Monday, September 12, 2016

surviving on such a low bankroll in $1-3. ill be happy with it never going under $20 per hour here.

Well, my rent is paid up thru this Saturday and im $120 richer than when i stepped off the plane friday morning. But expenses eat up the money fast, remember ive won over $300 in the game this first 3 sessions, and the $115 in promotional chips. (ill get $115 more tomorrow). the money went for housing, (weeks rent) groceries, and constant cab fares seeing no lyft here. no money was used to play machines or to buyin to non-poker casino games. only promotional chips which cant be cashed in.

I still need to have a bank statement sent either here to verify my home address since i dont receive utility bills or to Rays house so i can switch my state on Bovada away from NV. this will fix it so ill be able to play on Ignition after sept 30.

this was quite the scary roller coaster ride today. i lost my $100 buyin, my $120 rebuy, then 2 more $100 buyins. when down to the last $46 out of $420, i took one big risk by rebuying one 4th time for $300, (something Grump said to me on twitter tonight he would never do). so the most i wouldve lost tonight wouldve been $720, quite a substantial portion of my roll if it wouldve happened. i started to come back a bit and soon switched tables, in fact, i did more than once. This is partly due to only 1 table having chargers which worked tonight, but not fully. i moved once to get away from someone whose quite lucky.

when i left to get my cab home, i was at $808 of my $720 in buyins. whew. what a relief.

yes i was quite concerned i might drop too much today early on. Examples of hands include one in which there were multiple people in, flop comes 457 i bet the pot with 88, get 3 callers, turn comes 8 i bet $20 guy puts me allin, and i miss my boat. (before my $300 rebuy). then earlier i flopped 4 clubs with the 79 clubs (called small raise preflop on the button) on flop of Q63. turn 5 for open end gutter straight draw too, which doubles my outs. 3 on river misses everything. Then one pot i got AQ, raise preflop, get too many callers, and go allin on the flop with shortstack on flop of A34. got called by 2 guys, both who were on gutshots, one with K5, the other with 92. guy with 92 goes runner runner flush. and that pot was over $300 with the river bet and turn. then trying to play well, fold to the preflop raise once with AJ. flop comes A2J turn A.

im thinking of staying put a while unless i get so broke i need to live with ray since i cant afford rent. its quite a bit less than my rent in reno, so hopefully i wont get so broke i wont be able to pay it. flushdraw is right, i dont need to do any more traveling than absolutely neccessary. i dont often follow advice unless its poker advice.

im well aware unless i put $500+ into play on the table as often as i did when the roll was $15-20k, the $9000 per month and the $37 per hour won (id misremembered it as $35) the hourly will drop. already its dropped from close to $38, to not much over $36. this is due to the $80+ wins for multiple hours being less than $37 per hour. it will go down much further of course before it stabilizes. but if i could do 200 hours per month, $20+ per hour $4000 monthly covers my bills plus grows the roll. PPP will get to see once more where ill be when i hit 1000 hours. im at 447.

17 comments:

  1. I think you will always be living hand to mouth as long as you are playing anything other than poker. You need to drop all other forms of gambling other than poker if you wish to have long term stable success

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  2. "i moved once to get away from someone whose quite lucky." said no professional poker player, ever.

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    1. lol, how could you not add this professional move?

      "and soon switched tables, in fact, i did more than once. This is partly due to only 1 table having chargers which worked tonight, but not fully"

      Great table selection sir :)

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  3. I just moved to Shreveport. Which poker room do you like better. Eldarado or Horseshoe? Seems WSOP satellites at the horseshoe has brought in a lot of people today, and I will probably be heading there soon.

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  4. Which casino do you prefer to play at the horseshoe or the eldarado? I just got to Shreveport and will be at the horseshoe today for the wsop satellite.

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    1. spend all my time in the eldorado. should be there like 3 to 10 this afternoon

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  5. "i dont often follow advice unless its poker advice." What poker advice have you taken?

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  6. You bought in for over $700 total and were "lucky" to leave with a small profit. You won the money back from your $300 final buy in correct? When you "went all in" and they caught the straight I'm sure you had a small percentage left relative to the pot. If you had a full buy in you could have bet $60 and then $60 and you win the pot on the turn. Plan your hands. Nobody is scared by your nit shoves and showing bluffs. Glad to see you avoiding the reverse ATMs (all machines) and that was smart to not use your own money after the promo chips were used up. Keep making smart decisions and try excercising instead of obsessing about gambling 24 hours a day. Good skill

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    1. when i went allin with AQ, i had about $65 left. the pot had about $50-60 in it before i bet the flop. so i bet just over the pot size. both called with gutshots. if i wouldve had more behind to bet the turn with, id lost more, for he sure isnt geting out once he turns the flush draw too.

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    2. I might have to go to Shreveport if they are calling pot bets with gutshots. If how you played the hand was thruthful then you just got terribly unlucky.

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    3. Pot size all-in bet on the flop at $1-$2 table often gets called by draws with bigger stacks. 3 to 1 or 4 to 1 odds to see two more cards. Not a good pot odds call but no more harm to their stacks either. People tend to gamble more against short stack. That's why short stack has more variances.

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  7. Tony, I encourage you to write a one paragraph post daily on the days you only play poker (not counting promo money). I think you are a creature of patters and tendencies. You obsess with many things, why not make it a daily post on how you avoided vbj, bj, vp, etc.

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  8. Tony, as long as you continue to make over #25 per hour on poker you are doing great. Remember that is tax free since you do not declare it. You have plenty of lee way for bad days, so don't sweat it. Just stay away from the machines and live bj tables. You will build your roll as long as you follow this advice. Good luck.

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    1. well, im not making $25 per hour on my return, but i am up over $550 in the time ive been here. (a little under a week). but ive put in over 30 hours to get it. the average is going down, but slowly. new roll $10,200.

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    2. Some say 12--14$ per hour is realistic at 1 2. Even at $12.00 per hour you would take home @2,400.00 a month with your 200 hours of play plan, way enough to cover everything as you are presently living, plus build the roll somewhat. So you are just excuse making feeling you "need" to make more from casino games to survive, and maybe Shreveport is that good that you will maintain even a higher average. All the best....

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    3. Twelve to fourteen bucks an hour is considered a decent consistent return by most at 1-2. Even if you just made the low end, you would earn $2,400.00 per month using your 200 hours of play plan, more than enough to cover your nut and grow the roll somewhat as you are presently living. Any casino gambling therefore is not something you "need" to do to get by, but pure shooting for the moon, never enough addiction. If you inject a little discipline in your life, as all adults must do sooner or later, perhaps you could live life on your own terms, as a professional gambler, and gain some stability. Your followers give out so much good advice, I struggle and have struggled for a long time with addiction issues, it's difficult but make yourself make smart moves at the table and in life, all the best....

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