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.