Wednesday, 22 October 2008

IPO 2008

Ok, its been over a week since the last update. Apologies. I was pretty annoyed after my last update, when i was 1/43 in the GUKPT sat. Ended up going onto the final 4/10, with 3 seats. Then lost in like the 3rd hand AJ vs K10. Flop came K Q 10, happy days. X on turn, but K on river wasn't the best card for my hand, sigh. So i was down to 20k at 1k/2k, still ok i guess. Then UTG shoves, Alex Martin(nickinblinds) on Ipoker calls after a speech in chat that makes me thing he has QQ. Im sat next position with KK and get it in. Flop comes A J 10, and im pretty much dead. gglife.

Since then, i haven't played THAT much tbh. Ive played the odd session here and there. But towards end of last week i was trying to get my sleeping pattern back right for the Ireland trip. I had a few finals last week, finalled the $109 Ipoker twice in 2 nights, but could only manage 6th and 8th, for some tez amount. And then a 2nd in a little $33 on party and 4th in $55 on Ipoker. There isn't any more of note or that i can remember anyway.

So to Ireland....

We wer gettin the 10.50 flight to Dublin, Sledge/Tony was meant to be here for 8.30, but didnt end up getting here til gone 9, and we had the taxi booked originally for 8.45, but put that bak 20 mins so all was good. Got there in plenty of time and we were ready to gogogogogo. We get taxi from the Airport, the taxi driver tries dropping us off at some random hotel because he doesn't know where we are off, then tells us of the exact place and that we shouln't step foot in the local bars or area as its so rough! wtf, lol. [ ] good booking jones

Arrive the hotel at like 12.30 and couldn't check in til 2 so we had dinner and drinks in the hotel bar. Brent lost the flip for paying, gg sir. We eventually arrived at the Regency Hotel, the place where it was being held at around 3. Andy Black was doing some massive talk/workshop about poker which was just so lifetilting and we didn't really listen. Met Maria, Jen etc and then were ready to roll at 4 when the torn started.(pic <<<< Brent and Jones Pre Torn). Was fairly easy early on to get chips, raise, c-bet etc and it was yours. But then 1 hand fked me over pretty hard:

Im earlyish position with 88 and pop to 300, MP next guy peels and the 2 blinds call. Flop 8 7 6( 2 diamonds).
I bet, MP calls and the 2 blinds fold.
Turn Qh, i bet he peels once again.
River 4c. So the Board is now 8 7 6 Q 4.
I decide to check here, he bets, i call. He shows 55, gglife.

And so im down to around 7.5k which is pretty ghey. Soon get a table change which i wasn't too happy about tbh. Didnt really get much going and found a few spots to pick up chips, but was still on around 8.5k at the first break.
Ended up busting at the 300/600 level with 88, also known as the nuttttttttz. LP raises to 1800, i have around 8.2k total in the CO so i jam. SB wakes up with QQ and the OR folds. It bricks out and im gone. Kinda glad to see Sledge is already out as now i won't be stuck bored on my own. Soon after Maria(chilli) busts and we go get the drinks in and talk for a while. Later on Me, Sledge and Rookie decide to go get something to eat. We walked for like a mile which is ridic and came to the takeaway place. But theres a guy pinned down with 3 ppl on top in the doorway! lol.
They say its ok to get something to eat, so we do! Found out he actually came in threatening to kill his girlfriend or something(maybe i didnt understand the Irish accent). So a nice start to our visit to Dublin!

Next Morning(saturday), wake up and find Brent and Jones are well chipped up for day 2. Jones has 187k and Brent has 141k, weeeeeeeeeee. Shib the 5%. Saturday was the day off from the ME, so we went into town for some food, and start to get bevvied up. Rookie and Chilli meet us there a bit later too. Brent did his absolute bollox in Paddy Power which was right next to the bar we were in, not good. Later on after another 5 or so beers, we decide were gna go play the 125 Euro torn at the Fitz. I have to lend Brent the Buy In for it, sighh. Things didnt go too great for me in this torn either. Ran JJ into QQ twice in the first 2 hours, and i was busto. Pretty comedy though as, Rookie, Sledge, Brent, Chilli and Jones were all on the same table and i decided to rail that. Was very comedy and even the dealer was giving Brent some rubdowns for his tez/comedy plays.
Decided to play cash later on, after inspiration from Chilli who went off 2 play Omaha, so me and Sledge got in the next 1/2e holdem game. Started with 200 and ended up with 460, which was pretty decent. Mainly all from 1 guy who tried tank check raising the river with air, so i tanked, and eventually got clock put on me. Ended up calling with Js for 125e on K 10 10 8 3 (4 spade Board). The hand didnt really make sense and he couldn't really have much and tbh i couldn't be arsed to fold.

Next day, were all up fairly early except Brent who arrives at the torn 5 mins b4 the start. He wanted an extra 10 mins in bed or summat, so we got a taxi b4 him. Had high hopes for both them at the start of Day 2. I think they both got pretty chipped up, but both busted between 40th-60th, sighhhhhh. Brent ran AKd into AA, gglife. And Jones' was a combination of hands, after he had got upto 400k. While they were in the torn me and Sledge played the 50 w/1 Sidey. Ended up getting it in with JJ vs 88 for a fairly big pot at 500/1000. 8 9 2 6 2 board wasn't too gr8 again. Sledge had just busted b4 me, losing a big pot with JJ also, this time vs 33.
[ ] we run good.
So were all pretty annoyed and decide to go find the nearest pub for a pint. I say a pint, it ended up being about 8 in quite a small amount of time. LOL. Then went Dominoes down the road and took it back to the Hotel around 11, as we had to be up for 7 for the flight home on Mon Morn.

Brent, Sledge and Me during the few pints:

So just been recovering from the weekend really at start of this week. Not really been doing much. Got the new Pro Evo yest, pretty awesome. Hopefully off to sign up to the gym 2mo or later with Jones and Middy. I wana get fit and be more healthy, which will help with playing online and lead to an all round healthier lifestyle. [ ] this will actually happen.

Ok, off to order Nandos.

Laters, glglglgl..wil update soon.

Thursday, 9 October 2008


So... my last blog was just before the Luton trip where me and Jones were off to play the £300 F/O Apat Pro Am, or w/e its called. Jones was meant to be driving, but went out the night b4 with Ben and Grieves and somehow wangled his way out of it and Maldini agreed to drive. Got there pretty fast, but set off late etc. So got there at 2.25, torn started at 2.30. Perfect timing imo. The torn went ok, nothing much to write home about though. And i busted 28th, shoving the CO with 9To, running into the sicilians AKo. He actually busted all 3 of us. He busted Jones and Maldini with AA, mbsfn. Jones finished 14th, but only top 9 ITM. 8k up top ftw + 3k GUKPT Grand Final seat, sighh. Would do a bigger report on the torn, but there wasn't really much interesting that went on. Got upto like 22k, then lost a few pots, and was in push mode, no1 ever called and i was just surviving really, rather than getting that vital double up i needed.
Did think it was very soft torn though, and will be looking to play a few more like this in future and get a decent score.

Anyways onto the online scene after we get back. Didnt play the sundays, we wernt back from Luton in time. So just watched some stuff online and went to bed pretty late. Monday, woke up early, after about 6 hours, i felt abs knackered again and decided to have a quick power nap for a few hours then wake up at midnight-ish and play all the 12-6ams. [ ] this worked out really well. I ran abs tez throughout the night and got deep and stuff and got fked over. Variance is an abs bitch.
Same again on Tues really, altho cut my losses in a stupid torn, the $55 crazy stack trubo on Party, which i got 3rd in for like $800, so was only like $700 down on the night and didnt feel too bad. I then stayed awake til like 6am, and was going to go to sleep. Then put on some cardrunners videos while i fell to sleep. I ended up watchin 4, and not getting to sleep til gone 10am, fml! They are really interesting though, and love watching them. Woke up like 6pm on Wed and Middy was here, im like wtfs going on. LOL. Anyways we get a takeout Nandos and start a sesh from 8-2.30ams. Started off as usual running really tez, but then things got better and i ended up taking down the $5rebuy on Party for $2.5k! weeeeeeee. Gets me outa the swong of the last couple of days, also got a 4th in the $55 7.5k on Ipoker for $700ish. Later on, played the 2 x $55 2.30ams on Stars and FTP. Ended up still playing them at 7am. Busto'd 48th in the Tilt 50/50 - JJ vs AK for 9/50 or thereabouts. Then with 28 left in the Stars $55, got it in with KK vs 55, to go 3/28, sighhhhhh. 5 on the turn was a gr8 game and i was crippled. Busto'd a few hands later. Would have been nice to run ok in 1 of those with 13k and 9.5k ftw in both. But nvmmmmmmm. Just gotta keep the grind going, and those scores will keep coming.

Party $5rebuy win...

Just putting a small session in tonight, as not feeling too great, feel like that cold or w/e i had last week is coming back, sighh. So just the Party Super $162 and the $109 GUKPT super sat on Ipoker.
Edit: Busto'd the Party Super $162- AhAd vs 73h all in on Kh Qh 10h flop. [ ] could be bothered to fold.
Currently 1/43 in the GUKPT sat - 3 seats, 1 mftime!!!

Probs be putting in some decent volume in the next week, as don't have much planned, except my parents coming up to see me on Saturday sometime. So will be hitting the Sundays fairly hard and all regular donks next week. Then we go to Ireland for the IPO at the end of next week which will be good.

Will update on any news, scores or how good/bad im running soon.

gogogoogoggoo and gl!!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Been ill....

Not much to say really, except what the title says. Put in a session on Monday after all the dreadful Sundays. Sunday could have been pretty huge, but ran bad in amazing spots and stuff like that, dont need to bore you with all that. Rookie off Blonde ended up taking down the Brawl for a cool $73k, hes staked. but still a sweet ass score. Hopefully, i can run like that for MiddyCrush in the near future! Monday, i must have cashed for over $1.7k and was still around $600 down on the day. Most notable score being 3rd in the $25r 6 max on Ipoker for $1.3k. Actually busto'd LeKnave in 4th in that , him jamming over my KK open with AJh. Flop K Q X(2 hearts), he didn't get there. In your eye sir, lol.

Ever since Mondays session, ive been feeling like death and have been in bed since, constant headache, being sick etc. Was not good, so i haven't done anything pokerwise in 3 days. Today feeling a bit better, but haven't played. I think its probs best not to play online when your not feeling anywhere near 100%. Might play a few torns 2mo night, but im not gna put in a huge session, don't wana be up too late as were off down to Luton on Sat morning.

We'd arranged to go DTD £300 this weekend, but we (me and Jones) think theres prob more value in going to the Luton APAT £300 + theres quite a few ppl we'll know down there. So should be a good weekend, and hope to scoop the l00t for like 10 diiiimes or w/e 1st will scoop.
Playing for MiddyCrush so hope to get another big score.

Will update in a few days after the Luton Trip.

Gogogogogoo win it all ppl.