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Old 02-11-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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newly homeless man desperately needing to make it in live poker

So right now I'm pretty much homeless, can't pay the rest of my rent for this year bc I lost my cushy 40k/yr sales job a few weeks back due to some F'd up politics at work. Anyways I've given it a lot of thought, and I've decided to take my 2k roll and make the move from the northwest to los Angeles California altogether. My current plan is:abandon Seattle apartment (check), $h!T on boss's car (check), Fly down to la today, stay with a friend for 2 weeks at motel. during this time I'll be playing at the Commerce Casino, grind up a healthy bank roll. Obviously run good. Iíve played there a handful of times before, and pretty much have never had a losing session. A little about me: sample size of 1000 hrs I'm a winning player at the Live 1-3 and 3-5 stakes.

Goals for the trip/year:
Grind up a healthy bankroll from 2k to 10k
Get a shack apartment/studio
Jump to the next level of live poker, beat it
Run my roll up to a healthy(r) 5 figures
Donít get killed by thugs in LA


I'd appreciate any advice for for commerce, or even general advice for grinding for a living
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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Re: newly homeless man desperately needing to make it in live poker

lol did you really

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Old 02-11-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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I pretty much had to after what he put me through. I got the idea from the office haha
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #4
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Re: newly homeless man desperately needing to make it in live poker

2k roll is not a lot. Want happens if you go busto?
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:40 PM   #5
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Re: newly homeless man desperately needing to make it in live poker

If this goes south he just needs to monetize his car ****ting ability. I imagine it's not easy to drop a load on a car without getting caught with your pants down. Revenge business imo.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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If this goes south he just needs to monetize his car ****ting ability. I imagine it's not easy to drop a load on a car without getting caught with your pants down. Revenge business imo.
Lol, hillarious
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:44 PM   #7
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GL Op. Run good
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:43 PM   #8
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Re: newly homeless man desperately needing to make it in live poker

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2k roll is not a lot. Want happens if you go busto?
This is quite true. The interesting thing about commerce L.A.poker is they have weird buy in structures. If you play the 1/2 NL, the minimum you can buy in is $40, the max you can but in for is $40. So at the lowest level, I have 50 buy ins. I'm gonna straight jump into the 2/3 NL, which is a mandatory $100 buy. Risk of ruin pretty low.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #9
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This is quite true. The interesting thing about commerce L.A.poker is they have weird buy in structures. If you play the 1/2 NL, the minimum you can buy in is $40, the max you can but in for is $40. So at the lowest level, I have 50 buy ins. I'm gonna straight jump into the 2/3 NL, which is a mandatory $100 buy. Risk of ruin pretty low.
That's not how it works.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:36 PM   #10
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i wish i had the nerve to ***** on my bosses car... that comment is more then enough for me to follow. GL
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:37 PM   #11
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I pretty much had to after what he put me through. I got the idea from the office haha
LOL i love how its an obligation!
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:22 PM   #12
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More details about car ****ing please. Were you actually on the roof of the car?
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:50 PM   #13
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move to vegas, get diamond card, free food and spa easy homeless game
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:52 PM   #14
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Yeah I hate my boss too, he wants me to work 15 hours a day for 10 days straight starting this weekend. I wish I could **** on his car but...

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Old 02-12-2014, 12:48 AM   #15
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This thread is worth a sub, i play a lot in LA as well from time to time, 3,5$ though and not at commerce.

GL
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:08 AM   #16
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Need pictures to confirm this **** actually happened (video will also good)
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:46 AM   #17
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landed at LAX about 2 hours ago. Ate at cole's original french dip sandwich place, apparently they invented both the french dip and coleslaw (cole's slaw). pretty F'n amazing sandwich btw. only downside was that this dining establishment is in old downtown, right next to bum/tent city. super sketch, and i hope i dont end up there.

Was gonna jump straight into the 2/3 game tonight, but I'm burnt out from hanging out at the airport all day. Checked in at the motel 8. Found a 2 inch pube on the tv remote, pretty grossed out already. On the bright side, they seem to have a pretty decent pool and hot tub outside.

Plan for tomorrow: Go for a swim in the morning, then grind the cash game while my buddy grinds the $350 LAPC tournament event. Hoping the cash field will be softer as the fish bust the tourney early and jump into cash.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:52 AM   #18
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More details about car ****ing please. Were you actually on the roof of the car?
No, I felt poop on the hood of the car would be more effective. I honestly would put up a third of my bankroll if I could've seen his reaction the next morning haha
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:54 AM   #19
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Subbed, gl, run good. Those expenses gonna add up quick. What you doing for transportation?
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:54 AM   #20
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that Coles in near Skid Row don't go there at night and gl dude hope you run good
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:28 PM   #21
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First Midday report: doing pretty well so far, switching between the 40 game and the 100 NL game. Up about 180$. I figure I need to make at least 75$/day to break even for lodging and food for the day. There is so much horrendous play I've seen here so far. I'm thinking about taking a shot at the 3/5 $500 buy in game.

Brag: I have 1/3 stake on my friend in the 350$ buy in LAPC event today, he's still in it and is sitting at a table next to Jeff Madsen
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:31 PM   #22
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Re: newly homeless man desperately needing to make it in live poker

Staking people while Homeless and 2k roll ITT
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:21 AM   #23
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Only for 100$. I have trust in him, best tourney player I know personally
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:29 AM   #24
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Re: newly homeless man desperately needing to make it in live poker

Sales is a rough gig. You get a fat check randomly but you get hit with expenses and even if you **** on your bosses car you will still get **** on by taxes, better salesman, people with better jobs, life in general. I admire your **** it attitude. Very very cool. Im not a pro or even a winning player but I will give you some advice anyway.

Do not let any negativity bring you down.


Negativity is your worst enemy. Easier said than done but ignore the haters like a cooler hand . You got a roll to grind up and only 2k to your name. That is a lot of pressure man your essentially all in w top pair against over cards and a nut flush draw.Your going to have to fade some ****. Make it happen. I want to read this thread and expect a lot more pages to be written.

GL OP
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:36 AM   #25
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Re: newly homeless man desperately needing to make it in live poker

Take this FWIW from someone who has grinded 1/2 NL before full time. Get at least a part time job to supplement your poker roll. Low stakes poker in LA is not very profitable because of the insanely shallow buy ins and the ridiculous rake. Please get a part time job.

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