Friday, April 30, 2010

Liverpool v Chelsea

Well the end of the season is here again and the top of the league is close. Liverpool play Chelski on Sunday and if Liverpool win or draw then it opens the league up for United, if Chelsea win then all they need to do it beat Wigan at Stamford Bridge the next week to win the league.

So as a proper United fan there will be 1 team and 1 team only i'll be cheering on to win come Sunday.

Come on Chelsea....

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vote Monster Raving Looney Party

They have some interesting policies on things like terrorism:

Scary Terrorists
Ban all terrorists from having beards as they look scary.


Terror Passport
Separate Passports for Terrorists: Terrorists should be required (by virtue of law) to apply for separate passports in which they give there full contact details, number of explosives, and time (as well as location) of any plot. This would save time and money in gathering intelligence, and could also help identify the intended ambition(s) behind any atrocity(s).

and also on housing:

All new homes should be built with a swimming pool and bouncy castle as standard.
To lower the house prices and help young people I propose we erase the last ‘0’ from the price

and the NHS

Maltesers should be on prescription.

etc etc

So all funny but a little stupid, bit like labour and the tories then...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Not Playing

Am not playing and feeling better about myself for not doing. Have been lazy recently and need to start going to the gym to train for the 3 peak challenge I'm doing in August which is climbing Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowden in a 24 Hour period for the charity Brain Tumour UK.

For the rest of the week i'm going to get up early, Go the the gym, really look hard for a new job and take a hold of my life and try and make things happen again for myself.

What i'm not going to do is sit in my pants like a degenerate trying to win at poker.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Am going to block myself

I really don't like poker

I play alot, don't win and get frustrated and annoyed and i knowi've said it before but i'm going to stop playing. I have about $500 in different sites and am going to withdraw to neteller, delete all poker sites off the computer and spend my days doing more productive things. I think my last serious relationship ended because of poker and my life's shit now because of that break up. There are 101 things i could be doing that are more productive then poker. Punching myself in the face would be a good one, or writing a book, or going to the gym, or trying to find a decent job i don't hate but all i do like a degenerate wanker is play poker as i think i can win some money playing it but can't/won't/don't want to so won't play anymore. I'm actually tempted to fuck all the money off on a NLHE $2-$4 table for shits and giggles as i know i have no way of depositing anymore but i might as well try and withdraw it and use it productively.

I might email stars and tilt and get them to block my accounts.

See this is what pisses me off. All these fucking blog posts that piss and moan arew annoying arn't they?? As you don't really give a fuck but lots of us must fucking hate poker as we all moan about it so much. No more....

Friday, April 23, 2010

I love the News...

Saw this just now on the BBC website

So I agree with the election being important news, and Greece having to borrow billions from Europe and the IMF is important. If you look at the smaller news items on the right you have things like "Dozens die in Baghdad blasts" which is a story that 58 people died and more than a 100 injured in bomb blasts in Iraq. Also on the "smaller" news you have stories about how 3 people killed a man with learning difficulties and have been found guilty of murder and how the women in charge of the whole Baby P saga was sacked "lawfully"... So important serious news... But NNNNNNNNNNOoooooooooooooooooooooooo what does the BBC website have as it's photo leading news segement (apart from Greece and the Election)???? About how the Duke of Edinburgh has injured his ankle. He suffered bruising and didn't need to go to hospital. Fuck the 58 people who died today in baghdad and the bloke who was murdered.. STOP THE PRESS..... An 88 year old man hurt his ankle a little bit...

Swapping and Changing

I keep playing rush PLO and keep getting bad outdraws. I keep building up well and then getting outdrawn and losing it all.

I've been doing well grinding 27 and 45 man MTSNG on stars so need to just play those and NOTHING else. I keep winning and then losing it at the cash tables or at rush on tilt.

On a different note my mum has gone to visit my sister who lives in Spain. I do really badly being on my own and am just playing poker and drinking already and it's 1930 and that's probably what i'll do all night...

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Had a brilliant day yesterday. Am into music quite alot and my favourite band for years has been Ash who to be honest arn't that big anymore even though their new material is brilliant (on their own record label now so no marketing). They were playing at the Waterfront in Norwich last night, a small venue and the concert was brilliant and they mixed a good selection of the old classics (oh yeah, Kung Fu, Shining Light) and the new stuff.

During the afternoon they played a small acoustic set at HMV in Norwich and signed copies of their new album (A-Z series Volume 1). The acoustic set was brilliant and i got a little chat in with Tim Wheeler the Frontman about what song they were going to open with that night and that i's seen they'd opened with an old obscure song called projects a few nights before.

Anyway they are BRILLIANT!!!

this is a video on youtube from the guy who was stood next to me.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

yeah lets give THESE people access to Nuclear weapons....

Women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes, an Iranian cleric says.

Hojjat ol-eslam Kazem Sediqi, the acting Friday prayer leader in Tehran, said women should stick to strict codes of modesty to protect themselves.

"Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes," he explained.

Tens of thousands of people have died in Iran earthquakes in the last decade.

Mr Sediqi was delivering a televised sermon at the Tehran University campus mosque last Friday on the need for a "general repentance" by Iranians when he warned of a "prevalence of degeneracy".

"What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble? There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes," he said.

'Disappoint God'

Correspondents say many young Iranians sometimes push the boundaries of how they can dress, showing hair under their headscarves or wearing tight-fitting clothes.

Mr Sediqi also described the violence following last year's disputed presidential election - the result of which prompted thousands of people to hold mass protests - as a "political earthquake".

"Now if a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God's power, only God's power. So lets not disappoint God."

More than 25,000 people died when a powerful earthquake hit the ancient city of Bam in 2003.

Seismologists have warned that the capital, Tehran, is situated on a large number of tectonic fault lines and could be hit by a devastating earthquake soon.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said many of Tehran's 12 million inhabitants should relocate.

There are plans to build a purpose built new capital near Qom.

Hates it

Rush poker is shit, both cash and tourney

Full Tilt is shit in general.

Low level heads up games are shit on stars.

My job is shit and i hate it

The only poker thats ok is the bloggerment for the crack (and it's nice to play against proper players and not shit players)

And maybe grinding 45/18/27/90/180 manners but don't have the time, unless i play on full tilt rush which i won't as it's shit.

I really need something to kick start my life at the moment which is generally shit. Need to find a new job that payms more than the shit job i have

Saying that i think i have the record for the amount of times i think things are shit in a post.

Monday, April 19, 2010

What has changed?

Not sure whats changed in my game i really don't. these are some posts from the past i saw today and now play low level $5 HUSNG and struggle and struggle at $0.02 - $0.04 cash...

From a few years ago:

Well i was getting a bit bored playing heads up all the time so i decided to play some cash games on pokerstars.

I sat at a 6 seater $2-$4 table and bought in for the maximum of $400. I had this up quite quickly to around $660 when this hand happened...

PokerStars Game #10510420812: Hold'em No Limit ($2/$4) - 2007/06/19 - 06:54:48 (ET)Table 'Dejanira' 6-max
Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: poonjockey ($499.30 in chips)
Seat 2: OZlander ($102.20 in chips)
Seat 3: SFCellman ($794.60 in chips)
Seat 4: tom90cu ($128 in chips)
Seat 5: capaneo ($407.20 in chips)
Seat 6: United113 ($664.10 in chips)
tom90cu: posts small blind $2
capaneo: posts big blind $4
OZlander: posts small & big blinds $6
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to United113 [Jc Js]
United113: raises $12 to $16
poonjockey: folds OZlander: folds
SFCellman: calls $16tom90cu: calls $14
capaneo: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ac Tc Jd]
tom90cu: checks
United113: bets $44
SFCellman: calls $44
tom90cu: folds
*** TURN *** [Ac Tc Jd] [Qd]
United113: checks SFCellman: bets $134.60
United113: calls $134.60
*** RIVER *** [Ac Tc Jd Qd] [Qh]
United113: bets $469.50 and is all-in
SFCellman: calls $469.50
*** SHOW DOWN ***United113: shows [Jc Js] (a full house, Jacks full of Queens)
SFCellman: mucks hand
United113 collected $1351.20 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***Total pot $1354.20 Rake $3 Board [Ac Tc Jd Qd Qh]
Seat 1: poonjockey folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: OZlander folded before Flop
Seat 3: SFCellman (button) mucked [Kc 6c]
Seat 4: tom90cu (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: capaneo (big blind) folded before FlopSeat 6: United113 showed [Jc Js] and won ($1351.20) with a full house, Jacks full of Queens


Yesterday i managed to blow $900 on stars so i fired up Virgin today and played some $2-$4 and $3-$6 and am $950 up for the day..


Virgin $2-$4
Well i was up about $1000 yesterday on Virgin $2-$4 cash. I have stopped playing today about $250 up.

I was doing much better and was about $850 up when i got dealt ace 3.. I i raised from the small blind and the big blind called..

Flop 33 A..

basically all the chips went in and he spiked a king on the river to make a bigger full house.. That was a $900 pot so if i win that i'm well up but these things happen..

A $250 profit for the day is fine by me...

I seem to find the $2-$4 tables easier to play then the lower limts as there are less idiots and everything seems to be going well at the moment...



I've actually noticed that i seem to be winning well at the higher stakes Heads up sit and go's.

I've been playing on Full tilt and pokerstars and been playing anywhere from $50 - $220 games.


I received an email from Virgin Poker today about the prize i won to the WSOP.

and this is the best:

I entered the Coral $20,000 guranteed with 823 entrants and 1 rebuy/add on allowed.

6 hours later, prize pool of $26,140 i won $6274 coming in 1st...

Real $6,273.78
Real $3,659.60
Real $2,300.32
Real $1,620.68
Real $1,097.88
Real $836.48
Real $601.22
Real $496.66
hartsu 10
Real $392.10

What the fuck has changed?!?! But now can't seem to win anything

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Giving Up

Been thinking about this for a while and am going to give up poker. I don't enjoy it anymore. I play and get tilted too easily and can't win consistantly. I feel I miss out so much on normal life as the idea is always there that I can win big or win x amount of money a month but the truth is i don't grind, I tilt too easily, I'm struggling to beat the low limit HUSNG so don't know what to play??

I think i'll do better spending my time doing other activities, such as going to the gym, reading or spending time with friends. Since September I've played poker quite a lot and what do I have to show for it? About $550.. that's in 7 months so I think this is it peeps...

Classic facebook status

Why is there so many stupied people in the world?


Saturday, April 17, 2010

They've got Curly Watts as a celebrity fan..

They had a derby match with Macclesfield
They had Colin Bell who was better than Best(!)
They've been relegated ten times
They had a chairman and a manager that wore a wig
They bought Steve Daly for a million quid
They tried to sign Geoff Thomas and he turned 'em down
They've got Bernard Manning as their fattest fan
They've got the tallest corner flags in the world
They used to be little, but now they're large

Because City are a massive club...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Work = Tilt

I work in an environment where i have to convert about 1 in 4 calls to a sale. It's hard to not get down when you get retards call in wanting to save £4 on annual car insurance. In a similar way to poker you need to not let idiots get you down and keep pitching people in the same way to get the desired results but as in poker, that's easier said than done.

I think it might help my poker game really by teaching me more "tilt" management and just doing the best i can and the sales will come.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm glad he's moving on down

Well after going to watch this game live:

Portugal v England Euro 2004

And also this game live:

England v Portugal World Cup 2006

And seeing this twat run across the pitch after being fucking lucky after seeing a goal disallowed from Sol Campbell for no reason..

Safe to say i was glad to see him fail miserably at Chelski after leaving his post as portugal manager.

So i found it REALLY funny to see who he is managing now. I think it proves that anyone could win the World Cup with Brazil and that everyone thinks he's useless as he is now manager of the mighty Bunyodkor from Uzbekistan. That's nearly the worst team in the WORLD to manage!!! I suppose he didn't hit rock bottom though and go to Liverpool or Leeds.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Charity Game

There is a Charity game on Pokerstars that one of the Raise the River forum members is organising for Cancer Research. All the entries will go to the charity and there are some other prizes available as well.

Game details are :

Sunday 18th April
$10 Buy In
password: Mair38 (it's a capital "M")
Tourney Number: 261128458

Should be a good crack if we get alot of the bloggers to play.

Come on and join it'll be a laugh, i'm registered using my Googlemomma account

This is the link to the post on the Raise the River forum, which if you're not a member of, you should join..

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Rant Post

1. Why do people display their bronzestar status to other players on pokerstars?? WELL DONE, you have the ENTRY level reward star, fucking RETARDS.

2. Fuck off you little Brazilian Rafael TWAT

3. Pokerstars players are all mouthy WANKERS... Am going to start just calling the mod everytime they start.

that is all

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

So it begins...

Finally got the last money out of Virgin and have left for good. Software has been deleted from my PC and all affiliate shite deleted never to be seen again. I'll hopefully speak to itripz soon and get the Poker Idol banners sorted out, not for any financial gain just to help a fellow brit blogger/RTR member out. Virgin really ended up pissing me off... This is the email they send for a reminder of my password for the affiliate site:

Call me stupid and patronise me more why don't you?!?!

All my bankroll is now in stars for HUSNG. I have $598 and will play $10 games till i feel comfortable and then back to the $20's i used to make 10% ROI at...

Monday, April 05, 2010

Allergic to Alcohol

this really could ruin my life....

Since i've been out in the last month or so i've started getting really bad headaches, feeling really hot and feeling sick when I have a drink. Last weekend on the sunday i felt terrible but assumed it was just a hangover however I went to the Grovesnor Casino in Yarmouth yesterday afternoon and had a pint of cider and suddenly felt exactly the same. I was supposed to meet a girl last night as well who is stunning and works in my local, but just stood her up as i didn't have her number and felt terrible. Looking back, every time i've drunk recently i've felt like shit so am not sure what to do. It's easy to say just don't drink, but when you're trying to meet people it's shit being sober when everyone's drunk, and if anyone's ever been down Prince Of Wales Road in Norwich on a Saturday night, it really isn't a place you want to be sober....

I'd taken a while off poker and tried to evaluate looking at results, games played etc. My problem is changing what I play every 5 minutes. I had a look at my United113 account and my googlemomma accounts on stars and realised i just need to stick to playing HUSNG as thats my best game. I've played 57 $5 HUSNG and won 36 and lost 21 which is good. Should deposit my final money when Virgin pull their fingers out of their arse to move it out and should have over $500 so will start $10 games and play nothing else. I'll not win a load in the same way as I could in an MTT but hopefully should just win steadily.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Being single on facebook is shit

Target marketing on facebook makes me laugh. I'm single so get all the dating sites advertised on my profile and it must link to likes etc.. That's all ok if not fucking annoying basically reminding me i'm single everytime i'm on facebook, but whats's the disabled thing all about?!?!?

Funny how peoples views differ

After my recent post about sharks bumhunting the HU tables, Ben Grundy who plays heads up PLO has said the same thing. Reading ben's posts it is quite funny how people's views differ when you move up limits and get better at poker. He mentions that he never plays the nosebleed stakes. I know what he means as in Ivey's Room on Full Tilt they have up to $500/$1000 stakes, however he still plays $50/$100 which I would class to be serious nosebleed stakes.

I was having a look at some graphs on players winnings recently and still can't work out the effect variance has on play. I think now that variance has an affect on lower skilled players but the better you get the less if effects you. Take the player i mentioned above. He has won $7.8 million in around 350,000 hands and his graph for profit is as straight and constant as you would wish for. He wins and wins constantly. I have no doubt he will continue to win at a similar rate for as long as he plays. There has been talk of 300,000 hand break even runs on the raise the river forum which i also understand. However do i think you can win millions just being on a 400,000 hand heater and using proper bankroll management techniques?? I don't think so. Ivey always wins, I was watching Antonius batter ZeeJustin the other day. I bet Antonius doesn't get as badly affected by variance as us fish do?

What do you think?