since i had the huge loss on live BJ in the eldorado and diamondjacks (both same day totalling $5400) i have had a few winning sessions in which ive recovered close to $1500 in all. not once did i bet more than 1% of the roll, so im using good bankroll rules. i never wouldve lost the money had i followed the rules, for i wouldnt been betting 2 hands of $1000 each without a $200,000 roll. plus i also discovered the $25 and up tables in the shreveport do offer stand on soft 17, though im not playing them due to the higher min bets and no mid shoe entry signs. but when the roll will afford it maybe i should.
hourly is down to $36 an hour as i hit the 243 hour mark. wasnt doing well today in $1-3 tried to bluff the wrong guy with the big stack whod just recently sat, and liked to straddle. it was bugging me too the last 2-3 hours i was on the boat, no working internet on my cell. i didnt recover it til i got in the cab and off the property. my initial total buyins of $385 had grown to $570. then i lost the entire thing on trying to bluff this guy. called his preflop raise with 88 in multiway pot. flop comes J34 with 2 diamonds. he is last to act, and bets the flop once we all checked. everyone folds to me, and not being sure i dont have the best hand, i call. wouldnt u?
turn card is 6 of diamonds, and he bets $45 when i check. not being sure if he is weak or strong, i check raise to $125 and he calls. so im hoping no more diamonds. river comes 2 of clubs. i shove all in thinking hes worried i turned the flush or at least beat his 1 pair. i have him covered by $33 and my river bet is over $350. he turns over 44 for a set of 4's and thinks. eventually he calls. i think i took way too much risk, shouldve been happy with the days win. i lost another hand too when i called $15 preflop with 68 of spades. the flop comes 379 rainbow 1 spade. guy bets $10, 5 of us call, guy on end makes it $105. only i call. should i? turn comes 6 we both check. river comes 2 we check, he wins with a9.
Grump seems to know about how best to take advantage of various types of promotions. hes blogged this more than once. the new promo 3 days a week 12 hours per day, i feel will break the jackpot drop of $5+2.
if there is $20 or more in the pot before the turn card is dealt, and the turn card is either 4 to a flush, 4 to a straight (no gutshots) or trips, the next pot is a $300 splash pot. (which of course will encourage wild play on the following hand) however it will force players to buyin for less if they wish to take full advantage of this (so they will be less likely to fold on the splash pot).
in the time i was at the table, it took place twice for $600 total. which is far more than they were dropping. it didnt start til this afternoon. today was the 1st day. wont the jackpot fund be rapidly deleted, and yes kristi too can join in.
would never have increased the roll today if i wouldnt played BJ. and the poker loss was so huge the increase was very small. im losing over $400 of the bovada money too. while waiting for the withdrawal to be approved i lost too much so it was canceled by them since the requested amount of the withdrawal was no longer left in. so once i log off tonight, i must do it once more. in the meantime im in some $2-4 or $3-6 PLO8 live tables.