Thursday, 21 May 2009

Holiday and a rest here we come.....

The time has come for a nice relaxing fortnights holiday starting Sunday. First of the years 2 trips to Turkey and I can't wait.

The first year of my Foundation Degree has finished and I’m glad to say I have enjoyed it and am quite looking forward to the 2nd year. (Looking forward to the 4 month break more though).
Poker seems to be a bit up and down but have posted a £130 profit for May so am £130 up for the year as I’ve been level so far which at least keeps the bankroll alive.

With poker it seems as though just as I think I’ve cracked something I realise I might not have. I think I need to be more aggressive on the 10 player STT’s when there are 5/6 left but keep getting caught with my hand in the cookie jar so I might read up on these when I’m away.
Have played a couple of the Super Series on WillHill and got a FT in the smallest of them but with the new ipoker skin all the other MTT’s seem to go on for hours which is no good when you still have a day job.

Finally I got called into a meeting last week to be told that the firm need an experienced Team Leader doing permanent day shifts as we had won more work and the business did not want to commit to new headcount in the current climate. Suffice to say that they had re-jigged my Out Of Hours shift which sees 2 Shift Leaders do permanent nights and report into me so that I am not needed on nights anymore. Sounds fooking marvellous apart from the fact that from 1st September I will no longer receive shift allowance so bang goes 25%. Wounded? Yes just slightly but I could see it coming so no major shock and to be fair they only had to give us 1 months shift allowance in leiu and they have given 3 months so not all bad.

Still very positive all in all as there are plenty being made redundant at the moment and it gives me more time with the family and to settle into a better sleep pattern which might help with the concentration when I fire up the lappy.

Think I’ve wittered on enough and I need to pack my speedos.

Joke –

What do clouds and women have in common?
Once they’ve fooked off it’s usually a nice day.

Good luck


Saturday, 9 May 2009

A positive post......

First of all the mighty Birmingham City are back where they belong (for a season at least). A good result and performance against Reading and we were up. Be interesting to see what we do in the close season and who we get in to help with the survival bid but I'd rather be playing Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal and of course Villa than Barnsley, Forest etc.

On the poker front things are looking up as well. (My Will Hill name is fuktheriva)
I have found a $5 STT tourney that I can beat at the moment. Its called a double stack and all I seem to have to do is sit there, wait for big hands and then bet whatever I feel like (always seems to be at least one caller). I just have to remember not to play marginal hands.
There is no skill involved til you are near the bubble which suits me just fine at the moment.
I have attached my Sharkscope graph as it stands (+$100) and the negative element was when I was getting used to the game and trying to work out a system that would win. I've currently got a 23% av. ROI which is pretty decent.

My question that I would like an answer on is how many BI do I need to up the stakes to the $10
games? Am happy enough with the $5 ones but want to maximise without putting my bankroll at risk as this in itself affects my play.

Finally I had a little £4 5 timer on the footie with draws in the Preston, Scunthorpe, Fulham, Hull and Millwall games this weekend which pays out a whopping £1161.85 and with the first 2 drawing last night there are todays 3 games to go so wish me luck.

Nice to write a positive post and if I can sort out the bankroll question I can see positive results ahead if I don't need to worry about playing at the correct levels.

Joke -
Man in bedroom shouts through to his girlfriend... " come into the bedroom and see my clock".
She enters the room and he is lying on the bed with a massive erection.
She says "Thats not a clock". Bloke replies "It will be when you put 2 hands and a face on it!"

Good luck all...

Friday, 1 May 2009


Oh how I wish I was decent enough at poker to warrant an invite to join the Black Belt grading.
One day maybe….
I think I need to set up a new grading system (Noddy Belt perhaps) where you play for the first 4 months of the year and just about break even and sometimes wonder why you’re not losing more when your playing like a twat and spend an equal time wondering why you’re not winning more when you are on top of your game.
TBH with the poker being on the net where you also find the porn sites I reckon I would have trouble putting in 6 hours of play with out the essential wank and the shuteye that automatically occurs afterwards. It might take me 3 days to do 1 days worth of hours.
Does live poker count? (For the grading not the wanking)
I have been playing the very small cash games in the past few days having seen some of the hands posted by fellow bloggers but know I am playing too tight. I see what others are betting and calling with on all streets on the tables I play and the mind boggles. They also seem to call any raise now matter how many times the blind pre so I reckon I need to stay as I am (maybe a tad looser) and just bet like a maniac when I get something.
April was another level month and I have 3 weeks of my part-time Uni course left before a 4 month break where I aim to put in the hours that I did before and hope for a positive outcome.
I also go on my hols in 3 weeks and am planning to take some poker vids to watch which can’t do any harm as I’ll be wearing my balls as earrings if I even think about playing poker while we are away.

Oh well – Good luck to all those going through the grading and an equal amount to the rest of us.

Joke –

The US, UK and Ireland all conducted studies into why the head of the penis was thicker than the shaft. The US found it was to give a man more pleasure during sex, the UK found it was to give the woman more pleasure during sex and the Irish found it was to stop a mans hand flying off and hitting him in the face!!