at one point today (which started off at $19,300+ i was up to $19,700+) this was after an early BJ win of about $250 and later to follow a $125+ $1-3 NL win. when i left to take a break, this was when i was over $19,700 and this figure did not include the $400 enroute from Bovada. it never does. it might not come for some time, but lets hope this wont be the case.
after 3 or more hours, i came back to sit back down fresh with $120 standard buyin, and there was only 1 game with no seat open and i was 3rd on the list. so i told them to find me at the BJ table, where theyve came and got me before. well, maybe one shift went home and the staff changed but no one came to get me, except one player did see me and mention they started the 2nd game. by then i was already out $900 and let him know this. I am not sure if he went back to the pokerroom or left the boat, but he didnt come to get me.
one thing i did wrong when down close to $900 was go to the cage and withdrew $3000 of the $6500 in safekeeping. this is what enabled me to bet too high. early on, i didnt bet too high, and never bet more than 2 spots of $90. i got stuck quite a bit fairly early because on a running count of +7 or more i had 2 bets of $65 each on one spot. the dealer had a deuce showing, and i split my 99. i end up getting 3 nines, so i had 4 bets out, and a double down on the other hand. so i ended up losing 5 bets on this one hand. Not 5 units, but 5 bets. it was a $10 table.
after this loss, i showed discipline starting back over with 2 spots of $20 each instead of doubling the bets again (where the total wouldve been over 1%) but the loss was only $300 or more at this time. but i continued to lose. at least on every hand where she turns over 16 and then drew.
i didnt make the 2 bets of $485 each to get unstuck til over 90 minutes later. and it was in the middle of a shoe id been doing much better in. but the bets both lost. this is when i quit. this is also when i posted i was out twice what i was really out. (just below $2000 instead of just under $4000) and that i was going to sams town to play the VP to relax.
why did i post something not true? because in my eyes it would be true soon as i left the restroom, sat back down and bet 2 hands of $985 each to get unstuck once the running count hits +10 or more. u see, i fully expected i would lose as poor as i was running, but i knew once i did, id still be at $15,700 which is better than the $13,400 the last huge loss.
and once i lost this, i was going to put $100-200 in the VP machine. ive tried to avoid this much more so than BJ due to the 97% payback.
what caused the evening to go differently is finding an open seat in the poker room and i figured it would give me a better shot to get even. especially with the size of many of the chipstacks, so i bought in for $919. many hours later i eventually cashed out $2127, which brings my hourly back to $42 hour for 263 hours of play. and even though i once had over $700 more on me, im still very relieved. now sleeping very shortly for some time to come.
one of the players who sat lost $5000+ in the game. for over an hour he raised 95% of hands preflop to $50-200. this is why there were so many big stacks. i called him 2-3 times rather loosely but i knew how weak he was.
i shouldnt move out of this area, but i need to become more stable so i can find a long term dentist and doctor and i miss living in reno. so i made plans to go to reno by first traveling thru vegas. i will head this direction beginning may 6 on the plane. and i miss the much better paying VBJ in the Biltmore. at least they still have $1 min bets, which helps me out betting much less. good live BJ shoes in reno too for $3 in 3 places. i miss the missisippi straddle too, instead of the button straddle, and the fact its done in a different order there. i could live here too, but i need to settle on one place and not travel.