Sunday, September 6, 2015

I'm afraid im going to lose everything if i dont leave Parx. all the VBJ machines on the east coast suck. never yet found one i like

the evening tonight started off badly, after 2 previous winning sessions of $800+ overall for the 2 day period. i was down to $21,998 after arriving in Bensalem PA outside of Philadelphia, and had slowly recovered to $22,830. This was even after taking $40 out to replace a ruptured suitcase, buying food, transportation, hotels, etc. (today i renewed for 1 more day so i wouldnt need to check out today). ive only got $20,900 left now.

and truth be told, i mightve been winning because i stuck to $1-2 NL instead of $2-5 (my comfort level game) and played very little VBJ. u see in PA, the min bet is $5 or $10 (depending on which machine u play) unlike all the $1 and $2 minimums im used to in NV. also i can not count these here without a tremendous amount of extra work (or sticking to only 1 spot) due to how each player has its own shoe in PA. so the only VBJ id played was a small amount to see if i would earn points on it.

and id been up about $40 on it for about $100 total of bets id made. But this is about fridays play. last night it all changed.

the only game id played other than $1-2 NL before last night was $10-20 big 0 fixed limit, and i was $163 up in that game when it broke. But due to my lack of experience with playing that game fixed limit, i never sat in it again either.

when i walked to Parx last night (for the first time instead of taking an uber--feel silly since its so close but just paranoid about being held up). i knew that a guy from twitter would be playing there soon and he wanted to meet me. i was only seated a short while and he texted me he had arrived and was at a different table, right as i was being dealt the dreaded pocket kings and he walks up and said hi about 15 seconds after i lost $184 with them.

its me and 1 other guy, who is all in preflop, and i initially raise to $15. he reraises me to $30 and i decided to shove and i have him covered since id just sat down about 20 minutes ago with $300. he called with 10 10. and he didnt beat me til the river, though i feared the worst all along, along with 2 guys by him who seemed like regs rooting for him to hit his 10. when the guy from twitter walked up i left the table and went to sit at his table.

and i never recovered. me and the guy from twitter (ive forgot his real name) kept being in games that broke, and having to move tables. and i finally was down $400 and rebought $300 more. then i finally started a small recovery, and i think he may have went broke and left by this time. was back to $422 of my $700, and then lost a big hand and was down to $176 and as usual i forgot what the hand was. i gave up left, and sat in a $2-5 game with $500 to recover my $524 loss. the game looked loose from watching a few hands.

i lost 2 hands with a $15-25 preflop raise with AT suited both of which whiffed the flop and then a pot came up where 4 players had $20 each in the pot when it got to me, and i looked down to see AK of diamonds. i shoved, and got called, by a guy whose hand i never got to see. there was a lot of dead money in the pot but i didnt really want a call. flop comes 10 8 5 7 10 with 3 clubs but he looks forever and then finally folds. so i felt quite lucky and then had $892 in front of me of the $1024 im in for total that night. the one time i thought i might wipe out the loss and continue the streak.

a few minutes later, i had JT of diamonds and call $10 preflop. flop comes 9JK with one diamond and the original raiser bets $15. i decide to only call. he has me covered by far. turn comes Q and he bets $50 and i raised to $200. he bets $450, and what would u do here?

i see no point in just calling, for only 1 hand beats me and if he has that ill have to call his bet on the river anyway wont i? and i was of the opinion from things id said i had an image of being on tilt.

i shoved, he calls and of course has the ace hi straight, and i immediately leave to hit up the VBJ machine, stuck $1024.

when i left the vbj, i was then out about $1900+ for the night and of course received no comps for it. maybe $2 food credits, seemed i had $23.21 when leaving the poker room and now had $25.76 but i got 0 points whatsoever. whatever, the rates on the east coast are extremely shitty compared to the small NV places im used to.

if i found a machine with a $500 max bet per spot, losing all 5 at max bet would be a loss of $2500. the max bet here was $100 per spot only, but still i could theoretically lose huge here. maybe i should just fly back to reno or somewhere no machines exist. im worried because i dont trust myself. also i set up 6 free nites between taj and trop in ac for later this week and next including fri and sat.

15 comments:

  1. Everyone does not have their own shoe in VBJ in PA.

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  2. Your play on the 4 card straight was pretty horrific.

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  3. Don't trust yourself to do what exactly? If you think you're making money playing VBJ, play it. If you think you're losing, don't play it. It really is that simple.

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  4. Go to Marylandlive you can beat the game.

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  5. Whatever happens you should pat yourself on the back, as fucked up as you are most people would think you would have lost all of your money long time ago. Almost everyone would have to agree you are doing an amazing job to have anything as dumb as you make decisions. Congrats and try not to do the inevitable and blow most of your money. I would be surprised if you weren't down to under 10k soon.

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    1. I'd be surprised if that (down below $10K) happened. Tony has shown that, if anything, he's a survivor.

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  6. I'm going to be in Maryland tomorrow. How long will you be in NJ? I might head up there and then MDlive.

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  7. Uber your butt up to Bethlehem and the Sands. $460k bad beat jackpot bringing in lots of fish. Cheap hotel rooms within a few miles. Not sure of dem good vbj machines though.

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  8. Why didn't you move back to 1-2nl once you almost competly recovered when you felt lucky the guy mucked? You were playing better cards at 1-2 just getting unlucky. Thanks for meeting up, it was an interesting time.

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    1. because one more big win wouldve got me up a lot more, faster and i couldve gone to bed sooner. id already been playing all night. early on in the night, i wouldve

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  9. There are no VBJ machines at all at a Sands or at Mt. Airy. Thanks for meeting me Tony it was an interesting time. You should have moved back down to 1-2nl when you recouped like you did. I believe you lose up when you play higher. Stop shoving preflop. See a flop pause and shove especially with kings. I mean come on. You're playing that west coast shove / bluff tactic that doesn't work as well on east coasters. GL see you soon.

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  10. Please explain why you left Las Vegas just as PPP was getting ready to come out? He had even set aside an entire day to hang out with you...

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    1. because i have no faith in PPP to ever want to hang out

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  11. because obviously Tony doesn't care about anything or anyone but himself. to hell with anybody else as long as he does what he wants.

    Tony, get your fool self back to Las Vegas. your friends are in Las Vegas and even those that don't live there come visit throughout the year. atlantic City is dieing it was dieing back in 2011 when I was playing there full time. las Vegas is the place that you need to be now get on a plane and get back pronto. there's an old saying about a fool and his money soon parted you keep hopping around with this kind of instability and you going to be the prime subject of that saying

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    1. FlushhDraw, the problem is that Tony has been 86ed from most card rooms in Las Vegas on the Strip and downtown and is too lazy to work on getting the bans lifted. His final options appear to be Wynn and the Nugget. I guess he could still play at the Strat, but the manager there is familiar with him and likely would not put up with much of the bad behavior. He had a great situation in Las Vegas but blew it because he can't always control himself.

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