Monday, August 27, 2007


After three months of non-stop work I am now enjoying a two and a half week break.
I'm spending a weekend at a festival in Ireland at the end of the month and then going to Prague again the following weekend.
I think in the last two days I've played more poker than the previous 2 months altogether.
I decided to deposit $500 into Mansion and have made $78 there in a couple of hours play on the NL tables.
I've also doubled up my mini-$50 deposit on Stars.
I went very deep in their nightly $2.50 +25c tourney last night. There were 3080 entrants and I came 20th!
I was third wth 50 left and was sitting 15th when I busted.
The hand that i went out was one of those i could have got away from but it was getting very frenetic.
I won $30 with 1st getting $1300 so v disappointing to spend four and half hours to come so close.
Came in the top 100 this morning in $1 tourney for pittance.
Now playing the same tourney as last night. 2126 entrants and down to last 450. I'm 88th.
Wish me luck!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Long Time

It's been a long time...too long.
What's been happening to me the past couple of months? Have I given up poker?
I think its fair to say I've seriously cut back but am still playing the odd game.

I have realised gambling is not good for me. When I say gambling, I mean playing medium stakes poker. I enjoy playing low-limit SNGs and cash tables, partly because I know I can beat them, and partly because I don't get pissed off when I lose.

When tilt gets me it is not pretty.

Tilt did get me a while ago and I blew about $500 very quickly. After this I withdraw every cent I had from all the sites, dumped the roll in Neteller and planned to take out the lot. $2,300. Poker career over.

I haven't. It is still sitting in Neteller. But I have put $50 back into PokerStars and I'm playing turbo $3 SNGs. I'm winning and according to Sharkscope my ROI is still in the high 30%.

I'm also enjoying playing again.

Work is brutal. For three weeks my editor was on paternity leave and I have to run the magazine which took a lot out of me. I'm also doing a lot of freelance work.
I just don't have the time to devote myself to the game and grind out a 5bb/hr on $100 tables. Nor do I have the time to sit for six hours and play deep into a tournie.

So $3 and $6 SNG it is. And maybe the odd low limit tournie.
I'll try to update a bit as well!!!