Saturday, October 29, 2016

When is spending money for information worth the extra cost?

I've been analyzing my records stored on my cell phone, (why its important to keep these types of records) and it shows for about 4 months worth of play in shreveport, ive won over $24000+. over $3000 in September, over $5000 in october, (this month) over $9000 in april, and over $5000 in May. and for the other 8 months of the year to date period october 29 2015 to october 29 2016, i won only $9000+ more for all of those months combined. So the question becomes, how do i interpret these records in making plans?

it means leaving shreveport probably isnt a good idea.

But what about the fact i didnt feel comfortable sleeping in my living accomodations at night, due to it having outside entrances, and only wishing to sleep days and play nights? what about the fact its often 3 am and the game wont always last around the clock, or the fact maybe im in the game for over $500, built it up to $800+ didnt quit since i didnt wish to be inside during the nighttime hours in my home, and now only have $650 left and if i dont quit now i might not win a penny and suffer a big loss?

i see only 1 way to handle this. move to where i feel comfortable going home when its dark out. it gets light much later now and might still be dark as early as 6pm or 7am. it will only get worse in december. which means i must be in the casinos 365 nights per year where i feel the safest with good security and stronger doors which cannot be broken down, or in a big safe highrise like vegas offers. or to live with friends like Vince or Ray, this is why i wished to move.

This will cost money. at least twice as much as the $200 per week i was paying in the place i moved out of friday night. but if im winning $5000 per month, shouldnt it be affordable?

i did some investigating tonight, when it got to be 6am, and id given back over $300 of my $500+ win. Mostly to Misty and to one newcomer whod been losing quite a bit. samstown was 100% sold out friday night so i couldnt check into my free room id setup a week back for sat and sun. (u couldnt do fri and sat). and im OLD. im 47. i cannot find the stamina to stay sitting in the game 12+ hour periods of time, and continue to keep playing extremely well. i can only play $1-3 NL at a world class expert level for 6+ hours per day, im not these young guys on drugs putting in long sessions.

so what did i do? i cancelled the reservation, and switched it to mon and tues nights. monday morning it will be much easier to check in much earlier. sunday wont be sold out. one time on wednesday i got permission to check in 4am (with a $10 tip).

 So i then found a nice hotel, one with big fridges in the room with very nice freezers. one known for excellent wifi. which i checked out soon as i went inside, sure enough, its letting me play candy crush on facebook, no problem. i got sick of never being able to play it at home and wish to live where i can. this hotel is $129 per night, but $119 for me and i can slightly lower the cost if i stay longterm to like $102 per night. it offers shuttle service to the casino (not 24 hours however) and is part of the Marriott-Hilton chain. free breakfast in the lobby and when i walked in at 7am to checkin (after first verifying over the phone immediate vacancy was available tonight) i was quite shocked at the huge crowd of tourists eating the free lobby breakfast. these people are on vacation so wtf would they be getting out of bed so early? when im on vacation id never get up at 7 in the morning, thats when people get up who have jobs.  so i took it for sat and sun and got to check in very early, 7am this morning. question is, am i wasting my money? i dont think so, i certainly am getting wonderful info about their chains of hotels and brands ive never stayed in due to the higher cost. i think its worth learning the info.

many young professional players who like me are easily capable of beating the lowest stakes live NL games for close to $100,000 per year, have much nicer suites than this. i wont be able to continue to pay these prices come monday, but on wednesday once my 2 free nites are up, if i dont then leave for vegas or toledo, and i shouldnt til after nov 4-6 for the freeroll which lasts 3 days, i can at least live in 1 of the 3-4 places on craigslist which appear safer to be in the nighttime hours for like $350-400 per week. hopefully i wont have wifi problems there. this is good wifi here, but im not paying $800 per week. remember the price i quoted for nightly here dont include tax. its more with tax. but this is certainly 100% free of crime.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

the most unfair rule in any casino poker room ever. (and Grump thought mandalay bay had bad rules)

Well i could do what Robvegaspoker does and title my blog "she asked me to whip it out" referring to my earlier dream in which a beautiful young black uber female driver told me if i wanted to i could whip it out for her (i didnt realize she was referring to my seatbelt). or i could title it "why u fucking  talking shit" referring to my 2nd dream which i woke up to just now, in fear, at 11.20pm. when a big white guy who was in a band dressed up in shirts says LSU and with a trumpet with a ton of others in the band said this to me when i commented on how i, (while flying about 6-8 feet in the air,) couldnt get around him and was boxed in to where i couldnt reach the door on the north side of the gym, and i didnt wish to go out the door on the south side the wrong way, for i was trying to reach a casino. i dreamed i was mad he was mad at me because he would continaully keep moving to where i couldnt move boxing me in and when his band leader tried to jump in the way so he wouldnt hurt me, he said this then tried to get up to hit me, then i woke up for good. in the dream, they were local poker players in the eldorado.

or maybe title it after the earlier dream i first had, (slept 3 times this afternoon) which would be "mom, the people ur witnessing about Jesus to are trying to steal all ur scrabble pieces" in this dream i was about 30 feet up in the top of a huge truck and the guy and girl mom had been talking to in her house across the street were getting in the truck down below (im by the roof) and with big boxes to hold expensive scrabble memorabilia (which she really doesnt own). then im in her house, telling her about it, then climbing out the window to go find them, going down stairs, through a large church which i think is one of my kind of churches, big pentecostal one, but turned out to be named st judes which i seen going out the door, and im asking an asian lady where to find the bus. while in the church i was trying to find a place to hide out to sleep (hey some have 100s of rooms, even schools, etc) after everyone left the building and services ended, like i did once or twice when homeless 18-25 yrs of age.

But theres more important things to talk about and this blog isnt here for the purpose of talking about scary dreams, which most of mine are. This blog is to talk about why im not comfortable here in shreveport, and why i might even get out of town before the nov 4 freeroll. i dont usually make the money in these even if its a $35,000 freeroll limited to 100 people. if only 10 get paid, why bother? (flushdraw is really going to think im dumb)

see, all my life ive tried to play poker at night (using the excuse games are better) and sleep during the day (the hours its LIGHT outside) This was due to living in weeklies like Budget or siegel suites (and others much worse) 10-25 yrs ago while poor. and i just didnt feel safe in them at night, worried about breakins of my front door while im inside. if theres 24 hour poker its no issue, but here in shreveport, sometimes the game breaks up 3 am or even sooner. and the horrible rake which isnt reduced shorthanded most of the time due to using the excuse "well then we wont let u qualify for the jackpot" (so it stays at $5+2). i feel much safer living where im in an inside hallway (like extended stay america or much better a casino hotel with security to walk u to the room and peek inside for u if u need them to) instead of places which anyone can walk by the door on the outside with no security visible at night, or no office open to call during the night. i do seem to win more too not playing during the mornings or afternoons. different crowd.

Now lets talk about unusual rules here u wouldnt expect to find in most pokerrooms. (and im not referring to the free buffet everyday most regulars get). some of these rules are good. for instance, the ONLY way there can be a button straddle allowed on the table is if ALL of the players voted YES unanimously to allow it. (new players wont be getting to vote--just those at the table already. once its changed, new people sitting down must accept it). of course, the only reason i would vote NO is because this casino forces the small blind to act first instead of doing it the correct way like Wynn, nugget, peppermill, etc.

if someone requests a setup, (and anyone objects) u cannot get a setup. Truth is, im surprised the whole rest of the table dont object all the time. all it does it hold up the next hand 5 minutes.

But heres the most unusual rule at all. say theres 2 shorthanded games, and people wish to combine at 1 of the 2 tables. well if they wish to combine, they might draw for seats. but if anyone dont want to combine they dont combine. so here's how it went down, with Jacob working the floor late in the middle of the night. there were 4 of us, 5 if u count the asian guy who set chips down and was gone the whole time. one guy quits on his BB because he dont like playing this shorthanded, and theres only 1 seat in the other game and its on me to post the BB. Fearing if i posted, theyd break the game next hand and id be out $3, i didnt wish to post and i said can we draw? the one guy preferred to play 3 handed since there was only 1 seat open, not 2 or 3. the other guy was willing to play. i was going to just sit out til we could draw, or pick up a 4th player. so i didnt post. then the same guy said well if theres only 2 of us who wish to play lets draw. (since his odds went from 1 in 3 to 1 in 2). i told the floor hey id like to draw and he said since im sitting out im not an active player, no more than the other guy not in the game with chips there and asked me if i thought it would be fair the other guy got to draw. i then told him, im willing to play 3 handed if i had to. and he said its too late theyre already drawing, u made it clear to me already u wouldnt play 3 handed, and theyre willing to play and u wont, and said i cant keeping changing my mind instead of making up my mind. i was going to discuss this with the main manager when shes in, in no other casino would i be screwed like this. i did not miss a single hand, and id been dealt in the last hand. and those guys were no more willing to play 2 handed, though they swore they wouldve than i was willing to play 3 handed. (proof being once it got to HU, they drew)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

well im going back downhill and going there fast. there goes my $1000 from my hours played.

tonight wasnt a good night. i got paid my $1000 today, or at least the $940 after they took the tax out of it. so earlier today i was briefly in the $15,800s. but i did lose both my poker sessions. since i was already downtown with my laptops and suitcase, i decided when i left sams town to go ahead and take my 2 free nights in the eldorado too instead of going home. i went up there to take a break about 6 pm since i wasnt feeling like playing after giving back the $100+ i was ahead, plus over $140 of the original buyin. but with the promo money id received, i was still up to $15,800 and over $2500 up for the month of october.

so when i woke up at 2am and sat down with $120, i couldnt get nothing. lost, rebought, $160, and eventually was in the game for the entire $580 I had in my pocket. Then when i quit and tried to go get money from the money stored in safekeeping in the casino cage, they couldnt give it to me because i was told the system is down. so instead i went to my room and it better be fixed by the time i go back down.  was told the same thing when i tried to order food in the poker room with comps. maybe had i not been hungry i wouldve had more patience to wait for a hand. it was a good game because Doc was sitting in it. and he usually gives me credit and folds because he doesnt have a thing when he raises preflop and sees me as a nit. But i lost the whole stack when i tried to bluff him off a pot.

Now ive been told, when a guy check raises allin on the river, he usually ISNT bluffing. this true or not true? Lance who plays in this room regularly, told me one big edge i have over most of the locals which is good for me is i try to steal pots. i've noticed if u can win one big pot per night u wouldnt otherwise win, it has such a huge effect on ur hourly rate, more than doubling it. but when u try it against the wrong guy, or when hes sitting on a monster, it wont work and it didnt tonight. on a flop of 2K2, 5 on the turn for a turned flush draw in hearts (i held A5 of hearts) Q of diamonds on the river, i didnt expect the monster he was holding to be 23 offsuit. most people say i should try to bluff more. i dont know if this is true if im stuck for the night and not been winning, seems they wish to call. sure wish i was in a new room every night. i've been told its better to show bluffs so u can get paid off on monsters, but this stops u from winning with future bluffs too, so which is preferable?

and im still needing to return the old laptop before my 15 days expire. i was expecting to be over $16k once i did but with this loss, im down to $15,300 so ill only be a bit under $15,700 if i do. this should feel like a lot but had i not lost both the last 2-3 sessions i couldve been over $16,500 once i got the money plus the laptop returned.

if i didnt return it, the ONLY way i could safely dispose of the stored passwords on the old laptop would be to throw it off the texas street bridge into the Missouri river in the middle of the night. im not as skilled as hillary is in bleaching it.

Speaking of the election, anyone seen this video? Project veritas undercover video they are highly respected for being willing to show u what the media wont tell u, they are the ones who put out the planned parenthood video. hear in their own words DNC operatives they filmed talking about illegal fraud voter activities, fixing it so people get injured in trump rallies, and how theyre spending Hillary clintons money to pay homeless people to do this. the people in charge of this were very high up in the democratic party and report directly to Podesta or Clinton, or George Soros.

watch this video, and u will see it cant possibly be fake like PPP thinks it is.

Monday, October 17, 2016

a brighter future

i dont post as often as i used to because not only do i not get paid for posting, i think it negatively affects my winrate in the poker games. that being said, my winrate isnt too bad now after a few good nights in a row, bringing me back to $2100 worth of wins for October right as im halfway thru the month. and on monday or tues i should be getting another $1000. and once i return the laptop, (really dont need it, old one is ok i guess, and id rather use the $400 for more important things) then ill have over $16000, instead of the $15,100 i have now.

only playing poker, (and i guess to a smaller extent playing $1-3 isntead of $1-2) does slowly grow the roll over time. imagine how well off id be if id never played nothing but poker all of the last 25 yrs. (and went from playing $1-2 NL to $1-3, then to Phoenix for $2-3 NL, then elsewhere for $2-5 NL, etc). do each level for like 1 yr each as the money slowly accumulates and this is how most people advance in limits over time, though a lot of them skip the in between step of $2-3. considering how much i blew on BJ or VP or VBJ in the past few years, stopping this leak wouldve saved me close to $50k. then id have the bankroll needed for $2-5, getting my citizenship documents, learning to drive, $5k or so on dentistry, prepaying a yrs rent, etc. what i wish is i could take 20 yrs off my life and be 27 instead of 47, so id have plenty of time and be appealing to women again. or wouldve had the pokerstars opportunity now for the first time when it was loaded with bad players instead of the very tiny roll i had then when spending my entire days online with Britni and Lorna. no one even uses yahoo messenger no more.

But i do feel things will be better from this day going forward (as long as Hillary dont get us into a war with Russia). Let's stay the hell away from attacking Assad, co-ordinate with the Russians against ISIS as trump says, and let them do the work for us. But financially, no more losses in casino games eating the roll up. Josie disappeared a long time ago where she missed out on seeing the day ever come where id be playing nothing but poker.

----well if it wasnt for such poor internet access last night here in my room, i wouldve finished updating this blog yesterday.. but now i can make the blog larger. cdizzy was playing in the room tonight for a while. i was in the game for $1324 and cashed out $1072. lost several pots early on, one with set of 999, one with missed flush and straight draw, one with 444, and one where i gutshotted nut broadway on the turn, and lost to the boat on the river.

so when i wake up, between noon and 4 pm today i can pick up my $1000 for being in the top 30 in hours. this will grow the roll a bit tomorrow once its added. i can still return a laptop to grow it more. got nothing out of my free play chips tonight, i was up a bit, then put them all on 2 spots what was left, but i got dealt 22 against the dealers 5, was forced to use my own money to split, then lost the hand.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Professional poker players dont deserve a LOWER standard of living than the rest of the population, do u agree?

first off, let it be said i NEVER play candy crush saga on my cell at the poker table, only bejeweled. i dont like the small sized screen and prefer to play it on my laptop. im over level 1191 by the way. one thing thats really been bugging me this time in shreveport is my games on facebook, both candy crush and farm heroes saga, will NOT load in my room where i pay by the week. they will ONLY load when in my free rooms in sams town and in the eldorado. which it seems i will still have in november, just got my november offers. how long does it take to cut someone off? im setting a record for the length of time without playing VP or live BJ. and im not playing VBJ machines here either, for those dont exist in shreveport. just run thru my free play 6 times per month at $30 each in sams town instead of 4 times for $34, and the $115 per week in promo chips in the eldorado. people who know my propensity to play those games whove followed this blog for yrs, such as Josie and lightning, know what a major accomplishment this is. This is the main reason i expect to be successful in being much more financially successful by the time im 50 as long as we arent attacked by the Russians with nuclear weapons simply because too many republicans didnt get out to vote for Trump.

on friday night im sitting in a great $1-3 NL game in the eldorado. I'm in the game for $460, and at one point have not much over $200. then i win several hands in a short period of time, including one that amazed me when a new young player whose not a regular and isnt there to get freeroll hours sits on my left and buys in deep. i think he lost back some of his win before this took place if i remember correctly. ive got AK and raise the $6 straddle UTG to $34 in late position. so he makes it $80 on my left, whether we were the blinds or he was the button i dont remember. everyone else got out preflop, and the flop comes A 10 3 with 2 spades. i bet $135 and he goes allin for like $200 more, maybe less. i like the flop because i think it gives him less likely to hold AA. but he goes allin so quickly i worry hes got the set. turned out he only had JJ and i won big.

then shortly thereafter he was replaced by a nice guy whose really good, and bought in for $700. i left to eat, and took my chips. there were 4 women in the game at one point too, including the girl next to me on the other side who swore to me she worked in the strip club but the guy claimed she used to work in the poker room and now floors in the horseshoe. wish i knew whats true. the employees all know her, ive seen her in before talking to the staff, but never playing. she clearly didnt care about the money, was playing really loose.

so i went to eat, then when i got back, sat in the omaha hilow game. why? cause my hour wasnt up yet and Greg swears he wins in that game, dont see how. my win rate logged on my cell is negative $12 per hour in omaha for the year. its $10-20 limit and i lost $400 in the game (almost) over the next 5 hours or so. this gave back a large chunk of the $600 id just won before i went to eat.

So i wanted to have something for the win i had. for this was the biggest $1-3 NL win in quite some time ($460 buyin with a cashout of $1059) i knew i was tired of not being able to play games on facebook at home, I wish i had a bigger fridge too. but i dont like the idea of spending like $150 week more on housing to get it either. wish there was extended stay america here like there is in vegas. and i still need to screen the bank statement i received to fix it so i can play on ignition. i wouldnt be thinking so much of moving if i liked the place im staying in much better. however i do feel its much better than all the siegel suite and budget suites options in vegas.

so i got in a cab and instead of going straight home, i went to walmart. i needed some milk and other food for the fridge anyway, and needed earwax medicine, and an ear syringe. for maybe then i wouldnt need to put the volume close to 100% to easily hear trumps speeches. but i thought maybe a new laptop would fix these issues, and of course, theres the missing a key which dont work (unless of course i use the online keyboard at all times) which i got in the habit of. once u use the free internet where im living, u then no longer get the option to show up for the faster service for a small fee. i dont think it really improves anything anyway.

But when i came home with a new $416 laptop ($37 of which went to state sales tax) (why my roll is now only $13,500) i tried it and couldnt get it to load at first either, and i wasnt too happy. but after quite a long pause with it frozen and buffering, the game loaded and once it loaded, it stayed up for the next 24 hours. im not sure what it would do if i turned my laptop off. so i got to play multiple games and advance about 4 more levels. i tried the faster internet too, for the one day price instead of the 1 month price which is much less overall. i just wanted to see if it made a difference, but it dont seem too.

the question is i got 15 days to decide, do i keep it or return it for a refund? and if i keep it, what do i do with the old one? how would i sell it, and first make sure my passwords arent discovered? i've saved the boxes and receipts in case. and i might spend lots of money for better housing too. i think i deserve a much higher standard of living than im getting if i really can make over $3000 per month in the long run here. it might even be over $4000. theres tons of places to live i've never tested, but im going to test the internet very thouroughly everywhere before i move in from now on. because its so easy to just renew the room instead of move out everytime the rents due to simply due to laziness over moving.

this is the news i spoke of on twitter i dont know if its good or bad i bought this. id rather spend my money doing things which make my life more pleasent than chores like dentistry. i spent $15 more on another 3 books the other day too.

im hoping to get the $1000 on oct 18, then id like to win enough in the freeroll nov 6 to be over $15k or $16k. if i get first and its not chopped, theres a slight chance to be over 20k

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Freeroll coming up soon, but not soon enough

wow. i didnt realize til i brought this up just now how long its been since i last updated the blog. i lose interest in it when its not making me any money. speaking of making money, i would love to know if the troopers utube videos earn him money. I cant spend too much time on this blog, because im in my 2 free nites in the eldorado and i must check out by noon. and its after 5 am, i just quit the game since its getting short, (and they never reduce the rake) and i felt im being outplayed. at least i still won, a bit over $140. But still, im only at $13,500 of the $14,100 i had 2-3 days ago. while im doing this, im listening to the VP debate. its too bad Pence isnt the one at the top of the ticket.

im up to 34th place in hours now for the upcoming nov 4 freeroll where the qualifying ends oct 17. at least u get paid right then, without having to wait til after u play the freeroll where the final $35000 will be divided up. but the 30 people in the top hours will get their $1000 immediately, plus the $500 for those in place 31-60. i would be way up in the top 10 if i wouldve arrived 1 month sooner. i'm putting in tons of hours.

not doing good for october, winning nothing for this month, the week before i was winning everyday. still eating my free buffet everyday, and if u have a hotel room, your key will open the door to the gym where theyres free bottled water and apples inside and no employees. i think the reason im winning far less now is everyones learned exactly how i play. i do far better when in new locations all the time, this is why owning a car van or RV would earn me so much more money. plus i seem to be running bad i can think of several hands this week where i suffered bad beats. wish i could remember them so i could post them. i finally got a bank statement too, so im going to learn how to screen it with my phone to see if i can get my bovada address changed for ignition.

if my offers for rooms promo chips and free play end in novemeber since im playing only poker in the eldorado (and nothing at all in sams town,) after the freeroll would be the right time to head towards florida. these offers are the big incentives keeping me here since my winrate is dropping. $31 per hour now for over 600 logged hours in shreveport. when i left, it was $37 per hour for about 450 hours. if it could only sustain $25 hour when it hits 2000 hours, i could then be rich finally earning $50k per year, but i seriously doubt it wouldnt go below it. my overall is still only a bit less than $16 for every room in the US combined.