Tuesday, December 6, 2016

I knew it was coming, and it couldve been much worse.

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.


25 comments:

  1. Is a trip to the optometrist pending? You understand you can do something about your eyesight and teeth, right?

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  2. Queue the hypocrites chastising Tony for his latest loss when they've praised his recent success which was a result of the same style of play.

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    1. "im ashamed of yesterday" You DESERVE to lose a lot more money and you will. You should be ashamed of yourself every single day the way you throw money around gambling and pretending you take "mini vacations" where you gamble all day just like when you dont take "mini vacations." Please post more often bec you are so stupid it is very entertaining. Thanks. Your brain is so backwards that you are doomed for failure in everything.

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    2. exactly Sbr! Some are such hypocrites they have no idea what they really represent. Many have more of a self promoting purpose! Although some are good people too. But then again some are scared of the truth about what they really understand.

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    3. But Merry Christmas to the TRULY RIGHTEOUS people that frequent Tony's blog. And to the ones that throw stones and when you defend yourself get mad and whine like children Merry Christmas to you too.

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    4. KoalaDecember 4, 2016 at 5:27 PM

      "tony bigcharles ‏@sevencard2003 15h

      new roll $24,900. ALL FROM POKER, $1-3 NL"

      Tony that is excellent news. Especially since your latest wins are all from poker. Just goes to show what you can do when you stay away from the machines and vbj.

      You now have a very healthy roll, so I hope you can relax a bit more, maybe take a week off from poker and look after your health. Whatever you decide, I hope you have an enjoyable Christmas.

      If you are referring to me SBR, you will note that in one of Tony's tweets, he said his latest win was, "All from poker." I praised him for his success as a poker player, and for staying away from the machines.

      This is not the first time I have given him praise for sticking to poker. Nor will this be the last time that my praise has fallen on deaf ears. It seems that almost every time I try to raise his spirits up by praising him for doing the right thing,ie sticking to poker, within a very short period of time, he goes back to the machines or the BJ table in an effort to get even. He is incapable of accepting a loss for the day. No matter how many people tell him, or how often he is told, he sees this as a quick fix to get even. He will never change, so it really does not come as any great surprise that once again he has shit on the people who try to help him, by returning to the BJ table and the machines.

      Chastising Tony for something that is ingrained into his brain, does not work. He cannot help himself. One can only express some disappointment in his behavior, and continue to try and encourage him to see the light.

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    5. well the other day when i won over $1200 did all come from poker. but there were OTHER days in the past 2 weeks during the run up of $20k to $25 i did recover it on BJ or VP. but yes i did have one poker winning session a little below $1300. the loss i spoke of in this blog, putting me back in the $22,000s was the biggest loss since May

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    6. What goals do you have? You have been at this for over 2 decades and have nothing but cash and a computer and some ratty clothes - well done Tony. I guess bec you havent gone broke you think you are doing well - your life sucks and you know it. You own NOTHING!!!! Great job going nowhere for 25 years!!! Keep it up - may as well gamble angry until your crappy health catches up with you - it will and always does.

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  3. Oh know, you're afraid that Uncle Sam's finally going to catch up with you? You're lucky you haven't been audited yet. Don't piss too many people off, you'll probably get ratted out. You owe taxes, get over it. Just keep grinding.

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  4. FYI, just moving in excess of $10k from the casino cage (in any fashion) will get you an automatic currency reporting form that goes directly to the govt (FinCEN)

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    1. If it is in a safety deposit box, how would the casino know how much cash was in there?

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    2. if its in a safety deposit box he will be okay if he has it in an account at the cashier cage it probably will generate a form to the IRS if taken out over the limit. 2 different scenarios..

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    3. You really thing he's going to be able to hide his earnings forever? He just said he'd have to get cut a check. Stop encouraging tax evasion KOALA you un-american bastard.

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    4. Fair question by Koala. How would they know??

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    5. I said from the casino cage, not from the safety deposit box. TBC mentioned getting a check. In order to get a check, he must get it from the cage. Safety Deposit Boxes do not generate checks.

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    6. Oops my bad, sorry. I was under the impression that he had it in a safety deposit box and that when he wanted to leave town, he could exchange it at the cashier for a casino check so that he did not have to carry a large amount of cash with him.

      Fortunately for us Australians, our Taxation system is not quite as savage as your IRS. One advantage us un-American bastards have over you Americanos, is that we don't pay tax on gambling wins, or lotto wins. It is tax free. Also our casinos will write us a check in exchange for large amounts of cash, if we do not want to carry the cash with us when we leave a casino. I guess we have a way to go to catch up with you guys.

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    7. This information is simply incorrect. A currency transaction report is only processed for transactions exceeding $10,000 in currency. The legal definition of currency is cash and coin. A paper check or wire transfer or whatever non cash method TBC elects for moving his money will not trigger a CTR.

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  5. How much are you losing now? Still having fun with your angry face?

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  6. How much did you lose that you can't afford to this time dummy?
    Enough to get treatment for your scalp?
    Enough to get some teeth fixed?
    You are just aimlessly wasting money with your combined money to burn and life money - what an idiot - 30 yrs and still no clue.

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  7. I am sure you are losing a shit load and are too ashamed to tell everyone in your blog. Gee how many times has this happened Tony? So predictable. Stop bitching about your health problems and worries - nobody gives a shit and neither do you - gamble angry.

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  8. It has been a week since your last blog - hurry up its not like you have anything to do or a job that keeps you from typing.

    Tell us how much you lost and all the same shit you constanly do.

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  9. Tony:

    Hello. What specific advice from WEC have you incorporated into your game/life that has been successful, as expressed in your tweet?

    "the advice of @WECpoker has played a large roll in my success in shreveport"

    s.i.

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    1. Come on Tony, you put this snippet of information on twitter a few days ago and then don't follow up on it. I am really curious to know what advice WEC has given you that no one else has said to you before that is so informative and valuable to you, that you incorporated it into your game.

      The whole purpose of your Blog is to enlighten your loyal followers with these pearls of wisdom.

      Please update your Blog.

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