Friday, November 27, 2009

Back on Stars

Well i realised the games i need to be playing are MTT of anything from 30 people up. Virgin don't have enough of these due to player traffic so set up an account in my mums name on pokerstars and deposited a tenner. The MTT on stars have daft guarantees for low stakes entry due to the amount of entries so i entered a $2 tournament with $1500 to the winner and 480 places paid and 4700 entrants. I ended up being donked out in 650th in a pot fof the chip lead when my aces got beaten all in after the flop of 9 6 2 rainbow by QQ when the queen hit the turn. AAAAAAARrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

I was playing some low level cash games on virgin and was up 6 buy ins at a 10 euro table so quit that up. I need to try and rake a bit more in the last few days of november to get into the top 10 rakers for the 500 euro freerole they offer, i'm 101st at the moment.

So i'm going to really hit the depositor freerole tournaments on pokerstars this weekend and regulaly play the 10Euro 3500 guarantee on virgin and a regular daily tournament on Pokerstars in the evening too. I'll also try to play the quarter million on stars and see if i can get to the million in a satellite. Saying all that though i have $11 in stars and won't be able to add anymore.

Joppa - Hi mate are you ok? Can't seem to comment on your blog?!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Change of Play

I really took a look at my strategy at heads up tournaments yesterday and drastically changed a few things. It's amazing how changing a few parts of my games has changed my results. Out of the 12, 10Euro heads up games i played tonight i won 11 and lost 1 and that was when i was 75% to win the hand.

My roll has now breached the 600Euro mark so am going to take a shot at the 20Euro games tomorrow and see how i get on.

Monday, November 23, 2009

8 + ? = 8

Well job hunting is RIDICULOUS. I applied for a job with aviva (norwich union) and don't know wht i bothered. At the end it said it will do a credit check (will be very bad for me!) they will do a criminal record check (bad again) and they will check what you've been doing for the last 2 years (also bad). I then looked to get car insurance with aviva and they won't accept anyone with a criminal record for car insurance so i doubt they'll employ people with one. I had a meeting today with an agency that was supposed to help me find work. Instead they made me do a maths and english test and it was A JOKE. Questions like, what is the missing number. 8 + ? = 8 and what is half of 16? The english was just as bad, things like what word is spelt wrong? " I like this very mutch" It was a joke...

Am doing ok at poker. Have now turned the 13 euro i had into 515. I've been keeping more accurate records at Heads Up STT 10 Euro and am winning quite consistantly. I'm really going to give it a go at making proper money. I need to decide when to move up limits and also what MTT to play. There's no point winning 20 euro one day on STT and losing the same on tourney entries.

If i can (which i doubt) build my bankroll to 3-4k and consitantly win enough to get by then when my tag gets taken off in march i might just fuck off overseas and try and travel and win enough to take me on and on and on. That's the dream anyway. 500 Euro will probably be enough to get me to spain for a week so at least i have something to work from!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Going Well

Well i can't find a job and the criminal record is a bit annoying!! My sisters back from Spain so am just spending time with her and my mum.

I have been playing quite a bit of poker. I had 13 euro in my Viegin account and have boosted that to just over 400. I'm doing really well in MTT at the moment. I won a 1euro rebuy and have 5 other final tables in about 20 tournaments, 2 seconds, 2 sixths and a tenth. I can't get on with heads up STT on virgin at the stakes i play i do better on pokerstars but cant get any money into there.

I was wondering, is it possible to play as a pro when all you do is play MTT??