Thursday, 24 February 2011

Full Tilt Down!!

lol had been unable to log onto full tilt this morning and then suddenly BOOM new download and im in...........funny enough i must of been one one first people in as all the rush lobbys were empty and the player pool was less than ten!

i took a screenie

lol as i type this entry the player pool has boomed upto 3882 - i better go and join the degens!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Doh Sleepy Head!!

In my life I have fallen asleep at some really stupid places or times, in nightclubs, during meals on trains etc however Sunday’s trip to the land of nod was the biggest fail of all time.

As readers might know, the $200k guaranteed on ipoker is a regular occurrence for me, however in around ten attempts I have only cashed once for $1440, and im about 6 without a cash including 2 bubbles when the tourney was in its old format (min cash was $500) and several coolers KK into AA etc…

So Sunday I had another pop and played pretty well, I was in the top 40 early after hitting a set and pretty maintained myself in a cash position for the whole 5 hours until the bubble burst, at the 5th break I remember I was 50th with 140 remaining and I went and got a drink, when I got back I decided to lie down with the laptop by my side, such a stupid thing to do as the next thing I know its 3:30am and ive been blinded out!!

So annoyed, I did manage to finish a semi respectable 76th for $432 but obviously if I was awake I could have had a real run at it….. the jump from 76th to 46th alone was worth and additional $400!!

So annoyed but hey at least it’s a lesson learnt, next time at the end game im gonna load up on Coffee and Pro Plus – hopefully my daughter might actually wake up after 6am as well which would help things!!

Month wise its pretty awesome that cash (split with my dad) plus some run good on Full Tilt means im up quite a bit, the pretty stats are below –

Hope everyone else is doing well at the tables and at life in general….

Thursday, 17 February 2011

What a Night!!!

Wowsers still buzzing after last night,Barca are an amazing team and half hour in i was shaking my head thinking how the fuck can we beat these? there ball retention was unreal and they cut us open so many times.. hoever we rode the storm, got lucky and then scored two sweet goals.

RVP's finishing at times is amazing and then a 7 pass move from our box to Shava Drilling it in! Love it

Proud as hell!! not to proud about playing $400 Rush but sometimes you have a feeling?

only 30 hands and a nice profit :-)

within the 30 hands i had zero premiums and had to resort to some nice moves (or donk moves if i got called!)

Full Tilt Poker Game #28264257300: Table Electro - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:00:48 ET - 2011/02/16
Seat 1: AuburnAngel ($160)
Seat 2: GuyNextDoor ($563.70)
Seat 3: igric ($527)
Seat 4: pau7777 ($168)
Seat 5: LEINAD1978 ($277)
Seat 6: fullflush24 ($363.40)
Seat 7: dmianKK ($335.05)
Seat 8: Ebouesnan ($253.10)
Seat 9: Ardin ($526)
Ardin posts the small blind of $2
AuburnAngel posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ebouesnan [5d 8d]
GuyNextDoor has 8 seconds left to act
GuyNextDoor folds
igric folds
pau7777 folds
LEINAD1978 folds
fullflush24 folds
dmianKK folds
Ebouesnan has 8 seconds left to act
Ebouesnan raises to $11
Ardin raises to $37
AuburnAngel folds
Ebouesnan calls $26
*** FLOP *** [4c Ah 8c]
Ardin has 15 seconds left to act
Ardin bets $44
Ebouesnan has 15 seconds left to act
Ebouesnan raises to $100
Ardin folds
Uncalled bet of $56 returned to Ebouesnan
Ebouesnan mucks
Ebouesnan wins the pot ($163)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $166 | Rake $3
Board: [4c Ah 8c]
Seat 1: AuburnAngel (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: GuyNextDoor didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: igric didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: pau7777 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: LEINAD1978 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: fullflush24 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: dmianKK didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Ebouesnan (button) collected ($163), mucked
Seat 9: Ardin (small blind) folded on the Flop

Full Tilt Poker Game #28264235375: Table Electro - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:59:44 ET - 2011/02/16
Seat 1: Ebouesnan ($216.10)
Seat 2: Ardin ($556.60)
Seat 3: Kurtkeoki ($477.60)
Seat 4: igric ($442.90)
Seat 5: KramerTM ($453)
Seat 6: speedas ($400)
Seat 7: BRS23 ($725.50)
Seat 8: Synsam ($1,060)
Seat 9: StarEeg4life ($658.80)
Ebouesnan posts the small blind of $2
Ardin posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ebouesnan [6c 2c]
Kurtkeoki folds
igric folds
KramerTM folds
speedas folds
BRS23 folds
Synsam raises to $12
StarEeg4life folds
Ebouesnan has 15 seconds left to act
Ebouesnan raises to $36
Ardin folds
Synsam calls $24
*** FLOP *** [3s 4s 3d]
Ebouesnan bets $4
Synsam calls $4
*** TURN *** [3s 4s 3d] [Ac]
Ebouesnan has 15 seconds left to act
Ebouesnan bets $55
Synsam folds
Uncalled bet of $55 returned to Ebouesnan
Ebouesnan mucks
Ebouesnan wins the pot ($81)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $84 | Rake $3
Board: [3s 4s 3d Ac]
Seat 1: Ebouesnan (small blind) collected ($81), mucked
Seat 2: Ardin (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: Kurtkeoki didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: igric didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: KramerTM didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: speedas didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: BRS23 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Synsam folded on the Turn
Seat 9: StarEeg4life (button) didn't bet (folded)

must not do this again!!


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Arsenal vs Barca

This week is going to be well slow for one reason – the first leg of Arsenal vs Barca, I literally cant remember being this excited about a game for ages and to be honest im feeling pretty confident, I know we took a humping last year but the team is totally different -

Last year we had Denilson, Rosicky, Bendter starting – and that’s not mentioning Silvestre!! Of last years 4-1 drubbing only Sagna, Clichy, Nasri & Walcott will start and too be honest Nasri and Walcott look like completely different players this season.

Looking at the two teams I see them rating as follows

Arsenal Barca
Gk Schzeney – 7 Valdes – 7.5
Dr Sagna – 8.5 Alves – 8
Dl Clichy - 7.5 Maxwell – 7
Dc Djourou – 7 Abidal – 7
Dc Koscielney – 7 Pique -8.5
Dmc Song -8 Bisquets – 7.5
Mc Fabregas – 9.5 Xavi – 9
Mc Wilshere – 8 Iniesta – 9.5
Amr Walcott – 8 Messi -10
Aml Nasri – 9 Pedro – 8
Sc Van Persie -9 Villa – 9

Total 88.5 91

Are these ratings accurate or am I nuts?

As for poker ive actually played! About 30 minutes of rush and won about $40, I really need to starting playing as the money is handy!!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Gambling not Grinding

So been a couple more days and a third of the way into the month and I still cannot be arsed to play a legitimate session!! Tuesday after my post I just played Fifa for ages having a few cans and the when the mrs came home watched some telly….when she went to bed I was a pretty drunk and remembered I had $30 left on my stars account – I kinda realised that heads-up would be a bit risky and I could bust quickly so I decided to head for the 50bb max Omaha 6-max tables!!

I sat down played carefully over first few hands and then as soon as I doubled up I really pushed it….I literally was setting people all in all over the shop, no-one had more than $25 so I was only risking profit and then the dream hand happened, I was upto about $60 and had the dubious monster hand of 1079K and after a few raises I was all in for $25 in a 3 way pot…..terrible play I know and when I was up against AAxx and KKxx I actually knew straight away I would win! the 449 flop didn’t really help much but the 9 on the turn was sweet and just like that I was over $100 – I played on for bit and quit at $130 and withdrew it all.

Last night poker was again off the agenda as I agreed to watch the footie at a mates house, I figured the game would be boring so I made the decision to lump £20 on England… however looking at the fixture list I decided to do a treble, England at 5/4, Scotland to beat Northern Ireland at evens! And Holland to beat Austria at 1/3 I think – anyway it came in quite easily as only England made hard work of the game and that was £100 profit.

Quite amusing to think of all the hours of grinding away to make £6 an hour and I can make £160 on a bet and some drunken Omaha.

Not playing tonight as still not feeling it, my bankroll has been sitting on Full Tilt for a whole week and I haven’t played a hand – really need to crack on and earn some cash!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Non Poker Tilt

really wanted to start cracking on at Full Tilt tonight but im suffering from some severe tilt........

its started with dinner, we had a fairly simple but nice Lamb Chops but my daughter just couldn't eat them....even cut up tiny and smothered in ketchup she kept acting like she was going to choke or throw up! the trouble is she needs to start eating meat properly as im sure she has an iron deficiency - she's white as a ghost and always tired at only 4 years old!

Next up FIFA 11, playing online and some mug is Man Utd, i have a baby either with her head in the tv cupboard trying to pull all the shit out or pulling herself up to standing position using my arm hair!! whilst this is going on im getting smashed 3-1 because Arsenal have a shit defence - FFS the keeper has a 73 rating but you can understand why he has been rated that way!!

and even now the mrs is out, the kids are in bed but i have a brand new laptop which cost me £700+ but the fucker is hanging and the washing machine is clattering and banging away!! not even sure what that is winding me up!!!!

i really need a can of cider so poker is off tonight, will start Full Tilt tomorrow, will tie up figures for Jan tomorrow at work and get cracking on Feb - FML 9 days late!!!!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Going back to Full Tilt

for three reasons.........

1) I'm playing on PokerStars because of their table limit which means I can set my highest stake to $50, and not degen away all my bankroll at $200 buyins... in truth this works to a degree but when i can drop $150+ at Omaha with $25 then what is the point?

2) I've been playing the 20-50bb tables and loving them, full of fish and i can generate rake fpps quicker - but on the 10th PokerStars are removing them!

3) And the main reason - Rakeback - now so far since I came back to stars at the tail end of last year I have paid $1400 in rake using there VIP Programme i have earnt $220 in bonuses... so basically 15% rakeback - and that was playing the 20/50bb tables which generate more fpps

if i go back to Tilt ill get 27% rakeback plus they definitely give more bonuses out, in the 3 months with stars all ive seen is a reload bonus where they offere a $5 ticket - Rubbish!!

can anyone see any problem with my reasoning??