well, im down to $22,400. now if u looked at how i stood when i left Reno this summer, u would think this is great. But im looking at it considering how i was only $15 shy of $25,000 not much more than 24 hours ago. in fact at one point (before i cashed out) i wouldve been over this.
i'm glad to see as im passing 1114 hours in shreveport im still at $27 per hour. years ago, i not only never dreamed i could beat $1-3 NL for $27 per hour, i didnt think anyone else could either. i used to think id be forever condemned to $8-12 per hour, and i thought two things. one, that this was doing good, and two, that would be plenty to live on. but now i worry how ill survive if my $27 hourly goes down. which of course it is, remember, this is including the $39 hourly from the previous months of april and may. the sept oct and nov hourly were $15, $18 and $19.
my life much much different than when i was in my early 20s. i dont sleep outdoors, hell i seldom even ride a city bus anymore. i sure dont ride greyhound. All the inexpensive places by the week i used to rent i no longer feel safe renting, i pay premium prices for nicer rooms anymore. My last rental property eviction in vegas was way back in 1999 or 2000. i fly everywhere. i dont use amtrak even without paying tons extra for sleeper cars most of the time. i feel like putting in very short poker sessions, not long ones and is this due to old age, ill health due to my teeth, and eyesight, or just burnout and laziness of not wishing to ever give back decent size wins of $200 or better. and only recently do i take mini vacations. (my definition=having 2 rooms at the same time). for example 12-14 free nites per month in the 2 casinos next door to each other at the same time im paying to live elsewhere. in the old days id move out of where id be staying to take the free rooms. i dont do this here lately since the rolls gone up, too much work, hassle, and im storing things there while im sleeping in the casino hotels to avoid cab fees and to make shorter and more frequent trips to the poker room.
today i actually not only bought in for $300 when i first sat (instead of $120) due to yesterdays big loss, and starting winning lots of hands. i broke the game up when 4 handed, after folding a winner, due to fear of his stack size and wanting to cement a win. but im in my room, up $281, and $22,400 is certainly better than the $22,100 i woke up with. so far ive only played 2 hours or less. and im not even sure the game will still be going when i leave my room to return. when the game broke, there was one other full table.
im ashamed of yesterday, i was stuck from poker, (under $100) VP in the bad machine in samstown, one reason i wish to leave this area, to keep myself off it. u see, in reno and vegas, theres much better paying 100 play deuces wild games, so no temptation to play poor paytables. close to $300 was lost from the VP. then i started playing BJ, and at one point got stuck over $1800, so in the middle of a good count, divided up my money to bet $1830 (between 2 spots) after getting $6000 from the cage in case of potential doubles or splits. 2 hands of $915. the hand won (after pushing 3 times, one spot paying the other). and i sure was relieved. even the elderly black lady who didnt know what she was doing (yet criticized the other black kid for doubling on a hard 12) was happy for me. and both of them didnt like me going to 2 hands at times, then back to 1. they both bet the sucker side bet nonstop and misplayed lots of hands. its rare to ever see a BJ table without the side bets, or people not playing it. this is nowdays how the house gets their edge unlike the old days where their edge came from the game itself. i would love to see tables without this feature.
went in the poker room, up close to $60, started playing Monday night close to 11pm, and showed them $4000 in purple chips and spoke of the miraculous recovery on BJ. then i started winning. the $223 i bought in for in oddball chips got up to $390+ and i was considering walking back to sams town to go to my room. (somehow got 4 free nites this week instead of the usual 2). Then one of the regulars on the night shift which is mostly black (a young black guy) and most of them all like me, one of them reads the blog whose pretty much their leader. at least 2 of them claim they could find me a woman whose affectionate if i wanted them to. the white guys not as much. the asian regulars, they really hate me. This regular, he called my raise with AA preflop with K5 suited. he had me covered too, so i took the seat on his left in seat 3. i was swearing to little Joe (black guy who reads the blog on other end) i had QQ and i think he believes me. 3 of us seen the flop which comes K and 26 of hearts. hes got the K5 of hearts. they check both of them, i bet $55 and say i hope neither of them hit the king. both know me to bluff and continuation bet often, though i see few flops. Joe calls ALL my bluffs. Joe folds, the other guy goes allin. i call, then he shows his hand, as do I, and on the turn the damned 5 comes and he wins. i rebuy $100, lose it quickly, then $500, lose most of it, then return to BJ.
which i then start losing much more, and eventually quit over $2500 down, then lose $380 more in VP. im feeling sick since i once got it all back on BJ. in fact id recovered much more often than i shouldve on BJ or VP up til last nite. this is how i got the money up to $25,000 much more rapidly than i wouldve had i only played poker.
wont be no more bitcoin losses on BJ since bitzino shut down. i used to play it lots while at the table on my phone. since the huge win long in the past id lost more than $500 in the last month or so. still looking for alternatives.
since buying $60 worth of books, ive finished 2 so far. i miss ray and vince, and am tired of this place. especially since both ray and vince are up to doing road trips. but moving outs a big process. im sure my stuff wont fit in 2 suitcases, then id need to get a check from the cage, then id worry about my bank having to report a huge $10,000+ deposit to the gov, then id worry id lose it before i got to the bank, then i worry i might not get my deposit back when checking out right away if the wrong time of the night, etc. then id have to book in advance and few flights out of here and the trains dont fit the schedule too well either.
if i go out of town, i will really hate having to waste money buying food in the casinos too. ill never have these meal offers i get here. or the free $95 weekly.