Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Last year (2007) was a fucking bollox year for me with Kirsty leaving after 8 years together and trying and failing to adjust to life on my own. I remember thinking at this time last year that i hoped i would have a better year during 2008....
How wrong i was....
And next year is going to FAR FAR worse... That's not negative thinking that's just the reality with whats coming up for me.
2008 was a shit year, after spiralling out of control after Kirsty left i managed to get quite a serious drug addiction that has left me financially fucked now with bankruptsy procedings currently being finalised. In August i was arrested with shit loads of drugs and so finish the year on police bail pending court. Work found out what had happened so in October i was out of work, just about the time the global financial markets went batshit meaning it's hard trying to find work and slightly pointless with court coming up. No work means no money so the mortgage hasn't been paid in months and am living off £60 a week job seekers allowance...
So 2009 brings for me bankruptsy, along with this comes the repossesion of my house that Kirsty and I bought 5 years ago, court where my solicitor thinks i'll probably get between 2-5 years in prison, continued drug councelling, not being ever to find a job as good as the one i had (ever?).
So i hope everyone else has a good 2009, i'll hopefully have a good 2010...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This week pokerstars have their Guinness World Record week so i had a look at some of the current Guiness World Records, not poker related, and some are fucking funny...
It's daft really, I think that it's good to know who the Worlds tallest man is, but he hasn't actually done anything to acheive that whilst it must be quite difficult to eat a 12" Pizza in 1 minute 45.37 seconds like Josh Anderson, which i think is fucking ridiculous..
So here are some of the records i found:
Ken Edwards - Most Cockroaches Eaten
Ken Edwards of Glossop, Derbyshire, England ate 36 cockroaches in one minute on the set of The Big Breakfast, London, England on March 5, 2001.
Why the fuck would you do that????
Elaine Esposito - Longest Coma
37 years then died....
How is this a good thing??? I never saw her get an award on Record Breakers
Michele Santelia - Most Books Typed Backwards
Michele Santelia (Italy) typed backwards 64 books (3,361,851 words, 19,549,382 characters) in their original languages including The Odyssey, Macbeth, The Vulgate Bible and the Guinness World Records Book 2002. Michele put together a 3,78 m (12 ft 4 in) high tower of the books typed. He completed typing backwards the volumes of the Dead Sea scrolls in Ancient Hebrew on 26 July 2007.
Hebrew is written backwards so does this mean he wrote them normally?!?!
Striker - Fastest Car Window opened By a Dog
The fastest time a dog has unwound a non-electric car window is 11.34 seconds and was achieved by Striker, a border collie owned and trained by Francis V. Gadassi (Hungary). The record was set on September 1, 2004 in Quebéc City, Canada
I'm sure my ex mrs opened one faster
Robert Foster - Breath Held Voluntarily
The USA's Robert Foster held his breath for 13mins 42.5secs in 1959
VOLUNTARILY!!!! hahahahahahahahahahah I want to know the record for non-voluntary breath holding....
So i hope pokerstars will be proud to sit amongst the ranks of "biggest cookie ever baked" and "Most people to irish dance at the same time" They did for the accolade of course, it had absolutely nothing with trying to generate more rake....
Monday, December 29, 2008
5800 odd entered and with 2400 left (850 paid) I had around 18000 chips when this hand happened that has got me a bit wound up... I'll explain my thinking and please let me know what you think because it's really annoying me...
Blinds are 400/800 and it gets folded round to me on the small blind. I make up the big blind and the big blind thinks about it for a bit and raises to 2400. My thinking here is that the big blind thinks that i have made up the big blind as i already have 400 invested so if he raises he'll get me to fold. As he's done this i plan on making a play on the flop as i can discount him having a premium holding as i don't think he would raise pre flop in that situation with a premium hand. At this point it makes no difference to me what my cards are i'm playing what i think my opponant has but for your information i have 10 5 off.
They have me covered but only just
The flop comes A, 5, 3 Rainbow
They bet 4000 on the flop into a pot of 4400, which i expected them to do and confirmed to me what i thought they had done pre flop. If they had hit a premium hand such as trip aces then i would expect a check and slow play with only 2 left in the hand. Even though i had made 2nd pair it didn't really have a big effect on what i was going to do with the situation i thought i was in..
I pushed with my remaining 15,600 or so.
Now with a a, 5, 3 flop there are so many hands i think they have to fold now, as i said i'd taken into consideration that they would be virtually all in so it was a decision for their tournament. I think they have to fold JJ,QQ,KK even is this situation, although i didn't believe them to have that.
Now here if they flip 33 or 55 or AA or i've read it wrong and fucked up then fine, but when they turn over K3 off i really can't believe it. I should be happy as i'm ahead and the hand has been played exactly they way i thought it had and they should have folded to the push with me picking up a nice pot but no...
King falls on the river and i'm eliminated.
How can you look at king 3 with that push and think it's good? It really makes no sense to me at all. What can you think you are beating??? There are so many hands that you are losinbg to, there's not much that you think you can beat!!! The other things that amazes me is that this is a $215 entry tournament thats once a week. It's not some freerole or $1 MTT or STT you can join again if you make a mistake..
Seriously can someone please explain the K3 call to me???
I was pissed of after that so i contacted Joppa Road and asked if he wanted to play the Sunday Million last night on my account and split the winnings. Joppa then hit my curse of being the unluckiest person alive when he hit the nut straight on the turn only to get his all in called by another muppet wanting to hit a heart on the river which duly arrived knocking him out after he was threatening to cash...
I have some advice, if you are ever on pokerstars and see a player called United113 playing and he goes all in pre flop, call with any holding as that seems to be a sure fire way to win the hand...
EDIT - Just been knocked out of a $1 rebuy on Ipoker. 60 left out of 740 and i'm 4th in chips and get dealt KK, tournament leader who is hyper aggressive goes all in and i call to get beaten by J8off. What the fuck is going on??????? I win that hand i have double the next person in chips and am in a great position for the $630 1st prize. But no i get $9 for 3 hours work. What the fuck is going on seriously??? I'm not going to play poker anymore it's fucking bollocks, this happens EVERY time
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I've just had QQ busted by 88 on a 6 high flop with an 8 on the turn, am now down to about 9,000 from a starting stack of 10,000.. average is 12257 and there are 4765 left out of 5836... Why do i always seem to lose these types of pots???
Will let you know how badly i do....
EDIT - hahahahaahahah Very next hand all in and my JJ beats QQ, should moan more often...
Joppa - United113 am currently on table 62
FOR FUCKS SAKE
Is everyone a fucking idiot?!?!?!
How the fuck can he call that??? Lucky Lucky bastard...
(am out by the way...lol)
Friday, December 26, 2008
Today i went to the pub with my mate at 1 to watch the united v stoke game and stayed to watch soccer (friday) saturday and the arsenal villa game and then kind of stayed there till about half ten.. Whilst there a girl came in and said "happy Jesus Day" and continued to say that boxing day was special as it's the day jesus died... Now i'm not religious at all but had a good laugh at this girls expense...
Am a bit pissed now so AM NOT going to play any poker!!! I might watch die hard 4.0 though...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Poker front got fucked out of the blogger final by a retard who should have been playing in the para olympic poker thats next week i think, or all the time apparantly on the Ipoker network... i HATE playing on there as i want to headbutt the wall whenever i play... Will probably play the sunday million this week and not cash as usual....
I've not got councelling for a few weeks and the courts are shut so i know i won't be in court till at least the end of january which is good, am kind of seeing my neighbour which is nice, especially good when you have no car it's not far to travel, not that thats why i'm seeing her of course she's lovely....
Apart from that nothing much going on, went to woolworths again and they had the pick and mix at half price... but as in the rest of the store, only the shit was left...
Sunday, December 21, 2008
It's strange how i seem to get into a comfort zone of WHERE i feel ok playing. I'm staying at my brothers this weekend so will be playing on my mums laptop whilst sat with my brother, sister in law and mum. It was like this last night and couldn't really get into it. I did have Amatay on my table before i busted and it was a good crack.
Because of the whole comfort zone thing i decided not to play in the sunday warm up or Sunday million this week with the 2 x $215 tournament tickets i won on the blogger qualifier earlier in the week so i might have a pop at one or the other next week.
I'll let you know how i get on but qualification however unlikely for the PCA would be beautiful. I've been to the Atlantis resort on paradise island before with the ex misses and it's nice. To be honest it may bring back some bad memories so maybe an EPT entry would be better... Am not sure i'll be let in the bahamas, i don't think i'll be allowed to the states ever again....
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Respect must go to Joppa Rd who finished 7th the other night in the NLHE qualifier out of 559 to win the same as me in a sunday gold package, he finished 16th out of 538 tonight for a step 3 ticket as well... good results...
The top ranking brits tonight were TheUKshark in 6th, PR)_rANDY in 9th and utdroad in tenth. utdroad had just said "it doesn't make a difference if you win does it?".. i was just responding "you want to finish in the top 9" when he busted... i didn't send it.....
I like the structure of these tournaments, i do much better in deep stack tournies for some reason and the 2500 starting chips and blind structures suit my play.
I've just found out that a girl i went to school with has got a download single out on itunes this week. They're trying to chart and the songs good... however due to shite factor you probably need "hallelujah" in the song title to chart this week, it's going to be in the chart 3 times with 3 peoples versions...
I had a bit of a result, my next door neighbour is moving away from her husband in January so i've said she can have all my furniture on kind of permanent loan which saves me putting it in storage whilst i'm inside.. as long as i get it back...
Anyway follow the link below for the single from my friend, what do you think??? If you like it download it from itunes, it's called "drained" and the band are Kenelis.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I started off just wanting to qualify but as it got to the last 72 was in the top 10 in chips and was really pushing for the win. The final table started and to be honest i don't think i was playing very well till we got down a bit and then i started to be more aggressive and things started to happen. I ended up being knocked out when KK wasn't good enough against AQ all in pre flop but to be honest i'd hit a few flops earlier so was probably deserved.
This is what the pokerstars blog said of it:
One hundred and forty-two people now have their seats for Sunday's PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker Main Event thanks in part to Tuesday's Event #2.
The top 72 players in WBCOOP's second event earned their place in the Main Event. Tuesday's no-limit hold'em contest drew 559 of the world's poker playing bloggers. As we've mentioned, this year WBCOOP is made up of six preliminary qualifiers and one Main Event. Each of the qualifying events awards 72 final seats plus thousands off dollars in prizes.
Event #2 took more than five hours to play out and saw tons of familiar names from the blogging community. Notable poker bloggers Easycure, Rakewell1, NumbBono, gadzooks64, and Loretta8 all made it to the top 72 and earned their seats in the Main Event. Top honors, however, went to the United States' malice51 who not only made it to the final, but also picked up three $215 tournament tickets, one $530 tournament ticket and a $11 tournament ticket (aka, Sunday Majors Platinum Package).
Here's how the final table broke down.
1. malice51 (United States) -- Sunday Majors Platinum Package
2. Baba_Jin (Israel) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
3. United113 (United Kingdom) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
4. MemphisM0J0 (United States) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
5. WMZeus (United States) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
6. WILLdaHAMMER (Canada) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
7. Joppa Rd (United Kingdom) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
8. maka818 (Spain) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
9. Would-Be83 (United Kingdom) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
If you're an eligible blogger, you still have time to qualify for this weekend's Main Event. Top prizes include a full PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package and a chance to play on the European Poker Tour.
Here''s what the full Main Event prize pool looks like.
1st--PokerStars Caribbean Adventure prize package - worth $14,300
2nd--European Poker Tour prize package + SCOOP Main Event ticket + Step 6 ticket - worth $11,100
3rd--European Poker Tour prize package - worth $7,500
4th--SCOOP Main Event ticket + Step 6 ticket - worth $3,675
5th--Step 6 ticket - worth $2,100
6th--SCOOP Main Event ticket - worth $1,575
7th--$1,050 Tournament entry
8th--Step 5 ticket9th--$530 Tournament entry
10th-18th--$320 Tournament entry
19th-27th--$215 Tournament entry
28th-45th--$109 Tournament entry46th-100th--Step 3 ticket
Event #3 of WBCOOP kicks off later tonight. The 22:00ET event is an Omaha 8/b event and will award another 72 seats to the final.
Congrats to the first 142 Main Event players and good luck to everyone tonight
There was a good table crack as well. Thanks must go To Ukgatsby who was observing and chatting. It was his blog that made me aware of the WBCOOOP so i wouldn't have played in it if not for him so thanks. And if you've not read the blog you should..
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I'm now an hour and a half into the 2nd qualifier (hold em). again top 72 qualify for the final and 45 get other prizes. Am 84th out of 251 with just above average stack..
Friday, December 12, 2008
I watched Hancock and Batman Dark night recently which were both good, especially batman and went to see ocean colour scene that was a laugh. After oceon colour scene we ended up in Liquid a club in Norwich, fuck me it was funny... Now i'm not the greatest dancer but we were having a giggle at this bloke on the dancefloor and, i know this is wrong and you shouldn't laugh, but there was a women in a motorised wheel chair on the dancefloor and i'm sure the DJ put "spinning around" on on purpose... she was enjoying herself though which is the main thing but it was fucking funny...
I've registered for the pokerstars blogger tournament, i was useless in it last year but hopefully will do better this year, even though if i win i won't be able to go on the carribean adventure or an EPT but i could do with killing some time for 20 minutes before i get knocked out..
I was in town for councelling yesterday with my mum and she said "let's go to woolworths" as there's a big one in norwich at an out of town shopping centre. It was absolute chaos inside, and no wonder they're shutting down, everything in there is shit. I did check to see if the pick and mix was half price but it wasn't and they had hardly discounted the things you'd actually look for like DVD's, pick and mix, CD's, pick and Mix, PS3's and the pick and mix. My mum was going to buy some stationary but then saw the queue and though bollllllox to that.. I was going to ask someone if they had any jobs going but thought that would be mean
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!
The WBCOOP is an online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers.
Monday, December 08, 2008
I've not heard anything new from court or my solicitor, i've not been able to find a job and it's getting to be a bad time of year to be looking. I have now been approved for job seekers allowance so £60.50 a week is now being paid directly into my mums account.
Am trying not to pay poker, my mates mansion account has dropped to about £70, some stupid beats and i think i'm playing so badly i just can't motivate myself to play.
I think i'm going to see Ocean Colour Scene at the UEA tonight which should be good!!
Apart from that just been sat at home doing nothing, i'm soooo bored... Right, its twenty past ten i think i'll eat some biscuits...