Friday, July 28, 2017

from the lobby of LAS international airport

    Most of the day today was spent unsure if i was going to renew where i was living in for a longer period of time or not. it's not easy to VOLUNTARILY move out of one of the nicest and most comfortable safest places ive ever lived in. but i know in the end its very difficult to win more money in vegas than u can in other cities and is the worst of possible choices of cities to pick if u wish to earn your living exclusively from live poker. i won only $1200 in July in poker. and spent well over twice this on this months living expenses. i dropped from $19,200 when i moved here for 5 weeks, to $17,300 today, so this isnt the route to success.

But where should i go? hmm. I would love to visit albuquerque, hawaiian gardens, missoula, miami, new hampshire, Moline, Blackhawk, and 1-2 other places. but im probably better off in reno or shreveport or detroit or tampa or st louis if i really wish to increase and grow the bankroll.

the goal today when i started the day with $17,900 was to win $1300 so i wouldnt lose any ground. (or at least win 400 so i could renew my lease 1 more week which would kick the can on down the road a week). i started off not doing too badly, i bought in $113 in the wynn (where i went because i knew id need to close out my box before i go out of town) though i know the game sucks there. the choices of varities are among the best in town, but certainly not the quality of the games themselves.

in the first 30 minutes i had it up to where i had $243 on the table. then i started losing, and eventually was in the game for $583. briefly got up one more time, and had $631 in front of me. but when i dropped to $468, i left for the $1-2 PLO. i think i wouldve been better off trying the $2-5 NL.

i got tired of never getting to see the river in the $1-2 PLO. due to fact its usually raised preflop to $15, then re-raised to $45. i seen very few hands, much tighter than the field. especially with the $5 bring in. (why its not good for the game). one flop i seen the $15 with ak clubs 45 spades and flopped the wheel with the diamond flush draw out there. checked to me, i bet (u dont slowplay in omaha) no one called which shocked me, and i showed only the 45 of spades, convincing them the other 2 were 67 of a different suit instead of the ak clubs which is true.

then i never won one more pot. got dealt KKJT with 3 diamonds, made it $20 on the cutoff. one guy in EP reraised to $90. i called, flop comes J63 rainbow, he bets i folded. how would u played it?

then one more hand i got KKA3 preflop i only limp $5 being UTG out of position, no one raised this time. flop comes Q42 guy bets pot, i folded. turn comes 5, river 6, he won with 37. he turned the wheel though too.

finally after being there 2-3 hours, plus a few hours in the $1-3 im ready to commit with my last $261. i raised preflop with A4 of hearts KK, no heart. flop comes 359 rainbow, one heart. i check one guy bets pot, folded to me, i shove. no point in check calling, then folding the turn. made this mistake too much in the past. he calls and im still ahead at the time. the 5 on the end seals my fate and gives him trips. he had A567. he'd recently lost back the whole $1500+ in front of him and was looser than most.

i quit, cash out my lone $1 chip which didnt play. i'd rather go thru life paralyzed than give it to the dealer. got my deposit of $100 back, plus the $3000, and went home. no BJ in the wynn, for sure. $50 minimum if u wish to get 3-2. good thing i wasnt downtown mightve lost $3000 more in the golden gate if the worst were to occur.

cooked the last remaining can of chicken dumplings, then the can of green beans, and though i wasnt entirely full, that was the end of the food. maybe i shouldve used up some of my wynn comps. then i went about packing my bags, and trying to remember which pieces of silverware were my own so i didnt accidently take silverware which belonged to someone else. Turned the keys in to the doorman and left for the airport in Uber for an early morning flight elsewhere. i didnt figure id wake up in time if i went to sleep. im tired, not in the best of moods, and dont feel like saying much more at this point. either vegas sucks or i dont play in the best rooms. i think just like Rob does, that it sucks.


21 comments:

  1. "i dropped from $19,200 when i moved here for 5 weeks, to $17,300 today, so this isnt the route to success"

    Are you familiar with the terms "sample size" and "statistically significant" ??

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  2. "either vegas sucks or i dont play in the best rooms"

    You don't play in the best rooms because you are banned in 90% of them.

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  3. You knew you leaving. You knew that you can't win at Wynn and still played. Why couldn't you have just taken money out of Wynn and then gone home to pack without gambling? Ray thinks or says he thinks I should pay for six months of your rent here. You would OF COURSE blame me for your losses so no.

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    1. Bec he is an ADDICT!! He will never see it but I challenge him to go 2 days with no gambling - of course, u see, Tony lies like a little kid so I wouldnt believe him if he said he didnt gamble for 2 days. He NEVER takes a break for a full day from gambling - only breaks come when he is losing too much or is too tired.

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  4. Harrahs Cherokee WSOP Global Poker Championship in Cherokee NC for the next two weeks is going on. The most poker action of any of the circuit events I have gone to. Sit&Gos, tournys, & cash games to boot. Get a cabin on the mountain and relax between sessions, that is if your not banned from all Harrahs.

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  5. The Golden Gate can breathe easy.

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  6. The easiest room to beat 1-2 and 3-5 is at talking stick arena in Arizona. Not even a debate. I think those people play with there eyes shut. If you want to make money it's 100 times easier then Vegas. Only issue will be where to stay. I think you said you played there and won a decent amount. Why go in circles? Go where you can make the most. Commerce or Talking Stick are much better then any place you go to.

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  7. 1/2 and 3/5 is the easiest at Talking Stick Resort in Arizona. I think one of your blogs awhile back you played there and did well but where to stay was hard for you. All I know is anyone who has played there says the same thing. I think those players play with there eyes shut. You should stop going in circles and play either at Talking Stick or if not there then Commerce. These two places are 100 times easier then anywhere you are playing esp Vegas.

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  8. A lot of people say that the toughest games are in Vegas.

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    1. i dont think most see this, or why do they keep moving to vegas from TX or wherever to make a living here from poker, when theres much better cities?

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    2. I think the dream for most top poker players is too live in Vegas. They are doing good where live and figure when they move to Vegas they will do good also. They don't realize that where they already live that the games are better.

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  9. The games are tough to beat in Vegas, but do you practice table selection at all? When a game sucks do you change tables?

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    1. seldom, because sometimes the seats on other tables isnt a seat i want, or i think the table will not be no better.

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    2. I understand. I like the three seat and the seven seat. Once I finally get them, I tend to stick with the table.

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  10. When does the good decision-making skills start happeneing?

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  11. I'm curious as to why he got banned from most the poker rooms in vegas?

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    1. He has some form of autism which makes it difficult for him to interact with people and this can be a problem at a poker table full of people sitting right next to him trying to win his money. So some problem occurs and the floor comes over to talk to him and things can go south.

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    2. MGM - counting cards on live BJ, Dem "good ol machines" at The Gold Strike in Jean was throwing a glass into the podium in the pit (it was closed at the time as they have no graveyard shift) it was owned by MGM at the time but some of MGM's 86 are for property only and not company wide.

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  12. I also heard of instances of tearing up cards and throwing a stapler on one occasion but I'm not sure about the specifics

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  13. Cursing at casino employees? Or is that only online?

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  14. I like how he just goes somewhere without a plan. He is like a cat he wants outside really bad when it is snowing but has no idea what awaits

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