Monday, December 31, 2007

THE YEAR IN FIGURES

Delighted with the year - figures below.


SPORTS

Won £3376

POKER

Won £36197

Breakdown.

No Limit +5k
Fix Limit - 2k
Multi Tab +14K
Single Tab+9k
Rake +10K

DEC POKER P AND L

One of my best months is poker profit wise which is strange as I have had some horrible luck late in big $ tournies ( I guess I prob got my share in getting to the final table. I have had 3 big months this year that make up 75% of the years profit and this was one of them.


6 Pak100
9 Seater974
Rake / Bonus 445
Fixed Limit-665
Heads Up-630
Multi4287
NL4500
Total Profit9011

GOOD POINTS

1) NL cash has been going very well since Kitts although I have to say my hands have been holding up in big post which is always nice when i get it in when in front.

2) I played really well to go deep in some multis this month with 2 small multi wins, a 2nd and 5th in the 16k and that horrid beat on Mansion for 4th in the 50k.

3) Fixed limit although still lost feel my form came back a bit and I have made a couple of changes.

BAD POINTS

1) Playing crap in heads up games especially late at night.

2) That Mansion sick 2 outer beat which cost me a fortune and Ak not beating QQ on betfair when 5th the night before last.

3) getting involved in needless spats on fl for peanuts.

A pleasing end to a very good year - will post year to date breakdown of the year tomorrow or the next day.

Good luck at tables.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

DEC SPORTS P AND L

Terrible month dont want to go into much detail but the NFL money train ran out and had some savage beats in it this month. Painter losing tonight meant I would not recover any of the months lossers hence good job I have had good poker month.


Boxing-120
Casino700
Darts18
Football-540
Horses-687
NFL-580
Specials175
Loss-1034

HIGHS

Non as such but got a couple of nice looking Ante Post bets placed in the month - Kato Star for Gold Cup at 11-4 and Celestrial Hero at 18.5-1 for Triumph. I guess Come Dancing was a plus as well!!

LOWS

1) NFL nearly everything went wrong

2) Every big footy or horse bet lost.

3) Painter absolute pap tonight.

Will post year figures tomorrow - pretty sure I am in front for sports which is pleasing.

THE ARTIST !!!


I have had a shocking month sports about 4 figs down but all could be saved !!!


I backed Kevin Painer AKA the Artist for the PDC darts after the 1st roud at 27-1. He has since beat Barny and Taylor lost tonight. He has a very tough looking semi v John Part tomorrow night but if he wins that I think he will win the whole event. I have took stake back at 9-4 but will not be laying off as need to recover this months sports losses.


Good Luck Kev !!

2007 REVIEWED

First and foremost - this has been my best and most enjoyable year in poker. Qualifying for St Kitts and for the Blue Square event at Newcastle were added extras on the profit that I have made. However, I wanted to go back and revisit my 5 major aims for the year and am very pleased when I did this in the afternoon today. I will think of my 2008 aims in next few days and probably will include some non poker elements this year which i didn't last.

Review is below hope you enjoy.

ORIGINAL POST

Saturday, December 30, 2006

2007 POKER AIMS
I need to do a thread which is not me twisting so here gos.Aims for 2007 in order of importance and % chance I think I have of achieving it.1) Win 12k on line in 2007. 50%2) Make a profit from stt's or dont play them. 80%3) Have at least 9 winning months from 12. 50%4) Qualify for a major live tournament making the effort via satellites. 20%.5) play NL cash on betfair more and make a profit - 80%plus 2 less measurable ones.1) dont abuse anyone in chat unless abused first no matter how bad there play is.2) have at least 1 day a week when dont play poker.

REVIEW

1) Final figures are not avilable yet but I think I won almost 3 times my target. A huge success and the pleasing thing for me is my 3 main earners are all similar % of profits which is single tables, multis and rake/bonus.

2) I have made a big profit from STT hence continued to play the - approx 8 or 9k this year although I have not kept detailed ROI records.

3) I had 10 winning months out of 12.

4) I qualified for the Blue Square Newcastle event and won a package to St Kitts worth 4k$.

5) I played more NL also although not just Betfair. I was in front for year but behind mtt's and stt's although done well this month since St Kitts coaching and hopefully can keep progressing.

The ones i didnt achieve were the 2 less measurable ones - I still get in some stupid spats and many weeks play every night. I will post a full breakdown of year i the next few days.

The question I ask myself - am I a better player now than 1 year ago and I can say with confidence a resounding Yes. That's not being arrogant I just know I have improved a lot in the year.

I want to thank my blog for improving my game by helping me avoid tilt and reminding me we have good beats as well as bad beats :). This really has given me a great focus and something i will continue into next year.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

6th in 16k and gutted

35 left me AA v TT for 25k pot and chip lead board comes kq2ja giving me trips and he hits 2 outer for straight.

Then really proud that only had 5k left and didnt donk it off and got to the chip lead again winning only 1 race. Then Im sick.

6 left 2k$ plus for top 3 so thats what Im after. Im joint leader and the other guy is the guy above - he raises 1 from cutoff I pick up AK in BB and jam - he has QQ and it holds and Im gone 6th.

Could have folded into 3rd or 4th and mad as hell I didnt flat call. He has only been raising with decent stack with decent hands although I didnt rate him and thought if he had AQ he would call.

Mad as hell with 800$ and 6th which aint going to put me into the $ prizes in the multi leaderboard. Stupid pushing for the win instead of taking a big cash - annoyed a lot at myself.

Anyway had good day on single tables won 3 2snds and 2 nowheres so 4 figure £ profit on day.

Also my new Wii came today which seems very good and Im going to make it my resolution that when tired after long day at work not to play poker.

UPDATE

My mate Carl notified me of a complete fish at 1 2 $ nl who had moved to 2 5 so i joined that table. I won about 800$ including a 1k$ pot with a 10 outer suck out which makes me feel better about the above multi beat !!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

HEADS UP NOW MY HEADS DOWN !!

Gave up work a bit early today and played the 50$ 2.5k gtd on Betfair at 5pm.

Got heads up and quickly established chip lead then the 3 hands below for the victory.

Me A7 v his A3 - split.
ME KQ v his K8 on K high flop - he spikes 8
A9 v 109 and he spikes 10.

2nd for 600 and odd $ instead of 1st for 1000$ plus and some nice leaderboard points.

Quite frustrated as he never put sorry when sucked out on K8 hand and this is a bit bad manners imo as had been talking to him.

Im going to play the 22k gtd on Betfair tonight - entry 82$.

UPDATE

FFS - 3k gtd Betfair 5 paid decent prizes 7 left someone pushes ahead of me I call AQ for chip lead against ace 8 and he flops an 8 and again no manners to say sorry - sick as a pig

ANOTHER SPECIALS SPEACIAL

A brit to win best actor at 7-1 at Laddies.

This is massive as the fav will be British (Daniel Day Lewis) - unfortunatley max stake £20 on web.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

XMAS DAY POKER - GRRRRRRRRRR

Played the 11k on Betfair which was 3k undr gtd amount after been round family etc.

Only 9 paid rather than usual 18 but as a result prizes started high with approx 400$ for 9th. Was top 3 all the way but dropped back approaching ft and all of a sudden I was 9th of 10.

Anyway sb raises I push all in with nothing he folds and Im back to 6th or so and safe for cash. Then next hand I do something stupid. I raise in cut off with jack nine and get a call from big blind. Flop 9 6 3 and he says I have pocket pair Im warning you before betting out. I 100% believed he had pocket pair but thought he would have re raised preflop with better than 9s so I reraised all and he shows jacks and Im gone on bubble.

Pretty sure if I had typed which pocket pair he probably would have said. Anyway annoyed i raised the hand after I got safe should have just passed.

Never mind I was going for win as usual and took about £1k last night late on so not a bad xmas.

I am thinking of playing a £200 tourny at Aspers Newcastle tomorrow but at work the next day and have a feeling will be an all night job so need to decide tomorrow.

Unhappy end to my xmas - but thats poker.

Monday, December 24, 2007

SUNDAY MULTIS

Player Stars 0.5 million gtd which i qualified vi 39$ sat had ace 4 v ace 3 on a 4 3 q board got them all in he had ace 3 river a 3 - out.

Ladbrokes - player their rebuy thing got myself a decent stack but out midway through running 2 big hands into bigger hands - no complaints.

Betfair 50k - again qualified via a 50$ sat. Picked up KK 2nd hand few limpers raised quite big one called flop jack high all spades - no spade turn and king river - I bet pot each street he had ace 6 spades left me with 500 chips from starting 5000. Anyway had my share of luck in getting 500 to 20k with 20 left and picked up KK reraised all in and opponant folded getting me safely in cash. However, bit annoyed as came 13th and didnt give it a chance to get a decent hand - i raised fold with a mid ace then pushed next hand with nothing running into KK. Finished 13th for 600$.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers a Happy Xmas. Its been a good year for me poker wise and I will review the year and look at 2008 aims in the upcoming week or so.

PS Fat Sam - toon are pap sort it out - I will give you some help for when all fit !!!


Given, Beye, Capaca, Faye, NZogbia, Duff (left), Butt, Emre, Milner(right), Owen, Fat Viduka 442

Saturday, December 22, 2007

MISS DYNAMITE !!!



Ship me the easiest dollars ever :) !!!

PLAYED SHIT ALL DAY

Been on poker for about 12 hours at approx - 100$ an hour.

Also lost K7 v Ak on K 7 9 flop for a seat to finsl wsope / wsop qualifer.

Never mind day off needed then regain some focus.

LOl and I just spun £100 on roulette and changed it into 650 almost covers the days losse

Friday, December 21, 2007

Best and worst poker moments of the year

I have started a thread on the Betfair forum and its a good read wo what i hope was an interesting question.

go to www.betfair.com click on forum and then poker if your interested in poker plus like to have a giggle in general.

My answers were below although i would prob add qualifying for St Kitts to the best.

Best

Not for monetary purporses but captaining the ante post forum team to poker forumites champions and also taking the game in the spirit it was intended - e.g. genuine ante post forum writers making up the team (except coupls of drop outs).

Worst

AA losing to JJ in last 4 of Mansion 50k for 75% chips in play with 3 left or KK losing to AK and QQ with 3 left in WPT qualifyer.

Had a bash at very high limits but.......................

Didnt win and didnt lose!!!.

Once in a while i like to have a bash at limits much higher than the norm. The bankroll management people wont like this as i usually only play 1 or 2 buy ins but i do it for the buzz and I ain't going to go bust trying.

This is the scenario when i would give it a try.

1) Need to be using poker profits and never own cash. I am over 10k$ in front this month so i met this need.
2) Need to play natural game as you would at lower stakes.
3) Make sure you know how much you are prepared to risk and never re buy beyond this. I was prepared to risk 1250$.

Anyway I had a look at the tables on Betfair and the 10 20 NL looked very tough so i bought into 25 50$ Fixed Limit. There were 4 players whom were sat and 1 looked very good but sat out shortly after i joined. Anyway i played for an hour or so until we got 2 handed and won 950$ and was comfortable at the level, However, i have reminded myself today I am a losing FL player this year without accounting for rakeback.

Anyway I had a look at 10 20 nl and 2 of the best players had left. I raised quite a bit as i would at lower stakes but faced far more resistance than I would at lower levels especially the player to my left. Eventually i picked up 99 on cutoff and raised to 40 when playing 650$ he reraised to 210$ and I thought his range was wide so reraised all and he called and turned over ten ten which held.

Did i overplay 99 or is this ok?

Betfair have a 550$ tourny on Sun where 2 seats are gtd for players to win a wsop packages which includes entry to wsop and wsope and cash. I know I cant play wsop due to work so dont know whether to enter or not - Im sure they would change it to a 2009 entry so i may as im sure will be lots of added value.

Monday, December 17, 2007

I thought i was running too good

aa just lost to 1010 half way into 30k on Laddies for decent stack plus did a fortune in on nfl yesterdaY !!!

update

Maybe I still run good - didnt get any good beats but a few big hands when i was 80 20 and 70 30 both held up - played NL for 1 hour and won 2000$ probably my best ever hourly return at NL :D

Also just layed my £250 back on Ms Dixon at 1.41 in Strictly !!! so nice large free bet now

2nd in the 16K

Just came 2nd in 167 runner 16kgtd on Betfair - short post as need to go to bed. Keith played well also to finish 3rd.

Had KK beat AA on final table for half my stake so cant twist at all. Got heads up with basically a 10:1 disadvantage and got it at best at 3:1 but basically i mainly had to push ATC.

Anyway 2nd was for $3340 so decent day overall.

I played shit in the 550$ buy in 150k on Betfair and got a decent stack on Mansion before a bad beat and then i basically gave the rest of the chips away.

Also chip lead the passport stamp on Betfair but ran AK into AA in a pot i had made huge which was a big error and finished 5th.

Think I will have a day off poker tomorrow night so updates later in the week.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

WE HAVE A DEC MULTI WIN

It wasn't glamorous or big $'s but it was welcome.

Played a Multi on Mansion this morning and came 1st for 1280$. Pleased to say my final table luck changed when I was a total luckbox winning 3 40 60s on the final table including one on the river.

I have just seen Betfair has the 150k gtd tonight with 550$ buy in and I may treat myself to that if I cant qualify via the 10$ rebuy I am in now !!!

I also hear rumours that Gethan will be from Strictly tonight getting Aleisha heads up against Matt :) !!! Go on Ms Dixon.

The mansion final table beat the other night still netted me 4k$ so Dec is going OK thus far on poker front although my sports have been shat. A nice last min winner for the toon for 2nd week in row was a very welcome 3 pts as we have chelsea Man u and Arsenal all away in the next month.

Friday, December 14, 2007

MY SICKEST MOMENT IN MY POKER CAREER

Played the 50k gtd rebuys (250 runners) on Mansion tonight and played really well - got to fianl table without getting any good beats - (won 1 big race)

Get down to 4 handed - prizes are huge with 12.5k$ for winner and I have been very loose stealing a few pots.

I get dealt AA and raise and the 1 other good player on the table reraises so I jam and get called. This is for a million chips and 66% of chips in play with 3 left so highly likely for the tourny.

Me AA ( inclusing Ace hearts) him JJ

Flop 3 hearts no jack - river comes Jack hearts and i lose the most important pot of the year for me as the board paired on the turn despite me having the ace flush.

Feel physicaly sick :(

Thursday, December 13, 2007

COME DANCING


Ok - I dont even have the excuse to say I watch this just because Kelly Brook is in it as unfortunately she had to leave the contest after the death of an immediate family member. My wife is a huge fan so its often on in our household.


Anyway Ms Dixon drifted out to 2.4 Betfair - get stuck in !!!!


NO LIMIT CASH EXPERIMENT - OUCH

Beat 2/5 moved to 5/10 and beat this so of course I move to 10/20 far too quick and got a quick hiding last night losing a 1k$ buy in.

Still a little up on NL but this wiped out the roll as I had withdrawn £2k at weekend so need to redeposit - a bit stupid to be playing 10/20 with a role of 50 bbs i suppose !!!!!

The pro poker players wil desapir at the above but to be honest I aint one that has ever invested in good bankroll management - I only every play high limits with profits so I can never lose anything that wasnt poker related unless i lose it big at low limits. I use same theory if i ever have a spin at the casino if i win a bit i risk profits at a higher level - my feeling is if you never try high levels then you never know - back to drawing board !!

Net result is I will probably play multis and hope for a decent return before returning to NL cash. However short experiment of 2 weeks and I can see from my St Kitts lesson I have definately improved - thanks Mr Brennan.

Just reread the above I sound like Bluescouse :) !!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hendon Mob

I just seen my 7th in St Kitts gets me in the database - wooohooo - hopefully i can win an event next year so they can get a pic :) !!!!

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=95764

Another Freeroll multi win :)

I was free rolling again tonight and couldn't be arsed to play any of the big multis as was up till 6am watching the Hatton fight and then winning the work 5 a side comp this afternoon :D.

Anyway Interpoker had a promotion called cash and gadget race where the top 500 players based on MPP all qualified for 50 runner free roll. I qualified for the position 100-150 free roll of which 30 of the 50 people who could have played did play for about 8k$. I was very please with this as 8k$ over 30 players its like a 300$ entry game.

Anyway I got to the final table with 1 big scare - I was all in with tenten and got a bad call by ace 9 and an ace flopped but a ten on the riv came to my rescue (and was to again).

With 3 left the other 2 looked like they were playing to move up a place so I put my foot on the accelerator and picked up pot after pot uncontested. I got to heads up with a chip lead and continued with aggression - however I was all in AK v A4 for the game and he hit 4. I was then all in again AK v AT and he hit split. I went very low and won with 67 v 44 and then in final hand i pushed and was called - my K10 v his A6 and ten came to my rescue on river. However, I think i deserved it after than hands above.

1st paid 3600$ and well done to Keith coming 4th for 1000$ and currently leading the 16k on betfair.

No travel this week so hopefully get a few games in and next multi planned is Mansion 100k on Tue.

GL all + thanks for reading.

soap

Saturday, December 08, 2007

NO LIMIT CASH EXPERIMENT

In December I am going to have a decent shot at no limit cash.

I got an hr lessON from a winning 0.5 1 NL player in ST Kits that I found very useful and I am going to try and play 1 month of 2 5$ NL and if winning 5 10$ NL. I am also going to play NL unique on Interpoker so will keep you updated as to how I progress. I have had a decent winning day so took my initial deposit out so if I go bust I aint lost anything.

I will also play some 6 paks on Interpoker and Betfair this month.

Nice last minute winner for the toon at the match today which I think they just about deserved. However that horrible man Terry Mac jumping all over FatSam like we had won the league made me laugh.

Have a full weEkend of boozing next weekend so poker will have a backseat.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

CPC REPORT


3 That did the deal in the 300$ with John in green from the toon !!


Me watching the final 4 (in Grey ) with Animal and my Mrs




















me raking a pot in on fin tab ( seat 2)

Ok back now after a 21 hour delay coming home which was not nice. We basically were at airport for 7 hrs then told to go back to hotel for night and come back the next day. This was a horrid end to a fantastic week.

NON POKER









Marriot resort was absolutely fantastic with great accomodation and restaurants at reasonable prices. It was a beach resort and Interpoker had put me in a huge room with King Bed and a massive balcony to sun bath on - some shots on next post of views etc.









Climate is 80 degrees every day which is perfect for me and quite a strong breeze etc made the heat bearable. I didnt really leave the resort except for few nights out. 3 pools private beach etc was very relaxing.

Interpoker also through on a couple of events. A Catmarran cruise with scuba diving and barbeque and then a platinum night out with zillions of glasses or rum punch at a nice restaurant up in the mountains. This resort would be really good for a relaxing holiday but the poker kept any potential boredom away.

Travel too and from was not great. XL airways are nowt flash and the huge delay coming home was not pleasant. However , this is something I will definitely try and qualify for again next year.

I experienced my 1st ever earthquake also which fortunately was too deep in the earths surface for a tsunami to follow. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7120018.stm

POKER

I played a sat to the main event on the first day which was add on and rebuy and went out with 40 left ( 10 seats) when I lost a race 5 hrs in. I played the 500$ and didn't really move till i pushed with A2 for 3k with 1k in pot of blinds and antes - I couldn't believe it when Big blind said he had pot odds and called with 5 2 but my initial delight soon turned as a 5 flopped and I was gone.

The best event for me was the 300$ with 150 runners. I played real well in the tournie but had 2 big slices of luck. I won a KQ v QQ midway through and then with 2 tables left I won with JJ v KK ( other person said they passes a Jack) in a pot for 2/3 of my chips. I dominated a table with 21 left but then an Eastern European ran over me for an hour. I dropped right back but focused about what change I would make to my game in the dinner break and won 2 huge pots v the same guy with some subtle changes I had made which was pleasing.

I got to the final table as 2nd chip leader with big prizes 1st 13k 2nd 7k 3 4k etc and the top 3 eventually split for 8kish each. I'm slightly annoyed with my exit hand as I'm not sure if I should have pushed. I was 3rd of 7 playing 50k with blinds 3k 6k and antes in total of 3.5k ( 12.5k pot) when it was folded to me on the button - I pushed with ace seven and was called by aq on the big blind and was gone 7th for 1500$. This was my 1st final table with someone with a mike announcing hands etc and I got very frustrated at how few hands you are able to play at these levels as it takes them 5 mins to get it sorted each time someone goes all in.


Away from that game I would like to mention a few things.


1) It was great to meet some guys I have spoken to on e mail and forums etc for the first time - Azimut, Animal , Dests, Luke, Whitedog, John etc .


2) A special well done to Dests who played awesome all week. She basically played 4 events went out on bubble in 1st 2, cashed in the main event and then came 4th in the 500.


3) Also a special thanks to Interpoker for hosting me - it was good to meet Kristen at last and they looked after their players very well. Done forget to look up interpoker as they are now doing treble bite bonuses which means based on MPP's you can make 3 times the deposit amount every month. Anyone needing more info please contact me via the blog.

4) Well done to Ben ( my mate) who won through the sat for a main event seat. This was a great 1st experience of a big event with a big chip stack.


5) Last but not least I wanted to thank the Mrs - she was great on holiday let me play any events I wanted to and I never got any pressure to not play poker so it was much like home !!!!



The huge delay at the end of the trip was the only black mark on an awesome week.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

BIG SAM

Resembling Graham Sou Mess reign at St James and the fans singing "Big Sam for England" cant be good today. My prediction is yet another manager will be gone by Xmas.

Nov Poker P+L

I will include St Kitts results in Dec even if play in Nov so I can update before go. Note this month was break even but I have cashed my 6k$ passport stamps to let me enter some events in St Kitts and that makes up the below profit. I never included them previous so include them once they have a £ value.


No Limit-550
6 Pak206
FL-2290
H Up-344
Multi5200
Rakeback739
Profit2961

HIGHS

Multi form is good and I am going deep in huge runner events without hitting massive cashes.

Rakeback and bonus was good (wont be next month)

LOWS

Fixed limit results back to being awful - I will do year P+L and add fixed limit and rakeback to check if that is paying way during my Xmas break from work.

No Limit - Im not a good player at no limit but really want to improve - Im going to invest some significant time into doing my research on no limit before I start playing it more serious. I think I need to move from 1 table to multi table sto make sure I am not bored.

Multis - had some bad luck deep in multis - but won my share of races to get there - I will play a couple of events at St Kitts and hopefully can get a cash.

Anyway off to London tomorrow then St kitts Monday. I cashed my passport stamps for the trip but will mainly just play STT if available plus some sats for main event and probably the 1000$ event. I cant bring myself to hand over $6k cash so would need to win a 200$ sat to get in. However, my wife is coming with me and we have had a stressful year in our respective works and 1 week on the beach sounds delicious.

Also thanks to Dibble for helping me out a coupls of times during the month.

NOV SPORTS P & L

Early this month as of on jollies tomorrow.


Casino 2450
Football-705
Horses -630
NFL-18
Profit1097

Highs

James Milner goal minutes when his cross went in v Sunderland.

1 tilt session on casino after I had a teriible beat at poker and I played this up to 2k.

Lows

Much less discipline this month.

NFL money tree stopped for a month

Friday, November 23, 2007

A DAFT BET TO PAY FOR ST KITTS SPENDS !!

Right - 1 1st goalscorer = cash back - 2 should be £500 + 3 will be lots and 4 would be 55k !!!!!


Event Date
Event
Selections
Odds
E/W Terms
Result
1
24/11/2007
Newcastle v Liverpool(First Goalscorer)
Mark Viduka
9.00
1/3 Odds
To Run
2
24/11/2007
Man City v Reading(First Goalscorer)
Blumer Elano
7.00
1/3 Odds
To Run
3
25/11/2007
West Ham v Tottenham(First Goalscorer)
Carlton Cole
9.00
1/3 Odds
To Run
4
24/11/2007
Bolton v Man Utd(First Goalscorer)
Louis Saha
6.00
1/3 Odds
To Run
Multiple Bets
Bet Type
No of Bets
Unit Stake
Stake
To Win
Returns
Lucky 15
15
10.00
150.00
55840.00

Total Stake: 150.00
Total Returns:

MUG I KNOW :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

ENGLAND

Sorry to say that even though Croatia goal was late they played us off the park - we only looked dangerous when we lumped it up to Crouch.

Obviously manager will go and we have been unlucky with injuries but quite simply we were not good enough. I am absolutely gutted for the summer but honestly believe we do not deserve to qualify.

Anyway just one low game tonight a 25$ qualifyer on stars for round 2 650$ qualifyer to the Bahamas but I again just took the tourney dollars to use at a later stage.

A sorry night :(

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

DECENT NIGHT BUT NO DECENT $

Went deep in Mansion big field again finishing 40th of 600 but only for $300 - lost 2 races in last 30 mins and then was all in AQ v KK v 55 and give a fist pump as i flopped an ace however turn brought the 5 and i was gone - I guess KK guy is more pished off. This was a rebuy and i only had 1 rebuy and forgot to top up so made $200.

Then I played some free games on poker stars. I had quite a few poker points and tryed to use them up to qualify for some events.

I played a 1000 FPP multi which 7 qualified for another freeroll to MonteCarlo when 1 in 120 win a package. I won this 1st leg by a mile but unfortunately 1 in 10 won through so it made no odds I was chip leader by a country mile as 7 won through. Next round is Dec 9.

I also played a free qualifyer for the stars million with points which was basically a single table and winner gets entry into the million. I won this worth 520$ for Sunday but I am off to St Kitts so have unregistered and took the tourny dollars so I can play other tournies in the future. This is another great featured on Pokerstars which is buy far the best poker site in the world in my opinion however dosnt do rakeback and suffers from the most number of observer beggars in the world even at the non cash tables i was playing !!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

SUN MULTI

only played mansion 150gtd.

picked up a nice stack in first hour then called a 3*bb raise with 44 when i had 7.5k chips.

flop 842 get them all in v another big stack delighted till he turns 88 and i miss my one out.

Also had my biggest ever bet on a horse today at just under evens -traded at 1.06 between the 2nd last and last and got beat and I didnt trade out.

I also have a hefty bet Chicago at 11-5 tonight who are 7 down entering the final quarter - looks like a very bad weekend punt and luck wise.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

ANOTHER KICK IN THE TEETH

I won a 70EUR satellite to get in the 500 EUR FINAL for a 10000EUR WPT OR EPT Seat.

1 prize only in main event and I was struggling last of 4 however I looked like a treble up to go almost chip leader till fate kicked me in the knackers :(


Game #6327281164: WPT EPT Final (ID5863297) €500+€30 - Hold'em NL (100/200) - 2007/11/17 - 23:59:32 (UK)
Table "5863297 - 1" Seat 6 is the button.
Seat 1: suddes12 (3250 in chips)
Seat 5: cocciolo (15560 in chips)
Seat 6: THE2JETSR (6105 in chips)
Seat 10: Hope100 (10085 in chips)
Hope100: posts small blind 100
suddes12: posts big blind 200
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to suddes12 [Ks Kc]
cocciolo: raises to 400
THE2JETSR: raises to 1550
Hope100: folds
suddes12: raises to 3250 and is all-in
cocciolo: calls 2850
THE2JETSR: raises to 6105 and is all-in
cocciolo: calls 2855
----- FLOP ----- [Tc 3d 5c]
----- TURN ----- [Tc 3d 5c][6d]
----- RIVER ----- [Tc 3d 5c 6d][Ad]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
THE2JETSR: shows [Ah Kh] (A Pair of Aces, King high)
suddes12: shows [Ks Kc] (A Pair of Kings, Ace high)
cocciolo: shows [Qc Qd] (A Pair of Queens, Ace high)
THE2JETSR collected 5710 from Side pot #1
THE2JETSR collected 9850 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot 15560 Main pot 9850 Side pot #1 5710 Rake 0
Board [Tc 3d 5c 6d Ad]
Seat 1: suddes12 (big blind) showed [Ks Kc] and lost with A Pair of Kings, Ace high
Seat 5: cocciolo showed [Qc Qd] and lost with A Pair of Queens, Ace high
Seat 6: THE2JETSR (button) showed [Ah Kh] and won (15560) with A Pair of Aces, King high
Seat 10: Hope100 (small blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Friday, November 16, 2007

INTERPOKER CUSTOMER SERVICE

Quite simply awesome.

I was invited to the platinum club at Interpoker about 1 year ago due to the numer of mpp's I generate mainly from fixed limit. Basically you need to do 8000 MPP's in a month to get into the plat club. Once in once you do 8000 every 2-3 months you are probably OK.

During the year I have 3 or 4 times had credits placed on my account due to inconvenience of disconnections etc. In addition they always sort out anything you mail them about within 24 hrs - nothing is too difficult.

Once a month they have freerolls etc for plat club only and for example last night they had a 2k added tourney with only 20 runners. For things such as St Kitts they have sorted everything for me and for the additional packages won on my account there was no issue at all in me giving this to someone else or talking a cash alternative.

Contrast this against the customer service at one of my other favourite sites at Betfair it is like chalk and cheese. I never reached VIP status at Betfair but for everyone else the customer service is shite - I m still waiting for clothing etc from 6 months ago and any issue takes them an age to make a decision and resolve.

They probably dont care but if anyone from Betfair reads this then they could do well to follow the Interpoker example. For people at Interpoker - Nadine etc - keep up the awesome sercice.

Yours in poker - soap

Monday, November 12, 2007

DEEP BUT NEED TO GO DEEPER

played 2 games I had qualified for tonight and just went out both within 10 mins.

MANSION 150k$ GTD

I Came 16th of 883 for $1050 but but gutted a prizes get huge in final table - last hand I had 10j suited in big blind and called a min raise with 2 others flop 10 6 5 rainbow with 30k in pot and i had 70k - i decided to check to original raiser who checked also and sb bet half pot and i pushed all in and was against ace ten.

INTERPOKER 40K GTD

Really pissed off in this one - same Donkey has done me last twice when I had been going well. I was up to 4th or so - Same guy has raised my big blind a lot and I am ready to take a pop back at him. I get Ace Ten on his blind and raise 3 * pot - he pushes all in and I am 100% certain he is just trying it with any two cards. Anyway I make a great call and he has 56 offsuit and flops a five that holds. That would have put me 3rd of 28 left. Instead I have 20k and reraises a raiser with JJ he calls with AQ and an ace on the turn ends the night. I also would have had the chip lead if I had made a "bad call earlier" - I had AK suited and faced an all in and an all in reraise ahead of me and I folded. They turned over QQ and KK and flop came ace high.

On plus side I had 2 American football bets that both came in again but thats the last 2 weeks when I have cashed in all the Sun night multis I entered but failed to hit big cash. I guess some cash is better than no cash !!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

UPS & DOWN

Got stuck in Amsterdam on Thursday so only got back in end on Fri.

So first day gambling was yesterday - poker was break even but I did qualify for the 40k on Crapto tonight and will play Mansion 150k also. However noon till 2 were very interesting and really tasted the ups and downs of betting.

EVENT 1

I had read some reports that Omnicat which was a Godolphin Horse Debutant was very useful. This was out of Storm Cat and as such was very quirky during the race. However in the end the jockey got it straightened up and was 3 lengths clear with 50 yards left. I had £50 at 6-1 however 20 yards from line the horse swerved away from the whip ad unshipped the jockey hence finished unplaced.

EVENT 2

It was the Sunderland v Newcastle yesterday which ended 1 all but Toon played shit and were lucky to get that. Milner goal minutes were trading at 6 and I thought there was a small chance Sam would play 3 up front so I bought for £15. Anyway Milner put a cross in on 65 mins that bypassed everyone including the keeper and landed me 65-6 * 15 which was £885 profit.

I didnt player poker on the night time but went to the theatre with the wife. We went to see a play by Brendan o Carroll who is without doubt one of the funniest men ever. The play was called the course but he also tours with his Mrs Brown trilogy which is a must see if it comes to a theatre near you. The 4th Mrs Brown tour starts in Jan.

Good luck me in the Sunday tournies later and 15 days until St Kitts :)

Monday, November 05, 2007

FRUSTRATION NOT ELATION

At one point tonight I was hoping it could be my best day in poker.

I was nearling the bubble in the 50k on betfair was in the top 20 of 200 left of 750 in Mansion 150k and was going ok in the CPC 500$ final.

The good news is I qualified for 50k and cpc final via sats - so for 200$ tonight was playing in tournies with entries over 1k$.

The 50k

I ultimately hung on to get into the cash (600$ ) however it quickly went down to 12 and i started to think final table . However I picked up Ace Jack spades and pushed for 6 big blinds and ran into big blinds Ak. Flop 2 spades but I did nt improve - 12th of 177. for 600$

MANSION 150K gtd

I played well for 3 hrs then absolute shat in last hr. Was in top 10 with 100 or so left but ultimately lost 2 races and went out 52nd of 750 for 500$. I had 40k chips at one stage and made mistakes for 1/3 of that stack.

CPC SEAT

This was the biggest blow - 45 runners fr 2 seats with 3rd - 7th getting 600$. I came back from 200 chips to get over 20000 chips and the chip lead with 7 left. However I folded to some re raises and lost quite a few chips without looking them up. I then got impatient with 5 left and after a few limper's i pushed for 15 big blinds with a7 and ran into Ak. I am not happy with the last play there was no need for me to do it - 1st and 2nd were clear but 3rd and 4th similar chips and I should have waited. 5th of 49 for 600$.

I'm off to Germany Tue - Thur this week so will be no poker or updates. Good Luck All

Thursday, November 01, 2007

OCT POKER PROFT AND LOSS



6 Pak-108
Bonus / Rakeback669
Fixed Limit1000
Multi 2397
NL-1055
PROFIT £2903


PROS


1) The fixed limit back to basics to stop the rot experiment went well. A 4 figure profit plus nearly all my rake is because of that overall.


2) I feel like I have had more bad beats in multis as you know as I have twisted all month than in any other month but still a decent profit overall. Of course my 4th in the 40k is basically my profit for the month.


3) Captaining the winning team in the Betfair forum team was a high for me - not from a $ perspective but from a pride perspective.


4) After 2 losing months its nice to get back in profit and get back on target for 9 winning months from 12 which was my aim at start of the year (8 from 10 at moment)


CONS


1) Another 4 figure loss at No limit a game i dont feel i have mastered in any shape or form.


2) I played an awful lot of hours for the above return which at times was difficult.



I am at the CPC later in November and unless I win a satellite either before (I am in the final on Sunday where 1 in 30 win a seat) or in the sats in St Kitts then I will be using the trip simply as a holiday. My project management role is the most stressful of any role I have ever done before and see a weeks break as most important thing for me at the moment.


My mate Brennan lost heads up in the CPC qualify er on Sunday on the river which was hard to watch - hopefully he can strike in the last week.


Reminder to all that there is a huge freeroll for CPC seats on Sunday Nov 8th on Chrpto as long as you have 20000 mpps to spend.


Good luck and thanks for reading.

OCTOBER SPORTS P AND L

Casino -200
Cricket55
Darts-56
F1290
Football152
Golf95
Horse Racing-1000
NFL1020
Rugby-150
Specials-80
PROFIT£126

High is obviously NFL everything I touched turned to gold with the exception of Denver getting turned over on Sunday - totally the opposite on Horse racing every decent bet I have had has got beat and until jumps gets into gear I will limit stakes. Nice to grind out a small profit.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

BETFAIR DELETED

I know it sounds pathetic but I wont be playing there for the forseeable future. I know its variance but its in my head now. Thats 6 times in row in decent cash tournies. Tonights is a complete joke - whats he doing pre v my smallish stack and even the push on flush draw with unders is pathetic imo. Not only am i getting beats every time but always v useless donks who shouldnt be in the hand.

1) preflop I dont have enough chips for him to justify call.
2) On flop he should push - chance he wins pot if i fold and didnt have hand.
3) How did he get that many chips anyway !!!

http://www.runittwice.com/viewgame.aspx?id=OOFFJKB8554211

Betfair deleted then i lose a 3 outer on Mansion in the 150k gtd followed by qq v AJ where Aj called for 18 big blinds well played.

A Final Table


Just came 6th of 2oo hundred and odd on the Crapto 20k gtd - for $1200.


Bit disappointed though as played very well and chip led inside last 20. However had KK done by AQ for a big chip lead (both all in pre) and then needed to get busy FT and called the sb push at 3 6 k with 4k antes when i had 40k left with K T in BB - I was quite pleased to see his 44 but 44 held.


Played one game betfair - lost on the bubble over pair v under pair again this time me qq v jj - ANNOYING


Toon were shat by the sounds of it today - but just had the pleasure of watching Kelly Brook on dancing thing so happy now :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Dragons Den

One of the dragons just invested £200k for 30% in this.

Made me look it up online looke pretty good.

http://www.pokeralerts.co.uk/about_us.html

NON POKER NON TWIST POST

God reads depressing my blog does !!!

On plus side another big win for the toon toon tonight with 3 1 victory v Spurs that was deserved.

What has happened to Spurs they were total utter shit. On Newcastle side I really like Faye at Centre Half - he looks very solid and impressive both defending and attacking set pieces. Nicky Butt is playing like his best at Man Utd - and did anyone see Milner pretend to shoot before he vollyed the goal in.

If Ronaldino had done that would be on screens all week ;)

Monday, October 22, 2007

My 4th 80% 20% + exit on Betfair in a row

Fk sake cant take it any more so giving up on stupid Betfair leaderboard.

Build real nice stack again in 16k tonight 30 odd left get KK raise possy 1 some guy behind pushes all in and knows i have almost zero fold equity - 33 of course catches leaves me crippled i then push all in q ten sooted for 7 big blinds Jazzy Jon calls ace crap from BB and gone.

No updates this week going to do some other stuff.

The last 4 big tournies I play on Betfair I have lost a 90 10 and 3 80 20s its fkin great

http://www.runittwice.com/viewgame.aspx?id=MPBFDBS8800501

LAST HAND OF THE WEEKEND

Totally sums up the (BEEP) weekend.

Once again totally out play someone only for them to suck out for £500.

http://www.runittwice.com/viewgame.aspx?id=FFHJFSF6653812

Played 6 multis today - no cashes lost every time when i was in front when chips went in - total utter nightmare.

Only good news is I won £500 on the American footy laying a team at 1.1 with 2 mins left and a late touchdown for Bears meant I collceted.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

50K GTD CURSE STRIKES AGAIN

Just got my usual bad beat after 3 hrs in the 50k Gtd on Betfair.

This is without any doubt the tournamant that I am cursed in.

Was shortish but then got a double up to get to 9k and then all in AK v KQ with 24 left (18th gets 600$) - flop Q river king which for 1 sec I think keeps me in - of course not gone :(

Big cash torunie and again I missed out on leaderboard points - currently in 5th so they would have been very welcome.

Playing the 16k Betfair and the 40k Interpoker - below average in both.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

PLAY REVIEWED


I was just fortunate enough to get the young lady pictured to review the final hands in the 20k for me from last night when I was questioning my play. She says I played it fine so i feel much better now. Young lady in question is Annette Obrestad. If you have not heard of her yet then you should have as she won a WSOP bracelet in London this year and is now the youngest ever bracelet winner - I also thinks its great that she is contributing to the Betfair forum and that she spends time giving guidance to players when asked. A very welcome addition thus far. Betfair announced a shake up in tournaments today to a very mixed reaction but will have twice weekly a 20k gtd with 200$ buy in and 5000 chip stacks and 15 min levels which sounds good. I may play it on a Friday but think will finish too late on a Tuesday for me to play it.
Finally i just read the below post on the motor sports forum !!!!

chris777
17 Oct 01:33
I was sitting at a table a couple of hours ago playing a cash game and ther was a player seating down twice ,he/she was on the left of me and the right .This is cheating surely as they are starting with 4 hole cards and can team up against other people ,whats going on !!!!!!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fin Tab

http://www.runittwice.com/viewgame.aspx?id=JJFNHLJ2177724

just watched it - think i overplayed ak and jj or at least one of them after badbeats - what do you think - smaller raise to try and encourage overjam raise by them or blinds too high?

GUTTED

Just cam 4th of 300 and odd in the Betfair 20k gtd and absolutely gutted.

Was chip leader on final table and won a smallish pot with a suckout Ace ten v ace king when i was chip leader.


However then with chip lead all in v 3rd for huge chip lead 77 v 66 pre he hits 6.
All in v small stack next hand 1010 v k10 he hits K.
Then get back in it 4 left - guy who beat me with 66 is all in from sb nearly every time i decide k high or higher i call - I get ace 5 v K 9 and h hits K again and Im gone 4th.

Massive difference in prices 1st 5000$ 4th 1600$ and as important I was in top 10 in multi leaderboard and this will put me near top - but 1st would probably have put me clear.

May post Fin tab via runittwice.

On plus side thats 4 final tables in row in 2 100+ games and 2 300+ games

Thursday, October 18, 2007

BAD NIGHT - DID WHAT I WASNT SUPPOSED TO DO

As per post end last month I moved to low limit fixed limit and had been grinding away at low stakes.

I had won about 1k in the month to date. Then thought was big shot again as winning low staked and tryed £10 £20 again and lost £600.

Stupid Boy :(

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

FORUM GAME RESOLUTION

Turned out OK in the end.

They gave us 1st for team event as with Plat and I on final table and Carl 11th we could not be caught. They also added 500$ to prize so we will get 390$ for each team-member.

For individual game they paid on positions so i got 6th for $240 and odd dollar but they threw in a 50k entry worth 330$ so pretty happy with this (and my Betfair fleece for winning team!!)

The thing I am most pleased about is that my team was genuinly from ante post forum and I just asked for volunteers and did not ask anyone for credentials. First ten back were in and Im sure this was the spirit the event was created for. EG the talking part that counted. As winning captain I was able to choose where the 2.5k$ was donated to also.

As I said last night great event, great team spirit and a huge success but for the Fin Tab episode.

The points from last nights final tables have put me in top 10 on multi leader board for month so will prob mean I have to have a bash at a few Betfair multis the next few days.

Guest Connections entered at Catterick on Sat so may get a day out although soft ground is not favoured.

Finally, well done to Mr Silent on his 16k victory last night which he dominated from 2 tables left.

2 MULTIS - 2 VERY DIFF FINAL TABLES

1st game battle of the forums on Betfair. This was a superb event right till the final table. I captained Ante Post Horse Rcaing where i post and some of the regulars joined the team. We all did pretty well.

I was very impressed with poker capabilities of some of my co writers on the ante post forum Plat and AR who showed they had a shrewd game. I dropped right down to 500 chips but some how made a recovery to 20k. Last hand with 10 left I win with KK and go to about 4th or 5th of 9 left of 240 starters then the table collapses instead of opening final table. We have 2 players on final table (Plat and I) so we should win the forum prize but God knows what they will decide to do - a few people have said we cant be caught as we have 2 final table and an 11th and 2 more in top 50.

2nd final table was 16k which I sneaked on to but then got up to 2nd. However I dropped back and did a big overbet jam with JJ but ran into KK and was out in 7th for £280.

Horrid end to forum game as was immense event and big Thank you to UKGatsby for his work in organising - it must be a major blow for him the way it turned out - lets hope the resolution is to every ones satisfaction.

Well played ante post forum members :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

DECENT PERFORMANCE AT LAST


Just played a very good game at last.

I came 4th of almost 400 runers in the Crapto 40k£ gtd. Played my best poker for ages as got very few hands and basically had to survive the last 2 hrs with nothing. Just had to make loads of moves.

Tourny lasted 5 hrs and I dont think I made any mistakes and even the standard suckout that usually comes v me at the moment didnt work. I was all in AA v 66 and he hit 6 on riv but fortunately it gave me a flush !!

At final table have to admit to doing the opposite of usual after last nights post and just hung on and hung on as any place i moved up was £400 - I think I was last from 9th downwards and people just kept knocking each other out as my steals sneaked through late on.

Anyway £3019 quid one of my best ever cashes.

Message to Greig - A twist free post :)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

CANT WIN

My 1st snigg of a final table for ages but getting low with 13 left in 16k.

I push from small blind and someone calles from BB with Jack High. IN my opinion this is a truly awful call.

http://www.runittwice.com/gamedetails.aspx?id=TAJHCAL6215107

I am really annoyed and tbh totally gutted :(

Saturday, October 13, 2007

CANT LOSE

I notice a rick with bookies tonight.

J Wilkonson to score evry pen and conversion 7-2 VC bet.
J Wilkinson to miss a pen or conversion 4-9 WH.

Gtd profit of £90 for the £200 if can could get on.

My mate told me my blog was depressing at moment so I will tell you about one of my Favourite ever bets.

Lat Rugby world cup England were much bigger price at quarter final than they were at start and I had one of my biggest ever sports bets of £500 at 5-2. I decided to lay off in final but was clever about laying off and did this by taking opponants with 5 start at odds against. As you will recall Johnny won it with a kick and my original and hedge bet both collected.

HAPPY DAYS

Sunday, October 07, 2007

CPC PACKAGE

Just played the freeroll again - I seem to final table in the CPC thing every week but do crap in everything else.

6 left Im wth all in from small blind on 80 1600 blinds for 12k AK sb calls K T and hits T and Im gone for 100$ - it was a poor final table I was fav to win if won that hand so a bit gutted.

Anyway MOTD starting lets see Butt and Emre's beauties !!

***UPDATE***

Only other game I played was a satellite for the Carribean Adventure on stars - 100 + runners ten through to next round - 2 tables left i raise jam with aq get a call v aj which is coco call - of course he hits straight and Im gone.

Awful week at work coming up and Im just in the mood .......... :(

Saturday, October 06, 2007

CHINA GRAND PRIX - CROWNING OF LEWIS

Firstly, what an amazing year for a F1 rookie. I genuinly think Hamilton has not made a significant error all season and deserves all the glory he should get tomorrow.

He has also landed pole and I confidently expect him to winner the title tomorrow. However, is there another angle to all this. I think the 8-5 on offer on Rakkinon is very good value.

1) Put yourself in the McClaren mindset - basically you need to finish the race tomorrow which almost guarentees top 4. The easiest way to do this in my opinion is to fuel Hamilton mega light to give him the advantage in qualifying and get pole. This should mean he can lead from start until 1st pit stop. However he will pit much earlier than Rakkinon and if Rakkinon is close behind in 2nd then I confidently expect Rakkinon to lead after first round of pitstops.

2) If 1) is correct then will Hamilton genuinly race v Rakkinon and risk any sort of incident - I think not.

3) Even if Massa came into mix he wiould let Rakkinon buy some how - so Alonso down n 4th could be only spanner in works.

Rain is the worry as it is forecast but Rakkinon is very good in the rain.

£200 win Rakkinon 8-5.

Friday, October 05, 2007

BLOGGER FREEROLL

If your a blogger then there is a 40k freeroll on poker stars on Sunday.

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 8985600

BACK TO BASICS

Nope not the Leds nightclub or a Tony Blair campaign.

Simply after 2 losing months I am going back to basics. Low limit Fixed limit on Interpoker. I have worked out if could break even on this but absolutely hammer it volume wise you could make over 1k£ per month on rakeback and bonuses on a break even month.

Also I relooked up my Sharkscope single table stats on betfair for my user name suddes and this has a shark. I am going to play much more 6 paks again this month.

I think these 2 were my bread and butter in the early days of poker and I am quite sure things like poker tracker have screwed me. I am going to change my fixed limit game this month to use the poker tracker info people have on me to my advantage.

Cant wait for Friday night - not that I have any big plans just another very difficult week work wise and need to relaxxxxxx

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A CHIP STACK

A chip stack
can be a fortress
a tool, or a trap.
It can bully
the weak and
shame the greedy.
It can force you
into action when
it dwindles or
keep you out of
trouble when
its full-grown.
We play because
inside every short
stack theres
a large stack
waiting to be born.

(Full Tilt Poker 2007)

Sunday, September 30, 2007

SEPT SPORTS PROFIT AND LOSS

Good month but after 1st week I was 2.5k up so dissapointed from that point.


NFL194
Casino50
Formulae 1310
Football199
Horses 338
Rugby-107
Tennis-1
Specials69
Profit 1052


HIGHS

1) England match where I had 3 goal minute bets and they all scored.

2) Wide range of sports showing a profit on.

LOWS

1) Owens 90th minute miss when rounded keeper.

2) A £10 Torres Goal minute bet that was unmatched on SPreadfair that would have netted me 1.8k.

Overall poker + sports for a month a new loss. :(

Good riddance to September lets hope October gos better.


SEPT POKER PROFIT AND LOSS

Shocking month - shocking luck - shocking play.


6 Pak-560
9 seater-55
FL835
Heads Up120
Multi-1678
NL-850
Rake / Bonus608
Loss-1580

HIGHS

Was going to put none but I guess getting fixed limit in profit is progress.

LOWS

1) Multi form awful only one final table in month.

2) Bad beats r us in multis - 1 outers 3 outers etc etc.

3) Played when mega busy / stressed when come home from work. Action is I wont play if mindset is not correct.

My resolution of 9 winning months in 12 is in trouble now when I was cruising winning the first 7 months but now 2 losers on bounce.

SAME SHAT DIFF DAY

Tonights beauty. Mega short in 50k push with Jack 9 with 40 odd left called by Jack 3 flop lovely looking 6 8 10 river 3 - out - sums up the month perfectly. One hand in 3 hrs JJ.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CARLING CUP UPDATE AND TORRES PAIN

Newcastle well and truly hammered and Sheff united comfortable winners = a small loss.

However, I am gutted on Liverpool game. I have seen Torres a few times and he looks like one of the best strikers I have ever seen. I heard last night he was a likely starter so put up £10 on his goal minutes on the spreadfair site (like betfair but spreads) at 17. This was unmatched and was trading at 22 tonight. He scored a hatrick with goal mins over 200 so would be 200-20 * 10 eg £1800 profit for about £180 risk which would have been my biggest ever spread return - GUTTED.

I did buy total games in Sheff United game at 2.8 for £100 and it was 5 0 so a nice profit there.

Playing 1st game poker for a while tonight - the 110k Gtd on Mansion with 600 runners hence 50k of added value. If you play 1 multi a week it should be the £110K gtd on Mansion on a Tue night as nearly always 40-50k off added value and only £50 to play.

Good luck all

Monday, September 24, 2007

Carling Cup

I think Newcastle are very nicely priced v Arsenal reserves. Newcastle have a few injuries but will be putting out best possible team where as Arsenal will play the reserves. I think what is significant is many of the kids who have done so well in recent years are now 1st team so probably will not play.

Recommended Bets below all with Laddies

4 pts win Newcastle 4-1
2 pts Viduka first goal 9-1
1 pt Martins first goal 9-1 (owen is out)

Elsehwhere Sheff Utd are overpriced at 8-15 with William Hill to beat Morecambe 5 pts win.

This is my 2nd night off poker - may play the 110k gtd on Mansion tomorrow if can be arsed. Currently about £500 down on month for poker which would be losing months in a row :(

Sunday, September 23, 2007

TONIGHTS BETFAIR MULTIS

LOL LOL LOL

11k - now a rebuy I getto 2nd and then blow all chips combination bad beats and bad play.

16k - 40 odd left below hand to go 2nd and be in decent position.

http://www.runittwice.com/gamedetails.aspx?id=DJGJBOQ1513664

50k gtd qualifyer - play for a while then remember cant play anyway tomorrow - sat on same table as mouthpiece Chelsea M - just decide to chuck them in as cant stand even sitting at the same table as the guy talking his crap and this will take hrs and I cant play anyway

Had better days, weeks etc - hope I can take a break till next weekend and resist temptation to play. Boss off for 2 weeks plus so will have even more on plate than have had last month and that wont equate to winning poker.

Toon home to West Ham tomorrow then few bevvies watching Man U Chelsea then taking wife to see Ms Stefani so at least thats Sunday with no poker sorted.

BIG CONGRATS TO HIGHSTACKS on his new arrival - good luck all

Thursday, September 20, 2007

GUEST CONNECTIONS FURTHER UPDATE

poker either crap or not playing so sticking to horse updates !!!

He runs again at Ayr tomorrow - however 5 furlongs and soft ground - in my opinion not really in its favour so hopeful rather than confident.

Monday, September 17, 2007

GUEST CONNECTIONS UPDATE

Runs at Thirsk 4pm tomorrow. Ground advertised at good to firm and I think has a decent chance - should be about 7-1 - EW bet advised.

UPDATE - Fav looked very well handicapped and came a creditable 2nd - hopefully gos at Ayr on Friday

Sunday, September 16, 2007

ONLINE WSOP

Still not running well and hence have been playing low value sats to bigger events. This has been frustrating with a few bubbles and then a quick beat in main event.

Im also not feeling great at the moment health wise and am trying to fight off a virus without talking any sick days which is proving hard.

Anyway onto the point of this post. The finale of the gold cup of poker is on Chrpto today - 1k$ buy in and 250k gtd. I try d to qualify but failed. However, some one from the forum has backed me to talk part so i will be in that from 4pm. The structure mirrors the wsop with 20k starting stacks and I think this will take 10-12 hrs. If i am still in at midnight i will start to get excited. Thanks to my backer - I hope i can bring my A game and run a bit better to bring home a return.

gl all unless you all in v me in gold cup :)

UPDATE - Came 80th of 200 and odd - top 30 paid - played really well 1st hr and got to 28k but this was highest i ever got. Eventually went after 4 hrs when reraised what I thought was a button steal on my BB and he had genuine hand (KK)

Friday, September 14, 2007

OTHER GOOD (NON FAMOUS!) BLOGS

Few links to some good poker blogs on the right of mine - some of the first ones I go to are :-

1) Azimut - fellow North Easterner - takes poker very serious but nice blend of poker articles with pish pulling fun articles also.

2) Highstacks - always one of my favourite reads and always guaranteed to have the c*** word in every post.

3) Bluescouse - young kid who made it big then lost it all then made it big then lost it all etc etc - now playing with borrowed money :(

4) Smartmoney - 1$ 2$ NL player who has made over 200k$ at this level over a couple of years - superb poker strategies but blog all the better for the 12 days of Titmus posts recently !!

5) UK Gatsby - Again a fellow North Easterner - mainly a £2 and £5 player who seems to have final table after final table - has his very own award ceremony the Gatsbys each month.

If you enjoy reading poker blogs then you will find these entertaining - all linked on the right.

Ps any of the 5 above who read this cheques made payable to soap enterprises plc - thanks :)