Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Friday, September 02, 2011
We’re looking for players all the time so make sure you sign up if you’re interested in a stake. One of the perks is that you may get me as a mentor.
Also been back at the tables for just over 2 weeks now and it’s been going well. I’ve been mainly playing iPoker and there’s been some big games running. This is my graph since I’ve been back, small heater…
Even better news is that I’ve managed to get some money onto Stars seeing as the games have been so good lately. It’s weird, I’ve never played much on there and Stars always made it so hard for me to deposit on there but I’m planning on making a run at it, and plan to take on Blom in the Isildur Challenge within the next couple of months if I can play PLO only. We had some epic run-ins on iPoker if the rumours of his IDs are true before, so it should be a fun match. I’ll be playing a few WCOOP tourneys and putting in some decent volume at in the big PLO games before Christmas, so hopefully I can run good and win a chunk before the end of 2011.
I promise to keep this blog updated, also I’m now on Twitter so I’ll try to share some interesting hands and situations with you as they arise.
Also, another thread has come up on 2+2, with some people challenging the validity of my lifetime results at PLO. Its just become boring now, so i've issued the following bet.Terms of the bet if anyone wants it:
- If i can't prove beyond doubt that i've won at least $5,000,000 I'll pay out $60,000
- If i can prove beyond doubt that i've won at least $5,000,000 I win only $30,000
To motivate me to get closer to the $8 million in winnings, i'd like a bonus of $20,000 for each addition million proved.
So if i prove $5,100,000 for example i win $30,000. I win $50,000 if i prove between $6,000,000 and $7,000,000 etc
Gl at the tables,
Friday, May 27, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
It will be interesting to see how Black Friday affects the games. I think on the Euro sites the games will carry on and probably be even busier. I also think the games at $25/$50 and $50/$100 will be easier on the US sites, lots of the biggest winners in the last few years are Americans, so it may be an opportunity we shall see...... i'm sure most of them will move or find some other way of playing again.
Not long till the WSOP kicks off as well. I'll be donating my usual buy ins to 4/5 PLO events i think, only planning a two week visit in the middle.....
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I haven't played any live tournaments for ages. Hopefully i'll make it to EPT San Remo and Madrid. If not, i'm definitely going to Vegas for about 18 days in the summer.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I've been really busy working on choosing everything for my new house, its still not going to be done for another 8 months though. The refurb/extension is also costing double what i budgeted... FML
I'm also training to run the London marathon for Wellchild, only done a few weeks training, and i'm going to have to do some serious work to break the four hour mark.
If anyone is feeling generous, and wants to sponsor a good cause, my sponsorship page is here.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Anyway this year hasn't gone to plan. Jan-July were good, August - Now wiped out most of what i won in the first half of the year. I played bad, ran worse and lost amounts way bigger than my stop loss. So my bad second half of the year is mainly my fault, i should have lost about 40% of what i actually lost, the rest was just stupid.
I'm off travelling to South Africa till Xmas which i'm looking forward to then i'll be hitting the tables again in January. If i could have one wish for the new year it would be that sites (especially Full Tilt), found a way of fining the bumhunters that never play a single hand against a player that isn't a drooling moron (Googie Mon A, Cocomiel etc)
Thursday, October 07, 2010
I've just about recovered mentally from my sick August where i lost my record number of buy ins. What it made me realise is that keeping the money i've already won, is way more important than chasing alot more money. So i've generally been playing only $25/$50, rather then $50/$100 and bigger. I definitely miss the old Betfair site. I won probably 50-60% of my lifetime winning on there, and there hasn't been much action on the new site except for ring games. I hate sitting round waiting for HU games.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Hardly been playing at all online. Its been going well when i have, and i've been playing smaller (25/50 down to 10/20), as the games are so much easier than even 50/100. I've been running at about 25 big blinds/100 HU in the last six weeks, which pretty unsustainable, but very enjoyable while it lasts.
I've put/am putting a huge chunk of my bankroll into a house in London that i'm doing a full refurb on (basement, gym, cinema room, bar etc). That money will never be going back into the poker communuty :-) ... organising the work that needs doing is far more stressful than poker has ever been. Its a pretty steep learning curve, and i hope the place will be awsome when its finished in around a year. So many decisions to make......
I really now can't afford to go on a high six figure downswing now, but i think its refocused me and i'm playing good at the moment. A big tournament score would be amazing at the moment. Fingers crossed.....
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I played the SCOOP $5k PLO... no good. I got it all in on the turn with top two and open ender, against middle two and two flush draws, river a flush... pretty standard really. I skipped the $10k main, the time zone for Euro players is terrible unless you get into a rhythm of staying up all night, and i would have begun to tire only 5 hours into the tourney, which would have made it extremely tough to do well.
Getting into the zone. For me anyway, there is such a difference in how i play after i've had a shower, gone to the gym and eaten before i even consider playing. Often my worst days are when i roll out of bed and start playing before i've even grabbed a glass of water. I'd love to see the actual stats, but the difference it makes is huge.
I read the poker forums a bit, but thats about the only poker stuff i ever read. I don't have a HUD (i think thats the term)... don't even know what it is really. I've never read a poker strategy book, i've never studied statistics on my opponents, and never sat out/quit a player even when they have beaten me over a decent sample. I'm a pretty competitive person, and i hate to lose so much at anything, that sitting out against someone just seams so weak so i never do it. I wander if i'd be a much better player if i spent hours studying hand histories, had a HUD running etc. I don't really get how all the big game selectors expect to get any better if they never even play anyone competant.
Durrrr challenge. I've actually considered giving this a go.... the offer of $1.5 million if i beat him, compared to paying out $500,000 is really appealing. I'd definitely do it if i could sell a big enough percentage. I'd guess the worse case scenario would be losing $2 million ish, then having to pay up $500k. I'm way to much of a bankroll nit to take the chance of that kind of loss. It would be interesting, i'm not ruling it out under the right circumstances.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Played the main event. Had the best starting table anyone could imagine in a 10k euro buy in event. Finished Day 1 with 58k ish chips. There were three terrible players on the table. Limp calling 3 bets with Q6 off, and crazy stuff like that. It was a race to get their chips.
Second day i busted level 2 all in pre with KK v TT. T was the door card and that was that. You can't push on and do well in these big events if you can't win those.
Other than that, Monte Carlo was great. Weather for once was amazing throughout. Had some good meals. Lost credit card roulette for 3 meals with 6 people, 5 people and 5 people. 150/1 to lose all three FML. Needless to say everyone enjoyed me losing them all immensely.
Vegas is only 6 or so weeks away, and i'll be playing about 8 events there i guess....
Thursday, April 01, 2010
There are many problems with the games at the moment. Online HU PLO has become full of "game selectors", basically nits that sit around all day waiting for one or two super fish. They don't even play the bad regulars....
The games are dry on the Euro sites, and most of the players on Full Tilt who will play me HU $50/$100 or higher are at least competent. I don't have the patience to sit around for 8 hours waiting for a fish to arrive.... so often end up playing big winners.
This is a bit of a rambling post. Anyway, i'm not losing this year, but my goals have drastically changed. I'll be ecstatic if i make $1 million this year in online poker, i have very little chance of the $10 million online poker graph i was aiming for by the end of 2010. I will get there before i retire though.....
Just kinda bored of poker at the moment, though i am looking forward to Monte Carlo and Vegas. Maybe i'll luckbox some tournament and love poker again
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Basically i have a decent set up. Computer/two giant monitors. I have major problems with my connection. It lags all the time/often disconnects. My main computer is wireless through a Belkin dongle. I have two wireless providers BT and Sky.... whichever i'm connected to i get the same issues.
Anyone recommend a company that can give me a 100% reliable connection? Even if it means getting my set up wired in/paying alot of money. Disconnections cost me a fortune.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Some of the hands that tilted me lately....
Must be nice to run like Cole South
Well played Durrrr
I'm off skiing next week, then Berlin for the EPT.... after that San Remo and Monte Carlo, and even the WSOP in Vegas doesn't seem that far away.
Saturday, January 09, 2010
I'm slowly getting back into playing. I find the desire/motivation you need to win at high stakes in this game burns a little less than it did a few years ago, after five years of doing any job i guess thats inevitable.
I've been having $50-$100k swings at 25/50 and 50/100 PLO games which is pretty standard for me. I've made a sluggish start to 2010 running about $150,000 below EV. I had two disasterous sessions where i won a total of 7/40 odd all ins, when i should have won around 22/23... hopefully i'll save my run good for when i start hitting 100/200 again.
A few people suggested my $7.8 million PLO graph was fake. Of course, yes its possible to purge sessions on Poker Tracker, but to this day i've never purged a single session. Below is a screenshot of my worst 11 sessions which total about $800k is losses... with my profit still at $7,695,980
I've been looking at the various EPT's coming up and have decided to play Berlin and Monte Carlo. I've already booked my room for the WSOP, and always look forward to the annual trip to Vegas in the summer.
My next blog i promise to analyse some hands because i haven't done that for ages.....
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I know its a bit early to early to do my end of year review, but i'm taking the rest of the year off, so i may as well. My aims at the start of the year were:
- Win $2 million+ online
- Win $500k+ in tourneys
- Cash in a WSOP event in Vegas
- Get involved in some 500/1000 action
- Have a winning year staking
- Play 25000 hands minimum at 100/200+
I only managed the two aims i highlighted. I kind of feel like i've had a bad year at poker, but i had a really good first seven months, followed by a very bad few months in September and October, which i had my worst downswing, which i since just about recovered. The highlight of the year was getting 3rd in the WSOP $2500 event for $150,000.
- Reach $10 million in lifetime winnings
- Win a WSOP or EPT event
- Play more on Full Tilt