So I really couldn't put together anything after winning that $2 tournament and ended up losing the $36. Had a few extra expenses this month, but still had $170 I was ready to deposit online today, but that has now been cancelled. The problem is those $3 rebuys that I was planning on grinding specifically. 50% of the field gets the initial rebuy to start with a double stack so if I don't do that then I am at a disadvantage to half the field. There is a $4,500 addon at the first break which considering the blinds are only 40-80 or 50-100 it would be absolutely insane not to addon and adding in excess of 40 big blinds to your stack. The problem is that makes the total cost of that tournament $8.46. if I put the $170 online that gives me 20 buyins and thats all. There are only a couple of $2 tournament during the day and the $1 tournament have so few people with just a couple of exceptions it doesn't make it worth it. Besides, I don't want to play online anyway.
So many ridiculous bad beats after winning that $2 tournament that I don't want to put any money on there. Take the last $3 rebuy. I have 77 and flop a full house. Get it all in and I'm up against JJ. Jack on the turn and jack on the river and I'm knocked out. Flopped 2 pair twice and my opponent hits a 2 outer on the turn and knocked me out of two other ones. Ran my KK into AA 3 times in 12 tournaments. I guess it doesn't matter what online site you play on mathematical inprobability is commonplace, but there's absolutely no enjoyment in playing online for me anymore. I guess part of the reason is because I'm in Las Vegas now and love live play so much that online will never be the same to me again.
$170 is not enough to do anything. I don't want to play the electronic tables at the Plaza anymore and tournaments anywhere else it's going to be at least a $45 buy in and $5 a day for transportation costs. By my calculations that gives me 3 tries somewhere. Considered theowing $150 on a NL game, but thought better of it.
I decided to return to 2/4 limit but not at the Nugget. Gonna try it at the Orleans. Who knows maybe I'll make some money at the same time. Probably not, but you never can tell. All I know is right now grinding up a bankroll does not seem plausible in any way, shape, or form in any venue, but if there is a possibility doing it from the very limited amount of extra money I have each month it's going to be at the 2/4 limit table. The variance is less then tournaments, it's less than no limit insofar as major amounts of money being won or lost in one shot. It's a slow climb, but what the hell I have time, and with that said, I'll see you at the tables.