Wednesday, December 30, 2009



Football -1590
Casino 400
Horses 0
Darts -730
NFL -965
TOTAL -2885


Football -936
Racing -3304
NFL 185
Golf -1205
Tennis -2570
Darts -775
Athletics 550
Snooker -1970
Boxing -600
F1 935
Cricket -405
Greyhounds 300
Other -425
Casino 375


Right calling it a "year" now so figures below. Another awful month although have played much better this month and if had run to EV would have been in profit. However, completes a bad 6 months. I included expected rake and bonuses in figures to try and keep year cleamn.

Year totals below also.


FL -1150
Multi -305
NL 2650
PLO -4000

J -3000
F 10045
M 1220
A 3885
M 1460
J 11560
J 10755
A 400
S -7720
O 3400
N -2500
D -1915
TOTAL 27690

EDIT as played a but more when didn't expect to and won £600


I ran awful again tonight chasing Supernova on *s.

However did get the below hand at fixed limit !!! Was hoping bad beat bonuses etc would start flashing for 4 of a kind v 4 of a kinf but no such joy.!!

PokerStars Game #37385439524: Hold'em Limit ($5/$10 USD) - 2009/12/30 3:30:04 WET [2009/12/29 22:30:04 ET]
Table 'Kraz' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: knock_em_dea ($109 in chips)
Seat 2: ISLANDZEEKER ($77.50 in chips)
Seat 3: SpcZep ($147 in chips)
Seat 4: 520988 ($69 in chips)
Seat 5: perten ($78 in chips)
Seat 6: porkdinner ($524 in chips)
perten: posts small blind $2
porkdinner: posts big blind $5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ts Tc]
knock_em_dea: folds
SpcZep: folds
520988: raises $5 to $10
perten: raises $5 to $15
porkdinner: calls $10
520988: calls $5
*** FLOP *** [6s Th 6d]
perten: bets $5
porkdinner: calls $5
520988: calls $5
*** TURN *** [6s Th 6d] [Td]
perten: bets $10
porkdinner: folds
520988: raises $10 to $20
perten: raises $10 to $30
520988: raises $10 to $40
Betting is capped
perten: calls $10
*** RIVER *** [6s Th 6d Td] [3s]
perten: bets $10
520988: calls $9 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($1) returned to perten
*** SHOW DOWN ***
perten: shows [6c 6h] (four of a kind, Sixes)
520988: shows [Ts Tc] (four of a kind, Tens)
520988 collected $160 from pot
knock_em_dea said, "wow"
perten said, "wow"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $163 | Rake $3
Board [6s Th 6d Td 3s]
Seat 1: knock_em_dea folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: ISLANDZEEKER folded before Flop
Seat 3: SpcZep folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: 520988 (button) showed [Ts Tc] and won ($160) with four of a kind, Tens
Seat 5: perten (small blind) showed [6c 6h] and lost with four of a kind, Sixes
Seat 6: porkdinner (big blind) folded on the Turn

Just reached Supernova on *s so poker can firmly BEEP off for rest of year !!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Beats galore in the 3 tourneys I play again - below my personnal favourite LOL

***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 625907221 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $75 Buy-in + $5 Entry Fee, Level:4 Blinds(50/100-(no ante)) - Sunday, December 27, 16:32:40 GMT 2009
HOT! Sat to the $40,000 GTD #314753
Table 1 9-max (Real Money)
Seat 5 is the button
Total number of active players : 9
Seat 1: Arrrrr ( 715 )
Seat 2: Labusz81 ( 1,667.50 )
Seat 3: suddes ( 2,427.50 )
Seat 4: OFFENSIVE32 ( 1,175 )
Seat 5: Razorscutle ( 3,045 )
Seat 6: ACEMAN 1 ( 4,557.50 )
Seat 7: Chelsea M ( 2,493.75 )
Seat 8: tziapras27 ( 6,761.25 )
Seat 9: 4jollyheart ( 3,496.25 )
Tourney Level:4 Blinds(50/100-(no ante))
ACEMAN 1 posts small blind [50]
Chelsea M posts big blind [100]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ Js, Qs ]
tziapras27 folds
4jollyheart folds
Arrrrr calls [100]
Labusz81 folds
suddes calls [100]
Razorscutle folds
ACEMAN 1 calls [50]
Chelsea M checks
** Dealing Flop ** [ 8c, 9h, Td ]
ACEMAN 1 checks
Chelsea M checks
Arrrrr checks
suddes bets [300]
ACEMAN 1 raises to [1,300]
Chelsea M folds
Arrrrr folds
suddes goes all-in
suddes raises to [2,327.50]
ACEMAN 1 calls [1,027.50]
** Showdown **
suddes shows [ Js, Qs ]
ACEMAN 1 shows [ 6c, 7c ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 9c ]
** Dealing River ** [ Ac ]
** Hand Conclusion **
ACEMAN 1 wins 5,055 from main pot with a Flush
************ Game 625907221 ends ************

Did win a bit at cash today but just stacked off JJ v KK giving 1/2 of it back so going to log off and ensure in profit for the day !! Am in the turbo takedown on *s later which is a freeroll with FPP.


My form continues in freeroll LOL I RUN SO GOOD FOR SO LONG :(

okerStars Game #37275806940: Tournament #218075842, 3000FPP Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (600/1200) - 2009/12/27 22:40:56 WET [2009/12/27 17:40:56 ET]
Table '218075842 793' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: KIGold (17726 in chips)
Seat 2: jirong1981 (5395 in chips)
Seat 3: KresimirS (1840 in chips)
Seat 4: Fargo63 (27057 in chips)
Seat 5: kelavi (20878 in chips)
Seat 6: 520988 (10030 in chips)
Seat 7: payzebills (27275 in chips)
Seat 8: XIcksX (17626 in chips)
Seat 9: aacda (11839 in chips)
KIGold: posts the ante 120
jirong1981: posts the ante 120
KresimirS: posts the ante 120
Fargo63: posts the ante 120
kelavi: posts the ante 120
520988: posts the ante 120
payzebills: posts the ante 120
XIcksX: posts the ante 120
aacda: posts the ante 120
XIcksX: posts small blind 600
aacda: posts big blind 1200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [As Jc]
KIGold: folds
jirong1981: raises 4075 to 5275 and is all-in
KresimirS: folds
Fargo63: folds
Fargo63 is sitting out
kelavi: folds
520988: raises 4635 to 9910 and is all-in
payzebills: folds
XIcksX: folds
aacda: folds
Uncalled bet (4635) returned to 520988
*** FLOP *** [6s Ks Td]
*** TURN *** [6s Ks Td] [3h]
*** RIVER *** [6s Ks Td 3h] [9s]
Fargo63 has returned
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jirong1981: shows [9h Ah] (a pair of Nines)
520988: shows [As Jc] (high card Ace)
jirong1981 collected 13430 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 13430 | Rake 0
Board [6s Ks Td 3h 9s]
Seat 1: KIGold folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: jirong1981 showed [9h Ah] and won (13430) with a pair of Nines
Seat 3: KresimirS folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Fargo63 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: kelavi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: 520988 showed [As Jc] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 7: payzebills (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: XIcksX (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: aacda (big blind) folded before Flop

Thento get back in it LOOOOL

PokerStars Game #37276296591: Tournament #218075842, 3000FPP Hold'em No Limit - Level XIII (800/1600) - 2009/12/27 22:50:10 WET [2009/12/27 17:50:10 ET]
Table '218075842 592' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: LISTILLO (27269 in chips)
Seat 2: bluebirddb (21875 in chips)
Seat 3: kid pes (10055 in chips)
Seat 4: redfish35 (18190 in chips)
Seat 5: FloydStrait (30504 in chips)
Seat 6: londonar (7493 in chips)
Seat 7: 520988 (10234 in chips)
Seat 8: fasteddie667 (8410 in chips)
Seat 9: 900hundred (34795 in chips)
LISTILLO: posts the ante 160
bluebirddb: posts the ante 160
kid pes: posts the ante 160
redfish35: posts the ante 160
FloydStrait: posts the ante 160
londonar: posts the ante 160
520988: posts the ante 160
fasteddie667: posts the ante 160
900hundred: posts the ante 160
LISTILLO: posts small blind 800
bluebirddb: posts big blind 1600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [As Ad]
kid pes: folds
redfish35: folds
FloydStrait: folds
londonar: raises 5733 to 7333 and is all-in
520988: raises 2741 to 10074 and is all-in
fasteddie667: folds
900hundred: folds
bluebirddb: folds
Uncalled bet (2741) returned to 520988
*** FLOP *** [6c 9d 7d]
*** TURN *** [6c 9d 7d] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [6c 9d 7d Qd] [6h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
londonar: shows [7c 7h] (a full house, Sevens full of Sixes)
520988: shows [As Ad] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
londonar collected 18506 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 18506 | Rake 0
Board [6c 9d 7d Qd 6h]
Seat 1: LISTILLO (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: bluebirddb (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: kid pes folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: redfish35 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: FloydStrait folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: londonar showed [7c 7h] and won (18506) with a full house, Sevens full of Sixes
Seat 7: 520988 showed [As Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 8: fasteddie667 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: 900hundred (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)


Ok - all my readers know the Barclays story - I tipped them at about 80 they went down to 50 odd and then rose to £3 odd, unfortunately everone else made me nervous and i bottled it taking 30% profit (still gutted).

My share tip for next year is Taylor Wimpey at 37p. Many people will think this is mad and it may well be and it certainly is not risk free. However, i see a potential recovery in house prices and can see the banks coming under much more pressure to start lending again resulting in an increase in the number of mortgages processed.

Results announced last week showed big losses for this week but 2 things caught my eye.

1) Chief exec and another sneior manager will move on in 2010.

2) Some big asset write downs were released as loss from balance sheet to the years profit (loss) statment. I have seen numerous cases when this happens when they try and get all the bad news out the way in one go. It could be that if property starts to rise again then this land may even get written back and as a result profits would hit statements. Investment is shares is purley for potential capital gain and not for dividend which i suspect will be nothing in year.

Risky - feel free to agree / disagree thats why we have buyers and sellers :D

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Got to just over 97000 points but bust the bank I had and not reloading so no Supernova and challenge over, think I played just over 5000 hands for -600$ but played a few tournies also and lost 3 80 20s in the 50 rebuy which so sums up the last 6 month.

Anyway another fail to end the year to go alongside most of my year target fails which I will put in next post.

Huge well done to Kauto Star today on his 4th King George win, I was not on but I look back at ante post forum with pride when I put him up at 16s for KG before his 1st win - them were the days :)

Friday, December 25, 2009


Brief blog post to cover 2 non important poker topics and 1 very important life topic to me !!!

1) Happy Xmas to any readers left - realise last few months have been depressive reading but just have ran my worst ever so cant make it sound good.

2) After last post I was going to give up for xmas but logged on to *s and seen i had 94000 player points in the year so started to find out if worthwhile to try and get to 100000 for SuperNova status for next year. In the end decided to go for it but on principle of put 600$ in only and have to play 10000 low stakes hands or whatever it equates to. Hence last 2 days bored out my skull playing about 4000 fixed limit hands at slightly above break even (peanuts) - I now have 96000 points and am totally sick of it but as long as cash lasts will try and achieve it. Really to serve 3 purporses.

A) Get a bit of hard work / concentration ethic back in my poker.
B) Show one of my recently turned pro mates what a lazy arse he is in terms of how many hands he is playing per month (for his own good / motivation- BEN !!!!)
C) I am going to play 1 or 2 skins only next year for cash so gives *s as an option as some cash bonuses I believe if high volume player at Supernova.

3) Jean had a 13 week scan last week so started to tell people we are expecting our 1st child in the summer. Absolutely chuffed to bits and one reason why poker will play a much smaller part in my life from mid next year onwards.

I will finish this post on that positive news as I think feel good type news has been missing around here lately :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Logged on for a session and have logged off after 1 hand, about 4 months plus of this now.

Raise to 30 and a flat call ahead of me and I make it 111, opening raiser he makes it 350 i shove for 600 and odd.

ME KK him JJ flop J.

Over and out and **** off 2009

ps Ben they are beats not chuffing 50 50s you twist about :)

So log on to play a 100 tounrey on stars instead - 3 hands in

PokerStars Game #37091015267: Tournament #241010443, $100+$9 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2009/12/23 18:37:23 WET [2009/12/23 13:37:23 ET]
Table '241010443 24' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: Rosa300 (3570 in chips)
Seat 2: Bensemer (5645 in chips)
Seat 3: gde246 (5670 in chips)
Seat 4: pubinthehub (3000 in chips)
Seat 5: heavenwalker (2905 in chips)
Seat 6: sexysusy (3745 in chips)
Seat 7: BigBadBluff4 (2620 in chips)
Seat 8: 520988 (3525 in chips)
Seat 9: lesio79 (4025 in chips)
sexysusy: posts small blind 25
BigBadBluff4: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ah Kh]
520988: raises 100 to 150
lesio79: folds
Rosa300: calls 150
Bensemer: folds
gde246: calls 150
pubinthehub: raises 2850 to 3000 and is all-in
heavenwalker: folds
sexysusy: folds
BigBadBluff4: folds
520988: raises 525 to 3525 and is all-in
Rosa300: folds
gde246: folds
Uncalled bet (525) returned to 520988
*** FLOP *** [Jc 7s 2s]
*** TURN *** [Jc 7s 2s] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 7s 2s 9c] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Ah Kh] (a pair of Aces)
pubinthehub: shows [As Jh] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
pubinthehub collected 6375 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6375 | Rake 0
Board [Jc 7s 2s 9c Ac]
Seat 1: Rosa300 folded before Flop
Seat 2: Bensemer folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: gde246 folded before Flop
Seat 4: pubinthehub showed [As Jh] and won (6375) with two pair, Aces and Jacks
Seat 5: heavenwalker (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: sexysusy (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: BigBadBluff4 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: 520988 showed [Ah Kh] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 9: lesio79 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Sports - Disaster FAIL
Poker - lose every session FAIL
last 6 months - EPIC FAIL


***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 621431809 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $300 Buy-in + $10 Entry Fee, Level:5 Blinds(75/150-(no ante)) - Thursday, December 17, 23:14:54 GMT 2009
*HOT! 6-Shooter $3,600 GTD NL Hold'em #312871
Table 1 6-max (Real Money)
Seat 5 is the button
Total number of active players : 6
Seat 1: oohaah ( 3,564.44 )
Seat 2: kinkykev1 ( 3,877.50 )
Seat 3: suddes ( 5,692.59 )
Seat 4: Doobs ( 6,081.34 )
Seat 5: kunku wap ( 2,542 )
Seat 6: Nuux ( 10,742.13 )
Tourney Level:5 Blinds(75/150-(no ante))
Nuux posts small blind [75]
oohaah posts big blind [150]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ Kh, Ac ]
kinkykev1 folds
suddes raises to [400]
Doobs folds
kunku wap goes all-in
kunku wap raises to [2,542]
Nuux folds
oohaah folds
suddes calls [2,142]
** Showdown **
suddes shows [ Kh, Ac ]
kunku wap shows [ Qd, As ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Qh, 5h, 3s ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 8h ]
** Dealing River ** [ 2d ]
** Hand Conclusion **
kunku wap wins 5,309 from main pot with a pair of Queens

***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 621433779 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $300 Buy-in + $10 Entry Fee, Level:5 Blinds(75/150-(no ante)) - Thursday, December 17, 23:18:32 GMT 2009
*HOT! 6-Shooter $3,600 GTD NL Hold'em #312871
Table 1 6-max (Real Money)
Seat 6 is the button
Total number of active players : 6
Seat 1: oohaah ( 2,889.44 )
Seat 2: kinkykev1 ( 4,440 )
Seat 3: suddes ( 2,944.34 )
Seat 4: Doobs ( 5,856.34 )
Seat 5: kunku wap ( 5,702.75 )
Seat 6: Nuux ( 10,667.13 )
Tourney Level:5 Blinds(75/150-(no ante))
oohaah posts small blind [75]
kinkykev1 posts big blind [150]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ Kc, Kd ]
suddes calls [150]
Doobs folds
kunku wap raises to [545]
Nuux folds
oohaah folds
kinkykev1 folds
suddes goes all-in
suddes raises to [2,944.34]
kunku wap calls [2,399.34]
** Showdown **
suddes shows [ Kc, Kd ]
kunku wap shows [ Ad, Qd ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 7s, 5s, 3h ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 7c ]
** Dealing River ** [ Ac ]
** Hand Conclusion **
kunku wap wins 6,113.68 from main pot with two pair, Aces and Sevens
************ Game 621433779 ends ************

************ Game 621431809 ends ************

EPIC EV FAIL - :( (1st would have been 1900 and 2nd 1200)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Ain't got much energy for this type of post this year but have tryed to put top 5 good and top 5 bad so a balanced post. Overall an extremely poor year from me poker / gambling wise and most targets set at start of the year were missed.


1)My biggest disappointment for many a year was the profit I made on the banking shares that I held. At one stage I had up to 20K invested and felt these shares were unbelievable value. However they went down initially and there was so much negativity around that I ran when profits got up to around 30% netting a decent gain, had I stuck to my principles that gain could have been 10 times higher at around 50k !!!!

2) My biggest buy in ever was the EPO where I paid 3500$ for a seat although I sold about half my action. I played very well in this tournament and despite losing races was still in it with 10% of field left when my aces were busted by Kx suited to finish outside the cash.

3) At Macau in a 5000$ buy in event I was drawn on the table of death yet managed to get a decent stack on a table full of pros. Once again fortune was not on my side and I lost all big pots most of which I was massive favourite in, KK versus 56 suited was particularly painful.

4) Dominated hands - at the other 2 big buy in events I played in the year which were the EPT Copenhagen and Newcastle GUKPT I ran 2nd set into top set and Kings into Aces.

5) Not mastering PLO and ultimately making a loss at this discipline during the year.


1) NL hold em cash games in the first 6 months of the year went very well and I quite often felt I was the best player at the table at 6 max, and this was shown in profits and my win rate.

2) Qualifying via 2 freerolls into the EPT Copenhagen on pokerstars.

3) Qualifying for Macau.

4) Instigating and taking my sabbatical leave from work and having the most amazing 2 months when travelling around Asia and Australia.

5) Winning the Betfair Sunday night major earlier in the year, which at that point had meant I had won it 3 times in a year which was prob 1 time in every 10-12 times i had played it over that time period.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Just had a day that just sums up the last few months for me.

I had been playing low at PLO200 but had done OK and moved to 1 table each of PLO400 and PLO600. I lost 4 buy ins at PLO600 never getting in worse than 45% and winning none (Now run > 10K$ behind EV on holdem manager.

Then had 2 big bets on footy (one to pay for xmas) on Ipswich and Preston both at evens both drawing 0 0 . The stats are sick on how many shots they both had without scoring it is totally beyond belief.

Anyway hold em manager on new pc over 4 months is now -22K$ (had a 10k$+day on other pc) and in a £2K+ hole for sports this month which I doubt I am getting out of as very little amunition left.

While I will end the year in profit at poker it really just feels like a complete waste of time this year and more and more seems to becoming a complete nit fest. Have not decided yet but am close to giving up for next year from a target perspective and just play now and then as a hobby / social thing which I guess is how it all started.

Monday, December 07, 2009

PHEW !!! 90:00+3:59 GOAL

I have run sick in general off late and thought I had been kicked in the chops again. I am well down at sports this month but was well impressed with Watford quote of 17/10 tonight v QPR as thought they played well at SJP on Sat.

Anyway I had a half decent bet on them and they went 2 1 up and it was in injury time when i looked so i put live updates on - then off course it pops up

90:00+3:59 GOAL
Thought i was goosed and shat on again but fortunately was for Watford so 3 1 and a winning bet !!!!!!


Just lost heads up in a multi for a GUKPT package, lost 3 50 50's in last hr and would have been a very nice stocking filler for next year - this was the only multi I played tonight as dont have funds to buy into the major Sunday night tournies at the moment and bit gutted to miss the 1k game on Betfair tonight as will have been plenty fish.

Had mega busy weekend also so going to work very unrefreshed tomorrow, have been to 2 wedding dos this weekend and my wifes Grans 90th birthday so it has been rather hectic.

I am 5 bets and 5 losers at sports this month and the coach of Houston made the worst call in the world tonight when on 1st and goal he trys to get flash and gets the non quarterback throwing who throws and enzone interception - great :(

Bad luck continued at cash tables also - I was playing PLO600 as had won a couple of hundred earlier and basically got it all in 3 ways (1800EUR pot) with 56 on a 347 2 heart board and i had higher straights and flush redraws. Turn was a non heart 10 which was nice and I needed a blank on river as was against a set and a higher flush draw but the river came 6 giving someone quads.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


Read a few poker books on travels and particularly enjoyed 2 of them.

Firstly, the Vicky Coren autobiography was a good read and I actually thought she came across really well. I also read the book about Stu Ungar entitled Man behind the shades, and I have previously read another book about him called one of a kind, both of them are awesome reads and a pretty amazing story.

Anyway was a thread on Betfair and someone has included a youtube link to a documentary about him that I assume was aired in the US - just watched first few and seems v good.

1st episode link below and then you see links to other 4.

Monday, November 30, 2009


Football 990
Casino 100
Horses -670
Tennis -820
NFL 1270


FL 0
Multi -575
NL -1075
PLO -1050


Stopped playing bar 2 short sessions when travelling.


1) Only played 100 hands and 3 of them were all in pre flop AAxx v KKxx and lost all 3.

2) Looks like will come up short on year targets.

3) Motivation / drive not really there and lost mojo.

4) Games are so much harder - NL1000 is just so hard these days.

5) Continue to lose at PLO.


Back to basics in Dec - most times I log on I will play multis and try and land a score for xmas.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I now have 11 consecutive losing sessions - anyone beat this?

Friday, November 27, 2009


Car shafted
Boiler leaking
1 hr of poker with 2 big pots both times AIPF me aaxx v kkxx and lose both for 2k total.

Off to bed laters

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Ok last day of our awesome 2 month Asia / Oz trip today and the journey home starts at 1030PM tomorrow night - Direct from Perth to Dubai and then Dubai to Newcastle. I had ringfenced some money I had made from poker for the trip and the good news is my budgeting was pretty much spot on, the bad news is that we were not under budget hence I will have limited resources when I get home. I have to say I have really enjoyed a break from poker and have played less than 100 hands in November. Cheers to Ben / Brenos for the forget poker advice !!

I come back to a new role within the company i work for which will be my priority, however I need to start to think what I am going to attack at poker as will be first time for many a year when I do not have a decnt roll for it. My current thinking is just to hit a few multis on the night I play and try and pick up a score before Xmas.

Anyway looking foward to the cold and rain and ice .....

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Ok for fishes like Amatay.

1) Casino complex at Sydney is immense (Star City). Even bigger than some Vegas offerings with about 50+ poker cash tables on the go starting from AUD 1 2 (0.5 1 GBP) upwards.

2) Flemington racecourse - Melbourne Cup - buy better tickets than I did (General enclosure) else as one of my mates phrased it - its like Newcastle plate day with sun (too busy cant see).

3) Crown casino Melbourne - home of Oz millions = looked good but not a patch on Sydney offering - also won 100$ in Sydney buy lost 20 Melbourne !! - nearly got ejected for taking photo of poker room!!! Loads of electric cash tables (not popular) to reduce dealer time.

Off to fillies day tomorrow at Melbourne - laters.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Bit of a joke posting this as profit as my big winning day was Oct and I have lost lost lost ever since. However, did not go in last months so needs to go into this month.

Overall except 1 day a truly shocking month with 80-90% sessions were losers and 4 runs of 7 losing sessions in a row!!! I played cash only as travelling.

NL 7400
PLO -4300


Football -2050
Casino -100
Snooker -500
Horses -25
F1 1225
Darts 600
NFL -975
TOTAL -1825

Pretty poor month especially considering I collected on Button ante post bet and Vikings bet both posted as advices on here (maybe i should post all bets).

Despite big loss I was mega unlucky in the month and went close to some big returns, and if had been able to play in running probably would have lost less. However, at end of day its another bad month !!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

£20 well spent !!!

Played no poker so it wasnt a preflop raise or a big blind !!!

Arrived Sydney yesterday and today went on a jetboat cruise to see the harbour for 35 Aussie $.

Basically cruised slowly past all the Sydney sights like opera house, bridge, beaches, Manly etc. Then when got out past shark island the captain says time to go and pumps on the dance music and floors the speedboat for 15 minutes absolutely flying back past some of the sights you have just cruised past. He then starts doing tricks with the boat at what must be around 100 MPH with huge turns and it bouncing almost on one side etc.

If your ever anywhere near dont miss it - link below.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Photo attached of Raffles Singapore bar floor. They cant even clean the floors of monkey nut shells for a few k a night rooms and £8 a half beer :D :D

Just leaving Singapore - what I would say is there is construction absolutely every way especially on Sentosa Island. However, of note to readers of this blog is construction of a 3 tower Sands resort that looks like it will be a huge casino and hopefully wll get some big APT poker tournies going as I would love to go back.

Anyone who wants to give me VIP tickets to next years F1 night race feel free :D

Had 1 short session of poker losing 100BB at PLO and all my sports bets went down the pan yesterday bar a footy treble when one of them was Toon (last min!!) so I need man city to win today to get that up.

Off to Thialand today for flight to Sydney tomorrow :D

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I would be mega depressed.

Poker is awful every time I get on - playing bad and running bad is a bad combo.

Then last night I really really fancied 0 0 in Man U game but decided to hedge bets a little. However, game is middle of night over here so I did not play in running.

Had big bet draw 9-4
decent bet draw Ht draw FT 9-2
and decent bet no goalscorer 9-1

If had been up I could have traded for a very decent win :( and see 0 1 Valencia 86 first thing today :(

This is definitely the month I have lost the most big blinds at cash and trhe fact I have made a profit is really ridiculous as had that 1 good day at higher stakes when taking a shot - not sure what next move is - maybe it should be just enjoy the travels and don't log on even when get the chance, especially as don't have time to play mutis.

However, few things I have decided on are as follows.

1) Will no longer play Laddies unless they give me same deal my mates have.
2) I heard there is a skin when you can change alias every week, I hope this is true as I want an account their if so - is it Cake poker anyone know? - to beat the poker robots.
3) I need a leakfinder session booked as soon as I get back - Ben / Brennan get diaries free for last weekend in Nov as I am doing something bad !!!
4) I now know whatever happened to me work wise in future I am pretty positive I could never ever be a poker pro, lack discipline, excitement and becomes a "job".

Hope everyone is well - loving my trip and none of the above gets me down in the real world. However, this is a poker blog so my duty to say whats going on in my poker world.

We leave Borneo today, then 3 days Singapore, 1 day back in Bangkok then fly to Sydney - its not all bad :D

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


*15 losing days in last 18 played poker.
*EV -8k$ last 3 months.
*Overall loss on this pc last 3 months -18k$(fortunately won 11k$ in one awesome sesh on old one)
* 1 field goal missed from 45 yards which was a 4.5K cashflow swing my way(biggest ever bet on Vikings)
* One very sick graph of a huge downward spiral and still huge minus even if EV had run my way (not good at all) !!! (-2365 big blinds and EV -1200)
* 3 different runs of 7 losing sessions in row


Monday, October 19, 2009


Hardly played any poker in last week and bits I did were losing sessions.

However, rather than moan I have put up this photo which I took in Borneo today (in the wild) which i think is pretty awesome - not sure I could beat 5 of these at the minute !!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

EVER SINCE I GOT THIS NEW *****IN PC.............

Hands like this come up time and time again when my opponant plays like a total **in retard and gets there.

When I get back from travels pc is going in the bin its **in cursed

PokerStars Game #34024336379: Hold'em No Limit ($5/$10 USD) - 2009/10/14 16:23:33 WET [2009/10/14 11:23:33 ET]
Table 'Anitra V' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: miguel240174 ($572.95 in chips)
Seat 2: LeRhaqs ($1140 in chips)
Seat 3: matt20 ($1000 in chips)
Seat 4: AlexanderT ($1546.35 in chips)
Seat 5: MaNzAnUKi ($243 in chips)
Seat 6: 520988 ($432.50 in chips)
MaNzAnUKi: posts small blind $5
520988: posts big blind $10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ks 8s]
miguel240174: folds
LeRhaqs: folds
matt20: folds
AlexanderT: raises $20 to $30
MaNzAnUKi: folds
520988: raises $50 to $80
AlexanderT: calls $50
*** FLOP *** [2s Kc Td]
520988: bets $120
AlexanderT: calls $120
*** TURN *** [2s Kc Td] [5d]
520988: bets $232.50 and is all-in
AlexanderT: calls $232.50
*** RIVER *** [2s Kc Td 5d] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Ks 8s] (a pair of Kings)
AlexanderT: shows [Qd Ah] (a pair of Aces)
AlexanderT collected $867 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $870 | Rake $3
Board [2s Kc Td 5d As]
Seat 1: miguel240174 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: LeRhaqs folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: matt20 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: AlexanderT (button) showed [Qd Ah] and won ($867) with a pair of Aces
Seat 5: MaNzAnUKi (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: 520988 (big blind) showed [Ks 8s] and lost with a pair of Kings

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Maybe it would have been better if poker had been banned in my hotel in Thailand as dropped quite a lot of cash in the sessions I have played. I am not at the top of my game but boy am I continuing running badly in all the big pots bar the one day I had success this month.

Leave Thailand tomorrow for Malaysia and have no clue on internet connection and poker laws there so lets see what happens.

On a seperate note Vikings at 5/7 and evens -2.5 are a tremndous bet Sunday coming IMO.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Just lost 2k in a session - pictured hand been the worst of the lot which is pretty sick as I think all cash was going in regardless of river - More than half my cash is in before river but I probably should be getting aware from some of these hands when FH lands - probably huge leak in my game. Obviously i have FH also on end but the worst one.

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Weather has been pretty awful here in Thailand, I knew it was the rainy season but it has chucked down almost every day all day !! - just moved from Phuket to Krabi so fingers crossed for better weather and this hotel has wireless so if weather is bad then I will get a few hands of poker in.

Anyway the point of this post is that I was told gambling / poker was illegal in Thailand - maybe the police will come and get me in my hotel but I have had no issues playing on Laddies at any hotel or getting onto Betfair, very randomly the only site I had an issue getting on was Paddy Power - which to be honest is bad news as did 4 figs in on sports betting at weekend - LOL.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Sweet month sports wise especially in period I played no poker and just had a few selected bets but with plenty on.

Football 3530
Tennis -1200
Casino 100
Horses 700
F1 -450
Golf -250
NFL 1275
TOTAL 3705

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Had 9 days since below post with 0 poker !!!

However, have logged on today to see if can pinch a few quid before I go on my Asia / Oz trip. We leave tomorrow so this blog wont have many updates in next few months unless get quite a bit unexpected playing time.

Will keep my travel updates away from this blog as most are hear to read about poker and sports degenerate stuff !!!

Anyone who knows me and is interested can read our travel online diary which is linked to my facebook account. If anyone else wants the link just leave a comment below and I will send.


At last I win a huge pot when I get the money in good on a spin up - woohoo thats from a 600 buy in AM - since I done this months huge loss that will be a good start to next month - looks like break did me good :)

** Dealing the flop: Jc, Kd, 4s
KTHXBAI bet - €290.00 (with AK hearts)
dish raised to €780.00 (with 44)
KTHXBAI went all-in - €2213.00
dish called - €2503.00

EDIT2 - Continues to go well at 10 20 - I ran from above table and then did a 50BB buy in which is now spin up part 2 - might get all months lossers back at this rate and all the teams at top of chamionship are losing also :D

EDIT 3 - Over and out and running again - got back the whole lot I had posted as my loss for the month in 1 day - feel great especially that all the big pots were me getting my money in really good and holding. Just looked at hold em stats I won over 500 big bets and that stupid EV thing says i should have won 530 so bang on.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Posting this now as playing 1 multi tonight that I have included in below but my worst month ever by a long distance in poker and need to keep my travel money separate from poker money so am calling it a day for the month (off on travels soon).

FL -800
Multi 1020
NL -3700
PLO -5000


1) Back in plus column for multis.

2) Played well in APT and EPO never winning a race and losing 2 big 80 20s my way.


1) Like everyone I will blame running like sh1t.

2) However, need to be big enough to realise that 1) alone isn't it and I have had big issues coping with the emotion of losing and bankroll management.

3) I disliked the game and not sure if linked to losing or linked to fact I have been doing it full time.

4) It is harder to make money in the game now, I have thought this for a while but really felt it off late and talked to other players who have said similar.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Ok need to find a non badbeat / non moaning post so will give an overview of my impression of Dusk till Dawn Poker Club in Notts that held the EPO last week and my first visit.

First impressions where very good, pretty much 90% of the area inside is poker tables, with a separate small casino area and a decent bar with sky sports etc. Things got better when the event started exactly on time, their attitude is to start on time for every session which I felt was a breathe of fresh air. I also like the scheduled break for the buffet where half the field break one hour earlier than the other ensuring hot food, no huge ques etc. Next were the dealers and in 2 days of play I only seen one mistake by a dealer (a mis count of chips), was very impressed with the ones that I encountered. Tournament director also did a very good job although this is to be expected.

Away from poker the beer was quite well priced, food was really good and pretty cheap and only thing I noted different to other venues is that soft drinks / coffee etc are not free when playing. However, this brings with it awesome waittress service and they literally come round your table every 5 mins and are back with your drink within a couple of minutes.

In summarry the best poker club I have been to and extremely professional - I hope they have a lot of success.

After I bust i played a bit of 2 2 Omaha with Animal and a few hours. Took me 10 mins to realise I was fish at table playing £250 when some had 1000s. Anyway I started to straddle and was delighted when my straddle to 4 then was restraddled all the way to 32 so a proper gambling game !! - I won about £200 that covered what I lost on 13 on roulette!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Aces bust again (versus Kings) lateish in the 300$ 20K gtd on ipoker tonight to go chip leader with 20 odd left and more than double stack of anyone else with 1st prize 8k - of course I leave with nothing.

On a positive note (as need to find one) had big bet Sheff Utd at evens tonight that won but i turned off at half time as 3 0 and looked on 80 mins and 3 2 so had to lay some back as an equaliser would put me on life tilt.

Horse I have a share in runs at Ayr in the Gold Cup tomorrow (Fol Hollow) - I thought he had strong each way chance although may not quite get home, however draw that I thought was good is not looking sick bad after the Bronze cup today where low numbers dominated.

Out on lash tomorrow so delighted to say no BEEPING POKER

Thursday, September 17, 2009


More of the same for me I am afraid.

Came back at start of day 18th of 50 0dd and look at prize structure and 18th was £7K and ist was £200K+, at that stage I take any cash.

The first 3 levels were awful for me with literally no cards bar one hand so all i did in 3 hrs was a few positional raises and 1 reraise with a hand and ultimately i lost some of my stack and it had gone from 35K to 30K, however around 25 players had been eliminated leaving around 30 so the average was now 50odd thousand chips so I am behind average. In the same peiod the 2 people I was there with both had been shafted eliminated by 3 outers and Animals was for the chip lead which was sick, so after my recent run I am wondering what my beat or set up was going to be (lack of PMA !!!).

Just as I was starting to panic that I had one level left where I felt people could fold to a reraise (Blinds 800 1600 antes 200) i pick up AcAs in mid position. My read on the big blind was that he likes to defend so i made the raise slightly smaller than what was the norm at the table to 5K. He calls and we take a flop of 9 6 4 (2 clubs. I do my best acting job to look like I am making a weak cont bet and put in 9K which he flat calls. (I have 15K behind and am covered). At this stage i put him on either 78, more likely 2 high clubs although note I have the ace, or he has flopped a set and in which case I am going busto. Anyway flop J hearts and he bets into me, takes me 0.5 secconds to work out that this either a) has not helped him or b) has give him a pair to go with his flush draw so I instant all in. However, its only 4K more to him and now a 60 odd K pot to go about 10th and with a huge chance - cards on there backs - him K4 clubs* me AA river 5 clubs - thanks and good night.

* Why on earth he does not shove or reraise flop is beyond me and if hand had played out like that and he had 2 streets to hit I think it would have been less painful.

Anyway, am down, as this is probably 10th badbeat type post I have done on here in a row and I almost could feel the club before it hit (think he had 7 outs once so I am 80odd%). However, i also know that on day 1 i played my best level of poker ever and have shown to myself in APT and in EPO that I can play with the best of them but just need lady luck with me one time to go deeper.

Thank you to people who invested in me for EPO also - was much appreciated and at least got a sweat for your cash.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Made day 2 - lost the only race I was in with AK v JJ and he flops quads but batteled back to a high of 45K finishing the day on 35K which is just below average.

58 left 18 paid and thats all i can ve rsed to write.

Reminder for propoper post when get time (82,AQ,99)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


So took a few days off as per below and then yesterday I start to get a headache and wake up this morning with a massive red eye and look to have some kind of eye infection.

So what I thought was ideal preparation for EPO is now a total mare as is very painful especially when have to focus eyes on something nearby (like the flop!!!), Have been to the chemists today and have been able to get some eye drops so I am hoping they work and work quick as plan was to get train down to Nottingham on Monday hence wouldn't be able to see the doc.

Fingers crossed it gets better quick !!

I was going to have a huge bet on Man U today but bottled it and in the end had 1 1/5th of what i planned on and instead had some decent bets on Monza grand prix that thus fra look like costing me a good few quid !!!

I see all the top teams won in Championship today so would be delighted with a win at Cardiff tomorrow, all though would snap hand off if offered a point now.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Cannot take any more. Played the PLO WCOOP tonight (900$) and basically got it all in twice both times as fav (although never more than 60%) and lose both.

Today i grinded 44$ double shoot outs on stars all day - with the plan to sell the tourney dollars I make at end of day and try a spin up to rescue the month at high stakes.Anyway 1st part went well and I made about 1400 tourney dollars that I sold at 98% for cash. I then took this and loaded up at 10 20 but then seen about the only person I have at high stakes on *s as a fish at 25 50 - hence just took the whole profits and loaded them in there. Did Ok for a while and build up my buy in - was thinking one double up and run from this point. Then once again I run golden when get it in when they are drawing to almost fresh air and another one in the buttocks for me.

Emotionally, I cannot cope with this any more hence thats the end game for now. I have people backing me for EPO hence I am not playing one hand of poker (except final WSOPE qualifyer on Sunday) before that as my mindset is shot to bits and my confidence is as low as it gets as I have even been waiting for the turn to get it in so only 1 chance left to shaft me and it hits every **** time. !!! Below is one of biggets pots I ever played.

PokerStars Game #32697356354: Hold'em No Limit ($25/$50 USD) - 2009/09/11 3:02:57 WET [2009/09/10 22:02:57 ET]
Table 'Zelia IV' 6-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 2: NegroVente1 ($5172 in chips)
Seat 3: 520988 ($2342 in chips)
Seat 4: jdepa01fcp ($5050 in chips)
Seat 5: tjbentham ($4922 in chips)
Seat 6: Nastyalin09 ($1475 in chips)
NegroVente1: posts small blind $25
520988: posts big blind $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ad Ks]
jdepa01fcp: raises $100 to $150
tjbentham: folds
Nastyalin09: folds
NegroVente1: folds
520988: calls $100
*** FLOP *** [7s Kd 3d]
520988: checks
jdepa01fcp: bets $200
520988: raises $400 to $600
jdepa01fcp: calls $400
*** TURN *** [7s Kd 3d] [Ts]
520988: bets $1592 and is all-in
jdepa01fcp: calls $1592
*** RIVER *** [7s Kd 3d Ts] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Ad Ks] (a pair of Kings)
jdepa01fcp: shows [Kc Js] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
jdepa01fcp collected $4707 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $4709 | Rake $2
Board [7s Kd 3d Ts Jc]
Seat 2: NegroVente1 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: 520988 (big blind) showed [Ad Ks] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 4: jdepa01fcp showed [Kc Js] and won ($4707) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
Seat 5: tjbentham folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Nastyalin09 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Obviously dont understand the interview but hand was posted on forum - rather interesting !!!!


Keep sating into WCOOP events but have gone out after about 5 hrs in 3 different ones for 0. Only good news is kept away from cash and hence these have been very cheap. However, in biggest losing hole I ever been in - in a month and would need to go very deep in EPO to get out of this. Have already accepted this will be my worst losing month ever and am not going chasing for it before my travels, the money I have is for that and I wont risk it at poker.

I will be playing the 300 PLO WCOOP event tomorrow which is 1 rebuy and add on also. Should I use them then that is about the end of my tourney $ and I would probably play only 1 more WCOOP event.

After my last bad beat post on tennis - I then had my biggest bet of year on someone at evens and they won 1st set and traded 1.19 in 2nd set but lost in tiebreaker in decider - LOl i run so good at moment.

Not going to twist as I know it is going to pay me back with WCOOP PLO cash and EPO final table ...................................

Monday, September 07, 2009


Ok packed in cash poker and was playing the tennis instead. Had one really srong fancy today and place below double - £500 on to get £1500 back or £1000 profit.

Statement: Bets — Settled Bets — Today Account Balance: £916.67 Date / Time Bet Type Leg Sort Event/Selection Result Stake Returns Reference
07 Sep 09 / 03:47 Double(s) 1
Robin Soderling v Nikolay Davydenko – Match Betting
Kateryna Bondarenko v Gisela Dulko – Match Betting
Robin Soderling @ 8/11
Kateryna Bondarenko @ 5/6
£500.00 £916.67 O/0057773/0000175/F

Bondarenko wins 6 0 6 0 and Sodering is 2 sets to 1 up and looks like cruising. However other guy retires hurt and in rules this equals voided bet so costs me £600.

However, because I had been doing so bad in everything I took some insurance out on Betfair and layed in running on Sodering game my original stake of £500 risking only £150 - Betfair has different rules and in this case Sodering is declared the winner so I lose that £150 as well.

I was going to put can things get any worse this month but I know the answer to that so I wont.


Played 500 WSOPE qualifyer tonight with over 300 runners with 10 seats up for grabs. Was 11th of 14 remaining when I made the below call - my logic was win one race and I am deffo there, however now I am pretty dissapointed at the call expecially with his "speech" he put GL me when waiting for me to act.

***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 572760417 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $500 Buy-in + $10 Entry Fee, Level:21 Blinds(2,500/5,000-500 ante) - Sunday, September 06, 23:06:55 GMT 2009
WSOPE Main Event Packages Super Final #274094
Table 2 9-max (Real Money)
Seat 4 is the button
Total number of active players : 7
Seat 1: suddes ( 79,940.40 )
Seat 2: James666PKR ( 78,732.03 )
Seat 4: deemer66 ( 110,464.04 )
Seat 5: Reraise ( 51,373.19 )
Seat 7: Bentist ( 56,884.19 )
Seat 8: PeterPK ( 115,201.60 )
Seat 9: Legato ( 184,212.18 )
Tourney Level:21 Blinds(2,500/5,000-500 ante)
PeterPK posts ante [500]
suddes posts ante [500]
James666PKR posts ante [500]
deemer66 posts ante [500]
Reraise posts ante [500]
Bentist posts ante [500]
Legato posts ante [500]
Reraise posts small blind [2,500]
Bentist posts big blind [5,000]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ 8d, 8c ]
PeterPK folds
Legato folds
suddes raises to [13,000]
James666PKR folds
deemer66 folds
Reraise folds
Bentist goes all-in
Bentist raises to [56,384.19]
suddes calls [43,384.19]
** Showdown **
suddes shows [ 8d, 8c ]
Bentist shows [ Ac, Ad ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 7s, Qh, 4d ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 3d ]
** Dealing River ** [ 5d ]
** Hand Conclusion **
Bentist wins 118,768.38 from main pot with a pair of Aces
************ Game 572760417 ends ************

Then just shoved 66 with remaining stack for 60K pot called by AK and river ace and gone in 14th - 6hrs for fk all which is looking exactly what WCOOP event 9 is going to be as I am towards the back end when 100 off bubble.

Dissapointed beyond belief at my call - wont sleep tonight although reality I was lucky to be there as had 2 suckouts in all ins when behind. I got to 6th with 18 left and all I was thinking is this rescues my month - NOT.

EDIT - Just relooked at this - my call is completely awful.

EDIT2 - I cashed in WSOOP9 > 10000 runners and I was 1200 and something for 350$ (buy in was 215$ so about a 20$ hourly rate LOL). I am also playing the 2 day 3Mill gtd (530$ buy in which I sat into) 6200 runners currently 2600 left and I have an average stack. Day 1 finished at 9AM tomorrow morning UK time !! - will post my exit if hone before. EDIT GONE 1700TH (900 paid 800$ upwards) - another retard play from me. Had got as high as 44k chips which was well above average. No one to blame except me tonight - laters

Saturday, September 05, 2009


FFS sick of this crap - just 1 of 3 i could have posted.

okerStars Game #32448234704: Tournament #200909003, $200+$15 USD Omaha Pot Limit - Level XI (125/250) - 2009/09/04 23:38:31 WET [2009/09/04 18:38:31 ET]
Table '200909003 344' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: Maskedkid (8559 in chips)
Seat 2: sally60 (12528 in chips)
Seat 3: djbobo4 (8222 in chips)
Seat 4: davvo8 (4509 in chips)
Seat 5: woailpy (9767 in chips)
Seat 6: 520988 (16238 in chips)
woailpy: posts small blind 125
520988: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ad Jd Ac Th]
Maskedkid: folds
sally60: folds
djbobo4: folds
davvo8: raises 625 to 875
woailpy: folds
520988: raises 1875 to 2750
davvo8: calls 1875
*** FLOP *** [Td 2d 7h]
520988: bets 2000
davvo8: calls 1759 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (241) returned to 520988
*** TURN *** [Td 2d 7h] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [Td 2d 7h Qd] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Ad Jd Ac Th] (a flush, Ace high)
davvo8: shows [Qs 3s Tc Kc] (a full house, Queens full of Tens)
davvo8 collected 9143 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 9143
Board [Td 2d 7h Qd Qh]
Seat 1: Maskedkid folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: sally60 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: djbobo4 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: davvo8 (button) showed [Qs 3s Tc Kc] and won (9143) with a full house, Queens full of Tens
Seat 5: woailpy (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: 520988 (big blind) showed [Ad Jd Ac Th] and lost with a flush, Ace high

Friday, September 04, 2009


Just had another awful session and thats game over for me.

Will play the events I have already payed for in Sept which are abot 5 WCOOP events on *s, a WSOPE qualifyer on Betfair and the English Poker Open at Notts.

I am playing no cash poker for a minimum of 6 weeks, as go on travels on 20oddth of Sept also.

Unless I go deep in any of the tournies then this will be last update on here for some time.


The St Kitts monkeys - quality :D

This is posted to avoid me talking anything about poker as without doubt the sickest I have ever ran at cash - I cant hit a draw at PLO and opponant cant miss theres - classic example heads up now for stacks in against opponant heads up me top set and blocers v his top pair and str8 draw that hits. This is the most down I have ever been in a month and we are 4 days in. Also concerning part is not sure if playing bad or just on sick downswing.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Played 2 sessions and got crushed in both losing 3 4 buy ins at NL and PLO 600 which puts a big red in the Sept column already. If ny next cash session is a loser then I may just pack up for the month and just focus on mutlis with the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) starting tomorrow on *s and then the D2D event in mid Sept. However, no work these days so very tempting just to load poker up and play although roll restrictions could soon stop me from playing as I have ringfenced mt travel monies so they cannot be risked.

Hoping for improved performance and luck in next session.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Casino 100
F1 50
Golf 200
Horses -475
Tennis 140


FL 1000
Multi 0
NL -2275
PLO 1500

Bit of a nothing month but have been as much as 3.5K in front so ultimately disappointing. However was a few k down just before month end so happy to show a profit in end.

My biggest high and low was the APT - genuinely the best i have played in what was called "table of death" and the low was losing both the flips i was slight fav in and the 80 20.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Opened an account at a new skin tonight and new account rig was in good flow :)

Just 2 tables PLO at 5 10 and 3 6 which i bought in both for 600 for and left both with a healthy profit, had a few suck outs in small pots but in general most big pots i got it in as fav and held when needed to, i also lost a 4 fig pot to some guy who had 1 out when we got it in (me set 8s him set 7s and his other 2 cards made me a straight if came), he apologised so it must have been bad as no one does at PLO.

However, i lost money again today when dossing around at home on the horses so i need to watch out for that before i go away on my travels - I am going to try and fill my diary up a lot more next week so not at home all day.

Anyway tonight's session wont be far off rescuing the month, if i could have a winning session on Sat or Sun i could still maybe hit the profit column.

Friday, August 28, 2009


I cannot beleive how low these seats are selling for - looks like i got in to early getting 30% off. I just looked and there is 1 seat for sale for 2500$ (5200$ full price!!!). Most are now selling at 3000 rather than 3500$.

Anyway I have got it in bad as they say, but hopefully this can help someone else get a bargain.


Playing bad and running bad or vice versa. Does one cause the other? How related are they etc? - I have ran awful all week bar 1 session and just looked back at some hands at PLO when I could have won pot on turn with made hand and tryed to get check raise in etc and then called down river when danger card comes and several examples like this.

Worst losing month of the year is a NAP now - last chance saloon went back to NLHE and managed to get full buy in pre flop with QQ v A7 (wtf) and he flops A for 1500 pot.

Going to play Aspers £75 freezeout tomorrow and just try and chill out as a truly very very dissapointing month poker wise for a number of reasons.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Oh dear - its deffo looking like losing month now. Had 2 great sessions at PLO that put me in profit for month but then have had a 7BB losing streak (3 sessions) and now quite a bit down for the month. On top of that and probably related i bought Omaha add on of hold em manager and basically had to try and fix my old version before I could install. This software makes me tilt so bad. Why the **** they dont just hire a programmer who builds and addition that auto loads everything onto your pc instead of pishing about is beyond me. Surely most people would pay a premium for this. Anyway makes me tilt so hard but think it is sorted now bar stars that wont work on it for some reason. I should have just left it - I hate all that sh1t and probably no surprise i start to lose when start looking at it !!!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Got home today and after 45 mins kip was up and running at PLO online. I had a real good session and recovered all I had lost in the week in about a 2 hr 2 table session.

However, shortly after i logged out my new PC (Dell Studio) arrived so i proceeded to set that up which was incredibly easy, then i started loading all the poker software - grrrrr. I then played PLO again and the day was set in a 1500EUR pot at 2 4 PLO when i got it in with but str8 with nut overdraws versus a 2 pr hand that got there via a backdoor flush. Played several hrs since and from about 6 big pots for the all ins I have won only 1 and have never been in really bad which is annoying.

I am really pleased with how well I played in Macau, I basically made 0 mistakes at all in a full days play and just lost the 3 hands where i was fav in - I think this is one of the first times i look back at a days poker and genuinely cannot find something to criticise myself over. Anyway back home now so will be playing online a bit this week and need to turn round the small August loss into a profit by the end of the week. I also played with Ben online and he uses all the Hold Em stats and makes decent notes that i do not, I will dwell over whether i should go that route in next week or so as usually play based on memory / feel but see some logic in it the other way also.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Took me a day or so to get over the below, and another buy in when getting it in ahead at PLO600 didnt help, my online sessions in Macau all 30 mins max are -600, -600, -250 which puts me in the negative column for this week, so aim when i get home will be to rescue August and try and turn it in to profit.

Mainly just been out drinking last few nights and last night had a very nice Chinese meal at the Wynn then headed over to Venttian but the bar that was so packed the other night was a lot quieter (I since found out it had been ladies night first time we went!!). Anyway we tryed a couple of clubs also with 2 drinks each in local nightclubs D2 and Cubic. Was amusing to see one party ordering the biggest drinks bottles in the world and necking champagne from a magnum etc. All premier league games and the ashes were on in the bars so watched most the matches at Hard Rock Cafe also.

Have 1 night left tonight and then basically a full day tomorrow as fly at 1130PM Monday night - bit down on poker so may just try a spin up on the gambling tables as thus far are a couple of hundred in front from blackjack and a dice game called sic bo.

Dont think will bother any Sunday multis even though timewise could probably play them when got back timewise. Well done to Toon for another win yesterday and come on Everton today to land my Sunderland Arsenal Everton treble on Betfair.

Next post will be back home - good luck if playing the majors tonight.

Friday, August 21, 2009


I ran sick bad today and played really well but went out on last level of day.

Basically I doubled up on 1st level when i checked called every street with AQ on what by river was Q6672 board, was only certain was in front on river when for 1st time i went with a read that he was weak and was right (he could have had KK or even AA as open raised). So I have 22K after 1 level.

Then table starts to be full with Asia's finest and basically I had JC Tran, a bracelet winner whos name i didnt know , Liz Leiu and a full tilt pro (S Wong) all at my table. I played some good competitive poker was pleased to hold me own in such company. However, then the below hands started, non massive pots but all would have given me a well above average stack to make moves on.

HAND 1 - JC Tran has just joined table playing smallish stack of 6.something K - I open in possy 1 with genuine hand AK which was flatted for 1700 and then JC pushes for his stack - I shove and am racing v 55 (should he be getting that in?) and lose race for 16Kish.

HAND 2 - I raise to 1200 a flat caller and then small stack shoves for 7K - I min raise to try and look like isolation and get it in with KK v 45 for 16-17K pot - flop comes a sick 855.

HAND 3 - Last level of day and I am down to 15 bigblinds with 50 odd players left - I open with JJ (didnt shove as wanted reshove) and get reshoved and call - me JJ v AQ and turn is Q and goodnight.

Thats all can be arsed to write - pretty gutted to win none of the 3 above must be <5% to lose all them.


Just seen that according to pokernews I was on "table of death" LOL - obviously some famous Asian players that have to admit I was not familiar with all.

1 day 4 hours ago | Posted by TassieDevil

Table of Death
One very interesting table has formed in front of our desk here on table 4 which is going to prove a tough way to start out a tournament.

Steve Wong, Steve Yeh, Liz Lieu, Tommy Le and David Chiu are all seated together in one of the toughest table draws you'll find.

Thursday, August 20, 2009



Huge good beat as boarded the 12 hr flight from London to Hong Kong where we are told that unfortunately we need to be upgraded to club world (business) which means flat beds, unlimited shampoo etc - sweet. Arrive other side and have just missed ferry though so had to sit around for 3 hrs waiting for next one.


Anyway arrive Macau about 8ish but have missed the VIP meal hence head down Lion Bar at MGM for drinks. Basically get a wrist band for ipoker party that equals free drinks all night - met Twaddle from Betfair for drinks also who gives us an overview of what to do and see. Next morning wake up after 3 hrs and puke guts up !!!! = back to bed and didn't get up till 5pm. No gamboools.


Headed over to where APT was and did some reg stuff - looks good set up. Then get taxi to different area and spent most night in Venettian at a bar called Belinni which is awesome. Basically loads of fit women just stare and smile at you all the time - I had assumed i had been suddenly hit with the beauty stick till I worked out every Westerner gets the same treatment !!!

It is quite different to Vegas and more spread out but I like it so far. Did have one shocking meal that was supposed to be chicken but was all bone and gristle so think I had chickens arse or feet and had to settle for a reliable Fat Burger later !!!

We won £20 between us at blackjack but minimum bets are massive with most places minimum bets been £20- £30, also many hotels have never heard of poker and looks like there are only a couple of poker rooms in Macau, Got back last night loaded £500 into Laddies and then ran this to £1000 then was all in QQ v 56 pre for £1200 and lost and took a couple more beats to register a small losing session. I play day 1B which is Friday so another day to bot around today.

Anyway on flight on the way over I watched the Frank Skinner stand up gig and he was on about celbrities been asked to sign autographs in awkward places. He said he had sex with one women who asked him to sign the condom. He refused she said why not Frank - he said I dont want to get shit all over the biro :)

On that note - laters and GL.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Out them all - did OK in warm up but played exit hand shocking. Also played WSOPE on Betfair (1 bad beat but never stacked) and 30K gtd (played awful).

Night rescued by a large bet on Gay in 100metres without Bolt at a very generous evens.

Off to Macau tomorrow night - GL me.!!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Reraised someone with AK with 24 left in 18K and they called and I was delighted to see AQ as pot was for chip lead - he flops Q (after sh1t call) and i leave with nothing and get a run down from some **** who was not even in hand !!!

Qualified from 50$ sat to the WSOPE 2 seats gtd final on Sunday on plus side.


Thursday, August 13, 2009


2 multis both done in 2 outers.

then played £500 at PLO and got it in 3 way as 70% Fav and lost main pot and side pot when i missed everything (nut flush and wrap) - was actually surprised at how big a fav I was but was v 1 pair and 2 lower flush draws.

Then 1st big bet of footy season went down when Morrison missed a sitter in last minute (evs) v Hartlepool.

Also just spent £600 and odd quid on a new lap top so expensive night.

On plus side 2 days left at work between now and Dec 1 and out Friday night on a work night out on a tyne cruise - forecasted to pish down !!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Currently on final table of this on *s.

5 left all have equalish stacks but I am now 5th of 5 after being a slight chip leader 30 mins ago. I tryed to chop for $8k each but noone was interested so I now look weak !!!!!

Anyway need to ladder one place to 4th to recover weekends lossers.


FFS that was the biggest BOK thread of all time - just got it all in QJ (woops) versus TT so racing for a pot to go huge chip leader and lose and gutted with $3.8k for 5th. flop was 789 for an extra 2 outs but missed them all.

Sunday, August 09, 2009


Oh dear - Just had my worst 24 hr period of poker in the year busting a Laddies account of £2K and a stars account of $2.5K within 24 hrs.

Wont bore yu with details but all PLO and basically 3 big pots of getting it all in good and getting sucked out on in all 3, and then losing the plot on Laddies and basically giving away £1K+. I think that last 1k you can probably put in the tilt column which aint good and I usually pride myself on the infrequency that i ever tilt. Also bad timing with only 1 payday left work wise until Xmas.

Anyway to find some positives, already entered the *s warm up and Betfair 30K tonight so will try and play out skin to get a return, also over the course of the last week i have played and qualified for loads of WCOOP events on stars in Sept - I probably have about 1500$ of entries in tournie vouchers that hopefully can lead to some returns in Sept.

In reply to them sessions I think after tonight I may just play some mega low stakes this week as last week at work and loads to finish then hopefully cash tables in MAcau are fishfest and we get back in business.


Had grinded away all day and was about $1200-$1500 up - then seen a total fish sat at 10 20 PLO so thought would risk and hit and run spin up - last hand of night below :(

PokerStars Game #31407157869: Omaha Pot Limit ($10/$20 USD) - 2009/08/09 2:26:00 WET [2009/08/08 21:26:00 ET]
Table 'Aspasia II' 6-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: trsh335 ($2000 in chips)
Seat 2: Dostojewski ($447 in chips)
Seat 3: 520988 ($1347.90 in chips)
Seat 4: NeoNcoNdoM69 ($2127 in chips)
Seat 5: jaymac111 ($2923 in chips)
Seat 6: boobySMILES ($9257.55 in chips)
boobySMILES: posts small blind $10
trsh335: posts big blind $20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ad 3h Ac Td]
Dostojewski: folds
520988: raises $40 to $60
NeoNcoNdoM69: raises $140 to $200
jaymac111: folds
boobySMILES: folds
trsh335: folds
520988: raises $430 to $630
NeoNcoNdoM69: calls $430
*** FLOP *** [Th Qh 8c]
520988: bets $717.90 and is all-in
NeoNcoNdoM69: calls $717.90
*** TURN *** [Th Qh 8c] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [Th Qh 8c 7h] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Ad 3h Ac Td] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
NeoNcoNdoM69: shows [Qc Jh 5c 4d] (three of a kind, Queens)
NeoNcoNdoM69 collected $2722.80 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $2725.80 | Rake $3
Board [Th Qh 8c 7h Qd]
Seat 1: trsh335 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: Dostojewski folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: 520988 showed [Ad 3h Ac Td] and lost with two pair, Aces and Queens
Seat 4: NeoNcoNdoM69 showed [Qc Jh 5c 4d] and won ($2722.80) with three of a kind, Queens
Seat 5: jaymac111 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: boobySMILES (small blind) folded before Flop

Thursday, August 06, 2009




Come up to 10 yrs at my place of work next month and have decided (and have had signed off) 3 months unpaid leave before I come back to a new role in the same company at Jan 1. Really appreciate them accommodating this for me.

Anyway - whats the plans - Am i going to be a layabout bum like Amatay / Brenos / Holmes etc I hear you ask? (sorry boys !!). Well the answer for 1 month is Yes as the Mrs also had leave signed off but only 2 months. Hence master plan looks something like below.


- Work till mid August
- Play APT in Macau and go with Homes till almost end Aug.


- Few weeks bumming around / seeing a few people and going to races etc.
- Maybe a few days in exchange shop if my "pro mate" will teach me!!
- Then Nottingham for English Poker Open and maybe heading down to London for WSOPE.
- Unfortunately cant make Vegas anymore in last week Sept.


- Go travelling with the Mrs to Dubai, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Singapore.


- One month travelling round Oz including Sydney, Melbourne (and Melbourne cup!!), Brisbane, Cairns, Outback, Ayers Rock and Perth.


- Back to graft

Rather excited and hopefully can get a score in Sept to replace my 3 months lost wages !!!

Any tips in any of these places then let me know.

Monday, August 03, 2009

WSOPE - Just Mini this time !!!

Yes - just won a 50$ sat to WSOPE event 1 which is a £1000 buy in. However, due to other committments this was the only event I coud play and it is the week of the English Poker Open so I will head from Nottingham to London.

Played well overall with no suckouts but picked up a few monsters and won a couple of races. Got to heads up with a huge 10:1 chipstack lead but was cacking my pants when he drew back to 45K v 38K ish. Last hand was a race which I won (AQ v 22) and I needed to avoid about 14 outs on riv which I did.

Only downside is structure is awful with only 3000 chip starting stack with 25 50 blinds and 1 hr levels - like a Betfair turbo :) !!! (for perspective main event last year was 20000.

Anyway 1 more chance for live donking !!!

Sunday, August 02, 2009


PLO -125
FL 1700
Multi 10380
NL -1750
Rake Bonus 550
PROFIT 10755


1) Winning 66K n Betfair (basically all of profit)
2) Felt i played well PLO despite loss.
3) I have included my EPO buy in within the figures.
4) Performance at forum game with 2 final tables (1st and 6th)


1) Was 18K in front at one stage in month
2) Ran awful at cash in last 2 weeks of month.


Went down to Duffs Full House to play the forum game this weekend. Numbers much less than previous years but good to meet some all friends and a few new ones.

Had good day at Goodwood races on Fri and many thanks to Carl driving us both ways. Just 1 winner that about covered costs. Cam back played a £50 freezeout and took this down for about £400.

Next day and 50 0dd runners at forum game, well organised but a few unschedukled breaks when there was a power cut !!! Anyway made 1 good laydown and basically cruised to final table. At final table 6 left when biggest drunk on table who had almost same stack as me (I was chip leader) limps 5K, I raise to 25K with a9 and he pushes all in for 100K. Usually, this would look like AA but the way he had been playing i knew he was weak and snap called. This is to have greater than 50% of chips in play with 5 left and was delighted when he shows 910 but less delighted at 8JQ flop :( - went out a few hands later when pushed with 85 and was called by 66.

£380 for 6th and £400 for 1st night before made it a nice weekend £ wise but was more after the prestige of doing the double :)

Anyway - thanks to all who organised especially Carl and Tony.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Boxing -100
Cricket 320
Darts 380
Golf 365
Horses 3600
F1 -55
Rugby -190
Tennis -275
Cycling -200

Shock horror a winning sports month pretty much all down to 3 from 4 bi horse bets landed in month and a 40 odd to 1 winner last week (Crime Scene)

Off to Goodwood races tomorrow - will go in next months loss :)

Monday, July 27, 2009


Staring Soap. Jean, Holmes, K, Brenos and Briggs !!!!

play the video

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Tryed notto twist on here of late but dropped 5-6K of profit in last 2 weeks and ran as bad as I ever have at cash - must have about 5k worth of hands like below which is a lot when i only 1 table.

all in pre 99 v 77 board comes 23456

Edit 1st torney of night ends after 1 hand *s warm up me A9 sooted v AK on AJ9 flop river K after all in on flop.


Played this yesterday and came 30 oddth from 108 and ultimately was disappointed.

Main 5 hands below.

1) 3 way all in me AK v AQ v 44 and I hit trip K and win 27K flop.
2) Short stack all in from SB for 6K him K8 v my KJ and he flops 8 for 12K pot.
3) Picked up an 8K flop with a river bluff v Ash that put him on tilt !!! - he had position on me all day so I had a difficult seat as he was one of the best players at event.
4) me AK v 99 for 26-8K pot (average at time 20K)* see below thread - I think I could have got ruling and picked up 6K uncontested :(
5) left with 10K after above and re raised all in with 77 and was called by KK.


Soap 26 Jul 01:57

played the Teeside masters £500 even today and was doing ok with 25K (about average) when folloing hand came up.

I raised at 400 800 75 ante to 2500 with AK. Few folded round to pished bloke who annouces raise to 2200 (obviously didnt realise i had raised). 1st question he was told he had to make min rause to 4200 - i think this is correct - agree?

At this point I had already decided to shove.

However, what happened next was bizarre upon been told he had to min raise he through cards over line and said i fold - I didnt say anything and basicaly a few people said you cant fold and he picked cards back up from other line and made it 4200. My question here is if I asked for a ruling would his hand have been dead and would have had to put in 4200?

My 2nd question is given what he has just done and even if you knew you could get the above ruling, would you ask for it given you are holding AK (he is playing about 15K).

Dont want this to be results orientated thread but hand basically shoved he called and his 99 held v my AK.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Thanks to people contacted me on below - now sold all the shares I wanted to sell.


I am going to buy an English open seat through rake the rake at a discounted price.

The seats are usually 5200$ and the price pool is $1 million gtd. Event is on at DTD at Nottingham in mid Sept.

Anyway I am looking to sell 50% at 2000$ in chunks of 5% for 200. This gives the buyer a better than 1:1 deal based on the usual buy in amount where 5% at 1:1 would be 260$.

Anyone interested then please leave message on blog. 1st come 1st served - however immediate payment needed as I need to pay for the seat.

Ideal would be a transfer on full tilt poker to alias suddes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Just came 5th in the Omaha rebuy GUKPT but only 3 paid as small field.

Lost last hand when getting most cash in on turn when i had a set verus flush draw and part of a str8 draw where I am pretty big fav versus the chip leader who is a very well know pro, as are 3 of the last 4 left. I did win a hand with 7 left from behind to be fair.

GL to Doobs from Betfair whom is the other left - rather annoyed although only had decent stack in 1st half and was 4 of 5 when lost.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Played the 1st 2 events of the online festival at 200 and 500$ with very small numbers (Only 20 odd tonight). To summarise lost 4 races out of 4 and I think including live GUKPT events I have lost about 7 from 8 races.

Main event on Friday 1000$ but will not play unless sat in. Tempted by £500 Teeside event Saturday but if sounds like maybe sold out will not travel.

This month had been awesome in 1st half but dropped back about 3-4K over the last week when things have started running against me pretty quickly.

Maybe Ben the fish Holmes running at 20 odd BB has stolen my luckbox .....

Sunday, July 19, 2009


STARS - donked out in both warm up and million - no posting details as beyond joke beats. Went well in 100 rebuy until wrongly read a hand with loads of limper's as a squeeze when he had KK.

BETFAIR 66K - got to decent possy with 20 left and looked like cashing when picked up AA in BB, however i should have flatted raise but re raised and he folded. Folded to me next hand I have K high so shove v shorty who had K high also but hits 2nd pair. Then folded to me and I have 1010 when 18 of 20 and just shove to hide strength and SB calls instantly with AJ and flops J and i am out 2 from the money.

Played a free roll elsewhere for a mate and managed to get it in 4 way with AQ v KK QQ and AK - LOL DONKAMENTS

Won decent amount on star fixed limit to cover above losses. Golf turned out to be disaster from looking awesome - I was +2k Westwood and +1K Watson - FFS !!


Hand itself is sick enough - opponants comments - LOL !! REBUY !!! - I left table immediately.

PokerStars Game #30630238275: Omaha Pot Limit ($5/$10) - 2009/07/19 14:46:26 WET [2009/07/19 9:46:26 ET]Table 'Planman III' 6-max Seat #3 is the buttonSeat 3: christiabusc ($590 in chips) Seat 4: 520988 ($599 in chips) christiabusc: posts small blind $5520988: posts big blind $10*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to 520988 [4d As Ac 6h]christiabusc: raises $20 to $30520988: raises $60 to $90christiabusc: calls $60*** FLOP *** [8h Ad 7h]520988: bets $140christiabusc: raises $360 to $500 and is all-in520988: calls $360*** TURN *** [8h Ad 7h] [8c]*** RIVER *** [8h Ad 7h 8c] [Td]*** SHOW DOWN ***520988: shows [4d As Ac 6h] (a full house, Aces full of Eights)christiabusc: shows [8s Ks Tc 8d] (four of a kind, Eights)christiabusc collected $1179 from pot*** SUMMARY ***Total pot $1180 | Rake $1 Board [8h Ad 7h 8c Td]Seat 3: christiabusc (button) (small blind) showed [8s Ks Tc 8d] and won ($1179) with four of a kind, EightsSeat 4: 520988 (big blind) showed [4d As Ac 6h] and lost with a full house, Aces full of Eights


My fav tourney on the web is the Sat night 300$ 100K gtd on stars. Like to play it and watch a few movies !!!

Played very well tonight but lost a race when it mattered 1st is 30K and 2nd 20K so after the big prices.

I was 15th of 20 when picked up AT sooted in SB, usual raiser raised and I just shoved and was snap called by 88 for top 5 stack.

Flop not nice 743 but 2 on turn gave me both flush and str8 draw and 6 overs but i missed the lot and went for an ultimately disappointing 1K$ which does not cover my PLO losses earlier today.

However, ran well on horses today for a 4 fig profit and have a very nice bet on Westwood on golf who I think can do it tomorrow.

On downside full of flu - hope not swine !!!!

GL all.

Friday, July 17, 2009


As usual nicked from forum.

A new Army Captain was assigned to an outfit in a remote post in the Afghan Desert. During his first inspection of the outfit, he noticed a camel hitched up behind the mess tent. He asked the Sergeant why the camel was kept there. The nervous Sergeant said, "Sir, as you know, there are 250 men here on the post and no women. Sometimes the men have urges. That's why we have Molly The Camel." The Captain said "I can't say that I condone this but I can understand about the "urges", so the camel can stay".

About a month later, the Captain starts having his own "urges". Crazed with passion, he asked the Sergeant to bring the camel to his tent. Putting a ladder behind the camel, the Captain stands on the ladder, pulls his pants down and has wild and insane sex with the camel.

When he's done, he asked the Sergeant "Is that how the men do it?"

"No sir. They usually just ride the camel into town.

That's where the girls are."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Tryed a spin up at high stakes last few days and while I held my own - I have lost all of the big 3 pots of over 2000$ which is awfully sick and would have Ben / Brenos raving about pretend $ etc !!!

In these 3 pots I have been 80:20 60:40 and 50:50 - tonights stinker below - end of spin up

All in preflop QQ v TT me playing 1010 and confident I am dominating his shove and am correct when see TT.

Board QJ69K :(

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Played 3 not good.

WSOPE qualifyer 510$ 2 seats gtd - started really well and got decent stack. Then lost a flip but was still well in it - then raised from OP with KK and someone shoves over the top for 8K (raise was 600 lol) - obvious they dont have strong hand so i snap called and they have AQ off suit and when K flops it looks good till J on river fills his straight. Lose another flip when low and gone about 30th.

30K gtd never really got anywhere and lost a flip.

Freeroll - only one I am doing decent in but really slow structure and now other games over will just gamble like a mentalist as only 1 prize from 108 starters - I am 4 of 40 and bored shitless. !!


Fol Hollow who I own a small % in is favourite in the 445 at Ireland today.

Usually no big deal but it is today as the race has prize money of over £50000 which basically in the UK you would need to win a group race to get.

Ground is a bit of a bog but he go's there with a chance and I am certainly excited today.


EDIT - Ground turned totally against him and went heavy - he came 6th or 7th but ran like hated the ground.


They are currently on the bubble in the main event.

A few UK players going well including James Akenhead who i knocked out in the WSOPE last year.

UK Gatsby blog best place to follow updates.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Things have been going well of late as you probably read below.

However, logged on tonight with cant be rsed attitude and I should have logged off 5 mins later. I did 400 on multis and honestly didnt even try - was happy to get it in with anything.

Also lost 4 figures at PLO although 1 i got in good and the other i had KKxx v AAxx on K flop but A turn.

Anyway have booked Macau - myself and Ben the fish holmes are going from 17th Aug -2th Aug and countdown starts now!!!

Might try and do something non poker tomorrow as feel like I have OTT'd it a bit at the moment and have 3 decent games lined up for Sunday that I have already bought in / qualified for.

1) WSOPE 500$ 2 Seats Gtd qualifier to WSOPE (can't play so playing with intention of selling if won package).

2) The 500$ 30K gtd on Betfair - unfortunately they drop the 66k to 30K when run WSOPE sats which is a bit shite in my view - however won this 3 times in 9 months and would be surprised if this has been surpassed.

3) I qualfied through the 1st round of the million dollar freeroll on Monday and next round is on Sunday.

Laters - run good.

Ps click on Brenos link on the right for mega exciting updates on his knee ......coming soon!!!


Started to look foward to this one and am going to book flights now my poker companion as confirmed.

Any other fish fancy this - pocket money buy in for the likes of Azi / Animal.

Ipoker qualifyer routes for Brenos / Dobbs etc

and some total luckboxing soap style needed for the likes of Amatay ;)

Come on whos in - all aboard !!!?

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


OMG I am about to die !!!

Never been partuclarly fit apart from a 2 year spell about 7 yrs ago when i was hammering the gym pre poker while my Mrs was revising for exams - however did my back in and basically put me out of doing anything for a year which I have continued for about 6 more !!! bar the odd 5 a side game.

Anyway was talking to one of mates on Fri from work who 2 nights a week takes a class in a local park which is basically circuit training and he he talked me into trying it - my Mrs is as unfit as me but doesnt look it and she came along also. Basically I had to sit out for 5 mins after about 30 minutes as thought i was going to collapse then struggled through the last 20 mins probably doing half of what i was meant to.

Session was superbly well run for anyone who has any degree of fitness, but for the likes of me who have been on arse for 7 years it was a very very hard place to start - need to stop this post now as arms hurt !!!!!!

Have a feeling I will not be able to walk come morning !!!


Final tabled the 150 runner Betfair 18K tonight (109$ entry for $3600 - 1st was 5400$.
Final hand was me Aj v QK but majority of cash went in on KJ8 flop and i missed my 5 outs.

Cant be rsed to blog hands but was less luckboxing this time.

Monday, July 06, 2009


Disappointing field of 98 runners tonight meaning it was 15K added and also that 9 get paid instead of 18 which changed the dynamics of the game somewhat from 20 down.

Anyway I was about 12 of 18 when decided was not going to pussyfoot about like I did last week to ensure I got to the final table and played much more aggro this week. I picked up quite a few pots and luckboxed 1 pot with 3 outs just for Brennan.

Anyway this is now an in running thread - 5 left and I am 4th - chipleader is miles clear but the rest of us are pretty equal stacks. Prizes are as per below in $.

1st 20K
2nd 13K
3rd 8K
4th 6.5K
5th 5K

Gl me !!!!


Now 5th of 5

UPDATE 2 5 hr 20 BREAK

blinds 2.5k 5K ante 500

1st 225K chips
2nd 80K (just gos all in all the time so he is who i want to go to war with)
3rd 64K
4th ME 60K
5th 57K

Game plan doucble up v guy in 2nd to my left - just need a hand v him !!!! - happy to go for it though only 3k diff between 5th and 3rd so have to.


Now 3 of 3 just had AA hold v AT of small stack.


Was heads up with big chip lead and have blown it now behind - river below probably cost me the tourney - still in but need to come from behind now.

Had hand where i had set and he had top pair that paired the river and i just flatted his bet which was abit sick although had 2 good beats myself so cant complain.


Break 6 he has chip lead now 255 v 234 - I have basically been as good as 400 80 so will be annoyed if chuck this away - basically all in fest now as blinds huge.


We have a winner (and a luckbox) - Just for Brennan I get it in with a check raise on Q73 flop with q9 suited versus Q3 :( 9 turn :) but has has flush redraw that missed. He pwned me heads up and was very unlucky (RalphAA).

Saturday, July 04, 2009


Out last night - woke up this morning feeling rough but not too rough.

9-10 lose 500 at PLO
10-1 Do gardening / weeding based on above at about -£200 per hr !!
1-5 Bet sport lose like I do every Saturday at moment about -£700
5-6 Win at PLO £600
6-10 Play my fav multi 320$ on *s and watch movies + Madonna concert - in Ok shape pretty deep and get it all in on Q94 2 spade board with K9 spades v AQ but miss. However, devoured a superb curry from North Shields in that time :) !!!

Give up for night - Madonna concert, beer and bed - over and out!!!

Got Macau package details also - below

Hi Mark,

Congratulations on winning an $8000 package to the Asian Poker Tour Macau!

Your package includes $4300 buy-in to the APT Macau Main Event, 7 nights accommodation (Aug 17th – 24th) and breakfast at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Macau, an invitation to the exclusive iPoker party on the 18th August and $2330 expenses for flights etc which I have credited to your account.

If you have any questions then feel free to get in touch with me or my colleague Jamie (attached).

Good luck for the tournament!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


PLO 7380
FL -465
Multi -1340
NL 5260
Rake Bonus 725
PROFIT 11560

Plus a Macau package to the value of $8K

Good month all round at poker an definitely my best non cash multi winning month. PLO has gone amazing and obviously have run well also as a lof of profit is at 2/4 and 3/6 levels. I also have done well at NLHE winning 4/5ths of sessions played.

Multi down as a loss but with $ value of Macau package it is probably a small gain but will include that in figures when paid into account less actual travel expense.I should get 900$ in rakerace this month as well which will go into July numbers.

More of this would be nice - update on targets below that i set as aims for year.


1) Win 36K in 2009. - On target so far as made above 50% of target in 1st 6 months.
2) Qualify for at least 1 of WSOP / CPC / AUSSIE or EPT. Done EPT Copenhagen and Macau APT 3) Play 2 or
3 GUKPT and cash in at least 1. off track played 1 and no cash KK into AA.
4) Learn PLO without making a loss in the year. On track - was well down before this month but now in profit - also learning curve per month has gone loss loss loss b even b even proft
5) Give up FL if losing at any point in year. On track hardly played but not lost.
6) Make +EV from staking Marginal - won a bit but no return from WSOP investments so far.


Horses -3675
Cricket -75
Rugby 240
Tennis 100
Special -25
PROFIT -3435

Basically can put 4/5th down to 1 day disaster at Royal Ascot. Not good again though and not looking foward to posting my 6 month sports loss.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Total Package Value: $8,000
Package Dates: 17th August - 24th August 2009
Tournament Entry: $4000+ $300 into Main Event
Accomodation: 5 nights accommodation and breakfast at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Macau.
Travel Expenses: Up to $2330 expenses for flights and spending (depending on current conversion rates)
Location: Macau

Who fancies it :) !!!


Almost the usual losing fare but not quite.

Played warm up *s - lose race for stacks like i do every week in that tourney, then cashed in the FPP turbo takedown for the grand total of 75$ !!!

Betfair usual 66K was just the 30k tonight as a WSOPE qualifyer and i was 10th of 10 with 9 paid when JJ held v A3 - however because I have not had a decent cash for a while i played like a bit of a softie to ensure got 9th at least for 1200$ (500 in). This is far from optimal and someone nicking my blind knew this. Eventually reraised an early position raiser all in when 7th of 8 but my 44 was in bad shape v 88 - for 2nd week in row Klup takes me out when in money - i got 1400$ and something for $900 profit which will cover the days entries and horse losers !!!

Only over game i am in is a qualifyer for APT Maccau that I came 3rd in last year when 2 seats guarenteed and was twice in for a seat when 80 20 and lost both !!!!

about 6th of 56 left with 3 seats gtd at the moment.

EDIT - Final Table of Macau thing 10 left 3 seats currently 5th

6th of 8 knackered and this is going on !!!

6th of 6 - need double up to go 3rd

BUBBLE TIME 4 left for 3 seats all got equalish stacks - GL ME !!!

330AM still going ...........