Friday, August 28, 2015

up, up and away

Well earlier today i got my room taken care of for thurs fri and sat nights, took a nap of a few hours, and played a little with the $800 on Bovada, which im also doing right now. Sad thing is, im also out of clean laundry, and Vince is away in cali, and theres no laundries in the casinos. Guess i should buy more tshirts.

Lucky to have a nice fridge in this room, most of them dont. and a big sized one at that.

and its still going up (all due to luck of course, no skill) and is now past the $23k mark. i got lucky when after leaving the poker room stuck $360+ (and having given back most of the $445 win at poker earlier this afternoon-- most of which came from a hi hand jackpot with a $43 tip) i went and played a few hands of VBJ. waited for the count to be somewhat positive, then divided out a few hundred in bets among 3 spots. lost some of the spots, and then meant to divide out $640 in bets among 4 spots. accidently bet $740 worth of bets instead of $640, then won a double down on one of the hands when the dealer busted on a bust card. shortly thereafter i left the machine with a big win on it that had recovered the poker loss, and a profit, which is why im now at a new high.

a day or 2 earlier while staying in my FREE room at the nugget thru the same host that got me into the slot tourny (all from last dec play mind u, nothing recent much to his disappointment im sure) i found out i was wrong about being able to use poker comps on their hotel rooms. only food, gift shop, spa, etc. u can use it on many things, just not for hotel rooms. but i did end up with 4 days free. i did play an hour or so worth of $15 and up paigow poker, and it was commission free so i thought i was getting a great deal, not realizing that the dealers Q hi paigow would be treated as a push instead of a win for me. i did win a bit over $100 at that table though by martingaling bets.

still wish i couldve got a chance to use the pool and the slide, but i didnt have any swimming trunks, nor did i know where to buy them without wasting a lot of time on a bus to the residential areas to visit a store like a walmart. i wouldnt know where to buy them downtown. it wouldve been free while i was a guest.

as soon as i am out of comp rooms, i need to leave town and get settled somewhere so i have somewhere to keep my things and not have to move all the time or worry about weekends. but prices are so much higher than they used to be. especially for the extended stay america places i used to take, like about $400 a month more. if anyone here works in hotels, could that be because its summer, and maybe prices will go back down? it was oct when i took it before i think. i know the one in Phoenix is much cheaper, and the ones around Parx and delaware Park and Maryland live are much higher yet. (some passing $2000 a month)

lots of cheap airfares too. my mother would rather i not come til the 2nd week of oct. she is having relatives over, and also will be in therapy for surgery on her hand associated with tendinitis and thinks oct will be better to go to a doctor with me that Mark uses.

it was nice of Koala to make one final trip to the nugget to play with me the day before. i took him to the nugget buffet. he has not done well at all on this trip financially.

8 comments:

  1. remember when you were homeless and crying about how "if you only had a car"?

    now you have 23k. you can easily buy a honda odyssey minivan for 5k. that still leaves you with 18k. 17k after registering and insuring for 6 months.

    buy some dental and health insurance too, you idiot; you can't just pay for that shit out-of-pocket.

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    1. Problem: Tony would martingale on the interstate. 70 mph ... 140 mph ... 280 mph ... lol.

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    2. he would never make it up to 70 mph. he would bitch that gas was too expensive and instead rather take cabs....

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  2. what the fuck is he supposed to do with a car? Last I checked you need a license, and there's zero chance he'd ever pass a driver's test. Zero.

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  3. here is one reason i feel im winning more at poker than i used to.

    last night, while playing at the nugget, i wouldve sworn one of the players was WEC. why? well, i know he was going to be in vegas soon, he wouldnt answer as to where the picture he took on twitter of him driving was taken yesterday, and he was talking at the table about coming up from talking stick (to the guy next to him other end of table) and about being involved with a sports team for kids somewhat disabled. so it convinced me the guy was intimitely familiar with my game, although id never seen him.

    so after a couple hours on a big pot, we all are deep stacked, wec raised to $7 preflop and i am on the button with 7T of spades. i made it $24, and the one lady calls, so i put her on a decent hand. wec also calls. years ago, id have just folded preflop.

    flop comes 47Q with one spade, so i might actually be ahead. its checked to me, and i bet about $35. she folds, he calls. turn comes Q which i dont like, as i missed all the cards that could improve me. and i feel whatever he called me with, he wont be scared of that card. so i check behind him. mistake?

    river comes 2. he bets about $50, and i dont feel llke im good. i show him my 7, ask if he can beat it, and tell him he is good if he can. and that i have the 10 of spades under it. he has a bit over $350 behind. i have him covered by far. i still dont think he has a Q though. finally i shove and tell him i dont think he has me beat, hoping my preflop reraise and speech makes him think i have 77. well it worked, about a minute later he folds what he claims is a queen and that my speech gave me away. then i showed the whole table the bluff.

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    1. Nice bluff. I have a hard time making moves like that.

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  4. Your reads are terrible man, it wasn't me. I would give you the courtesy of introducing myself if I played at same table with you.

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    1. if my reads werent terrible, would i still come out ahead in the long run?

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