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Old 06-27-2020, 08:36 PM   #1851
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Re: Suitedjustice's Ongoing Mid-life Crisis

also GL in the return!
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Old 06-28-2020, 05:29 PM   #1852
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The no-backpack rule is disturbing and makes no sense whatsoever. If I'm playing at the GN and notice that Lappert's closes in 15 minutes, what's the play? Out the back, up to Main by the bus station (always pleasant at night), then over to the Cal??? These people cray-cray.

I wouldn't give blind-on-blind 1/2 nlhe a second thought. From the sb I'd prolly just shove monsters and fold the other 95%. It's a dollar. Assuming the GN is still uncapped on the buy in.

Walking through zombie homeless types that frequent the Main Street bus station is just part of the costs of getting that ice cream fix.
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:11 PM   #1853
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Sorry for the lack of poasts lately. Nevada 'rona cases per person have jumped up to around double the national average since the casinos reopened, and in response I've been trying--unsuccessfully--to hit a big score online. If I don't hit anything today or tomorrow, I'll probably be back to playing live on Wednesday.

Here's a tough spot BvB from just a few minutes ago.

Yatahay Network - 600/1200 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP+2: 49,867
CO: 103,207
BTN: 79,577
SB: 60,881
Hero (BB): 61,398
UTG: 56,734
UTG+1: 33,573
MP: 50,000
MP+1: 96,416

9 players post ante of 150, SB posts SB 600, Hero posts BB 1,200

Pre Flop: (pot: 3,150) Hero has 5 A

fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 4,013, Hero calls 2,813

Flop: (9,376, 2 players) J 7 9
SB bets 2,344, Hero raises to 9,376, SB raises to 56,718 and is all-in



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The no-backpack rule is disturbing and makes no sense whatsoever. If I'm playing at the GN and notice that Lappert's closes in 15 minutes, what's the play? Out the back, up to Main by the bus station (always pleasant at night), then over to the Cal??? These people cray-cray.

I wouldn't give blind-on-blind 1/2 nlhe a second thought. From the sb I'd prolly just shove monsters and fold the other 95%. It's a dollar. Assuming the GN is still uncapped on the buy in.
Never been to Lappert's, actually. I'll have to try it.

I've walked around downtown in the wee hours quite a bit, as I lived in the Main Street/Stewart/Eastern/Fremont St quadrangle from 1998-2006, several of those years without a car. Outside of the casino area and bus station it's more empty late at night than dangerous. Maybe I've been lucky on that front.

As far as blind play goes, we're in the blinds 40-50% of the time when we're 4-5 handed, so it matters how you play. That said, I still haven't looked into it as much as I should.

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We want a poast that ends with a number in green, Mr. Suited!



Do you never overlimp either? I hope you do (occasionally), since it can be a quite profitable play.
Yes, I will overlimp a modest amount. My VPIP/PFR percentage in full ring tournies online is around 17/13, with about 40% of that 4% gap representing overlimping, and with the rest of it being flatcalling.

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I imagine overlimping at Vegas is fairly standard.
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also GL in the return!
Thanks fidstar! Everybody limps at $1/$2, but it can still be profitable to bump it up and take it down pre or on the flop. You have to find the right number, aka the threshold of pain, to get enough people to fold. That number differs from table to table and from hour to hour. It can be as low as $6 + $2 per limper, or a raise to $40 could still get you 3 callers. You have to read the table.

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Walking through zombie homeless types that frequent the Main Street bus station is just part of the costs of getting that ice cream fix.
Metro police have been harassing the homeless at the bus station quite a bit lately. They don't hang out there much any more.

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Old 07-06-2020, 11:47 PM   #1854
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Re: Suitedjustice's Ongoing Mid-life Crisis

Yeah I thought city of Las Vegas criminalized being homeless. I mean yeah like most people I donít like dealing with homeless people but being homeless isnít a crime.
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:21 AM   #1855
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Being homeless isn't a crime, but at certain places, it's illegal to wander/roam/prowl/loiter (whatever the most appropriate verb).
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:38 PM   #1856
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Hey SJ how you been? Been reading a good amount over the Summer. Almost exclusively Larry McMurty books. His genre may not be for everyone but one has to recognize his writing talent and his appreciation of novels.

Iím rereading your story from Oh No, Not Again, for the third time. In between library hold books for the day. Do you know what happened to Maynard?

Any recommendations? Iím considering The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test or similar but am obviously clueless.
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:06 AM   #1857
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Man if you ever end writing a book as well written as that story Iíll snap buy it!
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:10 AM   #1858
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No update in weeks
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:38 PM   #1859
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:05 AM   #1860
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Iím considering The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test or similar but am obviously clueless.
That's a ****ing weird book; I read it in college.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:55 AM   #1861
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Sorry for the lack of updates! Nevada's been getting worse and worse with the COVID and I've been sort of mentally following pace by growing more and more insular and agoraphobic.

I seem to be snapping out of it lately, just in time for tomorrow, when Red Rock is going to reopen their poker room with refurbished 7-max, plastic-partitioned tables. Here's a pic, though it's a bit hard to see the partitions.



I think the 7-max format is a good compromise: there's still some room for everyone to distance, and we won't be stuck in the blinds half the time, although Gambelina pointed out that the cup holders don't line up.

That shouldn't be a problem, as I'm not going to be drinking much while I'm there, alcoholic or non; I'm going to keep the mask on as much as possible, going with the current scientific findings that the disease is spread primarily through air droplets and hardly at all through surface contact.

The latter bit of information has freed me from what was an increasingly obsessive-compulsive decontamination routine upon arriving home from somewhere. Recently I was able to take a few steps out of that long and complicated process, and that makes it easier to contemplate venturing out on a more regular basis. As long as I keep the mask on, I should be all right.


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Hey SJ how you been? Been reading a good amount over the Summer. Almost exclusively Larry McMurty books. His genre may not be for everyone but one has to recognize his writing talent and his appreciation of novels.

I’m rereading your story from Oh No, Not Again, for the third time. In between library hold books for the day. Do you know what happened to Maynard?

Any recommendations? I’m considering The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test or similar but am obviously clueless.
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That's a ****ing weird book; I read it in college.
I enjoyed Electric Kool Aid Acid Test back in the day. Tom Wolfe has plenty of other good stuff. Bonfire of the Vanities comes to mind; I liked that quite a bit. The movie was reportedly so bad that it ruined the reputation of the book for some people, but not for me.


Speaking of the Acid Tests, I just finished Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion, though I don't know if I would recommend it. It's a good book, but it's very much a piece from the late 50's/early 60's and it hasn't aged well.

Kesey was a very good writer and he has better books out--and you know what, I've never read his One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; I've only seen the rather excellent movie. My college buddy and I killed a fifth of Smirnoff while watching it one afternoon many years ago. We were both Psychology students at the time and were so mesmerized by the movie that we tossed the vodka down like popcorn, and the booze didn't slam down on us until after the credits rolled.

I might pick that book for my next half-read review.

Currently I'm reading Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72--just for a little nostalgia for when we had normal elections.

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Old 08-02-2020, 09:15 AM   #1862
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The idea that the 72 election was normal is crazy.

Also read Bonfire of the Vanities and really liked it.

I really donít blame you for the lack of updates and hiding out, Iím doing the same.

Would be cool though to hear about the games at RR if you go.

Glad youíre doing alright.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:07 PM   #1863
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Still waiting for "Back in the saddle, part X, Y, Z".
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