Thursday, May 12, 2016

im wondering if i try to bluff too much

i'm always thinking i can get away with bluffing because i get to stay in so few hands, and usually when i first play in a new location i can. but sometimes theres players who still give me no respect even when folding tons of pots.

the thing is, when this dont work out, it will cost me quite a bit. i was winning $353 at the high water mark today and quit to go eat cashing out $159 profit. since there was a long wait for the free buffet certain hours of the day, i spent some of my samstown dollars to bring food to this room.

the one guy wanted to straddle as often as possible and tried to get the table to accept the button straddle, but one old guy objected. he says his room in pensacola dogtrack allows it. so id been folding most hands and didnt wish to fold to him, since he was doing it continously. had a2 clubs and limped, sure enough he made it $16 on his straddle when it got back to him. one guy calls, i made it $71. he called, the other guy folds. flop comes Q79 only 1 of my suit. now what would u do?

i know he isnt likely to have nothing at all. i shove he calls his other $120 with nothing but a8 and won. what a horrible call, shoving is fine, but calling?

then i later went to bluff another guy i shouldnt but at least i still beat him with 2 pair higher than his. by bluff i mean the board is 10JQK8 and none of us have the straight.

i think my good friend and colleague RobVegasPoker will be able to understand why Shreveport is such a better casino destination than Vegas. no resort fees, no parking fees, much easier to beat for significant money per hour instead of peanuts, free daily buffet, and very good rules for BJ and great comps. ive played very little BJ at samstown compared to the eldorado, and 75% of my $10,000 plus in BJ losses since coming to this area was not in samstown. yet i asked tonight about having my free room extended 1 more day with no play in the past 48 hours, yet they still gave me friday just now without charge. so i dont need to check out in the morning. what a relief. i only hope the rest of the general public is as smart as him to also understand, for if so, casinos will learn the importance of good service.

29 comments:

  1. Your good friend and colleague Rob may have a more positive view of Vegas than you because he isn't banned from 95% of the poker rooms.

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    1. Oh be nice for once "Cat"... Don't you ever wonder how Tony is doing and feels for the day.

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    2. I don't need to wonder, he's either proud or angry.

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    3. more like arrogant or pissed

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  2. Nice to see you getting comps for all the gaming activity you do. What you really need to learn is not upset people, thereby blowing all the goodwill you establish in diferrent casinos with management.

    I can't really comment on your poker play moves Tony, as I think you are actually much better than I am. What I don't understand is why do you play some of the lesser known type games? Because it would seem your bread and butter lies with hold'em.

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    1. Very nice Koala, a 2 paragraph post! I must say i enjoyed this one. What does vegemite taste like? I hear so much about it.

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  3. Who cares because you won't listen to advice you do not agree with. It is always the same thing with you. What do I do with "x"? Then your "colleagues" (whom you do not work with because you have no job) give you advice on your question and if it doesn't fit with your thinking then you ignore it. Stop asking for advice when all you ever do is listen to your own shitty advice.
    Gambling every single day has made your life even shittier but you no motivation to do anything else but sit on your ass and throw money around that you cannot afford to lose. You are such a genius.

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  4. Tony:

    No, you're not bluffing too often. Unless you've changed your game a lot since you and I played together, you're still a tight player with a pretty narrow range of opening hands.

    The issue for you is more about WHO to bluff. Clearly the guy who called you with A8 is a maniac who is calling with any backdoor draw; that is not the guy to bluff. Had he shown that he could lay down decent cards? Had he shown that he could be bluffed? It doesn't sound like you consider that element when determining when/who to bluff.

    At 1/2, 1/3, there are a lot of players who aren't paying attention enough to be aware of your "table image". Some aren't paying attention enough to know that you're a tight player. Maybe they don't care about the money enough to bother to pay attention, maybe they just aren't very good. But a lot of players at that level simply don't know you're tight.

    Pay more attention as to whom can be bluffed, my friend.

    s.i.

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    1. he doesn't pay any attention to it.

      when i played plo with him he called a flop bet with nothing then snap potted the turn. his opponent was drunk and high and turned around to talk to his girl. tbc exposed his hand. had nothing.

      his opponent didn't even see it and wouldn't have cared if he did.

      then tbc tried to bluff him again. unforutnately for tbc the other guy had a garbage 2 pair on a straight board and there went tony's money.

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  5. You always think of the short term and even then with extreme blinders on.
    While you are running hot the games are easier to beat but it will even out and you will once again be questioning your judgement.

    Are the games you are playing currently better than Vegas? It is possible. You, however, don't have the selection of games that Vegas does and you actually never put time into game selection anyway.

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  6. Yes but have you spoken to the powers that be about moving the WSOP to Shreveport? I'm sure that once they hear yours and Rob's logic regarding the matter, they will get cracking on it. While you're at it, why don't you talk to the WPT people as well? The Bellagio and Aria are really such dismal places to host the World Poker Tour. They need a more quality locale.

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  7. It's amazing how you focus on the free rooms when you admit to losing $10k at BJ. Those rooms aren't free. You paid $10k for them.

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  8. i have way more comps for food in the eldorado (from poker) so i decided to get the food there instead of sams. boy what a mistake. i didnt wish to stand by doing nothing, so i went to see a few hands of BJ, and lost $370 in 20 minutes. then left broke to pick up the food, left no tip, which is good because they screwed up the order almost as much as its possible to screw it up. they included ham, butter on the toast and left out my bottled water, all of which i didnt notice til i was gone and in my room next door which ill check out of by nnoon

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    1. So your crippling gambling addiction kicked into high gear because you had to wait for your food? Serves you right that they messed up your order - they prob did it on purpose because you are Mexican.

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    2. so in other words you're just a jerkoff who has no problem lighting thousands on fire but can't tip? i understand if you first realized they butchered your order but that's not why you didn't tip. you didn't tip bc you're scum.

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    3. Jim,
      Thanks for sharing your opinion. If you hadn't, the rest of us would be sitting here wondering what you were thinking.

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    4. Tony, I know you hate waiting, but you do it every day waiting for a good hand to come along. So when waiting for something, why don't you play candy crush saga like you do when playing poker and waiting for a hand? Much cheaper than a $370 meal.

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  9. Tony i still laugh so hard i get a stomach ache when i read your day through. Your like a gift that keeps on giving!, Keep that Spirit up!

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  10. Soon to be seen on this blog: Lost another 5k on blackjack. New roll: $5. Would koala or others please send bitcoin so I can short buy 1/2?

    If you are experiencing huge losses and small wins, your are obviously not a winner at blackjack. Stop playing. Send some of that money to your son or at least open a brokerage account for your retirement.

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  11. I always root for you. My question to you. Seriously, what is your motivation in your life? I believe if your BR is 100k or 200k, you will still blog the same....poker losses/wins, BJ losses/wins. These stats mean nothing!

    Please as a Christian, connect more with your son. Go bowling with him, play board games with him, just spend time with him.

    HE will appreciate it. I know he's an adult but damn it ALL children want to spend time and connect with their fathers.

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  12. canceled my pending $400 withdraw on bovada to do a withdrawal of a lower amount via bitcoin due to concerns. relaxing in my room now. didnt book it soon enough, so this week i paid $32 more than last week

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  13. TBC,
    Where are you going to be on Tuesday? I might be in Shreveport if you need a ride someplace.

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    1. replied to this via phone. in room relaxing, up $400 today, will return later. dreamed last nite of being in a huge station wagon used as a nighttime homeless shelter for 4-5 people and i was the one driving it while they slept. would this idea work in real life?

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    2. You replied via phone? I never heard from you.

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    3. I don't think anyone has built a "huge station wagon" since the early 1980's. I don't think the largest minivan would sleep 4 in the back. But a full size work van could easily be fitted with a pair of bunk beds to sleep 4 people. Not sure if it would make more sense to drive it around or just park it though. Depends if the time of year and location needs either air conditioning or heat for the occupants.

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    4. ...and what piquant odor would emit from the interior of such a vehicle? I'd imagine that the lack of showers and dental care from all the occupants would make the air um, interesting?

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    5. AC, that is why Tony plans to drive while the occupants sleep. The open windows provide a continous source of fresh air.

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    6. This could be a gold mine if our Hero gets connected to some state or federal program and is funneled some huge amount of annual cash payments to provide this service to the homeless that came upon to him in a dream!

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  14. ITS NOT IF YOUR BLUFFING TOO MUCH, ITS HOW WELL YOUR BLUFFING NOT ENOUGH .....

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