Friday, 31 July 2009

Robusto------------> not robusto & DTD this weekend

Well I haven't blogged lately partly because I haven't been arsed, partly because I've not had too much to talk about and I go through periods where I enjoy writing entries and others where it's just a hassle.

I'm up to Dusk Til Dawn this weekend for the £300. I'm going to Leeds in September for the Blondepoker forum bash which should be good crack and in October I'm going to Ireland with some of the lads from blonde for 5 days. Really looking forward to that one in particular.

I read Animal's blog this morning and saw he did a very brief 6-month review which I should prob do too.

First part of the year...I started a blog and was really focused/had a good head. I ran really hot and crushed the $1/2 and $2/4 plo games I was playing in (p.s. pls return to the tables rory liffey u mega donk) for a lot of money. I made the trip to DTD a couple of times, running up decent stacks in both £300's I played but ultimately getting bored and throwing my chips away. 2 day tournaments aren't terribly appealing when you can sit in a small cash game and make £1000 without stressing too much.

I did play a 2-day £200+100 at the Big slick club in London, making the final table where I refused a deal for £3.5 and ran like dogshit to bust in 5th for £1500. Still feel it was right not to take that deal with the stacks and players at the table, all of whom I had an edge on but I ran bad and perhaps played a little fast.

Recently I played a £200 freezeout at the Vic with 109 runners and got in a 4-way chop for £4.3k which I couldnt really refuse despite being chipleader after the first hand on the final and then throughout. Sadly I got AQ all in vs A10 4-handed for the world and lost which led to me being the shortest stack. I couldn't refuse when the guy (Mr A10 with 400k - I had 110k now) agreed to an even chop. Though on hendon mob it does look like i got £1800. Norrrrrr.

Including some smaller comps, (I've prob only played 15 live donkaments this year) I've spent about £2k and returned about £7.5k.

Unfortunately the wheels came off in the last 6 weeks and I ended up shot taking at $5/10 PLO. I ran good winning 3 buy ins pretty quick but then began to lose to the variance war. This led to tilt and I basically ended up gifting away half my roll having already lost most of the other bit anyway.

I've just got involved in a deal with a friend from poker who is putting me into any live donkament up to £500's on a 50-50 deal after makeup. I've never been staked before so hopefully I can run good in my first one at DTD this weekend. For the meantime I'm gonna knock online on the head and just make easy money, but less often at live poker.

gl all.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Mr Anon

I know some bloggers don't allow anon comments because of random pricks and enemies but I don't really have any in or outside of poker so I've not disabled it and still won't. Obviously there's a ton of people I don't like but I just don't associate myself with these people in the slightest.

Why am I banging on about this? I had a bit of an argument with someone on a forum a while ago and he has since posted on my blog. I was gonna give him a good old slap as he was due to be playing at the same event as me that weekend but my mates I was with just convinced me there was no point as he's just an immature prick.

Anyway...about two entries ago I get this comment....

Anonymous said...
busto fish? knw u always would be. Just play sngs or donkaments... u ant do ur nuts playing them... a degen fish like you probs would! hahaha
03 July 2009 10:04

Posting to make it clear to this idiot that just because he posts as Anon it doesn't mean I don't know who he is. Look forward to seeing you at some time R....

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Warning Brag Post

Just chopped the £200 at the Vic for £4300.

Will post a proper report tomorrow if I have time before the £100 rebuy plo. Lemme take that fker down 1 time

Friday, 3 July 2009

That ineveitable blow up

So I lost £2.5k/$4000 last night at $5/10 PLO. There was an absolute donkey in the game and he ran so good against me it was sick.

First hand I flat a cutoff pot to $35 on the button playing a full buy in with AA22. The small blind repots to $150 and the initial raiser flats. I repot it to get most of my stack in and lose vs the donkeys AK47 double. (He now has $3000 on this table)

On the other table about half an hour later playing $1400 stack its potted utg and called in two spots when I find 6789 on the button. Maybe I should raise here but I elected to flat. I flopped the nuts on a 345 board (2 spades) and it got checked all the way round to me so I bet $90 into the $140 and got 1 caller before donkey repots. I get it in and he has A457 no spades. The turn is the 4 of spades and I now want to put a screwdriver through his eye. (He now has $3000 on this table)

Admittedly I lost my last 2 buy ins through playing way too fast and way too predictably but the haze has hit my eyes by this time and I was steaming like mad. No excuse especially as I'm not rolled to be playing this game in the first place.

Not quite sure what the plan is now. I'm just not learning. What's the point beating the game and just doing stupid degenerate things? My time is better spent elsewhere where I might have something to show for it like at the gym etc. One thing is for sure. I need to change my ways or stop playing poker completely.

Edit: Donkey gave all his money away in the end. Just a shame it was my money he was dispensing.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Immitating Police Officers FTW

I forgot to post about this when it happened two weeks ago.

I was walking from work to the Empire Casino in Leicester Square as I sometimes like to do on a friday. I don't play live at all during the week so enjoy just unwinding in a cash game for a few hours (ok sometimes longer than a few hours lol) before going home and enjoying the rest of the weekend.

So I'm almost in the main square when I saw a chinese dude not letting his girlfriend go. She seems quite distressed and every time she goes to walk in a direction he just grabs her and pulls her towards him. I stop and watch for a minute and when he doesn't stop, and he's being overly physical I can't watch any longer. He's grabbing her, yanking her, and she's not screaming or shouting but she is clearly crying.

I didn't particularly want to go up and just smack the guy or get in a fight so I go over and say 'What's goin on is everything ok?'. He stares at me with quite an aggressive angry look on his face. I said to him 'I suggest you fucking answer me, I'm a plain clothes policeman'. He bought it straight away and his heart insta-sank. The expression on his face went from hardman to embarrassed fool.

He said, 'She my girlfriend'. I replied, 'I don't care who she is. Don't ever put your hands on a woman'. He apologised about 10 times and then tried to shake my hand. [ ] I offered him mine. The comedy moment was when I told him to go and stand by a street light about 5 metres away. He did and looked a right lemon whilst I asked the crying girlfriend if she wanted me to hold him here for 5 minutes when she went on her way. She was ok though and when I called him back I just warned him that I would be in the area and so would plenty of other plain clothes officers who had been informed of his description. One further misstep and he would be in the back of the van.

Now I know it's obv illegal to pretend to be a police officer but it's not like I did it to get into an old ladies home and nick her pearls and china tea set. Having said that I quite enjoyed it - I may apply to be a police officer or just get a part in the Bill! I'll ask my mum to borrow the handcuffs she keeps on her bedside table. ((Joke obviously!))

Pokerwise I had one of my rare midweek sessions last night donking off two buy ins before I went to the gym. I don't normally do donking anymore as I'm really focused and playing well at the moment. After the gym I came back and ran up a $2k stack on a $2/4 table completely pwning the soul of one guy over and over. I called a $48 river bet that should not have been called. I could have raised or passed but never flatted and I ended the session righ there which I felt was sensible of me. I now know when something could set me off so I just insta quit. I finished up £700 on the night from being down £500 so not too shabby.