so why do i feel this way? its not because i dont have cheap housing, although when u consider cab fees back and forth every day, i spend over half on them as i do on rent. it not because the games here are bad. its not because this isnt a good place to live longer term, with good promotions and benefits. (the upcoming october freeroll for example).
IM NOT WINNING HERE ANYMORE. not like i was back in April/May. over $9000 in april, over $5000 in may, before i went to coushatta about june 1. with tonights $400 loss, im up only about $1000 for the entire month, and almost all of this came from the BBJ winnings. my hourly is about $5-6 hour for this month, and would be $2 per hour without the BBJ. I DONT LIKE TO BE LIVING WHERE IM NOT WINNING.
but if i leave before the freeroll ill miss out on $115 per week in promo chips, (at least thru the end of Oct) and the $500 for being in the top 60 hours paid out to everyone who also gets in the freeroll tourny. top 30 hours even get $1000. top 100 in hours get the freeroll.
I enjoyed the game tonight, but i couldnt win. showed a beautiful women named Misty whose a regular my blog, who like me spends lots of her time playing poker. works for the TV station, and talked for a while. now thats the type of girl i wish i had in my life. she was telling another regular how its hard to meet others when all she does when not working is play poker. wish i knew how to find her plentyoffish profile, (shes got this app on her cell).
let me tell u some hand histories, and u guys tell me if played them poorly.
late in the evening, right before i left, i had recently gotten moved to a new table. just went from 3 tables to 2 about 4.30 am. this was a loose guy, especially from the guy in seat 2 making tons of action. id just lost a pot to him and wanted to get back the $250+ i was still out so i could go home to sleep. i need to take notes like Rob does, because i forgot the hand id just lost.
by the way he was taking forever to finish the hand. quite often. too much beer. the really funny thing was he was so drunk he drank out of the bottle next to him the guy was storing his spit in.
so im dealt AK, and the whole table limps or folds $3 to me. i know only KK or AA dominate me, so im hoping for a call against the drunk guy with a weaker king or ace. the hand before he called some big bets pre and post which id lost. come to think of it i just remember the hand i made it $17 with aq, he makes it $50 with 44. one other guy calls, flop comes 667, he bets $35 allin, i call, other guy folds, and i missed.
so i shove $380 allin, and he thinks forever, then calls $172, everyone else folds, as id hoped. he has 94 of diamonds. then he got lucky and outdrew me. this is when i swore id go on my BB. yes the games good but ive lost enough, and im tired. he went broke in the next 5 hands too.
on a different table earlier (before i moved to omaha8 $10-20--and recovered $170) i was dealt 99 preflop. no one raised. flop comes 843, both blinds check, guy under the gun bets $10. i bet $25 only the SB calls, and the guy UTG bets $21 more allin. well im not sure what the SB has, but i feel obligated to find out and call the other guy since hes got not much more and so much is in the pot. instead of calling, i reraise again to $25 more to find out the strength of the limper. he then shoves allin for $70 more, so i fold, thinking i found out. turns out i read him pretty well, he had what he thought was the winner, he wasnt bluffing. problem is he had ace 8. i knew he had top pair top kicker or better, and this was the ONLY hand i could beat, so most of the time it wouldve been a good fold, hard to see how i played it poorly.
another time i had 45 suited. flop comes Q34, only 1 of my suit. i call the bet from the asian lady other end of table who made it $8 preflop. Misty behind me calls too. (with 56) turn comes A putting 3rd club on the board. asian lady checks, i bet $25, misty calls. asian calls. i feel theyre weak and wouldve raised me if they turned the flush. i put the asain lady on JJ with one club, or something very much like it. river comes 6 no club. asain checks, i bet $65, both fold, misty hitting 6 on end to win if she calls, the asian lady sure looked like she folded the winner once i showed. one lucky bluff i succeeded on.