Monday, 30 May 2011


Ireland was fun, although kinda frustrating. Bust the main pretty quickly, won a bunch playing cash, lost a bunch playing cash (to Luke), had half the chips 4-handed in the Highroller event - came 4th, lost a bunch playing acey deucey (to Luke) and lost a bunch playing whist (also to Luke. BASTARD!)

I've played exactly once since coming back and that was yesterday; managed to finally do a win after months of near misses. Two wins actually, won the stars $8r 2x turbo for 7.8k (2nd time I've won it this year!) and then...

Bink! So that gets me out of makeup and pads the liferoll. May I think has been my best month ever in terms of results, although I don't get to see all of it by any means with the staking. Still, pretty fun to have a $50k month!

Dan Dave and Luke have been pestering me to go to vegas this year which I've been resisting until now mainly because of money issues, but I feel like I can head to the series for a few weeks and have enough left over for the rest of the year and winter travels if the series goes badly. Haven't 100% decided or looked at flights or anything, but the vague plan would be flying out on the ~20-25th, there's a dozen or so $1-3k events between the World Series and the Venetian Deepstack series, then play the MAIN EVENT, then fly back. Then head back in November for the final table...

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mayday mayday mayday!!

So I had a pretty terrible stretch a few weeks back, taking shots at the new euro-only 100rs and things on stars which went horribly despite numerous near misses and ended up losing about 3/4 of my roll (bankroll management ftw!) so decided to get backed again by Dave.

Like what happened last time Dave started backing me I instantly had some nice results; 5th in 2 $162s on tilt and managed to bink a 4th in the $1.6k ante up SCOOP event which I satellited into, so those netted Dave and I about $12k each which was very welcome. Think I'm going to continue being backed for the foreseeable, I'm liking the idea of not worrying about having any money online at all, and just cashing out whenever I get above zero makeup! Of course it sucks when deep in makeup and I might change my mind, but now that I've got spending money to keep me ticking over (and enough for travelling this winter) I think it's best like this for now. Less pressure is good.

Tomorrow I'm heading to Cork with Luke and Dan for the UKIPT which will be great - events in Ireland are always great fun, lots of drinking and soft games. Got the live itch too so hoping I can do some work at the tables, although some big SCOOP events are overlapping, especially on the sunday for me so that will limit the amount of live games I play. Also big congrats to Luke for winning the FTOPS multi-entry brawl, and then degening it up at 25/50 HU PLO and just winning all the money. Just saw him finish a ~$120k+ session, so there should be some fun rails in Ireland too.

Anyways, next post will clearly be me detailing my UKIPT win and the SCOOP main event win that immediately followed. Please?