APAT Report and GUKPT

As per my last update, I travelled down to Bolton last Saturday for the APAT English Championships. Met up with Snake and Krons from RTR in a café in the city centre beforehand (fucked if I could find the place though) and had a good old gossip and got to know the lads as it was the first time I'd met them - sound blokes as well. We headed back to the casino for a pint about 15 mins before kick-off and I handed my (dead) money over the Martin (BigBills) for the last longer bet.....I'm going to really have to stop doing these last longers as I never win! We check the seating and although he's gonna be late, I've got Ant1966 on my table - another fish who came to the RTR Nottingham bash earlier this year.

First couple of levels I find a few cards (best one being 23o when it's limped to me in the BB ad the flop come A45...mbfn?...yeah it is!). I steadily chip up and by the first break I'm sat on 16k. There's a good bit of table banter and I'm relaxed and having a good time. Burnley Mik has finally arrived just before the break and we all take stock of how were are doing. Mik is on fire with over double his starting stack after playing for like 0.3 seconds.

After the break, I notice it's getting a bit warm in the card room and it appears that the air-con isn't working. I start feeling a bit sick so I shut up for a while. Anyway, long story short, I went SUPER card dead. In fact I feel like I've been card dead live for the last month or so! When I do finally find something playable I'm getting 3 bet for fun, when I 3 bet I'm getting 4 bet shoved over. FML!!. I started getting really frustrated, (which doesn't usually happen when I play live unless im pissed) and after being chipped down to about 5k, I shove over someones 3-bet, button on blind with 55, last hand before the 1 hour dinner break. He tables AK. Ace in the door and I'm out the door. I hate the picture APAT took (above). It looks like someone has pissed on my Christmas presents, but I was actually still enjoying myself at this point.

Big shout out to Krons though....this was his first ever proper brick and mortar event and he managed to come 2nd for over £2k and the silver medal! SHIIIIIPP!!! I'll deffo be playing APAT events in future. Well run and a distinct lack of knob-heads knocking about which is always a plus. Just hope I can bag a place on the RTR team for the the APAT Team Event in January!

Onto the GUKPT, and the BlueSQ sat. It started well and I had Jeff Kimber two to my right. I watched his play closely and wasn't that impressed. Even though it was a rebuy he was just too willing to gamble with muck (ok if you can afford it I suppose). I stacked him twice in the rebuy period. After the rebuy period however, I turned into a donk and lost my stack on two big bluffs. First one was fair enough and I lost a 3rd of my stack bluffing into the nuts. The second one was riddic and I knew the other guy was weak...can't remeber exactly what happened, but it involved him calling 3 barrels with 2nd pair, no kicker on a flushing board. Ghey.

I played another live super-sat at AWOP last night, but missed again. That really is it for me and the M/E now unless I get a score in the £500. As soon as Blackpool GUKPT is over, I think they are starting sats for the first leg of 2010 GUKPT so I'll be donating some money towards that.

£40 T/C tonight at Blackpool G and DOV and BurnleyMik are making an appearance so should be fun.

I was going to write some stuff about how much I enjoyed Liverpool battering United at the weekend, but I can't be arsed typing anything else....one last thing I will write though - go check out the new look http://www.raisetheriver.com/. AFD has worked really hard redesigning the site and I think it looks the bollocks.



rubbish said...

Nice photo Dave.
Who was Ant1966, Thought it was you, me, DOV, Mr O, Dd, Amatay, Cogs, Mik and Snake.

NoCash said...

He turned up at DTD on the Saturday and played the evening comp. Unless that was just a dream?

NoCash said...

Snake wasn't there!

ROSSI said...

lol turned up at Bolton G casino at 2pm on Saturday thinking it was just the usual £20 rebuy but the guy behind the poker desk said there was a reserved list for the APAT torny. So i fooked off back to Liverpool for some online poker.
Would have hung around if i had known there were some bloggers playing.

rubbish said...

Who was with Mik then? Thought that was Snake?

NoCash said...

It was Ant I think.

dD said...

fml !!
just how fcuking ball-bagged were you two ?? who was .. who was .. *)

which one was I ....

ha ha re the foto .... pi$$ed on your presents, too funny !