Sunday, February 28, 2010


Darts 215
Rugby 530
Golf 220
Horses 320
NFL 50
Winter Ol 115
TOTAL 2570

New strategy is place less bets make sure they are winners :D


Since I bored you all for 6 months about how bad I was running in latter half of 2009 and over 20K behind EV I thought I should share some good fortune in 2010.

1) About 5K$ above EV at NL cash.
2) Sports betting, when things were always going against me I have these 4 bets from this weekend.

BET 1 - Backed Wales +6.5 v France in Rugby - turned off half time when 20 down but turned over with 5 mins left just as France kicked pen to go 12 up (or 6 on handicap), very late wales try and I need the coversion to win which go's in after hitting inside of post/

BET 2 - Layed Stoke when 1 up v Arsenal and then backed Arsenal at evens and to win 2-1 when Stoke went to 10 men. 2 late goals - another collect.

BET 3 - I watched Glasgow derby today and was surprised to see Rangers 7-4 at half time so had a ton on, they just notched with last kick off game to win 1 0.

BET 4 - Had below enhanced treble bet just because PP sent me an email and it seemed a good price. However Villa played well and I thought Brenos (pictured) had a solid game for the opposition.

10-1 enhanced treble Spurs Man U Liverpool

Hopefully, this post does not equal end of run good, but as Brenos would say hopefully this balances my blog range :D


I have a load of work stuff to do tomorrow so in order to avoid poker I will post this now. I have bought into Betfair Sunday Mulit and warm up (£400 of buy ins but since both finish after midnight i can post results for Feb now).

FL -790
Multi 6625
NL 3670
PLO -1650


1) Multi form and results have been very good with lots of decent runs on *s.

2) First ranking cash in UK in Manchester UKIPT.

3) Played well at NL all month bar last 2 days.


1) Just lost 2000$ in 10 mins at NL, and also lost over 1000$ on Friday when felt like shit and should not have even logged on.

2) Dissapointed not to turn one of the decent runs into real big money in multis.

3) started playing a bit of Omaha as soon as staking dealing was over and once again I am a loser at it, going to force myself to play 2 4$ at highest if feel need to play.

4) Got coolered to death v some crank at fixed limit, probably over 1500$ of rivers.

Overall happy to have a dcent month as has been a while, and really feel I played very well in the month.

Friday, February 26, 2010


an alternative view


Just missed huge cash again with top 3 places all getting 5 figures.

I just busted in 8th when AQ ran into QQ and his hand held for 2322$ or 2000$ profit.

I ran really well in 1st hr and could / should have been out twice but then got bad beat in huge pot when AQ (big stack) v my AK (bigger stack) v 77 (small stack) flop AQ7 LOL.

Anyway all these medium sized cashes are adding up and below shows multi cashes on stars from database link in Feb which is good multi month, obviously doesnt show all the unplaced tournies I have played which is a lot !!!!!

Date Tournament Game Buy in Entries Rank Prize
20 Feb 10 No Limit Hold'em HENL $320 661 12 $2,380
16 Feb 10 No Limit Hold'em HENL $55+ 30 7 $250
16 Feb 10 No Limit Hold'em HENL $109+ 408 50 $719
14 Feb 10 No Limit Hold'em HENL $215 4557 72 $1,431
07 Feb 10 No Limit Hold'em HENL $530 1013 13 $3,799
04 Feb 10 No Limit Hold'em HENL $109 701 2 $9,604

Monday, February 22, 2010


Before the 75 mins things were good, won last night on cash that covered multi buy ins and doubled buy in in 1st cash game tonight.


- 100 rebuy *s 5 buy ins / rebuys / top up then busted v top pair sh1t kicker !!!
- lost a full buy in at NL1000 checking top pr flop then bet calling his made str8 turn !!!
- Then lost 600 in 3 hands at FL - 2 to huge suckouts / pathetic plays that then check raise river for max value when hit ridic outs !!!!

For first time in mega long time I felt the tilt urges so turned work pc on to avoid poker and just entered 100 sat to a 500 event for next few hrs which will play when working.

Tiltmonster nearly came out !!!!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Warm Up Busted
FTOPS PLO Busted round 1
FPP qualifyer to Snowfest EPT - busted
*S 4 Mill GTD - Unregged
FTOPS NLHE FREEZEOUT - had massive stack but hust lost set up from blinds 1010 v JJ and now busted with pathetic push few hands later.

All in all a poor day as below things as well.

1) Been ill all day which aint good.
2) All the spurs players w@nking over that useless Russian cos he scores 2 goals in a year really got on my nerves!!

However, am on Poulter to win a few hundred and looks almost weighed in.


Just came 12th (Top UK again) of 661 in the 300 100K gtd on *s once again missing the big cash.

I probably made a mistake on last hand when 10th of 12 and shoving from BB, when had been a min raiser and caller ahead of me with initial mid raiser had been at it for ages but I had total camel crunch. My read was good on 1st player who insta folded but guy who had flatted had AQ and my QT was totally dominated and exited 12th for 2.4k$.

However prizes were huge again on FT so missed the big money again. 1st 37K 5th 10K and 8th 5k 3 examples, however from 30 odd left I was always in bottom 5 or so, I also had several suckouts in tourney so cant twist and another decent run, hopefully one day soon can convert to decent FT cash.

Friday, February 19, 2010


40 billionth hand was dealt when i was playing 4 tables 2 4 and i seen it was dealt at a 2 4 table just not mine.

However, i could not believe it when 3 out of 6 players folded to the original guys shove, must be complete cocos.

WInner got 24000 dollars - nice !!!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Mini run ended today. Always feels worse when on day off work also as usually would not have played. Some of the cash plays on stars in afternoon were pretty poor but i was just on the wrong side of races versus total donks.

Example is hand like below.

P1 raise to 18, P3 flats I have AK and raise to 72 and p1 folds, i think p3 may flat his small / medium pair. However he raised but has fold equity to shove, I am certain he can only have small pair so shove for stacks and he insta calls with 44 and holds.

Few other hands like above that were slightly annoying. However, decent month so far and I am in Amsterdam with work Wed / Thur so wont be playing then and probably a multi only tomorrow when watching Milan / Man U.

Playing the 100 freezout and the 100 rebuy on stars tonight, will update later if get anywhere.


Bust out both above when above average chips and in races for big stacks. However, on plus side got level on day when a huge fish sat at 5 10 NL$ however unfortunately he only had 1 buy in.

Also noticed in HEM stats in one session today I played 64 42 with 3 bet 36 which cant be good - hope it was short handed !!!!


came 72 of over 4500 in *s warm up for 1430$ (215$ entry).

Slightly annoyed at exit hand, not in how i play it as he is opening most pots but just the fact i am drawing to the ace which is exact;y the same as yesterday which are pretty sick spots, anyway one day and at least these are coming with $ attached.

PokerStars Game #39764601875: Tournament #284020016, $200+$15 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXIII (10000/20000) - 2010/02/15 0:25:19 WET [2010/02/14 19:25:19 ET]
Table '284020016 309' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: djbignick (363390 in chips)
Seat 2: Kaksnel (777299 in chips)
Seat 3: heavenhell19 (428768 in chips)
Seat 4: Pedro_chips (690685 in chips)
Seat 5: lNormaJean (323032 in chips)
Seat 6: Catenaccio (1592312 in chips)
Seat 7: iMsoLucky0 (1169936 in chips)
Seat 8: B DA cards (1782163 in chips)
Seat 9: 520988 (214700 in chips)
djbignick: posts the ante 2000
Kaksnel: posts the ante 2000
heavenhell19: posts the ante 2000
Pedro_chips: posts the ante 2000
lNormaJean: posts the ante 2000
Catenaccio: posts the ante 2000
iMsoLucky0: posts the ante 2000
B DA cards: posts the ante 2000
520988: posts the ante 2000
520988: posts small blind 10000
djbignick: posts big blind 20000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [2h Ah]
Kaksnel: folds
heavenhell19: folds
Pedro_chips: folds
lNormaJean: folds
Catenaccio: raises 26400 to 46400
iMsoLucky0: folds
B DA cards: folds
520988: raises 166300 to 212700 and is all-in
djbignick: folds
Catenaccio: calls 166300
*** FLOP *** [Qs Jc 3s]
*** TURN *** [Qs Jc 3s] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [Qs Jc 3s 6h] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [2h Ah] (high card Ace)
Catenaccio: shows [2s 2d] (a pair of Deuces)
Catenaccio collected 463400 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 463400 | Rake 0
Board [Qs Jc 3s 6h Tc]
Seat 1: djbignick (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: Kaksnel folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: heavenhell19 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Pedro_chips folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: lNormaJean folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Catenaccio showed [2s 2d] and won (463400) with a pair of Deuces
Seat 7: iMsoLucky0 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: B DA cards (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: 520988 (small blind) showed [2h Ah] and lost with high card Ace

Sunday, February 14, 2010


£500 buy in 2 day1s and then a day 2 and day 3, over 500 runners with 72 paid £800 upwards.

Day 1

Started bad when Brenos could not play, went down as low as 9K from 15K starting stack but then started to win uncontested pots and then AQ v KQ for about 17K pot. Got to last level of night and really turned on the turbo charger to try and get a stack and re raised the table raiser loads but did not result in any big pots. However uncontested winnings took me to just under 50k at end of play versus 66k average and join 122 back for day 2.

Two other thing of note was I folded aces when i had raised pre with 2 callers and bet out and on QJ7 board and got called and reraised. Last hand was played at 330AM and got home just as Brennan hit finial table of 20 EUR rebuy and watched him take it down around 5AM which was good to see after what had happened earlier.

Day 2
This started OK picking up plenty of pots uncontested but then lost a couple of pots to a reraise when I had air. I was then involved in a pot to go over 100K when i had AA v another Mark from Newcastle who had KK and this held putting me on average stack with 70 odd left and for the first time in a half decent position.

Was a really funny hand on bubble, dealers were instructed to not turn cards over if all in and call in case same happened on other table, and ended up with 3 tables with all in and calls. The guy on our table was told he was facing QQ and all he said was he did not have an A or K so obviously the other guy appears in great shape, when cards were turned over he has QQ also :).

Big hand on bubble when I had QQ and got re popped by a young 18 year old kid who I thought was playing awesome, however his 3 bet range was light so i was about to shove when ultra tight guy in big blind shoved. I was covered by the young kid and firmly put the guy who pushed on AA KK or AK so folded. He did indeed have AK but fortunately for me the young kid had AA so turned out awesome fold although not in the way I had expected!!!

So I had cashed but 4 bug stacks at table, I had opened for 10K with 75K behind when a big stack shoved and i folded which I think in hindsight I should have called, I then shoved J9 from big bling to small blind raiser which got through. Going into last hand I had 75K which was less than half average. I picked up A4 in small blind and shoved when folded to me with 15K in bot with blinds and antes. Big blind called with 55 expecting race and he was delighted to see my hand. I had flush outs on turn but missed and exited for £1200 in 38th place, half of which I need to ship my mate who had staked me in Jan - ultimately disappointed it was not more but pleased with performance.

This is also my 1st ranking cash in the UK, with my previous 4 ranking cashes all coming on foreign shores at 2007 and 2008 CPC so pleased to get this out the way, next target a final table. Also enjoyed the crack at the poker tables this week, meeting some nice people.

Monday, February 08, 2010


Played the 100 rebuy on stars and sucked out AQ v AK for stacks early and raced up to 10L, however then had 2 beats the other way to leave me shafted and finished nowhere after promising start.

Also decided to treat myself to the 300 30K gtd on Lads which has 99 runners and 10 paid. I totally misplayed a hand when i should have chek raised flop to take down decent pot on bluff and failed to fire when i think it is huge EV to do so. Board was a345 with 2 spades and I had 2 after pre had gone check check and flop had gone bet, min raise which i figured he had nothing. In end he wins pot with K9 due to my lack of knackers !!

Fortunately 3 hands later i suck out when reraise all in with JJ and get snapped by AA but I flop a J. That now puts me in this with 30 left, currently 12th (10 paid) with just under average stack. I have 35BB. The tournament has a great format and I am very impressed, coming up to 4 hrs and blinds 250 500 so loads of playability.

Just doubled up from shortish stack with aa v jj on q high flop to go slightly above average with 24 left. I shoved flop and got the call.

Was 9th of 16 when folded to me in Small blind with a9 sooted - I 3*BB raise and he 3*BB reraises again (I seem to be getting shafted of late in SB v BB battles), I think of folding but decide I crush his range and shove. He time banks for over a minute and calls with AT which to be honest i was starting to think i must be ahead when he time banked so long, board paired on flop so had split chances but did not get there and now last of 16 with 10 paid. I wonder if my shoving range is too light but these seem to be 4 bet hands on SB v BB situation.

Anyway thats that - mega low (less than 10BB) - end of thread unless miracle final table and then will obv update and bring you it in running !!!


Out 13th for 0 after getting back in it, lost big pot when i flop top pair v quads to a min raise pre from JJ (???) then top pair flopped v same player and he has ace kicker.


First time I had played this and was absolutely flying till 100 left, this has huge prize money and i was 2nd with 100 left of over 1000 starters. I won loads of races and got loads of good hands, cant pretend that i was immense or anything !!!

However i gradually went down hill but still sitting 11th with 45 left (11th would have been 4.8k$) however i just got it in SB v BB I had AT he puts big reraise in and i shove and he has the aces and even though i flop a gut shot i don't get the mega suck out that would have put me 4th overall (final table range 6k -88k!!!).

Anyway this left me smallish stack but just won a race with AK versus 88 to get back to 50k below the average with 250k with a remaining field of 33 and thus far I am guaranteed 1874$. Hence no huge payday yet as obviously 500 entrance but potential is huge and well excited as probably best position I have been in since the EPO where i went out about 10 before the cash positions. Starting to get very tired as 1st time i played this and fortunately have booked a half day tomorrow as knew was staying up late for Superbowl (though not this late!!!). However, hope I am still up when the wife gets up for work ;) !!

Now 7 hrs in and I am 20 of 26 and the sole remaining Uk entrant :D, unfortunately the cards have dryed up at the wrong time.

DAMN - was almost in with top 6 stack till 3 outer and dont hit redraw :(

PokerStars Game #39410451186: Tournament #283020018, $500+$30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XX (5000/10000) - 2010/02/08 5:46:22 WET [2010/02/08 0:46:22 ET]
Table '283020018 16' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: tuan001 (203155 in chips)
Seat 2: Aguskb (483069 in chips)
Seat 3: bdybldngpkr (726992 in chips)
Seat 4: XTheDecanoX (375260 in chips)
Seat 5: jigga_wigga1 (61275 in chips)
Seat 6: PedroKL (419729 in chips)
Seat 8: PureCash25 (489553 in chips)
Seat 9: 520988 (278364 in chips)
tuan001: posts the ante 1000
Aguskb: posts the ante 1000
bdybldngpkr: posts the ante 1000
XTheDecanoX: posts the ante 1000
jigga_wigga1: posts the ante 1000
PedroKL: posts the ante 1000
PureCash25: posts the ante 1000
520988: posts the ante 1000
520988: posts small blind 5000
tuan001: posts big blind 10000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [As Qh]
Aguskb: folds
bdybldngpkr: folds
XTheDecanoX: folds
jigga_wigga1: raises 50275 to 60275 and is all-in
PedroKL: calls 60275
PureCash25: folds
520988: raises 217089 to 277364 and is all-in
tuan001: folds
PedroKL: folds
Uncalled bet (217089) returned to 520988
*** FLOP *** [5d 9h Js]
*** TURN *** [5d 9h Js] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [5d 9h Js Th] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [As Qh] (high card Ace)
jigga_wigga1: shows [Ac Td] (a pair of Tens)
jigga_wigga1 collected 198825 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 198825 | Rake 0
Board [5d 9h Js Th 2h]
Seat 1: tuan001 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: Aguskb folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: bdybldngpkr folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: XTheDecanoX folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: jigga_wigga1 showed [Ac Td] and won (198825) with a pair of Tens
Seat 6: PedroKL folded before Flop
Seat 8: PureCash25 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: 520988 (small blind) showed [As Qh] and lost with high card Ace

Then got a double up as shortish stack with 99 v AK to get back to just under average again but then donated when set hunting to big reraise next hand.

OK now at the 7th break and down to 18 across 2 tables left, I am towards the bottom but a 1k$ rise from 2.7k$ to 3,7k$ if make it to 15th, will nit up for a bit (in theory!!!). I have a bad seat though with the monster chip leader and another big stack to my right and an aggressive scandi to my immediate left, think I am going to have to find either a hand or some knackers and just go with it soon !!!.

That was tough 30 mins, got hardly anything and bottled it when i raised from under the gun with AJ and big blind shoved, i figured at very best i was racing. However, I am now 15 of 16 and have about 20 big blinds. 15th is 3.8K$ where as 10-12th is 4.8k$, however starting to fall back and even if i got a double now I would only go 8th or 9th, hence all i aks for is a double double :D

I just had a raise and reraise ahead of me and had a tough decision with 99, after a lot of thought i decided to shove as reriaser is very loose and it got through with no calls moving me up a place or two.

13 left now and have gone totally card dead and suffering in my horrid seat, would like to ladder one more place for the extra 1k$ before going for it. Damn out 13th on below hand, absolutely hate there call also although in cold light of day may make more sense of it.

Massively disappointed to lose below, I win that hand I have chip stack of 5th (25k$) and prizes were as below.

1st 88k
3rd 48k
6th 20k
8th 10k
12th 4.8k
13th where i came 3,8K$

God i feel bad right now :( but won plenty races and at least got a massive buzz. Now 630 am and sleep i must.

PokerStars Game #39411386094: Tournament #283020018, $500+$30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXII (7500/15000) - 2010/02/08 6:35:12 WET [2010/02/08 1:35:12 ET]
Table '283020018 35' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: FatsoFat6969 (345372 in chips)
Seat 3: 520988 (362862 in chips)
Seat 4: Skämmes (1775573 in chips)
Seat 6: bdybldngpkr (1114452 in chips)
Seat 8: Illini213 (698782 in chips)
Seat 9: andreyluis (1514273 in chips)
FatsoFat6969: posts the ante 1500
520988: posts the ante 1500
Skämmes: posts the ante 1500
bdybldngpkr: posts the ante 1500
Illini213: posts the ante 1500
andreyluis: posts the ante 1500
andreyluis: posts small blind 7500
FatsoFat6969: posts big blind 15000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Kc As]
520988: raises 30000 to 45000
Skämmes: folds
bdybldngpkr: folds
Illini213: raises 64885 to 109885
andreyluis: folds
FatsoFat6969: folds
520988: raises 251477 to 361362 and is all-in
Illini213: calls 251477
*** FLOP *** [Jc Qh Qd]
*** TURN *** [Jc Qh Qd] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Jc Qh Qd 5c] [9h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Kc As] (a pair of Queens)
Illini213: shows [8h 8s] (two pair, Queens and Eights)
Illini213 collected 754224 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 754224 | Rake 0
Board [Jc Qh Qd 5c 9h]
Seat 1: FatsoFat6969 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: 520988 showed [Kc As] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 4: Skämmes folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: bdybldngpkr folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Illini213 (button) showed [8h 8s] and won (754224) with two pair, Queens and Eights
Seat 9: andreyluis (small blind) folded before Flop


Really frustrating night on *s thus far.

In warm up I got up to 36K from 10K start before spuzzing a hand I should have got away from and got it in as bad as you can with AQ v SB AK and BB KK !!!!

In million I got a stack and again i should have got away from SB v BB confrontation when his 4 bet size screamed a monster, especially when he shoved all in on J high 3 flush board and I pathetically called off with AJ (no flush) versus his AA, as thought shove = AK with one flush card.

Am currently playing the Sunday 500 for 1st time on *s but have less than starting stack, hoping to nit up for a bit as want to be in for few hrs when superbowl is on.

Also played 2 tables higher stakes earlier today, losing 1000 at PLO on a bluff v almost nuts before recovering 3/4 of this on a 5 10 table at cash.

GO SAINTS !!! Hope game is as good as lingerie equivalent :D

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Did not get in till 430AM and rough as out today and probably should not have played.

Have lost 4 figures cash £ today on a combo of no limit cash (the majority) and PLO. Ran absolutely horrid also when losing the 2 biggest pots of day when in front.

Not going to a planned home game tonight as played some turbo donkfest at casino last night and next weekend is full of poker at the Manchester *S UKIPT event which Brenos and I are both playing.

Really looking forward to the proper oval ball game this weekend (don't do this rugby shite!!) and really hope saints win the Superbowl. I have Monday AM off so am going to take a rare opportunity to play the *s Million and Sunday 500 tourneys.

Laters and run good.


played more and got worse - truly terrible day now, completed by me forgetting to reg for a million $ freeroll on *s that I was eligible for as suprnova :(

Friday, February 05, 2010


I came 2nd of over 700 in the Stars 40K tonight after 7 hours + for my 1st decent multi result for a while. Depsite AA losing to KQ for a big pot, I did have JJ beat KK and won a big race for stacks so could almost say ran good in run to FT.

Also won a race with 3 left when i hit flop he tripped turn and i str8 river. Got to heads up not far behind but got pwned, i tryed 3 bluffs and he shoved on all 3.

I then got a shocking 2 outer on me on last hand :D ;)

PokerStars Game #39244894482: Tournament #283010444, $100+$9 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXVII (12500/25000) - 2010/02/05 1:12:28 WET [2010/02/04 20:12:28 ET]
Table '283010444 51' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 2: 520988 (281671 in chips)
Seat 4: Hikkespett (1821329 in chips)
520988: posts the ante 2500
Hikkespett: posts the ante 2500
520988: posts small blind 12500
Hikkespett: posts big blind 25000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [3d 3h]
520988: raises 254171 to 279171 and is all-in
Hikkespett: calls 254171
*** FLOP *** [5h 3c 5s]
*** TURN *** [5h 3c 5s] [8s]
Hikkespett said, "gg"
*** RIVER *** [5h 3c 5s 8s] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Hikkespett: shows [8h 8c] (a full house, Eights full of Fives)
520988: shows [3d 3h] (a full house, Threes full of Fives)
Hikkespett collected 563342 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 563342 | Rake 0
Board [5h 3c 5s 8s Js]
Seat 2: 520988 (button) (small blind) showed [3d 3h] and lost with a full house, Threes full of Fives
Seat 4: Hikkespett (big blind) showed [8h 8c] and won (563342) with a full house, Eights full of Fives

However, have to be in work by 8am so cant be arsed to post any details bar the prize money which was 9.6k$

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Not the biggest fan of some of the cardrunners instructor blogs but liked this post today.