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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Winners at Cheltenham

Had another tough week since my last update, played a few £2 thunder mtt's on Betfair during the last week, 6th place for £47 is the best I managed.
Got some consistency back into my game, cashing in 3 from 5 small stakes mtt's at the start of the week, but cant find any momentum at all in the Crypto £4k Gtd, which is having an effect on my bankroll.
Had a profitable Cheltenham (for a change) Spudy gave me a great tip on the first day, Dun Diore, that won at 9/1, and I backed War of Attrition at 10/1 (as well as Beef or Salmon) in the Gold Cup.
Also had a good tip from Spud on Saturday in the midlands Grand National which finished 2nd at 12/1, so a nice profit on the Gee Gee's this week, which is just as well as the poker is not going well.
I can't win an stt to save my life at the moment, did qualify through a sat for Saturdays £10k Gtd on Betfair, but could only manage 69th out of 348 with 40 getting paid.
Felt that I was at least building my confidence at the higher stakes mtt's so I decided to enter the 1000 euro bonus game on Betfair on Sunday afternoon with a 20 euro buy in.
Was going quite well too until this hand.

------HAND 5------
Game #1933393923: Hold'em NL (150/300) - 2006/03/19 - 16:48:14 (BST)
Table "1000BONUS 2121099 - 1" Seat 3 is the button.
Seat 2: schardel (11507.50 in chips)
Seat 3: senny168 (7480 in chips)
Seat 4: CrackA2 (2840 in chips)
Seat 5: jaytee (2715 in chips)
Seat 6: delta (4627.50 in chips)
Seat 7: redcar (6385 in chips)
Seat 8: Eyes101 (7100 in chips)
Seat 9: .family. (15330 in chips)
Seat 10: evadney6 (2677.50 in chips)
CrackA2: posts small blind 150
jaytee: posts big blind 300
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to redcar [Kh Kc]
delta: folds
redcar: calls 300
Eyes101: raises to 7100 and is all-in
.family.: folds
evadney6: folds
schardel: folds
senny168: folds
CrackA2: folds
jaytee: folds
redcar: is all-in 6085
Returned uncalled bets 715 to Eyes101
----- FLOP ----- [As 5s 4s]
----- TURN ----- [As 5s 4s][9s]
----- RIVER ----- [As 5s 4s 9s][7d]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Eyes101: shows [Qs Qd] (A Flush, Ace high)
redcar: shows [Kh Kc] (A Pair of Kings, Ace high)
Eyes101 collects 13220 from Main pot

Apologies for posting a bad beat hand history, but I felt the need to get it of my chest. Had I won that hand I would have been second in chips with 17 left and 10 to pay, as it was I crashed out in 18th place

Apologies also if this ios the last update for a while, Im off to Gibraltar a week today, and dont know what (if any) internet access I will have when I get there

Ended the week on a slightly more upbeat note despite falling short in the £4k Gtd again, by winning a £5 stt and finishing second in the flashmob tournament to reduce the weeks losses to a mere £30

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Lady Luck is deserting me

What a terrible run of luck I've had today, between 11am and 4pm I played 8 tournaments and one hand on a cash table as follows :

£2 mtt finished 142/280
£10 stt finished 7/10 lost 3 hands to the river card
£5 mtt finished 40/55
£2.70 mtt sat to £10k finished 88/88 KK v AA first hand
£10 stt finished 10/10 AK v JJ first hand (maybe tilting a bit by now)
£10 stt finished 8/10 99 v 88 outdrawn
£5 stt finished 6/10
switched to a cash game $15c/$30c NL
dealt 77 first hand, flopped trips and lost my buy in to a flush on the turn
£2.70 sat to £10k AA v Q9s all in pre-flop, flop QQ7

think I should give up :( :(

This how it allways seems to go when I try to play at slightly higher stakes, however I have set a limit to play these stakes until the bankroll dropped to £800 I'm still just over £900 which is a big drop from £1100 2 weeks ago.
I'm tempted to go back to the small stakes again to try to rebuild my confidence, but if I keep dropping back down again so soon, Ill never build up my bankroll to the levels I was hoping to achieve.
The problem is that the bad beats, the outdraws and the bad play just hurt more when the amount of cash unvolved is more significant, and I'm just not enjoying my poker as much as I was.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

just because you're necessary.......

doesn't mean you're important !

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Higher Stakes .....(again)

Well, with over a grand of profit in the kitty, I decided, with a little help from the Betfair forumites, to step up in stakes again. Previous attempts at this have not been a resounding success, and this attempt started off in the usual fashion with 3 £10 stt's and the £4k Gtd mtt all out of the money before I scraped a flukey second in another £10 stt on Betfair for £30.
Cash has also been a loser for me recently, I've been playing micro stakes on Bet 365, managing to drop $40 over the weekend, to further dent my bankroll.
Previous forays into the higher level tournaments and into cash games have resulted in a losing run, a loss of confidence and a swift return back to the familiar £2 mtt's, this time, however, I'm determined to make a go of it, after all, I can't piss about at the minimum stakes forever.
A similar losing run at the lower stakes wouldn't bother me as I know I can win it back again so I just have to do the same on the slightly higher stakes. A couple of st wins and my confidence will be back and I'll wonder what all the fuss was about.
Tried to play live at the casino on Friday night, however when I turned up at 7:05 (registration starts at 7:00) there was a big queue to register, and murmers that there would not be enough tables to allow everyone to play. This proved to be correct as with only 8 tables, the tournament was limited to 88 entrants, and as number 89 in the queue, I was bubbled before it even began.