The Comeback Kid
I was playing a turbo SNG this past Saturday and I managed to steal a small pot on the first hand. Then, later in that first orbit I flopped top two and my all-in got called by a fellow with a 5-high flush draw. - well, I had to cash that good luck in Sklansky bucks, because he spiked a flush on the river and I was down to an M of 1.5.
I went all-in on 44 the next hand and got 3 callers. I turned a set and got some breathing room. I got 99 on the very next hand. I came OTT of a limper and he pushed with QTo. It wasn't much of a race when I flopped a 9, and I was now not even short stack! I finished that SNG in second place. I had a 4-1 deficit when it got to HU and despite doubling up once, I could not complete the ultimate comeback - but it was still pretty gratifying.
That, however, was nothing compared to my sports betting comeback. Wager Web offers a very common type of bonus - you can get a reload bonus every time you reload, as long as you have a net negative figure (that means you've lost more than you've won). What's uncommon about Wager Web is that they have a progressive reload bonus up to 30%. Your reload bonus starts at 10% but increases in 5% increments on subsequent reloads until you get to 30%. Suffice it to say, I like that 30% reload action (even if it is a freeplay type bonus).
The objective, then, for us dirty bonus chasing vermin, is to continuously lose at Wager Web so that we remain eligible for and the reload bonuses. If you continuously win at Wager Web, then you will hit a point where it is not realistic to ever get a negative figure there, and you are better off moving on. On the BullsBetting Forum we call that "burning a book". You've burned your reload bonus eligibility.
My latest and greatest reload and Wager Web was looking like a book burner. I won something like 10 of 13 bets at Wager Web (betting on underdogs) and before I knew it, all but $300 of my Matchbook balance was in Wager Web. I was about to throw in the towel and consider Wager Web burned. My balance there was $3300, and I decided at $4500 I would call it officially dead.
I was going to move some money into Matchbook, but this required a trip to the bank and then to a MoneyGram agent. It woulld have to wait until Monday. In the mean time, I laid my last $300 at Matchbook against WW on a Friday afternoon game - and at last, I won one. I made two more scalps on early evening games and they both went my way. I made a bet on a late evening game and went 4 for 4 on Friday
By Sunday evening I had BUSTED my balance at WW, and remain eligible for another reload. What a great run! I think I'll let WW sit for a bit, though, before I reload. I don't want to look too obvious!