Friday, February 12, 2016

Trip report Hollywood Charles Town WV

lightning asked me why i could play during the day here, when i couldnt in IN. thats a good question. Let it be said, i figured the day was an inconvenience to both lightning and Ray, Ray because he was sick of driving long distances, and lightning because he was so busy on this day. and i expected the night or two before id be playing in detroit all night (after waking close to 9-10 pm) and be exhausted to sleep close to 9am, making meeting up at 11 in the morning horrible for both me and Ray. Thought this could be somewhat alleviated by driving up the night before, but then id needed to purchase a motel. didnt wish to spend this much either.

turned out ray is having difficulty sleeping and been wired up for like 3 days and slept very little so he wasnt up to driving to motor city thurs nite. i didnt wish to play in hollywood all night because after still being down 77cents per hour in 200 hours i figured the room sucks too bad. my win rate in motor city still $40 hour for 54 hours. with these stats its best i go to new cities every single day to maintain the win rate, its the only way it would remain this high forever. i win huge always every time i first enter a new town. So to give him (and me) some peace and freedom from stress, i left town. now im independent again. $234 for sleeper car took me straight into harpers ferry wv. Being in toledo dont work out so well without a ride into detroit every day.

Being on the train all night since 1149pm messed up my sleep hours, for instead of playing poker all night, (no wifi on it) i slept more. then i played all day here and now im really sleepy. but first to tell u how i won over $850. this is a really loose game. i never seen a vbj machine nor touched a vp machine or live table. nothing but $1-2 NL poker. no jackpots either. off $200 buyin.

the chargers here are not in every seat, u need the plug too instead of the usb. the wifi sucks, but not as bad as in this motel. plus none of the electrical outlets work, so i had to unplug the light so im in pitch darkness cept for the light on the computer. bathroom light dont work either. only the light the lamp was plugged in works, and im charging the laptop in it. the management clearly dont care.

theres better hotels but tonight theyre way overpriced next 2 nights over the weekend. then they go down to like $90. its real expensive on the road outside of AC NJ.

Now lets discuss some poker. i stole one within 1 hour of sitting down but ive forgotten the hand. later, on the flop of KJ5, (i raised preflop with AQ) i was in 3rd position and checked, the 1 lady behind me bet. older lady there more hours than me, at least 10 id say. This is a very old racetrack degenerate crowd, much older clientele. room looks like delaware park. really loose. we all called. turn comes 2 offsuit. we all check. river comes K, check check, to me, and i see the lady in last position trying to check OUT OF TURN. so i bet $80 into like the $60-75 pot, they folded, i showed the bluff. explained how i could do it with her checking out of turn, knew no one had the KING.

immediately thereafter i get 55 and call a $10 bet multiway. flop comes A58 with 2 diamonds. i go allin, sure enough i get 2 calls (as expected even though its quite the overbet) one with KJ of diamonds that missed thankfully, and the lady who got AK. 3 women on the table at one point, one quite the action and good looking who left way before the other 2. the much older lady who called, not the one out of turn, lost about $350 plus to me, she once were the big stack.

free beer here too might get them business due to no other rooms offering it. odd it dont factor into PPP and vooks decisions where to go.

this elderly lady originally was tight when i first sat new. one pot i had JJ raised it preflop. she calls. flop i bet $35 on 678 2 diamonds. she calls turn 7, i think im in the lead so i bet $195 allin to shut it down. she folds KK face up saying she cant believe shes folding this, so i then showed the JJ. it mightve affected the rest of the action against me.

one hand i got dealt 88. flop comes 356. one guy who i think was with the guy next to him, (who i suspected on knowing who i was) he drove far to get here and knew the meaning of the word blog, but he never admitted to it. anyway his friend raised my $7 to $15, i called. turn comes 9. i bet $27, he bets $60 i let it go. he showed 47 off for straight. good fold by me.

one time i flopped a set and got no callers. but before i bet, i said did he check, referring to the guy in front of me. (which is supposed to represent weakness-meaning u wont bet unless u are sure u wont be check raised) no luck.

won a big pot with KQ suited on a rainbow flop of K94. thought the small preflop raiser could have ak. but he didnt. i checked behind on the turn, but it didnt cause me to be outdrawn. did cause the older lady to bet the river though when the 4 paired without me being beat.

the most exciting one was when i bluffed the guy i thought knew me. he was from ac, liked tourneys, talked nonstop to the guy next to him, seemed like a real pro who does nothing but gamble everyday for a living. flop comes 789 and ive called his preflop raise to $17 with 66. he bets $80 i call, might not be supposed to. turn comes J. he checks, i shove when i had his $300 left well covered. he says he is sure my 2 cards are a pocket pair and i tell him ill be damned, he is right, now how did he know? i'm wanting him to think ive got 10 10 or the set. he folds, then i show the bluff. then him and the guy beside him engage in long discussion how he hadnt been there long enough to seen me bluff yet so he couldnt have known i bluff. he seemed to want validation it wasnt a dumb fold. he seemed to think it was.

bluffed once with 10-4 spades when the straddle was UTG after tons of limpers for $35. he calls. flop 10 4 5. i shove he calls allin with TK and my hand holds. another newbie who hadnt seen how i play.

yes tomorrow i must go, great game but shitty hotel and i dont wish to spend $100+ night for better rooms.








25 comments:

  1. You do know this is a holiday weekend right? Sunday is valentines day and monday is president's day. Most hotels are going to be expensive.

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    1. they shouldnt @ll be over $200 except for the ones 10-25 miles out which costs $50 or so in c@bs. no uber in the @re@ ever it seems. im in the one still under $100, @nd its the only one not sold out. nothing works here, no outlets, no lights, no wifi, i c@nt even get @ sign@l on my phone to login to online b@nking to look up my @cct. to me $80 is expensive. not $200+ especi@lly if u need to p@y d@ily for @ pl@ce to live being on the ro@d. this is f@r more costly @nd worse loc@tion th@n MD live. only toler@ting it bec@use the g@mes good.

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    2. @AgSweep no he doesnt know that LOL

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  2. Tony says..."so i bet $80 into like the $60-75 pot, they folded, i showed the bluff. explained how i could do it with her checking out of turn, knew no one had the KING."

    Brilliant! You alert your opponents to their mistakes, explains your thinking process so that other good players can exploit you. On top of that, isn't Pride one of the deadly sins?

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  3. "flop comes 789 and ive called his preflop raise to $17 with 66. he bets $80 i call, might not be supposed to. turn comes J. he checks, i shove when i had his $300 left well covered"

    I'm not sure which one butchered this hand more. Other guy bets $80 into $34 pot? Then Tony bets $300+ into a $194 pot? What hand do you think will call either one of you? Or, is Tony so bad at giving us hand histories!

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  4. i got them to switch me to much nicer room with lights inside and working outlets, which of course is like $15 more per night. id still love to be in the much nicer hotel for about $40 more per night that looks luxurious when the weekends over. there the wifi would work. its still extremely shitty. ive not been online bovada since i cant get on it. new roll $15,300+ only $200 better off than when i left toledo. spent close to $425 overall, (train, cab, rooms 2 nights food etc) plus lost back $243 this morning. when i left the poker room for the live BJ $25 table i was out $393. so most of the big win just went on bills. i still think MD live is more in civilazation. better hotels, and no problem getting uber. found a driver now for when i need it but hi fees. he is uber driver from baltimore. no one works uber in this area due to the fact its pays the drivers so little in this location. going to walk 2-3 blocks to buy food. then more sleep.

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    1. the price will decre@se close to $80 per night once the weekend is done in the much nicer hotel. $96 on priceline inste@d of $169 (the other night completely booked)

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    2. always good to spend 80-100 a night for a hotel so you can play 1/2 nl and make 10 dollars an hour.

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  5. theres fridge in this new room, worry to buy food though, if for some reason it wont work. might buy 1 item to test it. im sure ill move hotels tomorrow and i wont mind paying much more. well i will, i should go home to toledo or hurry on up to NJ

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  6. theres wind chill advisory here cause its bitterly below 0. i froze without gloves carrying food home. otherwise id look at the apts nearby 6 blocks up for rent. i once seen ad on craigslist for short term month to month $1200 month year or so ago, but never seen it again. it wasnt a motel it was in walking distance of the casino.i remember the ad, no idea the address. would be really good deal compared to the hotel. need friend like ray with cars here

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    1. Sucks being a poor fool who only cares about gambling doesn't it? Yup. All your fault.

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    2. smart to carry food home with no gloves in the bitter cold.i see that advanced iq is working overdrive as usual.

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  7. I am very disappointed that you were not able to meet up with lightning in Gary this weekend. I know that he is quite distraught, though he may feel relieved that you did not win most of his sockroll, which he had feared you'd do.

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    1. Thank goodness. The roll had become extremely thin and I was not looking forward to "bargaining" for McDoubles.

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    2. The guy begs for friends, needs them as no other, then so easily blows them off when plans are made. Why these guys bother is a constant amazement to me, and also why I look up to them as fantastic human beings

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    3. You are 100% accurate. I needed an excuse to play some poker so I tried to communicate with TBC. I offered a lunch and ride from WV to MD. Thought it was a nice gesture since he is always crying about spending money. I was ignored and deleted.

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    4. it actually made things much simpler for lightning, and for ray. saved them both 2 hours driving, and much hassle. i dont think theyre unhappy

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    5. i just now found this comment. i think i might be seeing him tonight, if he is willing to come very late instead of while i sleep this afternoon.

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  8. well guess tony wont be getting his tooth pulled, he is on the run again...

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  9. No sure why you deleted me from Twitter. I was willing to meet you in WV buy lunch and give you a ride to MDlive. I'm familiar with both areas b/c I've lived there. If there is a trust issue since you are scared of everyone I understand.

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    1. which id on twitter is yours? didnt re@lize u were blocked or when or why. if u @re f@mili@r with the @re@, how s@fe is the M@rc st@tion in g@ithersburg where i wouldve bo@rd the $5 bus into MD live? i just didnt wish to ch@nce feeling uns@fe going thru shitty neighborhoods. ive he@rd horror stories of DC metro tr@ins. i do feel funny getting into @ blog re@ders c@r ive never met, would feel much more comfort@ble if it were Joel, PPP, vook, etc.

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  10. Same name as here. The Marc is safe its a bunch of commuters. I've taken the bus to BWI and its fine but you will be scared. What is your email address or I think I have your phone# you gave me. I could text you more info.? I was going to head to either MDlive or WV tomorrow to play some poker. I understand not being comfortable.

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    1. Be careful Tony, Orioles have sharp beaks, and the smile is a disguise, the BIG eyes give them away

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