Friday, 23 October 2009

Update on Progress

Hello to All..

So far after 3 out of 4 weeks I have played 38 out of 150 SNGs.. My ROI is around 0, with variance sometimes peaking it above and sometimes below. The conclusions I have drawn from my game:

1. I am not kept interested in the game when I am playing like this, it takes out the excitement, and in the words of Matt Damon in Rounders "Your whole life becomes a f'ing grind". I have always preferred live play and this "challenge" has furthered this. After the past 10 days or so I have found it hard to find the motivation to play, which is obviously not helpful.

2. The lack of motivation has impacted on my ROI - my performance was much better when I was enthusiastic about the challenge, 4 tabling 1 game a couple of times a week is -EV and I believe is responsible for the ROI position.

3. I have room for improvement at this level, however am better than average at this level, and when playing enthusiastically would definately be in a profitable position.

4. I need to work on heads up play more and pay attention to the blind levels when I go heads up.

5. Defensive play was getting me a reasonable cash ratio, but the benefits of getting 2nd/ 1st over 3rd meant that the way I was playing was definately sub optimum, with alot of my 3rds involving being on <5BBs!

Going Forward....

I am going to have a dip in a wider variety of games over the next months and play some MTTs which up till now I have done very little of online.

I am going to be playing on 2 sites: Full Tilt Poker and PKR. PKR has always provided a useful distraction from the grind, and was good val. for me.

I will still continue with the challenge on FTP, but will be playing other games on there aswell. Using PokerOffice I can still track my stats and info for the $5 SNGs so will be able to report on them, obviously the target of 150 games has gone out of the window as I have completed less than a 3rd of them so faw, but n.mind..


Saturday, 17 October 2009

Is that my AK?

AK on 3 out of 4 tables at the same time.. run good?!

Played 4 last night after poker soc..

came 5th, 4th, and 2nd twice.. the bubble should have been a 3rd AKs (again) vs A7o - AIPF he rivers a 9 high straight!

GG. :D

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Adam update (probably long.)


Haven't posted in a long time, this is mainly due to the work from my MSc taking over my life! However I have decided I deserve 1/2 hour break today and so am going to spew some thoughts here.


Poker has been going suprisingly well given the little time I have. The b2b account where Owe staked me for a bit ended with around $900 prof from $20 hu sngs which was cool. However, since I have the scholarship and the profit doesn't matter so much, we decdied to switch it to stars and take some shots at $30-$50 tournaments, inc sats to the PCA, and see what happens.
Before this I deposited $100 on stars one saturday and two saturdays later cashed out $600 which was handy, although I did have one sick tournament hand when deep in a 1500 runner $10r:


That put me 12th for $360, i think first was around 7-8k. Top 7 paid $1k+.

Another deep run was the 10k gtd $30 freeze on saturday morning, gets around 700-800 runners and is a decent structure. Have gone deep in it a couple of times, this time made the final table but came in 9/9.

Had 75k at 3k/6k/600 and had J6o in the bb...utg and utg+1 (800k stack) limp, co limps and sb makes up, i check.
Flop Jc 8x 6c. Checked to co who leads for 20k, sb fold, i ship, utg fold, utg+1 CALL, co tank folds. Utg has 88 and hits quads on the river. 8th for $500, winner gets 4.1k. sigh.

Well, at least I keep going deep i guess, one day will hit a decent score.

As for my housemates, we played the $500 GSOP event on ongame on sunday. Jeal played, I think Owe had around 40% then 60% was split between 6-7 of us (I had 10%)

Got deep, i think 160 cashed, we were short with 60 left, blinds 1k 2k + 200a, mp makes it 5k, we have 22k and AQo in the cutoff. Villain has raised to 5k hand before and folded to a lp ship. We shipped, i still think its the right ship although in this case he had AA obv and we bust 55th for $2.2k. GG.

Owe has been playing 90% $100 hu sngs, with the occasional $50 and the occasional $200. Has been doing pretty good, playing solid. Recently have seen him take some sick beats tho, lots of 2 and 3 outers, but thats just the nature of the beast.

Jeal gets sucked out on for fun it seems, I swear his account is cursed! The amount of worstcardinthedeck rivers he got yesterday was insane!

As for random poker soc members, from memory:

Wakes goes semi deep in the stars 100k ($10 buyin) for $150. Over summer shipped a $5r on ipoker for $3k and 2 wks ago shipped a 2 DOLLAR FREEZE with 7,000 runners on stars for $3k!
Tidey 8th/7000 in an $8r for 1.5k, consistent 7% roi over a ton of games playing $20-$30 hu sngs

Poker soc graduate and fan favourite joe boyle has also been crushing low stakes sngs on his days off, his results from the last month are impressive:

Moneybags401 155 $4 $11 20% $587


Gl to mark in his challenge!

Non committee members:

Seb fairhurt posted a sick screen shot of him having 14 buyins on a .02 .05 table on stars, pretty crazy!

I think thats all...

As far as non-poker goes, my MSc is tough. I have a gruelling reading/working schedule, so in between that, lectures, sleeping and seeing hannah i have little free time. However i do take saturday afternoons off. :)

Finally did something I like today in economic theory (game theory) and it made me realise how much of it could be used by people who don't know it in poker. In my next post i might focus on an introduction to game theory and its relation to heads up nl instead of posting about myself! The correlation between some experimental economic evidence i was reading in a paper yesterday and cognitive thought/ timing tells online was pretty sick too. But thats for another time.

This week i have stuff all day today, wednesday, thursday and friday so probably won't be playing until poker soc on friday night. Maybe friday afternoon if I'm on top of all my work...

Gl all, ty for reading!


Sunday, 11 October 2009


Didnt play at all yesterday (saturday) and have only had a chance to get a couple in today. I am now 8.88 up, which isnt much, but does equal ~7% ROI, and if you include the $2 SNG cash which actually got this thing started I am up 13.89 = 10.43% ROI...

First game I bubbled, I am down to approx 8BB, and ship UTG with 3.3 Get called by KQo (UTG+1) and by SB (who folds on flop) Board= Q 7 2 2 10

Good bye.. :D

Second game i actually end up chopping with chip lead again, for another win, taking about $19.. Sadly I wasnt making a copy of HHs at the time, so I dont have any interesting hands to post, will just copy some in from Poker Office..

BIG WIN (not a skillful hand, but was the biggest monetary win for the game, and got it down to 3 players, I would like comments on the call, I am thinking it is probably -EV in that spot, particularly being a bubble, but I made it in this spot as he had very aggressive preflop, and I think with the most premium hands you dont shove for ~25BB and 10*Raise)

Full Tilt Poker Game #15262782981: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (111918770), Table 1 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 6:57:09 ET - 2009/10/11
Seat 2: bes1986 (3,170)
Seat 5: UEA PokerStar (3,970)
Seat 8: Blondin8886 (2,735)
Seat 9: Strangercz (3,625)
Strangercz posts the small blind of 80
bes1986 posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to UEA PokerStar [8d 8c]
UEA PokerStar raises to 320
Blondin8886 folds
Strangercz raises to 3,625, and is all in
bes1986 folds
UEA PokerStar calls 3,305
Strangercz shows [Ac Ks]
UEA PokerStar shows [8d 8c]
*** FLOP *** [8s Jc 5h]
*** TURN *** [8s Jc 5h] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [8s Jc 5h Kh] [Qc]
Strangercz shows a pair of Kings
UEA PokerStar shows three of a kind, Eights
UEA PokerStar wins the pot (7,410) with three of a kind, Eights
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,410 | Rake 0
Board: [8s Jc 5h Kh Qc]
Seat 2: bes1986 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: UEA PokerStar showed [8d 8c] and won (7,410) with three of a kind, Eights
Seat 8: Blondin8886 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Strangercz (small blind) showed [Ac Ks] and lost with a pair of Kings

BIG LOSS (Bad call on the flop fml.)

Full Tilt Poker Game #15262663867: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (111918770), Table 1 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 6:44:48 ET - 2009/10/11
Seat 2: bes1986 (6,160)
Seat 4: kiki1809 (1,895)
Seat 5: UEA PokerStar (2,905)
Seat 8: Blondin8886 (930)
Seat 9: Strangercz (1,610)
Strangercz posts the small blind of 50
bes1986 posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to UEA PokerStar [Ac Tc]
kiki1809 folds
UEA PokerStar calls 100
Blondin8886 raises to 250
Strangercz folds
bes1986 has 15 seconds left to act
bes1986 folds
UEA PokerStar calls 150
*** FLOP *** [2c 6s 4d]
UEA PokerStar bets 200
Blondin8886 raises to 680, and is all in
UEA PokerStar calls 480
Blondin8886 shows [9s 9d]
UEA PokerStar shows [Ac Tc]
*** TURN *** [2c 6s 4d] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [2c 6s 4d 2d] [3d]
Blondin8886 shows two pair, Nines and Twos
UEA PokerStar shows a pair of Twos
Blondin8886 wins the pot (2,010) with two pair, Nines and Twos
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,010 | Rake 0
Board: [2c 6s 4d 2d 3d]
Seat 2: bes1986 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: kiki1809 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: UEA PokerStar showed [Ac Tc] and lost with a pair of Twos
Seat 8: Blondin8886 (button) showed [9s 9d] and won (2,010) with two pair, Nines and Twos
Seat 9: Strangercz (small blind) folded before the Flop

In other news, beggining to see the end of the swine flu, but still feel very rough.. Particularly after doing seminar prep for next week! I am looking at applications for ACA accountancy training place as well, so hope I will run good and get to go to my first choice! And also.. looking at trips for next year, would like to go to: Vegas, Florida, LA, New York and Sydney... Hmmmm.. bank error in my favour onnnnneeee tiiiimmmmeee?????

Am currently playing in the aced poker tournament thing, atm. am 24th (62 remaining).

GL. GN. x

Friday, 9 October 2009

Day 5 am

OK, played a couple of games today so far, and think I am starting to see my way out of the flu.. ftw..

(I have gone against my first decision, and am now registering 2 SNGs at a time as the multitabling is working well)

First game came 3rd, pretty standard, nothing of particular note, final hand for me, I was short stack with around 8BB, got it in PF with A8s, vs. 10-10, flop brings 8, but nothing else..

Second game, was a first for me, in that I made a deal to chop up 1st-2nd (i had around a 2K chip lead so it was a win :D ) for $18.54.. I reckon we were fairly equal, and with my chip lead the chop was +EV for me I think.

One of the guys I got most of my stack from had this as his sharkscope:

Games Played: 26
Av. Profit: -$5
Av. Stake: $5
Av. ROI: -100%
Total Profit: -$143
Form: Supertilt

Max. Val. :D :D :D

These 2 bring the BR up to profits, +$1.04 :D :D Munns.. :D :D

Its a step in the right direction..

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Day 3/4

Day 3 - Had a bad run today, in 9 games, ended up -$18 (1x2nd, 2x 3rd) not too concerned though, always going to get variance, its the long game that matters!

Day 4 (today) - Right.. so actually have swine flu apparently.. lovely :D

Got up about 6, played 2 games (at same time) came 3rd in one, 4th in the other, and all though I therefore ended up -$2, I was much happier with the way I played, I think yesterday I had got a bit over cautious in my game, and a bit too tight.. After those two games I basically slept all day, and woke up about 5! Not playing any more today, as dont feel to great..

Will post some hands soon..

Monday, 5 October 2009

day 2

Was up at about 5 this morning as couldnt sleep with this flu. Played my second sng and cashed in 3rd, I was short stacked for most of the game, and was down in last place when there were 7/9 remaining, hung on in, no big hands (was getting no playable starting hands) so just exploiting opportunities. 3 handed I have ~1.5K vs. 7K vs. 5K.. would have been nice to make a better position, but its a cash.. at the moment BR is +$11.50 in 2 games... will play some more today (am hoping to get in 5 today) but now its time to watch some TV.

Day 1

- solid lecture/ seminar block 12 - 6.... = no val.
- 3 days off = max. val.
- Catching a second dose of fresher's flu = no val.
- Being able to get a 12 hour sleep tonight = max. val.


I dont feel great this evening, having caught "fresher's flu" for the second time in 2 weeks, but decided to play 1 SNG..

Went for a full table one, obv. $5, non turbo. Came second for $13.50, which is $8 profit, so shiiipp that.. good start to the challenge!

Few hands:

Love this hand, normally I check in this spot post flop (which I would like some critical comments on) but decided to drop a tiny little bet in, for no reason other than to squeeze a bit more value out of the hand, I think if he hasnt hit the jack then he checks behind if i check, and folds if I make a bet >100 (based on his style previously). Lovely surprise when he shiiiippps.. obv. insta call.

Heads up now, and have 4-5 in BB, SB limps, I check.. flop = 9,9,J; killamonjamie min bets ( i understand that this is the move i made before with trips, but I'm a soul reader.. :D) I bet 2 BB, which is only ~7% of stack, so am not too concerned.. he folds..

Final hand, I'm in SB, I raise to ~3BB he ships, (he has done this 3 previous hands) I call, sadly board is completely blank for both of us, and his Ace takes it.

... There were a couple of hands I played poorly but I can see the issues, and will work on keeping them out of my game..

Bonfire Night Challenge..

I haven't been playing much poker recently with work and music, but decided yesterday to get back in the online world.. I have deposited in a few accounts, but have decided my main account will be Full Tilt Poker.. I love their software, and it works great with Poker Office.. For those who have read this blog, you will know I have had little success on FTP in the past, so this is even more of a challenge for me... Here is how it will go..

I have deposited $200 into my FTP account, and over the next month (ending on 5th November, bonfire Night) I will play $5 SNGs exclusively and will keep track of my BR over the month. I will provide some updates on a reg. basis and will post graphs and some PokerOffice stats at the end of the month.. Also will chuck some HandHistories up.. If you are online I am playing under the name "UEA PokerStar" check it out, and shout at me if I am playing anything other than $5 SNGs.. :D

In other news... UEA Poker's first tournament of the year was a huge success with over 80 people, Tidey, John and Stephen chopping it up 75-80-80 at the end.. Next week is going to be in Constable terrace, so that should be interesting.. We have around 150 fully paid up members now which is sick, and should make for a great year of tournaments!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Start of Year :D

Hello everyone.. Blog has gone a bit quiet recently, so thought I would chuck in a little post.

Online Poker: haven't played much recently as had been working long hours but just started up again, hopefully will post some interesting hands soon..

Live Poker: played a couple of times at the new poker club in my home town, really nice setup they have. low point: donked off £25 on a hopeless bluff, high point: read my way to a £50 win on pair of 10s on a board with A and K..

Have a nice little chip set all ready for a Premier league style tournament, which will hopefully happen soon..

Home games have not really happened for a while for similar reasons to why I haven't been playing online......

Poker Soc: Completed the new website ( ) and set up the new facebook page ( ). Have set up affiliate schemes with Best Poker ( ) which will be the home of the Poker Soc's online tourneys for the year; and also with Poker Office ( ) which will earn the soc. some munns to go towards some great prizes etc....

Soc mart was a huge sucess with approx 190 sign-ups and more are expected.

Non Poker: Spent the first part of the summer working, and in the past few weeks have been volunteering with Norfolk Music Works in their summer projects.. Met some awesome musicians, and it has reignited my interest in music feels great to go and make some music :D :D Have sorted out my home studio completely so have real nice recording set-up... :D

Now going into final year of Law degree, have chosen: employment law, company law, medical law and Human Rights in the UK as my four subjects, so looking forward to that.. Not sure what the plan is for this time next year yet though would like to take some time to travel a bit, but who knows, Vegas is definately on the cards for next year though!

Thats me done, not to much poker stuff, but will be soon, check out website for more info on the poker soc!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


Temporary blog here:

In other news:

I'm a graduate
I am 21
I had an awesome time away with my gf
New house is sick
Walked into post office today with £4k to change into dolls for me and owe. it was fun.


Friday, 17 July 2009

Adam 19th July


Am coming to the end of the busiest week ever i think!

Tuesday was my sisters graduation which was pretty cool. Both her and her bf are doctors now, scary! the family came up tho and we had a party in our garden afterwards that was pretty cool. in the evening went to jeals 21st thing in his garden with hannah for a bit which was nice, his mum did a sick hog roast and there was a crazy 10p 20p cash game that saw wins of £200 and losses of £300 for some, loool!

Wednesday we got the new house keys (!) where me owe and jeal are living next year,which obviously meant a busy day. am really pleased with it, its gradually getting how i want it to be too.

Thursday was my graduation! Will post pics on fbook soon, was a really good day. didnt fall over on the stage which was handy, and was nice to see some friends again. again the family came up and we had a chinese in the evening which was good, then i was in bed at 10pm as i was ridic tired.

Today has been manic, got to the bank about 10, they wouldnt help me with my isa (wtf) so im taking all my money out of halifax and putting it in lloyds tsb, who actually are nice to me. then bought a new tv for the house (42" plasma, ship) and had to get back for lunch as the sky man was coming to fit the full works package. got the 360 up and running too which is handy. then spent 2 hours on the phone with sky and bt trying to sort out broadband, has gone from 3-4 days, to 1 week, to 2 weeks, to 21-24 days ffs. writing a big letter to sky as theyve really done us over, i am a bit anal and have a call log of who i spoke to, what they said and when so will hopefully get some compensation for it.

This evening i sat down to play as hadn't played for a couple of days. won about 100 euros in sweden and felt i was playing really good. decided i would play 20 games of 20 euro headsup non turbo, and got off to a flyer winning 9 and losing 1. However, in the next 10 games i lost 7! Was pretty standard, had a few sick coolers and then some hands like me 3 betting QQ pre then letting them stack off with middle pair on flop, followed by them 5 outering me on turn/river. I guess you cant win all your 80:20s! Also ran QQ into KK at 50 100 which sucked.

So after rake finished 40 euros up (but played a 10e comp) so balance on 750euros. Will hopefully rake 400-500-600 euros this month too, the plan is to have the balance at a minimum of 1k at the start of august when rb comes in. 1.1k is better, and 1.2k good, with anything above being awesome.

Played a really decent reg called S@mS@m too who i beat, had to play a different style ofc, but was doing things like CRAI on the turn of a AQ56 board after he limp called a raise pre knowing he was floating the flop with such a wise range and would find it had to call without 2 pair +, somehting im obv not doing vs fishy players!

Anyhoo, i think thats everything....not playing as many mtts as im focussing so much on hu, but really feel my game is improving.

Off to lounge in front of big new telly with beer and pretzels...ahh.

Gl all,


Sunday, 12 July 2009

Owe 13th of june

Holaaaa, been very bad and lazy with updates, been "busy" and basically lazy tbh(great combo i know). Been playing a fair bit online, last month won 4.4k and am happy with that result, have came up with the conclusiont hat i dont play enough AND not enough comps either, probs won about 2k this month , althou 1200 was basically a gift since there was a sick comp with 24 runners, came third for 1.2k SHIP!

Adams been running pretty good, bubbled today in comp, wasa lot of discussion about the play but meh, it is what it is, even thou too of my buddies apparantly railed me and got told of for playing it badly in the comp when i went out etc (sorry Adam) lol, but expalined it wasnt me playing and LOL AT NEITHER OF THEM BELIEVING ME! Its all good thou :)

The heads up has been going so so, up 300ish today, but had few important games that i lost in semi harsh ways.

Saw an interesting prog on tv just now about the absolute/ultimate bet poker scandal, was very interesting and sick sick, basically the guy never got into any serious trouble even thou they knew who it was. Val in shipping millions from pros without getting into trouble haha... Amazes me that ppl still play there....

Goal of this month is 5k shoudl be doable :)

Will be going back to Norwich for Adams Bar Mitzva so will be in Norwich on the 29th fun fun, moving into new house which shud be great fun and setting up my room and grind pad, and make it nice for the ladies haha!

New updates are promised! will be keeping them coming!

Peace Owe

Friday, 3 July 2009

ship. it. holla

Adam here...

1) Scholarship got confirmed today. absolutely over the moon, means no finance problems (well, still on student budget but no debt!) for next 4 years if i want it, insane. Looking forward to giving the phd a good crack, we'll see.

2) In prof this month on b2b, was always in prof from sngs but donked off on cash at start of account so had to start stuck. up 120e now, if i hadn't have donked cash or mtts etc would be 500e. So, that means this month no mtts on b2b! lol.

3) talked to my old sixth forms current yr12 economics class today. went through how i did at alevels and what i had to do to get where i am today etc. they really seemed interested which was nice, in general it was fun and we even talked about how game theory affects heads up play, tangents ftw!

Now watching a couple of films with jeal before we leave for stansted.

gl all


Saturday, 27 June 2009

27th of june! Owe


Just a lil update on the gaming and life :)

Sweden is incredibly hot, +25 without a cloud on the sky at the moment been like this for 5 days and gonna stay for another week ! Im currently pretty sunburnt hehe, no val in playing Tennis without a t shirt 2 days ina row! however we shall ship the tan soon :)

Poker is going much better :) The comp the other day was rigged in my favour however only made 4th :( had a spot with 5 left when i have 180k, 2 stacks ship all in (65k and 55k) and i look at AA in BB obv it doesnt hold vs JJ and KK guess what hand one? of course it was the worst one!

Won about 450 yesterday at ongame playing 50$ HU and was very pleased with my game and all good hand (almost) held up, still not playing enough games thou, being "lazy" keep watching TV or doing other shizzle.

Today is looking very good, started an hour ago play 2-3 HU at the time and won 8 in a row, and now taking break, gonna treat myself to some excersice.


(maybe not shipping big comp like wsop ept WPT but still :p

Will update tonight with more results :)



Recent Results* (I got a first!)


Lots of stuff to get through, it's been a while.

Firstly, props to fenix35 who is on a sicko run atm, both live and online. It must be nice!


Tbh haven't played as much as i really should have. Have done a couple of meh day jobs (got another on monday) that bring in a few pounds but generally have no motivation atm. If im not seeing friends, gf, family or generally out then im asleep, so havent had much time for poker. I've won about $160 playing 10 hu sngs, 5% roi, meh, rb is another 60-80 tho so its not too bad. However I am stuck like 200 on tournaments, 100 on cash. I don't think ive cashed in 10-15 tournaments or so. Most have been sattellites where top 2-3 go through, i keep going really deep but losing crucial flips or some shortstack on bubble gets it in 3 times behind, wins all 3, then i lose a 60:40 to go out without a cash. meh.
Played a couple of tourneys on ipoker too, $15 4k gtd last night, get 1500 up to 4k, blinds get to 50 100, bb has just lost a big pot and is down to 4k, folded to be in sb with KK, i make it 275 he ships with 33....loyal 3's obviously flop a set and i lose an 8k pot. murrr. Then this morning played a $10 freeze, 120 runners, 80 or so left and ive got 3k, blinds 30 60, utg limps, i limp mp with 88, button makes it 3x, sb calls utg calls so i call. board K 10 8, sb ships 900 into 500 or w/e, utg min raises to 1800, i ship for 1k more, button with 2.5k behind thinks and calls, and utg calls. Pot is like 11k when avg is 2.4, sb has 44 (wtf) utg has k5o (wtf) and button has JJ (WTF.) Q turn, J river, see you later.

So, to conclude, im a bit fed up with poker atm!


Off to Sweden next saturday to visit StigOwe with jeal, there for a week. Only costing £20 return with ryanair (ship) so is keeping the vegas fund safe. Hopefully we can have some good sessions together and i'll refind some run good and actually make some more spending money!

As mentioned in the title, I got my results this week...and got a First! I genuinely had ruled it out, thinking a 2.1 was my destiny. On Thursday I got a call from my mate luke saying results were on the internet, was driving with my gf so when we got back in my family and her nearby as I squeezed out my results on the laptop. Last year when I was .6% short I went a bit pissed off so had warned hannah that I might swear a bit if I bubble one again! It reads attained: I Class I...I had to recheck a few times before I could believe it. My family + gfs family were all really pleased etc so that was nice, all of my friends have been really congratulatory too, it's been an awesome few days. Unfortunately two of my close friends were less than 1% away, which has taken a bit away as it would have been nice for us all, but there you go.
I should hear for definite about the scholarship on Tuesday, it is essentially mine but until its in writing i'm still not going to properly celebrate. Will be pretty sick opening up an email potentially worth 90-100k though. :/

Vegas stuff is sorted, we will be riding around in one of these:

Oh, and I got stung by a wasp yesterday. It hurt like hell, and I can still feel it this morning! beware.

Thats all for now, I am going to be playing a few more mtts this week as I really feel I am playing well, just need to learn how to hold in the later stages!

Gl all,


(this isn't written very well but atm im in a rush!)

Thursday, 25 June 2009

26th of june!

Yo, long time no update, havent played for ten days, missed out on a lot of rakeback there which kinda sucks but still doing ok on the front...
ATM finaltabling in a comp atm, chipleader with 5 left, small one on b2b on the good old rigged StigOwe account, been winning a lil bit on the HU there too :)

today i won around 320ish on ongame, which has changed their software and it is sooo bad now! :) so slow, and lags a lot! boooooo!
anyways gotta focus, not happy with anything below 1st ;)



Saturday, 13 June 2009

Owe 14th of june up homeslices!

Today went to some bars with friends, and established that swedish girls are truly the best, pretty F***ing insane if u ask me :) Everyone probably knew this thou, not are they just very pretty they are also really nice girls too, great combo hehe.

After a shipment of a phone number to a lovely blonde, we went back to mine(me and my buddies Tanner and Tim) not the blonde lol i made some spaghetti and meatballs and we treated ourselves whilst watching friday the 13th part 38 or something i played a few games, and ended up again :)

todays result : +131$

Also added a song that i think is great val :)

Mwah mwah love u and life!


Thursday, 11 June 2009

Owe 11th of june

So dont know how to put this, but.... im kind of a big deal :) Been running well now for good few days, still not winning the coinflips, today 1-6 but been really really avoiding them, only taken them when ive kinda had to, like playing a big fish and he repops (4bet) i have to push vs them well atleast i think its plus EV...and everytime ive been "right" so far, so lost QQ to AK and AK to 77 and JJ and 1010...however still happy, maybe shud wait the fish out but i know they come to me again then :) hehe....
I am sooo sooo pleased with my game at the moment and if i can just avoid running really bad ill be winning a lot!! very very sick :)
Nothing that interesting really to tell, will go out clubbing 2mo, shud be great val, last week lost girls number no val in writing down numbers on beer coasters:((( She was beautiful, plenty more FISH in the sea thou, still sucks to be me, FML!!

Todays result, out of about 25 games more or less is : +502

Check my results lately on sharkscope, very very sick, truly am playing very good atm, and hoping to improve still as i have looooads to learn...

Hope you are all well and soon countdwon for vegas !!!! Oh yes!!!x x x

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


StigOweeeeeeee yet another day with small success i guess :) have played about 16-18 games today only 4 losses :D

Played a few 5 max games aswell with 2 places only giving me 25 dollar profit each one, but also had one which was the sickest one ive ver played, it was over in 10-15 min, i kept getting sick hits the hands i played and bascially took everyone out super quick! 66 set vs top par, then 96 in BB getting run run quads vs top boat, he checked flop.... then another set and finished off with 4x more than the other dude HU by outdrawing his 88 with my 44 :)))

Then won most HU, didnt play extremely well or anything, i just played standard and played loads of FISH yumm yumm :) funny result in my HU matches is that todays session i ended up 0-9 in coinflips :) still winning is a great result then :)

Todays result is : +404$

Also saw that the other "StigOwe" treated himself to 4 10 euro HU wins in a row :) WPNHGGFISK

Tuesday, 9 June 2009


Yooo, so todays session started real good, but then a bad finnish... had some coolers amongst them was AK vs AQ preflop ai, KK vs QJ ai pf, and QQ on Q74 board vs 85 all in was filthy and had to throw up when 6 came... he made a move and got paid off...laaaaakkky old cow!

todays result + 272

so not bad, probs played 30 games, so shud hace raked about 140 ish or so... going up atleast. looking to win atleast 1k more this month then im "happy" with the start off, really looking to win 2-3k more but we will see, havent been running good, so any prof will do :)

The grind has begun!

Hey all, finally my summer holiday has begun, and life is truly great! :)

Firstly id like to congratulate Rich Jones for his shipment in 50k guar, i believe they chopped it 3 way and he did well the young lad :p Railed him for a good 3-4 hours and he even had a cooler wiv about 30 left his AK vs AQ for a 130kish pot that wud have put him on 200k which was FT material. and there was some AQ vs A8 rich holding AQ on like raggy board the other dude pushed and rich called with 2 blanks leaving him as the winner :)

My game has been so so, started off losing like 8 days ina row, had some horrific beats and been running real real bad, 2 days ago was the turning point where i started winning 15oish then last night i eneded up 600ish and today already up 150$. there is a rake race and im currently 5th and shud be shipping the top 5 i thin and hope, giving my roll a nice lil extra booost :) aiming to get around 2-3k in rakeback this month which is more than possible, and am now finally up in my game as well :)

will update this blog as daily as i can, will have a weeks break soon but that shudnt affect my rb cause i will still squeeze in 10 games minimum thos days :)

will uppdate with todays result later



Friday, 29 May 2009

Adam update - Summer

Right then. It's Friday evening. Tomorrow I have an exam at 1.30, then another on Monday at 3.15. After that, I will have completed a degree (wtf) and have 3 months to kill. The first week is - Monday night meal with poker lads, tuesday going on a boat with some mates, cash game on the water! then pub crawl + lcr, wednesday is gf's friends bbq then night out, thursday is optic party, friday prob bbq at my house with family, saturday is summer bash lcr. Ship!

Anyhow, here are my plans for the rest of the summer:

1) Poker. This month i've luckboxed my way to $450 prof, not playing that much at all cos of exams. I have Vegas paid for inc some money for food/petrol etc, so whatever I get now is paying for my Poker. I really want to have about $2k-$3k for the trip, enough for a few buyins at NL200 and some of the $100 tournaments too.

$11 hu sngs until $800, then move up to the $20s.
$4/$7/$12 180 mans for fun/ I know im +EV in them too lol.
Once I feel ready, start to commit more time to NL50 hu. About $150 of this months prof comes from there atm, I ran prob a tad over EV (will put them into PT and look at my bb/100 later) as a couple of big hands held, but in general I feel bumhunting table selection would see me a consistent winner on there. One buyin a day = enough for vegas with not much pressure.I've seen people have 20 bi days etc on weekends so I really think thats my best opportunity. If I get to $750 or so and think I can do well, I may sell a % of myself so I'm properly rolled + can have a proper grind at it. We shall see, I really want 1.5k ish but with good game selection I think 1k would be ok. Some of the play is so amazing I think I have to play!

2) Life

-Graduation in July
-Week in Sweden with Jeal, visiting Owe
-A few days away with the Mrs in a country hotel
-3 weeks in Vegas
-My 21st party, jeals 21st party, about 4-5 other close friends bdays
-Moving into new house, with full size poker table!
-Renewing rod licence and improving my Carp PB
-A couple of trips to DTD to play the 1/2 games
-Basically playing online to subsidise my life
-Making sure I read up on whatever industrial econ stuff happens over the summer.

All in all, life is good and I can't wait til Monday 5.15pm.


Thursday, 14 May 2009

Massive Downswing!


I feel like i have been bent over and received anal penetration by a black man for the last 10 Hours. Ouch! This session was definitely not one to remember! I felt and believe i played very good poker throughout the night but i just couldn't win a flip or a 60/40 all night. I was losing a lot of 70/30’s when we were three handed which doesn't help and even when i managed to get heads up, top set was never any good. Standard runner runner flush coming straight in. I saved one hand which pretty much summed up my session. It want allow me to upload it.

I had7c8c 3 handed, i made up from the SB, BB checked.

Flop came 6c 5c 2s

I bet 300 into 400 and he went all in for 1200. I obviously call 900 more with a straight flush draw. This leave me 110 chips behind and the other guy in the sitngo is pissing it. Turns out a 7 or an 8 is good too. The other guy and put me all in with 3h2h. Just bottom pair and a gut, when i have lead the flop for 1/4 of my stack in a un raised pot.

Turn Ah

River Qs

See ya! 70% favourite, Brick Brick. difference of $90 potentially. I haven't managed to see my sharkscope because i have ran out of searches but i know its a downswing or 24 buyin’s ($600) over about 100 sitngo’s. Min Val.

Anyways, That's Poker Folks. I enjoy what i do and these nights are standard. They are going to come around once in a while when you run bad like me :-) But i look forward to a heater. Hopefully its tomorrow. If not i will keep plugging away and grinding me some muns!

Adios Amigos! x

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Owe 12th of May

Hola !

So had a dip today and ended up just over 100 dollars, had few sick coolers today, so very happy to be up, won all the cruisal all ins and was very surprised my 65% favs were to hold up FAB!

Other than that, may month has been horrible, started off being down like 600ish, which considering i play sick good (jokes) is incredible, no seriously thou, lost soooo many hands i shudnt have and some absolute coolers, its more the way i lose, ppl calling all in on turn with no odds, and like gutshots and other crazy stuff...

Plans for the week are looking very nice,
2nite hitting gym, went the other day and ran 5.5km in 32 min, after the sweatyness that was that i hit the weights. Vallllll
2nite running for 30 min then some weights, also valllll :)

2mo hitting a place called cien montaditos, and they have a grea deal on wednesday where everything costs 1 euro, a pint is 1 euro, glass of wine, and this min baguette things that taste like heaven, going there with about 10 beautiful ladies and 2 of my buddies! gotta love my life :))

Thursday having ppl over at my piso (apartment) and it will most likely be sick as hell, then hitting a club...

friday hitting the gym again, last day then gym membershiop runs out, so not as much vallll...then will probably work on the tan that is non existant!

saturday starting my project,(about prostitution) LEGENDARY!
Sunday probs same!
hopeing to squeeze ina few hames here and there, wud be nice :)

Hope all is good

peace out!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Last night's MTT's


After crashing out of the FTOP's heads up shootout, i decided to play some MTT's. I played some the night before and only earnt $110 but i felt my play in both tournamets was really good.
Last night tourney's;

1) $20 + $2 heads up shootout. $2k gtd (64 paid)
There were 307 runners so 51 players got a walk (including myself) in the first round. That meant i only had to win 2 matchs to be in the money. I won 3 matches and ended up finshing 26th for $49. +$27

2)$25 + $2.5 NL holdem freezeout. $40k gtd (270 paid)
There were 1782 runners in this tourament and i just happened to have the only pro in the tourament directly to my left. VAL!
I was playing all four tourneys at one time so i was generally playing tight. In this tourament i got a few hands early doors.
Starting stack was 3k. Blinds were 15/30
utg limped, utf +2 makes it 150. Im in the cutoff with aces. I make an abnormal raise to 700 trying to rep AK and the original raiser goes all in, which was handy. Turn out he had kings. Kings are no good mate.
Ended up finshing 182nd for $46 = +$18.5

3)$10 + $1 Nl holdem freezeout. $10k gtd. (216 paid)
There were 1458 runners. I played this tourney last night and came 26th for $46. i was hoping for a double cash but a final table this time.
Ended up cashing but only in 50th place for $24. This tourament is a good tourament but there is only value in the final table. Winning getting $2.5k
= +$13

4)$10 Rebuy $70k gtd. (270 paid)
There wee 1791 runners in this touramnet last night. I cashed in this one last night. Came 56th i think for $110. I started double stacked and at the break i had 15k and was sitting around 30th. I had my add on so i was in for $31. My table was very loose and ppl were definately enjoying themselves. I didnt end up cashing this time. Finshed 655th.
I raised in late positon and the BB called me. I have Ac Jc
Flop Qc 6c Jd
I have middle pair and the nut flush draw. At this stage i didnt have loads of chips but i definately wanted a double up. So when i saw that flop i was away. Anyway BB checked check raised me on the flop. So i reshipped for a fair amount more. He tanked and called with AQos
Turn 4d
River Ad

So after playing for tables of touraments and cashing in three of them. I made $30 for around 5 hours work. min val. But a win is a win. Was abit of a shame that i cashed in three and didnt got deep in any of them but that is what touraments are like. BUT THAT'S POKER FOLKS!!!! Needed to run like panda to go deep! That guy is amazing! Never seen such a rack in one MTT in my life!!!

Ive got my standard home game tonight so i probably wont be playing much online.

Good luck if you are playing!
Jeal x

Event 9 Round 3


Round 3

Blinds 15/30 (2nd level)

Im playing a player called Mooknam, he seems to be a very aggressive poor player. We both have 3k at this time

Im in the BB with QQ and he makes it 90, i reraise pot to 270 and he flat calls.
Flop 3s Kc 7c
I check because if i bet and he ships i couldnt call, plus if i check he might try and get trick with a number of random hands. He insta bets pot 540 i flast call leaving myself 2135 behind.
Turn 10d
Which changes nothing....i check and he insta bets pot again. 1620. I go into the tank....i think if he has a king he wouldnt bet pot but he was quite the fruity player. I decided that i was good so i went all in for 2135. Leaving him 515 to call. He calls.
He shows Ac5c
River Qc
SEE YOU LATER!!!! that was for the money. $102 with only 256 left and winner getting $16.5k

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Event 9 Round 1 and 2

Round 1

You start with 3k stacks at 10/20 and blinds go up every 6minutes.

Blinds are now 25/50

Im on the button with Deuces...i make it 150 he calls. Flop comes 8 10 10, he checks, i bet 150 and he raises me to 400. So far in this heads up i have been very aggressive on the button and firing alot of continuation bets. So i think his range of raising me is wider. Hands like 9J, JQ, 9Q 97 etc come into the equation. I flat call and the Turn is a 3. He bets 520 into me and i flat call. The river was a 5 and he checks to me. I check behind because i dont think i am getting called by a worse hand. I think he has most probably got QJ but he isnt going to call me with that so i check behind. He shows 9Q.

Im now on 4k and he has 2k. I continue being aggressive and grind myself up to 4.8k. I then get AKos on the button and make it 150....he ships for 1.2k so i insta call and he has A10 and i held.

Round 2

Blinds are 10/20

I have raised the first 6 hands because i have had Q's, 8's and a few other hands. So this guy was planning on sitting there tight and rubbing his hands thinking he was playing some fish. Im on 3.2k and my connection goes. By the time i get back connected i have 2.4k. NO VAL!!!! I continue in being agressive. Making the odd reraise pre.

Blinds 20/40

I get queens in the BB, he makes it 120 so i make it 360 and he insta ships. I have 2k behind so i obviously call and he shows A4os!!!!! Flop came 36ACE!!!! FFS! I stand up and try giving the computer a backhander. Turn QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNN! IS THAT MINEEEE!!!!!!!!!! is that my 4.9k. :-)

blinds 25/50

He makes it 150 on the button and i call with 10d8d! OBVIOUSLY! flop came 9c8c4s i check and he ships for 1k....thought about if for about 5 secs and decided he must have AK so i call. He had QJos. I shouted at my computer! DEUCE DEUCE! Turn 2 River 2! Is that my 3rd round! Win this and im gtd $102

:-) x

Event 8, Event 9 and Event 10


Event 8 is $24 +$2 Knockout 6max holdem. Im out :-( Rich is pissing it! Lucky C**T
He was all in on an 8 high board with jacks, the other guy had aces. He hit a Jack the on river.....Then he got it all in for a huge pot with Kings on a 7 high board and the other guy tanked and called with jacks. He hit a jack on the turn and then he called an all in with pocket 7's (STEAMING!!!) for third of his stack. Other guy had Queens. Flop was K66 turn 7 River 7! see ya!

Event 8 is $50 + $5 holdem heads up shootout. I am through the first round. 2nd round is about to start. My name is moonwatch79 and its on fulltilt if u want to rail and give some bant. I am hoping to draw Gavin Smith.

Event 9 is $30 + $3 holdem $300k gtd this will have arounf 12,000 runners and will be starting in 4 minutes.

Best get back to the tables. good luck x

Dips left right and centre!


Yesterday was such a SICK day. So much Valllll! Yesterday i was running good in all aspects of life!

Firstly, April had asked me to the theatre royal to go watch some hip-hop dance group from Barcelona...I got rich to get the tickets for me because he lives next door. The show was on at 5 so i went round his at 4 to go collect the tickets. The lazy B*****d was still sleeping. I was outside ringing his flat bell for half an hour, to realise i was ringing his next door neighbours bell. ooops! Theatre was awesome....then we went for dinner at la tasca! That went down a treat, got the works in, got it down our beaks and then we spoofed for the bill. So much val in bant with females.

After i lost spoof we went for a few drinks...that then led to meeting up with Tidey, Wakes and Chaz. To put brief: Tidey = Steaming(out of his brains) Wakes = Scars for life and Chaz = Sensible one. I got around 20 texts after April had dropped me home. Tidey txt me a number of times saying biology biology, economics economics, April April tremendous Val and one of his text just said plants!!!!! Then Tidey text me saying kisses from russia, Wakes said kisses from poland and chaz said kisses from latvia. Messy Household!

Later on after April had dropped me off, i decided to have a session online. I entered a few mtt's, $22 heads up shootout $2k gtd, $10 rebuy $70k gtd and $10 $10k gtd freezeout. I went out in the first round on the heads up after coming 7th the night before for $170. The $10 rebuy i started double stacked and didnt dip but i added on at the break so i was in for $30. I finshed 57th for $112 in that, out of around 1900 runners. Blinds were 4k/8k and i had 89k. I get pocket 9's in the cutoff so i obviously ship. BB insta calls with queens, no val. Winner in that tourney got $11k. $10 freezeout i finshed 26th out of 1500 runners. Blinds were 4k/8k and i had 99k. Its folded to me and i have AQos so i shipped and the button insta reshipped with AKos. We dont get lucky for 230k pots. Cashed for $47 in the end. Winner for $2.5k.

Ended up getting to bed at 10am and i got up at 1pm because man city were playing man united! No value in that. We played bad. We played with no heart and played as if Hughes wanted united to win!

Will post about the action i am doing 2nite in a sec! Some juicy FTOP's events!

Jeal x Peace x

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Ship it


The 9th of May is here! I am free to drink alcohol again and laze about as much as I like.
I must thank Joe for the rather crispy £20 note I am yet to collect, thats a $30 freeroll on 0 in Vegas! ha! straight in you knoww.
Not only that, but I haven't missed drinking at all, and I genuinely think the exercise has done me good, am pretty lively all the time, and feel a bit more toned. Will try and keep it up for the next two months so I can grind at the pool and not be tilted from my steamy tummy!


I played my last poker until next Fri on thursday, these were the tournaments (all holdem):

$ cost / # runners / placed / cash amount

$4 / 180 / 49 / $0
$3 / 90 / 46 / $0
$11 / 1791 / 861 / $0
$3.50 / 179 / 23 / $0
$4 / 180 / 180 (lol) / $0
$12 / 180 / 134 / $0
$7 / 180 / 2 / $252
$4 / 180 / 18 / $8
$12 / 180 / 17 / $24
$2r / 81 / 74 / $0
$6 / 18 / 1 / $43
$7 / 63 / 2 / $88 (no limit omaha)

So that was a handy currently up $250 for May. The plan is to get $2k by Vegas.

I have my final Mandarin exam on Monday lunchtime, then Industrial Economics on Friday @ 9am. I really want to do well in Mandarin to increase the chances of a First and well in Industrial to prove the scholarship people I'm good at it / myself that I'm definately headed in the right direction.

Then two week gap until Coroporate finance -30th May- then Topics of Economic Analysis (eurghhh) on 1st June. Then i'm done!

In the meantime, gl to all who may have read this....


Thursday, 7 May 2009

See You Later!

After the break i was on 12.5k then i won a few pots and got up to 16k. Then i lost a few pots and went down to 12k. I then lost a 16k pot when someone had raised on the button to 2.2k and i was in the BB for 400 and there were muitiple limpers. I dont want to explain it. He ended up flopinh 2nd set on the flop but it was bad play by me. I should of reraised pre....or folded. No val in playing big pots out of position...which i explained earlier and then got laggy out of position for the first time and got my Charlies fixed! No Val in treating yourself to laggy plays.

Back to the grind for me. My graph will have looked abit strange over the last 50/100 games because i have been trying a few things out. For example, pokerstars have a promotion called battle of the planets. If you play sitngo's, then you should look on there website. Its sick.

Once i have played 1000 games in 30 days i will be playing 4 at one time $25 buyin and grinding that way. Rather than experimenting with 6-12 tables at once and seeing down swings in my graph lol. I have currently played 742 after after 16 days :-) Ship me the $$$$$$$$$$$ Mr Owesph and Joesph

Peace out Brothers x x x

Second Break!

Boyle has gone. Went one hand before the break. He called i bet on the turn with a pair on Kings and the 2nd nut flush draw, on a 7 high board. The river gave him the second nut flush without pairing the board. He called when the guy put him allin and the guy had bet the turn with just a bare flush draw. He was short and up for a gamble. Unlucky Joe.

After the break i got down to 3.8k and the blinds are 40/80. Hijack makes it 200, i call in the cutoff with Ah5h4d3c and the button calls. Flop comes 2d2c5d. So here i have two pair which i know isnt infront but i have A 3 4 for a wrap. Anyway the hijack checks, i check and the button bets 400 and the hijack flat calls. Im pretty sure the button is very weak. He is just betting in position hoping the bet gets through but has bet small enough so he doesnt lose too many chips. It was a standard bad bet from a poor play. This spot is quite interesting because the hijack had flat called and not made a continuation bet with an over pair. But i decided to squeeze to try and take the pot plus if i do get a caller i know my wrap is live. My raise was to 2.2k leaving me 800 behind so they knew i wasnt folding. The button folds and the hijack puts me all in. So i obviously call and he has JxJx10x2x. So i need an Ace 3 4 5 6. Turn 6 River 7 is that my 8k. Won a few pots since and got up to 12.5k :-)

Now the blinds are 120/240, im going to pounce on any weakness and play my hands in position strongly. Lets hope i read souls :-)

First Break!

If Rich was here he would be currently making the tea's on 1.8k at the first break. Me and Boyle are both on 4.7k. Neither of us havent been in much action. Just been playing standard. Making sure i play big pots in position and small pots out of position. Managed to make a few bluffs by playing like this....Hoping to be a rack in the next level. I am having a serious issue with my connection!!!! Its soooo ANNOYING!!!! missed around 15mins of the first 55 because of it.

Anywayz lets hope the connection runs better so we can own souls and run like Boyle. Pbear is arriving in a minute for a steamy session no doubt.

Speaking of steamy session's....i recieved a text about an hour ago that made my day.

'Given up poker for a month, mess of a game' Tidey! Vallllll. Have a dip son x

The Rack!!!

Boyle is having a dip. Moneybags401 if you want to see how to win flips :-)

Event 2 $24 +$2 PL omaha knockout


I am playing in this evening event in the FTOP's, its 5k starting stack with blinds starting at 15/30. It will be a very enjoyable tourament. I will post through out the tourney with details explaining my thinking through hands because i know alot of you dont/havent played must omaha.

Its on Full Tilt, my username is moonwatch79 if you want to rail/ask questions. It starts at 5 past 7. Let hope we run good :-)

Jeal x x x

Revision, breaking even and the infamous gatsby award

Well, writing this is much more interesting than the mandarin characters I have to learn upstairs so figured I'd have a ramble. Ni meiguanxi! (near enough you cant worry about it in mandarin)

Poker wise I haven't played too much, since I have no time when I do its usually 4 tabling $6 sngs. As Joe and Jeal have seen, i run bad (standard) and so am breaking even. Fingers crossed it will turn in time for finishing exams...grind!

Secondly, UEA Poker won live poker performance of the month in the Gatsby awards! UKGatsby is a prolific member of the UK Poker community so is pretty cool to get some recog.

Of course, am still keeping up my no alcohol / lots of exercise prop bet. I prob should have weighed myself before we started, would have been more interesting for you. All I can say is that the gf has noticed a flatter tummy (a good thing) so cheers to joe for both your money and a few more brownie points. Holla.

I still run incredibly life good, what with the gf/academic/friend combination I have breaking even doesn't really matter :)

Yesterday i spent the day revising with dave. He got a bit stuck on EU trade stuff (tariffs etc) so i explained it all to him in poker. Voluntary Export Restraints = folding the SB in a tournament early in order to get respect later on. ha!

Anyhoo, am off to revise some more.

Zaijian (bye)


Wednesday, 6 May 2009


Im a gonna! Blinds are 120/240...i decided to get fruity with 3dkd utg and make it 550. utg+1 who has called me all night, calls. BB also calls. Flop comes 9d8d4s. I lead for 1389, utg+1 min raises me. Against most ppl i fold but this guy loves a min raise and had min raised me with one pair on a J 10 9 6 K board three hearts earlier and also min raised a guy with QsJs on a Jc8c7s. Other guy had 9c10c and he hit running spades to win. Any i reshipped for 5.5k more and this time he had a set of 4's. It came BRICK BRICK. stand!

Boyle made it to the 3rd break but only had 6k with blinds at 200/400. He lost a sick hand....He had AKos in the small blind at 200/400. It was folded to him sooo he raises to 1500, BB makes it 3.6k and boyle ships for 19k. The BB has 8.6k behind and calls with 4's!!!!!!!! SICKO!!!! Flop 7710 turn 3 river Q! No Val!

Very good tourney but unfortunately there was no running good for any of us. Im playing the $24 + $2 omaha knockout tourney 2moz which starts at 7pm. I shall let you know how that goes.

Peace out

Jeal x x x

Second Break!

Rich is a gonna!!!! Vallll in free tea's every hour. Rich is having a serious dip in the PG Tipsssss!!!!

I am currently on 10.5 k, Joe is on 6.1k and wakes was down to 3.3k but has just doubled to 6.6k. Kings's against A10.

I havent had many hands this hour....made a couple of bluffs to get me on to 14k then lost 3k bluffing.

The way rich went out was soooo gross...Rich was utg+1 with AJos...Blinds are 80/160. Rich makes it 440, cutoff flat calls and everyone else passes. Flop comes 2x7x9x....Rich bets 640, he calls. Turn checks and he bets rich pushes for 5k more and he insta calls with pocket 3's!!!!!!!! HOW SICK IS THAT?!?!?!

3rd hour is now starting....SHIP IT ONE TIMMMEEEEE :-)

First Break!

Get the Tea's in JOE! Valllll. Have a dip son.

We are all still in....Im on 10.7k, Rich is on 8.5k, Joe is making the tea's on 5.4k and wakes is on 5.3k.

I had won a few small pots and then i get 64os on the BB and everyone limps for 50 5 handed so i check. Flop comes 5d 7d 8c i check, cut off makes it 250......folded to me and i flat call. Turn came 10s, i check and he insta bets 750 leaving himself 1000 behind so i put him all in. He calls with 10dKd river Brick!

That put me on 8k then got 4d5d utg....blinds 30/60....i make it 150. cut off calls Sb call BB calls. Flop comes Kd8d7c, checked to me so i check, the guy behind me checks too. Turn comes Jd so i am obviosuly winning. I bet 540 into 600 and the cut off calls, river 3h. I check hoping he has Ad and has missed and can only win the pot by buying it. He bets 1200 into 1740 and i flat call because i dont think he is calling with a worst hand. He had 9s10s for a straight.

Joe has been a rack......Aces twice and queens twice, still makes the tea's. VALLLLLLLL

Rich was making the tea's before the last hand. Blinds 25/50....Button makes it 180. Rich makes it 430 from the small blind with Q5os and the button calls. Flop 10 J 2 rainbow.....Rich bets 220 hoping for a raise to reraise. The button flat calls...Turn makes it 555 and he calls. River 5. Pot is now 2410 and rich has 3030 behind. Rich goes all in and the guy tanks for ages and calls! He has 24os and rich wins a 8k pot with a pair of 5's LOL.

Back to the game.

Mini FTOP's first event $20 6max $200k gtd


We have just had a prop bet on the runners on ft for the mini FTOP's. Me and rich have had £2 each on there being more than 12,600 runners with joe and ive had a bet with rich that there will be less than 13,100 runners. So if there is less than 12,600 runners i lose £2 to joe but win £2 of rich and if there is more than 13,100 runners i win £2 off joe and lose £2 to rich. But if its between 12,600 and 13,100 i win £4. Vallll!!!! I shall hustle! :-)

We are all playing the first event which starts in 15 mins. Its a $20 6 max with starting stacks of 5,000...its going to be an awesome tournament. I plan on winning it :-) The 3 of us have an prop bet on the tourament too. At every break the person with the lowest chip stack has to make the teas and if you are first out you have to make the teas on every hour for the rest of the tourney! :-)

We shall enjoyself. I will post tomorrow to let you know how we all got on :-)

Ship me the win ONE TIIIIIIIMEEEEE!!!!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Steaming Willy Beaming!!!!!

Friday Night,

April invited me out for dinner with her family, which i obviously accepted. She has a bf but he wasnt invited, Valllllll!!!!! We went to pizza express in the forum. We ordered our food, i had garlic dough balls to start which were pure! Then for main all 6 of us got a pizza, we all had been given our main's except april's dad. Everyone started eating because April's dad had been waiting a while.....his pizza turned up and it wasnt the right one. Is that your pizza im eating April's Dad? oh yes, i think it is. Cheers then, we run good.

Later on that night April dropped me off at Tidey's. We invited Boyle round and we all had a dip online. I couldnt win a hand and ended up losing $120 which wasnt too bad. Then around 4 in the morning i saw the funniest hand i have ever seen. Tidey was playing a sitngo, he reraised a player with Kings and the other guy called with Queens. Tidey punched the air with joy. The flop came 9 Q 4....'thats sooooo standard' Turn K........'Yessssss is that mine?!?!?!?!?!!!!!! Me and Tidey go mad........River Q.........HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA, we were dying. it was so funny. We were on the floor in stitches. After we had finshed our session, we went to bed. Tidey couldnt sleep....every 5 mins 'cant believe that queen came'.

Saurday Night,

Alex Wakeham........End of Story. lol.

Me, tidey, wakes, chaz and matt went to the unthank kitchen to have a serious dip on a full english, continuing the serious dip, we went to corals to have some footy bets. Pre match we were all drawing dead as per. No one had a draw. We then started on the juice......come 6 oclock Mr Wakeham, decided to treat himself to a bottle of vodka within half an hour. We were all Steaming come 7 and thats when i got facebooked raped!!!! Silly P***ks! They changed my status and my birthday! Reesy text me wishing me happy birthday. lol.

We left the southend household at half 7 and walked to the Uni. We were having a few drinks in the square, then all of a sudden old man decided he was Ricky Hatton. He started to attack chaz in a friendly way, it was hilarious. I go to the bar to treat myself to a strongbow, i come back into the square and old man is standing there with his pants down!!!! 'Dooooo i give a shit?!?!?' lol.

We get in the LCR and tidey is having muiltiple dips. First, Standard dip in Yaz.....then he grows a pair and has a dip with Shiv. Later on i am on the dancefloor with boyle and rivers and i see him holding hands with sophie (heading towards the exit), cheeky. Easy Treble came in. To pull the 3 off them it was evens. But Tidey had placed a 4 fold for extra value. The price went from evens to 100/1 (aka pimpdaddy). He managed to get the 4th leg into his bed but it was like a boring scoreless draw. There was no action. No Valll. Always one team that lets you down. :-)

I am hosting a home game tomorrow, so if you are interested txt me or something to let me know. Action will start around 9 o'clock!

Speak soon

Jeal x

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Sickest beat in a while

Hi, been running sooo horrifcly bad last few days, here is an example of what i have to put up with, the people i lose to are shockingly bad, their stats arent too bad but they suuuuuuuck sooo bad, this guy i just lost to, was like down 2k which isnt much and he was top 10 worst players ive played, before this suck out he had done it 3 times, 3 times major suck outs is ALOT in HU.

Check this hand out and ull see what im talking about....
Oh and the way i lost it was humorous! A93 flop he clls with 87o i bet 300 turn comes 7 and he checkraised me all in i had 600 back, cry called to see im miles infront, BAAAAMMM!!! 7 ....GG son...ridic!

gonna make some breakfast now lol

Friday, 1 May 2009

Monday's juicy home game!

Morning amigos,

This post is very late because i have been very busy but it is well worth the wait. On monday, as i said in my previous post, i hosted a home game. 10p/20p holdem cash £20 sit down. I was in seat 1, seat 2 richard jones, seat 3 james tidey, seat 4 dave the dip, seat 5 james tyler and seat 6 was lewi ralph.

Tidey is utg and folds, dave limps, tyler makes it £1.60, i called and dave calls. Flop came 2 3 3, i check dave checks tyler leads for 3.60, i thought and reshipped for 20, tyler intacalls. turn Jack, river 7, i show 99, tyler shows KQos for high card. lolaments. Tyler won £120 last week and was a rack, this week his soul was owned and he was scared to dip for more than 40 quid. HAVE A DIP SON!

tyler goes home after being owned,jason and josh both turn up and are sitting between dave and lewi.

josh had made it a pound blind, jason calls i re raised to 5.50 with JJ from the cutoff. jason was the only caller.Flop comes Q 9 4 rainbow. Jason checks and i check behind. The turn is a 4, jason checks and i bet 7. Jason insta calls, the river comes an 8. I dont put jason on J10 because he wouldnt of played the hand so passively. The way he insta called the turn i felt sure he was going to call me no matter what the river was. I bet £18, jason goes into the tank for ages and then reraises me £28. I then had to reconsider the hand, as this confused me. I felt sure if his hand had any showdown value he would of just called. He may have pocket 8's?!??!?! But why did he go into the tank for ages??(this is unlike jason) I felt sure i was winning and the way i have played the hand i felt sure jason, just thought i was weak. So i called and jason insta mucked. :-)

one hand rich raised from the big blind to 1.20 after everyone had limped, tidey, lewi and i called. flop came Ad 10d 9d rich leads for roughly 2.60, tidey called, lewi made it 6.20 more rich folded tidey called.
Turn 4d. tidey checked, lewi bet 10.50 tidey folded showing 7d5d for a busted flopped flush and lewi turns over Kd2d for the nuts but also a flopped flush. Lucky Old Tidey!!!! You Run Far too Far!!!!

There were alot more big hands but i cant remember them all well enough....Jason and Lewi were busted and went home. So we were left with me, rich, tidey, dave and josh.

So we are playing 5 handed and josh opened for 80p, i am in the cut off and make it £3, its folded to josh and he reraises to £11 and i call. The flop came J 10 4 rainbow. Josh bet £20 instantly and i flat called. The turn came a 2. Josh checked and i checked behind. The river came a 4 and josh instantly bet £45. The way the hand was played i felt sure josh had AK or AQ because i think if he had aces, kings or queens he would on bet the turn on a J 10 high flop. I was 99% sure he had AK or AQ so i called with 99 and he showed AK. SHIP ME THE $$$$$$$$$

Right......its late and im tired. Round Tideys atm. Got a big day on the juice tomorrow so will be updating you on the rivers steam and the sick session we all had round mine last night. Plus i will post about mine, tideys and joes session 2nite, which was very eventful. I think ive saw the sickest hand i have ever seen in my life. So much valll in it. Was literally on the floor with tidey laughing our heads off whilist waking up old man! Will post that this sunday.

Enjoy yourself. Lets get SHITFACED tomorrow :-)

Peace out brothers!

Owe 2nd of May

So last nights drunkaments post was very interesting indeed, no val in starting to drink at 7 in the evening then finishing at half past 7 in the morning.
Started of going to a friends house, had dinner with few beers then we headed to a gig, MY FIRST GIG in my life!!! pretty sick, i know. I loved it,m was a lot of fun, as borat wud have said I liiiiiiiike, great success!!:)

Today decided on 2 very important things in my life!

1. Need to meet woman that allows me to call my first born Wolverine

2. Naming my son Wolverine Karlsson! AWESOME i know!

Saw the new film today and i loved it, was awesome!

anyways now game time!

Thursday, 30 April 2009


Cant worry about it can you mate! Just stick to what u know and treeeeeeeeeeeat uraelf like, i know the mujer and i treat them gfooooooooooooood looooooooooooooooooooooooooooool,aments!
Big bugi outaments to Jeal well dont, upa scrapload right niw this mitnh is good!!1
Love uall
and to all mys fans, stay classy Sand Diego!

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

update 3 Owe

So, out on 34th place bubble! FUN!!! haha naaa not to worry, played well and im happy with my moves, lost very important pot with A8o when ive raised get on caller, flop comes 975 he bets out and i reship all in he OBV cry calls with AK0 was not happy when i saw that! then went out with AQspades to AK0 gues it was pretty standard he raised on flats i reship to take down 10k in middle, AK calls KJ9 blank blank gg me!

Down a lil bit today, but have been running like a jew with no greed! bingo bango bish bash bosh!

later might do some HU!


Owe update 2

Still in the comp, was chipleader until 2 sec ago, but still 2nd i think :) hopefully ill go all the way, if i finaltable ill win, :)
about 40 left!
keep getting desconnected cause i run so bad in life, jsut got disc on 732 flop wiv 99 vs fiskkkkkk! FML

anyways keep u posted!


So little update, been trea myself to some games lately, been running so so,... realized that there is soooo much people out there that are sooo bad still...hehe! Some days its hard to find a profit player waiting or around. Not bad thing thou :)

Looking forward to out vegas trip+Summer+sweden+all the things i love!

Thing i like :
MYSELF (love really)
The boys im living with (man love)
Going to my first official "Gig" thursday

things i dislike:
Rigged people
getting outdrawn deep in comps

anyways playing a comp now so need to focus....

see how my day has gone later



So I can reveal all.

On the train to London the other week I had a call from my professor telling me that if I wanted I could attempt to apply for funding for my MSc course, with a view to doing a PhD. I'd done my research around this before, it is from a council called the ESRC and is uber-competitive. I'd have to run like Joe to even stand a chance. Given I was relatively late in applying, I had to compose a thesis by Friday. So, on 3 hours sleep I got cracking on Thursday with a somewhat ironic thesis title of "The Economics of Problem Gambling." I then had a meeting on Fri which resulted in a 5 hour re-edit + a ton of reading over the weekend, in order for it to be completed.

On Monday I then went onto campus as per to do some work / figured I would have to fill out some paperwork and start completing the personal statement, expectations, goals etc boxes that you get on these forms. Sure enough, I had an email saying go to see a lady and get stuff signed. I get ran through what I need to sign etc, and also get told I have a conditional PhD place (provided I perform well in my MSc), handy! I am then instructed to go and see another lady about filling out forms for the ESRC stuff.

Well this is where it gets good. I walk in, she shakes my hand and congratulates me. Confused, I ask her why, and also confused she replies that I am the nominated candidate for the UEA Economics ESRC Studentship! So I wasn't applying to be considered at all, I'd already been shortlisted and picked. Val!

Of course there was a still alot to do, I had to register with the ESRC and re-edit the thesis etc, you would not believe their application system (is more confusing than parts of my degree), but about 2 hours ago I submitted my application into the pool.

This does not mean, however, that I definately have it - the ESRC still have to review my case - but I have been told I have nothing to worry about as the rejection % is low and I'm a very strong candidate anyway.

The studentship itself is a 1+3 award, so I will get full fees and a generous living expenses allowance for the next 4 years. In the immortal words of Jeal, I run too far!

So, thats my news. Had a mini celebration last week with the family + Hannah, when(if!) I get full conformation I will be definately having some sort of night out, will let you know.

Now back to revision :(


Monday, 27 April 2009

Panda on SteamyBenefits!!!!!!!!

After fella's,

There is sooooo much Vallll in a Steamy Panda, he hasnt tried playing 50 sng's everyday for 5 days straight. If you do that and play 4-8 at a time, you are losing 70/30 and 80/20 on the reg. He was playing 4 at a time and was steaming to the max. It was so much fun. I was crying in laughter.

Last night was pretty brutal and i took a hit of around 4 buy in's ($100), which isnt much when you have a bad session but i was getting it in so good all the time. I see adam has mentioned when i had 8's full and other guy hit runner runner seven's on me. That was pretty sick.

Today i have been trying out 8 sng's at a time, four spread across the screen one behind eachother. Today has gone well....the first 8 i played i was running like last night. Had flush over flush in two of them, when blinds were 50/100 so i was never ever going to get away from that. Then i was left with two. I was in for $200 and its $90 to the winner. I ended up winnning both so i only lost $20 (Handy). Next eight i played i won 4 of the 8 and won $160, then i played 8 more and i won 3 and came 2nd in one of them so i won $120. Ive only played 24 today because me and Steambear were up until 7. But im up $260 for the day :-)

Update on the prob bet...just for owe and Joe :-) its a week since we made the bet tomorrow and ive played 310 6 max sitngo's. Got 690 to play in 3 weeks. :-) easy money. After this i plan on making another prop bet if anyone is interested. I am going to try and play 1500 or 2000 in one month if anyone fancies taking me on. We can discuss terms obviously. I am defo doing 1k :-)

I am now hosting a home game tonight. 10p/20p holdem.....if you are ever interested in coming just let me know on here, facebook or txt me. Its open invite. Its me, tidey, tyler, rich, lewi, jason and dave the dip tonight. Will let you know later how that goes.

Good luck tonight. Jeal x

The best blog post in the world

I am not sure if any of you have seen Black Books, but there is an episode where Bernard and Manny write a childrens book. The problem is, it is SO good, that they simply have to destroy it.

That is much the case with my report from last night. I ran SO bad it was unreal, I have never EVER had a session like it. Jeal will testify to my steambear nature. My new spotify account name is even STEAMBEAR, lol.
However, I had so much fun grinding with Lewis that it was also the funnest session I have ever had too. In fear that describing it might result in some sort of Poker world implosion (in that you can lose half roll + have your best session at the same time), I shall simply list a few key moments combined with some of the beats I took.

SNG bubbles, either 18 man or 6 max:

18 man, 6 left, 4 paid: 63 in bb, button limps, i check. We both have 4.5k, blinds 100 200. Board 9 6 3 rainbow, I check, he bets 500 into 500, I decide to overbet shove, he snaps with K9. K turn, gg.

18 man: KK utg 5 handed, so bubble. I have 5k, am in theory short but two people have 6k. Blinds 100 200, i make it 499 utg. BB calls. Board 8 5 3. He bets 400, i make it 999. He flats. Turn 5, he open ships. Am simply not folding here ever. I call, he has K8. 8d river.

2 x Sets vs flopped straights with monkey hands
3 x two pairs vs top pairs counterfeited
Turned flush, get 3/4 of stack in, he rivers 1 outer gutshot straight flush, cheers.

OF COURSE I did win one really funny hand. $9 tournament, 900 runners, FINAL TABLE ONLY paid, so am getting it in all over the shop. I have 6k, a few others do too. Get AKo utg+2. Blinds 125 250. UTG makes it 750, +1 calls...i elect to flat. C/o ships for 5k, bb calls, utg reships, utg +1 calls and its on me. I was going to fold OBV as am crushed here, but Jeal is all play ftw etc and am super steambear so call anyway.

Was up against AA, KK, KQ and 86o. I have Ah Kx, Standard 3 heart flop then the trusty 2h on the turn for them all to be that my 26k pot with 4% equity pre?! Lol.

Other fun stuff:

- Singing to Celine Dion with scented candles on the go at 4am

- Jeal jumping face down into his bed when his 4 outer comes on riv when deep in donkament (AK vs JJ aipf, J 10 x x Q board)

- Jeal saying oh christ, he has quads when he gets reraised on the river of an 8 K Q 7 7 board..Jeal had 88 and cry called like a fish.

- The man on Spotify telling us he was a freezer

- The countless times we got it in 70:30 preflop when 3 handed, lost, and just laughed at how staaaaandard it was.

- Telling a player called BenNDawn his wife was in the pic was foul, then half of the table jumping in with comments

- Jeals sharkscope

- My sharkscope

In general was a pretty funny night. Definately having a session with Joe too soon where we will read souls for fun.

Will, touchwood, be updating this blog tomorrow with some sick news. Fingers crossed.


Thursday, 23 April 2009

End of Day 3

Morning chaps,

Just finshed playing and feel meh! Just played the $20 1r1a $20k gtd on pokerstars. 621 runners, 72 paid $28.6k in the prize pool. You start with 3k in chips and i decided to rebuy straight away and start with 6k. In the first level i didnt get many hands and stay on 6k for the majority. At this time for some reason i was lacking patience, i think it was because i was hungry, so i got some pasta down my beak. In this time when i was lacking patience, i decided to get fruity with 65os in the cutoff. Blinds were 40/80 so i made it 199. Small blind called me and the flop came 7dQd7x, he has 5.5k so i have him covered by 500 chips. He checked and i bet 299 and he called. Turn came a 5 and he led out for 400 so i made it 999 and he called. Reason for my raise on the turn is that i am pretty sure he has 2nd pair like pocket 8's and i wanted to represent strength as i have throughout the hand. Plus raising here means the pot has increased and now on the river he is going to have to call me for his tourament life with 2nd pair and be a hero. I was hoping he would fold but he called. The river came a 4, the pot is now around 3.1k and i have 4.5k behind and he has 4k. He leads out again for 800 and i reraised him all if for his tourament life and he passed, which was handy :-)

At the break im on 8.5k, i pay $20 for a 3k add on and now my stack is 11.5k. Soon after the break i get pocket 8's UTG +1. Blinds are 50/100...UTG makes it 300 so i called, cutoff calls and the button makes it 1k. UTG calls, i call and the cutoff folds. Flops comes 8d 10d 5c.....UTG checks, i check, knowing the button must have Aces or Kings here. Button makes it 2k...UTG makes it 5.5k and go all in for 11.5k. Button only has 2k behind so he calls and so does UTG. Button has got Kings and utg has for Ad4d. SQUEEEZEEE...turn came 2h so now UTG has a gutty aswell. River came the 10h to give me a house. Is that my 28k?

For the rest of the hour i hardly played a hand, was playing a few sitngo's whilist playing the tourney. OMG, was just sitting here, minding my own busy and all over a sudden...THIS IS THE RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT can blasting out of my speakers. Thats scared the S*** out of me. Anyway that was weird. After the 2nd break the blinds were 200/400 and i was taking a few blinds and plodding along nicely. Hardly played a hand for a whole hour. 3rd Break soon came around and i was on 40k.

After the 3rd break the blinds were 600/1200 and my stack was around 40k. I had been on the same table for the last two hours and hardly played a when i picked up 9 10 suited in the hijack, i treated myself to a raise of 2989 and the button called(stack 30k). Flop came Kh 5h 3s. I fired a continuation bet of 3999 into a pot of around 7k and he called. The turn came 6c and now the pot is 15k and he has 23k behind. At this time my thinking was to represent and simular to earlier in the tournment making a play which is putting the other persons tourament on the line. He hadnt shown any strength in the hand at any stage so on the turn i fired another bullet of 10789, so it was either fold or all in for the other guy. In this situation i am trying to make him think i have AK....after a long time of thinking and me squeezing my bum cheeks together, he decided to fold. Good fold :-) That pot puts me on 48k

Next blind level 800/1600 i pick up kings UTG +2, UTG ships for 5k and i flat call hoping that someone finds AK QQ JJ or something someone fancies getting fruity with and making a squeeze play. As it turns out everyone folds and im up against Q9os and the board came K high. See ya. Now on 56k....guy in the cutt off makes it 4k so i raised with A9os to 9999 and he called. Flop came A 9 4.....RACK! He checked and i checked behind. He only has 18k left so im hoping by checking behind he ships any turn, Turn came a 7 and he bet 6k so i made it 33333 and he folded :-)

Few hands later i am UTG+2 and i have 8's with a stack of around 75k. UTG raises to 4k and he has me covered so i call. Button calls and the small blind makes it 14k. UTG folds and i would normally fold but i felt sure he hd AK so i decided to call (LAGGY) and the button folds. The board came down 6c7c7d. He then led for 18k leaving himself 50k behind and i flat called because i felt sure he had AcKc. And you all know me, i like to do my action on the turn. But this left me about 45k behind. STRANGE HAND!!!!! turn came another 7 and he insta checked which i thought was handy and i decided to check behind. The river came a 10 and he checked so i checked behind too. He had AcKc...reading souls as per. Standard Tidey comment! But that hand was weird but it got me up to 130k and i was chipleader at the 4th break.

After the 4th break the blinds were 1.5k/3k. I picked up Loyal 3's in middle position and raise to 7989 and the small blind calls me. I was very suspect of this guys call. I wasnt putting another chip in the pot unless i hit a 3. So there is 20k in the pot and the flop comes 3 3 10! BOOOM!!!!! absolute dream flop! I couldnt believe it and im sure this guy is slow playing a big pair aswell. HE checks to me and i bet 11999. He takes he time....he has got 90k behind. Im praying that i am reading souls again and i right about him slow playing a aces or kings. And he ships HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!! IS THAT ALL GOING TO BE MINE?!?!?!? Insta call and he has got Jacks. Goodbye Son. 3 hands later ive still got 260k and im UTG with AKsuited. i raise to 8999. button calls and BB ships for 50k more....i took my time for alittle while was hoping he was making a squeeze play and that we werent i reshipped and he had Queens and i lost :-(

Back down to 200k and we have a new arrival on the table, he has got chips and he is being a loose cannon. I raised the button with A10 and he reraises from the small blind. Next hand i get AKos and the blinds are 2.5k/5k and i make it 12898 and he insta raises to 36k. I take my time and reship. He snap calls with AQos and i punch the air. Flop comes KdQd5s i shout YES, GET IN. turn comes a 9 and the river comes a queen. see you later lewis......

That pot was for put him on 550k and 4 hands later he was down to 225k. He called two reraises with A3 suited and pocket 2's and lost both. And that me feel Meh!!!!! Standard shat on in the latter part of a tourney for me.

On the plus side....sitngo wise. I have now played 167 in 3 days. I had a fairly standard day at the office....Things are now looking better and im in profit now. I feel like i have tuned my game quite well already. Espically my play in the first 2 level of the sitngo's which is quite vital. Need to tune my game 3 handed thought i think...i duno. Im constantly giving it a thought because i keep getting in spots where i raise the button and a guy ships and im getting 2/1 so i call hoping my cards and live and then end up losing. Need to borrow that book off Boyle. Tomorrow 3 handed im going to be less aggressive and try and not get in such spots as often. Im not sure. If you have any opinion or advice you would like to give about this then that would be nice.

Right, i best head off to bed....ive been wrting this for ages and i havent bothered rereading so enjoy the mistakes. Rivers is picking me up at 8 in the morning and we are going to grind at his for a while. Then around 12 we are meeting up with sandra and april. Valllllll.

adios amigos

Jools x lol x

End of Day 2

Hi guys,

Was meant to post this when i got in last night, but the internet was down and has been down until now. Standard run GOOD! Lucky old Owe!

Yesterday was a more successful day, i played 54 sitngo's and didnt run bad which was nice. Felt like it was a Standard day at the office, rather than constantly getting shat on! I started the day by playing 9 at one time, which was fun and interesting. The first one i played i was out within 5 mins. I thought here we go.......blinds are 10/20, guy utg makes to 80, guy in the cut off on the button with aces. I made it 500 to try and represent AK. The guy utg insta ships for 1500 other guy folds and i call. He had 10's and yes you knowwwww it came 10 high. Happy days!!!

Then i managed to get heads up in 3 of them, 2 of them were against a friend. Martin Futter (frogboy2002) and i was also playing 3 handed in 2 others at the time. Managed to walk queens into Aces 3 handed and i won all the 3 heads up which was handy :-)

Today i am obviously starting late and wont play as much, But i dont mind starting later because at this time of day there is a reg (pokerpro333) who is quite good. He plays 12 at a time but if im playing 9 and he is on all of my tables, then i am losing alot of value. One, he has been playing 12 for ages and has earnt 45k this year from an average stake of $31 and Two ive never played 9 sitngo's in my life so my ROI isnt going to look as healthy, as if i was playing 4 at a time instead. Also the other reg that there is no value in playing is skillivey. Check these two out of Sharkscope. Skillivey stats are better!!!!!! They are ranked 1 and 2 i think in making the most profit in 5-6 handed sitngo's with a buy in between $16-$35.

Anyways, last night was quite fruity. April asked me to go for a couple of drinks with her and Sarah. So i invited Pbear and we went along to the rivergarden. I got a guinness in and Pbear got some gay drink that ive never heard of. We Sit down and Boyle's housemates are sitting behind up. That was strange. They just went for about a 4 mile wonder and ended up there apparently lol. Boyle's housemate is having a dip, with the leeds oldham bet he had with dave! Anyways after a couple there we decide to go to office....6 guinness later im in optic with Chris Brown, Richard, Scott and some others. Scott is going bk to uni 2day so we thought we would go out. Chris goes...Jeal fancy a Jaga? yeh why not, we will have dips. we get it down our beaks. 10 secs later, Chris.....fancy a Jaga? yeh why not! you know where this is going! lol Anyway did 4 of them and i was away with the fairies. I was certainly treating self! Chris is then trying to get with some rough bird who had shorter hair then him!!!!! lol. Left optic and ended up going to Havana for the first time. WHAT A DUMP! i was smashed. Standard lost wallet and ran good because security man found it for me! We were having a boogie with 44 year old women. Vallllllll!!!!! This is the sickest part of then night. Go to get a taxi on prince of wales at about 4...guy says we havent got anything for another 45 up loyal.....sorry mate got nothing for the next half an hour. Ok, cheers mate. Me in my mess of a state, decides to walk home. No value in that! Open the front door at 7 in the morning :-) And currently i feel like absolute S***! So today i am taking it easy and will probably play around 10-20 max!

Enjoy the essay and if you hadnt noticed. I am pants at english, always was more of a maths man myself.

good luck at the tables, Jeal x


After a decent gym session this morning I now have 2 blisters on my palm.

No val in £10 a blister :(

Haven't played since jeals little home game, something which will prob be a continual trend. Am so focussed on getting exams and msc stuff done atm that i haven't got much time for poker.

Having said that, I am now off for a meeting with someone about some sort of deal for Poker Soc next year, so that will be interesting. Then its back to the revision grind!

Having a bbq tomo with family, my gf and sisters bf which should be fun as we just bought a new one and this is going to be a test run. Salmonella ftl. No plans for weekend bar revision and more work, same goes for the next few weeks. Sigh.

Am looking to get Brand New tickets off ebay tho and treat myself to a day in London. Will prob go to the empire after too since that worked out well last time / is cheaper than a hotel!

Gl all,


Tuesday, 21 April 2009

End of Day 1

Evening amigos,

Its been a long and rough day. I didnt get off to the best of starts and never really recovered. Within my first 20 sitngo's i had bubbled by walking into aces 4 times and kings once, when i had 10's, JJ, AK, AQ and 9's 3 handed. The 9's, AK, AQ were all in preflop and with the 10's and Jack's, it was blind on blind and i flopped an over pair to the board twice. BB obviously slow played his aces and the turn came a brick and i was, see you later!.

I wasnt running very well at all, losing alot of 70/30's but when you play that amount of poker in one day you do see it all. Lost every 80/20 i had with aces. I had aces 3 times all pre against 10's twice and jacks once and didnt win one. I did however flat call a raise with jacks twice and it came jack high and both times, they managed to have queens and gave me there muns! Which was handy.

Overall i played 77 sitngo's today which is a big step towards the prop bet, but unfortunately i am down $210, but i am pretty sure i can come back strong tomorrow and hopefully run alittle abit better. I will also try and tune a few leaks in my game whilist i am playing and learning everyday then hopefully i shall be having SHIPMENTS tomorrow :-)

I did notice a comment on my previous post by Panda...Saying he would like to have £10 to £25 like joe, that i wouldnt do it. However, i had played 30 by 3pm and Panda has now deleted that comment, he doesnt know ive read it lol. All these non believers!!!! Soooooo Standard!!!!!

Anywayz, its time for me to hit the sack. Big day tomorrow.

Jeal x

Adam Update


This has been a crazy week. Can't really say much now but atm am doing some stuff thats potentially the best thing since sliced bread (for me.)

As an aside, prop bet update (sorry its late, busybusy)

Have had no alcohol.

Thursday- Nothing
Friday - Ab sesh
Sat - Ab sesh + short run
Sun - 3m run
Mon - Nothing
Tues - Gym session

Am going run tomo and gym thurs, week 2 will be complete. Ez game.

As for poker, havent done anything since the london win. Played 20nl at jeals last night and dropped 2 buyins, running into dave the dips aces, tylers aces, then tyler 3 outering me to spike two pair. fml.

Hopefully have a pretty sick update soon...will keep updating with bet progress tho. (Sidenote: I have been told you can see a difference in my tummy. Ship.)


Day 1

Morning fella's,

Day 1 hasnt got off to the greatest start. Ended up having a home game after going out for a meal with some poker friends last night. We were playing until half 3 and i ended up doing my bollocks in a 10p/20p game. Thought it was going to be a deepstacked game and i was really looking foward to it. But somehow there was someone making it £11 pre when there was £1 in the pot. I saw alot og interesting stuff last night.....i think i got the worst seat in the house. On my right i had dave the dip and tyler...laggy players and always not believers and to my left i had panda(station when out of pos) and rich...who just called me down :-) as it went, i ended up hitting a pair about 3 times all that was fun.

Anywayz i shall post later on with how i got on today. My plan is to over do it in the first week and try and do 40/50 a day so i dont end up having a 48 hours session at the end of the month :-)

gl at the table

jeal x

Monday, 20 April 2009


Jealette has no chance of making the bet we all know, last time he tried he managed to play like 220 games ina month and this was HU, which we all know take less time. However he bascially needs to play 7 h a day to have a chance, and this is without going broke, without one days breaks cause then he needs to have a sick session, and also he needs to be playing 5 games at the same time to have a chance hehe :) taking on this bet is one of the best things ive ever done :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

However, about Vegas, was thinking we should hit a roadtrip to California if everyone is down? might get myself a nice honey from the O.C that can be my sugarmama so i can just enjoy myself down there :)

San Diego, San Fran and maybe San B could be real cool taking alike a day there and crash at sum sloppy place for few bux then party hard like we obv do:) Joe u can be my Wingman, and Jeal u can be the dude harrasing the girl when me and Joe come and save her, awesomeness!!! its gonna be Legendaryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:)


Prop Bet

Me and my friend Owesph were just chatting on Facebook. He was trying to abuse me by saying i have no chance of grinding. I was planning on playing about 600 but now owe says there is no chance i can play 1000 in one month. It will mean me playing everyday around 6/7 hours but ive taken a bet. He has given me 5/2 and im having £50 on. I will keep the market open for any others that fancy a bet. The more money i stake the more determine i will be to have no life. Just txt me or leave a post or abuse me on facebook. Take you pick! 5/2 is the price. You can have as much as you want on....just let me know. Ive got £50 to win £125, so u can have a liability of £25 to win £10 or something. Bet starts tomorrow (21st of April) and ends 21st of May.

Jeal x x x

Serious Grind

Morning fella's,

Im going to be doing some serious grinding for the next 2 months and i plan on 4 tabling $23 + 2, 6 max sit n go's on pokerstars. My target is to get up in the morning around 8/9 and then playign two sets of 4 tables (2hours work). Then go to the gym most days and then have lunch. Come back and put in 3 shifts of 4 tables (3 hours). Have tea then enjoy myself in the evening! I shall definately keep you posted with that section. My username is moonwatch79 so treat youself if your bored at home.

As you all know i am not really the grinding type, hence the ups and downs and the shot taking etc....ive played in alot of games, where i have been sitting on faces and ive also played in alot of games where i have been shat on but we live and we learn. And we finally decide after 3 years of playing then grinding is FTW! Its also taken me 3 years to not STEAM like most ppl do. No val in tilting online = -ROI.

I will be posting most evening after i have finshed my shifts, just to keep myself in check and you guys can see how fun my life is :-) Btw on sharkscope i am currently on $750 before today. So we are starting from there. Anywayz i better start Day 1.

Good luck at the tables. Shall post later tonight with an update of today.

Jeal x x x