Monday, March 30, 2009



Golf -50
Horses -1995
Casino -225
Boxing -500
Darts -200
PROFIT -3331

Cheltenham was a disaster and then the few days chasing were even worse. Lesson learned move on.


PokerStars Game #26511112937: Hold'em No Limit ($10/$20) - 2009/03/29 23:27:19 WET [2009/03/29 18:27:19 ET]Table 'Patientia IX' 6-max Seat #3 is the buttonSeat 1: NutPopper ($138 in chips) Seat 3: Der Flaad ($798 in chips) Seat 4: TheCleaner11 ($3884 in chips) Seat 5: ADZ124 ($2531.50 in chips) Seat 6: 520988 ($460.60 in chips) TheCleaner11: posts small blind $10ADZ124: posts big blind $20*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to 520988 [6s 6d]520988: raises $35 to $55NutPopper: folds Der Flaad: folds TheCleaner11: calls $45ADZ124: folds *** FLOP *** [5c 9h 4h]TheCleaner11: bets $120520988: raises $285.60 to $405.60 and is all-inTheCleaner11: calls $285.60*** TURN *** [5c 9h 4h] [4d]*** RIVER *** [5c 9h 4h 4d] [Ad]*** SHOW DOWN ***TheCleaner11: shows [Ah Qd] (two pair, Aces and Fours)520988: mucks hand TheCleaner11 collected $939.20 from pot*** SUMMARY ***Total pot $941.20 | Rake $2 Board [5c 9h 4h 4d Ad]Seat 1: NutPopper folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 3: Der Flaad (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 4: TheCleaner11 (small blind) showed [Ah Qd] and won ($939.20) with two pair, Aces and FoursSeat 5: ADZ124 (big blind) folded before Flop

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Set ups / beats and losing races !!!

WSOP qualifyer start v well then get it all in with top 2 pair v bottom set.

Warm Up - Lose JJ v AK twice for guge stacks.

Betfair Irish Open - lose 4 from 4 races.

Betfair 55K - chip led after 4 hands when i doubled up with a flopped str8 and then lose every race since - still in but well behind average. EDIT just gone qq losing to AK again.

Looking like a poor night again !!

Only just in profit for the month and will deffo make more from staking than playing this month. Better than losing i suppose.

AT least Bruce has listedned to my rants at Betfair and has changed multi schedule to be much better so I rewarded him by reloading it.

Betfair Customer Services 29 Mar 17:07
New season and a new clock, it’s time for a new schedule.

Starting from Monday 30th March, the following tournaments will be amended:
- The daily $11k GTD will change to a $20K GTD, same buy-in of $100 + $9
- The daily $5K Deepstack will change to a $7K GTD Deepstack, same buy-in of $55 + $5
- The daily $1600 Lunch money tournament will change to a $2000 GTD, same buy in of $20 + $2
- The weekly Sunday $55K GTD will change to a $80K GTD, new buy-in of $540 + $10

We’re also introducing a monthly $20K GTD, $20 buy-in – the first one will take place on May 3rd.

Finally, you can look forward to numerous qualifiers to live events, including WSOP, WSOP Europe, the Greek Poker Tour and the Balkan Pokernews challenge.

Happy spring,

Betfair Poker team.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


The good news is I finished 4th in 2 consecutive multis - one was PLO and one was NLHE with over 100 runners. Th ebad news is they were both low buy ins so returns was under 4 figures.

They took many hours and then i lose what I win in these at cash AI on flop of 9 7 4 with QQ versus KK so that cancals out the good work !!!

Out tonight and tomorrow night will play a WSOP qualifyer, the warm up on stars and the FPP freeroll.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Got it in twice in 50 50s for grand pots and lost both.

Also backed Barney to beat Taylor who is getting stuffed.


Just played 1 table on Laddies for 4 hrs while watching TV tonight.

Bought in for £200 and left with £2300 and played real well with most big pots I won I got it in a mile ahead and held. However, last hand of night i did 500 with fancy play syndrome with nothing which has took the cherry from the icing from the cake.

Staking going well - mega impressed with the workload they are putting in especially with big rakerace on - could't ask for more in terms of effort as he put more volume in than anyone else in the UK in the month !!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Click on the link down the Right of my blog to THEMAINS blog and watch the Youtube video - huge LOL

Some + variance :)

Got it all in ak v aa and flopped trip kings for a 1000$ pot and then had a decent single table cash session from that point when i felt i played very strongly.

However if had lost ak v aa as i should have then probably would have not reloaded so thought i w ould give you lot a non twisty, i am coco the luckbox type post. :)

Monday, March 23, 2009


Played a GUKPY sat for 5 hrs tonight.

7 left 2 seats and 3 cash prizes.

I am playing 5k in 5th ish - earlish raised to 700 and I jam to look weak rather than make it say 2k with QQ. Get a call v A 6 for his tourney life and of course gets his suckout - that was probably for a seat as would have been chip leader.


and his alias - THEGIMPMASK and then when he hits he types misclick


Saturday, March 21, 2009


Nevr ever had a more cursed account than the one I have on Big Slick. I realise this is a riculous post but so many pots on this site I totally outplay someone and get done for guge pots.

Prime example today when I was trying a spin up from 1000$ - surely his call is absolutely awful - I pwned him and of course his 3 outer or 6% lands :(

Me 33 raised pre he flats flop 235 rainbow i bet big get called. Q i check to represent AK he bets small (200) and I shove for 850 and he calls with 56 - river 4 for about 2200$ pot.

FSS this is month from hell


Managed my 1st week for some time with 0 sports bets. However, largely down to the mad hours I have had to do at work - I probably have done somewhere in the region of 70 hrs this week.

Poker - only just got my head above water this month and only had 2 sessions 2 tabling cash this week. Loaded £500 in Laddies and won £750 taking it to £1250 and then lost the full £1250 the following nights both times getting it in when 20 80 which aint good !!!

Played 30 60 FL for 30 mins a few hours ago and won £700 so just above break even for week.

Have 3 projects going live April 1 so doubt I will get much play in next week and had thought about the London GUKPT but have all but dismissed that now.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


OK its not all about writing up the wins. When I first started this blog the main purporse was to discipline myself and keep records etc. I hate posting any loss and it has been a massive EV move for me.

However, I just finished my worst week betting / poker wise ever. Got in a bit of a hole at Chelt and then having been chasing and getting in bigger and bigger hole. Just looked and in the week I did £5K on sports and £2.5K on poker - mainly due to indiscipline and also running awful. Loaded a few Sunday multis up to try and blast out of it but gone early from all bar warm up and to be honest my poker game has suffered with my current mindset.

These things happen, just have to hope its another 2.5 years before I have that indiscipline again. Got a mega busy week at work coming up hence will make sure no sports bets and to be honest poker will be very rare. Despite the poker loss I still have my head in front for the month on poker tables (only just) and the guy I am staking is going well also which is good news for both of us.

I am going to cut write back on sports bets as have been putting far too big bets on in a year where profit across sports / poker is non existant in the year.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Shit year for me this year after last years success. in big hole going into last day. Bets below.

GB / Chelt 13th Mar / Gold Cup Denman Back 7345359346 01-Mar-09
20:51 8.8 25.00 8.8 01-Mar-09 21:22

GB / Chelt 13th Mar / Foxhunter Chs Limerick Boy Back 7345367480 01-Mar-09
20:52 15 47.00 15.17 01-Mar-09 20:52

GB / Chelt 13th Mar / Gold Cup Denman Back 7268418301 21-Feb-09
02:49 6.6 25.00 6.6 21-Feb-09 02:49

GB / Chelt 13th Mar / Gold Cup Denman Back 7250903326 18-Feb-09
22:28 6.8 37.84 6.8
GB / Chelt 13th Mar / 14:05 2m1f Hcap Hrd Cockney Trucker Back 7435297067 12-Mar-09
23:31 11 100.00 11 12-Mar-09 23:31

GB / Chelt 13th Mar / Triumph Hrd Walkon Back 6875445811 27-Dec-08
13:12 24 47.00 24 27-Dec-08 13:12

Bottom one at 24 is now 9/2 best so hopeful.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Ok Cheltenham was a disaster today and I did my brains in ( 4 figs).

hence rather than chase / waste more tomorrow I took advantage of an offer from the syndicate who I have my horse shares with. They had an offer on for 1 day only that if you bought a capital share in a filly by Motivator then you would not have to pay any training fees (This is saving £600 per annum). Hence I bought a very small share although would not be surprised if the plan becomes apparant to ship it on at end of 1st season.

So that means I now have 3 shares in horses for the year and I am going to make sure thats it or will get in bother with the Mrs !!!

Fol Hollow (4 year old sprinter) - D Nicholls
General Caribou (NH flat - will go hurdling in winter)- N Gifford
Unnamed 2 year old Motivator filly - P Haslan

Hopefully, there is a winner in them in the year ahead and can take me to a couple of decent meetings.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Day 1 started well with the opening winner at double figure odds but then some close ones like D Villez at 100-1 4th but I was on win only.

Assume Wichita will be none runner as won today but will be 1/2 current Betfair odds if runs but can ignore them below.

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 13:30 4m Nov Chs Wichita Lineman Back 7416352293 10-Mar-09
21:01 17.5 25.00 17.5 10-Mar-09 21:31

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 16:40 2m Hcap Hrd Miss Sarenne Back 7416557338 10-Mar-09
21:25 9.2 46.00 9.2 10-Mar-09 21:25

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 14:05 2m5f Nov Hrd Diamond Harry Back 7416549022 10-Mar-09
21:23 5.6 50.00 5.6 10-Mar-09 21:23

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 16:40 2m Hcap Hrd Miss Sarenne Back 7416541271 10-Mar-09
21:22 9.2 92.00 9.2 10-Mar-09 21:22

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 15:20 To Be Placed Ashley Brook Back 7416320185 10-Mar-09
20:58 10.5 25.00 10.5 10-Mar-09 21:00

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 13:30 4m Nov Chs Parsons Pistol Back 7416309190 10-Mar-09
20:57 15 25.00 15 10-Mar-09 20:57

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 13:30 4m Nov Chs Wichita Lineman Back 7416304489 10-Mar-09
20:56 15.5 23.00 15.5 10-Mar-09 20:56

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 17:15 2m NHF Sicilian Secret Back 7416104636 10-Mar-09
20:32 7.2 10.08 7.2 10-Mar-09 20:32

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 14:40 3m Nov Chs What A Friend Back 7416074878 10-Mar-09
20:29 7.4 40.00 7.4 10-Mar-09 20:29

GB / Chelt 11th Mar / 13:30 4m Nov Chs Wichita Lineman Back 7416046269 10-Mar-09
20:25 16 2.00 16 10-Mar-09 20

Monday, March 09, 2009


Greatest show on earth starts with what looks like a very poor opening day. No strong fancies but had a few bets on Betfair. 1 winner would do.

GB / Chelt 10th Mar / Supreme Nov Hrd Cousin Vinny Back 7402399511 09-Mar-09
00:19 3.95 72.09 3.95 09-Mar-09 00:19

GB / Chelt 10th Mar / Arkle Chs Made In Taipan Back 7394220649 07-Mar-09
23:57 27 17.48 27 07-Mar-09 23:57

GB / Chelt 10th Mar / Supreme Nov Hrd Go Native Back 7382739674 06-Mar-09
19:49 13.5 29.22 13.5 06-Mar-09 19:49

GB / Chelt 10th Mar / WH Trophy Hcap Chs Dear Villez Back 7375060055 05-Mar-09
21:03 100 5.00 104 05-Mar-09 21:03

GB / Chelt 10th Mar / Festival XC Hcap Chs Drombeag Back 7375051918 05-Mar-09
21:01 18 16.00 18.06 05-Mar-09 21:01

GB / Chelt 10th Mar / Champion Hrd Harchibald Back 7375043163 05-Mar-09
21:00 36 20.00 36 05-Mar-09 21:00

I have 2 proper bets also elsewhere.


Played 3 multis - the biggets being the 2.5 million gtd on Ipoker.

In 1st hr I got quads once and went from 5 to 7k. 2nd hr i dropped back to 6K and then in 3rd hr dropped to 4K.

I get nothing for ages and then 5 limpers of 200 + a few antes into my BB. Obviously noone has anything of strength so I shove for 4K with a weak ace. (hand didnt matter) It gets through the earlier flat caller so I assume I am safe, but no some coco, crusty, Ronald McDonald, thinks his King Ten must be in good shape and calls - anyway 9K pot to go above average and i look good flopping ace but he makes a flush and I am gone. Massively frustating as direct buy in was $1580 and prizes huge.

Next up a 20$ sat to the 320$ final qualifyer to Irish festival whcih I qualify for Thu 320$ final qualifyer.

Then played a London GUKPT 1 seat only 250$ qualifyer. 2nd - 6th get cash back and i get heads up in a strong field. However he has 29K to my 10K. However I get it all in in good shape for chip lead with AQ v A9 pre flop and he rivers a 9.
We swapped a small % in main event so I have 10% of him but so so so sick weekend poker wise.

My big £500 trebele landed on the footy so that gets the chin up a bit. However backed someone via oddschecker to win golf with Paddy power at 10-1 for £25 and i look at statement tonight and the link must have been wrong as shows i backed someone else.


Saturday, March 07, 2009


Soap 07 Mar 22:02

lol final hand of night sums up today perfectly.

********** Game #25713069364: Hold'em No Limit ($5/$10) - 2009/03/07 22:01:18 GMT [2009/03/07 17:01:18 ET]
Table 'Makhaon II' 6-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: blackcr ($1000 in chips)
Seat 2: PokerKai ($3261.75 in chips)
Seat 3: 520988 ($401.75 in chips)
Seat 4: garompon ($1100 in chips)
Seat 5: bfl4me ($1395 in chips)
Seat 6: kadi100 ($567 in chips)
kadi100: posts small blind $5
blackcr: posts big blind $10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [9c 9h]
PokerKai: folds
520988: raises $20 to $30
garompon: calls $30
bfl4me: folds
kadi100: folds
blackcr: raises $110 to $140
520988: raises $261.75 to $401.75 and is all-ingarompon: folds
blackcr: calls $261.75
*** FLOP *** [Tc 6c 8s]
*** TURN *** [Tc 6c 8s] [Jd]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 6c 8s Jd] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
blackcr: shows [7h 5h] (a straight, Four to Eight)
520988: mucks hand
blackcr collected $835.50 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $838.50 |
Board [Tc 6c 8s Jd 4s]
Seat 1: blackcr (big blind) showed [7h 5h] and won ($835.50) with a straight, Four to Eight
Seat 2: PokerKai folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: 520988 mucked [9c 9h]
Seat 4: garompon folded before Flop
Seat 5: bfl4me (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: kadi100 (small blind) folded before Flop


I entered 4 multis tonight and busted in 3 of them with really bad beats 80 20 my way but on top of that in 2 of them it was a total joke that they called my turn shoves.

Then load up 5 10 cash and do well to start with and then get in my biggest pot for ages.

Basically almost 3000$ pot (all in on turn) on board J453 when i jam raised his big bet - I was pretty sure he had AA or KK the way the betting had gone. I had a really well disguised 45 and the river came 2 ( he had 12 outs) making him a straight. Have been withdrawing a bit on *s when made a profit so roll now is extremely low ( 3 figs). Hopefully I can avoid depositing as been on a decent run of not depositing for a while.

Away from poker I had 50 EW on the days big race winner ( Daves Dream 16-1) which was the 1st touch I have landed for a while but lost 1/3 rd of this back.

I also went for a big treble in the FA Cup on the favs even though I knew they would have slightly weakened teams.

Had £500 treble Chelsea (8/15) Man U (10/11) and Arsenal tomorrow (1/2) so have 4 figures runing on to the match tomorrow so should make it entertaining.

I also learned that the horse I bought a share in has an entry at Aintree in the NH flat race on National Day. It will probbaly run if the ground is soft or worse and even though it will be 250-1 or something I imagine it would be fantastic to be in the owners / trainers part on National day - my sister lives that way so may make a weekend of it if he does run.

Friday, March 06, 2009


Made the final table of the 100 rebuy on *s with 223 runners.

However, made a few weak plays and didn't trust my gut and bust 9th for 1500$ (was in for 300$)

Pretty dissapointed at exit hand even though i was in last - he snap calls 34K which is questionable imo even though he has the chips to do it.

PokerStars Game #25643779687: Tournament #144057335, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (1500/3000) - 2009/03/05 23:37:51 GMT [2009/03/05 18:37:51 ET]
Table '144057335 18' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: MuppetKing (192088 in chips)
Seat 2: 520988 (41357 in chips)
Seat 3: oldjude (175523 in chips)
Seat 4: vertinha (40642 in chips)
Seat 5: TheMatadorCC (237720 in chips)
Seat 6: DANIIL09 (76083 in chips)
Seat 7: Improved (223805 in chips)
Seat 8: xx HaZ (74245 in chips)
Seat 9: roedel33 (154537 in chips)
MuppetKing: posts the ante 300
520988: posts the ante 300
oldjude: posts the ante 300
vertinha: posts the ante 300
TheMatadorCC: posts the ante 300
DANIIL09: posts the ante 300
Improved: posts the ante 300
xx HaZ: posts the ante 300
roedel33: posts the ante 300
MuppetKing: posts small blind 1500
520988: posts big blind 3000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [3c 3d]
oldjude: folds
vertinha: folds
TheMatadorCC: folds
DANIIL09: folds
Improved: raises 3900 to 6900
xx HaZ: folds
roedel33: folds
MuppetKing: folds
520988: raises 34157 to 41057 and is all-in
Improved: calls 34157
*** FLOP *** [Kd 6s 9d]
*** TURN *** [Kd 6s 9d] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 6s 9d Ad] [5s]
TheMatadorCC said, "ul gg"
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [3c 3d] (a pair of Threes)
Improved: shows [6c 8c] (a pair of Sixes)
Improved collected 86314 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 86314 | Rake 0
Board [Kd 6s 9d Ad 5s]
Seat 1: MuppetKing (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: 520988 (big blind) showed [3c 3d] and lost with a pair of Threes
Seat 3: oldjude folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: vertinha folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: TheMatadorCC folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: DANIIL09 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Improved showed [6c 8c] and won (86314) with a pair of Sixes
Seat 8: xx HaZ folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: roedel33 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


My shares continue to be an absolute pain and this weeks drops take me to -40odd% which aint good. I got out of 1 just in time as well at a profit, had i not I would now be -60%.

Anyway I decided to just forget about them and leave them as busto or recover long term. Barclays remains my biggest investment and if they could prove no write offs needed it is hugely undervalued with a market cap equivalent to only a few years profits.

Anyway whats the point of the above - basically I have decided to spend any poker winnings on something enjoyable - hence took 5K from roll and paid 2.5K on mortgage and using other 2.5K to buy small shares in a couple of horses. Last night i purchased my 1st ever share in a potential jumper (ran in 4 NH flat races) and is pictured and is named General Calibou - basically looks like it needs a slog already so lets hope we have so more bad weather.

I am also going to invest in a small share in cheap two year old with Haslam again via the breeze sales. Intention would be to sell after 1 year and hopefully take advantage of the £10K added to any maiden winners that are bought at breeze up this year. Even a claiming or seller win is worth £5K added so a hopeful punt.

Monday, March 02, 2009


Seen on his blog everytime he posts he is winning he then losses !!!

Anyway I am already in big hole for the month as every flip for stacks at 5 10 I have lost today - maybe should not have said I was winning more than my fair share !!!

Played 2 multis tonight and got my stack in dominated both times so not a great day. Toon lost also so now in big relegation trouble and a cat had chuffing
the craps on my lawn.

Roll on tomorrow !!!