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


Sunday, August 6, 2017

the duke of fremont

      Im just not getting anywhere here in vegas, probably being punished for deciding to stick around and not fly out when i said i was about to fly out over 1 week ago. at least koala got to see me and we played a bit in the redrock, hoover dam lodge VBJ, and the nugget. Seen vince too and finally got the mailer from him for st louis. they reduced my 16 monthly coupons for free BJ bets to only $90 each from $125 each.

Tonight i couldnt win again, im back to being behind for the month of august. July i only won $1291. last night in the Poker palace in north LV, while sitting next to the Duke of Fremont (pic of me and him on twitter) i turned my final $142 into $732. i wouldve been way up for the night had i not lost well over $200 in the nugget poker room earlier that afternoon, plus over $200 more on BJ in NLV. instead, i only ended up winning a little friday night. my hourly is $50 per hour this year for the poker palace.

the duke of fremont was in my game again tonight (saturday) along with 2 guys from twitter, 2 women in the game, one of whom i think desperately wanted to pick up the guy on her right, and derek from twitter's left. Plus i think she was hollywooding about how often she plays poker. she knew way too much about other rooms, promos, been in way too many places around the US, yet pretended not to know when the wsop is, and said she only played 20 hours this year. she was winning much of the time til the end. id not lost as much had i not shoved $135 on the end when i felt the other person was weak, they were, but they improved a bit on the end. they still thought some time though.

im quite concerned as to why my Uber rating is down to only 4.45. too much complaining about other drivers, and no tips? i dont know. or maybe just not wishing to use the freeway?

tonight when leaving the nugget, i went to the D to buy bitcoin from the atm, but my signal on my cell was so poor i couldnt open my bitcoin wallet to scan the code. so i had to go to the lucki dragon to buy it instead. there it worked fine. so i played some paigow poker, but didnt like it when the other players would rather quit than me be the bank. i hate this, takes the fun out of banking.

i think ill get out of town for sure this week. cant afford to live here. im living off last years earnings for many months now, not this years. did find 3 books in a used bookstore for $24. 2 gambling books, plus one story of life in germany during the war, hiding from the govt.