Sunday, December 31, 2017

its colder here than it was in deadwood

i'm still better off than i was when i arrived in toledo from Deadwood, though i dont feel it so much after giving back close to $500 in the last 2 nights. sometimes Mickeys info has come in useful and sometimes its only cost me money. i wish he could point out everything in detroit i dont know already. theres nothing much to talk about and its far better i spend my time out earning money than sitting here and updating this blog.

so since theres nothing else to talk about here is a few hand histories. yesterday in the $1-2 game i called a small raise of like $6-10 to see the flop with 77. flop comes A25, all 4 of us checked. turn comes 5 its checked once more and the guy in last position finally bets $15. somehow i feel he doesnt have an ace, nor does anyone else, so i bet $45. everyone folds, i show 77. he said he folded 99 and the asian kid next to him swore he folded KK.

then in $1-3 PLO, i seen a flop for $35 with 9986 nothing suited when i shouldnt have. in the cutoff, and the button who straddled made it $35 when it got limped to him, and 5 people called in front of me. flop comes A 10 7 with 2 clubs. the button goes allin for $175 when its limped to him, everyone folds but 1 guy in middle position who bets $350 being stuck quite a bit and wanting to get even from big losses in greektown this week earlier, i called, leaving like $60 behind. turn comes 6 of clubs, check, check. (good thing he didnt bet). yes i shouldve went allin if calling the flop but folding would been better. river 2 of spades. check check. i won and cashed out $1222 of the $750 i was in the game for. the original allin had aaa and the raiser had 777 with a gut shot straight draw to the ace. no one had the flush

then i survived earlier on because i raised preflop with AAK8 and got no respect for my short stack. on the flop of K 10 3, i had no draws. just my aa. the guy who must play partners with his friend always same table and they both checked to each other 8888 and JJJ88 when only them in, he makes a huge pot size bet on the flop, folding everyone. he had a wrap on the straight and a flush draw. he missed totally so my aa won when i never expected it to, saving me a huge pot by getting everyone else out of the pot.

the high outdoors hasnt been over 20 the whole week. every night on the way home the thermometer in the car says its like 2 degrees or less outside. good thing the seat warmers (which warm up the back of the seat too, not just the bottom) work really well.

Rays friend Nick who lives here too since hes going thru his divorce wants another bus driving job part time in las vegas or reno and hes looking to buy a condo for not more than $80,000 outright in cash. he is an omaha player and would be spending most of his time in the orleans when hes not working. if he did me and ray would be welcome to use it too and travel back and forth or swap out residences.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

cleveland trip report

well it feels good to be home without no more plane trips to deal with. i left deadwood with over $16,000 and im up about $700 since leaving. but im still about $8000 less than what i had when i was in biloxi, before the trip to florida, where i blew $3000 worth of bitcoin, before the flight to vegas, the month i spent there, and the 3 weeks i spent in deadwood where i had some bad luck on the VBJ and didnt play enough poker. Ray isnt doing so well though. lost 4 whole nights in a row, and doesnt feel too well either.

he thought going to cleveland might improve his luck, so last night we decided to check out Jacks casino. i sat in the $1-2-5 PLO8 simply because u dont find this game live very much. he later moved to the table too and i only won because i hit a flush on one big hand. most of the pots and the betting werent even that big. lots of nits playing. not like the games in foxwoods or jacksonville.

he didnt win though and was ready to go home so we left. i still like greektown the best for games where i win the easiest and dont wait nearly as long to get seated. motor city is still refusing to sit players when theyres long lists and tons of open seats simply because they want games to break so dealers can go home. MGM had just hit the BBJ when Ray walked in the room too.

right now im playing with the $70 i have on ignition, waiting for Ray to wake up in the other room. his friend Nick lives here too, but hes only home at nights. he's going thru a divorce and needed somewhere to stay.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

first blog posted from new computer

i never would've ended up buying a new computer, were i not to been forced to do so by airport security. yes the same old computer which keeps falling apart, with screws and sharp things sticking out, then wouldnt let me board the plane with it, nor check it in my other baggage because they claimed it set off alarms. at first they told me id need to call their office and pay to have it mailed to me if i didnt wish it to be thrown out, but an hour later when close to time to board the plane, they removed me and told me someone wanted to ask me questions, so i missed my flight. eventually they were satisfied it wasnt a major issue after they investigated the laptop, but it took 2 hours waiting for the 2 techs to come look at it, and the manager for allegiant whose only in the airport a short time some evenings had gone home for the day by the time it got resolved and my laptop returned to me. they couldnt understand why i would be keeping it in such poor condition. i still have no idea if i can get another free ticket to reimburse me but i hate phoning people so im waited for my email to be returned. it takes a while for them to reply this way.

so now i have a new laptop and as soon as i have black trash bags and a dumpster to hide it in, ill throw it out. or maybe mail to ray for use in an emergency. im putting anything i can think of on the new computer, and creating newer passwords which the new computer will autostore. coinbase, online gambling, etc. seems todays fee to send $121 in bitcoin is up to $14, leaving u with only $107. i dont see how the general public will ever use it with these rates (imagine paying this for visa transactions) meaning its turning into a ponzi scheme with only investors and speculators using it, not counting online gamblers. but the general public will never be able to use it in normal use until something is done about transaction fees.

so i left the airport with 15,300 then paid only $42 believe it or not at residence inn by marriott in rapid city thru priceline, which ends up being $55 with fees and tax. but still much less than the $99-159 in other cities. very nice complete kitchen in their rooms. good wifi. laundry facilities in the building, which worked out well since i was down to my last shirt, and now ive got 3 weeks worth of clean clothes once more. i returned to deadwood once i bought the new laptop in walmart before i left rapid city for $267 with tax. sure wasnt going to hang around rapid city with nothing to do and i still couldnt fly til i figured out where to discard of the old one, which still hasnt been done. but im now able to use the new one as opposed to doing everything on the old one.

once i bought it then paid for 2 nites in deadwood checking out tomorrow morning, (might fly to denver) i was down to $14,900. but i won in the $2-10 stud 8 mix yesterday, then over $400 on the VBJ, then over $200 using the bonus slot info where i found about 3 plays lit up. so i pretty much got back all the tons of money this much hassle cost me, and now ive got a new laptop, although a fairly inexpensive one. i wonder what the difference is between an expensive one and an inexpensive one. i just know very soon ill end up wanting some info off the other laptop and wont have it by that time.

i wish i didnt abhor using the phone, i really should be calling allegiant right away. i would ask Ray to but i worry they will ask him something only i could know the answer to. plus, i no longer have a place to live here in deadwood. but then again, maybe God didnt want me to leave deadwood so he kept me here. i know i liked the residence inn, ill never see that price anywhere. surely some of u have stayed in residence by marriott and know the good deal on this price. now im back in the springhill suites for $39 nite. i still need to leave but with the hassle of flying, the cost involved going to the airport and the fact i could live here only $500 per month if i committed to a month at this one further out old motel on the trolley line, it sure feels a waste of money to spend a whole months living expenses just to leave town to go where costs are much higher. i do really wish to get back to poker though, or go to where theres a ton more of these slot machines to check. and im still wondering if the slot machine in the bullock is rigged or not.

i did buy 1 bag of baby carrots in walmart too, wouldve bought more if id known how long i would be in town. plus i was in a hurry due to my lyft waiting for me outside to purchase the laptop as quickly as i could. (with my luggage in her car enroute to deadwood from the residence inn in rapid city). its nice having a working "a" key again. no more using the online keyboard. the "z" key too had stopped working. sometimes my sentences sounded odd because i was trying to avoid using the letter a.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

any slot hustlers reading this blog?

now before we get into this, let me tell u about a certain promotion in deadwood which only is on Sundays. its a good thing it goes every Sunday because theres certainly nothing else going on on sundays here. not every a night church service, only mornings when i investigated. Where i grew up, we didnt think much of churches who only cared about worshipping God once per week instead of sunday morning, sunday evening and wednesday night prayer meetings.

i walked from the Bullock hotel to cadillac Jacks, no poker as often is the case on sundays. on the way over i made $30 checking out a few certain types of slots i was told about, (same ones i earned $500+ off the day before, then lost back $300 on those same types). deadwood has so little business no one ever leaves the bonuses lit up high enough to get the 115% return i was told it offered by a world class professional slot hustler whose done it for over 20 yrs. except for busy weekends. theres no one here sun-thurs in the winter. so i only found 3 plays today, only 1 of which was very strong. yesterday i found quite a bit more.

next door to the cadillac Jack is the first gold casino and ive missed out on a good opportunity i suddenly remembered today from 2 yrs before. on sundays, in just the pit area alone which qualifies, (and u can only win once per day, which increases the others odds-so everyone might win) is $50 every half hour. well in the final drawing of the evening, there were only 2 of us left who hadnt won the $50 already and were among the 5 of us still playing in 1 of the 2 tables open in the pit. so my odds were 50-50 and yes i won the $50 in free match play coupons (10 of $5) i used them and i got unstuck (and $19 up) even without them its a decent $2-100 shoe game with poor penetration of only 60%.

if someone were to flat bet $2 (i dont of course) but if someone did, their expected loss per hour would be very low, and their odds of winning $50 quite good. theres just few people in there on the live tables.

i found a $2 live table ultimate tx hold em pit table game in another casino too, but of course its not over 100% by any means but a very inexpensive way to play a fun live table game. i won $43 on it.

other than this, its not been so well in deadwood this past week and im getting quite bored here. i've been playing online poker, and im down to $17,200. i was down to $16,300 and this is quite a drop from when id been up to over $21,000. i did decide to lower my max bet on the VBJ due to having such bad luck with so many dealer draws to 21 when huge bets out the other night. but on saturday night i finally won $509 in poker at cadillac jacks in the late evening after midnite, which got me out of the hole for dec and over $200 up, due to 2 very loose fish on the table.

what i was taught (and i cannot reveal the machines names or the bonus details as to what determines if theyre worth sitting down on) is when to play 4 different types of bonus slots they offer in deadwood. the info seems simple enough to not forget. and on the first day he showed me this by taking me to each casino in town theyre offered, i was surprised to find so many plays left behind. but this all changed once sunday got here. plus the negative variance of $300+ back saturday night shocked me too.

it showed me a new life i didnt know much of, which the guy who showed me has done his whole life and is one of the biggest name professionals of it. im now researching them online and it seems some hustlers earn very big money per shift doing this, but to me it dont seem possible with so much competition in big markets. i even read of people camping out by some machines with fights over machines left behind. but the main thing is u might only need $1000 to work with instead of the $15-25,000 a $1-2 NL grinder should never go below or spend for bills. which is why so many of them are homeless or appear to be. and so desperate for the chance to sit the second the ploppy/sucker quits the machine with the bonus lit up. theyre underrolled u see.

it appeals to me because even $25 more per day walking by them to go to the poker room would greatly increase my net worth over the year. and im told the potential could be much more. ive been told more hustleable machines exist than ever before. (more hustlers too though). it might help in getting points on my slot cards too for comps, cashback or rooms. i would like to find opportunities which put huge points on them if i could. or a location there would be plenty of plays which would be extremely busy casinos without others hustling.

being in busy markets would require work (periodically walking by checking the machines for bonuses about to light up) but screw camping out near them doing nothing for hours. no wonder these type of people are considered to be the worst kind of hustler.

im wondering how many of u ever done this, or made money doing it, except for 2 i know of who read this blog who never care of no one but themselves and wont give out helpful info. i would love to listen to your story. is this possible to make good money? or too burnt out?

Monday, December 4, 2017

bored out of my mind here, and damn it its cold outside.

i guess what i like most about being in deadwood is i dont feel dependent on having to play poker every single day to have a way to survive and cover my hotel room every night. Being prepaid up til dec 20th for a relatively cheap price is nice and im spending much fewer hours playing poker than i ever have in the last 25 yrs. i couldnt even bring myself to call cadillac jacks on the phone to find out if they ever started up the game this sunday evening, i just assumed they didnt and couldnt get out of bed where id just got off the internet and laid down to read. (another reason i would never wish to own a kindle, the whole point of relaxing with a good book is to be off a computer screen). keeping 6-12 months worth of income in the bank at all times tends to remove the pressure to play every night too. but i would of course if the games existed. this being said, if i were still in vegas spending all my time playing poker, id never got around to sending off for those 2 documents. by the way the birth certificate arrived already and quite quickly. Being here feels like a vacation.

---written 1-2 days earlier---

this morning i lost $900 on the VBJ, but believe it or not overall im still up. $18,900 left. over $1500 of my profits here in deadwood came from the VBJ, no matter how many losing sessions ive had. theres so much snow and ice today the trolley isnt running, so unless i walk the 3 blocks to the VBJ, im staying indoors on ignition. but i might go to the family dollar soon to buy icecream sandwiches cheezits and cereal. which is slightly more than 3 blocks. i was down to $24 on ignition, then turned it into over $200 playing zappit BJ.

theres so many swings on the VBJ no matter u need 10x the bankroll u need for poker to make a little bit less per hour than what u would in poker. this is why being a BJ pro just isnt suitable for most people. if Ray would drive here, (he looked it up its 18 hours, i would think more) i would go not caring im paid up thru dec 20. we could hit up MSP and DM on the way home, plus burlington IA.

the hot works in the shower, but only for 5 minutes. the heat works in here, but i wish the TV cord wouldnt need to be so close to it, i worry my room will catch fire. lots of old building like this, everyone dies in one. including many old rooming houses where i lived, but the 2 which burned down werent when i lived in them. i didnt feel like going to play poker even if there were a game, my sleep hours so messed up, i feel tired at 5-6 pm which is when the game would probably start if it went, with the exception of wed and thrus. wed there is the morning game and u need to be there for this one.

i felt like leaviing today where there better weather, but too much ice. i wonder if the 7.19pm flight to phoenix was canceled tonight. its nonstop. unless u fly allegiant, everything is like $600 from here, with the exception of denver.

this old laptop falling apart, keeps saying 0% not charging, but plugged in. if it slips out 1 second it dies.

im really enjoying not being forced to go play poker every night if i dont feel like it, but i sure dont enjoy not being able to when i really would like to. mostly sun-tues.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I knew it was due

i just got home after dropping $3000 on the video BJ machine. now lets try to look at the good side of things. nobody of course ever came by to sit, here in deadwood if u lose its not due to the fault of other players. its just bad luck.

i had $21,107 when i left my room, and $18,200 when i returned. but here is the proper way to look at things. when i left vegas i had $16,900 and arrived with $16,800 in deadwood. then i went and collected my free play in the silverado.

after doing so i had $18,200 on me that evening. i think i won some playing poker that day too, but not too much. so im not one dime worse off than i was after id picked that up.

and yet ive accomplished all of this. (truth is, id won close to $4000 on that VBJ before i lost). i paid my rent thru dec 20. i sent my family their christmas gifts. i ordered both a birth certificate and a consuelar report of birth. i've got to fix it so i can play online poker from my room though, its boring as hell when theres no poker, and i keep wanting to sleep between 5pm to 11pm when theres more likely to be games.

i dont think i should be upset i came here, ive done some things which need done, but i know i cannot drop another big chunk. got to bet less. once i got stuck well over $500 i started betting more than i shouldve before i shouldve. the last $1000 was lost playing without patience to wait. its really bugging me the lack of poker games in this town except 3-12 pm wed-saturday.

Monday, November 27, 2017

been working hard since theyres nothing else to do.

Well theres not much to do in this town since theyres so little live poker in the winter, except for mondays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays and saturdays. u wont find games sundays or tuesdays, and u might not on mondays. So ive been spending my time on the BJ machine, where im up about $3000 since coming here. almost took a huge loss this morning of over $1000 but i recovered.

and since i cant "work" i might as  well put my vacation here to good use. the birth certificate i ordered which let me do it over the internet they called me about this morning. i should get it within 2 weeks since i paid a bunch of extra money for expedited service. then i went to the library to use their computer printer since ive got none and filled out the info for the replacement of the conseular report of birth abroad, which since it takes 4-6 weeks for processing is being sent to Rays house. i wrote out a $50 money order at the post office to the department of state after taking it to a notary public after i filled out my info and signed it in the library. lets hope they find it so i dont need the long complicated N-600 form which costs $600. i hope my mother was honest about the fact she registered me that night.

then i got a cashiers check for $1500 at a different bank than BOA since theres none here, and deposited it in my BOA account by cell with her help in taking the picture and scanning it. i will be saving the check a week then will be totally destroying it so it cant be found. BOA says to do this. i now see it as "processing" in my online bank statement.

then i opened up a bank account for $3000. i didnt think i would have enough ID, but she told me what i had was enough and she opened up an account, gave me temporary debit card, and ill get the permanent one in a week. i did make sure the manager would keep an eye on incoming mail since so many important things are enroute.

so ive got over $4500 less on me than i did, so now i wont be carrying nearly as much cash, giving me a lot more peace of mind. hopefully i wont take any huge losses where ill need to begin withdrawing it. ive not had any losses yet on it except for close to $200. every time i got stuck quite a bit more, i got it back. im overdue to lose.

then i found out today how housekeeping works, and where to throw out the garbage in which dumpster. not sure yet where to have alyisa send the books. if i stayed here longer i know of 2 motels not as good options due to location further out for $500 per month which is a bit less.

glad that im still over $20,600 even with all this done. remember, after i claimed the $1400 in free slot play, i still only had $18,200. this was before i paid the months rent too. so u can see what ive won on the VBJ. ive won far less than $200 at poker and seldom got to play

Thursday, November 23, 2017

new residence

lets see if i can successfully transfer the pictures on my cell phone to here of my new residence in south dakota, good thru dec 20th. for $700 plus tax $819 total. not too bad of a place. 

u see a large sized fridge, a kitchen, (no stove) but a microwave, a sink, plus dishes furnished, etc. and some kitchen supplies. the wifi works far better than i expected it to. plus u see a nice bathroom with some beautiful looking green towels included. its in an old building close to downtown deadwood, and she is only letting me rent it for one month, because if i continued to stay longer over new years eve weekend, the price would be over $400 higher the following month. 

it took me close to 2 hours to figure out how to download the pictures from my cell and i still dont know what i did right, so i still wont be able to in the future. still looking for someone to teach me how in person. even if i need to hire them. since i did post these photos, its now messing up all edit copy from here on out centering everything from the middle. im glad theres such warm bedding and a space heater for cold nights id need to learn how to plug in. 

the good news is after paying for all this, im still left with $19,300 this is due to winning over $1500 on the machines here so far and/or the live poker. plus of course the $1400 free play. 

why did i do it when the poker sucks here? well u got to remember im old. i didnt feel like getting on another plane, didnt feel like riding a cab into rapid city for $105 (lot easier to get lyft from rapid city than to rapid city) and just wanted a cheap decent place to live, where im away from people most of the time. mostly all white people living here who hate democrats. not seen 1 asian dealer. plus i can play some VBJ totally with no one else playing. most think i did well on finding housing. the only problem is my bank is over 300 miles out, closer location to me is denver.

i need someone i could trust to either give $1000-2000 to in currency in person who would in exchange send it to me on paypal (who id give it to upfront in person, which isnt possible, id get scammed). but i need it sent to my bank. i dont have any checks and its difficult to scan them to deposit. or someone who i could hand cash to and they transfer it to my bank. there is no one i know here i could trust with so much money. i tried to buy a paypal debit, thinking this would transfer to my bank, but it wont work to put it in your paypal so now im out $500 and can only buy things with it. if there were a 7-11 store here or CVS or rite aid theres a way to get money into your paypal which could be sent to the bank but none of these stores exist here. but if i only had documents instead of just one state ID with no secondary ID (not even a ss card which i doubt theres a local office) i could open a bank account in wells fargo to lock it up and withdraw it in another wells fargo after i depart.

wonder what i should try to do during the month im here, which wont need more than one month to arrive. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

a free $1400, courtesy of @john_mehaffey on twitter

this title could be just as misleading as other titles, but without him telling me about a new dealers angels machine here in Deadwood, id never known of its existence. i found out some bad news today though. its not in the main casino, but in the hotel across the street and its closed between midnight to 8 except for weekends. plus it does not show the shuffle point, and theres a message claiming all cards will not be active on this machine. plus i forgot the $100 max bet limit in deadwood. so u cant bet $100 on u, then back bet $100 each on everyone else. its only $100 TOTAL. so its much lower size betting than at hoover dam.

i was told by him for sure the craps gives comps and points and a friend of his was there playing it. but theres the same sign on the craps that it dont take a card. i think they must of burned out the promotion so much like they did in another deadwood casino in the past they banned players cards. i got here too late. why did the one in ellis isle last so long before it got removed? it was a better promotion.

essentially the machine isnt worth playing, which is a shame considering how CHEAP good motels are in this town over the winter. and if it took a card, theres a great promotion which is probably the one they did. for 20,000 points during the month, u get $1000 cashback. no wonder they were getting their points. sad thing is nothing else is worth it to get the points the VP in this town sucks.

now i did play some VP today in the silverado. it was the $1 7-5 jacks or better. and it was the best machine i could find in the silverado. (the roulette didnt work for free play). i simply flat hit max bet til my entire $1400 in free play was used up. cashed out $1295.

i never wouldve came here were it not for John_mehaffey. why did i have so much free play i never knew about? well i was told when i left the time before when i called Jason the night shift guy over the phone i was still getting my $350 weekly free play but this was over a yr ago. he told me sometimes they renew the offer if u arent here in some time. so i talked to the promotions manager elena and she looked in the computer and told me over 1 yr ago they downloaded it onto my card. so instead of needing to be here every week, i got to use the whole $1400 free play today. i certainly wasnt expecting this, so it kept this from being a worthless trip for nothing. i really appreciated her renewing my free play since it had expired.

there is only 1 machine worth playing in all of deadwood which is beatable over the longterm. and its not the dealers angels machine, but a different machine in a different casino which also gives no comps. its probably the last of its kind in the USA.

i wonder how much they burned out the video craps for it to not give points. it sure used to from what id been told by him. somehow this effected the VBJ too and got it to shut off points though they werent playing it even.

i told Benny this to be nice but he wasnt so nice in his text asking me why i called him a liar and said that was insulting him, but stacey will post that he did lie and he never said to benny i was unbanned. lets take a poll too on whether his ex in reno would really offer to let me live there and tell him that if all goes as she hoped we would be sharing the same bed. Benny is weird because of his autism just like me and just like i say inappropriate things, he says them because he thinks theyre funny. like he thought if i went to jean for nothing it wouldve been funny.

im shocked how inexpensive my room here is. springhill suites in other places around the country is like $79-129 per night. here its $39 weekdays much more weekends and that includes $15 free play per day and a free $15 entry into the 1pm tourney. of course the tourney did me no good, i missed the money. close to half seems to go for the house or the staff. and u do get short quickly. im now waiting for the cash game to go.

i truly miss having a home where i can both walk to my room every night and afford to pay the fee. anyone could stay in a $5000 per month hotel if they were rich. but few are this cheap. but there needs to be beatable games too. too bad i dont have proof im no longer in NV or i could play on ignition here. same with acr, if someone could help with document approval.

considering nothing here is worth playing except 1 machine, and not much poker, i think this week ill catch the flight to phoenix but its very high priced due to thanksgiving. would be much less if i waited. i need to settle somewhere so i can get my books once more. ac is storing them.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

how life is different when born with forms of autism

Ok, im over 1000 miles outside of vegas now, relaxing in a nice hotel room which is paid up for 3 days at a pretty low price. nice room too. and yes, they have lyft here. spent quite a bit using it tonight.

still got $16,800 and i hope this is enough to not go broke until i eventually end up living in Rays house to shut down all expenses.

to say something should be burned down is a whole lot different than saying u are going to burn something down. lots of people say things like this on twitter every day if theyre referring to conservatives, or to white people. im picked on because im not on the side most of the left is on. Madonna said she thinks a lot about blowing up the white house hows that less offensive? But to be honest i never said this. i have a history of at times claiming or implying i did something i didnt just because i get so pissed off i dont care and want to shock everyone in the blog. i like to see whose inclined to believe the worst about somebody. i want to know who will think someone will do something bad just because they confess instead of saying you couldnt have done this. i guess what causes this is my autism, benny often lies too. he told me stacey told him my bans been lifted. he told me one of his previous girlfriends in reno offered to let me live there and share the same bed.

i will take a lie detector test with anyone for a sizeable bet within my means of course and pass it. surveillance videos would show me not checking out of the hotel til sometime between 10.30 and 11am this morning, lugging 2 suitcases out of the elevator. when i return to vegas someday, anyone is welcome to come sit in a live BJ game in the golden gate, i will not have a problem sitting down.

i went to the nugget to sit, no open seats with huge list, so i took the bus to the terminal, switched to the MD park bus, got off on charleston, bought a used coat plus one more pair of pants, then went to the airport. and i left the state.

yes i need the time away from people and a break, but it wasnt because i was banned. i do need time to heal emotionally all the hurts i carry inside, wish people could be compassionate of the pain i feel. i need to get much closer to God, which most of u dont think exists. i need to feel his love before i can love others. i dont feel it since im so stressed. my moms favorite bible verse is how God will supply all your needs if u trust in him. i feel im the only one responsible for providing for my needs, and ive never felt it right the govt will provide for hers or my sons or old people in general. she wants me on the govt. i feel its wrong to not earn it by gambling.

i dont think God provides nothing for her, its the govt.

i feel that im one of the least racist people around and Martin Luther Kings niece feels this way too, which is why she follows me on twitter. u know what is racist? its using your race to get special treatment and privledges. Think of OJ, mike tyson, kobe bryant. all who couldnt be convicted after commiting serious felonies. guess what they all have in common?

its when a black guy doesnt feel a black women is good enough, and is inferior to a white women so he has to have a white girlfriend. see, hes being racist.

its when blacks cant get hired as dealers, whites i know who desperately need another dealing job cant get hired as dealers, but asians can who dont even know how to communicate with their clients.

thats real racism. what i say isnt racism. only a fool would think it so.

yes i lost quite a bit in the golden gate. yes i inflated the loss, embellished the amount, embellished what i said, because i thought if i didnt say this, who would believe i got thrown out if i didnt do nothing. i did however tell a dealer when the new guy asked how i was doing i could care less if he died in an accident. but the truth was he was white. we will go in the golden gate together sometime, he might remember it. i never mentioned his mother, the rest of the blog was all embellishment. same as when i said once about sex for $2 to buy a cheeseburger with. lots of assholes believed that lie too.

i just discovered that ive got $15 in free play every night i stay here in the hotel, so i went downstairs before midnite to claim todays money. plus ive got free entry into a poker tourney tomorrow if i want it.

and then i get into it with the person running the gift shop because theres no price on the merchandise which she claims there is and i proved there isnt. of course we know why, its because its way too much so of course they dont want to put the price on it. i think theyre rude for not listing the price and she mightve thought i was rude for telling her what i thought of it. most of what i do i dont consider rude, otherwise i wouldnt do it. but i certainly think others are rude when they ask certain things of me, or at least incredibly nosy when i just want peace.

think is because your mind works differently with autism and its why its so difficult for those with it to be accepted socially or especially to ever have a girlfriend. my Uber rating is down to 4.44 probably due to never wishing to answer questions. lots of drivers get incredibly hostile if u dont let them make their little speech while they try to determine if they can take advantage of u, and hate to be called out on it.

worries about my health cause great stress ive not been able to get a checkup in years, i think i ruined my kidneys never seeing a doctor who could fix the fact i could only urinate in small amounts way too often, and until im over $50k i dont see how i could. im always needing the money, shelter transportation and my citizenship matter more. when u consider the fact of 6 months of living expenses must be set aside besides your poker bankroll, this reduces my roll from $16k to $4k, so i feel ive got nothing.

i wish i could disappear off the net to be honest, though id like to become a success story first. im much better in person than i appear online, id never say things in person i say online. id still like to know if id win on BJ if i quit betting way too over kelly when im losing. i feel also i dont bet near enough if im winning, because i feel blowing a loss. on a good count u are not supposed to quit til the count turns bad. even if u are still up 6 big max bet units when u were up 18 units. but u sure want to bet much less the last few hands so u dont blow the huge win.

why its so difficult for me to change

sad to admit, when i left the golden gate, i really was only down $1700 and i decided to go out to hoover dam lodge one last time instead of the strip to play BJ. i've won there almost every trip out there $500 or more. and a few hours after i was there, id had back all but $125 of what i was down for the night. then suddenly everything went wrong, and by the time i took the Uber back downtown and spent the rest of the night playing poker in the nugget, i really was down $3500. all because i couldnt quit while only down $125. then i lost over $200 in the poker room too, but in there i played pretty good, took a bad beat on the final hand when he hits the flush on the river. most of the time i was stuck very little in the poker room.

i went ahead and booked my plane ticket its leaving this afternoon and its nonrefundable of course. plus i booked 3 nights hotel for another $144 in the springhill suites. (not a bad hotel for this low of price). most would be much higher priced.

on the way to the airport ill need my uber driver to stop in the thrift store so i can buy me 1 more pair of used pants plus a coat or ill freeze.

its very difficult to not get incredibly angry at those who go out to the casinos to have a good time when u are unable to emphasize with that and relate to it because u never get to yourself because if u dont spend 100% of the time u are in there working instead of playing u wont be able to survive. $10 isnt much of an hourly rate and i sure miss the $20 per hour of some previous years. been living off previous winnings for some time now. if people were in my situation (some in vegas grinding away close to being broke are) theyd understand more why i get so mad at the lucky privledged few who dont sweat if they win or lose. nor bother to learn the correct way to win the easiest.

to relive stress, some people have a good woman in their lives they go home to every night. someone they know loves them and accepts them unconditionally (only if theyre black) and others dont have one because they dont drink, dont smoke weed, dont get high on meth, so women see them as killjoys and bigots who are no fun. especially if u dont know how to drive, are unable to learn how, and must stress over bills continually. and of course have a disability which makes u unable to socially relate to other people.

70 yrs ago (before world war 2) women cared more about mens feelings and accepted them as they are. my mom considers homosexuality one of the worst of sins just like God does and believed a womans place is in the home if she is married. she never once dated after my father died when i was 1, but of course then she worked a job to survive from time to time. plus got welfare and food stamps at times. mostly had to work though. but she wouldnt if she were married. a woman is supposed to be there for whatever her husband needs. if u read the Bible u will see what a blessing a wife is and what she is to be like.

nowdays if u dont support queer rights, u arent accepted in this world. it wasnt enough to want to get married, now that they have this, they want to force others who dont approve of their sinful life to participate in their weddings or be sued and lose their jobs and businesses. they bully people mercilessly, including me every time i ran away from home and hitchhiked by insisting i let them blow me. then others become homosexual as an adult because they were molested as a child. no gay people want someone over 18. all the gay men i ever met only wanted me if i were 15-19. no one since. but its only women who feel this way about homosexuality. many men still dont like it and its why men hide it while women want the entire world to know when theyre gay and they show it off by trying to be physically unattractive to men.

the problem is u cant risk the penalties of changing your beliefs. for if u do the Bible makes it clear u will spend eternity in hell. Its too bad God cares so much more about your sex life than how u get along with others. for if u try to get along with others, they wont accept u unless u give in and say God didnt mean what he said about gay sex being a wicked evil. but he is so focused on who u have sex with, u will end up like me without ever being with anyone and unable to physically no more due to poor health, but still wish u had someone to hug u kiss u and tell u they loved u and hold u close every night. knowing u will never get this because u wasted 20 yrs of your life and are now too old for the only women who have no issues or baggage but are way too far left. its no wonder Roy Moore preferred women much younger than him.

i will be so glad to no longer be in vegas for i do need a vacation away from here. i knew i wouldnt win forever in the golden gate, and im tired of high priced housing. and Uber fees too. no more paying $800 or so per month with Uber. i wish i could find me a normal landlord so id have far more towns i could settle down in long as a poker game exists.. but i cant trust anyone enough to not have me setup and murdered to tell them ive got over $16,000 in the bank still. (was alot more). if u let a random guy renting his house off the net know this, u are risking your life if u arent able to fight. and to think u might not be able to pay so they wont rent to u? this is laughable, for the only people who cant pay or wont pay their rent are those who are broke. not those with close to 6-12 months income in their checking account at all times.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

well i guess i wont be playing no more BJ in the golden gate downtown vegas, not after losing $3000

i woke up tonight in my room in the golden gate and decided to play some BJ (since the room is free, it is kind of rude and looks bad to the host who gave it to me if i dont play or play too low of stakes). and i wish id went by the bank of america and deposited cash on me so id been carrying less like i originally was going to yesterday. but being i had no coffee in the room (ive never understood or bothered to learn how to use the in room coffeemaker in most hotels) or no more bottles of water, i decided now would be a good time to sit so id get served quickly.

the first waitress told me she was only dropping off the order of the one older lady sitting alone (not counting me) on my table and goes home at 6pm, so the other girl would get my order. i decided to sit out on every running count of minus 1 or lower until i got a chance to order, so i wouldnt get heavily stuck while waiting on my drinks. not that this really helps since the bets in plus counts are so much bigger.

i'd only sat there instead of going straight to the nugget poker room so i could get free drinks very quickly. the BJ tables are usually where u get priority service.

the only good news to report is when the new girl came on 15 minutes later, right as i was getting ready to figure out which person would listen to a complaint and have the power to do something, (rare) she actually brought the drink with her since the other girl happened to tell her. so i was relieved i didnt have to order and then wait for her return. so i gave her $2 instead of $1. i felt she deserved it.

so i came across a good count (the running count hit +7 and increased from there deep enough into the shoe to bring the true count over +1) and started raising the bets. a hand of $19. (from $5 min). 2 spots of $20. 2 spots of $45. 2 spots of $100. and i kept losing every single hand. i sat out (even being the only player) if someone stood where they could watch if i won or not, saying i was superstitious about others watching me lose every penny i have to my name. when they walked on (or sat and placed a bet instead of just watched) i then got back in, i wasnt about to leave while stuck until the good count disappeared.

some of the hands i lost doubles or splits so i wasnt exactly doubling bets, sometimes i needed to go to 3x the bets or so. plus sometimes added on. 2 new guys sat (was by myself most of the time) seeing i was explaining to people i was losing my ass and would rather be alone. but its hard to reason with drunks who dont give a fuck about u or how ur feeling and what makes u happy all they want is to sit and bet $5 and to not do it at any other table than the one u are losing on. alcohol, just like drugs, should be illegal.

i lost 2 spots of $235, with a double, then 2 spots of $450. i was asked by 2 new guys (who didnt see the losses) how i was doing and if i minded them sitting and i told them exactly what i was thinking. dont ask if u dont wish to know. i told them i could care less if the dealer and his mother died in a serious car accident and i hoped they went broke, became homeless and lost everything they had because if it happened to me it should to them too. i told them how i felt about them hiring dealers who werent white and are foreignors and how it should be illegal cause its racist, because u shouldnt have to be asian to get hired. unfair to blacks, whites, etc and all non-asian peoples. i told them how my main goal was to make sure no one had a good time unless i was too, and how people should be executed for people watching and how rude it is, and especially if theyre just out to have a good time not caring how this would effect the others who take the game seriously. i told them how this casino should be burned to the ground and how i prayed it took place soon.

security honored my wish to leave before i lost the entire $4100 i left the room with, and they even assisted me in gathering up all my belongings in the room and escorting me off the premises so none of the others who mightve wanted to hit me did so. so there goes tonights free hotel room.

so tonight as i prepare to leave vegas and go back to toledo where i can start getting my life right with God so i wont be so angry and wont be playing no more BJ since its not low enough stakes there there is one thing i wish to do before i leave town and this is to play $2-5 nl in the wynn with a $1500 buyin. ive never played this high in the wynn, except for the time i got the $500 $5-10 stake many years ago which i lost. maybe since its night ill win, i only know id lose during morning day shift in $1-3 most of the time. maybe buying in deep ill win. ive stayed over $10,000 for around 2 yrs now and i hope ill still be over that during tomorrows flight or maybe early morning flight. so im going to get the strip bus. first i locked the bags up in another casino so i wont need to haul them with me.

some of u might think ill be better off never playing BJ in the golden gate no more anyway. but even with tonights huge loss, i still came out up in the long run. primarily due to over $7000 in wins in january.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I folded pocket Queens

Lets talk about emotional issues and how they effect EVERYTHING to do with ones poker results. since everyone knows about my bad fold of QQ preflop in the poker kraut vlogger westgate game and video. video of me folding QQ go to the 9.35 mark

everyone on my twitter (and even my Uber driver on the way home was asking me about my fold there, since he follows different poker vloggers) and im well aware now it wasnt the best fold, but once im up for the day (a significant amount meaning well over $100) its hard to continue playing my best because i get paranoid ill destroy the entire nights profit. now if im behind, i dont fear losing the money (but i should) so then i get too much in a hurry to either make coin flips or win a big pot to get unstuck. people in my game would be able to win much more against me if they kept track of how much im up or down.

i did eventually leave the westgate Kraut game with over $200 profit, but i couldve done much better there. but the second i get scared of losing it back, i need to go, immediately. which is why i dont think others should object to those hitting and running. no one should feel forced to sit when they feel too uncomfortable to play their best anymore.

i totally forgot about how the 7-2 bounty would cause many opponents to make much looser preflop raises with this particular hand, simply because im not as used to playing in tables with this bounty than some of his vlog readers. to me, big raises and then much bigger reraises represent real hands preflop. bets in last position, or made too often, or on someones straddle, represent garbage to me, and then sometimes i lose money when it turns out to not be so.

tonight i let emotionally upsetting things at the table affect me too and im out over $1700 tonight when i returned home. my moral sensibilities were offended due to the sheer number of women who were queer in my table and especially how rich the biggest offender was who kept talking about things she spent the money on and what shes planning to do with it. but then again i won $40 in this game, but i did give back alot of the win. but i did get to where i couldnt listen to the conversations of traveling overseas (how they could afford it being retired) and how they were "more enlightened"

so i left bored, to go play BJ in the golden gate, where i usually win. and i lost so much my host came by and i got him to give me this fri and sat nite free of charge. so maybe ill take the sun plane out of town instead of the thurs one. i've got 3 nites ive never used in silver 7 too, but thats weekdays only. often days arent available and are sold out.

too many players in my BJ game werent playing correctly, (annoys me) the loud music with dancers (annoys me) the fact they give them dog collars with their names to wear about their neck offends my moral sensibilities (annoys me) people smoking nearby (annoys me) new guy sitting too close to me instead of over in the other empty chair since i was playing 2 spots with 2 empty chairs. (annoys me). he comes in i have 2 big bets out there because its a good count and i lost multiple prior hands in a row. $275 and $275 bets. he gets dealt A7, dealer has 9 showing theres like 4 of us playing, his first hand. he wont hit like he should, then i double down on my 92, and get the A which wouldve given him 19 instead of the soft 18 he has now. then i hit my 12, (on my other hand that is) and bust with the face card which wouldve given me 21 instead of 12 if he wouldve took the ace. so i ended up losing 3 bets of $275 then i quit pissed off. i swear no one could be this dumb. i think the house at times gives shills money to play to try to fix things so good players lose and get too mad to think clearly. people say u should give others the benefit of the doubt, which i do, i give them the benefit of the doubt theyre not that fucking retarded and just trying to make us lose on purpose. (why i get so mad)

then i returned to the nugget, down over $1200-1300. sit back in a different game buy a massage and lose over $500 within an hour, not all on one buyin. but i had to get the uber quite a bit early. i start talking to him and he mentions he knows me from poker, asks if i watch any vlogs, then i find out hes seen my QQ fold.

only thing i enjoyed was the massage the black girl gave me who isnt usually working in there and the good looking girl in my BJ table in the golden gate who was with some other girl. surprisingly enough, the girl by me knew the correct way to play, noticed her friends errors and played much better than her friend. too bad i couldnt convince her to come to the nugget poker room, but she wanted to go eat.. she left before the big loss. now these 2 women definitely werent gay she actually liked men instead of hating them and was much better looking. for a moment i almost thought it was cdizzy, who ive not heard from today, no idea if her plane arrived.

yesterday me and alysia chang played omaha in the orleans but first she met seattle irish in the nugget. i left before she did and took uber because she just wouldnt quit the omaha game for nothing, no matter how tired. but i did win in the game $83. i think she never got unstuck her $250. i really appreciate the big favor she did me of storing my 50 christian books i never had time to read near all before my upcoming checkout fri morning or thrus nite this week. (tomorrow) now i can feel free to take the bus or plane without wondering what would become of these books i paid $60 for. we drove thru mc d and she bought the food since i didnt have change for $100 and i will return it in comps in the future somewhere.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

poker in the nugget with the trooper plus BJ

well i havent played much but poker ever since i dropped down in the $15,000s. i guess thats one of the main reasons ive come back to just over $18,000. thank God i didnt have the big drop tonight, had too much in the game, but recovered my $460 earlier loss and eventually went home up $53 for the night.

the trooper was in my game for 2-3 hours earlier and hardly played a hand except for the poker grump 2-4 hand, where he flopped the wheel, and busted me when i shoved the nut flush draw. i expected 2 callers or more, but only he called. i thought id get better odds. i wasnt the preflop raiser and about 5 of us seen the flop for $12. i eventually quit the game down $460, long after he left. i caught myself making 2 really bad calls. i just couldnt quit with a loss, so i made the loss much bigger.

went to play some BJ, took $2500 out of the money behind the cage. seldom could raise my bet, so i bet quite low. never was down more than $500 nor up over $150. never saw any good plus counts except like 5 hands out of 200. i was just lucky in that i won a few key hands with doubles and splits. i wouldve won more were it not for my 45 minute massage at the table.

i was lucky in the golden gate too the day before. won over $150, and the other 3 off duty plaza dealers in the game were tipping so much the dealer colored up $150 in tips that hour too. there were like 10 of them off duty employees, most sitting in the bar. i dont think this bar has hookers. like the fremont bar, its just employees sitting.

but ive not played much BJ lately no more VBJ, or bitcoin BJ after those big losses. the only good VBJ in this area is so far outside boulder city its almost $40 to get there.

ive been using the bus more lately too, since uber isnt giving me discounts or lyft. and im doing a better job of waking up later, and going to sleep later.

when i returned to the $1-2 NL i brought the whole $2525 i left the BJ table with from my $2500 buyin. i eventually cashed out $3013. but i was down to $2250+ once. i won 2 key hands, one by sucking out. stole close to 3 smaller pots.

still wondering what will happen by nov 17 checkout, my time is rapidly running out. it will be quite difficult to be back over the $19,200 needed every time rent is up.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

westgate Pokerkraut vloggers game

    I'm glad to report the $15,700+ is now at $16,700+ which means i didnt end up with a losing month in October, meaning i should still only be having 1 losing month per year. i've not played no more even money VBJ, no more buffalo machines no more VP and no more bitcoin BJ. so the comeback is from poker. but theres certainly a long ways to go compared to what i had in biloxi and detroit.

as always the wins and losses come in streaks every day in a row. this week it was just winning streaks. some of it from the westgate, some from the stratosphere, most of it from the poker palace and the nugget. i too found out the Uber monthly pass wont be available anytime soon.

i made sure to go to the westgate vlogger game sun night at 8 once i heard about it from Mark selby of the stratosphere. Pokerkraut was hosting it and the $10 once per dealer bomb pots were mandatory, the $10 2-7 bounty was mandatory, but at least the straddle wasnt. $100-300 buyin instead of the normal $50-200. i went early played all afternoon in the normal $1-2 then switched tables when it started up. eventually they got 2 tables. im sure he will have some good video of the game up soon, including my one bad fold with QQ preflop. when i finally left several hours later, (worried the girl Christin from pokerstars/ireland would bust me or seat 3 on the other end) i was up $214 and when i switched tables i was down $135 so id say i did quite well, even though i only got to collect the 2-7 bounty once unless it were twice. especially considering i took a bad beat with AK right off for my entire stack.

another girl was there even better looking who insisted on not being on film. id swore it was pokerkrauts wife or the girl Molly from the troopers videos but it wasnt. some girl named melanie and her husband ryan, and i think they work in the MGM pokerroom.

when i first moved into my place i wanted to use part of the $20k to get some help with getting my ID problems resolved. but i cannot figure out what to do first, and now i no longer have the funds. plus i needed to do this only if i couldve got it for more than 4 weeks since it takes up to 8 weeks. the citizenship attorney i contacted via his website email never replied back. im not sure which document i need first or whether ill need the N-600, the N-400 or just the consuelar report of birth. but it dont seem i know how to get any of these, so i need to just pay someone who can help. i wish i could give someone else the money to do the work, because im not understanding where to start. do i try to get the passport first? my computer dont have a printer to download forms either. but it did say if u were without the proof of your conseular birth report u could just pay extra $150 and theyd look for it for u. this would make the passport like $250+

how do they expect homeless people to do this to get shelter who dont have $600? plus dont california give ids to those who cant prove citizenship? not the normal id but some special form which is probably pretty much useless.

notice where i reported someone being unfairly treated and their livelihood being fucked with.

my comments on page 774? seems the moderator agreed the guy was being unfairly taken advantage of and removed a lot of posts but thankfully not mine. the story was a guy created a fake twitter and facebook site where he was marketing the troopers stuff without his permission and planning to pay him nothing. i felt they should be closed too. though he isnt one of my friends, i just felt like the Bible says to stand against injustice when u see it.

Friday, October 27, 2017

met a guy from twitter this evening

I've done a lot of poor decisions in the past few weeks, starting with the loss of $1700 in Biloxi at Boomtown. of course, at the time it was just normal variance in blackjack, with my big bets in with an edge. but it sure started a seriously downhill swing. i went to florida, continued to lose and pay too much in expenses, and im wondering if id done better in florida by playing nights.

the $24,900 i had in biloxi is now $15,700. thats it and ive not been this low in a year or two. i was at $19,100 after recovering $500 since prepaying the rent til Nov 17. Then i went and played in the stratosphere, thanks to Mark Selby letting me back in a place where he works. (i never went in there once i heard Mark got hired there since he threw me out of the westgates old room-brand new management in there now, all new employees, new room too) so ive played there since returning to town too. but did i ever get clobbered in the stratosphere. first day im there i won $250 high hand but left only up about $125. the next day or so later when i returned i lost $515 in the game. and i shouldve won that but they got me out early on and both times id won huge pots with ace hi flushes. so i left frustrated and then threw $400 in the buffalo machine. Vince claims u can win on it. nope u cant.

then the following night i blew $200 in the wynn poker room, then over $450 on the video POKER in the encore. then i went and bought $300 worth of bitcoin lost it too.

then i lost $800 tonight in the orleans on that horrible even money 7 hands at once video BJ. this was only after destroying a $209 win, turning it into only $4 win in the $8-16 hilow. then i dropped the last $100 in the nugget. and the night before, i lost $550 in live BJ in the golden gate where i usually win. this too was following a $200 loss from poker.

so im kind of been short tempered with others the past 2-3 days. and ive got far more books in the mail than ill ever be able to read before my rent expires.

----- the rest of this was typed up last night, --- and will add today i finally broke the ice by winning $269 in the westgate, though i was stuck most of the whole time til the very end. @dollarthrill on twitter was in there, and as he was about to sit when i was quitting (must do so immediately due to not being able to handle risking my profit) we decided to play in the stratosphere instead. i rode there with him, min bought $50, lost it to an idiot who called $50 preflop HU with 48 suited and hit it, then rebought $72 and lost it too. JJ vs AK the second time, and his seat again didnt open til i was forced to go or id lost back the whole nights profit. relaxing at home now with the $147 in profit minus Uber fees. i hope he is in there now busting them.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

i now have a stable address for a while again

Seattle Irish was asking me why i was back in vegas and why i left after the WSOP and Koala were gone. well u see i had $19,200 right before i took the room for 5 weeks and i wanted to not be losing ground if i was going to continue staying in vegas. by the time my 5 weeks were up, i then had less than $19,200.

i had to leave Tampa, couldnt win, games were too nitty. (since then ive been told the higher stakes arent as tight as the $1-2). i did think id only be here briefly then fly elsewhere or bus it elsewhere to los angeles to play $12-24 mix in HG. but my stats this year were lousy in stud and limit 08 and im not sure why since i used to win in those games in the 1990s. at one point shortly after playing here, i was down in poker close to $1700 for the month of october. im now happy to say im only down close to $300 for october in poker. at $9.69 per hour again which once dropped to only $9.10 (for the entire year). but this is still much much lower than practically every other year this decade. it should be from $12-20.

i still think theres good BJ to be found in vegas but ive noticed there now putting the cut card at like 6 of 8 decks instead of 7 of 8 decks. im not sure if theyre doing this for everyone in the golden gate, or just me. i've mostly won this session, lost $500 once but won $650 once and $250 once. plus over $400 on the machine in hoover dam. there mightve been one more winning session too.

so im sick of flying, or riding a bus or Uber or train. i wanted an address id be at to order things in the mail. this time ill be staying closer to the Rio than before, and for less money too. so i took a place for 1 month and ive still got over $18,600 left. so when my time is up, as long as im back over $19,200 ill feel im "ok". i just hope i dont take no big losses.

so i went out and bought $87 worth of food too, filling up the fridge, and rebuying things like water pitchers and plastic microwave containers. plus some archie comics. ill try to ask uber about getting the monthly pass. my time will end mid nov unless i renew.i wouldnt mind going to phoenix but worry i wont like the BJ there.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


 Seattle Irish was right and im not going to be anywhere within 1000 miles of Tampa. maybe he can also tell me the meaning of my weird dream last night in which i was shoveling peoples snow for their christmas gift since i didnt have no money.

i felt like my table was filled with nothing but assholes in the hardrock this evening. 3 different people bet me off hands then showed a stone cold bluff, and 2 other times when i called i was shown the nuts. once with their aa preflop against my KK, and one other hand ive forgot. i wonder how many only played this way cause they knew my blog/twitter?

the reservation i managed to get out of by telling a major lie without any charges got canceled yesterday and i seriously thought last night i wish i couldve rebooked it for the same price. yes it wouldve cost me over $2500 for the next 5 weeks but upon checkout i wouldve got back $875 so it wouldve only ended up being like $1600. which isnt too bad per week for a better hotel. if i wouldve rebooked normally it wouldve been like $1000 more. this is why i prebooked it before the offer expired.

yes last night i won close to $165, biggest win here. im still out about $900 in poker for october. but today the losing was nonstop and i shouldve followed seattle irish advice to move tables. horribly tight most of the time except for those bluffs. i finally couldnt take it no more and i wouldve done a lot of things to get permanently banned or have the police called had i not quietly grabbed my chips and cashed out.

so i went straight to a christian book store picked out a book for $13 to read on the plane and then took Uber to the airport. bought a ticket for $83.88 and left. i will still have a roll of about $18,400 since i got the other reservation canceled without charged.

i just need to be where i wont be charged $400-500 per week to live but $150-300. plus theres no BJ here unless u can wong in and out of $25 shoes.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Tampa trip report

Things just arent going so well, and for the first time in a long time im down to only $16,400. this is due to the fact im still out over $800 for October in poker, (im not winning, and the entire 2017 hourly for over 2000 hours is now less than $9.75 per hour). way too much spent on traveling, motels, and prepaying my rent up til nov 17 here in tampa to cut the cost down by over $150 per week, and im still paying over $325 per week. Plus im switching rooms on friday (it wasnt all in the same hotel). But theres tons of games to choose from here, and most were not very tight. im sure it cannot be repeated but several years prior, i did win over $21 per hour here. This was at a time my roll was floating between $11,000 and $13,000 and i dont remember the exact dates. i do remember posting how much i was annoyed by certain casino policies in the old poker room.

Most of the drop was the $3000 bitcoin i bought for $275 juice, then quickly lost. the rest of the drop was more rental payments than poker losses. no live BJ losses here. very little play too, with the $25 minimums. lot of it went on Uber fees too.

i visited the dogtrack on Nebraska where the hookers hang out (the streets 1-2 miles north and south, certainly not in the room) and none of the motels on this street are safe (or have any whites residing in the rooms). the only whites u might see are the hookers, and few of those. but the games in the dogtrack were good. i briefly got $200 up then lost it all and left down $85.

the motels on hillsbourough arent much better, but i think id feel safer there, its a main city busline i used to ride often. then theyres other motels east of the casino ive never been in i need to find out weekly prices. by mid nov, im going to be really broke. i will be getting back $300 for every 75 hours of poker in october if i remember to collect. Plenty of massage parlors on hillsbourough too, for less than the $2 minute in the Hardrock.

yes some of those annoyances were the nonstop requests of does anyone want an overpriced $2 minute massage? most of us earn $10 per hour or much less on our jobs, we sure wont spend $120 per hour on this. then theres $2 chips, the person in the SB (or left of the MS straddle acting first) and long waits a lot of the time for seats.

probably a bigger annoyance tonight for 2 of their customers were a guys quad aces got beat by another quad aces with 2 minutes to go in the high hand. then 20 seconds to go, his got beat by an even better hi hand.

i got bluffed one pot, but correctly folded QQ on another big pot. at least i recovered the phone i left in the Uber 2 days ago, with the help of AKgal. im due to lose it been like 4 out of 4 ive got it back when ive lost it now.

though u cant eat at the tables, the price of burgers or chicken tenders or fries is sure cheap in the new poker room.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Biloxi Trip report

seems when i last updated the blog, i was just arriving in Shreveport. well, Ray decided there wasnt enough poker action in the eldorado as there used to be and felt like the games would be better (and be more of them) in Lake charles, more like the multiple tables u see in detroit where he is used to. (i think the best place would be Jacksonville or Miami myself). so we left in 2-3 days for Lake charles.

on the way we stopped in coushatta, where im happy to report theres now 2 dealers angels machines instead of 1. ray hated the poker room however, when he took a bad beat for $100 (and i still didnt break the curse there, i lost $20 in the poker room-never playing nothing but blinds) its the only room i lost $2500 in a week just buying in $100-200 in $1-3 NL. turns out 2 nights after we left they had PLO mix and $2-5 NL, i never knew those even went there. its mostly $4-8 fixed room. didnt even look to see if i could get 1 free night.

since we got there on a weekday instead of a weekend, we were able to do the promotion in the Lauberge (well i got the hours in) for the $49 room rate. looked at longer term weeklies which were way way overpriced. its quite expensive here for those who arent renting apartments much more than most destinaions. the games didnt last all 24 hours, but at nights, the games were much looser than during the day. i continued to win in the $1-3 NL. Louisiana and MS theres $1-3 instead of $1-2 for the most part.

Ray felt like Biloxi would be much cheaper (not knowing the week oct 1-8 is called cruising the coast, with antique cars) and is the most expensive week in biloxi during the year. since he used to earn his living here playing stud 20 yrs ago, he felt the action would be better here. except for the tremendous availability of good cheap BJ games here, its not. once more places opened more poker, just like Tunica, this place died down. right now we are in the hardrock, courtesy of his sister in florida, who gets free rooms often. and ive prepaid a room elsewhere for 2 weeks on wed. but theres not always 24/7 games here. even the Beau went dark one morning.

the first night here while in the IP staying 1 night, i saw an 70-80 yr old man punch pokermonkeys friend Kai in the face because he didnt like his comment about his wifes picture. then he left before security came. the next day in the IP, i bought in $4500 to recover a long overdue $1800 BJ loss in boomtown next door. but before that i was up close to $3000 this month on BJ. i ended up losing close to $600 in the game. but i did good at first. caught a loose guy bluffing for $600, but later paid him off when i flopped 2 pair, he flopped a better 2 pair. cost me $1700. then i bluffed an asian lady preflop for $50 with T5 offsuit. she called me, she previously raised to $8. flop comes 55T and i bet it the whole way thru the river, she called the whole way, including my allin on the river. she had KK. they were still talking about it 2 days later and even on the Beau they were talking about it. it wasnt til i got to biloxi i stopped winning. though i had one good session here.

theres only 2 rooms with games, seems most of the poker rooms dont get games. not for $1-3 NL. too little population with too many rooms. but ive seen tons of good 3-2 low stakes BJ. plus i managed to get a safety deposit box without needing to be a hotel guest of the casino. im down to only $23000 though i was close to $25,000. both rooms were no max buyin. and straddle from anywhere but the blinds, but only for $6

still might get to meet lori here in biloxi, her husbands room here in the HR closed so hes in the pit now.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Trip report Tropicana evansville and Southland Gaming, Oaklawn Gaming

about 3.30 in the morning, Ray and i finally arrived in the eldorado shreveport. I'm glad to say im winning here still, turned $118 into $318 before the game broke up and i went to my hotel room to sleep.

Once we left Horseshoe southern IN, we went to Tropicana evansville. Ray proceeded to win a few hundred and i mostly broke close to even. i was up til i lost a big pot with a lone ace of diamonds when 3 diamonds showed on the flop and i couldnt fold it for big bet. the game was extremely tight during the day and loosened up at night. they do let u straddle from anywhere but the blind just like in the horseshoe but no one was doing it. and for any amount, but i never seen one over $6.

so when they forced the full table to close at 4.30 in the morning (which they do every night) i went to go play $10 shoe BJ, where they pay 3-2 and deal out 80%. i ended up winning close to $600

then went to west memphis arkansas to check out the dealers angels. there were 4 of them in there. but they didnt show the shuffle, but still shuffled 80 cards out of 4 decks according to the rules. they werent too busy in the morning from 9-noon, but were when i returned after getting some sleep about 9pm. so u would need to play them the right hours.

found out the poker room reopened, but it dont get much business most days. the $1-2 NL didnt go, 4 were on the list when i added my name to be the 5th. the manager told us on wed, sat sun and mon the $1-2 PLO8 goes all the time. i figure it would be loose. but again u would need to time it to the right days.

the good news is there safe motels up the street (with inside hallways for under $90 per nite once u include tax) and 3-4 by the week not too expensive within 2 blocks walk. the casino is well over 90% black, but the motels might not be. but i dont feel comfortable in those weeklies due to the door anyone could walk by, though one didnt look too bad. they do have uber.

the final stop enroute to the eldorado was oaklawn in hot springs, which is off the main road and felt like the drive denver to blackhawk. or reno to incline village. they had closed their room in may, no more poker, and the wrong type of VBJ instead of dealers angels. i still would like to see ray visit winstar or lake charles. but i need a steady address too. I'm just glad im over $1000 better off than i was after paying him the $600. he is too. and im glad my free buffets with 1 guest still are good here too. and though ive not played BJ since arriving im glad theres good $5 shoes again.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Trip report Cincinnati and Louisville

Ray and I left Toledo Monday for Shreveport, (for $600 in expense money for driving which i paid) reducing my roll to $21,400. if he doesnt leave shreveport to return to Toledo, im to cover 100% of the hotel costs for the first month, unless he starts doing well in the poker and me less welll.

the idea was to stop everywhere along the way. Jack casino in cincinnati, Horseshoe Louisville, Tropicana Evansville, southland gaming in west memphis arkansas, and possibly others enroute to shreveport.

cincinnati has a rather big poker room, bigger than id expected. good rules for poker, but certainly not a good place to play BJ. $100 min buy in the $1-2 PLO is nice. 9 handed is nice for $1-2 NL. they have $2-5 every night too. but u cannot get seat change buttons due to seniority. how they decide whose telling the truth when 2 old guys swear theyve been there longer than the other 8 hours later when no one else at the table would know, i wouldnt know. bad rule. ray told me he seen pictures PPP took of this room.

horseshoe louisville is pretty empty due to not many people in this area. unlike the casino in cincinnati right downtown, this casino is way out in the boonies. we found empty $5 BJ tables here at 6-8 am which u wont find most places, paying 3-2, 6 deck shoe with 80% penetration. i won over $250 in a couple hours. mostly with one other guy who bought in $1000 but wasnt betting by the count like i was. i think they thought i was martingaling, since i bet slightly higher early in poor counts, but when the BIG bets went in for 20-80 units, the count was good. but not for 1-4 units. his bet sizes varied radically, with some huge bets in poor counts. but he won over $2500. i warned him before he sat i moved from 1-2 spots frequently and he didnt object. by the way, they did have me logged in with my players card while playing which made me nervous, but i think they paid more attention to the other guy since most of the time his bets were higher than mine, but not all. one time i would swear they overpaid me $80 too. this happened in firekeepers too 2 different times. nice thing is its so easy here to find $5 games without them being full of people. guess not many come out here this time of the morning. u can find empty games in the golden gate in vegas too. certainly not in detroit unless u min bet $50 in the high limit room. never firekeepers. those were very crowded.

i used up $140 in comps here too which id earned in planet H and in atlantic city poker rooms on 1 night in the hotel plus ray had 1 free night. we didnt need to switch rooms, they just changed the names from mine to his the 2nd night.

this afternoon will be arriving in tropicana evansville, and probably late tonight or tomorrow morning, southland gaming in west memphis, where Benny liked to go. ive been told the electronic poker tables were removed. will investigate, and plan to be in shreveport by this weekend. depends on how tired ray gets and which city we decide to get a hotel room in.

so if anyone wishes to play poker enroute respond quickly. i didnt recognize no one in cincinnati or horseshoe indiana, except a former peppermill dealer Jacob who knows of my blog. but none of the regulars here seemed to know of me. they let u missisippi straddle any amount any position but the blinds here in the horseshoe.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

the big drop and why $2-5 is better

well the 2nd trip to firekeepers wasnt quite as good as the first. and seeing we already had a room elsewhere, i didnt feel like asking the host on duty about one, though i think i shouldve lost plenty to get it. ill do this if i ever go back, but i really dont feel i should go there, because i bet way too much on a machine where i dont have any edge. (refers to the $3000 i lost on the Ultimate tx holdem video machine). i did win $158 in the $2-5 NL.

i originally planned to play BJ there since its much lower stakes than greektown, or toledo. but the tables were way too full, its hard to get seats where u can play 2 spots, or for $5. plus they make it tough to win seeing if u enter mid shoe, u cannot bet 2 spots (just 1) and u must not bet over $100. so to avoid having to be around other people, i played the $3 ultimate tx holdem instead where i could martingale as much as i wanted.

also planned to sit in the $1-2 PLO as did Ray, but neither of us got around to doing so. but its only $100 there to min buy.

so im back to around $22,100 from $24,400 and the only reason ive still got this much is i recovered around $200 per nite every night since. all from playing $2-5 NL, which is pretty much all i played ever since. i dont like the $300 min buyin in the $2-5 in toledo. But its looser than u would expect $2-5 to be simply because those of u in vegas dont realize how much looser the games are in other parts of the country, such as shreveport, reno, here, phoenix and atlantic city.

Ray feels like he should be playing it too, though he dont have the roll, because he takes it more seriously, sees the potential to win big in it, and has done much better in it than $1-2 cause it keeps him from getting pissed and going to play keno. Ray tells me it will keep me off BJ and other games because now ill see i have the potential to win real money.

i just wonder how much more money id have now if id spent the last 5 yrs playing $2-5. maybe id have saved up like $100k and won like $75k per yr instead of 20-30k most of the time. $200 on average profit per day (and winning $2000 per day i see lots of the players doing it) would count up pretty quickly.

Friday, September 8, 2017

firekeepers trip report

I'd been looking for a lower stakes blackjack shoe game than u normally find in detroit and toledo, and Ray and I also wanted to see their Thursday night PLO game with the $100 min buyin. we didnt know theres a $50 PLO tourney the same day. so we went to firekeepers early wed morning after leaving Greektown. i was down $429 when i left Greektown but i was no longer down by the time we got back to toledo.

there were lots of $5 and $10 shoes, actually few of $5 but lots of $10 or up. still not the easiest to be alone with the dealer though. theres lots of customers here. they have a few CSM too, but its mostly shoe games. all of which pay 3-2. over the course of 2 nights i won a bit over $500 on BJ. twice the dealer paid me when he shouldnt, one of those times he paid the whole table with his 632A (he thought he busted).

Rick who used to be the poker floor boss in the old Imperial Palace was surprised to see me walk into the poker room and wondered how i found my way out here. he agrees with me the UTG should act first when the button straddles and not the SB and he said he would bring it up to his boss. Rob will be happy, and i dont think hes been too happy with me lately (or lightning either,) since ive not seen no comments in a while.

I was surprised to see they let u play with $100 bills on the table. didnt know u could in MI. was also surprised to see theres no Uber here. closest Uber to Firekeepers is in Jackson MI, close to 50 miles out. the casino is too far out for the city bus and the cab fees are outrageously high. unless u pay $159 or $115 to stay right by the casino. theres cheap motels way down the road for those with cars or bikes.

its a good casino though. i found an ultimate tx holdem video game. lost $800 but recovered it over the next 3 sessions. theres $3 video BJ too which shuffles every hand and is 3-2. i didnt play it. plus the buyin in the $1-2 NL is $50-400 which is a good spread. theres $2-5 nl $200-1000. and $100-500 PLO. i broke close to even on the poker. i was up over $1900 at poker on sept 4, and now on the 9th im still up over $1700 on poker this month. so im a little over $23,000 in the roll now.

the blog writer Ace i sent my card to pick up free play in MD live is giving me all kind of wild stories why my free play dont exist. i wasted $13 sending him the card. i know its there i see it in my account.

i wish i could just put an rv in the parking lot of firekeepers so i could play there everyday. ray says i can buy one used under $5000

Monday, September 4, 2017

The horrible way in which Motor City casino treats its customers.

before i get into the main topic, let me give u a brief update on how im doing. im up to $22,800 and over $1800 in poker wins for the first 4 days of september, which isnt too bad. as slow as August went i knew some big wins were overdue. Theres a lot more cash stored with various casinos up in this part of the country than there used to be.

Ray wanted to get up to Greektown early yesterday, because of the drawings all day, one of whom would be winning $6500 or a 2 yr lease on a car. (poker players only). i couldnt sleep, so when he knocked on my door at 2.30pm to drive us to Greektown, i was too tired, i shouldve fallen asleep about 7-8 but i didnt til about 11am. so he went by himself, and i thought i might just play in toledo.

i eventually woke up about 7pm, and decided to take Uber to Greektown, seeing how much less Uber prices are in this part of the country. just like cheap eggs (70c) cheap milk ($1.19 gallon) and the lowest rental prices in the county if u google search it ($447 average 1 bedroom apt) uber is much less per mile here. so for $64 and an extra $10 tip for return gas, i got a lady to drive me to Greektown.

Ray wasnt doing too well, but was planning to be there til he did better, so i found a seperate game and eventually got up a few hundred. was once up $600. then i get moved to a new table, (when i got a big stack i always hate and resist this, which wouldnt bother me if i had a short stack). the guy in the middle of the table who seemed to know me had a big stack but this table didnt have as many big stacks as the other tables did, so i picked it.

6 of us see the flop with my AJ for a raise. flop comes 26J with 2 hearts. ive got the ace of hearts but not the J. the black guy with all the chips bets $20. one other guy calls, a middle eastern guy whose been getting on my nerves alot with his candy crush comments which i dont play on my phone. i should raise big here, but ive still over $550 behind, and hes got over $700 behind and im up way too much for the day since i only bought in for $53. so i worry about giving it back. figured id wait for the turn. and see if they check. plus then a flush draw they might have would only have one card to go. turn comes 3. he again bets $30 other guy calls im still afraid to raise, since he didnt check. big mistake on my part. were i behind money for the night, id have definitely bet big.

river comes 6. he bets $45, other guy calls, i call. the black guy wins with 6-4 offsuit. middle eastern guy shows J. if i shove the flop the black guy folds, the middle eastern guy whose very loose might call and id beaten his kicker which he didnt show. so i left immediately couldnt get ray to, so i went to go to motor city.

now ive been pissed off with weird motor city policies before. Greektown will sell u chips by the floor coming to your table, without u needing to get up, or in rare instances instruct the dealer to sell to u. both motor city and mgm make u go to the cage. even if u are playing already and went bust. so often i must remember to have $100 chips in my back pocket for if i bust, which u often forgot about when cashing out. which makes me feel like its their real reason for doing it and not their BS excuses. motor city dont even use a players card. which keeps the dealers from knowing your name when its your BB.

poor cell phone reception in the area by the casino made it difficult to get an uber driver but i found one, the first one canceled. i was hoping ray would leave soon before he got more stuck but the high hand promo was starting up at 4am with $600 for any aces full or better.

i quit still up over $300, and planned to buyin elsewhere for $50. but when i got to motor city, i found 15 people on the list, (none of whom were being seated, all were standing outside the room or sitting outside, waiting for seats.) yet there were like plenty of open seats, including some tables only 6 handed. here they play with 10, quite common this part of the country which i hate, preferring 9. the reason there was so many open seats and none were being filled is they wanted to send home employees on overtime. now ive seen them do this before, but forget they do it so often. so they were trying to break tables sometimes by force. until they combined enough games to send home some dealers, NO ONE was going to get a seat. the other names on the waitlist didnt like it either. the staff told me it would be at least an hour or more id need to wait.

so im outside the room and a guy comes up asking about my shoes if theyre velcro. i didnt even know what that is til ray explained later on. i didnt know and didnt feel like talking cause i was busy on my phone with something important and i asked him to please let me be. if this was brandon dean or bean face killa i apologize, i was too busy fixing a phone problem to look closely. he seemed to know me.

so i left pissed and took another uber elsewhere, and still had issues with this uber, had to cancel and use lyft. theres like 5 cabs outside too but refuse to use them. it would be like $15 for a $5-9 ride, and i resent them in general for poor service in the past refusing to go short runs and blocking uber in many cities. lots of panhandlers outside valet too either wishing to borrow your phone or something else.

when Ray finally came to get me he ended up out over $500 and i had won over $400. minus all the uber fees. im just as pissed people play at motor city and tolerate the poor service as i am the staff. too many people defend the casinos, and especially the employees when customers feel the policies are rude. its why people got blocked on twitter. if no one else played, theyd fix it. theres 2 other better rooms to play in here. its why so many places offer 6-5 bj and resort fees too. people dont get upset enough over it.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

a weird situation which took place tonight at my table

    Let's talk about why my roll is now over $21,000 since coming to Toledo from Vegas. its NOT just due from the $2600 ive won in BJ since returning to Ohio. its not just from playing more $2-5 and more PLO than i used to. Much lower expenses, better gaming conditions, and a bit of luck have had alot to do with it.

lets discuss a hand tonight in which a guy got mad and called me "a little bitch" for calling over the floorman. i had close to $250 in front of me, and a guy reraised my preflop raise with AA, i reraised to $112, and he put me allin. flop comes up 456. turn comes 3. river comes 2. i show AA, and wait to see his cards, and the dealer speaks up and says "split pot" WTF? hes not supposed to say nothing unless he turns his hand over. i think they were friends. so he starts pulling back his chips, (which his and mine werent even counted yet) and im asking for the floor so loud the floor cant help but overhear. now this guy had went to such lengths to muck his hand in such a way id never be able to see it, so it wouldnt be recoverable. he thinks he dont need to show it since the dealer says its a split pot. the floor consults with his boss, then returns to tell him his hand is dead since he didnt show. then he goes ballistic since he didnt get any of the pot. (plus losing his $250) and starts saying im angleshooting and calling me all those names and goes off on the dealer for not telling him to show his hand. i got to keep the whole pot, then immediately left to be away from the guy.

spoke of it when i entered the next room while signing up, and this floorman too agreed i deserved the pot. i think the dealer was the one out of line for trying to give him half the pot without having him have to show me what he went allin with.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Progress report

Right before i left the Hoover Dam Lodge I was somewhere around $17,400 (this was before i purchased airline tickets while in the airport over the net) i kind of left vegas without knowing for sure id be leaving that night, so as usual, i hadnt yet bought tickets. luckily for me, the price didnt go up while enroute to the airport, and once i got there and logged into working wifi, i was still able to buy them for the same price. Lightning can feel free to tell u how much i was concerned over this.

so after tickets, and food in the airport, i think i was close to $17,200 when i touched down in cleveland. as i stand tonight, im over $18,900 and not much below $19,000. at one point since coming to Toledo to live, i was down below $16,300. im finally back to winning $1004 for the month of august, (yes i know its not much.) i won more from live BJ in toledo/Detroit than from poker this month. i know why its low this month too. its due to poor play.

u see im not winning in $1-2 NL this month. my wins in poker came from my $2-5 sessions, (almost all were winners) my PLO sessions (more than half the months profit) and my losses? well i can think of 3 really bad shoves when tired losing and late into the session when i was ready to go home, which caused me to lose over $500 one night in Greektown in $1-2, $700 in Greektown in $1-2 and $300+ in greektown once in $1-2 NL. one involved calling off $700 with AK suited into AA. Just because u are tired and looking to coinflip, doesnt mean its a coinflip. this is why u are much better off taking breaks to play BJ at times.

and theres so many things to annoy u while at the table. People talking on the phone while playing poker. People putting racks on the floor next to u to trip over. People wearing headphones. People straddling, (and the fact Detroit does it in the wrong order, unlike the Wynn and the Nugget). People showing off how much richer they are than u by buying in full. People sitting in the game badmouthing the President. People asking to wash the cards. People talking to the waitress when its on them to act. People who wont ever fold, making bluffing impossible. People holding up the action. People who wont turn their hand over. How can u focus on playing ur best with all these annoyances?

after a while, u are happy to leave, and the longer it gets into the session, the smaller the win u will accept for the night. when u are old, u want to try to keep the same sleep hours every night or its too hard to get back on track.

did any of u know coinbase is now charging up to $4.75 for small transactions? imagine if VISA charged this for small store purchases. something needs to be done.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

back in toledo

ive left vegas for good now, and flew into cleveland where Ray picked me up and drove me home to sylvania OH. i really appreciate him doing this for me, but im a bit irritated he didnt hook me up with the black girl whose 20 he promised to which he wasnt interested in who spent 1 night in his house. or the 23 yr old in genoa he thinks found someone else. Plus i just discovered plenty of fish no longer lets u search for women more than 14 yrs out of your age range. i never got to be with women 20-30, when i was in my early 20s i only went with women over 30, they were much more interested in fooling around.

we've been going up to greektown every night, or one of the other rooms. i found out turtle creek is only 4 hours 19 minutes from google maps. ive still not been winning though. im down still for august, so its pretty poor news financially. the best news is he chopped the tourny 4 ways i encouraged him to enter since he thinks hes better in them, and just like flushdraw might be.

i made a few poor shoves late into the evening when tired of playing and ready to leave. i never could steal the pot. at least i know where im making errors. plus they have good BJ games here, but the min bets much too high. but a rich counter would love the deep penetration.

the biggest accomplishment was convincing both ray and lightning to meetup in IN on the majestic star pokerroom. i covered the costs of ray coming and we got to meet and eat. lightning took one photo but i dont have it of course. Lightnings blog got delayed due to a death of someone i never knew but he knew well. im interested in his koala stories unpublished too.

ive done a poor job selling bitcoin when at the lowest and buying so often when at the highest, but at least im still over $16,000 i dont know how id done had i not left vegas. ive found a good 08 stud8 mix $6-12 2 nights per week. pretty high hourly for the low sample size, but in parx its the only game i did good at winning close to $500 the one time i played.

Monday, August 7, 2017

am i making mistakes?

This time i really did move out of my other place after being there a little less than 7 weeks. i checked into the nugget for 2 nights, using the rest of my comps up. i've lost almost all of my last 6-7 sessions in the nugget, which is why im still behind well over $500 for august live poker, even with the $590 poker win in north LV, while in the Poker Palace with the duke of fremont. so i should be out of town before Friday. im down to $16,000 now from $19,200 so if i keep in town longer ill keep getting broker.

So now lets focus on why im not winning, and determine if its just the much higher quality opposition in vegas as compared to most other cities. Or if its something else. i did win in July but only $1291, not enough for the high cost of expenses.

i started off turning my $120 into $274 with back to back QQ. from there on out it was mostly all downhill. kept adding to my stack til eventually i left the table out $347 of the $3247 i had with me. thats when i went to check in to my room, and stop in the grill to take food with me to relax a few hours.

Koala came by for one final visit but i couldnt get him to play any poker. he claims he's "not a winning player" and would be stuck much more for his trip were it not for some BJ winnings. so basically he sits in his room most of the time.

heres some of the different hands i played. one hand theres one old man ive seen in here most of this week. im not sure how often he plays, dont remember him on previous trips. he often raises in the worst position possible preflop (which to me feels idiotic) in the BB or SB when its limped. problem is no one calls often enough to evaluate his hands. he does it to $12 with J9 offsuit i called with 55 near the button. how near, i dont remember exactly. flop comes 5J8 with 2 diamonds. he bets $15, i bet $45, and am surprised he calls, so im thinking he got a big pair or a flush draw. turn comes A with the 3rd diamond so i check along. i thought i might get check raised allin with money behind. probably should bet? K comes on the river, check check and im good. he only had J9 so i guess he mightve not paid me any more?

last night one guy from canada (who i originally mistook for a local in here everyday, then found out he wasnt him) when i bought in $3000 in $500 chips when i left the paigow table, ended up covering me in a few hours when he moved to my table and seen i was losing big. Richard moved to my table too, and hid his last name on his card. he seemed to know me wanted the seat on my left, played very weird and loose raising often, and i lost a big pot to him when he hits 2 pair on flop of K23 and i had top pair. i think he might be richard menzies on my facebook, his picture looks like him. i lost close to $400 luckily i didnt lose more. got pretty tired.

then one time i called $10 preflop with 3 others. flop comes A23 all in clubs. i had Q9 of clubs. he bets i raise he goes allin with AAA and im winning til the river which is the other 3.

once they see im on full tilt when i sucessfully see an easy bluff steal preflop with 94 offsuit (which worked and 3 folded once theyd originally called $8) i then get KK the very next hand. so i know ive got them setup perfectly to think im weaker. so i go allin blind preflop to get called loosely by 1 guy. flop comes 457 sure enough he calls, with 78. and then rivers 2 pair. i dont think this play was bad either, just bad luck on the river.

then the woman in the make america great again shirt on the other end whose out of state and unfamiliar with their promos and straddle rules and bathroom locations bets on the flop of A78 ive got 78 suited, in spades, 3 hearts on the flop . i raise, she calls. turn comes 4th heart, check check. river pairs the wrong card and she still bets into me i folded of course she shows the K of hearts.

i dont think my raise on the flop while still ahead is bad either, not my fold once i was beaten. seems the only error im doing is not hitting n running while up