Thursday, August 19, 2010

An update at last

Its been ages since my last update. Poker went well in April and May online, then i had a month off during Vegas. The last 4-6 weeks have been pretty bad. I'm sure i've been on the positive side of variance for most of the time i've played online, but i've run terrible recently. I've become obsessed my Poker Tracker 3 and it just tilts me so much now when i play a session where i run $50k below EV.


I'm at a weird stage with poker really. I can't be bothered to play small, as grinding doesn't really change my financial position at all. With all my money i've tied up in a couple of houses, i can't afford to play big and lose. Bleh... so if someone out there wants to bankroll me for $100/$200+ action on Full Tilt i'm open to offers :-).


I've also lost my Poker Tracker and the 300,000 odd hands i had on my computer. I had a major problem with it and had to restore it to its original state to fix the problems. I thought i'd saved the hands on an external disk drive, but obviously not. I'm pretty gutted about that. Someone also just keyed my Audi R8 as well for the second time this year - arrrrrrggggghhhh



Not sure when i'll next update the blog. I'm in two minds about retiring it. If i start playing big i'll update again.....

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds like you need to do some other shit in life.
blog was great, i enjoyed it.
good luck with what ever you do in future

Anonymous said...

BEN - What is your email address?

Anonymous said...

keep the blog going, even if it is the occaisonal update. have you ever/do you coach players?

Anonymous said...

please dont do it ben..i love reading your blog...you are great at what you do...u.u

Milkybarkid said...

Hi - My email is bengrundy@hotmail.com

I've never got into coaching. The market seems pretty saturated on that front now.

sammy said...

have you read the book 'mastery'? it is great, it talks about how you progress in something, then reach a plateau (when you think you are getting worse, but you aren't you are just staying the same) and then one day you progress again. you never 'go down'

Lucas said...

As for your lost HH's, you can ask FTP to send you a lifetime HH. It may take a couple weeks but might be worth it since you say you're getting into PT3 more.

Anonymous said...

Retire man seems like you need a 12/18 month break from poker. Sell the R8, rent out your houses and enjoy life before you turn into a sick rambling degen gambler

Anonymous said...

Shame to see you struggling Ben, life must be tough what with juggling between your 2 mansions and repairing your AUDI r8. I'm sure you'll get staked if you can prove your graph and then you can get back to getting it quietly like you always have

Anonymous said...

This just proves how tough it is winning on poker these days.
Eastgate,Nebuchad and You,- all quitting/taking a long break. Respect for taking a break why u still close too the top,instead of continue like Gus...
GL whatever u choose to do!

Anonymous said...

you can request all your lifetime hand histories from the sites, i know pokerstars will give them toyou.

Anonymous said...

Ben, keep the pecka up, love you from italy! Bob, Becks, Charlie and paul and the team!

Yorkshire Pud said...

LOL at the haters on 2+2, if you were a yank they'd be hanging off your balls mate

Keep crushing

Bonushure said...

Next update?

Anonymous said...

Just face it you're skint. Why on earth would a long term winner require backing ?????

Busto and everyone knows it and so do you.