Saturday, July 28, 2007

A great night of poker

It just goes to show the old saying of when you're hot you're hot. (Thanks to the grammar police for correctly pointing out I spelt you're as your)
After last nights win, my form continued this evening. Although I do feel I little gutted, too much of a perfectionist.

5 games tonight and 5 results.

The Golden Cup #9 qualifier for the $130 was first on the agenda, 2 seats available, duly secured.

The Golden Cup #8 qualifier for the $530 was next, 3 seats, one taken.

Then the $20k - $200 better off for 14. As AK runs into KK

The $4.5k was next, could I defend my crown. Previously in that competition I had come 1st, then 2nd. Well after yesterdays 1st, it was just 3rd tonight. $575 more.

Finally it was the £6k. We are heads up and I am slightly behind in chips 260 plays 240. I get Ts6s. Flop 3sTc9d. He bets I call. Turn 4s. I have top pair and flush draw.
He bets, I reraise heavilly, he goes all in. I think for ages and call, he has K9. He has 4 outs (1 of the nines will complete my flush). Incredibly he hits the other 9. I am out in 2nd place. £1070 better off.

I am really happy with that as a nights work, although it was almost £600 more!

Still Fridays remain a great night for me and the last two days have bought some much needed revenue!


Friday, July 27, 2007

We're Back

Well after saying how bad I was playing, I guess its only fitting that I then win a tournament!

The $4.5k guaranteed $55 buy in, had 116 runners, $5.8k in the prize pool and $1.74k of it went to me for coming in first!

The evening was made better, due to the fact that I also won a CPC qualifier to the $530 final on Sunday.

I was very pleased with the $4.5k performance. Despite being 3rd with 3 left, I felt very comfortable. Also when heads up, I felt very much in control.

What a lovely feeling to win again, the 3rd success in that tournament for me.

Bed time now with a win under the belt.


Additional note - I just received a comment about tips on winning a tournament. Well one that is particularly relevant, is never give up. With five players left last night, I ran into trips with top two pair, it left me with 943 chips, with blinds at 1200 & 2400. So basically never give up and fight for everything.
Incidently - I had KQ on 943 versus 2 others with lower cards and trebled up, then again when my KJ beat 79 after one guy tried to isolate.
To win the tournament from that position is a very nice feeling indeed!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Poker Update

Nothing is happening for me at the moment. A couple of games last night, but no good whatsoever. I am clearly not at my best at the moment because as usual I am trying to do too much. I am hoping to improve my recent record tonight.

You will find me in the $20k for certain.


Poccer Update

With 12 teams confirmed for Poccer on Saturday 4th, it is shaping up to be a fantastic day.

All the runners and riders can be found at
Incredibly the eyesight team have been sponsored by Sunpoker. Are to witness the most dramatic turnaround in Poccer history from last place to 1st place!
I suggest if anyone is interested they contact their poker room and see if they will help you out!

There are a couple of teams that are looking for the odd player, so if you are interested please let me know at and you don't have to be odd.


Blog on Tour Update

I know this is boring for some, but I find it quite interesting, so just a short posting.

Just a quick update on where my blog has travelled to!
In the last two weeks, its been to another 4 countries taking the total to 47.
Greenland/Lithuania/Bulgaria & Turkey have all paid a visit.

My top 5 countries remain the same, UK, Norway, US, Canada and Denmark.
However if you look how long the average visit is to my site, then its Germany way out in front.

1) Germany 14 mins 7 secs per visit
2) Sweden 12 mins 18 secs
3) Hungary 9 mins 43 secs
4) Iceland 7 mins 10 secs
5) Canada 6 mins 41 secs
6) Spain 6 mins 34 secs
7) UK 5 mins 36 secs
8) Italy 4 mins 54 secs
9) US 4 mins 27 secs
10) Holland 4 mins 24 secs.

I would also like to note that Jamie and his magic cards have become the number 3 generator of traffic this week, so somebodys reading your blog sir!

Now if anyone can come up with a more boring post than that, I want to know about it!


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More time needed

Apologies again for the lack of updates, I just simply don't have enough time in the day to do everything I want to do!

Poker wise, I have had a fairly quiet week.
I played in the Sunday £40k, after qualifying in the £13 MTTs and managed to go out on the bubble in 41st place. I was was sitting in about 36th at the time and I get 99 on the button, the cutoff did his usual raise, so I moved in, he instant calls with K3 and hits not one but two kings!

I have had a couple of final tables and made a little money but nothing special, I also played a few hours of fixed limit cash games, winning the grand total of £50, but did manage to rack up 700 mpps in the mean time.

A few words of congratulations, firstly to my good friend Mr Lee Hayward, who won the NTX last night, for his first significant win, well done sir. Also another good friend Paul Barrington-Light won a nice tourney on pokerstars and took down in the region of $5.5k ,very well done.

Whilst I am on the subject of acknowledging people, I would also like to thank the wonderful people at Littlewoods who sponsered Royal Windsor races last night and kindly invited me along.
The first 5 winners helped me enjoy the night, but a few really nice touches like picking out the best turned out horse, (Orchard House of course!!) made it a really special evening.

Rachael got to present the trophy to the winner of the second race, although unfortunately they had to just sell their horse in an auction, so they were not the most pleased winners I have ever seen!!!
Only downside was the torrential rain, but you can't have everything.

Poccer continues to dominate my time, holidays, weddings, injuries etc are taking their toll on the teams who had previously registered, so I am still trying to fill the remaining few spaces. If you fancy getting involved please let me know, would be great to see you.

Cryptologic have got their Golden Cup series back in September, so that should keep a lot of interest in the site, which is good news for players.

One thing I have been looking at is the chat on the site and how wound up some people get! I have taken down a few conversations that just made me laugh.
Please be wary that some of the language used below made be offensive to some, so if you are of a sensitive nature, don't read on.

The terrible bad beat!

omaplata (observer): nice call with 89 u ****head of a donk
Supernosh (observer): whats your problem?
Russ07125: u fug king knob

The I have not heard that one before!

Stonehead: hilaary playing
Stonehead: monica cooking coffee

The Capital letter attack.

Greatest (observer): ROBE U FUC KIN MOR ON , CALLin all ur stack WITH KQ OFF
Greatest (observer): U FUC KIN MENTALIST
Greatest (observer): I BET U HAVE AIDS U FUC KIN NORTHEN C* NT
Jodave: what a low life you must be greatest

The blame the site.

Wtf_ant (observer): sites a f u c k i n joke
Wtf_ant (observer): calls with 7 outs
Wtf_ant (observer): c * n t

Multiway Insults.

4ofhearts: muppet
Coop11: up yours to ss er
Contrazur: noob ****
Dan040447: up your kozmik
Coop11: 2 to ss ers top right
Kozmik_k: my kozmik what?
Dan040447: a ssss
Kozmik_k: are you gay?
Dan040447: wot kinda names that u sound like an inbread

The are you ever going to drop it.

Sicurrie: that P RI CK called with K8
Sicurrie: what a W *NKER
Sicurrie: errr YES U YOU FKN MUPPET
Reaves: it was worth it u fool
Sicurrie: only one fool on this table
Reaves: yeh and ur it
Sicurrie: listen muppet
Reaves: t wat faced monkey
Sicurrie: calling with hands like that
Sicurrie: the only final table you will see is at your local mortuary
Reaves: bad loser's like u make me sick
Sicurrie: your right its like bad play
Sicurrie: and you fit that perfectly
Reaves: wasn't bad play cos it was worth it
Reaves: i'm gonna come at u like a spider monkey
Reaves: and stab u with a spoon
Reaves: stupid sicurrie very stupid lol
Sicurrie: watching you too long

Self confessed Fish!

psycocopy: lol i am a fish
boohoopok (observer): your a ****i n fish
DANDAN23: lol
boohoopok (observer): unreal you ******g DONLEY
Ruderalis: and ida flopped 3 tens lol
boohoopok (observer): DONKEY
psycocopy: a flounder i be
DANDAN23: lmao
riverkill (observer): says the one who calls all his chips off with bottom pair

Final table tension

Mhumph82: fishin FU CK WIT !
Testicles: mhump DOES have the hump
Mhumph82: do grow up you fool !
Testicles: im not the one crying like alittle girl am i

Silent treatment

Flyndre: J4?
Flyndre: u call raises with that s hit?
Flyndre: fkn donkey
Andy1963: unreal
Flyndre: what a fkn fish
Andy1963: fish always get rewarded on here

Walked in half way through

Slick20 (observer): If i even actually bothered to explain why it is -17 you wouldent belive me anyway so its pointless
maleuk: 1364 games to be precise, so wen u come on here saying im useless, do sum simple checks otherwise u will embaress ureself
maleuk: no do one and get lost
Boingster: all this over one hand....
Boingster: or did i miss summat ??
maleuk: boing he was insulting everyone on the table
Boingster: ahhhhh
maleuk: so i am just telling him some home truths
Barr08109: could doyle brunson and kid poker take their chat to a private room
Boingster: lmao
Slick20 (observer): all this becaise he missed a flush draw
Slick20 (observer): can you belive it
maleuk: im fine, it was slick having a go at oplayers fo being useless, till i pointed out how bad he is
maleuk: -17%, u shud take up snap
Boingster: well i try to improve a bit with every game....dunno bout u lot
Slick20 (observer): no actually i called all in with j % and u started saying stuff to mr and i havent spoker " u once before
Slick20 (observer): why?
Slick20 (observer): becaus u missed your lfush and dumped chips off to me
maleuk: u went all in on J5, yet u had a go at lots of players, me inc wen u assumed i was going for a flush
Slick20 (observer): why did you think i did that
Slick20 (observer): i was raising every pot faterwards
maleuk: therefore, if u want to look how bad u r, look at -17% over 1300+ games
Slick20 (observer): i was on supertilt after the a !)
maleuk: if u r any good u shudnt tilt
maleuk: but u aint, so f off
Boingster: but that in itself is a weakness...yes ??
Slick20 (observer): did i ever say i percieved myself as being good
maleuk: yes u did
Slick20 (observer): i dont think i did
Slick20 (observer): you think you are good and it hasnt hit home that your not
Slick20 (observer): you just openeed your big mouth started tlkin " me when i havent spoker " u bfore in my life
maleuk: nh
Slick20 (observer): lol
Slick20 (observer): bye bye
Boingster: gg male
Slick20 (observer): donk
Slick20 (observer): donk
Slick20 (observer): donk

All these without an insult from the Eyesight boys! LOL!

Be back soon

Monday, July 16, 2007

Will people call a re-reraise with anything?

Lets have a look.

Effort 1, Bet, raise, I reraise all - in. I am called with 2nd pair
Effort 2, Bet, raise, I reraise all -in. I am called with top pair, king kicker.

So I am guessing yes!

dealt to ClintonO [Jh Kc]
xoneshotx: folds
Greatest: folds
Bally1: folds
Lukylendo: folds
smitad: folds
sibor: folds
BOSSE: folds
Chloe1986: raises to 60
ClintonO: calls 50
Kyle0111: raises to 260
Chloe1986: calls 200
ClintonO: calls 200
----- FLOP ----- [4h 9d Ks]
ClintonO: checks
Kyle0111: bets 240
Chloe1986: raises to 480
ClintonO: raises to 1020 and is all-in
Kyle0111: folds
Chloe1986: calls 540
----- TURN ----- [4h 9d Ks][6h]
----- RIVER ----- [4h 9d Ks 6h][9s]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
ClintonO: shows [Jh Kc] (Two Pairs, Kings and Nines, Jack high)
Chloe1986: shows [7c 9c] (Three of a kind, Nines, King high)
Chloe1986 collected 3060 from Main pot

Effort 2

dealt to ClintonO [Ah Ks]
straycat: raises to 100
Eyesight:: folds
adamy125: folds
Mn_punk: calls 100
VanPersie: folds
Loverat: folds
Pokerbosi: folds
Greatest: calls 100
ClintonO: calls 75
Billy1234: calls 50
----- FLOP ----- [8s Kd 2c]
ClintonO: checks
Billy1234: checks
straycat: bets 350
Mn_punk: raises to 750
Greatest: folds
ClintonO: raises to 3065 and is all-in
Billy1234: folds
straycat: folds
Mn_punk: is all-in 2035
Returned uncalled bets 280 to ClintonO
----- TURN ----- [8s Kd 2c][6d]
----- RIVER ----- [8s Kd 2c 6d][Qc]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
ClintonO: shows [Ah Ks] (A Pair of Kings, Ace high)
Mn_punk: shows [Kc Qh] (Two Pairs, Kings and Queens, Eight high)
Mn_punk collected 6420 from Main pot

Not my night again!

Congrats to Andy + Jon

I just about made it back in time for the CPC final and to be honest wish I did not bother.

I had made little progress in the first 30mins, when I was dealt QQ. I felt all through the hand that I was probably beat and ultimately was by KK. I was the first out and proves the point if you don't have the right planning, you will not play very well.

On a brighter note I watched Andy Reynolds in the PokerStars $400k Guaranteed last night, where he did fantastically well to finish 3rd and win $29k, very well done, unfortunately running into QQ with AQ.

Also well done to 'Skalie' or Jon, who has today made the final table of the WSOP main event. I spoke to Jon outside the Venetian card room for the $300 event there and told him about my Poccer ideas, maybe I have found my wealthy investor!! LOL. At this point he was not even playing the main event! Just a quick note to wish Jon all the best on the final table.


Saturday, July 14, 2007

CPC time

I played my second CPC qualifier on Thursday and made it two wins from two to get into the final on Sunday.

The caribbean is such a good experience that I am determined to make it 3 successive years.

Not much play this weekend, as it was my birthday yesterday, (my last year in the 25-34 demographic!) and am continuing the celebrations today. So I will have to wait until Sunday evening to get playing again.

I am not playing enough for my liking at the moment, but there is just so much to do!

There are a few more links on my blog as more and more people get into blogging. Good Luck guys.

I really want a game of poker!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Who said that online was fair

'Jacks, that's a nice hand lets see what develops'

dealt to ClintonO [Jh Jd]
_fjompen_: folds
Marco1970: folds
Rawand: calls 20
Steve_p: calls 20
tisk: raises to 140
robban71: folds
wokiee: folds
CHWIN: folds
ClintonO: calls 120 (Its a sizeable raise, feels like AK - I will just call)
Rawand: calls 120
Steve_p: calls 120
----- FLOP ----- [6s Jc 6c] - BINGO! What more can I ask for.
ClintonO: checks
Rawand: checks
Steve_p: checks
tisk: bets 360
ClintonO: calls 360 (I'll slow play it)
Rawand: folds
Steve_p: calls 360 (another caller great)
----- TURN ----- [6s Jc 6c][Qd]
ClintonO: checks (Milk it again, hope he has AQ)
Steve_p: checks
tisk: bets 1850 and is all-in (Thank you poker gods)
ClintonO: raises to 2000 and is all-in
Steve_p: folds
Returned uncalled bets 150 to ClintonO
----- RIVER ----- [6s Jc 6c Qd][Qh] (YOU SICK SON OF A *$%"%)
----- SHOW DOWN -----
ClintonO: shows [Jh Jd] (A Full House, Jacks full of Queens)
tisk: shows [Qc As] (A Full House, Queens full of Sixes)
tisk collected 5350 from Main pot

Flop a full House, and left with 150 chips, this game is so sick. I vow to the table to get my revenge and win this tournament!!


Back Online!

Ah! It’s nice to be back!
I played a few tournaments over the weekend, making some decent progress.
It was almost nice to see my reraise with Aces called by QJ and losing, my KK all in called by 86 and losing and then seeing someone who had won a CPC seat the day before, call for all his chips my reraise of someone elses reraise with just top pair. KJ on a J high board. Obviously the miracle couple of cards followed enabling him to win.
I felt right at home!

I qualified for the weekly CPC final at my first attempt and then finished 8th in the final winning $600. I moved nicely up the field, before running into AA and badly trying to bluff my way out of trouble. I did recover though and was sitting pretty in 4th place with just 8 left. I reraised all in with KK, only for the chip leader to do the same after me with AK. He hits his ace and its good night.

One thing I will say about the payout, which ultimately did benefit me last night, is that it needs changing. 2nd to 12th got $600, why not take the money and create a CPC Lite seat or two, this way cryptologic increase the number of people at the event and there are more prizes worth winning.

The CPC is my main aim for the rest of the year now, aside from building a bankroll. I am also looking at whether I can find the time to play the UKPT event at Luton.

Blog on tour Update - The blog has now reached 2 further countries - Portugal and Turkey, taking the total to 44!


Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Rest of Vegas

Apologies for the breakdown in posts, my connection to the internet completely broke down.

I am now back home in England at the same time as the WSOP main event is starting, somehow that does not feel right!

I decided against the WSOP event as I was not feeling up to it. Over the last few days, the whole world seemed to appear in Las Vegas, whether it was the world series or independence day looming, you just could not move. Every game in town was sold out well in advance of its start time.

I played a few more events at Caesars, Monte Carlo, Paris and Planet Hollywood, there was nothing too exciting to report, I managed two more third places which paid for most things. One I was chip leader with 3 left with AJ on a AJ8 board and managed to lose and come third! He held 44 and a 4 came down, it could only happen online!

I have also learnt that KQ is the one hand that people cannot lay down. In one tournament with blinds at 500/1000. UTG limps, pos 2 reraises all in for 4500, I reraise all in for 8000 with KK. The big blind thinks and calls half of his chips with KQ and inevitably hits two queens, which seemed to help him justify his decision. Unbelievable.

I had a great trip, where I managed to pretty much managed to pay for it with my results. The Bellagio is a wonderful hotel and overall Vegas is a great place to be. The only downsides were an almost unworkable internet connection, difficulties getting a game of poker due to the amount of people there and a credit card issue with the Rio (long story - still resolving!)

I have achieved one aim of live cashes, but still have work to do to cash in a significant one. Coming 54th of 629 in the Venetian was the closest I came and with a bit of luck would have put me on the map, but now its time to knuckle down and work on my game.

My aims for the next couple of months are to run another Poccer event to get that established and qualify for the Caribbean Poker Classic.