I can't believe I remember the password to this place now!
Brings back some memories as well, some good, some bad about that period of my life but all worth having in one way or another.
On the poker front however, I have been playing! In secret!!
Quite enjoying it as well and am starting to run up a pretty decent bankroll in the process. Won't be dominating Ivey, Hansen et all on the $500/$1000 tables at FTP but if you move the decimal place a few places to the left then you might be a bit closer to the mark...alright a lot of places to the left.
I'm actually enjoying it so much that there is a new site that I want you to check out, its part blog, part entertainment, part load of rubbish! But either way you should go there and make up your own mind.
hey anyone thats still out there checking my blog.
I am still well and in remission so i hope my absence hasn't got anyone thinking i had expired!
hair is back now and looking dashing once again :)
Bad news is poker doesn't seem to hold the same appeal it once did. In all honesty I haven't played since June sometime, just not feeling it.
That said I still really appreciate the all the words of support and friendship over this year, really appreciate it and it helped me no end.
Anyway, over the course of the last few months i've been telling a friend of mine about poker, the money, the beats etc and i think i have to poor bloke hooked. He bought a few books and he's sitting here next to me now dealing himself hands while I set up a blog for him! God knows whats gonna happen but i have never seen anyone more serious or excited about hitting the tables!
...anyone? I gave it to you on a platter after all! A vivid dream, a game set to go any way and a solid betting tip...England to win the forth test.
So any takers?
Obviously I took all of my recent winnings and stuck it on the mighty England for a laugh, I'm not really taking this bankroll management serioulsy! But it came good :) Now I'm telling a small lie there, i didn't stick it all on England, I stuck on £25 but that was good enough and repayed me decently.
So what have I done with my money, well I was thinking of Bluecourse who has finally spent some of his winnings and thought I better do the same, so since I play all my poker online I thought I'd do the shopping online as well.
Firstly I started with Amazon and looked through the DVD's but got massively bored with this since I have 2 Lovefilm subscriptions and they are sending me DVD's everyday so moved on from the DVD's. Then looked at the books but have tons from my last shopping spree left to read so skipped over books as well. I then became stuck over what I should buy...
With no ideas I headed to eBay, the only place to spend poker winnings in my opinion! I searched high and low and as the night pulled in and the sun set my eyes started to hurt and I was squinting at the screen. Not good and I was wishing that I had a lamp or something as I didn't want to turn the main light on and waste all that energy (i'm a carbon neutral poker player you know!).
So booted up the lappy yesterday for some Mansion fun and actually hit a very nice run of form. I wasn't really doing anything different but had a great run of cards and spun my roll up to about £75!
In the process I busted 3 people in a row which was sic and has to be a world record!! ;)
Basically first hand I was dealt JJ in a mid position, there was a total maniac on the table that kept raising and re-raising and was bullying the table big time. He raised early and it folded round to me and I called hoping for a decent flop. The flop came down rags and I was pretty dam sure he didn't have a higher pocket pair then me. He fired, I fired back and then he went all in. That put me on the back foot slightly but trusted my instincts and called. He flipped poc 3's and my $20 was now $40.
Next hand I got dealt A/K, raised it up again and got a few callers, flop came down a beautiful Axx, 2 guys fired in front of me before I raised it, one folded and the turn was a K! Loving this big time! Another bet from in front and I raise it up again, one fold and its heads up. River is an A and he fires again I raise him all in, its called and he mucks. $40 is now up to about $75!
Last hand is fairly straight forward, i'm dealt pocket 9's, I'm on the button and there are a couple of callers. Flop is 97x and I'm laughing, some action before me and a fold, I just call. Turn and river are both blanks but the other guy gets it all in, i call and he flips poc 7's to lose to my higher set! $75 is up to $100!
I faff about for about another 50 hands or so not really getting too much and not willing to risk anything as the table was a little crazy and the best hand I saw for a while were some low suited connectors so cashed out on $101.12 a prof of $81.12 for the sess.
Very nice. I am now tempted to whack it all on England winning the cricket today as had a dream about it last night and they did!
Anyway, thought I would share, quite a pleasing arvo!
Oh and who out there loves marmite? I discovered it in hospital last week and can't get enough of the stuff! Toast and marmie every morning from now on!!
Sorry for the lack of posts recently, have just had my head in other places.
Got some great news recently though, the chemo has been working and I am now in remission, thats right those evil cancer cells have gone!! I still need a final cycle of chemo just to make sure they never ever come back but for all intents and purposes I am on the road to recovery, phew!!
Poker wise, have been trying to grind it out on $20 NLH with my tiny bankroll of £25, big step back to what i'm used. Have been as high as £40 and as low as £5 and am now hovering around £26!! So overall rather uneventful.
Standard of play has been mixed, some good aggressive play other total donks keep drawing out on me so has been frustrating.
Not sure how much longer I continue playing at this level, part of the motivation for me at poker is money and this clearly isn't cutting it! If I can get myself up to £50 I might just dump it all down on $100 NLH and see what happens, do or die!!
So I have had an Epiphany! This morning poker came into focus. I need a plan. Nothing crazy just a little motivation to get myself going and to make the game mean something to me, add a little spice if you were.
So here it is, firstly I have withdrawn all my funds from FT and what I'm going to do is deposit £25 into my Mansion account. Most people probably don't rate Mansion and to be honest it s hardly full of players but I like the software, the sound effects and the play really isn't that great!
From that £25 I'm either gonna go busto or build my bankroll and forever play with that money. The more I win the higher I will go but its not a race, there is no goal its just about the poker.
The twist though my friends is that if I lose that £25 deposit thats it, no more poker!! Its over, the poker had its time, I tried and failed and it will be placed in the old memory bank to regale the grand kids with!!