Saturday, February 18, 2017

annoying things which piss u off while at the BJ table besides the fact ur losing

Well it looks like i wont be riding the rails quite as soon as id liked. u see, it keeps being sold out if u dont book either the train to Denver, the train to St louis, or the train to Toledo a few days ahead of time. there were multiple times in previous years this wasnt the case, and i cant tie myself down because i could change my destination. airlines dont usually sell out, instead they just increase the price. so this means amtrak doesnt charge enough. for if they sell out, it means they couldve got more money. its better to have to pay more and still be able to get a seat than to not be able to get on it at all, right?

its finally starting to really dawn on me (and upset me royally) just how stupid it was to lose over $20,000. like losing a years income, and for well over 75% of my lifetime, my bankroll was never near this high. But could i have stopped this from happening (with the exception of keeping my bets or stakes really low)?

i havent really been playing any differently in reno than i did in vegas, except i spent much more time playing poker in vegas than i did in reno. But im playing using the same methods i did downtown vegas. the only difference is i played the $25 table once, but this isnt where i lost. Only thing i think i do wrong is bet way way more than my bankroll allowed. ive been told my total bets for all 3 spots combined should NEVER be over 2% of the roll.

Plus, the players really upset me, (of course, this is why i always wish to play alone). about the only time i dont wish to is when the count is horrendous and i dont wish to have to eat up cards the entire rest of the shoe by myself. Then id like ONE player and only 1, to sit down. more, i fear will cause others to join also, and i certainly dont wish for the empty spot next to me to fill up which i need to keep open for the times my bets move to 2 spots or more. im sure not going to bet the same amount of spots every time. the way most of these people play (like the guys in front of me who REFUSE to hit 14 vs 8) to stick me with the bust card which theyre supposed to take of course, every time. or give me the 6 for my double down on 10 which theyre supposed to take for their 20 instead. its like theyre trying to make me lose on purpose, or are much more mentally retarded than me. or like the house is shilling them the money to play with to help me lose. How else could they not even be trying?

so many things offend me when playing (and losing). Like the cocktail waitress always putting the drink on the right side of me when i previously request it on my left and always immediately moving it there. the dealers trying to encourage the sucker side bet, which i wish no casinos offered, but theyre never going to stop because this is where 90% of the profits come from the suckers who bet it. always having to refuse the insurance because they keep dealing themself an ace. (if 1 of the big casinos stopped offering insurance to speed up the game, theyd get all the business). AND ESPECIALLY THE BLACK GUY THE OTHER DAY IN THE SILVER LEGACY WHO COMMENTED ON THE FACT I HAD A LOT OF MONEY "AND WAS WINNING BIG" (I WASNT) WHEN HE FIRST SIT DOWN. this is where i started losing the whole $10,000 plus in one sitting last week. of course long before my 3 final big bets, hed gone from the table about 15 minutes prior.

God i hate it when people do this. (act like ur winning simply because u got lots of chips). its either employees feeling resentful seeing u with so much money-and mooching off u- or broke people whod like to take it from u outside. this black guy, i assumed all he sees is a white guy with $$$ so assumes hes rich. he doesnt see me as a human being, just as a rich white republican.

i tipped close to $40 over a few hours 2-3 times before the big losses, usually while up $1000 or so early on. but im sure tipping next to nothing now. maybe 2-3 $1 bets every shoe. i wish i had this back, truthfully id be much better off health wise and money wise if i had back every tip ive ever given out while doing much better over my life. i dont feel i deserve good health since im not winning, or making wise decisions. plus i dont see myself sticking in town long enough to fix it.

well im glad this long overdue chore of updating the blog is over with. and its time to go pay my $800-1200 monthly uber fee and go play some poker. if i put in my $14 hourly here in reno, eventually in several years ill be back from the $25,000s to the $45,000s. no more online bitcoin BJ either, ive lost close to $5000 in this too over the past 4 months. theres only 1 good site left, and ive not been winning there and sometimes its not letting me login. poor management and maintenance. the other good site, bitzino, shut down suddenly on me.

31 comments:

  1. "But could i have stopped this from happening (with the exception of keeping my bets or stakes really low)?"

    Let me be the first of many to answer this: YES! You could choose not to play anything but poker!

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  2. "the way most of these people play (like the guys in front of me who REFUSE to hit 14 vs 8) to stick me with the bust card which theyre supposed to take of course, every time. or give me the 6 for my double down on 10 which theyre supposed to take for their 20 instead."

    The way others play has zero net effect on you. Of course there are effects on every hand. But the times that you are hurt by another player's actions are exactly offset by the times that you are benefitted by them. The problem is that you only pay attention to and remember the times that it affected you adversely.

    In short, the problem is with YOU, not with THEM. You could choose to ignore the effects altogether. Or you could note them, but tell yourself, "It's OK that I got the bust card this time. Just as often, he'll take a bust card that I would have gotten, so it's all a wash." And then you could choose not to be upset about it.

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    1. this is ONLY true for the basic strategy player, not those who are counting. (for theyre trying to get much shoe hands played during good counts, and as few as possible on poor counts). they manipulate this by the number of spots played. of course, in this instance, even if they play good, im still hurt by their presence. all the people who play seriously instead of for entertainment prefer being alone for this reason. but what do u know? u dont support urself by playing BJ

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    2. You've changed the nature of your complaint. It wasn't about drawing down the deck faster when there's a favorable count. It was about "stick me with the bust card which they're supposed to take." "Or give me the 6 for my double down on 10 which they're supposed to take."

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    3. "but what do u know? u dont support urself by playing BJ"

      Um, is "supporting yourself" what the kids are calling losing $20k nowadays?

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  3. "this black guy, i assumed all he sees is a white guy with $$$ so assumes hes rich. he doesnt see me as a human being, just as a rich white republican."

    The nerve of that guy--making all sorts of assumptions about you just based on one look at you and a bunch of stereotypes that he carries around! I'm glad you would never do anything like that.

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    1. I guarantee you nobody saw you as a rich, white Republican. Ever.

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  4. after reading this my head wants to explode, oh well 10 k here he comes......

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  5. It has been many years since I was in Reno, but the Cal Neva didn't offer insurance.

    If the dealer keeps pushing the side bet you should make that the bet for the dealer's tip.

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  6. "So this means Amtrak doesn't charge enough. If they sell out, they could have gotten more money."

    Yes, good economic analysis, Tony. But doesn't Amtrak also raise their prices slightly as the date of travel approaches?

    "It's like they're making me lose on purpose! Or are much more mentally retarded than me."

    LOL. Best quote ever

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  7. For starters, no one meeting you would ever in a million years think you were white. Secondly, why do you continue to dodge the question of dental care in Reno?

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    1. He didn't. He very clearly explained that he does not deserve good health because he is not winning. Only winners get teeth.

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  8. My advice is not to carry that much cash on you so you limit your loss potential especially if u are on tilt and trying to recover a loss. 20k in a week is crazy. If you only had a few thousand or less on you then that might not have happened. Put it in the bank and set a limit on how much you can take out each day. Better than losing that much. When I saw u a last month you were pretty concerned about the teeth. Coulda done a lot with that. You still have money, slow your roll a bit and get back to the basics and many have lost it all at the BJ tables, the house almost always wins in the end. Good luck just my two cents on things

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  9. The thing that really stuck with me oddly enough, is if you are a professional player and counter, you know the insurance is a proper bet in the right circumstance. You are losing mathematical edge by not taking advantage of it in the right spot. Why would you ever want the dealer not to ask for insurance when it is the right bet at times to increase your edge (or not lose it)?

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    1. Because Tony doesn't actually count. He martingales while sometimes using some antiquated count with a low betting correlation to justify his martingaling.

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  10. You're trying to control something you have no control over....that's superstition. There's no such thing as a jinx etc etc. Just shit to blame your poor choices on. You could've fixed your teeth or played only poker and never had to worry about going broke again. Instead you blasted off half your roll like a true degenerate. You are the choices you make.

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  11. ONLY Play poker!!!!!!!!!!!
    Onlt game you can beat!,

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  12. Dont play blackjack, quit being an idiot!

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  13. ONLY Play poker!!!!!!!!!!!
    Onlt game you can beat!,

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  14. $800-1200 Monthly Uber? That's a very nice car payment AND gas each month...and when you pay it down you have an asset to sell.

    Can't buy a rail ticket in advance...because you might change your mind to jetset off somewhere else that you fancy... have you considered seriously what you are paying in Uber/Airfare/bus/train travel? It must be a staggering sum.

    Didn't you Uber from Reno to Las Vegas once?

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    1. I believe that was a $800 cab ride from Reno to Vegas. He is much smarter now, only paid $500 going from Vegas to Reno using Uber.

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  15. Quit thinking about the "FREE PLAY" and "FREE ROOMS" you earn while play BJ & VBJ as it keeps costing you in the long run. I'm sure you remember when you were down to only $1000 shortly after leaving Jean! Let's not return to that position of sleeping out in the cold again. You do have some people that are still rooting for you!

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  16. well lets face it. Tony only got up to 45 k by playing vbj and bj live, as he was on a hot streak but as we all know it doesn't last and the cold streaks seam to last a lot longer go for it Tony.....

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    1. Very good point. He won it from gambling, not AP or poker. He will lose it the same way.

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    2. Bingo. Anyone who golf clapped on his way up has no business criticizing his fall.

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  17. Tony:

    This particular blog is one of the most unhinged blogs I've seen you post. And, I've been following your blog/thread/life for about a decade now.

    I had hoped being up to 40k in bankroll would allow you some breathing room and you could positively effect your life. That clearly isn't the case. No matter how much money you get, you are still on the same hamster-wheel of a degenerate gambling addict, binge, purge, binge, purge, etc ad nauseam...

    In the words of your new god, "SAD!!!"

    s.i.

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  18. I would love it if the readers would stop offering advice. Tony does not follow advice. Every time I see someone recommending that he get his teeth fixed or he only play poker or he stop running when he loses or he stop martingaling or he visit his son and mother, it drives me nuts. I'm guilty of it too, but I stopped doing it ages ago. Your suggestions are falling on deaf ears. Just enjoy the ride while it lasts.

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  19. love reading it, always cringe worthy

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