Saturday, November 08, 2008

Long time no post...

October was a pretty sick month including my most successful day to date. I managed to scoop the party 500f for 18K and the party 100f for an extra 5.5K on the same sunday. Managed to win that same 100f 12 days later for another 5.5K. Thats the main online success out the way.

Went on quite a few live trips in Oct + early Nov including APAT £300f, Dublin €150f, Teeside £500f, DTD £300f as well as a couple of drunken trips to the Alea.
Went pretty deep in the APAT and busted about 18th or so. Got a tonne of chips together but it got pretty crapshooty and i busted jamming ATo into the btn opens AA.

Ireland was total com, flew over on friday morning with Brent, Sledge and Rich. Got stuck into the torny straight away and managed to have a sick last few levels going from 30K to 180K. We got the day off on saturday so went into Temple Bar to watch some footy and have a few drinks. Ended up at the Fitzwilliam for the €120f, somehow Maria, Rooks, Sledge, Brent and myself all ended up on the same table, so hilarity ensued everytime any1 lost a pot. Me and Rooks kept getting slowrolled before i finally busted. Don't go to dublin if u hate slowrollers imo. Day 2 of the torny started off slow, then I upped it a bit nearing the bubble. Managed to win a huge pot with AK > AQ to get to about 400K but got into 2 really awkward spots where I couldn't fold to jams and ended up losing A2 vs 99, AT vs AK for a huge one and finally ran K8h into 99 vs the eventual winner to bust 49th for €650.

Teeside was very uneventful pokerwise for myself, i never got going at all and was below my starting stack all day, before 3bet jamming 6K over a LP 1.2K open and the bb colded it with AQc before the board rolled off Tc-Jh-Js-6c-6h, pretty imposible to fade that river. Managed to nip 5% of Trigg who scooped a cool £9diiimes for 4th, should've had the lot but ran tez on the final. Nearly got me out anyway. Rich bubbled it which was pretty com, see it in all its glory here:

DTD £300f in early november was eqally dull, and again i never got above 10K. Sick beat to start the day was us all registering late and ended up on the same table with 2 other decent players. Obv i reg'd first so had seat 2 with trigg seat 3, decent player in 4, middy in 5, rich in 6 and another decent player in 7. so f sick. Busted by open jamming 5900 in the c/o with A5o @ 200/400/50 and ran into the bb's AJo. gg.

November has started off pretty tez online dropped about $5.4K so far. Not ideal lol, been running really bad in a lot of spots. I think i've probs been playing sub-par too, but hopefully can grind through it. Got some big stuff coming up online soon, including laddies leocop main, ftops, party 2m, and ecoop. Be good to run like the sun in one of those.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Been a while since I updated last (orly?). Have had a winning month up til now, but its been pretty swingy. Had a +$10K day early ish with winning the tilt 20r for $6K and 2nd in the pty 100f for a further 3.5K then 2 $1K cashes in pty30r and wcoop#1. Since then I had a tough grind through dusting off about 1-2K most days i played, but i wasnt putting that much volume in tbf.

One sunday I felt i achieved something, I was getting hammered all day and managed a 2nd in the pty30r but still needed another 2K to get out, so i extended my session til the 4am's and managed to go deep in the stars 100f coming like 4th or thereabouts for $2100. Scoop the +$100 day!

Then came blondebash with Rich + Ty, bombed down at redic o'clock in the morning. 1 crucial service station full english and a 3 hour car ride later, we were pulling into sunny luton. The weekend was a great crack sharing a table with flushy, at it bradley and maldini for decent spells was hilarious. Got some chips after spiting jizzems 3bet jam over my open with 82s for 90% of my stack and binking vs his AJo. After that it was pretty rosy. With 10 left me and maldini got into a monster pot. I held AQc and opened to ~9500 @ 2/4K and he peeled from the bb, it rolled off Jc Tc Th and he c/r my 13,500 bet to 53,500. I jammed him in for another 20-30Kish and he called with KJo, a brick on the turn and a lovely 2c on the river and i was 1/9 with 210K of the 666K! mbn. Ran pretty cold on the final and could only manage 4th lol.

The sunday was v comedy we dusted the HU instantly and began flipping each other, this resulted in me rich maldini and dunk sitting down to flip with cards, soon amatay and bongo were involved for £2 a hand @ random games, it all spiralled and soon we had a 10 handed game going with sidebets for scooping hi/lo pots and making 5 of a kind (2 decks got involved). If an all red flop rolled off the seats 6-10 were dead, and if 3 blacks flopped seats 1-5 were dead, a classic moment was when a 3 red flop rolled out and maldini shouts ''send it all over here, im huge, im massive here''. Ironsides cheer upon scooping a hi/lo pot before his face dropping when he realised a 12 man round was coming out his pocket. Was all quality fun many people mainly amatay and celtic were seen walking away shouting ''i've done my fkin bollox @ £2 showdown, fml''.

Managed another winning sunday yesterday to the tune of about $4200. Could have been a big one when i made the tilt 163f final 1/9 with $29.5K ftw but i busted 7th after semi butchering a hand vs irish_chop who went on to win the lot. Got $3800 for this and another $2400 for 2nd in the pty6K 100f.

Finally booked ireland trip and will be going to dtd this weekend for the 300f. Hopefully will win the lot for once live.

In life news, uni has started and should be ok, hopefully il stick with it and scramble a degree in 3 yrs!

Props to Ben mfkin Turnstill who scooped the absolute lot in the tilt brawl for a lovely $73diiiiiiiime score. Beers on him in Dublin imo.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

DTD + Downswings...

I was planning on doing a detailed trip report of the dtd500 but i've left it a while and so most details are sketchy. Pre the dtd500 my downswing had hit $9.8K so a score in the 500 would have been appreciated.

Middy got to mine about midday and we went down the road to pick up Floppy. The drive down to notts was easy enough despite totally missing claimer at the holiday inn bar arranged for 1:15. Probs due to us pissing about in Leeds for ages, we checked into the room and got off to dtd asap. I wasn't at my first table for too long, but i had one hand of interest:

Stack: ~15K, BB: ~12K. I hold JTo in the cut off @ 25/50
Preflop: folds to me and i raise to 150, btn folds, sb folds, bb defends.
Flop: Js 5d 9d, he checks and i fire 200, he calls.
Turn: 5c, he checks and i shell 400, he c/r'd to 1000. Being so early i didn't have much to go on here, folding seemed super weak so i decided id take one off and see how he reacted to the river.
River: 6c, he leads out 2500, i tank for quite a while, and look over to him and hes just staring at me, this is kindof a standard attempt to look super strong by an inexperienced live player. With this and that he doesn't show up with a 5 often enough to make it a fold, i call and he mucks.

I get a table change and then another one, i end up in seat 1 on a table where i know a few people, Steve Jellinek was in seat 2, Dave Colclough in seat 8 and Daniel Rudd (upthemariners) in seat 9. So not the most excellent table change considering how bad the field was in general.

I can't really remember many hands from this spell, but i chip up to 20K and then decide it'll be a good idea to shell off half of it:

My stack: ~20K, BB: ~12K. I am dealt KQo in the cutoff @ 150/300/25.
Preflop: folds to me and i raise 850, btn folds, sb folds and bb defends.
Flop: T54r, bb checks and i fire out 1100 which he calls pretty quickly.
Turn: 5, bb checks over again and i decide to shell a second barrel of 3150 out there to rep an over pair, he again calls.
River: J, he checks over again and i think he can't be overly strong and a 3rd barrel should blow him out a lot of the time, so i blast out 6200 in there and he goes into the tank. He looks as if hes going to muck and then rolls 6200 in and tables 88. Pretty sick call down, I guess he didnt think i'd go for 3 full streets of value with QQ+, and could probs only expect me to have JJ or a bluff.

So down to 9K, but at 150/300 its not the end of the world. I scoop a round of blinds and antes and have ~10K when i get a spot to double up.

My stack: ~10K, cut off (elblondie) ~25K. I am dealt JJ in the sb @ 200/400.
Preflop: folds to elblondie and he makes it 1050, btn folds and i 3bet to 3700. He dwell and flat calls.
Flop: 892r, i tank and then move in for 5200, which elblonde calls pretty fast with 9Ts. I think his preflop call is somewhat spewy there. His hand plays pretty poorly in this spot as im going to be jamming 100% of my range on every flop.

Shortly after this is get another chance to get it in:

My stack: ~22K, utg+1: ~18K, mp1 (elblondie): ~25K. I am dealt AcKc in the hijack @ 200/400
Preflop: utg+1 opens to 1050, elblondie flat call, i 3bet to 4800. utg+1 tanks before flatting, as does elblondie.
Flop: 8c 3d Ad, both check to me and i'm unsure of how much to bet, with ~15K in there and ~15K back, i fire in 7200, which is probably a mistake looking back on it. open shoving and maybe checking back are better. They both fold pretty quickly and i'm up to 33K.

I have a pretty active image at the table and a guy opens, and i look down at AA. I 3bet him and he comes straight in for a 4bet leaving not much behind, i just set him in and he calls with QQ. I hold and shoot up to about 65-70K. My high point of the day gets to ~90K, but i run TT into AA and spew a few when folding on the turn. I finish the day 3/33 with 82.9K.

I go back to the hotel and as i've drank at least 8 redbulls during the day i'm pretty wired, so read the updates and finally fall asleep pretty late. I wake up at about 8am and have a shower and get dressed, no idea why i did this as playing didnt start until 3pm and i'd had like 3 hours sleep. So i decided it's probs a good idea to go to sleep again, which i do until about 1pm before getting up and having a shower and getting dressed for the 2nd time. We roll over to dtd and meet claimer with a half hour or so to spare before the start of play.

I get off to a really bad start to the day spewing about 15K raising and cbetting to get c/r'd. I get moved to the right of Richard Hawes and 2 to the right of Tom Rutter who's game i'm unfamiliar with. I decide i cba getting involved with Rich as itl just end in some stupid 4bet jam by one of us.

I gather fairly quickly that Tom Rutter has a really solid game. I open in mp3 with A5s and he 3bets the btn, i wanted to jam but thought that would be super rash having just got to the table and i can't just assume as he's a about 21 that he'l be 3betting in position light. So i passed.
A few hands later i get a spot to get involved.

My stack: ~65K, mp1: ~50K. I hold AQo in the hijack @ 500/1000/100
Preflop: utg limps, as does mp1, i raise to 5200 and it folds back to mp1 who calls.
Flop: T86r, i he checks over to me and i fire 7200, he flats pretty quickly and i'm pretty much giving up on the hand here.
Turn: Qc (mbn etc) he checks over again, and i decide to check back and try get value on the river rather than turn, checking back helps induce some river action incase he was on some weird float on the flop.
River: 7, he thinks and shells out 9K, and i call him pretty fast. He tells me i must win and mucks when seeing my AQ. He claims he had a small pair, which is kindof a weird line as i feel a pair has some showdown value vs me in that spot so would be happier if he check called rather than turning the hand into a bluff.

This sends me back up to around 90K and im dealt another hand utg:

My stack: ~90K, cut off: ~60K, i am dealt TT utg @ 500/1000/100.
Preflop: I open to 2700 and he 3bets me to 11K. Here i go into the tank, i could tell he had been waiting to pull something as he was becoming increasingly frustrated with myself, Rich and Tom opening pretty frequently preflop. So in the end i decided to set him in, he calls, as you do with AA. And holds, so i'm back down to 30K. sigh.

Soon after this we get an hour dinner break and myself, middy, Tom and Claimer shoot off to nando's. We decide in true degenerate fashion we will order together and flip for the lot. Flip a coin each, odd one out loses. I manage to flip a tails to the others heads in the first toss. Claimer gets excited and being cheering and shouting ''weeeee sixty-two bones yo!'' (the bill came to £62). Claimer is full of banter at the table talking about him ready to hit the 300, ''its weird, i played the 500 like 100% concentrating, i dont usually do that, i'm just gonna get the drink flowing for this £300er and splash about you know'' cue weird hand motion to demontrate whipping chips into the pot and a tirade of laughter from Tom, Middy and me! Trigg is always hilarious on trips to tournaments and he once again delivered with this speech.

We mosey on back to DTD and get ready to crush, i have 48K @ 2Kbb so still enough play. I stack 13K off this off in hands i cannot remember, but i wasnt too active having Rich and Tom both to my left. When i find a semi-perfect spot to get a stack in.

My stack: ~35K, utg+2 (Tom Rutter): ~100K, btn: ~50K. I hold KQo in the bb.
Preflop: Tom opens for 5200 and has been pretty active, the btn flat calls and i jam from the bb. I think my stack size is pretty perfect here to move in, and KQ plays pretty well vs ranges of both players. Tom tanks and folds before the button goes into the tank. He tanked for a solid 3minutes, and i thought he probs had around 66-88. He eventually calls with JJ! And i lose the race.

So i'm gone in 14th for £0. ship. The £300 is still taking reg's and i'm semi tempted into doing so by trigg and middy. But then come to my senses and gtfo of there. After a few torns online in the hotel room and a decent sleep we'r in the car home. After a looooooong ride back i finally get out and am back in headingley.
So that £500 loss pops the downswing to $10.8K and back home to crush online to cut that down. Had some success immediatly by winning the tilt turbo fiddy for $4.8K on monday. Safe to say i ran pretty good obv. I managed to bank another 2 winning days on the bounce with a 3rd in one of the big doubles for $1300 and a few other decent scores on tilt. So i've managed to claw back $6.5K of the loses. Hopefully i can keep the form going right through to wcoop.

Speaking of wcoop, i'm toying with the idea of selling some shares in myself for both the $530NL and the $1050NL. Probably in a package deal combining both tournaments. I'll play the $215 and $320 6maxes on my own dime, but the higher buy-ins and insane fields will be variance inducing, so selling some shares off might be a good idea.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Been running pretty bad of late, doesn't help much having spent a tonne of money with moving to the flat either! Been on a $7K downswing since that 50r win back in early July ($2K of that is live staking + % buying so only a $5K downswing for myself). $5500 of that has been losses in August online ($6.1K inc live poker) so i'd got off my downswing by the end of july but August has been a month of running below exp. Despite this i'm gonna take a smash at the dtd deepstack festival this weekend, guess i'll play the 500 and if i busto, the 300. Hopefully i'll run/play good live for once instead of tilting and running bad, not a good combo imo.

Not put too many sessions in for August. Gonna try crush sessions in for the last 2 weeks of the month to play through this terrible spell and get out.

Anyway f poker talk, onto the flat. Its not full on finished yet, i need to buy a 32inch tv for my room and a desk lol, wtf @ being an online poker player and not having a desk in their room yet. Been grinding on the dining table recently lol. The 42inch tv and ps3 in the lounge are crucial, even tho i constantly get my ass handed to me at call of duty 4 by jap's online. Sky still isnt sorted, but we have digital tv so we can get by. When we went and bought the tv we embarrassed ourselves coming out of tesco with £950 worth of stuff and upon arriving at my car we were like how the hell is this gonna fit! [ ] rich enjoyed the drive home, brents inspired shotgun call was major +liveEV as rich had to sit in the back on a folded down backseat with huge tv + tv stand boxes crushing him into the window. Then came getting the £950 of stuff up 3 flights, having a lift is a pretty big brag though.

Was thinking of getting some art/photo's up on the walls to give it a bit of something. If anyone has any decent sites when we can get some big travel posters of vegas/new york. Or any decent gambling art it would be appreciated.

Anyway, i'll post a dtd500 tourney report next week.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Went to spain for a week to our villa and got back 4 days ago. The golf courses are in such sick condition, its like playing off carpet, awesome stuff. Got my game kindof back while there, carded a 13 over 85 round La Finca by the last day. Prob gonna join @ Cookridge Hall next week when we're moved in and start playing competitively again.

First day back looked potentially sick. Finalled the ipoker 50r, party 20r and ipoker 25r 6mx. But 2 4th's in the smaller ones and a 9th in the 50r resulted in like $3K in cashes and a +$1500 day. Could have been much sicker but nevermind.

The next day was a nightmare but managed to get out with a $1300 cash in the tilt 15K and a $500 cash in the pty super 162 for like 10th or summit.

Day 3 was a huge slowroll day, i built stacks in tonnes of stuff but ran real bad deep and whifffed every torny except a default $150 cash for the ipoker 30r that got cancelled. Tilt hit the midnights-130's to get out, so made the days investment bigger and a -$1850 day. So we'r marginally down from returning from holiday.

This weekend sees the DTD£300 return, theres quite a crowd going down, Me and my faithful stable Horneris and ChipRich, 1time boys. Aswell as Hitthehole, Claretcougar and TheClaimer,[ ] gl to those guys. Prob lose £990 tho, hopefully we can a day 2 sweat.

Got a good story to show how much a degen fk Horneris is. I bank shipped him £330 so he could buy himself in online for the DTD300. 10 mins later he goes fk, i've just lost ur £330 on bfair. Hopefully he'l make it up by winning me some bags when he actually gets to the torn.

Hoping to run good online and in the DTDer so that i can hit the Luton GUKPT and a few sideys a week on saturday. As well as DTD's deepstack 2 weeks later with a £550 ME and £330 sidey.
And the big news, the flats finally sorted to go through and we'l be moved in on friday! Looking forward to shelling out a dime for a 42in tv and ps3 aswell as crucial other stuff to make it a sick pad.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Hit my first 5fig score last thursday in the ipoker 50r. Had came 23rd in it the day before and took it down on the thursday.

It was pretty useful after a bad 3/4 day spell opening July and spewing about $2K over that time. Not many interesting spots from the tournament because it was such a crapshoot and CL was at 10x the whole time. Having QQ > AK+A3 with 11 left was useful so i entered the final 1/9. Didn't get up to much until about 5 left where i got it in with A3s > TJs. Then after that it was pretty plain sailing and i started moving chips about and got HU pretty much even in chips. 800K each @ 20/40K. He kept r/f the button which abled me to get him 4:1 in chips before AJd > AQo ftw.

So after winning that i told Rich i'd put him in the DTD£300 that w/e. Met Rich at the hotel at about 3:30 and just lay around in the hotel room til about 6. The got some food and hit DTD to start crushing. Starting with 10K and 45min levels the structures perfect. I managed to spin to 21K before the end of level 1:

Stack: ~11K, MP: ~8K, LP: ~10K. I hold Qc Qd in EP.
Preflop: I raise to 150, MP flats, LP 3bets 625. Me and MP both flat.
Flop: 5c 2s 2d, I check, MP bets 1500, LP calls;

here i was like, hmmm standard live guy spew line for LP is to flat AK/AQ here. But just to check he doesn't actually have AA or KK, I'll just flat it and re-eval turn. Also c/r the flop will v likely shove everything i beat out, and get everything that has me beat re-shoving.

Turn: 9h, I check, MP shoves 5800, LP folds. LP folding made the decision easy. So course I call waiting to see some moron hand like A5o lol. He tables 77. [ ] wp sir. LP says he folded 77 too, so i have to fade the 0 outer, which i manage. So sick if LP calls/rejams his 77.

So up to 20dimes @ 25/50 life is ok. Started raising a decent% of hands pre and shelling at flops and generally maintaining my stack.

The next hand of interest i can remember is @ 200/400/50:

My stack: ~25K, MP1: ~10K, MP2: ~15K. I hold 46o in the sb.
Preflop: MP1, MP2, Btn all limp, I make up sb, bb checks.
Flop: 4s As 6d, I check, MP1 bets 1,000, MP2 flats.

MP2 is really spewy so will probs stack off an A here so i c/r to 6,500. MP1 dwell folds and MP2 rejams with 82s. I turn another 6 and its gg sir.

So up to 40K @ 200/400/50, life is still good. Then we get into a huuuuge pot @ 300/600.

My stack: ~41K, C/O: ~38K. I hold AKo on the btn.
Preflop: c/o raises to 2,400, I 3bet to 10,050 and he thinks for under 5 seconds before shoving. 3bet folding would be a huge mistake here, and we're flipping a lot here so i pretty much snap the 38K off. He tables KK. The board rolls of a cruel x-x-x-A-K. loooooool, no need for tht. but w/e gglife a 80K pot ships to him.

Photo evidence of my run badders, [X] Bad River:

Left with 3K i get it in with T4c > QJc to double but then KK guy opens utg for 3,400 @ 400/800, I jam AKo for 7,100 and MP3 cold 4bt jams for 28K. utg dwells forever and folds AKo face up. MP3 shows QQ and holds vs me.

Not done much online, blew the crypto20K with 4 left the other day. Had it won but spewed and busted in 4th for $1.5K which broke me even for the day. Off to York Races on sat, so will probs spew loads lol, hopefully i can nip Brent for tips and ship it crucial. Gonna hit this sunday hard as its dble gtd's on stars! weeee. Hopefully i'm not too fked from saturday to grind well.

[ ] gg.

Friday, June 27, 2008

[ ] Live poker is fun...

Oh my god, whoever invented live poker is a moron. Its like insta lifetilt.

Have some guy to my left when i sit down in the DTD £55 who wouldn't stfu putting ppl on sets, AA or KK every hand. Before sitting down I thought i'd see how long I could go without putting my ipod in. That lasted for under 1 hand.

The idiots who come play poker who think they know how to play then talk about the most twisted reasoning ever tilts me beyond belief.

Anyway, onto the tourney:

I lose about 700 raising preflop and whiffing and 600 in TT < AJo when my first spot to get some chips comes up:

My stack: 2,175, SB: 5,500 @ 100/200. I hold JJ on the button.

Preflop: folds to me, I raise to 600, SB calls, BB folds.

Flop: 8d Ad Jc. He asks what i have (1675) and sets me in. I snap he shows A9h.

''I knew you had that'' he says, orly? wp then.

Its not long til i'm involved again:

My stack: 4,400, UTG: 3,800 @ 100/200. I hold JJ on the button.

Preflop: UTG opens for 800, folds to me, I jam for 4,400. UTG calls.

UTG shows ATo. It rolls off QA8QA. Ship it.

So i'm down to 600 and get it in with KQc 4ways and lose.

The guy to my left was life tilting beyond belief. He came up with the most bizarre reasoning i've ever heard after limping utg with K5o, uber shortie shoves for 550 @ 100/200. I make it up in the bb with K6o (spew was limping pretty much every hand so the K6 is probs a call) and utg spew calls. We check it down as it bricks and shortie tables A7 to win.

He comes out with, ''thats your fault, i only called because i wanted to win all your chips''. (orly? playing the K5o for the huge implied odds it has vs a cold caller getting 3/1) At first i thought he was joking, then it became obv he wasn't. I lolled @ him for him telling me he would've folded the K5o to the shove, strong play sir, limp utg for 200, guy shoves for 550 it comes bk to you for 350 to win 1050 thts in there. Live players have rly stupid reasoning for stuff its ridiculous.

Its just not worth playing live poker, £wise anyway compared to online. We went down as its Trigg's bday week and Fran, Maria and Tighty we're off. It was comedy and Trigg was on form lool. Somehow he dragged himself to take 5th, he probs cnt remember it though.

Off to the DTD £300 in a week for that blonde thing, then i'm done with live poker for a while.