The Crooked Link

Life of a Low Stakes Gambler...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Yep, my online poker bankroll now consists of a whopping 84 cents, lol. The plan was to use the last $40 or so that I had to grind the Stars $4.40s but instead I played some $10 HU matches and ran horribly.

There was one match in particular that lasted almost an hour. I managed to get a small lead very early in the match and had my opponent drawing to three outs for all his chips but he spiked his card on the turn and I was down to like 200 in chips to his 2800. I somehow ninja'd my way back to even though and after lots of chip lead changes I finally lost a race for my whole stack.

That's pretty much how the other matches went. Unable to win a race.

I'm not sure when I'm going to deposit some more money since Stars took away the Money Gram option and my debit card never worked for Stars or Full Tilt. It's cool though, since I don't really have the money to deposit with anyway since I'm going to be spending a lot of money on Christmas shopping as well as getting some new gear for my cousin's wedding in a couple of weeks.

So I probably won't have some disposable income until the end of the month. The sports betting will have to satisfy my gambling urge.


So Grace and I ended up not going to the Circus last Sunday. The day was pretty ugly with rain/snow and cold as hell so we opted for a movie instead. We decided to go to the movie theater that's like 2 blocks away from my house. The same one I deemed the crappiest movie theater in Chicago a while back.

But once we got there we saw that they had closed down the place for good. Ha! See, I wasn't the only one who thought it was a shitty place to watch a movie.

Anyway we ended up just going to Borders instead, which incidentally is where we always end up when Grace and I hang out.

So it's still undetermined whether or not I have a clown phobia...

Anyway on to something completely unrelated. I think I've been playing waaaaay to much Call of Duty 4 on my 360. For the past week or so I've been having this weird ass dreams were I'm in the game running around shooting people with my MP5 or my P90, and calling in air strikes. Weird as hell. Then I wake up in the middle of the night wondering what map I'm playing.

I can't help it though. That game is just so fucking addicting. I've been trying to put in a ton of time trying to Prestige. Currently at level 47. Should be at level 50 by the end of the week.

The rest of my game's have pretty much been neglected for the past month or so except for Rock Band 2 and a little bit of FIFA 09.

I haven't even played EndWar since buying it a couple of weeks ago.


The sports betting bank roll is looking a bit healthier than the poker bankroll, lol. I had a play on the Texans yesterday after following Chaser's advice to take them. So that's brought up the bankroll to $122.05 And tonight I'm sticking with the Chaser man and his winning streak. Let's hope we don't jinx it up, haha.

(All for $10)

Portland -7.5

Clippers +11

Utah -2

Day Profit: +$8.18

Day Record: 2-1

Total Record: 175-184-9

Bankroll: $130.23

Total Profit: -$69.77

I'm still debating whether I'm going to put any money on the De La Hoya v. Pacquiao fight this weekend. If I do, it'll probably be on De La Hoya who is currently a -200 money line favorite. I'd probably bet with the guys at work though since they'll give me even money on him. It's definitely going to be a good fight. Pacquiao has pretty much owned every Mexican he's been up against earning himself the nickname "The Mexicutioner" but I think this fight will put an end to that.


vtn said...

oh yeah that poker roll is totally not healthy. it's almost dead hah.

good luck to us!

vtn said...

stupid knicks man. not sure if you saw what happened but i watched it online..

20 seconds left and the blazers are up 10. the knicks come down and chuck up a 3 and missed, got the rebound and shot another 3 and missed. the rebound came off towards the sideline. blake grabbed it and it was all but over but for some reason he was falling out of bounds so he threw it back in towards the knicks basket right to david lee. lee threw it back out to roberson for a 3 as time expired and nothing but nylon. spoiled the perfection.

kev's boy at the casino said he got the line @ -6.5 so he covered.