Thursday, July 20, 2006


I don't really like putting non poker stuff on my blog, but i guess the last post had people/friends guessing why i returned from Vegas, after looking forward to it for so long.

My Mum passed away after a long battle with a terminal illness. I was lucky enough to make it back just in time to see her. Of course, when things like this happen, poker isn't important.

At some point i'd like use poker to raise some money for the hospice that looked after her so well during her last 6 months, i'll think about that in the future.


Anonymous said...

Hey Ben,

I know you don't know me from Adam, but I read your blog religiously.

Many condolences with your recent tragedy... :(


Torq. said...

I'm terribly sorry to hear that Ben.

My deepest condolences to you and your family at the loss of your Mum.

Mattastic said...

As an avid reader I'm so very sorry for your loss.

I'm so glad you managed to get back to see her one more time.

My thoughts go out to you and yur family in this difficult time.

Greg_'Junior'_Hill said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Ben. My thoughts are with you. Like you say, poker is just not important sometimes.


kinghawko said...

Sorry to hear that ben, my thoughts are with you mate.

Highstack said...

I can only echo all above. I hope that you are okay Ben.


Ukgatsby said...

Thoughts are with you.


Alex Martin said...

Deepest condolences Ben.


richard trigg said...

very sorry to hear ben, hope you and your family are coping well and remembering the good times.

kindest regards

MrMoves said...

Sorry about your loss, Ben.

All the best

Dude said...

Sorry for your loss, Ben.

Congrats on your first half of '06 and good luck on the back half.

Extra congrats for getting back to see your mum and best of luck moving forward.

MadYank said...

Best Wishes for Peace to you and your family at this time.

Valley G said...

Ben Mate

Really sorry to hear about your Mum, hope you and your sisters are ok.

I'll send you an e-mail when I get to my home PC, maybe we can meet up for a pint next time I'm back.

If you need anything, give me a shout


OK said...

Hi Ben,

I've been following your blog for over a year and I've really enjoyed your honesty and insights. I was really hoping you'd go deep in the WSOP this year and looking forward to keeping abreast of your play but this personal tragedy puts it all in absolute perspective.

I wish you all the best in the weeks, months and years ahead.

Take care of yourself and your family


Milkybarkid said...

Thanks for all the comments.

Nemesis said...

Sorry for your loss, Ben.

TheWaster said...

So sorry to hear about your mum. When you come to try to raise funds for the hospice, let me know if I can help in any way. At the very worst I might be able to get you a bit of publicity and support. Cheers. MB