Sunday, January 24, 2016

how things are going in toledo

for the first time, i'm sitting in the restaraunt called "scene" right in the center of the Hollywood Toledo casino eating with my poker comps. Also got a massage for the 1st time in this poker room while in the $1-2 PLO (its only $1 min here). Their $1-2 PLO usually never goes and is either $2-5 or round by round, (no hilow either). But i needed to get out of that PLO game. was in for $120, lost, another $120, lost, rebought another $100 and eventually won a few key pots to get it up to over $600 briefly. when i quit the game, i still had over $500.

one time i seen the flop of 289 with 2 clubs, when i had the AQ of clubs, with the TJ of diamonds. i lost to 2 pair. another time i flopped the nut straight and it came runner runner aa for him to make a full boat with pocket 3's.. he flopped 2 pair with QJ on the flop of AQJ. that was disgusting. it took about 3 hours for me to win some pots.

i've been in a gym for the first time in my life 3 times with Ray so far on the treadmill, he likes to go often. i managed a brisk walk for like 20 minutes. there is hydro massage waterbeds too with a 7 minute limit, the place is called planet fitness for $20 month, they have locations in vegas too. im sure Alysia Chang goes.

me and Ray visited 2 more charity rooms in MI last night ive never been to, but still cant find a cheap omaha game. we seem to do better at motor city in NL than any of the other rooms nearby. Motor city is easy to win as MD live or talking stick. they do have a weird $200 cap in the $1-2 NL. most every casino is more.

only $15 left on Bovada, lost quite a few things in a row, so i guess ill be forced to redeposit every though id prefer not to. i could also try ACR maybe theyd let me withdraw in bitcoin so id not have to worry about checks.

Ray still bugs me when ill go to his church with him, but i still aint awake the right hours. i hope he finds the dentist he needs and the oil leak problem is fixable. its amazing (and i think intentional) how many restarunts have no plugins for their customers.

would like opinions of some shoves. the other day there was a young black kid on my immediate left who kept making it $7 preflop about 66% of the time. i figured the best way to manipulate this was to, if the other didnt reraise him, to reraise HUGE with anything worthwhile. but i never got anything. finally i got A7 hearts and got away with everyone folding to my $70 limp reraise. i felt lucky.

30 minutes later, i tried it with 88. this time 2 people called. him and one other guy with KT of hearts. (maybe i shouldnt have showed the 7 only on the previous steal?). but i do think it was why i got action. flop comes 843 all in spades. turn comes 2 spades. river Q hearts. and i lost to 9J offsuit. (the kid made a flush). i did right, i got the money in with the best of it. i didnt think he was quite that loose to call preflop with that.

least im still over $600 better off than i came to toledo, but imagine how poorly id be doing if i had more expenses.

why didnt the blizzard that affected the business at parx and MD live so much have any effect on NJ. the whole time the borgata showed 35+ tables while the other places showed 0-5 going. didnt they get snow too?




27 comments:

  1. finally updated my blog, lightning and PPP should be next. i just got an email 3 free nites at cosmo and entry into a slot tourney with 150 estimated participants, and even 150th place gets $100 free play. not a bad offer, but it wont do me no more good than my $350 weekly freeplay unused offer in deadwood, and my 6 free nites a week unused offers in ACNJ. cant be everywhere.

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  2. I was ready to comment that someone other than Tony wrote this blog entry! The style seems very different but once we got down to discussing poker hands, I changed my mind. Horrible $70 raise!

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    1. why? they folded so i won a nice pot where id normally just folded my a7 suited.

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    2. no. we limped most of us, then he makes it $7 on schedule, gets like 5 callers or so. i then risk $70 to win $35-42 in dead money

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  3. Tony why are you sure that Alysia Chang goes to Planet Fitness? There are many different gyms in Vegas and Alysia seams more like a Golds Gym girl, or a City Athletics club girl to me than a Planet Fitness chick.

    Did you end up joining Planet Fitness? A little exercise might do you some good.

    MIV

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    1. no im free every time as his guest, but whats the difference between those 3 gyms? are some nicer and have a pool u can lie at a few hours rest? or maybe a much longer period allowed on the massage bed or chairs?

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    2. Tony, this is a gym, not a hotel.

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    3. Most Planet Fitness locations are shit holes that virtually every corner is contaminated with varying amounts of sweat, jizz, and protein powder. But I have not been in one for years since I can not go to Planet Fitness until I get my tetanus booster.

      Every Gym is different and focuses on different thing for example City Athletics does not have a Sauna anymore and they are more focused on hard core cross fit vs the brisk walk on the treadmill and lounge by the pool crowd.

      Good Luck. MIV

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    4. @MIV LOL any thoughts on 24 hour fitness??

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    5. Never been to 24 hour fitness in Vegas, but in general they are not to bad. I have a buddy who is a serious chubby chaser, he said there is no better place to pick up on tubbies with low self esteem looking for a quick physical pick me up/hook up than at 24 hour fitness. There is a 24 hour fitness in Van Nuys that plays some ridiculous music but you learn to block it out because your focused on waiting for an hour for the excessively corpulent gentlemen squatting 20 lbs on the smith rack to finish his excruciating 30 reps and watching the vegetable oil gush from his skin rather than sweat due to his copious consumption of krispy kremes.

      MIV

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  4. Tony: looks like Pokerdogg caught you about to take your old spa move into $20 a month health clubs? I am pretty sure they all run video cameras 24x7 so if you tried to use one as a residence you would be caught within 1-2 days. How about you invest you time in the gym instead of reloading bovada???

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  5. I hope you read Vook's comments on RTP. You have said yourself, many times, that you think other players at the poker table are out to get you. You are likely always going to be the most annoying player at the table and people will open their ranges trying to get you. I don't think, all things considered, that you would successfully change this even if you tried. Buy you can use it to your benefit.

    Think about Phil Hellmuth, after he became television famous people expanded their hand ranges just to call him and try to get him to have one of his famous melt downs. I read somewhere, years ago, how this affected his variance, especially in the beginning of tournaments.

    I have long thought that the same thing happens to you when you have been at a table for awhile or in one spot for a while where the regulars get to know you.

    Because I think many of the cues that this is happening will pass you by unnoticed you might want to make some general guidelines for yourself, such as if you have been at the table with basically the same people for 3 hours then you tighten up. Or if you sit down and there are 4-5 regulars with whom you have logged a bunch of hours in the game you play tight.

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  6. The borgata has a hotel in the casino, parx and Maryland Live don't which is why the Borgata had a lot of games running while the other 2 places didn't. People weren't going to drive through a blizard to play poker, but a packed hotel full of people, many of whom were there for the Borgata tourny series had no problem walking downstairs to the poker room.

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  7. Tony, when did you fix the letter "a" on your laptop?

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  8. too bad Ray's church doesnt have VBJ machine . u would b up the right hours then

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  9. Jim is right. Borgata winter open tournys going on etc. there. Work harder to get the roll up playing poker in good games. Why are you gambling in soft games and getting fancy? Revel in the fact you play against fish don't gamble with them. Get the damn roll up vbj is the devil.
    You liked that a parx action eh? Me too brotha

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  10. For someone who name drops JEsus all the time and claims to be a good christian, i find it pathetic that you refuse to actually go to church,.

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    1. we wouldve went had i found an evening service on sundays. but the one i looked into isnt one except for morning. i never claimed to be a good one. but they all go to heaven both the good ones and the not so good ones.

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  11. Hi TBC, interested in a link swap? I'm a pro donkament player from Edinburgh

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    1. how many readers? probably lots less than my views

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  12. 8/16 O8/stud 8 Wednesday night at shark tank poker club in columbus. Monthly promo is all players get a steak dinner. usually they order from Texas roadhouse and bring it back to the club. Game usually gets off around 7:30/8. Probably only one table. No rake. Just sign up to be a member and pay $20 member fee each day. Dm me @shbzjenkins on twitter if interested and have questions. Lightning knows me if you have any doubts about me. GL

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  13. Really very interesting poker game...Thanks for sharing it

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