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February 12th, 2013 at 11:02:43 AM permalink
I admire you guys for admitting what your losses are.
Fuengirola2
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February 12th, 2013 at 11:13:42 AM permalink
I got today a generous "loyalty reward" from an online casino I've most played at. I guess I have withdrawn a little more than deposited in their casino. I've never before asked anything like this, but the big losses and the will to gamble (and not having money to do it) inspired me. I opened the CS chat and asked if they could consider rewarding me a little and was thinking of free spins, but after they took a look into my playing records, they decided to give me a 250 (340 USD) bonus with typical WR. I managed to wager it and still had 150, which I then lost hunting progressives. :)
24Bingo
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September 16th, 2013 at 3:33:56 PM permalink
Five grand lost at single-deck blackjack... won a grand, lost two grand, lost another four chasing it. Must have logged a quarter million in handle. That'll teach me to play that game, and to chase - I'm just glad I was up enough to more or less afford it (it'd hurt more I think if I weren't in a situation where I can't really withdraw for some time).

Incidentally, does anyone have a guess what the edge is with the Wizard's strategy in Appendix 3c? The calculator says .03748% with perfect composition-dependent strategy, but the Wizard's is clearly non-optimal, only going to six cards and in case of a split not taking the other hand into account.
The trick to poker is learning not to beat yourself up for your mistakes too much, and certainly not too little, but just the right amount.
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September 17th, 2013 at 3:30:17 AM permalink
I dropped a grand on full pay deuces. Small advantages require a big bankroll.
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24Bingo
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March 29th, 2014 at 5:43:34 PM permalink
So.

Went on a wicked tilt yesterday at 20/40 and lost nearly two grand. (Plus another few hundred at low-stakes NL while I was waiting, but NL is random enough I basically don't care.) Just kept pumping and pumping toward the end. Should've been a hint it was time to go when a card I folded cleared the far lip - I'd be over a thousand dollars richer if I'd left then.

I feel a little better about it going over my books and finding that, lifetime at this level, I'm still up about 800 (this level is fairly recent), but still... wow. I know it's not much to many of you, and it's not exactly going to break me, but still, I'm reeling.
The trick to poker is learning not to beat yourself up for your mistakes too much, and certainly not too little, but just the right amount.
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March 30th, 2014 at 4:09:25 AM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

So.

Went on a wicked tilt yesterday at 20/40 and lost nearly two grand. (Plus another few hundred at low-stakes NL while I was waiting, but NL is random enough I basically don't care.) Just kept pumping and pumping toward the end. Should've been a hint it was time to go when a card I folded cleared the far lip - I'd be over a thousand dollars richer if I'd left then.

I feel a little better about it going over my books and finding that, lifetime at this level, I'm still up about 800 (this level is fairly recent), but still... wow. I know it's not much to many of you, and it's not exactly going to break me, but still, I'm reeling.



Ugh. Sorry to hear it.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.

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