Saturday, October 27, 2007

Headhunter £2.5k GTD 20/10/07

I had not forgot about this one, just was struggling to find the logs.

I am already heads up, the blinds are 800/1600 antes 200.

Seat 4: ClintonO (48151 in chips)
Seat 6: 4cornwall (92849 in chips)

I am quite a way behind, 4cornwall is a very decent player, this is going to be tough.

Hand 1 (Tc,6h) I get to see the flop for free, JAQ2J board, it gets checked down he wins with 88.

Blinds up 1200/2400 Antes 300
Hand 2 (Th,2s) I limp in, board us 78Q, I bet and take the pot.
Hand 3 (9h,8d) He folds.
Hand 4 (Kd,Td) I raise and take the blinds
Hand 5 (8d,4h) Flop is free, board 4QA, I bet to see if my 4 is good, he calls. Turn 9, check check. River 9, he bets 4.8k, I have great pot odds, I don't think the 9 has helped him, he bluffs a fair amount, my four could be good, I call and he shows K5 and I take a 20k pot.
Hand 6 I am only 63k - 77k behind now (4s,3h) I call and see the TKK board but then I am out of there.
Hand 7 (Qh,7d) I fold to a raise.
Hand 8 (Ad,2h) I raise to 7.2k which he calls. Flop 647, he checks, I likewise. Turn 6, check check. River 6, he bets 7.2k, I again don't believe him and call. He also shows A2 and we split the pot. I am reading the game well at the moment.
Hand 9 (6c,3s) No match for a raise.
Hand 10 (Kc, 6c) I pay to see the flop, (4d,Kd,6s) Perfect, I decide to slow play. He checks, I also. Turn 8c, He bets 2.4k, I call. River Qd, he bets 4.8k, the diamond worries me and I just call. He turns over 46 for a lower two pair. I played that hand very poorly, I had a great chance to raise on the turn, but did not take it. Although I win the hand, I am not happy with my play.
Hand 11 (8h,5h) He folds.
Hand 12 (Kd,6s) I see a flop, but then fold to a bet.
Hand 13 (Ts,Tc) He raises to 7.2k, I go over the top and he folds.
Hand 14 I am now in front 71k to 70k (5d,2d) I call from the small blind. Board is checked to A4K9Q. I bet and take the pot.
Hand 15 (5d,2h) same hand but this time I fold to a raise.
Hand 16 (8d,4d) I see the flop, but fold to a bet.
Hand 17 (Ac,2d) My raise is called. I fold to a bet on a 67358 board. I am playing a little weak.
Hand 18 (Ts,4c) I see the flop and fold on a J82 board.
Hand 19 (Ah,7c) I call a raise and another bet and lose to a flush. I am now 53k to 88k behind.
Hand 20 (Js,9h) I need to be more aggressive, my raise is called. I bet out on a 7Q4 board and take the pot.
Hand 21 (Ad,6s) He folds.
Hand 22 (8s,5h) I call. Flop is QT3, I bet and he folds.
Hand 23 (Ah,2c) I call his raise. 852. Check check. Turn 7, I call a bet of 2.4k to see if it improves. A 9 on the river is no use and I fold to a bet.
Hand 24 (2d,2h) I raise to 7.2k, he calls. Flop K6T, I bet another 7.2k he folds.
Hand 25 (Kc,Qd) I call a raise, board gives me an opened straight. T8J checked to the river, 8A. Ace on the river gives me a straight. I bet 9.6k, he calls with A7. I am now 77k to 64k in front.
Hand 26 (8c,4s) I get to the turn on a QA65 board, he puts in a small 2.4k bet. I decide to call it. The river is the perfect 7. I fire out a 7.2k bet and get called with 47. Its now 90k to 51k.
Hand 27 (As,4s) I check preflop, I fold to a bet after the flop.
Hand 28 (Kh,4h) He is not raising my limps, so I continue to get to see the flops. 4J4, perfect. check, check. turn 5, he bets 2.4k I call. River 6. I bet 4.8k and he calls with 57. Again I probably could have raised to better effect on the turn. 96k to 44k.
Hand 29 (6s, 3d) I fold to a raise.
Hand 30 (Kd,Jd) I raise and get a call. Its checked down to the river and my KJ beats K3.
Hand 31 (Kh,Jh) I check, when I should of raised. I get inolved in a board that is 76736 and end up losing 12k to a full house, 69. Bad Play.
Hand 32 (Ad,8s) I raise and get a call. Flop K85. I bet 7.2k and get a call. The turn is a 3. I bet 26k he raised all in for another 13k. I am most likely beat, but call the last 13k. He has K4 and the river is a 6 and no help. I have undone all my good work and am 32k to 108k behind.
Hand 33 (Qh,4s) He folds
Hand 34 (Kh,5c) I limp, miss the flop bet out and he folds.
Hand 35 (Ks,4s) Its free to the turn, but get out with no help.
Hand 36 (7d,4s) I limp in, hit bottom pair, bet out and he folds.
Hand 37 (Kd,Ts) He folds.
Hand 38 (Qs,3d) I am still allowed to limp in. I bet 2400 on a 395 board. Another 3 comes on the turn, I bet 4800 and get called. River is an ace. I bet 9600 and get called by 96. 57k to 83k, thats a bit better.
Hand 39 (9d,8h) I call a raise and win a checked down board of 92Q6J vs K6
Hand 40 (Qs,Js) I limp in, call a 2400 bet on the turn of a K492 board with the intention of betting on the river. River is a 3 and I bet 7200 and take the pot. Thats better.
Hand 41 (Ah,Js) I raise his limp and I am back to level
Hand 42 (Tc,7h) I miss the flop.

Level up - Blinds 1500/3000 Ante 400.
I mixed level, I made a great recovery got nicely in front, only to throw it away. I'm back to level and its all to play for.

Hand 43 (5d,4s) I bit bottom pair, but have to fold to 9k bet on the river after calling 3k on the turn.
Hand 44 (Js,5h) I fold to a bet after a missed flop.
Hand 45 (Js,6s) I have lost the last four, so raise pre flop. He calls, I bet out and he folds.
Hand 46 (9h,9d) I raise and get a call and bet out on a 537 board.
Hand 47 (Ah,6d) I check instead of raising and have to fold.
Hand 48 (Kd,7c) I limp in and take 3k more off him when I dont believe his bet on a 965 board. 77k plays 64k
Hand 49 (Jh,8d) Nothing to play with here on missed flop.
Hand 50 (Js,8h) I limp in and hit top pair on a Jd,Th,5h board. He bets 3k, I call. Turn is a K. He checks and I bet 6k. He calls. A check call after a bet on the flop, my warning signs are going.
River is an Ah, there is a flush and a straight out there and my alarm bells are going off. He bets 9k and yet I call him, what am I thinking. He has Q9 and the straight, which he hit on the turn. I knew I was beat, but paid him anyway.
Hand 51 (Qc,6h) I check, hit middle pair and bet out.
Hand 52 (9c,9s) I raise to 9k and he calls. Flop 8c7cTh. I have a open ended straight as well as a good pair. He checks, I bet 12k and he moves all in. I have 34k left. He could have a flush draw, a straight draw and may even have the Ten. I decide being left with just 34k is not enough at this stage and take my chances and call. He has TJ. I am in real trouble now. A nine is no good unless, I also pair the board. My 8 outs for a straight are actually 7. At best I have 7 1/2 outs. About a 30% chance of winning. Turn is A, river is that Jack. I got lucky there and need to make sure I win from here. I am 111k to 30k in front.
Hand 53 (Ac,Qs) I raise to 9k and get a call. I bet out 12k on a 428 board and he folds. He has just 20k left.

Hand 54 (Kh,8h) I limp in and he moves all in. It is 16k to call.I decided to take that chance. He has Ah,9s, so I am a little behind.

----- FLOP ----- [Jh Jd Td]
Nothing happening here
----- TURN ----- [Jh Jd Td][7h]
That now means I switch allegience from Kings and Eights, to Kings and Nines.
----- RIVER ----- [Jh Jd Td 7h][9d]
The wonderful river card brings a straight again. I take the title.

Certainly not my best heads up performance, but I battled well from starting behind and got myself in a place to win it.

The game was won by the 99 versus TJ hand, sometimes you need to get lucky and there I was a 2-1 outsider and I hit.

Another title though.

$4.5k title number 6

This tournament has comfortably become my favourite and on Wednesday it was title number 6.

Just 9 left as we start the final table.

Seat 1: ClintonO (17577 in chips)
Seat 2: BINGO! (17100 in chips)
Seat 3: Edwnyusuk (22106 in chips)
Seat 4: Seabring (10188 in chips)
Seat 5: adamy125 (12888 in chips)
Seat 6: Ultgamb (8931 in chips)
Seat 7: And061256 (6708 in chips)
Seat 8: Ant110225 (31170 in chips)
Seat 9: Markb2301 (12832 in chips)

We soon lose Seabring, Markb and Adamy at the 800/1600 level.

As we approach the 1200/2400 level we have 6 left and the chips have moved around as follows.

Seat 1: ClintonO (30834 in chips)
Seat 2: BINGO! (31112 in chips)
Seat 3: Edwnyusuk (6506 in chips)
Seat 6: Ultgamb (19512 in chips)
Seat 7: And061256 (12816 in chips)
Seat 8: Ant110225 (38720 in chips)

I am nicely placed in the top 3.

Hand 1 (Ac,9d) I am on the button, I raise and take blinds.
Hand 2 (Ah,7h) I raise and take the blinds.
Hand 3 (3d,2s) I fold, Edwyn is all in for his last 2300 chips with AK and beats QJ from Bingo
Hand 4 (8h,3c) Nothing to play with here.
Hand 5 (As,9h) BB - all folded to me.
Hand 6 (Qh,5d) SB Ultgamb is all in with QQ and beats Bingo's AK.
Hand 7 (As,Ts) The cards are being nice, I raise and take blinds.
Hand 8 (7s, 5d) Edwyn is all in with 5k with J8 and beats 69 from ultgamb.
Hand 9 (Ts,2h) I have 46k now and am in front, so dont need to place this.
Hand 10 (Ks,9h) And is all in with 76 and Ant knocks him out with A7. Down to 5
Hand 11 (Qd,8h) BB - I get to see the flop for free, AA4 is not much good for me.
Hand 12 (Kc,5h) SB - I raise and take the blinds.
Hand 13 (As,2d) I raise and take the blinds
Hand 14 (5s,5c) Ant raise under the gun with QQ, Bingo is all in with AK, hits and doubles up to 26k.
Hand 15 (Ad,Jc) I raise and take the blinds
Hand 16 (9s,6c) BB - I see the flop for free, 28Q means I can't call the bet on the flop.
Hand 17 (8d,3d) SB - Bingo and Ult are all in, Bingo 99, Ult AK. AK wins again.
Hand 18 (Ks,Jd) I put Bingo all in for his last 7k in chips, he has KQ and wins.
Hand 19 (9h,7s) Bingo is all in again, nothing I can do about it.
Hand 20 (Kd,4s) Can't play this under the gun.
Hand 21 (Qc,6d) BB - Its all folded to me.
Hand 22 (7c,5d) SB - I fold to a raise from Ant.
Hand 23 (9c,6h) Nothing to do here.
Hand 24 (Kh,8d) Ant is raising again, nothing I can do about it.
Hand 25 (9d, 3s) In the muck. The cards are drying up.
Hand 26 (As,Ah) BB I spoke too soon, come on the raise. Edwyn has 7.5k left and limps in, how do I get all his chips in, I raise to 4.8k, he calls and is now committed. Flop Td,Jc,Kc. I put him all in he calls with Kh,7h. Turn is 9s, river 8h, incredibly he hits a runner runner Jack high straight.
Hand 27 (Ks,3h) Sb Down to 36k, but marginally in front. I fold.
Hand 28 (9h,4h) Edwyn doubles again through Ant Q7 beats 77.

Level up - Blinds 1500/3000 Ante 400

We lost just 1 in the last level, I have made slight progress, my aces losing means it all very close.

Seat 1: ClintonO (34528 in chips)
Seat 2: BINGO! (18040 in chips)
Seat 3: Edwnyusuk (35844 in chips)
Seat 6: Ultgamb (33312 in chips)
Seat 8: Ant110225 (17776 in chips)

Hand 29 (Ts,3d) fold.
Hand 30 (Ks,7c) Ant moves all in with 9d2d on a Two diamond board. Edwyn calls with A4 (Flop KA5) and he holds on. 4 left
Hand 31 (Ad,Kc) BB Ult raises to 9000 and I move all in, he folds.
Hand 32 (8h,5d) SB I fold to an all in bet.
Hand 33 (Jh,9h) Bingos turn to be all in.
Hand 34 (Qh,3c) Edwyn the destroyer! Bingo moves all in with JT, Edwyn calls and wins with AT.
Hand 35 (7h,5c) BB I see a flop for free, Ult moves all in on a 3Q4 board. I fold.
Hand 36 (6d,2c) SB I fold.
Hand 37 (Td,Th) I raise and takes blinds.
Hand 38 (Ah,Jh) BB All folded to me.
Hand 39 (Js,8c) SB I call to see a 3 way flop (7s,4s,9h) but fold to a bet.
Hand 40 (Td,9h) Edwyn and Ult get involved. The board is Ad,7c,5c,Tc,2h. There is 19200 in the pot. Edwyn moves all in for 58k. Ult calls for his remaining 22.5k. Ult has top pair with As,3d. Edwyn has the top pair also with Ac,Qc but had the flush as well! We are heads-up.

Seat 1: ClintonO (39728 in chips)
Seat 3: Edwnyusuk (99772 in chips)

Edwyn has done very well to get here, was down to 2k chips, also beat my aces with a runner runner. I feel he has been quite weak, until the last few hands. He does have a big chip lead though.

Hand 41 (Qc,7s) I am in the big blind. He calls, so lets see the flop.
----- FLOP ----- [7c 5h Qh]

Well thats perfect, lets check and see what happens.

ClintonO: checks
Edwnyusuk: bets 96372 and is all-in

96k into a 7k pot, thank you very much. I call.

----- RIVER ----- [7c 5h Qh Jd][Kc]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Edwnyusuk: shows [Qd Td] (A Pair of Queens, King high)
ClintonO: shows [Qc 7s] (Two Pairs, Queens and Sevens, King high)
ClintonO collected 79456 from Main pot

I now have a 79k to 60k advantage, I feel I can take this.

Hand 42 (Qc,7c) Same cards, I feel I can get to see a flop so I call. He checks.

----- FLOP ----- [7d 2d Qd]
Top two pair again, the all diamond board is slightly worrying, so I will have to play this one carefully.

If he checks, I will bet and keep pushing my advantage.

Edwnyusuk: bets 56644 and is all-in

He has done it again! He does not have the flush, is he drawing, maybe he had a Queen again. I am in the front, I have to call.

----- RIVER ----- [7d 2d Qd 4h][9d]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Edwnyusuk: shows [Th Qs] (A Pair of Queens, Ten high)
ClintonO: shows [7c Qc] (Two Pairs, Queens and Sevens, Nine high)

He has QT again and moved all in for 57k into a 6.8k pot.

Heads up last 2 hands and two identical hands takes the title for me.

I need to play that tournament again!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The 4.5k Title

As promised a while back here is the run in for the $4.5k title I won on the 6th October.

We join the action with 5 players left and I am the short stack, blinds are 1200/2400 with Antes of 300

Adri03043 46k
ClintonO 13k
Ultgamb 20k
fckrogh 35k
Lucky222 38k

Hand 1 BB (4h,6h) Lucky raises to 9600, this is not the hand to move in with.
Hand 2 SB (6c,9c) Adri is all in for 44k, I cant defend with this.
Hand 3 (4h,9d) I need a hand soon, this is not it.
Hand 4 (9c,3h) Ult is all in, I am out of there.
Hand 5 (6h,5s) No option but to fold again.
Hand 6 BB (Tc,9h) I have gor myself too short I will have to make a stand. Only action is from Adr who moves all in with 44. I call. Board KJJ9A and I move back to 16k. Now I have to play.
Hand 7 SB (9s,4h) No option now, I need to keep ahead, I move all in and take the blinds.
Hand 8 20k now (Ts,4c) No need to play this.
Hand 9 (8h, Qs) Again no need to play.
Hand 10 (As,7s) First average hand in a while, I move and take the blinds.
Hand 11 BB (4h,6h) I get to see a flop, but hit nothing and fold.
Hand 12 SB (Td,9h) Everyone folds to me, I need to keep up my chips, so I move and take the blinds
Hand 13 25k (4h,8h) Its a no action game at the moment, all raises are folded to.
Hand 14 (Ac,Tc) I raise and take the blinds
Hand 15 29k (Ts,6c) No action all folded to Adri in the big blind.
Hand 16 BB (Ks,6h) Ult is all in, I fold my big blind
Hand 17 SB (4s,8c) Our first piece of action in a while, Ult has KK, Lucky QQ. The Kings hold up.
Hand 18 (9s,5s) fck all in.
Hand 19 (Ah, Th) I raise and take the blinds.
Hand 20 (4c,8s again) Lucky is all in with K3 and beats Adri Q7. 20 hands in and still 5 of us.
Hand 21 BB (7h,8d) Have to fold to a raise here.
Hand 22 SB (Qd,As) I raise and take the blinds.

Blinds up to 1500/3000 Antes 400

Adri03043 30k from 46k
ClintonO 30k from 13k
Ultgamb 33k from 20k
fckrogh 33k from 35k
Lucky222 25k from 38k

A great level for me, one coin flip kept me alive when I allowed myself to get too short.

Hand 23 (3d,Qd) Fold to an earlier raise
Hand 24 (3d,6c) Lucky and Ult get involved all in preflop. Ult all in with J4 from button, Lucky calls with KJ and it holds
Hand 25 (3s,4s) Nothing toi play with here
Hand 26 BB (Jd,Jh) First real big hand and its in the big blind. Lucky raises to 12k, Im all in for 28k. He calls with 88 and my hand holds up.
Hand 27 60k and chip leader SB(4d,9d) Ult is effectively blinded out Q3, loses to Luckys QT. We are 4 handed
Hand 28 (9h,Th) I limp in on the button, there is no small blind. fck raises to 11k. I call. Flop Kd,3c,As. Fck is all in and I have wasted 11k of my stack.
Hand 29 (Ah,3d) I raise and take the blinds
Hand 30 (Jd, Ts) I decide not to get involved this time with a marginal hand.
Hand 31 BB (2h,8d) No good here
Hand 32 SB (3h, Ts) Nothing to play with.
Hand 33 (8c, 2s) I'll sit this one out.
Hand 34 (Ac,3s) Take the blinds time.
Hand 35 BB (Kc,9d) They all fold to me.
Hand 36 SB (Qs,Td) Adr is all in for 36k, I cant risk 2/3rds of my stack with this.
Hand 37 (8s,2s again) fck is all in with K2, Lucky calls with A2. Board 3T7JK. The river is not lucky for lucky. We are 3 handed and its close. 53k for me, 56k for fck and 42k for Adri
Hand 38 (2s,7d) My hands are getting worse.
Hand 39 BB (7d,9s) I have to fold to a raise.
Hand 40 SB (3d,7c) I fold to a raise
Hand 41 (Js,6h) Nothing to play with here.
Hand 42 BB (7c,2d) Adri is all in I have no choice.
Hand 43 SB (Th,8h) adr limps that worries me, I call. fck checks. Flop 2c,Tc,7c. 3 clubs, but top pair, I check and hope to reraise and take some chips. Everyone checks. Turn Ks. Not a good card. I check, everyone does. River Kd. Its less likely someone has a King now. I check and hopefully take the pot. Fck bets 6k, I have a choice of 6k the pot is already 16k. I am priced in. He has A5 and I take the pot.
Hand 44 (Ah,8h) I raise and take the blinds
Hand 45 BB (3s,2d) I get a free flop. A53. I get a free turn - 2s. Two pairs, although any 4 and Im in trouble. Adr bets 3k, I call. River is a 7 and is checked down and take a small pot.
Hand 46 69k SB (4c,8c) I call from the SB to try and see a flop, but fck moves all in
Hand 47 (Ks,4h) Not for me.
Hand 48 BB (9h,5s) They fold to me.
Hand 49 SB (4h,6s) Can't play this.
Hand 50 (4s,3h) Thats no good.
Hand 51 BB (Kd,3c) I get to see a flop. 4JJ, no much kop. Turn 3h. Adr bets 6k, its worth a call. River 6d. He checks, if I bet, he only calls if Im behind. I check and he hit the 6 on the river to take the pot.
Hand 52 SB (Ad,2h) I raise and take the blinds.
Hand 53 (Jh,8d) Best out of this one.
Hand 54 BB (Th,3h) Folded to me.
Hand 55 SB (Ts,8s) I call and get to see a 3way flop. 6s,3c,As. I have a flush draw. All checked. turn 8h, that helps a bit. All checked. River 3d. Adr bets 6k which I call and win with my 8.
Hand 56 (5c,3h) No thanks.

Blinds are going up 2000/4000 Antes 500

Adr 44k
ClintonO 73k
fck 35k

I have this within my grasp.

Hand 57 BB (9h,9c) Folded to me. Shame
Hand 58 SB (9c,6s) They are both all in pre flop fck JJ and Adri K8. Board 6KA2A and fck is out.

Heads up, I am slightly behind 78k to 74k

Hand 59 (8s,7d) I limp but get reraised and fold.
Hand 60 (8h,3s) He raises I fold.
Hand 61 (9h,4c) I decide I have to play as I am falling behind, I raise to 12k, he moves all in, I have to fold. He shows Ad,Td
Hand 62 (Tc,9s) Free flop. 9c,Kh,8c. I check, he bets 4k, I call. Turn is 7h. I have open ended straight. I check he bets 8k, I decide to call. River Qh. I miss. He bets 8k, pot odds force me to call. He has KJ and wins.
Hand 63 I am 124k to 28k behind, I have to go to work now (Ad,5h) I am all in, he folds.
Hand 64 (Qc,7s) All in, he folds.
Hand 65 (Qc,4d) Not this time, I fold
Hand 66 (Kc,3d) Hes all in, I fold.
Hand 67 (Td,4c) I have to move, he folds.
Hand 68 (4c,5s) I get a free flop, but K6QJ board is no good, plus he shows AT for a straight.
Hand 69 (Kh,6s) I am all in, he folds
Hand 70 (4d,3d) Free flop 64k. I move all in, he folds.
Hand 71 (2c,7c) Cant play this.
Hand 72 (9d,2d) He folds.
Hand 73 (Qh, 7c) I move again, this time I am called. He shows As,3s. Board 8s,Jh,4d. It looks all over, 7c, back in it, Qc definitely back in it. Its all level 75k each.
Hand 74 (Th, 5s) I fold to his raise.
Hand 75 (Td,9s) I limp he calls. Jh,Qc,3d - Open ended straight for me. He bets 4k, I have to call. Turn no good 5d, He bets 8k, I am priced in. River the magical 8s. He bets 12k, I raise to 36k, he calls with Q7. I take a huge pot. I am 126k to 26k in front.
Hand 76 (As,7c) He moves all in , I decide my hand is good enough. He has J8. Flop comes AT4, turn is a J. But river is a 7.

I am $4.5k champion for the 5th time.

I also played a few games on Saturday, where I won the $2.5k Headhunter. I will post this one shortly


Introducing Eyesight Snr

A quick break from the absence of posts to introduce Mr James Cairns.

1) Crypto Name Eyesight: and recently Megan_Fox
2) Site Playing on sunpoker
3) Real Name - Jimmy Cairns (the bro with less of a temper)
4) Age - 22
5) How would you describe your playing style - Patient and with the ability to slip through the gears as and when I feel or is required
6) What is your profession- self employed, loft convertions (wood butcher)
7) How long have you been playing Poker - 1 year
8) How did you get started in this great game - I watched my brother playing (Tom) as he had a serious gambling problem, so when I started watching it was just to keep an eye on him, but then i accidently learnt how to play and am equally as hooked :>
9) What is your claim to fame in Poker - not really been playing long enough, but some very nice online cashes, 2 CPC packages for this year and winning the oxford live event 4 times in a row was quite cool (and no it wasnt a 2 man event)
10) Favourite Poker Moment - my first £1k plus win was nice but also winning cpc package and the realisation that id done it and was going!
11) What are you ambitions in Poker - To enjoy the game and try to banish any bad reputation that for some reason a lot of people have of me (Tom i can understand! lol)
12) Where are we most likely to find you - Colours pool club, I play for the Oxfordshire county team and we were national runners up 2007!
13) What is your favourite move - EASY, its the AA UTG limp
14) How do we beat you - put your chips in the middle, If im in front I lose, If im behind, I lose, so if you can get me to put my chips in you will win on any 2!!!
15) Do you prefer to play live or online - live, great buzz
16) AK or QQ - live QQ online, especially crapto nothing can beat the mighty AK some of the shit Ive seen people do with AK that cant let go is sooo funny
17) What would be your most feared final table on Crypto- Its a hard one to answer as i cant say i particularly fear anyone, but def some amazing players around.
17b) Well who in your opinion are the sites best players - At the risk of being a brown nose I have to say ClintonO, ThierryH/Garfy (easily my fave online player Mihay) 007apr (Andy Reynolds) KingTommo (Mr hot head himself) Onny87, Dontpanic, Whitedog, hard to think there are sooo many good players.
18) One lesson that you would give to new players - Play stakes that you are comfortable with, I know ppl who are very good players but cannot cope with the games they are playing, who cares what your bankroll is, its supposed to be fun too, start small, learn the game and the bigger you BR gets you can think about playing higher stakes, not that i think im some sort of high roller, because im certainly not!! lol
19) Which tournament would you most like to play in - BEERPONG
20) What is the one thing you would improve about crypto - Id take away observer chat again, Its too easy to tell someone how shit they are when youve lost to a bad call etc and ultimately...who gives a fuck!!??? plus it might stop my bro from tilting!
21) Anything else you want to tell us - Yes, I would like to say a massive well done to Clinton on all the success of his poccer events, having experienced both first hand I fully recommend it to anyone who has not played yet, seriously its such a good laugh and on behalf of myself and the Team Sunpoker boys Id like to say a huge thank you to Clinton and Rachel for all your hard work putting it together, it doesnt go

Thank you Jimmy, look forward to seeing you in the Caribbean.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Last few nights

Limited action of late due to yet more work.

Monday night, I played in just two tournaments the $20k and the Littlewoods CPC double shootout final. The $20k started well as I moved from 2500 to 3500 chips, then I completely overplayed JJ from the button, losing to the small blind who held AA. I got far too attached to my hand and even with a Queen high flop, I did not let it go. Bad play on my part. I had a word with myself!

Next up was the CPC Double Shootout, which I was looking forward to, work committments have prevented me trying for my Caribbean seat, so its time to knuckle down, more time please! I had qualified for this final on Thursday and saw this as a great opportunity.
I was dissapointed to see however that the structure was for just 6 minute levels. It meant the tournament flew by. I had a nice double up early on with KK beating JJ and I moved into the heads up scenario. I was a little in front and with blinds escalating I raised with 77, a reraise from my opponent and I moved all in. He called with 55 and surely the final beckoned. A harmless flop was ruined by a 5 on the turn. Next hand I moved with QJ and was called by K4, two fours on the flop said goodnight!

A really dissapointing night, I decided to play no more tournaments. I played two heads up games, as I was a challenged to a competition by Jimmy Cairns, as to who buys the beers in the Caribbean. I was already 2-0 up in the series, I won the first won, but tiredness got the better of me and I moved all in with A7 on a A953 board, he turned over 53 and was on the score sheet at 3-1 (It is now 4-1)

More dissapointment tonight. I had earned 500 mpps to enter a CPC tournament on Inter on Sunday night, whcih I just remembered about and therefore missed. D'oh. I must be working too hard.

Sunday night was a non-event. I played just one game a CPC qualifier, it was a thunder and you had to keep moving. I raised with AT, was reraised and left with not enough chips to recover I called. He turned over KK and it was all over.

Saturday however was a cracking night and got me into some nice healthy profit figures following a great September. 4 games and 4 final tables including a 7th in the $20k.
The highlight was winning the $4.5k, pretty much the best tournament on the site for me, this was my 5th win in this tournament.

When I get a bit more time I will detail the heads up from that event.


Poccer 3 update

Poccer 3 is shaping up and as I go to press with the Poccer 3 programme, it looks like with have 12 teams, but it such a rollercoaster, with teams changing frequently each day! At this point I would like to stand up and applaud all those people that run their own business or have the belief and courage to go with their dreams because believe me it is hard work. If any of you fancy a crack at Poccer either now or in the future you would be more than welcome.


Thought for the day

'The measure of our future success & happiness will not be the quality of the cards we are dealt by unseen hands, but the poise & wisdom with which we play them. Choose to play each hand to the best of your ability without wasting the time and energy it takes to complain about either the cards or the dealer or the often unfair rules of the game.
Play both the winning and the losing hands as best you can, then fold the cards and ante up for the next deal' - Joe Klock.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Poccer 3 - Saturday 13th October

Just over a week to go before the next Poccer event and its shaping up to be our biggest and best event yet.

There are still 4 spaces for teams left if anyone is interested, also if you fancy taking part and don't have a team just let me know and I will try and slot you in.

All the details can be found on
This really is a fantastic event, so if you fancy a great day out next Saturday, you won't go wrong with this!