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.