Monday, August 3, 2015

Koala, Herbie,Vince, Cooldave, Joel, (the pokermeister) and the El cortez.

Sorry for the long time between updates, i usually dont go back to my room til im half asleep, and the last thing i want to be doing when dead tired is to go to the work of creating a new blog entry.

I've met Herbie (and his girlfriend) (which proves the guys who claim women wont want a guy who travels all over the country gambling are full of shit and that if a woman really loves u she wont care what u like to do with ur time or where u are living). Theyve been spending a lot of time on the same VBJ machine at the Elcortez as i have. (and ive spent too much time on it, im down over $2000 on it overall this trip).

First guy i met was Joel. i was waking up late in the afternoon, and found a text from him he would be playing at the wynn about 3 more hours. so i rushed over there on the bus, and hung out with him for a while, eventually he left before i did, and i eventually left stuck $305, running my AJ into 66 on a flop of AJ6. was sitting with position on him the entire time and once beat him on a big pot where he had the K hi straight and i had the A hi straight.

the day before Vince and i had hung out at both the Cannery and the Poker Palace. actually that was 2 different days, and we also checked out the new room at the Aliente, that as u might expect has very little business on their electronic tables. They do have the ultimate texas holdem tables some claim are beatable, (dont see how).

the game at the poker palace was loose and i was lucky to recover a $200 loss and walk out with about a $200 win. A regular from the stratosphere named Scott went there with me.

then one day Cooldave walked up to me on the VBJ at the elcortez. i didnt recognize him either for a minute but then we went to the wynn and played a while. disappointed all the times i was at the wynn i never could get stealthmunk to play NL with me, or to leave the PLO tables to hang out.

then finally last night i met Koala at the nugget, and today he got a new USA phone up and running and texted me the number. i guess ill see him later today when he wakes back up.

he hung out for a while at the nugget and watched, didnt play, i won back $400, and then we went to eat. i offered to pay him for last years gas but he didnt want it.

i have noticed ive had far more chips on the poker tables than i used to (wec should be proud). and i seem to be bluffing more often than i used to also. i still have a hard time raising when out of position though. or 3 betting not so great but slightly playable for a limp hands on the button. i dont see why i should change those things.

to live in vegas longer term, i might need to move into Vinces house. rooms here sometimes are as high as $500 and up a week in the casinos, this week will be more than the previous week and i have no more sat and fri nite comps.

almost forgot to mention i met Benny Profane and his wife the first day or so i was here and staying at circus.

and im still a little bit less than $15k overall but would be slightly over there had my $168 Bovada withdrawal arrived yet. ive still got $420 on Bovada give or take what happens in the sngs im playing in my room now.



32 comments:

  1. Well congrats to Herbie for finding a very special woman. But she is the exception, not the rule. The majority of women in america do in fact care about: "what u like to do with ur time or where u are living". Its all about how low some women will set the bar for the men they hang out with. I choose to avoid women who will honk a man's horn in an alley simply in return for buying them a single cocktail. Conversly, most women will avoid men that expect some action in the alley behind the bar in return for a single cocktail. It is all about how low either party sets the proverbial bar for their expectations.

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  2. Is the Golden Nugget your new casino of choice. I will be there Saturday night because I have yet to use the waterside that goes through the shark tank. How do you feel about water slides? Yay or nay?

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    1. the Nugget isnt a NEW casino of choice, it already has been the casino of choice in vegas for quite a few years now. No cap on the buyin and fair rules on the straddle and no need for city buses and better phone charges (usb instead of outlets) make it a best choice.

      theres no such as an indoor waterslide inside a casino. when i was a kid, and went with the church youth group to outings, i used to love water amusement parks a lot more than places without them. i was afraid of roller coasters and although id ride a ferris wheel, im afraid around heights. wouldve never rode the roller coaster, not for $1000. waterslides are fun. but i wouldnt go unless a woman took me out on a date to one, going alone is pointless.

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    2. I dunno ... this sounds like a date to me ...

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    3. Both parties should acknowledge where the "bar is set" before calling it a date though?

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    4. Is it an indoor waterslide if it goes through a shark tank with actual sharks in it? Have you been anywhere inside the Golden Nugget other than the casino???

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    5. how could that be possible? u could get bit while its going thru the shark tank and the sharks could get on the waterslide.

      what i do know is that if AC isnt a hotel guest, u cannot use the pool. u cannot pay to get in the pool, u have to have a room here. and if u cannot use the pool theres no way to see if theres a waterslide

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    6. Tony obviously u DONT know about the rules at the Nugget. I have never stayed AT the Nugget but I have used the POOL at least 5 times. U see my wife loves the pool on the third floor which is an infinity pool, and the talent up in that pool is worth it. U see it use to be a topless pool, I am not sure if it still is.

      MIV

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    7. Tony, do you worry about drowning when you go through an under water tunnel?

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    8. Ummm, no, you don't have to be staying there to use the pool. You can see the water slide from the casino floor. I'm surprised you have never taken the time to look at it while walking through the casino. The water slide is enclosed on both sides with glass, with sharks swimming on the other side of the glass. Its like going through an aquarium, but instead of walking through a tunnel you are sliding quickly through it on a slide. Quite fun, I have done the one at Atlantis in the Bahamas where you start at the top of the pyramid and go through the shark encloser It kinda goes by fast, so be prepared to ride it multiple times to be able to fully take it in Alysia.

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    9. Leap of Faith!! Ahhh, you gotta get over to Atlantis Tony, it is the best!!! My favorite. Well TBC, guess you gotta go during January 6th-14th when Pokerstars runs the Caribbean Adventure and the only time they play poker.

      http://www.luxuryhomes.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/mayan-temple-leap-of-faith-low.jpg
      (notice the tube underneath the sharks)

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  3. about 2 am, (after sleeping 4 hours and watching the NH presidential forum) i got in touch with Koala and we both went into the nugget. we both proceeded to do well and win over $200 each. game was loose, and i didnt like the way 1 asian guy had a $1000 chip on his stack no one was able to see but me. it looked just like a play money chip unless u were close enough to see it well and read the amount. this is an excellent example why large chips shouldnt be allowed, and Koala agreed he couldnt see it either. nor did another player who went allin know about it either.

    I feel like since i care about these things and others dont, it proves i have more integrity and others just like to angleshoot. same way to how i feel about places that make the small blind act first.

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    1. "I feel like since i care about these things and others dont, it proves i have more integrity and others just like to angleshoot. same way to how i feel about places that make the small blind act first."

      First of did the aggregate of all his OTHER chips cover people at the table? If so, I don't question his integrity. I mean let's say the people at the table have around $500 in front of them and this guy has $900 plus the $1000 chip. What's the big deal?

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    2. Koala had about $800, and the guy next to him had about $1700. the asian guy on the opposite side of the table next to me had about $300 in cash, 400 in chips and the $1000 chip. i think the $1000 chip made a big difference

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    3. That is a blatant angle shoot... (he may be a newb and not aware, but most newbs aren't buying into 1-2 games with yellows) but I don't see how you in any way compare this to SB acting first in a straddle situation. I don't care who acts first, it is not "unfair" or "dishonest" or whatever term you use... you know the rule coming into the game, and everyone has the same opportunity. You are just cheap.

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  4. Tony, I agree this is an angle and seems pretty deliberate. It is the casinos fault for allowing those chips to play. There is also a risk of him removing it from the table is he is all in a loses. Imagine if he puts it on his cards like a protector and then removes it if he loses or claim it plays if he wins. Casino should not allow it to play.

    Water slides run in tubes too bro, can easily pass through a shark tank.

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  5. I don't like it either when the small blind has to act first on a button straddle. It really is unfair to the small blind and big blind.

    I like the way they run the game where I play. There is no button straddle only a under the gun straddle.

    Also in the $1-3 no limit game the highest chip you can have in your stack is the $25 dollar chip. This is good because no one can sneak in a $1000 chip you can not see.

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    1. It used to be cash, now chips only. I know of a 3-5 game that allows ALL denomination of chips in play, yet in the same room, a 5-10(NL)game that only allows $100 chips as the highest check on the table..total contradiction. I like your proposal of $25 chips or less on low limit-no limit games. They can be used all over, even if you are moving to the biggest game in the room shortly.

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    2. I have noticed more rooms using greens now that the cash has been taken out of the game. Used to be that the only time you saw a green in a 1-2/1-3 game was when someone brought them from the pit. Now they are much more common place. Caesar's totally ran out of red a couple weeks after the no cash went into effect and was using $2 and $10 chips.

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  6. I don't think it was an attempt at angle shooting. The chip was always in plain sight on the table. But I must admit I did not know it was a $1000 chip, until the dealer made the table aware of it. I was down at the other end of the table and could not see the amount stamped on the chip.

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  7. The thought of the sharks using the water slide has cheered me up no end today. Would they need some sort of fin band to demonstrate they are allowed in the casino unaccompanied?

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  8. Tony - great seeing you this weekend! It was fun as always, and even nicer because I had the chance to play with you this time. I'm couldn't be happier that I lost that pot to you and not some other guy at the table... at least with you, I know you could really put the money to good use. Nice hand and good game :-)

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    1. The El Cortez VBJ machine appreciates you losing that pot to Tony as well.

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  9. You've spent how much of your life in the GN poker room and have never seen the shark tank waterslide 100 yards away? Look around and smell the roses a bit you tunnel visioned degen.

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  10. Tony you'll be delighted to learn that Harrah's has switched its button straddle rule to the one that has nothing to do with incest or bestiality.

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    1. in which property? ALL of them? how long ago? the other day when i was in planet H, they still were doing it the old method

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    2. Few days ago. Just Harrah's as far as I know.

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    3. Joel posted on his blog they were doing it at caesers room, not harrahs. maybe all, but i still havent checked

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  11. Next time I see Tony in a room, I am going to have to fight the urge to get directly behind him in action, and straddle every chance.

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  12. after waking up about 130am, i must of not been ready to stay awake yet, and needed more rest, for now i just woke up again at 2.39am.

    bad dream where i was with the staff of a poker game that wouldnt speak to me, where id lost my entire buyin in a game being played near a large swimming pool, and one of the players stole $700 from me, and id dropped $100 in the pool and couldnt find it and the money being extreemly wet and falling apart.handed money to player to buy chips and he swum away really fast and disappeared into a huge locker gym room. im with another employee who refuses to speak who supposedly is looking for his boss security to tell him what happened, but he keeps blocking my way. this dream is due to feeling powerless in casino poker rooms and not fairly treated alot

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  13. i still wasnt ready to get up, even after more sleep, finally woke up for good,after 9am, after many dreams about homelessness, hiding out, and alysia chang. hopefully now with all this sleep i wont fall asleep so early tonight

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