Tuesday, 30 November 2010

New Month New Start (again!)

So tomorrow is a new month and about the 31st time ive made a fresh start at poker.

This time im gonna try and set realistic goals and hopefully stick to rules, rules that if I know I don’t follow then bad things happen.

25k hands.
Make a run at GoldStar not sure if 25k hands is realistic but if not I should be able to work extra volume is needed.
Play Tourneys.*
Make daily posts on sessions

Don’t play decent regs heads-up
Don’t play when kids are wanting attention, especially your 7 month old Daughter.
Make sure you keep free time for wife.

So new laptop, new poker tracker database with no data (couldn’t be arsed to transfer 30 GB data base from old laptop) and an effective $1k bankroll $890 cash $110 tourney tickets (Bidibot brag)

Let’s have a good December!!

*I didn’t update the blog as I was so pissed off but I came 86th in the $200k guaranteed on Sunday, that’s twice in 3 attempts that ive been 6 off the money. Min Cash was $500 and I maybe could of folded into it but I don’t like to play that way and when I saw 10’s in early position with 9 bb’s I knew I had to shove. When the button flat called only I knew I was in severe trouble and had to pray that he had AK and not AA/KK – my prayers were rewarded but unfortunately being a Muslim (albeit non practising) god gave me a AA5 flop as he doesn’t agree with gambling .

Top 20 chip stack ($1.7k for top 20)

Sigh to that but I know I can do well at tourneys and should devote some time to them, I can even multitable it with football manager?

Anyway thanks for reading, hope we all have a good end to year!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

OMG Some Poker!!

yeah so totally have not played hardly any poker since blowing off that money, my enthusiasm is at an all time low and it is not helped by my laptop being on its last legs, every time I load up Pokerstars recently it lasts 10 minutes before freezing up.

This will be remedied tomorrow by the arrival of this

6GB ram, 2.2 processer, 320gb hard drive. hopefully it can runs stars without trouble!!

tonight i am playing the $200k guaranteed on Ipoker, came close last time to a cash of $600, hopefully tonight my hands hold up! i will only be one tabling alongside x factor and other shit programmes.

Football Manager 2011 Season 4 Update

Toooting & Mitcham United Season 4 League 2

so my first year in the football league and I was hoping to comfortably avoid relegation as my new signings were pretty uninspiring and not enough to push for promotion. On a positive note we made the change to a professional club and the news that we would receive £280k in tv rights meant we had a chance to get the clubs bank balance in the black


a tad bit disapointing Danish Regen Issah Adu looked promising and Serrano a young spanish playmaker also looked ok but the other 4 were just journeymen/squad fillers

really bad, only progressed through one match in each before being dispatched by higher league opposition. only benefit was a record gate receipts of £60k against Oldham in FA Cup 2nd round


does it get closer than this?

sigh 1 point.


Bagshaw was the star scoring more this year then the previous 2 years combined, Donzo and Ansah-Owusu dropped due to the morale issue where they get targeted as dangermen and lose the plot. Adu was pretty decent for an 18 year old and Smith had a good year where he forced himself into the first 11.

Next Year = Promotion Charge!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Football Manager Season 3 Update

decided to post updates in my blog so that i can link any screenshots in here into a football manager forum i use.

anyway here goes

2013/2014 Blue Square Premiership - Tooting & Mitcham United

Tooting and Mitcham's first season in the Blue Square Prem and it started with a bit of a disaster, in the pre-season i sent out my scouts to scout all the free transfers in the game but i didnt realise that the list was 3000+ players long. lets just say that even now my scouts are still working through the list of players!!

so what this meant was that i couldnt really scout for new players so in the close season i only brought in 2 players a Liberian Striker Abe Donzo and a Journeyman Winger Craig Westcarr. My honest aims at this point were just to struggle through the season, concentrate on the Fa Cup when it arose to clear funds and maybe sell some high performing players so that next season i could have a fresh start with a decent bank balance.

What instead happened was utter domination, i won my first game 4-0 and remained top until 10 games to go where I was 16 points clear of 2nd place, at this point i went on manager holiday as i was pretty certain i wouldnt be caught but i think my assistant manager is a bit rubbish as i lost 6 out of the 10 games but luckily maintained a 3 point gap to win the league ahead of Crawley!

player wise my new striker was amazing netting 31 in 35, he was backed up by last seasons high performers, wingers Ansah-Owusu and Evina and my captain and rock Derrick Williams.

so i'm officially a League Club, i think a cull of my players is in order and hopefully i can hire a scout to look at players as my two scouts are still working through the list from last year!!

Friday, 19 November 2010


didn't take long


didnt self ban, had some drinks, got stacked with 107 on a 892J board and went on monkey tilt.

means i'm now even for the month.

need to work out a plan as i have barely played this month, will probabaly forget about profits and just play as much as i can till the end of the year and hopefully get enough hands logged to get to platinum star.

Saturday, 13 November 2010


off to watch the boxing, kinda rooting for the underdog, be amusing to see a boxer who is only ranked 6th in Britain and who got knocked out by a taxi driver lord it up as World Heavyweight Champion

poker had been dire, down this week probably around $100...

today was POOO

hand of the day -

PokerStars Game #52630965694: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/11/13 16:22:26 WET [2010/11/13 11:22:26 ET]
Table 'Psyche X' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Wimpie1987 ($32.20 in chips)
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 ($51.35 in chips)
Wimpie1987: posts small blind $0.25
The_Shocker7: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [4d 6s]
Wimpie1987: raises $0.50 to $1
The_Shocker7: calls $0.50
*** FLOP *** [Th 4h 4c]
The_Shocker7: bets $0.50
Wimpie1987: raises $1 to $1.50
The_Shocker7: raises $2.50 to $4
Wimpie1987: calls $2.50
*** TURN *** [Th 4h 4c] [Jc]
The_Shocker7: bets $8.50
Wimpie1987: raises $18.70 to $27.20 and is all-in
The_Shocker7: calls $18.70
*** RIVER *** [Th 4h 4c Jc] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
The_Shocker7: shows [4d 6s] (three of a kind, Fours)
Wimpie1987: shows [Ad Ac] (a full house, Aces full of Fours)
Wimpie1987 collected $63.90 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $64.40 | Rake $0.50
Board [Th 4h 4c Jc As]
Seat 1: Wimpie1987 (button) (small blind) showed [Ad Ac] and won ($63.90) with a full house, Aces full of Fours
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 (big blind) showed [4d 6s] and lost with three of a kind, Fours


Monday, 8 November 2010

First Week @ Stars

so the first week is finished and im very pleased with myself, hand volume has been low, but profit has been high :-)

this is mainly due to discipline, I am spending a fair bit of time on game selection on heads and im doing my best to play when in the mood e.g. not tired, stressed or when any of the kids are needing attention...

so anyway here is the graph

majority of winnings is at headsup but I am also in profit at full ring and after a short session at 6 max... pretty damn pleased at the moment but I of course understand that poker will have swings and I just have to be prepared for it.

money with drawn so far is $300 ie all of it, be nice if I could have a fat run and clear my credit card ready for a new challenge for 2011.

hand of the day -

this is just stupid, this is the first hand i play with the villain

PokerStars Game #52366261741: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/11/08 13:49:37 WET [2010/11/08 8:49:37 ET]
Table 'Helffrich IV' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: The_Shocker7 ($50 in chips)
Seat 2: beriscasim ($24.30 in chips)
The_Shocker7: posts small blind $0.25
beriscasim: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [Qh 7d]
The_Shocker7: raises $0.50 to $1
beriscasim: calls $0.50
*** FLOP *** [2h Qd 8s]
beriscasim: checks
The_Shocker7: bets $1.50
beriscasim: raises $2 to $3.50
The_Shocker7: calls $2
*** TURN *** [2h Qd 8s] [7s]
beriscasim: checks
The_Shocker7: bets $5
beriscasim: calls $5
*** RIVER *** [2h Qd 8s 7s] [6c]
beriscasim: checks
The_Shocker7: bets $40.50 and is all-in
beriscasim: calls $14.80 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($25.70) returned to The_Shocker7
*** SHOW DOWN ***
The_Shocker7: shows [Qh 7d] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
beriscasim: shows [Td 8h] (a pair of Eights)
The_Shocker7 collected $48.10 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $48.60 | Rake $0.50
Board [2h Qd 8s 7s 6c]
Seat 1: The_Shocker7 (button) (small blind) showed [Qh 7d] and won ($48.10) with two pair, Queens and Sevens
Seat 2: beriscasim (big blind) showed [Td 8h] and lost with a pair of Eights

oh dear, thanks i guess!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Poker is going to take a back seat

as Football Manager 11 is out.... im starting as Tonbridge Angels in the Blue Square South so its gonna be a long road to the glory days, probabaly 4-5 months i reckon :-)

ill update on here as i fly up the leagues

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Started on Stars

So in the last week i've imported a million purchased hands into my database and had a few trial runs with Table Ninja to get used to how mass multi tabling feels so I could start properly on Monday

The results have been positive, I won a buyin in my only full ring session and im a couple of buyins up at $50 headsup, people are literally giving money away!!

a few things ive noted

very few winning players on heads up stars, I generally search opponents whilst I Play them and I think ive found 2 players in profit!

Less Hands, on full tilt I played 16 tables which was 1000 hands per hour, why is 24 tables on stars 500 hands an hour? (i think i might have to test this again as this doesn't seem right)

bonus clearing sucks....... so I have this $10 stellar reward, I have unlocked 40% of this so far so $4......however my MGR is $29 so effective rakeback is what just over 10%??!?

also did 3 $2 180's last night screwed in all of them, worst was coming 32nd when my KK face A5 all in pre flop for a top 5 pot... flop A55!!

ill probabaly start tracking my figures soon and get them added but ill finish this post with a HH...

PokerStars Game #52032528849: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/11/01 23:42:59 WET [2010/11/01 19:42:59 ET]
Table 'Chaka' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: sAuRgUs ($48.70 in chips)
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 ($50 in chips)
The_Shocker7: posts small blind $0.25
sAuRgUs: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [Kd Kh]
The_Shocker7: raises $1 to $1.50
sAuRgUs: raises $3.50 to $5
The_Shocker7: calls $3.50
*** FLOP *** [2s 6h 5d]
sAuRgUs: bets $6.50
The_Shocker7: raises $9.50 to $16
sAuRgUs: raises $27.70 to $43.70 and is all-in
The_Shocker7: calls $27.70
*** TURN *** [2s 6h 5d] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [2s 6h 5d 6s] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sAuRgUs: shows [7h 8h] (three of a kind, Sixes)
The_Shocker7: shows [Kd Kh] (a full house, Sixes full of Kings)
The_Shocker7 collected $96.90 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $97.40 | Rake $0.50
Board [2s 6h 5d 6s 6c]
Seat 1: sAuRgUs (big blind) showed [7h 8h] and lost with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 (button) (small blind) showed [Kd Kh] and won ($96.90) with a full house, Sixes full of Kings