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.



15 comments:

  1. Just remember when you have a real losing session to stay away from the machines and tables. Cannot believe no one ever mentioned this before

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  2. " imagine how well off id be if id never played nothing but poker all of the last 25 yrs."

    I and the rest of your readers have done you a grave disservice by never once suggesting this wise course of action.

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  3. Congratulations on a job well done.

    There are other things to take away from meeting your goal of getting the $1,000 for the hours you played. Look at how well you did with a short term goal (less than 2 months), a definitive end, kept you busy most of the time and had a payout largely unrelated on how you did at the tables.

    Your personality lends itself well to working towards a short term goal with a definite end and a definite payout that takes up quite a bit of your time. Look at how good it made you feel. Making and meeting a number of these goals would help you with impulse control in the rest of your life.

    You should spend some time setting up another similar goal, of short duration, that takes up most of your day, and has a concrete payout unrelated to how you do at the poker table. Nothing with a wishy washy "from now on, always" time frame.

    Again, well done on meeting your goal.

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    1. Very well said about short term goals. Without a goal its just a wish. Goals put things in motion.

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    2. Well, and kindly, put, AS.

      s.i.

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  4. "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."

    You use the phrase "I was forced to..." quite a bit, Tony. I assume you know you weren't forced to. I assume you know you made a choice - it may have been the right choice, it could have been the wrong choice, but it was not a forced choice.

    Kudos on staying off the machines for a bit. Keep it up.

    s.i.

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    1. but i got dealt 22 against the dealers 5, was forced to use my own money to split, then lost the hand.

      If you're playing with free chips, I don't understand why you did this. It might have been "right" to split in the context of this one hand, but it is not right in the context of what you were trying to do with your life, no?

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    2. IMO, of all the decisions Tony makes in life, this is probably the last one we should be giving him sh*t for. He was using free play; got a good spot to make some money with an edge on the house; and he went for it. So long as he walked away after the hand, I can't fault him for it. In fact, pretty sure if Tony had NOT split, people would be giving him crap about that . . .

      Tony has done a good job (or so it seems, if he is being honest) about sticking to poker and doing the right thing. And he's been rewarded by his discipline. Now, if only he'd learn to stop posting his income all over the internet . . . One of these days, the tax man is going to come calling....

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    3. im most proud of myself for quitting after this hand instead of buying in with my own money to continue the shoe

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  5. collected the $1000 today. here in louisiana they take out 6% in taxes, so im now at $15,700. lost some in the $1-3 or id have more. then left to go sleep.

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  6. Congratulation at getting yourself above $15K again. U see if you take your time, and stay away from the machines and live BJ, there is no reason why you can't hit the $20K mark before Christmas.

    Sure you will have losing days, that is normal. Learn to take them in your stride and come back next day, having the previous day's lost behind you.

    Shreveport seems to be good for you Tony. Make the most of it, and don't worry about Clinton, Trump or the Russians. Doesn't matter which one of them gets to be President, the USA is fucked. Migrate back to Canada while u can. The must be a shitload of Bigcharles relatives there that can vouch for you.

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  7. Tony, just a thought. If you were born in the USA, I think that automatically makes you a US citizen, no matter where your father came from. Surely your mother knows where you were born, and there must be records there of your birth. If you could get a copy of that registered birth, it should not be too hard or expensive to prove you are a US Citizen. Please think about doing this while you have the money. It has been bugging you ever since your papers were lost. It would be one less thing you would have to worry about in the future and you could get a passport and travel to other Countries.

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    1. i would think u would be one of those most likely to know i was born in canada (but as an american citizen). not the usa

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    2. I have heard rumors that you were actually born in Kenya. Perhaps it is time for both you and Obama to return to the homeland?

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  8. "imagine how well off id be if id never played nothing but poker all of the last 25 yrs." I would imagine that you would have had at least a one bedroom condo in the Turnberry Tower that Alysia Chang lives in (maybe, just maybe a two bedroom). When you weren't riding the monorail to the MGM (where you did not have a ban in this scenario) you would be driving around Vegas in your Subaru WRX. Since in this alternate world you took care of both your health and your teeth (because you could afford to pay for preventative health measures) you were able to pick up either hot tourist women or locals of your choice. Yes Tony, I imagine things would have turned out much, much better for you if you had never played nothing but poker all of the last 25 yrs.

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