because i am no longer young enough to start over again if i go broke. how envious i am of guys like stealthmunk who are 20 yrs younger.