Sunday, February 10, 2008

Irish Open Satellite.

I played the Irish Open Satellite on GJP tonight, was pretty card dead for most of it, not many hands of note. I was being blinded away gradually with few oppurtunities to steal and ultimately got knocked out in the mid seventies i think. Ah well, I might try a few more in the next few weeks, but only if i sat in via the feeders. I'll post up a few of the more interesting hands at some stage but the talking poker hand converter isn't working at the moment.

I didn't play much at all over the weekend, so no much to report on that front. Although I did have a little wager on Marc , AKQJ10, 5 e/w at 200/1 which was sweet. Just a pity he din't take it down.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Starting to run well again, in poker not life.

Poker has been going well for me since the last update, I haven't really played much at all but my BR is up to $1257.37, through grinding out the micro omaha tables and a few sngs thrown in. I should be getting my GJP loyalty bonus any day now which will hopefully bring me over $1500, from there I plan on playing one table of .25-.50 mixed in with 5 .10-.20 tables until I reach approx $1750 (I'm being a serious BR nit about this but I reall think this is the way to go). I reckon i'll play the $20 r/a feeder to the Irish open super sat tonight, maybe a few other donkaments and a good few hours of cash.

In other news I got arrested on Saturday night, that was a laugh. I've never been properly arrested before, so i gained a few hard man/cool points I think. After drinking a bit in my house and then going to the pub, we were in the chipper in Dalkey on the way home. I guess i could be blamed for sparking everything but I wasn't aggressive at all, just messing around winding up some jocks about their food when the creatine and steroids obviously kicked in in their systems. It was over in a few seconds, a blur of Abercrombie jumpers and bleached blonde hair. There was about 7 or 8 of them there and me, my mate Cian and my girlfriend. For some reason the guard singled me out of the crowd, grabbed me and cuffed me. I spent the night in a cell and I'm appearing in Dun Laoghaire court this Friday morning. Go me.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

A strange few days.

As mentioned in a previous post, things never really run that smoothly for me. After a few pm's exchanged with shortstack on boards I've found out that someone was playing my account on the limit tables yesterday afternoon. Limit? Who the fuck plays limit? I remember hearing a quote from Padraig Parkinson regarding limit poker after Katja Thater and Martin Wendt (both Germans afaik) won limit bracelets at the WSOP. It was something along the lines of "God invented limit poker in case Germany won the war". I mean come on, if your going to play someone elses account at least do something fun like hit up the $5-$10 omaha tables. I found out that whoever was playing actually won a few hands too, pity they weren't better at limit, obviously they weren't German.

After that fiasco anyway i've changed my passwords, so I go to log in this morning and my account gets locked from entering the wrong password. Loads of fun.

Some other (relatively) good news, I finished in the 40s of the $35k gp on I-poka yesterday, for around $130, was pretty annoyed actually, got knocked out AK v KJ aipf, he hit quad jacks. Went out in style at least i suppose. That pot would have put me in the top 10 with 40 left and a nice chance of a few $k. Ah well, I'm running good in the donkaments atm, can't win 'em all.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Highs and Lows.

Well i finished 3rd in that tourney yesterday to boost my roll nicely to over $1000, with rakeback and the cashrace i should be rolled for .25-.50 omaha within a week or two which is sweet considering how i've been running and playing recently, lol donkaments is all i can say to that.

Wait a second this is all going far to smoothly for me, surely something can't be going well without a hitch. Nope. I logged ontp my account about an hour ago there and it's minus $200+. I've been on to support and supposedly i was playing cas tables at around 2 this afternoon, while i was driving around in the girlfriends car, i don't know wtf is going on and i'm majorly pissed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Well I'm just about to fire up a few tables of PLO now, I've been playing the 5k gp on GJP for the last hour or so and I'm in the top ten atm so hopefully things continue to go well on that front. On the omaha side of things i had a pretty horrible run of it yesterday, a few hands that i probably should have got away from mixed in with a bit of bad luck made for a roughly 5 bi downswing, so the roll is at a paltry 600, the lowest it's been in a while, time for some grinding. I'll try and post up some of the hands later and see what people think of them, ran the nut house into quads twice for more than a buyin both times, not really sure if they were coolers or if they were the kind of hands i should be folding. As I was typing this i took a bit of a hit in the tourney, but lost the minimum with Q9 v AQ on a QQxxx board. I'll update later.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Everyone else has one, I don't wanna be left out.

As pretty much everyone on boards has a blog going, some updated more frequently than others, I thought it was about time I jumped on the blogging bandwagon. Hopefully I'll stick at it and it won't be a half assed afair with two posts and then a quick death, I'm not going to promise a daily update but i'll try to keep it frequent enough without boring people to death. Poker won't be the sole focus of this blog, to be honest at the moment I don't really know what willl make up the content or why I'm doing it but I am. It's more than likely going to descend into a giant ramble like this already has, so if thats what your into check back.

So onto poker, and bits of life stuff.

I'm now officially a college dropout and unemployed, living the dream. The plan for the moment is to get a part time job somewhere to have a bit of consistent income to save for the Summer. This will also hopefully mean i won't have to keep withdrawing from my BR, something which i've been doing a lot recently and is making it impossible to move up levels.

On the poker front I haven't been playing live much at all recently due to the fact that I'm pretty busto apart from my online roll. A measure of this is my last live outing was for the twenty f/o in Jackpot, which I played for free because i was dealing. Over the next few weeks I'm gonna attempt to build a bit of a live roll by playing some of the smaller buy in tourneys around town. I haven't played live cash - barring one very drunken session - since before the last cash league in Jackpot where i dropped about a K in a few days, which I couldn't afford to lose really. I've since realised that even though the games are ridiculously soft, you need some cash behind you to be able to play comfortably.

Online i'm concentrating only on PLO, I've been kind of dabbling with it over the past few months but i haven't played a hand of cash holdem in as long as i can remember. It's been going well so far, and i should have moved up to .25-.50 but for withdrawals for life rake. So right now my BR is circa $700 and I'm 6 tabling .10-.20, which is helping me climb the ladder for the GJP cash race.

Don't have too much else to say at the moment, but I'll try and post a few times over the next few days to get me in the habit of it, with a few HH's and other stuff.

Gl, Ed, max_power.