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.