Sunday, May 31, 2009


Out both by 930 FFS I am such a donk now.

Got it all in on Betfair with just a flush draw and overs versus a flopped house so I have no outs.

Then in ECOOP I take a flop with KJ suited and flop comes QT (my suit) 4 and get it in v TT and miss the lot and he fills up.

More multi donkament cash down drain.


Donating again although profit until last 2 days when i blew 4 figs.

Horses -1660
Cricket -500
F1 425
Footy 1000
Golf 80
Snooker -250
Tennis -290
PROFIT -1195


Just seen that Rob "Animal" Price (blog is 1st link thataway >>>>>>> ) is 3rd of 19 at close of play on 2nd day of the 1500$ Omaha Hi Lo.

Good luck tomorrow - take it down then buy me into WSOP main event ;) :D

Saturday, May 30, 2009


FL -980
HU -470
Multi -3265
STT 50
NL 5120
Rake Bonus1000

Quite a frustrating month but pretty much always in profit but never by much. A few big buy ins for GUKPT etc included in above.


1) Non losing month at PLO :)

2) NL - I should play more as have been doing pretty well at 3 6 although its a good job the way multis have been going.


1) Multis continue to be awful. I am definitely running awful (lost 3 flips in row when CL tonight) but also not playing as well as I used to.

2) 2nd Nuts into nuts again in a large buy in tourney (AA v KK in GUKPT main event)

3) Much lower roll so having to sat into events and find myself laddering to make cash when i know deep down should be shoving over top near bubble etc.


1) I have already qualified for the 500$ event tomorrow night on IPoker and have took entered a 320$ sat to the main event on Monday.

2) $2500 main event in ECOOP on Monday - happy to be staked if any serious offers leave a comment :) - I am due to run good.


Lifted from Betfair forum

Two couples were playing poker one evening. Jim accidentally dropped some cards on the floor.

When he bent down under the table to pick them up, he noticed Bob's wife, Sue wasn't wearing any underwear under her dress!

Shocked by this, Jim upon trying to sit back up again, hit his head on the table and emerged red-faced.

Later, Jim went to the kitchen to get some refreshments. Bob's wife followed and asked, 'Did you see anything that you like under there?'

Surprised by her boldness, Jim admitted that, well indeed he did. She said, 'Well, you can have it but it will cost you £500.'

After taking a minute or two to assess the financial and moral costs of this offer, Jim confirms that he is interested!

Sue told him that since her husband Bob worked Friday afternoons and Jim didn’t, that Jim should be at her house around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.

When Friday rolled around, Jim showed up at Bob's house at 2 p.m. sharp and after paying Sue the agreed sum of £500 - they went to the bedroom and closed their transaction, as agreed.

Jim quickly dressed and left.

As usual, Bob came home from work at 6 p.m. And upon arriving, asked his wife: 'Did Jim come by the house this afternoon?'

With a lump in her throat Sue answered 'Why yes, he did stop by for a few minutes this afternoon.' Her heart nearly skipped a beat when her husband curtly asked, 'And did he give you £500?'

Sue, using her best poker face, replied, 'Well, yes, in fact he did give me £500.'

Bob, with a satisfied look on his face, surprised his wife by saying, 'He came by the office this morning and borrowed £500 from me. He promised he'd stop by our house this afternoon on his way home and pay me back.'

Now THAT, my friends, is a poker player


Awesome multi on full tilt on Thur night called MSOp (mini series of poker) basically every day they have an even that mirrors the wsop event just 100 times the buy in less and 100 times the clock less. Hence yesterdays 40K 2 hr levels WSOP event translated to a 400$ 12 min level 1000K GTD.

This had 450 runners and I played rather well - I was average stacked approaching the bubble (paid 50 700$+) and 3 of us seen a Q rag rag flop after my raise got no respect with AQ. Anyway someone bet into me on a q84 2 spade board and i decided i was ahead so jammed over the top and they called with A4 but with the flush draw. Turn blank river spade and I am gone for 0 rather than top 10 with 50 left in a huge prize money event.

Tonight i played a 80$ sat and won through that to play the 750$ 350K ECOOP (European Championship Of Online Poker) event on ipoker. Again 500 and odd runners and 50 paid. It looked like the same story all over again as I was 53 of 56 when pushed a low stack with A5 called by the BB with TT but fortunately i flopped an ace and have now beat the bubble so guaranteed 1575$.

I am currently very low though as played mega defensive to cash in situations i would usually shove but needs must at the moment. I am 40 oddth of 40 odd left and next payment jump is 500$ if get in the 30s which I will probably try and ladder to but only have 8 big blinds.


Gone 38th for 2100$ I shoved 7 BB with A2 into big blinds AQ adn board cam AQQ

Friday, May 29, 2009


CLEAN SWEEP: Latics star Titus Bramble is pictured with chairman Dave Whelan after picking up the club's top four awards - Media player of the Season, Players Player of the Year, Away player of the year and the Player of the year award

That sums up Newcastle - players just do better elsewhere !! We can make a good player bad in no time like all the people we buy from Spanish league for zillions and sell for peanuts !!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009



Ok the facts are that the majority of my poker income over the last 2.5 years has come from multi tournaments. Last year I won 3 major tournaments that all paid over 20000 USD each which is 2/3rds of my years profits.

This yeat the only Multi I won was a 300 and odd runner EPT qualifyer that I then lasted 45 mins in the main event, hence in a 5 figure hole for the year at multis. Azimut told me last year to enjoy it while it lasts as variance is huge in multis and can have long horrible periods, how right he was.


1) Turing this around from a PMA perspective is a simple fact that I run bad this year at multis but obviously to win 3 big tournies in 3 months I must have run hot last year and now recognise this more than ever.

2) Fortunately I have improved my cash game during the year and now think I am a half decent 3 6 NL player over 2/3 tables. At the same time my PLO game has improved to break even. Hence, the net result is I have been able to cover my multi losses via other forms of poker.

Looking foward I am going to cut down my expenditure on multis unless show a profit in the week from cash. If I want to play the fancy big money Sunday majors then I am going to have to earn it by slogging the sats to get into them. This should also help me play through the negative variance and hopefully I can make a few quid at cash at the same time.

I have had a couple of big unexpected hits expenditure wise and dont have a big roll at the minute. I also set up an ISA and have started to buy some shares via this thus reducing the roll further, and locked up £500 on Hull to go down next year at 9-4 at weekend.

Hence the immediate future looks like lower stakes or I need to sick run good !! I should get about 500-600 rakeback and a repayment of £1k on a loan hence should have about a £2-£2.5K roll for May. Time to run good again !!!

I am going to the Derby via a VIP invite that Brennan and Ben are going too also in June that sounds mint. However, i learned today that I probably will not be able to go and pick up my owners badge that day which is dissapointing as cannot get over to that enclosure with the double decker bus entrance tickets we will have.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Totally cursed at the moment.

AA v JJ go out the Sunday Brawl 215$ buy in.

Then 66K Betfair 40 left of 120 starters and I disco and I get back just in time to see I am on small blind with 2 black aces with a raise and reraise in front of me just in time to see them fold. Next hand I get QQ and reraise a raiser who off cause has AA that holds !!!

Anyway only other game I am in is a WSOP qualifyer in F Tilt which i got into the 500$ final via a 30$ sat earlier but already trailing behind average and no doubt will run into aces or have them bust in next hour or three !!


Very flat performance today like most of the season and no complaints with relegation.

However, I have found 1 way we would survive - lets blame the ref :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Very small field 40 odd for day 1A went something like below.

- 1st 3 hrs snore fest I hate live poker.
- Get moved tables (looks like more action)
- Raise from button 67 BB flats I continuation bet Ace flop and win pot.
- Next hand I raise from cut off with 2 black kings (1st decent hand in 3 hrs)to 450 and get repopped to 1500 - someone then flats the 1500 and i shove about 10K, this gets through original ranger and then quickly called. Pretty sure I must be versus QQ or AK so 70 or 80% equity but he turns over aces and board does not even bring a sweat.

I mention 2 black kings as I went out exactly the same hand last year !! Also the 2nd live tourney in a row when I have got it in with 2nd nuts v nuts which is obviously extremely annoying set up.


After I went out I went for tea with a couple of players I met at CPC (Geo / Joey) and decided to paly the £100 side event. However it was capped at 90 and only taking alternates so i sacked it off. Hence came home loaded a few cash tables to try and win entry back.

Just had a 3 way all in on PLO me QD 9D on a JT8 flop ( 2 di flop) versus 1010 rag rag and AD 2D and the turn and the board came rag rag non dis. Shipped the 1450EUR pot and instantly logged off in profit for the day inclding main event buy in :)



- I have seen the standard rise loads in 12 months.
- Far less fish around and far more full timers.
- Plenty decent players i know struggling
- 50 of the countries best players selected for Black Belt poker grading thing and a lot of them are losing at really low levels over decent sample sizes.
- More and more training sites out there.


- Not yet know but working on a few angles
- Newcastle GUKPT main event (Day 1A tomorrow)GL me !!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Got stuck at work tonight hence didnt have time to get Newcastle to play the opening GUKPT event which was a £200 freeze out. I then logged on line with the aim to win £330 to pay for tomorrows event. I was in for 1000 and in a 700 hole with only 300 left at one stage on NL600 however I recovered from a couple of suck outs versus me to leave with 1500 and a £450 profit on night so mission accomplished.

Should make it for the £330 double chance tomorrow which is 7000 chips and 2 day event with a decent structure. Would be interested how many runners for opening event if someone could let me know.


Sacked it off again I heard they play till 330AM - no good for the working man !!

FFS wish I had gone - get totally sick cash hand where i land the card I think i need to get pay off and overshove for 1200 pot and get insta called by nut flush v my 2nd nuts - if i don hit this card my bluff on riv would have won pot.

Then get big stack early in 20K Gtd - and get it all in versus anothe reasonable stck me KK him AK and he sucks out for pot that would give me chip lead.


Sunday, May 17, 2009


In a rage with 66k Exit on Betfair. Hand below 21 left and 18 paid I am 18th at time.

***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 523315817 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $500 Buy-in + $10 Entry Fee, Level:13 Blinds(400/800-80 ante) - Sunday, May 17, 21:26:57 GMT 2009
Weekly $66,000 GTD New Breed Challenge #243911
Table 2 9-max (Real Money)
Seat 1 is the button
Total number of active players : 8
Seat 1: hotgirrrrl ( 23,624 )
Seat 2: raidalot2 ( 47,966.81 )
Seat 3: mark1962 ( 32,747 )
Seat 4: Zizou06 ( 15,396 )
Seat 5: suddes ( 10,057 )
Seat 6: grudev ( 14,459.50 )
Seat 8: Claxton ( 10,823.50 )
Seat 9: PotAddict ( 24,821.50 )
Tourney Level:13 Blinds(400/800-80 ante)
hotgirrrrl posts ante [80]
raidalot2 posts ante [80]
mark1962 posts ante [80]
Zizou06 posts ante [80]
grudev posts ante [80]
Claxton posts ante [80]
PotAddict posts ante [80]
suddes posts ante [80]
raidalot2 posts small blind [400]
mark1962 posts big blind [800]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ 5s, 5d ]
Zizou06 folds
suddes goes all-in
suddes raises to [9,977]
grudev folds
Claxton folds
PotAddict folds
hotgirrrrl folds
raidalot2 folds
mark1962 calls [9,177]
** Showdown **
mark1962 shows [ Ah, 6d ]
suddes shows [ 5s, 5d ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 8s, 8h, Ac ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Qc ]
** Dealing River ** [ Td ]
** Hand Conclusion **
mark1962 wins 20,994 from main pot with two pair, Aces and Eights



Has a good day with my mates from Lanchester down at York on Friday - 3 winners including 1 decent bet covered all expenses for day and some - only regret is ending up in a shit club in town till 2am when should have come home when got back to town at 11.


I have a VIP invite to a corporate do at Epsom races on derby day from a poker room that looks mint. Also few of my mates going and fol hollow entered so should be a top weekend (June 6th).


I read a few articles on this including Ben the fish Holmes one lately. I nearly folded kings twice in 2 mins last night. 1st time was a sat to FTOPS main event with 14 seats and 17 left and an all in ahead of me and i folded when in 11th - he had QQ !!!

2nd time someone 3 bet me in the FTOPS main event and they never 3 bet so i was 100% they had aces. However , before i folded i decided it was +EV to set mine for 300 more and shipped a 20K pot when K flopped - had it not flopped I would have folded. However, i went out 7 hrs later for 0 return - how annoying is that !!!!


Is on this week - I will probably play one of the £200 events on Mon or Tue and then take it from there.


I have lost 2 massive pots today when all in with a flopped full house at PLO against someone with a set. Both times they filled up for better full houses and 2200 in pots.


While playing on FTP i noticed that all the multis have breaks at same time. This is so simple yet a master stroke. Should mean the likes of Amatay never need to pish / shat themselves again :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Played the PL mixed FTOPS event tonight and quite enjoyed it. Basically mix of PLNLHE and PLO. About 1000 runners for 200$ buy in and I was 90th for 300$ and odd dollars but was never in a fantastic position.

Then was in a bit of a hole at cash and ended up all in (dont ask I 4 bet bluffed !!) with 910 hearts versus a small stacker and another guy who has AA. Anyway i spiked 2 pair and took down a 1000 EUR pot which put me about £300 in front for the day at close of play which would have been a 6-700 loss if did not get lucky.

However I lost more than double that on a couple of big bets at York races. One I had a fortune on at 6-1 and if got a clear run would have psihed in :(

Off to York races Friday with all my mates from Lanchester, then last home game of season followed by a few bevvies and then have stuff to sort house wise Sunday followed by some multis.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Just a cheapie donk fest on Betfair tith 100 or so runners. I basically was top 3 all the way through and got to heads up with decent chip lead.

Was all in three times with chip lead - 1st 2 times behind and 40 / 60s.

Then I have tiny chip lead and both all in me Q Ten suited versus a dubious call by him with Q 7 - flop 886 and I am gutted with turn 6 meaning splt but not as gutted as river 7.

Anyway 1st 1500$ 2nd 1000$ so hopefully will be my cheapest ever bad beat heads up and I get my luck in a 10k difference one !!!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Quick post to wish my Mam and Dad a happy 40th Wedding Anniversay.

Have seen them today so dont just think I did it on here :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009


***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 520288076 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $500 Buy-in + $10 Entry Fee, Level:10 Blinds(200/400-40 ante) - Sunday, May 10, 20:42:21 GMT 2009
Weekly $66,000 GTD New Breed Challenge #241912
Table 1 9-max (Real Money)
Seat 9 is the button
Total number of active players : 8
Seat 1: MIKEMAC ( 10,776 )
Seat 2: hammer45 ( 16,614.74 )
Seat 3: FallOutBoy ( 48,874.25 )
Seat 4: Acesjoel ( 10,165.01 )
Seat 5: pippo45 ( 12,940 )
Seat 6: jandrew2 ( 20,303.50 )
Seat 8: ___X___ ( 11,185.26 )
Seat 9: suddes ( 12,709.87 )
Tourney Level:10 Blinds(200/400-40 ante)
suddes posts ante [40]
___X___ posts ante [40]
jandrew2 posts ante [40]
pippo45 posts ante [40]
Acesjoel posts ante [40]
FallOutBoy posts ante [40]
hammer45 posts ante [40]
MIKEMAC posts ante [40]
MIKEMAC posts small blind [200]
hammer45 posts big blind [400]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ Qs, Js ]
FallOutBoy folds
Acesjoel folds
pippo45 calls [400]
jandrew2 calls [400]
___X___ folds
suddes calls [400]
MIKEMAC calls [200]
hammer45 checks
** Dealing Flop ** [ Jh, 3c, Qd ]
MIKEMAC checks
hammer45 bets [1,200]
pippo45 raises to [5,920]
jandrew2 raises to [10,640]
suddes ????

Played a few multis and did noting in any losing races in 2 - then In Betfairs big one about 50 odd leftwhen the below hand came up. I think I shoul dhave found a fold and probably a mistake to call - however with all the faltting pre I could only be losing to 33 was my logic which was spot on so I should have listened !!

suddes raises to [12,269.87]
hammer45 folds
pippo45 goes all-in
pippo45 raises to [12,500]
jandrew2 calls [1,860]
** Showdown **
pippo45 shows [ 3s, 3h ]
jandrew2 shows [ Kh, Ks ]
suddes shows [ Qs, Js ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5h ]
** Dealing River ** [ 4d ]
** Hand Conclusion **
pippo45 wins 460.26 from side pot #1 with three of a kind, Threes
pippo45 wins 40,329.61 from main pot with three of a kind, Threes

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Lost a grand at cash before lunch.

Then entered 2 mults on *s tongight the biggets being the 320$ 120K gtd which has vey big prizes as 500 runners.

Was going extremely well in this and had played extremely well. Then below hand to go chip leader with 43 left. I continue to run so sick in every pot that seems t matter most. 1st is 29K and even 9th is 2.5K so below hurts a lot !!

PokerStars Game #28009596507: Tournament #160528878, $300+$20 Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (500/1000) - 2009/05/09 22:14:35 WET [2009/05/09 17:14:35 ET]
Table '160528878 43' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: seberek (27085 in chips)
Seat 3: ASPoker8 (32269 in chips)
Seat 5: vcwhr666 (16500 in chips)
Seat 6: 520988 (47840 in chips)
Seat 7: hoodini10 (23578 in chips)
Seat 8: gametime11 (60966 in chips)
Seat 9: Zolee21 (69473 in chips)
seberek: posts the ante 100
ASPoker8: posts the ante 100
vcwhr666: posts the ante 100
520988: posts the ante 100
hoodini10: posts the ante 100
gametime11: posts the ante 100
Zolee21: posts the ante 100
520988: posts small blind 500
hoodini10: posts big blind 1000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Qd Qc]
gametime11: folds
Zolee21: folds
seberek: folds
ASPoker8: folds
vcwhr666: folds
520988: raises 2000 to 3000
hoodini10: raises 20478 to 23478 and is all-in
520988: calls 20478
*** FLOP *** [Ad Ac 2s]
*** TURN *** [Ad Ac 2s] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [Ad Ac 2s Js] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Qd Qc] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
hoodini10: shows [Th Ks] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
hoodini10 collected 47656 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 47656 | Rake 0
Board [Ad Ac 2s Js Kd]
Seat 1: seberek folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: ASPoker8 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: vcwhr666 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: 520988 (small blind) showed [Qd Qc] and lost with two pair, Aces and Queens
Seat 7: hoodini10 (big blind) showed [Th Ks] and won (47656) with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 8: gametime11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Zolee21 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Still in but pretty low now with 43 left - need to run good which is 2008 not 2009 !!


BLKS got back into it - and got a good beat with 14th left with AQ v AK.

However, really dissapointed he called this shove and obviouslt that he hit - out in 12th for 2k$ and prize pool below for what might have been if won that hand (woul dhave gone 4th)

PokerStars Game #28013516617: Tournament #160528878, $300+$20 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (1500/3000) - 2009/05/10 0:07:33 WET [2009/05/09 19:07:33 ET]
Table '160528878 29' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: Titantom32 (95667 in chips)
Seat 2: HEMIpowerSWT (56663 in chips)
Seat 3: LastChance11 (158300 in chips)
Seat 5: bowser125 (46459 in chips)
Seat 6: Le_Liz@Rd (119608 in chips)
Seat 7: Jackal69 (149996 in chips)
Seat 8: 520988 (60296 in chips)
Titantom32: posts the ante 300
HEMIpowerSWT: posts the ante 300
LastChance11: posts the ante 300
bowser125: posts the ante 300
Le_Liz@Rd: posts the ante 300
Jackal69: posts the ante 300
520988: posts the ante 300
Titantom32: posts small blind 1500
HEMIpowerSWT: posts big blind 3000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [2d 2s]
LastChance11: folds
bowser125: folds
Le_Liz@Rd: folds
Jackal69: folds
520988: raises 5000 to 8000
Titantom32: raises 13600 to 21600
HEMIpowerSWT: folds
520988: raises 38396 to 59996 and is all-in
Titantom32: calls 38396
*** FLOP *** [4s Ah Jc]
Titantom32 said, "oh really"
*** TURN *** [4s Ah Jc] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [4s Ah Jc Qh] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Titantom32: shows [Td Kd] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
520988: shows [2d 2s] (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
Titantom32 collected 125092 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 125092 | Rake 0
Board [4s Ah Jc Qh Ac]
Seat 1: Titantom32 (small blind) showed [Td Kd] and won (125092) with a straight, Ten to Ace
Seat 2: HEMIpowerSWT (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: LastChance11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: bowser125 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Le_Liz@Rd folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Jackal69 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: 520988 (button) showed [2d 2s] and lost with two pair, Aces and Deuces

1st 28k
2nd 21k
3rd 16k
4th 12k
5th 8k
6th 6k
7th 5k


Ok once again the results have gone our away again today and it is really back in our own hands again. Simple fact is that if we win our games we stay up.

Monday night home to Boro - both the fans and the players need to step up to the mark and delivery. I am really looking foward to the game now. Lets take down the 2 home games this week and charge to survival. Ps can I win a multi also when asking for miracles :D

Friday, May 08, 2009


100 rebuy on *s tonight - 300 and odd runners I chip lead early and am going very well thinking I could land my 1st big result for a while.

About 100 left then these 3 hands within 10 mins.

I shove over raises 1 calls me JJ v 1010 flop 3 diamonds less than 10 and I have J diamond and he hits the other 10.

2 mins later i raise and get a flatter in BB again me JJ flop 10 9 7 that he pushes and shows J 10 - runner runner for flush for him.

The next hand a raiser and I shove all in with AK trying to look like on tilt. KQ calls and river is a Q.

That sums up perfectly 2009 multis.

Monday, May 04, 2009


LOl 2 tonight

Betfair 20K

***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 517628802 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $100 Buy-in + $9 Entry Fee, Level:3 Blinds(25/50-(no ante)) - Monday, May 04, 19:58:15 GMT 2009
$20,000 Guaranteed NL Hold'em #241991
Table 2 9-max (Real Money)
Seat 7 is the button
Total number of active players : 8
Seat 1: conasatatu ( 2,139 )
Seat 2: FeckinAce ( 1,417.50 )
Seat 3: hedger43 ( 8,652.50 )
Seat 5: suddes ( 2,667.50 )
Seat 6: bifta ( 6,465 )
Seat 7: eastrider ( 6,093.25 )
Seat 8: ariston ( 4,379.75 )
Seat 9: cerealkilla ( 4,545 )
Tourney Level:3 Blinds(25/50-(no ante))
ariston posts small blind [25]
cerealkilla posts big blind [50]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ As, Ad ]
conasatatu folds
FeckinAce calls [50]
hedger43 folds
suddes raises to [168.75]
bifta folds
eastrider calls [168.75]
ariston calls [143.75]
cerealkilla folds
FeckinAce calls [118.75]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Th, 3h, Ac ]
ariston checks
FeckinAce checks
suddes bets [543.75]
eastrider calls [543.75]
ariston folds
FeckinAce folds
** Dealing Turn ** [ 8s ]
suddes bets [906.25]
eastrider calls [906.25]
** Dealing River ** [ Jd ]
suddes goes all-in
suddes bets [1,048.75]
eastrider calls [1,048.75]
** Showdown **
suddes shows [ As, Ad ] three of a kind, Aces
eastrider shows [ Qc, Kh ] a straight, Ace to Ten
** Hand Conclusion **
eastrider wins 5,722.50 from main pot with a straight, Ace to Ten

Then for a seat in the Vegas final then AK v AJ flop AJJ - goodnight


Looks like something for all ranges of buy ins. The ones in bold I think I will try and play - if anyone playing any of these give me a shout. There are some overlap if I made day 2 but looks like thats £2K of buy in's already ...........

Leg 5 - Newcastle - May 18th - 24th

Main Event

Date Buy In Event Start Time Length Starting Chips
21/05/2009 £1000 + £60 NL Hold'em Main Event 2pm Day 1a 10,000
22/05/2009 £1000 + £60 NL Hold'em Main Event 2pm Day 1b 10,000
23/05/2009 --- NL Hold'em Main Event 2pm Day 2 - -
24/05/2009 --- NL Hold'em Main Event 2pm Day 3 - -

Blind levels last 1 hour. Alternates will be accepted during the first 2 levels of play.

Super Satellites will take place at 2pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival week plus an additonal Super Satellite at 11pm - Wednesdays only.
Side Events

Date Buy In Event Start Time Length Starting Chips
18/05/2009 £200 + £20 NL Hold'em Freezeout 8pm 2 days 6,000
19/05/2009 £300 + £30 NL Hold'em Double Chance Freezeout 8pm 2 days 7,000*
20/05/2009 £250 + £25 PL Omaha Freezeout 8pm 1 day 7,000
21/05/2009 £100 + £10.50 NL Hold'em Freezeout 8pm 1 day 5,000

22/05/2009 £100 + £10.50 NL Hold'em Freezeout 8pm 1 day 5,000
23/05/2009 £250 + £25 NL Hold'em Freezeout 6pm 2 days 7,000
24/05/2009 £100 + £10.50 NL Hold'em Bounty Tournament** 6pm 1 day 5,000

Blind levels last 45 minutes for 2 day competitions and 30 minutes for 1 day competitions
Alternates will be accepted during the first 2 levels of play in all competitions.

* 2 x 3,500 chips
** £25 of the buy in will be used for the bounty.


FL -1550
Multi -3025
NL 5960
Staking 2400
PLO 100


NL going well and been able to play more tables.


Multis - I run and start to play awful and have played some FL for rake races etc and I have lost quite a bit at that. Was surprised to see PLO was not a loser must have had 1 good session that covered all the bad ones.


1st winning month of year but highly dissapointing.

I was well in front and then started placing large bets with profits. I am also hating myself for not laying Murphy at evens when I had £400 at 7-1.

Horses 2190
Darts -560
F1 -260
Footy 1195
Golf -950
Snooker -1070
Tennis -150


Anyone who uses the Betfair forums - especially specials (I will back on anything !!) will have read posts by the "Kitten". The posts on things like big brother are awesome and I am sure he must watch it 24*7 and gets several betting edges as a result.

Anyway he had some bad news recently when diagnosed with Lieukemia - there is a chariy poker tourney on Betfair below which it would be great if people could support.

On a seperate theme I have staked a student a couple of times on Betfair with no return. He won a wsop seat last night and made an awesome gesture that the 3 people who had staked him previous have 1% of him in main event.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


FFS debated laying off at 2.06 and let it ride.

Now getting destroyed :(


I have just read his blog that shows he has won the Newcastle poker forum league and his prize is a £1K seat in the GUKPT and to be honest this shows there is some justice in the world.

Fantastic couple (him and his wife) that we met at the CPC and whom I have ran in to a few times since. Always rooting for local Newcastle players and in my experience if he can help anyone out then he does. Also him and his son put a load of work in setting up the fantastic Newcastle poker forum. His blog and forum both linked on the right hand side of my blog.

Also I have to admit when I 1st met him I thought his game needed some work, then in recent times when I have played with him you can see he has developed into a very good poker player.

I am sure he will be competitive in the GUKPT and GL to him and any other Newcastle poker forum memebers who play (and me of course !!).

Saturday, May 02, 2009


Then ................

Won £2K on balcony before breakfast at NLHE on 2 tables. Headed out nice and sunny but windy as out. However, went for dinner (beautiful red snapper) in a secluded place and then came out and they had the best sun bathers ever for 5 EUR for that day with girls doing massages and Beer served to your bed.

Just chilled listening to the ipod all day after fantastic lunch. Came back check how my bet on the 2000 Guineas went and it won at 12-1 although only had £40 quid on.

Horse Racing > Newm 2nd May : 1m Grp1 Showing 1 - 1 of 1 Selections

Selection Odds Stake(£) Bid type Placed Profit/loss(£)
Sea The Stars 13.00 40.00 Back 02-May-09 10:05 480.00

Then logged the snooker to be please Murphy is 14 10 up although was slightly concerned on closer inspection that he had been 14 7 up and lost the last 3 frames.

Also got a 7 fold on footy and 1st 4 won today. I would be delighted to lose as long as it was the toon getting some points !!!

30 Apr 09 / 21:38 Sevenfold(s) 1

Chelsea v Fulham – 90 Minutes
Man City v Blackburn – 90 Minutes
Tottenham v West Brom – 90 Minutes
Liverpool v Newcastle – 90 Minutes
Aston Villa v Hull – 90 Minutes
Ipswich v Coventry – 90 Minutes
Carlisle v Millwall – 90 Minutes
Chelsea @ 4/9
Man City @ 10/11
Tottenham @ 1/2
Liverpool @ 2/7
Aston Villa @ 1/2
Ipswich @ 1/2
Carlisle @ 5/6

Booked into the number 1 restaurant in Marbella tonight before heading home tomorrow. I usually have had enough after a week but absolutely love this place and gutted to be coming back.

Friday, May 01, 2009


OK in response to a few questions - some simple multi tips.


You have 77 flop A72 - get betting? - Why if he dont have an ace you may get 1 small bluff bet. If he does have strong ace you can get bets galrore in. How to disguish the hand? - put same bet out with KQ and he will fold if no ace.


A lot of people can tell you what everyones image is at the table. However, they cannot necessairly tell you there own. Lets say you have raised with AA 10 hands in a row and it never went to showdown - you need to be aware that everyone else will have you as maniac.


Identify who is nicking the blinds and antes and every few rounds come over the top and nick both - much more profitable than just pinching blinds.


Too many people lost tournies when pussyfutting around the bubble. Hence unless a major bubble (higher buy in than usual / or mega short stacked ) then get attacking and risk all.


I won quite a few last year and was very proud of some of the bigger wins. However, currently in a very dry spell and you realise how much luck is involved in winning a multi. Consider a big win payback for bad beats etc and dont feel like multis owe you. If keep doing the right things, with the right aggression the wins will come.