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.