Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What a night....

Well i've just had a brilliant night. My friend Mike called me about five and said he'd managed to get 3 tickets for the Fratellis at the UEA for £20 and him and his brother Bobby would treat me. So of we went and had a storming night. I've not really been able to be myself since the arrest but i loved tonight, i was having a laugh with some girls stood around us before they started and was chatting indepth with a girl called Holly who i really liked and, not to sound to arrogant, i think liked me as i was really on form tonight. I didn't ask for her number or anything, to be honest i just felt good that i could have that conversation with someone as i haven't really been myself for a while.

Then the concert started....

So i am now sat just got home, my shirt is still on the stage at the UEA i think after some girl took it off and chucked it, i nearly got kicked out for crowd surfing, my shins have been kicked to shit and my jeans are ripped up the seam to me knee and i am slightly sweaty.... but it was a brilliant night, the concert was good but my good friends bobby and Mike helped me forget about everything thats going on, even if just for a night, and for that i am eternally gratefull x x

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Plodding along


Brilliant hand earlier on... There was this player critisizing everything (nice call etc etc) in a heads up game and i was playing hyper aggresive as usual.

I was dealt Kh Ah

Raise call

Flop - Ks 7s 2s

He bet and i pushed and he called with 4s 5s and he'd flopped the flush

"hahahahahahaha nice call iddiot" he was saying in the chat box
"reeetarrd hahahaha noob" he continued

Turn Kc

"nice play fissshhyy" he continued
"thanks for your$$$$$"

River Ac


I just sent - "Love you x x x x x x x x x"

And left

I've been doing alright today, mainly from being disciplined and concentrating (and a bit of luck as seen above). I've now played 31 $5 heads up STT and won 20 and lost 11 and won 2 out of 2 six seater $2 STT. I've stopped playing the double ups, in theory they're the same as heads up and i feel i can affect the outcome more obviously in the HU games and the 10 seaters take too long.

So I started with £100 of my mates money and now have £133 so £33 in 2 days i can live with. Statking is showing 4 hours of play at $5 HU STT with winnings of £26 (give or take you cant put in decimal places) at a winrate of £6.50 an hour.. However need far more sessions for an accurate summary

Anyway am off to watch united

Monday, November 24, 2008


Well the last few days on my mates Mansion account i've been messing around getting used to the skin and joining games that i thought looked ok so today i decided to start recording my results again and to start having a bit more discipline and concentrating more.

I started a new database in Statking and decided to play an hour of $5 heads up sit and goes and record the total win loss and keep doing that over loads of sessions to start generating hourly win rate etc etc. I'm also going to do the same with 6 seater $5 sit and goes and probably $5 10 seater double ups and again record the results.

I managed to get 7 games in the hour and won 5 and lost 2 for an hourly profit of £8.79. I'm not sure if he has rake back set up i'll have to check as i would have paid $3.50 in rake as well.. I don't take anything from these results as it's early days. If i'd lost the last game the profit would have been nearly nothing so i need loads of sessions to see what an accurate win rate is..

How many is beyond me though i suppose it's a work in progress..

On other terms i heard from my solicitor today and not much has happened in my case. Some other people have been arrested so it must be quite a big ongoing investigation. Hopefully i won't get pulled in for questioning again but i'm not sure, there's nothing i can tell them anyway..

I did have a laugh at the Governments way of helping us all financially by cutting VAT to 15%.. Does Alistair Darling not live in the real world?!?!?!

If someone was going to buy a table for instance that was £30 before it means it will go down to £28.46 saving £1.54 whcih i can tell you is really really really going to help alot of people, those table manufactureres are going to have a brilliant sales year...

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Well my sky has been cut off so i can no longer watch repeats of Top Gear on Dave :-((

My friend has said i can use his account on Mansion on the Ipoker network. I didn't like this platform at first but have adjusted it slightly and it's alright. Been playing $5 double up sit and goes mainly just for a bit of a laugh..

It's snowy in east anglia today so am snowed in... Who needs sky movies anyway when the empire strikes back is on ITV



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Crime....

Well i've been talking about concequences of what i've done and the message i got from cashbiatch on my previous post tells me i should say what i've done and then it may give people a better idea of the situation i'm in. It's funny i'm really ashamed of what it is which is why i tend not to mention it to people, but here goes...

My life was going really well up until January 07. I had a good job working for an american corporation, new house with my partner Kirsty who i loved dearly, poker going well though that isn't important and then this happened:

(3rd post down "Change")

Everything went downhill for me there really and didn't really notice it happening. I started going out more and got in with the wrong crowd and got into drugs. Over a long period of time work was getting badly affected and i was spending stupid amounts of money and alienating friends and family. It got to the stage in august when i was arrested in edinburgh with a load of class A on me and am now on bail pending trial. I told work exactly what had happened and they let me resign before they sacked me. I'm now in so much debt that i will be made bankrupt in the next few months and lose my house. I'm in regular councelling sessions trying to get to the bottom of why this all happened.

It's strange really, the charge is serious but i'm getting good character references, as it IS out of character. Everyone is saying they can't believe how i managed to get myself into this, i can't either, but that doesn't stop me from feeling that i've let everyone down, it's hardly a conversation you want to have with your mum is it??

I told my ex before she emigrated to Australia with her new boyfriend who she met whilst we were still together and after 8 years together she is refusing to do a single A4 page character reference as is her family. I would understand if i'd done anything wrong but i didn't, she left me for someone else..

So i have no money at the moment, which is why i need work. I don't know when i'll be in court, They have a year to prosecute so anytime up to august. I wish it was tommorrow i just want it over and done with.

It's funny, i've been going over my archives, i went through a stage of not playing and now i can't win at $1 heads up sit and go's!! Have i got really bad? Has the standard improved? Or i just not in the right place at the moment to be playing? I expect the latter... these posts in my archive cheered me up a bit though, i could do with the same now!!

Top two posts here, didn't end up going to the WSOP just took the $4k.. should have done really i doubt they'll let me in the states now..


I forgot this one.... !!

Monday, November 17, 2008

No Bankroll

Well i haven't a bank roll anymore... I don't like full tilt i've decided. Come to think of it i wish i had deposited onto Virgin, i feel more confortable there.I know in theory they're all the same but you do get attached to certain sites and i like Virgin. It's soon to be leaving boss for its own platform so it'll be interesting to see what it's like...

In personel terms, i signed on last week so am now getting £60 a week thats getting paid straight into my mums account as it'll be eaten up in mine. It's actually a sad state of affairs that i'm actually thinking about stacking shelves on a night shift in tesco when a month ago i was earning 36k with a brand new BMW company car, but I will get a high vis jacket at tesco..

I spoke to a couple of friends, one who owns a ham factory in Norwich that might have temporary work. I could have got a job with another friend who managers a branch of a finance office but you need to pass a credit check which i won't... I thought about getting bar work but my councellor said that wasn't a good idea..

I think my solicitor will call me tommorow, my mum called him for me to get him to call me as my phone's been cut off. He recently sent me a letter to sign saying i plead guilty so i need to know whether i still go to court to say i'm guilty or just for sentancing.. I also could do with knowing which prison i'll likely go to.. I'll be in court in edinburgh so probably there but hopefully i can get moved to Norwich...

I've been listening to loads of music lately so might sporadically post my top 10 songs at the moment, not neccasarily new songs just what i've been listening to:

1. Ash - Lose Control (B side not 1st track on 1977)
2. The Futureheads - Hounds of love
3. Enemy - Pressure
4. Wombats - Moving to New York
5. Journey - Don't stop believing
5. Black Kids - I'm Not going to teach your boyfriend how to dance
6. Ash - Kung Fu
7. Editors - Lights
8. Twang - Wideawake
9. Maximo Park - Books from Boxes
10. The Smiths - How soon is now

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Fucking hate poker...

There's no skill involved at poker at all it's all bollocks... Fucking bollocks game:

Last 2 games, heads up:

Dealt 88

Flop 33 7. check, betr raise all in knowing i'd trapped and he had A7

Turn - K
River - Ace

Last Game - Dealt KK
Flat call
Raise Push he turns over 99

happy days

10,10,9, 5, 9

so supposedly i'd trapped and outplayed but keep getting fucked, its all bolloxs. These were higher buy in games too so am now at $15 bankroll

Can't be arsed anymore its all shite

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Well i sat down to play tonight and couldnt log onto my account.. weird... It turns out Full Tilt have cancelled my United113mark2 account as you can't have 2 accounts apparantly:

Hello, This message is to inform you that we have discovered a multiple account under the Player ID "United113mark2" which has now been closed. Your primary account, "United113", has been left open and you may continue using it to play as normal. For security reasons and per our site rules, we allow only one Full Tilt Poker account per player. Unfortunately, we cannot allow you to use any account other than your primary account. If you would like a full explanation of our site rules, please visit our website at: Please email us from the email address registered with your closed account to let us know if you would like the remaining funds transferred to your primary account or withdrawn to your payment processor. We thank you for playing at Full Tilt Poker and appreciate your understanding. If there's anything else that we can do for you, please let us know. Regards,


I'm not using the United113 account as i can't add or take money off it...

I emailed them back saying:

Why do you close the account with money and FPP on it and keep open the account with nothing in it?!?!? Surely if only 1 account is allowed, close the one thats not being used (United113) and keep open the account that's got money in it and is still being used??? (United113mark2) MAkes sense to me...

It really does make sense as well doesn't it... ?!?! idiots

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Well i had councelling today in Norwich which was quite tough really, we got on to speaking about things that were difficult for me such as my dads death but i suppose it's all to help and it'll help in the long run...

It was hard as i was distant when i came out which i think might have upset my mum and my sister a little bit but they have been really good with everything thats happened so I think they don't like seeing me like that...

I still haven't got a character reference from my ex, it doesn't seem likely now either as it seems her dad was stalling for time when i asked him and she's now emigrated to spain with her new boyfriend....

I was looking through some of my old photos and this one made me laugh, i drove all the way from Banbury to central London with my car like this:

Thanks Tony and Jo for that one.....
I played some Poker tonight, and after blog chat with Marky ( ) i pplayed some more of the Full Tilt Matrix games and some more heads up. I think my problem is that the money is on my mind too much if i play higher limits and am worried too much about losing so dont play as aggresive as normal. I think because of this i need to build my bankroll so a loss at higher limits doesnt dent it so much. I cleared my first $5 bonus from Full Tilt so am now in profit again... just...
Roll - $53.47

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Well after last night i calmed down and played a bit just now... It seems like Full Tilt reaches into you head and realises the mood you're in and decides to fuck you up even more... At one stage i really felt like i could hear the site laughing at me... So many well... outdraws is probably the technical term, but 3 times in 3 games having it all in by far the best of it and to be spppppankkkeed in everyone made my sick, to the point on the last one me throwing the coins i had in my hand against the wall... it's probably time to stop when that happens Mr.Tilt isn't it????

So with bankroll now standing at $23.04 i think i'll drop to $2 limits for a bit to boost it to $50 then the next step up is the $6 i've been playing.

It is sick though.. I was looking at my pokerstars sharkscope stats and it shows the following:

Games played Av Profit Av Stake Av R.O.I Total Profit
933 $2 $20 9% $2093

I looked at STT heads up $20 games on stars and won 273 and lost 174 which i didn't think was that bad?!?!

.....And now i'm getting spanked at $6 Heads up on Full Tilt...

I should clear the first $5 deposit bonus soon to add to the $23....

Will probably relax tonight, am quite tired as me my mum, sister and Suzy went on a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point which was nice and i think my mum and sister will come over tonight for the united celtic game...

Am not going to play anymore tonight and will have to go to the job centre tommorrow and try and get a job, not sure what the prospects will be like though


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What a Dickhead

Well thge C.A.B today said bankruptsy was the only option...

My sister came round this afternoon as her friend ~Suzy from Wakefield was coming down to stay and they're both staying at mine so we went out and i met up with my next door neighbour. I met up with her the other night and one thing led to another but she's currently in divorce proceedings with her husband.. I've lived next to them for nearly 5 years.... fuck me matt what are you fucking doing at the moment????? Jesus... So i feel unconfortable at home now, the only place i really had left...

I played for a bit tonight a bit drunk, pissed off in the wrong mood and as usual moved up limits top $11 heads up and spunked a load... Need to be sensible in fucking more ways then one incluyding my bankroll management...

Roll: $33

Monday, November 03, 2008

Off to a good start

Well i managed to get some money from the car boot sale which i basically just handed straight back to my mum.. I created a Full tilt account in her name under the username United113mark2 and deposited $50 to have a punt.

I started playing some of the STT matrix tournaments which are a bit weird. 6 people join but you play the same 6 people on 4 different tables getting paid to finish in the top 2 of each table but you also get points for knocking players out and outlasting players. It seemed like a good idea but got all a bit too complicated really. I then started playing some heads up STT which is my preferred game at $6 limits and won a bit but then had aces cracked twice all in preflop so now have a bankroll of $53.43. So i'm $3 which is poor but still a profit.

I have a meeting with the C.A.B tommorrow to discuss my debt level and i'm expecting them to recommend bankruptsy. I know it probably seems strange talking about that and playing poker in the same post, but it's hard having no money and being at home all the time as you can't afford to do anything or have means of transport and there's only so much pottering about and watching telly you can do, so at least i can take my mind of things for a bit and play a bit of poker at small limits and hopefully win a timy bit.