Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Going up very slowly--but im still winning $16 hourly. i wonder how to increase it back to shreveport levels

The main reason for the lack of updates is my attention has been mainly focused on playing live $1-2 NL, to slowly get the roll built back to where i can play with far less stress about swings of $200 or so. its been working for the most part. after paying the rent last wed, i had less than $8800. and today im in the $9500s. seems $300 weekly rent is affordable but it wont be the first week i dont have an overall win for the week. and its still highly overpriced. $16 per hour is close to $800 per week if this were to hold up. but i need to get in my hours, which left little time for the blog.

None of us who write blogs need to feel obligated to update them any more often than we feel like it. most of us arent even getting money for our blogs. its been ages since ive made something off it.

its possible i wont do no more traveling after all for a while, but i never really know. if i can afford the $300 weekly rent im less inclined to uproot myself, (traveling is NOT comfortable or pleasent) and neither is packing suitcases with cans of food, and not having enough space and hoping they return the cash deposit quick enough to board a bus train or plane. nor to not know where im going or getting into. Nick might be living Rays house for quite some time to come. Vince has one other person living in his house still. Jacksonville FL seems like a nice room near slightly cheaper motels by the week, but i dont want no more plane costs or long journeys. i do miss NJ though. But the worry when i first got into town with only $8100 left after paying the first weeks rent is slowly dissipating. u see, i feel i can win over $100 a day again at poker. besides the min buyins are lower here than in most cities.

i am going to deposit $100 of it into bovada for the bitcoin 20% bonus (must clear first of course thru lots of play) since im tired of having next to nothing in there. down to $8 once more since i lost some tournies since my $50 deposit last week.

had i not blew over $250 the other night in the atlantis on VP once the game broke, id be better off. biggest loss since coming to reno and is why i dont like to go to the atlantis. they dont have the 100.03 VBJ bartop the peppermill offers plus comps of course. instaed i played 99% VP deuces

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  1. Tony you know damn well what you were making in Shreveport was not sustainable so don't say you want to make what you did there. You were on a heater there and you know it. You have played long enough to know you will avg about $15 or $16 an hour playing $1/$2NL so stop looking for more than that when you know this is your reality.

    I have seen many people refer toyou as stupid or a retard on here and although I have never done this your actions are dumb and stupid. Oh boo hoo the game broke, so what. When the game breaks your work day is over but you going to play VP after the game broke is a stupid and dumb thing to to do. Even retarded children can learn not to do things that are bad for them,but you still play machines even though you know they are bad for you and your bankroll. By doing this you are telling the world of readers that a retarded child can learn, but you cannot. Is that really the message you want to send.

    Do you want to make $16 per hour OVERALL or do you want to make less because of the money lost in machines. Are you saying you can't learn from all these experiences?? That you do not have the mental capacity to see something does not work so you stop doing it?? I don't think that's the message you want your readers to have. When the poker game breaks you are done for the day plain and simple.you know what you need to do you know what you need to not be doing so stop being a total dipshit and ONLY do what you NEED to be doing

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    1. The win rate in Shreveport is probably double any small stakes game you will find in Nevada. The poker economy there is a lot better because of its proximity to Texas.

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  2. Keep at em Pookie. Get there early, come home rich. Stay away from the pits my sweet prince.

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  3. Tony, are you aware Atlantis is offering $4/hour in comps this month for poker?

    Sounds like a good deal for you.

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    1. Rob is correct!

      July Comp Special

      Enjoy $4 comps per hour for live poker play!

      Use your Club Paradise Comp Points towards delicious meals in our award-winning restaurants, exquisite spa treatments in Spa Atlantis, luxurious amenities in our beautifully appointed hotel and more. Players must be a Club Paradise Member. Sign up in the Poker Room if not a member.

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    2. not when the rake in the peppermill 6 handed or less is always $1+1 without needing to ask (and $4+2 in the atlantis, even 4 handed) plus they take rake with no flop, even put the 50c piece in the pot.

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    3. u pay close to $12 hour more in rake to get $4 comps back, which is only worth $2

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  4. Putting money on Bovada is a good move, imo. Maybe, just maybe, you'll go back to your room after the poker game breaks and play online for fun rather than go for a number on the machines.

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  5. Why NOT head back to Shreveport? And why don't you STAY OFF the VP?

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    1. Why keep asking why he won't stop playing VP/VBJ/BJ?

      Tony is gonna Tony. As a result, his BEST CASE scenario is to constantly just barely survive until the day comes where (a)best case scenario fails and he goes bust even in lock-down-poker-only mode; or (b) his health fails or he otherwise is unable to play poker and he simply withers away unceremoniously, never to be heard from again.

      Tony cannot see beyond the immediate . . . must gamble immediately . . . must find cheap housing immediately . . . must travel to xxx by PRIVATE sleeper car immediately . . . must find first flight to anywhere, immediately . . . must sleep immediately. It does not take a genius to realize that some day, without any plans, benefits or real savings, the story of TBC Grinding Low Stakes Poker is going to have a sad ending.

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    2. most people with less than $50k per year have 0 savings, investments, or way to survive were it not for social security once they get old. im no different.

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    3. (1) What do you base this on?

      (2) "were it not for social security . . ." Well, you will have no savings OR government benefits. How will YOU survive?

      (3) The lengths you will go to justify your absurd lifestyle and lack of initiative and responsibility is hilarious. Of course, if I were you, I'd likely not find it very funny at all since, sometime soon, you are going to find yourself totally, um, "fucked."

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    4. Good news, Tony. You are worse off than all of those people too since you won't be eligible for Social Security.

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    5. PPP is one lawyer that never lies. His #3 is your personal book of revelations Tony. Heed the warning and change your life NOW!


      (3) The lengths you will go to justify your absurd lifestyle and lack of initiative and responsibility is hilarious. Of course, if I were you, I'd likely not find it very funny at all since, sometime soon, you are going to find yourself totally, um, "fucked."

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  6. The win rate in Shreveport is high because the games are filled with worse players with money. Same thing goes for Thackerville OK and Black Hawk CO. I would head back to Shreveport and just play poker. Stay away from machines and the pits. How much you make in poker depends on your skill set and the economy of where you are playing. The games in Shreveport are way better than any games you will find in Nevada because the Texas economy is huge and the Nevada economy is shit.

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    1. it was high because i felt comfortable with higher buyins, and the blinds were higher stakes. i would rebuy for over $500 much too if i got stuck. i would never put near this much into play now so i wouldnt win. might be why i dropped to the $8500s from the $12,900s while in coushatta (but close to $1500 was on VBJ) the rest poker cabs and hotel. the size of ur roll has much more to do with how much u win than how well u play. its how much u are comfortable having in front of u. or u will second guess everything and be too emotional

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    2. Game selection is more important than your roll size. Why do bank robbers rob banks because that's where the money is at. Your roll is big enough to go back to Shreveport and make a good living but inside you know you can't fight the urge to gamble on other games outside of poker.

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  7. Tony, VP is beatable but you need the bankroll, you sir do not have the bankroll to beat VP, stick to poker and slowly grow your roll.

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  8. tony bigcharles ‏@sevencard2003 4h4 hours ago

    Out $485 and quite pissed
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    Surely you did not lose that on a slot machine after all the advice you have been given in this blog about not playing them. It must of been a heck of a poker hand for you to lose $485 on it.

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    1. no i put in 11 hours of poker, left when out close to $200 still

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    2. Tony, that is OK. You know you will have winning and losing days. You made a good recovery to be down less than half of where you were at. Be satisfied with that and relax. If I read your blog correctly, you are holding a bank roll of over $9000. That is far more than you have had in the past on many occasions. Relax in y9ur room, play low limits on Bovada and stay away from machines.

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