Saturday, January 31, 2009


As big a mare as poker - literally had disaster in Jan.

Whole overall loss equates to 2 massive donk bets on Pompey :(

Darts -65
Footy -1760
Golf -50
Horses -850
NFL -100
Tennis -75
PROFIT -2900

Friday, January 30, 2009


Posting it now as just bubbled in a sat also - 2 seats me 3rd and of course got it in infront in last hand.

Rake / Bonus 250
FL 1750
MTT -2895
NL 2325
PLO -4430


1) FL on Jan 1 / 2

2) NL game is in decent shape.


1) Not 1 cash in a multi

2) PLO experiment was a disaster - I think a holdem player moving to PLO massively overvalues hands and I should have played 1 2 instead.

3) I run awful

Going to play a live game at Aspers on sat as online is rigged.


More good news LOL

Play for hours tonight. In the 11K i put 4000 all in to pick up 600 blinds and antes but BB has a monster J10 that he snaps call for 3750 more and off course sucks out.

Then within 1 hand I shove all in for 30 big blinds versus tourny donk in Copenhagen sat who snap calls JT also and also hits.

It must be the retard donk AA and somes Jan up big time. My worst ever poker month.

At least shares have recovered a bot in last few days when I was in Geneva and dropped losses somewhat but end Jan cannot come soon enough.

The New Betfair software also gives me a massive headache so play there will be limited - I read a few people say they are getting headaches / sore eyes also.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Got staked in 3 decent games last night in 50 50 but only got 1 minor cash in the cheapest one which after paying back cost and then 50% winnings left me with peanuts.

I also entered a sat to the FTOP event on FTILT - It was a sat into $1050 event which you can cash and I bubbled in that also.

Off to Geneva with work for 3 days so not playing tonight and didnt have the buy ins anyway. This month will be most I ever lost in a month but still doing some poker related stuff even when busto. Reading books / watching videos on Cardrunners etc.

I am going to play the £100 event at Aspers net weekend and get some social interaction - hopefully a decent size field.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Just putting this post in to break up the depressing misery of my blog !!!

Booked Vegas for 3rd week Sept with some of the lads for about 9 days.

Prices on Virgin very good at the moment at around £400 all in and superb offer on Flamingo in Expedia Jan Sale as £25 PPPN for a great located hotel.

On plus side still have a load of dollars from last time that I got at 1.9 which are obviously worth a few more £ now.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


No change :(

deposited some cash via credit card to Full Tilt.

Play the 50K gtd in Ok possy pick up AA and jam a huge reraise in and get call v 99 for huge pot flop 8910.

Then within 30 secs I am playing 2 4 NLHE and I have K2 in BB on K82 board - even patient enough to wait for a blank turn (4) before getting it in for 800$ pot versus AA and of course river pairs the board with the only fkin one that wouldnt give me the house (8) giving him AA88.

At least I controlled myself for no stupid twisting in chat box and saved it for here. The more they go on the more they hurt.

Also have had sickness stomach pains bug and was off today. Without any doubt the worst Jan I ever had. Figures are a mess and getting worse by the day - close correlation to my figure at the moment !!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Roll gone - chip lead tonights GUKPT for ages but then below I think all coolers.

Called raise KQ board by river K55Q2 him KK.

Then late on when 8th of 9 with 5 paid I come over the top of someone with 1010 but immediatley fearful when Mr Tight to my left insta calls. He has QQ and I cant win an 80 20 never mind a 20 80 and goodnight.

Away in Geneva from Sunday anyway so might try a cheap sat to get in a game Fri or Sat otherwise thats it for month.

Done anout £4k sports and poker and my shares portfolio is minus £10K - by a long long way the worst month I ever had financially.

Monday, January 19, 2009



Just gone out online GUKPT all in on 9 5 2 board versus 77 of Ian Crapper Cox who then tells me i played hand bad !!!!

I raised pre with J9 then reraised his weak bet out that I knew was a discovery bet so I raised and I call his jam trusting my read. Of course he spikes his 7 and then tells me i played it bad.

Just spent 15 minutes abusing him in response - I HATE POKER AT THE MOMENT

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Like the guy when he starts training in RunFatBoyRun.

Entered 2 games tonight after break - both big *s tourneys - get big stacks early in both then just now within 5 mins.

Ak v AQ all in (unbelievable he is all in given stack sizes) - I hit K turn he gets straight river. Then other game get them all in v another big stack with KK v 88 he flops 8 - again total clown getting them in with big stacks with 88.

Then worse than poker i lost a lot of cash on Fri when Barclays share price collapsed.

For 1st time for a long time I am busto at the moment bar a few GUKPT shorthnaded festival events I have already paid in for and then 2 tourneys above that I was top 10% in and now bottom 20%.

Maybe 2009 is the year of running bad as deffo ran well in 2008. Anyway - it don't look like much poker until payday.

Go see Slumdog Millionaire - its very good.


recovered well in the 100 game and 70 odd paid & then just busted 9oth all in SB v BB me AK him KQ and Q river to go out instead of top 10 or say - GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Friday, January 16, 2009


A very loud, fat, greasy, unattractive, chav type woman wearing a Sunderland top walked into ASDA in the toon with her two umpalumpa kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.

The ASDA greeter said pleasantly, 'Good morning Madam, and welcome to ASDA. Nice children you have there. Are they twins by any chance?'

The ugly fat woman stopped yelling long enough to say, Whye na, they're not twins yer ****. The oldest one's 9, and the other one's 7. Why the ell would you think they're twins? Are you blind, thick, stupid or just a cheese eater?

' 'I'm neither blind nor stupid, Madam,' replied the greeter, 'I just couldn't believe you've been shagged twice'. 'Have a good day, and thank you for shopping at ASDA'.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I won some very large amounts for my stakes on 1st and 2nd Jan and now see I am minus for the month - I think over 2 weeks that must be a £4 -£5K downswing.

Pretty sure my results for month will be one of my better NLHE cash months on record without playing daft spin ups and I have blew all that and more on PLO and no results in multis I have played.

Big lol at one of my aims for year to learn PLO without making a loss. I watched a vid last night that showed me how stupid I have been. One of the pros on cardrunners says if you are beating 25 50 NLHE at cash and new to PLO then you should start at 2 4 PLO.

I was playing 5 10 NLHE and beating that and basically started at 3 6 and 5 10 PLO. I think Animal posted a comment at the time that I didn't understand but i do now.

Stupid boy :(

Need to quickly work out if i give up PLO but problem is even though it costs me K$'s its far less boring than NLHE, however if it dont pay the bills it has to go.

New rule - 2 4 PLO only.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Out both multis by 9 then lose £700 pot to 1 outer.

Poker is sooo enjoyable at the minute !!!

Off to Germany for a few days and delighted so won't be playing poker till next Thur / Fri at the earliest.

I am giving up on decent stakes PLO - I am bad enough but then when run awful also then its like writing continious giant checks.

Also pished off with Betfair reducing every guarentee and very very close to leaving them and deleting Betfair.

Friday, January 09, 2009


Just went for a challenge to get to WSOP main event £500 - £8K and started immense.

Anyway I just got KK v AK in for 2.5K$ and a very good start on this and ace flops.

I run sick at the moment resulting in me not enjoying poker at all.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


I am £3k large down for the month at PLO

Lost a $2k pot tonight when got it in on flop when i thought i must be big fav. Turns out I was 60 40 fav when i ran it through calculator which was slightly less than i thought as I thought i would be 2:1 equity. However I did need to hit but had something like 20 outers although he did have top 2.

One of my biggets plo pots after i had decently grown roll at table but he was other deep stack and had me covered so another large hit.

I cant keep playing it if is going to cost me this much cash but going to suck it and see at 2 4 and 3 6 rather than 5 10 for a few weeks. Will give it up if lose £5k in Jan.

Monday, January 05, 2009


At last started to get the hang of it and then lost 2 hands tonight - 1 when I was 95% and another when probs 80 20 for £350.

1st hand I have 22Jx on 662 flop and some gimp gets it in with JJxx and hits the 1 J FSS this is annoying !!!

At least NLHE is paying for PLO so far.

Sunday, January 04, 2009


FFS bring back 2008.

2 games for my SUnday night - the 75K on Betafir and a 200$ qualifyer to Irish open on Ipoker.

Decided to play 75K mega agreesive as table full of nits - howeverbut smy stack in record time !!

Then out Irish open within 5 hands. I raise in early possy with J8 - one called BB and 100 pot quickly becomes all in as he puts massive raise in on 887 flop - all in turn on 8872 versus his KK and river is K.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Had my biggest ever bet today.

Wont mention stake but it was on Portsmouth to Beat Bristol City at 4/5 which ended 0 0.

Start 2009 in a huge hole !!!

Friday, January 02, 2009


Firstly, it is so easy when you have a good year like I have to just take it for granted. What i do realise is that while I feel I played very well last year I also ran very well in the last 3 months which included my 3 big multi wins. In all these I won at least 1 50 50 that mattered at final table. My profit at NL also was pretty much exactly what I ran at +EV. Hence some of below may look conservative but I would be genuinly pleased if hit them - especially as I plan to try an few bigger buy in events.


1) Win 36K in 2009.
2) Qualify for at least 1 of WSOP / CPC / AUSSIE or EPT.
3) Play 2 or 3 GUKPT and cash in at least 1.
4) Learn PLO without making a loss in the year.
5) Give up FL if losing at any point in year.
6) Make +EV from staking.


1) + £1 profit and I would be happy.
2) Give up online casino.


1) Get fit / lose 3/4 of a stone.
2) Do some exercise at least twice a week.
3) Plan to see the Northern lights in 09 / 10
4) Help someone get a shot at something they probably would not if did not help them (staking etc)

Thats it - hope all go's well for my readers also.

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Happy with a profit any year especially as it makes events more entertaining.

Overalll profit £5.7K


Horses +6.5K (most from Chelt)
NFL +4.5K no losing months in the year
F1 + £1K +


Online casino (mug) -£3.6K
Golf -1.5k (Ryder cup awful)
Specials -1K - very bad resuls x factor and Sporty!!!