Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Prop Bet I forgot to mention, TV stardom, Vegas and live pokerz...

A few weeks ago I went on a stag do with some other players of the poker. Now I'm like always late for everything (not a lot, but if you say 9.30 i'll be there at 9.40 and if you say 1.30 I'll still be there at 1.40). I don't do it deliberately...I'm just kind of terrible with time. I was mean't to go up for the start of the stag on friday night but I had to arrange some stuff on the friday night and so the boys (LeKnave, Rookie and Hitthehole) bet me $500 vs my $2000 that I wouldn't be at an agreed McDonalds in Luton before 9.30am. I was playing MTT's with a friend also grinding round my house until about 3.30am, managing a lovely final table bubble in a 900 runner donkament on FTP. Marvellous.

So I plan on getting their uber early as I had not planned on losing $2k. My alarm was set for 6.30 and I must of been in such a deep sleep that I just didn't hear it. So a little while later I roll over and my face literally rolls over my phone which kinda woke me and I looked and saw it was 7.30am. sdjgsdgds. Anyone who knows what I'm like with time will also know that I NEVER leave the house before I've had a shower. Even on the weekend when I'll get up and go to the gym I'll have a shower before. So anyway, I jump in the shower, pack my bag, and get in my mates car at exactly 8am. We had borrowed another mate's TomTom the night before and it wouldn't start at first. Could this bet be going any worse?! Luckily as my mate set off with his foot firmly down we got the TomTom working and managed to arrive in Luton at 9.05am. Wii.
It was nice to open the door to the macdonalds for the 3 lads....just a shame I had to give my mate $250 for driving me there. Not sure I'll be risking $2000 to win $250 like this again. I won this time but I like their side.

At the weekend I also went on Sky Poker. In a programme called Cash Masterclass (ha - the irony!) I sat in the studio and played 2 NL £0.5/1 cash games and they just asked me about hands whilst I played them in the studio. It was good fun and I had some really comedy banter with Tikay the presenter. However, I did feel really weird at first and wasn't my normal self. For some reason I developed this Tony Blair - like usage of my hands to talk but nvm! The show is being repeated a few times through the week I believe on channel 865. So far there have only been 3 contestants but I'm top of the leaderboard atm. Hold on time for the [ ] prize on offer.

Whilst I played for that few hours in the studio I really just did what I should always be doing in cash and even with a few mistakes I still made a few hundred quid. I haven't played in that mindset for a while now online (my live play has been real good) but my online play has just been session after session of me playing my C game. Added with a comment from an 'anon' (Sigh why can't these useless fuckers put their name to their comments) on my last entry these things gave me the motivation to start grinding a little bit online again in the right mindset and I'm probably up around 15 buy ins or so at 25 and 50 plo over not very many hands. It'll definitely take me 3 or 4 months now I'm grinding lower again but I'll get the stake back to level and start making profits if it kills me. It's not hard, I put together 6 consistent winning months on my last stake last year because I was doing it in a much more professional and focused manner. More of the same pls Cos you dick! (Sigh - I'm talking to myself like that knobrot Amatay now).

I also won a live £10r on friday (lols) for £850. I was in for £100 though and play it as part of a greek night down at the big slick club in purley that they have every few months. A lot of my uncles and cousins play so I go down for the crack more than anything. Highlight was shoving over a 6x open with KQ and getting called by AA. Board rolled off 10 6 5 Q K. Unfortunately I paid for it when I made the last 45 of the 16.5k guarantee on full tilt on sunday. I was around 19th in chips and played a huge pot where I standard 2.5x'd under the gun with an Ace and another Ace and table chipleader just spaz shoved about 60x in the pot. Hi der! I snap and the board rolls off J 5 5 10 Q. gkdhgsdgsgd.

Finally we've booked up Planet Hollywood for Vegas in August and I'm really pumped about it already. I'm gonna be putting in a lot more live sessions too from now on and in the run up in order to go with a juicy roll to pwn the Vegas cash donks. I'll be playing most DTD £300's and upcoming will be playing the Blackbelt tournament at the Vic I think.

gl at the tables bus wankers.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Live pokers, Pokers of the interwebs, Getting Grimmed, Feldman challenge, Las Vegas Trip, Cirque Du Soleil, DTD this weekend & longest title ever

Well in short I've been kinda knocking my dick in online. I've played a few too many tilted sessions and I let my staking roll get down to about $1900 before moving down and really grinding it out. I've since won over 25 buy ins at 25rush PLO but it's gonna take me a few months to claw back the $5300 odd I'm down atm and get back to even.

Live poker has been the opposite. I've had a few really good sessions recently and managed to shave my live makeup to pretty much breakeven since we last chopped profits after my DTD win in December. Talking of which, I have monday off work and am off to DTD this weekend for the £300 weekend. £30K one time. (I'm definitely going to be trying to include as much live cash as possible into my routine as long as it doesn't fuck with work at all and gym too much).

A few weeks ago I would even get excited about a trip like going to DTD. However, I've just booked my flight with a few of the lads from blondepoker and I'm going to VEGASSS!! Can't wait! Any suggestions for the trip...let me know fish! (I went to see Cirque du Soleil last night at the Royal Albert Hall - I'll definitely be trying to get tickets for this in Vegas - what a show. Some of the shit they do is just sick!)

I was putting a guy called (*edited*) into a few small online tournaments as he was in a rather bad financial and personal situation with the goal of making me some money and him enough money to pay back stakers through blonde poker and have some money whilst his girlfriend is ill.
He was $700 in makeup when he had a cash for $350 in a $20 heads up tournament on full tilt (he plays as riverdave69) and I haven't seen him since. I think this was a week ago. I'm not panicking too much as someone like Dave can't stay away from poker and I'm sure my debt is one of the smaller ones on his list. Unfortunately for him though, I'm willing to do things to see my money again that others who he owes aren't.

Andrew Feldman keeps trying to add me on facebook after some stuff I've said about him on both the radio show and on blonde poker. I don't mind playing him, even if he is a better heads up player than me, which I've no doubt he is as I neither play heads up or hold em online. However, playing me heads up has no relevance to the things I've said about him - so I've offered him an opportunity to organise a 'well' with the moderators on blonde poker where he can answer questions that a lot of people have of him.

I'll try update again after the weekend with a 'wiii shipped the DTD £300 post'.

gl at the tables fishcakes.