Monday, December 31, 2012


Not a bad December with a decent final two days locking in a half decent profit. Year total profit is £3530

Casino -100
NFL -425
Horses 750
Football 250
Darts 675
PROFIT 1150 

Monday, December 03, 2012



Had a pretty decent run last night in the Sunday Million on stars where I finsihed 71st of 7500 runners for 2k$.

I played really well last night but had been fortunate once before this to still be in. However, the killer hand was with 80 left and I was sitting in 30th - I think blinds where 10K 20K and someone open shoved for about 400K and I knew this meant they did not know how to play hand and did not expect them to be strong. I had AK so knew could be against a mid pair but was absolutely delighted to see KJ for about a million pot and for me to go top 5 at this stage (5th in tourney gets $59000, winner $215000 and a few more examples 10th 8k$ 18th 4k$) - cards come off Q98103 to give him a monster suckout and his comment "Vamos".

About an hour later I shoved over the top with a small pair and was called with 88 (v my 44) - I was looking in poor shape till 235 flop but then missed turn and river.

Annoyed and tired.

Over and out.

Saturday, December 01, 2012


Was looking at one stage like a 5-6K profit month when PLO was flying but alas a few days later that was just a memory!!

plo   2400
Bonus   65
Multi   -225
Total   2240

NOV Sports Loss

Was flying along nicely this month, then had biggest NFL bet ever that gpt stuffed (GBP@NYG) and numerous other bets going down since :(

F1 425
NFL -1500
Golf -375
Horses -400
Football -450
Tennis -100
Darts 650
PROFIT -1750

Monday, October 22, 2012

Three near misses

1) Toon - totally robbed yesterday - Sunderland 2 shots on target v 10 men then get jammy as out. Take That are still the best performance the loyal faithful has seen at the stadium of light.

2) Golf - have thought Toms has played well this year and think he has another tourney in him. First non bombers course for ages so had £30 at 85-1. Too cut long story short he shoots -7 for final round to finish 2nd, one shot behind someone who shoots -10 in last round :(

3) Poker - was 6th of 22 left of over 400 starters. Get it I with AA for big chip lead versus TT on k83 rainbow flop and river is a 10.

Sunday, October 07, 2012


plo   -1000
Multi   -1350
Total   -2350


Looked an awesome month at one stage until my usual Ryder Cup mare and a financial spread bet that went tits up. Anyway at least it covers my leak "poker"!!

Financials -500
F1 675
NFL 2300
Golf -1350
Horses -400
Football 1100
Snooker -200
Tennis 375
Darts 250

Saturday, September 01, 2012


plo   -850
Bonus   30
Multi   -1250
Total   -2070

1sy half month very good, half decent performance at EPT and then tilt monkey in the last week going from 2K profit to 2K loss, no sob stories just pish poor attitude and discipline.


A tale of 2 halfs. Very good Olympicsm professionally done analysis, then EPT exit, life tilt, huge bets on little researcged items = I am an arse!!

Athletics 2150
Golf 100
Horses -1325
Football -1500
Swimming -350

Friday, August 24, 2012


Absolutely everything has gone wrong betting & poker wise since my exit.

I have lost over £2k on sports &PLO has been unreal.

2 examples today in 2k pots when i called a 4 bet with KKxx both times flop K including once on K74 rainbow versus K7xx and AAxx, and both times the river came A for total pots north of 5k$.

Then just now I get 3 way all in with open ended straight flush draw in PLO versus higher flush draw and another pants hand, hit a non flush csrd straight on turn and finally think my luck has turned when the river pairs the board which I thought was a blank until i see the 4k$ pot ship the other way and then realise as well as f draw he had top 2 pair (so was fav to be fair).

Then finally, on tilt i wedged Bolton tonight at 11-10 and they come from 1 down to go 2 up, I am just pressing the button to take stake back at 1.3 when of course - goal to forest !!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I had an interesting main event.

30K start stacks and I lost AK suited v QQ for 60K pot midway through day 1, leaving me nursing a 5K stack. 24 hrs later on day 2 I had a 95K stack with the average stack 50K and was going / playing well when I got moved tables to a much more aggressive table.

I played a hand poor giving over 20K away and then my exit hand was basically 10 7 of clubs, I re raised the button from the small blind, flopped a flush draw on K95 flop (2 clubs) and put a decent sized continuation bet in, then on a 7 turn i shoved my stack in as pot sized bet, villain dwelled for 10 mins but made call with KQ and riv was a Q and I was over and out.

I final tabled the PLO in the Estrella's event coming 8th for 900EUR. Was pleased with my EPT effort although disappointed with the final table I was at, and also 24 hrs later they were almost in the cash with 160th paying 8KEUR.

I did an interview with Poker Stars when there - link below.


Tuesday, August 07, 2012


Saturday was unreal. Started off with a treck across London to the showjumping with wife and kid and then left them to go to Olympic park before meeting up with a mate. We had a few beers then watched GB win Gold in the Womens Team Pursuit in the cycling and then a dash into the Olympic Stadium for one of the most immense experiences one could have with GB winning 3 golds in long jump, heptathlon and then Mo in the 10K.

Next morning I headed to table tennis then back to Olympic stadium to watch mens 100m final which was pretty amazing also.

A £300 double RichardsRoss and Bolt paid for my ticket also so all sweet.

A quite simply stunning experience that will be with me forever - don't think I will ever experience an atmosphere like that of Super Sat in the Olympic Stadium.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


F1 -370
Tennis 200
Golf -450
Horses -950
Football 500
Financials 400
Swimming 80
Darts -680
PROFIT -1270


Top month and basically my 1st mega month of the year. Also have won a seat for 5300EPT Barca event on top of below. Highlight of month was paying a ridic amount of money for Men's 100M final tickets and then literally within 10 mins getting into a 4 way 100BB each all in PLO pot with aces that somehow hit trips and faded all the draws!!!

plo   8100
Bonus   35
Multi   1800

Friday, July 27, 2012


This month continues to move along fine on poker front although sports betting has been a bit of a mare. Anyway 3 or 4 things I am looking forward to in month ahead :-


Basically, I love the Olympics and can watch pretty much any sport and have a genuine interest, this will be first time I have tryed to do it with a 2 year old though. Anyway was offered something very interesting this week and my London visit now looks like :-

- Showjumping with Mrs and little one (Sat AM)
- Cycling at  Velodrome with a mate (Sat PM)
- Athletics at Olympic stadium on 100M finals day with a couple of mates (Sun PM)


I have struggled to shift hardly any of below package but still will probably play the planned events, also turned it into a family holiday and got a nice apartment in the centre for my August jollidays.


Fol Hollow has won a couple of times this season but has had to move to the lowest grade, hence have purchased a share in a new one called The Codger which debuts at Newmarket tomorrow evening (fancy trip on short side at moment).


Season back upon us in no time and while we have not really bought anyone then hopefully a few irons in the fire, on on plus side we ain't lost anyone yet.

AND FINALLY.................

I am probably a mug but think this Bolt injury thing is all for show and he is getting close to even money, recall he stopped running at 3/4 mark last time and still won half the track  - chargeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Have posted on blog and Newcastle Poker Forum - will post on 2plus2 in 1 weeks time if not enough interest.


- Looking to sell up to 30% of below buy ins for Barca EPT events at 0 mark up.
- Will sell 1% or any multiples of 1% at 74 EUR - cash to be sent by bank transfer or pokerstars to username 520988.

August 16 - Thursday
19:00 H NL - Turbo €200 + €20
August 17 - Friday
19:00 L NL - Holdem - Day 1 €300 + €30
August 18 - Saturday
20:00 R PLO - Day 1 €400 + €40

August 19 - Sunday
13:00 R PLO - Final Day €400 + €40
August 20 - Monday
12:00 7 EPT Main Event - Day 1B - TV €5,000 + €300
August 21 - Tuesday
20:00 14 PLO - Day 1* €1,000 + €100
August 22 - Wednesday
12:00 16 NL - Turbo - Bounty* €500 + €500 + €50
13:00 14 PLO - Final Day
August 25 - Saturday
13:00 7 EPT Main Event Day 6 - Final Table - TV
Total Buy Ins 7390

* - Will only play 1 of these events and both are subject to me already been eliminated from EPT main event - stakes refunded for these events if do not play them.


I have won a lot of online sats to major events including WSOPE / WSOP / Macau / Carribean poker classic. Best results have been final tabling Carribean Poker Classic Main Event and I have won the Betfair Sunday Main Event 4 times over 2 years. I have also won a number of tournaments on stars including 2 scores over 20K$


I have not contacted them but would hope TEAMDOBBS / STUMPY would provide a reference.


I won my package online to main event and want to play some other events when I am there, if I sell 30% of total package then it covers my buy in's for the other events.


Have played much less over last 2 years as have a young child but cashed in last 2 ranking events (Irish Poker Open and Machester UKIPT). Have mainly played PLO in last year and you can search tourney and cash stats on the usual sites against my user name 520988.

PM if any questions.

Sunday, July 15, 2012



Just won a 20 rebuy turbo sat to EPT Barca worth 5300EUR plus 700EUR spends.

Basically 2nd -4th paid 1000EUR and with 7 left there was a 3 way all in which I won with best hand and then did a nervous call on bubble with best hand that held to get through the bubble. I had already had a good beat when all in with 10 7 versus K 7 and spiked a 10 and lots of abuse :)

Anyway got heads up versus abuser and got a chip lead and then when he shoved over my raise I was pretty happy to stick them in with 1010 versus his KK which left me crippled at 350K chips versus his 2.2 million but then he inexpicity folded a few hands on SB or versus my shoves.

Then we got them all in and my A8 was dominated versus his A10 but i sucked out again - I then got it in with best hand and held.

It is in August in the week I already had booked off work so has worked a treat except have to miss annual trip to York races. Although last time I went to an EPT I lasted less than 45 mins when I got 2nd set v top set!!!

Anyway - shares for sale if anyone wants a small interest (rake free)

50EUR for 1% at spot rates or any value above - put comment here and then send $ on stars if interested.


Just when was going well...............

Sat night playing the 300$ 100K gtd - think was 28 left and 27 paid (summit like that). I have top 10 stack and face a shove from possy 2 in front of me - the shove size looked like the kind of shove that cant be strong and its a more I did not know what to do type shove.

Anyway I reshove AK and come up against 10J - flop 10 J  Q river 10 and then shove next hand into better ace on BB to go out on bubble.

Sun night - playing 200$ Sunday Warm Up and get big stack early on. Right on bubble with 400 of 4000 or so left and i raise in cut off with 97 hearts and BB calls (he also has decent stack). Flop 10 8 5 (2 hearts) and we basically get stacks in - him calling off my 4 bet shove with J T and i miss the lot to go top 10 stack  :(

Friday, July 13, 2012


Played 3 multis this week on stars and cashed in them all with 2 final tables.

200$ 30K Gtd I was 4th of 400 for $4k ($10K up top)
100$ 30K Gtd I was 9th of just under 400 for 700$

First decent results for a while and also had few winning sessions in row on PLO till lost 2 buy ins tonight.

In other news- I seen Ben the Fish Holmes recently and asked him if he was playing on the poker stars app. In short his reply was just the micros when having a shit and then proceeded to tell me he is getting destroyed at 0.1 0.2 whilst shitting.

Hence just for Ben I have created  a mew measure for him.

Your loss per shit rate is 0.75$ - hope this helps.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012


Barca 5K EPT qualifyer - chip leader with 5 left and 1 seat - huge blinds with 4th getting 800EUR 2nd and 3rd 1000EUR and 1st a seat and 1000EUR

There was an open shove and then 2nd chip leader shoves in position 2 with half my stack - I wake up with JJ on BB and dither for ages and time out. In hindsight i was more bothered in making sure i got the 800EUR which is a ridic decision.

Made a couple of other bad folds also - bit rusty i think :(

4th for 800 and was in for at least 300 !!


Another losing month although was looking much worse at 1 stage. Also won a seat for UKIPT in Newcastle later in the year.

plo   -100
Multi   -740
Total   -840


Darts -50
Golf -145
Horses 900
Football -250

Friday, June 15, 2012


Had bets today but didn't get chance to post.

4 pts win England 6-4
1 pt Wellbeck FGS 9-1

For tomorrows games I wont touch Russia / Greece as already have a big interest in the game as if Russia win then they win group.

In the other game I will have 1 pt win Czech Republic at 5/2

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Small Sat Win

Just won an £8 rebuy (was in for almost 100!!!) for a UKIPT seat when iy comes to Newcastle in Sept.

I aint played a tourney for years so pleased to qualify

UKIPT Newcastle September 6-10, 2012Aspers Casino £700 + 70

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Portugal v Denmark 1 pt C Ronaldo 1st GS but dont take best price 11/2 but instead take 9/2 at Totesport (double odds if scores 2 and treble if scores 3)

Netherlands - Germany 1 pt win Germany @ 6-4

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I have a free 1 pt bet with Paddy Power which will be on Benzema @ 6-1 to score 1st goal.

Also 2 pts win France to bt England @ 6-4

Saturday, June 09, 2012


No strong fancies but lots of free bets / promotions around so making a couple of plays using them.

Bet 365 - have £50 bet pre game then get free £50 bet in running.

2 pts win Spain 4/5 then after 30 seconds free (2 pts) win draw at probable 5-2

Paddy Power have in running bet on spain game then get same stake bet free on England game.

1 pt Silva FGS 9-1 (also cash back if score draw)

1 pt Croatia to bt ROI (cash back if no score draw )

Friday, June 08, 2012

EURO 2012 Day 2

1 bet Day 2

Germany to Beat Portugal @ 2.2 4 pts win.

Above is simply because I don't rate Portugal at all bar one player.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


Russia to win Group A 8-5   - 5 pts win
Russia to bt Czech Republic 13-10 - 5 pts win
Player of Tourney Y Cabaye 200-1 0.5 pts win
Top Goalscorer A young 140-1 0.5 pts win

More to follow when gets underway !!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

PLO - A Rant

Was about to do a I run crap post. But below hand I got few mins ago sums it up better !!!

PokerStars Hand #81389946166:  Omaha Pot Limit ($5/$10 USD) - 2012/06/02 16:07:21 ET
Table 'Faina II' 6-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: XMONEYMAKERT ($1256.67 in chips)
Seat 2: 520988 ($2249.16 in chips)
Seat 3: WierdMe ($1926.99 in chips)
Seat 4: Sirens ($781.06 in chips)
Seat 5: Skilled G ($1020.49 in chips)
Seat 6: darekk20 ($568.96 in chips)
Sirens: posts small blind $5
Skilled G: posts big blind $10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Ah Ac 6c Ks]
darekk20: raises $25 to $35
520988: raises $85 to $120
WierdMe: folds
Sirens: folds
Skilled G: folds
darekk20: calls $85
*** FLOP *** [2c 7c Kh]
darekk20: checks
520988: bets $252
darekk20: raises $196.96 to $448.96 and is all-in
520988: calls $196.96
*** TURN *** [2c 7c Kh] [Jd]
*** RIVER *** [2c 7c Kh Jd] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
darekk20: shows [3c 3d 5c 9d] (three of a kind, Threes)
520988: shows [Ah Ac 6c Ks] (a pair of Aces)
darekk20 collected $1149.92 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1152.92 | Rake $3
Board [2c 7c Kh Jd 3s]
Seat 1: XMONEYMAKERT folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: 520988 showed [Ah Ac 6c Ks] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: WierdMe (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Sirens (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: Skilled G (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: darekk20 showed [3c 3d 5c 9d] and won ($1149.92) with three of a kind, Threes

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chancellor George Osborne - A rant

What a clown this guy is.

Introduce new rules, have a few complaints, bottle it, reverse decision.

Time and time again - get out of town coco.


Complete PLO mare :(

plo   -2150
Bonus   30
Multi   -825
Total   -2945


Very good month with Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson and Ronnie O Solluivan all high on my fan list each making me 500+

F1 -160
Darts 320
Golf 1850
Horses 10
Football -60
Snooker 1425
Football -275

Monday, May 07, 2012


Going into Sunday I has £20 Rickie Fowler to win the US Golf at 50s and £5 Ali Carter to win snooker at 100s (also had £25 Ronnie at 11) - delighted my man played such a great shot in the play off.

WP Rickie baby and unlucky Ali Carter who played well bar the afternoon session today and to be honest deep down I probably wanted Ronnie to win despite Carter been upside cash wise.

Had good day out yesterday with all the boys who went to Vegas and thought toon did OK 1st half but Man City just too good.

Poker is very average and I am losing so far this month but not loads.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


Not a bad month on paper but was much more up and was so close to big pay out when had £9 win and £30 EW on Louis Oost who lost a play off for US Masters.

Casino 450
Golf 535
Horses -850
Football 1450
Snooker -125
Tennis -20

Monday, April 30, 2012


Pretty gutted as the last week has been horrific, I have played 5 10 PLO pretty much all month bar Vegas where I played low stakes hold em. I lost 2.5K£ before Vegas but then went on a streak and ust have been over £5K in front.

However, the last week has been some of the most horrific hands I can remember. I constantly got it in on turns to hands they should fold and they constantly got there - just as I thought I had mastered this crazy game !!

Would have took below 7 days into month I guess but with 7 days to go I would be devasted as I am.

NL   100
plo   1020
Bonus   40
Multi   -160
Total   1000

Friday, April 20, 2012


Have been over to the states twice in 3 weeks with one trip for business and one trip for pleasure. The latter was to attend the stag do and wedding of failed poker fish Ben Holmes (evening Ben :)).

I got a 9 day pass of the Mrs and went with 6 other guys and had a great time in what was my 1st visit in 5 years. I think i won something like 7 from 10 sessions at Blackjack / Roulette but was not playing high stakes so was not a huge number. My best return was the last night when i got 2 numbers in a row on the wheel for 700$ or so.

Stag do was at Pure in Ceasers with VIP table service followed by a  late vist to a "downtown club ;)", Wedding was at the Wynn and was great event especially with the free bar. Other highlights included beer pong at Blondies, the usual awesome visit to Ghost Bat, statto and a decent night in 1OAK club.

The only negative was that i tryed a spin up before I went and went into a 2.5K hole before going when had big losing session when jet lagged at PLO 5 10. However, in a few sessions this week I have well and truly put that loss behind me and am now in significant profit for the month.

Hopefully onwards and upwards.

Congrats Ben & K

Sunday, April 01, 2012


Not much play and nothing interesting to say.

Was in states last week with time to kill in Cinci and Paris and both countries had rules meaning I could not log on to the awesome poker stars i pad app - :(

NL   850
plo   875
Multi   125
Total   1850

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Always bad when your last post was previous months P&L.

Getting like Ben Holmes ..... (Who I am off to Vegas with very soon :) )

Darts -250
Golf -350
Football 1200
F1 -300
Rugby 525

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Almost exactly got back loss of Jan. Highlight was big bet on Wales -3 versus England in rugby at weekend, never in doubt........

Casino -450
Darts -450
Golf -465
Horses 300
Football 1600
Rugby 900
Snooker 150


Just lost another sick 1800$ pot when i waited to turn to get it in and he hits one of 8 outs on river - its how I run at cash !!!

Not great especially when at this point last year I was £13K up versus £2K down on year !!!

NL Won 250
RB Won 55
PLO Won -4000
Multi Won 3175
Total -520

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Month has turned to shit again - I lost 6 all in's in a row for 100BB pots ranging from 35% to 70% equity when all in.

Hit £4K up at one point in month but back to break even now.

I had downloaded the mobile app on Poker stars which is awesome and won about 3 nights in a row in bed for decent amounts, I was starting to think I was a gigolo in terms of how much i was making in bed but hey ho back to reality !!!

6 weeks to Vegas bing it on !!!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Managed to get a tourney game of hold em in today (215$) on stars and to be honest this was last game I could afford before hitting £3K stop loss for month :(

That's the first of 2 bits of bad news, the 2nd is I just lost a flip with AQ versus 55 with 6 left to go 3rd of 6. Prizes were 28k$ 20k$ and 15k$ for top 3 but unfortunately i exited 6th for $6600.

Not going to twist about losing the race though as I ran pretty awesome during the tourney and won 3 or maybe 4 all ins from behind including 2 when Ax dominated by higher Ax and only remember getting one bad beat.

Just checked was 795 runners hence why prizes were decent.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Absolute pants - won a tiny multi at PLO big have spuzzed at cash, been on wrong side of a hell of a lot of flips in month but bad start all round to 12.

FL Lost -500
NL Won -1175
RB Won 55
PLO Won -300
Multi Won 250
Total   -1670


Golf 280
Spreads 450
NFL -1225
Horses 2120
Football -2400
Tennis -850
Snooker -315
Darts 350
PROFIT -1590

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Poker - lost flips galore every time I get it in!!
Sports - Despite having a £1500 winning day I am still in a 4 fig hole!!!
Shares - Decent start to year - started to eat into losses from last year.
Horses - Fol Hollow was going to be sold but fell through and my other one is crocked and should run Feb or Mar.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


This year has started  poor after a Black Sunday where I lost 3 buy ins when fav on each all in and then had 3 big sports bets on footy and NFL which all lost !!!!  Also horrible Spurs and fat Harry are going well which gives me no please either. He does my head in - he was crying when agents turned "Modrics" head and then he does same things with Demba Ba the 2 faced ***ka

Anyway I have decided not to do any targets for 2012 as I have no clue what I am going to do this year poker wise and any profit would be great on sports.

Am very much looking forward to 5 things this year though and have a feeling it could be a good one.

1) Vegas for Bens wedding near Easter and week long pass stamped !!
2) Euro's with matches on at decent time for the working man.
3) Olympics and tickets for a couple of events on Aug 4th.
4) Watching my little girl grow up - she is walking and gaining Independence every day at the moment and is really great at the moment !!!
5) Watching Toon win FA Cup final in May

Laters !!!