Tuesday, 4 September 2012

£20 to a lot the long way

First try went down at bet 4 I believe. Another go tonight. Going for Forest Green at 1.2 for £20.

Bet 2. £24 on Belgium U21 over 1.5 @ 1.21

Bet 3. £29 on Montenegro U21 over 1.5 @ 1.32

Friday, 31 August 2012

£20 to £1k the hard way

Going to try and spin £20 up to a decent four figure sum on the over 1.5 goal market. It will take about 20 bets and I'll try to post them all here.

Bet 1. Halmstad £20 at 1.23

Bet 2. Helmond Sport £24.60 at 1.2

Easy game, both in by half time.

Bet 3. W.B.A. £29 at 1.34

Bet 4. Rayo Vallecano £39 at 1.32

Good luck.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

ECOAP, carnage in Nottingham No Cash style

Last weekend at DTD saw the European Championships of Amateur Poker which I decided to attend mainly because Blackpool's finest, No Cash and Awesome Hutch were going to be there plus I fancied playing a live Stud event.

I pitched up on Friday and took my seat with 34 others in the Stud Championship. I've played 7 card Stud quite a bit online and if you trawl back through some of my posts you'll see me binking a few HORSE and HOSE tourneys. You'll quite often see pots taken down with two pair in Stud, even one pair when a couple of players are drawing heavily and have lots of chips invested in the hand and both miss on 7th street. So I was quite gutted to lose with a full house to a bigger one, a straight into a heavily concealed flush and then my rolled up three's into rolled up sevens. All this to the same guy who you could say owned me but I think he was quite fortunate the lucky twat.Tail between legs I headed to the bar for a few Strongbows and hit a £1 £1 cash table. The action was pretty good although they were all local players and I finally left at 4.00 am with the grand sum of an extra £20 in my pocket.

The next day was the six max and I had already been warned by No Cash that he and Hutch were on the piss all day and no prisoners were being taken. We started off at 1 pm with a cheeky pint in Frankie and Bennys because DTD wasn't opening 'til two. As soon as we got in it was straight on the 'Bow again. Hutch busted first and headed straight to a cash game. I'm not sure what time Dave and I bust but I then watched in awe at just how lucky he fucking is.
First off he walks past a roulette table and places a fiver on 13. It binks for £180. Then he sits on the lucky pair Blackjack with a ton. This heads south until he has a tenner left. He then puts a fiver in the box and a fiver in the lucky pairs. 3s 3s, for a 30/1 payout. He finally stands up £380 ahead. Then he puts a tenner on black on the roulette, leaves it there for 3 spins and walks away with another £80. All this in the space of half an hour. Jammiest twat alive.

Hutch on the other hand was having a tough time having Aces cracked by Jacks for a £700 pot so we decided to head into Nottingham for a few more Ciders because having already had ten was nowhere near enough? The rest of the evening is a drunken blur. At one stage we were drinking Jaegerbombs but instead of Red Bull we were using Sambuca???? I'm sure that can't be right, but with No Cash anything is possible. He disappeared towards the end of the evening which left Hutch having to pin me against a wall as I kept on falling off the stool I was sitting on. I have no idea what time I got back to my hotel but I awoke with the hangover from hell and facing 12 hours of playing cards in the Main Event.

I got to DTD to find No Cash waiting for me with a Cider and Ice instead of Soda and ice. Superb. Seeing as he was going to stay sober I was surprised to see he had a pint of Guinness in his hand. The first few hours were torture. I managed to get up to $20k but was card dead. Whenever I played a hand I missed the flop big style and couldn't bring myself to fire another bullet. Basically, I played like a right twat. Finally, about six hours in, I raised AK up and hit a king on the flop. A guy fired at the blank turn, I raised and he put me all in. I called and he turned over pocket 2,s. No need to tell you the river.

I headed to the bar a broken and dejected man. Shortly I was joined by RTR regular Ant1966. We had a good chat about life in general. No Cash turned up not long after which wasn't surprising. He had run his $15k starting stack up to $40k, down to $15k and back up to $38k so I was expecting him to either make a run for it or totally blow up. I should have known which when I took him a pint to his table and he had three on the go??? He headed to the cash tables and I sat with Ant for awhile and then started talking to a Welsh guy who lives the opposite end to me. As is always the case we found we had mutual friends and a little while later I discovered he posted on Blonde which I regularly read. So Dewi Cool and I shot the breeze for an hour or so before he headed back to his hotel. Nice to meet you mate, next drinks on me.

Hutch was taking the main event seriously i.e. not drinking so I wandered off to find No Cash. He was on a £1 £1 hold 'em table and had £450 in front of him. The next time I saw him he was on a £1 £1 Omaha table with £1100 in front of him? He reckons he's gifted. I just think he's the luckiest man alive.

That was the last time I saw the two fish as Dave was mullered and Hutch wanted to hit his bed to give himself a shot at the main event on Monday. I played cash for a bit before heading back for a five hour kip and a three hour drive to Cardiff. Hutch went deep in the Main event finishing fourteenth I believe. I'm sure he'll post on his blog about it. No Cash stayed sober and played the £50 Omaha side event. He of course binked it for £1500. I'm sure he only won it out of spite because I didn't have 5% of him in that event. You can read some more about it with photos here and here .

Have a good one folks, thanks for reading.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Number 31

If only that was true.

Cardiff City home tonight against newly promoted Huddersfield. Having a cheeky £100 at 5/6. Come on you Bluebirds Red Dragons?????????

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bye Bye RVP

Break a leg!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Missing the Olympics

Yet again my best intentions of updating this blog went out the window for no apparent reason. Worst of all, I missed a post from Mo that he was going to be in Gods Country. Maybe next time.

Been watching the Olympics religiously and the GB team were incredible. The BBC weren't too shabby either. You can actually go on their Sport website and view any event until Jan 2013.

I think the best part of the coverage was the commentators. I only wish they would now revamp Match of the Day. Tell Lineker to fuck off and replace him with Claire Balding. Bye Bye John Motson hello Steve Cram and Brendan Foster (one day all commentators will be Geordie). Take Hanson, Lawrenson Shearer and Co out back and shoot them, bring in Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson. Christ, I might even stay in and watch that.

In other news I've started training again. Bought an Exercise bike and am currently up to 100 km a week. Still look fat as fuck though!


Saturday, 5 May 2012

More Olympic moments

Probably not as famous as Usain Bolt but much prettier too look at.

And also the great man.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Manchester Utd injury crisis

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that talismanic Club stalwart Howard Webb has failed a fitness test and will be unavailable for the top of the table clash with Manchester City next Monday.

At his Tuesday morning press conference Sir Alex spoke about the significant loss in such a crucial game.

"I'm gutted for the lad, I really am", Sir Alex started, "He's been inspirational for us over the last two or three seasons and has put in several man of the match performances this year. He was superb against Chelsea in our 3-3 draw and what people don't realise is he has a great engine which you need in the modern game where matches regularly last 96 or 97 minutes".

Talking of the injury, Sir Alex confirmed it was likely to end his season.

"Webby damaged his ankle ligaments against Blackburn two weeks ago and our medical staff were originally optimistic he would recover for the Derby.Unfortunately Scholesy has booted him up in the air in training and it looks like his seasons over".

Looking forward to the match Fergie hinted at a possible replacement.

"We've been looking at Atkinson in training and he could probably do a job for us and Young Foy has always performed when we've brought him in for a start but we'll probably go with Marriner". Recalling last seasons Derby Ferguson continued, "Andy has only had a few starts this season but people will remember last season when he had a blinder against City when we won 2-1 at Old Trafford".

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Olympic moments

With the olympics just around the corner I thought I'd post some of my favourite moments starting with this one. Who knew how prophetic Brendan Foster could be, correctly calling Kelly Holmes as a Dame in the making.Enjoy.

Thursday, 19 April 2012


Notice anything really unfortunate on this screen dump?

Monday, 16 April 2012

A few things to ponder

Wasn't sure if this was a bargain or not?

In fairness, if I had to describe my Mathematical ability in one word it would be fucking awful!

Just seen that Howard Webb has been put in charge of the FA Cup Final. Had £20 on Man Utd to win.

Was so drunk on Saturday I could have sworn a horse asked me if I was planning on driving home. Although now I think about it there might have been a policeman sitting on it. I was so pissed I tried to share a kebab with a tramp. Cheeky fucker told me to get my own.

After ending up in jail and getting bum fucked all night I couldn't help but think my next door neighbour takes playing Monopoly way too seriously.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Live Poker sucks

When you read this and see that some words are underscored I haven't done that so I've no idea what horse insurance is. Anyone know how I can get rid of them?

Before we get into the poker a quick question, am I the only guy over 40 that had never heard of Tulisa Contostavlos until a month ago?
Been playing the £20 freezeout down the local casino the last couple of Friday nights and results have been poor. Last week I had Aces cracked by queens pretty much at the start of the second level. This week wasn't much better.
I'm in seat one and first hand is folded around to me, I raise, SB folds, BB calls. I C bet a 3 5 10 flop and he calls. J on the river and I throw another bet in the mix. He calls. 6 on the river and I make a pot bet. He tanks for a while before calling and showing Ace high. Embarrassingly that was good enough to take down the pot.
An hour in and I get my first pair, three people see a flop of Js 9s 5h. I've got 5's and it's folded to me so I bet about three quarters of the pot, both call. 2h on turn and again folded to me. This time I overbet the pot, both again flat. River is a disgusting 10s meaning just about every draw has now got there. First player, a ropey girl in her late twenties goes all in. I'm covered and fold.
I look at the clock and see there's five minutes before the break. I have about 6 BB's so decide to shove the last hand and fuck off to the pub if I lose. I look down at K3o and fold and the flop comes K33. Three people play and take an absolute age meaning that's the last hand. Ropey girl takes a stab at the pot and guy to her left calls. Another guy to her right also calls. 5 on the turn and Girl leads out, 1st guy shoves all in for a couple of K more, other guy flats as does the girl who then turns over AJo. All in guy mucks his hand and other guy looks down at his stack and says "I'm still in this hand". Girl then tries to turn her cards back over and everyone says that there isn't much point in doing that as we all saw what she had. River is a brick and guy value bets for a further $5k. she ponders this for a while, mumbling under her breath before calling. He shows a 5 to take down the pot and I go to the toilet to bang my head against the wall for ten minutes.
Limp into level six with 3BB and look down at K8o in the hijack. Shove and player to my left flat calls. Tricky youngster in the BB shoves over the top of him and the guy tank folds. Young kid turns over 7h3h and says, quite correctly I guess, that he's swung the odds slightly to his favour by getting the other guy out of the pot. I flop a king and get a triple up.
I survive another level and take a few uncontested pots with absolute garbage before I finally look down at a premium hand, first of the night. AKs in mid position and I raise 1500, blinds 300/600 50 ante. Guy next to me who would have taken me out had the young kid flatted earlier min raises and it's folded back to me. I've got another $8k meaning there'll be roughly $20k in the pot if he calls and I'll be back in the tourney. I shove and he insta calls with AQo and first card out is a big fucking ugly Queen of diamonds. Thank you very much and goodnight. Worst thing was my local had shut so I didn't even get to have a pint. Fffffffffffuuuuuuuuccccccck.
Anyhow, Grand National today and just so you know it will be won by a 9 or 10 year old. I'm on Seabass and Giles Cross.
In case you missed this Yorkie Pud has been commentating on this cash game in Vienna. Phil Laak had been playing for 40 straight hours when this hand took place. Guess I'm not the only one who runs bad at live poker. Don't feel sorry for him though, he won close on $200k for his mammoth efforts.

Good luck guys and catch you all later.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

PLO hands

Happy New Year all.

I've decided to try and blog a few hands per month and hopefully someone will leave a comment. Posted these on RTR as well.

Couple of interesting hand on Terminal Poker.

We're playing 4 handed, DeadEquity is very aggressive over all three streets, the other two are Quite tight passive. Terminal Poker, if you haven't played on it before is like Rush Poker on Full Tilt. As soon as you fold you get placed into the next hand. Unfortunately there's only a limited number of players at the moment so quite often you are on the same table for several hands. Interestingly you do not keep the same position so sometimes you will have position one hand and the next you don't. This is true when five handed more than four. Anyhow, I'm in big blind and get a decent hand. Dead raises pre as I know he is going to. I choose to flat and see a cheap flop knowing I'm OOP but if I hit all the chips will be in by the river. I hit and choose to check fully expecting a bet and with the intention of re raising. My only concern is Untu who I have no reads on.

ElecPoker Game #11034483, €0.25/€0.50, Omaha PL
2012-Jan-10 19:56:48
Table 4-max Seat #2 is the dealer
Seat 1: untu73 (€58.20 in chips)
Seat 2: DeadEquity (€153.65 in chips)
Seat 3: Trollaaja (€37.04 in chips)
Seat 4: rubbish247 (€49.90 in chips)
Trollaaja: posts small blind €0.25
rubbish247: posts big blind €0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to untu73 [** ** ** **]
Dealt to DeadEquity [** ** ** **]
Dealt to Trollaaja [** ** ** **]
Dealt to rubbish247 [Ah Td As Ts]
untu73: raises €0.50 to €1
DeadEquity: raises €2.75 to €3.75
Trollaaja: folds
rubbish247: calls €3.25
untu73: calls €2.75
*** FLOP *** [9s Tc 5h]
rubbish247: checks
untu73: checks
DeadEquity: bets €8
rubbish247: ?

And here's another one. Again Trollaaja I view as being quite tight and nitty. When he raises I'm happy to flat with 3 left to act. Nothing scares me on the flop so I'm always calling to see a turn card. Unfortunately, turn card leaves me in no mans land as I've now got no clue where I stand in this pot. Got caught in two minds whether to raise or call on turn. Clock runs down really fast on Terminal and when I didn't have a clue what I should do I really should have folded but can you get away from trips? River bet is aaaaaaaaaaarrgghh. What do you do?

ElecPoker Game #11040488, €0.25/€0.50, Omaha PL
2012-Jan-10 20:46:26
Table 5-max Seat #1 is the dealer
Seat 1: DaBeear (€70.45 in chips)
Seat 2: DukeOfDk (€100.20 in chips)
Seat 3: RUFrt12 (€243.35 in chips)
Seat 4: Trollaaja (€76.21 in chips)
Seat 5: rubbish247 (€76.60 in chips)
DukeOfDk: posts small blind €0.25
RUFrt12: posts big blind €0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DaBeear [** ** ** **]
Dealt to DukeOfDk [** ** ** **]
Dealt to RUFrt12 [** ** ** **]
Dealt to Trollaaja [** ** ** **]
Dealt to rubbish247 [Ts 9s 9d Qd]
Trollaaja: raises €1.25 to €1.75
rubbish247: calls €1.75
DaBeear: folds
DukeOfDk: folds
RUFrt12: calls €1.25
*** FLOP *** [6c Td 3c]
RUFrt12: checks
Trollaaja: bets €5.50
rubbish247: calls €5.50
RUFrt12: folds
*** TURN *** [6c Td 3c] [Tc]
Trollaaja: bets €16.50
rubbish247: calls €16.50
*** RIVER *** [6c Td 3c Tc] [8d]
Trollaaja: bets €49.50
rubbish247: ?

If any PLO champs view this please leave a comment.

All the best for 2012 folks, see you soon.