reno
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August 2nd, 2013 at 11:26:01 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Did you ever meet Air Force Annie?



I met her about 11 or 12 years ago. She seemed like a ditzy blonde, but in her line of work being a ditzy blonde is probably an act.
djatc
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August 2nd, 2013 at 6:57:08 PM permalink
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Lol nothing better than seeing an Elvis impersonator. They had one at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, PA who was grinding himself on the leg of a 75 year old lady during his show at the buffet lol. Can't beat that for humor. It was definitely a wtf moment.



Just saw another one at Ellis Island. Seems to me a running trend of impersonating "Fat Elvis" then "Hip Elvis"

the steak special is awesome by the way
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sevencard2003
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August 16th, 2013 at 9:47:02 AM permalink
wonder how many of these people would enjoy reading my world famous blog that talks about life being homeless and grinding low stakes poker, struggles with autism and how im still surviving today living in the spa at the commerce everyday, slowly rebuilding a tiny roll. the link is in my signature
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teddys
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August 16th, 2013 at 8:48:58 PM permalink
Quote: sevencard2003

wonder how many of these people would enjoy reading my world famous blog that talks about life being homeless and grinding low stakes poker, struggles with autism and how im still surviving today living in the spa at the commerce everyday, slowly rebuilding a tiny roll. the link is in my signature

Last time I ran into you you were living at the Gold Strike in Jean sponging room nights and comped food off the Aruze blackjack machine indefinitely. Did you move?
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djatc
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August 18th, 2013 at 12:48:37 AM permalink
Quote: sevencard2003

wonder how many of these people would enjoy reading my world famous blog that talks about life being homeless and grinding low stakes poker, struggles with autism and how im still surviving today living in the spa at the commerce everyday, slowly rebuilding a tiny roll. the link is in my signature



I read your blog every so often sevencard. I really hope you monetize it in some way to create some revenue.
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mickeycrimm
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August 18th, 2013 at 6:21:36 AM permalink
Quote: sevencard2003

wonder how many of these people would enjoy reading my world famous blog that talks about life being homeless and grinding low stakes poker, struggles with autism and how im still surviving today living in the spa at the commerce everyday, slowly rebuilding a tiny roll. the link is in my signature


I read your blog, sevencard. To me it is awesome. You are definitely a man after my own heart. I spent 4 years (92 to 96) doing what you are doing. But I was in the mountain states. I had to hitchhike or ride a train around to the games. Places like Deadwood, Cripple Creek, Blackhawk, Albuquerque. I even jumped on a train back east and played in Tama, Iowa and Mount Pleasant, Michigan. I lived out of a sleeping bag and small backpack. I played the Stud Hi-Lo games. I was always playing on short bankroll. The biggest roll I had in the four years was $1500.

Don't pay attention to the nattering nabobs of negativism. I didn't listen to them when I was on the street. I kept doing what I wanted to do. Keep your eye on the prize. The one thing you are doing right is playing battle tough poker. You have to be battle tough to do what you are doing. The experience you are living through now will serve you well down the road. Someday you will be back on your feet. But when you get there don't forget to continue to play the battle tough poker you are playing now. Some tips:

1. A 3 lb. sleeping bag at Wal-Mart costs about $15. I could always find a place outside, somewhere around a poker room, to roll out and get some decent sleep. It's a drag playing poker when you are mentally tired.

2. If you are paying more than $30 a month for phone service then switch to Straight Talk. Also at Wal-Mart. Their cheapest phone is $20. When your 1000 minutes or 30 days is up and you don't have $30 then just wait until you do have it. It doesn't hurt to go a week or two without phone service.

3. Stay away from the 1-3 Stud Hi-Lo game with the 50 cent ante. There's to much gamble in that game....and the rake is too stiff for the limit. The 4-8 Omaha has a little to much variance for a $1000 roll. If you take a few hundred dollar losing streak you'll have to quit the game. Wait until you have about $2500. The $40 no-limit appears to be your best game, and has the cheapest blind structure, stick with it.

I know you are going to get there, sevencard. Just keep playing battle tough poker.
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sevencard2003
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August 18th, 2013 at 7:16:27 AM permalink
new roll $1682, after 4 small hit and runs in the $40 NL, up close to $90 for the entire night. and ive not been feeling my best tonight, been nauseated, woke up with chills, cant wait for 10am to get here and the spa to open, dont want to pay a lot more for a room elsewhere and then have to commute back and forth to commerce. too bad i never bought a car.

really wish i had a friend in the Commerce area who could bring me a pair of pants that fit. i use the phone mainly for email, not to talk, but sometimes i need to make phone calls, been more than one ive needed to make since i lost service about 3 weeks ago. and as far as the sleeping bag, i dont think that works because how would i be allowed to bring it in the casino? this isnt vegas where u can store it at the hotel desk also im really afraid of getting jumped in my sleep if i sleep outside since id had money on me, and a laptop.

i suppose in a place like them mountain towns in CO and deadwood its far safer camping outside? no gangbangers, thugs or any kind. But would the police bother u there if they found u asleep?

id like to know more about deadwood, is there any cheap longterm rooming house in the area? i never could find anywhere to stay while looking online but the overpriced casinos, nothing to live there a few months. but u are probably aware of a place im not since ive never been there.
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JIMMYFOCKER
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August 18th, 2013 at 7:19:25 AM permalink
Incredible displays of awkwardness, how hard can flipping burgers at In-N-Out be?
mickeycrimm
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August 18th, 2013 at 9:10:38 AM permalink
Quote: sevencard2003

new roll $1682, after 4 small hit and runs in the $40 NL, up close to $90 for the entire night. and ive not been feeling my best tonight, been nauseated, woke up with chills, cant wait for 10am to get here and the spa to open, dont want to pay a lot more for a room elsewhere and then have to commute back and forth to commerce. too bad i never bought a car.

really wish i had a friend in the Commerce area who could bring me a pair of pants that fit. i use the phone mainly for email, not to talk, but sometimes i need to make phone calls, been more than one ive needed to make since i lost service about 3 weeks ago. and as far as the sleeping bag, i dont think that works because how would i be allowed to bring it in the casino? this isnt vegas where u can store it at the hotel desk also im really afraid of getting jumped in my sleep if i sleep outside since id had money on me, and a laptop.

i suppose in a place like them mountain towns in CO and deadwood its far safer camping outside? no gangbangers, thugs or any kind. But would the police bother u there if they found u asleep?

id like to know more about deadwood, is there any cheap longterm rooming house in the area? i never could find anywhere to stay while looking online but the overpriced casinos, nothing to live there a few months. but u are probably aware of a place im not since ive never been there.



Re: Packing a sleeping bag. Go to a thrift store and find a backpack that's just big enough to carry a sleeping bag, a change of clothes, and toiletries. If the bag is in the backpack no one in the casino knows you are packing it. But I didn't walk around towns looking like a tramp. I stashed my sleeping bag in bushes or whatever. Sometimes the bag would get ripped off. That's why I only bought cheap sleeping bags from Wal-Mart.

Re: Camping spots. I always looked for dark areas with tree's and bushes. No one goes in them places at night. But watch out for green grass. You might get a shower you don't want when the sprinklers cut on in the middle of the night. If you get rousted by the cops, all they are going to do is tell you there is no camping and send you on your way. So just go find another camp spot.

Re: Deadwood. In the nineties there were cheap rooming houses in Sturgis about 10 miles away. They had shuttles back and forth to Deadwood too. But I don't know if either is still available. The hotels are too expensive. If you are sleeping in the weeds then there is a swimming pool to take showers. Deadwood is the home of 2-10 spread limit holdem. It's a hell of a lot better game for a good player than split limit. Only $3 a lap in blinds. If I make it $10 to go with a big pair and get a donkey call, guess what, he ain't gonna get a cheap turn card from me. He's gonna pay $10 for it. It knocks the hell out of his pot odds. And when a card chaser catches his gin card he can't lay double bets into you on the end. And you get to see a lot of $2 flops with suited connectors from around back. But....here's the problem if you head to the mountain states. The weather. The first really bad weather hits around Halloween. You don't want to be caught living in a sleeping bag in the winter in the mountain states. Late spring is the best time to head to the mountains states. It gives you your biggest window before bad weather.

If you head to the mountain states then look for $1 to $5 stud hi-lo. There's no ante and it's just a $1 forced opener. 30 hands an hour only costs you about $4 an hour to look at cards. You don't have to play anything but three premium low cards or a pair of aces. And don't card chase. Save your money for a better opportunity. Look to make the low by fifth street then backdoor the high. You'll nut the hell out of $100 and $150 pots. Jam with a pair of Aces. Do not slow play them. You'll find yourself in the trap calling down with two pair while some low draw nuts you off with a straight or a flush. Send all the other high pairs to the muck.

In Cripple Creek they have a campground. In the nineties I payed $10 a day but you have a shower. Tents are cheap at Wal-Mart. But I junked the idea and just paid $2 for the shower. There were no shade tree's in the campground. You need shade tree's. When the sun comes over the mountain in the morning it will run you out of the tent....so you can't sleep in. It get's too hot in the tent. There are day trip busses everyday between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek.

In Albuquerque I was making enough money to pay $30 a day for a hotel room. The casino had a shuttle with door to door service.

In Blackhawk I had a camp spot across the creek right on the highway across from the Gilpin. Shade tree's and everything. I never got rousted. In Blackhawk and Cripple Creek they played a lot of $1 to $5 stud hi. I think you would do well at the game. It may be $2 to $10 by now. There are day trip buses from all around the Denver area to Blackhawk.

I think you would do well in the mountain states but you might want to put that trip off until late next spring.
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August 18th, 2013 at 9:41:15 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Did you ever meet Air Force Annie?



Isn't it "Air Force Amy"? I'd be tempted to pick her just because it looks like she makes an effort. I would also probably need to pick a 20-year old too to see the difference...haha

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