Saturday, June 30, 2007


First and foremost an exceptional month although mainly from cash games that I am just finding my way in. I made a big profit at cash but know that I have had some favouable positions this month eg overset v underset etc a few times. Im pleased with my game but know I wont make this kind of cash in many months.

10 seater -55
6 Paks1971
Poker Profit 8030


1) Nl cash project going very well feel like learning while making profit.

2) FL game - which used to be my cash cow but has been awful this year returned to a very healthy profit helped by a great run of cards at £10 £20.

3) Won 2 multis

4) 6 Pak game remains mega solid.


1) coming 4th in 16k when joint leader with 4 left 3rd and 4th a mile back.

2) winning 2 multis and still losing 4 figs in multis in month.

3) I have had chip lead numerous times with 30 left in multi in month and in all but 1 failed to FT which I need to address.

4) Betfair gremlins coming back on the site which has been very unreliable the last 2 days and I have moved over to blue square for a lot of my poker at the moment till they sort it.

However, overall delighted with month :) :)


Losing month when it looked like decent winning month at one stage.

Totally fooked up trading Formulae 1 today tryed to do it to higher stakes than usual and got stuck as liquidity poor cost me a bomb - low of the month along with a Stoute 2 year old I had a huge bet on that was shat.

No big highlights but did ok in a few sports.



Just got below back for v small profit on night


Just lost my biggets ever cash hand ( 1/2 of pot I put in )

Dealer: RajjRajj1 wins with Three of a kind $2,309
Dealer: RajjRajj1 wins with Three of a kind

top 2 pair v trips and i made a loose call pre flop - hurting :(

Fortunately I bought in for 500$ and was 600$ up but still a hge hit in 1 hand

Thursday, June 28, 2007


busted in 6 shooter top pair v flush draw on turn - of course they hit river.

Was not far off best month ever a few days ago but on downward spiral at the moment - might take it easy to lock in decent profit for month till July


OK simple answer to why I slow played aces and thats because there was only 1 prize - hence much more prepared to take risk to get shafted when winner takes all.

Im going to buy in direct to 6 shooter tonight for $530 and need a top 3 for a return.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Was playing the WSOP Eurpoe final qualifyer just now with a 1st prize and 1 prize only.

I got dealt AA and slowplayed them - if I win this hand I go 2nd with 20 left and below was how the hand played out - feel a bit sick.

Will post hand on forum see who think I played it crap. I have good logic for playing in this way which I will explain tomorrow.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

50K hell continues :(

Qualified for the 50k via a 44$ sat on betfair again but my hell in that tourney continues.

Last 2 weeks you will recall I got knocked out v 3 outer then last week a 1 outer.

I raised from possy 1 just now with AQ 3 callers flop Q56 rainbow I bet out and weakest player at table raises me all in ( I have more than him) - he has Q9 off suit ( called preflop 3.5 raise with this) then of course rivers gives him 9 and two pair.

I now have less chips than what Kate Moss is allowed in her daily diet plan ....

Friday, June 22, 2007


Entered the 6k gtd 6 shooter tonight which is a high buy in 500$ but is in 6 pak format and I really like it - tryed to qualify via sat and didnt then decided to buy in at last minute as only 9 players hence 1.5k$ value.

Anyway I make a good call with ace high v Enigma with 4 left which holds up v his small stack 2 face cards to guarenteee at least 3rd of 1200$. Then with 3 left Skivvy sucks out on me on 2 big pots - 1 when he needed ace and hit it on riv next time i have k2 and catch him with aa on a k72 flop and they go in but he hits a 7 on turn. Anyway in the end i get him when KK holds up v A ten. I was a bit twisty after the K2 beat as that was 3 times in a row he had sucked out but shouldnt have been :(.

Anyway heads up lasted for ages and was a total roller coaster. I had chip lead and got them in on turn when I had 9 4 on q94 2 board and thought it was in bag till he showed QQ. I then sucked out on him when my ace 8 beat his ace k which would have won him game. Then I had AJ v KQ for game but he hit 2 pair and took lead again. I then pushed with a range of hands to get back to equal.

I then picked up qq and he called raise and flop q43 was v nice - chips went in as he had q ten and I was chip leader again. Final hand ak held up with q 9 suited and I took the 3000$ prize.

Played a few other games tonight and did pap so this was very welcome. Need to work on not twisting when I get a badbeat though as my opponant heads up did not react when i sucked out which is my desire - I will work on this.

Hopefully I can avoid poker Fri Sat as out on lash at leaving do Friday then its the work footy world cup at weekend with a big night out in town. I usually make plenty on Fri Sat v the drunks so need to make sure I am not a giver this weekend !!!

Finally hopefully BA get my chuffing bags to me that went missing on my flight to Germany on Tue and I still dont have them !

Good luck at tables

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Someone just text me that Obi Martins attempted assisnators identity may have been mistaken.

Shoila Ameobi is the only person who could have >20 shots at target and miss them all !!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


In general I think my game has come on a lot in 2007 and my start at NL cash has gone Ok so far also.

I dont want to change my aims for the year even though I have
hit some however I am adding a new target for the year.

To qualify for either the WSOPE or the CPC is my new aim for the year - will keep you updated.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

16k and 11k and chuffing AK

Was 1st and 2nd in 16k and 11k with 30 left.

Came 4th in 16k and absolutely gutted between bad luck and bad play - worst I should have got was 2nd and an extra 2000$ minimum and it was my fault.


With 4 left I took on the small stack 8 times and lost all 8 cant believe it that he wasnt gone - 10 8 v 10 7 last time and he rivers a 7.

However still me 120 k 2nd 100k 3rd 35k 4th 25k when I make bad play.

Big stack makes big raise from SB and I am on BB he raises to 35k and i push 120k all in with AK suited which in hindsight I wish i flat called - he calls with QQ and I miss and I am back to 4th. Of course I go out 1st hand with 4 left unlike guy who sucked out 10 times.

However prizes are 4.5k 3,2k 2k and 1.2k$ and totally my fault for costing myself 2k$ minimal - really annoyed.

I then cock up the 11k also and bomb out 12th when 6th of 12 left when I push and get called for 7 bb's by 22 ???? - he hits 2 and im gone.

Bit over 1k$ up but totally annoyed with myself :(

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Every time I have had a big bet lately it has tended to get beat and I have been doing well with the smaller bets.

However I really fancied one today at Sandown everything looked perfect - only worry was whether it would be slow away as it has been in the past and was 5F today.

However broke on terms and won easily and a nice bet was landed.

Hoh Mike @ 2.75, £250.00 SingleSource:Internet

Lets hope can turn the minus 300 position for day on poker around !!

Friday, June 15, 2007


My little village where I am from of 3000 people or so may be on the map now as I have just watched Big Brother and Liam a 23 year old tree surgeon from Lanchester has just entered the house.

Cant say I know him but he drinks in the Black Bull Lanchester which was my local when I lived there and I also know his brother. No idea what he will be like but lets hope hes OK and does well!!!

Might get me watching for a bit as couldnt stand 5 mins watching when 10 women bitching 24 7 was on.


Right qualified in 2 sats tonight for 30$ and 20$ to the 50k gtd on Sun and to the passport stamp on Sun. Ser myself a target off a 50k cash or a passport stamp as cant play most next week as back in Germany again.

Came about 30th in 16k tonight from 150 but no bad beat pushed with a pair and ran into kings.

Won a bit at NL cash for small profit on day.


Before 1st round I backed Ames and Dimarco at 240 and 280 - Ames 2+ not too bad Di Marco cack. Then tonight have backed VJ at 16s and Fred Funk at 100.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Was looking at Bluescouse blog ( Awesome roller coaster ride blog) and see that he has a link to a highstake data base where you can track certain players etc.

I was looking at some of the bigger internet pots and found hand below.

PMSL I wonder what other guy had ( apart from lots of cash !! )

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Love him or hate him cant argue with his record.

My muti form on other hand :-

16K big raise ak flop a 6 4 big bet turn 4 i check raise no good v 3 4 - WTF

11k AJ i raise flop A K 7 he bets into me - I smell weakness put him instant call with a 9 - turn 9.

Since field sizes went up I cant do a thing even though most the extra runners seem to be poor - hopefully this turns and I see the established players still hitting FT's so I am doing something wrong.


OK only had 300$ left in betfair account and decided that my aim for night was to qualify er for the 530$ 6 shooter - so i played 5 10 nl cash and made it to 550 literally 2 mins before the tourny started allowing me to buy in which started well.

15 entries 7.5k$ pot and with 8 left I pick up KJ on SB when 6th of 8 left I raised and get reraised all in by BB and think for a few seconds and accurately put my opponent highstacks on a ace non pic kicker so decide to gameble. My jack hits and I double up to get me into the tourny.

I get up to 2nd with 3 left then call a raise with KQ suited v the small stack. Flop comes KK4 and i check he bets all in and I call and win v AA. This was a bit lucky also as I prob call if board read K44 also. I then get heads up - 3750$ winner and 2250$ 2nd and real want to chop however I have never seen the player before so couldn't really. He then disconnected for 2 hands but got back quickly :(.

To be honest I played poor heads up but got back to even before I blew it. He had been much the aggressor and the blind levels went up I wanted to change this. I came over the top with 1010 and he folded and I tryed to do the same a few hands later when he raised to 2k and i pushed in for 11k with a weak ace. He called with JJ and held up and I came 2nd for 2250$.

Disappointed with my play heads up but happy with cash as could easily have gone out in hand v Highstacks ( Sorry Highstacks ).

Maybe I should play 10 mins cash every night see if I can make 200$ ;) !!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Just want to wish the betfair forumites who have qualified or paying into WSOP events the best of luck in Vegas. Quite a few have qualified from the forum now and I am very jealous - I was in a good position the other night to get to final qualify stage but ran jacks into aces then hit a jack on flop but the ace came to kill me.

Special good luck wish to Azimut who seems to have grafted his knackers off to qualify via the rake deal on betfair - I have a funny feeling that someone from forum is going to do something big in one of the WSOP events.

On that note a big well done to Shaaboom on his 3rd in the Irish Poker Classic last weekend - not bad return for an £80 qualifyer.



Won about £750 at Fixed Limit tonight at 5/10 and then 10/20 finally got some form and cards. Recovers the poor weekend.

Well done to betfair who have now gtd a seat in the Turbos to the 50k at my request. Nice to see them listening to customers. Also there is a 25k gtd tomorrow night for 55$ which should be good - get in it to win it !!


Got a mail from Chrypto that they are changing rakeback and capping it which looks like a P&L hit for me and many others. Will evaluate this in more detail but seems all Chrpto skins will follow this.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Another River mare

Add a 2 outer exit in 50k gtt o last nights 16k exit :( to be fair he was in front when chips went in QQ v AK for 14k pot and a top 5 possy.)

However flop K1010 andd= I feel real good till one of the 2 remaining queens land on river.

Dropped about £750 quid over weekend despite a small multi win - not good :( - add another £500 I lost at sports and the fact I was stuck in airports till after midnight Fri its safe to assume i aint had a good weekend !!

Lets hope for a better week - good starting point no travel this week.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Within 10 mins of each other

16k GTD

early doors me BB k5 flop k 9 5 i bet pot every street turn 2 all in before riv v KQ for 5k he hits river Q and Im out.

3K GTD multi

3 prizes i play well and am chip leader into the money - 3 prizes - then i raise from sb v small stack who puts me in and i am committed with qj and gutted to see his cards - he shows kk and a 9 high flop with no draws is not promising however turn j gives me hope and j riv hits me a most unlikely win. I am big chip leader and go on to win 1500$.


Couple that made me chuckle today :-
Sean Connery was interviewed by Michael Parkinson and bragged that despite being 72 years of age, he could still have sexx 3 times a night. Cilla Black, who was also a guest, looked intrigued.After the show, Cilla says,"Sean, if I'm not bein too forward, I'd luv to 'ave sexx with yer. Lets go back to my ouse, we could 'ave a lorra fun. So they went back to her place and got comfortable After a couple of drinks they went off to bed and had an hour of mad passionate sexx together. Afterwards, Sean says, "If you think that was good, let me shleep for half an hour, and we can have better shex. But while I'm shleeping, hold my balls in your left hand and ma willie in your right hand". Cilla looks a bit perplexed, but says "Okay" He sleeps for half an hour, awakens, and they have even better sexx than before. Then Sean says, "Cilla, that was wonderful. But if you let me shleep for an hour, we can have the besht shex yet. You'll have to......." "I know Sean. Yer want me to 'old onto yer bat 'n balls again. No problem honey".Cilla complies with the routine. The results this time are absolutely mind blowing. Once it's all over, they have a drink, Sean lights a cigarette and Cilla asks "Sean, tell me, dis 'oldin yer balls in one hand and yer willie in de other - does it really stimulate yer that much?" Sean replies, "No, not at all Cilla but the last time I shlept with a scouser, the bitch stole ma wallet !"

2) A dwarf walks into a bar and he slips over a piece of turd on the floor, he walks off thinking nothing of it. A few minutes later a huge man walks in a falls over the same piece of turd, the little dwarf shouts out "I just did that!" So the big man kills him.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Played 3 games since below.

Won £100 at FL.

Then won a $300 6 pak even though buzzer's aq sucked out on my KK.

And most important I just won the 4.5k Gtd on betfair for 1800$ - won 2 important races when i was all in and called on 50 50s. Including one v Buzzer :). I think I was down to 800 chips at one stage also so feeling good.

Monday, June 04, 2007


Its the gold cup of Chrpto this week and i can only play 1 event as away.

That was tonight hadnt really progressed till below hand.

Game #4571032244: Hold'em NL (50/100) - 2007/06/04 - 21:20:45 (UK)
Table "24" Seat 5 is the button.
Seat 1: Leed3001 (3600 in chips)
Seat 2: Cjthrilla (4595 in chips)
Seat 3: Ace111111 (8650 in chips)
Seat 4: Lordelpus (3530 in chips)
Seat 5: DontPanic (3600 in chips)
Seat 6: HideSeek (2815 in chips)
Seat 7: suddes12 (3690 in chips)
Seat 8: kemba (4315 in chips)
Seat 9: Pedro83 (8655 in chips)
Seat 10: Garry2011 (5625 in chips)
HideSeek: posts small blind 50
suddes12: posts big blind 100
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to suddes12 [8c 8s]
kemba: folds
Pedro83: calls 100
Garry2011: calls 100
Leed3001: folds
Cjthrilla: folds
Ace111111: calls 100
Lordelpus: folds
DontPanic: folds
HideSeek: calls 50
suddes12: checks
----- FLOP ----- [5c 8h Kc]
HideSeek: checks
suddes12: checks
Pedro83: checks
Garry2011: bets 200
Ace111111: raises to 500
HideSeek: folds
suddes12: calls 500
Pedro83: folds
Garry2011: raises to 2200
Ace111111: folds
suddes12: raises to 3590 and is all-in
Garry2011: calls 1390
----- TURN ----- [5c 8h Kc][As]
----- RIVER ----- [5c 8h Kc As][7d]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
suddes12: shows [8c 8s] (Three of a kind, Eights, Ace high)
Garry2011: shows [Ah Ac] (Three of a kind, Aces, King high)
Garry2011 collected 8180 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot 8180 Main pot 8180 Rake 0
Board [5c 8h Kc As 7d]
Seat 1: Leed3001 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Cjthrilla folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Ace111111 folded on the Flop
Seat 4: Lordelpus folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: DontPanic (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: HideSeek (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: suddes12 (big blind) showed [8c 8s] and lost with Three of a kind, Eights, Ace high
Seat 8: kemba folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Pedro83 folded on the Flop
Seat 10: Garry2011 showed [Ah Ac] and won (8180) with Three of a kind, Aces, King high

1-100 in Running gets beat


Sunday, June 03, 2007


4 hours in and I lose a race - to be fair could have called then folded flop but I play to win.
Bit pished off with his call but guess with his stack he can call and hope for race.
I was 14 of 22 when I went out and 18 paid :(

He raised to 6k with 44 and I pushed for 24k with AK. 18k to call into 34K pot. Played this 3 times now finished 18-35 every time of 150 runners.

On footy front sounds like Barton in Parker out.

ON poker front in Germany again this week and prob more weeks in June again eating up my play time which I aint happy about. Bring back the old job with nice hours and little travel :) !!!

Saturday, June 02, 2007


AQ just lost to some pr1ck who pushed all in 4.5k with 10j with 100 200 blinds


Just gone out of the 6k gtd on the bubble by an absolute shite play bu SlickQwik FFS I am fuming.

chip leader 8k 2nd 5k me and slick 3.8ish - 3rd 1200$ 4th nowt.

He limpes into my bb at 100 200 with QJ I push 3.8k all in with AQ and he calls in 1 sec - totally pathetic and hits jack.

Then next hand he gets lucky again ( not as bad play ) when all in JJ and he beats AA - now massive chip leader and I leave with nothing

sick game