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.