Sunday, January 31, 2010


Just tilted myself out of the WBCOOP calling when i knew i was behind tilted............ Was running high up in another tourney and got busted by hitting a STUPID 1 outer. At least i know when i shouldn't be playing as i'm going to give up for the night. I'll have a busy week pokerwise ahead anyway with this sit and go race starting tomorrow.

Monthly profit was £172 + Rakeback so i beat the rake which is good.

Bankroll - £592.06 (668.86Euro)

Bit of a hefty goal for february. I want to win 750euro in the SNG races and 250 Euro in winnings doing it. Will update how i do.

Was up playing cash as well in January so am going to put a load of NL10 hands in between SNG races

Football wise, United were brilliant today and Nani is the new ronaldo... ok maybe not but he;s the new giggs... ok maybe not but he's the new ummmm ok he's still shit but he played well today

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Did anyone play tonight?

How did you get on? I busted quite early losing most with JJ v KK on a 8 high flop.

Tomorrow should be good in the Main event

AAArrrrrggggggg FFS

I'd love this guy to explain his thinking to me i really would!

2 hours into a tournament, 6 off the money then you do this:

***** Hand 2003071315 *****
300.00/600.00 Texas Hold'em (No Limit) - 30 January 2010 21:34:53
€1,000 GUARANTEED (Real/Tournament)
Seat 1: acemartin (2150.00)
Seat 2: danama4 (22550.00)
Seat 3: MELROX1234 (5317.00)
Seat 4: Yemayaa (3646.00)
Seat 5: United113 (6390.00)
Seat 6: ozo100 (6180.00)
Seat 7: Blockhaus (5653.00)
Seat 8: ROviedo (2847.00)
Seat 9: pinica (15136.00)
Seat 10: kelle9 (10186.00)
United113 post SB 300.00
ozo100 post BB 600.00
** Deal **
acemartin [N/A, N/A]
danama4 [N/A, N/A]
MELROX1234 [N/A, N/A]
Yemayaa [N/A, N/A]
United113 [Qs, As]
ozo100 [N/A, N/A]
Blockhaus [N/A, N/A]
ROviedo [N/A, N/A]
pinica [N/A, N/A]
kelle9 [N/A, N/A]
*** Bet Round 1 ***
Blockhaus Fold
ROviedo Fold
pinica Fold
kelle9 Call 600.00
acemartin Fold
danama4 Fold
MELROX1234 Call 600.00
Yemayaa Fold
United113 All-in 6390.00
ozo100 Fold
kelle9 Fold
MELROX1234 All-in 5317.00
*** Flop(Board): *** : [6s, 7c, Kh]
*** Turn(Board): *** : [6s, 7c, Kh, Jd]
*** River(Board): *** : [6s, 7c, Kh, Jd, 5h]
*** Showdown *** : Rake: 0.00 Total Pot: 12334.00
acemartin Fold Win: 0.00
danama4 Fold Win: 0.00
MELROX1234 [8h, Jh] Pair of jacks Win: 12334.00
Yemayaa Fold Win: 0.00
United113 [Qs, As] Highest card ace Win: 0.00
ozo100 Fold Win: 0.00
Blockhaus Fold Win: 0.00
ROviedo Fold Win: 0.00
pinica Fold Win: 0.00
kelle9 Fold Win: 0.00

Wait till 2 hours in and 6 off the money to get all your chips in with J8

oh and he won

Casino RNG

I was speaking to my mate the other day who played alot of roulette when he was in Vegas and he bought up an interesting point about random number generators in online casino's. He said that when he was in Vegas he did this betting pattern or doubling his bets on the loss and betting on the 50/50's so he was basically betting the casino they couldn't win 7 fifty fifty bets in a row. Now he tried to do the same online and he lost a load. He then spoke to me about a fruit machine in a pub. They are gambling tools and are in now way random. They pay out a percentage of the money that gets taken in so they always win. My friend thinks the Roulette tables online are set up in a similar way, the casino's say that all their games are generated by some hi-tec randon number generator but you can't tell me the slots on the sites are random?

I did some reading up online on these RNG's and tried to look at the regulating bodies to see what they think. Thats where it gets a bit strange, the regulating bodies themselves do not actually check the random number generaters, they just need the random number generator to be checked by an "approved lab". The casino i checked had had theirs checked by a company called TST "Technical systems testing) and by pricewaterhousecoopers who are an accounting firm. They said that the RNG was "Statistically random". That just bought up more questions to me. How can something be statistically random?? Mainly they said that there were no patterns. Now if the lottery, that we know IS random, pulled the same numbers two weeks running then we would think it strange but as we know it's random it'll just be coincidence. IF a RNG did the same would they pull it and say that it's not random?? Surely part of a RANDOM number generator would be that sometimes the same numbers in the same sequence will occur?

At no time do i think that the casino's games are predictable, fixed, beatable by cheating AT ALL. I just argue the fact that they are as random as a roulette wheel.....

Friday, January 29, 2010

This is why i'm not going to play headhunters..

Useless wankers...I hate it i really do. What goes through peoples heads??? You get $300 if you win the fucking tournament and $2.50 per bounty. Why do people fucking call with anything to win $2.50 bounty when it's cost them $5.50 to enter the tournament in the first fucking place? Why bother???

Low limit retards are really getting me down at the moment

***** Hand 2001131420 *****
15.00/30.00 Texas Hold'em (No Limit) - 29 January 2010 20:24:57
€5 HeadHunter (Real/Tournament)
Seat 1: macky47 (2333.00)
Seat 2: Deniz30 (480.00)
Seat 3: verneuil07 (1315.00)
Seat 4: karelroh (1460.00)
Seat 5: plamia (1294.00)
Seat 6: gisèle (1279.00)
Seat 7: RABBIT31 (3215.00)
Seat 8: anna62 (1072.00)
Seat 9: United113 (1420.00)
Seat 10: STUKA64 (1577.00)
anna62 post SB 15.00
United113 post BB 30.00
** Deal **
macky47 [N/A, N/A]
Deniz30 [N/A, N/A]
verneuil07 [N/A, N/A]
karelroh [N/A, N/A]
plamia [N/A, N/A]
gisèle [N/A, N/A]
anna62 [N/A, N/A]
United113 [Kc, Kd]
STUKA64 [N/A, N/A]
*** Bet Round 1 ***
STUKA64 Call 30.00
macky47 Fold
Deniz30 All-in 480.00
verneuil07 Fold
karelroh Fold
plamia Fold
gisèle Call 480.00
anna62 Fold
United113 All-in 1420.00
STUKA64 All-in 1577.00
gisèle All-in 1279.00
*** Flop(Board): *** : [8c, 10h, 3h]
*** Turn(Board): *** : [8c, 10h, 3h, Qs]
*** River(Board): *** : [8c, 10h, 3h, Qs, 10s]
*** Showdown *** : Rake: 0.00 Total Pot: 4614.00
macky47 Fold Win: 0.00
Deniz30 [As, 8s] Two pair tens and eights Win: 0.00
verneuil07 Fold Win: 0.00
karelroh Fold Win: 0.00
plamia Fold Win: 0.00
gisèle [Ac, Qh] Two pair queens and tens Win: 0.00
RABBIT31 Fold Win: 0.00
anna62 Fold Win: 0.00
United113 [Kc, Kd] Two pair kings and tens Win: 0.00
STUKA64 [Js, 9s] Straight to the queen Win: 4614.00

Sit and Go Race

Well i managed a 4/330 last night in a MTT for aboyt £63 profit. Is so annoying finishing 4th as so near and yet so far, but got busted QJ suited against the massive Q10. Virgin are starting one of their SNG races again soon. Now i haven't done one of these for a while but the 1st time i did i came 1st to win a 32" LCD TV and the 2nd time there were 2 players, myself and M3monster who were miles and miles ahead of 3rd so decided to split the prize. I ended up with $4k that i was going to use to go to the WSOP but couldn't get a flight that close to the event so just took the money. With my bankroll the way it is i'll probably only be able to play the lowest entry races but should be pretty straight forward to win 500euro in the week it's on.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I went to see Avatar at the cinema today. I didn't know what to expect but thought it was brilliant. The story was good, special effects were superb, all good really. I did find the lead woman blue thingy fit in a wierd smurf loving way. She was sexy and not wearing very much and hard, but i suppose she is blue. She is fit in real life of course and played officer torres in The Terminal which, whilst being a retard scouse name, is quite a good film too.

Was having a laugh with a couple of nice girls in the queue at the pictures as well. There was a massive queue and i was behind them so i said something along the lines of "it is wednesday lunchtime isn't it and not saturday night?!" Then an old bloke started going on about how good avatar was so was having a laugh with him as well. iknow it's not much but i felt a bit more like myself for the first time in a long time, as this is the kind of thing i used to do, just have a laugh and start talking to random people...

41st in Event 2 of the WBCOOP

Am quite pleased with this. To add to the 45/1740 in the NLHE event 1 of the WBCOOP i finished 41/1634 last night in the PLO event 2 for another $16.50 SCOOP entry. I did hit some nice cards and i did go to bed with about 200 remaining!!!

I doubt i'll play anymore till the tournament timings get a bit better for european players.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Entered two tournaments tonight and spunked out of them both. I really don't know why i bother playing when i feel like this. Will play the PLO game in the WBCOOP tonight even though i'm shiiiite at PLO.

Away from poker i had a load of information to fill in for this job at Aviva. Now this jobs shit... it's in their call centre in Norwich for £14.5k PA. Now they have already completed so many checks such as a criminal record check, Credit check, last 2 years whereabouts check. They wanted me to fill in a medical form today. The first bit was standard such as "have you ever had a heart attack" etc. Then it asked "have you taken any recreational drugs in the last 5 years" and "have you had any drug councelling in the last five years". Now the answer to these are both yes but i'm not going to put that on this form now am i? They then wanted me to sign a form to get medical records from my GP. My GP was the first point of call when i had my drug issues so I couldn't really say no to the drug question on the form and then let them contact my GP. I ended up thinking that they can fuck off... It's none of their fecking business whether i have had councelling or not and i don't see how my medical records will help with a job on the phones. I typed NO in the drug questions box and didn't sign the consent form. I really don't want the job that much for all the shite they are putting me through.

I keep trying to get an answer about this job in spain but can't. I'm not that confident to be honest which will really upset me. After the last year with all the shit and jail and curfew i was really looking forward to 6 months away. I could have done with the money from a couple of months work at Aviva if i was going to go to spain but i'll just have to try and not spunk the 550euros in my Virgin account (and work out how to withdraw it as i now don't have a bank account) and use that.

45th in the WBCOOP

Well i did alright last night. I hit some nice hands early doors and got a nice stack built. I was running in the top 20 with 200 or so left and was around 30th when knocked out. I ended up losing a big pot all in pre with AQ v A6 and the flop came 966 then the very next hand lost the rest A10 v KQ when the flop and turn came 10 J x A. Can't argue though!!! I think thats a $16 SCOOP entry. I don't know why but i seem to do well in these tourneys. The first WBCOOP qualifier last year i came 3rd but then didn't come anywhere near for the rest of the week! The timing last night wasn't brilliant, i ended up finishing about 2.00 and had thought about sitting out and going to bed until I thought what was the point in that, after beating 1700 or so to be in the last 50 i should try to win. I really think my best game is MTT. I still make mistakes but on the whole i think i do well. It's frustrating that the only roll i have is on Virgin so can't play a whole load of MTT and multi table SNG.

Below are a couple of hand histories from last night. Notice I have the same hand in both and lose both times, I think the most important thing i should learn from these is that i'm playing AQ badly. the 2nd time i thought i'd be up against a similar hand to the one i was so i suppose i read that right, the first one i don't think i've seen before though! It was one of those situations where I relaxed thinking i'd already won the hand on the turn and it made me do a comedy double take when the river card came!!!

See everyone tonight for PLO....maybe

okerStars Game #38731854347: Tournament #280000001, Freeroll  Hold'em No Limit - Level XVIII (500/1000) - 2010/01/26 1:17:55 WET [2010/01/25 20:17:55 ET]
Table '280000001 41' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: The_presside (14734 in chips)
Seat 2: izonko (13705 in chips)
Seat 3: Poolman16 (10022 in chips)
Seat 4: diskeleven (12321 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: United113 (36030 in chips)
Seat 6: Mal255 (39824 in chips)
Seat 7: sprocket66 (14024 in chips)
Seat 8: Quisser (28335 in chips)
Seat 9: Yerzu11 (27592 in chips)
The_presside: posts the ante 125
izonko: posts the ante 125
Poolman16: posts the ante 125
diskeleven: posts the ante 125
United113: posts the ante 125
Mal255: posts the ante 125
sprocket66: posts the ante 125
Quisser: posts the ante 125
Yerzu11: posts the ante 125
Poolman16: posts small blind 500
diskeleven: posts big blind 1000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to United113 [Qc Ac]
United113: raises 3000 to 4000
Mal255: folds
sprocket66: raises 9899 to 13899 and is all-in
Quisser: folds
Yerzu11: folds
The_presside: folds
izonko: folds
Poolman16: folds
diskeleven: folds
United113: calls 9899
*** FLOP *** [5c 7d 3c]
*** TURN *** [5c 7d 3c] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [5c 7d 3c 7c] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
United113: shows [Qc Ac] (a flush, Ace high)
sprocket66: shows [6h 6c] (a straight flush, Three to Seven)
sprocket66 collected 30423 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 30423 | Rake 0
Board [5c 7d 3c 7c 4c]
Seat 1: The_presside folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: izonko (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Poolman16 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: diskeleven (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: United113 showed [Qc Ac] and lost with a flush, Ace high
Seat 6: Mal255 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: sprocket66 showed [6h 6c] and won (30423) with a straight flush, Three to Seven
Seat 8: Quisser folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Yerzu11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

PokerStars Game #38734104677: Tournament #280000001, Freeroll  Hold'em No Limit - Level XXIV (1200/2400) - 2010/01/26 2:16:42 WET [2010/01/25 21:16:42 ET]
Table '280000001 41' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: Zomb2e (41474 in chips)
Seat 2: DevlsBnkroll (112066 in chips)
Seat 3: HounterEst (102123 in chips)
Seat 4: on_thg (46502 in chips)
Seat 5: United113 (45063 in chips)
Seat 6: Medino0308 (48586 in chips)
Seat 7: bamagrinch (209730 in chips)
Seat 8: Quisser (26685 in chips)
Seat 9: Cordlette (44507 in chips)
Zomb2e: posts the ante 300
DevlsBnkroll: posts the ante 300
HounterEst: posts the ante 300
on_thg: posts the ante 300
United113: posts the ante 300
Medino0308: posts the ante 300
bamagrinch: posts the ante 300
Quisser: posts the ante 300
Cordlette: posts the ante 300
United113: posts small blind 1200
Medino0308: posts big blind 2400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to United113 [Qd Ah]
bamagrinch: folds
Quisser: raises 23985 to 26385 and is all-in
Cordlette: folds
Zomb2e: folds
DevlsBnkroll: folds
HounterEst: folds
on_thg: folds
United113: calls 25185
Medino0308: folds
*** FLOP *** [9s 6h 6d]
*** TURN *** [9s 6h 6d] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [9s 6h 6d 8h] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
United113: shows [Qd Ah] (a pair of Sixes)
Quisser: shows [As 6s] (three of a kind, Sixes)
United113 said, "a6"
Quisser collected 57870 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 57870 | Rake 0
Board [9s 6h 6d 8h 4c]
Seat 1: Zomb2e folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: DevlsBnkroll folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: HounterEst folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: on_thg (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: United113 (small blind) showed [Qd Ah] and lost with a pair of Sixes
Seat 6: Medino0308 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: bamagrinch folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Quisser showed [As 6s] and won (57870) with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 9: Cordlette folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Just noticed this!! Sorry Mik i didn't realise you were still railing till i checked raise the river this morning...

themrx [observer] said, "ouisser"
Cordlette: folds
Zomb2e: folds
United113 said, "a6?"
Quisser said, "sry only tired"
themrx [observer] said, "quisser"
DevlsBnkroll: raises 3675 to 6075
United113 said, "all this way for A6?"
HounterEst: folds
on_thg: folds
United113: raises 12003 to 18078 and is all-in
Medino0308: folds
bamagrinch: folds
DevlsBnkroll: calls 12003
Cordlette said, "im tired too"
*** FLOP *** [Jh 5h Td]
*** TURN *** [Jh 5h Td] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [Jh 5h Td Ah] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DevlsBnkroll: shows [Qs Kc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
United113: shows [Ac Ts] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
BurnleyMik [observer] said, "gtfo"

Monday, January 25, 2010

Not playing

Well L4y's comment on my last post hit the nail on the head. I feel like i should be punished for ruining the relationship with my ex. It was probably my fault she left and then my life turned to shit, so even though i feel bitter the person i blame is myself and do punish myself all the time. It's really frustrating when it comes to poker, i could be £200 or so up for the month but am about half that due to playing when i KNOW i'm going to lose. the only thing this means is that i will lose as i am expecting to and then i get annoyed for playing when all i'm really trying to do is lose, but keep playing anyway.

I'm going to take a few days off from real money poker. I'll fire up the WBCOOP game on stars tonight. I managed a 3rd place in the first qualifier in this tourney last year to win 2 entries into the sunday million so hopefully i'll run well tonight. If people are interested, there is also a freeroll on stars for UK players only at 21.30 with $2k added prize money and about 4k entrants. 1st should get $450ish which is good for a freeroll and will run at the same time as the blogger tourney. You can find this in the tourney, regional section.

Am going to work out a strategy for HU SNG as well. Hyper aggro is the way forward here i think. The likelyhood of the other player holding a hand that can call a raise or re raise is slim so will raise a lot. Will post some hand histories when i play a few after some time off. Was doing ok on stars in HU SNG, these are my sharkscope stats:

Username Games Played Av. Profit Av. Stake Av. ROI Total Profit Form Ability /100 Network Filter
United113 935$2 $20 9%$2,093 -75PokerStarsSNG Only x

Good luck tonight in the blogger, should see some people's blogs i read anyway, my stars alias is United113 so maybe see you there.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Feel bad

Fell really down today. I shouldn't play poker when i feel like this so am about 60Euros down. I really do badly when i play in this mood. Its like i want to lose. I feel so angry and would just like to be playing infront of the guy whos opposite me at the table and punch him in the face. I have moved £34 out of V point account to cover the loss.

I hate everything and can't be bothered with life today. I hate it when i get in this mood. It reminds me of a quote from Batman the Dark Knight when Michael Caine is talking to Christian Bale saying that some people just want to watch the world burn, today i just hope everything turns to shit and burns.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Just finished 3rd in an MTT on Virgin for around 140euros. Went out in a pot for the chip lead AQ beaten all in pre by A9. The guy that won was useless. It's really frustrating to see him win. All in about 9 times and hitting stupid outs. his 44 beating 10 10 with a 4 on the river that would have put him out in 7th and loads of coming from behind to win.

Not too annoyed with 3rd though and that puts my profit At £112 for the month (was running about break even) I really think these tourneys are my best game. They are classed as MTT between 120 - 200 entrants so not massive. I think if i could play $5 -- 100 entrant SNG, they would be what i would get the best results on. My sharkscope stats at MTT are really good, with 97% ROI over 151 games.

Username Games Played Av. Profit Av. Stake Av. ROI Total Profit Form Ability /100 Network Filter
United113151$6 $7 97%$935 -75IPNSch. Only x

Up and Down

Well played a bit today as i'm at home on my own and got fuck all else to do as i can't get anywhere. I think me playing long sessions is bad. I'm about 6 whole pounds up for the day which is rubbish. I was up more but i think i lose concentration to easily and play badly. I downloaded poker tracker 3 and have been importing hands into it. It was REALLY fucking funny, was playing a cash game and the PT3 HUD came on, now i think i know a bit about poker but if i'm honest, I had NO IDEA at alla bout any of the information that was on there... what does it mean?!!?

I really need to play shorter sessions i think and do something else during the day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cash Games

Could be the way forward?

More hands/more rakeback

Do you think the best way to make money is cash?


I get tilted so easily. I don't know why it is but it really affects my game. Have played a few games today and am around £9 down which is nothing but about half way through the session i got tilted and that probably affected my winnings.

The other thing i was thinking is that i really should be playing full ring SNG rather than 5 seater. A 5 seater pays 1 and 1/2 your entry for 2nd so you really need the wins. Full ring game pay double the buy in for 3rd and 5 x the buy in for 1st. Will give them a try I think.

Apart from that, mums gone to my brothers for the weekend and taken the car so i'm left stranded here all weekend on my own. Will just do nothing i think and play some poker (when not tilted) and try not to eat too much

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Well i started the 5euro games today and played 20. The quality isn't much different to the 3euro games but i was about £25 down. There were a few dodgy beats so am not too bothered, it'll bring itself round. Will try and play 20 more tomorrow night and then quite a few on saturday and sunday.

Should be getting a nice bit of rakeback this month too. Already its around £30 so should be £40 or so. I was down a bit before i started these games i'm doing well at so if i can make £100 profit including rakeback this month i'll be happy.

Still fuck bored during the day. Have started talking to a girl i used to know from school however and its really good catching up.

Watching cyborg.... van damme at his best

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Up in the air...

Well i spoke to a guy i know in Spain about work there this year and he seemed to think there would be work for me if i wanted. Just before i called him however I got a call from Aviva saying I had been approved to start there and they wanted me to start on the 15th February. I don't want the job at Aviva and a season in Spain sounds good to me but I think my mum wants me to "move on" and start getting back into the whole work environment and take the job. One of the reasons i want to go to Spain weirdly is actually to play more poker. I stay with my mum at the moment and Iknow she doesn't really approve of me playing so I only play a few hours a night. I want to try and talk to her about ROI etc and that if i just played for a few more hours i can earn the same amount (maybe..) that i could earn at the near enough minimum wage job in the Aviva call centre.

If i go to Spain I would really try and increase my bankroll to a point that i can use poker as a main source of income. Now i don't know if this is possible but i believe it is and i'll give my reasons.

So far I have played 179 SNG at 3euro entry and made £91 profit. Bear in mind the entry is in euro and the profit is in £. This has taken me about a week or playing around 2 hours a day so say 14 hours. Also i know that my sample size is not big enough however I can beat this game, not to sound too arrogant but i am a better player than all those i play against. Even if i don't move up limits and stay at 3euro games, if i play 35 hours a week then i would be profiting by £227 a week + Rakeback which is about what i'd get at aviva. I have played 3, 10 and 20 euro entry games already and they are not that much more difficult. So I think if i can get the hours in at 10euro games , i will be making more on a 10% ROI then i could do from work.

Or not... But all i know is that i want to try...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Viva Espana

I think i'm definately going to go back and work in Spain for six months when my curfew ends in March. I got called today about a sales job in Norwich for around £18k a year + commission but it really doesn't interest me. I tried calling an old friend who said they had work this season is Salou but they weren't in so i'll try tomorrow.

Went to the horse racing today at Fakenham. It was really good fun but didn't really win. Had to try and explain the odds to my mum, sister and her mate which was quite funny. It was things like "Which is better odds 4/1 or 9/2 and my mum said, i'm going to put £1 each way on a horse that was 11/10 and I said there was no point as you're risking £ to win pence as you get a fifth of the odds of 11/10. She ended up putting £2 on to win and the fucking horse came in second so i got a

"I knew i should have put it on each way"

It was a good day out though. I went to Newmarket a couple of months back and i think i prefer Fakenham as you can see more of the racing there. you can see nearly all the circuit from the grandstand.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I OWN the $3 SNG's

I have never really felt that I can truly beat a game until now. I know my sample size is small but I feel i'm by far the best player at the table when i sit down (i am only playing 3euro limit so only playing players who probably have just learnt how to play!). I read a blog post by someone who just said that you need to find a game you can beat and put the volume in so I've been doing just that.

I've played a 150 games of 3 Euro 5 seater SNG's in a week with the following results:

150 entries totalling - 450 euros + 45 Euro Rake = 495 Euros

1st = 10.50euro 2nd = 4.50euro

Finish positions:

1st - 38 (399euro winnings)
2nd - 41 (184.5euro winnings)
3rd - 30
4th - 26
5th - 15

Total winnings - 583.50

Total Rakeback - 13.50

Total Profit Including rakeback - 102 Euro

Which i think is alright and about 20% ROI if my maths is right? Thats not right is it i need to take off the rakeback.

Now i am a bit annoyed that I finished 2nd more than i did 1st so will have to look at my HU play. Ishould be good HU, well not good but better than my opponants due to the amount of HU sng i've played...

My roll is now around 480 Euros so only 20 Euros more winnings before i move up to 5euro entry SNG's

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: 114384

Freaky shit

This website was posted on the Raise the river forum ( ) for a laugh and it's fucking freaky:

So far it's accurately got: Hulk Hogan, Einstein (Dog from Back to the Future), John Connor, Del boy, John McClane, Lee Harvey Oswald, Thomas the Tank Engine, Uncle Bulgaria, Nani, Dewey from Malcom in the Middle, Joey Tribbiani, Kermit, Ian Brown, Stephen Hawkins, Albert Steptoe, Margaret Thatcher, Paul Daniels, Uma thurman, Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill), Jaws and My Mum.

Doing really well at poker. Am multi tabling 5 seater SNG and for the first time ever i really feel like i can absolutely smash the limits i'm playing. I'm going to wait another 40euro more or so to move up limits and then another 500 euro to move up again. In the next 2 months if i can get up to the stage of playing 20Euro games I reckon i can make enough to live on. Am running at 20% ROI at the moment, if ic an get an average of 10% ROI at 20 euro entry:

Play 250 a week = £5000 in entry so 10% ROI is £500 a week + £150 rake back

Nice talking about it but i know i can put that volume in, its only 50 a day based on working 5 days. i know i could make 20% at 3 Euro so the only thing is whether the quality of players at 20 is that much better... i don't think so

Friday, January 15, 2010

Synchronised Gymming

Fuck it was embarassing today. I went to the gym earlier and it's usually quiet but the weight area was packed and the CV machines were quiet/ I did a bit of weights and couldn't be bothered waiting around for the bench so i thought i'd do some CV work. I got on a rowing machine and had been on there a couple of minutes when this fit girl walked down wearing lycra bottoms and smiled at me so i kind of smiled back in the best way i could when on a rowing machine. Now there are about 7 rowing machines in a row and I was on one of the end ones and she came and sat on the machine directly next to me. Of course once she'd done this i sucked my stomach in and increased effort to make it look like i was some rowing expert, but then she started. It was so awkward i can't help but piss myself laughing thinking about it. We were kind of rowing at the same speed so going back and forward in the same time which was weird, so i started going a bit faster but she must have done the same thing at the same time so we were STILL synchronised just going a bit faster. Now this kept on for a bit until it probably seemed like I was trying to race her, so slowed down and still found the strokes being synchronised.

After that I gave up and went on the running machine... She didn't come next to me again

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Running like a dog

Well i ran so bad in the 13 games i played tonight. I knew i needed a bigger sample size but think i'm now well under the ROI of 10% i wanted. 10% would be about 20 Euro and i'm on about 9 profit so its a big change tonight. I have got about 6 euro in rakeback as well.

Honestly ran so bad tonight and probably stopped a bit too late after getting tilted. I really need to try and stop when i find myself tilting and stop. There are some useless cnuts though at 3 euro stakes.

Will not play till tommorrow now. I've got 33 more games to try and increase my ROI to 10%. That works out at a total profit of 30 Euro so need to run quite well. Am going to play 3 x 100 games at 3euro and then move up to 5 euro if i'm hitting an average of 10% ROI and see how i get on at that.


Thanks for that LittleAcorn i had ben trying to find what people thought was a good ROI for DON games. I actually stopped playing the games on Virgin. I was playing the 10euro entry 10 seater games and they were full of regulars. Every table had 7 of the same players on so it was a bit stupid. I was down a bit so thought i'd find a game that suited me better. I don't like the way I was playing those games either. Not playing to win so folding hands you would normally play if trying to win a tournament.

I've now gone back to the games i was playing before, 5 seater SNG's. I'm trying to embrace variance and ROI and put in as much volume as possible to try and make a return as I move up limits of just 10% ROI. I've started at 3Euro as my bankroll is currently around 420euro so i was trying to keep at 100 buy ins so will increase to 5 euro at 500 but may increase to 10 after a couple of hundred games at 5 if i'm showing a good ROI.

So far at 3 Euro's

Played - 54

Won - 14
2nd - 16
3rd - 9
4th - 9
5th - 6

Total Entry - 162
Total Rake - 16.20

Winnings - 219
Profit - 40.40
Rake back - 4.86

So well over 20% ROI currently. Need a bigger sample though

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Phil Hellmuth is a Prick

Probably not news to most of you......

I just read his blog and he's a prick.

His blog goes something like this

I'm so good and I'm brilliant and everyone loves me and my cocks huge and I was going to go and fuck the queen but i'm too good for that so i decided to be crowned King of the world just for kicks and then taught people how to be a cunt at a poker table and then won loads of money...

Fair enough he has won loads of money etc, but he's still a prick

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Under the Dome

Well i did pretty much fuck all today. I went to the library In norwich and got some books out and thats about it. United are shit at the moment. Nobody want to win the league and I can't see United winning anything this season. They'll play the nobheads against shitty in the carling cup and are not good enough for the champions league.

Yesterday I finished the latest Stephen King book called Under the Dome. I read a lot and have read all the Stephen King books. I enjoy them all however his latest books such as Liseys story and Duma Key were ok but not brilliant. Under the Dome however was fucking brilliant.. It's up there with my favourite books of all time like The Godfather or Lord of the Rings.

Am now watching United on MOTD

Load of shit

Friday, January 08, 2010

Not going to bother

Am going to stop playing the MTT I play.The variance is too daft. I must have lost 35 flips or when really ahead in a row in important times of MTT. I'd be better off going all in at random times and trying to get lucky that seems to work for these lot i play against.

As the variance is huge my bankroll swings too much. I'm about £60 down so far in January which isn't too bad i suppose but quite a high percentage of my bankroll. Am just going to play $3 heads up SNG and 5 seater SNG.

And thats it for me blogging about poker. i might say I've been playing or i won etc but am not going to get into hands or how i'm running anymore because, to be blunt, who really gives a fuck? People might like looking at amatays or Ben Grundy's blogs to see the poker content or bluescouse when he was blogging but who really gives a fuck about me playing micro limit SNG or MTT?? Apart from me that is, who to be honest doesn't really give much of a shit about anything at all at the moment.

I think i've decided to go back to Spain for next season. Even if i get the job in the call centre here i'd hate it. I spoke to the prison today about extend the times of the curfew so i can work and they were wankers about it. My curfew is currently 1915-0715 and as it's shift work, would need the times changing to 0600 - 2300. They basically said they wouldn't do that and that i would have to call them every week and let them know what shift pattern i'm on. This means that if I'm on day shift they would extend the tag earlier but i'd have to be home earlier so all i'd be able to be out for is work which is bollox.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

luck not changing


Entered 3 tournies tonight am out of 2 already... Both stupid as usual. Really need my luck or variance to change soon it's getting me down. Am in a head hunter at the moment and have already taken 3 bounties so need to try and get some of the buy ins back and win for once. But i'll end up getting knocked out outdrawn like always.

Honestly the retards at these games. They hit to win a huge pot when they have 2 outs and you wonder why they called the raise in the first place. I have tried to evaluate my game to see whether i should be getting the money all in in those situations but then i think if they only have 2 outs then i am making the right move. I just have been beaten in around 30 of those in a row which is getting me down.

Edit - Allin pre AK beaten by A10 put me back in the pack, then lost AK v 66. I know its coming at the moment when it happens. As soon as i see AK v A10 i know the 10 will hit

Edit 2 - AK beaten by smaller Aces 3 times in a row and am out.. whats this variance stuff?!

Yorky it's nice to hear from you again, if you want to know whats happened the best post is probably this one:

Sorry i don't know how to link it correctly

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Please just once


Just once please let me win just once...

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


I really am getting angry easily lately. I've never been one to be aggresive at all so get pissed of with myself. This really does transfer to the poker tables and i get tilted far too easily. I think i might stop playing for a bit. The only issue with that is i really don't have much to do. When i was in prison i read 60 books in the six months i was there and i read a lot at the moment, but i can't just read all day. Saying that i'm reading "under the dome" the new stephen king book which is a good at the moment. I only really play poker in the evening so really not long enough to be profitable to a high degree so might take a break or a few weeks.

I need to go for another meeting at this agency in Norwich about finding work tomorrow, It'll be a complete waste of time i think. The more i think about it the more i think i'll go back to Spain and work in a bar. Half of me doesnt want to do this as i think back a couple of years to when i was driving a brand new BMW and earning nearly £40k with a beautiful girlfriend and my own house, so do I want to go and wash pots in a kitchen? The other half of me is concerned about NOT going and thinking that there are more important things then money. You do get used to nice holidays and good things but then i suppose i can't get a job here because of my criminal record. I suppose i'm rambling now, but i have no answers to any of this in my head...

A comment on my last post, which i appreciated, said that time was a good healer. It's been 3 years now since i split up with my ex so how long does it take to start getting better?

Monday, January 04, 2010

Feel Shit

I really feel shit today. There's no point even playing poker as i am tilted already and don't know why so will only moan at useless french wankers and get banned from chat on boss (am already banned on pokerstars today)

I cant win at poker, got no job or money, no girlfriend, all my mates have moved on a bit and have houses and partners and babies so i've started thinking about whether i can be bothered with everything anymore.

Whats the point in just being fuck miserable and bored everyday. Even if I get this job in at Aviva i'll fucking hate it. I can't even meet women properly because to be honest, i'm not that bothered as the person I should be with has already fucked off. I would quite happily go back to jail for putting her new boyfriends head through the nearest window and would do this if I ever saw him (unlikely as they live in Melbourne, although i think about an hour everyday of flying over there) so thats all shit. The reason I got in the bother with drugs anyway was because I hated my life after she left, so now I'm off the drugs I just hate my fucking life again.

There's no light really at the end of the tunnel. Everyone keeps saying it'll be alright when my curfew ends in March, but what the fuck difference will it make? Everything will still be shit but i'll be allowed out later. The fucking funy thing is is that i've given up smoking, it's like I pile all the misery on myself..

Well it's now 18.17 so i have 58 minutes before the curfew starts and i've got fuck all to do so i think i might just do fuck all like i do every night.

Whats the point

EDIT - First hand in a tourney get dealt J10 of clubs. Flop comes Qd 8D 9H and i fucking lose the hand to a full house when and A comes on the turn and river. Don't know why i'm bothering to play anymore, 635 chips and i just want to ram them down someones throat.

Don't Know What to Do

Well bollox

Today is the 4th of January, the day I was supposed to start work at Aviva but haven't heard anything. Thinking about it, it does really interest me working there either. I could phone a competitor of where i used to work but that doesn't really interest me either. So i'm a bit stuck in a rut. Nothing interests me at all so I sit on my arse all day doing fuck all. I feel like going back to Spain and working in a bar again, however i'm looking at that thinking it wouldn't be good money and i wouldn't be able to save for a house but I don't know if I want that anymore.

I would like to play poker for a living but I doubt that will happen. It's always in the back of my mind when i'm playing which makes me tilt more when someone calls with 85 and beats my AA (see hand history in last post). It feels like everything is against me sometimes. I feel I know the game well enough to win consistantly, but when you need to win 6/10 to profit and you get the beats I got in the first 3 games then it's actually impossible to win 6/10 and profit.

I'm not sure what games pro players play to be profitable but it can't be double or nothing games such as HU SNG or coolers it really can't. I think i'd be better at 30 or 45 man SNG but on boss the player traffic is too low and I can't add money to another accont, so I might just play MTT or try and break even at HU SNG and put in volume for rakeback.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

QWEFKP jqwefhqfhq1wqwepf

qwerij hwehdfqwfhqehufqweufqiwughefpq wfq

Its fucking impossible to win money at this game

Three double or nothing, these three hands make me lose first 3 played so am 3 down

It's impossible to win fucking money

***** Hand 1952262669 *****
150.00/300.00 Texas Hold'em (No Limit) - 03 January 2010 19:58:30
Cooler (Real/Tournament)
Seat 1: United113 (1100.00)
Seat 2: zimoun (3320.00)
Seat 3: KMartynas (1035.00)
Seat 4: lomurrid10 (1950.00)
Seat 5: Adziol24 (880.00)
Seat 6: zorrodu92 (1140.00)
Seat 7: DUURRR (2405.00)
Seat 8: Julia1990 (1220.00)
Seat 9: SPIRE888 (1950.00)
Seat 10: Unknown (0.00)
zorrodu92 post SB 150.00
DUURRR post BB 300.00
** Deal **
United113 [Qc, Ac]
zimoun [N/A, N/A]
KMartynas [N/A, N/A]
lomurrid10 [N/A, N/A]
Adziol24 [N/A, N/A]
zorrodu92 [N/A, N/A]
Julia1990 [N/A, N/A]
SPIRE888 [N/A, N/A]
*** Bet Round 1 ***
Julia1990 Raise to 600.00
SPIRE888 Fold
United113 All-in 1100.00
zimoun Fold
KMartynas Fold
lomurrid10 Fold
Adziol24 Fold
zorrodu92 Fold
Julia1990 Call 1100.00
*** Flop(Board): *** : [3s, Jh, 4c]
*** Turn(Board): *** : [3s, Jh, 4c, Qh]
*** River(Board): *** : [3s, Jh, 4c, Qh, Kd]
*** Showdown *** : Rake: 0.00 Total Pot: 2650.00
United113 [Qc, Ac] Pair of queens Win: 0.00
zimoun Fold Win: 0.00
KMartynas Fold Win: 0.00
lomurrid10 Fold Win: 0.00
Adziol24 Fold Win: 0.00
zorrodu92 Fold Win: 0.00
DUURRR Fold Win: 0.00
Julia1990 [Kc, Jc] Two pair kings and jacks Win: 2650.00
SPIRE888 Fold Win: 0.00

***** Hand 1952222317 *****
25.00/50.00 Texas Hold'em (No Limit) - 03 January 2010 19:43:49
Cooler (Real/Tournament)
Seat 1: Adziol24 (1425.00)
Seat 2: lomurrid10 (1395.00)
Seat 3: Unknown (0.00)
Seat 4: rouzic (1165.00)
Seat 5: United113 (727.00)
Seat 6: DUURRR (2115.00)
Seat 7: Meesdorf (1455.00)
Seat 8: vidia94 (1373.00)
Seat 9: Nokkerosen (3470.00)
Seat 10: bfgp (1875.00)
Nokkerosen post SB 25.00
bfgp post BB 50.00
** Deal **
Adziol24 [N/A, N/A]
lomurrid10 [N/A, N/A]
rouzic [N/A, N/A]
United113 [As, Ad]
Meesdorf [N/A, N/A]
vidia94 [N/A, N/A]
Nokkerosen [N/A, N/A]
bfgp [N/A, N/A]
*** Bet Round 1 ***
Adziol24 Fold
lomurrid10 Fold
rouzic Call 50.00
United113 Raise to 181.00
Meesdorf Fold
vidia94 Call 181.00
Nokkerosen Call 181.00
bfgp Fold
rouzic Fold
*** Flop(Board): *** : [7h, 4d, 8h]
*** Bet Round 2 ***
Nokkerosen Check
United113 All-in 546.00
vidia94 Call 546.00
Nokkerosen Fold
*** Turn(Board): *** : [7h, 4d, 8h, 2h]
*** River(Board): *** : [7h, 4d, 8h, 2h, 8c]
*** Showdown *** : Rake: 0.00 Total Pot: 1735.00
Adziol24 Fold Win: 0.00
lomurrid10 Fold Win: 0.00
rouzic Fold Win: 0.00
United113 [As, Ad] Two pair aces and eights Win: 0.00
DUURRR Fold Win: 0.00
Meesdorf Fold Win: 0.00
vidia94 [8s, 5s] Three of a kind, eights Win: 1735.00
Nokkerosen Fold Win: 0.00
bfgp Fold Win: 0.00

***** Hand 1952277068 *****
100.00/200.00 Texas Hold'em (No Limit) - 03 January 2010 20:04:12
Cooler (Real/Tournament)
Seat 1: Braniac (2120.00)
Seat 2: Meesdorf (1180.00)
Seat 3: United113 (1650.00)
Seat 4: mastrs (1615.00)
Seat 5: Unknown (0.00)
Seat 6: iraocusai (3510.00)
Seat 7: bfgp (1450.00)
Seat 8: LadaDaal (2425.00)
Seat 9: Unknown (0.00)
Seat 10: Adziol24 (1050.00)
Meesdorf post SB 100.00
United113 post BB 200.00
** Deal **
Braniac [N/A, N/A]
Meesdorf [N/A, N/A]
United113 [Qd, As]
mastrs [N/A, N/A]
iraocusai [N/A, N/A]
bfgp [N/A, N/A]
LadaDaal [N/A, N/A]
Adziol24 [N/A, N/A]
*** Bet Round 1 ***
mastrs Fold
iraocusai Fold
bfgp Fold
LadaDaal Fold
Adziol24 Fold
Braniac Fold
Meesdorf All-in 1180.00
United113 Call 1180.00
*** Flop(Board): *** : [10h, 5s, 9h]
*** Turn(Board): *** : [10h, 5s, 9h, Js]
*** River(Board): *** : [10h, 5s, 9h, Js, 10d]
*** Showdown *** : Rake: 0.00 Total Pot: 2360.00
Braniac Fold Win: 0.00
Meesdorf [Jh, 10s] Full house Win: 2360.00
United113 [Qd, As] Pair of tens Win: 0.00
mastrs Fold Win: 0.00
iraocusai Fold Win: 0.00
bfgp Fold Win: 0.00
LadaDaal Fold Win: 0.00
Adziol24 Fold Win: 0.0

It';s fucking impossible


Saturday, January 02, 2010


Did ok in the coolers (double or nothing) yesterday winning 10 and losing 5.

Today it's been ridiculous, AA beaten by KK all in pre TWICE and 2 outered 3 times so have won 5 and lost 7.

So totals:

Played - 27
Won - 15
Lost - 12

Total entry £297
Total Winnings - £300

So £3 profit.... wow..

Thats not the best but should have generated £8.10 in rakeback as well.

I always do this, win a bit then have a shit day and play something different. I'm really going to try and stick to these games and play 400 this month and really see what the results are like.