Just Got All-In! Surfer Girl Playing Poker In Vegas And Having A Blast ๐Ÿ’ฐ

in #poker โ€ข 6 years ago (edited)

'It's always good to be underestimated.' - Donald Trumpย 

Exceptionally I fully agree with you, Donald!

As long as you don't reveal your complete power you are able to take your competitors by surprise.

Surprises are a smart weapon!

Being a young blond girl sitting at a poker table full of dominant alpha males loaded with too much testosterone is definitely a good strategic position ;-)

@surfermarly trying to make a pokerface ๐Ÿ˜Ž

All-In: Or You Win Or You Learn

Before starting this trip to Las Vegas I predefined a "poker budget" separated from my main vacation budget.

One of the most important things in such an environment where huge amounts of money are lost every second, is to define your own limits BEFORE starting to play.

People don't lose their whole existence in casinos because they were not lucky. They fail because they get crazy.

You know why I was the only female sitting at that poker table? Because girls usually avoid stress.

Playing poker is constant stress.

You need to control your emotions in situations that increase your blood pressure in such way that you feel as if the cervical artery at your neck is going to explode.

You need to make smart decisions that can have a considerable impact on your wealth all the time. You know that every single decision counts.

Man, what a thrill!

I sat down at the table and got two good hands right away.

Guess what I did with them?

I folded. I consciously missed two chances to increase my stack because I was still too nervous at that point of time, haha!

No problem at all.

I was lucky and these two weren't the last opportunities given to me in that game.

However, they were not enough to save me from losing the whole stack.

Poker Room | Home of Adrenaline

How I lost $400 bucks in two hours and still am the happiest girl on Earth :-)

That was my today's limit: $400 dollars in a 1-2 unlimited game.

I bought in with $100 and then constantly topped my stack up when I got down under $70.

Actually that wasn't a small budget for this type of games. However my table was extremely strong and that was probably one of the reasons why I lost my money too quickly.

It was the classic situation I would have loved to avoid: two high testosterone professionals with stacks of about 5-10K in front of them sitting to my LEFT (oh boy) fully controlling the table.

I folded the two nice hands I mentioned before because I needed time to analyze their behavior and position.

The bad players of the table were sitting to my right. Three guys that revealed every single emotion, complaining loudly about their bad hands, even showing their folded hands to other players.

They played like almost every hand, even if they were holding the worst pair of cards in their hands you might imagine.

What a strange disequilibrium! And me sitting right in the middle of these two chairs.

I played tight. But obviously not tight enough.

It was extraordinarily expensive to play a hand in this game since these two at my left were raising quickly when they had something. To call them required me to go all-in all the time.

Whenever the two cracks were not in, and I played against the other ones, I won. Every time. However, these hands were cheep so I couldn't win that much with them.

So I constantly lost small amounts of money.

I went all-in two times and don't regret my decision, because I had strong cards. I simply wasn't lucky enough to monetize them in the end.

That's another rule of poker: if you make the right decision and lose, then it wasn't a question of strategy but simply bad luck.

Guess who taught me that much about poker? Yip, my very best buddy and friend @knircky who's with me in Vegas these days. He is up while I am currently down, so that's a classic situation: boy earning money and girl spending it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

The rest of my day is going to be relaxed. I need to decrease the adrenaline level in my blood, haha!

Tomorrow I'll be back at the tables with the second half of my poker budget.

So cross your fingers for me, Steemians! I'll keep you posted on my second try ;)

No risk, no fun...

Marly -

PS: I was so nervous that I totally forgot to take a nice picture of my stack at the table. No problem: tomorrow I'll do that - hopefully having some nice chip towers in front of me, haha ๐Ÿ˜†โœŒ๏ธ

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ย 6 years agoย (edited)

Bonne chance! Steem on, girl!



Thanks my friend!!!
You wanna here the funniest anecdote?
The guy to my right sees my WSOP (World Series Of Poker) hoodie and says "Oh you went to WSOP?" I replied: "Sure I played a tournament." He: "Oh really?" Me (laughing): "Do you seriously believe I look like I played there? I'm a tourist!"
Then the whole table started laughing ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hahahahaha! LOL!

Thanks for sharing your story, and have a great time there sweetie! :D

Who else is trying to give a cool comment in way to take some upvotes :D ?

LOL - thanks for the laughter, I'll give you a nice upvote for making me smile ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ๏ธ

Nice! What a way to spend the day! We always used to go to the poker room down in Biloxi at the Beau Rivage. Me and another buddy used to have a blast playin' for hours while the other guys hit the smaller gaming tables on the main floor. I never spent a lot of time at those tables just the poker room or a tournament. Good for you! Wish you had taken them! Those were the days before my kids or part of them...... good times :)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your own experiences. To me being in a casino is almost a huge gift. I've never had such a crazy type of fun ๐Ÿ˜„ I mean you step out of the elevator at 9am to have breakfast and become part of a big party right away.
That I'm able to play poker is like the chocolate topping on my ice cream ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do they play softer against you because youre a woman? Maybe not willingly. There are definitely some things you can take benefit of. Some guys may try to flirt with you when they are drunk. When you say alpha male, means they have that big ego, which you could take benefit off. Good times to be a woman. Hit em girl !!

LOL - that's exactly what happens there. They start flirting all the time but notice soon that I'm kind but focused on the game and nothing else ๐Ÿ˜‰ It definitely feels as if they don't take me for granted. Some of them (mostly weak players) even verbally apologize when they steal some of my money (not kidding) haha

I played again last night and won 150 bucks ๐Ÿ˜„โœŒ๏ธ Will do another post about it...

Roulette is the only thing I ever win at :D

Same here, I pay for many things irl because of roulette. Bought 150 euro's of clothes today, all from casino profit :) Will make a blog soon about my strategies maybe, not sure xD

Oh I definitely wanna read that post! Drop the link in my blog when it's ready to not miss it pls ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

Alright, got some irl things I need to manage first, but I will write a blog about it in the future. I will let you know by then :)

HEeeeel yeah :D

Roulette can be profitable? How??
Crazy! I thought it was just based on luck and nothing else...

ย 6 years agoย (edited)

It can very profitable, I live on my own (student) and do my own groceries and going out to pubs from casino profits a lot, all made on roulette. The house always has a 2.7% advantage, so whatever your input is, you will have a -2.7% disadvantage. However, playing by repetitive patterns and quitting on time significantly increases your winnings - Atleast in my 4 years experience. :)

Well it's still chance, but the odds are pretty good. The Best odds are in Craps and Blackjack... but you have to be good at the game lol Roulette is simple but the odds are decent :D Start small, red or black. If you hit you double up immediately then can start playing the numbers and stuff that potentially pay out better. That's just me though hehe

You are one of the best content creators on this site I commend you for standing up to evident you put hours of effort into your work.

Excellent job!

I agree

upvote this if you like to upvote things.

Oh wow!!! What a huge compliment. Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

ย 6 years agoย (edited)

I avoid playing poker because of losing...however it is ok if its just a one time event to get the experience...good post and keep steeming

Well that's part of the game ๐Ÿ˜‰ Especially in the beginning you lose very often.
But I see it more as entertainment than real competition. When I put these chips on the table I try to consider them being gone already. If you focus too much on the fact that your real money is part of the game, it might influence your way of making decisions in a inappropriate way.

Good point, my only worry is that my best lady surfer remain safe and no addiction to pokers or gambling. Keep steeming and powering up...the way to go

ย 6 years agoย (edited)

Best of luck!
Post on your next Vegas visit and perhaps we'll meet up next time! ๐Ÿ˜Š
That's after 2 rounds of Roulette straight away after checking in LATE Monday night.
Left the table to drop off luggage, 2 winning hands in a row on Roulette, odds are my timing was perfect ๐Ÿ˜‰
I put $100 down...
Good luck Saturday!!!
Odds are you'll have fewer sharks and more tourists - keep that in mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

Playing any WSOP events? I live in Vegas, just busted a WSOP event.

Great post, thanks. I was interested in your comment about the bad players being on your right. That is great when you are in position, but the people who are most dangerous are the ones on your left. That's where you really want the bad players. Due to health I mostly play online these days, but I love playing tournaments in the local casino, although they don't let your pick your table, just the seat on it. There aren't a lot of cash tables here so you don't get a lot of opportunity to look for a table where you can get an advantage. As to women at tables, my experience here is that most of them are in fact pretty good players and I suspect given that it is a male dominated activity (had a debate the other day as to whether it is a game or a sport given the endurance required for tournaments) that they are playing because they are interested.

Do you feel that people treat you differently? Do you find men less aggressive towards you than each other?

Yip, they treated me differently. But just in the conversations. When playing the only thing that counts is your own money, and it doesn't matter who exactly is the one that tries to steal it. When it comes to fight, the others sitting at that table with you are all enemies - including blonde girls ๐Ÿ˜„

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