Wednesday, December 27, 2006


thats right, today i only played stt's and mpp qualifier for the $100kmpp tourney this saturday.

made just over $200 from £10 stt's! i won 4/6 and also played and lost a $10 one.

as long as i keep patient, and get one or two pieces of luck at the right time these are going swimmingly. manage to accumulate a nice stack with no bother much of the time, and can only hope this continues. didn't play today, but managed to qualify for the big one this weekend. thats 3 freerolls im reg'd for, and hopefully will get a result in one of them.

on a bad note i watched casino royale expecting big things thanks to the critics. good performance by the blond one, but a lame film overall imfo.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


got a quickie tonight

also played an hour of poker
$100 up on $1/2

also played £1/2...was down about £70 thanks to someone hitting a gutshot on the river after calling two pot sized bets (flop and turn?!). i check called his small all in on the river. figured there was a high enough chance i had him outkicked or he'd missed his flush. that annoyed me a little....but i got him back. 44 otb and i call after one limper, sb completes and my friend in the bb checks.
flop is J43 rainbow. my friend bets out, i call, all others fold.
turn is a Q, he bets £12, i raise to £36 and he calls. has just under £100 behind, i have him covered. river is a 3, he moves in. im only losing to 33, JJ and QQ but doubt he has anywhere near that strength and call almost instantaneously. he shows K3 and i thank him silently.

made about $300 and all seems to be going well at the moment.

merry festivus if i haven't already said so, going out on wed and thurs night's so will try to play a bit more tomorrow and also qualify for the $100k mpp crypto tourney.....updates to come.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

auto post blinds

much has been said of this magical button. unchecking it prior to departure enables you to receive a lovely starting hand which will get outdrawn. this is well known in the online poker world.

so when playing my last round of poker last night i unchecked this button. MISTAKE NUMBER 1.

final hand, UTG, dealt AA. i elect to play this, raising preflop. MISTAKE NUMBER 2.

i know whats coming. 1 caller from the sb and a flop 662, two hearts.
he checks, i bet, he calls.
turn, 4 of hearts. i have two red aces. i bet 10 big blinds. he calls.
river, black 8. HMMMMMM.

he checks to me.......what to do?

well, value bet obviously (?!), another 10bb's. He INSTA CALLS with 55.


now. the next dilemma. i had planned to leave, but netiquette would disapprove of this instant scampering so i hung around for 1 more orbit. then got bored and left.

today, played for an hour, only £1/2, bought in for £80 at each and had to rebuy in both but left about $400 up. 1 nice outdraw against the table strongman. i have A6clubs, he has 57clubs.

flop is 89A two clubs. he bets, i call.
turn is a red 6. he bets £25, i min raise leaving £50 behind, and he calls. (well i wouldnt have raised if i could see his cards!)
river is another 6. Bee-autiful. he checks, im all in, he calls. nice. decided to play few hands after that.

got bored, played two heads up games on betfair, lost the important one. logging out now to shower because i smell.

last 7 days ~$1500 profit. right on target.

running along nicely

not much to say except things going well...

played 2 sessions, first for 45 mins and made about $150.

went out, came back, played a little more. down about $180 at one point but recovered nicely to finish about $300 up in 75mins. only played 3 tables, starting on two $1/2 tables, closing one of the boring ones $50 down, and opening up a £1/2 table, which was much more profitable.

not many interesting hands of note, except one. the first table i loaded i played like a maniac at the start dropping $150 and rebuying for the same amount. dude on my left didn't like my style and starting complaining. i gave better than i got, and on my button raised(again) with Q10.
flop is 568, turn 7, river 9. he min bet (or maybe 2bbs) on turn, i called. he bet $10 on river with maybe $60 behind. i went all in, he thought for an age before calling with 22.


i think he left before i could say thanks.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

crazy days

just when i think ive beaten tilt it rears its ugly head.

started 2 tables, one on $1/2 and one at £1/2.

none of my big hands get called, and every bluff being called.

was down about £100, got it up to about £30 down and then one hand of madness trying to get someone to lay down top pair when i knew he had it and would call.

that was £150 gone just like that.

so, stuck for over £200, and the only logical thing to do is open up two $2/5 tables.

well, not logical but is what i did. buy in for $200 on both. one table i have nothing the entire night, and end on $275. missed one spot to bluff which would have won $75, but i really wasn't feeling it at the tables by now.

the other table, however, is where all the action was mostly thanks to a retard to my right. and finally some nice cards. won the first two hands and then get dealt KK in the bb. raise
from utg, artard calls so i reraise up to $60. 9 high flop with 2 clubs, i check, the caller moves in, indicating flush draw, i call. he has flush draw with top pair. turn also brings a straight draw. river misses. thank fork for that.

build up to about $775, and greedy me is still down for the day so won't leave. lose a bit, down to about $675 at the point that i get the monster that is 62of clubs. so naturally after a few limps i raise my button. artard only calls.

flop is A105. i bet, he calls. well, last time in this sopt i checked the turn, and no one had an ace, so this time i bet the 4 that falls on the turn. he calls again. great i think. surely a draw of some sort? second pair maybe?hmm, river is a 3 making my straight. that was a nice card. HE BETS INTO ME?! about $105 into a $200 pot. well, how much can i get? he's got about $400 back. i raise to $320, and he calls instantly with 34. nh i thought. i got out of jail there, but i dont see how he can call on the flop or the river? thankfully, he didn't share my perpective.

that pretty much put me level, well, what i thought was level. left both tables, checked my account and found i was $125 up for the day.


so today, went to gutshot for the 2pm fo.

first hand JJ, raise to 150 (starting stack 1500, 20 min clock, blinds at 25-25), one caller.

flop is KcQhJh. nice and dangerous. checked to me, i bet 300 and he moves in! well, i couldn't fold and he turns over Kh10h, for top pair, with the royal draw! turn 5, river 5 and he misses, and i double up first hand. had 4 pocket pairs in the first half hour, twice hitting sets, but didnt get much the second time, did as best i could i think. work up to a 5k stack, then run j10 in aces on a 10 high flop leaving me down at about 2500. tighten up, dont play much, and it's down to two tables from 5 with me on about 3k, and blinds just up to 250-500. well, stealing time i think. im in the bb, one limper, i push(with 52o), they fold. steal twice more with half decent hands....then get KK in the same orbit, utg+1. raise, bb thinks a while, almost folds, then moves all in i call. his QJ gets not much help and im up to about 9k and can play.

a few more go out, i steal occasionally and we're onto final table. blinds 500-1000. ive got just under 10k, which puts me about 4th/5th. not much happens on ft, till my bb, 2 limpers, sb completes, ive got J5clubs. 3 clubs on the flop would be nice. 3 come. if only it always worked like that. i check, all follow. turn is 4s, i bet 2k, raised to 6k, i push, and get called by the naked ace. noclub on river and im up to 20k. lots of stealing followed, with some nicely timed preflop folds. i take out a few, outdraw, get outdrawn, and when it's down to four, i take them out one at a time in about 5hands, for a profit of about £270.

lovely stuff.

can't be bothered to play now, but cleared my bonus and pokerstars finally, and just gonna chill for the rest of the evenin.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

$200 per day

this will only include cash games.

my mtt skills have been impatient of late and ill be cutting down the amount i play and concentrate more when i play them

i won a freeroll on sunday which was well needed but mtt's wont count for these totals

today +$154

this month im on +$2500 approx but this includes all tourneys ive paid for, and any winnings, of which there have not been much, as ive taken out the freeroll win from that figure which has been my only decent cash for a while. ive also taken out the $450 rakeback from last month.

i think ive only played about 18 days max this month so its about $140 per day so not great but it's a decent start. $200 per day is £3k per month which is a sweet target.
i should really keep proper excel records since the interpoker statement is so awfully constructed.

played only about 45mins of cash tonight. couldnt be bothered to carry on but a nice profit for what i played.

might play live on thursday afternoon in london town. this should be a nice break from the online world. i always find it's good to change things up a little to clear the head.

saying that i played on stars, almost cleared my $50 bonus dropping $45 on omaha hilo. the standard is abysmal. seeing 2 players go all in on river and the nut hi and lo are nowhere in sight. laughable but only 1 or 2 hands in this session. played some fl holdem to try to clear bonus quickly. i think it's quite a skillful game, and something i need to spend some time on to master. i did win about $5 there. nice.

no interesting hands to report on. nothing really worth thinking about imo. hopefully have some excitement tomorrow.

think im gonna start playing stt's during the day as they are beatable, whilst cash games in the day are painful. sixpaks at £10/$10 are weak, and im doing alright in them now. sharkscope seems to think so. my other 2 scope accounts are -ve! so at least ive learnt something in 2 years.
in fact, it's only in the last 2/3 months i actually feel that im a half decent player and feel very comfortable at my cash game level. itry to test the waters at higher levels - he who dares.
currently at $1/2 and £1/2 and im not particularly scared of any of the players....more scared of losing. takes a while to adjust to each level, but it is only time.

also aim in the next few months to try to qualify for an ept. more for the holiday i need. well, i don't need one, but i want one.

no reason for the style changes, except to try out the shortcuts. not as much fun as i would have hoped.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

it's been a while

after blowing $4k in my party account i'd had enough so i started playing less for a few months. Went back to betfair, where my new rakeback account turned out to be a losing account.

sometimes i only like to count money withdrawn as winnings and i didnt withdraw for a long time.

so i opened an interpoker account, and i dont like them. turns out you can't withdraw to debit card (anything more than you put in) contrary to their website. they also charge $1 for a withdrawl. no-one else does that. but they have a $100 monthly bonus plus a slightly higher rakeback deal(32%) then any £crypto accounts. I might ask ukbetting to match the rate, if they say yes, bob's my uncle.

no longer play on party since all the yanks left it's DEAD.

opened a pokerstars account to get pokertracker. really should play a little more and get my $50 bonus too.

pokertracker is good except mine ain't working great atm and may need to reinstall.

Onto poker, well, with my inter account i was playing mostly $0.5/1 to try and build a roll.

then came the awf with 3 added tourney's daily, and 2 FTs in the first week, coming 1st and 3rd boosted my roll nicely.

have moved up to $1/2, and with some ups and downs have managed a bit of $2/5 and £1/2.
the nutters that play in £s are useless gamblers and it's very profitable.
i also find i concentrate more at higher limits.

finally managed a withdrawl and think im gonna buy a new car. i have decided to buy some stuff with some of my winnings. my first poker account paid for laptop, tv and chair. moving up in the world.

my aim now is to concentrate on cash and step things up. i only feel i need to play between 1-4 hours per day depending on mood and concentration levels and i believe i can make greater than $200 per day. This would be blinding and will have December and January free to try this out.

Will post every few days how its going.

from tomorrow.

the byes for now.
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