NPF Team Game

This weekend sees the NPF Team Game at the Grovesnor in Newcastle. I'm playing for Team Raise the River (I'm usually team AWOP as you know) this time and I'm sure we're all going to have a massive piss-up serious and hard fought game of poker.

The last jolly I went on was for Flisby's birthday bash to DTD. After playing well in the comp I decided to go on a little cash mission and left Texas Hold'em behind to play some live cash Omaha poker. This was a massive fucking disaster for me (due to being drunk) and I donked off a fair wedge in no time at all. I am asking, no, DEMANDING that if anyone from RTR sees me go near an Omaha cash game that they glass me in the mouth and confiscate my wallet. I'd hate to come back broke again....but that's not going to be an issue as I'm gonna dominate the shit out of the team comp and won't have a chance to play on a cash table :-)

I'm also not going to be drinking much before 7/8 pm as I actually want to give one of these team games a proper go for a change rather than being mindless drunk. Although it is fun, it's not too profitable and I'd love to get some bragging rights over the other forums competing.

The itinerary for the weekend, as far as I know is:

Meet Rubbish at my house after his journey from South Wales.
Go for out for a curry or whatever
Decide whether we go to The G or the Castle for a comp of sack it off and get pissed on the Blackpool tourist trail.
Back to mine for a quick spoon

Meet DOV and Mr O. in a carpark and travel to Newcastle.
Meet the other RTR fish at the hotel and pick up our high fashion T-Shirts / Hoodies.
Have a few beers at the casino
Start the comp
Finish Day 1 as chip leader obviously with all of RTR still in
Get smashed up

Kick the 3 strippers out of my bed
Hair of the dog in the hotel bar
Put clothes on
Go Casino
Win Comp
Get smashed up
Doesn't matter what happens next as I won't remember

Kick the 4 super models out of my bed.
Check out
Get in Mr Os car
Fall asleep and try no to be sick
Get out in Blackpool
Get dressed
Go home.

Easy game.

Just need to give a shout out to Rick who has organised a Sat for the UKIPT Leg at DTD. I unfortunately can't make it (shit head had to put it on when I'm away) but the details are:


DTD £5k added

Following on from my last post, I didn't manage to cash the DTD £5k added event. Played pretty well, but went out about 30th. I'm not going to go into a load of hands but in the end I made an over-aggro push with AK to give me a top 5 stack, but ran into to KK. It was a spot where I was 90% sure it was AA or KK but gambled it up anyway. Really didn't need to gamble at that point in the game either. Cock.

I faired no better on cash either doing my bollocks at £2 / £2 Omaha sacking off £150 in about 20 mins, however, the banter at the cash tables was quality. Martin 'Big_Bills' Devlin who I travelled down with ,was super-duper wankered (the best kind imo) and had about 5 last warnings about his behaviour. Watching his head almost explode when I bluffed him off KK with J9 after he told me his hand was priceless. Cunt got me back though when he called me all the way to the river with bottom pair and hit a set for my last stack. Twat.

Devs was bollocked for his swearing and drunkeness about 10 times and was eventually told no more drink. At one point we had two security guards sat on the table behind us waiting for anyone to step out of line. At this point, Steve Hayley (who I was sharing a room with) was told by the dealer to get his drink off the table. No less than 10 seconds later it was back on the table, horizontal, nicely coating the flop and the pot in beer. Queue pissed of security guards and dealer moving us to a new table (still not kicking anyone out).

To keep Devs in the buliding, The Hutch suggested replacing the word 'fuck' with the word 'pineapple'. This worked for approx 3 mins before Devs got it wrong and shouted 'Fucking Pineapple' at the dealer. Quality. What a lovely change it was for me not to be the most pissed person at a poker table (I didn't start drinking until 7pm to avoid the headaches I suffered in Swansea). After that I made it a little mission to get Devs kicked out (y'know just to watch his head explode), but repeated claims to the floor staff that he raped me didn't seem to have an effect.

Unfortunately, I couldn't play the Sunday comp as I had to drive back to Blackpool at 8am for a christening but I think I would have been too tired anyway.

All in all, a quality weekend.

Freerolling the Weekend

A couple of back to back wins on Wednesday and Thursday means I'm freerolling this weekend! Not bad for a £5 outlay. BlueSq Comp was a freeroll as I took out one of the bounties last week. I took the bounty out this week as well (there were two and I was one of 'em) so it'll be free again next week!

Tonight I'm off to play the £50 'big stack' at Blackpool G. Good comp that is reguarly seeing 100+ runners. I've played in 3 times and shipped it once so lets see if I can win for the 3rd day in a row today.


APAT Swansea and DTD £5k Added on 10th April

Sorry for the lack of updates - I've not been arsed about this blog for a while, but I'm planning on starting to play a bit more so will try and keep it up to date.

Last thing I played was APAT Swansea busting in 25th just before end of day 1. It was a hell of a trek to Swansea (6 hours - 1hour of which was the last mile into Swansea Centre) and not one I'd ever do again for a £75 comp...Anyway.....

APAT Swansea...... I was amongst the chip leaders at the dinner break but went seriously card dead for around 2 hours on my return. The aggro factor on my table had increased a lot so it wasn't long before a lot of other stacks caught up. One key pot which fucked me was at 200/400 level when I opened from the btn to 1350 from a 25k stack with AKs. SB insta-fucking-snap my cock off ships for around 13k. He obv ain’t doing this with AA or KK imo as my raise looks like a standard steal and he'd want value. I figure a range of JJ or less and AK or less so it's a fairly easy call. He flips 88 and I obviously miss.

I win most of it back from another guy a few hands later though when I re-ship on him with QQ vs KK. I bink a Q on the flop and the damage is undone. This is the last real hand of note though. I struggle through the next few hours card dead, missing a few shove spots and generally being a fanny until I bust at around 11.15pm.

I left Aspers at about 11.30pm and walked into a war zone of pissed up slags and drunken slobs. It was like Talbot Square / Queen Street in Blackpool at the height of the season x 10. Fucking mental. I was gonna play the Omaha comp the following day, but gave it a swerve as I was feeling a bit dodgy when I left on Sat night and never regged..

The missus came with me to Swansea (driver FTW!) so we had a nice day out watching the Man U / Liverpool game on the Sunday. Before that we took a swim in the hotel pool which was nice and I was mildly knackered after it, but some decent hotel room pumpage with the missus brought me round.

After the dismal defeat at the hands of the scum, we went round the shops and dicked about in HMV for about an hour without buying anything. In the evening we went for a meal at Frankie and Benny's (always shit) and were back at the hotel in bed in time for the BBC's "Wonders of the Solar System" - Rock and Roll or what! The ride home was long and shit and for some reason I nearly passed out on the M4 so Kel took over driving duty once again whilst I sat in the passenger seat and re-adjusted my life. I was home for an hour then into work (on my day off!) for an 8 hour overtime shift from 6pm until 2am. FMFL! All good fun though.

I also played the APAT Online UK Championship and brain farted a massive stack away after a deep run - taking a huge risk with 22 hoping for a flip for the chip lead. Stupid fucker. Rebuilt my stack quite quickly but then just bolloxed it again with a huge bluff. Eventually the guy made a good call and it was good night me.

Just as an aside - I've decided to virtually eradicate open limping from my tourney game, both live and online and it seems to be working wonders. I had a super deep run in the $11 $30k GTD on Stars doing this the other night coming 24th out of 4700+ runners as well as some close finishes in AWOP comps.

A group of us from the North West are off to play the £5k added at DTD on Saturday for old man Flisby's 40th Birthday. It should be interesting considering it's online qualifiers only or direct buy-ins for those that have raked 250 hands on DTD online site. Obv loads of us just played super micros for a few hours. Fkin waste of time imo although I did play some 0.05/0.10 PLO and pretty much won the full €63 buy-in.

I've not been grinding at all as I currently have no roll to speak of. I’ve just been making deposits and playing a few donkaments and spinning up a little cash. This is terrible obviously.

I'm considering making a significant deposit at the end of April - enough to grind 25nl comfortably (40 buy-ins) and maybe even have the odd table of 50nl on the go....and maybe even a bit of PLO - but maybe not :-) I'll just see how I feel about poker at the end of this month, but I do miss the cash grind and I think I can be a little more disciplined now. I just can't be arsed building a roll from scratch again. I'll find some training vids for a refresher I think and maybe ask Snake and Burnleymik for a couple of sweat sessions being the 50nl fish that they are.

Trip report for DTD will be up next week. Note to self - "Don't lose your shoes Dickhead".