Wednesday, January 6, 2016

i'm over $1100 worse off than i was when i left my mothers house

yeah, its not been good at all here in toledo. Ray says i can stay here as long as i want with no expense, (minus my food, gas, etc). no rent. of course, im still out with the $200 i gave him for his rent. he only pays $200 since he's hooked up with section 8 in quite a nice place in the suburbs. i had to give it to him when he was unable to get a loan for his vehicle due to the vehicle not being worth anything. But im not bringing in any money.

and it dont seem to make any difference where i play. ive tried everywhere, not just the local casino. the casinos in detroit. charity cardrooms in MI. private games in others homes in toledo, people who he trusts. only good luck i had was in indiana. theres still a lot more rooms out of town he was going to visit with me also. some 100-400 miles out. i think the $6+1 rake is having an effect but its mostly due to poor luck.

no VBJ or table BJ play at all this trip. not that any decent ones exist here. i investigated the VBJ in detroit, it sucks, and the VBJ in toledo is non-existent. looked over the rules on live BJ here too, the rules suck without at least a $15 min bet, and even then the rules are much better on the $50 table. the comp rate on the VP games really sucks too on pretty much every Hollywood property ive ever seen. soon they will own as many casinos nationwide as MGM or harrahs.

this is the LOWEST roll ive had in a year or so now, at $12,709. i did have one small win in the last 24 hours or id be at my lowest point of $12,611.

lots of the beats were unbeliveable such as top set twice losing in the PLO game outside detroit in a ghetto charity game, loaded with action where it might not been safe to leave on foot, and losing twice with ak to aa when i got committed on the flop by the case ace coming on the flop, where i couldve got off the hand otherwise both times. the odds of that coming up on the flop were quite remote for it to happen twice.

there are some better options and much cheaper living options than the foxwoods area, but still would be back to $300-400 a week. not as high as the $90-110 a day near MD live though. this is if i left staying with Ray and went to one of the motels i see on priceline in various other cities within a few hundred miles of here. amtrak is extremely cheap for lots of cities from here. examples being $35 to erie, $69 to WV, and $91 to milwaukee.

maybe i shouldnt feel so broke with $12k, many times i wouldve been thrilled to have this much. its enough to play $1-2 NL or $6-12-8-16 omaha 8, right? yes it is, but living expenses too? 40 buyins of $300 isnt very much u know. any of u, whats ur biggest downswing in live $1-2?

i think Ray's financial problems could be solved by him working for Uber. they accept most people i think, and he's had a history of driving for greyhound and for the city bus. i dont quite know how his disability works, but its not ssi, it pays somewhat more, but not too much. somehow he injured his back but i dont know the story. Uber will let u pick ur hours i understand and it would pay $100+ per day i think. i'm still trying to get him to sign up, and he seems open to checking it out.

i dont want this blog filled up with Man in Black comments either by him or others, so if everyone could limit those to the previous 3 blogs, would be appreciated. tired of hearing about it, both lightning and alaska gal said to quit posting his comments or discussing it, and to just block him totally.

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  1. give your present bad luck some time to turn Tony. at least you have cheap safe housing and some one to drive you around that has at least saved you alot, quit trying to find that magic poker game that you always win at, you know the one you dream about in your head,THERE is no such poker game...take your time and improve your game and maybe ray can rail you and see where all your leaks are.and Quit looking for all dem good machines that you say you are trying not to play,seems like that is all you talk about in your POKER life blog.... you may not believe me but i am wishing you good luck and any one that plays poker knows you can go thur a long cold streak and then it can turn and dam you just cant lose till it happens again......

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    1. when i had Ray watch, he gets bored. if he isnt winning himself (he's stud and omaha old timer mostly) i doubt he would know what im doing wrong, although i was able to see what his leaks are

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  2. Tony, I hope you post this comment, as it applies to life in general and not just to the MIB situation. If you want to apologize, then you should apologize. All you have done so far is trying to justify what you have done. This is NOT the same as saying you are sorry.

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    1. I doubt this will get posted since it is from me after all but Pokerdogg i am glad that you said this. Alot of this drama could have been avoided if he just outright appologized.

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    2. if i upset MIB by not thinking he was being truthful, i apologize since i had no proof. I just wish id known this the day it happened. if i knowed he was turning the money in, i wouldnt cared i didnt get any of it that we seen. i'd simply thought he kept it which made me bitter for years. if u turned it in, im proud of u. Sorry for not believing u. its something most people wouldnt do.

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    3. What gets me Tony is that i told you for years that i turned it in and you only now believe me because you are scared of me.

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  3. Does Ray's vehicle qualifies for Uber? It has to be 10 years or newer and in good condition. When you work for Uber, you work as a independent contractor. You only get paid when you have a trip, which depends on the local competition, appeal of you and your vehicle, and market demand.

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  4. It seems like there's something severely wrong with Ray. Evil wears many masks. All too often, it wears the mask of righteousness. You should get away from him soon.
    My advice would be to find a good vbj machine. I also found another secret game that will net a guaranteed $15 an hour with absolutely no risk (plus comps and other goodies). You could play that until you get your 20,000 back.

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    1. Benny you really are a low life pos. Stop telling Tony to go back to the vbj machines.

      Also if you or anyone else found a machine that guarantees a net profit of $15 an hour with absolutely no risk, why would you be stupid enough to tell anyone about it? Any sensible person would sit and play that thing to death and never tell anybody about it.

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    2. Benny told me once the Chaperone is who posts under his name here instead of him

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    3. Koala, you are looking at this all wrong. Whenever anyone gives Tony advice, he does the exact opposite. By recommending that he leave Ray and find the magical VBJ machine, maybe he will actually stay with Ray and stop chasing VBJ.

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    4. Unfortunately, at one stage Tony thought that Benny was the vbj messiah and that he could say and do no wrong. Whether or not he still has that opinion of him, I don't know.

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    5. As much as i hate TBC right now, TONY listen to Koala STAY AWAY FROM VBJ. aND bENNY YOUR A MORON

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    6. i havent played VBJ once out here. detroits machines suck, toledo dont have them, and we went to every single casino within 200 miles u can think of. none were worth playing. which i suppose is just as well. Motor city seems to be the best poker room, outside of the home games and charity rooms. further drive though, lots of gas money up in smoke. good thing its cheap.

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    7. the BIble s@ys if u offend ur brother u need to go @nd m@ke it right. i feel better if i known how to word the @pology right @w@y but couldnt figure out how to s@y it. it's been bugging me not knowing wh@t to s@y. th@ts why i t@lked to lightning @bout the movie @mish Gr@ce over Christm@s (when they forg@ve the shooter) in reference to the MIB incident-in the sense i felt God w@nted me to let it go.

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    8. the problem is TBC that you never let things go. SOmetime either months or years down the road you will bring it up again like you have done with this incident

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    9. The two of you act like it was $10,000 instead of $20. Ridiculous from both of you. One of the most idiotic drama moments of the TBC era

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    10. the amount is not important. When one makes false claims against me repeatedly I will take offense and defend myself. Just remember that his words with the amount of page views he has can be defined as libel.

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  5. I think it's disgusting that your section 8 friend wastes money gambling. What a leech on society.

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    1. What is more disgusting is our affirmative action laws. Poker is an honest trade, it takes many years to go all in and run a race with 2 cards in your hand.

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    2. hmmmm some ppl think mayo on hotdogs r digusting #Rob

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    3. mayo on hot dog is YUCK...lol

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    4. m@yo on @NYTHING is disgusting. so is butter or r@nch dressing

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    5. I agree with you on Mayo but ranch goes good on EVERYTHING

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  6. Good idea on the Uber Tony! I did a google on what the car requirements are and included a snip below. Have you considered giving panhandling a shot instead of poker while you are staying with Ray? You have an opportunity to contribute to household expenses on a level that might be covered by just panhandling instead of playing poker? Just a thought...


    UberX Car Requirements:

    4-door sedan, must seat 4 or more passengers excluding the driver
    Year 2000 or newer*
    * Uber car year requirements vary by city. It is currently year 2000 or newer in many cities.
    NYC – 2011
    Philadelphia and Pittsburgh – 2007 (and 100,000 miles or less)
    Chicago – 2001
    In some other cities it must be 2005 or newer
    In-state car insurance
    In-state plates
    Current car registration
    No marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles
    Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

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    1. doesnt Ray have a truck and if he cant get a loan then guessing it is old as fuck

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    2. my truck is 19 years old, the only reason i was able to purchase it was because i made 7's full on a straddle at Motor City. It still runs good.

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    3. not saying it doesnt just not kind of automobile ppl use 4 uber

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  7. You just want VBJ for a quick bankroll fix. You're actually in a pretty good spot. If you start winning with your situation, it will be close to perfect for you. Good luck, and I support the block on Joseph Wells.

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    1. awww blurred you say the purdyist things.....lol

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  8. Top set in PLO isn't a very strong hand, is it, anyone?

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    1. Coach - you're right. Top set in PLO is very vulnerable since there are often flush and straight draws that it will go down in flames too. With the right board on the flop, top set is a big dog to big draws.

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  9. "Out the $200 i gave him in rent because he didn't get a title loan."

    Dude, he's sharing his fucking home with you, saving you probably 2k a month in over-priced hotel rooms, and this is how you return his generosity (by airing his business in public and feeling that you're "out" something, despite that fact that he's saving you a fortune)?

    Any reasonable human would immediately tell ray: "don't get a title loan on your car, that shits a complete scam on poor people (their interest rates make loansharks blush). here's the $200 you need to cover the rent. thanks so much for letting me stay here. i'm glad i have you as a friend i can trust, and i really think this arrangement is going to help the both of us." then have a nice little 'christian' bro-hug.

    i know this is probably just your autism (or whatever you have), but you'd think you could learn to at least mimic normal social behavior.

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  10. Some basic math for you TBC: $200 a month < $300-$400 a week for housing. Cmon man!

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  11. Hopefully Tony does well at this private game I took him to. And I called about giving blood for a min buy in at the Hollywood casino thanks to PPP's suggestion a while back on Twitter. So things are slowly but surely looking up.

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    1. PPP is smart a DFS SHARK!!!!!!!!

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    2. also u can recycle cans and "pilfer" copper from construction sites to build BR

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    3. You make much better money taking cans out of dumpsters around Toledo and taking them over the Michigan line for a 10 cent a piece returnable rate (CROI)Can Rate Of Interest. This is a way to keep money in the economy too, i am so glad our professionals in this world feel very good about how productive we are as a country.

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    4. I always wondered if states that border states with high recycle deposits on cans/bottles found a way to not allow out of state customers to cash in bottles or cans purchased in adjacent states. Sweet score....

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  12. When Jesus Christ comes back this will all go away, that can't happen soon enough.

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    1. It will be a really bad beat if you find Buddha standing in front of you during the rapture

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    2. Keep waiting Ray - another 1000 yrs he should be back - hopefully you will be around no?

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  13. 200 dollars a month sounds real good. Give Ray at least $100 a month for rent and if you have a great month give him 200.

    You can focus on poker and even with a low win rate you will be ok because your rent is so cheap. Hopefully there is a decent game that is near by.

    I don't like games with high rakes either. I only play in games with a max rake of 4 dollars and no jackpot drop.

    Chasing jackpots relies more on luck then skill.

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    1. "I don't like games with high rakes either. I only play in games with a max rake of 4 dollars and no jackpot drop."

      Thats truly a silly way to measure if you should play in a game. First off, very few low limit games offer play without a jackpot drop. 2ndly it is not just the amount of rake that matters, it is the limit played and the aggressiveness of the game/size of pots. A game with 3 dollar rake can be unbeatable, while same limit with 6 dollar beatable. Large pot sizes offset the effect of larger rake, the same way playing in a 20/40 game and 2/4 game with same rake makes the 20/40 a much better game.

      If you make some arbitrary rule that you will not play in a game with an x rake amount, then you are really missing the boat on how to evaluate +EV poker games.

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    2. most pl@ces theres no game with $4+0 rake in hundreds of miles. all of the casinos have jackpot drops. only in vegas do u see ones without.

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    3. I play mostly in Vegas at ARIA. $4 rake and no jackpot drop.

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    4. Ahhh...good point, ARIA is a great rake, has been a good place to play, should be adding it to my list of favorite places to play

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  14. Nappy forgot the drives, 3 to 400 seems more fitting.

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  15. tbc, which candidate are you supporting for President? are you worried about the market crash in China? any ideas as to fixing the Chinese economy? best of luck in Toledo!

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    1. It doesn't matter - he isn't allowed to vote. He has zero say in that area.

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    2. Not sure why you say he isn't allowed to vote. It is because he may be a convicted felon? Many people are mistaken in the belief that felons are prohibited in voting. It is different in every state. In Nevada, you are allowed to vote after being released from jail if the felony/crime did not result in substantial bodily harm to the victim (if convicted outside NV you need to jump a couple other hoops).

      Only 11 States provide the possibility you may permanently lose the right to vote depending on the circumstances (one of them being NV if you harmed victim). 37 States restore your right to vote after some mixture of being released, after probation, after parole. 2 States actually allow you to vote while in jail (Maine, Vermont).

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    3. It is my understanding that he is a citizen of Canada - I remember him saying that is what his birth certificate says.
      I could be wrong and that is no suprise but I think it is true.

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    4. Tony's father was Canadian. His mother is American.

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    5. Much like Ted Cruz, you can be born in Canada, yet still a natural American citizen

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    6. prolly cant vote cuz not a resident of OHIO still has Louisana id. think need proof of residency to register to vote

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    7. If you are born in the U.S., you are an American citizen even if your parents are citizens of Outer Tazmania.

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    8. "If you are born in the U.S., you are an American citizen even if your parents are citizens of Outer Tazmania."

      Just like President Obama.

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    9. Best way to end this debate is to say that even if he could vote he would be way too lazy to go and actually do it. Done.

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    10. no, when i w@s registered, i @lw@ys voted, including the time i @ttended the iow@ c@uces @ge 18.

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    11. That means nothing...You did a lot of things when you were younger that you would never consider now....like working.

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  16. So Lightning36 and AlaskaGal1 say not to post my comments? Well then i guess it just goes to show TBC can make false accusations against others without having to worry about any sort of recourse from your lies. No worries Tony, do what you want just know that i will never forget.

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    1. MIB, just let it go. Tony already apologized. I know you said you take your reputation seriously, and that is usually a good thing. Just keep in mind we are mostly strangers here on the internet. Everyone who has been following Tony's blog knows he look through the world with a different lense. People that know you in real life are going to judge you from what they know, and not what Tony wrote about this.

      What you do now, after Tony has officially apologized, is going to tell us more about you as a person than anything Tony has ever written.

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    2. Ditto Pokerdogg, well said.

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    3. Pokerdogg- yeah i find it conveniant that after i gave him many chances to apologize and all he did was keep making his accusations that only after the fear was put into him did he actually make a valid apology. No worries though. As long as he doesnt bring it up again, then the issue will die down.

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