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.