Friday, 29 May 2009
I have been telling everyone that it's probably a good thing that she didn't suffer through years of cancer, or lose her marbles through Alzheimers, but when I think about it now I'm wondering whether it's just families who are left behind that think that - i.e. I'm pretty certain that Nan would have liked to have lived on longer even if it meant being in a worse condition! We weren't particularly close and didn't see each other much since I've moved to Newcastle (she lives 400+ miles away), but I will obviously be going to the funeral to support my mum etc and to pay my respects. RIP nan....
When things like this happen it certainly makes you think about the life you lead and whether you are making the most out of it - something I've been doing a lot of since I returned from Thailand. Watch this space but likely to be some big changes in Holmes circumstances soon!
Monday, 25 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Poker front has been up and down a lot this month, but currently sitting on -£36 for the month. Rakeback will obviously kick in at the end of the month and I'll end up a few hundred quid in profit, but I'm not entirely happy with a few aspects of my game - namely:
- I'm playing poker at shit times - 2 of my biggest losing sessions have been after 11:30 at night, trying to play in bed while tired....
- ... and while I am also chasing losses! I have had about 13 winning sessions this month versus 5 losing ones, but 2 of these have been while logging back on after a losing session to chase. I don't think it would be too bad to log back on after losing, but combined with the time I play, it hasn't worked.
- I haven't been concentrating 100% this month. One of the basics of poker is to contemplate the strength of your hand and put the opponent on a range of hands to work out your best decision. Unfortunately, I've been lazy this month and only considered the first part of this equation too often, therefore getting my money in too lightly when obviously (in hindsight) crushed.
I'll work on all of these to make next month by storm.
One last point before my laptop battery dies - will be off to my mate Azz's for a BBQ, football and home game poker later, which I'm really looking forward to. The poker games between us always turn in to a bluff / rebluff .... 'rebuy!' .... game and hoping I get the cards / luck to put one over the Jackal and Brenos. Shuffle up and deal Azzinhio!!
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
NL Cash: 640
MTT Freeroll 420
Bonus and Rakeback 773
Total Profit: 1833
(Total hours played 43.7 hours)