Thursday, December 15, 2016

Preparations to spend the holidays with friends

well, i moved out of the place i was living at for about $350 per week here in shreveport today, and when they asked me at the desk, i gave them a good reference and might use them in the future if i return. if i was to go suddenly, i didnt wish to have to make a special trip there to pack my stuff, plus get my deposit back in the middle of the night. i did leave close to $40 worth of food behind, and plenty of things that wont fit on a train or plane.

so ive got some free nights in the eldorado and sams town im using. and it seems in january my free offers are finally finished at samstown, making living here less valuable now. but im doing so well here. only half the month into december, and im over $4000 up JUST FROM POKER in the first 15 days of this month. new roll is $25,500.

glad to see my $5000 mailed in check i deposited from the casino cashiers cage safely reached my BOA acct, and my family got the money and online gifts i sent successfully too. i put the wrong address in so i was worried. i was so focused while in the post office with the check id just brought from the casino, my mind was blank. but i did get it safely sent via priority mail. even though the clerk watched me put $100 in the envelope to my mom, she didnt steal the cash for Mark's christmas. Jason finally helped me figure out how to use the deposit by phone app successfully for in the future.

so today, tomorrow or friday afternoon, theres 1 morning trip into dallas via amtrak for only $24, (where theres tons of cheap planes to many cities, some under $120) then theres the afternoon amtrak into st louis/chicago on up to toledo. st louis is usually less than $100 if u dont pay for a sleeper. then theres the friday afternoon allegiant into vegas for under $250 but it might sell out. ill need to get another check, i dont wish to be traveling with close to $13,000 in cash.

tonight i played $10-20 full kill o8 and won close to $800. at one point, i was up $400 more. i was hitting mostly everything. had lots of good wins lately including from another guy named Tony who insisted i mention him in the blog. this was the day before, so ive forgot the hand of course. i need to learn to write them down so my blog becomes more like all the others on the blogroll u see on the right hand side of the page. (if u are viewing from ur computer instead of ur phone)

hopefully ill soon be living around friends near some good $2-5 games i can finally afford again that dont exist here, and be taking some road trips. its been verified the casinos near Ray will let me store money. too bad most dont have boxes instead of just the cage. im now in the process of finding out where in florida offers boxes. seems only foxwoods gives them out easily.

as far as WEC is concerned, the advice he gave was to buyin for more. well im still usually starting off with a buyin of $120. this works best for psychological reasons. but once it starts dropping im quickly adding $200-300 or much more depending on whose in the game and how deep they are. i often get it back, if not in the poker game, i will in the BJ tables. so ive gotten plenty of experience in playing much deeper stacked as the bankrolls gone up (i stay sitting in the game much longer without leaving). overall my sessions are only half as long as they were in my early and mid 20s. when very broke, just playing $1-5 stud.

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  1. Well Tony, it is surprising to see you above the 25K roll. After not hearing from you for a few days, I had some concern for you and your roll. I am pleased for you, and hope you continue to build your roll. I had no idea you were paying that much for your weekly rent. Obviously you have done well at the tables over the past week since your last disaster.


    If most of it has come from poker, I am mystified why you would want to head out of town, instead of hanging around and milking it for all you can. You have spent 25 years traveling around to find this Poker Nirvana, why are you in such a hurry to leave?

    Good to see you found a way to get your money to the bank. I agree with you about not carrying so much cash on you. In particular since you tell every person in the world how much you have, you make yourself a prime target to get mugged. Don't forget you can get cash from ATM's anywhere out of your bank. But if have lots of cash on you, and you get robbed, it is gone. May I suggest that when you travel to another town, you only carry the minimum amount of cash you need to get you there. A much safer and wiser way to msnage your finances IMOP.

    Very nice of you to send your Mom and Son presents for Christmas. Not sure if WEC's advice is the best way to go as it appears you still Martingale your buy ins and bets. I am not sure if he would encourage that strategy. Still if that makes you happy and you believe that is the best way to go, no one is ever going to change your mind.

    Wherever you are over Christmas, I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable time. Take care.

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    1. The answer to your mystery is the title of this blog entry.

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    2. Keep telling this child how nice he his to send a present to his mom and son on Christmas. That shouldnt be applauded as it is normal to do that. I know how selfish child like Tony is so maybe it WAS good that he thought of someone else for 2 seconds.

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  2. Have a merry xmas Tony with your family and friends!

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  3. ill soon be living around friends near some good $2-5 games

    You are killing the $1/3 game, so why move up? Just because you can afford to doesn't mean you should, no?

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    1. Moving up is necessary. Rakes have increased everywhere from 4 + 1 standard to 5 + 2 standard. 1-2NL is too small to make a living wage. I tried to get Tony to move up to 2-5 last year and the new swings tilted him into dusting off over half his roll in a month to the house. If he avoids the house play this time, I think he could increase his true long term average from 16/hr to maybe 28 over time. Then maybe instead of wishing I would die in a fire, Tony would thank me for the good advice.

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  4. Still no mention of an optometrist nor a dentist...

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  5. Why leave Shreveport when it is so easy for you to beat the game there. Not a very good idea. I guess you can always go back when you start to have trouble with your roll again. Maybe try setting yourself a goal like teeth fixed and 30k roll before you start running all over the country again.

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  6. Which friends are we talking about? Are you going to be here for the TBC Memorial Dinner that Lightning is putting together? If you are here at this time, I have a good referral to an optometrist on Flamingo and Eastern but you would have to be the one to make the appointment.

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  7. He is essentially still a child who would rather gamble than take care of his waning health. Things get worse as you age, not better and people need to be checked by the doctor every year at the very least. He has no historu of blood work, nothing. When he drops dead it prob could have been avoided.

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