Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 REVIEW OF YR PART 2 Yearly Figures

Ok won't bore you with the details again as did this in part 1.

I have included my figures for the year below which I am delighted with.

Multis + £60K
NL + £9K
Rake Bonus+ £4K
STT + £1K
PLO + £1K
FL - £3K
TOTAL + £72K


Prob have a night off tomorrow but wont post sports yet as will have a few bets on darts.

Month started a disaster at poker and has ended tonight on a similar vain (see below post) - However the win in the 65K Gtd has saved the month.

STT -150
PLO 1175
FL -2530
MULTI 11083
NL 120



65K win and tonights *s final table and learning PLO without losing.


Need to pack in fixed limit - tracking software has destroyed me at this game. Also need to watch out on PLO - got a big feeling i ran well +EV and should probably lost a decent chunk.

Will post yearly figures soon.


Played the *s 50 rebuy tonight and made the final table.

There was something like 350 runners with 700 and odd rebuys.

Anyway I was as good as 4th at final table with prize from 11k to 5k for top 4.

However I made below move which I think was a mistake and shortly after shoved with 2s that got called by chip leaders Q5 !! which hit and I was 8th for 2k$. His lead below was so weak I was sure it screamed AK or small pair which I thought he would fold both and I have outs anyway if wrong. However, he must have read me for exactly what I had making me think did i make an error.?

PokerStars Game #23417934406: Tournament #129736866, $50+$5 Hold'em No Limit - Level XXI (4000/8000) - 2008/12/31 1:54:13 GMT [2008/12/30 20:54:13 ET]
Table '129736866 36' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: dcldcl (410803 in chips)
Seat 2: jpa_25 (571442 in chips)
Seat 3: PMJackson21 (108580 in chips)
Seat 4: 520988 (183576 in chips)
Seat 6: Wallentin72 (42436 in chips)
Seat 7: sam2price (235179 in chips)
Seat 8: Pimpnuho (216816 in chips)
Seat 9: uvararaman (124168 in chips)
dcldcl: posts the ante 800
jpa_25: posts the ante 800
PMJackson21: posts the ante 800
520988: posts the ante 800
Wallentin72: posts the ante 800
sam2price: posts the ante 800
Pimpnuho: posts the ante 800
uvararaman: posts the ante 800
PMJackson21: posts small blind 4000
520988: posts big blind 8000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [7h Jh]
Wallentin72: folds
sam2price: folds
Pimpnuho: folds
uvararaman: raises 8000 to 16000
dcldcl: folds
jpa_25: calls 16000
PMJackson21: folds
520988: calls 8000
*** FLOP *** [3c 3h Qh]
520988: checks
uvararaman: bets 16000
jpa_25: folds
520988: raises 32000 to 48000
uvararaman: raises 59368 to 107368 and is all-in
520988: calls 59368
*** TURN *** [3c 3h Qh] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [3c 3h Qh 4d] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [7h Jh] (a pair of Threes)
uvararaman: shows [5s 5c] (a full house, Fives full of Threes)
uvararaman collected 273136 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 273136 | Rake 0
Board [3c 3h Qh 4d 5d]
Seat 1: dcldcl folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: jpa_25 (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: PMJackson21 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: 520988 (big blind) showed [7h Jh] and lost with a pair of Threes
Seat 6: Wallentin72 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: sam2price folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Pimpnuho folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: uvararaman showed [5s 5c] and won (273136) with a full house, Fives full of Threes

EDIT FFS - just done the lot at PLO basically hand containing J6 on J66flop v JJ

losing day after 10 hrs - annoyed

Sunday, December 28, 2008


What a night although guess cant twist after last weeks golden FT.

Warm Up lose race early.

70K I lose KK v AQ for chip lead after an hour and then after 2.5 hrs another pot for chip lead AK v QQ which i miss and gone.

Then in Oz sat get an OK stack early on and get it all in on a flush I have hit on river to go 2nd of 40 odd left with 5 15k seats gtd and the opponant has hit higher flush on river. I had 23 sooted lol him AQ same soot and annoying thing is i flopped the 3 so would have won the pot until what i thought was a perfect river card landed.

Oh well - at least I run golden today at darts to pay above tournies.


Just read this months Inside Poker and WPT mags and seen I got a mention in both for the CPC.

I also had a sick day yesterday. I lost a big pot at PLO when I think I should have folded the nuts but was too inexperienced to do it so was in a bit of a hole. I then loaded up 5 10 NLHE and was all in QQ v 99 preflop for 1100$ to get level on the day and flop comes quad 9s for him :(

Some great tournies everywhere tonight - I will prob play 1st 3.

75K gtd Betfair
Oz millions 5 seats Gtd Betfair
1.5 Million Warm Up Stars
2.5 Million Gtd Stars
30 seats Gtd PCA Stars

Friday, December 26, 2008


23/12/2008 £800.00 To Win - Single Internet 1 2:40 KING GEORGE VI CHASE (GRADE 1) 3m
Kauto Star
Ante Post Rules Apply 11 - 8 Pending

Thursday, December 25, 2008


When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

You know now !!! :)

Happy xmas all

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Below is my post from Jan 1 this year. With my comments in bold.

Ok first and foremost I know my job / career needs to take priority in the first half of the year and I have major project go lives in April and July hence sometimes have split aims into 1st and 2nd half of year. This worked out very well with a promotion in April 1 this year to my target career level. However, it also meant my volume of poker was down massively on previous years as expected.

1) Win £18k in the year (7K 1st 6 months / 11k 2nd 6 months) - reason for split is just simply I think I can do a lot more volume in later half of year which results in more rake and hopefully profit. I detsroyed this beyond my wildest dreams - think I had this ticked off by April.

2) As last year qualify for one major live event (restricted in 1st half of year as cant really get time off) - targets will be UK GPT at Newcastle, CPC and Aussie millions for Jan 09. - Wow for the year I had on this one also. Qualified for 4 GUKPT of which I played 3. Also for the WSOP Europe and the Carribean Poker Classic with a final table in that event.

3) Make 6k in year at no limit cash. I will make just above this. Still feel a bit amateurish at cash but can tick this off.

4) Break even at fixed limit (profit from rake)Made a loss before rake FAILED

5) Create a list of players whos table you want to sit at for NL cash. Done but waste of time as everyone else has same players and get huge wait lists.

6) Make top 3 on a Betfair leaderboard in the year at either STT or MTT. They didnt run but will tick this off as one month would deffo have won the MTT one,

Hence 5 out of 6

Again 2 less measurable aims also.

1) When stressed / tired either dont play or play sit and go's only and log off when have that cant be arsed felling!!. (harder to measure)

2) Be dedicated and even if have good win continue as one was before win.

Probably met the above 2 50%.

An amazing year for me, one I would be delighted to ever repeat and for once will give myself a decent pat on the back. Have paid 50K or so off the mortagage this year which is always my aim to get this down in current financial situation.

Finally, this blog continues to help me remain focussed, I hate posting any losses !!!.

I want to thank my readers for reading and wish them a great Xmas and New year. Special good luck to Ben / Brennan on thier upcoming adventure.

As someone put in my xmas card - May you hit all your flops !!!


Currently on final table of Betfair 11K gtd but 8th of 9 however have won the last longest side bet for $400 already.

Had one of my biggest bets ever today on the darts and lost £1300 when Shephard lost - despite being the better play in my opinion. Was about half that up in the other games but as the price drifted I just got stubborn and put more and more on.

Quick look at prizepool in this final table and would need 3rd or better to get to break even for day - LOL

Few double ups and golden lever pressed needed !!

Just bombed 8th v a very loose call :(

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Nicked from Betfair forum as usual.

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were sitting in a bar enjoying a drink after a hard day working away from home.

“You know,” said the Scotsman, “I still prefer the pubs back home. In Glasgow there’s a wee bar called McManus’. The landlord there really knows how to look after the regulars. After you’ve bought 4 drinks, he will buy the 5th drink for you.”

“Reminds me of my old local, the Black Horse,” said the Englishman, “the guvnor there always gave me my third drink free.”

“That’s nothing,” said the Irishman. “Back home in Dublin there’s O’Malley’s Bar. As soon as you get through the door they’ll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like. Then, when you’ve had plenty of drinks, they’ll take you upstairs and see that you get laid. All on the house.”

“Fantastic,” said the Englishman, “and did this actually happen to you?”

“Not me, personally, no,” said the Irishman “but it did happen to my sister!”


Ok so golden ran continued last night - I had New York giants in Running outright and before game at -3.5.

Anyway opponants miss a 50 yrd field goal to win and gos to overtime. I then not only win the outright but because its touchdown rather then fieldgoal i win the handicap also and ship £800.

However, played 25 50 limit and never ran as sick in high stakes limit in my life doing abou £1100 in 2 hours which was a blow.

Hence took the money out my account and left 1 grand to play with over holday period rather than going daft.

Anyway readers of my blog will know Kato Star has paid for my xmas the last 2 years with 2 very nice ante post touches. However, I am not on ante post this year but have just put a big wedge on at 11/8 heopfully ground dries up a bit and we get good to soft.

I think the quality is not there in this years racing and if jumping holds up i expect it to collect for 3rd time.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Have been chip leader for a while but now back to 5 of 8.

Variance currently winning & I need 4th or better to get to break even for month !!!

Had a bit of luck also when chipleader had 66 beat qq when 6 flopped.

Now 6 of 7 with an M of just 4 - AA please asap and hold !!!

Now 5th of 5 stacks below

and me 77

just sucked out AQ v AK to stay in but still nr last
just got another suck out v my m8 a9 v a10.

3rd of 4 now and very lucky to be still in.

chip sizes and prizes for positions below - 1st and 2nd is where it is at.

1st 19500
2nd 13000
3rd 7735
4th 5200

140k (me)

bit of an all in fest now as blinds 5k 10k with antes.

OK 44 just held v K6 heads up and i took it down for 19.5K.

However, I think i won 3 20 80s at the final table and tonights win was attributed to running golden rather than being the best player. Important to note and know that although obviously cash is the same.

Thats 3 big wins in last 7 weeks with the 100k, the 55k and the 65K but the other 2 I think the best player won where as tonight the luckiest did.

They all count :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008


deffo biggest losing month of year.

Highlight tonight getting 500$ in pre flop with QQ versus table drunk who shows KJ monster that of course flops K for 1000$ pot.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Got some cash flow issues sorted and was able to depost £250 into I Poker yesterday.

Decided to play pot limit omaha cash for my 1st time ever after playing the PLO blogger tourny the other night and doing reasonably OK.

Anyway I dont pretend to totally understand the game or strategy but seemed immediately very comfortable after the flop (not sure pre flop yet). Ended up holding in some big pots versus 10 outs when all in on turn and won something like £1600 at 3 6 PLO - not bad for my 1st ever cash session.

However, it only puts a small dent into the losses for the month but hopefully the tide has turned a little and I can push on to try and get break even.!!

Also going into staking for the 1st time and going to back 1 player at cash. Pretty sure this should be + EV and happy to give what i consider a good player a shot at higher levels, hopefully in return for positive ROI.


Thur lost £650 so aint stopped !!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Online Poker

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

This PokerStars tournament is a No Limit Texas Hold’em event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 595641

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Next years GUKPT schedule

The Schedule

Event Location 2009 Festival Dates Main Event Dates
Leg 1 Brighton January 12th - 18th January 15th - 18th
Online Short Handed Festival Blue Square Poker January 19th - 23rd January 23rd
Leg 2 Walsall February 21st - March 1st February 26th - March 1st
Leg 3 London March 19th -29th March 26th - 29th
Leg 4 Manchester April 18th - 26th April 23rd - 26th
Leg 5 Newcastle May 18th - 24th May 21st - 24th
Summer Series 1 Bolton June 11th - 14th June 13th - 14th
Summer Series 2 Aberdeen June 18th - 21st June 20th - 21st
Summer Series 3 Walsall June 25th - 28th June 27th - 28th
Online Summer Festival Blue Square Poker July 20th - 24th July 24th
Leg 6 Luton August 1st - 9th August 6th - 9th
Leg 7 Cardiff August 31st - September 6th September 3rd - 6th
Leg 8 Thanet October 12th - 18th October 15th - 18th
Leg 9 Blackpool November 7th - 15th November 12th - 15th
Grand Final London November 19th - 29th November 26th - 29th
Champion of Champions Festival Luton November 30th - December 6th December 5th - 6th


Played 2 *s 100K today - blew big stacks in both and totally full of the lergy not good.

-£3k Dec

bye !!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Jeez anger management needed.

log for 1st STT game for over a month on Betfair 250$ and i disco and basically never play beyond level 3. I assume site was down but no BT customers only who I have just broadband to so £150 spunked up wall.

Asked 2 players to play who couldnt so total waste. Totally pished off at the moment think its best i leave poker for a while.

Might have a game on weekend but nothing till then and no updates.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Virgin Poker

Lad at work has been telling me about a 1 Mill Gtd tourny this weekend that costs 1000 EUR to get in.

Hence tryed to qualify via a sat and current form continues - all in to treb up on 567 board with 1010 called by 99 and then a7 that spikes a.

But to the point of the post - oh my is this the worst poker software of all time. Absolutely horrible - dead clumpy, takes forever for new tables to open when moved etc.

I wont be back - shame really as airmiles for player points looks good.

Sunday, December 07, 2008



after yesterdays vet to get in the main event of ECOOP

Account History

Back to History Results

Selection 1 Liverpool @ 8/11 To Win - Win
Market Win/Draw/Win
Event English Premier League
Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool
15:00 06/12/2008
Selection 2 Newcastle United @ 5/6 To Win - Lose
Market Win/Draw/Win
Event English Premier League
Newcastle United v Stoke City
15:00 06/12/2008

Bet Type Double
Unit Stake £250.00

I played the 150$ sat today. 90 odd runners 14 left and 12 get seats. I am about 7th with one megashort and I pick up AA. There is an all in ahead of me and I consider folding but then in the end decide if I win this I am 100% safe. I call they have QQ and spike Q and then I go out on blind.

Have not ran as sick as this for a long time although can see that maybe i should have folded AA in this position.

Next up the 100K on Betfair and I chip lead early after house v flush. There is a complete donk on my table and for some reason i just feel he is going to donk me after an earlier play where he limps calls big raise with ace 6.

Anyway I have 10k 3 limpers 200 i raise 1200 with AQ- 1 caller the aforementioned donk.

Flop qt6 I bet 4/5ths of pot he flat calls (almost 1/2 his stack) - turn ace he bets 2.5k all in i call and he shows KJ for straight. Unbeleivable bad from him on every single street he plays it wrong.

he should fold pre - fold or shove flop and then check call turn.

I then raise from SB with 77 BB shoves all in for ridiculous amount obviously weak but I am prob racing he has QJ out.

-£2K for Dec and tempted top give up as this keeps up will be in no mood for XMAS

Saturday, December 06, 2008


FFS tryed to win my entry into the 1000$ main event tomorrow. Useless Geordie ****s

Selection 1 Liverpool @ 8/11 To Win - Win
Market Win/Draw/Win
Event English Premier League
Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool
15:00 06/12/2008
Selection 2 Newcastle United @ 5/6 To Win - Lose
Market Win/Draw/Win
Event English Premier League
Newcastle United v Stoke City
15:00 06/12/2008

Bet Type Double
Unit Stake £250.00

Next up do a fortune on Diana getting eliminated in x factor and then at last looks like i might turn day around.

Was going well on *s 100k again about 20th of 60 left and 45 paid 600$ upwards. I call a raise on big blind with AQ and like flop of AQ2 and check raise and he jams with what i am pretty certain is AK. Instant call for me for 35k pot to go top 5 or so and he has QQ and I am drawing to 2 outs.

A proper shit day LOL

Friday, December 05, 2008

Poor start to Dec

Dec aint started well and I am in a bit of a hole. Had quite a few suck outs v me but wont twist as have obviously ran well to win a few big tournies in last few months.

A couple of big buy in tournies coming up at the weekend with the $1060 main event at ECOOP and the Betfair 100K (550$) - I will probably play the Betfair event but ECCOP buy in is a bit steep. May see if i can sat into it or see if someone wants to buy a % in me in the event.

Paid a chunk off the mortgage with recent wins and didnt leave much in poker roll. If my 8k$ from Lwoods from CPC clears in time then may treat myself to the buy in.

good luck to one and all especially those in big live events at the moment like Bristol and the DTD anniversay event.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

ECOOP 270k event

Grrrr frustrating - this tourney was 6 max at tables which is perfect for my style and one I was quite confident of going deep in with 900 runners and 100 paid.

Anyway 4 different times I build my stack up and then lose an 80 20s to go down below average each time - was mega frustrating. Anyway near bubble I get some luck of my own when short and in with A10 outdraws AQ even though Q flopped. I then gradually build taking a few pots using a tightish image i had as had cack for 1 hr at latest table. I am 30th with 50 odd left and then playback at cut off with big reraise with air as want to keep him in check as he has been raising me a lot.

I have Q3 and he flat calls pre so 24K in the middle. I only have 24k behind so i quite like the look og 9 7 2 flop hoping he has 2 high cards and shove to get an immediate call from AA and to kick myself for next few hrs. 900 and odd dollars for 50 oddth that I was bit narked at in end as some huge prizes around final table that maybe i should have been a little more patient to get a sniff at. Anyway started month with a big losing cash session so at least a bit back.

Will try and get in as many 6 seater tournies as I can though as really enjoyed that.

Also I seen I got my 3rd Gatsby for online performance of the month which is always welcomed :)