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.