Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The run continues.........feel like quitting!

Hate runs and in fact poker when its like this, pretty much pointless, was at one point close to quitting again for another few months, till i checked HEM and reaffirmed to myself i can win and the hands i was losing with i was getting my money in good! I can't beat the euro donks just not the software at the minute, got to keep focus and keep battling. Volume wise i've surpassed last weeks hands easily and may even double it if i keep on grinding, its just a shame i can't repeat last weeks winnings, as the cash would be handy! Not sure what to spend my whopping $14 profit on this week, maybe a paper, some bread and milk............what a balla lifestyle!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

More volume but struggling!


Well i've increased my volume and have done two thirds of what i managed all last week but the results have been woefull, variance is really against me. Started off the week dropping 4 buyins and have been struggling to make them back ever since, finally breaking into profit in a hit and run shot at PLO200 when sat in half stacked, and doubled up after maybe 30 or 40 hands when i hit a set of 7's and didnt belive the aggro push with 4 clubs on the board, Euro donk had absolute air as expected. At my normal level of PLO25 i'm really struggling big time, as i said its variance that is killing me, and i know i can beat the level easily, just need some hands to hold and i'll take down a decent session soon. Euro donks with their 2 pair etc are the fools that are killing me, they just won't let go, and always seem to get there. After each session i've been studying my hands were i've lost big and apart from a few spews i've done very little wrong, liking HEM alot and i believe the $140 outlay is worth it for the end of session analysis, also good to track that i am a actual winner at the level i play, keeps me motivated and mentally strong!
Another Hitler parody takien from 2+2

Monday, 17 May 2010

Lazy Bones

Decent result i guess for the sheer lack of hands, had no real desire to play last week at all, including not even switching on the computer once over the weekend. Don't think i ran particularly hot just steady away with a few up and down swings, must try to increase the grind this week!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Holdem Manager

Whilst i have been waiting for my 48hrs to pass so i can withdraw my roll from Red Star, i decided to take a look at a few sites and tools that may help my game. I looked at various training sites like Cardrunners and Leggo, and i found most video's for PLO were directed at stakes far higher than the ones i play, and i don't see how their hand analysis would help me against the euro spews at the low grunt level i play, so i don't see any point purchasing a training package, then i took a look at Holdem Manager and downloaded the 15 day trial, after a while updating my old computer with Microsoft service packages etc, i finally got it to work, and after another incredibly long time downloading hands into it i finally got some data, and its nice to see i'm actually a winning player on Ongame, and its encouraged me to redeposit on there and atleast complete this month 100k rake race (+$8k race from rakeback provider.) As pointed out by Yorkshire Pud on my last post comments, yes the software ain't great (got kind of used to it) and yes its definitely full of Euro tards, but thats what i want, and the quality of player makes up for the lack of rakeback, and the juicy games keep it more interesting than playing $1-2 average pots of other sites. I feel PLO25 on Ongame plays like very weak PLO50 on others and the $10+ pots are the norm, i can earn a decent sum without having to have the PLO50 bankroll ........if that makes sense? Anyway heres my graphs from Ongame :-


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Plan foiled!

Well i removed my roll from Betsafe and deposited on Red Star Poker, only to receive a email this morning saying because i have a rakeback account on Powerpoker i can't have one on Red Star........lol dam. One thing i did notice last night playing Cake again is how tight the games are at PLO20 you've got average pots on $1-2 when the average on Ongame is $4-6 at PLO25 sometimes higher, i may just stick to Ongame with my roll and grind the low stuff with 80+ buyins. I now have to wait another 30 hours before i can remove my roll from Red Star and deposit elsewhere! Boring post as always but there you go!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Operation Break Even - COMPLETE

My time on Betsafe has come to end, with me succesfully completing Operation Break Even, and actually surpassing it by $240. So i have cashed out my $2240 roll and have it safely sat in Neteller and will be moving it to Cake network and trying to complete another deposit bonus. I eventually got quite used to the crazy fish on Ongame and i'm hoping i'll be able to adapt back to how the Cake players play, who knows one day i may return to playing on Ongame, but at the minute the rakeback is pretty low on there, basically a third of what i can achieve on Cake. I haven't topped up my bankroll and i'm looking to make my $2k deposit on Cake grow to a decent figure and remove some winnings every now and again. Hope i run good!
Betsafe Results:-
22/4/10 Deposit $450
10/5/10 Withdrawn $2240
Profits : $1790

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Get in there you Cockney twats!

The team i hate 2nd of most after Man Utd have won me £980 ($1400+) with them, Newcastle, Norwich/Leeds e/w bet and Notts County winning there respective leagues.................GET IN! Money won't be used for poker or anything online at all, just going to enjoy it spending on fine food, drink and other unimportant stuff! Just had a quick game of PLO25 winning $40 before realising i'm far too drunk to play!
Night night and sweet dreams!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Operation: Break Even

After the spin up on 5/5 the other day turning $500 into $1700 and another $400 sat in neteller, plus $120 won yesterday, my roll stands at $2220, and i'm 5% away from completing my $500 Betsafe deposit bonus, which would give me over the $2500 bankroll (if i stay break even till bonus is cleared) i was going to have without actually topping up like i was planning, which is obviously very pleasing, so thats my plan to play break even poker till my bonus is cleared, i'll be very happy to leave Betsafe with $2500 espcially since i only deposited $450 on the 22/4/10 after a disastrous tilt monkey spew at 2/4 on Powerpoker. Then i have a decision to make do i still actually top bankroll up from March's excellent month or not?
Once my bonus is clear i will be moving back to a cake skin and trying to clear another $500 bonus, then i'll jump to another skin and do the same, then will decide where i go from there depending on bankroll, would like to hop around sites for maybe a few months clearing bonuses and try boost the bankroll that way. If i top up i'll be looking at a $5k roll so will be able to play PLO50 full time, and would be looking at trying to reach the 10k roll target by the end of the year, and thus hit my goal to play PLO100 permantly and with a safe bankroll. Or i can just keep on plodding along and see where i get, hard to decide but i still havent touched any of March's $5k winnings so i could infact reload and have a bankroll of $7.5k+, but i'd like something to show from all these poker hours i've been putting in, but on the other hand, its a hobby i love which actually costs me nothing to do and actually earns me cash when i dont tilt it off!
GL at the tables!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Bad to Good!

Now i'm not proud of myself so this isn't a brag post!

I've ran like shit at PLO25 on Ongame the last day and a half, and when i say shit i mean real shit, 14 times i've had AA double suited or with connectors all in preflop and i've lost every single one, to utter garbage like Q863 (that was the last one that broke the camels back!) Also seemed to be getting rivered alot aswell when the fish can't fold there J high flush or even their AAxx when i have trips or 2 pair plus a draw. Having sessions like that can really destroy your soul and makes you wonder if this game is worth playing at all. So after another abysmal session this morning, i find myself enraged with the world, i'm banging doors, shouting at the dog, i even made the daughter have a bath (which she hates!) even though she had one last night, anything to try and relieve this whole i was stuck in. So after the bath, i decided to sod Betsafe off even though i have 10% to go to clear my $500 bonus, so i withdraw all my roll apart from $500 and decide to vent some steam and play absolutely donkey PLO on a 5/5 without a care in the world if i bust the god dam lot. 30 minutes later i find my self sat with $1200 and i've ran like god, why do i always run super hot at stakes i'm not rolled for and crap at the ones i am, i got my stack in with the nut flush draw (As,2s,KcQc) on a 10s 8s 4s against a wrap, i hit a King on the turn and take down a $900 pot, i limp on the button with Ah,As,4h,6s flop is 3h,5h,10s,8c i half pot it get one caller, turn is blank, and its checked, river 9h and i get paid $300 with a guy holding str and King high flush. Its weird how i run so good at large stakes, i just can't work it out, is it massive luck or maybe because i'm playing 1 table loose i'm getting paid off when i hit my big hands, i just don't know, everytime i tilt up monkey spew at rediculous stakes i always seem to come good. So the $750 odd profit has wiped all my losses away at PLO25 and i now find myself up around $400 for the week, which is nice, but obviously not the way to do it, but after the run i've been on at PLO25 i'll obviously take it, going to complete the 500 points i need for my Betsafe bonus then decide where to go to next, 75% sure i'm leaving Ongame, but a big thanks to Henrik at their online support who obviously turned the BOOOOOOM button on for my account, after i asked for details of Ongames RNG system and verbally abused him, LOL what a dick i am when i'm fuming!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

She worked last time...................


Me being a superstitious twat like i am, have posted another pic of my fav babe Kim Kardashian again hoping she will give me a little mini heater like last time............i friggin need it!
May so far has been as horrible as April, today espcially when the cards did me over big time, continually getting it in good (espcially pre) and losing to two outers, if variance held i'd be flying this month, i dont mind the dumb scandi's thinking that the likes of QQj2 or KK93 rainbow is good against my AAK10 and AAQJ double suits pre espcially when i repopped their repop but when they are dominated it pisses me off when they hit the trips, this has happened like 12 times so far this month and i've had my AA hands hold twice...........work them maths out for running bad!
Heres my sessions so far this month:-
1/5/10 - 1.5 hours - +$12
2/5/10 - 1 hour - +$4
4/5/10 - 6.5 hours - +$29
and this mornings 1.5 hours for a loss of $48
As for the Wsop ME freeroll i played that i qualified through via Betsafe's top 300 rakers, sadly my AJ SB shove against a continual raiser in the BB was no good against his monster A9 when he flopped trips! and i went in 54th position with 30 paid.
I need a good session to restore my confidence, GL at the tables unless your playing me!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Bye Bye April!

Well that was a very tough month, didn't help by tilting off over $700 in one session at $2/4 trying to win back losses at my normal stakes. Been grinding Ongame since that blow up, and didnt run particularly well there for the first week basically being break even, but managed to pull it around this week and end up only $140 down for the month from actual poker playing, but up a massive $33 profit if you include Rakeback and rake race winnings. Really liking Ongame at the minute, espcially now i'm playing alot tighter, and being fairly passive preflop, its dam juicy and you can win some decent money even at PLO25, plenty of games running at most times of the day, so i can keep a steady schedule going. I've also qualified for a WSOP free roll where 32 places out of 320 runners receive a main even package, wish me luck it runs on Tuesday, and i got it free for being one of the top 300 cash rakers on the site.

Goals for May
1) Complete Betsafe $500 deposit bonus
2)No tilt monkey spews at 2/4 etc!
3)Reload bankroll to $2500 for 100 buyins of PLO25, then remove profits when they occur!
4)Try make a profit
5) Win WSOP package from the freeroll (Lol as if!)
GL in May

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Mini Heater!

Been keeping my sessions real short since last post, and running pretty hot, up 10 buyins ($250) in around 3 hours play today. Tightening up has really helped recoup some of the daft losses when i went tilt monkey spew at 2/4 and the bankroll is getting somewhere near it was before, roughly only down $200 this month so its not been all that bad! I have to remember this feeling for when i run bad or variance slaps me in the face! Its probably the hardest part of a cash game player or infact any poker player, learning to handle the pressure when things are going right, its some i need to work on alot if i wish to progress as decent part time player, i've got to handle the beats and not go tilt monkey spew chasing losses at 2/4 (even though i'm quite succesfull at it!) I've also got to keep it tight, play position and i should do ok at this low level poker playing and earn a pretty decent side wage, $350 winnings this week (not including bonuses/rakeback) thats over £200 as a side income, which i'm well happy at, its like having a min wage weekly pay packet for a few hours work doing something i love (when running ok!) Sod playing mtt's and co, i prefer the balanced money a week/month than one big score everynow and again. Speaking of big scores i watched the WSOP 2009 Final table today - wow Joe Cada = one lucky donk! At least a froggie didnt win, that would of pissed me right off!

Non poker - I want to move to Sweden and live, pretty serious about it, watched Jamie Olivers show last night and it really does look a great place to bring a family up, a little like New Zealand (lived there when i was 10yrs old) but obviously closer to the UK to visit, not sure about the 80% tax thing though, wonder if that includes poker winnings.........going to look into it now!


GL at tables!


Maybe my new neighbour!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Has the tide turned?

Pleased to say variance is being a little kinder to me now after a terrible April, infact its nice to get a couple of winning sessions in a row, rather than win one, lose one i've had for basically 2 weeks now. Really tightened up aswell, and not so quick to shove my chips in the middle, maybe thats helping a little, up close to 8 buyins at PLO25 in the last day or so. Also spun my Powerpoker rakeback of $30 into $67 playing online roulette (total mugs game) and have withdrawn that back to neteller since i got over the $50 min cashout.
Found a great PLO forum and have been reading how the better players play through certain situations, think thats helping aswell, always good to learn from the better players, and read their thought process etc etc. Never to late to learn! 71% through my deposit bonus so should clear it maybe early May! Hope May's going to be a little kinder and i play a little better, could do with a half decent profit to boost confidence, still going to top bankroll up, as at the minute i'm playing under rolled for PLO25 as i never redeposited when i went tilt monkey spew at 2/4!

Another thing that bugs me at the minute, is sad keyboard warriors and their sad little circles, some people think they are greatest thing on earth (non poker wise and poker wise) when they have a sad group of fuck wits backing them up, and trawling 2+2 all day and night and pinching others peoples creativeness does not make you what you think you are, neither does writing a blog etc class as full time work, and benefits isn't a wage its there to help you whilst you look for a job, on the other hand those that play poker for a living, you have my respect, but it doesn't make you a better person than anyone else, so get off your high horse and stop getting a inflated ego from all your butt kissers!

GL at the tables!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Still struggling!

Still struggling my way through April trying to make a profit, just can't seem to get going and book a decent winning session, break even poker really does suck, espcially playing cash games. On a brighter note i'm clearing my bonus on Betsafe pretty nice, so that will add $500 to my roll, will also be topping bankroll back up and returning to Powerpoker once the bonus is cleared, hopefully won't be too long as Ongame poker really sucks, espcially on the run i am at the minute!
Non poker related, the house build is coming along nicely and should be well finished before the birth of the baby, business is also ok, not flat out but ticking along ok.

Ronaldo is such a twat, not only is he rich, good at football now he's riding this beauty!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Tempted back...........why bother!

OMAHA_HI, POT_LIMIT, R5-46741537-179
played at "Sydney" for USD RM from 2010-04-22 04:40 until 2010-04-22 04:42

Seat 2: pikkuahven ($7.60 in chips)
Seat 3: ukilaku ($31.54 in chips)
Seat 6: cryandreload ($23.80 in chips)
Seat 7: sakhs... ($54.49 in chips)
Seat 10: Mr. Ludmila ($57.56 in chips)

ANTES/BLINDS
ukilaku posts small blind ($0.25), cryandreload posts big blind ($0.25),

PRE-FLOP
sakhs... raises to $0.50, Mr. Ludmila calls $0.50, pikkuahven folds, ukilaku calls $0.50, cryandreload calls $0.50.

FLOP [board cards: 5D,AS,4H ]
ukilaku checks, cryandreload bets $2, sakhs... folds, Mr. Ludmila calls $2, ukilaku folds.

TURN [board cards: 5D,AS,4H,3D ]
cryandreload bets $6, Mr. Ludmila calls $6.

RIVER [board cards: 5D,AS,4H,3D,3C ]
cryandreload bets $15.30 and is all-in, Mr. Ludmila calls $15.30.

SHOWDOWN
cryandreload shows [ 7S,6C,3S,5H ]
Mr. Ludmila shows [ 3H,JD,KS,AC ]
Mr. Ludmila wins $47.10

Obviously his 2 pair no draw was the nuts on the turn! Queue river card!!!!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Car crash, train wreck call it what you want!

After a amazing month last month, i find myself dead and buried this one, 5k last month in winnings and rakeback and now down to less than half my original roll, $450 and change! I've ran like crap this month basicaly scrapping even or little profit and last night i ran like Jade Goody in the London marathon! The river constantly bit me on the arse, friggin sickening and its left wondering if i have a poker future, i wont worry you with the bad beats or anything, lets just say some were pretty sick, but i'm safe in the knowledge i was getting my money in when in front, apart one hand where i monkey tilt spewed my Q flush when i knew the guy had Ace high flush. So the highs of last month are quickly eaten up by the massive lows of this month, where do i go from here?

TIME TO REFLECT:- Its been a few hours since the original post, and now i have had time to simmer or cool down, i dont think i could of done very little to change my massive downswing, surely i want the donks to put their money in bad? I've gone through a few crucial hands and i dont think i've done much wrong, i'm just going to put it down to bad and very unlucky variance! I've blocked myself from playing another poker site for 7 days, and will probably take the rest of the month off, hopefully rake race money will clear most of my losses, and i may top back up from last month winnings to around the $1500 mark and just grind PLO20 from now on, a level where i feel i have a advantage, and where with $1500 i will be comfortably rolled (most of last nights losses came from PLO50 and above!) If it wasn't for playing higher i'd be up $90 today.........maybe thats the level (or more importantly the level of my bankroll) where i'm the most comfortable!

GL to all, see you all in May!
QUESTION:- Isn't it weird 85% of the blogs of the players i follow are having a nightmare April? I can feel a massive change for May!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

I think my mates wife wants to shag me!

I'm in a sticky situation and i'm not liking it, it all started on Saturday night when i went out for some beers with my mate (best man at my wedding) we watched the Boro lose to West Brom and had a decent skinfull, we hit our local town and bumped into his wife and her mate towards 11pm ish, now my mates wife is always very flirty, chatty and a outgoing type, but in my eyes not one bit attractive compared to the wife, fuck compared to any half fit bird! Anyway where having our usual chat (the 4 of us) about gossip, beer and anything that came into our head, i'm chatting away to her mate been friendly etc etc, and i feel my arse getting pinched, now i know its my mates wife, she always does it, so ignore her and carry on talking to her mate, next i feel a hand reach round and grab my tackle, this makes me jump a little as she's never been this forward, i turn round and say a jokingly 'Dont touch what you can't afford!' She laughs it off! Now roll on hour or so, and we've moved pubs and i'm left holding my mates pint as he goes to the toilet, i'm stuck with his wife, and her mate who's playing with facebook on her phone, i then feel another hand on my package, i look down and its my mates wifes hand is pulling at my flies, she's also staring straight at me, so i step backwards quickly, the rest of the night i'm doing my best to avoid her, either by talking to other people i know, or her mate , or position my mate sandwiched in between us. It was getting late and i had craving for food so we all moved to the nearest pizza shop, them 3 are ordering pizza's, so i make a quick choice just for a kebab as i'm expecting it to be served quick and i can escape before there pizza's are made, luckily we live in the opposite end of town from them. Whilst waiting for what seemed to be the longest kebab maker in history, i'm invited back to theres for drinks which i strongly decline, giving some excuse i'm wrecked and want to get home, so i say my goodbye's, and for some dumb reason exchange facebook contacts with the wifes mate, DAM IPHONES!!!!
Anyway i get home safely and just brush the experience off as her being pissed and me over reacting to her fun. But today i made the fatal error by excepting mates wifes facebook friendship, and a couple of hours later i'm in even more shock to get a private message from mates wife, basically saying the offer of no strings attach sex is avaliable whenever my mate is away with work (which in Mon-Fri) GULP! How weird is that? Now i have to either ignore it or tell my best mate his wife is a cock hungry whore (his first wife was the same, and it nearly killed him when he finally came to his sensors!)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Sorted!

Since my last post i've pretty much sorted my poker life out, i've deleted and closed my account at Stars completely, so theres no going back there, i've moved my whole roll to one site and i'm determined to carry on playing till i hit my $2k roll goal, then i'll be rolled enough to play the limits i want and take home a wage from any profits.

The site i've chosen was not one of the 3 i listed in my last post, i opted for Littlewoods due to the weak fish but for some reason they have decided to close my poker account and not let me open a new one or reinstate my old one, weird but its there loss. So instead i opted for Everest Poker, basically i was looking for a non rakeback site with weak fish, where i'd be able to dominate the games against far less skilled players. I think i choose right as i've binked a tidy score playing PLO25 and 50 against some complete gutter fish! Today winnings has seen me double this weeks winnings in 2 sessions, which is obviously running hot, but i basically stayed patient and waited for the fish to make the mistakes, generally most of my money came from flush over flushes and higher straights over lower, the less skilled somehow can't seem to find a fold, which is ofcourse nice! I'll continue the grind until i'm rolled enough to skim profits off and maybe move back to a rakeback paying site, but for now my home is Everest!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Enough is enough!

Jumping from site to site isn't doing anyone any good, depositing on Stars was just plain dumb, thinking the RNG may like was even dumber. My poker has been a waste of space this month, chopping and changing, moving around sites like a crazy man, it needs to stop and stop quick! I need to pick a site and just get my grind on, get used to the players moves, get used to the site and what it offers, so thats what i'm going to do!

I've made $147 this week, not including RB or bonuses and i have cashed out all monies out of all accounts back to neteller and will make a decision on what site i'm going to grind fully on out of these 3:-
Powerpoker - my old faithfull, 33% RB, full of fish, a site i've consistantly won on, decent bonuses through the gold chip scheme!
Betsafe - decent traffic, 50% through a $500 deposit, cashback equivalent to rakeback but at a low %
LuckyAce/Littlewoods/Pacific - a very old favourite, weakest standard of player i've come across on the net, may be able to find a skin and get some kind of deposit bonus etc, but no rakeback etc

So i'm taking the next day or so off, will total relax from poker then restart the grind, get to around $2k Bankroll then start skimming off a profit per week/month. Should have around $400-500 rake race payments next month (thats how much i've chopped and changed) so i'll be adding them to the bankroll, need to get back playing seriously and not mucking about, just look at last month when i stuck to one site and won big!

Note to self:- Sort your fucking head out!!!!

Not a bad strike!



Cracker of a goal, not that i support Spurs or Gunners but great to see goals like this!

Poker struggling at the minute like i have been for most of this month, its going to be nothing like last months big pay day! Just can't seem to get a winning run going, no matter if iam playing correctly. Flamingo bet i lost $40 for the day yesterday, but should of been around $100-150 up if the donks hadn't hit massive suckouts or i had won my flips. Deposited on Stars to play some 180 manners but after 25 mins i was bored stupid and basically dumped myself out of them, guess i dont have the concentration or the patience to play NLHE mtt/sngs, so i'll be withdrawing from there pretty soon!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Flamingo Bet and Russian Pokerplayers


I've found a new site to play, mainly due to the rake race only having 12 runners, the site is called Flamingo Bet on the Everleaf network (US players excepted) I thought i'd give it a try with a little deposit. Apart from permantly having Barry Manilow's Copacabana song permantly in my head whilst playing it, the pink Lobby, yes pink lobby and the Tropic themed tables, its not to bad. The wife did make a passing comment last night asking 'Is that a gay poker site?' Yes it does look mightily camp, but if the standard was anything like last night, i don't mind a little camp! It didnt take me long to move most of my roll over to it, i didnt run particularly good, but the standard is totally soft, reminds me of Party Poker 6 years back and the mtt's are softer than Sky Poker! The site mainly consists of mad Russians and other Eastern block countries and there PLO game needs a lot of work, they consistantly chase any draw 80% of the time, any flush draw is good for them to stack off with, 2 pair is the nutz also to them, all i need to do is run semi decent on there and i'll clean up! Spoke to a Danish reg on a 0.25/50 Euro table who was sat with 6 times his buyin, who said basically just nut peddle and you can clean up on the site! Played a few mtt's aswell and from what i saw QJ is worth all the chips to most on there, not matter what stage of the mtt........sweet! Another sweet deal is i get 40% rakeback paid every Monday on the account, plus a 100% deposit bonus just wished i'd deposited a larger sum than $180 when testing the site out, oh well rake race money will boost it a little probably somewhere between $300-700 payout!
Yesterday i won $36 on Betsafe before switching to the gay site where i won another $73 (As said above i ran like crap at first!) which makes me $142 up for the week with hardly any real volume of hands! Still hanging on in the rake leaderboards for Ipoker and Betsafe aswell hopefully around $300 payout at the end of the month from them. Actually going to deposit on Stars today and try some 180 manners as a break from PLO grinding then its back to the Gay site tonight to catch the mad Russians!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

No real desire to play!

For some unknown reason i have no real urge to sit at a poker table, have probably played about 3 hours total this week, for a profit of $69, pretty pathetic really as i am missing out on rakeback, rake race points which basically equals free and easy money. Business has been real busy of late, and i find my time being took up alot by that, which is ofcourse a good thing, but even when i have spare time at night, i prefer to waste it reading blogs, facebook and stuff. Maybe a change of game might motivate me, problem is i'm average at any other poker form, and find no joy sitting in a mtt to bust close to the money! I type this words with dread as i am considering depositing on Stars and playing some PLO mtt's, the site hates me, but thanks to reading Custo's blog i now know i can ban myself from cash games! Maybe a night of plo donking in a mtt might encourage me to get back to the grind in the spare time i have! At one point last night i even considered re entering the world of Warcraft and killing a few things, then i came to my senses and realised a 36 yr old running around as a Elf is a little sad, espcially when everyone else playing is under 21 years of age and spend like 20 hours a day mastering the dam game!

Oh what to do, what to do!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Weekly Roundup, Rake races and few changes to blog!

Last week since restarting my bankroll at $1k i made $309 profit not including rakeback or bonus at PLO25, so not a bad week, will try keep up the volume and clear this Betsafe $500 bonus. I've come to the conclusion that playing poker at a high level isnt really for me, so i'm gonna try and get to 80-100 buyins at PLO25 and then start removing winnings on a weekly basis and enjoy the profits, no point grinding all the time and not spending any of the winnings, poker at the end of the day should just be for fun and any profits you make is a bonus! (This poker view may change - as my ideas/views often do!)

For anybody who reads this and doesn't have rakeback/VIP status on their accounts WTF!!!! is up with you? Rakeback can turn a bad month into a break even and a winning one into a even sweeter one! Anyone with any complete sense should take advantage of sites of giving you money back, so i've affiliated myself to a very good professional site and can offer some pretty amazing deals! These guys i work with are amazing and offer upto 40%+ on some of the biggest sites out there, they are very professional, answer all questions/problems quickly and efficiently and are by far the best i've come across in over 6 years of online poker playing. If anyone wants to know more, you email or msn me at r-payne@hotmail.com

Another massive bonus of signing up through me is some amazing rake races. For those who dont know what they are, basically the top earning rakers win bonus cash just for playing their normal game on certain sites. Now normal rakeback sites offer these and they are flooded with pro grinders who clear all the top prizes month in month out, well i can offer races that are so quiet you wont believe how easy the cash is, its basically free money! Heres a taster of some and what rake you need to earn to get a decent payout:-
Bodog - At the minute the top rake earnt is $73 (WTF) and the current leader is looking at walking away with $1000 hard cash, its a $5k rake race so anything over $1 in rake will earn you atleast $50 at the minute, absolute crazy, so basically you could play 10 hands of $1/2 and walk away with over $100 of race bonus!
Ipoker - If u rake more than $160 u could look be over $300 in race bonus, Crazy!
Flamingo Poker - Another quiet rake race, i'm looking at $150 bonus for earning $12 in rake, i only played the site for 25 mins!
You can be a break even poker player and earn a profit a month just by playing these races, i'm on 3 leaderboards at the minute and looking at over $500 race bonus payout at the end of the month, shame i already have a Bodog account or i would be gunning for the $1k first prize, its free money and any player is daft to miss out!!! More on these deals and rakeback in future posts.

How do you like the new blog look? I'm currently working on it, and will be adding a few banners and stuff and trying to make it look a little better!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Sorting my game out!

Since i have reset my bankroll and starting again at the bottom (probably the only level i can beat) i've ran ok, since my last post i've grinded out $244 at PLO25, been trying to keep to a set schedule, but for some reason my business has really took off lately and i find myself more and more busy with that, shouldn't complain in todays climate, better to have a steady income and win some poker cash on the side, than trying to grind out a living. Played two, 2 hour sessions today making $77 for the day, this included being stone cold even in tonights session, would of been up but for one bad beat, but i kept my game together, and have actually adapted it to suit the players i'm trying to beat. I've returned to Betsafe to complete the bonus (i chop and change so much) and to also prove to myslelf that i can beat the utter euro donks on there! Changed my game a little in the following ways to beat the nutters:-
Pot Control
Playing position far more
Limping with Premium hands rather than firing, then blasting the raiser pre, enabling to get 60% of my stack in pre, thus making it a easier decision to commit on a flop.

Seems to be working quite good, or maybe just variance swept back in my direction again after a horrible week last week! Also playing Bodog to try and take 1st place in a very juicy but quiet rake race, hopefully i'll bink the top payout of $1k!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

All my winnings are gone!

All last month's profits have been removed from Neteller and safely tucked into my bank account and are going to be spent on a nice little family holiday and baby gear for our arrival in October. The reason i have done this, is that i need to refocus, play sensibly, play correctly and take poker step by step, one amazing month doesn't make me the world's greatest! So the $1000 man is back, yes thats my roll, and hopefully i'll be able to increase it, by taking advantages of rake races, rakeback and hopefully some winnings starting at PLO20 again! I need to keep my old schedule from a few weeks back and not go overboard, need to keep fresh and play how i was a few weeks back. Last month is totally forgotten its time to get back to ABC poker and do it right! No high expectations, no dreams of grinding with the big boys as soon as possible, just enjoy and hopefully do ok and make a steady profit!

Bankroll: $1000
April Targets: Be in Profit from actual playing, $400 in rakeback and rakerace payouts.

I am Isildur!!!!



After last nights rant post i'm taking a few days off from the poker cash grind and will be donking about in some SNG's on FTP, maybe even a MTT or two. Have deposited some $'s on Bodog also, now dont flame me, i know its rubbish, but i spotted on my rakeback site it has a $5k race and so far this month i have a whopping $17 rake to beat to get first place for a $1k payout ........lol free money! There is only two people on the leaderboard, so i'm expecting a decent bonus at the end of the month, suprised no one else has spotted it. Beginning to like these rake races and they certainly help to boost the old bankroll!
Feeling better about poker now, GL at the tables!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

More shit!

Just dropped another load of buyins to complete donks pushing their chips all in pre with crap like 33,5,7 if they dont hit str's they hit trips etc, total bull shit, nearly everyhand the clowns hit their flushes on the turn against my sets, straights when we get it all in, totally wank, a bit like this blog and 100% like this rant blog. Cashed my roll out of Ipoker and unsure if i will play poker again, been informed it takes 48hrs withdrawel from Ipoker .........lol shitsiteaments!!! Made decent cash last month playing steady stakes but as its going now i may just hit and run and take another massive break, and sPend the profits on family! Not that people read this blog much, so if i dont post again, GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

Everybody hates me!

Every site i play hates me (well thats how i feel!) Left Betsafe and moved to a Ipoker skin with VIP status a $500 deposit bonus, cashback and some free Mtt buyins. Shame the site hates me........poker gods really are crapping on me lately! Only good thing about playing the site is that there's hardly anyone in the rake race and 1st place pays out $3k a month, going on what i used to grind on Powerpoker i think i can make top 3 and earn myself over $2k bonus.........will need it if i keep running like this! Yet to make a profit this week, times are hard, i hate poker!!!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Goodbye................

Goodbye Ongame it was shit playing you, and all your euro donks that you continued to keep in the game by letting them hit 2 outers everytime i got my money in good! Somehow i managed to scrap a $450 profit on the site during my short time on it, but if my hands had held i think it would of been triple that, probably the worst PLO run of my life, i just couldn't get the donks to fold or more importantly get my hands to hold when i was a 60-75% fav on the flop! Ongame must use the same RNG as Stars as i run bad on there the very few times i play it! Off to Ipoker skin and see how i fair on there, if no real success i'm off back to Powerpoker and staying there!

Monday, 5 April 2010

First play of the month!

Havent played for 3 days as i was away at a wedding, staying at a lovely 4 star hotel, and had a good piss up, game of golf (first in 6 years) which i actually played like Tiger and ended up winning, and fun times all around plus nice food, was a nice poker break. Returned to the felt tonight to grind it out and try complete this dam bonus and get off this dam Ongame network, as i hate it and more importanlty it hates me, totally not enjoying playing it at all! Just can't have a decent winning session grinding low stakes, always having to jump up levels to make up losses, as what happened tonight. So annoying as the standard is dam pitifull, oh well i'm there till my bonus is achieved then off as fast as i can, not sure which site/network to try next pretty sure it wont be Ongame, unless i start to run normal on it, maybe its just a bad streak in variance, but its affecting my confidence more and more! Weird how i run bad at PLO25 but run like god at PLO50 and above on the same site, maybe i'm trying to hard to score at PLO25!

Good luck to any readers i may have! (Unless your playing PLO on Ongame!)

Thursday, 1 April 2010

March Review and April Goals!

Well heres my review for March's play (may aswell include the few days of Feb i played)

I've solely concentrated on PLO cash, i think its my best way of making money at poker, it fits in to my schedule, its keeps me motivated, and i believe i can win at it at any stakes under $2/4.

I've played alot of it on Powerpoker, some on Full Tilt and recently bonus whoring on Betsafe(Ongame) and i've been a winner on all the sites i've played. I have real hot patches, some dodgy break even sessions and some super hot tilt spin ups were i have won big.

Starting roll : $1000
Profit per site
Full Tilt : $1011
Powerpoker : $2976
Betsafe : $495

Rakeback + Bonuses : $784

Total Profit : $5266 (including 8 days from Feb)

So basically i've crushed low stakes PLO and i will continue to grind the low stakes again in April, i'm removing $1266 from my roll to spend on the family, whats the point of putting in the grind and getting nothing to show for it, also means if i go busto i havent lost anything since i only started with $1k, so theres no playing with scared money.

So April begins with $5k roll and i'll continue to clear my bonus on Betsafe ($500) then jump to another skin and repeat, should be able to clear the two bonuses by end of April giving me $1k for nothing, hopefully i can at least break even. I have $250 heading my way from Powerpoker race, should of been more but i stopped playing PP for the last 5 days, i should make Betsafe race leaderboard for a similar bonus in April, if i'm somewhere near the top i may see the whole of April out on Betsafe and go for a decent race bonus, but we'll see.
I will be staying away from the big sites as i see no advantage of playing them at all, to many sharks on both Stars and Tilt even at the low levels i play. prefer to catch the weaker players who are experimenting/ playing on tilt/ or just plain bad on the smaller sites, plus the bonuses and rakeback are far greater, shame some of the software/support lets them down, but i'm BR building and i need all the extra $'s i can get! I cant see me having another month like March, it would be nice, but i doubt it, but i'm looking to have a $10k roll at least by the end of the year!

GL at the tables in April! Loved this guy when i first started playing years ago!


Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Tough Times!

The new network i'm playing is a massive fish fest, full of probably the worst donks i've seen YET, i'm struggling like mad, i just can't shake the fish of there draws, they continue to chase and continue to get there 75% of the time, its friggin annoying and dam frustrating. I should be up loads but i find myself only $210 from 4 days play, it should easily be triple that! I'm having to adapt my game and become a nut-peddler, which is dam boring, and to be honest i'm not enjoying my poker on the site at all. On a brighter note i'm flying through the PP's (Player Points) and should complete my $500 deposit by mid April, thats if i stay long enough on the site, i'm missing Powerpoker alot! The amount of PP's i earn next month should see me fairly high on the Rake race leaderboard maybe a $300-400 bonus, but once April is completed and the race and bonus completed, i think i'll jump to another network or skin and just bonus whore for a bit, and build my roll that way, i want to have a $10k roll by the end of the year at least!

GL on the felt and hope your all running better than me!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Weekly Roundup

Powerpoker Profits:- $1358
Rakeback:- $112

Total Profits:- $1470

Pretty poor week apart from $2/4 spin up posted other day, if it wasn't for that it would of been a pretty much break even week.

Moving roll over to a Euro site for a bit to see how i fair, got a amazing deal of 40% RB and $500 monthly bonuses if i clear over 8000 Player points a month, which i should be able to do just!

Current Bankroll:- $5768 which is great since i've only returned playing at the end of Feb!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sat with $200 left shortly after this pot!

Been a fairly struggling week, until this came along, followed a particularly bad fish to a $2/4 table sat with half buyin, played around a hour then left after this pot.

http://www.gutshot.com/replayer.php?id=2741

Not a bad hourly rate!

This poker lark is easy, somehow i always play and score better at the bigger limits, maybe my ABC thinking is not suited to the small crazy fish!

Maybe its the new screen name which is paying me off, i love how on cake network you can change it every 7 days!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A decent session destroyed in 3 hands!

http://www.gutshot.com/replayer.php?id=2724

I had my first losing day out of 13 on Powerpoker, and i dont think i did much wrong, could easily of been a $150+ day if my hands had held. Sigh, confidence shot a little, will try again tonight if i continue to run bad, may take a breather for a day or two, or donk about in some Mtt's and give some feckers a bad beat with 5,2 off or 7,2 off!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Another struggling night!


Running as good as this fellow at the minute, dont think i'm playing bad, just in one of them sticky break even/ scrape a profit patches all cash players get, but i know one thing it's dam annoying. Yes i'm still scraping out a profit ($72 tonight) but it should of been triple that easily, missed several big draws, had a few top sets busted and ran Full house into Quads, after i flopped the nuts, so i guess i should be happy that i've actually started the week off in profit, as at one point it looked like i was going to have my first losing day out of 10 days played. Another happy note i've moved upto 6th in my rake race and it looks like i'll maintain this position for a $300 bonus payment, dont think i'll catch 5th as he's like $400 in rake in front, but i'm $120 above 7th place so its not all bad, just waiting for new screen to arrive so i can fire up 6 tables at a time instead of the 4! I seem to be doing better at PLO50 than PLO20 now, and have started cutting the lower tables out and playing more 50 games. Total ramble post as most of them are..........so good luck to all!

On a non poker related note..................Baby no.3 is due 6/10/10 after we had the 12 week scan today, all looks well and healthy!


Sunday, 21 March 2010

Weekly Roundup

Powerpoker Profits - $365
Rakeback - $114
Sky Poker Profits - £100 (S140) Removed to buy a new monitor!

Total profit - $519

Not a bad week, but i have run bad in a few sessions, particularly the last few days losing over 7 buyins in one session! Still yet to have a losing day since 9/03/10, but i guess i can do better or more importanlty run better!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Brutal roller coaster day!

Since i doubt anyone is reading this, due to the lack of comments etc, I write this post for my own sanity and to look back on in a year and so, and see if i actually have progressed in my poker life! Or i may become bored and delete this crap, my blog basically only exists due to the links of other peoples blogs i enjoy reading, anyhow i will continue!

Today started good making $78 in this mornings session, but tonight was a disaster, i decided to play only PLO20 and build my rakeback up a little (to help with rake race) but i'm not a fan really at playing on weekend nights (hence only PLO20) the fish have always drawn out on me in the past, and tonight was no exception. I had every beat you can imagine, against total clowns calling 7bb's with ultra shit, and i mean ULTRA! Combined with having the luck of a dead cat when i was drawing, resulting in me losing 8 buyins in rediculous fashion, i do admitting to tilting off at least $30 trying to play like the clowns who crippled me. Was logging off when i thought i'd scout the $1/2 tables for any fish i see at 25/50c and below, lol and behold i find 2 of the clowns sat, so i decide its shit or bust and sit with the max of $200.
4 hands later i get AA810 one suit and limp, repot a raiser and get 2 callers,
Flop 889 2 clubs, and i jam the pot, both mofo's fold, ship the $76 my way and i quickly exit, with my whopping $19 bucks profit. More importantly it maintains my winning day streak on Powerpoker to 10 days! Also moved up a spot in rakerace after yesterday, just hope the guys one in front and one behind are out on the piss the whole weekend, as i'm at a wedding tomorrow and i dont play Sundays! Gonna need the race bonus if i have another day like today!

Ordered 24" Monitor instead of 22" so i can squeeze 6 tables without overlap, ready for next months rake race, serious session and plan is going to be thought out so i can make top 3!

Have a good weekend, not that anybody reads this!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The Highs and Lows!

PLO is one sick game, but i love it!

Sick loss on PLO20 (thankgod)
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5282137

Quickly followed by the highs, 2 hands in a row on PLO50 (thankgod)
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5282145
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5282147

Continuing to work on my game, and making steady progress and decent money. Was nicely informed by my rakeback provider today that i'm currently 8th in a $5k rakeback race on Powerpoker for this month, and i'm due a $200 bonus payment if i stay at 8th. I havent really been hitting the tables that hard, and havent played at night due to playing on Sky poker, i think if i get my grind on i can catch up to 4 or 5th place and double my bonus payment. For that reason i've stopped playing Sky PLO and have withdrawn the £200 i span up from £10 and will be purchasing a new monitor and trying to squeeze in 1/2 more extra tables ready for next months rakeback race!
My new monitor:-http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=403589&CatId=3057
If anyone would like details on rakeback and races just leave a comment and i'll set you up with my provider, he has a deal and rakeback race on nearly every site going, so if you aint got rakeback you're missing out on free money!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Steady progress and trying to improve my game!


Had a steady day on Powerpoker the last two days, winning $100 on the first, and losing it all the recouping it on the 2nd, been slacking with my game time on there recently, hardly averaging more than 2 hours a day. Been tearing up Sky PLO though and winning approx £50 a night on there, which is good since i'm only 1 or 2 tabling and still earning more than a minimum wage job/per day. Standard is shocking and with only 1/2 regs who know what they are doing, its a sea that needs to fished regularly.
Trying to improve my game and hopefully improve my knowledge to help with playing PLO50 and hopefully in the future PLO100 so i've signed up for a site called:- www.dragthebar.com its not a well known name but some of the coaches/members/writers are some of the biggest winners online, not the most famous, but well established and long term winners, hopefully them and the forum can improve my game, its a bit like 2+2 but without the 10000's of posts you have to trudge through to get to the good ones! So i'll be trying to catch a few vids and see how your meant to actually play PLO properly!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

End of week round up

Played some PLO 10p/20p on Sky Poker last night turning £10 into £114, very soft games and will be playing there again for sure. Highlight of the session was getting it all in against 2 others with top set of 10's against set of 5's and nut flush draw, blank turn, 10 on river giving me quads.......Ship it! May try and play there at night times and avoid the aggro good players who emerge on Powerpoker at that time.

Roundup Profitwise for this week:_

Powerpoker: - +$634
Rakeback:- + $50 (Never played much week before on the site)
Sky Poker:- +$150 (£104)

Total:- +$834

Bankroll:-
Powerpoker:- $3634
Neteller:- $164 (£114)

Total:- $3794

A very good week, off for a beer today so no poker!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Car crash waiting to happen!

Played a little session today approx 2hours worth, and all was going very well, i was playing well and quickly shot up a neat $120 profit and was contemplating getting up and walking away when i decided the short session wasn't enough and that i should carry on, wish i never bothered now. Two sick hands in a row, turned me into the evil snarling, destructive tilt monster that kills my game, and destroys my bankroll. The world doesn't exist when i'm in this state, and more importantly money doesn't matter to me, in fact it doesn't even exist, nothing does! The first hand to tilt me was this
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5266004
quickly followed by this,
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5266002
which only fueled my rage more! And its not that even a bad beat!
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5265993
This miss on a 10c/20c table was pretty annoying at roughly the same time as the other two, even worse was that the idiot who played his 2 pair didnt believe i was the favourite to win, why do i try educate when in a tilting rage, its the only time i abuse people in the chat!
After losing all my days profits and $30 more i was ready to lose my roll, and if it wasn't for two minor suckouts which doused the fire inside me a little, my roll would of gone as i was beginning to eye up $2/4 tables. So after 10 mins of average omaha, the rage was subdued enough for me to come to my senses and quickly log off with a $30+ profit...............but it could of been a lot worse!

Is there anybody out there reading this crap?

Friday, 12 March 2010

Rollercoaster sessions!

Been taking shots at PLO50 and my sessions are like a god dam roller coaster, i win a decent amount in the mornings then lose it all again after tea............so frustrating, the players aren't that much better, you have a few more aggro players, who play the aggro game really well, but you still get your fair share of donkeys (maybe i'm one of them?) Still up $570 this week though!

Couple of hands :-

http://www.pokerhand.org/?5262630
How can he call the reraise with a over pair - such donkey luck!

http://www.pokerhand.org/?5262637
Waited two days to bust this fish!

http://www.pokerhand.org/?5262645
Inspired play somehow i knew my 10 was good on the flop!

http://www.pokerhand.org/?5262646
Roller coaster hand, which resulted in me busting out some celebration moves!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

$3k Barrier hit!

My poker bankroll stands at a healthy $3k bankroll, and i'm pretty chuffed over how quicks its got there, apart from the tilting spaz-fest where i luck boxed a nice win, the majority of it has come from solid grinding and generally playing well. Last couple of days i've stayed on Powerpoker and have been taking shots at PLO50 (2 PLO 50's, 2 PLO20 tables) and i've been running pretty decent making around $400. The standard is roughly the same and maybe a little more aggro at times, but i'm 90% sure its a beatable level for me to play. I'll keep battling away at it and hopefully i can make another $1k and then i'll be properly rolled for PLO50 and maybe the odd shot at PLO100, as most of the fish float between PLO100 - PLO20. Not sure when i'm going to up my tables to 6, will see how i get on.

Would love to be able to take some kind of wage from poker as the economical climate at the min is making the business suffer, luckily enough i'm pretty financially sound, but all the extra pennies help i guess, if i could make it to PLO100 and make a part time living from it, i'd be over the moon, if i could make a full time living from it even better!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Need a poker home!

This week up $150 but still havent settled on a site that likes me, gives me rakeback or bonuses, has enough PLO action at my level and has the odd mtt thats fun to play and full of fish.........any suggestions???????

Struggling and not liking the poker at the minute!

Friday, 5 March 2010



Played PLO25 lost $500 on Full tilt
Removed roll to Powerpoker
Played PLO20 lost $300
Went tilt crazy!!!
Played PLO400 won $1900

Its easy as that!

Off to Newcastle on a stag do, hopefully hit the Grosvenor Casino as our Hotel is 5 mins walk away!

I LOVE TILT!!!!!!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Finally happened!!!

Major downswing in luck and variance finally happened losing all yesterdays winnings, was bound to happen, few 2 outers and general suckouts was the main reason i lost. Standard still woefull on FTP, and i'm confident i can win some of it back. Still up $220 for the month (including bonuses) Ended up $160 down for the day yesterday.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The story so far........

Been reading my old posts back and in my opinion they're crap, no wonder i dont get comments, so heres a new fresh start to the blog posting wise!
So far since i've returned to Full Tilt playing PLO25 (4 tabling) i've ran Superhot in at least one session a day, last night was no difference, earning another 7 buyins in a little over a hour, also completed the acquired 200 points for FTP's Iron man status and cleared another $20 off my $400 bonus ($60 cleared in total) steadily on target to clear the complete bonus before the time limit at the end of the month. So far for March i'm up 15 buyins, which along with the crazy $1k in 2 days swing at end of Feb see's me pretty comfortable to play PLO25 with close to 100 buyins, have yet to decide when to start to cash out profits or if to keep them in my roll and move upto to PLO50.

March stats so far from http://www.pokertableratings.com/

Hands Played -3362
BB/100 - 18.15
Hot or Not - 83/100
Profit - $300

So yes i'm running hot, but the biggest factor i think thats helping me is i'm not tilting even when get sucked out on, i've suffered from tilt ever since i started playing poker, now i'm starting to believe i have it finally under controlled or at least subdued for a while.



Not sure who's hotter at the minute, my PLO or these two little beauties, LOL at the camp Geordie who got tattoed with Chery Coles name on his back 3 days before she split form Ashley and decided to go back to using her maiden name, whats up with Geordies and there badly timed tats, like the guy who got Andy Cole tattoed on him only to see him move to Scum Utd a few days later!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

PLO can be heart breaking!

Full Tilt Poker Game #18904781006: Table Grin (6 max) - $0.10/$0.25 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 12:26:22 ET - 2010/03/02
Seat 1: cesc1 ($25.80)
Seat 2: Eldor84 ($25)
Seat 3: Antitheist1 ($17.50)
Seat 4: HERO ($42.01)
Seat 5: Krasnodar ($34.97)
Seat 6: PokerMichi32 ($7.32)
PokerMichi32 posts the small blind of $0.10
cesc1 posts the big blind of $0.25
Antitheist1 posts $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to HERO [Ac 8d Ah Js]
Eldor84 folds
Antitheist1 checks
HERO calls $0.25
Krasnodar calls $0.25
PokerMichi32 folds
cesc1 checks
*** FLOP *** [7s As 4h]
cesc1 checks
Antitheist1 checks
HERO bets $1.10
Krasnodar has 15 seconds left to act
Krasnodar raises to $4
cesc1 folds
Antitheist1 folds
HERO calls $2.90
*** TURN *** [7s As 4h] [7h]
HERO checks
Krasnodar bets $4
HERO raises to $21.10
Krasnodar raises to $30.72, and is all in
HERO calls $9.62
Krasnodar shows [7d 8c 5c 7c]
HERO shows [Ac 8d Ah Js]
*** RIVER *** [7s As 4h 7h] [2c]
Krasnodar shows four of a kind, Sevens
HERO shows a full house, Aces full of Sevens
Krasnodar wins the pot ($67.54) with four of a kind, Sevens
Krasnodar: sry
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $70.54 Rake $3
Board: [7s As 4h 7h 2c]

Seat 4: HERO showed [Ac 8d Ah Js] and lost with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
Seat 5: Krasnodar (button) showed [7d 8c 5c 7c] and won ($67.54) with four of a kind, Sevens

Lol everytime i slowplay it always ends up bad for me!

Last 2 days since last post has seen me meet my March objectives of qualifying for iron man on FTP, i've shot past the 200 fpp's a day needed, sadly apart from clearing another chunk of my $400 bonus thats all i've done pokerwise, pretty much been a very small winner (under $10 profit per day) Having some real bad luck on the tables and i've hit a few coolers, so most sessions the poker goes like this:- Lose 4/5 buyins to suckouts, 2 or 3 outers, wrong side of variance then spend rest of session battling back to get even before my 2 hrs up. Its dam annoying but hey thats PLO, a sick wild game at times where you can go from miles in front to behind in a turn of a card. On a brighter not i've yet to tilt and more importantly jump up stakes trying to win money back, a year or so back i would of done this every session, leading me to lose even more. Looking forward to when the variance returns back in my favour, still yet to have a losing session day on Full Tilt, i guess that will becoming soon!




Hopefully this beauty can bring me some $$$$'s (Definitely think i'm over substitious!)

Update - Just won $90 , would of been well over $150 if i never had so many 1 outers, in total i've had 3 in one session, variance owes me big time! Decent session though, i played well.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

I'm not a Mtt player and March Goals!

First of all last night i took a break from PLO cash and decided to play some mtt's to see if i could maybe boost my little roll with a decent score, I played both the early doubles ($5 buyin) a $8 180 and the $5 PLO rebuy, safe to say my bankroll didnt improve, i really dont know how full time internet pros play Mtt's it must be soul destroying, hours of work for a suckout to crush you and no money return, it would drive me bonkers! I dont mind them every now and again for a change but living off them or even just playing them as your only poker game is just not my cup of tea. $5 PLO rebuy was just a donkfest and i won't be playing that again ever, the 2 early's i busted out KK into AA, and Ak into AA on a Ak board both near the halfway stage, the $8 i finished 21st (18 paid) whan AK lost to JJ - Oh well i may make Sat night a regular Mtt night just for a change from PLO!

MARCH GOALS - Are basically to keep on with my schedule as its working great, and i'm enjoying my poker more than ever (maybe cos i'm winning!) If i'm still making profit 4 tabling by mid march i will be jumping up another 2 tables and trying to play them succesfully. Main goal for March is to earn Iron Man status - Gold Status should be fairly easy with my schedule, not 100% sure of the benefits but lets give it a go!

Not playing poker today as off to the pub to hopefully watch Villa beat Scum Utd, as a avid Liverpool fan it would certainly be a nice end to a good week (minus Iphone disaster!)


Her pic helped me with a quick wining session so i've superstitiously put up another to help me for March!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Poker, Pub lunch and Iphone bad beat!

My super hot streak has cooled the last 2 sessions with me only grinding a $10 profit since last post +$20 from my FTP bonus..........guess its still not a loss and i did lose two large pots to a 1 outer and a 3 outer, if they had held it would of been two $80 odd pots each, sigh nevermind!

Today with the wife away in York on a hen night, i decided to take my two girls to a pub lunch (14yr old and a 3yr old.) We decided to walk as it was a pretty nice day for once, meal was decent and not to shabby for £20 for the 3 of us. Did the usual exit strategy when walking by checking if the 3yr old needed the toilet as it was 15 min walk home, she declined and we set off. We get halfway home and then the little one says she needed the toilet.......dam, ok we'll get a wiggle on and be home fast, 500 yrds from house shes really busting, so i pick her up and get my march on, only to get 100 yrds from the house and feel a warm sensation down my right side........f'n great, she's soaked, my rightside of my coat and jeans is dripping piss through! Get home sort her out, change and empty my pockets, luckily wallet was in my left pocket, dont fancy eating my chewy now which was in my right pocket, pull my Iphone out and thats dripping wet also, remove it from case and its fecked, screen totally blank, nothing i can do with it, tried ringing it on house phone it rings and vibrates but screen just totally blank, and when i connect it to the comp , itunes doesnt pick it up - f'n great!!!!! Most of my Biz stuff is on that phone so i'm totally fecked to it either fixes itself or i get a replacement.

Hope its the only bad beat on the day!!!
Not sure on all the tat's but i'm guessing she's likely to be a 11-12yrs old first attempt of cracking one out after watching Transformers 1 or 2!


UPDATE! Megan Fox worked a treat just won 6 buyins in a mad 30 mins, phone still fecked though!!

Friday, 26 February 2010

Is this how all the Internet Phenomenoms started?

Super hot streak continues on Full Tilt, i cant put a foot wrong and i'm convinced i'm playing the best PLO in my life, also having a massive luck streak too. New schedule is working great, the 2 hour sessions keep me alert the whole time and i'm guessing its another major factor why i'm doing well above expectations. last nights 2 hour session did get extended to around 5hrs only cos i had the most massive cod head on 2 of my 4 tables and he was determined to donate to me with trash. So 2 days ago i started on FTP with my $1k roll and now after the most amazing heater i'm sat on $2,011 after this afternoon session made it 6 sessions in a row where i have scored more than 4 buyins (long may it continue.) I used to think Powerpoker had the biggest fish on the plo tables but now i'm sure FTP has a huge ocean of cod heads ready to donate to me! I'm wondering if this is how the internet phenomenoms (feck know's if this is spelt right!) started and will i be playing Ivey on his tables in a few months time (lol as if!) Who cares really aslong as i'm winning, not neglecting family or business, and most importantly playing with money i can afford to lose. I wont be jumping upto to PLO50 until i have hit $4k bankroll - also working my way through a nice $400 bonus of them fine guys at FTP, the best site in the whole wide poker world (should keep my streak going a little longer with that arse kiss!)

I'm a totally suspicious guy so i'll keep adding a hot celeb i'd love to rump, on the end of my posts to also prolong the winning run!

Aye Curumba i've never seen any Spanish chicks like this in Benidorm!!!!


Thursday, 25 February 2010

Ran Golden!!!!

First session of my new schedule i'm trialing for 1 month on Tilt and i ran golden, everything i did resulted in me earning $$$$$'s, i couldn't do anything wrong, when i was ahead i stayed ahead, when i chased i always caught my outs, when i was miles in front or had the stone called nuts i was reraised all in. Poker is sweet when you run that good, its quickly wipes all the bad variance away in a flash, but i'm sure when it turns again, you'll all be reading a whining post! In my 2 hour session i walked away with a 12 buyin upswing for a nice $300 at PLO25 4 tabling, didnt think i played that well to be honest but with my luck i didnt really need to. Have to say Tilt hosts a mighty wild PLO game even at my low fishy level, 2 pair is the nuts to 80% of the fish espcially the mad Russians. A nice start to my trial and hopefully i'll continue running hot........speaking of hot, found this old pic..........sweet!!!!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Lol here we go again!
No i havent gone busto already (not even i am that bad!)
After just 2 days back on Powerpoker the games and action is just not there, even though i've made around $90 in short sessions the waiting of games is slow and annoying, and also they have removed my mian deposit methood from the site (long story, but i use Ukash to deposit my poker funds) so to get my full roll on to Power would mean a lot of hassle or paying neteller 6.5% to convert my Ukash vouchers which is obviously a no go!
So heres my new plan and schedule (lol i change so often)
Trial run of 1 month on Full Tilt, playing 10/25c PLO 3/4 tables at a time.
2 hours in the morning before work
2 hours after work
2 hours before bed.

As said above 1 month trial - Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Omahahaha!!!!

http://www.gutshot.com/replayer.php?id=2649

Joys of playing tilting swedish spewtards!!!!

Arrogant Play

So today marked the return of me to the cyber felt, with a actual deposit! Tried to deposit on Stars but found i was still self excluded from the site for another 2 months LOL, thats the end of that idea. Tried Full Tilt and 10 mins into 2 mtt's i was bored stupid, so i've cashed out and jumped to my old faithfull PowerPoker!
Suppose after 4 months away from the game it will take a little while to get used to playing again espcially in such a active game as PLO, but i found my main problem was being far too arrogant, thinking because i used to make steady money at that level, i'd be able to jump back into that mode and profit no matter what starting hands i played, regarding the whole opposition as fish was another big mistake. I need to get back to my old game and spot the fish, more importantly spot the rocks and take things slowly, i can't expect to return and start crushing from the off, its gonna take time to get my game back!
After saying all that i was pretty happy to only finish $20 down for the 2hr session i played this afternoon, espcially as didnt run too hot and all the above poker mentality.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Choice of game?????

I have my roll sat in my neteller account, unsure where to deposit and what to play, but i know i'm itching to play and from past experiences when i'm in this mood i always play bad and spewy, so i'll keep considering what i want to play. I'm 90% sure it will be low stakes PLO but also want a bash at mtt's or 90/180 man sng's but i guess my roll is way to small to spread over two sites.............so i just dont know! Playing 180's would mean returning to Stars and that site f'n hates me big time so maybe thats not a option! Maybe a few attempts at hitting a decent mtt payout maybe the option before returning to grind the cash games, feck rambling now, what a junk post......advice needed plz!!!!!!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

I'm back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After several months sorting life shizz out ( house build and working on business to pay for said house build) i'm making my much needed return to the cyber felt.......... i can see all the low level fish quaking already!!!! I've only played twice since my last post and that was around Christmas time, both mtt's both freerolls or free money, and of course i took them both down without a sweat always the case when ur free rolling and no pressure (or in my opinion the sites trying to entice you back!) One was a gold card freeroll on Powerpoker for $400 + change and the other some £11 thingy on Sky poker for £500+ , both times i just withdrew the money as i didnt want the distraction of poker in the busiest time of my life!
So here i am again, starting again with $1000 and most probably going to hit the low stakes plo on Powerpoker, and also a few mtts!


As i fore warning to all the low level PLO fish on PowerPoker - I'm Back and i run the town!!!!