Wednesday, December 30, 2009



Football -1590
Casino 400
Horses 0
Darts -730
NFL -965
TOTAL -2885


Football -936
Racing -3304
NFL 185
Golf -1205
Tennis -2570
Darts -775
Athletics 550
Snooker -1970
Boxing -600
F1 935
Cricket -405
Greyhounds 300
Other -425
Casino 375


Right calling it a "year" now so figures below. Another awful month although have played much better this month and if had run to EV would have been in profit. However, completes a bad 6 months. I included expected rake and bonuses in figures to try and keep year cleamn.

Year totals below also.


FL -1150
Multi -305
NL 2650
PLO -4000

J -3000
F 10045
M 1220
A 3885
M 1460
J 11560
J 10755
A 400
S -7720
O 3400
N -2500
D -1915
TOTAL 27690

EDIT as played a but more when didn't expect to and won £600


I ran awful again tonight chasing Supernova on *s.

However did get the below hand at fixed limit !!! Was hoping bad beat bonuses etc would start flashing for 4 of a kind v 4 of a kinf but no such joy.!!

PokerStars Game #37385439524: Hold'em Limit ($5/$10 USD) - 2009/12/30 3:30:04 WET [2009/12/29 22:30:04 ET]
Table 'Kraz' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: knock_em_dea ($109 in chips)
Seat 2: ISLANDZEEKER ($77.50 in chips)
Seat 3: SpcZep ($147 in chips)
Seat 4: 520988 ($69 in chips)
Seat 5: perten ($78 in chips)
Seat 6: porkdinner ($524 in chips)
perten: posts small blind $2
porkdinner: posts big blind $5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ts Tc]
knock_em_dea: folds
SpcZep: folds
520988: raises $5 to $10
perten: raises $5 to $15
porkdinner: calls $10
520988: calls $5
*** FLOP *** [6s Th 6d]
perten: bets $5
porkdinner: calls $5
520988: calls $5
*** TURN *** [6s Th 6d] [Td]
perten: bets $10
porkdinner: folds
520988: raises $10 to $20
perten: raises $10 to $30
520988: raises $10 to $40
Betting is capped
perten: calls $10
*** RIVER *** [6s Th 6d Td] [3s]
perten: bets $10
520988: calls $9 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($1) returned to perten
*** SHOW DOWN ***
perten: shows [6c 6h] (four of a kind, Sixes)
520988: shows [Ts Tc] (four of a kind, Tens)
520988 collected $160 from pot
knock_em_dea said, "wow"
perten said, "wow"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $163 | Rake $3
Board [6s Th 6d Td 3s]
Seat 1: knock_em_dea folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: ISLANDZEEKER folded before Flop
Seat 3: SpcZep folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: 520988 (button) showed [Ts Tc] and won ($160) with four of a kind, Tens
Seat 5: perten (small blind) showed [6c 6h] and lost with four of a kind, Sixes
Seat 6: porkdinner (big blind) folded on the Turn

Just reached Supernova on *s so poker can firmly BEEP off for rest of year !!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Beats galore in the 3 tourneys I play again - below my personnal favourite LOL

***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 625907221 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $75 Buy-in + $5 Entry Fee, Level:4 Blinds(50/100-(no ante)) - Sunday, December 27, 16:32:40 GMT 2009
HOT! Sat to the $40,000 GTD #314753
Table 1 9-max (Real Money)
Seat 5 is the button
Total number of active players : 9
Seat 1: Arrrrr ( 715 )
Seat 2: Labusz81 ( 1,667.50 )
Seat 3: suddes ( 2,427.50 )
Seat 4: OFFENSIVE32 ( 1,175 )
Seat 5: Razorscutle ( 3,045 )
Seat 6: ACEMAN 1 ( 4,557.50 )
Seat 7: Chelsea M ( 2,493.75 )
Seat 8: tziapras27 ( 6,761.25 )
Seat 9: 4jollyheart ( 3,496.25 )
Tourney Level:4 Blinds(50/100-(no ante))
ACEMAN 1 posts small blind [50]
Chelsea M posts big blind [100]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ Js, Qs ]
tziapras27 folds
4jollyheart folds
Arrrrr calls [100]
Labusz81 folds
suddes calls [100]
Razorscutle folds
ACEMAN 1 calls [50]
Chelsea M checks
** Dealing Flop ** [ 8c, 9h, Td ]
ACEMAN 1 checks
Chelsea M checks
Arrrrr checks
suddes bets [300]
ACEMAN 1 raises to [1,300]
Chelsea M folds
Arrrrr folds
suddes goes all-in
suddes raises to [2,327.50]
ACEMAN 1 calls [1,027.50]
** Showdown **
suddes shows [ Js, Qs ]
ACEMAN 1 shows [ 6c, 7c ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 9c ]
** Dealing River ** [ Ac ]
** Hand Conclusion **
ACEMAN 1 wins 5,055 from main pot with a Flush
************ Game 625907221 ends ************

Did win a bit at cash today but just stacked off JJ v KK giving 1/2 of it back so going to log off and ensure in profit for the day !! Am in the turbo takedown on *s later which is a freeroll with FPP.


My form continues in freeroll LOL I RUN SO GOOD FOR SO LONG :(

okerStars Game #37275806940: Tournament #218075842, 3000FPP Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (600/1200) - 2009/12/27 22:40:56 WET [2009/12/27 17:40:56 ET]
Table '218075842 793' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: KIGold (17726 in chips)
Seat 2: jirong1981 (5395 in chips)
Seat 3: KresimirS (1840 in chips)
Seat 4: Fargo63 (27057 in chips)
Seat 5: kelavi (20878 in chips)
Seat 6: 520988 (10030 in chips)
Seat 7: payzebills (27275 in chips)
Seat 8: XIcksX (17626 in chips)
Seat 9: aacda (11839 in chips)
KIGold: posts the ante 120
jirong1981: posts the ante 120
KresimirS: posts the ante 120
Fargo63: posts the ante 120
kelavi: posts the ante 120
520988: posts the ante 120
payzebills: posts the ante 120
XIcksX: posts the ante 120
aacda: posts the ante 120
XIcksX: posts small blind 600
aacda: posts big blind 1200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [As Jc]
KIGold: folds
jirong1981: raises 4075 to 5275 and is all-in
KresimirS: folds
Fargo63: folds
Fargo63 is sitting out
kelavi: folds
520988: raises 4635 to 9910 and is all-in
payzebills: folds
XIcksX: folds
aacda: folds
Uncalled bet (4635) returned to 520988
*** FLOP *** [6s Ks Td]
*** TURN *** [6s Ks Td] [3h]
*** RIVER *** [6s Ks Td 3h] [9s]
Fargo63 has returned
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jirong1981: shows [9h Ah] (a pair of Nines)
520988: shows [As Jc] (high card Ace)
jirong1981 collected 13430 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 13430 | Rake 0
Board [6s Ks Td 3h 9s]
Seat 1: KIGold folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: jirong1981 showed [9h Ah] and won (13430) with a pair of Nines
Seat 3: KresimirS folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Fargo63 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: kelavi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: 520988 showed [As Jc] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 7: payzebills (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: XIcksX (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: aacda (big blind) folded before Flop

Thento get back in it LOOOOL

PokerStars Game #37276296591: Tournament #218075842, 3000FPP Hold'em No Limit - Level XIII (800/1600) - 2009/12/27 22:50:10 WET [2009/12/27 17:50:10 ET]
Table '218075842 592' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: LISTILLO (27269 in chips)
Seat 2: bluebirddb (21875 in chips)
Seat 3: kid pes (10055 in chips)
Seat 4: redfish35 (18190 in chips)
Seat 5: FloydStrait (30504 in chips)
Seat 6: londonar (7493 in chips)
Seat 7: 520988 (10234 in chips)
Seat 8: fasteddie667 (8410 in chips)
Seat 9: 900hundred (34795 in chips)
LISTILLO: posts the ante 160
bluebirddb: posts the ante 160
kid pes: posts the ante 160
redfish35: posts the ante 160
FloydStrait: posts the ante 160
londonar: posts the ante 160
520988: posts the ante 160
fasteddie667: posts the ante 160
900hundred: posts the ante 160
LISTILLO: posts small blind 800
bluebirddb: posts big blind 1600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [As Ad]
kid pes: folds
redfish35: folds
FloydStrait: folds
londonar: raises 5733 to 7333 and is all-in
520988: raises 2741 to 10074 and is all-in
fasteddie667: folds
900hundred: folds
bluebirddb: folds
Uncalled bet (2741) returned to 520988
*** FLOP *** [6c 9d 7d]
*** TURN *** [6c 9d 7d] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [6c 9d 7d Qd] [6h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
londonar: shows [7c 7h] (a full house, Sevens full of Sixes)
520988: shows [As Ad] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
londonar collected 18506 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 18506 | Rake 0
Board [6c 9d 7d Qd 6h]
Seat 1: LISTILLO (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: bluebirddb (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: kid pes folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: redfish35 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: FloydStrait folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: londonar showed [7c 7h] and won (18506) with a full house, Sevens full of Sixes
Seat 7: 520988 showed [As Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 8: fasteddie667 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: 900hundred (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)


Ok - all my readers know the Barclays story - I tipped them at about 80 they went down to 50 odd and then rose to £3 odd, unfortunately everone else made me nervous and i bottled it taking 30% profit (still gutted).

My share tip for next year is Taylor Wimpey at 37p. Many people will think this is mad and it may well be and it certainly is not risk free. However, i see a potential recovery in house prices and can see the banks coming under much more pressure to start lending again resulting in an increase in the number of mortgages processed.

Results announced last week showed big losses for this week but 2 things caught my eye.

1) Chief exec and another sneior manager will move on in 2010.

2) Some big asset write downs were released as loss from balance sheet to the years profit (loss) statment. I have seen numerous cases when this happens when they try and get all the bad news out the way in one go. It could be that if property starts to rise again then this land may even get written back and as a result profits would hit statements. Investment is shares is purley for potential capital gain and not for dividend which i suspect will be nothing in year.

Risky - feel free to agree / disagree thats why we have buyers and sellers :D

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Got to just over 97000 points but bust the bank I had and not reloading so no Supernova and challenge over, think I played just over 5000 hands for -600$ but played a few tournies also and lost 3 80 20s in the 50 rebuy which so sums up the last 6 month.

Anyway another fail to end the year to go alongside most of my year target fails which I will put in next post.

Huge well done to Kauto Star today on his 4th King George win, I was not on but I look back at ante post forum with pride when I put him up at 16s for KG before his 1st win - them were the days :)

Friday, December 25, 2009


Brief blog post to cover 2 non important poker topics and 1 very important life topic to me !!!

1) Happy Xmas to any readers left - realise last few months have been depressive reading but just have ran my worst ever so cant make it sound good.

2) After last post I was going to give up for xmas but logged on to *s and seen i had 94000 player points in the year so started to find out if worthwhile to try and get to 100000 for SuperNova status for next year. In the end decided to go for it but on principle of put 600$ in only and have to play 10000 low stakes hands or whatever it equates to. Hence last 2 days bored out my skull playing about 4000 fixed limit hands at slightly above break even (peanuts) - I now have 96000 points and am totally sick of it but as long as cash lasts will try and achieve it. Really to serve 3 purporses.

A) Get a bit of hard work / concentration ethic back in my poker.
B) Show one of my recently turned pro mates what a lazy arse he is in terms of how many hands he is playing per month (for his own good / motivation- BEN !!!!)
C) I am going to play 1 or 2 skins only next year for cash so gives *s as an option as some cash bonuses I believe if high volume player at Supernova.

3) Jean had a 13 week scan last week so started to tell people we are expecting our 1st child in the summer. Absolutely chuffed to bits and one reason why poker will play a much smaller part in my life from mid next year onwards.

I will finish this post on that positive news as I think feel good type news has been missing around here lately :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Logged on for a session and have logged off after 1 hand, about 4 months plus of this now.

Raise to 30 and a flat call ahead of me and I make it 111, opening raiser he makes it 350 i shove for 600 and odd.

ME KK him JJ flop J.

Over and out and **** off 2009

ps Ben they are beats not chuffing 50 50s you twist about :)

So log on to play a 100 tounrey on stars instead - 3 hands in

PokerStars Game #37091015267: Tournament #241010443, $100+$9 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2009/12/23 18:37:23 WET [2009/12/23 13:37:23 ET]
Table '241010443 24' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: Rosa300 (3570 in chips)
Seat 2: Bensemer (5645 in chips)
Seat 3: gde246 (5670 in chips)
Seat 4: pubinthehub (3000 in chips)
Seat 5: heavenwalker (2905 in chips)
Seat 6: sexysusy (3745 in chips)
Seat 7: BigBadBluff4 (2620 in chips)
Seat 8: 520988 (3525 in chips)
Seat 9: lesio79 (4025 in chips)
sexysusy: posts small blind 25
BigBadBluff4: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ah Kh]
520988: raises 100 to 150
lesio79: folds
Rosa300: calls 150
Bensemer: folds
gde246: calls 150
pubinthehub: raises 2850 to 3000 and is all-in
heavenwalker: folds
sexysusy: folds
BigBadBluff4: folds
520988: raises 525 to 3525 and is all-in
Rosa300: folds
gde246: folds
Uncalled bet (525) returned to 520988
*** FLOP *** [Jc 7s 2s]
*** TURN *** [Jc 7s 2s] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 7s 2s 9c] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Ah Kh] (a pair of Aces)
pubinthehub: shows [As Jh] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
pubinthehub collected 6375 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6375 | Rake 0
Board [Jc 7s 2s 9c Ac]
Seat 1: Rosa300 folded before Flop
Seat 2: Bensemer folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: gde246 folded before Flop
Seat 4: pubinthehub showed [As Jh] and won (6375) with two pair, Aces and Jacks
Seat 5: heavenwalker (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: sexysusy (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: BigBadBluff4 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: 520988 showed [Ah Kh] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 9: lesio79 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Sports - Disaster FAIL
Poker - lose every session FAIL
last 6 months - EPIC FAIL


***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 621431809 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $300 Buy-in + $10 Entry Fee, Level:5 Blinds(75/150-(no ante)) - Thursday, December 17, 23:14:54 GMT 2009
*HOT! 6-Shooter $3,600 GTD NL Hold'em #312871
Table 1 6-max (Real Money)
Seat 5 is the button
Total number of active players : 6
Seat 1: oohaah ( 3,564.44 )
Seat 2: kinkykev1 ( 3,877.50 )
Seat 3: suddes ( 5,692.59 )
Seat 4: Doobs ( 6,081.34 )
Seat 5: kunku wap ( 2,542 )
Seat 6: Nuux ( 10,742.13 )
Tourney Level:5 Blinds(75/150-(no ante))
Nuux posts small blind [75]
oohaah posts big blind [150]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ Kh, Ac ]
kinkykev1 folds
suddes raises to [400]
Doobs folds
kunku wap goes all-in
kunku wap raises to [2,542]
Nuux folds
oohaah folds
suddes calls [2,142]
** Showdown **
suddes shows [ Kh, Ac ]
kunku wap shows [ Qd, As ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Qh, 5h, 3s ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 8h ]
** Dealing River ** [ 2d ]
** Hand Conclusion **
kunku wap wins 5,309 from main pot with a pair of Queens

***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 621433779 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $300 Buy-in + $10 Entry Fee, Level:5 Blinds(75/150-(no ante)) - Thursday, December 17, 23:18:32 GMT 2009
*HOT! 6-Shooter $3,600 GTD NL Hold'em #312871
Table 1 6-max (Real Money)
Seat 6 is the button
Total number of active players : 6
Seat 1: oohaah ( 2,889.44 )
Seat 2: kinkykev1 ( 4,440 )
Seat 3: suddes ( 2,944.34 )
Seat 4: Doobs ( 5,856.34 )
Seat 5: kunku wap ( 5,702.75 )
Seat 6: Nuux ( 10,667.13 )
Tourney Level:5 Blinds(75/150-(no ante))
oohaah posts small blind [75]
kinkykev1 posts big blind [150]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to suddes [ Kc, Kd ]
suddes calls [150]
Doobs folds
kunku wap raises to [545]
Nuux folds
oohaah folds
kinkykev1 folds
suddes goes all-in
suddes raises to [2,944.34]
kunku wap calls [2,399.34]
** Showdown **
suddes shows [ Kc, Kd ]
kunku wap shows [ Ad, Qd ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 7s, 5s, 3h ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 7c ]
** Dealing River ** [ Ac ]
** Hand Conclusion **
kunku wap wins 6,113.68 from main pot with two pair, Aces and Sevens
************ Game 621433779 ends ************

************ Game 621431809 ends ************

EPIC EV FAIL - :( (1st would have been 1900 and 2nd 1200)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Ain't got much energy for this type of post this year but have tryed to put top 5 good and top 5 bad so a balanced post. Overall an extremely poor year from me poker / gambling wise and most targets set at start of the year were missed.


1)My biggest disappointment for many a year was the profit I made on the banking shares that I held. At one stage I had up to 20K invested and felt these shares were unbelievable value. However they went down initially and there was so much negativity around that I ran when profits got up to around 30% netting a decent gain, had I stuck to my principles that gain could have been 10 times higher at around 50k !!!!

2) My biggest buy in ever was the EPO where I paid 3500$ for a seat although I sold about half my action. I played very well in this tournament and despite losing races was still in it with 10% of field left when my aces were busted by Kx suited to finish outside the cash.

3) At Macau in a 5000$ buy in event I was drawn on the table of death yet managed to get a decent stack on a table full of pros. Once again fortune was not on my side and I lost all big pots most of which I was massive favourite in, KK versus 56 suited was particularly painful.

4) Dominated hands - at the other 2 big buy in events I played in the year which were the EPT Copenhagen and Newcastle GUKPT I ran 2nd set into top set and Kings into Aces.

5) Not mastering PLO and ultimately making a loss at this discipline during the year.


1) NL hold em cash games in the first 6 months of the year went very well and I quite often felt I was the best player at the table at 6 max, and this was shown in profits and my win rate.

2) Qualifying via 2 freerolls into the EPT Copenhagen on pokerstars.

3) Qualifying for Macau.

4) Instigating and taking my sabbatical leave from work and having the most amazing 2 months when travelling around Asia and Australia.

5) Winning the Betfair Sunday night major earlier in the year, which at that point had meant I had won it 3 times in a year which was prob 1 time in every 10-12 times i had played it over that time period.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Just had a day that just sums up the last few months for me.

I had been playing low at PLO200 but had done OK and moved to 1 table each of PLO400 and PLO600. I lost 4 buy ins at PLO600 never getting in worse than 45% and winning none (Now run > 10K$ behind EV on holdem manager.

Then had 2 big bets on footy (one to pay for xmas) on Ipswich and Preston both at evens both drawing 0 0 . The stats are sick on how many shots they both had without scoring it is totally beyond belief.

Anyway hold em manager on new pc over 4 months is now -22K$ (had a 10k$+day on other pc) and in a £2K+ hole for sports this month which I doubt I am getting out of as very little amunition left.

While I will end the year in profit at poker it really just feels like a complete waste of time this year and more and more seems to becoming a complete nit fest. Have not decided yet but am close to giving up for next year from a target perspective and just play now and then as a hobby / social thing which I guess is how it all started.

Monday, December 07, 2009

PHEW !!! 90:00+3:59 GOAL

I have run sick in general off late and thought I had been kicked in the chops again. I am well down at sports this month but was well impressed with Watford quote of 17/10 tonight v QPR as thought they played well at SJP on Sat.

Anyway I had a half decent bet on them and they went 2 1 up and it was in injury time when i looked so i put live updates on - then off course it pops up

90:00+3:59 GOAL
Thought i was goosed and shat on again but fortunately was for Watford so 3 1 and a winning bet !!!!!!


Just lost heads up in a multi for a GUKPT package, lost 3 50 50's in last hr and would have been a very nice stocking filler for next year - this was the only multi I played tonight as dont have funds to buy into the major Sunday night tournies at the moment and bit gutted to miss the 1k game on Betfair tonight as will have been plenty fish.

Had mega busy weekend also so going to work very unrefreshed tomorrow, have been to 2 wedding dos this weekend and my wifes Grans 90th birthday so it has been rather hectic.

I am 5 bets and 5 losers at sports this month and the coach of Houston made the worst call in the world tonight when on 1st and goal he trys to get flash and gets the non quarterback throwing who throws and enzone interception - great :(

Bad luck continued at cash tables also - I was playing PLO600 as had won a couple of hundred earlier and basically got it all in 3 ways (1800EUR pot) with 56 on a 347 2 heart board and i had higher straights and flush redraws. Turn was a non heart 10 which was nice and I needed a blank on river as was against a set and a higher flush draw but the river came 6 giving someone quads.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


Read a few poker books on travels and particularly enjoyed 2 of them.

Firstly, the Vicky Coren autobiography was a good read and I actually thought she came across really well. I also read the book about Stu Ungar entitled Man behind the shades, and I have previously read another book about him called one of a kind, both of them are awesome reads and a pretty amazing story.

Anyway was a thread on Betfair and someone has included a youtube link to a documentary about him that I assume was aired in the US - just watched first few and seems v good.

1st episode link below and then you see links to other 4.