Saturday, November 24, 2007


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
H Up-344


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)


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.


Early this month as of on jollies tomorrow.

Casino 2450
Horses -630


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.


Much less discipline this month.

NFL money tree stopped for a month

Friday, November 23, 2007


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

Event Date
E/W Terms
Newcastle v Liverpool(First Goalscorer)
Mark Viduka
1/3 Odds
To Run
Man City v Reading(First Goalscorer)
Blumer Elano
1/3 Odds
To Run
West Ham v Tottenham(First Goalscorer)
Carlton Cole
1/3 Odds
To Run
Bolton v Man Utd(First Goalscorer)
Louis Saha
1/3 Odds
To Run
Multiple Bets
Bet Type
No of Bets
Unit Stake
To Win
Lucky 15

Total Stake: 150.00
Total Returns:


Wednesday, November 21, 2007


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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)


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.


Casino -200
Horse Racing-1000

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.