Friday, 30 April 2010

worst day ever

This is easily my worst day to date playing poker. It hurts. I want to carry on playing as my profit for month now looks awful and only got a few hours left to rectify it, but not sure it's a good idea at the moment....

Maybe later.... after a bit of guitar hero..... hope everyone else is running better than me!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Not such a great day

Lost £233 today. No guitar hero and no curry. Grim times!

Monday, 26 April 2010

A good day

I achieved 3 great things today:
- won £400 in 2k hands at NL100
- beat Lou in guitar battle on medium level guitar hero
- i finished my entire lamb tikka massala, garlic naan and egg pilao rice - WASTING NOTHING!!

Not everyday will be this good so I'm going to sit back and revel in my accomplishments :-)

ps - this is a real picture of me celebrating!!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Up and running

Much appreciation to Brenos for getting my laptop fixed, it's now working better than ever. Windows 7 is class, and if anyone hasn't got it yet that wants it then give Brennan a shout - he's got a link to buy cheaper online than in stores.

I've been back grinding again this week, trying to make up for 2 missed weeks and log some hands. I've played 8k hands in 3.5 days, so not going too bad. Profit isn't exceptional (<£300) but I have been running a bit badly so hoping for improvement by the end of the week. I was also counting on getting a weekly Top Of Dogs bonus from Ladbrokes, but I think there are a few grinders out there trying to rake their way to Vegas, meaning I'm miles down the leaderboard compared to where I normally am. I'm sure these guys are account sharing, but what can you do???

With weather decent, the only thing I can complain about (I have to moan at something!) is that I'm shit at football now. So unfit and pisses me off how unmotivated I am to get fitter again. I'm past 30 now so I fear things are only going to get worse... if only I had some spare time to get to the gym :-)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Charity Skydive

Not me - and most people will know this already - but my gorgeous but slightly crazy girlfriend has decided to skydive next month in order to raise charity for Daisy Chain, which helps support children with autism, and their families. A very noble cause.

If anyone out there in the poker community feels like making a donation to charity, perhaps to help to alleviate the guilt you feel for taking money off the working class without contributing anything to society, then please make this the place to do it. You don't need to leave your name if you don't want to, and any amount helps. I went on my biggest heater of the year after donating, so I believe it has good karmic consequences :-)

Here's the link:

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Tournaments = Life Tilt

Man I really hate tournaments. I've lost about £100 this afternoon playing in rebuys and guaranteed tournaments on both Labrokes and Full Tilt, looking for a bit of variation while my laptop is getting fixed and cash games are difficult without a HUD. These donkey fests should equal free money over a decent sample size for anyone with half a poker brain, however in the short term all I ever seem to be is screwed over by arse wipes and retards.

I'm honestly getting used to the bad beats in cash, as you can just reload and try and win your money back, but is there anything more frustrating than playing 2 or 3 hours only to have your KK 3bet shove cold called and knocked out by Q9s? Or 1 hour of rebuys, then first hand get it in pre flop with AK against AQ only to get sucked out on for a 4 suited flush? I think not.

Fuck this shit - I'm heading back to cash and never venturing back in to online tournaments again. Unless there's a tasty freeroll of course :-)

Monday, 12 April 2010

Shit week - literally!

Not been a great few days here, with the following disasters occurring:

1. My laptop died. Hopefully Brenos can fix it over the next couple of days or I'm looking at a hefty outlay for a new one.

2. My car was confirmed as dead. As I couldn't play poker, I finally got round to taking my car in to the garage, where I was told it's going to take major surgery to get it past it's impending MOT. I'm going to find out in next day or so the damage, but any more than £400 (which is likely) then my car will be off to the big flashing headlights in the sky.

3. Spurs are a heap of shite. I just knew we'd throw away our best chance in 20 years of getting to the FA cup final somehow, and we managed it. I know they have scored a boat load of goals for us but I am really starting to HATE Defoe and Crouch. They never move, make runs, look like they are trying - and recently NEVER look like scoring unless an open goal presents itself. I heard rumours earlier in the season that Man City are after Defoe - right now I would honestly sell him or part exchange for Bellamy. I always hated Bellamy too, but after he insulted John Terry on Sky Sports I don't mind him too much now.

4. I also got the shits. Not pleasant. I'm beginning to understand the pain Briggs went through in Thailand, and pleased I only had mine for 24 hours. I'm also pleased I didn't have to go scuba diving with them!

Anyway, after all this I'm currently without a decent laptop and without HEM or HUD for poker, which is clearly far from ideal. I'm therefore going to experiment this week and try out a day of heads up, a day of PLO and a day of tournaments. Hopefully by Thursday Brenos will have miraculously fixed my laptop, but it gives me something to do in the meantime while I'm waiting.

Hope everyone else out there is running better than me!!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Recovery of sorts

After a really relaxing Easter weekend at my folks with K, and seeing my baby niece who is already 8 months old (how did that happen!?!), I got back to the grind today and chiselled out a £340 profit after 2k hands. No massive amounts of luck today as was only £30 above EV, so I'm still waiting for the run good to come and balance out the last week. Maybe I'll just drop the Bad Beat Jackpot on Ladbokes for a share of 150k - that would be fine for me :-)

Friday, 2 April 2010

Epic start - then epic fail!

I've finished playing poker for the weekend now so here is my month to date:

It started off so well, I won a few flips and things looked rosy. Then I got shat on this afternoon / evening. I know I've posted before about EV being a shitty figure but it really did tilt me today. I ran £550 behind EV in about 10 hours, mega frustrating. Same story last month too. Can't wait until I run good - I'll be minted!!!

Good luck to Soap in Irish Open over weekend, I'm smelling a cash finish there - so long as he can stay away from the Guinness :-)

Thursday, 1 April 2010

March P&L

Not a bad month in the end, thanks mainly to my 1k upswing at the beginning of this week. Would have been even better though if I didn't get arse raped yesterday afternoon, losing £400 in 4 hours of flip losing.

NL Cash: £1,466 (42k hands)
Rush Poker: -£99
Rakeback / Bonus: £988


New work routine sorted (9 - 5 now) and pleased with the volume I put in over the past 2 weeks
Given up pissing around on Rush Poker
I was also £600 behind EV, meaning this month could have been even better.

Targets for March:
Play 50k hands
Keep tilt under control!!