Monday, April 25, 2005

Bits n Pieces

Its been strange having a lull in poker tournaments. After Monte Carlo it was soon The Vic, then Gutshot and Luton..... i would have gone to play in the Blackpool festival but it coincides with a university reunion. Bizarrely the next tournament i may actually play in could be the WSOP main event in July. I have been keeping tabs on the Bellagio all week. Hopefully next year i'll be able to play if all goes to plan....... a couple of the Brits did well.

I was considering going to Barcelona but as its so close to my month in Mexico i've decided i'll only go if i qualify via a satelite. I had a go at the one on Betfair last night and managed to finish 5th despite the trash hands i was continuously dealt. Most of the players were quite passive so i managed to be chip leader for a while without ever having to show down a hand.

Having so much time on my hands to play poker has been good. At the moment i am tending to stick to set hours of play... usually between 1-6pm in the afternoon. I know it won't always go as well as it has been. I have played 14 sessions since the 13 April and have managed to make a profit in each one. It seems that i can't miss at the moment and long may the rush continue.

I haven't been to the Vic to play any Live Cash for ages. I do prefer the buzz of playing live but when there are so many fish about all over the place playing Omaha online at the moment i can't see the point. I seemed to have finally plugged my major weaknesses in my online play so far this year. Most importantly i am concentrating and playing alot better, I am sticking to Omaha cash which is far and away my best game online. I have also not played after drinking very much and have kept my tilting down to a minimum.

I do like to set myself targets and my new one is that everything i win (i hope!) in May online will be spent on a new car when i get back from Mexico..... so if you see me at a poker tournament in the summer in a 20 year old Fiesta you will know May was not good.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ben,
So will June's target be a personalised Poker numberplate?
Although P10KER is already taken, How about POK4R its available ! ;-)

Speedy G said...

Buy back your old beige C Reg Fiesta. That was a quality vehicle that had personality!

Ben, am I allowed to tell the world any of the stories relating to this amazing machine? (i.e. the one about where the cigarettes in the ash tray came from!)

Baz

Milkybarkid said...

Baz

Hmmmmm were they from the ginger ninja?

Anon

Well as i will be in Mexico in June the number plate won't be a very good one with zero poker action. I may well be spending July in Vegas so that could me an interesting month.

Doesn't Robin Keston own P10KER?

Speedy G said...

Ben,

They were from those car theives operating in our street. After breaking into your Fiesta about twice a week on average to nick stuff, they decided it would be a great place to keep out of the rain when out stealing from cars on an evening! A nice dry place to have a smoke!

I remember they left your Ralph Lauren shirts in the back one time but stole your coursework (or was it someone elses coursework you were copying?). Many a morning I'd open my curtains to find your car door wide open for the world to see inside.

How could you forget? I suppose there's too many stories with you though....

Baz

Anonymous said...

no robin has POK3R -gary has p10ker .who is selling pok 4r?

Chris C said...

Did they use the Fiesta as a public toilet one evening?

Or is that just my evil imagination wishing they did? ;)

The only story I can remember re. the Ginger Ninja and that Fiesta is that he managed to get your radio stoned for about 8 months during which time it was far too lazy to play any music...

Anonymous said...

POK4R is being sold by Regtransfers for £8,490, which seems cheap for MBK after all his recent winnings !!!

Milkybarkid said...

Oh yes of course i remember that DOH! Very funny....

I remember they first broke in to steal about 50p or something like that!

No Chris it wasn't used for a public toilet that was just you wishing it was.......

Speedy G said...

Chris just can't get enough of that public toilet aroma. Now I know the reason you were always hanging around them, I thought you were just cottaging........

Baz