Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Do I gamble too Much?

1. Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
I am working at my 4th start-up.
At 1st one there were layoffs on two separate occaisions.
2nd start-up had a nice payoff, no layoffs, but was a sweatshop.
3rd start-up had 3 layoffs plus we had meetings on 2 other occaisons where it was announced that they were not sure they could pay us after tomorrow plus the final shutdown meeting where I got laid off but also got 2 months severance pay because they kept the East Coast optical product alive.

Answer would have to be yes, even if I didn't gamble outside of employment.

2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?

There was one additional time when 3rd company was arranging a funding round that the workers suspected a "no pay" meeting was coming. Dan and I took our wives to Las Vegas anyway. We booked flights, rooms and show tickets long before we suspected lack of pay was coming. Dan and the wives were near piano bar of New York New York while I was cashing some chips. The wife overheard Dan on cell phone asking a co-worker "if tomorrow was the last paycheck?". Home life was certainly not happy after wife learned we were in Las Vegas with this hanging over us. CEO had told me before we left that he was confident funding would happen, I believed him and it happened. Wife was pissed for ~7 hours. The but I'm up defense did not carry much weight at 7:00 pm when I was up $200, at 2:00 am with me drunk as shit and up $2000 more from -EV games wife was annoyed but anger had lost it's edge.

I am asolid 2 for 2 in the Gambler's Anonymous questionaire

Bankroll Challenge update:

FullTiltPoker Game #3456835417: Table Bonneville (6 max) - $2/$4 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 2:53:08 ET - 2007/09/04
Seat 1: mick the hoon ($156)
Seat 2: bayne_s ($242.60)
Seat 3: Wrapme ($244.45)
Seat 4: Jduece19 ($138.25)
Seat 5: Torres1 ($229.60)
Seat 6: crusher19 ($635.40)
Torres1 posts the small blind of $2
crusher19 posts the big blind of $4
5 seconds left to act
mick the hoon posts a dead small blind of $2
mick the hoon posts $4
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [As Jd Js Ac]
mick the hoon has 15 seconds left to act
mick the hoon checks
bayne_s calls $4
Wrapme calls $4
Jduece19 raises to $16
Torres1 calls $14
crusher19 calls $12
mick the hoon calls $12
bayne_s raises to $102
Wrapme folds
Jduece19 raises to $138.25, and is all in
Torres1 raises to $229.60, and is all in
crusher19 folds
mick the hoon calls $138, and is all in
bayne_s calls $127.60
Torres1 shows [Kc 3c 7h Kh]
mick the hoon shows [2s Tc Ks Qc]
bayne_s shows [As Jd Js Ac]
Jduece19 shows [4d 6h 3s 2h]
*** FLOP *** [7s Ah 7c]
*** TURN *** [7s Ah 7c] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [7s Ah 7c 5c] [Jc]
Torres1 shows a flush, King high
bayne_s shows a full house, Aces full of Sevens
bayne_s wins side pot #2 ($151.20) with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
mick the hoon shows a flush, Queen high
bayne_s wins side pot #1 ($47.25) with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
Jduece19 shows a pair of Sevens
bayne_s wins the main pot ($572) with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
mick the hoon is sitting out
Jduece19 is sitting out
Torres1 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $773.45 Main pot $575. Side pot 1 $47.25. Side pot 2 $151.20. Rake $3
Board: [7s Ah 7c 5c Jc]
Seat 1: mick the hoon showed [2s Tc Ks Qc] and lost with a flush, Queen high
Seat 2: bayne_s showed [As Jd Js Ac] and won ($770.45) with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
Seat 3: Wrapme folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Jduece19 (button) showed [4d 6h 3s 2h] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 5: Torres1 (small blind) showed [Kc 3c 7h Kh] and lost with a flush, King high
Seat 6: crusher19 (big blind) folded before the Flop

Hands like this help challenge big time!


SirFWALGMan said...

Wait your playing 2/4 PLO on a $500 bankroll or did you make a big score I missed.. lol.. I knew I liked you..

Gnome said...

With players like this, I need to play more 2/4 PLO.

Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

from your last post

"Bad side of me being an engineer is 1st instinct in any situation is to point out how to add safety margin or efficiency to any situation"

that's fuckin funny...I also suffer from same infliction.

smokkee said...

GL rebuilding the bankroll.