Thursday, September 10, 2015

From my FREE $10 room without internet unless u pay $13 for it at the Taj mahal in AC nj

i have lots of rooms here. 2 a week at the Taj, and 2 a week at the Trop. all of it of course, from previous losses on machines on prior trips. (not this trip). also there seems to be fairly decent live BJ here in Ac, considering counters arent banned, a lot of 8 deck shoes instead of 1-2 decks with poor rules and constantly shuffling up on u, these are real shoes with like 85% penetration. and 3-2 payouts too. so good games.

i was winning close to $1000 earlier this afternoon in this live BJ game at the Taj. But when i quit, i was up less than $100. still not bad, considering when i left a machine earlier i was down $135. so i did do okay at the table. also i did ok on the VBJ at the Trop when i picked up my $50 free play for the 2nd time in AC tonight, which i had to go to the VP machine to use and cashed out $34 only. made about $200 on it, but then gave away over $60 of it on a pickem poker at the TAJ. deuces wild is normally a good game, but dont try it when playing pickem poker.

Only the Trop will give me free nites on fri and sat this month in AC. i bet those rooms are worth quite a bit of money.

really was shocked my room here has a fridge. i put food in it, but id much rather not pay $13 a day for internet. having to pay for it shocked me too. But how else can i meet my business obligations?

also, i cant believe the pit boss wrote me down as $100 av bet. sure i was martingaling up to 2 hands of $300+ each, but the vast majority of bets were $10, $15, or $15+15. guess i got lucky. of course, on big negative counts, i only went to $15-15 and the really good martingales were on the good counts only, one running count briefly hit plus 20. since they dont bar counters, i shouldve restarted the new series at a higher size bet. on bad counts, i stopped the series, started over with $10, and kept track in my head the really large amount i was due to bet the next good count.

if i lost a few $10, $15, $15+15 series in a row, it could be quite a substantial amount id be waiting for a good count to bet.

i was surprised he wrote me up a $50 meal ticket too, although $50 in comp dollars on my card would be more useful. thats why i took half to my room to save. i cant eat that much.

here is one hand history from the Nugget. games there are much looser than games at the nugget in vegas. often 7-8 way action on $15 preflop raises and some of the regulars in there daily are just people who have a lot of money and gamble it away. one guy from NY, italian guy, made about $3000 worth of trips to the atm the night before.

also i saw no less than 3 people get thrown out.

tonight i started off losing early, at one point was down over $400, was lucky to leave the casino only down $108. this hand here hurt me. i had AA and raised to $7 preflop and got 4 callers. (too many, i needed someone to reraise). flop comes 893 and a guy in the blinds donk bets it for $25. what does this mean he has?

i made it $75 and he calls and ONLY he calls. im worried about a set. K hits the turn and i bet $112,to represent strength and tell him he mightve had me til the king came, and swear to him i have trips and dont want him to hit the flush on me like he did earlier. (there is 2 diamonds on the flop). im doing this so he dont reraise me allin if im beat. it worked out really well, he only called, and then checked the river knowing ill bet and of course, i check too, on a blank river rainbow 5. sure enough he had 89 for 2 pair and he saved me about $100 i had behind. i feel i played it beautifully getting him to not put me allin, but it sure pissed me off losing to someone that dumb as to knowing how to get full value.





37 comments:

  1. So how much of your $25200 roll do you have left. With all the easy games you keep talking about and all the dumb players who are not as good as you, you really should be over $30,000 by now.

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  2. But how else can i meet my business obligations?
    This really cracked me up, kudos Tony!!

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    1. I can't stop laughing at that line as well.

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  3. often 7-8 way action calling 15$ preflop raises, I pick up AA and raise to 7$. Do u see the problem here?

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  4. Gotta ask: what "business obligations" do you have that require internet? Did you get a job or a sponsorship? If so, congratulations!

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  5. You are often critical of players who did not, in your opinion, extract maximum value from you. Are you playing your cards face up? I mean, literally instead of figuratively, which you often do? If you are truly a pro who plays every friggin' day of the year, shouldn't you be able to disguise your hands better? And if you do because you are a good player, why would you expect the other player to get maximum value out of you. Sounds like you are admitting that you are a poor player.

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  6. You really think you played that hand beautifully?

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  7. Tony's analysis is completely results oriented and his play is dictated by recency bias.

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  8. Tony is Free and Livin Large, traveling around the good ole USA

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  9. for the last 2 nights in a row, i did well at the golden nugget. about $600 won thursday night and $900 won friday night (tonight). also i paid the clerk $10 tip to let me check in right away at the front desk when i was dead tired about 1pm.

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  10. Tony here is my deal for you. Take the bus to nyc then take the chinatown bus from there to foxwoods. I will give you my phone number and pay you $3.50 cash to play on my card. It's normally 2 points per hour here. I will tell you everything you need to know about CT games and give you rides wherever you need to go at half the uber rate. Good deal. We need a celebrity here

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    1. not comfortable being in a car with someone that i have no idea who he is. 3.50 an hour?

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    2. Yes. We have several 1-2NL, 2-5NL, and stud. Even PLO. Best rewards of any casino on the east coast. Easy to earn rooms. We are acquainted.

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  11. Tony left "sin city"...He will soon stroll back through "Holy Toledo"!! When he feels the time is right to get straight with God again!!!

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    1. I keep encouraging Tony to visit you in Toledo. It seems like now would be a good time.

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    2. Thanks lighting, Tony is feeling out his next stomping ground right now. I know all my buddy's pet moves. Tony is high maintenance with a bank roll like that!!! All in good time he will come back and get straight with God soon.

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  12. Tony, You should try and make your way to MDlive. The 2/2 PLO game is insane. They usually have 2 feeder games into the main game on the weekend. Late night it is not unusual to see 3 or 4 2K stacks. 80% of the players have no clue. I saw a player call down a $500 bet with a pair of kings.

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    1. i dont think im nearly as good at PLO as plo8. ive made lots of mistakes. im doing fine at NL

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  13. Tony after I played in Detroit all night I finished texting you and ate 3 protein bars twelve egg whites and a bottle of propel . The protein bars were cookies and cream flavored! I really think a good diet is improving my 1-2 NL game. Something to consider.

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    1. im not sure id consider that a good diet. how many people on average see a flop at the charity rooms?

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    2. On average about 4-5, it's rather good action on weekends. Your right about the diet I am considering switching to straight peanut butter and honey sandwiches for more energy to get information at the felt!

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  14. somehow i just noticed flush draws blog was missing from the blogroll. ive now fixed this, and deleted 2 more obsolete blogs.

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  15. Tony you might as well delete the bottom 4 blogs on your blogroll list those people have not posted anything in at least two years lol

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    1. i never got the email that my comments were approved on ur blog

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  16. Could you tell us why you're playing a video 3 card

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    1. sure. the BJ machine was full, the min is $2 on the 3 card as opposed to $5 on the vbj. i just wanted to play a short while to continue to earn 2 nites a week on weekends, and $50 in free play 10 times a month. that offer is worth about $1200 a month and its worth taking small losses long term to continue receiving it

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    2. could be mistaken, but it does seem the 3 card poker gives a higher comp rate.

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    3. How much coin in do you put through in order to generate those offers. What is the expected loss for that play? What is the probability that you'll be around to collect those offers in the future. What is your hourly gain (loss?)

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    4. Wait. Those machines don't pay the ante bonus? 6 for 3oak, 4 for SF and 1 for straight. Do you have any idea what the house edge is under such rules?

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    5. Quiz. Do you think the house edge on the 3CP machine you're playing is over or under 7%?

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    6. id guessed about 5%, similar to paigow or roulette

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  17. just now finishing up watching tonights debates, and i need to head on over to the casino and get to work. been sleeping most of the afternoon of course

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    1. I'm surprised the debates didn't put you right back to sleep.

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  18. not only did I approve your comments on my blog I also responded to each one.

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    1. there was a long delay in the approval of my comments, and i didnt find out til after 24 hours later. found them last night. theres a long delay in my new blog too, its all typed, but its sitting in the rough drafts for another day or so til i leave AC

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